The Old Main Journal
Volume X, Number XVI An E-News Service of Bethany College December 16, 2016



Bethany Mourns Passing of Professor Emeritus

Professor of Communication Emeritus, James Keegan passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 7. He taught and served as chair of the communications department for many years. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 11 a.m. in Bethany Memorial Church with Father Dan Pisano as the Celebrant. A resident of Bethany, Keegan will be missed by the entire Bethany Community. Click here to learn more about memorial contributions.

Annual Pottery Sale Held at Bethany

The annual Pottery Sale, hosted by the Bethany Potters' Guild, took place on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the clay lab. The Guild, as well as Bethany students and faculty members, sold multiple pieces they worked on throughout the semester. Items for sale included vases, mugs, platters, bowls and more.



Students Take a Study Break for Moonbeam Breakfast

The highly anticipated Moonbeam Breakfast was held Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 9 p.m. in the Ogden Dining Hall. The breakfast, held each year on Reading Day, gives students a break from studying for fall semester finals to enjoy breakfast served by faculty and staff. The Student Activities Council, which sponsored the event along with Chartwells Food Service, offered a variety of activities including aqua massages, hot chocolate bar and more.

World Languages and Cultures Holds Christmas Caroling Concert

Students, staff and community members gathered in the Town of Bethany's Community Center for the Fifth Annual World Languages and Cultures Christmas Caroling Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 7. This all-student group of carolers was led by Dr. Harald Menz, at the guitar, and accompanied by Dr. Joseph Lovano, Dr. Gary Kappel, Reverend Scott Thayer, Professor Fujiko Nito, and Professor Nobuyuki Nito, together with German Club President, Andrew Parsons, and Spanish Club President, Kaitlyn Tate. The group sang Christmas carols in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish for all to enjoy.

This event is sponsored by Bethany Mayor Pat Sutherland and the Bethany Town Council.

Student Spotlight - Andre Butler

Andre Butler has a lot of wonderful memories from Bethany College. His favorite? Winning the Indoor Track & Field Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship in 2014. With his teammates beside him holding the championship banner, Butler holds that memory as his favorite. Click here to read more.




Old Main Journal Holiday Break & 2017 Schedule Announced

As the hush of the holidays settles over Bethany’s campus, The Old Main Journal will be taking a break of its own. Best wishes to our readers and their families for a joyous holiday season and a safe, happy and healthy New Year.

We are also announcing a new publication schedule beginning January 2017. Instead of the weekly publication schedule, we will be moving the Old Main Journal to the second and fourth Friday of every month. The Old Main Journal will resume with its new schedule on January 13, 2017.

Faculty Spotlight


Dr. Hixenbaugh's Class Held Book Fair
and Tea Party

On Thursday, Dec. 8, students in Dr. Hixenbaugh's "Masterpieces of World Literature" course hosted a book fair and tea party with the goal of encouraging students and faculty members to read works of world literature over the winter break. Dr. Hixenbaugh and his students thank Heather Ricciuti, Sharon Monigold and Holly Hillgardner for their help organizing the fair, Chartwells for donating a delicious selection of international treats and all the students and faculty members who were able to attend.



Bethany College Hosts Breakfast with Santa

On Saturday, Dec. 10, Bethany's Student Alumni Association held its third annual "Breakfast with Santa." More than 175 children, alumni and community members attended the festive event that included holiday stories, crafts and games. This annual event gave attendees the chance to enjoy breakfast and get a photo with Santa.


The Bethany Fund Provides Important Year-End Giving Opportunity

As the calendar turns to the last page of the year and the holiday season is upon us, we are reminded that many Bethany College alumni choose to give during the holiday season. Although your gift is welcome at any time during the year, the approach of 2017 reminds us to remind you -- Please don't forget to make your year-end gift.

To qualify for a charitable-gift deduction for tax year 2016, your gift must be postmarked no later than December 31. Your support assists Bethany in providing the highest quality educational experience, as well as providing scholarships and financial aid to our students. If you would like to speak with someone in the Office of Institutional Advancement about your gift, please call 304.829.7485. Gifts can be mailed to Center for Institutional Advancement #7, Bethany College, 31 E Campus Dr, Bethany, WV 26032-3002. You can also donate online by clicking here.

Update YOUR Information With Us!

Have you recently moved or started a new job? Do you have a marriage or birth announcement to share? Be sure to keep your information up-to-date with the Alumni Office.

Click here to update your information.



Hayden tabbed AFCA All-America selection

Bethany College senior linebacker Donavan Hayden (Hyattsville, Md./Northwestern) was named an American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division III Second-Team All-American announced the organization Monday morning.

Truex earns weekly PAC rookie laurels

Bethany College freshman forward Chaice Truex (Wheeling, W.Va./St. John Central (Ohio)) was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Rookie of the Week announced the league office Monday afternoon.

Powell selected PAC SAAC Scholar Athlete of the Month for November

Bethany College senior setter Allie Powell (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central) was named a Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Scholar Athlete of the Month announced the league office Thursday afternoon.

Bison knocked off by Mount Aloysius in closing seconds, 61-60

A basket in the final 10 seconds pushed Mount Aloysius past the Bison 61-60 in a non-conference game at the Hummel Fieldhouse Wednesday night.

Bethany clipped at Thomas More, 76-72

The Bison were handed a 76-72 loss at Thomas More in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action Saturday afternoon at the Connor Center.

Swimming & Diving teams defeated by Washington & Jefferson

The Bison swimming & diving teams were knocked off by Washington & Jefferson Wednesday evening. The men were dealt a 104-83 loss, while the women were defeated 81-49 at the Knight Natatorium pool.

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