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.”
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.
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.
"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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention Bethany College’s Class of 1977!
The organizing of your 35-year reunion has begun. Please email email@example.com 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.
Friday, February 10
Reception at Latitude 30
10370 Philips Highway
Jacksonville FL 32256
Hosted by Margy Lang ‘81
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
Sunday, February 12
Reception at Estero Country Club
at the Vines
19801 Tamiami Trail
For more information or to RSVP for any of these events, contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
at 304.829.7299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.