Volume V, Number XXXX
An E-News Service of Bethany College
June 14, 2012

Campus News
Bethany College Awards Kalon Leadership Scholarships
Bethany College has announced that several incoming freshmen for the 2012-2013 school year have been awarded the prestigious Bethany College Kalon Leadership Scholarships.

Award-Winning Author, Bethany College Graduate Marc Harshman Named West Virginia Poet Laureate
Bethany College graduate Marc Harshman '73 has been selected as West Virginia's poet laureate — an honor recently announced by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, who cited Harshman's creativity and contributions to the "immeasurable talent of West Virginia's authors."

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News Briefs
Bethany College President Elected Board Chair of National Firm

Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of Academic Search, Inc. Founded in 1976 by the presidential and trustee-based associations in Washington, D.C. Academic Search is the oldest and most prominent executive search firm in the country. From the start, Academic Search had the ambitious goal to provide all colleges and universities with highly professional, individually focused search services modeled on best practices in other sectors – a new concept in higher education.

According to the company's website, success was immediate. As higher education’s first search firm, Academic Search wrote the book on how to recruit the best and brightest academic leaders through a process that fosters a successful appointment.
For over three decades Academic Search has built a dossier of premier clients and earned a reputation for integrity, efficiency, and confidentiality. 

Academic Search has 32 search consultants, including 19 former campus presidents.

Bethany College Announces App
Bethany College announces the release of the official Bethany College app, available for download on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPod (requires iOS 3.1 or later) with an Android version soon to be released. The app features Bethany College news and events, a campus map, athletics coverage, twitter feeds, and other breaking updates. It also allows users to browse the College’s YouTube videos and photo galleries, download Bethany College phone wallpapers, and much more.

To download the app, visit the iTunes app store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bethany-college/id533513139?mt=8

de Jong Elected to Board of Directors for The Neighborhood Academy
Sven de Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for The Neighborhood Academy.  The Neighborhood Academy  is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and serves as a college preparatory school for disadvantaged youth in the greater Pittsburgh area.  For the last three years members of the school have spent several days on the campus of Bethany College during the summer to take classes taught by Bethany College faculty and staff and to have an immersion experience of  living on a national liberal arts campus.  Rev. Tom E. Johnson, Jr. co-founder of the Neighborhood Academy received an honorary degree from Bethany College in 2008.  http://www.theneighborhoodacademy.org/

Bethany President Elected Vice Chair of AALI
Presidnt Miller has been elected Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Washington, DC-based American Academic Leadership Institutue (AALI). According to its website, AALI is committed to the broad development and support of leadership in higher education by creating and implementing programs and other forms of assistance that enable academic leaders in various administrative positions to be successful in their roles and to advance the institutions they serve.

AALI provides leadership identification, development, and support programs across all sectors of public and private higher education.

AALI also sponsors seminars and workshops; supports higher education research and publication; and consults with collegiate trustees and administrators, higher education researchers, and others on a wide range of topics related to leadership development, leadership support, and the successful administration of colleges and universities. Through national and regional conferences as well as consultation with individual campuses, academic leaders, and boards of trustees, AALI focuses on traditional and emerging issues facing higher education and its governance.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AALI and its predecessor organizations have participated in the advancement of higher education for over 30 years.

Bethany College Partners with the Constellation Senior Players Championship
June 26 to July 1, some of the best professional golfers to ever play the game will descend on Pittsburgh to compete in the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship.  The Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS is the third major championship of the season on the Champions Tour for professionals age 50 and over.  Defending Champion Fred Couples will defend his title against the top players including Greg Norman, Tom Lehman, Nick Price, Tom Watson and Mark O’Meara at the Fox Chapel Golf Club located just outside of the city of Pittsburgh.
 
Bethany College has reached an agreement with the tournament to offer a special opportunity for students, alumni and staff, while also benefiting the institution.  Thursday, June 28 has been declared College Day at the tournament.  Tickets to the tournament’s City of Champions Pavilion are available for Thursday for $50 with a portion of all proceeds benefiting the Bethany College Green & White Club.  The City of Champions Pavilion is a hospitality tent overlooking the 17th hole, with an upscale concession and bar available for additional purchase. 
 
Click here to log on and purchase tickets. For additional information about the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS please visit www.cspgolf.com.

History Club Visits Russia
Bethany College’s History Club, led by Prof. Erich Lippman, spent a week this May in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where they toured sites of historical and cultural significance including the former Winter Palace, which is now part of the Hermitage museum, one of the largest art museums in the world. The group also explored St. Isaacs Cathedral, Vladimirskaya Church, and Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra where famous Russians such as Dostoyevsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and many others are buried. They visited the beautiful gardens of Peterhof, and toured Yusapov Palace, where the plot to kill Grigorii Rasputin was devised and executed. They also attended a concert of liturgical music by Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky at St. Petersburg’s historic Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood.

The club took a day trip to Novgorod, one of Russia’s oldest cities, where they visited the Cathedral of St. Sophia and St. George’s Monastery, explored recreated peasant homes, and bought handmade crafts from a small souvenir market. Throughout the trip, History Club enjoyed getting a small glimpse of Russian culture. They tried several common Russian foods, as well as Georgian food and a variety of popular local snacks and beverages. In addition to sampling food and attempting basic communication in the Russian language, the group attended the Divine Liturgy service at the nearby Transfiguration Cathedral for an experience of religion in the context of normal Russian life.

Busy Travel Month for Bethany President
In addition to the "Bethany Caravan" that visited with alumni groups and friends throughout California last week, President Miller has been busy representing the College at a variety of events/meetings:

  • participated in the signing ceremony in Pittsburgh for the Bethany College/Carnegie Mellon dual degree programs; --attended the first monthly alumni social ("Thirsty Thursday") for the Pittsburgh Area at Mad Mex in Robinson.
  • participated in the West Virginia Campus Compact Advisory Board meeting, hosted by President Jim Clements at West Virginia University.
  • attended the Greater Wheeling Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors meeting.
  • participated in the West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities (WVICU) Executive Committee meeting for the purpose of discussing new higher education public policy recommendations from the State.
  • attended the Executive Committee and Board of Directors meeting of the Appalachian College Association held in Buckhannon, WV. With Dr. Darin Fields, Vice President for Academic Affairs, attended the ACA annual meeting.
  • participated in the summer meeting of the Board of Directors of Academic Search, Inc. in Washington, DC.  Was elected Chair of the Board.
  • Attended the summer meeting of the Board of Directors of the American Academic Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C.  Was elected Vice Chair of the Board.
  • was the luncheon speaker at the Senior Leadership Academy in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and AALI.

Old Main Journal Switched to Summer Schedule
The Old Main Journal has switched from a weekly to monthly publication schedule for the summer. The next Old Main Journal will be released on July 20. The Old Main Journal will resume its regular weekly publication on August 24.


Alumni News
Your Support Matters
From atop Old Main, the chimes are marking the time as we count down to the end of another busy year at Bethany College. We have much on our “to-do” list before the end of the fiscal year on June 30.

One key item is to remind our loyal alumni to make their annual gift to The Bethany Fund.

When you give, you help Bethany cover the true cost of educational programs and facilities—the value-added features that make Bethany the outstanding, vibrant, nationally ranked college that it is.

Every gift to The Bethany Fund, regardless of amount, is appreciated and valued. Remember, the fact that you give—increasing the percentage of alumni participation in The Bethany Fund—is as important as the amount. A strong showing by alumni contributors is a key motivator for other funders like foundations and corporations, who expect the Bethany family to provide support year to year before they commit their own resources.

Give online, safely and conveniently, by clicking on www.bethanywv.edu/give.

Kevin Fenstermacher Named PAC Assistant Commissioner/Director of Communications
The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) has announced the hiring of Bethany Alum, Kevin Fenstermacher '00 to the newly created full-time position of Assistant Commissioner/Director of Communications, effective July 1, 2012.

Fenstermacher will report to PAC Commissioner Joe Onderko and will be responsible for all conference communications efforts, including sports information and public/media relations, press releases, statistics and website management and social media development. He will also serve as adviser for the PAC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and will have additional duties in the areas of championships, rules compliance and conference governance.

California Alumni Events
On Tuesday, June 5, 2012 alumni & friends gathered at the Meadow Club in San Francisco for an event with President Scott D. Miller, hosted by Ken Bado ’77.

On Friday, June 8, alumni & friends gathered at the Marriott Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego for an event with President Scott D. Miller, hosted by Rick ‘76 and Mary (Dennington) ‘77 Clancy.

Click here to view photos from the events.

Pittsburgh Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with Bethany President Scott D. Miller and Greg Jordan at the Reed Smith Centre in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Saturday, July 21 at 8:30 p.m. From the Reed Smith terrace, enjoy great views of the city and fireworks following the Pirates game.

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7299 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Nashville, Tenn. Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with President Scott D. Miller, hosted by John Mullen '69 and G. William Newton '75, at the Sunset Grill on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7299 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

New York, N.Y. Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with President Scott D. Miller, hosted at the residence of Asa Johnson in Sheridan Square on Tuesday, August 14, from 6-8 p.m.

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7299 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Save the Date!
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event hosted by Jeffry '75 and Lynne (Miller) Lapin '75 in the Chicago area on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Details to follow in future issues of the Old Main Journal.

Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event hosted by Pat Hosey '80 in the Philadelphia area on Saturday, September 20, 2012. Details to follow in future issues of the Old Main Journal.

Summer OCICU Online Courses Available
Through Bethany College’s partnership with the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities, affordable online courses during the summer are available for students and alumni thru Bethany College. Each course with OCICU costs just $725 and registration for the course is directly through Bethany College. 

Summer Session II runs July 2 - August 26. A complete listing of available courses and link to register online can be found here: www.bethanywv.edu/academics/lifelong-learning-at-bethany/ocicu-summer-courses/

For more information contact Stephanie Kappel in the Office of Records and Retention or by email: skappel@bethanywv.edu

Attention Bethany College’s Class of 1977!
The organizing of your 35-year reunion has begun.  Please email alumni@bethanywv.edu if you are interested in details about this Homecoming reunion or join the Facebook group “Bethany College Class of 1977: 35th Class Reunion.”


Bison Athletics
Bethany Names Top Senior Athletes From 2011-12
The Bethany College athletic department has announced its top seniors for the 2011-12 season. The William B. Hanna Award winner for top Male Athlete is football player Eric Walker (New Brighton, Pa.) and the Susan B. Hanna Award recipient is volleyball player Carrie Talkington (Moundsville, W.Va./John Marshall) and the Senior Scholar-Athlete Award winner is volleyball player Megan Hoffman (Cambridge, Ohio/John Glenn).

Bethany's Kubis Nabs Two All-Region Honors
Bethany College junior Brad Kubis (Aliquippa, Pa./Hopewell) continued to pull in awards following a standout season, as he was recently named Third Team All-Mideast Region by both D3Baseball.com and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).

Please visit Bethany Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.

 

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