Volume III, Number XXVIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
March 19, 2010

Campus News
Bortz Faculty Prize Advances Use of Technology in Bethany College Classrooms
As part of its ongoing initiatives to expand and enhance student learning options, Bethany College provides annual recognition of successful technology-supported instruction with the Bortz Faculty Prize for Innovative Use of Technology in the Classroom.

Bethany College to Complete Japanese
Cherry Tree Project in April

The Bethany College Japan Outreach will complete the planting of 170 Japanese Yoshino and Kwanzan cherry trees in April to commemorate the 170th anniversary of Bethany College and to help promote awareness and understanding of the Japanese culture.

News Briefs
WV Living Magazine Spring Edition
Showcases Bethany

The spring edition of WV Living magazine recently hit the newsstands and features the rich heritage and beauty of Bethany College and the Town of Bethany. An expansive collection of text and photography highlights the many landmarks situated throughout the town and campus —as well as the people who help make Bethany unique— providing a helpful guide for potential visitors and area residents. “Bethany is a picture-perfect postcard of a charming, small collegiate town,” the article reports. “For those unfamiliar with the Northern Panhandle, it is one of our state’s best-kept secrets.”

For more information on WV Living Magazine, click here.

News & Events

Bethany College News

President's Letter

College Calendar

Bison Athletics

Campus Links

Bethany Bookstore

Bethany Alumni

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Give to Bethany

Dining Service

Employment Opportunities

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/.

The Universal Dance Association will host an instructional dance camp for high school and all-star teams at Bethany College August 8-10. Please visit uda.varsity.com for more information or contact State Director Sonya Weathers at 800.969.6541. Registration forms are available at http://register.varsity.com/camps/register/UDACampSearch.aspx.

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.


Alumni News
Bethany Announces 2010 Alumni Awards
The Bethany College Alumni Association has announced the recipients of the 2010 Alumni Awards that will be presented during Alumni Weekend, April 30 – May 1, 2010. Those being honored include: George “Ken” Bado ’77, Distinguished Service to Alma Mater Award; Chad Barnett ’96, Alumni Achievement Award; and D. Gail Frankle ’77, Alumni Community Service Award.

Bado, of San Francisco, is the executive vice president of sales and service at Autodesk. His organization is responsible for the worldwide sales of Autodesk’s solutions for customers for customers in the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, media and entertainment industries. Bado’s group also provides support and consulting services that help customers use Autodesk software to realize their ideas and improve their business performance. Since his graduation from Bethany, Bado has given a great amount of this time to his alma mater not only as a speaker to current and prospective students, but as a member of the College’s Board of Trustees.

Barnett, of Wheeling, W.Va., began his tenure as head of The Linsly School on August 1, 2009. Barnett formerly served as Linsly’s director of admissions and was appointed headmaster of Linsly School by the Board of Trustees after a nationwide search. Barnett has received the NAIS Edward E. Ford Fellowship award for Emerging Leaders, is a published scholar with another forthcoming article in the Philosophical Studies in Education, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in educational leadership through the University of Pittsburgh, where he serves as a teaching fellow at the School of Education teaching a graduate-level course called Education and Society.

Frankle, of Hummelstown, Pa., is the transplant administrator at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., and has spent an extensive amount of time serving her community through the development of numerous programs as they relate to health care, including the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program. Frankle also was the recipient of the Summit County YWCA Women of Distinction for community commitment, vision and leadership. She is a doctoral candidate in health care administration at the University of Phoenix.

President Miller Hosts Florida Reception, Picnic Lunch
President Scott D. Miller recently traveled to Florida to support the Bison baseball and softball teams as they kicked off their 2010 seasons. Following the baseball contest versus Earlham College on March 15, Miller hosted a reception for parents, alumni and friends at Cobbs Landing Restaurant in Fort Pierce. He then traveled to Clermont for a picnic lunch at Hancock Park on March 18 with softball parents, alumni and friends.

Photos from the gatherings can be viewed at www.bethanywv.edu/AlumniEvents/SpringBreak2010/index.html.

IRD Haiti Benefit and Raffle
As part of Bethany College's "Hands to Haiti" partnership with IRD, we invite you to attend a fundraising event sponsored by IRD. Thursday, April 8, 2010, 5:00 p.m. at the Continental Modern Pool Lounge in Arlington, Va. Event tickets are $10 each. Raffle tickets are $10 each or five tickets for $40. Tickets are available at the door, or by calling Candi Carpenter at 703.778.4262.

For more information about the IRD Haiti Benefit and Raffle,
click here.

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.

BASA Weekend Schedule Announced

Friday, April 16, 2010

12:00 p.m. - Golf Scramble - Highland Springs Golf Course

5:00 p.m. - Dinner - Drovers Inn

6:30 p.m. - Women's Round Robin Soccer Tournament - Bison Stadium

7:30 p.m. - Social - Bison Inn

Saturday, April 17, 2010

9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. - Men's Round Robin Soccer Tournament - Cunningham Soccer Complex

1:00 p.m. - 7 vs.7 Alumni Tournament - Cunningham Soccer Complex

3:30 p.m. - Picnic - Cunningham Soccer Complex

8:00 p.m. - Star of Honor Reception - Renner Art Gallery

Sunday, April 18, 2010

11:00 a.m. - Brunch - Benedum Commons

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For more information please contact
John Cunningham at jcunningham@bethanysoccercamps.com
Sean Regan at sregan@bethanywv.edu
or Barry Christmas at bchristmas@bethanywv.edu

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 Suffers First Defeat of the Season
Mount St. Vincent scored five runs in each of the first two innings and went on to a 12-2 victory over the Bethany College baseball team Thursday in Ft. Pierce, Fla., the first loss of the year for the Bison (4-1).

Bison Split Games Wednesday in Florida
After dropping a 4-3 decision in eight innings to Plattsburgh State to open the day, the Bethany College softball team rebounded to rout Mount St. Vincent 20-3 in five innings, as the Bison improved to 5-1 on the season.

Bethany's Testa Voted All-Region
Bethany College senior Joe Testa (Amity, Pa./Trinity) continues to pick up postseason awards as he was voted Second Team All-Great Lakes Region by the national web site D3Hoops.com.

Bethany's Lyonett Named PAC Tennis Palyer of the Week
Bethany College senior Jay Lyonett (Weirton, W.Va./Brooke) was chosen as the PAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for March 15 by the conference office.

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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