Dinner Set for Nov. 19
Bethany College’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner for faculty,
staff and community members has been scheduled for Nov. 19 at
Benedum Commons. Catered by Chartwells Dining Service, the menu
includes turkey, ham, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, vegetables,
salads, rolls and a wide variety of desserts.
Three seating times have been set: 5-5:55
p.m.; 6-6:55 p.m. and 7-7:55 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $7.69
with a $1 discount for those bringing a canned good for donation
to the food shelter. The dinner is included in the student meal
plan but students who bring a canned good will be entered into
a drawing for $50 in “Boomer’s Bucks.” Tickets
may be purchased in advance at the Chartwells office in Boomer’s
or at the door.
Produces Five-Part Series on Vietnam Mission
Bethany Communication major Korey Mullin and Jim Forbes, faculty
advisor for BethCom TV-14 and Managing Editor/Anchor for WTRF-TV
and Fox Ohio Valley in Wheeling, W.Va., produced a five-part
series about their recent mission of mercy to Vietnam. The series
has been airing on the 6 p.m. news broadcast of WTRF-TV and
the 10 p.m. news broadcast of Fox Ohio Valley throughout the
The series — the first full-length
televised production of BethCom TV-14 — was titled, “Be
the Blessing.” It followed 16 people from the local area,
including Forbes and Mullin, on an emotional two-week trip to
distribute free wheelchairs to residents of Vietnam who have
been unable to walk due to serious injuries caused by land mines
left behind from the Vietnam War.
The “Be the Blessing” series
will serve as Mullin’s Senior Project. Forbes also noted
that Brandon Essington, another Communication major, enhanced
the series with his graphic talents. The trip was sponsored
by the Vineyard Church of Wheeling. Each of the five video segments
is being archived on the station’s website and can be
accessed at www.wtrf.com/story.cfm?func=showstories&catid=310.
Fall Art Exhibit Opens
The Bethany Fall Annual Art Exhibit opened last week in the
Renner Union Gallery with the traditional Awards Reception from
7:30-9 p.m. This year’s display features 69 pieces in
a variety of media created by artists living within an 80-mile
radius of the campus.
The tradition stretches back nearly four
decades as the first Bethany Fall Annual Art Exhibit was held
on campus in 1969 as a joint effort between the College’s
Art Department (now the Department of Fine and Performing Arts)
and the Renner Union Programming Board (now the Student Activities
Council). This year’s event runs through Friday, Dec.
Social Work Symposium a Success
The Bethany College Department of Social Work hosted a professional
development symposium on Nov. 6-7 at Mountainside Conference
Center. The event, “Current Topics in Health and Human
Services,” was attended by more than 50 local nurses,
social workers, domestic violence workers and students. Topics
included various aspects of domestic violence, personal safety,
anger management and mental illness.
The low-cost event was approved for 12 Continuing Education (CE) credits for West Virginia social workers and domestic violence workers as well as 14.4 CE credits for West Virginia nurses. Co-sponsors included the Brooke County
Health Department, West Virginia Northern Community College, West Virginia University and Ohio University. Food for breaks was provided through donations from the Ohio Valley Medical Center, the Philathea Class of Bethany Memorial Church, the Social Awareness Club and various sororities on the Bethany campus.
Evaluations received from those attending the symposium indicated a need for additional events in the
future. The Department of Social Work plans to make the symposium
an annual event, which will be held on the first Thursday and
Friday of each November.
Attend Conference in Denver
Four students represented Bethany College and the Department
of Education at the National Middle Schools Association’s
annual conference in Denver, Colo. from Oct. 29 through Nov.
1. The students attending the conference had the opportunity
to meet with leaders of the association along with many current
professionals in the field of education.
The students gained insight into the
many issues which challenge new teachers entering the job market
and learned some of the keys to a successful teaching career.
Students at the conference had the choice of attending and participating
in any of more than 400 professional development sessions relating
to middle-school level education and professional issues.
The four students will be making presentations
about their trip to various Education courses on campus. This
professional development opportunity was supported by the Bethany
chapter of the Collegiate Middle Level Association, West Virginia’s
only CMLA chapter. The students were accompanied on their trip
by Bethany Assistant Professors of Education Dr. Richard Rushton
and Jaclyn Riffle.
Majors Volunteer at Local TV Station
Five Communication majors from Bethany College volunteered their
time to assist a Wheeling, W.Va. television station with its
election night coverage on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Brittany Allison,
Shannon Cerone, Laurie Conway, Dave Hartman and Bob Rovnanik
worked with reporters from WTRF-TV and Fox Ohio Valley to help
gather and compile results from the general election.
Jim Forbes, faculty advisor for BethCom
TV-14 and Managing Editor/Anchor for WTRF-TV and Fox Ohio Valley,
said the students benefited from the experience of working
with journalists “live” in the field and were “a
critical part of the company’s overall successful coverage.”
Folio to Hold
Bethany’s own annual magazine, The Folio, wants to know
about the lives of Bethanians beyond the confines of the campus.
What do Bethany students, faculty, staff, and alumni do in the
“outside world?” What exciting adventures have they
In the past, the Folio has featured articles
on sabbatical activities, study abroad experiences, internships
and more. And that is where you can assist the Folio. The staff
is looking for material that celebrates the diversity of experience
of Bethanians around the world. They’re even willing to
pay for those stories. The Folio will pay $200 for the best
article submitted, $100 for second place, and $50 for third
place. These and other articles will appear in the next edition
of the Folio, and in the new Folio electronic version on the
web. All you have to do is submit your article by the beginning
of Thanksgiving Break, Friday Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. For more information
on the contest and how to submit your article, please contact
Korey “Chops” Mullin at email@example.com.
Dr. Grimes Presents
at SAMLA Convention in Louisville
Dr. Larry Grimes, Perry E. and Aleece C. Gresham Chair in Humanities,
Professor of English and Chair of the Department of Literature
and Language, presented a paper at the South Atlantic Modern
Language Association’s (SAMLA) annual convention, held
Nov. 7-9 in Louisville, Ky. Dr. Grimes’ paper was titled,
“Hemingway’s African Religions.” While attending
the conference, Dr. Grimes was elected secretary of SAMLA’s
Hemingway Society section and will be responsible for assembling
programs for the next three years.
Bethany Alum Honored by American
D. Brent Mulgrew ’70, executive
director of the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA), was presented
with the American Medical Association’s 2008 Medical Executive
Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, Nov. 8 during the AMA’s
semiannual policy-making meeting in Orlando, Fla.
“Brent is most deserving of this
honor,” said OSMA President Warren F. Muth, M.D. “He
is an outstanding leader and strong physician advocate who has
had a tremendously positive impact on the practice of medicine
both in the state of Ohio and nationally.”
The Medical Executive Lifetime Achievement
Award is given by the AMA to honor a medical association executive
who has made substantial contributions to the goals and ideals
of the medical profession during a significant course of service.
It is awarded based on nominations to the AMA from the president
or other officers of the association or society.
During his 34 years with the association,
Mulgrew has represented the concerns of OSMA-member physicians
and their patients before state and federal legislative, administrative
and regulatory bodies. He has led the OSMA’s efforts to
enhance the quality of health care by pushing medical liability
reform legislation in Ohio as well as legislation aimed at reforming
the managed care industry.
Mulgrew joined the OSMA as a legislative
advocate in 1974. He has served as Executive Director since
1992 and previously held the positions of Associate Executive
Director in the Department of Legislation and Counsel and Managing
Director and Counsel.
A native of Steubenville, Ohio, Mulgrew
graduated with honors from Bethany in 1970. He also holds a
master’s degree from Ohio University and a law degree
from The Ohio State University.
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception
with President Dr. Scott D. Miller on Wednesday, November 19.
The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Houston City
Club, 1 City Club Drive, Houston, Texas. The reception is being
hosted by Jay '71 and Marsha '73 Smith.
For more information or to register for
any of these events please contact the Office of Alumni Relations
at 304-829-7411 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Holiday Gift Ideas
at Expanded Bethany Bookstore
The recent expansion and renovation of
the Bethany College Bookstore has created a one-stop shop for
anyone wishing to add a Bethany flavor to their holiday celebrations.
With twice as much space to work with,
the Bookstore now stocks everything from official Bethany logo
apparel to coffee mugs and smaller trinkets that would make
To shop from the comfort of your own
home, visit the Bethany College Bookstore online.
Save the Date! Phi
Mu Anniversary Weekend Set For March 6-7
Bethany College’s Beta Nu chapter
of the national Phi Mu female fraternity will celebrate its
70th year at Bethany with an Anniversary Weekend on March 6-7,
2009. Phi Mu alumni are being asked to save those dates and
make plans to join their sisters for a weekend of celebration
that will include a luncheon, auction and house tours. Additional
details will be provided in future issues of the Old Main Journal
Save the Date! Alumni
Weekend Set for May
Please save the date and make plans to
join us here on campus for Alumni Weekend, set to begin on Friday,
May 1, 2009. More details will be provided in future issues
of the Old Main Journal.
Hosts Saint Vincent Saturday in "The Green Game"
The Bethany football team will close out
the 2008 season Saturday afternoon when they host Saint Vincent
in “The Green Game” at Bison Stadium. Kickoff is
at 1 p.m.
Meadows Named Honorable Mention All-PAC
Bethany freshman Courtney Meadows (Canton,
Ohio/McKinley) was named Honorable Mention All-PAC when the
all-conference volleyball teams were announced over the weekend.
Posts Strong Times at Hiram
The Bethany men’s and women’s
swimming and diving teams registered several solid times during
their dual meet at Hiram Saturday.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.