Volume III, Number XIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
November 6, 2009

Campus News
Bethany Takes Classroom Learning to Wall Street
Bethany College today announced details of the McCann Family Student Investment Fund, where Bethany students will now serve as investment professionals responsible for a $1 million endowment and apply the financial savvy they have developed in the classroom to the real-world theater of investment management. The fund, established by Robert and Cindy McCann of Madison, N.J., positions Bethany as the first college in West Virginia to offer a student-led investment fund of this kind and one of only a handful of small colleges across the nation to do so.

Bethany Hosts Third Annual Science Day for High School Students
Bethany College will host the Third Annual Science Day on November 13. High school juniors and seniors from across the region will take part in classes and demonstrations presented by Bethany faculty representing a variety of science and math specialties.

Bethany Theatre and Dance Program
to Present Oscar Wilde’s ‘Salomé’

The Bethany College Theatre is teaming up with the Dance Program to bring Oscar Wilde’s “Salomé” to life on the Wailes Theatre stage. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 4-7.

Bethany College to Host Sixth Annual Relay for Life
Bethany College and the American Cancer Society announce the 2009 Bethany College Relay for Life to be held Nov. 7. The event — designed to celebrate cancer survival, remember those who have lost their lives to the disease, and raise money for cancer education and research — will run from noon to midnight at the Thomas P. Johnson Recreation Center.

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President Attends Meetings with Bethany Partner Groups
President Miller was in Charleston, W.Va., on Monday and Lynchburg, Va., Tuesday and Wednesday for meetings of presidents of two important Bethany partners. 

In Charleston, he attended the Audit Committee of the Independent College Enterprise, a seven-college consortium that provides administrative computer services to the Bethany campus.  In Lynchburg, he attended the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Council of Colleges and Universities meeting. The Council represents the 14 colleges and universities nationwide that are in a covenant relationship with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Bethany Campus Master Plan Available Online
Bethany’s Campus Master Plan has been released and is available as a PDF online at www.bethanywv.edu/CampusMasterPlan.pdf. The document is being made available after a lengthy review process and will help establish the focus and direction necessary to best steward Bethany’s remarkable resources.

College Releases January Term Schedule
A full listing of January Term courses can be found by clicking on the “January Term Courses” icon on the front of the Bethany web site at www.bethanywv.edu.

Walden Wins Chartwells Vice President’s Award
Assistant Director of Retail Dining for Bethany College Calvin "Jeff" Walden was recently awarded the Chartwells Mid-Atlantic Region Vice President's Award for his dedication to excellence. Walden has been on the Bethany campus working for dining services since 1982 and is known to live and breathe "nothing but the best for our students." He was nominated for the award by Necol Dunson, Director of Dining Services, because of his can-do attitude and his passion for customer service. He works tirelessly to make Boomer's and The Bethany Beanery be the "hot spots" on campus and listens to the students and reacts to their needs with a smile on his face. "Jeff has a passion for customer service and goes above and beyond the call of duty for the company," stated Dunson.

In addition to his managerial duties on campus, Walden volunteered his time to assist the Chartwell's sales team at Bowling Green University this past year. During his time there, a testament to his impact was brought to light.  A student at Bowling Green who has a friend at Bethany recognized Walden and ran up to him, saying, "Wow, YOU are HERE...does that mean that we will get a Boomer's?"

Bethany Students Receive H1N1, Seasonal Flu Vaccinations
Bethany College Health Services held its first H1N1 clinic on November 4 in conjunction with the Brooke County Health Department. Approximately 100 students were vaccinated. Ten students were vaccinated against the seasonal flu, in addition to the nearly 200 seasonal flu vaccinations already given by Health Services.  

More clinics will be held in the coming weeks for students to receive the H1N1 vaccine. As supplies continue to become available to the Brooke County Health Department, Bethany College Health Services hopes to offer clinics for other adults, including faculty, staff and townspeople.



Art Exhibition Showcases Weaver’s ‘Hook, Lying, and Sinker’
The 30th Anniversary of the West Virginia Juried Exhibition features a ceramic sculpture —"Hook, Lying, and Sinker"— by Herb Weaver, Jennie Steindorf Renner Chair of Fine Arts and Professor of Fine Arts. The display is being presented at the Cultural Center in the Capitol Complex in Charleston, W.Va., and includes award-winning pieces from the first exhibition in 1979 and selections from each of the biennial exhibitions through 2007. Weaver’s sculpture was a winner in 2005. President Scott D. Miller attended the event.


Freshman Class Attends Open House at Christman Manor

President and Mrs. Miller hosted a Sunday afternoon Open House at Christman Manor last week. The event was an opportunity for new Bethanians to see the historic house and visit with a number of administrators.

Bethany to Continue Live Video Streaming of Athletic Events
The last video webcast of the 2009 fall season is scheduled for this Saturday, November 7, when the Bison football team closes out their home schedule against #15 Washington & Jefferson College at 1 p.m. Fans can catch all the action for free from their computer by clicking on the link below ...


Announcing will be done by Dr. Jay Libby's First Year Seminar students.

Fans can also listen to the game as it is broadcast on WVBC-FM by linking to:

www2.bethanywv.edu/comm/wvbc.html or www.teamline.cc/sportpage?teamcode=3724&eventcode=20

Chartwells District Manager Dishes Up Irish Quesadillas
Gene Castelli, Chartwells District Manager, traveled from Columbus, Ohio, to visit Bethany College on October 28 and make one of his favorite dishes for students, faculty and staff. Castelli’s entertaining and flavorful version of an "Irish Quesadilla" that was a popular menu item at the restaurant he owned before working for Chartwells was well received by many, including a number of students who returned for seconds. 


Grimes to Preach ‘Inside Out’ at Georgia Church
Dr. Larry Grimes, Director of Church Relations and Emeritus Professor of English, will preach at the 9 and 11 a.m. services Nov. 8 at Sandy Springs Christian Church, 301 Johnson Ferry Road, Sandy Springs, Ga. (Greater Atlanta). Grimes was Associate Minister there from 1967 to 1970, just before joining the faculty at Bethany College. Presently his former student and Bethany graduate Erin Reed Cooper is their Associate Minister. The title of Grimes' story-sermon is "Inside Out."

Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

History and Political Science
Dr. Clinton W. Maffett
, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science, gave a presentation titled "Peak Oil, the Sweet Spot, and Future Prices" at the U.S. Department of Commerce on October 23. He has been serving as a consultant for the Foreign Trade Zones Board in the Department of Commerce, and the presentation was a summary of his work.

Literature and World Language
Liz Langemak
, Assistant Professor of English, was recently the recipient of a week-long fellowship to the Writers in the Heartland residency in Gilman, Ill. This fall, Langemak has also had poems accepted for publication in Subtropics (The University of Florida), 32 Poems (Texas Tech University) and The Cincinnati Review (The University of Cincinnati).

Alumni News
Keyes ’67 Awarded Emory Medal
Emory University awarded Bethany alum and Board of Trustees member Dr. Arthur B. Keys ‘67 an Emory Medal — the University’s highest alumni award — during the 2009 Emory Medal Ceremony on October 30. Dr. Larry Grimes, Bethany College Director of Church Relations and Professor of English Emeritus, attended the event.

Keys is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of International Relief and Development, Inc. (IRD), a charitable non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Arlington, Va., that is committed to reducing the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Emory notes that Keys has been involved in the management of approximately $1 billion of development assistance in 2008–09, with major grants from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Agriculture, Department of Labor, Department of State, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and U.N. agencies. With Keys’ guidance, IRD has begun a partnership with Candler School of Theology and Emory’s Institute of Developing Nations. Keys earned a B.A. in History and Political Science from Bethany College in 1967. He received his Master of Divinity from Yale University and holds a Doctor of Ministry from Emory University.

Save the Date!
Attention Atlanta-area Alumni & Friends! Save the date and join President Scott D. Miller for a luncheon Sunday, November 22, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Atlanta Athletic Club. The event is hosted by Neil Christman ’55. For more information or to RSVP, contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Attention Bethany Alumni!
Have you started a new job, received a promotion or were you recently married? Have you expanded your family with the birth of a new baby? We want to know what you’ve been up to. Please forward your news to the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at alumni@bethanywv.edu. We will publish the information in the Classnotes section of an upcoming issue of Bethany Today.

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 30-May 2, 2010. To view the award categories and to access a nomination form, visit: www.bethanywv.edu/alumni/get-involved/alumni-council/alumni-recognition-program/.

Attention PSI Beta's - 150th Anniversary Celebration
The PSI Chapter of the Beta Theta PI Fraternity will be celebrating its 150 year anniversary as a chapter at Bethany College. Events are being planned, and will be held on the Bethany College Campus June 18-20, 2010.

While the full agenda is being formed, tentatively, there will be golf on Friday for those that can attend, a cookout on Friday night, a full agenda of activities on Saturday, including activities for the spouses/significant others, and a dinner on Saturday evening, and finishing on Sunday with a Brunch. Rooms will be available on Campus. More to come.
PSI Beta Alumni - Mark your calendars. June 18-20, 2010.

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 on 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 Stefanizzi Repeats as Second Team Academic All-District
For the second consecutive year, Bethany senior Tim Stefanizzi (Brave, Pa./Waynesburg Central) has earned ESPN the Magazine Second Team Academic All-District II Football team honors, as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Bethany's Zavatchen Receives PAC Honor
Bethany freshman Jessica Zavatchen (Uniontown, Pa./Laurel Highlands) has been chosen as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Volleyball Player of the Week for Nov. 2.

Bethany Closes Out Home Schedule Saturday Against W&J
The Bethany football team will celebrate Senior Day this Saturday, as they host Washington & Jefferson in the final home game for 20 Bison seniors. Kickoff against the Presidents is set for 1 p.m.

Bethany Women Take Fourth at PAC Cross Country
Senior Maggie McCort (Fort Ashby, W.Va./Frankfort) earned Second Team All-PAC for the second consecutive year and freshman Erin Reske (Fishers, Ind./Hamilton Southeastern) also earned all-conference honors to lead the Bethany women’s cross country team to a fourth place finish at the 2009 PAC Cross Country Championships at Saint Vincent.

Bethany Comes Up Short in PAC Quarterfinal
The Bethany volleyball team was able to push fourth-seeded Washington & Jefferson to the limit Tuesday night, but the Presidents pulled out a 3-2 (25-20, 21-25, 25-16, 21-25, 15-7) victory over the Bison in the PAC Quarterfinals.

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


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