Volume VIII, Number XXXIV
An E-News Service of Bethany College
May 1, 2015


Gina Kinder to Speak at Bethany College’s 68th Annual Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast
Gina (DeBlasis) Kinder, a 2000 Bethany College graduate and the coordinating producer at Pikewood Creative, will address the women of Bethany College’s graduating class at the 68th Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast. The annual event will take place Saturday, May 2, at 9:30 a.m. in the Ogden Dining Hall of Benedum Commons as part of the College’s Alumni Weekend 2015.

Jim Tressel to Speak at Bethany Banquet Honoring Student Athletes
Jim Tressel, President of Youngstown State University and former Ohio State University football coach, will be the keynote speaker at the Bethany College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Banquet on May 5.

 


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Zeta Awards Scholarship in Alumna's Memory
An in-house scholarship offered to the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha was awarded on Tuesday, April 28, to chapter president Kaitlin Perch, pictured with Ashley Kanotz '06, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations and fellow Zeta.

The Beth Mayer Hersh Scholarship was established in 2008 after Hersh, a 1979 Bethany graduate, lost her battle with breast cancer. The award is given each year to a Zeta who demonstrates a love of both Zeta and Bethany, in keeping with the way Hersh lived. The sisters are required to submit an essay and resume to the committee for review.

 

 

Kalon Scholars Hosted at Christman Manor
Dr. Miller hosted dinner for Bethany's Kalon Leadership Scholars at Christman Manor April 29. The scholars presented Dr. Miller a commemorative signed photo.

Education Department Hosts Bi-annual Invasion Day
Fourth and fifth graders from Center McMechen visited Bethany April 15 for Spring Invasion Day, hosted by Bethany's Education Department. The students spent the morning learning about the Civil War, with activities provided by Bethany students in upper-division methods classes.


The group explored various places around Bethany that have connections to the Civil War. Teacher candidates led students on tours of the cemetery to view tombstones from the Civil War time-frame. They visited Campbell Mansion and Pendleton Heights, where they heard stories told by President Miller about the Underground Railroad site in the building’s basement.
The purpose of Invasion Days is to give teacher candidates experience in developing and implementing lesson plans.

 

Psi Chi Induction
Nine students were inducted into Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology on April 27. Pitcured are Katrina D’Aquin, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Faculty; John Hull, Professor of English; Kelly L. Schuller, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Mark Affeltranger, Associate Professor of Psychology. Students include Kyle Rockey, Devon Jones, Julia Anderson, Cecelicia Valencia, Carly Grady, Alexi Pyles (inducted in 2014), Alainna Roberts, and Mackenzie Holdcraft. New inductees not pictured are Yukijiro Yashiro and Derek Miller.

 

 

 

 

Alumnus Speaks on Marketability, Diversity
Steve Radick '03, Vice President of Public Relations at Brunner in Pittsburgh, spoke to students Tuesday, April 28, about business marketability and diversity. Radick, left, is pictured with Adam Llanos '05, Enrollment Counselor and Advisor of Black Alliance. Morgan Copeland, Content Strategist at Brunner, also spoke at the event.

 

 

 

 

 

Student Spotlight
Lynsie Mandt, a senior Early Education major, is featured on Bethany's Student Spotlight page. Mandt, who recently was honored for her leadership while studying education, has been instrumental in a number of activities at Bethany that foster creativity in children around the area.

 

 

 

Women’s Basketball Team Launches Finals Survival Kit Fundraiser
The Women’s Basketball team is offering a Finals Survival Kit that family and friends of current Bethany students can purchase for them. The kits include pens, pencils, post-its and other study basics, along with drinks, snacks and coupons to local businesses. The kits are being offered for $20 and will be delivered to recipients May 6 and 7.

For an additional $10, a Bethany College cinch sack can be added to the package. To order, download the order form.


Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Physical and Computational Sciences
Dr. Scott Brothers, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, was awarded a College Equipment Grant from the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh. SSP is an organization that is dedicated to science education in the area surrounding Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania. The College Equipment Grants Program is an equipment grant program for colleges and universities of fewer than 7,500 undergraduate students. Brothers’ accepted proposal was for a $6,000 grant to purchase a new infrared spectrophotometer for use in chemistry courses and for student research projects. The award will be presented at the SSP May Awards Banquet on May 13 at Duquesne University.

Professor Adam Fletcher, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, was reelected as the secretary for the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics at its annual conference last month. Fletcher will serve in the position for two years and will hold a seat on the Executive Board.  At the conference, Fletcher also presented a seminar titled, “Before They Were Ninja Turtles: Art and Mathematics,” which was a part of a series of presentations that he has conducted relating the national standards for mathematics with those of other fields.

Service Learning Center Annual Recognition Reception
On Monday, April 27, the Service Learning Center held its annual recognition of service banquet in the main cafeteria in Benedum Commons. Chartwell’s Food Services provided a steak and shrimp dinner menu to support the event. Over 40,000+ hours of service have been reported for this year. This is 10,000+ hours over the goal of 30,000.

Individuals and groups that submitted service hours over the past academic year were recognized with certificates and trophies.

Award Recipients:

Individual
Spirit of Service—Shirley Kemp for her dedicated work with Special Olympics

Outstanding Fundraising Effort
Relay for Life, Baseball Team and Zeta Tau Alpha—for fundraising events that raised over $5,000.00 (each group)

Clubs
Pre-Health Professionals—Most Hours—for conducting the blood drives, arranging speaker presentations, and the wreath sale
Business and Accounting—Spirit of Service—for their fundraisers for St. John’s Children’s Home in Wheeling ($578)
Tri-Beta—Most Impressive—for beautifying the trails and cleaning up the town

College-Related Groups
Student Services—Most Hours—for 1,876 hours which included Light Up Night, Alternative Spring Break, RAs service project, Suicide Prevention Week, and Domestic Violence Awareness
Student Alumni Association—Spirit of Service—for 623 hours, which included Breakfast with Santa, Founder’s Day Event, Easter Egg Hunt and a Paint 'n Sip Event for alumni and their children
First-Year Kalon Scholars—Most Impressive—for 500 service hours, which included the Paint the Castle event, town park clean up, and the Community Picnic

Academic Groups
COMM 412—Most Hours—for creating integrated marketing plans for local nonprofit organizations resulting in 468 hours of service
PSYC 326—Spirit of Service—for a survey on textbook purchasing habits of students

Special Recognition
Chartwell’s—Spirit of Service—for their continuing support of service on campus and in the community
Carolyn Kitchens—Most Impressive—for serving as a strong role model for students through the creation of service projects and participation in student volunteer efforts
M.E. Yancosek Gamble—Most Hours—for encouraging her students to give back to the community through the creation of extensive service learning assignments in her courses
Alumni Office—for the creation and support of service projects that bring alumni back to campus with their families
Library—Spirit of Service—for their participation in and support of a variety of service projects on campus throughout the year

Athletics
Women’s Basketball—Spirit of Service—for dedicating over 339 hours of service to St. John’s Home for Children in Wheeling and the Make A Wish Foundation
Baseball—Outstanding Award—submitting 970+ hours of service for a variety of projects on campus and in surrounding communities

Greek Organizations
Zeta Tau Alpha—Spirit of Service—for unusual and fun service projects and raising over $5000 for their charity—Breast Cancer Awareness
Alpha Xi Delta—Outstanding Award—for submitting over 1200+ hours of service for their charity, Autism Speaks

Pictured are the Bethany baseball team and members of Alpha Xi Delta, who both received the Outstanding Award for submitting the most hours of service.

Alumni Weekend
Alumni Weekend is here! Check out our schedule of event. Classes celebrating reunions include 1945 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970 and 1975. 

Dave Sims '75, Seattle Mariners Sportscaster, a 'Man of Many Hats'
Bethany Alumnus Dave Sims was featured this week in an MLB.com article, in which he talked about his extensive hat collection -- as well as his career in broadcasting. Sims discussed his time at Bethany, when he worked as the sports director of the College radio station and as the sports editor of the school newspaper. Read more about his career here.

Alumnus Discusses Social Media
Cary Kurtz '80, a representative with the Pennsylvania State Education Association, recently spoke to the students in the Education Department of Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. His presentation focused on the effect social media can have on educational professionals. Read more here.



Register for the 2015 Golf Classic
The 2015 Bison Golf Classic will be held Saturday, May 2, at 8:30 a.m. at Highland Springs Golf Course. Golfers are asked to donate $100, and alumni who have graduated between 2012-15 are asked to donate $60. Money raised will go to the Bison football program. The outing includes a continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch and beverages on the course, and a post-outing buffet and social. The winning team of four will receive a cash prize. Raffle, auction and door prizes will take place throughout the day. If you're interested in attending, register here.

Baseball Earns Split with Pitt Greensburg
Playing in their final non-conference doubleheader of the 2015 season, the Bethany College baseball team split a pair of games with Pitt-Greensburg on Tuesday afternoon at Bethany Field. The Green & White grabbed a 7-2 win in game one, before falling 12-7 in game two.

Bison Baseball Blows Out Geneva
The Bethany College baseball received seven hits and seven RBI from the top third of their batting order as the Green & White defeated Geneva College, 10-2, on Monday afternoon at Bethany Field.

Bison Softball Earns PAC Regular Season Crown with 9-4 Victory Over Grove City
Resuming a contest that had been suspended last Thursday, the Bison softball team defeated Grove City College, 9-4, in nine innings on Monday afternoon. The game’s first eight innings were played in Grove City on April 23 before darkness suspended the action.

Bison Softball Notches Senior Day Sweep of Washington & Jefferson
The Bethany College softball team continued their hot streak, posting wins number seven and eight in row as the Bison took both games from Washington & Jefferson College on a senior day double header at the Bethany softball diamond. The Bison rode the momentum of a seven-run first inning to a 10-6 win in game one, before utilizing late game heroics in a 7-4 victory in game two.

Women Finish Fourth/Men Sixth at 2015 PAC Outdoor Championships
The Bethany College Track & Field teams tallied six individual championships at the 2015 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday in Grove City. The women posted a fourth-place mark with 78 total points, while the men captured 84.50 points to finish sixth.

Lacrosse Falls to Franciscan
The Bethany College lacrosse team closed out their 2015 campaign by dropping a wild contest to Franciscan University, 13-12, on Friday evening in Steubenville. Despite scoring eight unanswered goals in the fourth quarter, the Bison still fell by the one-goal difference.

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


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