Volume V, Number IV
An E-News Service of Bethany College
August 26, 2011

Campus News
International Law Leader Greg Jordan to Address Fall Convocation
Bethany College graduate Greg Jordan, global managing partner at Reed Smith — one of the world's largest law firms encompassing more than 1,600 lawyers in 23 offices throughout the world — will give the address at Bethany's Fall Convocation ceremony on Thursday, September 8. The event, an annual tradition at the 171-year-old College, will begin at 11 a.m. in historic Commencement Hall in Old Main.

Bethany College President Leads National Thought Leaders' Focus on Strategies to Address Rising Cost of Higher Education
For the sixth year, Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Bethany College, will serve as co-executive editor of Presidential Perspectives, a thought provoking leadership series authored by college and university presidents.

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Bethany College Welcomes New Students for 2011-2012 Academic Year
Bethany College marked the start of the 2011-2012 academic year with a formal Matriculation Convocation on August 20. Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College, was joined by faculty and staff in the ceremony that made Bethany’s total enrollment of 1,020 the largest since 1976-77.

News Briefs
Student Activities Council Launches Fall Semester Activities
The Student Activities Council kicked off the semester with Bison Welcome Week, hosting events for students that began August 21 and will last through August 27. On Sunday, Casino Night was held with more than 200 students in attendance. Faculty, staff and student leaders worked as casino dealers. The Involvement Fair was hosted on August 23 on the Wellness Center lawn. Forty-five student clubs, fraternities, sororities and academic departments made displays and talked to new and returning students about joining. The Student Activities Council gave away Photo Dry Erase Boards to students in the cafeteria on Wednesday. Students could download their favorite image or photo off the internet and print it on a dry erase board to hang in their room. Thursday, Comedy Central and NBC Stand Up for Diversity comedian Sheng Wang delivered laughs to students in Wailes Theatre. Friday, students will celebrate the end of their first week of classes with a Foam Dance Party outside of Morlan Hall.

To wrap up a successful Bison Welcome Week, the Student Activities Council will be hosting American rapper Chingy at Bison Stadium. Chingy hit songs include Right Thur, Holidae Inn and Fly Like Me.

Founder’s Day to Feature Speaker D. Duane Cummins
Bethany College will celebrate 172 years as a small college of national distinction with its annual Founder’s Day Thursday, March 1. Festivities will include the traditional Founder’s Day Convocation at 11 a.m. in historic Commencement Hall and will feature guest speaker D. Duane Cummins, president emeritus of the College and professor of American history.
Founder’s Day at Bethany College is observed on the first Thursday of March. The College received its official charter from the Legislature of Virginia on March 2, 1840. The charter was affirmed on June 20, 1863 by the Legislature of the newly formed state of West Virginia.

Drive with Pride: Introducing the Bethany College License Plate
Show how green you really are with the new Bethany College license plate.

Available to Bethany College alumni, employees, students, family members and friends, the Bethany plate is a custom-designed, special-issue offering for all Class A motor vehicles currently licensed in West Virginia.

The Bethany College Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is accepting applications NOW for the new plate. We must secure a minimum of 250 applications within the next few months to ensure that the plate is produced.
Don’t delay! Applications are available by calling (304) 829-7299, clicking here or writing:

Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
Bethany College
P.O. Box 389
Bethany, WV 26032
Email: alumni@bethanywv.edu

One Class A vehicle currently registered in West Virginia qualifies for one plate at a cost of $70 per plate. If you have more than one vehicle, order as many as you need!

Alumni News
Bethany Announces Homecoming 2011
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2011 slated for Oct. 7-8. Click here to see a full schedule of events.

Bison Athletics
Bison Women's Soccer Begins New Era in 2011
Even with 18 players back from last year, the 2011 season will represent a new start for the Bethany College women’s soccer program, as first-year head coach Peter Parikakis takes the reins. The new coach will lead the Bison into their season opener Sept. 1 at Carlow.

New Players Highlight Bison Tennis in ‘11
If the Bethany College women’s tennis team is to build off its success from last year, the Bison will need a lift from new faces, as only two players are back from last fall when BC won four matches for the highest total since 2005.

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


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