Volume VI, Number XXIX
An E-News Service of Bethany College
March 22, 2013

Two Bethany College Professors Named to West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Bethany College Professor Emerita and former Professor of Mathematics Mary Ellen Komorowski and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Adam Fletcher have been elected to the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (WVCTM) during the annual conference, which was held March 15-16 at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, W.Va.  

Buffalo Seminary at Bethany College Holds Gift of Years Workshop
Buffalo Seminary at Bethany College held a workshop examining the gifts that come in our older years on March 16-17 at the First Christian Church in Wheeling.

The Rev. Judy Bennett, pastor of the Island Christian (Disciples of Christ), and The Rev. Dr. William Allen, former Bethany College trustee and regional minister emeritus of the Christian Church in West Virginia, offered thoughtful and moving reflections on their own spiritual journey across time.

The Rev. Dr. Larry Grimes, dean of Buffalo Seminary and director of church relations, guided the group in a study of biblical images of ages and provided thoughts toward a theology of aging.

Chip Railing, MSW, of Valley Hospice explained hospice programs and end of life options and directives. The Rev. Thaddeus Allen ’92, introduced the gathering to an exciting new partnership between the National Benevolent Association (DOC) and the Christian Church in West Virginia designed to provide a model for ministering to and through seniors in West Virginia and across the nation.

Thirty-one clergy and lay leaders attended the workshop, representing 10 West Virginia congregations. Upcoming Buffalo Seminary events include The Oreon E. Scott Lectures to be delivered by Dr. Rick Lowery on April 8-9 and a May 7-8 workshop on "Divine Passion, Erotic Faith—Toward a Theology of Christian Life in the Flesh" featuring The Rev. Dr. Victor Hunter and Grimes.

For more information go to www.bethanywv.edu/about-bethany/church-relations/buffalo-seminary/workshops-and-events/


Boston Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends Event with President Scott D. Miller and hosts Jeffrey ’78 & Nancy Seglin and  J.P. Blaho ’94 at the Harvard Faculty Club on Wednesday, April 24 from 6-8 p.m.

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (304) 829-7299 or alumni@bethanywv.edu.

President Miller Hosts Florida Gatherings
President Scott D. Miller recently traveled to Florida to support the Bison baseball and softball teams as they kicked off their 2013 seasons. Following the baseball contest on March 15, Miller hosted a gathering for parents, alumni, and friends at Cobb’s Landing Restaurant in Fort Pierce.  He then travelled to Clermont for a reception with softball parents, alumni, and friends at Oakwood Smokehouse & Grill on March 17.

Click here to view photos from the events.

Gray '09 to Serve as Masterclass Accompanist
Casey R. Gray '09 continues to serve as an adjunct professor of music at State University of New York at Fredonia, where he teaches all foreign language diction courses for the school of music. He also serves as a staff accompanist for the voice area. On April 11, Gray will be the accompanist for a masterclass given by the renowned American soprano Dawn Upshaw at the Fredonia Campus. 

Gray is also the voice coach for the Graduation Pops Concert featuring the Western New York Chamber Orchestra.  In addition to accompanying and teaching local voice students, he is involved as an accompanist for local dance classes.  He is accompanist for the award-winning Chautauqua County Children's Chorus, organist for the Fredonia First United Methodist Church, and he accompanies choral groups and musical theatre productions at Casadaga Valley, Fredonia Central and Silver Creek schools.

Alumni Weekend Schedule Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2013 slated for May 3-5. Classes celebrating reunions include 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968 and 1973. 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 2013 slated for May 3-5. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend. The cost of the weekend is $75, or $60 if registered in advance. 

For additional information or to pre-register, contact John Cunningham at 304.639.0648 or jcunningham@bethanywv.edu. Registration can also be mailed to PO Box 206, Bethany, WV 26032.

Save the Date! Bethany Announces Homecoming 2013
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2013 slated for September 27-28, 2013. 

Bethany Finishes Florida Trip by Beating #15 Plattsburgh State
Senior Emily Jump (Milford, Del./Polytech) had a single and a double and threw a four-hit shutout to lead the Bethany College softball team to a 8-0 victory in five innings over Plattsburgh State, who entered the game ranked 15th in the nation by the NFCA.

Bethany Sets New Scoring Record in 15-10 Win Over Hiram
Led by senior Zach Gordon (Leesburg, Va./Heritage), who tied a program single-game record with five goals, the Bethany College lacrosse team established a new team scoring mark in defeating visiting Hiram 15-10 Saturday afternoon at Bison Stadium.

Bethany Splits Hard-Fought Twinbill with Lawrence
Junior Zac Edmiston (California, Pa.) stroked a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Bethany College baseball team to an 11-10 victory over Lawrence (Wisc.) University in the opening game of Wednesday’s doubleheader in Ft. Myers, Fla.

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

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