Center, located on street level of Bethany House, will include
new student recruitment, financial aid and the enrollment call
center. Adjacent facilities house services that are related to
the recruitment and retention process, including the registrar
and student life.
part of the reorganization, several personnel changes have been
announced. The staff in the Center for Enrollment now includes:
Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid
Associate Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid
Associate Director of Enrollment
Associate Director of Financial Aid
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Lisa Mullin, Enrollment Database Manager
staff produced the second largest incoming class in 32 years
last year. A similar sized class is expected for fall 2009.
Volunteer Groups Work
to Improve Campbell Mansion
For the past seven
years, every vacation Larry and Jan Cruse have taken has been a
mission trip. Normally they go to Nicaragua or another Central
American country. But fortunately for the Campbell Mansion,
three of those trips have been to Bethany.
Larry is the Minister
of Mission at First Christian Church in Huntsville, Texas. He
gathers a group of volunteers, consisting of both returnees and
new recruits, yearly. This year, Larry, Jan, and returnee
Annette Jergins worked as the advance team. They scraped paint
at the Mansion in preparation for the rest of the group, which
arrived on June 7. The whole group scraped, primed, painted,
etc. for an intense four days.
When they left, a
team from Ohio led by Roger McKinney, pastor of Hiram Christian
Church, arrived to finish the job. They also volunteered at the
Soup Kitchen in Wheeling.
greatly appreciates the time and effort of these volunteer
Campus Compact Visits Bethany
Dr. Darin E. Fields,
Professor Katherine Shelek-Furbee, Chair of Social Work, and Amy
Van Horne recently met with Francesca Nestor, Director of the
West Virginia Campus Compact. Campus Compact is a national
coalition committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher
education by promoting public and community service that
develops students’ citizenship skills, helping campuses forge
effective community partnerships, and providing resources and
training for faculty seeking to integrate civic and
community-based learning into the curriculum. Dr. Fields and
Professor Shelek-Furbee discussed Bethany College's long
engagement with the West Virginia Campus Compact through the
Social Work Program and discussed new opportunities and
initiatives for grant development and faculty and student
Bethany Students Present Research at American
Chemical Society Conference
With support from WV
NASA Space Grant Consortium, Chemistry Assistant Professor
Daniel J. Phillips took three of his research students—Chris
Smurthwaite, Stacy Meeks and Ken Barrows—to the American
Chemical Society Regional Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, May
20-23. Smurthwaite and Meeks presented posters of their research
work done in Phillips laboratory at Bethany College. The titles
are “Synthesis of 2,7-di-t-Butyl-4-Cyanomethyl-9-(2,2,2-Triphenylethylidene)-Fluorene”
(Smurthwaite, C.B. and Phillips, D.J.) and “Progress In
Synthesis and Characterization of (E and Z) 4-Acetylamino-2, 7-
(Meeks, S.R., Furbee, T.R. and Phillips, D.J.). All attended
these as well as other research talks and events during the
Weaver’s Art Featured in West Virginia Weddings
Herb Weaver's artwork
was recently featured in West Virginia Weddings, an annual
supplement of West Virginia Living magazine. Under the category
of "Favorite Gifts," the author states, "Give the bride and
groom their first heirloom with this stoneware platter made by
Herb Weaver of Bethany." The platter is enhanced with a ceramic
padlock to symbolize the enduring nature of love. Weaver said
the platter was discovered by a West Virginia Weddings staff
member at a gallery, Art For Your Soul, in Fairmont, W.Va.
Master Plan Process Nearing Completion
Representatives from Performa Higher Education Inc of Green Bay,
Wis., are putting the final touches on the comprehensive 10-year
master plan and corrective maintenance plan. After working
collaboratively with the multiple constituencies of the College
for the past nine months, the final plan is being polished and
will be “rolled out” to the campus this fall.
Morgan and Hardt Named Faculty Marshals
Kenneth Morgan, ’71,
Professor of Fine Arts, and Luke Hardt, ‘84, Associate Professor
of Theatre, have accepted appointment as Faculty Marshals for
the 2009-10 academic year. They succeed Keely Camden, ’96, and
Gary Kappel, ’74, in the post.
And just who are the
Faculty Marshals? You’ve seen them many times, leading the
academic procession into Commencement Hall at the outset of a
convocation or special ceremonial occasion, dressed in green
robes and carrying a staff. By tradition members of the faculty
who are also alumni of the college, the marshals organize the
academic processions, seat each contingent in the procession in
the appropriate area, assist the president in the awarding of
honorary degrees, and bestow the academic hoods on graduates as
they cross the stage at Commencement. In the recent past,
Bethanians John Taylor, ’44, Jim Allison, ’62, and Larry
Grimes, ‘64 have all served as marshals.
Bethany Works to Preserve Old Main
crews have worked throughout June painting the exterior of Old
Main. The project is the largest of 32 painting projects on
campus this summer.
New Locker Room Construction Continues
Construction continues on a new 1,800 square foot locker room at
the Hummel Field House. Funded through private donations, the
facility will house 100 lockers and will be named in honor of
legendary former coach and prominent NCAA Division I athletic
administrator Bob Goin. Goin started his distinguished coaching
career at Bethany.
facility is expected to be completed by the start of the fall
President/VP Attend Appalachian College
Association Annual Meeting
President Miller and Vice President for
Academic Affairs Darin Fields attended the Appalachian College
Association (ACA) Annual Meeting of Presidents and Deans
in Abingdon, Va.
has been active in the 36-member organization, which focuses on
academic collaboration on a variety of topics. In 2009, Bethany
will benefit from an ACA/Mellon Foundation Grant that will
connect Bethany’s library to the ACA flagship Bowen Central
Library in Berea, Ky. This project will make available to
Bethany students millions of resources from all of the ACA
campuses and central library.
Dr. Fields was
elected to the Teaching & Learning Institute Steering Committee,
which is responsible for guiding the annual institute that
provides hands-on experience with a variety of techniques for
classroom instruction and assessment—particularly applicable to
the learning styles of today's students.
Bethany Extends Campus Parking Facilities
part of Bethany’s soon-to-be-unveiled master plan, work began
this week on the extension and blacktopping of two parking lots
on campus. Funded through private donations, the lot adjacent
to Cramblet Hall (behind Phillips Hall) will be extended to
include more than 30 new parking spaces. The lot at the Hurl
Center will be blacktopped and expanded to include more than 40
Bethany Prepares to Welcome Class of 2013
Matriculation Ceremony for new students will be August 21 at
5:30 p.m. with an all-campus picnic at 7 p.m., according to an
announcement by the Office of Academic Affairs. The ceremony is
a long-time tradition of the College. Students march through the
Oglebay Gates for the first time to Commencement Hall. The gates
are then closed, and they march through them again as a part of
Kalon Scholars Date Set for 2010
6, 2010, has been set as “Kalon Scholars Day” at Bethany
College. A long-time tradition of the College, the event
traditionally marks a full day of activities allowing
prospective students with exemplary leadership skills to learn
more about Bethany and present their abilities for a select
number of leadership scholarships.
President Attends East Central Colleges Board
President Miller attended the annual Board of Directors meeting
for the East Central Colleges recently at Marietta College
(MC). Bethany, along with MC, Heidelberg University, Hiram
College, Muskingum College, Mt. Union College and Westminster
College, comprise the group, which collaborates on a wide
variety of academic and operational issues.
Enrollment Center Staff
Bonaventura recently joined the Bethany's staff as an Enrollment
Counselor. She is a graduate of Brooke High School and West
Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Studies and Advertising.
President Announces 2009-10 Organizational
President Miller recently announced the new organizational
structure for the 2009-10 academic year.
Click here to view the chart.
“Twittering” with Bethany College
Bethany President Scott D. Miller and Vice President for
Institutional Advancement Sven de Jong on Twitter at
twitter.com. Get an inside glimpse into what takes place on
a daily basis at Bethany College. Follow Dr. Miller by selecting
BethanyCollege1, and follow Sven de Jong by selecting
BethanyCollege2. You might be surprised by all that occurs on
“The Banks of the Old Buffalo.”
College Summer Camp Schedule Announced
Bethany College has four camps returning this summer and an
additional two camps added into the schedule.
Camp Canyon will hold three sessions
June 21 - 27
June 28 - July 17
July 19 - August 7
For more information on Camp Canyon please
College Basketball Camp will be run by Matt Drahos. The co-ed
camp will run from June 21-25, 2009 and welcomes campers ages
7-15 year olds, both commuters and residential.
or the Bethany Leadership for Student Training Academy will
return for its second year from June 21-24, 2009.
New Assistant Football Coach Bill Struble,
a veteran camp director, will bring a
camp to Bethany College the week of July 5th, 2009.
The Bethany College Soccer Camps continue
for the third year with the high
school boys week ages 13-17 from July 19 – 23, 2009.
school girls week will be on campus from July 24 –
Along with the West Virginia Governor's
Honors Academy returning, Bethany College will host high school
band and sports camps, youth retreats, adult conferences and
educational programs over the summer months. For more information
or brochures on all Bethany College Summer Camps or for group
camp availability please email Saralyn Dague at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date!
Family Weekend Set for September
Attention parents and family members of Bethany College students!
Please save the date and make plans to join us on campus for
Family Weekend, set to begin on Friday, September 18, 2009.
Many activities are being planned. More details will be provided
in future issues of the Old Main Journal.
Journal on Summer Schedule
The Old Main Journal will continue on a monthly
publication schedule for the summer months. The next Old Main
Journal will be released on July 17. The Old Main Journal will resume its
regular weekly publication on August 21.
Alpha Sigma Phi to Host Sig Bust/Golf Outing
Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity, Beta Gamma Chapter, will host a Sig
Bust/Golf Outing August 7-9 at Bethany College in
celebration of the 80th Anniversary of the chapter. The purpose
of this event is to re-connect multi-generations of Bethany
College's Alpha Sigma Phi brothers and to re-connect the alumni
with the chapter, its needs and priorities. The weekend
includes: a Beta Gamma alumni breakfast meeting, a golf outing
at Highland Springs Golf Course, and a dinner (wings) at
Drover's Inn. Cost for the weekend, excluding accommodations, is
$115.00. A block of rooms have been reserved at the Gresham
House for August 7-8. Cost for the rooms is $62.54 per night.
Individuals will pay their own Gresham House charges at
To RSVP, send your check—made out to Alpha
Sigma Phi, Beta Gamma Chapter—for $115 to Gary Mulhern, 56
Oak Drive Circle, Wheeling, WV 26003. For questions, Gary can
be reached at (304) 281-9405 or via email at email@example.com.
Brothers who can't attend the weekend are encouraged to send
in their donation of $115 to help the chapter. The deadline
for RSVPs is July 10.
Bethany Launches New Online Alumni Community
How many times have you thought about your friends from college
but didn’t have a clue how to reach them? Bethany’s new online
alumni community will help you get re-connected.
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations recently launched
Bethany Live. The Web-based community will allow you to keep up
with alumni news, create a profile, post class notes and photos,
participate in discussions via the message board and communicate
with your classmates in a very similar manner to that of
To log in for the first time, visit
Click on “first-time login” at the top of the page on in the
green bar. Enter your name and your constituent ID when prompted
and you’ll be on your way. The system will walk you through each
step to create a profile, upload photos, edit personal
If you do not yet have a Constituent ID
number or you have problems logging in, contact
Baltimore Alumni Gathering
Nearly two dozen Bethany Alumni and Friends got together in
Baltimore, Md., on Thursday, June 11 at a reception with
President Dr. Scott D. Miller and Vice President Sven de Jong.
The gathering was held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Gertrude’s Restaurant
inside the Baltimore Museum of Art and was hosted by George
’78 & Patricia Davis.
To view photos of the Baltimore event, visit
Support the Bethany
Although the academic year has come to an end, the fiscal year
has not and your support of The Bethany Fund is critical. If
you have not made your gift yet, please click
here and support The Bethany Fund. Your support allows us
to fund scholarships, academic programs, student life and athletic
opportunities for our students. All gifts are important as we
are seeking to grow alumni participation to 24%. If you have
not given, please take this opportunity and give now to make
your impact on Bethany.
New York, N.Y.
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception with President
Dr. Scott D. Miller on Thursday, June 25. The gathering will
be hosted at the residence of Dr. Linda Donelle Lewis '61 and
Mr. Gary Gambuti from 5 to 7 p.m. R.S.V.P. by June 15, 2009.
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception with President
Dr. Scott D. Miller on Thursday, July 9. The gathering will
be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Autodesk Inc. Headquarters,
One Market Street, San Francisco, CA. The event is being hosted
by George “Ken” Bado ‘77.
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception with President
Dr. Scott D. Miller on Sunday, August 2. The gathering will
be held from noon to 2:00 p.m. at Las Colinas Country Club,
4400 North O'Connor Road, Irving, TX. The event is being hosted
by John ‘69 & Marjorie Mullen.
For more information or to register,
please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 304-829-7411
or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homecoming 2009 Schedule
October 9-10, 2009
Saturday, October 10
Noon - 3 p.m.
Alumni DJ Shows
9 a.m. - noon
2 - 5 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. W&J
Men's Soccer vs. Thomas More
Football vs. Thiel
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
Concert in Tailgate Area
Women's Soccer vs. Thomas More
Donor Recognition Reception
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Art Show Reception/DJ Reunion
8 - 10 p.m.
Beta's - 150th Anniversary Celebration
The PSI Chapter of the Beta Theta PI Fraternity will be celebrating
its 150 year anniversary as a chapter at Bethany College.
Events are being planned, and will be held on the Bethany College
Campus June 18-20, 2010.
While the full agenda is being formed,
tentatively, there will be golf on Friday for those that can
attend, a cookout on Friday night, a full agenda of activities
on Saturday, including activities for the spouses/significant
others, and a dinner on Saturday evening, and finishing on Sunday
with a Brunch. Rooms will be available on Campus. More to come.
PSI Beta Alumni - Mark your calendars.
June 18-20, 2010.
Names Matt Abel New Cross Country Coach
Former Wheeling Jesuit University standout and current Wheeling Park High School assistant coach Matt Abel has been selected as the new head men’s and women’s cross country coach and assistant track and field coach at Bethany College, announced Wednesday by director of athletics and recreation Tim Weaver.
Bodo Voted Academic All-District
Bethany rising senior Jodi Bodo (Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville Catholic Central) has been voted to the ESPN the Magazine Second Team Academic All-District II Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country team, as announced recently by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Bethany Announces Changes to Athletic Training Staff
Bethany Director of Athletics and Recreation Tim Weaver has announced changes in the department’s athletic training staff, including the promotion of Megan Lowry to head athletic trainer and the hiring of Corey Wingen as assistant athletic trainer.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.