World Languages & Cultures Holds Skit Night
The World Languages & Cultures Section (Department of Humanities) "2009 Annual Skit Night" took place on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Renner Too. This annual language event highlighted competitive dialogue skits performed by the respective levels I and III language Practice Sessions in French, German, Italian and Spanish. In attendance, among others of the Bethany College campus community, were the Practice Session Apprentice Teachers, their Practice Session students, the language judges — Elizabeth Hull, Anju Ramjee, Marc Sable and Richard Strassgütl — and the MC of the evening, Harald Menz.
Relay for Life Set for November 7
Bethany College and the American Cancer Society announce the 2009 Bethany College Relay for Life to be held on November 7. The event will run from noon, through the final home football game of the season, until midnight. The Relay allows teams from across campus and the community to raise funds dedicated to cancer education and research and to walk to show their dedication to this cause. Visit http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?pg=entry&fr_id=24759 for more information or call the Office of Student Life at (304) 829-7631. Students, faculty, staff and friends are encouraged to start a team and participate.
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee
Wilfrid W. Csaplar, Jr., Associate Professor of Economics, reviewed the 7th edition of Michael R. Baye’s textbook, Managerial Economics and Business Strategy, for McGraw-Hill Irwin publishers.
A Physical Education Club trip to the West Virginia Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance annual convention at Flatwoods, W.Va., is planned for late October.
Under the direction of Wally Neel, Professor of Physical Education, and Women’s Soccer Coach Barry Christmas, the Education 353 class continues to provide the Health and Physical Education Curriculum for Pre-K-4 children at St. John the Evangelist School in Wellsburg. Bethany teacher candidates work in small teams to plan, deliver and assess lessons every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during both regular semester terms. This service program has been functioning for nearly 10 years.
Neel's Physical Education 333 class also provides a service function by planning, delivering and assessing once-weekly physical education lessons for special needs students at Wellsburg Middle School. This program has been functioning since 1990 and is warmly received by all stakeholders.
Katrina Cooper, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of First Year Studies, participated in the 4th annual Zombie Walk to benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank. The walk was held on Oct. 11. She was joined by her daughter Erika, as well as three Bethany students — Theresa Smith, Ben Lighter and Todd Wallace. The event was a success, with thousands participating to help feed the hungry.
Appalachian College Association Annual Summit Conference
Bethany College was well represented at the Appalachian College Association (ACA) Summit this year, held in Abingdon, Va. Gary Kappel, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Professor of History; Heather Riccuti, Director of Libraries; Richard Rushton, Director of Teacher Preparation Programs, Interim Chair of Education Department, Assistant Professor of Education; Adam Fletcher, Interim Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Katrina Cooper, Director of First Year Studies, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Lisa Hicks, Assistant Professor of Education; Trevor Onest, Assistant Professor of Learning Resources, College Librarian; and Lisa Reilly, Assistant Professor of Chemistry had the opportunity to attend several sessions relevant to teaching, research and more. Cooper, Fletcher and Rushton presented work done in collaboration with Heather Taylor, Coordinator of the Writing Center, on “Enhancing the Enhanced First Year Experience” while at the Summit. Additionally, faculty had the opportunity to meet and talk with Paul Chewning, President of the ACA and a 1975 Bethany graduate.
Save the Date!
Attention Atlanta-area Alumni & Friends! Save the date and join
President Scott D. Miller for a reception Sunday, November 22,
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Atlanta Athletic Club. The event is hosted by Neil Christman ’55. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention Bethany Alumni!
Have you started a new job, received a promotion or were you recently married? Have you expanded your family with the birth of a new baby? We want to know what you’ve been up to. Please forward your news to the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at email@example.com. We will publish the information in the Classnotes section of an upcoming issue of Bethany Today.
Student Callers Work to Bolster Bethany Fund
Your phones will soon be ringing! Bethany’s student callers will begin reaching out to alumni and friends of the College asking you to support The Bethany Fund. Please answer the phone and consider making a pledge. The dollars raised help the Bethany tradition continue. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
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 30-May 2, 2010. To view the award categories and to access a nomination form, visit:
Attention PSI Beta's - 150th Anniversary Celebration
The PSI Chapter of the Beta Theta PI Fraternity will be celebrating its 150 year anniversary as a chapter at Bethany College. Events are being planned, and will be held on the Bethany College Campus June 18-20, 2010.
While the full agenda is being formed, tentatively, there will be golf on Friday for those that can attend, a cookout on Friday night, a full agenda of activities on Saturday, including activities for the spouses/significant others, and a dinner on Saturday evening, and finishing on Sunday with a Brunch. Rooms will be available on Campus. More to come.
PSI Beta Alumni - Mark your calendars. June 18-20, 2010.
Bethany Launches New Online Alumni Community
How many times have you thought about your friends from college but didn't have a clue how to reach them?
Bethany's new online alumni community will help you get re-connected.
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations recently launched Bethany Live. The Web-based community will allow you to keep up with alumni news, create a profile, post class notes and photos, participate in discussions via the message board and communicate with your classmates in a very similar manner to that of Facebook.
To log in for the first time, visit www.live.bethanywv.edu. Click on
"first-time login" at the top of the page on in the green bar. Enter your name and your constituent ID when prompted and you'll be on your way. The system will walk you through each step to create a profile, upload photos, edit personal information, etc.
If you do not yet have a Constituent ID number or you have problems logging in, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethany Falls to Saint Vincent in 3-2 Thriller
The Bethany volleyball team (12-12) nearly rallied out of a large deficit for the second consecutive match, but came up on the short end of a 3-2 loss to visiting Saint Vincent (19-8) Tuesday night at Hummel Field House.
Bison Win Second Straight PAC Match by 1-0 Score
The Bethany women’s soccer team used a familiar formula to post a key PAC victory at Waynesburg Tuesday night, as a goal from the conference’s leading scorer and a stellar defensive effort keyed the 1-0 victory.
Bison Swimmers Open New Season Saturday
The Bethany men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs will begin the 2009-10 season Saturday when they compete at the Pitt-Bradford Relays.
Bethany Goes on the Road Saturday to Face Waynesburg
After settling for a split in their two-game home stand, the Bethany football heads out on the road for a pair of contests, with the first being this Saturday in a 1:30 p.m. kickoff at Waynesburg, a place they have not won since 1996.
Bison Held Off by Waynesburg in 2-1 Setback
The Bethany men’s soccer team could not erase a one-goal halftime deficit in suffering a 2-1 loss at Waynesburg in a PAC match Wednesday night.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.