Volume V, Number XXVI
An E-News Service of Bethany College
February 17, 2012

Campus News
Bethany to Present Acclaimed Author Danielle Evans
Bethany College will welcome Danielle Evans, author of the acclaimed story collection Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, on Wednesday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Renner Art Gallery.

Bethany College Hosts Leadership Academy
Bethany College Kalon Scholar Service Leaders hosted the first annual Leadership Academy — a free seminar for Bethany students designed to improve leadership and communication skills — on Saturday, February 11 at the Mountainside Conference Center.


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News Briefs
de Jong Named to The State Journal's Generation Next - 40 Under 40

Vice President for Institutional Advancement Sven de Jong '95 has been named as one of The State Journal's Generation Next -- 40 under 40.
The State Journal's Generation Next: 40 Under 40 is an annual award designed to highlight the amazing things professionals younger than 40 are doing in West Virginia.

Play4Kay Fundraiser Event Held at Bethany
For the fifth consecutive year, the Bethany women's basketball program participated in the WBCA's Play 4Kay event. It's a nation-wide effort that joins hundreds of basketball programs to raise funds and awareness in the battle against cancer. The basketball program partnered with the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, whose philanthropy is the Susan G. Komen For the Cure, to raffle off two gift bags, gift cards, t-shirst, bracelets, rally towels and keychains. By the end of the night, their efforts helped raise $743, but it's not too late to give. If you are interested in purchasing a t-shirt and/or making a donation, please contact head women's basketball coach Rebecca Upton at rupton@bethanywv.edu or 304-829-7267.

 

Plans Under Way for Relay for Life at Bethany College
Della Serevicz, area coordinator for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life visited campus on Wednesday. She met with sophomore Aerika West (chair), President of the College Scott D. Miller and Dean of Students Jerry Stebbins to discuss plans for Bethany’s relay for Life in March.

 

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.”


Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Visual and Performing Arts
The work of Aaron Anslow, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, was recently shown in Clay Times ceramic magazine. The ceramic sculpture can be seen in the 2011 Pre-Holiday issue of Clay Times, (Volume 17, Issue 92), on The Gallery Page, by visiting www.claytimes.com.

Dr. David Rudari and Ms. Sun Jung Lee of the Music Faculty will present a recital at St. Joseph Cathedral, Eoff and 13th Streets, Wheeling, WV on Sunday, 19 February, 2012 at 3.00 p.m.  Featured artist will be Mr. Casey Gray, Tenor  (Bethany Class of 2009).   Repertoire will be from the works of Handel, Teleman, Schubert, Verdi, Ravel, Puccini, and Bizet.

The recital is open to the public, and is part of the Cathedral's Stained Glass Series.  There is no admission charge, but there is a free-will donation suggested for the benefit of the Eighteenth Street Center.  Questions may be sent to Dr. Rudari via e-mail drudari@bethanywv.edu.

Associate Professor of Theatre and Director of Technical Theatre, Tracie Lynn Duncan, in her role as a member of New Players Theater in Columbus, OH will be presenting: Mark Twain's THE DIARIES OF ADAM AND EVE, staring NPT company members, award winning actors, and real-life sweethearts Mark Mann and Danielle Mann.
The Diaries of Adam and Eve is based on EXTRACTS FROM ADAM’S DIARY (1904) and EVE’S DIARY (1906). Twain’s own unique take on the Creation Story shows us that, as Shakespeare said, “the course of true love never did run smooth”. The production will be held on Valentine's Day, February 14 at 7:00 pm during dinner at Café Bella, 2593 N. High St.

Ms. Duncan serves as New Players Production Designer and Technical Director, in addition to serving on the artistic board.

History and Political Science
On Friday, February 10, Marc Sable, Assistant Professor of Political Science, gave a talk entitled, "Egypt after the Arab Spring," at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.  A large audience of between 80 and 100 offered well-informed questions about Egypt's recent elections, the character of the Muslim Brotherhood and the implications for foreign policy.


Alumni News
Bethany Alumni Join Former President Clinton
Mark Horan (’84) joined former President Bill Clinton and Robert J. McCann (’80, H '10), CEO UBS Group Americas for the Clinton Foundation and UBS Wealth Management Americas as they celebrated the successful conclusion of a small Business advisory program pilot in New York City Metro Area.

Click here to read about the program.

Bethany Alumni Featured
Bethany Alumni, Angela Ryder Bado ('77) and Matt Bado (’01) were featured in the Columbia Journalism Review’s profile on the Bados’ hyperlocal news website, TownSquareBuzz.com. 

Click here to view the article.

Bethany Alumni Association Now Accepting Nominations for Alumni Awards
The Bethany College Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the annual Alumni Awards.  Award recipients are selected by the Internal Affairs Committee of Alumni Council from nomination forms submitted by alumni and friends of Bethany. Recipients will be honored at a banquet during Alumni Weekend festivities slated for May 4-May 6, 2012. To view the award categories and to access a nomination form, visit: www.bethanywv.edu/alumni/get-involved/alumni-council/alumni-recognition-program/.

Nominations should be submitted to the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations no later than March 9, 2012. Nominations can be sent via email to alumni@bethanywv.edu, by fax to (304) 829-7223 or by mail to Erickson Alumni Center, Bethany College, Bethany, WV 26032.

Miller, de Jong Attend Florida Alumni & Friends Gatherings
President Scott D. Miller and Vice President of Institutional Advancement Sven de Jong recently visited the Sunshine State for several Alumni & Friends gatherings. Margy Lang ‘81 hosted an event in Jacksonville. Gatherings also were held in St. Petersburg and Estero.

Click here to view photos from the gatherings.

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
Bethany One Win Away From #1 Seed After Beating Westminster
The Bethany College men’s basketball team shot 67 percent (20-30) in the second half and had six players score in double digits, as the Bison maintained their hold on first place in the PAC with a 91-65 victory over Westminster Wednesday on Senior Night.

Bethany Women Emerge Victorious Over Westminster
With a 63-56 win over the Westminster Titans (8-15, 8-9) that came down to the final minutes, the Bethany College women’s basketball team (15-9, 11-6) clinched the #4 seed in next week’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Tournament.

Bethany Starts PAC Championships Thursday
The Bethany College swimming and diving teams opened the 2012 PAC Championships/James Longnecker Invitational Thursday at Grove City College.

Bethany's Wilcox Grabs Another PAC Player of the Week Award
For the second time this season and fourth in his career, Bethany College junior Nick Wilcox (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) has been selected as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

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

 

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