Volume IV, Number VII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
September 25, 2010

Campus News
NAICU and CIC Unveil Website Designed to Support Student Access and Success Efforts at Private Colleges and Universities
The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) and Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) unveiled a new website (www.buildingblocks2020.org) today designed to highlight and support efforts by nonprofit private colleges and universities to increase the number of at-risk students they enroll and to boost the retention and graduation rates of various student populations.

Driehorst Family Foundation Grant Boosts Bethany College Broadcasting
A grant from the Driehorst Family Foundation, Wheeling, W.Va., is supporting a new era of broadcasting via web-streaming technology at Bethany College. The grant enables Bethany’s Department of Communications and Media Arts to broadcast convocations and special events, athletics, and other Bethany activities using the latest in web-streaming technology.

Bethany College Announces Fall 2010 Homecoming Festivities
A full schedule of Homecoming Weekend activities for alumni and students has been set for October 1-3 at Bethany College, the oldest College in West Virginia. This year’s events will include a homecoming parade, a variety of alumni and sporting events, an art show and more.

Japan Outreach to Host Japanese Food, Art and Drumming Presentations
Bethany’s Japan Outreach will present the 23rd Annual Explore Japan Celebration at Bethany College on October 13. The celebration will feature a sushi cooking demonstration and food sampling, as well as Japanese drumming and calligraphy from 6-8 p.m. in Commencement Hall.

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History Club Celebrates Constitution Day
In honor of Constitution Day on September 17, the History Club hosted a display in the cafeteria that featured free copies of pocket Constitutions and an invitation for students to sign their names with a quill pen on a giant sheet of parchment. Students could also vote on what they consider the most important amendment to the Constitution, as well as choose their favorite from a list of historically proposed amendments that failed. Dozens of people stopped by to pick up a copy of the Constitution, vote on their favorite amendments and take a short quiz to test their knowledge of the Constitution.

In the results of the amendment polls, students selected the First Amendment (freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly and right to petition the government) as the most important, followed closely by the Thirteenth (forbidding slavery). The most popular failed amendment among Bethany students was a proposal that a national vote be required before the U.S. declares war and that all individuals voting in favor of war must volunteer for the military.

Bethany Theatre Hosts ‘St. Nicholas’ Performance, Master Class
Theatre students and faculty were treated to a master class with Martin Giles and Melissa Hill Grande on September 10. Giles has been a professional actor for more than 30 years, and Grande has been the assistant artistic director of the Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre for the past four years. Among the topics discussed were the possibilities of making a living in the arts; professional opportunities in the region; the value of a liberal arts education; and internships, networking and marketing the arts. The class as well as the performance of "St. Nicholas" was sponsored in part by the Student Activities Council.

Volleyball Raises Funds for Breast Cancer Research with Dig Pink Night
The women’s volleyball team is hosting the first annual Dig Pink Volleyball Match to raise funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. The Dig Pink night will be held on September 28 and will feature a tri-match between Chatham University and Penn State Fayette. The match schedule includes Bethany vs. Chatham at 4 p.m. and Chatham vs. Penn State Fayette at 6 p.m. The Dig Pink match will be Bethany vs. Penn State Fayette at 8 p.m. Bethany women’s volleyball is excited to be a part of the Side-Out Foundation and Dig Pink campaign. The community is invited to show its support by attending the match and wearing pink. For more information, visit www.side-out.org/application/teams/team_page/2916.

Ron Hooker to Preach at Bethany Memorial Church
The Rev. Ron Hooker, United Church of Christ minister, will preach at Bethany Memorial Church of Christ on September 26. His sermon will focus on Henri Nouwen’s famous book “The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming.” Hooker, who graduated from Yale Divinity School with an M.Div. in 1979, will examine the parable from the point of view of the father and elder and younger sons. He is pastor emeritus of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbus, Ohio.

Alumni News
Homecoming 2010
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2010 slated for Oct. 1-3. Click here to see a full schedule of events. Some new activities have been added including “The Fifth Quarter” and a Homecoming dance.

President, Vice President Meet with Arizona Alumni
Nearly 20 people joined President Scott D. Miller and Vice President Sven de Jong at an Alumni & Friends event in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Wednesday, September 22, at the Scottsdale Marriott Suites at Old Town. To view photos from the event, click here.

Reunion Photo Schedule Planned for October 2
Attention Homecoming Reunion Classes! Please note the following times for reunion photos that will be taken at the Alumni Tent on Saturday, Oct. 2. Hope to see you there!

2009       1-year reunion                  noon
2005       5-year reunion                  12:10 p.m.
2000       10-year reunion               12:20 p.m.
1995       15-year reunion               12:30 p.m
1990       20-year reunion               12:40 p.m.
1985       25-year reunion               12:50 p.m.
1980       30-year reunion               1 p.m.
1975       35-year reunion               1:10 p.m

Homecoming to Feature Softball Celebrations
Attention Bethany Softball Alumni! Dust off your softball gloves and join Coach Jan Forsty on Homecoming Weekend at the annual Alumni Softball Game slated for 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 3, (please note time change) at the Softball Field. A picnic lunch will follow play. Also that weekend, new Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Shelly Cooper ‘95 and 10 other alumni softball team members who are in the Hall of Fame will be honored. They include Eileen Reading '83, Lisa Redolphy Siegel '84, Sally Dorwart coach, Melanie Stumm West '93, J. Cady Montgomery Rowe '83, Lori Woods '93, Michelle Berwinkle Nogales '85, Lori Schimmel '94, Peggy Fillinger '86 and Amy Stefan Bergin '99.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Coach Forsty at (304) 829-7271 or jforsty@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany Celebrating the 10th Annual Allison’s Run
In conjunction with Homecoming 2010, the 10th Annual Allison’s Run, a conversational and recreational run or walk, will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, October 2, 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 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.

Save the Date!
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the Lexington, Ky., area on November 6, 2010. Details to follow in future issues of Old Main Journal.

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 to Enshrine Four New Members Into Athletic Hall of Fame
As part of its annual Homecoming festivities Oct. 1-2, the Bethany College athletic department will enshrine four new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame.

Bethany Uses Second Half Goals to Secure 4-0 Victory
The Bethany College men’s soccer team scored three second-half goals to pull away from visiting Penn State-Beaver for a 4-0 victory under the lights at Bison Stadium Wednesday night.

Bison Win Fourth Straight With 3-1 Victory at Waynesburg
Junior Carrie Talkington (Moundsville, W.Va./John Marshall) posted 15 kills and sophomore Lauren Goodwill (Canton, Ohio/Jackson) collected 14 to pace the Bethany volleyball team to a 3-1 PAC triumph at Waynesburg Wednesday night.

Second Half Goal Sinks Bison Against Franciscan
The Bethany College women’s soccer team allowed just one shot in the second half against Franciscan Wednesday, but the Barons scored on that attempt and it was enough to give them a 1-0 victory over the Bison.

Bison Look for Second Win Saturday Night Against Geneva
The Bethany College football team will play under the lights for the second straight week when they host Geneva Saturday night at 7 p.m. in a match-up of 1-2 teams at Bison Stadium.

Bison Take 6-3 Win Over Franciscan
Keyed by two wins from sophomore Maria Vallone (Rochester, N.Y./Webster Schroeder), junior Brittani Seeman (Rumson, N.J./Rumson Fair Haven) and freshman Sonja Wille, the Bethany College women’s tennis team defeated Franciscan 6-3 Tuesday afternoon.

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


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