Volume II, Number VII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
September 19, 2008

Campus News
Changes Underway for Bethany Workout Facilities
Bethany is in the process of adding a new weight room/fitness center on campus in the Cummins Community Center, while the weight room in the Thomas Phillip Johnson Health & Recreation Center will be upgraded with new equipment.

Cherry Blossom Project Taking Root at Bethany College
The Bethany College campus will be receiving some early birthday presents from the Bethany College Japan Outreach on Sunday, Oct. 5. The group will kick off its Sakura 170 Project by planting several Japanese cherry trees in a 2 p.m. groundbreaking ceremony. “Sakura” is a Japanese word that translates as “Cherry Blossom.”

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

News Briefs
New Offices Will Enhance Global Opportunities for Students
President Miller has announced the appointments of John E. Osborne ’63 as Director of Career Counseling and Placement and Dr. Marc B. Sable as Director of International Studies. These new offices have been created to develop and expand innovative learning opportunities designed to help Bethany students become more fully engaged in the global workplace of the 21st Century. With more than 50 years combined experience in the international business and academic communities, Osborne and Sable are exceptionally qualified to share their broad educational perspective and enhanced world view.

Osborne, who returned to his alma mater as Distinguished Lecturer in Economics and Business during the 2007-08 academic year, has an extensive background in the fields of high technology and executive recruiting. He was employed by Apple Computer, Inc. for 16 years in a variety of senior management positions and also worked in management at IBM for 10 years. In addition, Osborne spent nine years as a high-level executive with two Silicon Valley executive search firms. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Bethany with a B.A. in Economics and Business. He also holds a masters degree in Industrial Management from MIT and an SEP degree from Stanford University.

Dr. Sable has served as Assistant Professor of Political Science at Bethany since 2005-06 and developed his broad international background through extensive travels over the past 20 years. He received a Fulbright Grant to study housing policy in Egypt from 1993-94 and has also traveled to France, Germany and Israel. Dr. Sable recently participated in a faculty exchange program between West Virginia University and the University of Guanajuato in Mexico. He also worked in the business world, applying statistical techniques in marketing analysis. Dr. Sable holds a Ph.D. in Political Science with a specialization in Comparative Politics from the University of Chicago.

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Record Numbers for Heidelberg Exchange Program
A record total of 14 students are participating in the Heidelberg Exchange Program between Bethany College and Padagogische Hochschule Heidelberg (the University of Education in Heidelberg). More than 120 students from both sides of the Atlantic have benefited from the program since its inception in 1990. This year’s 14 participants marks the largest single group in the history of the program.

Eleven students from Germany are wrapping up the first month of the fall semester on the Bethany campus and have already become an integral part of the college community. In addition to their classes, many of the exchange students have made a place for themselves on the women’s tennis team, the men’s soccer team, an upcoming Bethany College Theatre production and the College Choir.

Several of those students have taken advantage of the opportunity to hone their teaching skills by serving as expert native language tutors under the guidance of German professor Dr. Harald Menz, who has served as coordinator for the Heidelberg Exchange Program since 1994.

Three Bethany College junior German majors — Kimberly Foflygen, Andrew Sell and Amber Yarnell — are currently in Germany completing an intensive four-week German course at the Goethe Institut in the town of Schwabisch Hall. They will be starting their Study Abroad semester at PH Heidelberg in mid-October.

‘Ike’ Impacts Bethany Community
The remnants of Hurricane Ike whistled through the Bethany community with a vengeance on Sunday. High winds downed numerous trees, large branches and power lines, leaving portions of the area without electrical service for up to two days. Campus work crews have spent much of the past week cleaning up the debris left in Ike’s wake.

The Sigma Nu and Kappa Alpha fraternity houses each lost power as a result of the storm and computer service to the campus was occasionally interrupted. Some of the area residents who were stranded without power found temporary housing at the Gresham Inn and the Erickson Alumni Center.

Lippmann to Present Paper at Ohio Conference
Dr. Erich Lippman, Assistant Professor of History at Bethany College, will be presenting a paper this morning during the 2008 Conference on Faith and History at Bluffton (Ohio) University. Lippmann’s paper, “The Personalist Impulse in Vasily Zenkovsky’s ‘Christian Cosmism,’ ” is being presented as part of a panel organized by Dr. Lippman on the subject of “Continuity and Change in the Orthodox Engagement with Modernity.”

The biennial conference runs through Saturday. The theme for this year’s event is “World History and History that Changed the World.”

2009-10 Academic Calendar Approved
The official calendar for the 2009-10 academic year has been approved by the President’s Cabinet. It can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

Faculty/Staff ID Cards Available at Office of Student Life
Bethany College faculty and staff are encouraged to stop by the Office of Student Life at Bethany House to obtain a new Faculty/Staff ID Card. These cards can be used when purchasing a block meal plan or a specific amount of “Boomer’s Points” for use at all campus dining locations and will also be useful for official identification in the event of an emergency.

The new cards will replace older ID cards that may not be compatible with the current dining system or are simply worn out. The Office of Student Life is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Get Free Bethany Wallpaper Downloads From Website
Free Bethany College wallpaper downloads for your laptop or home computer are now just a click or two away on the College website. Computer users have their choice of eight images depicting various familiar Bethany vistas, including Old Main, Gresham Garden, Commencement Hall and the Campbell Mansion.

To get your Bethany College wallpaper, visit www.bethanywv.edu/alumni/bethany-wallpaper/ and follow the directions for downloading the wallpaper — PC or Mac — are at the bottom of the page.

Alumni News
Bethany Alumnus Featured in Time Magazine
Bethany College alumnus Dr. Arthur B. Keys Jr. ’67 and his company, International Relief & Development, were the subject of a feature article in the Sept. 22 edition of Time magazine.

A charitable, non-profit, non-governmental organization, IRD works in collaboration with a wide range of organizations in the design and implementation of humanitarian relief and development aid programs in regions of the world that present social, political and technical challenges. Since Dr. Keys founded the company in 1998, IRD has provided nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars in humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations around the world.

Written by Anita Hamilton and titled, “Teaching Them to Fish,” the magazine article highlights various details of IRD’s innovative business model, which is best described as fostering economic development in struggling nations by giving them a hand up instead of just another handout. To read the full article on the Time magazine website, click on the link below:

Alumni Council Meets on Campus
The Bethany College Alumni Council came to campus to meet with President Miller on Saturday, Sept. 13. During the meeting, President Miller updated Council members on the progress of various projects including campus improvements, recent partnerships formed between Bethany and other educational institutions and goals for the future of the College.

Following President Miller’s presentation, council members toured the campus to view the renovations at Bison Stadium, Boomers, the Bookstore, Cummins Community Center and the Judith R. Hurl Education Center. Following lunch and a presentation by Dr. Keely Camden, Chair of the Education Department, council members discussed ways for the council to help the College reach its goals.

The Bethany College Alumni Council meets on campus twice a year and communicates frequently in committee meetings via conference calls. Margy Lang ’81 is President of the Alumni Council with John Paul Blaho ’94 and Edwin “Ned” Ferris ’80 serving as Vice Presidents.

Homecoming 2008
Homecoming 2008 is just around the corner. The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations is encouraging those planning to attend the festivities to register online at www.bethanywv.edu/alumni/events/homecoming-2008/registration/

Throughout the weekend, many athletic events are scheduled, along with the installation ceremony of Dr. Scott Miller as Bethany’s 19th president. Additionally, Athletic Hall of Fame inductions will take place honoring Edward Blundon ’66, basketball; Daniel Swickard ’72, football; Margaret Fillinger ’86, softball; and Jeff Weekley ’96, baseball.

During the Alumni Awards Banquet, Linda Comins ’77 will be honored with the Distinguished Service to Alma Mater Award and David Jolliffe ’74 will be recognized with the Alumni Community Service Award.

For detailed information about all of the Homecoming events, click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser:

Deadline Approaching for Fall Alumni Exhibit
Alumni artists are invited to submit one or two pieces of their work for inclusion in the Alumni Invitational Exhibit, which will be held Oct. 3-31 in the Renner Union Gallery. Pieces may be executed in any two-dimensional or three-dimensional medium. Alumni are reminded that all work must be received by Sept. 26 in order to be included.

In conjunction with the exhibit, alumni artists will be guests of honor at the annual Homecoming Art Exhibit Reception, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 3 from 8-10 p.m. For additional information, send an e-mail to Professor Kenn Morgan at kmorgan@bethanywv.edu.

Alumni Softball Game Set for Sept. 27
Head coach Jan Forsty and the Bethany College softball team are inviting all former players back to campus on Sept. 27 for the annual Alumni Softball Game. The first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the Office of Alumni Relations will provide a picnic dinner following the game.

This is a chance for former Bethany softball players to renew old friendships while getting an up-close look at the tremendous strides that have been taken in upgrading the softball facilities. To register for the event, send an e-mail with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, t-shirt size and graduation year to Coach Forsty at jforsty@bethanywv.edu. For questions or additional information, give Coach Forsty a call at (304) 829-7271.

Alumni Events
Washington D.C. / Virginia
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception with President Dr. Scott D. Miller on Thursday, October 9. The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the office of International Relief and Development, 1621 North Kent Street, 5th floor, Arlington, Va. The reception is hosted by Dr. Arthur B. Keys, Jr. ’67, President & CEO of IRD.

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 alumni@bethanywv.edu. To register online, click here.

Bison Athletics
PAC Opener at Grove City to be Webcast
If fans can’t make it to Grove City College Saturday afternoon for the Bethany College football conference opener, they will still be able to listen to all the action from their computer.

The free webcast will be this Saturday, when Bethany sports information director Brian Rose will be live at Grove City's Robert E. Thorn Field, bringing you all the action of BC’s PAC opener. The web cast will begin at approximately 6:45 p.m., 15 minutes prior to the 7:00 p.m. kickoff.

To listen to the live free webcast, just go to Bethany’s athletic web site at www.bethanywv.edu/athletics and click on the TEAMLINE logo. From there, click on the sport you want to listen to and follow the instructions to hear all the action.

To see which other events will be available to listen to over TEAMLINE, please continue checking the Bethany athletic site at www.bethanywv.edu/athletics.

Bison Go Under Lights for PAC Opener at Grove City
After they evened their record last week with a big win, the Bethany College football team (1-1) will open PAC play Saturday at Grove City (Pa.) College (1-1) in a rare night game at Robert E. Thorn Field, with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.

Bison Win OVer W&J Breaks Long Losing Streak
Sophomore Bethany Stickradt (Newark, Ohio) earned victories at first singles and doubles to help propel the Bethany College women’s tennis team to a 6-3 victory over visiting Washington & Jefferson Tuesday, which was the program’s first win in nearly three years.

Bethany Cruises Past Ohio Valley 7-0
Freshmen Cassie Spalding (Claysville, Pa./McGuffey) and Loren McAnany (Claysville, Pa./McGuffey) scored two goals each to send the Bethany College women’s soccer team to a 7-0 victory over Ohio Valley University Tuesday afternoon at Hoag Field.

Bethany's Gyure Earns Trio of Awards
Bethany College junior John Gyure (Pittsburgh, PA/Brentwood) has been recognized as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Football Defensive Player of the Week for September 13.

Bison Spikers Drop Third Straight Five-Setter
For the second time in four days, the Bethany College volleyball team fell just short of beating Marietta (Ohio) College, as the Bison dropped a 3-2 (16-25, 25-16, 19-25, 28-26, 9-15) match on the road Tuesday night.

Fourth Annual Hugh 'Tiger' Joyce Golf Outing
Homecoming Weekend 2008 will begin on Friday, Oct. 3, with the 4th Annual Hugh "Tiger" Joyce Golf Scramble. The event will once again be held at picturesque Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg. Registration for the outing begins at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Don't wait until the last minute to sign up however, as registration is limited to the first 144 golfers. For more information, contact Debbie Soly at 304-829-7240 or dsoly@bethanywv.edu.

To register, click on the link below or copy and paste it into your browser:

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


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