Volume I, Number X
An E-News Service of Bethany College
March 14, 2008

Campus News
Bethany Announces Senior Art Show
The Bethany College Fine Arts Department’s 2008 Senior Art Show will be held March 29 to April 11 in the Renner Union Art Gallery on the Bethany College campus. This year’s show features the work of four seniors – Kevin Clancy, Natalie Fisher, Beth Patsch and Betsy Scott.

Bethany Presents Sarasvati Trio
Bethany College has announced the performance of the Sarasvati Trio on April 3, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in Wailes Theatre on the Bethany College Campus.

Please visit Bethany News for these and other Bethany news stories.

News Briefs
Hibernia To Serve New Purpose
Hibernia will now serve as the Renner Visiting Scholars Residence. One year visiting scholars will be given the option of residing in the house as a part of their experience at Bethany.

The past two presidents of Bethany have called Hibernia, the historic brick house located two blocks from campus, "home". However, with the current renovation of Pendleton Heights completed, Pendleton Heights is once again serving as the residence of Bethany's President.

Listen to Founder's Day Convocation Online
Click here to listen to the 2008 Founder's Day Convocation.

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Bethany President Selected as Monthly Contributor to WV State Journal
President Miller has been chosen to write monthly columns on the topics of higher education, and non-profit issues. The State Journal is a weekly publication that reaches a broad audience of political, legal, medical, business and education leaders throughout the State of West Virginia.

Click here to read the first of Dr. Miller's monthly columns.

Kalon Leadership Scholarship Winners Announced
Fifteen students who competed in the Kalon Scholars Program were awarded their scholarship this week. These students were among 65 that attended Kalon Weekend. The winners are: Patrick McGregor, Sara Reass, Evie Schenkel, Valerie Flatley, Sarah Jerome, Tina Rykowski, Emily Tevis, Matthew Robinson, Anthony Palus, Russell Gaither, Talisha Beha, Winnie Wong, Alyssa Schrecengost, Tori Adamczyk and Loren McAnany.

Kalon is a selective leadership scholarship of the College.

Bethany Professors Present at Conference
Mary Ellen Komorowski, Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, and Adam Fletcher, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, will present at the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics annual meeting in Flatwoods, W.Va. this weekend.

Their presentation will build upon last year's session about the College's Mathematics Placement Exam and curriculum revisions including on-line course offerings in Mathematics. More than 800 educators from West Virginia and surrounding states are expected to be in attendance.

Mathematics majors including Jonas Ankrom, Kelson Jerrel, Benji Kearns, Jennifer Manor and Tyler Stuber will accompany Komorowski and Fletcher to the conference. Bethany students will also submit numerous entries for the Poster Contest. Last year, a Bethany student received the first-place award.

Council of Independent College Officials Visit Bethany
Dr. Marylouise Fennell, Senior Counsel for the Council of Independent Colleges in Washington, D.C., and Kim Farmer, Membership Manager, visited the Bethany campus on Wednesday. The two toured the campus and visited with President Miller, Provost Mihalyo, Vice President de Jong and Executive Assistant to the President Kappel.

Dr. Fennell also serves as the Executive Director of the InterAmerican Consortium, an organization that the Bethany president serves as Board Chair.

Bethany Students Present Posters
Bethany students, Ashley Mazur and Leann Romitti have had poster presentations approved for this year's Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) Conference currently under way in in Boston, Mass.

EPA was founded in 1896 and is the oldest of the regional Psychological Associations in the United States. Its sole purpose is to advance the science and profession through the dissemination of professional information about the field of Psychology. EPA achieves this goal by conducting its annual meeting where EPA members present the latest advances in professional and scientific work to their colleagues.

Bethany Professor of Psychology Emeritus Passes Away
Dr. J. Trevor Peirce, Jr. of Wheeling, W.Va., Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Bethany College, passed away on March 7 in Wheeling Hospital. A retired Chair of the Psychology Department who spent nearly two decades as an instructor at the College, he was 83.

Dr. Peirce was a native of Somerville, Mass. who held a Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University and earned his Ph.D. at the University of California in Berkeley. He taught Psychology at Bethany from 1969-87 and was also very active in working with computer technology at the College.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Spinelli Peirce; a daughter, Cheshire Augusta of Philadelphia, Pa.; a son, John Trevor Peirce III, and his wife, Gina, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a sister, Jan Woman, of Missoula, Mont.; two brothers, Everett Peirce of Aspen, Colo. and Neil Peirce of Washington, D.C.; and one granddaughter, Danica Peirce.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany College Computing Department in care of Bethany College.

Bethany President Attends NCAA Membership Committee Meeting
President Miller attended the quarterly meeting of the NCAA Division III Membership Committee on Thursday. He is the presidential representative on the committee and is serving a new three year term.

Alumni News
Alumni Events Slated for Colorado Springs and Chicago
Join Alumni Council President, Margy Lang '81 at a dinner for alumni and friends of Bethany College in Colorado Springs, Colo. on Thursday, March 27. Held at the Broadmoor Resort and Hotel from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., the event is being underwritten by Margy Lang.

Join Bethany Alumni and friends at a reception with President Dr. Scott D. Miller in Chicago, Ill. on Saturday, April 12. The event will be held from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Union League Club's French Room. The event is being hosted and underwritten through the generosity of Arthur '62 and Charlene Low.

For more information or to register for these events please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 304-829-7411 or via e-mail at alumni@bethanywv.edu. To register online, click here.

Alumni Gather in Columbus
About thirty alumni gathered at Capital University to cheer for the men’s basketball team in their first round NCAA tournament appearance. Dr. Miller was joined by Vice Presidents Neel and de Jong. Although Bethany was not victorious it was still a wonderful evening to gather with the Bethany “family”.

To view pictures from this and other regional alumni events, click here.

Alumni Council Meets on Campus
The Bethany Alumni Council met on Saturday, March 8th. Council members met with Dr. Miller and were briefed on his vision for Bethany’s future. They met in committee sessions and attended a lunch-time presentation by Sandy Neel, Vice President for Campus Life.

The Council currently consists of 27 members who meet on campus twice a year and more frequently in committee meetings via conference calls. Margy Lang ‘81 serves as President of the Alumni Council with John Paul Blaho ’94 and Edwin “Ned” Ferris ‘80 serving as Vice-Presidents.

For more information on Alumni Council click here.

Directors of 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 of Director of Alumni and Parents Relations and Director of Church Relations have been posted on the College's Web site.

Both positions will report to Sven de Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Inquiries should be directed to Mr. de Jong at sdejong@bethanywv.edu.

Bison Athletics
Bethany's Cruse Aims for National Title This Weekend
Bethany College sophomore Matt Cruse (Naples, Fla./Barron Collier) will try to become the school’s first indoor track All-American this weekend when he participates at the 2008 NCAA Indoor Track & Field National Championships, being held at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.

Change is the Key Word for 2008 Bison Baseball
After the final pitch of a disappointing 2007 season was thrown and the Bethany College baseball team failed to make the PAC tournament for the first time in over a decade, changes were in order. This year’s Bison will be a far different squad than the one that completed the ’07 campaign, not only in the roster, but in the coaching staff as well. And, as with any process of change, some uncertainty exists as the herd embarks on the 2008 season, the 18th under head coach Rick Carver.

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


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