Volume VI, Number VI
An E-News Service of Bethany College
September 21, 2012

Brooke L. Deal, Kenneth L. Morgan Installed as Endowed Chairs at Bethany
Distinguished Bethany College professors Dr. Brooke Lemmons Deal and Kenneth L. Morgan were honored as endowed chairs during a formal investiture ceremony today (September 18) in the Academic Parlour of Old Main.

Bethany College to Welcome Award-Winning Media Professionals for 51st Annual Communications Week
The Bethany College Department of Communications and Media Arts announces the schedule for its 51st annual Communications Week, themed “User Generated: My Media, My World.” Communications Week will be held Sept. 24-27 on the College campus.

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Bethany Broadcasting Network Receives Mobile Unit
Bethany College’s student-operated Bethany Broadcasting Network is now on the move! Acquired through a gift from a private donor, the mobile unit is for use on webcasts from remote locations. It received official BBN branding on Sept. 17. A.J. Sparks and Joe Dumas of the department of communications and media arts are currently conducting a final inspection on the mobile unit.


Fenstermacher ’00 visits Department of Communications and Media Arts
Bethanian Kevin Fenstermacher ’00 visited Bethany College’s campus on Sept. 14 to meet with Dr. Pat Sutherland’s, professor of communications and media arts and adviser to WVBC radio, class as well as the department of communications and media arts offices and studios.

Fenstermacher was previously a sports management major at Bethany, and is now the PAC assistant commissioner and director of communications. He spoke with Bethany Sports Information Directing students and also got a chance to visit with WVBC Sports Director James Peterson, who is now a junior. Fenstermacher was also given a tour of the remodeled BCTV.

Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Angela Icard, assistant professor of reading education, will present a session titled "Common Core Standards: A Moving Experience" at the West Virginia Reading Association's 57th Annual Conference and at the Early Childhood Celebrating Connections Conference. The presentation will address effective research-based lessons that integrate action-based learning and support the development of literacy. Professor Icard is also a contributing writer for the Ohio Valley Parenting Magazine. Her most recent submission, "Read, Read, Read," was featured in the education section of the Wheeling News-Register on Sept. 3. She will also serve as the advisor of the Alpha Beta Tau Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi (honors education).

Dr. Sherri Theaker, chair and associate professor of education and C.A.T.E. coordinator and teacher, had the opportunity to attend the “Autism and Aspergers Syndrome Conference” in Sept. 7 in Pittsburgh. Speakers included Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. James Ball, and Britt Collins.  Pictured are the Bethany teacher candidates, enrolled in Autism I and Assessment II, and faculty, Dr. Sherri Theaker and Ms. Angie Wood with Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. Participants for this conference were given opportunities to learn a multitude of strategies for working with children and their families that are affected by autism.

History and Political Science
Dr. Gary Kappel, professor of history, with the help of Rebecca Rose, director of communications, has set up a blog on the Bethany website to chronicle his experiences this fall as a visiting professor teaching in the United Kingdom at Harlaxton College in Lincolnshire. His activities can be followed at bethanyglobal.blogspot.com. He has already posted a number of entries about the manor house where the college is located -- it was the headquarters of the British First Airborne for part of WWII -- a welcoming service at St. Mary and Peter Church in Harlaxton, a building that dates from the 14th century, and a trip to "Dirty Duck" pub a few miles distant from the manor along an old 18th century canal towpath. Check out the blog and sign up as a follower. The site will remain active after Gary's return so that other Bethanians who are travelling and studying abroad can share their own experiences with the Bethany community.

Alumni Council Meets on Campus
The Bethany College Alumni Association Board of Directors (commonly known as the Alumni Council) met on the weekend of September 14-15. Council members met with Dr. Katrina Cooper, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of First Year Studies, Friday evening for dinner and were given an academic overview of the College. Saturday morning’s meeting session was held at the Bethany Beanery where Gerald Stebbins, Dean of Students, gave them a campus update. The afternoon session had the Council joined by current Bethany students Tanner Coles, Amber Ridings, Alanna Bebech, and James Peterson.

The Council currently consists of 17 members who meet on campus twice a year and more frequently in committee meetings via conference calls. John Paul Blaho '94 serves as President of the Alumni Council with Bruce Fahey '77 serving as Vice-President. Craig Williams '96 Chairs the Advancement Committee and Kristie (Bower) Barnett '97 is Chair of the Engagement Committee. For a complete listing of Council Members please click here.

Gault’s Walk-off Single Salvages Split for Varsity
The Bethany College Baseball Team split the annual Fall Marathon double-header, held Sept. 15, with the Bethany College Alumni Team. Freshman Kenny Gault’s 2-out single off of Bethany’s career appearance record-holder Adam Nyswaner '11, in the bottom of the ninth scored sophomore Ryan Meier to net the Varsity team the win in Game 2.

The double-header saw all 45 members of the Bison fall team participate against one of the youngest Alumni teams in recent history, which totaled 23 members. Pacing the Alumni offensive attack was current Bison hitting coach, and Bethany College career hits leader Tyler Dillinger '11, who had two triples, a home run and six RBI. Dillinger’s efforts were supported by a pair of Bethany Hall-of-Famers, as catcher Jim Taylor '95 went 2-4 at the plate with three RBI, and Chris Rice '91 went 2-4 with a triple and an RBI. Additional offensive standouts for the Alumni team were Mike Pegg '11 (two singles), Max Schimmel '02 (single and double) and Eric Fudala '11 (single and an RBI). Adam Martin '06 threw four strong innings to earn the win in game one. The alumnus coming the furthest distance to participate was also the oldest alumnus in attendance, as Theron Noble '82 claimed both honors.

Recent Alumni Events in Richmond
Alumni, parents, and friends joined Dr. Scott D. Miller in the Richmond, Virginia area on the weekend of September 14-15.  The events were hosted by Hugh Joyce and James River Air Conditioning.  Friday evening’s event was a gathering at the Speakeasy at the Hippodrome Theater in downtown Richmond. Saturday was a tailgate gathering at Gallery Flux in Ashland, Va. that preceded the Bison football game as they took on Randolph-Macon.

Click here to view photos of these events.

Recent Alumni Event in Wilmington, Del.
Alumni and friends joined Dr. Scott D. Miller in Wilmington, Del. on Thursday, September 20.  Bethanian Pat Hosey ’80 hosted the event in his home to the Philadelphia area alumni and friends.

Click here to view photos of this event.

Phone-A-Thon Getting Ready to Start
When your phone rings in the evening please answer it, it could be a student seeking your support for The Bethany Fund. President Miller is committed to making sure a Bethany Education is affordable for all of our students, 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 The Bethany Fund.

Bethany Announces Homecoming 2012
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2012 slated for Oct. 5-6. Click here to see a full schedule of events.

Bethany Accepting Reservations for Homecoming Tailgate Tent Space
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations is now accepting reservations for tailgate tent space to be utilized during the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 6. The cost for a 10 x 10 area is $20. Due to limited space each group will be restricted to one tent only. For more information or to make a reservation contact Ashley Kanotz at (304) 829-7299 or via email at akanotz@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany Celebrating the 12th Annual Allison’s Run
In conjunction with Homecoming 2012, the 12th Annual Allison’s Run, a conversational and recreational run or walk, will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, beginning at the Cunningham Soccer Complex located at the intersection of Route 67 and Castleman’s Run Road. The cost is $20. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Those wishing to pre-register or sponsor the race should contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or alumni@bethanywv.edu. The first 75 registrants will be given a complimentary t-shirt. Help us to remember the vibrant life of Jim Allison ’62 while raising money to support the scholarship that bears his name.

Alumni Directory
The Alumni Office and Publishing Concepts, Inc (PCI), the company printing the new 2012 Alumni Directory, will have it available in October.  For those alumni that ordered a copy, please be on the lookout for it to arrive to your home by that time.

Baltimore Area Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with President Scott D. Miller, hosted by George Davis '78 in the Baltimore area on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Gertrude's at the Baltimore Museum of Art. 

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (304) 829-7299 or alumni@bethanyw.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 Swimming & Diving Online Gear Store Opens
Bethany Swimming & diving fans can order the newest Bison gear online. The store will open Monday, September 17 and remain open through Sunday, October 7. Orders will be processed and shipped within 3-4 weeks of the closing date. Click here for online ordering instructions and available gear.

Zavatchen Reaches Another Milestone as Bison Roll in Win Over Carlow
Senior Jessica Zavatchen (Uniontown, Pa./Laurel Highlands) recorded 38 assists and 10 digs, including the 1,000th of her career, as the Bethany College volleyball team won its sixth straight Thursday with an impressive 3-0 win (25-9, 25-16, 25-11) over visiting Carlow (Pa.) University.

Bison Women Fall in 2-1 Overtime Heartbreaker to Seton Hill
The Bethany College women’s soccer team led Division II Seton Hill for nearly all of regulation, but the Griffins scored with 8:11 left in regulation to force overtime and then won the game on a goal with just four seconds on the clock for a 2-1 win over the Bison Wednesday night.

Bethany Looks for Fast Start in PAC Play Saturday at Grove City
With its two non-conference games completed, the Bethany College football team will set its sights on getting off to a good start in PAC play when the Bison travel to Grove City Saturday for a 2 p.m. kickoff against the Wolverines.

Bison Men Drop 2-1 OT Decision at Marietta
An early goal by the Bethany College men’s soccer team looked like it might be enough Tuesday at Marietta, but the Pioneers scored the tying goal with 12 minutes left in regulation and won the game with a goal 2:53 into overtime for a 2-1 triumph over the Bison.

Bison Take Down Muskingum for Second Straight Win
For the second time in the last 24 hours, the Bethany College women’s tennis team won a non-conference match by a 5-4 score, this time earning the victory at Muskingum (Ohio) University.

Bison Runners Turn in Impressive Performances at PSU-Behrend
Freshman Brooke Bosworth (St. Clairsville, Ohio) highlighted a good day for the Bethany College cross country teams at the Penn State Behrend Invitational by taking 13th place overall and leading the team to an eighth place finish overall.

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