Bethany To Offer Online
Courses in Summer 2008
President Miller and Provost Mihalyo recently
signed an agreement for Bethany College to become a partner
in the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities.
OCICU is managed by New Ventures of Regis University. With over
60 member institutions—similar in characteristics to Bethany--throughout
the U.S., the consortium offers well-designed online courses
that are delivered by partner colleges and universities.
Bethany will begin to provide this online
learning opportunity beginning in the summer 2008. A wide array
of courses will be available from many departments including
Education, English, Religious Studies, Social Work, and Sociology.
A complete listing will be available in early April.
Please contact the Office of the Registrar
for more information at (304) 829-7834 or email@example.com.
Hurl Center Renovation
On Track For July Completion
The renovation project at Bethany College’s
new Judith R. Hurl Education Center is moving steadily along
toward a summer completion date. The Hurl Center is the former
Bethany Primary School, which was purchased with funds provided
by Dr. Rodney Hurl ’52. It was named in memory of Dr.
Hurl’s late wife, Judith R. Hurl, who graduated from Bethany
in 1953 with an Education Degree.
According to Dr. Keely Camden, Chair
of the Department of Education, all internal and external wiring
was completed in February with the telephone connections and
network set to go online this month. Video cameras on all external
doors and the wireless internet are targeted for April activation.
Painting is largely complete with only the auditorium, gymnasium
and one stairwell remaining.
“It’s very exciting. We are
on track for completion in July,” said Dr. Camden. “The
Hurl Center will enhance our Education Department and Teacher
Preparation Program in so many ways. We are so grateful for
this facility and the expanded opportunities it will provide
for our pre-service teachers and community outreach programs.”
A number of rooms in the three-story
building have already been funded by generous donors but several
naming opportunities remain. Among these are the Child Care
Center, the Autism Center and Sensory Room, the 21st Century
Classroom, the Model Classroom and the Third Floor Offices.
Bethany Professor Receives
Dr. Daniel J. Phillips, Assistant Professor
of Chemistry, has received a grant for $10,800 from WV-INBRE
to purchase a DNA/RNA Synthesizer. The synthesizer is used to
make specifically selected short to long chains of DNA/RNA.
The instrument will be used in the biochemistry classes to teach
how chains are made and structural characteristics. In the research
laboratories, the synthesizer will facilitate student projects
on the effects changes in DNA may have on the DNA form.
Bethany Students Study Abroad
in Costa Rica
Dr. Joseph Lovano, Professor of World
Languages and Cultures and Chair of the Department of World
Language and Cultures, took advantage of Spring Break to lead
three students on a short-term Study Abroad educational/cultural
trip to Costa Rica this week.
Accompanying Lovano on the six-day multicultural
journey to the Central American nation were: Katie Heinlein,
a sophomore from Claysville, Pa. who is carrying a Double Major
in Spanish and Visual Arts with a Minor in Secondary Education;
Sara Patnesky, a freshman from Canonsburg, Pa. who has a Double
Major in German and Spanish; and Amber Yarnell, a sophomore
from Wooster, Ohio who also has a Double Major in German and
Dr. Lovano is in his 11th year as a teacher
at Bethany. During that time, he has led or accompanied numerous
short-term Study Abroad groups to Mexico, Canada, Spain, France,
the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico along with many metropolitan
cities in the contiguous United States.
Camp Canyon at
Partnering with a private camp management firm, Bethany has
created a first of its kind residential summer camp operation,
Camp Canyon. Camp Canyon brings together traditional summer
camping with Bethany's great facilities. Bethany's extensive
athletic and classroom facilities will be used for camp instructional
programs; Campbell Village suites will be converted to bunks;
a cafeteria will take on the feel of a true camp dining hall;
and the outdoor classroom becomes the setting for unforgettable
Camp Canyon will offer a full array of
summer camp program options both in sports and arts. Campers
will also enjoy a range of traditional summer camp activities
including campfires, socials, carnivals and more.
Why not give your child or grandchild
a chance to enjoy a great summer camp at a place close to your
heart? As part of the Bethany family, children of Bethany alumni
are offered a 50% tuition discount for our inaugural year. For
more detail, please call the Camp Canyon office at 800-917-1902,
email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit us online at www.campcanyon.com.
Alumni Events Slated
Join Alumni Council President, Margy Lang
'81 at a dinner for alumni and friends of Bethany College in
Colorado Springs, Colo. on Thursday, March 27. Held at the Broadmoor
Resort and Hotel from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., the event is being underwritten
by Margy Lang.
Join Bethany Alumni and friends at a
reception with President Dr. Scott D. Miller in Chicago, Ill.
on Saturday, April 12. The event will be held from 5:30-7:00
p.m. at the Union League Club's French Room. The event is being
hosted and underwritten through the generosity of Arthur '62
and Charlene Low.
Join Bethany Alumni and friends at a
reception with President Dr. Scott D. Miller in New York, N.Y.
on Wednesday, April 30. The event will be held from 6:00-7:30
p.m. at the residence of Dr. Linda Donelle Lewis '61 in New
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.
Sharp in 6-3 Win Over Wisconsin-Superior
Freshman Brett Mazine (Monaca, Pa.) totaled
nine strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings of work and the bullpen took
care of the rest to lead the Bethany College baseball team to
a 6-3 triumph over Wisconsin-Superior Thursday afternoon.
Softball Splits Again on Wednesday
After a day off Tuesday, the Bethany College
softball team returned to action Wednesday, with late rallies
being the deciding factor in both a 7-3 victory over the College
of Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) and a 9-4 loss to Fontbonne (Mo.).
Jackson Earns Pair of All-Region Honors
Bethany College senior Brody Jackson’s
(Akron, Ohio/Manchester) list of accolades continues to grow,
as he received a pair of All-Region awards over the last two
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.