Volume VI, Number VII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
September 28, 2012

Bethany Japanese Outreach and Culture Club Holds Presentation
The Bethany College Japan Outreach and Japanese Culture Club on Sept. 24 held a cultural presentation on Japanese marriage and wedding customs in Commencement Hall.

Bethany Freshman Snyder Receives Award at Fall Convocation
Bethany College freshman Allison Snyder received the Richard B. Kenney Freshman Leadership Award at Fall Convocation held in Commencement Hall.

Bethany Announces Homecoming 2012
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2012 slated for Oct. 5-6. Click here to see a full schedule of events.

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Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Matthew Payment, assistant professor in physical education and coordinator of sports studies, presented at the 20th European Association of Sport Management national conference in Aalborg, Denmark. The conference took place at University College of Northern Denmark from Sept. 18 -22. Since it is an Olympic year, the conference was co-hosted by the Sports Confederation of Denmark, the Danish Institute of Sports Studies, and the National Olympic Committee. ESAM is an international organization of academics and professionals from public, voluntary, and commercial sport sectors. Furthermore, its membership comprises a wide international network that emphasizes the extension of scientific research and scholarly writing in the area of sport and its management.

The research being presented, “Examining Resource Allocation and Success of National Olympic Committees Governed by a Corporate Model,” is a theoretical comparison between the well-defined and often studied governmental model of athlete development versus a proposed corporate model. The specific comparisons encompass the manner in which organizations are managed, allocate fiscal resources, and accountability measures for developing elite athletes.

The topic is an extension of a presentation given at the International Scholarly Hockey Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia in July 2012, titled “Mission Impossible- Examining the Resource Allocation and Program Promotion in Hockey USA and Canada Hockey.” The contention is that many athletic organizations fail to align their mission to its model for decision-making, most notably allocation of resources. In addition, evidence exists to support the belief that success at the international level is related to an increase in overall participation rather than elite development programs.

Visual and Performing Arts
After a forty-year hiatus from the stage, Jay A. Libby, assistant professor of communications, made a triumphant return in Bethany College Theatre's production of Aaron Sorkin's "Hidden in This Picture.” The show was performed in the Bethany College Amphitheatre Sept. 13- 16.  Dr. Libby portrayed the role of Reuben, the production manager of a movie-in-the-making that has gone way over schedule and budget.  The central joke of the play is that the unplanned entrance of three cows ruins this one-take-only final shot. In early rehearsals, Dr. Libby shared with the cast and director that something very similar happened in his own career during the filming of the video for Debby Boone's "You Light Up My Life.”  (Photo Attached, credit Wes Ostroff)

Luke Hardt, chair of the visual and performing arts department and director of Bethany College Theatre, can be seen in a political attack ad in the Stebenow/Hoekstra Michigan Senate race. In the commercial, he plays the director of a soap opera frustrated in his attempt to keep the actors from improvising political jabs into their scripted lines.  Although the ad is airing in Michigan, it was shot at WQED studios in Pittsburgh. In addition to flexing his acting muscles, Luke also enjoyed hanging out at X the Owl and King Friday's Castle set pieces still extant from “Mister Roger's Neighborhood.”

There will be a video presentation on the Amazon at 7 p.m. on Oct. 4 in Kirkpatrick, room 105. John T. Burns, professor of biology, will present a video presentation on the three trips that he and Bethany College students have taken to Tahuayo Lodge in the Peruvian Amazon Basin. The presentation is expected to last approximately 45 minutes and there will be time afterwards for questions regarding the video the planned Ecology of the Amazon course – which is set to be offered during the May 2013 term – and other possible research projects, internships and community service opportunities in this unique area. Snacks will also be provided.

Own a Piece of Bethany History
This year at Homecoming Bethanians will have the opportunity to buy yearbooks from various years in Bethany's history.  The yearbooks will be available in the Alumni Tent and have a suggested donation price of $50.  All proceeds will be designated  for materials, preservation, promotion, and outreach for Archives and Special Collections in the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library.  Please contact Sharon Monigold, Director of Bethany Heritage Program and Archivist, at (304)829-7898 or smonigold@bethanywv.edu with any questions.

Baltimore Area Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with President Scott D. Miller, hosted by George Davis '78 in the Baltimore area on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Gertrude's at the Baltimore Museum of Art. 

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (304) 829-7299 or alumni@bethanyw.edu.

Atlanta Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends Event with President Scott D. Miller and host Neil Christman '55 at Atlanta Athletic Club on Sunday, November 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (304) 829-7299 or alumni@bethanyw.edu.

Phone-A-Thon Getting Ready to Start
When your phone rings in the evening please answer it, it could be a student seeking your support for The Bethany Fund. President Miller is committed to making sure a Bethany Education is affordable for all of our students, 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 The Bethany Fund.

Bethany Accepting Reservations for Homecoming Tailgate Tent Space
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations is now accepting reservations for tailgate tent space to be utilized during the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 6. The cost for a 10 x 10 area is $20. Due to limited space each group will be restricted to one tent only. For more information or to make a reservation contact Ashley Kanotz at (304) 829-7299 or via email at akanotz@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany Celebrating the 12th Annual Allison’s Run
In conjunction with Homecoming 2012, the 12th Annual Allison’s Run, a conversational and recreational run or walk, will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, beginning at the Cunningham Soccer Complex located at the intersection of Route 67 and Castleman’s Run Road. The cost is $20. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Those wishing to pre-register or sponsor the race should contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or alumni@bethanywv.edu. The first 75 registrants will be given a complimentary t-shirt. Help us to remember the vibrant life of Jim Allison ’62 while raising money to support the scholarship that bears his name.

Alumni Directory
The Alumni Office and Publishing Concepts, Inc (PCI), the company printing the new 2012 Alumni Directory, will have it available in October.  For those alumni that ordered a copy, please be on the lookout for it to arrive to your home by that time.

Attention Bethany College’s Class of 1977!
The organizing of your 35-year reunion has begun.  Please email alumni@bethanywv.edu if you are interested in details about this Homecoming reunion or join the Facebook group “Bethany College Class of 1977: 35th Class Reunion.”

Bison Swimming & Diving Online Gear Store Opens
Bethany Swimming & diving fans can order the newest Bison gear online. The store will open Monday, September 17 and remain open through Sunday, October 7. Orders will be processed and shipped within 3-4 weeks of the closing date. Click here for online ordering instructions and available gear.

Bethany’s Foster Named Semifinalist for NFF’s Campbell Trophy
Bethany College senior wide receiver Johnathan Foster (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) has been named as one of the 147 candidates for the 2012 National Football Foundation (NFF) National Scholar-Athlete Awards, which also makes him a semifinalist for the 2012 William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.

Bethany Rolls to Ninth Straight Win by Downing Grove City
The Bethany College volleyball team picked up its ninth consecutive victory and remained atop the PAC standings with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-20) triumph over visiting Grove City Tuesday night at Hummel Field House.

Bethany Heads to W&J Saturday Looking to Snap Two Streaks
When the Bethany College football team invades Cameron Stadium Saturday night to take on Washington & Jefferson in a 7 p.m. contest, the Bison will not only be trying to break into the win column for the first time this season, but also snap a lengthy streak against the Presidents.

Bethany’s Win Streak Ends at Three with Loss to Geneva
The Bethany College women’s tennis team saw its three-match winning streak halted Tuesday afternoon with a 6-3 loss to visiting Geneva in a PAC match at the Ewing Tennis Center on the Bison campus.

Bison Scores Improve on 2nd Day of PAC Fall Golf Invitational
After a tough opening day at the 2012 PAC Fall Invitational, the Bethany College men’s golf team had the second biggest improvement out of the other teams during Tuesday’s second round at the Oak Tree Country Club.

Bethany and Muskingum Battle to Scoreless Draw
Monday night’s match between the Bethany College men’s soccer team and Muskingum (Ohio) University featured 40 shots, but the goalkeepers were the difference, as neither team put one in the back of the net and the match finished in a 0-0 deadlock.

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

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