Volume V, Number XXXIV
An E-News Service of Bethany College
April 13, 2012

Campus News
Bethany College Presents Annual Honors Day Awards
Bethany College awarded many of its exemplary students, faculty and staff with a variety of college-wide and departmental awards on April 12 during its annual Honors Day celebrations. The recipients, selected based on their demonstration of outstanding scholarship and other contributions to the College, were presented with their awards during the Honors Day Convocation held in Commencement Hall in Bethany's historic Old Main.

Bethany Alumni, Leading Medical Professionals Present Future of Medicine Panel
Bethany will welcome four of the nation’s leading medical professionals and College alumni back to campus on April 19 for a public panel on the Future of Medicine. The event will be held in Bethany’s Mountainside Conference Center at 6:30 p.m. and will be streamed live online.

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Bethany College to Host Book Signing
Bethany College will host the official launch of Dr. Wiley Cash's debut novel A Land More Kind Than Home on Saturday, April 21 at 4 p.m. in the Renner Art Gallery. Dr. Cash currently serves as Assistant Professor of English at Bethany, teaching four classes and preparing for the tour of his already critically acclaimed book, which will begin in May.

News Briefs
President Miller Participates in Distinguished Conference on Future of Liberal Arts Colleges
President Scott D. Miller participated in a by-invitation-only leadership conference focusing on the future viability and direction of liberal arts colleges, April 9-11 at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.

Bethany College was invited to join the conference, which addressed goals of  “exploring new models of the liberal arts to guide undergraduate education in the 21st century,” that was jointly sponsored by Lafayette and Swarthmore College. Among the other nationally ranked, top-tier institutions represented were Williams College, Vassar College, Franklin & Marshall College, Smith College and Bryn Mawr College. Support for the conference was provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Sessions focused on such topics as economic sustainability of higher education, emerging trends at liberal arts colleges and opportunities for bold, non-traditional partnerships. 

Dr. Miller has written extensively on the value, impact and best practices of liberal arts education, and has moderated or made presentations on the changing landscape of small private colleges for the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and other associations.

Explore the links below for coverage of the conference:

“The Liberal Arts and Careers (Inside Higher Ed): http://t.co/woKzOtVS

“Changing Their Tone: (Inside Higher Ed):  http://t.co/eAGzxCc1

Closing coverage of the "Lafayette Summit" (Inside Higher Ed): http://t.co/BlwWlKV0

“Liberal Arts Colleges Are Urged to Move Beyond Disciplinary ‘Comfort Zones’" (Chronicle): http://t.co/pSOjVH64

Librarians Named for Committee Service
Three Bethany College librarians have been appointed to serve Bowen Central Library of Appalachia (BCLA) committees, a program within the Appalachian College Association (ACA).  Trevor Onest, Public Services Librarian will serve the User Education Committee and Heather Turner, Technical Services Librarian will serve the Collection Development Committee.  These appointments are the first for both Onest and Turner.  Heather Ricciuti, The Mary Cutlip Director of Libraries & Learning Resources will begin her second term on the Programming & Membership Committee.   The BCLA provides students, faculty, and staff at ACA institutions with information resources and supports the library staff with professional development and other services.

2nd Annual Bethany 5K Slated for May 5
The 2nd Annual Bethany 5K will be held on Saturday, May 5, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Thomas Phillips Johnson Health & Recreation Center. Registration for the event is $15 per person or $50 for teams of 5. All proceeds from the race will benefit Easter Seals. The race will begin at 9:00 a.m. A course through campus and town has been mapped out. Prizes will be awarded.  For more information or to register online, visit: www.active.com/running/bethany-wv/2nd-annual-bethany-5k-run-walk-2012.

Induction Ceremony Held
The Economics and Business department held an induction ceremony on Thursday, April 12 for the Omicron Delta Epsilon honor society. The induction, held at the Bethany Beanery included: Front row (from left): Krystal Daubenspeck, Francis Rios, Jayetee Strupe, Randolph Cooey and Dr. Darin Fields. Back row: Dr. David Youngberg, Dr. Wilfrid Csaplar, Deidra R. Hall-Nuzum, Issam Sawtarie and Valerie Flatley



Swim Lessons to be Offered by Bethany College Swim Team
Swimming lessons will be taught by members of Bethany College’s Swimming Team and supervised by Head Coach David Dow. Students of all abilities age 4 and older are welcome.

Lessons will be offered four nights a week (Monday-Thursday) for two weeks. Choose the EARLY (4:30-5:10 p.m.) or LATE (5:20-6:00 p.m.) time period.

    Weekday Sessions:
    SESSION I    March 19 - 29     SESSION II    April 2 - 12     SESSION III    April 16 - 26

For more information or to register, visit: www.bethanywv.edu/athletics/varsity/bethany-swimming-and-diving/swim-lessons/.

Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Higher Learning Commission
Dr. Gary Kappel, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Perry E. and Aleece C. Gresham Chair in Humanities, and Bethany’s Accreditation Liaison Officer, attended the annual meeting of the Higher Learning Commission, Bethany’s regional accrediting agency, in Chicago March 31-April 3. He participated in numerous sessions on the commission’s new process for accreditation, called Pathways, and the new criteria for accreditation which go into effect on January 1, 2013. Bethany will join the Pathways process mid-stream, as it were, as Bethany’s next scheduled re-affirmation occurs in 2018-19.

Dr. Kappel also attended the keynote session featuring Dr. Robert Sternberg, a noted Psychologist and expert in the area of assessment of student learning, as well as a number of other sessions concerning assessment and developing dashboards for benchmarking key performance indicators of the college.

While at the meeting, Kappel visited with former student and Bethany alumnus, Dr. Jason Hartz, ’00, a History major who now teaches and does institutional research work at Adrian College in Michigan. Jason’s wife, Dr. Carissa Massey, ’00, is a tenured professor in Art History at Adrian. They just welcomed the birth of their first child, Ruby, a few months ago.

Alumni News
Bethany Alum Featured on bergen.com
Matt Mastrangelo '87, Rolling Stone Publisher, is featured in an article on bergen.com, titled "People in the Arts: Four Bergenites bring out the best in entertainment." Click here to view the article.

Bethany Alum a Candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year Award
Joe Francisco '01 has been named a candidate for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man & Woman of the Year national fundraising campaign. There are 73 national campaigns comprised of incredible men and women who are competing for the title of Man & Woman of the Year.  This national campaign focuses on raising funds, awareness, and advocacy in the fight against blood cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

"It's such a great honor to have been nominated as a candidate in the 4th largest city in America," stated Francisco. "Each and every one of us know someone who is affected by a debilitating disease, cancer, or other life changing event.  I challenge the Bethany community to join me on my two month journey to raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society."

The goal of the national campaign, which kicked off on March 29 and runs for 9 weeks, is to raise as much money as possible to help find a cure for blood cancer and to help improve the lives of blood cancer patients and their families.

For more information on Joe's campaign contact him at joe.lls.mwoy@gmail.com or 713.444.0546 or, to help him surpass his goal of $30,000, visit http://txg.mwoy.llsevent.org/JoeFrancisco.

Summer OCICU Online Courses Available
Through Bethany College’s partnership with the Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities, affordable online courses during the summer are available for students and alumni thru Bethany College. Each course with OCICU costs just $725 and registration for the course is directly through Bethany College. 

Summer Session I runs April 30 - June 24. Summer Session II runs July 2 - August 26. A complete listing of available courses and link to register online can be found here: www.bethanywv.edu/academics/lifelong-learning-at-bethany/ocicu-summer-courses/

For more information contact Stephanie Kappel in the Office of Records and Retention or by email: skappel@bethanywv.edu

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.”

Bison Athletics
Bison Football Golf Classic
Bethany Football will host its annual Bison Football Golf Classic on Saturday, May 5th  at the Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg. Donation to play in the outing is $100 which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, food and drinks on the course, and the post outing social at The Bison Inn. Young alumni (classes of 2008-2012) can play for a discounted price of $60. If you can join us and play, or would like to be involved as a sponsor of the outing, please contact Tim Weaver at tweaver@bethanywv.edu. All proceeds go to benefit the Bethany Football program. We hope to see you there.

Bethany's James Earns PAC Runner of the Week Recognition
After winning one event and placing in two others on Saturday, Bethany College sophomore Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) has been selected as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Men’s Track Runner of the Week for April 10.

Bethany's Vallone Tabbed PAC Hitter of the Week
Bethany College junior Maria Vallone (Rochester, N.Y./Webster Schroeder) was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Hitter of the Week for April 10.

Bethany Takes First PAC Match with 6-3 Win Over Waynesburg
The Bethany College men’s tennis team improved to 4-4 overall and won its first PAC match of the season by knocking off Waynesburg 6-3 on a blustery Tuesday afternoon at the Ewing Tennis Center on the Bethany campus.

Bison 400 Sweep Highlights Day at Marietta Invitational
Senior Kaitlyn Black (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) and sophomore Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) took first place in the 400-meter dash, which were only part of the strong day turned in by the Bethany College men’s and women’s track and field teams at the Marietta Invitational.

Bethany Drops Two Against PAC Foe Geneva
Junior Maria Vallone (Rochester, N.Y./Webster Schroeder) was 3-for-4 with a home run in the opening game, but the Bethany College softball team dropped a 9-3 decision and then the Bison fell in game two by a 2-1 margin, as Geneva swept the PAC twinbill at Bethany Wednesday.

Bison Offense Comes Alive in Time to Take Split at W&J
After being held without a hit through the first four innings of game two, the Bethany College baseball team pushed five runs across in the fifth and added another late to rally for a 6-3 win at Washington & Jefferson to salvage a split of their PAC doubleheader Saturday.

Big First Half Propels Shenandoah Past Bethany
Visiting Shenandoah (Va.) University scored 12 first-half goals, including eight in the second period, as the Hornets defeated the Bethany College men’s lacrosse team 18-4 Saturday afternoon.

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


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