Treated To Study Break at Hibernia
Renner Visiting Scholar Dr. R. Robert Cueni and his wife, Linda,
hosted “A Study Break at Hibernia” on the afternoon
of Wednesday, Dec. 10 for several Christian Church (Disciples
of Christ) students from the Bethany College campus. The Cuenis
are in residence at historic Hibernia, which has been completely
renovated to serve as the official Renner Visiting Scholar Residence.
Dr. Cueni recently retired as President
of the Lexington Theological Seminary and is also serving as
interim college chaplain and interim pastor for Bethany Memorial
Church during his time as the Renner Visiting Scholar. His academic
background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from
Kent State University, a Master of Divinity degree from Christian
Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from San
Francisco Theological Seminary. Dr. Cueni also completed additional
studies at Bethany College, Michigan State University and Western
Theological Seminary and was conferred with an honorary Doctor
of Divinity degree by Bethany College in 2001.
Also in attendance was the Rev. Thaddaeus
B. Allen ’92, Regional Minister for the Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ) in West Virginia. The purpose of the event
was to give the students an opportunity to tour the historic
structure while taking a break from their preparations for final
exams at the end of the first semester. A light supper and Christmas
refreshments were served.
Holiday Open Houses
Held at Christman Manor
Dr. Scott D. Miller and his wife Annie
hosted Bethany Faculty, Staff and Community Members at the President's
residence, Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights, during Holiday
Open Houses Friday, December 10 and Sunday, December 12.
The Folio Now
Has An Electronic Version
Bethany College's annual student magazine, The Folio, has added
an electronic version which can be accessed through the internet
by any member of the College community. The Folio has been celebrating
the diversity of experiences encountered by Bethanians from
all corners of the globe for many years through the literary
contributions of alumni, current students, faculty and staff
members. Assistant Professor of Communication Dr. Jay Libby
is the faculty advisor for The Folio.
Subject matter in the stories now available
online range from personal insights about today’s campus
life to the story of a life-altering encounter which took place
half a world away in the jungles of Vietnam. More stories like
these will be added over the course of the year as the staff
continues to assemble the print version of The Folio for the
2008-09 academic year. To share in these experiences and enjoy
their photographs online, click on the following link: The
Folio - Electronic Edition.
Students and Faculty/Staff
take a break from preparing for finals
The third annual Starlite Breakfast, a
study break for students, was hosted by Student Life and Chartwells
Dining service on December 10, from 9 - 11 p.m. Approximately
350 students were served a nighttime breakfast by 25 faculty
and staff volunteers. This annual tradition is a chance for
everyone to take a break from preparing for the end of the semester,
wish each other well and send each other off with holiday wishes.
In addition to enjoying breakfast foods, students took advantage
of two AquaMassage beds, sponsored by Student Activities Council,
and a bingo game in which hundreds of dollars in gift card prizes
were awarded to students who won.
Higher Education Column Available Online
President Miller continues to submit monthly columns on Higher
Education to the State Journal newspaper in Charleston, W.Va.
His December column, now posted on the newspaper’s website,
describes the transition of philanthropic giving during these
challenging economic times from its past when it was viewed
largely as a charitable act to its future as a important social
Links to all of President Miller’s
Higher Education columns can be accessed through the “President’s
Welcome” section on the College's website. The column
can also be accessed by clicking on the following link: Higher
Education Column - December 2008.
More Cardio Equipment
On The Way
Additional cardiovascular equipment has been ordered for the
new 24-hour fitness facility now in place at the Cummins Community
Center. The additional machines will complement those already
in place in conjunction with the extensive renovations and strength-training
equipment installed at the Cummins Community Center during the
The additional cardiovascular equipment
is expected to be in place and fully operational by the time
all students return to campus for the start of the second semester.
Old Main Journal
Taking Holiday Break
With the first semester of the 2008-09 academic year now safely
tucked away in the books, The Old Main Journal will be taking
a break of its own over the holidays. Best wishes to our readers
and their families for a joyous holiday season and a safe, happy
and healthy New Year. We’ll return to our regular publication
schedule on Friday, Jan. 16.
J. Philip Casey
’70 Promoted to Company President
J. Philip Casey, a 1970 graduate of Bethany College, has been
promoted to president of Explore Information Services. The promotion
was announced by United States Information Services, Inc. (USIS),
a national leader in employment screening, a leading provider
of data and information solutions to the insurance industry
and the largest supplier of security investigations to the United
According to a press release supplied
by USIS, Casey has been serving as vice president and general
manager of Explore since the company was acquired from The Schwan
Food Company in December 2005. Casey had led Explore since 1998
after starting at the Eagan, Minn.-based company as Director
of Sales and Marketing in 1995. Before coming to Explore, Casey
served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Primenet
Data Systems, Inc. from 1994 to 1995 and held a similar position
with Jordan Industries, Inc. from 1991 to 1993.
Casey worked at Lifetouch, Inc. from
1984 to 1991, starting as Vice President Market Development
– Senior Division and advancing to Executive Vice President
and Chief Operating Officer – Senior Division in 1987.
He previously held senior marketing and sales positions with
Official Airline Guidelines, Inc. and American Airlines. Casey
has a B.A. degree in Communications from Bethany College and
an MBA degree from Northwestern University.
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at receptions
with President Dr. Scott D. Miller Tuesday, January 6, 2009
- Saturday, January 10, 2009.
January 6, 2009
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
19801 Tamiami Trail
Estero, FL 33967
January 8, 2009
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
4290 SE Salerno Road
Stuart, FL 34997
Saturday, January 10,
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pompeii Room at the
Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club
501 5th Avene Northeast
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
SAVE THE DATE-
Save the date and plan to join Bethany
Alumni and Friends at receptions with President Dr. Scott D.
Miller in your area.
Wednesday, February 11,
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
For more information or to register for
any of these events please contact the Office of Alumni Relations
at 304-829-7411 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register online, click
Save the Date! Phi
Mu Anniversary Weekend Set For March 6-7
Bethany College’s Beta Nu chapter
of the national Phi Mu female fraternity will celebrate its
70th year at Bethany with an Anniversary Weekend on March 6-7,
2009. Phi Mu alumni are being asked to save those dates and
make plans to join their sisters for a weekend of celebration
that will include a luncheon, auction and house tours. Additional
details will be provided in future issues of the Old Main Journal
Save the Date! Alumni
Weekend Set for May
Please save the date and make plans to
join us here on campus for Alumni Weekend, set to begin on Friday,
May 1, 2009. More details will be provided in future issues
of the Old Main Journal.
is Key in Bethany's 62-49 Win Over Marietta
All 11 players who played Tuesday night
scored to help the Bethany women’s basketball team (4-6)
win their third consecutive game by dropping Marietta 62-49
at Hummel Field House.
Shooting Runs Cold in Loss at Pitt-Greensburg
The Bethany men’s basketball team
rallied from a five-point deficit to tie the game at 53-53 with
four minutes to play, but Pitt-Greensburg closed the contest
with a 14-3 run to come away with a 67-56 victory over the Bison
Tuesday night in a non-conference tilt.
Brandenburg Honored by D3Hoops.com
Bethany senior Renee Brandenburg (Avella,
Pa.) was selected by the national website D3Hoops.com for its
national Team of the Week, which selects five nominated players
from across all of Division III.
Names Beckwith Player of the Week
Bethany freshman Lance Beckwith (Raleigh,
N.C./Word of God Christian Academy) has been selected as the
Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Men’s Basketball
Player of the Week for Dec. 15.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.