Volume III, Number XII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
October 31, 2009

Campus News
Bethany Theatre and Dance Program
to Present Oscar Wilde’s ‘Salomé’

The Bethany College Theatre is teaming up with the Dance Program to bring Oscar Wilde’s “Salomé” to life on the Wailes Theatre stage. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 4-7.

Bethany College to Host Sixth Annual Relay for Life
Bethany College and the American Cancer Society announce the 2009 Bethany College Relay for Life to be held Nov. 7. The event — designed to celebrate cancer survival, remember those who have lost their lives to the disease, and raise money for cancer education and research — will run from noon to midnight at the Thomas P. Johnson Recreation Center.

Bethany’s Alpha Xi Delta to Sponsor
‘Football FrenXi’ for Autism Speaks

The women of the Delta Chapter of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority at Bethany College will host a flag football tournament in Bethany College’s Recreational Center. The tournament will be held Nov. 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and will help raise funds to support Autism Speaks.

News Briefs
Cochran Hall Renovation Project to Begin
The renovation to historic Cochran Hall will begin soon, according to Bill Kiefer, Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Kiefer indicated that roof work will begin in the next two weeks, following extensive “gutting” of the inside of the building. The remake of the entire inside and the remainder of the extensive renovation will occur between December 2009 and August 1, 2010. The project is being completed with private funds. When finished, the “new” Cochran Hall will be suite-style housing for 72 students. 

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Gambles Attend Conference on Creative Community
Renner Visiting Scholar M.E. Yancosek Gamble and Assistant to the President Dr. Mort Gamble attended the 2009 Create West Virginia conference in Huntington, W.Va., on Oct. 19. The conference featured participants from the fields of education, community development, technology and other areas who discussed the concept of “creative community.” The goal of the annual conference is to unite individuals from diverse backgrounds in a joint effort of problem solving and identification of opportunities in the 21st-Century global economy. Conference participants included Bethany alumni Bob Coffield ’88, Brian Komorowski ’96 and George Manahan ’83.

Bethany Celebrates Halloween with Scary Movie Marathon, Ghost Stories
The Student Activities Council (SAC) will sponsor a Classic Scary Movies Marathon on Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Maxwell’s. Movies will include “The Exorcist,” “Signs,” “Psycho,” “Friday the 13th,” “The Shining” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” Halloween refreshments will be provided.
The SAC and Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity are also sponsoring a night of “Bethany Ghost Stories,” told by Dr. Larry Grimes. The event will begin at 11 p.m. on Saturday in front of Morlan Hall. In case of bad weather, attendees should meet at the Bethany Beanery. Refreshments will be provided.

Grimes to Preach ‘Inside Out’ at Georgia Church
Dr. Larry Grimes, Director of Church Relations and Emeritus Professor of English, will preach at the 9 and 11 a.m. services Nov. 8 at Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johson Ferry Road, Sandy Springs, Ga. (Greater Atlanta). Grimes was Associate Minister there from 1967 to 1970, just before joining the faculty at Bethany College. Presently his former student and Bethany graduate Erin Reed Cooper is their Associate Minister. The title of Grimes' story-sermon is "Inside Out."

Taiko Drumming Team to Perform at Pittsburgh Event
Bethany College’s Taiko Drumming Team has been selected to perform at 1:45 and 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning Nationality Room. Approximately 3,000 visitors are expected to attend the open-house event, and the Bethany team is one of eight world-cultural performers scheduled for that day.

Harbinger Contributors Present Reading
The Harbinger, the student literary magazine of Bethany College, was released last Sunday, Oct. 25 in the Academic Parlor. The event featured a reading by several contributors to the magazine. The 2009 edition of The Harbinger is dedicated to Dr. Larry Grimes, who retired from the Department of Literature and Language after decades of supporting the arts at Bethany. The magazine, which was edited by junior Literature and Language major Jade Bragg, features an introduction by New York Times author and Bethany College alumnus Jeff Seglin.

To read The Harbinger, click here.

Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

A. R. Buckelew Jr. hosted a meeting of the Brooks Bird Club (BBC) at the Mountainside Conference Center on Oct. 23-25. Activities included a BBC Board meeting and general membership meeting, an all-day Saturday field trip up Buffalo Creek and a Saturday evening program on Important Bird Areas.

History and Political Science
Professor Emeritus Jack Lozier and his wife, Ann, spent September in South Africa attending a repeat marriage ceremony in the Dutch Reformed Church for their son Bill and daughter-in-law Chantel. The Loziers then spent a month seeing Afrikaner relatives, traveling about the country, photographing flora and fauna, visiting Witwatersrand University and learning about South African cultures, politics and Chinese-South African relations. Dr. Lozier was impressed by the improvement of race relations and integration, the booming of prosperity of the country, the rise of a large African middle class, and — despite the enormous crime problems — the emergence of a strong democracy and civil society.

Performing Arts
Aaron Carey and Pandel Collaros presented a faculty recital in the Hurl Education Center Auditorium on Oct. 22. They were assisted by Andrew Della Cagna, Amanda McCoy and Chad Smith. The concert's title, "Roots and Berries," referred to the wide range of ethnic and stylistic influences — Native American, African-American, Spanish, Celtic, classical, country and rock — and original works inspired from these sources.

Pandel Collaros will be performing at 8 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Taffy's in Eaton, Ohio. For information on the concert venue, see http://taffysofeaton.com/Upcoming_Gigs_and_Events_2.htm.

Social Work
Kathy Shelek-Furbee and Melanee Sinclair attended the Pet Show on Oct. 25, sponsored by the Social Awareness Club. Sinclair’s St. Bernard, Mozart, took first place in Best of Breed. This is the second year for this event. Proceeds from the Pet Show are donated to Heifer International, a global charity that provides animals such as cows, pigs or llamas to families from third world countries. The animals provide the families with income to support themselves and raise them out of poverty. Those interested can still make donations to the Pet Show funds by sending cash or check to the Social Awareness Club in care of Melanee Sinclair, 011 Morlan Hall.

Alumni News
McCann '80 Appointed Chief Executive Officer, Wealth Management Americas & Member of Group Executive Board at UBS
UBS AG announced Tuesday that Robert McCann '80 would immediately assume responsibility for the firmís domestic wealth management businesses in the United States and Canada, including all international business booked in the US, as Chief Executive Officer of UBS Wealth Management Americas and Member of the Group Executive Board of UBS AG. He will lead nearly 8,000 Financial Advisors in more than 320 branches across the US, Puerto Rico and Canada, managing CHF 695 billion in invested assets.

To read more, click here.

Save the Date!
Attention Atlanta-area Alumni & Friends! Save the date and join President Scott D. Miller for a luncheon Sunday, November 22, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Atlanta Athletic Club. The event is hosted by Neil Christman ’55. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Attention Bethany Alumni!
Have you started a new job, received a promotion or were you recently married? Have you expanded your family with the birth of a new baby? We want to know what you’ve been up to. Please forward your news to the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at alumni@bethanywv.edu. We will publish the information in the Classnotes section of an upcoming issue of Bethany Today.

Bethany Alumni Association Now Accepting Nominations
for Alumni Awards

The Bethany College Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the annual Alumni Awards.  Award recipients are selected by the Internal Affairs Committee of Alumni Council from nomination forms submitted by alumni and friends of Bethany. Recipients will be honored at a banquet during Alumni Weekend festivities slated for April 30-May 2, 2010. To view the award categories and to access a nomination form, visit: www.bethanywv.edu/alumni/get-involved/alumni-council/alumni-recognition-program/.

Attention PSI Beta's - 150th Anniversary Celebration
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.

While the full agenda is being formed, tentatively, there will be golf on Friday for those that can attend, a cookout on Friday night, a full agenda of activities on Saturday, including activities for the spouses/significant others, and a dinner on Saturday evening, and finishing on Sunday with a Brunch. Rooms will be available on Campus. More to come.
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 bethanylive@bethanywv.edu.

Bison Athletics
Bethany’s Spalding Receives PAC Accolades
The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) has selected Bethany sophomore Cassie Spalding (Claysville, Pa./McGuffey) as the Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 26.

Bison Lose 3-1 Thriller to W&J
In a possible preview of a PAC Tournament first round match, the Bethany volleyball team just came up on the short end of a 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 23-25, 21-25) decision to visiting Washington & Jefferson Tuesday night at Hummel Field House.

Bethany Dealt 1-0 Loss at Westminster
The Bethany women’s soccer team (9-7-2, 3-3) missed a chance to earn a berth in next week’s PAC Tournament Tuesday when Westminster (13-5-1, 4-2) escaped with a 1-0 victory over the Bison.

Bison Journey to Geneva Saturday in Second Straight Road Game
The Bethany football team will take to the road for the second consecutive week Saturday when they travel to Geneva for a 1 p.m. kickoff at Reeves Stadium in Beaver Falls, Pa. The game will not count in the PAC standings, as the Golden Tornadoes are still transitioning from NAIA to Division III.

Bison Men Predicted Third in PAC Basketball Ballot
The Bethany men’s basketball team was picked to place third when the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) unveiled its 2009-10 Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll Wednesday after a Media Day conference call.

Bethany Women Tabbed Fifth in PAC Preseason Hoops Poll
The Bethany women’s basketball team was predicted to finish fifth according to the preseason poll released following the 2009-10 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Basketball Media Day conference call Wednesday.

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


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