Volume V, Number XXIX
An E-News Service of Bethany College
March 9, 2012

Campus News
Bethany College to Participate in Teagle Grant Funded Initiative
Bethany College, in cooperation with The University of Charleston, Davis & Elkins College, Emory & Henry College and West Virginia Wesleyan College, all members of the Independent College Enterprise (ICE), will soon begin an experiment in shared faculty thanks to a grant of $150,000 from the Teagle Foundation.

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Scheduled Power Outage
The College has received a notice from Monongahela Power concerning a planned power interruption, for the purpose of replacing a substation switch, on Tuesday March 13, 2012.  It is anticipated that the planned outage will begin prior to 8:00 a.m. and be concluded no later than 1:00 p.m. During these hours employees of the College will be unable to access the internet, utilize email or network services, or have power in their work areas. Following discussions with telephone service providers, we anticipate that the internal telephone system will be operational; however, there may be delays or outages with regard to incoming and outgoing calls.

Supervisors do have the discretion to schedule their employees to work non-regular hours on this date to ensure necessary College business is completed.    If there are any questions, please contact Merlinda Lees, Director of Personnel Services at (304) 829-7131. If you cannot reach Ms. Lees, feel free to contact William R. Kiefer, Executive Vice President & General Counsel at (304) 829-7633.

Representatives from Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College Visit Bethany
Admissions representatives from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College visited Bethany College on Wednesday, March 7 to speak to students about the top-ranked graduate degree programs offered by the Heinz College. Held in the Academic Parlor, the information session was held in anticipation of a future announcement of the establishment of a dual-degree program between Bethany and CMU’s Heinz College.

Gamble, Jolliffe Continue Service to WVU English Department Visiting Committee
Dr. Mort Gamble, assistant to the president, has renewed his commitment as a member of the alumni Visiting Committee of the West Virginia University Department of English. He will serve through 2015.

Gamble, who has undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from WVU, drafted the last two reports of the Visiting Committee.

Dr. David A. Jolliffe ’74, Professor, Brown Chair in English Literacy at the University of Arkansas, is also a continuing member of the Visiting Committee. He received his Master of Arts in English from WVU in 1980.

Bethany Students to See the World During Spring Break
Spring Break begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 9 and many Bethany students are taking part in College sponsored trips. Over break, students will visit: San Juan, Milan, Venice, Verona, London, Brussels, Frankfurt, Innsbruck, Lake Lucerne, Dijon, Paris and the Everglades National Park.

Swim Lessons to be Offered by Bethany College Swim Team
Swimming lessons will be taught by members of Bethany College’s Swimming Team and supervised by Head Coach David Dow. Students of all abilities age 4 and older are welcome.

Lessons will be offered four nights a week (Monday-Thursday) for two weeks. Choose the EARLY (4:30-5:10 p.m.) or LATE (5:20-6:00 p.m.) time period.

    Weekday Sessions:
    SESSION I    March 19 - 29     SESSION II    April 2 - 12     SESSION III    April 16 - 26

There is also a weekend session available (Saturday-Sunday) for three consecutive weeks (12-12:50 p.m.)
    March 24 - 25    March 31 - April 1    April 14 - 15

For more information or to register, visit: www.bethanywv.edu/athletics/varsity/bethany-swimming-and-diving/swim-lessons/.

Bethany Theatre to Present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”
The Bethany College Theatre Department will present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” March 29 — 31 at 8 p.m. in Wailes Theatre on the Bethany College Campus.

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is a witty and irreverent musical comedy that takes place in ancient Rome and is inspired by the absurd comedies of the Roman playwright Plautus. The show, directed in this production by Bethany College senior Patrick McGregor and features senior Joey Albus in the lead role of Pseudolus, tells the story of a slave trying to win his freedom by playing matchmaker with his young master and the girl next door. Various hilarious situations ensue, including masquerades, mistaken identities, cross-dressing and one very funny funeral.

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove. In its original 1962 Broadway run, it won several Tony Awards, including best Musical and Best Book. It has since enjoyed several revivals and was made into a successful film.

For ticket information please contact the Bethany College Theatre Box Office at (304) 829-7124.

Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

WVU College of Law Director of Admissions Visits
Tina Jernigan, Director of Admissions, of the WVU College of Law, spoke in Morlan Lounge on Tuesday, February 28.  She presented to interested pre-law students about WVU's programs, the opportunities for practicing law in West Virginia, the Summer Law Institute at WVU for undergraduates, and the steps needed for success in the law school admissions process. [Story submitted by Marc B. Sable, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science.]

Professor Sable Speaks in Ambridge on Egypt and the Arab Spring
On Sunday, February 26, Dr. Marc Sable of the Department of History and Political Science gave a presentation at the Beth Samuel Jewish Center in Ambridge, PA.  The talk highlighted the "soft authoritarianism" of the Mubarak regime, the different strands within the Islamic movement in Egypt (and within the Muslim Brotherhood), the continuing role of the military and implications of the Arab Spring for Israel and for US foreign policy.

Alumni News
Bethany Alumni Association Now Accepting Nominations for Alumni Awards
The Bethany College Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the annual Alumni Awards. Award recipients are selected by the Internal Affairs Committee of Alumni Council from nomination forms submitted by alumni and friends of Bethany. Recipients will be honored at a banquet during Alumni Weekend festivities slated for May 4-May 6, 2012. To view the award categories and to access a nomination form, visit: www.bethanywv.edu/alumni/get-involved/alumni-council/alumni-recognition-program/.

Nominations should be submitted to the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations no later than March 9, 2012. Nominations can be sent via email to alumni@bethanywv.edu, by fax to (304) 829-7223 or by mail to Erickson Alumni Center, Bethany College, Bethany, WV 26032.

Alumni Weekend Schedule Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2012 slated for May 4-6. Classes celebrating reunions include 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967 and 1972. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend.

BASA Weekend Schedule Announced
Attention Bethany Soccer Alumni! Save the date and join us for BASA Weekend 2012 slated for May 4-6. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend.  For additional information, contact Sean Regan at (304) 829-7238 or sregan@bethanywv.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 Athletics
Early Lead Slips Away from Bison in 7-4 Loss to Alvernia
The Bethany College men’s lacrosse team scored the first two goals in Thursday’s game against Alvernia (Pa.) University and led 3-2 after one quarter, but the Crusaders came back to pull out a 7-4 victory.

Youthful Bison Aiming for PAC Repeat in Softball
The Bethany College softball team will begin the 2012 season as defending PAC champions and a very young Bison team will be aiming to repeat as champions and bring back its conference record 14th crown.

Strong Core of Returners Give Bison Track High Hopes in 2012
With a strong group of returners on both the men’s and women’s side and coming on the heels of a solid indoor season, the Bethany College track and field teams are bringing high hopes into the 2012 outdoor campaign that begins March 24 at the Wheeling Jesuit Invitational.

Bethany Golf Hopes Spring Trip Leads to PAC Success
By starting their season far earlier than usual, the Bethany College men’s golf team is hoping the extra competition will lead to success at PAC Championships in late April.

Bethany Men's Tennis Seeks Further Improvement in 2012
After winning its most matches in more than 10 years and finishing fourth at PAC Championships for the second straight season, the Bethany College men’s tennis team will be look to continue improving in 2012.

Bethany Baseball Primed for Start of New Season
The Bethany Bison baseball team is hungry to start the 2012 campaign when they travel to Fort Pierce, Florida March 10th to start the season against conference opponent Geneva.

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


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