Aaron Anslow to Present Art Show at Bethany College
Bethany College 2006 graduate Aaron Anslow, who is returning to his alma mater as a visiting assistant professor of fine arts for the 2011-2012 academic year, will present an art show at the College August 22 - September 18.
Bethany College Biology Students, Faculty Prepare for Second Trip to Amazon Jungle
Building on a Tri-Beta Biological Honorary Society trip to the Amazon in 2009, Bethany College biology seniors Siobhan McDonagh and Lanai Toledo and Professor of Biology John Burns will depart in November for the Amazon. The trip is being supported by a $5,000 mini-grant awarded by the Appalachian College Association and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Kappel Named Visiting Professor at Harlaxton for Fall 2012
Dr. Gary Kappel, associate vice president for academic affairs and the Perry E. and Aleece C. Gresham Chair in Humanities, has been invited to join the faculty of Harlaxton College in the United Kingdom as a visiting professor for the Michaelmas Term in 2012. Harlaxton is the British campus of the University of Evansville, with which Bethany College is a partner institution, allowing Bethany students to study in England at Harlaxton and providing opportunities for Bethany faculty to teach there for one term.
Kappel will teach three courses: World Civilizations I; Europe in the Age of Revolution, 1744-1850; and a special topics class modeled after Bethany’s own Origins of the Modern World course, which he has taught for a number of years. Faculty members live on campus with the students at Harlaxton Manor, built in the 1830s and named one of England’s 100 best country houses.
The Harlaxton program provides a full range of courses at the undergraduate level, which allows students to study abroad for a semester without falling behind in their major course of study at their home institutions and includes such diverse topics as engineering, nursing, psychology, communication, environmental studies and others. All students also have the opportunity to explore the rich historical, literary, and culture life of the British Isles both in the classroom and in many opportunities for travel around Great Britain and Ireland.
Library Launches Digital Yearbook Collection
The first digitized collection of materials from Bethany College's T.W. Phillips Memorial Library is now available online. Yearbooks from 1896 to the last printed copy in 2007 are available through the Internet Archive as part of the LYRASIS Mass Digitization Collaborative. The Collaborative offered subsidized rates to libraries who are members of LYRASIS to make the digitization process affordable and efficient.
Visitors to the Bethany College collection on the Internet Archive can view full color scans of the yearbooks through an online viewer or download them in a variety of formats including PDF or Kindle. To view the yearbooks visit: www.archive.org/details/bethanycollege.
Sharon Monigold, director of historic Bethany and archivist, managed the Internet Archive project that provides free access to these valuable resources. "Digitizing the yearbooks is the first of several projects to bring more attention to Archives and Special Collections and to improve access and accessibility of these historic collections," she said. The Bethany College Catalogues are the next items that will be digitized and made available online.
Bethany College also participates in the Digital Library of Appalachia at http://www.aca-dla.org.
Economics and Business Students Travel to Greece
Students in the Economics and Business Clubs, along with their business and investments professor Dr. Anju Ramjee, recently (May 10 – 25) traveled to Greece. They visited the economically distressed region for about 10 days to learn about the country’s economic condition. Their trip included visiting some historical and cultural sites such as the Parthenon in Athens. Students also traveled to the islands of Mykonos and Santorini. Participating students were: Cassidy Drilling, Samantha Hall, Caitlin McNeill, Alyssa Schrecengost, James Rucker, Matthew Hartig, Tom Kisner and Alexander Stubbs.
Buffalo Seminary Hosts Boundaries and Ethics Workshop
Clergy from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia attended the August 6 workshop on "Boundaries and Ethics" sponsored by Buffalo Seminary in Bethany College. The workshop leaders were Bethany College Professor Katherine Shelek-Furbee, chair of social work, and the Reverend Thaddaeus B. Allen '92, regional minister for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in West Virginia.
Bethany Welcomes Visiting Professors for 2011-2012
Bethany College welcomes four Visiting Assistant Professors to the faculty ranks for the 2011-2012 academic year. Aaron Anslow ‘06, a Bethany alumnus, joins the faculty as visiting assistant professor of fine arts. Professor Anslow received his MFA from West Virgina University. Raymond Dick ‘06, also a Bethany alumnus, joins the faculty as visiting assistant professor of mathematics and computer science and comes to Bethany from Texas Tech University. Dr. Eric Reynolds will serve as visiting assistant professor in physical science. He received his Ph.D. from West Virginia University. Matthew Payment will serve as visiting assistant professor in physical education. He comes to Bethany from Miami University of Ohio.
Gamble Presents Lecture on Circus History at Wellsburg Library
Dr. Mort Gamble presented an overview of the American circus at Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg, August 1. His presentation was titled “Beyond Water for Elephants: The Real American Circus, 1793-2011.”
Gamble is a circus historian and member of the Board of Directors of The Circus Fans Association of America. He has published numerous articles, papers, and book reviews on the circus industry.
Founder’s Day to Feature Speaker D. Duane Cummins
Bethany College will celebrate 172 years as a small college of national distinction with its annual Founder’s Day Thursday, March 1. Festivities will include the traditional Founder’s Day Convocation at 11 a.m. in historic Commencement Hall and will feature guest speaker D. Duane Cummins, president emeritus of the College and professor of American history.
Founder’s Day at Bethany College is observed on the first Thursday of March. The College received its official charter from the Legislature of Virginia on March 2, 1840. The charter was affirmed on June 20, 1863 by the Legislature of the newly formed state of West Virginia.
Drive with Pride: Introducing the Bethany College License Plate
Show how green you really are with the new Bethany College license plate.
Available to Bethany College alumni, employees, students, family members and friends, the Bethany plate is a custom-designed, special-issue offering for all Class A motor vehicles currently licensed in West Virginia.
The Bethany College Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is accepting applications NOW for the new plate. We must secure a minimum of 250 applications within the next few months to ensure that the plate is produced.
Don’t delay! Applications are available by calling (304) 829-7299, or writing:
Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
P.O. Box 389
Bethany, WV 26032
One Class A vehicle currently registered in West Virginia qualifies for one plate at a cost of $70 per plate. If you have more than one vehicle, order as many as you need!
Assistant Professor of History Erich Lippman completed his third year as an instructor with the West Virginia Governor’s Honors Academy. The 2011 three-week summer session was held at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W.Va. Lippman taught courses entitled “Russia in the Silver Age” and “The Proud Tower: Europe in the Bell Époque.” In addition to his courses, he helped lead students on trips to Washington, D.C., Charleston, W.Va., and Pittsburgh, Pa.
Adams '09 Named Wheeling Jesuit University Coordinator for Student Programming
Wheeling Jesuit University has appointed Bethany graduate Mary Lu Adams ’09 to a new position created at the institution — coordinator for student programming. Adams is a native of Valley Grove, W.Va., and earned her bachelor of science in psychology from Bethany. In May, she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a master's degree in Higher Education Management. Her duties include advising the campus activities board and organizing student events.
Dan Lohmann '98 Wins Emmy®
Pikewood Creative's Executive Producer Dan Lohmann ‘98 has been awarded an Emmy® for his work on the 2010 United Bank "Anticipation" commercial.
"It is exciting to be recognized at this level for the work we get to do every day," said Lohmann. "Our whole team was involved in this commercial, and we are very happy to have won."
The awards ceremony for The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Ohio Valley Chapter was held in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, July 30.
Pikewood Creative is a digital production company located in Morgantown, W.Va., specializing in commercials, corporate videos, motion graphics and animation, website development and graphic design.
To see the Emmy® Award winning "Anticipation" commercial, visit: www.pikewoodcreative.com/united-bank-anticipation/.
Barki '96 Named Special Assistant United States Attorney
William J. Ihlenfeld II, United States attorney for the northern district of West Virginia, announced the appointment of Bethany graduate Joseph E. Barki III to the position of special assistant United States attorney with his office.
Barki was formally administered his oath of office Tuesday in United States District Court in Wheeling by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.
Barki is an assistant prosecuting attorney in Ohio County, where he has been working since 2001; as well as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Brooke County, where he has worked since 2003. He also serves as prosecutor for the town of Bethany. He served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Hancock County for four years.
Barki handles drug and violent crime prosecutions and has also worked as a domestic violence prosecutor.
Bethany Announces Homecoming 2011
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2011 slated for Oct. 7-8. Click here to see a full schedule of events.
Alumni & Friends
President Scott D. Miller and Vice President Sven de Jong joined Bethany Alumni and Friends recently at gatherings in Boston and California. To view photos from the gatherings, click here.