Volume IV, Number XXXIV
An E-News Service of Bethany College
April 29, 2011

News Briefs
Invisible Children Roadies Make Final Stop at Bethany
The Mid-Atlantic Roadies from Invisible Children (www.invisiblechildren.com) made their third and final stop at Bethany on April 20. The screening took place in Commencement Hall and focused on the story of Tony — a young man who was first introduced to Americans in the documentary “Invisible Children: Rough Cut.” Not only was this an update on his life, but it was also a lesson on the effects of Western aide and intervention.

Francis, a mentor with Invisible Children in Uganda and a former abductee, spoke eloquently about his experience with the LRA and his life now. As the Roadies were packing up he noticed the plaques at the entrance of Commencement Hall and stated that he was honored to have spoken in the same hall.  "Maybe," he said "this means that I will one day be president of my country since I have spoken here."

Dr. and Mrs. James Keegan were in attendance, and Mrs. Keegan gave copies of the two books she has written about their time in Uganda to each of the Roadies.

Dr. Scott Miller, Dr. Darin Fields, Saralyn Dague, Dr. Christina Sampson, Elizabeth de Jong, Heather Mullendore, Thom Furbee, The Brothers of Sigma Nu, and Ted Williams and his crew played major roles in helping to make the visits possible. 

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Bethany Students Earn Spots with Actor’s Theatre of Columbus
Third-year students Patrick McGregor and Joey Albus have obtained positions with the nationally renowned Actor's Theatre of Columbus 30th Anniversary Season. McGregor will serve as Assistant Director for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Oedipus Rex." Albus will portray Snug in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and will also serve as Artist in Residence for Shots in the Dark Independent Theatre Company, which McGregor founded in 2007. Actor's Theatre is dedicated to the presentation of Shakespeare and other time-honored classics in a free outdoor environment.

Gamble Presents Circus Paper at National Conference
Dr. Mort Gamble, Assistant to the President, presented a paper April 22 at the joint national conference of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association in San Antonio, Texas. His subject was “Everyone Has a Story: Circus as Autobiographical Subject.” He examined selected autobiographical texts written by notable circus personnel.

Gamble is a circus historian and writer who is a regular contributor to The White Tops, the national circus magazine of the Circus Fans Association of America, and other publications. He contributed three chapters to the 2007 book “The Many Worlds of Circus,” edited by Robert Sugarman and published by the Cambridge Scholars Press. He was notified recently that his name will be added to an international roster of circus scholars being compiled by the World Circus Federation, under the patronage of H.S.H. Princess Stephanie of Monte-Carlo, Monaco.

Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Wilfrid W. Csaplar Jr., Professor of Economics, attended the Midwest Economic Development conference in St. Louis during spring break in March. While there Csaplar chaired a session in Economic Development and acted as a discussant for a paper entitled “Taxes, Public Goods and Policies of (In)Competent Politicians,” authored by Odilon Camara of the University of South Carolina.

World Languages & Culture
Heidelberg exchange student and special education major Kathrin Brandt and First Year Spanish & German Education student Gerhard Schultze attended the 58th Annual Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Baltimore, Md., April 2-3. Accompanied by World Language Professors Joseph Lovano, Harald Menz and Eric Bennett, they attended a variety of workshops and presentations related to the conference topic “Strengthening Connections: Colleagues, Content, & Curriculum.”  The group also met with alumnae Beth Degges ’03 and Jackie Berda ’00, who also attended the conference. Degges and Berda were both Spanish/education majors at Bethany and now hold positions at Maryland and Pennsylvania high schools.

Alumni News
DeParis ’83 and SNY Win New York Emmy Award
Bethany communications alumna Marie  Zuberbuehler DeParis ’83 and SNY have won another television New York Emmy Award. This year’s honors were for SNY brand commercials that DeParis produced. She is Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Sportsnet New York(SNY), the TV home of the New York Mets, Jets and Big East Conference. DeParis was the 2011 Kalon Scholarship Luncheon speaker and met with Bethany students, faculty and alumni during her recent return visit to campus. 

“SNY is the go-to TV home for New York sports, which makes it a great brand to promote to passionate sports fans,”  DeParis said. “To win a New York Emmy is the greatest recognition of excellence in television and to do so in the number one media market in the country is extremely rewarding.” DeParis is also a member of the Bethany College Communications and Media Arts Wall of Fame.

Jingoli ’90 Honored as Industry Executive of the Year
Tom Jingoli ’90, who earned his Bethany College degree in economics, has been named one of the University of Nevada’s industry executives of the year. Jingoli earned his master’s degree in hotel administration from the institution in 1996. A former investigative agent with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, he now works for Konami, a slot machine company with more than 200 gaming licenses across the globe. He is also serving his second term as president of the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers.

For more on the story, visit www.lvrj.com/business/unlv-to-honor-konami-gaming-officer-for-achievements-in-hospitality-120685679.html.

Bethany Football to Hold 2011 Bison Classic Golf Outing
The Bethany Football Program will host its annual golf outing, the Bison Golf Classic, on May 7 at Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. Please contact Head Coach Tim Weaver at tweaver@bethanywv.edu to sign up.

Save the Date!
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the Pittsburgh area on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Details to follow in future issues of Old Main Journal.

Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the New York City area on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. Details to follow in future issues of Old Main Journal.

Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the Nashville area on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. Details to follow in future issues of Old Main Journal.

Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the Boston area on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Details to follow in future issues of Old Main Journal.

BASA Weekend Schedule Announced
Attention Bethany Soccer Alumni! Save the date and join us for BASA Weekend 2011 slated for April 29-May 1. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend, to register for BASA, contact John Cunningham at (304) 639-0648 or

Alumni Weekend Schedule Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2011 slated for April 29-May 1. Classes celebrating reunions include 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971 and 1976. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend.

Bison Athletics
Bison Primed for Showdown After Sweeping Chatham
With a doubleheader showdown looming Friday against PAC leader Thomas More, the Bethany College softball team took care of business Thursday afternoon by sweeping Chatham 4-2 and 6-1 in a conference twinbill.

Bison Golfers Finish 7th at PAC Championships
The Bethany College men’s golf team managed to shave eight strokes off its first-day total, but was unable to climb up the final standings and finished in seventh place overall out of eight teams at the 2011 PAC Golf Championships, held at the Oak Tree Country Club in West Middlesex, Pa.

Bison Pull Out Extra-Inning Win Over Franciscan
After hitting a leadoff double, junior DH Alex Evans (Washington, Pa.) scored the winning run on an error to give the Bethany College baseball a 4-3 victory in nine innings over visiting Franciscan Tuesday afternoon at Bethany Park.

Bethany Denied Win in Season Finale at Waynesburg
After taking two out of three matches in doubles, the Bethany College men’s tennis team was unable to hold onto its lead in singles play and suffered a 5-4 setback to Waynesburg in the Bison’s final regular season match, which was held at the Western Area YMCA in Robinson Twp., Pa., Tuesday.

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


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