Volume III, Number XXXIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
April 23, 2010

Campus News
Bethany College Theatre Presents Days of Plays
The Bethany College Theatre program will hold its second annual Days of Plays April 29-May 2. The event features three student-directed productions presented during a four-day span. Days of Plays also serves as a an opportunity for high school students interested in theater and Bethany College to visit the campus and participate in a variety of workshops with faculty and students.

Bethany College Announces Baccalaureate, Commencement Speakers Two prominent leaders in American higher education have been announced as speakers for the 170th anniversary Commencement Weekend at Bethany College, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.

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President Scott D. Miller announced the recipients of the 2010 President’s Awards for Excellence in Performance during the College’s annual Honors Day Convocation on April 15. Katherine Shelek-Furbee, Professor of Social Work and Chair of the Department of Social Work, was presented with the faculty award. Theodore D. Williams, Director of the Physical Plant, received the staff award. Williams and Furbee, have both been employed at Bethany since 1984 and were chosen for the award through a nomination and selection process, each received a cash stipend and will have their names displayed on a permanent plaque.

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Leggett Presents Senior Recital
Ronnie Leggett presented his Senior Guitar Recital on April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Renner Art Gallery. Leggett is a Music major from Toronto, Ohio. He has been an active participant in a variety of campus groups, including the Bethany College Rock Ensemble.

Bragg Earns Honorable Mention in Literary Competition
The winners for East Central Colleges’ Nineteenth Annual Student Literary Competition were recently announced and included Jade Bragg, a Bethany College junior Literature and Language major. Bragg, from Peterstown, W.Va., earned Honorable Mention for her poems entitled “Calendar” and “Marriage.” Submissions for the competition were received from Bethany College, Heidelberg University, Hiram College, Marietta College, Mount Union College and Muskingum University.

Mayle Presents Paper at University of Pittsburgh’s Undergraduate Research Symposium
Junior Autumn Mayle, a History major, presented a paper — “A Truth Universally Acknowledged: The Effect of Etiquette on Courtship and Marriage in Regency England” — at the University of Pittsburgh’s 2010 “Europe: East and West Undergraduate Research Symposium.” This was Mayle’s second year presenting at the symposium, which was held on April 9 at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. Her work was featured in the Rereading Texts panel. The gathering also included participants from Bucknell University, Mercyhurst College, Muhlenberg College, University of Pittsburgh at Oakland and Washington & Jefferson College. Mayle is the first Bethany student to participate in the conference, an annual event open to undergraduates from all majors that offers them the opportunity to gain valuable experience presenting their research.

Bethany Welcomes Area Students for Annual Fun Day
The Bethany College Department of Education and Student National Education Association held their annual Fun Day on April 8. Fun Day brings students with special needs from area schools to Bethany College for a day of activities, crafts, snacks and much more. More than 150 students from area schools came with their teachers and para-professionals to participate this year. There were also approximately 60 Bethany College students who served as group leaders, ran stations and helped out wherever needed. One of the attending teachers, Greg Bartlett from McNinch Primary School, said, “Our students love to meet and work with the students of Bethany College.  It is so nice to be able to take the students on an outing and have everything, including meals, provided.”

April 19 Marks 50th Anniversary of Kennedy Remarks
Fifty years ago Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy delivered a speech in Bethany College’s Commencement Hall while completing his presidential primary campaign — a campaign that would help secure for Kennedy the state of West Virginia and the Presidency of the United States. His remarks, given on April 19, 1960, addressed the challenging economic conditions of the time and his desire to confront the particular needs of regions such as West Virginia.

“Today the United States is living better than ever before,” Kennedy stated. “We have more swimming pools, freezers, boats and air-conditioners than the world has ever seen before. But the ‘test of our progress,’ said Franklin Roosevelt, ‘is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.’”

Commencement Hall is part of Bethany’s Old Main, which was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1990. Presidents Garfield, Nixon, Johnson and Ford have also delivered addresses in Commencement Hall.

To view Kennedy’s Bethany remarks, visit: www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Archives/Reference+Desk/Speeches/JFK/JFK+Pre-Pres/1960/002PREPRES12SPEECHES_60APR19B.htm

SAC Hosts Mary Alice from Ace of Cakes
The Bethany College Student Activities Council hosted Mary Alice from Food TV’s Ace of Cakes on April 21 at 8 p.m. in the Renner Art Gallery.Yeskey is the Manager of Baltimore’s Charm City Cakes – the wild, off-the-wall bakery featured on the Food Network’s hit series. Yeskey is an integral part of the bakery team, helping to keep the place on track and organized while working hard to ensure the business runs smoothly, every client is happy and Duff is not getting into too much trouble. Yeskey spoke of the path she and Duff traveled getting to the well-known show. During her presentation she showed an episode of the show to students, faculty, staff and community members and shared what goes on behind the scenes each week.

German, Spanish Clubs Attend SCOLT Language Conference
Members of the German and Spanish Clubs — accompanied by Professors of World Languages and Culture Dr. Harald Menz and Dr. Joseph Lovano — participated in the 2010 SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching) 45th-Annual Conference, held April 16-17 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The Bethany College students who attended were Gerad Cervenak (English major), Katie Heinlein (Spanish & Visual Arts w/Education Double major), Kimberly Foflygen (German major) and Meghan Philp (Spanish & Cultural Studies Double major). Also in attendance were Eric Bennett (Lecturer in World Languages & Cultures) and Tiffany Frank (Bethany alumna, Class of 2007, English major). This year's enriching language conference was titled "Communication Beyond the Classroom."  Attendees gained valuable knowledge of, and keen insight into, current language teaching methodologies and important issues across the cultural spectrum.

Kalon Scholar Reception Held at Christman Manor
President and Mrs. Miller hosted an awards/recognition reception for the Kalon Scholar Service Leaders at Christman Manor on April 19, beginning at 6 p.m. Approximately 20 scholars were in attendance for this event, the first of its kind. The reception was initiated to recognize and reward the efforts of the scholars on behalf of the College, the town and the students’ home communities. Awards were given to individuals in each class, and student co-advisors were recognized for their efforts in providing leadership for the program. Senior Kalon scholars also received pins.

Recipients for outstanding service projects included Bethany Mullins (first year), Sara Reass (sophomore), Emily Roth (junior) and Kelly Sofka (senior). Honored for the performance of most service hours over the course of the past year were Joshua Wentz (first year), Matthew Robinson (sophomore), Caroline Hoag (junior) and Justin T. Miller (senior). The junior class scholars were recognized for their leadership in the Relay for Life event, which raised more than $14,000 for cancer research. The team was led by Emily Roth, and team members included Lindsay Faddish, Jennifer Fleahman, John Green, Caroline Hoag, Jillian Manning, Lindsay Sobotka and Angela Tipton.

Bethany Mullins and Heather Behr (first-year students) were named as co-advisors for the 2010-2011 incoming class of Kalon Scholars, while Sarah Jerome (sophomore), Justin T. Miller (senior) and Kelly Sofka (senior) were recognized for their leadership efforts during the past year in serving as co-advisors for the program.

The following individuals were recognized for their support of and contributions to the Kalon Scholar Service Leadership program: Chair of the Board of Trustees Gregory B. Jordan, President Scott D. Miller and Director of Financial Aid Katie Mills.

Following the recognition and awards portion of the evening, seniors attending the event were called forth to receive their pins. Seniors who received their pins included Joshua Yacoviello, Kelly Sofka and Justin T. Miller (pictured). Seniors who were not able to attend the evening’s functions but who will also receive pins are Glenn Wright, Marcella Wright, Maggie McCort, Megan Cook and Lindsay Thompson.

Beta Theta Pi and Alpha Xi Delta Win Greek Week
Greek Week, a time for Bethany College’s Greek community to come together and celebrate Greek life on campus, took place April 14-17. During the week, chapters competed in various events ranging from dodgeball to trivia, soccer tennis to tug-of-war and ending with Greek Sing on Saturday night with a packed Commencement Hall. The service event for the week resulted in more than 700 cans of food being donated to Bethany Memorial Church. Based on the overall number of points accumulated for winning each event (both chapters won Greek Sing), Beta Theta Pi and Alpha Xi Delta received the men’s and women’s Greek Week trophies, respectively, on Saturday night. The event was planned by a student committee comprised of representatives from each chapter and co-chaired by Allison Winwood, senior and member of Alpha Xi Delta, and Chris Smurthwaite, junior and member of Phi Kappa Tau.

Students Attend NY Times Student News Editors Workshop
Three Bethany College Communication majors attended the annual New York Times Student News Editors Workshop organized by the Council of Independent Colleges.  This day-long workshop allowed student news editors to explore the role of a newspaper in society, meet with Times correspondents and editors and develop their journalistic skills. During this year's workshop, nearly 100 students from 50 institutions participated. Those who attended from Bethany were Eileen Campbell, Annie Wilson, Jay Lyonett and M.E. Yancosek Gamble, Renner Visiting Scholar.
Wheeling Symphony’s Percussion Ensemble Performs
The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s (WSO) Percussion Ensemble presented a free performance at Bethany College on April 19. The concert, part of the Orchestra’s MUSIC in Our Neighborhoods project, was held outside of Commencement Hall. Open to the public, WSO’s visit to the College was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The Connection Meets at Bethany
The Connection, Bethany's new inter-faith and ecumenical group for Bethany students and campus community members interested in religious and spiritual issues, met on Thursday. Attendees shared supper in the cafeteria and later reassembled at the Catholic Fisher Center, where they heard from Dr. Erich Lippman, Assistant Professor of History. Lippman shared with the group his experience in the Orthodox Church, with special emphasis on the inspirational character of religious icons.

The Connection was founded to help establish connections on campus between all persons of faith, regardless of denomination, tradition or lack of tradition. It provides an opportunity for students to connect with other people on campus in an atmosphere of friendship and acceptance. The group welcomes all persons whose search for spiritual things is leading them to a deeper understanding of life. The Connection meets weekly on Thursday nights, beginning with a meal together in the cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. followed by activities of friendship, reflection and fun at locations to be announced each week. Everyone is welcome.

Spanish Tapas Fiesta Held at Bethany
The Bethany College Spanish Club presented its "Spanish Tapas Fiesta" on Wednesday, April 21 in Morlan Lounge to the greater college community. This on-campus cultural event provided authentic, home-made Spanish appetizers ("tapas"), Spanish music, and highlighted the Spanish Club's educational/cultural trip to Spain this past November, 2009 (The Club, accompanied by Dr. Joseph Lovano, visited the great historical and cultural cities of Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, and Pamplona over a 9-day period during Thanksgiving Break.). The evening event was a great success! Meghan Philp (current Spanish Club President) led and organized this wonderful event, together with Club members Bethany Lewis and Meghan Philp who prepared the awesome Spanish tapas, and Stephanie Laine, Katie Heinlein, and Meghan Philp who put together the magnificent Power-Point Presentation!"

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.

Basketball Camp
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 asachs@bethanywv.edu.

Camp Canyon
Camp Canyon has announced its 2010 Summer Session Dates.

Session 1
June 20-26
Session 2
June 27-July 16
Session 3
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.

Sport Camps
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 sdague@bethanywv.edu.

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:
www.bethanywv.edu/academics/lifelong-learning-at-bethany/ocicu-summer-courses/

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: sdoty@bethanywv.edu.


Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

History and Political Science
Marc Sable, Assistant Professor of Political Science, attended the 16th Annual Meeting of the Association for Core Texts and Curriculum (ACTC). The meeting was attended by more than 400 educators and took place in New Brunswick, N.J. Sable presented his paper, “Discussing Race in the Classroom:  Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia," which described the potential advantages, real risks and possible strategies for teaching a provocative text.  His paper was based on experiences teaching Jefferson in his First Year Seminar, "Politics and Slavery," during fall semesters 2008 and 2010.

Literature
Liz Langemak, Assistant Professor of English, recently had poems accepted for publication at The Spoon River Poetry Review, Juked, Scarab and The Barely South Review. Her review of poet Anne Carson's latest book will appear in a forthcoming issue of Pleiades. She has been awarded two two-week residencies for a West Virginia poet at the Vermont Studio Center, to be taken in January and May of 2011. This summer, she will travel to the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas, to work with Robert Lowell's poetry manuscripts in support of a critical essay in progress.


Alumni News
Watkins Reading Room Dedicated at Disciples of Christ Historical Society

The Disciples of Christ Historical Society held a dedication service for the Evelyn and Harold Watkins Reading Room at the Thomas W. Phillips Memorial Archives on April 9 in Nashville, Tenn. Harold Watkins graduated from Bethany College in 1950 and later from the Lexington Theological Seminary. He served as Trustee of Bethany College from 1976-2003 and currently as Emeritus Trustee. He also served as president of the Board of Church Extension from 1980-1995 and was named a Diplomate of the National City Christian Church Foundation in 2002. Evelyn Watkins has served as a Trustee of the Historical Society and, along with her husband, is a Life Member of the Historical Society. She and Rev. Watkins were honored by the Christian Church Foundation with the Harry T. Ice Distinguished Service Award.

Evelyn and Harold Watkins have been longtime supporters of Bethany College and sponsor the Harold R. and Evelyn N. Watkins Award in Religious Studies.

Wallace ’08 to Coach Basketball at Linsly
James Wallace, a 2008 graduate of Bethany College, has been appointed Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach at The Linsly School in Wheeling, W.Va. Wallace is a 2003 graduate of Linsly, where he played basketball, football and baseball. He then attended Bethany and played basketball for four years before graduating and returning to his high school alma mater as a social studies teacher in 2008. In addition to his teaching duties, he has worked as a freshman basketball coach and has served on the varsity staff. Wallace will replace Mark Dodd, who was his coach during his student years at Linsly.


Bethany Baseball Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of PAC Championship
Members of the Bison 2000 PAC Championship baseball team returned to Bethany on April 17 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their championship. Those who returned were recognized prior to the start of the a double-header contest versus Thomas More College. Post-game, Head Coach Rick Carver hosted dinner at Drovers Inn for the members of alumni squad.

Save the Date!

Washington D.C.
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 alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Dallas
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 alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Houston
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 alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Boston Area
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 alumni@bethanywv.edu.

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 bethanylive@bethanywv.edu.


Bison Athletics
Bethany Splits Key PAC Twinbill at Westminster
The Bethany College softball team had their eight-game winning streak stopped with a 1-0 loss in the first game, but recovered to win a 4-1 decision in the nightcap to come away with a split at Westminster Thursday.

Bethany Finds Success at Home in PAC Quad Meet
The Bethany College men’s track team broke two school records and totaled four first place finishes, while the Bison women finished in second place overall during Wednesday’s PAC South Quad Match.

Bison Split Wild Twinbill at Saint Vincent
After falling in the opener 7-6 in the bottom of the seventh, the Bethany College baseball team nearly lost a 10-run lead in the nightcap, but recovered in time to pull out a 17-14 victory and gain a split at Saint Vincent.

Bethany's Leasure Earns PAC and ECAC Honors
After posting a huge week at the plate, Bethany senior RF/DH Chris Leasure (Stafford, Ohio/ Monroe Central) was selected as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) ECAC South Region Hitter of the Week for April 19.

Bison Catcher Fauth Receives PAC and ECAC AWARDS
Bethany College senior catcher Bridgette Fauth (Pittsburgh, Pa./Carrick) had a strong week hitting for the Bison to earn Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and ECAC South Region Hitter of the Week for April 19.

Bethany's McClelland Earns All-PAC at Golf Championships
Freshman Danny McClelland (Moundsville, W.Va./John Marshall) finished in a tie for 12th place to earn Second Team All-PAC on the final day of the 2010 PAC Golf Championships at the Oak Tree Country Club in West Middlesex, 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 tweaver@bethanywv.edu 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.

 

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