Volume III, Number XXXVI
An E-News Service of Bethany College
May 14, 2010

Campus News
Bethany Prepares for Baccalaureate, Commencement Ceremonies
Bethany College will host its annual Commencement activities May 14-15. A Baccalaureate service is set for 6 p.m. on Friday, May 14 in Commencement Hall at the College’s historic Old Main. Commencement activities for the Class of 2010 will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 15 on the Quadrangle of Old Main.

Bethany College Helps Students Dress for Success with Project Runway
In today’s challenging job market, first impressions are crucial. Knowing how to dress and what to say are key components of a successful employment search. The Bethany College Office of Career Counseling and Placement (OCCP) and the Social Awareness Club recently teamed up to help students do just that with Project Runway, providing tips on dressing for success as well as affordable professional clothing to the community.

News Briefs
170th Anniversary Commencement to be Webcast
Bethany College will celebrate the 124 members of the class of 2010 at the 170th Anniversary Commencement on Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m. Gaston Caperton, former governor of West Virginia and current president of The College Board of New York, will provide the Commencement address.

Join us in this celebration by viewing the Commencement Exercises online at www.stretchinternet.com/flash/player/bethanywv.php.

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

2011 Class Officers Announced
The Office of Student Life and Student Government Association have announced the results of the 2011 Class Officer elections. Results are listed below with the students’ hometowns and areas of study.  

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Senior Class
President: Lindsay Sobotka; Weirton, W.Va.; Chemistry
Vice President: Christopher Smurthwaite; Wellsburg, W.Va.; Chemistry
Treasurer: April O’Brien; Columbus, Ohio; Spanish
Secretary: Taylor Morris; Weirton, W.Va.; Psychology

Junior Class
President: Anthony Palus; South Park, Pa.; Biology
Vice President: Kristina Moff; Berlin Center, Ohio; Education
Treasurer: Alyssa Schrecengost; Wexford, Pa.; Business Administration
Secretary: Matthew Robinson; Wheeling, W.Va.; Undecided

Sophomore Class
President: Tanner Coles; Emmaus, Pa.; Chemistry
Vice President: Margaret Helme; Medford, Mass.; English
Treasurer: Gabby Nunez; Centreville, Va.; History
Secretary: Ryan Hajny; Piney Fork, Ohio; Equine Studies, Pre-Vet

Students Enjoy Study Break at MoonBeam Breakfast
More than 225 students attended the spring semester MoonBeam Breakfast, held May 10. This year’s event featured AquaMassage beds, two massage therapists, a chocolate dipping station and a variety of breakfast foods. Elizabeth S. de Jong, Dean of Students, expressed thanks to the many students, faculty and staff who helped make the event a success.

Volunteers were numerous this year and included (but were not limited to): President Scott Miller, Dr. Darin Fields, Heather Mullendore and the Student Activities Council, Sven de Jong, Tracy Depew, Necol Dunson and Chartwells Dining Service, Kathy Furbee, Gary Kappel, Joe Lovano, Karen McFadden, Kos Mouratidis, Erich Lippman, Anju Ramjee, Lisa Reilly, Roni Reynolds, Heather Taylor, Karina Dayich-McCabe, Mickey Ulrich, Carol Tyler, Tim Weaver, Gina Trout, Susan Doty, Rev. Scott Thayer, Heather Ricciuti, Adam Fletcher, Ruletta Minor and Rob Barricelli.



Seniors Savor Sky-High Glimpse of Bethany
Seniors were invited to enjoy a unique view of the Bethany campus by climbing the Old Main Tower with Dr. Gary Kappel on May 13. Participants met in the Corridor of Old Main and went up in groups to take an up-close look at the clock, one of many historic features enjoyed by the Bethany campus community and enjoy the views of campus.

Bethany Hosts Summer 2010 Camps
Bethany College has a busy summer schedule with educational, sports, band and retreats planned for most of the summer.

Governor’s Honors Academy
Bethany College will host the 2010 West Virginia Governor’s Honors Academy June 26 – July 18, 2010. On campus for the three-week residential program will be 180 rising high school seniors taking intensive and broad-based classes and participating in a daily seminar session, educational events and interactive activities. This will be the final year of a three-year grant award program funded by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts for Bethany College.

Basketball Camp
Bethany College’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Andrew Sachs, will continue his summer camp director career by offering three basketball camp dates.

Girls High School Team Camp: June 18-20
Boys High School Team Camp: June 25-27
Boys and Girls Individual Development Camp: June 28-July 2
Co-Ed Ages 7-17, Overnight Residential and Commuters

Bethany College alumni are eligible for a discount.  For more information please email Coach Sachs at asachs@bethanywv.edu.

Camp Canyon
Camp Canyon has announced its 2010 Summer Session Dates.

Session 1
June 20-26
Session 2
June 27-July 16
Session 3
July 18-August 6

Camp Canyon is where yesterday's traditions and today's advanced opportunities combine to create tomorrow's lifelong friends and memories. Canyon's one-of-a-kind combination of staff, facilities and programs create a level of camping that is unparalleled.

Visit the Camp Canyon website at www.campcanyon.com/index.html or call 800.917.1902 for more information.

Sport Camps
Bethany College will host three major sport camps over the summer.

Offense Defense Sports Camp will hold a three-day football camp July 4-7. For more information please visit www.o-d.com/camps/locations/Pittsburgh or, for the brochure, visit www.o-d.com/camps/brochure.

Pro Soccer Camps and DPSoccer Academy are pleased to announce the Bolton Wanderers International Player ID Camp. Bolton Wanderers Football Club, of the English Premiership, will be running the week-long residential and commuter camp open to players age 8-18. This Elite Player ID Camp running July 18-22 will provide Bolton’s International Academy Staff with the opportunity to access the technical, tactical and overall fitness levels of North American players. For more information, please visit http://prosoccercamps.com/.

For information about bringing a camp or conference to the Bethany College Campus, please email sdague@bethanywv.edu.

Education Dept. Offers Summer Autism Course
The Bethany College Department of Education will offer two 600-level courses in autism as part of an intensive, month-long summer program. The two courses, when combined with an existing certification in behavior disorders or multi-categorical special education, will result in an endorsement in autism. Appropriately licensed persons successfully completing the two courses in autism will be recommended for endorsement by their county system. The two courses will be held at the Bethany College Hurl Education Center June 21-July 16. For more information and for an application, click here.

Applications must be postmarked by May 28.

Bethany Announces 2010 Online Summer Courses
The Summer 2010 OCICU Online Course listing is now available on the Bethany College website at this address:

Degree seeking Bethany College students may earn a maximum of 12 online OCICU credits toward their degree requirements. For additional information, please send your questions to: sdoty@bethanywv.edu..

Alumni News
Save the Date!

Washington D.C.
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Washington, D.C.,  from 5:30–7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, at the offices of International Relief and Development (IRD), 1621 North Kent Street, 5th Floor, Arlington, Va. The event is hosted by Dr. Arthur B. Keys, Jr. '67, President and CEO of IRD.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or alumni@bethanywv.edu.

You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Dallas, Texas, from 5:30–7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, at the Las Colinas Country Club, 4400 North O'Connor Road, Irving, Texas. The reception is hosted by John '69 and Marjorie Mullen. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Houston, Texas  from 5:30–7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, hosted at the residence of Jay ‘71 & Marsha ‘73 Smith.
To RSVP or for the complete address, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or alumni@bethanywv.edu.

San Francisco
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the San Francisco area on June 8, 2010. Details to follow in future issues of Old Main Journal.

San Diego
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the San Diego area on June 11, 2010. Details to follow in future issues of Old Main Journal.

You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Wheeling, W.Va., from 5:30–7:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Later Alligator, 2145 Market St., Wheeling, W.Va. The reception is hosted by Carrie Scanlon West ‘94.

Boston Area
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the Boston area from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, August 7. The gathering will be hosted at the East Falmouth, Mass., residence of Jeffery ‘78 & Nancy Seglin.

To RSVP or for the complete address, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Attention PSI Beta's - 150th Anniversary Celebration -- Update
The PSI Chapter of the Beta Theta PI Fraternity will be celebrating its 150 year anniversary as a chapter at Bethany College. Events are being planned and will be held on the Bethany College Campus June 18-20, 2010.

The full agenda, along with daily activity alternatives and a listing of housing alternatives, is now available at www.psibeta.net/150. There will be golf on Friday, a cookout on Friday night, a full agenda of activities on Saturday (including activities for spouses/significant others) and a dinner on Saturday evening. Sunday will feature a brunch. Rooms will be available on campus.

PSI Beta Alumni - Mark your calendars. June 18-20, 2010.

Bethany Online Alumni Community
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations recently launched Bethany Live. The Web-based community will allow you to keep up with alumni news, create a profile, post class notes and photos, participate in discussions via the message board and communicate with your classmates in a very similar manner to that of Facebook.

To log in for the first time, visit www.live.bethanywv.edu. Click on "first-time login" at the top of the page on in the green bar. Enter your name and your constituent ID when prompted and you'll be on your way. The system will walk you through each step to create a profile, upload photos, edit personal information, etc.

If you do not yet have a Constituent ID number or you have problems logging in, contact bethanylive@bethanywv.edu.

Bison Athletics
Bethany Moves on in ECAC Tourney, Will Host This Weekend
Behind timely hitting and a five-hit shutout from freshman Emily Jump (Milford, Del./Polytech), the top-seeded Bethany College softball team beat #8 Pitt-Bradford (19-20) 5-0 Wednesday to advance in the ECAC South Region Tournament.

Bethany Places Six on All-PAC Softball Teams
Six members of the Bethany College softball team were honored when the All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) teams were announced by the conference office Wednesday.

Bethany's Kochman Named PAC Pitcher of the Week
Bethany College junior Mike Kochman (Pittsburgh, Pa./Serra Catholic) has been selected as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Pitcher of the Week for May 10.

Losses at Grove City Cost Bison PAC Tourney Spot
Grove City denied the Bethany College baseball team a berth in the PAC Tournament by sweeping the Bison in a twinbill Monday by scores of 8-5 and 11-9, which closed BC’s regular season with an overall record of 20-17 and a PAC mark of 6-12.

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


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