Hibernia Open House
and House Blessing Set For Oct. 19
Renner Visiting Scholar Dr. Peter Morgan
’61 and President Miller will host an Open House and House
Blessing at the newly-restored and renovated Hibernia on Sunday,
Oct. 19 from 2-5 p.m. The event will showcase the results of
the renovation project at the historic house as Hibernia transitions
into its new role as the Renner Visiting Scholar Residence.
The official ceremony will get under
way at 2:30 p.m. with the presentation of a brief history of
the house. That will be followed immediately by the House Blessing
service, conducted by Dr. Morgan. Hibernia is located at 100
Main Street, just two blocks from the Bethany College campus.
Major improvement projects recently completed at the residence
include a new roof along with extensive painting and interior
The property upon which Hibernia is located
was owned by Alexander Campbell when he founded Bethany College
in 1840. Campbell operated a print shop in the high basement
of the house for several years. He produced a number of publications
during the early days of the College, including The Millennial
Harbinger — still regarded as one of the most prominent
religious periodicals ever to emanate from a frontier press.
Communication Professor Attends
Dr. Stephanie Tuszynski, Assistant Professor
of Communication, attended the second Flow Conference in Austin,
Texas from Oct. 9-11. Hosted by the University of Texas’
Department of Radio, TV and Film, the Flow Conference is a biennial
gathering that brings together media studies scholars and professionals
to discuss current issues in media culture and scholarship.
Dr. Tuszynski represented Bethany College
on a roundtable titled, “Online and Offline Fan Communities.”
Before coming to Bethany, Dr. Tuszynski had attended the inaugural
Flow Conference in 2006 as part of a panel discussing “Television’s
Future and the Role of TV Scholarship.”
Bethany Alum Plays
Role in Historic Space Flight
A Bethany College alumna filled a significant behind-the-scenes
role this week in Richard Garriott’s successful quest
to become the world’s first second-generation astronaut.
Garriott, an American computer-game developer and the son of
former NASA astronaut Owen Garriott, was aboard a Russian Soyuz
capsule that was launched from Kazakhstan on Sunday, Oct. 12
and docked with the International Space Station on Tuesday,
Garriott’s historic flight was
organized by Space Adventures, Ltd. Stacey Collins Tearne, a
1993 graduate of Bethany College with a degree in Communication,
is Vice President of Communications for Space Adventures, Ltd.
A native of Wheeling, W.Va., Tearne is the daughter of Jim Collins
’49, a member of the Bethany College Hall of Fame and
an Emeritus Trustee.
Space Adventures, Ltd., based in Vienna,
Va., is the world’s leading private space tourism company.
The company first gained worldwide attention in 2001 when it
brokered the flight of Dennis Tito, the first privately-funded
space tourist, to the International Space Station.
Garriott, who is Vice Chairman of Space
Adventures, Ltd., paid a reported $30 million to become the
sixth private individual to make the trip. Garriott will complete
170 earth orbits before his scheduled return on Friday, Oct.
Speaks at Seven Springs Event
President Miller accepted an invitation to be the dinner speaker
when a group of Beta Theta Pi alumni from Bethany College gathered
for a group function on Sunday, Oct. 12 at Seven Springs Mountain
Resort in Champion, Pa.
Following an excellent meal, President
Miller brought the Betas up to speed on the Transformation Now!
campaign at Bethany College. He also provided updates for them
on the progress of several specific projects at their alma mater.
Alumni Gather in Washington
More than 30 alumni and friends of Bethany
College gathered at a reception with Dr. Scott D. Miller, President
of the College, Vice President Sven de Jong and Mort Gamble,
Special Assistant to the President on Thursday, October 9 in
Dr. Arthur B. Keys '67 hosted the get-together
at International Relief and Development (www.ird-dc.org),
an organization of which he is President and CEO. In addition
to Dr. Miller providing an overview about his future goals for
Bethany College, Dr. Keys shared a video presentation about
IRD’s 10th anniversary, which served as a moving tribute
for the great works IRD does throughout the world.
To view photos of the event, click
‘Ringing’ in the New School Year
Your phone will soon be ringing! The annual Phone-A-Thon got
under way earlier this week with current Bethany students reaching
out to former Bethany students. Alumni participation in the
Bethany Fund rose from 17 percent to 22 percent last year. The
goal for the 2008-09 campaign is to increase alumni giving to
We hope you will answer the phone and
respond to our students by continuing to support the Bethany
Fund. Your participation is greatly appreciated.
Save the Date! Alumni
Weekend Set for May
Please save the date and make plans to
join us here on campus for Alumni Weekend, set to begin on Friday,
May 1, 2009. More details will be provided in future issues
of the Old Main Journal.
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception
with President Dr. Scott D. Miller on Tuesday, October 28. The
event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Epping Forest Yacht
Club, 1830 Epping Forest Drive, Jacksonville, Fla. The reception
is being hosted by Linda D. ’71 and Rick Hull ’70.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register online, click
Breaks Shutout Mark With 2-0 Blanking of Waynesburg
Freshman Cassie Spalding (Claysville,
Pa./McGuffey) scored twice and another stout effort by the defense
paved the way for the Bethany College women’s soccer team
to post a 2-0 shutout over visiting Waynesburg Wednesday night
at Bison Stadium.
to Battle Westminster Saturday for PAC Win
The Bethany College football team will
open the second half of their 2008 schedule Saturday when they
travel to Westminster for a PAC contest. Kickoff with the Titans
is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
Tripped Up by Chatham 5-4 in Tennis
Although they managed to split the six
singles matches, the Bethany College women’s tennis team
couldn’t overcome losing two out of three in doubles,
as Chatham came away with a 5-4 victory Wednesday afternoon
in a PAC match.
Missed Chances Costly in 1-1 Tie
Several missed chances for an insurance
goal proved costly, as the Bethany College men’s soccer
team was forced to settle for a 1-1 tie with visiting Waynesburg
Wednesday afternoon in a PAC match at Hoag Field.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.