Volume V, Number XVI
An E-News Service of Bethany College
November 18, 2011

Campus News
Kanotz Joins Bethany as Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
Bethany College Vice President of Institutional Advancement Sven de Jong announces that alumna Ashley Kanotz has been appointed Director of Alumni and Parent Relations.

Bethany Presents Music, Theatre, Art and Dance Sampler with Arts Feast
Bethany College’s Department of Visual and Performing Arts will host a celebration of the arts December 1-4. Open to the public, Bethany’s Arts Feast 2011 will feature performances, exhibits, lessons and more designed to allow participants to explore and interact with a wide variety of artistic expressions. The four-day sampler will be offered at no cost to participants.

News & Events
Bethany News
President's Letter
College Calendar
Bison Athletics

Campus Links
Bethany Bookstore
Bethany Alumni
Update My Information
Give to Bethany
Dining Service

News Briefs
President Honors Emeritus Faculty
Three recently retired long-time members of the Bethany faculty were honored at a dinner at Christman Manor for their meritorious service to the College. Jay Buckelew (biology), Mary Ellen Komorowski (mathematics) and Randy Cooey (business and economics) were recognized with the distinction of professor-emeritus and presented with engraved Bethany College rocking chairs.

The Connection Hosts Food Conservation Project, Food Drive

Bethany’s “The Connection” hosted a Food Conservation Project held November 14-15 in Benedum Commons. The event explored food conservation issues, healthy eating habits, and local and global food issues and availability.

The group will launch a food drive on November 28-December 2 to be held all week from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m. in Benedum Commons. Community members are invited to bring canned goods and non-perishables. Connection representatives will man tables and collect donations, and the names of those individuals and organizations who donate will be placed into a contest pool. Chartwells will donate a prize for winners.

The Connection was founded to help establish connections on campus between all persons of faith, regardless of denomination, tradition or lack of tradition. The Connection provides an opportunity for students to connect with other people on campus in an atmosphere of friendship and acceptance. The group, an officially recognized student organization, welcomes all persons whose search for spiritual things is leading them to a deeper understanding of life.  

New Bethany College Italian Club Presents ‘Italian Movie Night’
A newly formed Italian Club, led by club president Alex Del Giorno, presented the “Italian Movie Night” on November 14 in Maxwell’s. The event featured the highly-acclaimed Italian film “La Vita è Bella,” directed by Roberto Benigni and winner of three Academy Awards. The beautiful and moving film depicts the trials and tribulations of a family of Jewish Italians in Italy’s World War II era. The attendees thoroughly enjoyed the film, together with snacks, drinks and homemade food provided by the Italian Club.

Women’s Basketball Team Launches Finals Survival Kit Fundraiser
The Women’s Basketball team is conducting fundraisers for the upcoming season and invites family and friends of current Bethany students to treat them to a Finals Survival Kit. The kits are being offered for $20 and will be delivered to recipients December 5 & 6.

Two kit options are available. The “original” survival kit package includes a personalized Bethany College drawstring bag that include pens, pencils, post-its, pop, chips, cookies, fruit snacks, granola bars, candy, and other little treats. A package featuring healthier snacks is also being sold. It includes a personalized Bethany College drawstring bag with fresh fruits, assorted nuts, granola bars, Gatorade and water, fruit snacks, and pens, pencils, highlighters, and sticky notes. Both packages offer the opportunity for gift-givers to include a personal message.

NEW to this year’s Finals Survival Kit, parents can purchase a grey Bethany College T-Shirt for their student. The shirts, which offer a different design than traditional shirts sold in the book store, are an additional $15 and may be purchased together or separately from the kits.

To order, download and send the order form and payment (made out to Bethany Women’s Basketball) to Cassandra Donelan, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, Bethany College, Hummel Field House, Bethany, WV 26032.

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, clicking here or writing:

Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
Bethany College
P.O. Box 389
Bethany, WV 26032
Email: alumni@bethanywv.edu

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!

The School of Education at Bethany College is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) on April 15-17, 2012. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party’s relationship to the institution, i.e. graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates.

We invite you to submit written comments to:

Board of Examiners
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by email to: callforcomments@ncate.org

Correspondence, which must be received by NCATE no later than three months prior to visit, will be submitted to the institution for response via NCATE’s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). NCATE will not upload anonymous comments to the BOE team or institutions.

For questions, please contact Monica Siengo at: msiengo@ncate.org

Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Visual and Performing Arts
Assistant Professor of Music Pandel Collaros performed with the Amanda McCoy Band at Center Stage in Nashville on October 29. In addition to Collaros and alumna McCoy, the band includes Nashville musicians Sean Sunderland on drums and Ivalee Pitts on fiddle.  The concert featured the original music of McCoy.

Alumni News
del Cerro ’85 Says Good-Bye to ABC’s Regis
For years, Bethanian Evelyn del Cerro ’85 has had an office adjacent to Regis Philbin at WABC in New York. In recognition of his last show on Friday, November, 18, de Cerro paused for a good-bye photo. del Cerro is a production manager for ABC Television.

St. Dominic Academy Honors Vlahakis ‘67 at Leadership Dinner
St. Dominic Academy in New Jersey recently honored 1967 Bethany graduate Valerie Vlahakis, owner and operator of Lee Sims Chocolates in Jersey City. In addition to earning her undergraduate degree from Bethany College, Vlahakis has taught junior high school and has earned a master’s degree in special education from the College of Staten Island.

Student Callers Work to Bolster Bethany Fund
Your phones will soon be ringing! Bethany’s student callers will begin 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! Click here to make a gift now.

Bison Athletics
Bethany Repeats as ECAC Volleyball Champions
The Bethany College volleyball team won its second consecutive ECAC South Region Tournament Championship by defeating Swarthmore 3-0 (25-16, 25-11, 25-18) in the semifinals and PAC rival Saint Vincent 3-1 (21-25, 25-20, 25-13, 25-23) in the championship match Saturday at Hummel Field House.

Bethany's Mongelluzzo Earns All-Region at NCAA Meet
Senior Joanna Mongelluzzo (Washington, Pa./Trinity) completed a stellar final season with another strong performance at the NCAA MidEast Regional, which was hosted by DeSales (Pa.) University Saturday.

Five Bison Highlight All-PAC Volleyball Teams
Following a record-breaking season, five Bethany College volleyball players were voted to the All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) teams, which were released Thursday by the conference office.

Bethany's James Recognized with First Team All-PAC Honors
Bethany College sophomore forward Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) was recognized by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference by earning the First Team All-PAC men’s soccer distinction on Wednesday.

Bethany's Forward Duo Earn All-PAC Women's Soccer Honors
The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) announced its All-PAC women’s soccer selections Wednesday morning, including a first team selection and an honorable mention for the Bethany College women’s soccer team.

Ten Bison Earn All-PAC Football Distinction
The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) announced its all-league teams Monday and ten Bethany College football players were voted to the teams, including one player who made it for two different positions.

Bethany to Close Season Saturday Against King's
The Bethany College football team (4-5) will complete its 2011 schedule Saturday when it hosts King’s (Pa.) College (1-8) in a 1 p.m. kickoff at Bison Stadium in a make-up of a game postponed in September.

Bethany Men Look Sharp in Downing Allegheny to Open Season
Led by senior British Alexander’s (Dayton, Ohio/Trotwood Madison) 19 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots, the Bethany College men’s basketball team outscored host Allegheny by 20 points in the second half of an 82-60 Bison victory Tuesday in the season opener for both sides.

Bison Women Fall in Opener to Denison 69-61
The Bethany College women’s basketball team mounted a second-half rally to trim a 19-point deficit down to seven, but Denison (Ohio) University held off the challenge to come away with a 69-61 victory at Hummel Field House Tuesday in the season opener for both teams.

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


The Journal is a collaborative effort of the Offices of the President, Institutional Advancement, and Sports Information and is distributed each Friday afternoon to faculty/staff, students, alumni and friends of the college. Those not on the current distribution list may click here to subscribe.

The site is archived weekly at The Old Main Journal.

Submissions are encouraged and may be sent to Deidra Hall-Nuzum, Executive Assistant to the President, no later than noon each Thursday.

Please add president@bethanywv.edu to your address book's "safe senders" list to ensure you will continue to receive this newsletter in your inbox.

If you wish to be removed from this mailing list please click here.