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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Bethany Department of Athletics and Recreation inducted five new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame and recognized outstanding student athletes from the class of 2013 during a banquet Friday evening as well as during a pre-game ceremony on Saturday.

Above: The 2014 Bethany Athletics Hall of Fame Class
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College, Nevada Smith ('02), Michael Mezerski ('99), Jodi Jackfert ('98), Jill (Kamerer) Smith ('01), Kathleen (McGowan) Wack ('98), and Brian Rose, Director of Athletics and Recreation.

Below: The 2013 Senior Class Honorees
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Miller; Cam Cooper, Senior Scholar Athlete Award Winner; Paige Prato, Susan Hannah Award winner; Matt Grimard, William Hannah Award winner; and Brian Rose.

Monday, October 13, 2014

With long-time friends and colleagues Jake Schrum, President of Emory & Henry College, and Richard Ekman, President of the Council of Independent Colleges, at the Council of Independent Colleges/New York Times Presidents Council Meeting at the New York Times offices. Thirty-one private college presidents serve on the Council.

Enjoying a Bison win -- John Mullen, Joe Kurey, Bison Head Coach Bill Garvey, Bob Goin, Bill Newton, Doug Goin.

All smiles after a Bethany win -- Current Bison head coach Bill Garvey and former coach Bob Goin after an exciting Homecoming win against Carnegie Mellon University.

Bethanian Don Blashford ('76) of Publicis Groupe USA is interviewed on WVBC before doing a guest talk in Dr. Pat Sutherland's CMA class Friday. Samantha Schott (operations manager) and James Peterson of WVBC are conducting the interview. WVBC aired Bethany v. Carnegie Mellon University Homecoming game at 2 p.m.
Good to see a number of Bethanians at the brunch hosted by the Oglebay Foundation at the stables at Oglebay Resort. The location is the competition venue and home for Bethany equestrian club competition. The Bison hosted 13 colleges and universities in today's competition. Pictured with me from left: Brian Rose, Director of Athletics and Recreation; Joyce Jefferson; Rita and Jim Companion; Bill Jones; and Sven de Jong, Senior Vice President.

With Adam Fletcher and Judy Allison before the start of the Allison Run Saturday morning. The run is held each year to raise funds for the Jim Allison Scholarship. Adam was a a former star student of Professor Allison, who was inspired to return to teach in the math department.

Pleased to honor Greg and Ellen Jordan (both 1981) with the naming of Jordan Hall -- a residence hall in Campbell Village. The Jordans are wonderful friends and supporters of Bethany College.

With former Student President's Office Associate Annie Wilson ('12) and Audra Droginske ('12) -- both former standout basketball players for the Bison -- at the Allison Run. Annie now lives in Arlington, VA. Audra is soon to relocate to Florida.
A standing ovation for our dear friend and colleague Dr. Larry Grimes, the inaugural speaker in the endowed Larry Grimes Lecture Series. Alumni and friends raised over $110,000 for the endowment. The lecture was held in the Academic Parlour of Old Main.

Kirk Collins ('77) led a special effort to place a tree and marker on the college green as a "true testament to Kappa Alpha's lasting influence on Bethany's campus." The marker reads: "Kappa Alpha Order, Beta Beta Chapter, classes 1974 to 1980. Great memories, endless laughs and lifelong friendships."

Enjoyable visit with Dr. D. Duane Cummins, former President of Bethany from 1988-2002. Dr. Cummins held a book signing for his new history of Bethany College.

Good to see popular long time professor, now Professor-emeritus, Jay Buckelew at Homecoming . Pictured with Jay is M.E. Yancosek Gamble, Chair of the Department of Business, Communications, and Media Arts.
Great visiting with old friends and wonderful Bethanians Jhamal Robinson (Los Angeles), Evelyn del Cerro (New York City) and John Foster (Pittsburgh) at Homecoming.

Congratulations to Kyle and Taylor -- 2014 Homecoming King and Queen. Kyle works in my office as a presidential associate.
Visiting with 98-year-old Bethanian Bob Martin and Doug Goin at tonight's social at Christman Manor.

Joyce Chernenko and Faith Daniels at the Zeta Tau Alpha scholarship fundraiser Saturday night.
With Kenn Morgan, The Jennie Steindorf Renner Chair of Fine Arts and Curator of the Renner Art Gallery, and featured artists Cheryl Ryan Harshman ('74) and Marc Harshman ('73), at the Homecoming Alumni Artists Reception in the Renner Art Gallery.

M.E. Yancosek Gamble, Chair of the Business, Communications and Media Arts Department at Bethany College, receives special recognition from BC Board Chair Greg Jordan for the recent National Chapter of the Year award from the Society for Collegiate Journalists. The recognition occurred at a Board luncheon in Harder Hall Friday.

With Matt Grimmard '14 -- football (William Hanna Award), Cameron Cooper '14 -- football (Scholar Athlete Award), and Paige Prato '14 -- track and field (Susan Hannah Award) at Friday's Hall of Fame Banquet.

Bethany Sabbaticals, 2014-2015

Sabbaticals have historically been an important part of faculty-development programs in American higher education. A sabbatical leave provides a significant opportunity to Bethany College full-time faculty to engage in scholarly and professional work, resulting in future enhanced contributions to the College.

Sabbatical leave is a privilege and is not automatically earned; a faculty member is eligible after each six full-time teaching appointment years at the College. A sabbatical leave is for one semester at full pay or for a full academic year at half pay.

Fall 2014

· Dr. Joseph Lovano will visit and study four of the autonomous regions of Spain: Valencia, Murcia, the Balearic Islands, and the Canary Islands, to gain in-depth and updated knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of these multicultural regions of Spain.

· Prof. Kenneth Morgan will prepare a solo art show entitled There’s Something About Hail Mary, consisting of all new works based on about a dozen iconic masterpieces featuring interpretations of the Virgin Mary.

· Prof. Fujiko Sawtarie will update the Bethany College Computer Science curriculum, to ensure Bethany College students are learning state-of-the art practices in the fast-changing field of computer science, and to renew her Ph.D. candidacy at West Virginia University.

· Prof. Melanee Sinclair will pursue advanced Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) certification, to allow courses she teaches in this area to count toward EAGALA certification for Bethany College students.

· Dr. Amanda Stewart will write an equine management and grooming book with internationally known hunter-jumper trainer Susan W. Ashe, and perform a scientific study examining and testing a new, currently un-marketed hoof boot.

Spring 2015

· Dr. John Burns will write on the applications of nanotechnology to agriculture with scientists at the Indian Center for Agricultural Research, and continue his work on biological rhythms, a joint effort with faculty and graduate students at Banaras Hindu University.

· Prof. John McGowan will examine the use of biomechanics and exercise physiology in teaching and coaching, and prepare for new courses in areas he has not taught in many years—for example, laws relating to Adapted Physical Education.

· Dr. Patrick Sutherland will finish a chapter for a book tentatively entitled Education in Action: The Crucible of College Media, work on another book chapter on the topic of religion and sports, and attend workshops to enhance his technology skills.

We congratulate these colleagues on their work which will further the teaching mission of Bethany College.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

New Departmental Mail Addresses

As communicated earlier, Bethany College now offers postal services for offices and students through a new facility on the ground floor of Morlan Hall. As we transition, please notify your contacts, journals and vendors of your new address.

For a listing of department addresses:

Thanks for your assistance.

Enjoyable visit with former Assistant to President Ronald Reagan, now Senior Advisor at Teneo, and Fox senior political analyst Ed Rollins.
Jarod Roque, President of the Bethany Student Government Association, leads a special presentation to Bob McCann on behalf of our 25 student-leaders as a part of the opening session at UBS this morning. Jarod presented Bob with a framed version of a summer full page feature about Bob and UBS that appeared in The Washington Post this summer. 

Heading to the “Closing Bell”

With our students moments after the closing bell.

With Wall Street legend Arthur Cashin, now managing director, Director of NYSE Floor Operations, after closing. Arthur is a long time regular on CNBC and MSNBC.

Our student leaders had the opportunity to talk with Bill Booker, who serves as a UBS advisor to our students that manage the $1.5 million McCann Student Investment Fund. Sven de Jong (Senior Vice President) joined Bill and me for the picture.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Jordan Hall Dedication Saturday

Please join us this Saturday at 9:45 a.m. as we dedicate the residence-hall building, formerly known as “Campbell Village 4,” to Greg and Ellen Trebilcock Jordan as Jordan Hall. The dedication will be held at the main entrance to the building.

Both of the Jordans were highly involved during their time on campus. They were both active in Greek life – Ellen was a Phi Mu and Greg a Beta Theta Pi. Ellen was a member of the social science professional fraternity Sigma Tau Epsilon, and Greg was a member of the national history honor society Phi Alpha Theta. Both graduated with honors, class of 1981.

Greg has been named one of the best lawyers in the country numerous times. For many years he served as the chief executive officer of Reed Smith LLP, where he became the youngest elected managing partner in the firm’s history. Last year, Greg moved to PNC Financial Services as the company’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Head of Regulatory and Government Affairs. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees since 2002, and its chair since 2006.

Please join us as we recognize a family that has provided outstanding leadership for, and truly believes in, Bethany College.
With M.E. Yancosek Gamble, Chair of the Department of Business, Communications and Media Arts, at the newsroom at Bloomberg in New York City. Accompanying 25 Bethany student-leaders on a two day experience on Wall Street -- thanks to Bethanian Bob McCann, CEO of UBS.

Student Government Association President Jared Rogue and SGA Vice President Dylan Martinez with Bethanian Bob McCann (’80), CEO of UBS - The Americas, on a dinner cruise on the Manhattan Elite on the Hudson.

Zeta Tau Alpha trio Amelia Parks, Kim Judy, and Kaitlin Perch pictured with Bethanian Bob McCann (’80), CEO of UBS - The Americas, on a dinner cruise on the Manhattan Elite on the Hudson.

Five of our Presidential Associates are members of the Bethany student-leadership team enjoying 2 1/2 days on Wall Street through the generosity of Bethanian Bob McCann ('80), CEO of UBS - The Americas. After spending the afternoon at Bloomberg, we spent the evening on a dinner cruise on the Manhattan Elite. Pictured: Amelia Parks, Ruben Rogue, Kyle Rockey, Monica Westerheide, Anne Taylor and Dylan Martinez. A full day of meetings on Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Celebrating 175 Years

As Homecoming is approaching this weekend, it is fitting and proper that we celebrate Bethany College's 175th academic year by sharing with you our commemorative video. Special thanks to Bethanian Jeff Flick ('82) and his colleagues at BD & E for this outstanding production that captures the spirit and tradition of our grand institution.

Please click the link:

Bethany College’s literary magazine, The Harbinger, made its 2014 debut last night. Pictured, from left: Catherine Breault (2015 Editor), Khristian S. Smith (2014 Editor), and Dr. Jessie Janeshek (Faculty Advisor)

Monday, October 6, 2014

The annual Bethany Homecoming “Great Duck Hunt” has begun. Find a duck, turn it in, win a prize. Ashleigh Asbury ( @Ashleighhh2012 )is the first winner for spotting a duck on the dash of “Bethany1”

With WVBC's Jerrod Plate and Carlo Guadagnino in the press box during first quarter action from Case Western Reserve University. The Bison lead the Spartan 13-7 in the second quarter. Listen live on the Bethany Broadcasting Network (link on the Bethany website).

Great turnout for our Bethany alumni and friends tailgate party before the Bethany/Case Western Reserve football game in Cleveland. Pictured with Mark Hicks ('73), Bruce Fahey ('77), and Elizabeth Santell Fahey ('79). Bruce is President of the Bethany Alumni Council.