Volume V, Number XII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
October 21, 2011

Campus News
Bethany President Receives Highest Honor from His Alma Mater
Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller received the highest honor that can be bestowed by his Alma Mater, West Virginia Wesleyan College, in a ceremony on Friday, October 14, in Buckhannon.

Bethany College Social Work Department to Host Fall Symposium
The Bethany College Social Work Department is co-sponsoring a two-day professional development symposium scheduled for November 3-4 at the Mountainside Conference Center in Bethany. The symposium theme is “Self-Care for the Helping Professional.”

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News Briefs
Women’s Basketball Volunteers at Wheeling Soup Kitchen
The Bethany women's basketball team took a short break from preseason practice on October 19 to volunteer at the Wheeling Soup Kitchen with the Wheeling Elks Lodge "Just For Kids" dinner program. The team helped serve food and sort food and clothing, as well as complete crafts and play games with the participating children. The women were back on the hardwood the next day to continue preparation for their November 15th season opener at home against Denison.

World Languages and Cultures Hosts Skit Night
The World Languages and Cultures section of the Department of Humanities presented its “2011 Annual Skit Night” on October 19 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Renner Too. This annual language event highlighted competitive dialogue skits performed by the respective levels I and III language Practice Sessions in Arabic, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. In attendance, among others of the Bethany College campus community, were the language Practice Session Apprentice Teachers, their Practice Session students, the language judges Muna Al-Merri, Harald Menz, Anju Ramjee, Marc Sable and Sachiko Wood, and the MC of the evening Joseph Lovano.

Bethany Lacrosse Raises Money for Special Olympics at Fall Tournament
The Bethany College men's lacrosse team participated in the Washington & Jefferson “Lacrosse For Special Olympics Tournament” on Saturday, Oct. 15th at Alexandre Stadium to raise money for Special Olympics. All proceeds from the all-day tournament were donated to the foundation’s Washington County chapter.

The Bison went 1-2 at the Tournament, which included a 6-4 win over Ohio Valley behind three goals from Brendan Wessells and a strong game in net by CJ Studnicky.

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
Bethany College
P.O. Box 389
Bethany, WV 26032
Email: alumni@bethanywv.edu

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
NCATE
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by email to: callforcomments@ncate.org

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 institutions.

For questions, please contact Monica Siengo at: msiengo@ncate.org


Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Communications and Media Arts
Stephanie Tuszynski, assistant professor of communications and media arts, traveled to Seattle to attend the international Association of Internet Researchers conference October 11-13. This was the 12th annual AoIR conference and Tuszynski's sixth acceptance. She presented a paper entitled "Fierce Resistance: Managing Multiple Identities in a Commercialized Marketplace" and also was asked to moderate a panel on fandom. Her presentation, summarizing the results of a survey done last spring, is available online at www.slideshare.net/stuszynski/fierce-resistance

Humanities
R. Wiley Cash Jr., assistant professor of English, has completed his latest novel, A Land More Kind than Home. It can now be pre-ordered from Amazon (it won't be out until April 17, 2012), with a savings of more than $9 off the cover price. HarperCollins is planning the first release event for Bethany's campus some time in April. More information on the book signing to be held at Bethany in April 2012 will be provided later. To learn more about this novel and his other books, go to Dr. Cash’s website, located at www.wileycash.com.

Library
Heather Turner, technical services librarian, attended the Appalachian College Association’s (ACA) 2011 Annual Summit in Ashville, N.C., October 13-15. Librarians representing the member institutions of ACA met to learn from each other on how to engage students while teaching information literary skills.

Visual and Performing Arts
Assistant Professor of Music Pandel Collaros has uploaded a short set of his performances of songs by Jimi Hendrix. More songs will be added to in the future. The video playlist can be accessed at www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC9584008B576C725.

Collaros accompanied alumna Amanda McCoy in a concert at Wheeling-Jesuit University on October 14.  The concert premiered new material appearing on McCoy's next CD, The Hurt. Collaros is producing the CD that will contain approximately 17 tracks inspired by McCoy's long-standing fascination with and research into the American Civil War.


Alumni News
Newman ‘49 Featured in Euclid Creek Watershed Update
Joseph H. Newman, a 1949 graduate of Bethany, was recently featured in a spotlight article published by the Euclid Creek Watershed Update (Valley View, Ohio). The story highlighted his exemplary leadership in public involvement and education on key environmental issues and his continued stewardship of the watershed.

Homecoming 2011 Photo Gallery Online
A photo gallery of Bethany’s recent fall Homecoming Weekend activities is available for viewing at: www.bethanywv.edu/AlumniEvents/Homecoming2011/index.html.

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!


Bison Athletics
Bethany's Amic Awarded PAC Player of the Week Honors
After playing a key role in Saturday’s 20-0 victory over Thiel, Bethany College freshman punter Stephen Amic (McDonald, Pa./West Allegheny) has been chosen as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Special Teams Player of the Week for Oct. 17.

Bison Pull Out Critical PAC Win at Westminster
Senior Cameron Ward (Toronto, Canada/Mowat) scored the winning goal with 48 seconds to play in the first overtime to propel the Bethany College men’s soccer to a 2-1 victory at Westminster Tuesday night.

Bison Lose 3-1 at Geneva in PAC Showdown
In a match-up of the top two teams in the PAC, the Bethany College volleyball team was tied at 1-1 with Geneva, but the Golden Tornadoes used big runs to pull away to win the final two games and come away with a 3-1 (25-19, 16-25, 25-19, 25-15) victory over the Bison Thursday night.

Bethany Denied PAC Win at Westminster
A pair of first-half goals was enough to lift Westminster to a 2-0 victory over the Bethany College women’s soccer team Wednesday night.

Bison Take to the Road in Search of Upset Over Thomas More
The Bethany College football team will be trying to do something no other conference school has done since 2007 when the Bison travel to Kentucky to try to upset #6/#8 Thomas More. Saturday’s kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at The Bank of Kentucky Field.

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

 

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