The Old Main Journal
Volume X, Number XI An E-News Service of Bethany College November 4, 2016


Bethany College Theatre Presents Reckless

The Bethany College Theatre Department will continue their 2016-2017 season with Craig Lucas' dark comedy, Reckless. Directed by Luke Hardt, Associate Professor of Theatre and Director of the Bethany College Theatre, evening performances begin at 8 p.m. on Nov. 10-12, along with a 2 p.m. matinee on Nov. 13 in Wailes Theatre.



Where are our 2016 graduates?

Contributed by John Osborne and Amy Vanhorn

The Office of Career & Professional Development marked October with positive results from their "1st Destination Survey." Of the 80% of the graduates responses, nearly 77% of the Class of 2016 was either employed full-time or in graduate school within three months after graduation. Out of the gate, the Office of Career & Professional Development achieved the highest knowledge rates (80%) in the country. According to the NACE, the reported knowledge rate average was 64% nationwide for a baccalaureate. The report further notes that 38% of graduates are employed full-time and 39% are enrolled in graduate school. The reporting success is the result of a strong team the includes the Office of Alumni and Institutional Research.

National Bison Week Celebrated on Bethany's Campus

In celebration of the fourth annual National Bison Day on Saturday, Nov. 5, the Office of Student Life planned a week's worth of activities for students. On Tuesday, Nov. 1, students participated in a "Color Your Bison" event. Later that evening, the Piscataway Nation Singers and Dancers from Port Tobacco, Maryland, returned to Bethany to present American Indian dancing, drum and song. On Wednesday, Nov. 2, students took photos for "Beards for Bison." Thursday, Nov. 3, included the annual Be a Bison Day in Commencement Hall. Students, faculty and staff gathered to write postcards to incoming students. To learn more about Bethany's National Bison Week, click here.

Students Visited Historic Pittsburgh Attractions

Students from RELS 326/HIST 309 Late Antiquity, RELS 301 Poetry, Prophecy, and Polytheism, and the Religious Studies/Philosophy Club enjoyed a day out in Pittsburgh. They visited the Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology; Conflict Kitchen, which was serving Native American food;  and the Doctors Without Borders Interactive Refugee Simulation.


Sophomore Class Council Hosts All Campus Clean-Up

On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Sophomore Class Council hosted an all campus clean-up. Many other organizations also participated to help clean up Bethany's campus. This event was held to instill more pride in the cleanliness of campus. A huge thank you to Beta Theta Pi, Zeta Tau Alpha, Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha Sigma Phi, Phi Kappa Tau, Sigma Nu, Delta Tau Delta, Social Awareness Club, Freshman Kalon Scholar, Student Veteran Association, German Club, Resident Assistants, and Sophomore Class Council for participating!

Bethany College Instagram Contest for National Bison Week

From now until Saturday, Nov. 5, Bethany College's Instagram will have a "Bison Trivia" contest. The rules are simple: Be sure to follow (@Bethany_College) on Instagram and check periodically until the Bison question is revealed. The first to comment with the correct answer will win a prize.







PRSA Professional Development Day Bring Students and Alumni Together

On Thursday, Oct. 27, members of Bethany's Public Relations Student Society of America joined alumni Ashley Dougherty '05 and Steve Radick '03 at the PRSA Pittsburgh Professional Development Day 2016. This annual tradition brings together the region's top media and communications professionals with students and young professionals eager to learn about the ever-evolving field of communications. This year's day was titled, "Breaking Through the Noise," and was held at The Rivers Club in Pittsburgh. Pictured are current Bethany student with Dougherty and Radick.

Alumni Gather for Thirsty Thursday Events Across Three Different Cities

Bethany alumni and friends gathered together for a "Thirsty Thursday" event at three different cities. On Thursday, Oct. 27, Columbus area alumni and friends gathered at Millers Ale House. On Thursday, Nov. 3, Frederick, Maryland area alumni and friends gathered at Brewer's Alley, while the Wheeling area alumni and friends gathered at Wheeling Brewing Company. To keep up-to-date on all alumni events, click here.

Save the Date! Breakfast With Santa

Save the date for our annual Breakfast With Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 10. Registration for this year's event will open later this month. Activities include joining Santa and his friends for breakfast, holiday stories, crafts and games.


Bison clinch No. 1 seed with win over Westminster, 3-0

The Bethany College volleyball team clinched a share of the Presidents' Athletics Conference (PAC) regular-season title with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-12) win over Westminster Saturday afternoon on Senior Day.

Powell named CoSIDA Academic All-District

Bethany College senior setter Allie Powell (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central) was named a 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District II honoree announced the organization Thursday afternoon.

PAC tabs McKenzie Player of the Week second-straight time

Bethany College senior outside hitter Dakota McKenzie (Hopewell, Ohio/West Muskingum) was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Week for the second-straight week announced the league office Monday evening.

Two top 15 finishes highlight Bethany at PAC Championship

The Bethany cross country programs participated in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) championship on Saturday hosed by Saint Vincent College.

Bison suffer heartbreaking loss in PAC Semifinals

The Bethany men's soccer team fell 1-0 to top seeded Geneva in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) semifinal on Tuesday evening.

Bison finish 2016 with a 3-2 win over Thiel

The Bethany women's soccer team capped off the 2016 season by defeating Thiel 3-2 at Alumni Stadium.

Swimming and Diving drops meet with Baldwin-Wallace

The Bethany swimming and diving team dropped their first home meet of the season to Baldwin Wallace. The men's team lost 77-61, while the women lost 104-58.

Football falls at No. 13 Thomas More, 30-7

The Bethany College football team was defeated 30-7 by No. 13 Thomas More in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) matchup Saturday afternoon.

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