Volume I, Number II
An E-News Service of Bethany College
January 18, 2008

Campus News

Bethany To Host Governor's Honors Academy
The prestigious West Virginia Governor’s Honors Academy (GHA), an elite three-week summer educational program attracting the top high school students from each of the state’s 55 counties, has been awarded to Bethany College for the next three years.

Bethany Professor Participates in AP Forum
Bethany College Assistant Professor of Communication Steven Cohen was one of four leaders selected to participate in a Legislative Lookahead forum sponsored by the Charleston bureau of The Associated Press for West Virginia news editors.

Please visit Bethany News for these and other Bethany news stories.

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Bethany President Addresses Steubenville Rotary Club
Bethany President Dr. Scott D. Miller was the speaker last Friday at the Steubenville Rotary Club. He outlined challenges facing American higher education and discussed his plans to grow the College in the future. Click on the link below (or paste the address in your browser) to review coverage of the speech:


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Bethany Board Commissions Comprehensive Institutional Review
The Bethany Board of Trustees recently commissioned a comprehensive Institutional Review of all aspects of the College. A team of four higher education experts, headed by Dr. James L. Fisher, noted author and President-Emeritus of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), completed the review during the period of November to January. The review will be submitted to Board Chair Greg Jordan this month. Following review by the Executive Committee, President and Board of Trustees, the report will be shared with the campus community.

Bethany President Heads Presidential Leadership Project
President Miller is co-executive editor of a national leadership project sponsored by the Aramark Corporation. Dr. Miller and Dr. Marylouise Fennell, former President of Carlow University and currently Senior Counsel for the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C. head the project entitled "Presidential Perspectives: Enabling Campus Growth and Optimization." This is the second year that Drs. Miller and Fennell have directed the project which focuses on topics of interest to college and university boards, presidents and senior leaders. Each month, a different chapter--authored by a leading president--is distributed electronically to an extensive list nationwide. At the conclusion of 10 chapters, a culmination of the work is published in book form. Dr. Walter Bortz, Bethany graduate and President of Hampden Sydney College is a chapter author in 2008. Additional information about the project can be found at:


Bethany College Winter Faculty Workshop
The Bethany College Faculty Winter Workshop will be held on
Saturday, January 19, 2008 at the Mountainside Conference Center. Dr. Virginia Anderson, Professor of Biology at Towson State University, will serve as facilitator for the day. Dr. Anderson’s presentation will include sessions on classroom assessments and developing program outcomes. The workshop is partially funded through a special grant made available by the Appalachian College Association from the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Security Office To Move This Spring
The Bethany College Security Office will move from Campbell Hall to the Cummins Community Center this spring, President Miller announced Tuesday. After consultation with the President's Cabinet, Dr. Miller noted that the new location will place security in a more convenient location to service security needs closer to the "largest critical mass" on campus. Bill Kiefer, Executive Vice President, will coordinate planning and the transition.

Grants Fund Enrollment Consultation
Two outside grants have funded ongoing consultation from The Dysart Group of Charlotte, North Carolina, during 2008. The Dysart Group is a national enrollment management consulting firm specializing in liberal arts colleges. President Miller first invited The Dysart Group to conduct a review of the admissions, financial aid and marketing aspects of student recruitment in December. Managing partner John Dysart returned to campus twice this month for the formulation of an enrollment action plan and to work with staff on new techniques.

President, Athletic Director Attend NCAA Annual Meeting
President Miller and Kosmas Mouratidis, Director of Athletics, attended the NCAA Annual Meeting in Nashville. Both attended the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) meeting on Sunday. Dr. Miller was a facilitator of the Issues Forum regarding the proposed reorganization of the NCAA Division III. He also is the Division III president nationally represented on the NCAA Membership Committee.

Alumni News

Reed Smith’s Revenues Rise Under Bethany Alum
Under the leadership of Bethany Alum and Board of Trustees Chairman Gregory B. Jordan ’81, gross revenues for Reed Smith increased by 38.5 percent in 2007. According to the Jan. 10 edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Reed Smith’s revenues rose from $644 million in 2006 to $892 million in 2007.

Jordan has served as Managing Partner and Chairman of Reed Smith since 2001. During his tenure, Reed Smith has grown into one of the 15 largest law firms in the world with nearly 1,600 lawyers employed at 24 offices around the globe.

Bethany Basketball Celebrates 100 Seasons
The Bethany College Basketball team will celebrate 100 years of Bethany Basketball February 22-23, 2008.
Basketball alumni, supporters and friends will gather together to celebrate the 100th season of Bethany College Basketball.
Among many activities planned for the weekend, Bethany will play host to the Presidents of Washington & Jefferson at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 23.

For more information please contact the Bethany College Men’s Basketball office at 304-829-7269 or Joe Kurey, Coordinator at jkurey@bethanywv.edu.

KD Weekend to be Held at Bethany
Members of the Sigma Xi chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority will gather on Bethany's campus June 6-8 to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the chapter.

Tentative events include a Friday evening Luau, a Saturday Family Picnic, Semi-formal Dinner & Dance, Sisterhood Activities, Graduate Council Meeting, Elections, Teens & Tweens Events as well as supervised children’s activities
throughout the weekend.

For more information or to help, contact Graduate Council President Diann Devart at 240-422-6683 or ddevart@prc8a.com.

Bison Athletics

Bethany's Jackson Grabs Pair of Honors
The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) has selected Bethany College senior Brody Jackson (Akron, Ohio/Manchester) as its Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 15.

Second Half Rally Propels Bison to 67-60 Victory
Freshman guard Kelly Goode (Pleasant Plain, Ohio/Little Miami) scored 17 of her career-high 23 points in the second half to help the Bethany College women’s basketball team (8-6, 4-1) rally from a 14-point halftime deficit and score a 67-60 victory at Chatham (Pa.) University (4-8, 1-4).

Big Night From Morando Helps Bethany Pull Out 81-72 Win
Junior guard Tyler Morando (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Central) dropped in a career-high 27 points, as the Bethany College men’s basketball team (8-7) pulled away for an 81-72 victory at Franciscan (Ohio) University (1-13) Wednesday night.

Bethany Swim Teams Return to Action at W&J
Competing for the first time since Dec. 8, the Bethany College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams lost at Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College Wednesday night. The men were defeated 65-39 and the women suffered a 122-84 loss.

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


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