Bethany Names Menz Director of International Studies
Professor of World Languages and Cultures Harald Menz has been named Bethany’s new director of international studies. Menz will oversee the College’s study abroad programs, travel awards and scholarships, and other global studies initiatives. Visit
http://www.bethanywv.edu/index.php?cID=1728 to learn more about many of Bethany’s study abroad options.
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
P.O. Box 389
Bethany, WV 26032
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!
Submitted by Katherine Shelek-Furbee
Communications and Media Arts
Patrick J. Sutherland, professor of communications and advisor to WVBC Internet Radio in the Department of Communications and Media Arts, recently had a chapter of his writing accepted for publication. The chapter is titled "ESPN: Television
Transforms Sports Culture" and is set for inclusion in a three-volume book, American History Through American Sports, edited by Danielle Coombs and Bob Batchelor. The publisher is ABC-CLIO.
Sutherland also attended the 2011 Annual Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)) held in August in St. Louis. And in his role as chair of the Town of Bethany's Main Street Revitalization Committee, Sutherland
attended summer meetings with West Virginia State Government officials in Charleston, W.Va., at the Division of Culture and History and Main Street WV/On Track Program.
Visual and Performing Arts
Luke Hardt, chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and director of Bethany College Theatre, reports that he can now honestly say, "I'm not a doctor but I played one on TV!" His professional work this summer included playing
a surgeon in a television commercial, as well as work on the movies "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," which stars Emma Watson, and "Steeltown," which stars Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Assistant Professor of Music Pandel Collaros has installed Auralex studio foam in the Steinman Hall Audio Recording Studio and Control Room. The acoustic treatment for these rooms was made possible by a generous contribution from Thomas Furbee,
director of media services, who is also a musician and audio engineer.
Presbyterian College Announces Lance as New Member of Faculty
Presbyterian College and the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy introduced Dr. Justin Lance as a new, full-time member of their faculty during Opening Convocation ceremonies on Sept. 6. Lance will work in the School of Arts and Sciences as an assistant
professor of political science. A summa cum laude graduate of Bethany College, he earned both his master’s degree and doctorate in political science from Ohio State University. He is a former visiting assistant professor at the College of Charleston.
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, October 8. 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, please email
Bethany Announces Homecoming 2011
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2011 slated for Oct. 7-8.
Click here to see a full schedule of events.