Social Work Program
The Social Work Program at Bethany College
has received a $2,500 grant from the Hancock County Savings
Bank of Chester, W.Va. The funds will be used to purchase additional
computers for the Social Work Library, Seminar and Classroom.
Students will use the computers to conduct research, complete
course assignments and familiarize themselves with the latest
software available for social work practice.
Bethany College Dining
Services Are ‘Going Green’
Director Necol Dunson reports that Bethany
College Dining Services has made a commitment to preserve our
natural resources and improve the environment by instituting
a number of eco-friendly changes with additional upgrades already
in the works.
Among the changes already in force is
the use of recycled paper napkins in the dining facility. The
napkins have been placed in baskets on the tables in hopes of
reducing waste caused by customers taking more than they will
use during a meal. The Bethany College kitchen is recycling
all aluminum cans and is using the proceeds to run special programming
for its associates. The used cooking oil from the fryers is
now being donated to a local farmers’ cooperative for
conversion into biofuel. In addition, such initiatives as “Trayless
Tuesdays” and “Project Clean Plate” are helping
to raise awareness of the need to reduce the use of water and
detergents while eliminating the waste of food.
Bethany College Dining Services is moving
forward with future programming to increase its “greening”
project. Future plans include an expanded recycling program,
a refillable and non-disposable mug program and non-disposable
drinking glasses in the cafeteria. Further partnerships with
local farmers to include composting are also being pursued.
Feedback and suggestions from faculty,
staff and students in support of the ‘Going Green’
project is welcome. Please e-mail any ideas to Dunson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Rudari, Bethany
Choir Invited to Perform at WVU
Professor David J. Rudari and seven members
of the Bethany College Choir accepted an invitation to perform
with the West Virginia University Choirs and Symphony Orchestra
in a presentation of Handel’s Messiah on Thursday, Dec.
4 at the Creative Arts Center’s Lyell B. Clay Concert
Theater on the WVU campus in Morgantown. The WVU Choirs and
Symphony Orchestra were conducted by Dr. Mitchell Arnold, Director
of Orchestral Activities at WVU.
Rudari, Assistant Professor of Music
and Director of the Bethany College Choir, was contracted to
sing the Baritone solos in the Christmas portion of Handel’s
Messiah by Dr. Kathleen Shannon, Director of Choral Activities
at WVU. Dr. Shannon also invited Rudari to bring some of his
choristers from Bethany to join with the nearly 200-voice choir
in the performance.
The seven members of the Bethany College
Choir who participated were Sopranos Melody Brouthers and Allyson
Tylka, Altos Mary Lu Adams and Krystal Robinson, Tenor Casey
Gray and Basses Elijah Richie and Jacob Nixon. All seven students
had experience with the material, having performed with the
Bethany College Choir in its 2006 and 2007 performances of Messiah.
Rudari had performed as the Baritone soloist in 2003 when Dr.
Shannon conducted Messiah in Morgantown.
Black Alliance Forms
New Community Partnership
The Bethany College Black Alliance has
forged a new community partnership with the Bethlehem Apostolic
Temple’s After-School Program in Wheeling, W.Va. Black
Alliance officers Ryan Saunders, Joe Jones, and Ashleigh Gardner
met with After-School Program director Melanie Cummings on Wednesday,
Nov. 19 to tour the facilities and meet some of the children.
The Bethany students also presented Pastor
D.W. Cummings and the parishioners with $150 that was raised
during last month’s “Coins for a Cause” campaign
on the Bethany campus. Pastor Cummings told the students the
donation would be a blessing as the After-School Center is currently
without heat due to a damaged gas line in need of repair. Bethany’s
Black Alliance is looking forward to continued service and partnership
with the After-School Program and will be happy to forward any
additional donations from the college community to Pastor Cummings.
Alumna Present at Florida Conference
Bethany College Professor of World Languages
and Cultures Dr. Harald Menz and Vanessa Plumly ’07, currently
a master’s student in German at the University of Kentucky,
presented a research paper titled, “Expanding Cultural
Horizons: Namibia in the German Classroom,” on Friday,
Nov. 21 at the annual convention of the American Council on
the Teaching of Foreign Languages (AFCTL) and World Languages
Expo in Orlando, Fla. The event is the largest world languages
conference held in the United States each year.
Their collaborative research project
began in 2006 when they attended a session at the Northeast
Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) that
focused on Namibia. Attendance at the conference is supported
annually through funds from the Bethany College German, Spanish
and French Clubs. The German Club also facilitated a visit to
Namibia by six Bethany College students, accompanied by Menz
and Plumly, in May 2007. Plumly, a Fulbright Grant recipient,
completed a teaching assistantship in Kiel, Germany during 2007-08.
Menz returned to Namibia during his 2007
sabbatical to continue his research. He received grants from
the Appalachian College Association (ACA), the West Virginia
Humanities Foundation, and Bethany College’s Faculty Development
Program to support his research efforts. The combined presentation
by Menz and Plumly at the AFCTL conference paved the way for
a two-day workshop on Namibia for West Virginia German teachers
at all levels in April 2009.
Association Travels to New York City
Bethany College’s International
Student Association (ISA) took a bite out of the Big Apple during
Thanksgiving Break with an extended visit to New York City.
Club president Beth Ann Shaffer organized and led 10 club members
– including eight exchange students from Germany –
on the trip, accompanied by Dr. Joseph Lovano, Bethany Professor
of World Languages and Cultures. Joining Shaffer and Dr. Lovano
on the cultural excursion from Nov. 22-27 were Chi-Hye Chung,
Anna-Lena Goehner, Lisa Jennek, Dorothee Kuhn, Matthias Mueller,
Verena Mueller, Sandra Rieger, Francis Rios and Melanie Vogel.
Among the famous sights and venues visited
by the club members were the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island,
the Empire State Building, Times Square, St. Patrick’s
Cathedral, Grand Central Station, Chinatown, Little Italy, the
Soho District, Wall Street, “Ground Zero” at the
9/11 site; the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Natural History,
Central Park, the Manhattan Subway System and the annual Macy’s
Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Hull Presents at SBL Meeting in Boston
Dr. John Hull, Professor of Psychology
at Bethany College, presented a paper titled “Undergraduates
Response to Matthean Parables Attributed to and Not Attributed
to Jesus” on Sunday, Nov. 23 at the annual meeting of
the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) in Boston, Mass. The
paper was co-authored with Bethany sophomore Kelsey Kirschmann.
The research summarized in the presentation
is part of an ongoing effort to take a scientific look at how
readers respond to scriptural passages. Dr. Hull reports that
the paper was one of the few empirical presentations delivered
at the meeting, which ran from Nov. 22-25. The Society of Biblical
Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly
membership organization in the field of biblical studies.
Bethany Rock Ensemble
to Perform on Sunday
The Bethany College Rock Ensemble will
be performing 10 original new songs from its upcoming CD on
Sunday, Dec. 7, beginning at 8 p.m. at Maxwells in the basement
of Phillips Hall. Members of this year’s Bethany College
Rock Ensemble include Cory Chamberlin, Ronnie Leggett, Amanda
McCoy, Elijah Richie and Richard Sawyer. Bethany Assistant Professor
of Music Pandel Collaros is the director. Refreshments will
Former Bethany College
Trustee Passes Away
Former Bethany College Trustee Dayton
E. Pryor ’52 passed away on November 26 in Allentown,
Pa. He was 78. Pryor graduated from Bethany with a History degree
and was President of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity on campus.
He held a master’s degree in Economics from the University
of Chicago and was employed at the corporate office of Air Products
and Chemicals, Inc., an international company with headquarters
in Allentown. Pryor joined Air Products and Chemicals as manager
of recruiting in 1962. He also served in various management
positions and as director of public relations and advertising
until his retirement in 1993.
He was the author of a Civil War history
book, “The Beginning and the End;” past president
of Valley Youth House and past vice chairman of the Lehigh Valley
chapter of the American Red Cross. He also served as a fundraiser
for numerous charitable organizations. In addition to his wife,
the former Lois Ann Jordan, Pryor is survived by a son, Glenn,
in Georgia; a stepdaughter, Ann, in Virginia; and three grandsons,
J.J., Jesse and Grant. He was predeceased by a son, Craig.
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at receptions
with President Dr. Scott D. Miller Tuesday, January 6, 2009
- Saturday, January 10, 2009.
January 6, 2009
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
19801 Tamiami Trail
Estero, FL 33967
January 8, 2009
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
4290 SE Salerno Road
Stuart, FL 34997
Saturday, January 10,
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pompeii Room at the
Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club
501 5th Avene Northeast
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
For more information or to register for
any of these events please contact the Office of Alumni Relations
at 304-829-7411 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
To register online, click
Holiday Gift Ideas
at Expanded Bethany Bookstore
The recent expansion and renovation of
the Bethany College Bookstore has created a one-stop shop for
anyone wishing to add a Bethany flavor to their holiday celebrations.
With twice as much space to work with,
the Bookstore now stocks everything from official Bethany logo
apparel to coffee mugs and smaller trinkets that would make
To shop from the comfort of your own
home, visit the Bethany College Bookstore online.
Save the Date! Phi
Mu Anniversary Weekend Set For March 6-7
Bethany College’s Beta Nu chapter
of the national Phi Mu female fraternity will celebrate its
70th year at Bethany with an Anniversary Weekend on March 6-7,
2009. Phi Mu alumni are being asked to save those dates and
make plans to join their sisters for a weekend of celebration
that will include a luncheon, auction and house tours. Additional
details will be provided in future issues of the Old Main Journal
Save the Date! Alumni
Weekend Set for May
Please save the date and make plans to
join us here on campus for Alumni Weekend, set to begin on Friday,
May 1, 2009. More details will be provided in future issues
of the Old Main Journal.
Wins PAC Player of the Week Honors
Tyler Morando (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling
Central) has been named Presidents’ Athletic Conference
(PAC) Player of the Week for the week of December 1st.
Women Host Waynesburg Saturday in Home Opener
The Bethany women’s basketball teams
will host Waynesburg Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. in a Presidents’
Athletic Conference (PAC) contest at Hummel Field House, which
will also be the Bison’s first home game of the season.
Aims to Even PAC Record Saturday vs. Waynesburg
The Bethany men’s basketball team
will try to even their PAC record at 1-1 Saturday afternoon
when they host Waynesburg. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. at
Hummel Field House.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.