Volume III, Number XVI
An E-News Service of Bethany College
December 4, 2009

News Briefs
New Bethany Parents' Council Meets
President Miller, Vice President of Institutional Advancement Sven de Jong and Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Michele Rejonis met with members of the Parents' Council on November 19. The Council was formed recently to advise the administration. 

Members of the Parents' Council are: Tony and Pamela Arrington, Thomas Wilson, Jeff and Joan Fleahman, Neil Helme, Roland “Landy” Hobbs and James Harris.

Bethany Student Health Offers Free Swine Flu Immunizations
Bethany College Student Health, in cooperation with the Brooke County Health Department, held an H1N1 (Swine) Influenza Immunization Clinic on December 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Health and Wellness Center on Bethany’s campus. There was be no charge for this immunization. The clinic was open to any person age 25 or younger and for persons between the ages of 26 and 65 with underlying risk factors. For more information, contact Student Health at 304-829-7567 or email ctyler@bethanywv.edu.

Spanish Club Takes Thanksgiving Trip to Spain
The Bethany College Spanish Club — led by Club President Katie Heinlein (Double Major in Spanish & Visual Arts with Education Certification Program) and accompanied by Club Advisor Dr. Joseph Lovano (Professor of Spanish and Italian, Department of Humanities) — traveled to Spain during Thanksgiving Break (Nov. 20-29) for a 9-day educational and cultural club trip.

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Together with Heinlein and Lovano were the following Spanish Club participants: Jennifer Anderson (Major in Mathematics with Education Certification), Stephanie Laine (Equestrian Program Major and Spanish Minor), Wendy McCafee (Double Major in Political Science and Psychology) and Meghan Philp (Double Major in Spanish and Cultural Studies).

The group visited the following cultural and historical sites in Spain: Madrid (The Prado Museum, The National Palace, The Queen Sofía National Museum); Toledo (The Medieval Cathedral of Toledo, The Santa María La Blanca Synagogue, The Mosque of Toledo); Segovia (The Alcázar Medieval Castle, The Medieval Cathedral of Segovia, The Roman Acqueduct of Segovia); and Pamplona (The Medieval Quarter, The Roman Ciudadela, The University of Navarra). Participants viewed paintings by world-famous Spanish painters such as Velázquez, El Greco, Murillo, Goya, Picasso and Dalí. The Spanish Club took a campus tour of the Universidad de Navarra (UNAV) in Pamplona (Bethany College's affiliated Spanish Program in Spain), provided by the College’s liaison there, Dr. Carmen Blanco. Blanco and four other UNAV colleagues in the Institute of Spanish Language and Culture Program treated the Spanish Club to an elegant dinner in the famous Medieval Quarter of Pamplona. The Spanish Club experienced Spain in a variety of ways by taking the following means of transportation during their trip: plane, train, taxi, bus, metro, and, of course, walking.

President Hosts Student-Athlete Advisory Council Luncheon
President Miller hosted a luncheon at Christman Manor to recognize students serving on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) at Bethany College. Each semester the President meets with the SAAC to seek its input and to discuss plans for the future.

The members of the SAAC are: Jodi Bodo, Women's Track & Field; Megan Cook, Women's Soccer; Nathanial Henc, Men's Track & Field; Josh Lawrence, Baseball; Maggie McCort, Cross Country; Levi Naylor, Tennis; Cynthia Richardson, Swimming & Diving; Alyssa Schrecengost, Volleyball; Brittani Seeman, Softball; Renee Shepherd, Women's Basketball; Ryan Summers, Men's Basketball; Jason Utt, Football; Cory Winters, Men's Soccer; Rick Carver (Head Baseball Coach), Advisor; Alyssa Schrecengost, Secretary; Cory Winters, Treasurer; Jodi Bodo and Josh Lawrence, PAC SAAC Representatives.

Bison Agency Busy With Fall Activities
What a busy fall term for the Bison Agency!  While the Agency is in the process of re-branding in the age of media “convergence,” not all of its work has been strategic. The Agency has worked with many clients this semester.  Its activities commenced with distributing Alexander Campbell birthday posters and assisting the Communication Department in promoting the John Keresty Lectures in Journalism Series in late September. The group invited 1983 Bethany graduate George Manahan to guest lecture October 5 and sold more than $500 in “BethMints” during the Homecoming game from the Communication Department table. The Bison Agency also enjoyed working with the Writers Club in co-promoting this year’s outstanding edition of The Harbinger. Members attended the 30th Anniversary Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Banquet and covered the WV Growing Local Foods Conference in November with Brown Communication, Charleston, W.Va. The Agency has been working with other campus organizations such as BCTV on the promotion of the Campus Connect television show, a statewide program airing on WVPBS, and has launched a Facebook page for the Bethany College PRSSA at www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=157202752529&ref=ts.

President Miller Shares Experience with Communication Class
President Scott Miller went back to the classroom on November 20. He spoke to Comm. 201 students about his experiences as an undergraduate communication major at West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he served as editor-in-chief of the student newspaper. Miller said he developed skills that continue to serve him today. Trained as a reporter to be a careful observer of his surroundings, he has carried a reporter’s notebook with him since his early days as a journalist in the late 1970s. Miller encouraged students to take to heart some advice he was given as an undergraduate — to be “news makers” rather than to just cover the news.

Bethany Fund Provides Important Year-End Giving Opportunity
As the calendar turns to the last page of the year and the holiday season is upon us, we are reminded that many Bethany College alumni choose to give during the holiday season. Although your gift is welcome at any time during the year, the approach of 2010 reminds us to remind you – Please don’t forget to make your year-end gift.

To qualify for a charitable-gift deduction for tax year 2009, your gift must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2009. Your support assists Bethany in providing the highest quality educational experience, underscoring our reputation as a small college of national distinction.  If you would like to speak with someone in the Office of Institutional Advancement about your gift, please call 304.829.7723. Gifts can be mailed to Bethany College, Erickson Alumni Center, Bethany, WV 26032. You can also donate online by visiting www.bethanywv.edu/give

Holiday Gift Ideas at Bethany Bookstore
Make plans to visit the Bethany College Bookstore — a one-stop shop for anyone wishing to add a Bethany flavor and unique gifts to their holiday celebrations. The Bookstore stocks everything from official Bethany logo apparel to coffee mugs and smaller trinkets that would make perfect stocking-stuffers.

To shop from the comfort of your own home, visit the Bethany College Bookstore online.


Alumni News
Hauptfuehrer ’73 Named Three-Time WV Super Lawyer
Bethany alum Sara E. Hauptfuehrer ’73, an attorney with Steptoe & Johnson in Clarksburg, W.Va., has been named a Super Lawyer in West Virginia by Super Lawyers magazine for the third consecutive year. Hauptfuehrer graduated from the George Mason University School of Law in 1989 and practices in the areas of employee benefits and employment litigation.

Super Lawyers magazine is published in all 50 states and reaches more than 13 million readers. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. To learn more and to access Hauptfuehrer’s Super Lawyers profile, visit www.superlawyers.com.

Christmans Host Alumni Luncheon
Bethany alumni and friends gathered in Atlanta on Sunday, November 22, for a luncheon with President Scott D. Miller and Vice President Sven de Jong. The event was held at the Atlanta Athletic Club and was hosted by Neil ’55 & Jackie Christman. To view photos of the Atlanta event, click here.

Attention Men’s Basketball Alumni!
Save the date and join us for the annual alumni basketball game slated for Saturday, January 23. More details will follow in future issues of the Old Main Journal.

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
Bison Cruise Past Westminster 85-67 in PAC Opener
Freshman Nick Wilcox (Venetia, Pa./Peters Twp.) led five scorers in double digits with 16 points, as the Bethany men’s basketball team streaked out to a 32-point lead in the second half and went on to an 85-67 victory in their PAC opener at Westminster Wednesday night.

Bison Lose to Westminster on Last-Second Free Throw
Westminster’s Andi Ridge hit a free throw with two-tenths of a second to play to lift the Titans to a 53-52 victory over the Bethany women’s basketball team Wednesday in the PAC opener for both schools.

Bison Coaching Staff Selected for D3 All-Star Game
Bethany head football coach Tim Weaver and three members of his staff have been chosen to coach the South Team’s defense for the Division III Football Senior Classic, which will be played Saturday, Dec. 5 in Salem, Va.

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

 

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