Volume IV, Number XVIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
December 17, 2010

Campus News
Holiday Schedule Announced
Bethany College's administrative offices will close for the holiday break at the close of business on Wednesday, Dec. 22. Offices will reopen on Monday, Jan. 3, at 8 a.m.

Television Marketing Vice President DeParis to Address Bethany College Kalon Scholarship Candidates
Marie E. (Zuberbuehler) DeParis — 1983 Bethany College graduate and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, Jets and Big East Conference — will deliver the Keynote Address for the 27th annual Kalon Scholarship Luncheon at Bethany College. The luncheon, to be held March 5, is part of the Kalon Leadership Scholarship Competition for incoming freshmen with exceptional academic, leadership and service records.

Bethany College Founder’s Day to Feature Former Hague Judge
and Auschwitz Survivor Thomas Buergenthal

Bethany College will celebrate 171 years as a small college of national distinction with its annual Founder’s Day Thursday, March 3. Festivities will include the traditional Founder’s Day Convocation at 11 a.m. in historic Commencement Hall featuring guest speaker Thomas Buergenthal. A 1957 Bethany graduate and former judge on the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Buergenthal is an Auschwitz survivor who now serves as a professor at The George Washington University Law School.

Bethany College Announces 2011-2012 Faculty Promotions
Bethany College President Scott D. Miller announces the College’s 2011-2012 faculty promotions in rank and tenure.

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News Briefs
Old Main Journal Taking Holiday Break
As the hush of the holidays settles over Bethany’s campus, The Old Main Journal will be taking a break of its own. Best wishes to our readers and their families for a joyous holiday season and a safe, happy and healthy New Year. We’ll return to our regular publication schedule on Friday, January 14.

Registration Open for Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Bethany College continues to accept applications and enrollments for its newly established Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Initiated in Fall 2010, the MAT degree at Bethany is a progressive program created to serve individuals who have earned their baccalaureate degree in education and teaching certification and wish to further their professional development through graduate work in pedagogy. In addition, the MAT program provides a pathway into teaching for those who hold a baccalaureate degree outside of education, allowing them to pursue graduate-level studies while completing the requirements for initial teacher certifications in elementary (grades K-6) or middle school education (grades 5-9).

Bethany’s MAT program also provides an option for Bethany undergraduates entering their senior year to seek provisional admission to the program and begin coursework. This plan enables students to graduate in five years with a baccalaureate degree, initial licensure and an MAT degree. The MAT program is designed to be a part-time program lasting approximately two years. Graduate classes will be held on evenings and weekends during regular semesters, along with January and summer term coursework. Online classes may also be offered. The program culminates with a full-time, semester-long internship in a public school.

Sophomores Plan Invisible Children: Share the Love Fundraising Dinner
Bethany College’s Sophomore Class Council will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a fundraising dinner to benefit Invisible Children, an organization founded to help better the lives of war-affected children in northern Uganda. The event, Invisible Children: Share the Love, will be held on February 14 at Bethany’s Benedum Commons from 5-7:30 p.m. It is open to the public, and reservations are not required. The dinner is covered under the student meal plan, and the cost for others is $8. The Council will be working closely with Chartwells, the campus dining service, to plan a unique menu that ties together both Ugandan culture and Valentine’s Day. Updates will be posted at www.facebook.com/sccbethanywv.

Alumni News
George Couch '79 Named President and CEO of Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corp.
George Couch '79 will take over as president and chief executive officer of Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corp., the parent company of Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital on Jan. 3.

To read the complete story, click here.

Alumni Basketball Game Set for January 29
Men’s Basketball Alumni are invited to play in the annual alumni basketball game slated for 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 29, at the Hummel Field House. For more information or to RSVP, contact Head Coach Andrew Sachs at 304.829.7246 or via email at asachs@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany Accepting Nominations for Alumnus of the Year Award
The Alumnus of the Year Award was established by the Office of the President to recognize outstanding loyalty and accomplishment by alumni of Bethany College. The award recognizes not one achievement, but is reserved for those who have attained and maintained excellence throughout their career and in their service to others.


  1. Must hold a degree from Bethany College.
  2. Must demonstrate outstanding professional accomplishment and personal deeds on behalf of Bethany College.
  3. Nominations may come from all constituency groups of the College.  Nominations should be sent to:

    Office of the President
    Bethany College
    Old Main
    Bethany, WV 26032

  1. Nominations should be made in the form of a formal letter detailing the strengths of the nominee.
  2. The Director of Alumni and Parent Relations & President's Cabinet will serve as the screening committee for the award.
  3. The President of the College will choose the recipient.

Bethany Alumni Association Now Accepting Nominations for Alumni Awards
The Bethany College Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the annual Alumni Awards.  Award recipients are selected by the Internal Affairs Committee of Alumni Council from nomination forms submitted by alumni and friends of Bethany. Recipients will be honored at a banquet during Alumni Weekend festivities slated for April 29-May 1, 2011. To view the award categories and to access a nomination form, visit: www.bethanywv.edu/alumni/get-involved/alumni-council/alumni-recognition-program/.

Nominations should be submitted to the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations no later than December 31, 2010. Nominations can be sent via email to alumni@bethanywv.edu, by fax to (304) 829-7223 or by mail to Erickson Alumni Center, Bethany College, Bethany, WV 26032.

Student Callers Work to Bolster Bethany Fund
Your phones will soon be ringing! Bethany’s student callers will begin reaching out to alumni and friends of the College asking you to support The Bethany Fund. Please answer the phone and consider making a pledge. The dollars raised help the Bethany tradition continue. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Bison Athletics
Bethany Off to Best Start in Seven Years Following 64-61 Win
Behind another night of clutch shooting by junior Audra Droginske (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Central), the Bethany College women’s basketball team defeated Mount St. Joseph 64-61 Wednesday night for their third win in a row.

Bison Roll on With 92-65 Victory Over Franciscan
The Bethany College men’s basketball team set season-highs in shooting percentage (57) and points in a 92-65 victory over visiting Franciscan Tuesday night for their fifth victory in a row.

Bethany’s James Receives All-Region Distinction
Following on the heels of a brilliant freshman season, Bethany College forward Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) was selected to the 2010 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Subaru All-Great Lakes Region Second Team Friday.

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


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