Friday, December 19, 2014

Dr. Harald Menz Receives ACA Faculty Fellowship

I am delighted to announce that Dr. Harald J.A. Menz, Professor of World Languages and Cultures, has been awarded a $30,000 Post-Doctoral Faculty Fellowship from the Appalachian College Association. The funding will support his 2015-16 sabbatical.

According to the grant, Dr. Menz plans “to explore an interdisciplinary subject on the international stage in a part of Italy where German is the dominant language.” His fellowship is titled “Experiential Pedagogy: The Alps Meet The Appalachians.”

This is the second significant honor in a week for Dr. Menz. Last week he was named as one of five finalists for The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia 2014 Professor of the Year.

Dr. Menz has served on the Bethany faculty since 1994. He has taught German and German literature and civilization, elementary Spanish, and first-year seminar courses throughout his time at Bethany.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Padagogische Hochschule, Heidelberg, West Germany, and the M.A. and Ph.D. from West Virginia University.

Dr. Menz has received a number of Bethany College recognitions for outstanding teaching. Within the past two years he has been recognized with The President’s Award for Excellence in Performance, the International Association of University Presidents’ 2013 International Education Faculty Achievement Award, and the John R. Taylor Memorial Award in the Liberal Arts.

The Appalachian College Association is a non-profit consortium of 35 private four-year liberal arts institutions spread across the central Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Collectively these higher education institutions serve over 54,000 students. Bethany College has been a member of the ACA since 1984.

Congratulations to Dr. Menz on another remarkable accomplishment.

‘Tis the Season of Philanthropy

The holiday season reminds all of us of the importance of giving. For Bethany College and other non-profit organizations, this time of year is financially significant as donors make calendar year-end gifts and our Office of Institutional Advancement marks the midpoint of the fiscal year’s totals to The Bethany Fund and other programs and purposes.

We thank all who contribute to this vital revenue stream for Bethany College, and we invite Bethany alumni and friends, and all members of our campus community, to make a gift by December 31 and/or before the fiscal year ends on June 30. Every gift of every amount is needed and valued as we support Bethany’s historic mission and underwrite our future as A Small College of National Distinction.

With warmest wishes to you and yours for the Christmas holidays and the new year, thank you for your part in keeping Bethany strong.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dr. Anju Ramjee, The John F. and Evelyn Casey Steen Professor of Finance, has been named the recipient of the 2014 International Education Faculty Achievement Award from the International Association of University Presidents. Dr. Katrina D’Aqiun, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and I presented her the award at tonight’s holiday social at Christman Manor. According to Dr. Toyoshi Satow, President of IAUP, the award is “in recognition of extraordinary commitment to fostering international understanding and preparing students to be world citizens.”

Dr. Lisa Reilly, The Goulding-Woolery Professor in Chemistry and Associate Professor of Chemistry at Bethany College, was recognized as a national nominee in the U.S. Professors of the Year Award competition. The program is sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. A joint announcement by Anthony S. Bryk, President of the Carnegie Foundation, and John Lippincott, President of C.A.S.E., stated: “The program celebrates dedication to undergraduate teaching at higher education institutions in the United States. Your nomination is a tribute to your years of excellent teaching and brings honor to your institution. You have demonstrated a passion for educating, a commitment to your students and innovative instructional methods that have inspired and motivated others.” Dr. Katrina D’Aquin, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, joined me in making the presentation.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Enjoyable dinner at Christman Manor recognizing years of service to Bethany College. 45 years - - Madeline Wilson; 30 years -- Kathy Shelek-Furbee, Ted Williams; 25 years -- Pat Sutherland, Kenn Morgan; 20 years -- Harald Menz, Vince Galloway; 15 years -- Deborah Soly, Gloria Colussi, Hank Cook, Angela Counselman, Beth Hood, Elizabeth Hull, Floyd McFadden; 10 years -- Becky Upton, Carol Tyler, Delbert Shreve, Melanee Sinclair, Anju Ramjee, Rob Brown, Pandel Collaros

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

With Student Government Association Vice President Dylan Martinez, SGA President Jared Roque, and Bethany Broadcasting Network moderator Dylan Blaschak at last night’s “Ask Me Anything” student roundtable in Phillips Hall. Also, with Dylan Blaschak during the 90 minute program.

Dinner at Christman Manor last night with most of the seniors from this year’s ECAC Southwest Bowl Bethany College football Bison: Brandon Hill, Terrel Carter, Chris Burg, Juliano DeVito, Nick Greer, Brooks Kursey, Wyssmey Despagne, Sherman Hodges, Greg Roberson, Chris Collins and head coach Bill Garvey.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Historic Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights is ready for the Christmas season complete with five trees. Our 10-month-old granddaughter, Addison, is showing that she's ready for her first Christmas, too.
Breakfast Saturday morning with two of my favorites.

Great turnout at the Ogden Dining Hall for "Breakfast with Santa" (and Boomer the bison). A wide variety of activities for area children and their parents sponsored by the Bethany College Undergraduate Alumni Association.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Great turnout in Commencement Hall for the fourth annual Light Up Night and Charity Christmas Tree Auction. The program raised more than $2,560 for Bernie's Kids, a charity that provides Christmas presents for needy families in Brooke County. Pictured left, Honorary Tree Lighter Christopher Upton, five-year-old son of Becky and Andy Upton.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Head Men's Basketball Coach Andrew Sachs, pictured with Director of Athletics Brian Rose, was recognized prior to Wednesday's game against Saint Vincent for winning his 100th game at the helm of the Bison. The milestone victory occurred Nov. 15th in a 76-70 triumph over Frostburg State.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Bethany College United Way Campaign

I am pleased to inform you that this year Bethany College will be participating in the United Way Campaign. Our United Way supports 30 different agencies that provide help and needed social services to individuals/families living in Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel or Belmont Counties. Some of those agencies provide tangible/emergency assistance while others are committed to strengthening the lives of children/families/senior citizens. One of our graduates, Kristie Barnett, is the Chair for this year’s United Way Campaign.

In the near future, you will be receiving a pledge card and information on how our United Way agencies are touching the lives of hundreds of individuals/families each day. I would ask that you consider contributing to the United Way either through payroll deduction or a one-time gift. I should note, too, that you can choose to designate your United Way gift to any organization (as long as it is a 501-c-3 charitable organization) by indicating that gift designation in the middle section of your pledge card.

Please return your completed pledge card by December 15, 2014 to the Human Resources Director, Doug McConahy. If you have any questions about the Campaign or the United Way, please contact Doug at 7131 or George Smoulder, the Executive Director of the United Way, at 304-232-4625.

We hosted todayFengyu Yang, Principal of Bodi School in China, an international partner of Bethany College. Joining us for productive discussions: Dr. Katrina D’Aquin, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Harald Menz, Professor of World Languages and Cultures, and Director of International Studies. We presented her with a framed Old Main print.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Literary Contest Open to Students

Students are encouraged to enter their poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction in the 2015 ECHO Student Literary Competition for a chance to win cash prizes up to $175. Students may also win $100 or $50 depending on their ranking for each category. Students will also have a chance to receive publication in the ECHO anthology. 

This is the fourth annual ECHO contest. There are only six colleges selected to participate in the Echo Student Literary Competition. This contest is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled at Bethany, Heidelberg University, Hiram College, Marietta College, University of Mount Union, and Muskingum University. The program is supported by an endowment created by the charter members of the former East Central Colleges Consortium.

For more information, please visit contest's website: and "like" the contest's Facebook site for reminders and updates:

For any additional questions, please contact Dr. Janeshek (

Monday, November 24, 2014

Special thanks to Stevenson University athletic director Brett Adams for being a wonderful host for the entire Bethany College travel party at today's ECAC Southeast Bowl in Baltimore.

Grant Delaney and Dan Seaman calling the plays for WVBC (Bethany Broadcasting Network) at the ECAC Southeast Bowl in Baltimore. Catch the game live now.

Thanks to long time friend and colleague Kevin Manning, President of Stevenson University, for outstanding hospitality at today's ECAC Southeast Bowl in Baltimore. Joining us for the picture in the President's Box: Brian Rose, Director of Athletics and Recreation, and George Davis '78, Trustee Emeritus.

At the Peter Jensen '81 Bethany tailgate party before the ECAC Southeast Bowl in Baltimore.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Reminder: Bethany Football Post-Season Play to be Broadcast on BBN

Don’t forget you can watch or listen to tomorrow’s ECAC Southeast Bowl via the Bethany Broadcasting Network.

BCTV, our TV network, is scheduled to carry the network feed from Stevenson University in Owings Mills, MD, for Saturday's ECAC Bowl Game with our Bethany Bison football team. Coverage is slated to begin at 2 p.m. on Stretch Internet.

For a link off the Bethany website, go to

Simultaneously, this Saturday’s 3 p.m. men’s basketball game against Heidelberg here on campus is also set to be broadcast at the same time with the GameDay Show beginning at 2:30 p.m. and tip-off at 3 p.m. These two live events at once on our website will give our fans the choice of which they want to watch, and the option of switching back and forth.

Bison football fans can also tune-in to WVBC Internet radio for the ECAC Southeast Bowl game starting at 2 p.m. WVBC student announcers Grant Delaney and Dan Seaman will being doing the live sportscast.

Listening to WVBC Radio is easy. Use the free Bethany College app, or from the main Bethany College website, click on the BBN logo, then the WVBC radio button. Or, from any telephone, simply dial 213-493-0198 and hear your Bethany College announcers.

Thanks to the Bethany Department of Business, Communications and Media Arts, BCTV, WVBC, and BBN for making these exciting arrangements.
The Scott Electric Foundation of Greensburg, PA, made a $25,000 donation to Bethany College today to be directed to the facilities maintenance of the College. Mike Brklycica, sales rep, and Dick Smith, director of sales, presented the donation to Ted Williams, director of the Physical Plant, and Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College. Scott Electric is a wholesale electrical distribution company, and Bethany has had a long history with the company.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Deadline Nov. 30: Nominations for President’s Award for Excellence in Performance

For the seventh year, Bethany College will honor an outstanding faculty and staff member with the President’s Award for Excellence in Performance.

To nominate a colleague, simply write a letter of nomination to me that describes in detail why the nominee is deserving of this award. Please submit nominations by Sunday, November 30, 2014.

The awards in each category will be presented at the Spring Honors Convocation. Each person selected will receive a cash stipend and will have his or her name displayed on a permanent plaque in the Office of the President.

Thank you for your assistance in recognizing outstanding contributions to Bethany College in this way.
Great visiting with Jack Morrison '52 and Bill Watson '51 at Bethany College alumni and friends event in San Francisco.
Thanks to Diane Dranikoski Bode '96 and her husband Marcus for hosting Bethany College alumni and friends event at Delancey Street Restaurant in San Francisco.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Clayton Burch, Associate Superintendent of West Virginia Department of Education, addressing members of the Bethany College community as part of American Education Week.

Enjoyable dinner with loyal Bethanians Wayne '50 and Marie Reynolds Balling '48 in San Jose, California.
Enjoyable lunch with Bethanian Ann Cochran Preston '56 at The Sequoias in San Francisco. Ann is Trustee-Emerita. Her family has been actively involved with the College for generations.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Fourth Annual Light-Up Night and Charity Christmas Tree Auction

Bethany College will hold its Fourth Annual Light-Up Night and Charity Christmas Tree Auction on Thursday, December 4th, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in Commencement Hall.

The official lighting of the tree as well as the charity tree and wreath auction will be highlights of the evening.

The wreaths and trees that are being auctioned off are to be decorated in various holiday themes. All of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to Bernie’s Kids.

This charity is named in honor of the late Brooke County Sheriff and Commissioner Bernie Kazienko. The charity provides presents for needy children in Brooke County.

Santa will also be in attendance! All children who come to the auction are able to visit and get their picture taken with Santa. The children also are able to write and decorate a special letter to Santa.

The Fourth Annual Light-Up Night and Charity Christmas Tree Auction is open to the public. Gerald Stebbins, Dean of Students, can be contacted for more information at or at (304) 829-7631.

Good Luck to Bison Football Team in ECAC Southeast Bowl

For just the second time in program history, the Bethany football Bison will advance to post-season play when they compete in the ECAC Southeast Bowl Saturday, November 22, at 2 p.m. at Owings Mills, Maryland. The Mustangs of Stevenson University (7-3) from the Mid-Atlantic Conference will serve as our opponent and host.

We congratulate Coach Bill Garvey, his staff, and players for this outstanding accomplishment. This will be the first post-season trip for the football team since the 1980 Bison won the PAC Championship.

Ticket information and other details will be available on our website later this week. Please join me in wishing our football team the very best as they compete in this exciting match-up.

Fight the Flu!

The Centers for Disease Control remind us that college students are at a unique risk of contracting the flu due to their lifestyle factors. Close contact such as that found in residence halls, classrooms, public transportation, parties, and sports events makes flu especially easy to spread at a college. Further, lack of sleep, not eating healthfully, and not exercising regularly can weaken the immune system, making young adults more vulnerable to the flu.

Along with practicing healthy habits, the best way to protect against the flu is to get a vaccination every single year. Our Byrd Health Center is providing flu shots on campus. There is a charge for the flu vaccine, $15, and with a student’s authorization, the charge may be billed to his or her student account. The vaccination can be given to anyone coming into the Byrd Center during the hours in which the Center is open. Through the dedication of Carol Tyler, Director of Health Services, and her team, the College consistently has achieved high levels of participation in recent years. We encourage you to continue this positive trend.

The Bethany alumni and friends event at Jhamal Robinson's house overlooking Hollywood tonight enabled Cathy Pyles, mother of current Bethany standout swimmer Alexi Pyles, to visit with Bethanian Jimmy Veres ('70), a former national championship swimmer at Bethany. Also pictured is Alexi's sister, Madulan.
With Dean Lesiak ('74), Jhamal Robinson ('98) and Suzi Abbott Lesiak ('75) at the Los Angeles alumni and friends event at Jhamal's home overlooking Hollywood.
As Chair of the Board of Directors of Washington, DC-based Academic Search, Inc., served on a panel discussing "Personnel Solutions for the Academy -- Talent and More Talent" at The Registry for College and University Presidents at Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. Pictured with George Matthews, Chancellor of The Registry for College and University Presidents, Bryan Carlson, President of TRCUP, and Jessica Kozloff, President of Academic Search.
Wonderful birthday dinner with Bill Warren ('53) at Big Canyon Country Club. Pictured with Bill and Margaret Ogilvy Warren ('53) and Sven de Jong ('95), Senior Vice President.

Enjoyable lunch with proud Bethanian Doug Pettit ('89) at the historic Grant Hotel in San Diego. After Bethany, Doug attended Washington and Lee University law school.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bethany to Celebrate American Education Week

Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College, signed a resolution Thursday in recognition of Bethany's Education Department's observation of American Education Week. As part of the National Education Association's 93rd annual American Education Week celebration, Nov. 17 - 21 Bethany College will hold a number of activities to raise awareness about the critical need to provide every child with a quality education. Pictured with Dr. Miller is Dr. Sherri Theaker, Associate Professor of Education, Chair of the Education Department and CAEP Coordinator. W. Clayton Burch, West Virginia’s Interim Associate Superintendent of Schools, will provide the keynote address on Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. in Hurl Auditorium.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Boomer’s Book Club

This Saturday, November 15, children from pre-K to sixth grade are invited to spend time with Boomer and other Bethanians at Boomer’s Book Club.

This free event, hosted by staff of the T.W. Phillips Library, the Department of Education, Kappa Delta Pi, and other organizations, is centered on the 50th Anniversary of the classic children’s book “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. Not only will participants make crafts based on the book, but they will also have the opportunity to travel to fun game stations.

Boomer’s Book Club will be held at the Hurl Education Center from 10 a.m. to noon. Any questions should be directed to Professor Angela Icard at 304-829-7762.

Join Us in Saying “Thank You” on National Philanthropy Day

Every year, the non-profit community and those who are served by charitable and educational organizations join on November 15, National Philanthropy Day, to say “thank you.”

First recognized officially by President Ronald Reagan in the 1980’s, National Philanthropy Day “is a celebration of philanthropy—giving, volunteering and charitable engagement—that highlights the accomplishments, large and small, that philanthropy—and all those involved in the philanthropic process—makes to our society and our world,” according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Bethany College, therefore, expresses appreciation to all those who make a difference in our institution, programs, and capacity to serve. We gratefully do so on this special day, and throughout the year.

We recognize that giving takes many forms—through contributions of time, talent, and treasure, through the creation and implementation of good ideas that work for people, and through the countless acts of individual, often unseen, kindness and generosity that enrich our campus community and traditions.

Examples at Bethany abound. Gifts by alumni and friends have brought the first phase of our capital campaign, “Transformation Now!” to the $48 million mark in support to strengthen our facilities, endowment, and current programs. Our many students, faculty, staff, and organizations engaged in service from our campus contribute thousands of hours to various causes and purposes. Bethany has again been admitted to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty, and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community. It is noteworthy that over 85 percent of our students commit to community service during their time with us.

To all who give to Bethany and, through our institution, to those we serve, we offer heartfelt thanks for making philanthropy, defined as the “love of humankind,” a richly rewarding priority every day of the year.
Enjoyable Faculty Emeritus dinner with Jay Buckelew, Randy Cooey, Robert Payson, Robyn Cole and James Keegan tonight at Christman Manor. Heather Ricciuti, The Mary Cutlip Director of the Libraries and Learning Resources, and Beth Carpenter, Liberal Arts Librarian, presented the program.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My first exposure to Bethany was running cross country for West Virginia Wesleyan against the Bison in the late 1970s. Tonight, we continued an annual tradition of hosting the Bethany cross country team for dinner and discussion at Christman Manor before the NCAA Regional Championships. A wonderful group of athletes, students and leaders.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Enjoyable dinner and visit at Christman Manor with leaders of each of the Greek organizations: (standing, from left) Sam Goodge (Director of Student Activities), Erika Clayton (Greek Coordinator), Dakota Maravelis, Robert Bush, Brandon Martell, Jerry Stebbins (Dean of Students), and Sam Duvall. Front, Chloe McClung, Carson Kocay, Julia Anderson, and Jenna Clancy.

With Tess Parry, Chair of the Kalon Leadership Academy, and Kathy Furbee, Advisor of the Kalon Leadership Scholars program.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bethany Enrollment Video Captures Students’ Possibilities

Following another successful Green & White Day this past weekend, I wanted to share with you Bethany’s new enrollment video. This video is being shared with prospective students via email and is also available for them to view while they are on campus. Once again, special thanks to Bethanian Jeff Flick ('82) and his colleagues at the Pittsburgh firm of BD&E for this outstanding production that captures what it means to be a Bethanian.

Please click the link:
Jim Greene '63 hosted Youngstown Area Alumni and Friends gathering at Tippecanoe Country Club in Canfield, Ohio. Jim is a retired corporate executive and member of the Board of Trustees at Youngstown State University. Joining us for the picture are Dr. Mort Gamble, Executive Assistant to the President, and Ashley Kanotz, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nominations sought for President’s Award for Excellence in Performance

For the seventh year, Bethany College will honor an outstanding faculty and staff member with the President’s Award for Excellence in Performance.

To nominate a colleague, simply write a letter of nomination to me that describes in detail why the nominee is deserving of this award.

The awards in each category will be presented at the Spring Honors Convocation. Each person selected will receive a cash stipend and will have his or her name displayed on a permanent plaque in the Office of the President.

Thank you for your assistance in recognizing outstanding contributions to Bethany College in this way.

Bethany Paintings by Edward Troye Showcased in Middleburg, VA, Museum Exhibit

Two treasured paintings from the Bethany College art collection are featured in a special exhibition devoted to the works of Edward Troye at the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, Virginia, through March 29.

“Faithfulness to Nature: Paintings by Edward Troye” features two of Troye’s signature works: A Bazaar at Damascus (1856) and Syrian Ploughman (1856), on loan by Bethany to the Museum ( The works were highlights of a preview of the exhibition on October 25 in Middleburg. Dr. Mort Gamble, Executive Assistant to the President, represented Bethany College at the preview, which included a presentation on Troye’s works by Jeffrey Allison, Paul Mellon Collection Educator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.

The mural-sized paintings required months of planning for professional removal from their permanent home in Bethany’s Academic Parlour in Old Main and transport to Virginia for the exhibition.

“As Bethany College prepares to celebrate our 175th anniversary in 2015 as West Virginia’s oldest college, we are honored to have these works represented in the exhibition,” President Scott D. Miller said. “It is a fitting way for us to share the paintings with a wider audience through the National Sporting Library & Museum, as we highlight our own mission and heritage in liberal arts education.”

The Museum and Library are located at 102 The Plains Road in Middleburg (540-687-6542). Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on federal holidays. Admission is free Wednesdays and the last Sunday of each month.

Monday, November 3, 2014

The host of “American Ninja Warrior,” Matt Iseman, is visiting Bethany today and will speak tonight at 8:00 p.m. in Wailes Theater. Please join us as we learn about his journey to the television industry by way of the medical field and get a peek behind the scenes of this hit NBC show. Special thanks to Trustee Jhamal Robinson, VP for Production at TLC, who made this event possible. Jhamal, a loyal Bethanian, will be serving as the host of the event, and there will be an opportunity for questions and answers.

The “Strides for Health” walking program

The Strides for Health walking program, sponsored by the Bethany College Office of Human Resources, officially begins today (November 3) and will run for eight consecutive weeks. I am writing to encourage your participation.

Each registered participant will receive a t-shirt, pedometer, participant guide and a tracking log. Your activity can be measured by the pedometer in steps or minutes.

According to Doug McConahy, Director of Human Resources, the equivalent of one mile is 2000 steps. The goal for all participants is to walk 24 miles or 16 hours over the eight-week period. Employees who achieve this goal will have their names included in a drawing for a prize.

We encourage everyone to get involved in the program. When the weather is nice, walk on campus. As the weather gets cold, feel free to walk in the Sandwen Arena of the Thomas P. Johnson Recreation Center or use the treadmill in Cummins Community Center. If you would like to be a part of a walking group, please contact Doug. He already has a group that will walk on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the lunch hour at the indoor or outdoor track (depending on the weather).

Thank you, Doug, for initiating this program.
For the second time in three years, Bethany hosted the PAC Cross Country Championships. Pictured: Brian Rose, Bethany Director of Athletics, Joe Onderko, PAC Commissioner, and Mike Guinn, Bison Head Cross Country Coach.

Friday, October 31, 2014

With loyal Bethanians Anne and John (Professor of Biology) Burns at tonight's Oktoberfest in Commencement Hall.
With Jarod Roque, President of the Student Government Association and Associate in the Office of the President, at tonight's Oktoberfest in Commencement Hall.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Host of “American Ninja Warrior,” Matt Iseman, to Visit Bethany

The host of “American Ninja Warrior,” Matt Iseman, will visit with the Bethany community on Monday, November 3, at 8:00 p.m. in Wailes Theater. Please join us as we learn about his journey to the television industry by way of the medical field and get a peek behind the scenes of this hit NBC show. Special thanks to Trustee Jhamal Robinson, VP for Production at TLC, who made this event possible. Jhamal, a loyal Bethanian, will be serving as the host of the event, and there will be an opportunity for questions and answers. I look forward to seeing you on Monday evening.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

With Kathleen Hill (education), Katrina D’Aquin (psychology) and Sherri Theaker (education) at a faculty dinner at Christman Manor last night. #scottdmiller

Carlo Guadagdino, Jocelyn Nelson, Bobby Bush and the rest of our ghost hunting crew preparing for our BCTV (channel 14) Halloween Special at Old Main. A 10 hour monster movie marathon beginning Friday at 4 p.m. and finishing at 2 a.m. Food, prizes and much more. #bethanywalkabouts

Enjoyable visit with Joe Walsh (Mathematics), Carolyn Kitchens (Chemistry), and Elizabeth Hull (English) at a faculty dinner at Christman Manor last night.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nice visiting with Deborrah Wray, Director of Employer Services with the Pension Fund of the Christian Church. Many of our current employees and retirees have their retirement with the Pension Fund of the Christian Church.

Enjoyable visit with Dr. Sean Ryder, Chair of English, National University of Ireland, Galway, who is a guest lecturer on campus today. He will be speaking in the class of John E. Osborne, Distinguished Lecturer in Business, on the topic of “Humanities: Lessons for Life.”

Enjoyable dinner at Christman Manor with officers of the Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council. Pictured on the front porch over looking the beautiful campus green: front, George "Wes" Myers, Chris White and Frank Salopek. Standing, Taylor Lewis, Kim Judy, Bri Breault, Rhianna Petrone, Erika Clayton (Greek Coordinator), Jerry Stebbins (Dean of Students), and Sam Goodge (Director of Student Activities).

Monday, October 27, 2014

Bethany College named to President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll

Bethany College is one of just 98 colleges and universities nationwide to be named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its leadership in developing programs in interfaith and community service.

This is the third time in last four years that Bethany has earned the distinction. The Honor Roll was created in 2006 to recognize exemplary work that places students on a lifelong path of civic engagement.

Congratulations to Kathy Shelek Furbee, Chair of Social Work and Director of the Service Learning Center, for her leadership on this

Friday, October 24, 2014

Congratulations to Andrew Lewis, Bethany Director of Residence, who was recognized today with the Distinguished Service Award from the West Virginia Association of Student Personnel Administrators at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center. He is pictured receiving the award from WVASPA President Vanessa Keadle. He is a past president of the organization and currently serves as Treasurer.

The Bethany College Equine Operations staff hosted the first Halloween Fun Show on Sunday. Twenty of the regular lesson riders and over 80 supporters came to see the children dressed in costume participate in riding activities. Prizes were awarded and refreshments were served for the event held at the Oglebay Resort Stables, the home of the Bethany College Equestrian Program.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


The Harbinger, the name of other traditional publications in Bethany history, is a literary magazine of poems, prose, and short stories published through Bethany College. A student is selected each year to be the editor of the Harbinger. The fall release date of the 2014 edition of the Harbinger was October 5, 2014. The editor of this past edition was Senior Fellow of the English Department, Khristian Smith.

For the upcoming 2015 edition of the Harbinger, Catherine Breault has been selected as the new student editor. Submissions for the Harbinger can be made to either Catherine at her email or to Dr. Janeshek at her email . The submissions to the Harbinger can vary and students may submit more than one work. There is a different theme each year for the literary magazine. The theme is based on the submitted entries. Students are encouraged to submit their work, gain confidence in their writing skills, and achieve recognition as distinguished writers.
Bethanian Ashley Dougherty, right, Weekend Morning Meteorologist for WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh, was a guest speaker for the Black Student Alliance Wednesday night in Commencement Hall.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

“Engaging the e-University: Collaborative, Authentic Student Engagement in Technology Enhanced Environments” an interactive presentation by W. Thomas Jeffrey and Shawn Williams from Campbellsville University and M.E. Yancosek Gamble, Bethany College, presented at Appalachian College Association Summit Oct. 18 in Knoxville.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Stop by Bethany's T.W. Phillips Memorial Library and support Alpha Xi Delta fundraiser for Autism Speaks! Pictured with Jenna Clancy, Devon Jones, Amanda Nielsen, and Caroline Rubash.

Bethany volleyball coach Courtney Kline was honored for becoming the program’s all-time winningest coach earlier this year with her 146th career win. She is pictured with Brian Rose, Director of Athletics & Recreation:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Enjoyable visit with Bethanian Jeffrey Seglin, Lecturer in Public Policy, Kennedy School, Harvard University, at the UBS Revitalizing America program at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

Removal begins of two treasured Edward Troye paintings in the Bethany College Academic Parlour for loan to the National Sporting Museum upcoming exhibition on the artist. The museum and its library are located in Middleburg, Virginia. Months of planning culminated today in the start of professional “de-installation” of the works and their return scheduled for next year.