The schedule of events for the Fall 2018 Buffalo Seminary have been announced and will be held as follows:

September 24-25:  Mental Health – Rev. Dr. Cletus Hull
October:  Preaching the Prophets – Rev. Dr. Rick Lowery
November 14-16:  On Jordan’s Bank: The Baptist’s Cry—John the Baptist – Rev. Dr. Bonnie Thurston
December 4:  Case Study Sessions – Rev. Cherisna Jean-Marie

All of the events listed above will be held on the campus of Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia. Registration and additional information will be announced in the coming weeks.

August 14th, 2018

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BETHANY, W.Va. – Bethany College President Dr. Tamara Nichols Rodenberg has announced that Karen Hunt, an admissions executive with 25 years of higher education experience, has been appointed to the position of Vice President of Enrollment and Student Success at Bethany College.

Karen HuntShe will begin in her new role at Bethany on May 29, 2018.

Previously, Hunt was the Executive Director of Admissions at Wittenberg University in Ohio, where she was responsible for recruitment, admission, scholarships, new student financial aid, admission marketing and communications, for a campus of 1900 students. During her tenure, Ms. Hunt and her team increased new student headcount by more than 15% over five years in line with institutional goals and met or exceeded enrollment/revenue goals each year.

“After a nationwide search, we have found an executive with a solid track record of student recruitment and retention who can lead a progressive enrollment effort for Bethany College,” said Dr. Rodenberg. “Karen Hunt will be an important addition to our leadership team who I have every confidence will make a significant impact on our future at Bethany.”

At Wittenberg, Hunt served on several committees, including its Innovation Task Force in which she co-created The Wittenberg Commitment, a series of six programs and promises that together offer a 21st- century value proposition for a liberal arts education. She was also a member of the University Planning Commission, which created the institutional strategic plan, Renewing the Promise: Wittenberg 2020; and served as the president’s senior staff liaison to the Enrollment and Marketing Committee of the Wittenberg Board of Directors.

“Karen’s passion for her work and for Wittenberg University, along with the team she has built, combine to form a foundation for our continued success,” said Wittenberg University president Dr. Michael L. Frandsen. “I personally want to thank Karen for her 25 years of service to Wittenberg, and I congratulate her on this new opportunity at Bethany College.”

Ms. Hunt earned her B.A. in communications from Wilmington College and her M.S. in college student personnel service from Miami University of Ohio.


About Bethany College
Bethany College, founded in 1840, is the oldest private college in West Virginia. The Bethany experience focuses on academic excellence in the area of liberal arts and prepares students for a lifetime of work and a life of significance.

April 23rd, 2018

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Frances McDormand Wins Best Actress and William Macy Nominated for Best Actor.

BETHANY, W.Va. — Two distinguished alumni from Bethany College in West Virginia shared the spotlight last night at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Frances McDormand, who earned her bachelor of arts in theater from Bethany in 1979, won Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her role as Mildred Hayes in the film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which also took the top prize for Best Motion Picture – ­­Drama.

McDormand is also one of the few performers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting: an Academy Award for Fargo (1996), a Tony Award for the Broadway play Good People (2011), and an Emmy Award for the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge (2014).

She has achieved acclaim on the stage, in television, and on the big screen, having been nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Mississippi Burning (1988), Almost Famous (2000), and North Country (2005).

McDormand received a Tony Award nomination for her performance as Stella Kowalski in the 1988 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire. She returned to Broadway for the first time in 20 years to star in the 2008 revival of The Country Girl, leading to a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Play.

William H. Macy, who enrolled at Bethany in 1968, was nominated in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for his role as Frank Gallagher in the Showtime adaptation of the British television series, Shameless.

Macy has won two Emmy Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

The Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. The annual awards ceremony is a major part of the film industry’s awards season, which culminates each year in the Academy Awards.

January 8th, 2018

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