Bethany College to Host Disciples Men’s Gathering
Pre-planning meetings were held March 25-27 on campus and at the Mountainside Conference Center for the 2012 Disciples Men’s Gathering, Extreme Faith Bold Action, to be hosted by Bethany College July 13 – 15, 2012. The new regional event will be open for men of all ages to attend sessions and participate in fellowship, worship and service projects. The event will be campus-wide and involve Historic Bethany and the Bethany Memorial Church. For information and promotional items about the event visit: http://www.discipleshomemissions.org/pages/Men-Gathering2012.
Phi Chapter Volunteers with Local Animal Shelter
Twelve Brothers of the Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Chapter volunteered on March 26 at the Brooke County Animal Shelter in Beechbottom, W.Va. The Brothers spent the morning helping out the workers of the shelter by walking dogs and cleaning cages and various parts of the facility.
During the month of March, Phi Kappa Tau recognized their “Founder’s Month of Service” celebrating the month surrounding the Fraternity’s founding date of March 17, 1906.
Bookstore Stocks PAC Tournament Attire
Bethany’s Bookstore now features PAC Tournament Champ T-shirts in sizes small-XL for $20. Customers can call 304.829.7255 to make a purchase.
Wheeling Symphony Presents Music of Led Zeppelin
The Wheeling Symphony will present the Music of Led Zeppelin in the last performance of its College Concert Series (no charge to students with college ID and half-price tickets to faculty and staff), on Friday, April 8 at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre. For tickets, call 304.232.6191.
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Janice Garrison Shepherd, Bethany College RTI-PDS grant coordinator; Betty McGillen, Hancock County Schools RTI administrator; Dan Enich, Weir Middle School Principal; and Kelli Summers, Karen Pitchok and Kathy Griffith, WMS RTI interventionists, presented “Balancing 21st Century Learning and Assessment in a Response to Intervention — Professional Development School Partnership” while attending other PDS related sessions at the National Professional Development School Conference in New Orleans March 9-13. On March 23rd, this RTI leadership team hosted Wood County, W.Va. school administrators, principals, and interventionists at Weir Middle School to share their presentation and provide a school tour demonstrating RTI implementation at the middle school level. Larry Fontanarosa, Bethany Education Department Interim Chair, and Rita DeMundo, Education Department Field Placement Coordinator, also attended the event. The Bethany College-Hancock County RTI-PDS partnership is one of three such PDS partnerships funded by the West Virginia Department of Education to develop models for implementing Response to Intervention in West Virginia schools.
Faculty/Staff Women’s Tea
Faculty from the Communications and Media Arts and Social Work departments hosted a tea in honor of female faculty and staff of Bethany College on March 24 in Phillips Hall Lounge. Approximately 15 women attended the event, which featured a variety of teas, finger sandwiches and desserts. The hostesses for the event hope to make this an annual feature of the Women’s Month events held each March. The event provided an opportunity for the women to take a break from daily chores and visit.
Physical Education and Sports Studies
The Department of Physical Education-Sports Studies has added another service learning project as they continue to expand opportunities for students to construct their personal concept of the teaching-learning process.
The PHED 215 Leisure Studies class is providing weekly rhythmic lessons as service- learning projects to students at St. John the Evangelist Early Learning Center and special needs students at Wellsburg Middle School. These projects, developed from a senior project of current senior Kate McCabe, were developed as a result of recommendations by physical education alums to expand the early field experience opportunities in the Lab Analysis courses. The service project provides learning opportunities that the schools are currently unable to provide and enable physical education majors to have hands-on experiences working with students in authentic teaching-learning environments. Wally Neel, Professor of Physical Education and Sports Studies, serves as the instructor for the course and coordinates the project.
Additionally, students in Education 353, Integrated Methods in Health and Physical Education, are providing the health and physical education curriculum at St. John the Evangelist Early Learning Center. This has been an ongoing project for nearly a decade and is an excellent service-learning project. Bethany students teach more than 60 health and physical education lessons each semester to 3, 4, and 5-year old children. Bethany instructors for the project are Kosmas Mouratidis, Associate Professor of Physical Education and Coordinator of Sports Studies, and Neel.
Visual and Performing Arts
Pandel Collaros, Assistant Professor of Music, performed with the Amanda McCoy Band on March 16 at the House of Manuel. Manuel, also known as the "Rhinestone Rembrandt," held a special showcase featuring McCoy and her band at his studio in Nashville.
McCoy’s band consists of Professor Collaros on bass, electric guitar and vocals, along with Nashville musicians T-Bone Smith on electric guitar and vocals, Sean Sunderland on drums, and Alice Pitts on fiddle.
For more on Manuel Cuevas, costume designer for the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Sting and many more, go to http://manuelcouture.com/. For more on McCoy see http://amandamccoy.com/.
Bethany Football to Hold 2011 Bison Classic Golf Outing
The Bethany Football Program will host its annual golf outing, the Bison Golf Classic, on May 7 at Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. Please contact Head Coach Tim Weaver at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Bethany College Alumni Council Seeks New Members
Would you like to give back to your Alma Mater? Volunteering as a member of the Bethany College Alumni Council is a great way to do just that, and the Council is seeking new members. The Alumni Council is comprised of alumni who are elected to govern the activities of the Alumni Association. In addition to attending two meetings on campus annually and assisting with Homecoming and Alumni Weekend, council members are assigned to a standing committee with various objectives.
Those interested in more information or in serving on the Alumni Council should contact Michele Rejonis in the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7299 or via email at email@example.com.
Save the Date!
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the Boston area on Saturday, July 23, 2011. Details to follow in future issues of Old Main Journal.
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the Nashville area on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. Details to follow in future issues of Old Main Journal.
BASA Weekend Schedule Announced
Attention Bethany Soccer Alumni! Save the date and join us for BASA Weekend 2011 slated for April 29-May 1. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend, to register for BASA, contact John Cunningham at (304) 639-0648 or
Alumni Weekend Schedule Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2011 slated for April 29-May 1. Classes celebrating reunions include 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966 and 1971. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend.