Volume V, Number XXIV
An E-News Service of Bethany College
February 2, 2012

Campus News
Bethany College Kicks Off Homefront COMFORT Program for Veterans, Family
Bethany College and the Wheeling Vet Center are pleased to announce a new initiative to support area veterans and their family members — Homefront COMFORT (Counseling Our Military Families on Retraining and Transition). The program will feature a series of workshops and events designed to provide free career service counseling and support.

Bethany College Announces 2012 Oreon E. Scott Lectures
Bethany College has announced Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins as the featured speaker for the 57th annual Oreon E. Scott Lectures, to be hosted by the college March 26-27 at Bethany's Mountainside Conference Center. Watkins is currently serving as the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, and is considered the Disciples' primary leader. This year's event will focus on "The Challenge of Being Church in the 21st Century."

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News Briefs
Kalon Scholars to Hold Leadership Academy
The Kalon Scholar Service Leaders will be holding a Leadership Academy on Saturday, February 11 to help Bethany Students expand their leadership potential and gain valuable experience for their future education or employment.

The event will take place at Bethany’s Mountainside Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature Chad Barnett, Bethany alumnus and Headmaster of the Linsly School, as keynote speaker with his presentation on “Using the College Experience to Maximize Your Leadership Potential”. Other session topics will include “Personality Types and Leadership”, “Managing vs. Leading”, “Conflict Resolution” and “Team Building”.

Chad Barnett is a recipient of the NAIS Edward E. Ford Fellowship Award for Emerging Leaders and is a published scholar with another forthcoming article in Philosophical Studies in Education.  He has served as Headmaster of Linsly School since 2008, and has previously served the school as Director of Admissions, Director of Summer School, English teacher, basketball and soccer coach, dormitory master, and intern. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership through the University of Pittsburgh, where he serves as Teaching Fellow at the School of Education with a graduate course on Education and Society.

The Kalon Leadership Academy is free and open to all Bethany students. Participants will receive a certificate for attending.

Drive with Pride: Introducing the Bethany College License Plate
Show how green you really are with the new Bethany College license plate.

Available to Bethany College alumni, employees, students, family members and friends, the Bethany plate is a custom-designed, special-issue offering for all Class A motor vehicles currently licensed in West Virginia.

The Bethany College Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is accepting applications NOW for the new plate. We must secure a minimum of 250 applications within the next few months to ensure that the plate is produced.
Don’t delay! Applications are available by calling (304) 829-7299, clicking here or writing:

Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
Bethany College
P.O. Box 389
Bethany, WV 26032
Email: alumni@bethanywv.edu

One Class A vehicle currently registered in West Virginia qualifies for one plate at a cost of $70 per plate. If you have more than one vehicle, order as many as you need!

Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Visual and Performing Arts
Assistant Professor of Music Pandel Collaros' biographical entry on African-American blues legend Robert Johnson has been accepted for publication in Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture, edited by Jacqueline Edmondson, Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

Physical Education and Sport Studies
Janice L.  Forsty, Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Associate Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation, Head Softball Coach, and Head Women’s Softball Coach, has been appointed chair of the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association Top 25 committee for the 2012 season.

Alumni News
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.”

Save the Date!
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Florida.

Friday, February 10
6-8 p.m.
Reception at Latitude 30
10370 Philips Highway
Jacksonville FL 32256
Hosted by Margy Lang ‘81

Tampa/St. Petersburg
Saturday, February 11
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Luncheon at Marchand’s Bar & Grill
at the Vinoy Renaissance
501 5th Avenue N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL

Sunday, February 12
2-4 p.m.
Reception at Estero Country Club
at the Vines
19801 Tamiami Trail
Estero, FL

For more information or to RSVP for any of these events, contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
at 304.829.7299 or alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Bison Athletics
Bison Win Streak Stopped at Thomas More in 68-57 Loss
The Bethany College men’s basketball team led by two at halftime, but shot 33 percent in the second half, while host Thomas More hit 57 percent from the floor to rally for a 68-57 victory Wednesday night in a PAC contest.

Bethany Comes up Short at Thomas More
The Bethany College women’s basketball team only trailed Thomas More by eight at halftime, but the Saints scored 49 second-half points to pull away for an 85-52 victory Wednesday night.

Bethany Women Knocked Off by Urbana in Non-Conference Meet
Despite three first place finishes by freshman Marina Baker (Winchester, Va./Sherando), the Bethany College women’s swimming and diving team lost a close 107-101 decision Saturday to visiting Urbana (Ohio) University.

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


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