on Bethany College Institutional Review
The Executive Committee
of the Bethany College Board of Trustees met recently to review
a comprehensive Institutional Review conducted by the consulting
firm of James L. Fisher, LTD. A visiting team of experts in
the field conducted the analysis of all programs of the College
between November and mid-January.
The Executive Committee endorsed the Institutional Review and
has forwarded it to the full Board of Trustees and the President's
Cabinet for action. The complete review is expected to be distributed
to the campus community in the coming weeks.
The final document is over 100 pages with 136 recomendations
for institutional improvement.
Dressage Team Takes
2nd at First Show of the Season
The Bethany College Dressage
Team placed 2nd overall at their first show of the season hosted
by the University of Findlay. Ashley Anderson earned a 1st place
ribbon, Alyssa Petko earned 2nd, Stephanie Laine earned 3rd
and Ilia Liskooka came in 6th. A second team of riders also
representing Bethany College placed 9th overall. The Dressage
Team will be hosting a home show this weekend at Peace Point
Equestrian Center on February 17. Spectators and supporters
are welcome! The Hunt Seat Team will be heading to their first
competition at Allegheny College on February 24.
Bethany Students Take
The tradition continues! Seventy-one
students participated in comprehensive examinations in January.
"Distinction" was earned by eleven students.
to Receive W.Va. Pilot Grant
Dr. Daniel Phillips, Bethany College
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been selected to receive
a $5,000 pilot grant from the West Virginia IDeA Network of
Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) and Gov. Joe Manchin.
The grant, announced in conjunction with the Undergraduate Research
Day at the State Capitol Building in Charleston, was one of
several pilot grants issued to faculty at undergraduate institutions
to help start biomedical research programs.
Phillips’ project carries the rather
intimidating title of “Synthesis and Characterization
of C8-Substituted Guanine Modified DNA Oligonucleotides to Study
B Form to Z Form Transitions in DNA Secondary Structure.”
He says it is designed to study certain alterations in a form
of DNA that have been linked to carcinogenic events.
“The general idea of the project
is to make specific changes in a DNA part and see what effect
it has on the DNA,” Dr. Phillips said. “We’re
trying to learn more about how cancer works and whether the
changes that occur may play a role in cancer mechanisms.”
Phillips says his study developed out
of a WV-INBRE faculty fellowship with Dr. Peter Gannett of West
Virginia University in May of 2007 and is being conducted in
collaboration with Dr. Gannett. Phillips plans to work on the
project in his Bethany College laboratory this summer with one
or two students and will present preliminary results at the
2008 Summer Symposium hosted by WVU on July 31.
Students to Present Papers
The Eastern Psychological Association
has accepted for presentation at its 2008 annual meeting a number
of papers authored and coauthored by Bethany College psychology
faculty and students:
The effect of attachment style on
providing social support to a stranger, by Katrina Cooper
Is you is or is you ain't my baby:
College students' perceptions of romantic nicknames, by
Katrina Cooper and senior psychology major Leann Romitti
"Who's tough and what's enough?"
Female bullying between sororities, by senior psychology
major Ashley Mazur
Teaching students to evaluate service
learning, by Debra Hull and John Hull
Intended and unintended consequences
of taking statistics and experimental design courses, by
John Hull and Debra Hull
Bethany President To
Chair PAC Presidents' Council
Bethany President Dr. Scott D. Miller will become Chair of the
Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Presidents' Council on
July 1. He will serve in that capacity for the 2008-09 academic
The capacity is not new to Dr. Miller.
He has been active in the NCAA at the national levels during
his 17 years as a college president and is a former President
(1995-97) and Vice President (1993-95) of the Gulf South Conference.
He was the Vice President of the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
for seven years (1999-2006). He recently was re-elected to a
three year term on the Division III Membership Committee and
is that group's representative to the ad hoc committee that
is exploring the possible re-organization of the Division III.
Phonathon Going Strong
When your phone rings in the evening please
answer it, it could be a student seeking your support for The
Bethany Fund. President Miller is committed to making sure a
Bethany Education is affordable for all of our students, your
support of The Bethany Fund ensures enough scholarship dollars
exist to fund our students’ needs. Please consider giving
a gift when they call or go on-line now and make your gift to
Dr. Miller will travel to Florida to meet
alumni and friends of the college. Please save the dates, more
information to follow.
||Saturday, March 1
||Location to be determined
||Sunday, March 2
||Brunch at The Vines Country Club
||Tuesday, March 4
||6 – 8 p.m.
||Location to be determined
To learn more or to register, please
contact Stephanie Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bethany Alum Recognized
Prof. Adrian Melott '68 has been named
a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement
of Science, “For distinguished contributions to cosmological
large-scale structure, for organizing public support for teaching
evolution, and for interdisciplinary research on astrophysical
impacts on the biosphere.”
Alumni/Parent, Church Relations Openings Posted
President Miller recently authorized the advertisement of two
positions within the Office of Institutional Advancement. The
job descriptions for the positions Director
of Alumni and Parents Relations and Director
of Church Relations have been posted on the College's website.
Both positions will report to Sven de Jong, Vice President for
Institutional Advancement. Inquiries should be directed to Mr.
de Jong at email@example.com.
Charleston, W.Va. Alumni
Join Bethany Alumni and friends at a reception
with Bethany President Dr. Scott D. Miller on Thursday February
28. The event will held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Charleston Town
Center Marriott. The event is now being sponsored through the
generosity of Marc '78 and Joyce Dumbaugh '78 Chernenko. For
more information or to register for this event please contact
the Office of Alumni Relations at 304-829-7411 or via e-mail
To register online, click
Women's Hoops Team to Host "Think Pink" Day
The Bethany College women’s basketball
team will hold “Think Pink” Day when they host Chatham
(Pa.) University for a Presidents’ Athletic Conference
(PAC) contest on Saturday, Feb. 16.
First Day of PAC's Highlighted by Diving Title, Record
The Bethany College men’s
and women’s swimming and diving teams’ first day
at the 2008 PAC Championships/Grove City Invitational was highlighted
by one conference championship in diving and the oldest men’s
school record being broken.
McCormick Tabbed as PAC Player of the Week
Bethany College junior Kaitlyn McCormick
(Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Park) has been chosen as the Presidents’
Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
for Feb. 11.
Clinches PAC Regular Season Title With 78-61 Win
Junior guard Tyler Morando (Wheeling,
W.Va./Wheeling Central) rifled in a team-high 17 and two others
recorded double-doubles to lead the Bethany College men’s
basketball team to a 78-61 win over Grove City Wednesday and
clinch BC’s third PAC regular season title in the last
Win Third Straight With 68-60 Decision
Freshman Kelly Goode (Pleasant Plain,
Ohio/Little Miami) led three scorers in double figures with
16, as the Bethany College women’s basketball team claimed
a 68-60 victory over visiting Grove City Wednesday night at
Hummel Field House.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.