Friday, June 27, 2014

2014-15 Bethany College Cost Sheet

Please find below the Board of Trustees-approved Bethany College Schedule of Undergraduate Charges for 2014-15 for your reference. In keeping with the spirit of the tuition freeze, the few increases noted in other categories of the new schedule are contractually necessary and have been kept minimal.

Should you have an questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Finance in Cramblet Hall.

Enjoyable retirement luncheon yesterday at Legends in Wellsburg in honor of Judy Pyle. Judy will retire Monday after over 30 years of loyal service to Bethany College. Most of those years have been in service to the Center for Institutional Advancement (alumni affairs, development, church relations! and communications). Also pictured is Sven de Jong, Senior Vice President, and Mort Gamble, Executive Assistant to the President.

2014-15 Policy Documents

Tuesday, July 1, marks the start of another Bethany College fiscal year. Please note that all policy documents have been updated for the 2014-15 academic year, in accordance with Board of Trustees actions, and are available online at:

Should you have any questions, please contact the appropriate member of the President’s Cabinet.
Recording of the July "For The Record" in the Bethany Broadcasting Network studios in the Grace Phillips Johnson Visual Arts Center.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Special thanks to Interim Vice President Katrina D’Aquin; Welcome new Vice President for Academic Affairs David Ewing

I hope that you are having a safe and enjoyable summer break.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your hard work and dedication in the 2013-14 academic year, and to thank Dr. Katrina D’Aquin for accepting the position of Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty upon the absence of Dr. David Black. We are looking forward to welcoming Dr. David Ewing as our new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty starting on July 1. Many of you have already had the opportunity to meet him, and know that he will provide excellent leadership for Bethany College.

I also wanted to remind you of some important dates, so that you can mark your calendars now. The State of the College Address is scheduled for Tuesday, August 19, with the Fall Faculty Workshop to follow. This year’s workshop will include the important topic of Title IX, accompanied by a federally mandated training session. Please make your plans now to attend. The annual Fall Chair Workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 20. Matriculation is scheduled for Saturday, August 23, and classes start on Monday, August 25.

Enjoy the rest of your summer, and be sure to mark your calendars for these important dates.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Enjoyable lunch visit David Sirey, the Director of Chapter Services for the Delta Tau Delta Nationals. He is on campus leading a training for their new national consultants. The group stays at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house, conducts training sessions on campus and visits the Founder’s House during their retreat. Joining us for the picture is Saralyn Dague, Director of Business Affairs.

Don and Tracey Bierhals of New Castle, PA visit with Dr. David Ewing, left, our new Vice President for Academic Affairs, and me at yesterday's Parent's Reception at Christman Manor. The event capped a full day of activities for the first New Student Orientation of the summer. Don and Tracey have a daughter, Mindy, who graduated in May from Bethany and will attend graduate school this fall at Marshall University. Their son, Don, attended New Student Orientation yesterday and is a proud member of the Class of 2018.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Boomer showed up to greet new Bison at New Student Orientation today.
Full house in Commencement Hall for our first New Student Orientation of the summer.
Visiting with President's Office assistant Catherine Breault and enrollment tour guides Laini Roberts and Marena Cline at the Early Bird Orientation Lunch today.
Enjoyable social at Harder Hall last night as we welcomed families for the first New Student Orientation of the summer. Left, Walter and Jon-El Battle from Merritt Island, Florida. Upper right, Amanda Weber (orientation leader), and Janice and Zachary Lowe of Jacksonville, Florida. Lower right, Celestia and Christi Hendrix of Syracuse, Ohio, and Chris White (orientation leader).

Friday, June 20, 2014

Enjoyable dinner at Christman Manor last night with Bethanian and long-time member of our Board of Trustees Dr. Rod Hurl ('52) and his daughter Megan Hurl Orr ('77). A loyal member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Rod reminds us that you can't spell Bethany without B-E-T-A. Pictured with us is Heather Ricciuti, The Mary Cutlip Director of Libraries and Learning Resources.
Great turnout in Washington, PA for Bethany Night at the Pennsylvania Rebellion v. Chicago Bandits professional softball game. The evening was coordinated by long-time Bethany softball coach Jan Forsty (left). Joining us at the pre-game tailgate party Amy Schafer ('03), Head Coach at Thiel College, and Lori Schimmel ('93), Head Coach at College of Wooster.

Monday, June 16, 2014


 Father's Day at Bethany Beach with my girls -- daughters Katie and Ashlee, and granddaughter Addie.

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful father Dr. Rudolph "Rudy" Miller. A World War II veteran, former public school teacher/administrator and college professor at East Tennessee State University, University of Memphis, and Ohio University.

The leaders of West Virginia’s largest and oldest higher-educational institutions met June 11 at Bethany College for a discussion hosted by Bethany President Scott D. Miller.

West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee and Miller discussed West Virginia’s higher-education issues and possible collaboration between the two institutions. The two presidents have 56 years of combined service as leaders of eight colleges and universities.

Gee first held the presidential position at WVU from 1981-1985. He returned in January after serving at Ohio State University (twice 1990-98 and 2007-13), Vanderbilt University (2001-07), Brown University (1998-2000), and the University of Colorado (1985-90). In addition to serving Bethany since fall 2007, Miller has served as President of Wesley College (1997-2007) and Lincoln Memorial University (1991-97).

Bethany was founded in 1840, making it the oldest degree-granting institution in West Virginia, established before the state itself.

Monday, June 2, 2014

On the way back to Bethany -- had to make a side trip to see my adorable granddaughter, Addison Grace Sanders.
Visting with my father ( Rudy Miller ), uncle ( Ken Miller ) and sister ( Pam Miller Holman ) at the Washington Hilton during the final day of the “Honor’s Flight” recognizing 38 World War II Veterans. They visited the World War II Memorial, Arlington Cemetary, Air Force Memorial, Marine Memorial, Viet Nam War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Navy Memorial, and Korean War Memorial . They also were treated to a performance by the Military Bugler and the Air Force Band Airman of Note. A very special weekend for all.

Beth Michalec, '04, M.E. Yancosek Gamble, chair of business, communications and media arts, Stacey Creely, '00 attending the WVU Integrate 14 Conference in Morgantown, WV. Both Beth and Stacey graduated as Communications majors at Bethany, and are graduates of the IMC master's program at WVU. They are both now adjunct instructors for the program. Stacey is director of public relations at The Linsly School. Beth is ABD at Duquesne University and will be returning to Bethany this fall, teaching Comm. 203, Principles of Adverting and PR for us.
Enjoyable evening May 31 at the Washington Hilton as 38 World War II veterans, including my father Rudolph "Rudy" Miller (Plano, Texas) were recognized for service to our country.  The Honors Flight program is sponsoring two days of activities for the group in the Washington, DC area, including a visit to the World War II Memorial.  At right:  my father at the World War II Memorial.  Upper left: with my sister Pam Miller Holman of Allen, Texas (she accompanied him on all the activities). Lower left: with my uncle Kenneth Miller of Philadelphia.