Volume IV, Number XII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
October 29, 2010

News Briefs
UBS Panel Featuring McCann, President Clinton Broadcast at Bethany
Bethany College hosted an exclusive UBS Roundtable featuring a number of the nation’s top business and political experts on October 27. The event featured Robert McCann, 1980 Bethany graduate and CEO of UBS Wealth Management Americas, and President William J. Clinton, 42nd president of the United States. The panel was broadcast to the campus community in Wailes Theatre. The hard-hitting discussion and debate included topics such as the global economy, elections and taxes and their implications in citizens’ lives, as well as philanthropy, health care, retirement, investment strategy and other issues important to those planning to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. 

Other panelists were Steve Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group; Margaret Brennan, Anchor of Bloomberg News; Senator Phil Gramm, Vice Chairman of UBS Investment Bank; Paul Begala, Co-Founder of Carville & Begala; John Fraser, Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Asset Management; Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments; Mike Ryan, Managing Director of UBS WMA Research; and Mark Yuko, CEO and CIO of Morgan Creek.

For more on the event, click here.

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Renowned Sports Broadcaster Dave Sims Visits Bethany, Gives Second Keresty Lecture
Bethany alumnus Dave Sims ’75, TV voice of the Seattle Mariners, National Radio Voice of NFL Sunday Night Football and an Emmy Award-winning sportscaster, delivered the second John Keresty Lecture in Journalism on October 27 at Mountainside Conference Center. Earlier in the day, the native of Philadelphia, Pa., met with public relations majors in the Department of Communications and Media Arts, Bethany athletes, and reporters for The Tower and WVBC Radio. His lecture was titled “Brutally Competitive: The World of Sports Media” and included suggestions for career success for aspiring reporters, broadcasters and producers in sports media. Although he said that everyone’s career path, like his own, would be unique, he counseled treating others fairly, pursuing career goals vigorously, networking thoroughly, writing well, reading the classics, becoming verbally poised, and taking advantage of the opportunities in new, convergent media such as those afforded by the Bethany Department of Communications and Media Arts. The John Keresty Lectures in Journalism honor the memory of Bethany alumnus John G. Keresty ’63, president of Hall Manufacturing Corporation and a former reporter, editor and political speech writer who loved the written word.

To view Dave's lecture, click here and choose the On Demand tab.

Bethany College Relay for Life Recap
Bethany’s Colleges Against Cancer student organization hosted the Bethany College Relay for Life during the weekend of October 22-23. Relay kicked off with Magician Dan Martin, sponsored by Student Activities Council, and then began full force at the Bison Stadium at the Opening Ceremony at 10:30 p.m. Speakers at the event included Judge Joyce Chernenko, Brady Brooks, Rev. James Farwell, and Corey Mays. The event student Co-Chairs Emily Roth and Sara Reass worked hard to make this event possible, with the help of the 2010 committee members. The Relay for Life event raised over $10,000 for the American Cancer Society. Special thanks to Tim Weaver, Becky Upton, Gary Morgan, Jay Eisenhauer, Elizabeth de Jong, Tracy Depew, and Heather Mullendore for their assistance in planning the event.

Fundraising Highlights:
Top Team - Bethany Memorial Church Nighthawks - $1,838.00
2nd Team - Bethany College Faculty and Friends - $1,447.23
3rd Team - Zeta Tau Alpha - $1,355.00

Top Individual - Heather Ricciuti - $560
2nd Individual - Adam Johnston - $500
3rd Individual - Heather Taylor - $365
4th Individual - Sara Reass - $265
Window Decorating Contest - sponsored by Chartwells
1st place - Bethany Women's Club $125 donated to their team
2nd place - Phi Mu $75 donated to their team
3rd place - Zeta Tau Alpha - $50 donated to their team
GOLD Sponsors
Chartwells
Student Activities Council
Student Government Association
Bethany College
Bethany Memorial Church
SILVER Sponsor
MarkWest

Buffalo Seminary to Host Workshop on the Church and New Media
Buffalo Seminary of Bethany College will host a workshop of "The Church and the New Media" at Mountainside Conference Center this weekend, October 29-30.  Churches from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia will attend. Workshop leaders will include Rev. Andy Lang, Rev. Dr. Bill McConnell, Rev. Dr. Roger Burns-Watson and Dr. Jay Libby.

WSO College Concert Series Continues on November 5
The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra will present the latest event in its College Concert Series on November 5 at 8 p.m. in Wheeling’s Capitol Theatre. The concert will be conducted by André Raphel and will feature Eliot Fisk on guitar and Robert Troeger on organ. Underwritten through the generosity of Judge and Mrs. Frederick P. Stamp Jr., the November 5 performance will include music by Ravel, John Beall, Rodrigo and Saint-Saens.

The series is free for students and half off regular ticket pricing for schools’ faculty and alumni. A free, pre-concert lecture will be held at 7 p.m., followed by complimentary refreshments. Students would bring their school IDs to the box office the night of the performance. Faculty and alumni should print the ad shown by clicking on the following link www.bethanywv.edu/OMJlinks/email_Ad.jpg and exchange it for a half-price ticket at the box office on the evening of the event.

Library Events
The library has been working in conjunction with the Student Activities Council to offer a number of events this semester. Activities so far include movie nights and “Silent Library” based on the MTV game show.  On Friday, October 29th students will transform the lower level of the building into a “Haunted Library”, offering students an opportunity to walk through a maze of Halloween tricks and treats.  Halloween night a variety of scary movies have been selected to run beginning at 8pm in the Library Living Room.

Senior Class Council Sponsors Finals Survival Kits
Final examinations of the fall semester are rapidly approaching. The Senior Class Council of Bethany College is selling a “Finals Survival Kit” that will be distributed to students during the final examination period. “Finals week is a very stressful time for all students,” said Senior Class President Lindsay Sobotka. “These Finals Survival Kits are a great way to show your scholar that you are thinking of him or her with a wish for successful performance.”

All kits will contain an assortment of food, candies and beverages to stimulate study skills, including a bottle of water, hot chocolate mix, popcorn, assorted candy, a bag of chips, peanut butter crackers, a pepperoni roll, a copy of the schedule of finals, and a personal note from the sender.

The kits are being sold for only $10. To purchase a kit, send $10, with checks made payable to Bethany College, with a completed order form to the following address: Bethany College Office of Student Life, PO Box 446, Bethany, WV 26032. All orders are due by November 19, 2010. Any questions regarding the Finals Survival Kits should be directed to Sobotka at lsobotka@bethanywv.edu.

Social Work Program to Host Presidents Helping Children Banner Exhibit
Bethany’s Social Work Program will sponsor a Presidents Helping Children Exhibit November 4-5. The exhibit features a collection of banners displaying the portraits of U.S. Presidents who have helped improve the national well-being of children through various initiatives. It will be open on November 4 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and November 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Elementary and middle schools in Brooke and Ohio counties have been invited to bring students to campus to tour the exhibit. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.


Faculty Spotlight
Submitted by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Economics and Business
Anju Ramjee, Professor of Business, attended the annual conference of the Financial Management Association October 20-24 in New York City. She attended various sessions in the areas of corporate finance, investments, mutual funds and corporate governance.

Education
Education Department faculty members Carol Gant, Assistant Professor of Education; Larry Fontanarosa, Assistant Professor of Education; and Janice Shepherd, Assistant Professor of Education, attended the West Virginia Higher Education Fall Conference and TEAC meeting at Bridgeport, W.Va., October 21-22. Topics of discussion included the Program re-approval process for 2011, aligning new West Virginia Professional Teaching standards to ISTE standards, and a call for two peer program reviewers from each institution. Other discussions focused on strengthening college/school partnerships, creating increased opportunities for college students to be meaningfully embedded in the schools, and planning college courses using blended (online+ classroom) learning environments.


Alumni News
Porter ’86 Elected Chairman of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County
Adams and Reese Partner Jim Porter ’86, who works in the firm's Tampa office, has been elected to a second term as Chairman of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. The Council funds cultural services and is governed by a 15-member board of directors. The group works with an alliance of representatives from area arts organizations and artists committed to arts advocacy.

Porter also served as Chairman of the Tampa Theatre Transition Task Force and on the Board of Directors of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. He was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Leadership Tampa alumni for a three-year term. He began practicing law in 1990 and specializes in zoning and land use and governmental relations.

Jolliffe ’74 Receives Award for Work in Literacy Advocacy and Access to Education
Alumnus David A. Jolliffe ‘74 has earned the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Recognition Award from West Virginia University (WVU) for his contributions to literacy advocacy and access to education in West Virginia and Arkansas.
Jolliffe was scheduled to accept his award on October 27 at the WVU Mountainlair and deliver an address, “Literacy — Urban, Rural, Suburban: What’s the Difference, and What Difference Does it Make.”

His presentation offered five specific recommendations intended to help residents of different kinds of communities confront the literacy demands that 21st-century life and work present.

The Eberly College Alumni Award recognizes individuals whose lives reflect the commitment and excitement that broadly educated arts and sciences people bring to their life pursuits. The award seeks to acknowledge the important contributions Eberly alumni are making in their communities and within their professions.

Jolliffe is a professor in both the Department of English and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the history, theory and teaching of literacy and is also the Brown Chair in English Literacy. In this role, he has dedicated himself to developing two community-literacy outreach projects aimed at impoverished and underserved populations throughout Arkansas.

After earning his undergraduate degree from Bethany College in 1974, Jolliffe went on to earn a master’s degree and doctoral degree in English from WVU and the University of Texas, respectively.

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 April 29-May 1, 2011. To view the award categories and to access a nomination form, visit: www.bethanywv.edu/alumni/get-involved/alumni-council/alumni-recognition-program/.

Student Callers Work to Bolster Bethany Fund
Your phones will soon be ringing! Bethany’s student callers will begin reaching out to alumni and friends of the College asking you to support The Bethany Fund. Please answer the phone and consider making a pledge. The dollars raised help the Bethany tradition continue. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!

Save the Date!
Lexington
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the Lexington, Ky. area, from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, November 6, at the residence of  Paul ’75 & Liz Stevens ’79 Chewning. To RSVP or for the complete address, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Washington, D.C.
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller for a special Alumni & Friends event on Tuesday, November 16, for a V.I.P. tour of the Norman Rockwell Exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The tour begins at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited. A reception will follow at Zaytinya, 701 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C. The gathering is hosted by Grant McLaughlin '91. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (304)829-7411 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany Online Alumni Community
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations recently launched Bethany Live. The Web-based community will allow you to keep up with alumni news, create a profile, post class notes and photos, participate in discussions via the message board and communicate with your classmates in a very similar manner to that of Facebook.

To log in for the first time, visit www.live.bethanywv.edu. Click on "first-time login" at the top of the page in the green bar. Enter your name and your constituent ID when prompted and you'll be on your way. The system will walk you through each step to create a profile, upload photos, edit personal information, etc.

If you do not yet have a Constituent ID number or you have problems logging in, contact bethanylive@bethanywv.edu.


Bison Athletics
Bethany's Straw Earns Two Player of the Week Honors
After leading the Bethany College men’s soccer team to a pair of shutout wins in conference play last week, Bison sweeper Jason Straw (Cecil, Pa./Canon-McMillan) was selected as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and ECAC South Region Defensive Player of the Week for Oct. 25.

Bethany nComes Up Short in 3-2 Loss to Westminster
For the second consecutive match, the Bethany College volleyball team came agonizingly close to taking down a higher seeded PAC rival, but came up just short with a 3-2 setback (25-20, 21-25, 25-19, 22-25, 13-15) to visiting Westminster Thursday night in their final regular season home match.

Bethany Shuts Out Westminster 2-0 to Clinch PAC Bid
Goals by freshmen Lamine Balde (Guinea/William L. Sayre) and Tomas Gonzalez (Sunrise, Fla./Western) gave the Bethany College men’s soccer team enough to overcome Westminster 2-0 in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) matchup Wednesday at Hoag Field.

Bison Fall to Westminster 4-1 to End PAC Hopes
A late goal from junior Cassie Spalding (Claysville, Pa./McGuffey) was not enough for the Bethany College women’s soccer team to overcome the Titans of Westminster College, who scored a 4-1 win in Wednesday night’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference match-up.

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

 

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