The Old Main Journal
Volume IX, Number X An E-News Service of Bethany College October 16, 2015


Alpha Xi Delta Raises Funds, Awareness for Autism Speaks

Alpha Xi Delta held its bi-annual bake sale Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the library to raise funds for Autism Speaks, the organization's philanthropy.

Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Faculty Spotlight

Physical and Computational Sciences: Economics

In September, groups of students in Prof. Aaron Honsowetz's Principle of Microeconomics courses applied what they learned in class to outside the classroom. They fanned out across campus to experience the high cost of engaging in barter to acquire goods versus purchasing goods with money. Each group started with a postcard and was instructed to trade it for another item. Then the group was instructed to take the new item received from the trade and trade it for another item. The goal of the group was to use barter to eventually acquire an item they actually wanted.

After the groups finished trading, their final trade was judged by Professors Walsh and Fletcher from the Math Program. Professors Walsh and Fletcher unanimously agreed that the watch acquired by the group composed of freshman Eshaka Conteh, Adam Franco, Kyle Hrehor, and Nathan Mako was the most valuable item acquired from the barter.


Alumnus Defying the Odds

Bethany alumnus Matt Klutka '03 was recently featured in an article on Klutka was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer two years ago. After no success with chemotherapy, immunotherapy and other treatments, in August, he was given just a few weeks to live. However, Klutka has taken time nearly every day to life weights and run, something he believes has helped him live longer and be around for his son. MORE>.

Alumna Verrier Discusses B2R Services

Liz Verrier '96, general counsel and executive vice president of B2R Finance, was recently quoted in a BloombergBusiness article discussing the company's services. The company recently purchased, and plans to facilitate $10 bilion in loans in the next three years. MORE>.

Alumni Event Held in Annapolis Area

Alumni and friends gathered on the evening of Friday, Oct. 9, for a tour of the Maryland State House. The tour included the Dome area and the opportunity to go out onto the roof top of the building. After the tour a reception was held at Harry Browne's Restaurant. Bethanians Chris (Colcombe) '95 and Craig Williams '96 hosted the tour and reception event.

Paint n Sip Fundraiser Planned

The Student Alumni Association is holding a paint n sip Friday, Oct. 23. This is a paint n sip Bethany style that is inspired by the artist Leonid Afremov. The event will be from 5:30-7:30 (painting will start at 6:00) in Erickson Alumni Center. Cost is $40 and part of the proceeds benefit the student group. Space is limited, so please email to reserve a spot to






Phone-A-Thon Underway

When your phone rings in the evening please answer it, because it could be a student seeking your support for The Bethany Fund. Bethany College is committed to making sure education is affordable for all of our students, and your support of The Bethany Fund ensures enough scholarship dollars exist to fund our students’ needs. Please consider giving a gift when they call, or go online now and make your gift to The Bethany Fund:


Bethany College Names Ryan Hilyer Head Men's Lacrosse Coach

After a national search, Thiel College assistant coach Ryan Hilyer has been selected as the new head men’s lacrosse coach at Bethany College, as announced Wednesday by the College’s Director of Athletics & Recreation Brian Rose.

Bethany's Reilly Parker Named ECAC South DIII Rookie of the Week

Bethany College freshman volleyball standout Reilly Parker (Irwin, Pa./Norwin) has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South Regional Rookie of the Week, announced the ECAC on Wednesday afternoon.

Bison Men's Soccer Rallies Late to Defeat St. Vincent

The Bethany College men’s soccer team overcame a late two-goal deficit to defeat St. Vincent College 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday afternoon. The Bison (5-7-2) moved to 3-0-2 in overtime games this season.

Bison Women's Soccer Defeated by Saint Vincent

The Bethany College women’s soccer team suffered a 6-0 loss to Saint Vincent on Wednesday afternoon in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play.

Bethany Cross Country Competes at Mack Cooper Invitational

The Bethany College cross-country teams competed in the Mack Cooper Invitational at Slippery Rock University on Saturday morning.

Bethany Volleyball Downs Westminster 3-1

The Bethany College volleyball team defeated Westminster, 3-1, on Tuesday night in Presidents’ Athletic Conference action. The Green & White extended their win streak to five consecutive matches.

Bethany Women's Tennis Upended by La Roche

The Bethany College women’s tennis team was defeated, 8-1, by La Roche College on Wednesday afternoon at the Mary Ewing Tennis Center.

Bison Football Falls to Carnegie Mellon in PAC Shootout

In a game that saw 180 total plays and a combined 1,065 total yards, the Bethany College football team (2-4, 1-3 PAC) dropped a 56-35 decision to Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday evening in Pittsburgh.

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