The Old Main Journal
Volume IX, Number IX An E-News Service of Bethany College October 9, 2015


Bethany Alumni Added to Communications Wall of Fame

Bethany alumni Jeff Flick ’82, Steve Radick ’03 and Ashley Dougherty ’05 have been named to the College’s Communications and Media Arts Wall of Fame. The three were recognized by M.E. Yancosek Gamble, Chair of the Department of Business, Communications and Media Arts during a reception Oct. 2 during Homecoming Weekend. The Wall of Fame, located in the H.C. Ogden Lounge in Bethany House, was established in October 2010 to honor distinguished communications graduates.

Disciples of Christ Historical Society Breaks Ground at Bethany College

The Disciples of Christ Historical Society broke ground at Bethany College, the society’s new home, on Friday, Oct. 2. The archives are currently housed in Nashville, Tennessee, but will soon be moved to Bethany. The building will be part of the Campbell Mansion and Renner Visitor Center complex, adjacent to the College’s campus.


Academic Parlour Named in Memory of Graduate, Friend of College

During Homecoming Weekend, the Academic Parlour in Old Main was renamed in honor of the late Dr. Robert L. Martin, a 1940 graduate and longtime friend of Bethany. Throughout his relationship with the College over the years, Dr. Martin was responsible for the installing the lighting outside of Old Main, as well as to the brick walkways in front of the building. He also endowed a professorship in British Literature, which Dr. Elizabeth Hull currently holds. He donated the funds for the furnishings at Erickson Alumni Center, as well as for the restoration of the Academic Parlour. Dr. Martin’s love and devotion to Bethany were well known, as are evident on the marker where he rests in Campbell Cemetery, which reads, "In the long hereafter, if there is any memory of Earth, please, for me, let it be Bethany!" This dedication will continue to honor Dr. Martin and his love of Bethany.

Late Long-Time Employee Honored

A remembrance ceremony was held at Phillips Hall during Homecoming Weekend for Darline Nicholson, known to many as "Miss Nick," who was employed at Bethany for 38 years.

The ceremony began with the dedication of the entrance of Phillips Hall in her memory. Pictured are relatives of Miss Nick with Professor Kenn Morgan, organizer of the event, along with Sven de Jong, interim president.

Miss Nick began her career at the College in 1962 as a dance instructor, and she was promoted to Dean of Women, Assistant Dean of Student Life, and finally Dean of Student Life. The Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast, which recognizes Bethany’s senior women, has been held in her honor since her retirement in 2000.

Digital Studio Renamed to Honor Driehorst Family Foundation

Joyce Jefferson '77, alumna and Trustee of the College, and the Driehorst Family Foundation were honored Friday, Oct. 2, at the faculty, staff and alumni mixer hosted by the Business, Communications and Media Arts Department.  The foundation has provided substantial grant support to equip the Bethany Broadcasting Network. Nancy Driehorst was the mother of Joyce Jefferson. Joyce, her husband Bill Jones, and her sister Judy Jefferson Vance are trustees of the Driehorst Foundation.

Joyce Jefferson is pictured with M.E. Yancosek Gamble, chair of the department, as the plaque is unveiled at the reception.


15th Annual Allison's Run Held

Alumni and friends laced up their running shoes and braved the cold and rain for the 15th Annual Allison’s Run Oct. 3 during Homecoming weekend. The run’s goal is to pay tribute to the vibrant life of former Bethany Professor Jim Allison ’62 while raising money to support the scholarship that bears his name.

Scholarship winners are chosen through an essay contest. First place will receive a $1,000 scholarship, while second place will receive $500. All upperclassmen are eligible to participate in the essay, which must be between 500 and 1,000 words. The essay theme for this year will be announced within the coming weeks to the students.

Thank you to all of those who continue to support Allison’s Run.

Phone-A-Thon Underway

Your phones will soon be ringing! When your phone rings in the evening please answer it, because it could be a student seeking your support for The Bethany Fund. Bethany College is committed to making sure education is affordable for all of our students, and your support of The Bethany Fund ensures enough scholarship dollars exist to fund our students’ needs. Please consider giving a gift when they call, or go online now and make your gift to The Bethany Fund:

Homecoming 2015

Thank you to all who attended Homecoming and made it a successful weekend. Pictured is Bethany's newly named President, Dr. Tamara Nichols Rodenberg, performing the pre-game coin toss while members of the 1965 PAC championship team served as honorary captains..

If you'd like to view more photos more from the various events throughout the weekend, we invite you to view our online photo album.


Dylana McKenzie Hits 1K Milestone as Bison Volleyball Upends Thiel

Bethany College junior Dylana McKenzie (Hopewell, Ohio/West Muskingum) became the seventh player in Bison history to eclipse 1,000 career kills as the Bison volleyball team defeated Thiel College, 3-1, on Wednesday evening.

Bethany Men's Soccer Stumbles at La Roche

The Bison men’s soccer team was defeated 7-1 by La Roche College on Wednesday evening.

Bison Women's Soccer Fall 4-2 to Chatham

The Bethany College women’s soccer team fell 4-2 to Chatham on Wednesday afternoon.

PAC Releases Swimming & Diving Preseason Coaches' Polls

The Bethany College men’s swimming & diving team was selected fifth while the women’s team was picked sixth in the 2015 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches’ polls, announced the conference office on Wednesday afternoon. 

Bison Football Looks to Get Back on Track at Carnegie Mellon

The Bethany College football team will look to get back to the .500 mark in conference play as they travel to Carnegie Mellon for the first time since 2006. The matchup between the Bison and Tartans is scheduled for a 6 p.m. start. Full game notes can be viewed below.

Bison Soccer Goalies Sweep Weekly SAAC Awards

The Bethany College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has announced that junior men’s soccer player Callum Appleby (Maidstone, United Kingdom/Maidstone) and sophomore women’s soccer player Taylor Sasak (Berea, Ohio/Berea) have been named the Bison SAAC Athletes of the Week.

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