Bethany College Assistant Professor of
Education Janice Shepherd and Lecturer in Education Jaclyn Riffle
opened with presentations and discussions about the RTI initiative.
They were joined by senior Michele Glasgow of Dillonvale, Ohio
and junior Casey O’Donnell of Canonsburg, Pa., who presented
a collection of targeted middle school work stations developed
by students in the Education Department.
Shepherd then conducted a training session
about the “Read Naturally” fluency intervention
program. O’Donnell followed by sharing data outlining
the success of students in her reading clinic who used this
intervention program. The teachers were very enthusiastic in
their response to all presentations and plans for additional
development, collaboration and sharing as part of this alliance
are already in the plans for the 2008-09 school year.
Bethany Professor Emeritus
Honored in China
Bethany College Professor of History
Emeritus Dr. John W. Lozier has been presented with the West
Lake Friendship Medal from Zhejiang Province in China. The presentation
was made “. . . in appreciation of enthusiastic . . .
support for Zhejiang Province’s construction.” Professor
Lozier is presently teaching at Zhejiang University in the northern
China city of Hangzhou.
Professor Lozier, who taught at Bethany
from 1964-2007, has visited many schools in the province to
discuss life in the United States, promote friendship between
China and the United States and suggest new methods of teaching
English and American culture and history. He has also assisted
with student and faculty exchanges between China and other countries
and has arranged for several graduates of Chinese colleges to
Seminary Visitors on Campus
top administrators from Lexington Theological Seminary visited
Bethany College recently to continue discussions about developing
educational partnerships between the oldest college and the
oldest seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Among the programs under consideration are short- and long-term
courses designed to encourage the development of vocational
and lay leaders.
Participating in the discussions were:
Lexington Theological Seminary President Dr. R. Robert Cueni;
Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller; Dr. Richard Lowery,
Interim Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Lexington
Theological Seminary; Dr. Michael P. Mihalyo, Jr., Provost and
Dean of Faculty at Bethany College; and Dr. William L. Turner,
Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and Director of Continuing
Education at Lexington Theological Seminary.
Mentoring Program Established
for Faculty Grants
In an attempt to increase grant acquisition
for the College, President Miller has announced a new Faculty
Grants Mentoring Program that is designed to encourage members
of the Bethany faculty to engage in these important activities.
The program was designed with four primary objectives:
• To increase the
number of faculty involved in external funding opportunities
• To assist those
lacking experience in securing such funding
• To develop a core
group of faculty who are recognized for their expertise in
• To increase the level
of external funds to support overall development of the
Grant writing workshops will be conducted
throughout the year by faculty members, Bethany partners and
professional grant writers. Faculty will be expected to write
a grant proposal following each workshop. Upon submission, the
faculty member will receive a stipend of $125. An additional
stipend of $250 will be awarded after notification of approval
by the funding agency. The new program will go into effect on
Assistants Honored at Pendleton Heights
and Mrs. Miller honored the seven students who have served on
the staff of the Office of the President since December 2007
with a luncheon at Pendleton Heights. The students serve in
a variety of capacities that includes working as greeters and
providing staffing for special events. They also work to support
the daily activities of President Miller and his Executive Assistant,
Ryan Tempalski, Justin Miller, Dexter
Meyers, Sheila Schrader, Mary Lu Adams and Stephanie Laine attended
the luncheon at the
presidential residence. The seventh student
assistant, Katie Horr, was unable to attend as she was traveling
with the Bethany softball team at the NCAA Division III Regional
championship tournament in Ithaca, N.Y.
Bethany Announces Summer
Online Course Schedule
To view the printable brochure and registration,
To view course listings or register online,
For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the Registrar's Office at (304) 829-7831.
Please join us for Reunion Weekend June 13-15. To learn more
about the weekend and to register, please click
Launches Web Site to Thank Troops, Families
Bethany College alumnus Kirk Collins ’77
has launched a charitable Web site (www.CHAMPusa.org)
designed to help all Americans set aside 5-10 minutes of their
time on Memorial Day to express our appreciation for the service
and sacrifices of past and current members of our military and
their families. CHAMP is an acronym for “Circle to Honor
American Military Personnel.”
The Web site encourages Americans to
join hands in a circle at 7 p.m. (EDT) on Memorial Day, May
26, for an organized “CHAMP Ceremony.” The Web site
provides a suggested agenda for the ceremony and a CHAMP pledge
to be recited at the beginning and end of the event. The Web
site also provides places to register your ceremony and check
out a list of other ceremonies.
Collins is hoping to register 10,000
ceremonies involving 100,000 people at this year’s inaugural
events. He hopes to see those numbers grow to a million ceremonies
and 10 million people by 2010. All money collected from donations
to the site will be used to pay expenses with the remainder
donated to one of the many military charities listed on the
America Supports You Web site.
Kapral ’78 Named
OVAC Coach of the Year
Former Bethany track and field athlete
Robert “Bubba” Kapral ’78 was introduced as
the winner of the Wheeling News-Register/Bill Van Horne OVAC
Coach of the Year Award on Monday. The announcement highlighted
the 23rd annual Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Banquet of Champions,
held at WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, W.Va.
Kapral was honored after leading his
Bellaire (Ohio) St. John Central’s girls’ track
team to its first-ever Ohio Division III state championship
in 2007. His teams were runners-up in 2005 and 2006. Kapral
is a five-time Ohio Eastern District Coach of the Year who has
led his teams to 11 OVAC team titles and coached 13 individual
state champions during his 20 years at the St. John Central
helm. Kapral is also the coach of a highly-successful girls’
basketball program at St. John Central.
The OVAC is the largest high school athletic
conference of its kind in the nation. It contains 46 schools
in eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia with a combined enrollment
approaching 18,000 students and crowns 62 team champions in
19 sports. Kapral, now the managing editor of the Times Leader
newspaper in Martins Ferry, Ohio, was a four-year letterman
on the Bethany track team.
Reunion Weekend Will
Tee Off With Golf Outing
With Reunion Weekend rapidly approaching
(June 13-15), Bethany College alumni are reminded that this
year’s event tees off with a golf outing at Brooke Hills
Park. The Alumni Golf Outing will run from noon to 5 p.m. on
Friday, June 13.
Included in the outing are a round of
golf, lunch, prizes and an afternoon of outdoor fun with your
fellow alumni. A box to register for the Alumni Golf Outing
has been provided on the registration form for Alumni Weekend.
here for more information. See you on the course!
Kappa Delta Sisters
to Celebrate 85th Anniversary
The alumni sisters of Kappa Delta sorority
will be celebrating the 85th anniversary of the founding of
the Sigma Xi Chapter at Bethany College from June 6-8. A full
weekend of activities has been planned by the Sigma Xi Graduate
Council. Those events include a welcome luau reception, semi-formal
dinner dance and Graduate Council elections.
Although Bethany’s Sigma Xi Chapter
of the Kappa Delta sorority closed several years ago, a small
group of sisters has remained active in celebrating events at
the College. For information about the weekend or the Graduate
Council, send an e-mail to SigmaXiGraduateCouncil@gmail.com.
Alumni Events Slated
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception
with President Dr. Scott D. Miller in San Diego, Calif. on Wednesday,
May 28. The event will be held from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the residence
of John '55 and Donna Palafoutas.
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception
with President Dr. Scott D. Miller in San Francisco, Calif.
on Friday, May 30. The event will be held at The Ruben Law Firm
and will be hosted by Stephen Ruben '70 and Ken Bado '77. Please
R.S.V.P. by May 28, to The Ruben Law Firm at (415) 399-6830.
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception
with President Dr. Scott D. Miller in Atlanta, Ga. on Sunday,
June 22. The event will be held at the Atlanta Athletic Club
from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.and will be hosted by Neil Christman
For more information or to register for
any of these events please contact the Office of Alumni Relations
at (304) 829-7411 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
To register online, click
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
Both positions will report to Sven de
Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Inquiries
should be directed to Mr. de Jong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leasure Earns First Team All-PAC
Bethany College sophomore Chris Leasure
(Stafford, Ohio/Monroe Central) was named First Team All-PAC
by the coaches of the conference Monday.
Rochester Runs Sends Bison to 2-1 Loss
Third-seeded Rochester scored twice in
the sixth inning and held on for a 2-1 victory over the sixth-seeded
Bethany College softball team in the regional consolation final
to knock the Bison out of the NCAA Tournament.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.