Volume I, Number XVII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
May 2, 2008

Campus News
Bethany College Sets Commencement Schedule
Bethany College President Scott D. Miller has announced that the College’s annual Commencement activities will be held May 16-17, 2008.

Gray to Present Junior Recital
Bethany College Music Major Casey Gray of Wheeling, W.Va. will present a Junior Recital on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Commencement Hall at the College’s historic Old Main. He will be accompanied by Mrs. Yih-Ching Wang Schoolar, Adjunct Lecturer in Piano at Bethany.

Please visit Bethany News for these and other Bethany news stories.

News Briefs
Phi Kappa Tau Hosts Charity ‘Rave’
The brothers of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity raised more than $300 for their national philanthropy by hosting “Rave for a Better Life” on Saturday, April 26. Their national philanthropy, the network of Hole in the Wall Camps founded by the actor Paul Newman, helps seriously ill children enjoy a recreational and therapeutic summer camping experience.

Members of the fraternity’s Phi chapter at Bethany College volunteer to work with the children each summer at Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis, Fla. Saturday’s event drew more than 100 people to the basement of Morlan Hall. Event coordinator Kelson Jerrel thanked the Bethany College community for its support of this charitable cause.

Department Chair Chosen to Attend Canadian Workshop
Dr. Majid A. Sawtarie, Professor of Physics and Chair of the Department of Physics, has been selected to attend a workshop in Canada sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Sawtarie is one of several educators nationwide who will be heading north of the border to the University of Alberta in Edmonton for the LivePhoto Physics Faculty Workshop July 16-18.

The LivePhoto Physics Faculty Workshop is designed to introduce Physics faculty to cutting edge video capture and analysis techniques based on physics education research and active learning strategies. Participants will receive a collection of videos and other curricular materials that make use of video analysis. Follow-up activities and online communication with fellow participants will also be available.

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Department of Education Hosts Fifth Annual ‘Fun Day’
The Bethany College Department of Education hosted its fifth annual ‘Fun Day’ for area children with disabilities on Wednesday, April 30. Bethany students from all majors, housing units and athletic teams pitched in to work with more than 200 elementary-age children from neighboring school districts in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The children, who are coping with a wide range of disabilities including Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, mental impairments and behavioral disorders, enjoyed a day of developmentally appropriate activities and interactive stations set up in the Thomas P. Johnson Recreation Center and Hummel Field House.

“This great service learning project was started five years ago by a group of Education seniors hoping to make a difference in the community,” said Department of Education Chair Dr. Keely Camden. “It has grown and expanded each year as our community outreach and school partnerships have grown and expanded.”

Follow Bethany's Chase for PAC Title
The Bethany Softball team begins their quest for a 12th PAC championship Friday in the conference tournament and Bison fans will be able to follow every pitch. Every game will be webcast and fans can listen for free by clicking here to go to the PAC Tournament web site, one there, click on the Listen link. Also at the site is a link to live statistics to follow as the game is in progress.

Third-seeded Bethany begins play Friday afternoon when they take on #2 Thomas More at 1 p.m, while the first game of the day will pit top-seed and Host W&J against #4 Waynesburg. If the Bison are victorious, they will play again at 5 p.m. and if they fall to the Saints, BC will take the field again at 3 p.m. The winner of the double-elimination tournament, which will conclude Saturday, receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, with the pairings to be announced Monday.

2008 - 09 College Calendar Announced
President Miller has announced the approved College Calendar for 2008-09.
To view the calendar, click here.

Bethany Announces Summer Online Course Schedule
To view the printable brochure and registration, click here.

To view course listings or register online, click here.

For more information please e-mail onlinecourses@bethanywv.edu or call the registrar's Office at 304-829-7831.

Alumni News
Daniel Lemaitre ’76 Named CEO at CoreValve
CoreValve of Irvine, Calif. announced this week that Daniel Lemaitre ’76 has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Lemaitre comes to CoreValve after serving two years as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development and Senior Vice President at Medtronic, Inc. He replaces Dr. Jacques Seguin, co-founder of CoreValve, who will remain with the privately-held company as Chairman of the Board.

Lemaitre previously spent nearly three decades working as a Chartered Financial Analyst with a focus on the health care industry. During that time, he was named to the Institutional Investor’s All-American Research Team for 19 consecutive years. Lemaitre was chosen as the nation’s top-ranked medical supply and technology analyst on eight separate occasions. He earned his Economics degree from Bethany in 1976 and received the Masters in Business Administration from Bowling Green (Ohio) State University in 1977.

Bethany Alum New Assistant District Chief for Beta Theta Pi
David Cottington ’79 has been appointed Assistant District Chief for District 7 of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. The announcement was made this week by Charlie Warner, Executive Secretary of the Beta Theta Pi General Fraternity in Oxford, Ohio.

Cottington’s main duties will include appointing and coaching members of the local advisory team, challenging and supporting the implementation of fraternity standards and developing relationships with key constituencies. Now residing in Butler, Pa., Cottington will be working closely with the officers, alumni and advisors of the fraternity’s Psi Chapter at Bethany College and the Gamma Iota Chapter at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

NYC Alumni Gather
Thirty alumni gathered at the home of trustee Dr. Linda Lewis and Gary Gambuti for an alumni event to meet President Miller. President Miller and Vice president de Jong had an opportunity to meet with alumni and share Dr. Miller’s vision for Bethany’s future. Trustees Johnson and See were also present at the gathering. Click here to view the photo gallery from New York.

Thaddaeus Allen Installed as Regional Minster
Thaddaeus Allen ‘92 was installed as the Regional Minster for West Virginia Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on April 25, 2008. Vice President deJong presented Rev. Allen with a gift on behalf of President Miller and Bethany College. Judy Pyle and Dr. Larry Grimes were in attendance in addition to trustees Rev. William Allen and Rev. Darwin Collins. Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minster and President Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) presided over the instillation.


Reunion Weekend
Please join us for Reunion Weekend June 13-15th. To learn more about the weekend and to register, please click here.

Save the Date
California Alumni Events
Please mark your calendars:

San Diego
Wednesday, May 28th

San Francisco
Friday, May 30th

More information to follow.

Directors of 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 site.

Both positions will report to Sven de Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Inquiries should be directed to Mr. de Jong at sdejong@bethanywv.edu.

Bison Athletics
Bethany Starts PAC Softball Tournament Friday
The Bethany College softball team will be gunning for their 12th PAC championship and first in four years when they play in the conference tournament this weekend at Washington & Jefferson.

Seniors Star in Bethany's 17-2 Win Over Franciscan
The four seniors who were playing in their final home game Thursday afternoon for the Bethany College baseball team combined for 10 hits, seven RBIs and seven runs scored to lead the Bison to a 17-2 victory over Franciscan (Ohio) University.

Bethany Announces 2008 Football Schedule
The Bethany College football team has set their 2008 schedule, which includes five road games and five home contests, including four match-ups with Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) opponents.

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

Around Campus
Friday, May 2, 2008 .
7:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.

“Bethany on Broadway” - Dance Concert
Movie: Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Tour

Wailes Theatre

Saturday, May 3, 2008

10:00 a.m.
8:00 p.m.

Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast
SAC Comedy Show Featuring: Alex Thomas

Benedum Commons
  Wailes Theatre

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

7:30 p.m.

Casey Gray- Junior Recital

Commencement Hall

Friday, May 9, 2008

Last Day of Classes for Spring Semester


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