Volume III, Number XXXVIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
June 25, 2010

Campus News
Beta Theta Pi Brothers Present $700,000 Gift to Bethany College
More than 150 brothers of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity’s Psi chapter gathered June 17-20 to honor the group’s founding at Bethany College 150 years ago. Highlighting the weekend was the Psi Celebration Dinner and Gala, when members presented President Scott D. Miller with a $700,000 check for Bethany College.

To read Dr. Miller's comments, click here.

Bethany Welcomes New Faculty in Chemistry, Education, Psychology
Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Bethany College, has announced the addition of four new faculty members for the 2010-11 academic year. The faculty additions are: Dr. Kimberly D. Fisher, Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Dr. Larry Fontanarosa, Assistant Professor of Education; Carol Gant, Assistant Professor of Education; and Dr. Kelly L. Schuller, Assistant Professor of Psychology.

Bethany College Professors Csaplar, Farwell Promoted
Bethany College announces the promotion of Dr. Wilfrid W. Csaplar Jr. to the rank of full professor and Dr. James W. Farwell to the rank of full professor with tenure.

Bethany College Appoints Komorowski to Matthew Quay Ammon
Endowed Professorship in Mathematics

Bethany College President Scott D. Miller announced that Dr. Mary Ellen Komorowski, Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Department of Mathematics, will serve as the inaugural appointee to the College’s Matthew Quay Ammon Endowed Professorship in Mathematics. Komorowski’s position will begin with the 2010-2011 academic year.

Bethany Announces Spring 2010 President’s List and Dean’s List
Bethany College has announced the President’s List and the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2009-10 school year.

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Bethany Board of Trustees Welcomes Asa Johnson
Thomas P. Johnson Jr., who has served on Bethany’s Board of Trustees since 1990, has been named an emeritus member. His son, Asa — a New York philanthropist — furthered a long-time tradition in the Johnson family of leadership at the College when he was recently appointed to serve.

Asa Johnson’s forbearers have served Bethany since 1865, when Alexander Campbell named Thomas W. Phillips of New Castle, Pa., a Trustee, a position he held from 1886-1912 and a position that his son Thomas W. Phillips Jr. held from 1915-1956. The next generation assumed Bethany leadership with Frank L. Wiegand serving as Trustee from 1956-1993 and Thomas Phillips Johnson Sr. from 1971-1989.  After the death of her brother, Grace Phillips Johnson took an active interest in the development of the College. The next generation continued to support Bethany College with Thomas Johnson Jr. serving as Trustee from 1990-2010, Phillips Wiegand serving from 1995-2002 and Roger Wiegand from 2002-2007. 

After the death of her brother, Grace Phillips Johnson received an honorary LL.D. degree from Bethany in 1954 for her active interest in the development of the College. Winifred Johnson Clive, an artist of reputation in America and Europe, was Artist in Residence at Bethany and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts in 1979.

A look around campus quickly reveals the family’s generosity: Phillips Hall, T. W. Phillips Memorial Library, Grace Phillips Johnson Visual Arts Center and Thomas Phillips Johnson Health and Recreation Center. It is also through the Phillips/Johnson family that the Thomas W. Phillips Chair in Religious Studies is funded. 

New Plaque Reflects Service of Nutting Family
In recognition of the generations of service to Bethany by members of the Nutting family, the College has installed a revised plaque of publishers of Ogden newspapers in the Ogden Room of Benedum Commons. The plaque now includes Robert Nutting — president and CEO of The Ogden Newspapers, Inc., and chairman of the board and principal owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates —  who was appointed to the Bethany Board of Trustees in 2007. Robert’s name follows that of current Trustee G. Ogden Nutting, publisher of The Ogden Newspapers, whose work on the Board began in 1972. The plaque recognizes family members who have served on the Bethany Board since 1929.

Volunteers Assist with Campbell Mansion Renovations
A group of 10 volunteers from First Christian Church in Huntsville, Texas, visited the Mansion June 6-12. The group has visited four times in the past five years and last year painted the entire Mansion. This year’s renovations included many small chores adding to the appearance and the security of the Mansion. Volunteers straightened fence posts, cleaned the attic, sorted rooms not open to the public, pulled weeds, trimmed branches and more. The former root cellar under the Mansion was cleaned out and provided with shelving.

Rev. Larry and Mrs. Jan Cruse led the group, which included Annette Jergins, Carol Carden, Charlie and Molly Campbell, Brenda Goswick, Lindsey Cruse, Mary Ellen Grounds and Tom Rogers. Dr. Larry Grimes, Director of Church Relations and Emeritus Professor of English at Bethany, delivered several lectures to the group throughout the week. The visit concluded with a trip to Falling Waters in Pennsylvania.

Visitors Discover Ancestral History at Bethany
Susan Whitney of Portland, Ore., spent several days visiting Bethany’s archives, as well as the surrounding area, in search for information and background on her ancestors — Alexander and Selina Campbell. Whitney’s sister, Joni Zimmerman, visited in May and encouraged Whitney’s visit after discovering the wealth of information Bethany has on their family. Whitney and Zimmerman are descendents of Alexander Campbell's 10th daughter, Decima.

Emily Hardesty and her sister Allie Dibble visited last year. They are descendents of Alexander and Margaret Campbell through the Campbells’ daughter, Clarinda Campbell Pendleton. Hardesty visited again recently with a group from Broadway Christian Church of Columbia, Mo. 

TEAMSBC Presents Math Seminar
Bethany faculty joined TEAMSBC (Teaching for Educational Advancement in Mathematics of Students at Bethany College) at the Mountainside Conference Center on June 14. The event featured information on Bethany program opportunities for students and how departments can apply for Quantitative Literacy mini-grants. Rick Gillman from Valparaiso University presented a unique "Gaming Approach" to Quantitative Literacy.

Old Main Journal Continues Summer Schedule
The Old Main Journal is operating on a monthly publication schedule for the summer. The next Old Main Journal will be released on July 16. The Old Main Journal will resume its regular weekly publication on August 20.

Bethany Hosts Summer 2010 Camps
Bethany College has a busy summer schedule with educational, sports, band and retreats planned for most of the summer.

Governor’s Honors Academy
Bethany College will host the 2010 West Virginia Governor’s Honors Academy June 26 – July 18, 2010. On campus for the three-week residential program will be 180 rising high school seniors taking intensive and broad-based classes and participating in a daily seminar session, educational events and interactive activities. This will be the final year of a three-year grant award program funded by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts for Bethany College.

Basketball Camp
Bethany College’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Andrew Sachs, will continue his summer camp director career by offering three basketball camp dates.

Boys High School Team Camp: June 25-27
Boys and Girls Individual Development Camp: June 28-July 2
Co-Ed Ages 7-17, Overnight Residential and Commuters

Bethany College alumni are eligible for a discount.  For more information please email Coach Sachs at asachs@bethanywv.edu.

Camp Canyon
Camp Canyon has announced its 2010 Summer Session Dates.

Session 1
June 20-26
Session 2
June 27-July 16
Session 3
July 18-August 6

Camp Canyon is where yesterday's traditions and today's advanced opportunities combine to create tomorrow's lifelong friends and memories. Canyon's one-of-a-kind combination of staff, facilities and programs create a level of camping that is unparalleled.

Visit the Camp Canyon website at www.campcanyon.com/index.html or call 800.917.1902 for more information.

Sport Camps
Bethany College will host three major sport camps over the summer.

Offense Defense Sports Camp will hold a three-day football camp July 4-7. For more information please visit www.o-d.com/camps/locations/Pittsburgh or, for the brochure, visit www.o-d.com/camps/brochure.

Pro Soccer Camps and DPSoccer Academy are pleased to announce the Bolton Wanderers International Player ID Camp. Bolton Wanderers Football Club, of the English Premiership, will be running the week-long residential and commuter camp open to players age 8-18. This Elite Player ID Camp running July 18-22 will provide Bolton’s International Academy Staff with the opportunity to access the technical, tactical and overall fitness levels of North American players. For more information, please visit http://prosoccercamps.com/.

For information about bringing a camp or conference to the Bethany College Campus, please email sdague@bethanywv.edu.

Alumni News
"Law 360" Report: Greg Jordan ('81) Tabbed To "Most Innovative Managing Partners" List

Greg Jordan '81, chair of the College's Board of Trustees was profiled by Law 360 as part of their Innovative Managing Partner series. To read the article, visit www.law360.com/articles/176942.

“On Wall Street” Cover Feature Spotlights Leadership of Bob McCann ('80)
Bethany graduate Robert McCann ’80, chief executive officer of UBS Wealth Management Americas, was featured in On Wall Street’s June edition. The article outlines the challenges confronting UBS and McCann’s strategies to overcome them, highlighting his responsive and straightforward leadership style.

To view the entire story, visit www.onwallstreet.com/ows_issues/2010_6/betting-on-mccann-2667004-1.html?zkPrintable=1&nopagination=1.

Kara Gray ’97 Named 2010 Women in Business Champion
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District recently named Bethany graduate Kara Gray ’97 2010 Women in Business Champion of the Year. Gray, a Wheeling-area resident and mother of two, owns New Horizons Consulting, a public relations at-home business she founded in 2003.

According to the Wheeling News-Register, Gray — who maintains active involvement in the local business community — hopes to help other area businesswomen by sharing the lessons she has learned. The newspaper also noted the importance she places on setting a positive example for her daughters and showing them all that a woman can accomplish professionally and as a wife and mother.

Janeen Driscoll ’92 Joins Buffalo Communications
Janeen Driscoll ’92 has been named to the management team of Buffalo Communications, a golf-lifestyle specialty firm. Driscoll will oversee media outreach for the organization. She formerly served as the public relations head of Pinehurst Resort, where she oversaw marketing and communications.
For the full story, go to www.worldgolf.com/newswire/browse/63208-Buffalo-Communications-Adds-Pinehurst-Resort-Communications-Executive-Janeen-Driscoll-G.

Engel ’49 Performs in D.C. Festival of Bands
Sam Engel Sr., who graduated from Bethany in 1949 with a major in chemistry and minors in mathematics and music, recently completed his career in chemistry and resumed his involvement in a variety of musical activities — including participation in five bands in the Los Angeles area. The Los Angeles Police Department Concert Band, of which Engel is a member, represented the state of California in a festival of bands held in Washington, D.C., June 19-21. Concerts were held at the Jefferson and WWII Memorials, Schlessinger Hall and the Kennedy Center.

Krevens ’07 Ordained in Texas
Rebekah Cypert Krevens was ordained into the Christian ministry on Saturday, June 12, at Irving North Christian Church, Irving, Texas.  Rebekah is a 2007 graduate of Bethany College, where she was an art major and a preministerial student, and a 2010 graduate of Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. 

While at Brite, Bekah was the student associate minister at North Christian Church.  She has been interested in mission work since her youth in Allen, Texas and has traveled to various locations for mission trips.  Bekah recently took the youth of North Christian Church to Beaumont, Texas to help rebuild a church that was destroyed in Hurricane Rita.

In September Bekah will travel to Geneva, Switzerland where she will engage in a five-month ecumenical post graduate study.  In early 2011 she and her husband Frank ’06 will move to Owensboro, Kentucky where Bekah will assume the responsibility of Associate Pastor at First Christian Church and Frank will be on the faculty at Brescia University.  Bekah has already made plans to take members of the congregation at Owensboro on a mission trip.

Bethany Alumni Events Held
The Bethany College Caravan has logged many miles over the last month with several alumni and friends gatherings throughout the country. President Scott D. Miller and Vice President Sven de Jong joined guests at the following receptions:

  • Dallas, May 25, at the Las Colinas Country Club, hosted by John '69 and Marjorie Mullen
  • Houston, May 26, hosted at the residence of Jay ‘71 & Marsha ‘73 Smith
  • San Francisco, June 8, at Autodesk Gallery, hosted by George “Ken” Bado ’77
  • San Diego, June 11, hosted at the residence of Rick ’76 & Mary ’77 Clancy
  • Wheeling, W.Va., June 22, at Later Alligator, hosted by Carrie Scanlon West ‘94

To view photos from the various events, click here.

Save the Date!
Please join Bethany President Scott D. Miller and Greg Jordan at an Alumni & Friends event in Pittsburgh, PA at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 17 at Reed Smith, Reed Smith Centre, 225 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh.

From the Reed Smith terrace, enjoy great views of the city and fireworks following the Pirates game.

To RSVP or for the complete address, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Boston Area
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the Boston area from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, August 7. The gathering will be hosted at the East Falmouth, Mass., residence of Jeffery ‘78 & Nancy Seglin.

To RSVP or for the complete address, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany Online Alumni Community
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations recently launched Bethany Live. The Web-based community will allow you to keep up with alumni news, create a profile, post class notes and photos, participate in discussions via the message board and communicate with your classmates in a very similar manner to that of Facebook.

To log in for the first time, visit www.live.bethanywv.edu. Click on "first-time login" at the top of the page on in the green bar. Enter your name and your constituent ID when prompted and you'll be on your way. The system will walk you through each step to create a profile, upload photos, edit personal information, etc.

If you do not yet have a Constituent ID number or you have problems logging in, contact bethanylive@bethanywv.edu.

Bison Athletics
Bethany's Kubis Named All-American by D3Baseball.com
After putting together a record-breaking season, Bethany College freshman 3B Brad Kubis (Aliquippa, Pa./Hopewell) was chosen as a Third Team All-American by the national web site D3Baseball.com, which announced its All-American teams Wednesday morning.

Bethany's Bodo Voted First Team Academic All-District
Bethany graduate Jodi Bodo (Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville Catholic Central) has been voted to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District II Women’s Track & Field team for the third consecutive year, earning First Team accolades as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Bethany's Leasure Grabs Second Team All-ECAC South Region Honors
After finishing his final season with the school’s single-season and career home records, Bethany senior Chris Leasure (Stafford, Ohio/Monroe Central) was voted Second Team ECAC All-South Region.

Bethany's Vallone Garners All-Region from ECAC
The remarkable freshman season by Bethany right fielder Maria Vallone (Rochester, N.Y./Webster Schoeder) earned her one more award, as she was voted First Team ECAC All-South Region, the only PAC player to earn First Team status.

Bethany Fall Sports Schedules Announced
Even though summer officially started, Bison fans now have a reason to look forward to the fall. The Bethany College athletic department released the fall sports schedules recently so fans and alumni can make plans to see their Bison teams in action this fall. Although the schedules are nearly 100 percent finalized, dates and times are still subject to change due to weather conditions and venue changes, so be sure to check out the Bethany athletic web site for any last-minute changes.



Men’s Soccer

Women’s Soccer

Women’s Tennis

Cross Country

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


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