Volume VIII, Number XXX
An E-News Service of Bethany College
April 3, 2015

Bethany College Theatre to Present ‘Arcana’
Attendees of Bethany College Theatre’s performance “Arcana” will have a unique experience to be involved in the show. The series of short plays and monologues are each inspired by a tarot card, and the audience will be given a deck of the cards to decide the order of the performances.

Bethany College Presents Senior Art Exhibit
The annual Bethany College Senior Art Show is now open in the College’s Renner Art Gallery. The exhibit, which features the work of Kelsey Bish of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Harrison Rightmyer, of Reading, Pennsylvania, will be available until April 18.

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Bethany's Professional Transitions Course Featured on Blog
John Osborne '63, Distinguished Lecturer in Communications and Media Arts and Director of Career Counseling and Placement, recently spoke to bloggers at Weelunk about the Professional Transitions course he created at Bethany.

The article discusses how Professional Transitions helps students learn about the "real world," such as how to open a check account, how to write an effective resume, and how to use proper etiquette at the dinner table - things they might not be prepared for after graduation.


Women's Month Wraps Up with Tea
In celebration of Women's Month, faculty, staff, students and members of the Bethany community joined together for tea in Phillip's Lounge on Monday, March 30.
The event capped a month of activities celebrating the women of Bethany.




Bethany Hosts Easter Egg Hunt
On Saturday, March 28, more than 50 children of alumni and the Bethany community came to campus for the second annual Easter Egg Hunt. Hosted by the Student Alumni Association, Boomer’s Book Club and Kappa Delta Pi, the event included many different activities. Families checked in at the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library to decorate paper bunny ears and prepare for the hunt that was held in Richardson’s lawn. Dressed as a bunny, Boomer led the Easter Parade before the beginning of the hunt.

Once all the eggs were gathered the families enjoyed activities and snacks in the library. Activities included story time, face painting, egg-cellent science demonstrations by the American Chemical Society student group, Easter Bunny Ball by the women’s volleyball team, and the Writer’s Club did a paper flower activity.


Alpha Xi Delta Promotes Autism Awareness
April is Autism Awareness Month and, as Alpha Xi Delta partners with Autism Speaks for their National Philanthropy, the Delta Chapter has responded by partnering with Bethany College. On Thursday, April 2, to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day, Bethany College’s chapter of Alpha Xi Delta worked with the College to have Old Main’s lights that shine every evening lit blue, as well as those in front of T.W. Phillips Memorial Library.

Alpha Xi Delta participates in Light It Up Blue, Autism Speaks' yearly initiative, to play a role in shining a light on the issue of autism awareness. The Delta Chapter also sold wristbands April 2 to fundraise for Autism Speaks. Throughout the month of April, the Delta Chapter will be spreading awareness on campus. They are raffling a Dooney & Burke Purse, announcing the winner at Football FrenXI that will be taking place Sunday, April 26.  If interested in buying tickets for the purse, or creating a team for Football FrenXI, please contact mmoore@bethanywv.edu.


Zeta Day

The Theta Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha attended Zeta Day on Saturday, March 28, in York, Pennsylvania. Attended by both collegiate and alumnae members, Zeta Day is a one-day event that is educational and social in nature. It has programs to stimulate and inspire interest in the fraternity and particularly to promote support and sisterhood.




Student Spotlight
Senior Taylor Lewis discusses how she went from a quiet freshman to Homecoming Queen during her time at Bethany. She not only got involved on campus, but she also discovered that she made the right choice when choosing her major.





Bethany's PRSSA Celebrates PR Pioneer
Bethany’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America is celebrating Betsy Plank, known as a PR pioneer, a champion of PR education and the First Lady of public relations, with a Betsy Day display in Benedum Commons. PRSSA chapters around the country were invited to join in the celebration by coming up with an innovative way to promote Betsy Day at their schools.

Members of Pictured are Ian Shepherd, incoming PRSSA president; Kayla McQuillan, outgoing president; Kristen Ewing and Lexi Naples.

Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Physical and Computational Sciences
From Thursday, March 26, through Sunday, March 30, Wilfrid W. Csaplar Jr., Professor of Economics, was at the Midwest Economics Association conference in Minneapolis where he heard many interesting papers.

Social Work and Equine Studies
Melanee Sinclair and Amanda Stewart attended the West Virginia Horses as Helpers Network meeting March 21 at Jackson's Mill. Students Cherish Coffindaffer, Alexandra Grumski, Desiree Podgorski, Hunter Webster, Emily Ramsey and Kelly Leihy also attended the event. The meeting included presentations on the American Riding Instructor Association (by Sinclair and Stewart), Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association, and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. West Virginia Horses as Healers is comprised of individuals across the state who are interested in or who provide therapeutic services with horses.

Bethany College Kappa Alphas Hold Reunion
A group of Bethany KAs, all from classes in the mid-1960s, met at Sun City Hilton Head for a reunion.

Front row: Ed Pappas, Sandra Chavez, Roy Zweidinger, Ken Fidali, John Erskine, Chieko Birkins, Dick Birkins.
Second Row: Jim Forbes, Barb Borne Sniffin, Betty Rutherford, Mary Deemer, Marjorie Pace, Drinda Harris Sipprell, Cindy Erskine.
Back Row: Victor Herbert, Paul Sniffin, Roy Austin, JR Rutherford, Dick Deemer, Bob Pace, Bob Sipprell.

Bethanian to Take Position with NCAA
Ben Brownlee '06 has accepted the position of Assistant Director of Championships and Alliances, Playing Rules and Officiating at the NCAA.

Brownlee has served as the Mountain East Conference Associate Commissioner for Championships and Operations since the conference's inception in 2013. Prior to his time at the MEC, he spent six years with the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Softball Alumni Celebrate Anniversary
Alumni and current softball players gathered on Saturday, March 28, to celebrate the sport’s 35-year anniversary at Bethany. An inter-squad double header game was played during the afternoon of activities. In between games, food and a recognition ceremony was held.

Alumni Weekend Date Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2015 slated for May 1-3. Classes celebrating reunions include 1945 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 and 1975. 

Kyle Minger/Kayla Kelly Named SAAC Athletes of the Week
The Bethany College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has announced that juniors Kyle Minger (Richmond, Ohio/Edison Local) and Kayla Kelly (Pasadena, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) have been named the Bison SAAC Athletes of the Week.

Bison Track Competes at Titan Winter Invitational
The Bethany College track & field teams recently competed at the Titan Winter Invitational, hosted by Westminster College on Sunday afternoon.

Softball Drops a Pair to Westminster
The Bethany softball team dropped both games of a conference doubleheader to Westminster College on Wednesday afternoon. The Green & White fell 4-2 in game one, before dropping the second contest by a 5-4 score in extra innings.

Baseball Drops Non-Conference Matchup With Muskingum
The Bethany College baseball team dropped an 11-2 decision in a non-conference contest with Muskingum University on Wednesday afternoon.

Men's Tennis Falls to Grove City In Conference Action
The Bethany College men’s tennis team dropped a 9-0 decision to visiting Grove City College on Tuesday evening at the Mary Ewing Tennis Center.

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

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