Volume V, Number X
An E-News Service of Bethany College
October 7, 2011

Campus News
Bethany College Welcomes New Member to Board of Trustees
Gregory B. Jordan, Chairman of the Bethany College Board of Trustees, has announced the election of a new member to the Board. G. Daniel Martich ‘81, chief medical information officer and vice president of physician services for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), was unanimously approved at the Board’s fall meeting.

Bethany Announces 2011 Homecoming Court
Bethany College has announced 10 nominees for the 2011 Homecoming Court. Bethany’s Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned during halftime festivities at Saturday’s football game against Westminster College. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. at Bison Stadium.

Bethany College Announces Fall 2011 Homecoming Festivities
A full schedule of Homecoming Weekend activities for alumni and students has been set for October 7-8 at Bethany College, the oldest College in West Virginia. This year’s events will include a homecoming parade, a variety of alumni and sporting events, an art show and more.

Bethany to Welcome Four New Members into Athletic Hall of Fame
The Bethany College Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome its four newest members as part of the College’s Homecoming festivities Oct. 7-8.

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News Briefs
Bethany President Attends New York Meetings
President Miller was one of 100 presidents nationwide invited to take part in the Council of Independent College (CIC) presidents roundtable with foundation CEOs at the TIAA-CREF Center in New York City last week.  He also attended the meeting of the Council of Presidents of the CIC — New York Times Partnership at the New York Times Worldwide Headquarters. 
Language Faculty and Students Represent Bethany at WVFLTA Conference
Accompanied by Dr. Harald Menz, Visiting Fulbright Lecturer Muna Al-Merri and Dr. Joseph Lovano, senior Hannah Sweetser (English major) and sophomore Chelsea Sebetich (double major:  Spanish and international relations) attended the Fall Conference of the West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers’ Association at Fairmont State University last Friday and Saturday, September 30-October 1, 2011. The Language Conference was entitled  “Fostering a Culture of Global Proficiency:  Let’s Talk with the World.”

Douglas, Henderson Selected for WV Campus Compact Student Advisory Board
Students Joseph Douglas and Tiffany Henderson have been chosen as Bethany’s 2011-2012 representatives to the West Virginia Campus Compact Student Advisory Board ( WVCC SAB). Only those with a strong history of service and leadership are appointed to this selective group. As part of their responsibilities, they will attend a meeting in October to learn more about WV Campus Compact, network with other SAB members from across the state, and find out more about the activities they will be engaged in this year as WVCC SAB members.

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

Alumni News
Presbyterians for Earth Care Presents Somplatsky-Jarman ’69 with Environmental Justice Award 

Presbyterians for Earth Care awarded Rev. Bill Somplatsky-Jarman, Bethany College 1969 graduate, its William Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Environmental Justice on September 2. Somplatsky-Jarman serves as a coordinator for Social Witness Ministries in the Compassion Peace and Justice Ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). He has been with the church since 1984.

Bison Athletics
Bethany Avenges Only Loss with 3-1 Win Over Westminster
The Bethany College volleyball team overcame an opening set loss to take three straight and in the process, avenge its only loss of the year to Westminster, as the Bison defeated the Titans 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 25-22, 27-25) at a raucous Hummel Field House Wednesday night.

Bison Set to Welcome Westminster Saturday for Homecoming
The Bethany College football team (2-2, 1-2) will start the second half of its season and celebrate Homecoming this Saturday by hosting PAC rival Westminster (2-2, 1-1) at Bison Stadium for a 2 p.m. kickoff.

Bison Blank Cougars by a 3-0 Count
As the defense held the Chatham Cougars without a single shot, the Bethany College Women’s Soccer team (5-4, 1-1) went on to notch three goals to overtake the Cougars and earn its first Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) win.

Bethany's Wilson Highlights Golf Efforts at Westminster
Sophomore Nolan Wilson (Toronto, Ohio) tied for the low score on the back nine, which helped him finish in a tie for fifth place to highlight the efforts of the Bethany College men’s team Monday at the Westminster Autumn Classic.

Bethany Pulls Out 5-4 Tennis Thriller Over Waynesburg
The Bethany College women’s tennis team set two milestones Thursday with a 5-4 win over Waynesburg, which was capped by senior Tara Harris (Zanesville, Ohio) overcoming an injury to win the decisive match at #6 singles.

Bison Suffer Tough OT LOss After Huge Comeback
After a 4-0 deficit at halftime, the Bethany College Men’s Soccer team came all the way back in the second half only to fall in overtime to the Malone Pioneers 5-4 under the lights at Bison Stadium on Thursday night.

Bethany Overcomes Elements for Big Day at Pitt-Greensburg Meet
Despite cold, rainy weather, the Bethany College women’s cross country team finished third out of 12 teams and the Bison men placed three runners in the top 24 at Saturday’s Pitt-Greensburg Invitational.

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


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