New Faculty Athletics
Representative and Compliance Officer Announced
Bethany President Scott D. Miller announced
Tuesday that Dr. Wallace B. "Wally" Neel, Professor
of Physical Education and Sports Studies, will assume additional
responsibility as Faculty Athletics Representative and Virgil
G. Thompson, Assistant Professor of Accounting, will become
Compliance Officer. "We are fortunate to have valued educators
with broad backgrounds that can meet the needs of a growing,
complex program," Dr. Miller said. "These capacities
are vital to a strong, student-centered NCAA Division III program."
Acting Admissions Director
Karina Dayich of Pittsburgh has been named
Acting Director of Admission at Bethany College. She will serve
in the capacity through August 2008. Dayich comes to Bethany
with 10 years of admission experience. She previously served as
the Director of Enrollment Management at Moore College of Art
and Design in Philadelphia, Pa. and was Dean of Admission and
Financial Aid at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Online Classes Debut
at Bethany College
Bethany College will offer
a wide variety of online courses through a unique partnership
with the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities
(OCICU). All courses are offered for Bethany College credit.
Check back next week for a list of summer course offerings.
For additional information, contact the Registrar's Office at
(304) 829-7834 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Theological Seminary Hold Program Partnership Discussions
President Scott D. Miller and Provost
Michael Mihalyo, Bethany College, and President R. Robert Cueni
and Interim Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs Richard
Lowery, Lexington Theological Seminary, have begun conversations
regarding the potential for educational partnerships in the
near future. Formal and informal programs under consideration
include studies to support vocational and lay leader development.
Most important is that these collaborative efforts will clearly
bring together the oldest College and oldest Seminary within
the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
“While religious studies and theological
formation have different purposes, mutual contributions enriching
to both are possible," stated Dr. James Farwell, chair
of the Department of Religious Studies at Bethany. "An
understanding of religion as a living spiritual practice with
which seminaries are concerned is important to academic students
of religion; and those who are formed by seminaries for theological
and institutional leadership benefit from the critical tools
and critical questions posed by religious studies. I am eager
to see what might be accomplished in a collaborative effort
between Bethany and Lexington Seminary.”
Football to Hold 2008 Bison Classic Golf Outing May 3
The Bethany Football Program
will host its annual golf outing, the Bison Golf Classic, on
Saturday, May 3 at Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg.
There will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. and golf will be
followed by a social at Bubba's Bison Inn in Bethany at 3:00
p.m. The cost is $85 per golfer and includes 18 holes with
a cart, continental breakfast, lunch and the post-outing social.
All proceeds will benefit the Bison Football Program. Sponsorship
opportunities are also available. Please contact Head Coach
Tim Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to participate.
Bowers Retires After
43 years at Bethany
Alice (Toby) E. Bowers
dedicated her career to Bethany College expanding over forty-three
years. She started work at Bethany College in 1960 and worked
until 1965. She returned to work at Bethany in 1967 and worked
until 1969. She returned a third time in 1972 to the present
time. She took time off in the 1960s for the birth of her two
daughters. Toby played a vital role at Bethany College serving
in capacities such as Secretary of Church Relations, Registrar’s
Office, Supervisor for the Secretarial Pool, Mailroom and Duplicating
Center, and Executive Secretary.
Toby served Bethany College as an exemplary
employee, always for the betterment of the College, students
and employees and is retiring with many accolades and much appreciation,
and will be missed by her College family. To express appreciation
for her hard work and devotion to the College, President Miller
presented a clock to Toby and the Business Office employees
presented a resolution in her honor.
Bethany Students Travel
to Washington, D.C.
Nine members of Bethany College’s
German Club will be traveling to Washington, D.C. April 11-13. While in the nation’s capital, the club will participate
in several activities pertaining to German history and culture.
They plan to visit the United States
Holocaust Museum, where Bethany alumna Jo-Ellyn Decker, who is employed
as Researcher for the Benjamin and Vladka Meed Registry of Holocaust
Survivors, will aid them with a tour of the museum. Also on
the agenda is a visit to Washington’s Goethe Institute,
a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the study of
German language and culture outside of German-speaking countries.
During their visit, club members
will also attend a theater performance of Bertolt Brecht’s
“The Good Woman of Setzuan” in Arlington, Va. Brecht
is considered the most prolific and influential German playwrights
of the 20th century.
The trip also coincides with the annual
National Cherry Blossom Festival, an event that commemorates
the establishment of the nation’s friendly relations with
Japan. Students will spend time touring the blossoms and learning
about the history of this event.
Students participating in this excursion
are Jessica DeWitt, Kelly Medkeff-Rose, Janina Munch, Susanne
Kattermann, Andrea Veithen, Kevin Fedigan, Andrew Sell, Sarah
Goho and Amber Yarnell. They will be accompanied by the club’s
adviser, Tessa Wegener.
Bethany Welcomes Guest
Lecturers From Germany
Members of the Bethany College faculty
and students are invited to a pair of guest lectures by visitors
from Germany’s Heidelberg University of Education on April
7-8 at the Mary Cutlip Center for Library and Information Technology.
Dr. Manuela Welzel, Professor of Physics
and Vice President for Research and International Relations
at the University, will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, April 7 in the
Hess Room. Dr. Welzel’s topic is “Development, Proof
and Evaluation of a Gender-Sensitive Computer Assisted Learning
Environment for Science Education — How to Transfer Research
Results Into Practice.”
Henrike Schon, Director of the University’s
International Office, will speak at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 8
in Room 1. Her topic is “Internationalizing a Smaller
University: Building an International Office to Further Intercultural
The lectures are being hosted by Bethany’s
International Education Committee. Light refreshments will be
served following each lecture with ample time provided for personal
interaction with the audience.
$700 for St. John's Home for Children
In collaboration with the Bethany College
Department of Social Work, the Theatre department raised $700 for
St. John's Home for Children in Wheeling. During last week's
production of The Who's Tommy, they used opening night as a fundraiser
and donated all proceeds for that evening's show.
Bethany Alum to Spend
Time in Paris
Nicole Marie Vetanze Swanson '98 was awarded
a summer scholarship through the American Association Teacher's
of French. She will be studying in Paris this summer (July 7-25).
She will be taking classes in French writing, theatre, and music.
Nicole is a French teacher at East Garner Magnet Middle School
in Garner, N.C.
Steve Sparks '93 Director, NetJets Programs
FlightSafety International, the world’s
premier aviation training organization, has announced that Steve
Sparks '93 has been named to the newly created position of Director,
As Director, NetJets Programs, Sparks
will work closely with senior management at both NetJets and
FlightSafety to help ensure that the thousands of NetJets pilots
who train at FlightSafety each year continue to receive the
highest quality professional training. He will be based at the
NetJets facility in Columbus, Ohio, which is located adjacent
to the FlightSafety Learning Center.
Over 75,000 pilots, technicians and other
aviation professionals train at FlightSafety facilities each
year. The company designs and manufactures full flight simulators
for civil and military aircraft programs and operates the world’s
largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at 40 training
Alumni Events Slated
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
Please save the date and plan to join
Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception with Dr. Scott D.
Miller in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Tuesday, April 22, 2008. The event
will be held in the Tour Theatre at PNC Park from 5:30 p.m.
to game time. The event hosted by Board of Trustees Member
Robert Nutting, will precede the Pittsburgh Pirates taking on
the Florida Marlins. R.s.v.p. by April 18, 2008 to reserve discounted
tickets for the game following the reception.
*Reservations are required
for attendance at this event.
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 York City.
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.
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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.
Names Mike Summey New Men's Basketball Coach
University of North Florida assistant
Mike Summey has been selected as the new head men’s basketball
coach at Bethany College, as announced Tuesday by President
Dr. Scott D. Miller.
Cruse Earns PAC and ECAC Track Athlete of the Week
Bethany College sophomore Matt Cruse (Naples,
Fla./Barron Collier) has been selected as the Presidents’
Athletic Conference (PAC) and co-ECAC Division III Men’s
Track Athlete of the Week for March 31.
Two Relays Qualify for ECAC's in First Outdoor Meet
The Bethany College outdoor track and
field teams began their 2008 season on a strong note, as two
relays and one individual qualified for ECAC Championships during
Saturday’s Wheeling Jesuit Invitational.
Waste Great Pitching Effort in 2-0 Loss
Muskingum squeezed out two runs off junior
starter Milton Joyner (Pittsburgh, Pa./Westinghouse) and it
was enough to post a 2-0 victory over the Bethany College baseball
team Tuesday afternoon.
Shutout Highlights Split with Geneva
Senior pitcher Heather Immesberger (Rumson,
N.J./Rumson Fair Haven) fired a three-hit shutout to pace the
Bethany College softball team (7-9) to a 1-0 victory over visiting
Geneva in the first game of a twinbill Tuesday afternoon at
gusty Bethany Field.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.