Volume II, Number XIV
An E-News Service of Bethany College
November 7, 2008

Campus News
Bethany College Theatre to Present Musical
The era of big bands and live radio springs to life in the Bethany College Theatre’s second production of the 2008-09 academic year. Five performances of Walton Jones’ The 1940’s Radio Hour will be presented at the Wailes Theater on the College campus. The dates are Nov. 6-7-8 and Nov. 13-14. All performances start at 8 p.m.

Please visit Bethany News for these and other Bethany news stories.

News Briefs
Bethany Featured in US Airways Magazine
Friends and alumni of Bethany College who plan on doing some traveling over the holidays will want to check out the latest edition of the US Airways magazine in the seatback pockets of all USAir flights. The subject of the magazine’s Business Outlook section is a collection of features addressing West Virginia Economic Development.

The lengthy section runs from page 77 through 107 and covers a variety of topics – including higher education. A short feature on Bethany College begins on page 104 and carries over to page 105. The College also has a full-page ad on page 89.

Academic Laurels for Beta Theta Pi
The Psi chapter of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity learned this week that it was ranked among the top five Beta chapters across North America in combined Grade Point Average with a 3.52 GPA for the spring semester of the 2007-08 academic year.

Chapter president Ian McNally said four brothers from the Psi chapter – Ron Ermlick, Tom Kisner, Ryan Sipe and Bob Rovnanik – have been nominated for Academic All-American honors.

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Morgans Honored at Luncheon
Dr. Peter Morgan ’61 and his wife, Lynne ’61, were honored at a luncheon at Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights last week by President and Mrs. Miller. Peter served as Bethany College’s first Renner Visiting Scholar of the 2008-09 academic year as well as Interim Pastor at Bethany Memorial Church and Chaplain of the College.

During their time in Bethany, the Morgans hosted an Open House at Hibernia to designate it as the Renner Visiting Scholars Residence. After leaving Bethany, Dr. Morgan returns to National City Christian Church in Washington, D.C. where he is currently Historian in Residence and editor of publications.

Black Alliance Supporting ‘Coins for a Cause’
Members of the Black Alliance club will be collecting coins or money in support of “Coins for a Cause” through Nov. 11. “Coins for a Cause” is designed to help fund the needs of underprivileged children in the local area.

All donations will be given to the Bethlehem Apostolic Temple in Wheeling, headed by Rev. Cummins. The program is focused on meeting the needs of low income and at-risk children. The club would also like to thank the Bethany community for its support of the recent tin drive.

Bethany Dressage Team Comes Out on Top
The Bethany College Dressage Team scored 16 points to lead all schools at the Dressage Team Show at Otterbein College (Westerville, Ohio). Helping the team win points were: Gary Cooper with a first place finish at the Introductory Level, Alyssa Petko with a third place finish at First Level, Emma Lendt with a fourth place finish at Lower Training Level and Krystal Daubenspeck with a fifth place finish at the Upper Training Level.

The team will again be in action again at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio on November 22.

Relay for Life Set for Nov. 15-16
Bethany College’s annual Relay for Life event will be held from 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 to 7 a.m. on Nov. 16 at the Thomas P. Johnson Recreation Center. Jim Forbes, faculty advisor for BethCom TV-14 and Managing Editor/Anchor for WTRF-TV and Fox Ohio Valley in Wheeling, will deliver the keynote address at approximately 7:40 p.m. The popular luminaria ceremony starts at 9 p.m.

The Relay for Life events are the most significant fundraisers in support of the American Cancer Society. Organizers for the Bethany relay are sending out a special call for cancer survivors willing to participate in the survivor lap that follows the keynote address.

Anyone interested in forming a relay team, joining an existing relay team or walking as a survivor or caregiver should call Professor Kenn Morgan at (304) 829-7824 or (304) 829-4804.

Alumni News
Alumni Events
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 alumni@bethanywv.edu. To register online, click here.

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 perfect stocking-stuffers.

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.

Bison Athletics
Bethany's Stefanizzi Earns Second Team Academic All-District
Bethany junior Tim Stefanizzi (Brave, Pa./Waynesburg Central) has been voted to the ESPN the Magazine Second Team Academic All-District II Football team, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Two Bison Earn All-Conference at PAC Championships
Bethany sophomore Suzanne Stettinius (Parkton, Md./Hereford) and junior Maggie McCort (Fort Ashby, W.Va./Frankfort) earned Second Team All-PAC honors to highlight the Bison cross country teams’ efforts at the 2008 PAC Championships, which were hosted Saturday by Thomas More at the Voice of America Park near Cincinnati, Ohio.

Big 2nd Quarter Sends Geneva to 38-23 Win Over Bison
Geneva scored 25 second quarter points, including 17 in the final 2:31 of the period, to build an 11-point halftime lead and go on to a 38-23 victory over the Bethany football team Saturday afternoon at Bison Stadium.

Bison Season Ends With 2-1 OT Loss at Thomas More
A goal by Thomas More’s Aaron Osborne just 19 seconds into the first overtime gave the Saints a 2-1 victory over the Bethany men’s soccer team Saturday afternoon in a contest that was played at Xavier University.

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


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