Volume IV, Number XXXVI
An E-News Service of Bethany College
May 13, 2011

News Briefs
171st Anniversary Commencement Activities to be Webcast
Bethany College will celebrate the 135 members of the class of 2011 at Baccalaureate on Friday, May 13 at 6 p.m. and at the 171st Anniversary Commencement on Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m.

Rev. Dr. Todd Adams, Associate General Minister and Vice President and Chief of Staff for the General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), will present the address at Baccalaureate. Bethany Board of Trustees member Robert Nutting, President and CEO of Ogden Newspapers, Inc.; Chairman of the Board of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chairman of Seven Springs Mountain Resort, will provide the Commencement address.

Join us in this celebration by viewing Baccalaureate and Commencement Exercises online at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/bethanywvadmin.portal#

The live feed from Baccalaureate will begin at 5:45 p.m. The live feed from Commencement will begin at 9:45 a.m.

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Spring Library Conference Held at Mountainside Conference Center
The Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (WPWVC/ACRL) held its spring meeting May 6 at the Mountainside Conference Center. More than 60 librarians from local colleges and universities assembled for the program "Meeting User Needs for Mobility, Access & Discovery."  Joe Murphy, Science Librarian and Coordinator of Instruction and Technology at Yale University, delivered the keynote address "Mobility in Access & Discovery."

The following Bethany College librarians participated in the day-long conference: Sharon Monigold, Director of Bethany Heritage Program and Archivist; Trevor Onest, Public Services Librarian; and Heather Ricciuti, The Mary Cutlip Director of Library & Learning Resources. WPWVC/ACRL organizes several professional development opportunities annually at colleges and universities in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

World Languages and Cultures Inducts Honorary Society Members
The World Languages and Cultures Section (Department of Humanities) held its second annual Honors Induction Ceremony for both the German National Honorary Society (Delta Phi Alpha) and the Spanish National Honorary Society (Sigma Delta Pi) on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Morlan Lounge.  Harald Menz and Joseph Lovano, Professors of World Languages and Cultures, presided at the ceremony.

Catherine Papp was inducted as a new member in the Lamda Omicron Chapter of Delta Phi Alpha (the German National Honorary Society).

The following students were inducted as new members in the Kappa Xi Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi (the Spanish National Honorary Society):  Stephanie Laine, Hilary Laughner, Sara Patnesky, Meghan Philp, Francis Rios, Emily Roth, and Loraine Ziegler.

After the Induction Ceremony, attendees enjoyed home-made, authentic German and Spanish/Hispanic cultural refreshments.

Alumni News
McCann ’80 Featured in ‘Revitalizing America’ Discussion
UBS Wealth Management Americas (WMA) CEO Robert McCann, 1980 Bethany College graduate, participated in a May 9 “Revitalizing America” discussion including President William J. Clinton and President George W. Bush. The event explored solutions to a variety of economic challenges facing the U.S. and also included approximately 400 clients and prospects and 150 Financial Advisors. A number of political figures and senior firm managers offered their insights on potential long-term strategies to problems such as U.S. debt and high unemployment and topics such as globalization and trade, the rise of economic competitors, engines for growth and potential pitfalls for recovery.

McCann concluded, “The U.S. has reached a critical inflection point. The challenges we face today are formidable but also surmountable, while the resources at our disposal are vast but exhaustible. America will retain its role as a leader in the global economy because of the entrepreneurial spirit of our people, but it will require collective focus and determination to make difficult choices and a commitment by all of us to embrace change.”

Shelter Island School Board Names Hynes ‘94 District Superintendent
The Shelter Island School Board in New York recently named Dr. Michael Hynes, 1994 Bethany graduate in psychology, the district’s new superintendent. Hynes will take over the job on July 1. He currently serves as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the Plainedge School District in North Massapequa. He previously worked as an elementary principal in Center Moriches, a school that was named one of New York state’s “Rapidly Improving School Districts” and a “High-Performing/Gap-Closing School.”

Hynes began his career as a substitute teacher in the South Country Central School District in East Patchogue in 1997 and started work as a teacher the following year. He also worked as an elementary school teacher, an assistant principal and middle school principal in the district.

Hynes earned his master of science degree in elementary education, a professional diploma in school district administration and a doctor of education degree from Dowling College.

For more on the story, visit http://shelterislandreporter.timesreview.com/2011/05/8186/school-board-names-new-superintendent/

Pittsburgh Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with Bethany President Scott D. Miller and Greg Jordan at the Reed Smith Centre in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Saturday, June 4 at 8:30 p.m. From the Reed Smith terrace, enjoy great views of the city and fireworks following the Pirates game.

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7411 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

New York, N.Y. Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with President Scott D. Miller, hosted at the residence of
Dr. Linda Donelle Lewis '61 and Mr. Gary Gambuti on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7411 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Save the Date!
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the Nashville area on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. Details to follow in future issues of Old Main Journal.

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.

Bison Athletics
Rocky Start Doom's Bison in 6-3 Loss to Baldwin-Wallace
Baldwin-Wallace scored five runs in the opening two innings, and despite a comeback attempt from the Bethany College softball team, the Bison came up short in a 6-3 loss to the Yellow Jackets Thursday in the opening round of the NCAA Regional at Adrian, Mich.

Bethany's Thomas, Forsty Highlight All-PAC Softball Awards
Bethany College senior 3B Andrea Thomas (Toronto, Ohio) was selected as the Player of the Year and head coach Jan Forsty was tabbed as the Coach of the Year to highlight a big day for the Bison with the announcement of the All-PAC Softball teams.

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


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