Volume II, Number XXXVI
An E-News Service of Bethany College
May 8, 2009

Campus News
President Announces New Faculty Athletics Representative
Bethany College President Scott D. Miller announced that Dr. Erich Lippman, Assistant Professor of History, will serve as the College’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Bethany Graduates Return to Alma Mater for Alumni Weekend Celebrations
Bethany College hosted its 2009 Alumni Weekend May 1-3. The event featured class reunion events, the Bethany football program’s Bison Golf Classic and activities hosted by the Bethany Alumni Soccer Association (BASA).

To view photos from Alumni Weekend visit:

News Briefs
Kappel Hosts Dinner Honoring Self-Study Team
Dr. Gary Kappel, Bethany’s Professor of History and Director of Institutional Effectiveness who served for three years as Chair of the Bethany College Reaffirmation of Accreditation Team, hosted a dinner Wednesday at Staffileno’s On the River in honor of the Bethany Self-Study Team.

The College recently completed the reaffirmation process with a recommendation from the visiting team of the maximum 10 years before the next accreditation process.

At the dinner, Kappel thanked members of the Bethany team for their leadership and hard work. Each team member also received a gift of Bethany College pottery.

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Dining Service

Employment Opportunities

Dining Services Advances ‘Going Green’ Initiatives
Necol Dunson, Director of the Bethany College Dining Services, reports that the College’s “greening” efforts have met with much success and that more initiatives are being implemented.

The Bethany College kitchen began recycling all bulk food cans in October 2008. As of May 1, 2009, 1300 pounds of metal had been sent out for recycling. The kitchen has been donating used cooking oil from the fryers to a local cooperative for conversion to biofuel. Their 945 gallons of cooking oil donated since September 30, 2008 have produced 800 gallons of biofuel for five local farms.

Bethany College Dining Services continues to reduce food waste through the Project Clean Plate and Trayless Tuesdays programs, reducing food waste by an average of 100 pounds per day after six months. To celebrate this milestone, Bethany College Dining Services donated 100 pounds of non-perishable food items to Bethany Memorial Church’s Food Bank. Similar donations will be made in the future as goals are met.

In an effort to reduce the paper products sent to the landfills, Dining Services purchased plastic tumblers for spring semester. Waste was reduced by 123,000 12-oz. paper cups. In addition, Dining Services is purchasing disposable coffee cups and Outtakes containers that are made from fully renewable resources and that are compostable. All eggs come from cage- free hens, and the College is committed to purchasing sustainable seafood. Next school year Dining Services will serve Pura Vida Coffee— fair trade, organic and shade-grown coffee.

Bethany Dining Services, Chartwell’s, is part of the Compass Group, NAD, and believes that to conserve resources, protect the environment and enhance communities everyone must do their part everywhere, everyday. To learn more, visit www.cgnad.com/compass360.

WV Living Magazine Visits Bethany
Nikki Bowman, Editor of WV Magazine visited Bethany last weekend for a story in an upcoming issue of the magazine. To read more about her trip visit: wvlivingmagazine.blogspot.com/

International Relief and Development Hosts Professional Workshop for Bethany Students
Dr. Arthur Keys ’67, CEO of International Relief and Development (IRD) and member of the Bethany College Board of Trustees, provided three days of professional workshops for 14 Bethany students in Washington, D.C., April 28-30. The workshops allowed students the opportunity to visit with organizations like the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State, the Brookings Institution and the National Institute for Democracy. The trip also included a tour of the U.S. Capitol.

Keys also hosted a closing reception at IRD, where he reflected upon his experiences as a student at Bethany College. Dr. Clinton Maffett, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science, accompanied the students. Maffett and Vice President of Institutional Advancement Sven de Jong thanked Keys and IRD for their generosity of underwriting this three-day experience for Bethany’s students and for the great work IRD does around the world. IRD has agreed to host the workshops every semester, creating a unique learning opportunity for Bethany students interested in international development.

Bethany Announces 2009 Online Summer Courses
The Summer 2009 OCICU Online Course listing is now available on the Bethany College website at this address:

Degree seeking Bethany College students may earn a maximum of 12 online OCICU credits toward their degree requirements. The cost for each credit is $325 and unless otherwise indicated, all courses are three credits.

For additional information, please send your questions to: sdoty@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany College Summer Camp Schedule Announced
Bethany College has four camps returning this summer and an additional two camps added into the schedule.

Camp Canyon will hold three sessions this summer:

Session 1
June 21 - 27

Session 2
June 28 - July 17

Session 3
July 19 - August 7

For more information on Camp Canyon please visit www.campcanyon.com.

The Bethany College Basketball Camp will be run by the Head Men's Basketball Coach Michael Summey and Assistant Coach Matt Drahos. The co-ed camp will run from June 21-25, 2009 and welcomes campers ages 7-15 year olds, both commuters and residential.

BLAST or the Bethany Leadership for Student Training Academy will return for its second year from June 21-24, 2009.

New Assistant Football Coach Bill Struble, a veteran camp director, will bring a football camp to Bethany College the week of July 5th, 2009.

The Bethany College Soccer Camps continue for the third year with the high school boys week ages 13-17 from July 19 – 23, 2009. The high school girls week will be on campus from July 24 – 26, 2009.

Along with the West Virginia Governor's Honors Academy returning, Bethany College will host high school band and sports camps, youth retreats, adult conferences and educational programs over the summer months. For more information or brochures on all Bethany College Summer Camps or for group camp availability please email Saralyn Dague at sdague@bethanywv.edu.

Save the Date! Family Weekend Set for September
Attention parents and family members of Bethany College students! Please save the date and make plans to join us on campus for Family Weekend, set to begin on Friday, September 18, 2009. Many activities are being planned. More details will be provided in future issues of the Old Main Journal.

Alumni News


Bethanians Gather for Thirsty Thursday
Approximately 12 Bethany alumni gathered last Thursday at the Continental Modern Pool Lounge in Arlington, Va., for Thirsty Thursday. Thirsty Thursdays take place once a month in various locations around the D.C. area and are organized by Matt Bado ’01. If you are interested in receiving information about Thirsty Thursdays, please e-mail the office of Alumni and Parent Relations at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Homecoming 2009 Schedule Announced
October 9-10, 2009
Friday, October 9        Saturday, October 10

Golf Scramble

8:30 a.m.

       Allison's Run

8:30 a.m.

Tailgate/Tent Set-up

Noon - 3 p.m.

       Alumni DJ Shows

9 a.m. - noon
2 - 5 p.m.

Women's Tennis vs. W&J

4 p.m.

       Homecoming Parade

11:45 a.m.

Men's Soccer vs. Thomas More

4:30 p.m.

       Football vs. Thiel

2 p.m.

Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner

6 p.m.

       Concert in Tailgate Area

5 p.m.

Women's Soccer vs. Thomas More

6:45 p.m.

       Donor Recognition Reception

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Art Show Reception/DJ Reunion

8 - 10 p.m.

       Entertainment TBD

8:30 p.m.

Bethany Launches Twitter Time with President, Vice President
Follow Bethany President Scott D. Miller and Vice President for Institutional Advancement Sven de Jong on Twitter at twitter.com. Get an inside glimpse into what takes place on a daily basis at Bethany College. Follow Dr. Miller by selecting BethanyCollege1, and follow Sven de Jong by selecting BethanyCollege2. You might be surprised by all that occurs on “The Banks of the Old Buffalo.”

McCartney ’83 and Sangerman ’81 to Perform National Anthem at PNC Park
Bethany graduates Margie McCartney ’83 and Jae Sangerman ’81 will be performing the National Anthem at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park on Saturday, September 5 when the Pirates take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. For more information about ordering tickets or about the special offer the Pirates are extending to alumni and friends of Bethany, click here.

Baltimore-Area Alumni Reception
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception with President Dr. Scott D. Miller on Thursday, June 11. The gathering will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Gertrude’s Restaurant inside the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD. The event is being hosted by George ’78 & Patricia Davis.

For more information or to register, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 304-829-7411 or via e-mail at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

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.

Bison Athletics
Bethany Aiming for ECAC Title This Weekend
The Bethany softball team will be trying to win their first ECAC Championship in school history this weekend when they compete in the South Region Tournament at top-seed Juniata Saturday and Sunday.

Bethany Puts Six on All-PAC Teams
The Bethany softball team had six players recognized when the All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) teams were announced Tuesday by the league office.

Bison Close Season With 11-8 Loss to Pitt-Greensburg
Pitt-Greensburg scored three times in the ninth inning to break an 8-8 tie and come away with an 11-8 victory over the Bethany baseball team to close out the Bison’s season. 

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


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