Volume I, Number VIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
February 29, 2008

Campus News
Bethany Education Department Hosting Autism Support Group
The Bethany College Department of Education is hosting a weekly support group for parents and family members of children on the autism spectrum. The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) support group is open to the public and meets on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge at Steinman Hall.

Bethany Professor's First Book of Poems Published
Dr. James A. Hall, Assistant Professor of English at Bethany College, will be presenting a reading of poems from his award-winning book, “Now You’re the Enemy,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 in the Phillips Hall Lounge. Hall’s reading has been selected as part of the College’s annual Helen Louise McGuffie Lecture Series and will be open to the public.

Bethany Senior to Present at Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference
Bethany College Communication Major Lisa Workman of Leetonia, Ohio has been selected to present results from her extensive research project at the Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Research Conference, scheduled for March 14 at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.Va.

Bethany to Celebrate Women's Month
Bethany College will celebrate Women’s Month throughout the month of March with a variety of events celebrating womanhood. The events are open to Bethany students, faculty, staff and the Bethany community.

Please visit Bethany News for these and other Bethany news stories.

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Bethany Wins Gold Medal in Advertising Competition
Bethany College has been selected as a Gold Medal Award winner in the 23rd annual Admissions Advertising Awards. Sponsored by Admissions Marketing Report, the Admissions Advertising Awards is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country. This year’s competition included 2,000 submissions from more than 1,000 colleges, universities and secondary schools representing all 50 states and several foreign countries.

Bethany received a Gold Medal Award in the Single Ad segment of the Newspaper Advertising category for its “Permission to Dream” ad. It was one of only 245 Gold Medal Awards presented in the competition. The College’s Admission advertising campaign was created by BD&E, Inc. of Pittsburgh. Bethany College graduate Jeff Flick ’82 is a principal owner of BD&E.

Kalon Weekend Held at Bethany
This past Saturday 65 high school seniors competed in the Kalon Scholarship Competition. Students from as far away as New Mexico and Minnesota came to Bethany's snow covered campus. R. Timothy Stack '75, President and CEO Piedmont Healthcare was the Keynote speaker at the luncheon. Fifteen students will be awarded a Kalon Scholarship for their four years at Bethany.

Something is New at Bethany's Kid’s Korner!
Students from the Children’s Literature Class will be presenting their favorite picture books, sing along songs, poetry, and creative crafts to help children make memorable connections with literature at the weekly Kid's Korner story time. Story hour will be held from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library on the following Saturday mornings:

March 1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th
April 12th, 19th, and 26th

Please mark your calendars and bring your young ones to join us for a relaxed and enjoyable morning sharing some of the best of children’s literature.

Bethany Math Computer Science Club to Host Competition
The Math Computer Science Club of Bethany College is once again hosting the Math Science Day Competition. Scheduled for March 7 at the Mountainside Conference Center, approximately 75 high school students from across the tri-state area are expected to attend.

The day will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast and will be filled with individual tests and group activities spanning all science and mathematical fields. The Office of Admission will host the competitors for lunch in the cafeteria followed by a tour of campus. The day's events will conclude with an awards ceremony at 2 p.m.

Bethany Team Attends Conference
A team from Bethany including: Heather Ricciuti, Associate Director, Learning and Library Services Mary Cutlip Center for Library and Information Technology Services; Dr. James Farwell, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies; Dr. Daniel Phillips, Assistant Professor of Chemistry; and Jeffrey Devlin, Director of the Mary Cutlip Center for Library and Information Technology Services attended an Appalachian College Association workshop in Abingdon, Va. last week.

The workshop entitled “Integrating Library Resources and the Curriculum,” focused on incorporating information literacy into courses and research. The team is developing ideas on ways that faculty and librarians can, together, enhance the learning experience for students.

Alumni News
McDormand Starring in New Film
Academy Award winning actress Frances McDormand '79 returns to the silver screen early next month with the release of her latest film, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. McDormand plays the title role opposite Academy Award nominee Amy Adams in what has been described by critics as “a sophisticated and heartfelt comedy.”

McDormand, who earned her B.A. in Theater from Bethany in 1979, won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1996 for her role as chief of police Marge Gunderson in the movie, Fargo. She has also received three Academy Award nominations as Best Supporting Actress for her roles in Mississippi Burning (1988), Almost Famous (2000) and North Country (2005).

Alumni Events in Florida
Dr. Miller will travel to Florida to meet alumni and friends of the college. Please save the dates, more information to follow.

Saturday, March 1, 2008
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza
4200 Jim Walter Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
Underwritten by Neil Kiefer '73

Sunday, March 2, 2008
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Estero Country Club at the Vines
19501 Vintage Trace Circle
Estero, FL 33912

Boca Raton*
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel
2000 NW 19th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33431

To learn more or to register, please contact Stephanie Gordon at sgordon@bethanywv.edu or 304-829-7411.
* A donation to The Bethany Fund to offset cost is greatly appreciated

Directors of Alumni/Parent, Church Relations Openings Posted
President Miller recently authorized the advertisement of two positions within the Office of Institutional Advancement. The job descriptions for the positions Director of Alumni and Parents Relations and Director of Church Relations have been posted on the College's website.

Both positions will report to Sven de Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Inquiries should be directed to Mr. de Jong at sdejong@bethanywv.edu.

Bison Athletics
Bison Earn Trip to PAC Title Game With 105-98 Win
The Bethany College men’s basketball team went 12-for-16 from the foul line in the final 2:24 to fend off a pesky Thomas More team and claim a 105-98 victory in Thursday’s PAC Tournament semifinal contest.

Bison Knocked Out of PAC Tournament by Grove City 71-68
An eight-point lead slipped away over the final three minutes, as the third-seeded Bethany College women’s basketball team was upset by sixth-seeded Grove City 71-68 at Hummel Field House Tuesday night in a PAC Quarterfinal contest.

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


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