President Attends Meetings with Bethany Partner
President Miller was in Charleston, W.Va., on Monday and
Lynchburg, Va., Tuesday and Wednesday for meetings of presidents
of two important Bethany partners.
In Charleston, he attended the Audit Committee of the Independent
College Enterprise, a seven-college consortium that provides
administrative computer services to the Bethany campus. In
Lynchburg, he attended the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Council of Colleges and Universities meeting. The Council
represents the 14 colleges and universities nationwide that are in
a covenant relationship with the Christian Church (Disciples of
Bethany Campus Master Plan Available Online
Bethany’s Campus Master Plan has been released and is available as
a PDF online at
www.bethanywv.edu/CampusMasterPlan.pdf. The document is
being made available after a lengthy review process and will help
establish the focus and direction necessary to best steward
Bethany’s remarkable resources.
College Releases January Term Schedule
A full listing of January Term courses can be found by clicking on
the “January Term Courses” icon on the front of the Bethany web
Walden Wins Chartwells Vice President’s Award
Assistant Director of Retail Dining for Bethany College Calvin
"Jeff" Walden was recently awarded the Chartwells Mid-Atlantic
Region Vice President's Award for his dedication to
excellence. Walden has been on the Bethany campus working for
dining services since 1982 and is known to live and breathe
"nothing but the best for our students." He was nominated for the
award by Necol Dunson, Director of Dining Services, because of his
can-do attitude and his passion for customer service. He works
tirelessly to make Boomer's and The Bethany Beanery be the "hot
spots" on campus and listens to the students and reacts to their
needs with a smile on his face. "Jeff has a passion for customer
service and goes above and beyond the call of duty for the
company," stated Dunson.
In addition to his managerial duties on campus, Walden volunteered
his time to assist the Chartwell's sales team at Bowling Green
University this past year. During his time there, a testament to
his impact was brought to light. A student at Bowling Green who
has a friend at Bethany recognized Walden and ran up to him,
saying, "Wow, YOU are HERE...does that mean that we will get a
Bethany Students Receive H1N1, Seasonal Flu
Bethany College Health Services held its first H1N1 clinic on November 4
in conjunction with the Brooke County Health Department.
Approximately 100 students were vaccinated. Ten students were
vaccinated against the seasonal flu, in addition to the nearly 200
seasonal flu vaccinations already given by Health Services.
More clinics will be held in the coming weeks for students to receive
the H1N1 vaccine. As supplies continue to become available to the
Brooke County Health Department, Bethany College Health Services
hopes to offer clinics for other adults, including faculty, staff
Art Exhibition Showcases Weaver’s ‘Hook, Lying, and
The 30th Anniversary of the West Virginia Juried Exhibition features a ceramic sculpture
—"Hook, Lying, and Sinker"— by Herb Weaver, Jennie Steindorf
Renner Chair of Fine Arts and Professor of Fine Arts. The display
is being presented at the Cultural Center in the Capitol Complex
in Charleston, W.Va., and includes award-winning pieces from the
first exhibition in 1979 and selections from each of the biennial
exhibitions through 2007. Weaver’s sculpture was a winner in 2005.
President Scott D. Miller attended the event.
Freshman Class Attends Open House at Christman
President and Mrs. Miller hosted a Sunday afternoon Open House at
Christman Manor last week. The event was an opportunity for new
Bethanians to see the historic house and visit with a number of
Bethany to Continue Live
Video Streaming of Athletic Events
The last video webcast of the 2009 fall season is scheduled for
this Saturday, November 7, when the Bison football team closes out
their home schedule against #15 Washington & Jefferson College at
1 p.m. Fans can catch all the action for free from their computer
by clicking on the link below ...
Announcing will be done by Dr. Jay Libby's
First Year Seminar students.
Fans can also listen to the game as it is
broadcast on WVBC-FM by linking to:
Chartwells District Manager Dishes Up Irish
Castelli, Chartwells District Manager, traveled from Columbus,
Ohio, to visit Bethany College on October 28 and make one of his
favorite dishes for students, faculty and staff. Castelli’s
entertaining and flavorful version of an "Irish Quesadilla" that
was a popular menu item at the restaurant he owned before working
for Chartwells was well received by many, including a number of
students who returned for seconds.
Grimes to Preach ‘Inside Out’ at Georgia Church
Dr. Larry Grimes, Director of Church Relations and Emeritus Professor of English, will preach at the 9 and 11 a.m. services Nov. 8 at Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johnson Ferry Road, Sandy Springs, Ga. (Greater Atlanta). Grimes was Associate Minister there from 1967 to 1970, just before joining the faculty at Bethany College. Presently his former student and Bethany graduate Erin Reed Cooper is their Associate Minister. The title of Grimes' story-sermon is "Inside Out."
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee
History and Political
Dr. Clinton W. Maffett,
Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of
History and Political Science, gave
a presentation titled "Peak Oil, the Sweet Spot, and Future
Prices" at the U.S. Department of Commerce on October 23. He has
been serving as a consultant for the Foreign Trade Zones Board in
the Department of Commerce, and the presentation was a summary of
Literature and World
Liz Langemak, Assistant Professor of English, was recently the recipient of a
week-long fellowship to the Writers in the Heartland residency in
Gilman, Ill. This fall, Langemak has also had poems accepted for
publication in Subtropics (The University of Florida), 32 Poems
(Texas Tech University) and The Cincinnati Review (The University
Keyes ’67 Awarded Emory Medal
Emory University awarded Bethany alum and Board of Trustees
member Dr. Arthur B. Keys ‘67 an Emory Medal — the University’s
highest alumni award — during the 2009 Emory Medal Ceremony on
October 30. Dr. Larry Grimes, Bethany College Director of Church
Relations and Professor of English Emeritus, attended the event.
Keys is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of
International Relief and Development, Inc. (IRD), a charitable
non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Arlington, Va.,
that is committed to reducing the suffering of the world’s most
vulnerable populations. Emory notes that Keys has been involved in
the management of approximately $1 billion of development
assistance in 2008–09, with major grants from the U.S. Agency for
International Development (USAID), the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers, the Department of Agriculture, Department of Labor,
Department of State, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),
and U.N. agencies. With Keys’ guidance, IRD has begun a
partnership with Candler School of Theology and Emory’s Institute
of Developing Nations. Keys earned a B.A. in History and Political
Science from Bethany College in 1967. He received his Master of
Divinity from Yale University and holds a Doctor of Ministry from
Save the Date!
Attention Atlanta-area Alumni & Friends! Save the date and join
President Scott D. Miller for a luncheon Sunday, November 22,
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Atlanta Athletic Club. The event is hosted by Neil Christman ’55. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention Bethany Alumni!
Have you started a new job, received a promotion or were you recently married? Have you expanded your family with the birth of a new baby? We want to know what you’ve been up to. Please forward your news to the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at email@example.com. We will publish the information in the Classnotes section of an upcoming issue of Bethany Today.
Bethany Alumni Association Now Accepting Nominations
for Alumni Awards
The Bethany College Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the annual Alumni Awards. Award recipients are selected by the Internal Affairs Committee of Alumni Council from nomination forms submitted by alumni and friends of Bethany. Recipients will be honored at a banquet during Alumni Weekend festivities slated for April 30-May 2, 2010. To view the award categories and to access a nomination form, visit:
Attention PSI Beta's - 150th Anniversary Celebration
The PSI Chapter of the Beta Theta PI Fraternity will be celebrating its 150 year anniversary as a chapter at Bethany College. Events are being planned, and will be held on the Bethany College Campus June 18-20, 2010.
While the full agenda is being formed, tentatively, there will be golf on Friday for those that can attend, a cookout on Friday night, a full agenda of activities on Saturday, including activities for the spouses/significant others, and a dinner on Saturday evening, and finishing on Sunday with a Brunch. Rooms will be available on Campus. More to come.
PSI Beta Alumni - Mark your calendars. June 18-20, 2010.
Bethany Online Alumni Community
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations recently launched Bethany Live. The Web-based community will allow you to keep up with alumni news, create a profile, post class notes and photos, participate in discussions via the message board and communicate with your classmates in a very similar manner to that of Facebook.
To log in for the first time, visit www.live.bethanywv.edu. Click on
"first-time login" at the top of the page on in the green bar. Enter your name and your constituent ID when prompted and you'll be on your way. The system will walk you through each step to create a profile, upload photos, edit personal information, etc.
If you do not yet have a Constituent ID number or you have problems logging in, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethany's Stefanizzi Repeats as Second Team
For the second
consecutive year, Bethany senior Tim Stefanizzi (Brave,
Pa./Waynesburg Central) has earned ESPN the Magazine Second Team
Academic All-District II Football team honors, as announced
Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Bethany's Zavatchen Receives PAC Honor
Bethany freshman Jessica Zavatchen (Uniontown, Pa./Laurel
Highlands) has been chosen as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference
(PAC) Volleyball Player of the Week for Nov. 2.
Bethany Closes Out Home Schedule Saturday Against
The Bethany football team will celebrate Senior Day this
Saturday, as they host Washington & Jefferson in the final home
game for 20 Bison seniors. Kickoff against the Presidents is set
for 1 p.m.
Bethany Women Take Fourth at PAC Cross Country
Senior Maggie McCort (Fort Ashby, W.Va./Frankfort) earned
Second Team All-PAC for the second consecutive year and freshman
Erin Reske (Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern) also earned
all-conference honors to lead the Bethany women’s cross country
team to a fourth place finish at the 2009 PAC Cross Country
Championships at Saint Vincent.
Bethany Comes Up Short in PAC Quarterfinal
The Bethany volleyball team was able to push fourth-seeded
Washington & Jefferson to the limit Tuesday night, but the
Presidents pulled out a 3-2 (25-20, 21-25, 25-16, 21-25, 15-7)
victory over the Bison in the PAC Quarterfinals.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.