Volume V, Number XV
An E-News Service of Bethany College
November 10, 2011

Campus News
Bethany Illuminates Holiday Traditions with Light up Night
Bethany College will host its first Light up Night on November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Commencement Hall. The event will feature the official lighting of the College’s tree by President Scott D. Miller and a variety of multicultural presentations on holiday themes, as well as a charity auction.

Bethany College Theatre Presents ‘The Increased Difficulty of Concentration’
The Bethany College Theatre will present “The Increased Difficulty of Concentration,” a play written by former Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel. Performances will be held November 10-12 at 8 p.m. and November 13 at 2 p.m. in Wailes Theatre.


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News Briefs
Faculty, Student Attend FACDIS Workshop
Professors of World Languages and Cultures Joseph Lovano and Harald Menz  and Professor of Business Anju Ramjee, together with Visiting Fulbright Scholar Muna Al-Merri of Bahrain and German exchange student Tina Rauschenbach of Heidelberg, participated in the FACDIS 31st Annual Workshop in International Studies November 3-4. The event was titled “Technology:  Its Impact on Global Politics, Economics, Education & Culture” and was held at the Lakeview Resort and Conference Center in Morgantown, W.Va. The annual workshop focused on the following four sessions:  “Exploring Interdisciplinarity-Promises and Challenges,” “Technology and Society in the 21st Century,” “Technology and Intelligence,” and “New Media, New Wars, New Middle East.”  FACDIS is the West Virginia Consortium for Faculty and Course Development in International Studies.   

Veterans Panel Discussion Draws Standing-Room-Only Crowd
Bethany’s Service Learning Center and Homefront COMFORT (Counseling Our Military Families on Retraining and Transition) program hosted a Veterans Panel Discussion on November 9 in honor of Veterans Day. The event was open to the public and drew a standing-room-only crowd.

The following veterans participated on the panel: Aaron Anslow, Bethany visiting assistant professor of art; Ron Shaw, Bethany network administrator; Carrie Kleeh, Wheeling, W.Va., veteran; John Looney, event moderator and Wheeling Vet Center team leader; and Michael Novotney, outreach specialist at the Wheeling Vet Center. Panelists shared their experiences both from their time in service and in returning to life after service and answered questions from the audience.

Women’s Basketball Team Launches Finals Survival Kit Fundraiser
The Women’s Basketball team is conducting fundraisers for the upcoming season and invites family and friends of current Bethany students to treat them to a Finals Survival Kit. The kits are being offered for $20 and will be delivered to recipients December 5 & 6.

Two kit options are available. The “original” survival kit package includes a personalized Bethany College drawstring bag that include pens, pencils, post-its, pop, chips, cookies, fruit snacks, granola bars, candy, and other little treats. A package featuring healthier snacks is also being sold. It includes a personalized Bethany College drawstring bag with fresh fruits, assorted nuts, granola bars, Gatorade and water, fruit snacks, and pens, pencils, highlighters, and sticky notes. Both packages offer the opportunity for gift-givers to include a personal message.

NEW to this year’s Finals Survival Kit, parents can purchase a grey Bethany College T-Shirt for their student. The shirts, which offer a different design than traditional shirts sold in the book store, are an additional $15 and may be purchased together or separately from the kits.

To order, download and send the order form and payment (made out to Bethany Women’s Basketball) to Cassandra Donelan, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, Bethany College, Hummel Field House, Bethany, WV 26032.

Wheeling Symphony Announces College Concert Series
Wheeling Symphony announces it new College Concert Series performance, presented by Wheeling Jesuit University on November 11 at 7 p.m. Students receive tickets to these events at no cost while staff, faculty and alumni receive 50 percent off the ticket price. The group will present An American Sweet, featuring music from Copland, Berstein and Danielpour. Click here for more information.

Drive with Pride: Introducing the Bethany College License Plate
Show how green you really are with the new Bethany College license plate.

Available to Bethany College alumni, employees, students, family members and friends, the Bethany plate is a custom-designed, special-issue offering for all Class A motor vehicles currently licensed in West Virginia.

The Bethany College Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is accepting applications NOW for the new plate. We must secure a minimum of 250 applications within the next few months to ensure that the plate is produced.
Don’t delay! Applications are available by calling (304) 829-7299, clicking here or writing:

Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
Bethany College
P.O. Box 389
Bethany, WV 26032
Email: alumni@bethanywv.edu

One Class A vehicle currently registered in West Virginia qualifies for one plate at a cost of $70 per plate. If you have more than one vehicle, order as many as you need!

The School of Education at Bethany College is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) on April 15-17, 2012. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party’s relationship to the institution, i.e. graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates.

We invite you to submit written comments to:

Board of Examiners
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by email to: callforcomments@ncate.org

Correspondence, which must be received by NCATE no later than three months prior to visit, will be submitted to the institution for response via NCATE’s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). NCATE will not upload anonymous comments to the BOE team or institutions.

For questions, please contact Monica Siengo at: msiengo@ncate.org

Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Three poems by Jessie Janeshek, Renner visiting scholar/assistant professor of English, are forthcoming in the literary journal The Jet Fuel Review.

Humanities—World Languages and Cultures
Harald Menz, professor of world languages and cultures, attended the Western Pa./W.Va. chapter meeting of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) in Washington, Pa., on October 29. The topic of the meeting was "The New AP Exam: Curriculum Development and Strategies for Teaching the Course."

Social Work
Katherine Shelek-Furbee, professor and chair of social work, presented a workshop session entitled “What We Can Learn From The Cardinal Social Work Values About Caring for Ourselves” at the 4th annual Social Work Symposium on November 4. Approximately 120 social workers and nurses attended the two-day continuing education conference at the Mountainside Conference Center.

Alumni News
Doughty ’80 to Serve on PRSA-Colorado Board
Bill Doughty, APR (Journalism, ’80), communications director at CH2M HILL, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Public Relations Society of America-Colorado Chapter. He will serve a three-year term as PRSA Leadership Assembly delegate on the board.

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! Click here to make a gift now.

Bison Athletics
Bethany Sweeps Marywood, Will Host ECAC Semifinals & Championship
In addition to advancing to the ECAC South Region Tournament semifinals with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-11, 25-12) victory over seventh-seeded Marywood Wednesday night, the Bethany College volleyball team (29-6) also broke the single-season school record for wins.

Bison Back on the Road Saturday at Saint Vincent
For the second time in three weeks, the Bethany College football team will go out on the road to face one of the top teams in the PAC, as the Bison journey to Latrobe, Pa., Saturday to face Saint Vincent in a 1 p.m. kickoff.

Bethany Women to Set Bar Higher in 2011-12
With four starters and five others back who played in 21 or more games last season, the Bethany College women’s basketball team has reason to believe the 2011-12 season will be one of the most successful in recent history.

Bethany Swimmers to Participate in 2011 Ted Mullin "Hour of Power" Relay for Sarcoma Research
The Bethany College swimming and diving programs will participate in the sixth annual Ted Mullin “Leave It in the Pool” Hour of Power Relay for Sarcoma Research, sponsored by the Carleton College swimming and diving teams, set for Nov. 8, 2011.

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


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