Carter is New Director
of Catholic Campus Ministry
The Office of Student Life welcomes Shirley
Carter to Bethany as the new Director of Catholic Campus Ministry.
Shirley has nine years of experience in campus ministry and
has also served as a teacher and in youth ministry. She is a
graduate of West Liberty State College and is currently working
toward a Masters Degree in Theology at Wheeling Jesuit University.
Her office is located in the St. John
Fisher Chapel at 201 Richardson Street. Mass will be held on
Sundays at 6:30 p.m. during the academic year. Fr. Chris Turner
and Fr. Dennis Schuelkens will be joining Shirley in ministry.
They will be available for Mass and on an as-needed basis. For
more information, call Shirley at (304) 780-0616 or send an
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethany Students Benefit from
A new name and new operational structure
are in store in 2008-09 for the campus employment program. Over
200 students benefited from working some form of campus job last year.
Now called the Bethany Educational Employment
Program (BEEP), Tracy DePew, Director of Student Support Services
oversees the program. BEEP and the College Work Study Program
(CWSP) provide meaningful work for over 200 students each year.
Students worked a variety of jobs from maintenance and grounds
to office assistant in the president's office.
Town of Bethany Dignataries
President Miller hosted a dinner at Pendleton Heights recently
for the Mayor, Town Clerk, and members of the Town Council.
The dinner provided an opportunity for the president to learn
more about the town and to discuss issues of mutual interest.
Reception for Herb
Weaver’s Sabbatical Art Show Set for Friday
The opening reception for Professor Herb
Weaver’s Sabbatical Art Show will be held Friday, September
5, 2008 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Renner Union Gallery.
This outstanding exhibit is already open for viewing and will
be on display at Renner Union through Sept. 21.
Weaver has approximately 40 pieces in
the exhibit. Most of them are examples of his low-fired or polychrome
ceramic sculptures. He estimated that he created about 60 new
pieces of original art during his sabbatical along with nearly
1,000 pieces of pottery.
Guests are reminded that the gallery’s
viewing hours have changed this semester in hopes of providing
more staffing and security. The Renner Union Gallery will now
be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on weekdays along
with Noon to 6 p.m. on weekends. Hours will be expanded on occasion
for special weekend events and private viewing opportunities
are available by appointment. All art exhibits and related receptions
are presented by the Fine Arts Department and Student Activities
Council. The Office of Alumni Relations assists with the Homecoming
Bethany Officials Meet with Area
Officials of Bethany College met recently
with leadership at Belmont Technical College and Jefferson Community
College to discuss "seemless" articulation agreements
to benefit transfer to Bethany.
President Miller, Kathy Furbee (Chair
of Social Work) and Keely Camden (Chair of Education) visited
with Dr. Joseph Bukowski, President of Belmont Technical College.
Miller and Furbee met with Dr. Laura
Meeks, President and Dr. Jim Baber, Executive Vice President
for Academic and Student Affairs at Jefferson Community College.
Video of Matriculation
Convocation Now Online
A link to a video of this year’s
Matriculation Convocation ceremony welcoming incoming students
to Bethany College is now available online at: www.vimeo.com/160759.
Ray Named Executive
Director for WVICU
Rita Ray has been named Executive Director
for the West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities,
Inc. (WVICU). Ray ended a 33-year career with West Virginia
Public Broadcasting when she announced her retirement in November
2007. She was Executive Director of WVPB from 1993-2007.
“In my new position, I am looking
forward to growing WVICU’s Circle of Vision Scholarship
Program, which helps needy and worthy West Virginia students.
We have generous support from a variety of businesses, such
as Appalachian Power, BB&T, Dominion Transmission, Mountaineer
Gaming & Resort, Steptoe & Johnson and UPS. We also
have support from the Maier Foundation, Bernard McDonough Foundation
and the Ogden Newspapers. These organizations and major donors,
such as Phil Cline of Huntington, understand the positive role
that independent colleges play in the economic and cultural
vitality of our state.”
The WVICU membership is composed of Bethany
College and the eight other private colleges and universities
in the Mountain State. These include Alderson-Broaddus College,
Appalachian Bible College, Davis & Elkins College, Mountain
State University, Ohio Valley College, University of Charleston,
West Virginia Wesleyan College and Wheeling Jesuit University.
Ray replaces Bethany alum Paul Chewning
’75 as Executive Director of the WVICU. Chewning recently
accepted a position as president of the Appalachian College
Association in Berea, Ky.
Bethany Alum honored
by Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
J. Drew McFarland '83 was honored at the
Delta Tau Delta Fraternity 150th Anniversary Karnea International
meeting held in Pittsburgh and Bethany, August 15-17.
was one of two Delts honored with the Distinguished Service
Chapter Award. He has served many years as Northern Division
Vice President of the fraternity and as Kenyon College Delt
chapter adviser. McFarland is the second member from Bethany
to be honored with the Delta Tau Delta Distinguished Service
Chapter Award, he joins Dr. Jack Lozier Professor of History
Emeritus at Bethany.
Alumni Softball Game
Set for Sept. 27
Head coach Jan Forsty and the Bethany
College softball team are inviting all former players back to
campus on Sept. 27 for the annual Alumni Softball Game. The
first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the Office of Alumni
Relations will provide a picnic dinner following the game.
This is a chance for former Bethany softball
players to renew old friendships while getting an up-close look
at the tremendous strides that have been taken in upgrading
the softball facilities. To register for the event, send an
e-mail with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address,
t-shirt size and graduation year to Coach Forsty at
For questions or additional information, give Coach Forsty a
call at (304) 829-7271.
Florida Alumni: Save
Please save the date and join Bethany
Alumni and Friends for a gathering in the Jacksonville, Fla.
area on Tuesday, Oct. 28. More details will be provided in future
issues of the Old Main Journal.
Homecoming 2008 Set
for Oct. 3-5
Don’t forget to mark your calendar
for Homecoming 2008, scheduled for Oct. 3-5. There are many
activities slated for the weekend.
For detailed information about all of
the Homecoming events, click on the link below or copy and paste
it into your browser:
Art Work Sought
for Fall Alumni Exhibit
Alumni artists are invited to submit one or two pieces of their
work for inclusion in the Alumni Invitational Exhibit, which
will be held Oct. 3-31 in the Renner Union Gallery. Pieces may
be executed in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional medium.
Alumni are reminded that all work must be received by Sept.
26 in order to be included.
In conjunction with the exhibit, alumni
artists will be guests of honor at the annual Homecoming Art
Exhibit Reception, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 3 from 8-10 p.m.
For additional information, send an e-mail to Professor Kenn
Morgan at email@example.com.
Women Seek to Climb up PAC Rankings
Bethany College women’s soccer
coach Barry Christmas is entering his second year at the helm
of the program and will bring a very young team into the Bison’s
season opener August 30 at Marietta (Ohio) College.
Men's Soccer Target Return to Top of the PAC
Although the Bethany College men’s
soccer team lost just six players from last year’s varsity
roster, a talented incoming freshmen class could play a key
role as the Bison aim to return to the top of the Presidents’
Athletic Conference (PAC).
Fourth Annual Hugh
'Tiger' Joyce Golf Outing
Homecoming Weekend 2008 will begin on
Friday, Oct. 3, with the 4th Annual Hugh "Tiger" Joyce
Golf Scramble. The event will once again be held at picturesque
Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg. Registration for
the outing begins at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30
a.m. Don't wait until the last minute to sign up however, as
registration is limited to the first 144 golfers. For more information,
contact Debbie Soly at 304-829-7240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, click on the link below
or copy and paste it into your browser:
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.