Bethany to Install New and Improved
Bethany is about to install a new and
improved e-mail system that utilizes industry-standard Microsoft
products. Servers for the new system are already in place and
the software is being prepared for a launch in the very near
future. As part of the improvements, all Windows-based computers
on campus will be upgraded to Microsoft Outlook 2007 and a new
browser-based service will be activated. Campus computers running
on the Macintosh platform will also be supported.
The College began the move toward industry-standard
authentication and systems management last year with the implementation
of Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Active Directory. This
next step in the progression will provide many benefits, including
better mail delivery, rich HTML support, folder and contact
sharing, Instant Search and more.
ICE Consortium Paying Off for
Several members of the Bethany College
administrative staff recently joined their Independent College
Enterprise (ICE) colleagues in a very productive series of training
and user group meetings. The ICE is a nonprofit consortium of
seven private colleges that have joined forces to share administrative
software, experiences and expertise.
Each meeting was dedicated to a specific
area such as Admission, Financial Aid, Registrar and input was
encouraged from each member school. That focus resulted in a
full day of targeted training, support and networking for all
A total of 11 sessions were conducted
by ICE during July and August with the aim of elevating the
overall efficiency of all member programs with many more planned
throughout the 2008-09 academic year.
Reception for Herb
Weaver’s Sabbatical Art Show Set
The opening reception for Professor Herb
Weaver’s Sabbatical Art Show will be held tonight from
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Renner Union Gallery. This outstanding
exhibit is already open for viewing and will be on display at
Renner Union through Sept. 21.
Weaver has approximately 40 pieces in
the exhibit. Most of them are examples of his low-fired or polychrome
ceramic sculptures. He estimated that he created about 60 new
pieces of original art during his sabbatical along with nearly
1,000 pieces of pottery.
Guests are reminded that the gallery’s
viewing hours have changed this semester in hopes of providing
more staffing and security. The Renner Union Gallery will now
be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on weekdays along
with Noon to 6 p.m. on weekends. Hours will be expanded on occasion
for special weekend events and private viewing opportunities
are available by appointment. All art exhibits and related receptions
are presented by the Fine Arts Department and Student Activities
Council. The Office of Alumni Relations assists with the Homecoming
Frances McDormand ’79 Stars
in Burn After Reading
Academy Award-winning actress Frances
McDormand '79 returns to the silver screen next week with the
release of her latest film, Burn After Reading. McDormand plays
the female lead in a star-studded cast that also features Brad
Pitt, George Clooney, John Malkovich and Tilda Swinton. The
movie, described as a dark spy comedy, was chosen to open the
prestigious Venice Film Festival last month and is scheduled
for a 1,000-screen nationwide release on Friday, Sept. 12.
Burn After Reading was written, directed
and produced by the team of Joel and Ethan Coen, who won multiple
Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Director)
for their work in last year’s No Country for Old Men.
McDormand has been married to Joel Cohen since 1984.
The daughter of a Christian Church (Disciples
of Christ) pastor and a graduate of Monessen (Pa.) High School,
McDormand earned her B.A. in Theater from Bethany in 1979. She
won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1996 in recognition
of her performance as chief of police Marge Gunderson in the
movie, Fargo. McDormand has also received three Academy Award
nominations as Best Supporting Actress for her roles in Mississippi
Burning (1988), Almost Famous (2000) and North Country (2005).
Homecoming 2008 Set
for Oct. 3-5
Don’t forget to mark your calendar
for Homecoming 2008, scheduled for Oct. 3-5. There are many
activities slated for the weekend.
For detailed information about all of
the Homecoming events, click on the link below or copy and paste
it into your browser:
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 email@example.com.
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
For questions or additional information, give Coach Forsty a
call at (304) 829-7271.
Florida Alumni: Save
Please save the date and join Bethany
Alumni and Friends for a gathering in the Jacksonville, Fla.
area on Tuesday, Oct. 28. More details will be provided in future
issues of the Old Main Journal.
at Otterbein to be Webcast
If fans can’t make it to Otterbein (Ohio) College Saturday
afternoon for the Bethany College football season opener, they
will still be able to listen to all the action from their computer.
That’s because for the fourth consecutive
year, Bethany College and TEAMLINE will team up to bring fans
as many Bison athletic events as possible during the 2008-09
year. The first free webcast will be this Saturday, when Bethany
sports information director Brian Rose will be live at Otterbein's
Memorial Stadium, bringing you all the action of BC’s
season opener. The web cast will begin at approximately 1:15
p.m., 15 minutes prior to the 1:30 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
This is just the first of many planned
Bethany athletic webcasts this year. To see which events will
be available to listen to over TEAMLINE, please continue checking
the Bethany athletic site at www.bethanywv.edu/athletics.
Season Opener on Tap for Saturday at Otterbein
The Bethany College football team will
kick off the 2008 season Saturday when they travel to Westerville,
Ohio, to take on Otterbein (Ohio) College in the first-ever
meeting between the schools. Kickoff at Otterbein’s Memorial
Stadium is slated for 1:30 p.m.
Falls in Season Opener at LaRoche
The Bethany College volleyball team had
their 2008 season opener end on a down note Wednesday night
with a 3-0 loss (21-25, 18-25, 21-25) at LaRoche (Pa.) College.
on Short End of 1-0 Decision to LaRoche
Although the Bethany College women’s
soccer team had more shots than visiting LaRoche (Pa.) College
Wednesday, the Redhawks (2-1) were the only team to put one
in the net, as they came away with a 1-0 victory over the Bison
Men Defeated by Frostburg State
Bethany College freshman Cameron Ward
(Toronto, Canada/Mowat) scored his second goal of the season,
but it wasn’t enough to keep the Bison men’s soccer
team from dropping a 4-1 decision to visiting Frostburg State
(Md.) University Wednesday afternoon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.