Multilingual Caroling a Tradition in Bethany
One of the many treasures of Bethany is the annual singing of carols. Once again this year, on December 7, Bethany faculty and students from the German and Spanish Clubs delighted the Bethany community with Christmas caroling. This all-student group was led by Harald Menz and Joseph Lovano, professors of world languages and cultures, together with Catherine Papp and Meghan Philp, German and Spanish Club presidents respectively. The group of more than a dozen sang Christmas carols in English, French, German, Italian, Latin and Spanish at several homes in the town of Bethany.
Campus Clubs Show ‘Atlas Shrugged’
The Business and Accounting and Economics Clubs held a movie night on December 1 at Maxwell's to show "Atlas Shrugged" based on Ayn Rand's novel. Students from across the college attended the event. Faculty members in attendance were Randy Cooey, Joseph Lovano and Business Club advisor Anju Ramjee. Students and faculty discussed the movie and Rand's view of capitalism and objectivism. Snacks and drinks were provided by the club.
Italian Club Hosts Cultural Event
The Italian Club sponsored its 1st Annual “Festa Spaghetti” on December 3 in the Bethany Memorial Church dining hall. This cultural and community-wide event was led and organized by Italian Club President Alex DelGiorno, together with club member Candace Williams serving as master chef. Authentic homemade Italian style food, drink and music were provided and enjoyed by Bethany College students and faculty members.
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
P.O. Box 389
Bethany, WV 26032
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:
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
For questions, please contact Monica Siengo at:
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee
History and Political Science
Clinton Maffett, professor of political science, participated in a seminar on Iranian Politics and Foreign Relations at the Brookings Institution and will be attending another conference on East Asian Politics in Seattle on December 9-11.
Visual and Performing Arts
Assistant Professor of Music Pandel Collaros performed with Amanda McCoy Band at Center Stage in Nashville on October 29. The concert is available at http://youtu.be/zKZni5V3320. The performance begins at 9:48 in the video. Musicians are Ivalee Pitts, Sean Sunderland, alumna Amanda McCoy, and Collaros.
Please Update Alumni Contact Information
Bethany College alumni are encouraged to please update their contact information by filling out the update form by clicking here or by emailing it to the Bethany College Office of Alumni & Parent Relations via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date!
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Florida February 9-12, 2012. Details to follow in future issues of the Old Main Journal.
Bethany Accepting Nominations for Alumnus of the Year Award
The Alumnus of the Year Award was established by the Office of the President to recognize outstanding loyalty and accomplishment by alumni of Bethany College. The award recognizes not one achievement, but is reserved for those who have attained and maintained excellence throughout their career and in their service to others.
- Must hold a degree from Bethany College.
- Must demonstrate outstanding professional accomplishment and personal deeds on behalf of Bethany College.
- Nominations may come from all constituency groups of the College. Nominations should be sent to:
Office of the President
Bethany, WV 26032
- Nominations should be made in the form of a formal letter detailing the strengths of the nominee.
- The Director of Alumni and Parent Relations & President's Cabinet will serve as the screening committee for the award.
- The President of the College will choose the recipient.
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!
to make a gift now.