Volume V, Number XXXVIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
May 11, 2012

News Briefs
172nd Anniversary Commencement Activities to be Webcast
Bethany College will celebrate the 130 members of the class of 2012 at Baccalaureate on Friday, May 11 at 6 p.m. and at the 172nd Anniversary Commencement on Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m.

Rev. Dr. James P. Johnson, President Emeritus of the Christian Church Foundation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), will present the address at Baccalaureate. Bethany Board of Trustees member Sy Holzer, President of PNC Bank – Pittsburgh, will provide the Commencement address.

Join us in this celebration by viewing Baccalaureate and Commencement Exercises online at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/bethanywvadmin.portal#.

The live feed from Baccalaureate will begin at 5:45 p.m. The live feed from Commencement will begin at 9:45 a.m.

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Darline Nicholson Breakfast Honors Senior Women
The Panhellenic Council and the Office of Student Life sponsored the 65th Annual Darline Nicholson Breakfast honoring senior women at Bethany College on May 5. Susan Ryan Lister ’89 — senior specialist in global communications for Whirlpool — addressed the women. At the breakfast, senior Nancy Hitt was honored with the Aleece C. Gresham Leadership Award.

College Holds Student Council and Student Government Elections
The following are the results of Student Council and Student Government Association (SGA) elections:

Sophomore Class Council
Alanna Bebech - President
Heather Holeva - Vice President
Chelsea Marshall - Treasurer
Khristian Smith - Secretary

Junior Class Council
Amber Ridings - President
Amanda Madurski - Vice President
Aerika West - Treasurer
Candace Williams - Secretary

Senior Class Council
Tanner Coles - President
Olivia Pavlic - Vice President
Gabriela Núñez - Treasurer
Erin Scrimger - Secretary

Student Government Association
Evan Marmie - President
Shannon Marks - Vice President

Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

McCann Learning Center
Gerald Schultze, Testing Coordinator and Learning Specialist in the McCann Learning Center was featured in an article in the Wheeling Intelligencer about his participation in the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic Run and Walk.

Click here to read the full article.

Visual and Performing Arts
Dr. David Rudari, Assistant Professor of Music has returned from a guest appearance at the University of Wyoming.  "I was one of two alumni invited to join in a School of Music/Community tribute to my former voice teacher, Professor Frederick Gersten, who passed away in January.  It was a great honor to sing with my former accompanist in that hall again, especially to sing repertoire that he premiered on that stage in 1984, when I was his student. Mr. Gersten recruited me to the UW program in the summer of 1982, and was responsible for much of my early singing and conducting success and involvement in higher education.  Through opera directing and concert appearances, he, and his late wife, Joan, brought music to a wider variety of audiences in and around the state of Wyoming.  After thirty-eight performances of the Wolf in Barab's, "Little Red Riding Hood," I got to know a lot of small towns and some wonderful people.  It was a great run, and it had a lot of influence on what I try to do in my teaching."

Alumni News
Alumni Weekend 2012
Bethany grads returned to campus for Alumni Weekend 2012, May 4-6, with the Class of 1962 celebrating their 50th reunion. Alumni Weekend officially got underway Friday afternoon with registration, followed by a welcome dinner. The evening concluded with the Student Art Exhibit Reception in Renner Gallery.

Saturday started with Breakfast with the Alumni Association Board of Directors, followed by the Darline Nicholson Breakfast. Attendees had the opportunity to take tours of campus before the Alumni Association Luncheon. The day concluded with the Alumni Awards Dinner and a reception at Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights.

The 2012 festivities ended Sunday morning with the Scroll Society Breakfast, which honored members of the class of 1962.
Mark your calendars for next year and plan to join us for Alumni Weekend, May 3-May 5, 2013.

To view photos from the weekend, visit the College's Flickr site at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bethanycollegewv/.

San Francisco Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with President Scott D. Miller, hosted by Ken Bado ’77, at the Meadow Club on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  www.meadowclub.com

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7299 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Save the Date!
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the New York City area on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. Details to follow in future issues of the Old Main Journal.

Summer OCICU Online Courses Available
Through Bethany College’s partnership with the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities, affordable online courses during the summer are available for students and alumni thru Bethany College. Each course with OCICU costs just $725 and registration for the course is directly through Bethany College. 

Summer Session I runs April 30 - June 24. Summer Session II runs July 2 - August 26. A complete listing of available courses and link to register online can be found here: www.bethanywv.edu/academics/lifelong-learning-at-bethany/ocicu-summer-courses/

For more information contact Stephanie Kappel in the Office of Records and Retention or by email: skappel@bethanywv.edu

Attention Bethany College’s Class of 1977!
The organizing of your 35-year reunion has begun.  Please email alumni@bethanywv.edu if you are interested in details about this Homecoming reunion or join the Facebook group “Bethany College Class of 1977: 35th Class Reunion.”

Bison Athletics
Bethany Places Three on All-PAC Softball Teams
Bethany College junior Maria Vallone (Rochester, N.Y./Webster Schroeder) was named First Team and juniors Emily Jump (Milford, Del./Polytech) and Alison Powell (Nashport, Ohio/Tri-Valley) were voted Second Team when the All-PAC Softball teams were released Tuesday.

Please visit Bethany Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.


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