Volume IV, Number XXVIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
March 18, 2011

Campus News
Seven Graduating Artists to Present Bethany College Senior Show
The Bethany College Visual and Performing Arts Department will present its annual Senior Art Show March 28 – April 14. The exhibit will be located in the Renner Union Art Gallery at the College and will feature fine art from Bethany’s seven visual art students graduating in 2011.


News Briefs
DeParis Addresses Kalon Scholarship Competitors
Marie E. (Zuberbuehler) DeParis — 1983 Bethany College graduate and Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for SNY, the official television home of the New YorkMets, Jets and Big East Conference — delivered the Keynote Address for the 27th annual Kalon Scholarship Luncheon at Bethany College on March 5. The event was part of the Kalon Leadership Scholarship Competition for incoming freshmen with exceptional academic, leadership and service records. DeParis graduated from Bethany with a degree in communications and French.

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SNY is a regional sports network founded by Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, Time Warner and Comcast, and available to viewers throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania, and nationally on DIRECTV, Dish Network and AT&T U-Verse. The network provides access to the New York Mets, with live games and shoulder programming, 250 hours of year-round, in-depth New York Jets content, and Big East football and basketball games and programs. SNY also airs five nightly sports and entertainment programs from the network’s Manhattan studio.

As Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, DeParis oversees SNY consumer marketing, including on-air promotion, advertising, affiliate marketing and sales promotion. She has won a New York Emmy and three ProMaxBDA North America Promotion & Marketing Awards for television commercial campaigns and promotional spots.

To view DeParis’ talk, visit http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/bethanywvadmin.portal# and click on the “On Demand” tab.

Buffalo Seminary Presents Comparative Theology Seminar with Dr. James Farwell

Buffalo Seminary of Bethany College will present The Way, The Truth. . .and Other Religions: Comparative Theology Today on March 26 at the Mountainside Conference Center. The event will examine issues such as: “What is the meaning of my neighbor’s faith for myfaith?” and “How can deep engagement with another faith tradition enhance my own faith tradition?” Christians in America share a religious landscape with Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and those of many other traditions. Beyond the mere cultivation of tolerance, could it be that Christian faith can actually be better expressed after an encounter with other traditions’ religious texts, rituals and beliefs?
 
This conference will explore the new wave of “comparative” theology in which theology in one tradition is done by “passing over” into a sympathetic appreciation of another tradition and bringing that experience back to the original. The morning will include time with The Rev. Dr. James Farwell, Thomas W. Phillips Professor of Religious Studies at Bethany College and a Fellow of the Luce Foundation’s Summer Seminars on Comparative Theology and Religious Pluralism. In the afternoon, participants will engage in discussion around a portion of Dr. Paul Knitter’s most recent book, “Without Buddha I Could Not Be a Christian.”

The conference will last from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and offers ½ CEU. The Bethany community is invited to attend the lectures at no cost. If individuals wish to join the group for lunch, a formal registration is needed. Participants can register on-line at www.bethanywv.edu/about-bethany/church-relations/. Call Dr. Larry Grimes at 304.559.8213 or e-mail lgrimes@bethanywv.edu for further information.

Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Visual and Performing Arts
Aaron Carey, Distinguished Lecturer in Music, will present a recital of music for solo guitar as part of the Stained Glass Series at St. Joseph Cathedral in Wheeling. The recital is scheduled for March 27 at 3 p.m. Carey has selected a program of works by Milan, J.S. Bach, Scarlatti, Sor, Carey and other composers. David Rudari, Assistant Professor of Music at Bethany and St. Joseph Cathedral's Director of Music, commented, “I am pleased that my colleague, Prof. Carey has agreed to be a part of our first Stained Glass Series. He will give a wonderful performance in one of the most beautiful venues in the region.  It will be a great afternoon of music.  We at the Cathedral were most encouraged by the positive response from the community and their generosity at the inaugural Choral Concert that featured the WVU Choral Groups, and we hope it continues. I am indebted to Msgr. Quirk for his willingness to host the concerts and to the members of the Cathedral staff for their invaluable assistance.”

In lieu of an admission charge, there is a freewill donation requested to benefit a local charitable organization. Any questions regarding the concert may be directed to Rudari via e-mail at drudari@dwc.org.


Alumni News
Top Science Journal Nature Features Furda ’06
Amy Furda, a 2006 Bethany graduate in biology, was recently published as second author in the March 10, 2011, edition of Nature. The publication features her research with the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute as part of her Ph.D. program. The article documents information about an enzyme DNA ligase that is critical to life and used in many aspects of molecular research and genetic engineering. The abstract can be viewed at: www.nature.com/nature/journal/v471/n7337/full/nature09794.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20110310.

President Miller Hosts Florida Gatherings
President Scott D. Miller recently traveled to Florida to support the Bison baseball and softball teams as they kicked off their 2011 seasons. Following the softball contest on March 14, Miller hosted a gathering for parents, alumni and friends at Lakeside Grill & Sports Club in Clermont. He then traveled to Fort Pierce for a Happy Hour reception with baseball parents, alumni and friends at Cobb’s Landing Restaurant on March 15.

Bethany College Alumni Council Seeks New Members
Would you like to give back to your Alma Mater? Volunteering as a member of the Bethany College Alumni Council is a great way to do just that, and the Council is seeking new members. The Alumni Council is comprised of alumni who are elected to govern the activities of the Alumni Association. In addition to attending two meetings on campus annually and assisting with Homecoming and Alumni Weekend, council members are assigned to a standing committee with various objectives.
Those interested in more information or in serving on the Alumni Council should contact Michele Rejonis in the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7299 or via email at mrejonis@bethanywv.edu.

Save the Date!
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.

BASA Weekend Schedule Announced
Attention Bethany Soccer Alumni! Save the date and join us for BASA Weekend 2011 slated for April 29-May 1. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend, to register for BASA, contact John Cunningham at (304) 639-0648 or
jcunningham@bethanywv.edu.

Alumni Weekend Schedule Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2011 slated for April 29-May 1. Classes celebrating reunions include 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966 and 1971. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend.


Bison Athletics
Bethany's Vallone and Jump Honored With PAC Weekly Awards
After leading the Bethany College softball team to a 3-1 start to its season in Florida, sophomore RF Maria Vallone (Rochester, N.Y./Webster Schroeder) was selected as the PAC Hitter of the Week and sophomore Emily Jump was tabbed as the conference’s Pitcher of the Week for March 14.

Bethany Gains Split on Final Day in Florida
The Bethany College softball team wrapped up its trip to Florida Thursday by splitting a pair of games, falling to #8 Messiah 4-0 and besting Mount Ida (Mass.) College 8-0 in five innings. The split decisions gave the Bison a 7-3 record to open the year.

Sloppy Play Sinks Bison in 8-5 Loss to Hilbert
Five errors and 10 walks were too much for the Bethany College baseball team to overcome, as it dropped an 8-5 decision to Hilbert (N.Y.) College Thursday afternoon in Fort Pierce, Fla.

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

 

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