Volume I, Number VII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
February 22, 2008

Campus News
2008 Commencement Speaker Announced
Bethany College President Scott D. Miller has announced that Allan H. (Bud) Selig, Commissioner of Major League Baseball, will deliver the graduation address at Bethany’s 2008 Commencement exercises on May 17.

Bethany College Graduate to Live Olympic Dream
Bethany College graduate Dr. Heather (Bihler) Stone has been selected to serve as a quarantine veterinarian for the Equine events at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in China. A native of Moundsville, W.Va., Stone graduated from Bethany in 1992 with a Biology degree and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University. She lives in Bethany where she is the owner/operator of Shamrock Stables. Stone will be working in China from July 1 through October 1.

Scott Lectures to be Held at Bethany College
The 53rd Oreon E. Scott Lectures will be held March 31- April 1, 2008 at Bethany College. This year’s lecturer, Dr. Marvin Meyer, will speak on Disciples and Gospels – Lost and Found.

Bethany to Celebrate 100th Season of Men's Basketball
The Bethany College men’s basketball program will celebrate its 100th season of competition during a special weekend Feb. 22-23, with festivities coinciding with the Bison’s regular season finale against Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College.

Bethany Department of Education Teams up With Hancock County Schools
The Bethany College Department of Education will share in a $200,000 joint Professional Development Schools (PDS) grant with Hancock County Schools over the next five years. Bethany is one of only three West Virginia institutions of higher education selected to work with a local school district in implementing the federally-mandated Response to Intervention (RTI) model of reading and math instruction and assessment.

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News Briefs
Bethany Organizational Structure Announced
President Miller announced Tuesday the Bethany College main organizational structure for the 2008-09 academic year. Listed below are the names of the respective divisions and the senior administrator with responsibility:

Division of Academic Affairs--Dr. Michael P. Mihalyo, Jr., Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Division of Business & Finance--William R. Kiefer, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Division of Institutional Advancement--Sven M. de Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Division of Campus Life--Sandra K. Neel, Vice President for Campus Life

The four division heads and Stephanie L. Kappel, Executive Assistant to the President, serve on the President's Cabinet.

Bethany Celebrates V-Day
Students of Bethany College will present a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, Tuesday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 12, 2008.

The production, part of the 2008 V-Day College Campaign and Bethany College’s Women’s Month, will be held in Commencement Hall, on the Bethany College Campus. V-Day is a global movement to raise awareness and funds for local organizations working to end violence against women and girls. The non-profit is in its tenth anniversary year and has raised over $50 million, with events being held in over 120 countries. The V-Day College Campaign invites colleges and universities to join the fight. One of the goals of the College Campaign is to empower young people – the leaders, shapers and messengers of the future.

The production will begin at 6:30 p.m. and donations are requested for admission, $2 per person, with all proceeds going to the Wheeling YWCA and the national V-Day Campaign.

Bethany College’s Women’s Month events provide education and raise awareness on local, national and global women’s issues. Events planned throughout the month of March include the Celebrate Women talent show, a body image program, and a breast self exam educational seminar.

ACA Teaching and Learning Institute
The 6th Annual ACA Teaching and Learning Institute will be held June 2- 7, 2008 at Brevard College, Brevard, North Carolina. This interdisciplinary faculty development program will include sessions on classroom assessment, critical thinking, and quantitative literacy. Dr. Michael Mihalyo, Provost and Dean of Faculty and former co-director of the institute, serves currently as chair of the ACA Deans’ Teaching and Learning Institute Steering Committee.

Bethany Students Benefit from Federal Student Aid Programs
263 Bethany College students received $646,396 in Pell Grants in 2006-07, according to data released recently by the National Association of Colleges and Universities (NAICU).

The report also revealed that Bethany students received the following: FSEOG (567, $433,944), FWS (194, $282,869), Perkins Loans (183, $400,000), FFEL-Subsidized (539, $1921,179), FFEL-Unsubsidized (342, $1,179,300), FFEL-PLUS (184, $1,702,980).

Data for FSEOG, FWS, and Perkins Loans are for academic year 2007-08 and reported by the U.S. Department of Education in the Notification of Campus-Based Awards Publications posted on 3-29-07. Totals are based on allocations and may differ from actual disbursements. For Perkins Loans, the amounts are authorized level of expenditures. Data for FFEL and Direct Loans are preliminary for academic year 2006-07.

Data were obtained from the Office of Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education. Analysis by NAICU.

Alumni News
Alumni Events in Florida
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, 2008
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza
4200 Jim Walter Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
Underwritten by Neil Kiefer '73

Sunday, March 2, 2008
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Estero Country Club at the Vines
19501 Vintage Trace Circle
Estero, FL 33912

Boca Raton*
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel
2000 NW 19th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33431

To learn more or to register, please contact Stephanie Gordon at sgordon@bethanywv.edu or 304-829-7411.
* A donation to The Bethany Fund to offset cost is greatly appreciated

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 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 sdejong@bethanywv.edu.

Charleston, W.Va. Alumni Event Scheduled
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 at alumni@bethanywv.edu. To register online, click here.

Bison Athletics
Cartland's Late Basket Gives Bethany 53-50 Victory
Junior forward Susannah Cartland’s (Harvard, Ill.) three-point play with 5.1 seconds remaining broke a 50-50 tie, allowing the Bethany College women’s basketball team to claim a 53-50 victory at Westminster Wednesday night.

Third Record Falls as Bethany Finishes PAC Championships
The 2008 PAC Swimming and Diving Championships/Grove City Invitational came to an end Saturday with the Bethany College record book taking another hit, as junior Brenda Maxwell (Evans City, Pa./Seneca Valley) broke the program’s third record in three days.

Bison Upset on the Road at Westminster
The Bethany College men’s basketball team (15-9, 9-2) lost a five-point lead in the final 3:45 and was upset 79-77 at Westminster (7-17, 5-7) Wednesday night in the next-to-last regular season game for both teams.

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


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