Volume IV, Number XIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
November 5, 2010

Campus News
Theatre Features Award-Winning Actor in Shakespeare’s ‘Titus Andronicus’
Bethany College Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s play “Titus Andronicus” November 11-13 at 8 p.m. in Wailes Theatre. Award-winning actor and director Tim Browning will play Titus. The production is free and open to the public.

News Briefs
Commissioner of Culture and History Randall Reid-Smith Visits Bethany
West Virginia Commissioner of the Division of Culture and History Randall Reid-Smith spent a busy day at Bethany on Thursday, October 28. He visited with students and faculty in music, Appalachian culture and history, and communications, and provided an interview to WVBC, TV 14 and The Tower.

President Miller hosted a luncheon for him at Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights, and Commissioner Reid-Smith later met with Town of Bethany Mayor Jay Eisenhauer and members of the Town Council. The Commissioner’s visit also included a visit to the Bethany College Campbell Archives and the Campbell Mansion.

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Sophomore Class Council Partners with Invisible Children in Bracelet Campaign
Black, White, Red, Green, Blue, Gray: These seem like simple colors, but in this case each color represents a child — a child who has been struggling to survive. Bethany’s 2010-2011 Sophomore Class Council is working to help those children. The group has committed to the cause of Invisible Children, a non-profit organization that works to restore peace and order to the people of Northern Uganda. The Council is selling Invisible Children Bracelets in a variety of colors for $20. Bracelets come with a short DVD featuring the child the bracelet represents and detailing their struggle to survive in war-torn Northern Uganda. All money goes toward the Schools for Schools program. This program works to rebuild or start new schools, bringing water, safety and security back to the villages and people of Uganda. The Council has already raised $220 for Invisible Children, but members need continued help. All are invited and encouraged to join them in their efforts.

Hip Hop Legend DMC Speaks at Bethany
Hip hop is about three simple things: creation, innovation and evolution. That was the message that hip hop legend Darryl “DMC” McDaniels shared with more than 150 students at Bethany on October 25. DMC, one-third of the trailblazing rap group RunDMC, shared the history of hip hop, from its birth among the youth in urban parks and streets to its breakthrough into mainstream America and pop culture. DMC related his view of hip hop today as commercialized and focused on cloning the “hot new sound that sells” rather than advancing the art form and sending a positive message. Discussing his hopes for the future of hip hop, DMC emphasized that he would like to see hip hop return to its previous sense of awareness of and responsibilty to its largest audience — youth ages 8-13. “When a 25-year-old man dresses and acts like he’s 14, who is the real 14-year-old boy supposed to learn from?”

DMC reached beyond just issues of hip hop music in his address, asserting that “Creation. Innovation. Evolution” applies to people in general as well. Men and women, performers and nonperformers, have a responsibility to the next generation. He passionately advocated that students educate themselves as a means to achieve their life and material goals. “We don’t need more rappers. We need lawyers, doctors and business people.” For more information on Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and RunDMC, please go to:  www.rundmc.com.

WVBC to Broadcast PAC Soccer Championship
WVBC Internet Radio will do a "live" audio stream of this Sat.'s Nov. 6th, PAC Soccer Championship Game starting at 1 p.m. Communications and Media Arts Majors Michael Bonaventura and Jared Martin will announce the match.

We invite you to bookmark the URL below and listen in as the Bison take on Thomas More from Hoag Field:


Within a few weeks, the college radio station plans to offer our programming 24/7, for free, over cell phones, including iPhones. Details are forthcoming.

Bethany Celebrates Halloween with Parade and Costume Contest
The Town of Bethany held its annual Halloween Parade and Costume Contest last weekend. Several of the brothers of Beta Theta Pi, led by Community Service Chairman Bob Rovnanik, prepared the Bethany Memorial Church for the festivities. Following the Trick-or-Treaters’ parade led by the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department, five of the fraternity's men judged the costume contest. The Town provided cash prizes for the contestants voted the Scariest, Most Original and Best Costume for two age groups of 0-10 and 11 and older. Attendees enjoyed homemade caramel apples, cookies and cider. 

Working with the Bethany College Service Learning Center, the Betas used this event as a service-learning opportunity and to encourage other students to contact the Center (service@bethanywv.edu) to learn about other upcoming events for which to volunteer.

Social Work Program to Host Presidents Helping Children Banner Exhibit
Bethany’s Social Work Program is sponsoring a Presidents Helping Children Exhibit, which wraps up November 5. The exhibit features a collection of banners displaying the portraits of U.S. Presidents who have helped improve the national well-being of children through various initiatives. It will be open on November 5 until 4 p.m. Elementary and middle schools in Brooke and Ohio counties have been invited to bring students to campus to tour the exhibit. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

WSO College Concert Series Continues on November 5
The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will present the latest event in its College Concert Series on November 5 at 8 p.m. in Wheeling’s Capitol Theatre. The concert will be conducted by André Raphel and will feature Eliot Fisk on guitar and Robert Troeger on organ. Underwritten through the generosity of Judge and Mrs. Frederick P. Stamp Jr., the November 5 performance will include music by Ravel, John Beall, Rodrigo and Saint-Saens.

The series is free for students and half off regular ticket pricing for schools’ faculty and alumni. A free, pre-concert lecture will be held at 7 p.m., followed by complimentary refreshments. Students would bring their school IDs to the box office the night of the performance. Faculty and alumni should print the ad shown by clicking on the following link www.bethanywv.edu/OMJlinks/email_Ad.jpg and exchange it for a half-price ticket at the box office on the evening of the event.

Senior Class Council Sponsors Finals Survival Kits
Final examinations of the fall semester are rapidly approaching. The Senior Class Council of Bethany College is selling a “Finals Survival Kit” that will be distributed to students during the final examination period. “Finals week is a very stressful time for all students,” said Senior Class President Lindsay Sobotka. “These Finals Survival Kits are a great way to show your scholar that you are thinking of him or her with a wish for successful performance.”

All kits will contain an assortment of food, candies and beverages to stimulate study skills, including a bottle of water, hot chocolate mix, popcorn, assorted candy, a bag of chips, peanut butter crackers, a pepperoni roll, a copy of the schedule of finals, and a personal note from the sender.

The kits are being sold for only $10. To purchase a kit, send $10, with checks made payable to Bethany College, with a completed order form to the following address: Bethany College Office of Student Life, PO Box 446, Bethany, WV 26032. All orders are due by November 19, 2010. Any questions regarding the Finals Survival Kits should be directed to Sobotka at lsobotka@bethanywv.edu.

Faculty Spotlight
Submitted by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Visual Arts
Kenn Morgan, Professor of Fine Arts in the Visual and Performing Arts Department, was selected as one of two jurors for the 8th Art and Craft Guild traveling exhibition. The West Virginia Art and Craft Guild and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts sponsor the exhibition. The other juror was ceramics artist Jacqueline Brown, chair of the Visual Arts Department of Frostburg State University.

The exhibition will open with awards presentations on November 20 at the Parkersburg Art Center and will remain on display there until December 29 when it travels to the Wheeling Artisan Center (January 15-February 26). The Beckley Art Center will be the last venue hosting this exhibit from March 12-April 30. The public is invited to the opening reception on November 20 from 1-4 p.m. The show consists of more than 120 outstanding art and craft pieces in a variety of media.

Communications & Media Arts
Dr. Jay Libby, Assistant Professor of Communications and Media Arts at Bethany College was one of the leaders in “The Church and the New Media Workshop” held at the Mountainside Conference Center  at October 29 – 30, 2010.  The newly constituted Buffalo Seminary—a partnership effort of Bethany College and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) sponsored the event.  Dr. Libby was part of a panel that answered questions and provided hands on “nuts and bolts” applications of new media to local church ministries, including worship, evangelism, and membership development.

Alumni News
Siconolfi ’72 Recognized by Proctor & Gamble
Richard Siconolfi ’72, Section Manager (Director) Validation & Quality Compliance for Proctor & Gamble Co.,was recently awarded Masters status in stewardship competency by the P&G Information Decisions and Solutions Stewardship Competency Board. Siconolfi’s work includes continuous improvement, regulatory compliance and computer system validation. His Masters status was given in recognition of his continued activities and leadership in stewardship for regulatory compliance and, specifically, for regulated computerized system validation.

Couch ’79 Honored by Manchin, ACHE
George Couch ’79 was appointed by West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin in August to a three-year team on West Liberty University Board of Governors. Couch was also honored in October by the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) with the Regents Award for his leadership and service to Wetzel County Hospital, his community and profession. Couch has been Chief Executive Office at Wetzel County Hospital, New Martinsville, W.Va., since 2005 and is a Fellow of the ACHE.

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/.

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!

Save the Date!
Washington, D.C.
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller for a special Alumni & Friends event on Tuesday, November 16, for a V.I.P. tour of the Norman Rockwell Exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The tour begins at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited. A reception will follow at Zaytinya, 701 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C. The gathering is hosted by Grant McLaughlin '91. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (304)829-7411 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany Online Alumni Community
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 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 bethanylive@bethanywv.edu.

Bison Athletics
Fresh Off Bye Week, Bison Travel to Grove City Saturday
After using their bye week to recharge following a loss to #9 Thomas More Oct. 23, the Bethany College football team returns to the field this Saturday with a road trip to Grove City. The PAC match-up at Robert E. Thorn Field against the Wolverines is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.

Bison Men Picked Third in PAC Preseason Basketball Poll
The Bethany College men’s basketball team was tabbed to place third according to the preseason poll released following the 2010-11 PAC Basketball Media Day conference call today.

Bethany Women Tabbed Eighth in PAC Preseason Basketball Poll
The Bethany College women’s basketball team was predicted to place eighth this year according to the preseason poll released following the 2010-11 PAC Basketball Media Day conference call today.

Bethany's Potter Voted Second Team Academic All-District
Bethany junior Cory Potter (Akron, Ohio/Green) has earned ESPN Second Team Academic All-District II Football team honors, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Bethany Drops Heart-Breaker at Saint Vincent in PAC Tourney
The fifth-seeded Bethany College volleyball team (21-13) was eliminated from the PAC Tournament with a heart-breaking 3-2 (22-25, 25-23, 17-25, 25-15, 17-19) loss in Tuesday’s quarterfinal round at #4 Saint Vincent.

Bison Knock Off Grove City, Advance to PAC Title Match Saturday
Freshman Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) scored two first half goals and the third-seeded Bethany College men’s soccer team held on for a 2-1 victory at #2 Grove City Tuesday in the PAC Tournament Semifinals.

Two Bison Earn All-PAC at Cross Country Championships
Bethany College senior Joanna Mongelluzzo (Washington, Pa./Trinity) and freshman Cory Yarrington (Berkeley Springs, Pa.) both earned Second Team All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) honors, which highlighted the Bison’s efforts at Saturday’s PAC Cross Country Championships hosted by Waynesburg.

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


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