Volume IV, Number XXXV
An E-News Service of Bethany College
May 6, 2011

News Briefs
Darline Nicholson Breakfast Honors Senior Women
The Panhellenic Council and the Office of Student Life sponsored the 64th Annual Darline Nicholson Breakfast honoring senior women at Bethany College on April 30. South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Kaye Hearn addressed the senior women with advice for succeeding in life. Justice Hearn’s three steps to being a successful woman were to show up, work hard and be nice to everyone you meet.  At the breakfast the Joyce Chernenko Outstanding Advisor award was given to Carol Tyler, Director of Health Services, for her dedication to and support of the female students of Bethany College. Also honored at the breakfast was senior Emily Stewart with the Aleece C. Gresham Leadership Award. (Pictured: Darline Nicholson)

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College Holds Student Council and Student Government Elections
The following are the results of Student Council and Student Government Association (SGA) elections:
Sophomore Class Council
President: Amber Ridings
Vice President: Aerika West

Junior Class Council
President: Tanner Coles
Vice President: Erin Scrimger

Senior Class Council
President: Emily Sechrest
Vice President: Siobhan McDonagh

Student Government Association
President: Gabriela Nunez
Vice President: Tanner Coles
Treasurer: Peter Franklin
Assistant Treasurer: Amber Ridings
Secretary: Brittany Marsh
Clubs & Committees Secretary: Evan Marmie
Parliamentarian: Daniel Bishop
Public Relations: Noelle Wright
Student Activities Council: John Freeman

Buffalo Seminary Hosts Oreon E. Scott Lectures
Buffalo Seminary in Bethany College is pleased to announce that 90 people participated in this year’s Oreon E. Scott Lectures. Rev. Dr. Bruce Epperly, an outstanding Disciples scholar and pastor, both informed and engaged his audience in a study of the Protean, fluid, vital, creative theology and ministry emerging in these “Loosely Christian” times. At the worship service, participants collected nearly $800 for disaster relief in Alabama. Rev. Scott Thayer, Bethany College Chaplain and Minister at Bethany Memorial Church, will deliver the gift.  Participants also celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the establishment of the Brush Run Church on May 4, 2011. Rev. Dr. Hal Doster ’53 presented the definitive history of the church (complete with images) and Rev. Dr. Peter Morgan ’61 dramatized the impact of the first church on the present work of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Bethany Professor Luke Hardt ‘84 augmented Dr. Morgan’s presentation by speaking Campbell’s words in his Irish voice. The lectures series closed as Rev. Dr. Larry Grimes ‘64, Director of Church Relations, announced next year’s Oreon E. Scott Lecturer:  Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The 2012 lectures will be held March 26-27, 2012.

Greek Community Encourages Philanthropy Through Greek Week
During the week of April 4-8, the Greek Community at Bethany College hosted Greek Week, in which the community came together for friendly competition and to participate in philanthropic events designed to benefit the local community. Throughout the week there were numerous events consisting of athletics, artistic ability, knowledge, singing ability and philanthropy. Though competition was strong, the leading fraternity and sorority fluctuated daily. During the week, the fraternities and sororities collected 1,293 cans of food for the local pantry at Bethany Memorial Church, collected a trunk full of pop tabs that were donated to the Wellsburg Senior Center, and raised $1,418.22 for the Bethany Park. Greek Week concluded with the much-anticipated Greek Sing with Alpha Xi Delta and Beta Theta Pi winning. The Greek Week champions were Beta Theta Pi and Zeta Tau Alpha. The Man and Woman of the Year were awarded to Chris Smurthwaite (Phi Kappa Tau) and Caroline Hoag (Zeta Tau Alpha) and Sarah West (Phi Mu). This year, the Greek Community also recognized Outstanding New Members Peter Franklin (Delta Tau Delta) and Amber Ridings (Alpha Xi Delta). 

Greeks Promote Legislation on Capitol Hill
Bethany Stickradt of Bethany College and Maeve Connolly of the University of Georgia had a hands-on experience in April on Capitol Hill promoting legislation that will be beneficial to fraternities and sororities across the country. Through their four-day trip, they underwent intense training on the Collegiate Housing and Infrastructure Act (CHIA), as well as spent a day meeting with Senators, Congressmen, and their respective staff members to discuss the importance of passing CHIA. 

During their meetings, both Maeve and Bethany stressed the positive benefits that CHIA will have on not only college affordability, but on all college and university campuses nationwide. Also in attendance were Kris Bridges, National President of Phi Mu Fraternity, and Darlene Reyes, the group’s Executive Director. Throughout the trip, they met with more different Senate and Congressional offices and succeeded in obtaining co-sponsors for CHIA.

After a long day of promoting CHIA, they ended their trip at the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee Dinner.  During dinner, they had the privilege of listening to Greek members of Congress, including Minority Whip Congressman Steny Hoyer and Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston, address the group on a variety of topics, from CHIA to the experiences they had as collegiate members of their fraternity or sorority. 

Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Phillips Memorial Library
Trevor Onest, Librarian, attended the Appalachian College Association's Spring 2011 Library Professional Development Day at Mars Hill College in North Carolina on April 28-29.

John Hull, Professor of Psychology, and Hannah Karpman-Hull will present a half-hour session, "Inter-rater Reliability in the Massachusetts CANS," at the annual Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) Conference, which runs Sunday, May 15-Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in Baltimore, Md. Their presentation includes a summary of test reliability data gathered from 2400 behavioral health providers in Massachusetts, a state which mandates CANS use in initial assessments and treatment assessments. Karpman-Hull is a Ph.D. candidate and social worker in Massachusetts, and has been instrumental in reconfiguring the CANS for use in that state.

Alumni News
McDormand ’79 Named Tony Award Nominee
Frances McDormand ’79 has been named a 65th Tony Awards nominee for Best Lead Actress in a Play for "Good People." Nominees in that category include Nina Arianda, "Born Yesterday"; Frances McDormand, "Good People"; Lily Rabe, "The Merchant of Venice"; Vanessa Redgrave, "Driving Miss Daisy"; Hannah Yelland, "Brief Encounter."

For more on the story, visit http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11123/1143785-100-0.stm.

Niederhuber ’60 Appointed to Novelos Therapeutics Board of Directors
Novelos Therapeutics recently announced that Bethany graduate Dr. John E. Niederhuber ’60 has been named to the group’s Board of Directors. Niederhuber has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Translational Medicine of Inova Health System since September 2010. He worked as Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) from 2005 to 2010. Born in Steubenville, Ohio, Niederhuber is a 1960 graduate of Bethany College and earned his M.D. from The Ohio State University School of Medicine in 1964.

To read more, visit http://boston.citybizlist.com/7/2011/4/29/SEC-Filing-Novelos-Therapeutics-Announces-Board-Appointments.aspx.

Alumni Weekend 2010
More than 100 Bethany grads returned to campus for Alumni Weekend 2011, April 29-May 1, with the Class of 1961 celebrating their 50th reunion. Alumni Weekend officially got underway Friday afternoon with registration, followed by a welcome dinner. The evening concluded with the Student Art Exhibit Reception in Renner Gallery.

Saturday started with Breakfast with the Alumni Association Board of Directors, followed by the Darline Nicholson Breakfast. Attendees had the opportunity to take tours of campus before the Alumni Association Luncheon, which was followed by a Presentation by Dr. Wiley Cash. The day concluded with the Alumni Awards Dinner and a reception at Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights.

The 2011 festivities ended Sunday morning with the Scroll Society Breakfast, which honored members of the class of 1961.
Mark your calendars for next year and plan to join us for Alumni Weekend, May 4-May 6, 2012.

To view photos from the weekend, visit www.bethanywv.edu/AlumniEvents/AlumniWeekend2011/index.html.

Pittsburgh Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with Bethany President Scott D. Miller and Greg Jordan at the Reed Smith Centre in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Saturday, June 4 at 8:30 p.m. From the Reed Smith terrace, enjoy great views of the city and fireworks following the Pirates game.

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7411 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

New York, N.Y. Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with President Scott D. Miller, hosted at the residence of
Dr. Linda Donelle Lewis '61 and Mr. Gary Gambuti on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7411 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Save the Date!
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.

Bison Athletics
Bethany Places Two on Academic All-District Teams
Bethany College senior Eric Fudala (Uniontown, Pa./Laurel Highlands) and sophomore Brad Kubis (Aliquippa, Pa./Hopewell) have been voted to the Capital One Academic All-District II Second Team in Baseball by the College Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA).

Bethany Set to Host 2011 PAC Softball Tournament
After compiling a 14-2 record in conference play as part of a 26-14 regular season mark, the Bethany College softball team earned the #1 seed and will host the 2011 PAC Softball Tournament this weekend, beginning with four games Friday and concluding Saturday with the championship game(s).

Dillinger Sets Hits Record in Bethany's Split with Pitt-Greensburg
After senior Mike Muklewicz (Bridgeport, Ohio) threw a complete game four-hitter in a 9-1 opening game win, senior Tyler Dillinger (McKeesport, Pa.) broke the school’s all-time hits record, but the Bethany College baseball team settled for a split after dropping a 16-9 decision in game two against Pitt-Greensburg Wednesday.

Bethany's Jump Earns Second PAC Award this Season
After posting a 4-0 record last week and putting the Bethany College softball team in position to secure the top seed for the PAC Tournament, sophomore Emily Jump (Milford, Del./Polytech) was named the PAC Pitcher of the Week for May 2nd for the second time this season.

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


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