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
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
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
WV Living Magazine Visits
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:
Relief and Development Hosts Professional Workshop for Bethany
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
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.
Announces 2009 Online Summer Courses
The Summer 2009
OCICU Online Course listing is now available on the Bethany
College website at this address:
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.
additional information, please send your questions to:
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
June 21 - 27
June 28 - July 17
July 19 - August 7
For more information on Camp Canyon please
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.
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
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.
school girls week will be on campus from July 24 –
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Homecoming 2009 Schedule
October 9-10, 2009
Saturday, October 10
Noon - 3 p.m.
Alumni DJ Shows
9 a.m. - noon
2 - 5 p.m.
Women's Tennis vs. W&J
Men's Soccer vs. Thomas More
Football vs. Thiel
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
Concert in Tailgate Area
Women's Soccer vs. Thomas More
Donor Recognition Reception
6:30 - 8 p.m.
Art Show Reception/DJ Reunion
8 - 10 p.m.
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
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
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
For more information or to register,
please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 304-829-7411
or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
PSI Beta Alumni – Mark your
calendars. June 18-20, 2010.
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.
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.
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
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.