Volume IV, Number XXV
An E-News Service of Bethany College
February 25, 2011

Campus News
Motivational Speaker and Social Entrepreneur Alexis Jones to Speak During Bethany College Women's Month
Bethany College announces that internationally recognized motivational speaker Alexis Jones, founder of the female empowerment company i am that girl, will address the campus community on March 24 as part of the College’s Women’s Month activities. The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Weimer Lecture Hall.

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Students Work to Preserve Bethany’s History
Two students have embarked upon a project to properly store academic records from the Registrar’s Office dating back to at least 1897. First-year students Niki Rea and Jonathan Mortimer became involved in preservation projects during January Term, when they worked with Archivist Sharon Monigold in saving a large cache of photographs from the 1980s. At the request of Dr. Gary Kappel, associate vice president for academic affairs, they have begun a new project this semester to transfer academic records housed in the basement of Phillips Hall from their original folders to acid-free archival folders and to store them in new cabinets to keep them safe from dirt and moisture.

The folders contain a treasure trove of information about the academic careers of thousands of Bethanians and include such things as handwritten notes from Bethany legends such as Miss Mahaffey, as well as information on future leaders of Bethany such as Wilber H. Cramblet and Kirk Woolery. Funding for the project is being provided by the Physical Plant and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Once all the academic records are safely stored, financial and business office records will also be organized and properly housed.

Representative of Senator Joe Manchin Visits Bethany
Debbie Miller, a staff representative of West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, visited Bethany on Thursday, February 24. She met with Dr. Mort Gamble, assistant to the president, and students in the cafeteria to discuss issues relating to higher education, such as the future of Pell Grant funding. Ms. Miller’s visit was part of a statewide, county-by-county constituent outreach tour by representatives of Sen. Manchin to learn about “ideas, priorities and concerns” of importance to West Virginians.

Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Visual and Performing Arts
Students in the Period Styles for the Theatre class, along with Tracie Duncan, assistant professor of theatre and director of technical theatre, journeyed to Jamestown Settlement and Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Va., on February 18-20. Participants took a “behind the scenes” tour of the galleries in Jamestown and the Costume Shops, led by Christopher Daley, head of Historic Costuming for the Jamestown and Yorktown state sites. They had the opportunity to examine original garments from the 17th and 18th century, as well as the reproductions worn by the staff and interpreters at the parks.

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 April 29-May 1, 2011. To view the award categories and to access a nomination form, visit: www.bethanywv.edu/alumni/get-involved/alumni-council/alumni-recognition-program/.

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.

Bison Athletics
PAC Championship Links
Bison fans, your men’s basketball team is going for a conference-record 13th PAC championship Saturday, Feb. 26, when they travel to Thiel for the PAC Tournament title game and we need your support to cheer them on to a victory. If you can’t make the trip to Greenville, Pa., there are still ways to follow all the action from in front of your computer. The PAC will be providing a free live video webcast of the championship game, which you can access by clicking the link below. You could also keep up with the game via Thiel’s Live Stats, which you can also access at the link below. So if you can’t make the trip to see the game in-person, you can still feel the excitement of Bethany’s pursuit of another men’s basketball conference championship. Go Bison!


Live Stats

Bison Hang on For 66-65 Win, Move on to PAC Title Game
Sophomore Reece Mabery (Natrona Heights, Pa./Highlands) scored all 15 of his points in the second half and the Bethany College men’s basketball team held off two final challenges from Saint Vincent in the final 30 seconds to escape with a 66-65 victory in Thursday’s PAC Tournament semifinal.

Bison Fall Short in PAC Quarterfinal 66-59
The Bethany College women’s basketball game dropped a PAC Quarterfinal game against Grove City 66-59 Tuesday night.

Bethany Lacrosse Preparing for Inaugural Season
The 21st varsity sport at Bethany College is continuing preparation for its inaugural season, as the Bison men’s lacrosse team will scrimmage Fairmont State at home Feb. 26 and open its first varsity season March 3 against St. Andrews (N.C.) at Bison Stadium.

Pair of Bison Named All-PAC in Swimming
Bethany College sophomore Vinnie Giangiulio (King of Prussia, Pa./Upper Merion) and freshman Jon Gray (Strongsville, Ohio) were named Second Team All-PAC Wednesday when the league released the teams.

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


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