Volume VI, Number X
An E-News Service of Bethany College
October 19, 2012

Bethany College Children’s Collections Expands to T.W. Phillips Memorial Library
The Grace Ryland and William Henry Robinson Children's Library, fully renovated and redesigned, has taken up residence on the main floor of the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library.

Bethany College to Hold Fifth-Annual Fall Symposium
Bethany College will hold its fifth-annual Fall Symposium on Nov. 1-2 at the Mountainside Conference Center. This year’s theme will focus on “Life Stages: the Circle of Life,” and will feature a keynote speaker for each day as well as a number of workshops.

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National City Church in Washington, DC celebrates Bethany College Heritage
Bethany College President Scott D. Miller, along with vice president Sven de Jong '95, Carol Grimes '66 and students Annie Grogan, Matthew Sipos and Jacob Bray on Oct. 13 attended a Buffalo Seminary forum entitled “Speaking Truth to Power” at National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C.

Panel members included T.W. Phillips Chair of Religious Studies Dr. Brooke Deal, Chaplain of the college the Rev. Scott Thayer, dean of Buffalo Seminary and director of church relations the Rev. Dr. Larry Grimes '64 and Bethany graduate the Rev. Dr. Adam Kradel '95. On Oct. 14, Dr. Grimes joined the Rev. Dr. Peter Morgan for a forum celebrating the Bethany College/National City Christian Church heritage.

The forum was followed by a worship experience in the sanctuary of National City Christian Church. President Miller addressed the congregation and Grogan, Dr. Grimes, the Rev. Thayer and Carol Grimes shared in the liturgy. A luncheon with several Bethany Alumni followed the service. The weekend provided a way to celebrate a heritage that dates back to Alexander Campbell’s call of a national church to be built at the center of this nation’s power.

Three presidents of the United States shared membership in the Christian Church Disciples of Christ: James Garfield, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan. The vision of Campbell and its fruition in the ministry of National City Christian Church realizes this dream.

Bethany Students Participate in Pittsburgh Discussions About Career Development, National Issues
“America’s Growth: Your Future” and “Revitalizing America” were the themes of distinctive presentations attended by Bethany students October 18 in Pittsburgh.

The day began at Reed Smith with a discussion featuring Dave Egan ’79, Chief Marketing Officer for Reed Smith. Students had the opportunity to ask questions regarding career paths, employment after graduation and the global market place. Lunch and a tour of Reed Smith’s Global Headquarters were included as part of the presentation.

Sponsored by UBS Wealth Management Americas and the law firm of Reed Smith, “America’s Growth: Your Future” was hosted by Dr. Robert McCann ‘80, CEO of UBS Group Americas and Vice Chair of the Bethany Board of Trustees, at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. The leadership and career development session was moderated by Bethany Senior Vice President Sven de Jong ‘95, and featured discussion by Dr. Greg Jordan ‘81, Global Managing Partner, Reed Smith, and Chair of the Bethany Board of Trustees, and Dr. Anita Sands, Head of UBS Wealth Management Americas Change Leadership. Students from Carnegie Mellon University, with whom Bethany has dual-degree completion programs, also attended along with other special guests.

Following this session, UBS presented at the Byham Theater “Revitalizing America,” featuring discussion by various national political figures including former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. That session was moderated by Dr. Robert McCann, and featured a lively conversation about current political, economic, educational, and national-security issues by the former chief executives. The Byham Theater presentation was attended by the Bethany and Carnegie Mellon students, other Bethanians, and special guests of UBS.

Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Visual and Performing Arts
Tune in to the History Channel at 9 p.m. on Tuesday for the second episode of "The Men Who Built America,” which focuses on Andrew Carnegie. Featured in this episode is Bethany College’s Chair of Visual and Performing Arts Department and Director of Bethany College Theatre, Luke Hardt '84. Hardt plays Captain Heinde, leader of the Homestead strike-breaking Pinkertons. He is also featured in the trailer for the mini-series available for viewing on the History Channel.

Fifth Term at Reed Smith Helm for Jordan
Reed Smith LLP, Pittsburgh’s eighth-largest private company, Tuesday said Gregory Jordan '81 has been elected to a fifth three-year term as global managing partner. Jordan, 53, will lead the law firm through 2015, giving him the longest tenure in Reed Smith’s 136-year history.

Click here to read the whole story from the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Own a Piece of Bethany History
Bethanians now have the opportunity to buy yearbooks from various years in Bethany's history.  The yearbooks are available for purchase from the library and have a suggested donation price of $50.  All proceeds will be designated for materials, preservation, promotion, and outreach for Archives and Special Collections in the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library.  Please contact Sharon Monigold, Director of Bethany Heritage Program and Archivist, at (304)829-7898 or smonigold@bethanywv.edu with any questions.

Alumni Directory
The Alumni Office and Publishing Concepts, Inc (PCI), the company printing the new 2012 Alumni Directory, will have it available at the end of October.  Those alumni that that order books only can expect them to be delivered to their homes within the next two weeks.  For those that ordered the CD or book/CD combo can expect those in three weeks. Any issues with orders can be handled by calling the customer service line at 1-800-982-1590.  Thank you to all of those alumni that participated in the 2012 Alumni Directory.

Atlanta Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends Event with President Scott D. Miller and host Neil Christman '55 at Atlanta Athletic Club on Sunday, November 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (304) 829-7299 or alumni@bethanyw.edu.

Baltimore Alumni Event
Alumni and friends joined Dr. Scott D. Miller in Baltimore on Thursday, October 11, 2012. Hosting the event at Gertrude’s at the Baltimore Museum of Art was George ’78 and Patricia Davis. Click here to view photos of this event.

Bethany’s James Recognized as PAC Player of the Week
After scoring 10 points in a two conference victories last week, Bethany College junior Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) was named the PAC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 15th.

Bison Field Hockey Falls at W&J
Washington & Jefferson struck for seven first-half goals and went on to a 10-0 victory over the Bethany College field hockey team Wednesday night.

Bison Lead Slips Away, as Westminster Pulls Out OT Win
Westminster’s David Osae scored with 5:36 to play in the second overtime to cap a big comeback for the Titans, who pulled out a 4-3 overtime win over the Bethany College men’s soccer team Wednesday afternoon at Hoag Field.

Bison Swimming to Take Steps Forward in 2012-13
With bigger rosters on both sides, the Bethany College men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs will begin the new season with expectations to be competitive throughout the schedule and post a better finish at PAC Championships.

Bethany Tries to Get Back on Track Saturday at Westminster
After suffering its third conference loss by less than five points, the Bethany College football team will go back on the road in search of a PAC win this Saturday with a trip to Westminster. Kickoff in New Wilmington is set for 1 p.m.

Bethany Men’s Basketball Recognized in Preseason Polls
With four starters returning from a team that won a school-record 25 games last winter, the Bethany College men’s basketball team is gaining preseason attention, as the Bison were recognized in two preseason polls recently released.

Bethany and Westminster Battle to 0-0 Stalemate
Bethany College senior goalkeeper Brittany Sadler (New Eagle, Pa./Ringgold) stopped a career-high 14 shots, as the Bethany College women’s soccer team emerged from Wednesday night’s match with Westminster with a 0-0 draw.

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

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