Volume V, Number XXXI
An E-News Service of Bethany College
March 23, 2012

Campus News
Bethany College Students Continue Tradition of Service,
Learning on Spring Break Trips

Students from a variety of Bethany College clubs and organizations recently completed spring break trips March 9-18 to destinations such as the Florida Everglades, Puerto Rico, Boston, Italy and London. The trips were designed to provide service-oriented and educational opportunities that enhance traditional classroom learning.

Bethany College to Welcome Award-Winning Media Professionals for 50th Annual Communications Week
The Bethany College Department of Communications and Media Arts announces the schedule for the 50th annual Communications Week, themed "COMM WEEK 50: Shaping Communications for 50 years." Communications Week will be held March 26 - April 1.

Bethany Theatre to Present "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
The Bethany College Theatre Department will present "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" March 29 — 31 at 8 p.m. in Wailes Theatre on the Bethany College Campus.

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Bethany College Represented at New York Gala Honoring McCanns
William Kiefer ‘71, Executive Vice President and General Counsel and Sven de Jong ‘95, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, were honored to be guests of Reed Smith, with almost one thousand other attendees, at The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York Gala Benefit in New York City.  Robert ’80 and Cindy McCann were presented with the Deus Caritas Est Award by His Eminence, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York for their generous charitable work.  The evening raised a record $2.5 million in support of the 60 member agencies that Catholic Charities supports.  The event was emceed by Pat Battle, anchor/reporter NBC 4 New York along with a special performance by Megan Hilty who stars in NBC’s new series Smash.

Gamble Publishes Book Review in International Journal
A book review by Dr. Mort Gamble, assistant to the president and a circus historian, is featured this month in Spectacle, the international online journal of the circus arts (spectaclemagazine.com).

Inside the Changing Circus: A Critic’s Guide by David Lewis Hammarstrom (Bear Manor Media, 2012) is an in-depth study of the changing art and commerce of the circus industry.  “His book aims to help us understand what’s out there, how and why it’s out there, and what, if any, artistic merit contemporary circus productions possess,” Gamble writes. “The real premise of the book is where will/can the circus business go from here, please audiences enough to fill seats, and remain true to its fundamental mission—‘to dare us to look away.’”

Spectacle is edited and published by Ernest Albrecht, a scholar, biographer, and theatre critic, who has written extensively on show business and the circus for Time, Variety, and other publications. Gamble is a frequent contributor to various circus publications.




Bethany Attends WVICU Annual Meeting
Bethany College freshman Megan Carnahan speaks to the board of directors and donors at the West Virginia Independent Colleges & Universities annual meeting in Beckley, W.Va. An English major and mathematics/secondary education minor, Carnahan is receiving a Circle of Vision Scholarship through the generosity of the Schenk Charitable Trust.





Swim Lessons to be Offered by Bethany College Swim Team
Swimming lessons will be taught by members of Bethany College’s Swimming Team and supervised by Head Coach David Dow. Students of all abilities age 4 and older are welcome.

Lessons will be offered four nights a week (Monday-Thursday) for two weeks. Choose the EARLY (4:30-5:10 p.m.) or LATE (5:20-6:00 p.m.) time period.

    Weekday Sessions:
    SESSION I    March 19 - 29     SESSION II    April 2 - 12     SESSION III    April 16 - 26

There is also a weekend session available (Saturday-Sunday) for three consecutive weeks (12-12:50 p.m.)
    March 24 - 25    March 31 - April 1    April 14 - 15

For more information or to register, visit: www.bethanywv.edu/athletics/varsity/bethany-swimming-and-diving/swim-lessons/.

Alumni News
President Miller Hosts Florida Gatherings
President Scott D. Miller recently traveled to Florida to support the Bison baseball and softball teams as they kicked off their 2012 seasons. Following the softball contest on March 11, Miller hosted a gathering for parents, alumni and friends at Lakeside Grill & Sports Club in Clermont. He then traveled to Fort Pierce for a reception with baseball parents, alumni and friends at Cobb’s Landing Restaurant on March 13.

Click here to view photos.

Alumni Weekend Schedule Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2012 slated for May 4-6. Classes celebrating reunions include 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967 and 1972. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend.

BASA Weekend Schedule Announced
Attention Bethany Soccer Alumni! Save the date and join us for BASA Weekend 2012 slated for May 4-6. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend.  For additional information, contact Sean Regan at (304) 829-7238 or sregan@bethanywv.edu.

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.”

Bison Athletics
Bethany's Offense Comes Alive in Sweep Over Pitt-Greensburg
The Bethany College baseball team took advantage of numerous opportunities Tuesday to post 25 runs in sweeping a twinbill from visiting Pitt-Greensburg by scores of 13-10 and 12-3.

Bethany's Coffey Earns PAC Hitter of the Week Accolades
Bethany College freshman Maddy Coffey (Green Lane, Pa./Upper Perioman) went on to earn the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Softball Hitter of the Week distinction for her efforts this past week.

Saint Vincent Bests Bison in PAC Match
The Bethany College men’s tennis team lost its second PAC match in as many days Thursday with a 9-0 defeat at Saint Vincent.

Bethany Loses Pair of Tight Games to Baldwin-Wallace
The Bethany College held leads in both games through six innings against visiting Baldwin-Wallace Tuesday, but the Yellow Jackets rallied to sweep the twinbill from the Bison by scores of 3-2 in eight innings and 7-3.

Bison Come Up Short at Ohio Valley
The Bethany College men’s lacrosse team scored the opening three goals in its game Tuesday at Ohio Valley University, but the Scots responded with eight of the next nine scores and held off a late BC rally for an 8-6 triumph.

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


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