Bethany Announces New Director of Student Activities
Elizabeth de Jong, Dean of Students, is pleased to announce Heather Mullendore as the new Director of Student Activities. Mullendore received her Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Illinois State University after receiving her undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University. She joins the Bethany community from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where she worked with Greek Life and student volunteerism. As Director of Student Activities, Mullendore will work closely with Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council, as well as all fraternities and sororities on campus to enhance Greek Life. In addition to working with Greek Life, she will work with Student Activities Council to provide social, educational, cultural and recreational programming on campus. Mullendore has an extensive background in volunteerism and service events with students and community agencies, an area she will help enhance at Bethany College. Mullendore is looking forward to her May 5 start date, stating she is glad she will be able to arrive on campus while students are still here for Spring semester so she can begin meeting and getting to know our students and plan for next year.
Invisible Children Presents ‘Together We Are Free’
It was an event four months in the making. One application, one letter a day for roughly two weeks and countless phone calls later — it was a reality. Approximately 400 Bethany College students filled Commencement Hall on April 27 to hear a presentation by the organization Invisible Children (IC). IC was founded by three college students in 2003 who heard about a war in Africa and decided to do something about it. They raised money, got lots of shots and flew to Sudan. Ultimately, their story wasn't in Sudan, but in the displacement camps and villages of Uganda. After meeting children who had been abducted and turned into child soldiers, the trio decided that something had to be done. It was then that IC was born and, since then, millions of lives have been changed. Natalie Warne, a 19-year old from Chicago, Ill., was the featured speaker at Bethany on Tuesday. Her film, "Together We Are Free," told of her effort to raise awareness for these child soldiers.
After the presentation, students lined up to buy t-shirts, buttons, books and bracelets and to become members of IC’s TRI Campaign. All proceeds from the sale of merchandise go to help the cause in Uganda. Through TRI students have pledged $3 a week to help bring abducted child soldiers home. This money will help to fund more screenings, lobbying efforts and programs in Uganda. Joseph Kony started this war 24 years ago. IC, with the help of people from Bethany and around the world, pledges to end it. That will be their legacy.
"Getting the Legacy Tour to make a stop in Bethany is a really big thing." said Heather Taylor, Writing Center Coordinator and organizer of the event. "It took many letters and then much convincing that we, and not a larger school in the area, could bring together the audience they wanted. As I look around tonight, I cannot express how proud I am that the students have shown up. The next step is for them to go out and change the world!"
The IC Roadies — Johannes Oberman, Bert Ng, Natalie Warne and Terra Amelang — had nothing but good things to say about Bethany College and the students as they were packing up for the evening. "It's not every night we have half of a college population show up!" commented Oberman. Warne stated, "Simply amazing." After the very productive screening, the team headed to Gresham Inn where they stayed the night before hitting the road yet again.
Taylor expressed thanks everyone who showed up Tuesday or helped in preparation of the event and mentioned special thanks to the following groups and individuals: Bethany Chapter of the PRSSA, Marcie Zampini, M.E. Gamble, Kyle Niland, Greek Life, Saralyn Dague, Donna White, Chris Sampson, Courtney Taylor, Thom Furbee, the staff of WVBC 88.1, Dr. Sutherland and Ted Williams and his staff.
Grimes, Thayer Attend Assembly of the Christian Church in WV
Larry Grimes, Director of Church Relations, brought greetings from Bethany to those gathered in Weirton, W.Va., April 22-24 for the 121st Assembly of the Christian Church in West Virginia. Chaplain Scott Thayer also represented the College. At the Assembly Grimes was designated Moderation (elect) of the Christian Church in West Virginia.
Black Alliance Hosts Soulful Saturday
Bethany’s Black Alliance group hosted its annual unity picnic, Soulful Saturday, on April 24 at the Bethany Community Park. Participants enjoyed great food, games, prizes and music. The event was free and open to students, faculty and staff, as well as the greater Bethany community. Donations for the Wheeling Soup Kitchen were accepted.
The Black Alliance is a Bethany College student club promoting diversity, equality, awareness, unity and cultural empowerment for all peoples.
Kalon Scholars Sponsor Global Youth Service Day
The senior Kalon Scholar Service Leaders sponsored Spring Into Service, a community clean-up and repair project held on April 25. The event brought together almost 40 volunteers, including college students, children from the county 4-H club and community members. The day’s events included two meals, lunch and dinner. The luncheon was a pizza party, donated by Catholic Campus ministries and catered by Chartwell’s Food Service. Chartwell’s also donated platters of cookies and brownies, punch and serving ware for the luncheon.
Following lunch, volunteers divided into teams of four to six people and tackled a list of community improvement tasks, including the construction of a community herb garden located just outside of Boomer’s, clean-up of the Town Meeting Hall and Campbell cemeteries, clean-up of the basement kitchen in Campbell mansion, weeding of the Social Work garden located behind Morlan Hall, work on a mural located in the nursery of Bethany Memorial Church, and clean up of creek beds along Route 67 from the recreation center down to Campbell Hall. Two additional teams participated in the town revitalization project by taking pictures around town of areas that are vital to the town and/or in need of improvements.
Upon completing their projects, team members returned to Bethany Memorial Church for snacks and games. A covered dish dinner rounded out the day, with subs donated by the Catholic Campus ministries, dishes made by volunteers and members of Bethany Memorial Church and several tasty dishes donated by Board of Trustees member Marc Chernenko and his spouse, the Honorable Judge Joyce Chernenko. Following a rousing dinner blessing adapted to the theme for “Superman,” led by Reverend Scott Thayer, a delicious meal was enjoyed by those who participated in the day’s events and their invited guests.
Donors for the event included Chartwell’s Food Services, Catholic Campus Ministries, Marc and Joyce Chernenko, Bethany Memorial Church, Bethany College Buildings and Grounds Department, and Wal-Mart at the Highlands. The event was also funded by a grant provided by West Virginia Campus Compact in honor of Global Youth Service Day.
The planning committee for this event included Kalon Scholar Co-advisors Justin T. Miller, Kelly Sofka and Sarah Jerome, and Kathy Shelek-Furbee, Faculty Advisor for the group.
Bethany Hosts Summer 2010 Camps
Bethany College has a busy summer schedule with educational, sports, band and retreats planned for most of the summer.
Governor’s Honors Academy
Bethany College will host the 2010 West Virginia Governor’s Honors Academy June 26 – July 18, 2010. On campus for the three-week residential program will be 180 rising high school seniors taking intensive and broad-based classes and participating in a daily seminar session, educational events and interactive activities. This will be the final year of a three-year grant award program funded by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts for Bethany College.
Bethany College’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Andrew Sachs, will continue his summer camp director career by offering three basketball camp dates.
Girls High School Team Camp: June 18-20
Boys High School Team Camp: June 25-27
Boys and Girls Individual Development Camp: June 28-July 2
Co-Ed Ages 7-17, Overnight Residential and Commuters
Bethany College alumni are eligible for a discount. For more information please email Coach Sachs at email@example.com.
Camp Canyon has announced its 2010 Summer Session Dates.
June 27-July 16
July 18-August 6
Camp Canyon is where yesterday's traditions and today's advanced opportunities combine to create tomorrow's lifelong friends and memories. Canyon's one-of-a-kind combination of staff, facilities and programs create a level of camping that is unparalleled.
Visit the Camp Canyon website at www.campcanyon.com/index.html or call 800.917.1902 for more information.
Bethany College will host three major sport camps over the summer.
Offense Defense Sports Camp will hold a three-day football camp July 4-7. For more information please visit www.o-d.com/camps/locations/Pittsburgh or, for the brochure, visit www.o-d.com/camps/brochure.
Pro Soccer Camps and DPSoccer Academy are pleased to announce the Bolton Wanderers International Player ID Camp. Bolton Wanderers Football Club, of the English Premiership, will be running the week-long residential and commuter camp open to players age 8-18. This Elite Player ID Camp running July 18-22 will provide Bolton’s International Academy Staff with the opportunity to access the technical, tactical and overall fitness levels of North American players. For more information, please visit http://prosoccercamps.com/.
For information about bringing a camp or conference to the Bethany College Campus, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Dept. Offers Summer Autism Course
The Bethany College Department of Education will offer two 600-level courses in autism as part of an intensive, month-long summer program. The two courses, when combined with an existing certification in behavior disorders or multi-categorical special education, will result in an endorsement in autism. Appropriately licensed persons successfully completing the two courses in autism will be recommended for endorsement by their county system. The two courses will be held at the Bethany College Hurl Education Center June 21-July 16. For more information and for an application, click here.
Applications must be postmarked by May 28.
Bethany Announces 2010 Online Summer Courses
The Summer 2010 OCICU Online Course listing is now available on the Bethany College website at this address:
Degree seeking Bethany College students may earn a maximum of 12 online OCICU credits toward their degree requirements. For additional information, please send your questions to: email@example.com.
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee
Jay Libby, Assistant Professor of Communication, was recently chosen to teach two classes at this year’s West Virginia Governor’s Honors Academy, to be held June 27-July 18 at Bethany College. Libby will be teach The 21st Century Digital Darkroom or "Now That I've Taken All These Pictures, What Do I Do With Them?" and 21st Century Photography.
Visual and Performing Arts
Herb Weaver’s (Professor of Fine Arts) mixed media sculpture titled “Appalachian Lockdown” was selected for display in the 67th Allied Artists of West Virginia Juried Exhibition, juried by Elizabeth Bennett Hupp — former Assistant Curator, Columbus Museum of Art, and Robert Bridges Assistant Professor of Art at West Virginia University and Curator of the West Virginia University Art Collection. This exhibition includes work in all media by artists residing in West Virginia and runs May 1-June 27 at the Clay Center in Charleston.
Sparks ’71 Speaks at Memorial for Coal Miners
The Rev. Dennis Sparks ’71, Executive Director of the West Virginia Council of Churches, spoke during the Sunday, April 25, memorial service in Beckley, W.Va., for the 29 coal miners lost in the recent mine explosion. Televised live on C-SPAN, the service was attended by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Governor Joe Manchin (H ‘07) and First Lady Gayle Manchin (H ‘07), West Virginia’s Congressional delegation, and the families, friends and other mourners of those lost in the accident.
Tetzlaw ’04 Named Keystone Women’s Basketball Coach
Bethany College graduate Katie Tetzlaw ’04 has been named Head Coach of the women’s basketball program at Keystone College. Tetzlaw served as Assistant Coach for three seasons at Washington & Jefferson College. There, she worked under Jina DeRubbo, a former Bethany College coach for whom Tetzlaw played.
Tetzlaw received her master’s degree in sports management from California University of Pennsylvania in 2009. She played four years for the Bison, was a member of three Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship teams and was a participant in three NCAA Division III tournaments.
For more on the story, visit http://www.gokcgiants.com/news/2010/4/27/WBB_0427101516.aspx.
DeParis ’83 Awarded New York Emmy
SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, New York Jets and BIG EAST Conference, announced the network won five Emmy Awards at the 53rd Annual New York Emmy® Awards. Marie Zuberbuehler DeParis ('83), Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, was awarded an Emmy for best Commercial Campaign: NY NY Sports Sports.
Save the Date!
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Washington, D.C., from 5:30–7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, at the offices of International Relief and Development (IRD), 1621 North Kent Street, 5th Floor, Arlington, Va. The event is hosted by Dr. Arthur B. Keys, Jr. '67, President and CEO of IRD.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Dallas, Texas, from 5:30–7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, at the Las Colinas Country Club, 4400 North O'Connor Road, Irving, Texas. The reception is hosted by John '69 and Marjorie Mullen. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or via email at email@example.com.
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Houston, Texas from 5:30–7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, hosted at the residence of Jay ‘71 & Marsha ‘73 Smith.
To RSVP or for the complete address, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the San Francisco area on June 8, 2010. Details to follow in future issues of Old Main Journal.
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the San Diego area on June 11, 2010. Details to follow in future issues of Old Main Journal.
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the Boston area from 1-3 p.m., Saturday, August 7. The gathering will be hosted at the East Falmouth, Mass., residence of Jeffery ‘78 & Nancy Seglin.
To RSVP or for the complete address, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or email@example.com.
Bethany Students Raise Support for The Bethany Fund
Your phones should be ringing! Bethany’s student callers have been 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.
If you have not made a gift and would like to make one
online, click here.
Alumni Weekend Schedule Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2010 slated for April 30-May 2. Classes celebrating reunions include 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965 and 1970. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend.
Attention PSI Beta's - 150th Anniversary Celebration -- Update
The PSI Chapter of the Beta Theta PI Fraternity will be celebrating its 150 year anniversary as a chapter at Bethany College. Events are being planned and will be held on the Bethany College Campus June 18-20, 2010.
The full agenda, along with daily activity alternatives and a listing of housing alternatives, is now available at www.psibeta.net/150. There will be golf on Friday, a cookout on Friday night, a full agenda of activities on Saturday (including activities for spouses/significant others) and a dinner on Saturday evening. Sunday will feature a brunch. Rooms will be available on campus.
PSI Beta Alumni - Mark your calendars. June 18-20, 2010.
Bethany Online Alumni Community
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations recently launched Bethany Live. The Web-based community will allow you to keep up with alumni news, create a profile, post class notes and photos, participate in discussions via the message board and communicate with your classmates in a very similar manner to that of Facebook.
To log in for the first time, visit www.live.bethanywv.edu. Click on
"first-time login" at the top of the page on in the green bar. Enter your name and your constituent ID when prompted and you'll be on your way. The system will walk you through each step to create a profile, upload photos, edit personal information, etc.
If you do not yet have a Constituent ID number or you have problems logging in, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bison Sweep Thiel to Move Within a Game of PAC Lead
By sweeping a road twinbill at Thiel Thursday by scores of 8-2 and 5-4, the Bethany College softball team moved within a game of first place Thomas More and maintained their chances to earn the #1 seed in next weekend’s PAC Tournament.
Saint Vincent Outlasts Bison for 10-9 Decision
After a two-run lead slipped away, the Bethany College baseball nearly rallied back but fell just short in dropping a 10-9 contest to visiting Saint Vincent Wednesday, which gave the Bearcats two out of the three games in the series.
Bethany Finishes Golf Season at Grove City
The Bethany College men’s golf team completed their 2010 spring season Monday by playing at the Grove City College McBride-Behringer-Allen “MBA” Invitational at the Grove City Country Club.
Opalka/Lyonett Title Highlights Bison's Final Day at PAC's
Junior Dustin Opalka (Cortland, Ohio/Lakeview) and senior Jay Lyonett (Weirton, W.Va./Brooke) captured the PAC title at #2 doubles, which helped the Bethany College men’s tennis team finish fourth overall on the final day of the PAC Championships Saturday in Erie, Pa.
Bethany Football Program to Hold Bison Golf Classic
The Bethany Football Program will hold its annual Bison Golf Classic on May 1 at Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg, W.Va. The cost for the event is $100 and includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, food and drinks on the course, and a post-outing social at Bubba’s Bison Inn. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The outing will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. We hope to see as many football alums as possible at this year’s outing. Proceeds go to benefit the football program. Please contact Tim Weaver in the football office at 304-829-7242 or email@example.com for more information or if you are interested in playing or becoming a sponsor.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.