Volume V, Number XIV
An E-News Service of Bethany College
November 4, 2011

Campus News
Bethany College Theatre Presents ‘The Increased Difficulty of Concentration’
The Bethany College Theatre will present “The Increased Difficulty of Concentration,” a play written by former Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel. Performances will be held November 10-12 at 8 p.m. and November 13 at 2 p.m. in Wailes Theatre.

Bethany to Host Veteran’s Panel Discussion
Bethany College will host a Veteran's Panel Discussion in honor of Veteran's Day on November 9 from 5-6 p.m. The event will be held in the College’s Academic Parlour in Old Main and is open to the public at no charge.

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Library Hosts Second Annual Haunted Library
Cobwebs and other Halloween decorations adorned the lower level of the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library October 28 from 9-11 p.m., transforming the ordinary book shelves into a haunted maze featuring frightening clowns, zombies and ghouls. More than 80 students participated in the event, organized by John Freeman and members of the Student Activities Council. Heather Ricciuti, Mary Cutlip director of libraries and learning resources; Heather Turner, technical services librarian; and library student employees Rebecca Dixon, Catherine Papp and Emily Sechrest, assisted with the event.

Bethany Residents Participate in Halloween Parade, Costume Contest
The Town of Bethany hosted, along with the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta, the Bethany Halloween Party on October 31. The event was held in the basement of the Bethany Memorial Church. Bethany VFD fire truck led the parade through Bethany before ending at the church, where the Halloween Party was held. Attendees enjoyed cider, cookies and caramel apples, while participants competed for the titles of Best Costume, Scariest, and Most Original. The Alpha Xi’s chose winners Sailor Girl, Dracula, the Duck Rider, Medieval Knight, Zombie Farmer Girl and the Extreme WVU Fan.

The age 1-10 winners were: Best Costume - Lillianna Hardt as Sailor Girl;  Scariest – Lucas Neel as Dracula;  Most Original – Kadence Nielson as Duck Rider. For the age category 11 and older:  Best Costume – Jarod Bowman as a Knight;  Scariest – Abby Ayers as Zombie Farmer Girl;  Most Original – Adam Long as Extreme WVU Fan.

Women’s Basketball Team Launches Finals Survival Kit Fundraiser
The Women’s Basketball team is conducting fundraisers for the upcoming season and invites family and friends of current Bethany students to treat them to a Finals Survival Kit. The kits are being offered for $20 and will be delivered to recipients December 5 & 6.

Two kit options are available. The “original” survival kit package includes a personalized Bethany College drawstring bag that include pens, pencils, post-its, pop, chips, cookies, fruit snacks, granola bars, candy, and other little treats. A package featuring healthier snacks is also being sold. It includes a personalized Bethany College drawstring bag with fresh fruits, assorted nuts, granola bars, Gatorade and water, fruit snacks, and pens, pencils, highlighters, and sticky notes. Both packages offer the opportunity for gift-givers to include a personal message.

NEW to this year’s Finals Survival Kit, parents can purchase a grey Bethany College T-Shirt for their student. The shirts, which offer a different design than traditional shirts sold in the book store, are an additional $15 and may be purchased together or separately from the kits.

To order, download and send the order form and payment (made out to Bethany Women’s Basketball) to Cassandra Donelan, Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, Bethany College, Hummel Field House, Bethany, WV 26032.

Wheeling Symphony Announces College Concert Series
Wheeling Symphony announces it new College Concert Series performance, presented by Wheeling Jesuit University on November 11 at 7 p.m. Students receive tickets to these events at no cost while staff, faculty and alumni receive 50 percent off the ticket price. The group will present An American Sweet, featuring music from Copland, Berstein and Danielpour. Click here for more information.

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!

The School of Education at Bethany College is hosting an accreditation visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) on April 15-17, 2012. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered, and should specify the party’s relationship to the institution, i.e. graduate, present or former faculty member, employer of graduates.

We invite you to submit written comments to:

Board of Examiners
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by email to: callforcomments@ncate.org

Correspondence, which must be received by NCATE no later than three months prior to visit, will be submitted to the institution for response via NCATE’s Accreditation Information Management System (AIMS). NCATE will not upload anonymous comments to the BOE team or institutions.

For questions, please contact Monica Siengo at: msiengo@ncate.org

Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Erich Lippman, assistant professor of history, attended the bi-annual conference of the Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture October 7-9. He presented a paper, “The Problem of Action in Personalist Manifestoes: Russian and French,” in a panel he organized, entitled, “The French Connection: Orthodox-Catholic Interaction in Modern France.” The panel was chaired by Matthew Miller of Northwestern College (Minn.). Other presenters included Heather Bailey of the University of Illinois-Springfield and Nicolas Prevelakis of Harvard University.

Heather Ricciuti, Mary Cutlip Director of libraries and learning resources, attended the fall meeting of the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (WPWVC/ACRL) on October 28 at Robert Morris University. “Don't Stop Achieving!” featured presentations on the role that professional development and engagement plays in the careers of librarians

Alumni News
Library Creates Online Revisitation of History
Yearbooks from 1896 to the last printed copy in 2007 are freely available through the Internet Archive as part of the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library digital collection on the Internet Archive. Visitors to the site can view full-color scans of the yearbooks through an online viewer or download them in a variety of formats including PDF or Kindle. To view the yearbooks visit, www.archive.org/details/bethanycollege.

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!

Bison Athletics
Bethany to Play for PAC Volleyball Crown This Weekend
Already with the second-most wins in school history, the Bethany College volleyball team will try to add its outstanding season when it plays for the PAC Tournament championship this weekend. Top-seeded Geneva will host the semifinals Friday night at 6 and 8 and the title match Saturday at 4.

Two Bison Earn All-PAC Honors at Cross Country Championships
Bethany College senior Joanna Mongelluzzo (Washington, Pa./Trinity) earned First Team All-PAC honors for the women and sophomore Cory Yarrington (Berkeley Springs, W.Va.) raced to Second Team laurels on the men’s side to highlight the Bison’s day at the 2011 PAC Cross Country Championships Saturday at Westminster College.

Bethany's Baker Named PAC Swimmer of the Week
After taking first place in three events during her first collegiate dual meet, Bethany College freshman Marina Baker (Winchester, Va./Sherando) has been selected as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Female Swimmer of the Week for Oct. 31.

Bethany Comes Off Bye Week Looking for Win Over Grove City
After taking its bye week to get healthy and recharge for the final run of the regular season, the Bethany College football team will welcome Grove City to Bison Stadium Saturday for a PAC clash. Kickoff is slated for 1:30 p.m.

Bison Season Comes to a Close with 3-1 Loss
Less than two minutes after the Bethany College men’s soccer team tied Wednesday’s match at 1-1, 22nd-ranked Thomas More scored the go-ahead goal and later added an insurance score, as the Saints advanced to the PAC Tournament title match with a 3-1 win over the Bison.

Bethany Basketball Enters New Season Aiming for PAC Repeat
With four starters returning from last year’s team that captured the program’s 13th PAC championship, the Bethany College men’s basketball team brings high hopes of repeating as conference champions and making a return trip to the NCAA Tournament.

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


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