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
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.
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.
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
Bethany Basketball Celebrates
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 email@example.com.
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
throughout the weekend.
For more information or to help, contact
Graduate Council President Diann Devart at 240-422-6683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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.
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.