Kristallnacht Survivor Dr. Herman
Stone ’45 to Speak
Dr. Herman Stone ’45 will talk
about his memories of Kristallnacht and the remarkable story
of his escape at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 in the Academic
Parlour at Old Main. This year is the 70th anniversary of the
Nazi Germany pogrom, which has become known as Kristallnacht
(The Night of the Broken Glass).
On a single night - Nov. 9-10, 1938 -
nearly 100 Jews were murdered, more than 200 synagogues were
destroyed, thousands of Jewish homes and businesses were ransacked
and as many as 30,000 Jews were arrested and deported to concentration
camps by the Nazis. Many historians mark that event as the official
beginning of the Holocaust.
Dr. Stone witnessed these events as a
teenage boy from his home in Munich. He and his immediate family
fled to the United States in the spring of 1939. Several other
members of his family who remained behind died in the Holocaust.
Dr. Stone enrolled in Bethany College
in 1943 and graduated in 1945. He has been returning to his
alma mater for more than a decade for a presentation marking
the anniversary of that terrifying night. A brief reception
will follow Dr. Stone’s talk.
Fraternity Celebrates 85th Anniversary on Campus
More than 60 members of the Phi Chapter
of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity gathered at Bethany College
over the weekend of Oct. 24-25 to celebrate the 85th anniversary
of the chapter’s founding. Events kicked off on Friday
with tours of the campus and a barbecue at the Phi Chapter House.
The 85th Anniversary Founder’s
Day ceremony was held on Saturday, highlighted by a very informative
talk on the history of the chapter by Christopher Berry ’85.
This was followed by a formal chapter and business meeting.
A brotherhood banquet concluded Saturday’s festivities.
During the banquet, Dr. Albert Buckelew was recognized for his
32 years of service as advisor for the Phi Chapter of Phi Kappa
Tau. Several activities were organized for family members throughout
To view a transcript of Christopher Berry’s
Spanish Club Sponsors ‘Dia
de los Muertos’ Celebration
Bethany’s 12th annual community-wide
“Dia de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) celebration
was held to rave reviews on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Sponsored by
the Bethany College Spanish Club, the cultural celebration commemorates
the event that is celebrated on Nov. 1-2 each year throughout
the Spanish-speaking world.
Authentic Mexican-style food, prayers,
poetry and music in Spanish were enjoyed by a large number of
Bethany students, staff, faculty, administration and town residents.
The event was organized by Joe Lovano, Anju Ramjee, Harald Menz
and Kim Lawless.
Relay for Life Set for Nov. 15-16
Bethany College’s annual Relay
for Life event will be held from 7 p.m. on Nov. 15 to 7 a.m.
on Nov. 16 at the Thomas P. Johnson Recreation Center. Jim Forbes,
faculty advisor for BethCom TV-14 and Managing Editor/Anchor
for WTRF-TV and Fox Ohio Valley in Wheeling, will deliver the
keynote address at approximately 7:40 p.m. The popular luminaria
ceremony starts at 9 p.m.
The Relay for Life events are the most
significant fundraisers in support of the American Cancer Society.
Organizers for the Bethany relay are sending out a special call
for cancer survivors willing to participate in the survivor
lap that follows the keynote address.
Anyone interested in forming a relay
team, joining an existing relay team or walking as a survivor
or caregiver should call Professor Kenn Morgan at (304) 829-7824
or (304) 829-4804.
Family Weekend Underway
Parents of Bethany College students are
invited to join us for Family Weekend 2008, slated for Oct.
31-Nov. 1. Several activities, from a Cabaret Dinner Theater
to a reception with Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College,
are being planned. For detailed information about all of the
Family Weekend events, click
Houston Alumni: Save
Houston-area alumni should save the date
of Wednesday, Nov. 19 on their calendars and plan to join us
at a reception with President Scott D. Miller. More details
will be forthcoming in future issues of the Old Main Journal.
For more information or to register for
any of these events please contact the Office of Alumni Relations
at 304-829-7411 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
To register online, click
Holiday Gift Ideas
at Expanded Bethany Bookstore
The recent expansion and renovation of
the Bethany College Bookstore has created a one-stop shop for
anyone wishing to add a Bethany flavor to their holiday celebrations.
With twice as much space to work with,
the Bookstore now stocks everything from official Bethany logo
apparel to coffee mugs and smaller trinkets that would make
To shop from the comfort of your own
home, visit the Bethany College Bookstore online.
Save the Date! Phi
Mu Anniversary Weekend Set For March 6-7
Bethany College’s Beta Nu chapter
of the national Phi Mu female fraternity will celebrate its
70th year at Bethany with an Anniversary Weekend on March 6-7,
2009. Phi Mu alumni are being asked to save those dates and
make plans to join their sisters for a weekend of celebration
that will include a luncheon, auction and house tours. Additional
details will be provided in future issues of the Old Main Journal
Save the Date! Alumni
Weekend Set for May
Please save the date and make plans to
join us here on campus for Alumni Weekend, set to begin on Friday,
May 1, 2009. More details will be provided in future issues
of the Old Main Journal.
Florida Alumni Reception
More than a dozen Bethany Alumni and Friends
got together in Jacksonville, Fla. on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at a
reception with President Dr. Scott D. Miller. The event was
held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Epping Forest Yacht Club in Jacksonville
and was hosted by Linda D. ’71 and Rick Hull ’70.
To view photos of the Jacksonville Event,
vist the Alumni
Event Photo Gallery.
Cook Voted Third Team Academic All-District
Bethany junior Megan Cook (Wheeling,
W.Va./Wheeling Central) has been voted to the ESPN the Magazine
Third Team Academic All-District II Women’s Soccer team,
as announced Thursday by the College Sports Information Directors
of America (CoSIDA).
Earns PAC & ECAC Player of the Week Honors
Bethany College junior Nelson Mitzen
was awarded Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Defensive
Player of the Week and ECAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week
for his performance against conference foe Waynesburg. These
are his first career weekly honors from both the PAC and ECAC.
Knocks Off Waynesburg 31-24 on Late Touchdown
Freshman QB Chad Smith (Washington, Pa.)
threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to sophomore RB Marcus Santini
(Seminole, Fla.) with 1:29 to play and the Bethany defense made
it stand by forcing two turnovers in the final 68 seconds to
give the Bison (2-5, 1-4) a 31-24 victory over visiting Waynesburg
(4-3, 1-2) Saturday afternoon at Bison Stadium.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.