Volume V, Number XXIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
January 27, 2012

Campus News
PNC Bank – Pittsburgh President to Deliver Commencement
Address at Bethany College
Sy Holzer, President of PNC Bank – Pittsburgh, will deliver the keynote address at the 172nd Anniversary Commencement Ceremony at Bethany College, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.

Bethany College Founder’s Day to Feature Historian and Johns Hopkins Visiting Scholar Dr. D. Duane Cummins
Bethany College will celebrate 172 years as a small college of national distinction with its annual Founder’s Day Thursday, March 1. Festivities will include the traditional Founder’s Day Convocation at 11 a.m. in historic Commencement Hall featuring guest speaker Dr. D. Duane Cummins. A former president of Bethany College, Cummins serves as a visiting scholar in history at Johns Hopkins University, teaching advanced courses in history to graduate students since his retirement as President of Bethany College in 2002.

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News Briefs
Gamble Represents Bethany at State Cast Iron Cook-Off
M.E. Yancosek Gamble, chair of the Department of Communications and Media Arts, represented Bethany College and served as M.C. of the state Cast Iron Cook-Off, January 20-21, at The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

The culinary competition is sponsored by The Collaborative for the 21st Century Appalachia, directed by its founder Dr. Allen Arnold.  In 2010, Bethany participated on a cooking team sponsored by College alumnus George Manahan’s The Manahan Group public relations agency and Bridge Road Bistro, both of Charleston.  Manahan is the professional advisor for the Bethany College chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

The annual Cast Iron Cook-Off is a “culinary extravaganza that showcases regional New Appalachian Cuisine, emphasizing indigenous ingredients and traditional cookware, like cast iron. Cultural events such as the Cook-Off promote current health findings, serve as valuable opportunities for chefs and farmers to connect, and remind people of the value in good, honest food,” according to the Collaborative’s website www.wvfarm2u.org.

Gamble, a volunteer promoter for the Cook-Off, first became associated with the Collaborative when she worked in Charleston as a member of Governor Joe Manchin’s economic development team. The Collaborative has developed video training modules on the emerging agri-culinary market, value-added and specialty farm products, and the earth-to-table/buy local movement.

Drive with Pride: Introducing the Bethany College License Plate
Show how green you really are with the new Bethany College license plate.

Available to Bethany College alumni, employees, students, family members and friends, the Bethany plate is a custom-designed, special-issue offering for all Class A motor vehicles currently licensed in West Virginia.

The Bethany College Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is accepting applications NOW for the new plate. We must secure a minimum of 250 applications within the next few months to ensure that the plate is produced.
Don’t delay! Applications are available by calling (304) 829-7299, clicking here or writing:

Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
Bethany College
P.O. Box 389
Bethany, WV 26032
Email: alumni@bethanywv.edu

One Class A vehicle currently registered in West Virginia qualifies for one plate at a cost of $70 per plate. If you have more than one vehicle, order as many as you need!

Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Visual and Performing Arts
On January 7, Herb Weaver, Professor of Fine Arts, delivered the keynote address at the "Advanced Placement Strategies Conference & Workshop" in Dallas, Texas. Titled "Look Up From Your Art", the content of the address focused on innovative art curricula for high school teachers.

Luke Hardt, Associate Professor of Theatre, Director of the Bethany College Theatre, and Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts,  has a principal role in an upcoming mini-series, 'The Men Who Built America' for the History Channel.  The episode is an enactment of The Homestead Riots and Luke is the leader of the Pinkertons, Bill Heinde.  You may not recognize him as he is bearded, toting a gun and pistol-whipping a striker.  He's back to normal now.

Phillips Library
Heather Ricciuti, The Mary Cutlip Director of Libraries & Learning Resources, traveled to the University of Charleston in West Virginia on January 9th for the 2012 Appalachian College Association Summit Planning Committee meeting.  ACA Summit XV, "The Changing Landscape of Higher Education in Appalachia: Opportunities, Challenges, and Successes," will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13, 2012. 

Alumni News
Alumni Office Kicks Off Alumni Directory Campaign
The Alumni Office has announced that a campaign for a new Alumni Directory has launched.  Please be on the lookout for postcards in the mail and emails asking to update and verify your contact information. The College is working with PCI (Publishing Concepts) based out of Dallas, Texas.  They have designated a number specifically for Bethany College for updating/verifying your contact information.  Please call: 1-877-583-0175 to participate in this project.  The project is expected to be completed by this fall and have directories available to our alumni.

Please call 304-829-7299 or e-mail alumni@bethanywv.edu the Alumni Office with any questions or concerns.

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.”

Save the Date!
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Florida.

Friday, February 10
6-8 p.m.
Reception at Latitude 30
10370 Philips Highway
Jacksonville FL 32256
Hosted by Margy Lang ‘81

Tampa/St. Petersburg
Saturday, February 11
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Luncheon at Marchand’s Bar & Grill
at the Vinoy Renaissance
501 5th Avenue N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL

Sunday, February 12
2-4 p.m.
Reception at Estero Country Club
at the Vines
19801 Tamiami Trail
Estero, FL

For more information or to RSVP for any of these events, contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
at 304.829.7299 or alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Bison Athletics
Thirty-One Bethany Student-Athletes Named to PAC Academic Honor Roll
Bethany College had 31 student-athletes earn a spot on the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Fall Academic Honor Roll, which was released Wednesday by the league office.

Bethany Beats Geneva for Fourth Win in a Row
After junior Reece Mabery (Natrona Heights, Pa./Highlands) scored 19 first-half points to give the Bethany College men’s basketball team a nine-point halftime lead, the Bison shot 55 percent in the second half to pull away for a 71-54 win at Geneva Wednesday night.

Bison Post 66-43 Victory at Geneva
Senior Anne Wilson (Saegertown, Pa./Cambridge Springs) scored 14 of her game-high 16 points in the first half, as the Bethany College women’s basketball team raced out to a big halftime lead and never looked back in posting a 66-43 victory at Geneva Wednesday night.

PAC Tabs Mabery as Player of the Week
After leading the Bethany College men’s basketball team to a pair of league wins last week, junior Reece Mabery (Natrona Heights, Pa./Highlands) has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Week for Jan. 23.

Bison Runners Begin Indoor Season at WVU
The 2012 indoor track and field season began Saturday for the Bethany College teams, as the Bison were one of a small number of teams to compete at the West Virginia University State Farm Games in Morgantown.

Bison Women's Swimming Edged by Chatham
The Bethany College women’s swimming team nearly pulled out its first PAC win of the season Saturday, but came up short by the slimmest of margins, as Chatham came away with a 90-89 win over the Bison.

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


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