Volume V, Number XXV
An E-News Service of Bethany College
February 10, 2012

Campus News
Emmy Award-Winning Producer to Address Bethany College Kalon Scholarship Candidates
Emmy Award-winning producer Jhamal K. Robinson— a 1998 Bethany alumnus who serves as Executive in Charge of Production for the Style Network in Los Angeles—will deliver the Keynote Address for the 28th annual Kalon Scholarship Luncheon to be held March 24 at Bethany College. The luncheon is part of the Kalon Leadership Scholarship Competition, which recognizes incoming students who possess special leadership potential.

Bethany College to Present Rachel Brown
Bethany College and the Student Activities Council will be hosting a free concert performance by Rachel Brown this Friday, February 10 at 8 p.m. in Wailes Theatre.


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Junior Class Council to Host Blood Drive at Bethany College
Members of the Junior Class Council at Bethany College will sponsor an “Everyday Supporter” blood drive from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16 in the Agostino Room in Benedum Commons.

To be eligible to donate, individuals cannot have donated in the past 8 weeks and should generally be healthy. Visit www.redcrossblood.org for additional eligibility requirements.

For more information, visit www.redcrossblood.org/greateralleghenies. To make an appointment to donate at Bethany, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or email ColesT@usa.redcross.org. Appointments are not required.

High-Performance Computer Contest Offers Cash Prizes to Students
West Virginia High-Performance Computational Resources will award cash prizes in a competition open to West Virginia undergraduate students during spring 2012, according to a promotional announcement by the program.

Students or student teams will be challenged to find “novel, innovative and effective uses” of High-Performance Computing (HPC) resources. They “will submit a brief abstract detailing how they used HPC tools to solve a problem by using computations that are not practical without the power of HPC.”

One first-place prize of $1,000 and one second-place prize of $500 will be awarded in this competition.

The application deadline is February 29, 2012; the submission deadline is April 1, 2012. Complete rules and contest details are available at www.wvhpcr.com.

High-Performance Computing is the use of supercomputers or clusters of computers to solve difficult computational problems arising from scientific research.

West Virginia High Performance Computational Resources is an initiative of the WVEPSCoR RII High Performance Computing Training Support Program. Its mission is “preparing West Virginia’s future workforce in High Performance Computing by working with West Virginia’s primarily undergraduate institutions to provide awareness, advice, training, and assistance with incorporating HPC tools in their curriculum.”


Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Visual and Performing Arts
Dr. David J. Rudari, Assistant Professor of Music and Ms. Sun Jung Lee, Distinguished Lecturer in Music, Piano, were Guest Conductor and Accompanist for the 2012 Pittsburgh Diocese High School Honors Choir festival, held at Oakland Catholic High School and Seton-LaSalle High School on Friday, February 3.  The program featured works by Copland, Andre Thomas, Matthias Seiber, Verdi, and Randall Thompson.  This marks Dr. Rudari's third appearance as Guest Conductor with the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and Ms. Lee's first.

Assistant Professor of Music Pandel Collaros engineered the recording of alumna Amanda McCoy's bass performance for "The Coming Down Rain," a new song by the progressive rock band Zasz.  To hear the finished song and learn more about Zasz, go to www.zaszmusic.com.

Humanities: English
The official launch event for Wiley Cash's first novel, A Land More Kind Than Home, is scheduled for Sat., April 21 at 4 p.m. in the Renner Art Gallery on the campus of Bethany College. There will be a reading, followed by a book signing. Books will be available to purchase, and a portion of the proceeds will go to raise money for the Brooke County Library. Although the novel and the e-book will be released on April 17, 2012, you can pre-order both from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and all independent bookstores. You can also see the cover and read the first chapter here http://www.scribd.com/doc/80130244/A-LAND-MORE-KIND-THAN-HOME-by-Wiley-Cash.

Review:
"Cash’s debut novel is a chilling descent into the world of religious frenzy in small town North Carolina. The languid atmosphere seduces, and Cash’s fine first effort pulls the reader into a shadowy, tormented world where wolves prowl in the guise of sheep." - Publishers Weekly.


Alumni News
Alumni Weekend Schedule Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2012 slated for May 4-6. Classes celebrating reunions include 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967 and 1972. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend.

BASA Weekend Schedule Announced
Attention Bethany Soccer Alumni! Save the date and join us for BASA Weekend 2012 slated for May 4-6. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend.  For additional information, contact Sean Regan at (304) 829-7238 or sregan@bethanywv.edu.

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.”

Save the Date!
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Florida.

Jacksonville
Friday, February 10
6-8 p.m.
Reception at Latitude 30
10370 Philips Highway
Jacksonville FL 32256
Latitude-30.com
Hosted by Margy Lang ‘81

Tampa/St. Petersburg
Saturday, February 11
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Luncheon at Marchand’s Bar & Grill
at the Vinoy Renaissance
501 5th Avenue N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL

Estero
Sunday, February 12
2-4 p.m.
Reception at Estero Country Club
at the Vines
19801 Tamiami Trail
Estero, FL

For more information or to RSVP for any of these events, contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
at 304.829.7299 or alumni@bethanywv.edu.


Bison Athletics
Bison Erupt in Second Half for 75-44 Win at Waynesburg
Junior James Barton (Bethel Park, Pa.) scored 13 of his team-leading 18 points in the second half and the Bethany College men’s basketball team used a huge second half to pull away for a 75-44 victory at Waynesburg Wednesday night.

Bethany Suffers Setback to PAC Rival Waynesburg
The Bethany College women’s basketball team suffered their second loss in six games as they fell to the hosting Waynesburg Yellow Jackets 74-56.

Bethany Coaches Selected for National Instructional Camp
Bethany College assistant softball coaches Kristen McGaughey and Ashley Marinacci have been selected to work the National Instructional Camp, conducted by USA Preps and Mizuno Feb. 24th-26th in Palm Springs, Calif.

Bethany Soccer Camps Returning in Summer of 2012
The Bethany Soccer Camps will be returning to the campus where it all started 38 years ago, as Bethany College will once again host the three weeks of camp this coming summer in late June and early July.

James, 4X400 Relay Highlight Bethany's Day at Mount Union Meet
Sophomore Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) won the 800-meter run and anchored the 4x400 relay to a first place finish as well to highlight the Bethany College indoor track teams’ day at the Mount Union Jim Wuske Indoor Invitational Saturday.

Bethany Falls to Grove City in Final Regular Season Meet
The Bethany College swimming and diving teams completed their regular season dual meet schedule Saturday with losses to perennial conference power Grove City.

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

 

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