Volume I, Number III
An E-News Service of Bethany College
January 25, 2008

Campus News

Bethany College Receives Teagle Grant
Dr. Alice Brown, President of the Appalachian College Association, announced that the Teagle Foundation had funded the ACA’s request for a $300,000 grant in support of a collaborative two-year project involving Bethany College, Berea (Ky.) College and Emory and Henry (Va.) College. The schools were asked to design and submit proposals addressing the question of how to improve the quantitative literacy of their student bodies.

Bethany College Observes Project (RED) Week
A wide range of programs and activities designed to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic in Africa and the plight of children living in poverty, especially in the Congo, will highlight Project (RED) Week, which will be observed Feb. 11-15 on the campus of Bethany College.

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

News Briefs

Long-Time Bethany College Employee Passes Away
The Bethany College community was saddened last week by the loss of Nancy Huff, a retired College employee who passed away in Wheeling on Jan. 19 at the age of 76. Nancy spent 31 years working for Bethany College and was a familiar face to generations of College students. She started working for the College in 1963 and spent the majority of her Bethany career as a secretary in the duplicating center. Nancy was made head of the mail room at Cochran Hall in 1990 and served in that position until her retirement in 1994.

Funeral services were held Thursday morning at Bethany Memorial Church with Pastor Sarah Webb and Rev. Dan Harry officiating. Nancy is survived by four sisters: Jessica Hill of Wellsburg, Shirley Oakes of Follansbee, Evelyn Johnson of Colliers and Rachael Reed of Glenville.

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Bethany Represented at WVICU Annual Meeting
Bethany College was well represented at the annual meeting of West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities last weekend at Stonewall Resort. President Miller, Trustees Bob Nutting and Marc Chernenko (and wife Joyce), and student Justin Miller all attended the meeting.

Dr. Miller and Mr. Chernenko are both members of the WVICU Board of Directors. Mr. Chernenko is also a regional campaign chair. Mr. Nutting was recognized for the support provided by Ogden Newspapers to WVICU. He is also a former board member and chair of the organization. Justin Miller, a sophomore elementary education and political science major from West Liberty, WV, was recognized as a recipient of a WVICU scholarship. Bethany College graduate Paul Chewning is the President of WVICU.

Stephanie Kappel Tabbed Executive Assistant to the President
Stephanie Kappel has been named Executive Assistant to the President. She has previously served as Assistant to the President and Grants Coordinator.

ACA Quantitative Literacy Workshop
Berea College, Bethany College, and Emory & Henry College will host a Quantitative Literacy Workshop May 27-30 at Emory & Henry College in Abingdon, Va. This four-day workshop will provide an opportunity for faculty of Appalachian College Association (ACA) Colleges to learn more about current pedagogies and best practices to strengthen student math skills and quantitative literacy at ACA institutions.

This important faculty development program is made possible by grants from the Teagle Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Members of the Planning Committee include Dr. Christopher Qualls, Emory and Henry College, chair; Dr. Carolyn Newton, Berea College; and Dr. Michael Mihalyo, Bethany College.

Bethany Kalon Scholars Host Black and White Ball
The Bethany College Kalon Scholars sponsored a Black and White Ball last Friday. The semi-formal affair was held to raise money for Second Wind Dreams. Second Wind Dreams is a national non-profit organization, with a goal of bringing seniors to the fore front, by enriching their lives and empowering them to age with dignity.

The Ball was held from 8-11 p.m. in Commencement Hall. Over 80 students, faculty, staff and community members attended, raising $250 for Second Wind Dreams.

New President Announces President's Cabinet
President Dr. Scott D. Miller announced recently the appointment of the President's Cabinet. The Cabinet serves in an advisory capacity to the president on operational issues. Vice Presidents Mihalyo, Kiefer, de Jong, and Neel serve as members of the Cabinet. Stephanie Kappel, Executive Assistant to the President, serves in a support role to the Cabinet. The President's Cabinet meets each Tuesday throughout the year.

Bethany Panhellenic Council to Hold Tea in Honor of Annie Miller

The Bethany Panhellenic Council has announced they will host a tea on February 1, 2008 in honor of Mrs. Annie Miller, wife of Bethany's new president Dr. Scott Miller. The tea will be held in the Phillips Hall Lounge from 2-4 p.m. For more information please contact Brian Fernandes.

Bethany Website "Re-Make" Underway
President Miller has appointed a committee, headed by Jeffrey Devlin, Director of the Mary Cutlip Center for Library and Information Technology Serivces, and Sven de Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, to work with an outside contract firm for the comprehensive re-design of the Bethany college web site. The new site is scheduled for launch in May.

Bethany Hosts Award Winning Poet

Michael Dumanis read from his award-winning book of poems this past Wednesday on the Bethany College campus.

Dumanis was born in the former Soviet Union and lived there until his parents were granted political asylum in the United States. His first book of poetry, My Soviet Union, won the prestigious Juniper Prize for Poetry and has already sold out its first printing in the 8 months since its release. Also the editor of the groundbreaking Legitimate Dangers, an anthology of contemporary younger poets which won the American Anthology of Poetry Award, he is currently Assistant Professor of English at Cleveland State University, where he directs the CSU Poetry Center and teaches in the NEO MFA program.

"Michael's work is astonishing. His verbal acuity is stunning and delightful--playful, without being so many empty words strung together," said Dr. James Hall, Assistant Professor of English at Bethany. "The poems, by turns heartbreaking and beautiful and funny, are some of the best written by a young, contemporary poet today."

Bethany/West Liberty Presidents Meet
President Miller and Robin Capehart, President of West Liberty State College, met recently to discuss cooperative relationships between the two schools.

President of Bethany on West Virginia Public Radio
President Miller was the guest on "Morning Edition" on West Virginia Public Radio on Monday. He talked about the traditions of Bethany College and plans for growth in the future. The interview is archived on the web at: www.wvpbmedia.com/audio/news/0121wvm1.mp3

Alumni News

Bethany Grad Sims Calling It Like He Sees It
Describe everything you see. Dave Sims '75 swears by that singular piece of advice from the late sports announcer Marty Glickman, a broadcast legend who first began calling New York Knicks and Giants games during the late 1950s. read more

Charleston, W.Va. Alumni Event Scheduled
Join Bethany Alumni and friends at a reception with Bethany President Dr. Scott D. Miller on Thursday February 28. The event will held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Charleston Town Center Marriott. A $25 donation to The Bethany Fund is encouraged. For more information or to register for this event please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 304-829-7411 or via e-mail at alumni@bethanywv.edu. To register online, click here.

Job Fair Scheduled
Karri Jasko Mulhern '90 is the Marketing Coordinator for the Regional Economic Development Partnership (RED) in Wheeling, W.Va. RED, a private non-profit development corporation working to create business opportunities in West Virginia will be hosting a job fair in conjunction with the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce, WTOV-9, The Wheeling News Register/Intelligencer and Comcast. The fair is scheduled for Thursday, January 31 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wheeling Island Racetrack and Gaming Center.

For more information please e-mail or call Karri Mulhern at kmulhern@redp.org or 304-232-7722.

Bison Athletics

Bethany Outlasts W&J in Overtime 86-83
After losing a 12-point lead in regulation, senior guards Brody Jackson (Akron, Ohio/Manchester) and Marcus Adams (Columbus, Ohio/Mount Vernon Academy) combined to score all 13 points in overtime to help the Bethany College men’s basketball team escape with an 86-83 win at Washington & Jefferson Wednesday night.

PAC Selects Bethany's Morando as Player of The Week
Bethany College junior Tyler Morando (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Central) has been selected as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 22.

Bison Drop 71-61 Decision at W&J
Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College (12-4, 5-2) held a 42-18 advantage in points in the paint, which helped them stave off a second half rally from the Bethany College women’s basketball team (9-7, 5-2) and hand the Bison a 71-61 defeat Wednesday night.

Bison Women Earn Second Win of the Year Over Saint Vincent
Bethany College junior Brenda Maxwell (Evans City, Pa./Seneca Valley) registered four first place finishes Saturday, as the Bison women’s swimming and diving team defeated Saint Vincent (Pa.) College 134-112.

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


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