Volume IV, Number X
An E-News Service of Bethany College
October 15, 2010

Campus News
Bethany College Social Work Department to Host Fall Symposium
The Bethany College Social Work Department is co-sponsoring a two-day professional development symposium scheduled for November 4-5 at the Mountainside Conference Center in Bethany.

Bethany College President Leads National Environmental Initiative
The American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) has elected Bethany College President Scott D. Miller to serve on the organization’s national Steering Committee.


News Briefs
Jones Selected for Federal Service Student Ambassadors Program
Bethany College senior Renee Jones is one of 47 students across the country selected to participate in the 2010-11 Federal Service Student Ambassadors program, designed to educate young people about the ways in which government affects our lives. The initiative, run by the Partnership for Public Service, seeks to show how individuals can make a difference by working to solve some of the most pressing issues facing the U.S. today and works to increase interest in federal jobs and internships on college and university campuses through passionate student advocates actively promoting public service. The Partnership for Public Service is a nonpartisan nonprofit that works to revitalize the federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government functions.

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Jones is majoring in English Literature with a minor in Business. For the past two years, Jones has been a participant in the Student Career Experience Program with the USDA Forest Service, Office of Acquisition Management. This past summer she had the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities, including the renovation of the USFS Grants & Agreements website, modification and close-out of contracts and the National Fishing & Boating Week in Washington D.C.

Bethany Communications and Media Arts Hosts Open House
Faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends attended an October 1 Open House hosted by the Department of Communications and Media Arts and Society for Collegiate Journalists (SCJ) at Bethany House. The Department relocated to its new center over the summer, consolidating in one central location all campus media operations, faculty offices, graphics labs, and conference areas. M.E. Yancosek Gamble, 2010-11 Renner Scholar and Chair of the Department, introduced members of SCJ who acted as tour guides for the event, the 2010 Senior Fellows Jennifer Fleahman and April O’Brien, and President Scott D. Miller, who brought greetings on behalf of the College. Miller discussed the historic importance and new technological directions of the Department and unveiled a Wall of Fame of distinguished Communications graduates. These alumni include Sandra Block ’81, Richard Clancy ’76, Faith Daniels ’79, Evelyn del Cerro ’85, Marie DeParis ’83, Bob Orr ’75, Jeffrey Seglin ’78, and Dave Sims ’75. The Department also hosted the October Faculty Mixer simultaneously.

Panel Examines Gender Discrimination Among Female Faculty in Higher Education
Students from Dr. Katrina Cooper’s Psychology of Women class will host an October 20 panel titled “Mind the Gap: Gender Inequalities in Higher Education.” The panel will begin at 6 p.m. at the Mountainside Conference Center and will highlight issues of inequality that female faculty face in higher education. The event, moderated by Annie Miller, will include discussion from panelists Elizabeth de Jong, Dean of Students; Kathy Shelek-Furbee, Professor of Social Work; Melanee Sinclair, Assistant Professor of Social Work; Katrina Cooper, Assistant Professor of Psychology; M.E. Yancosek Gamble, Assistant Professor of Communications; and Stephanie Tuszynski, Assistant Professor of Communications.

In higher education, female faculty often experience inequalities in areas of tenure, pay and peer/student reviews. Sometimes these inequalities are blatant, while at other times they are much more discreet. Additionally, women faculty must balance tasks related to maintaining a home and child-rearing along with the demands of teaching.

“As professors, much of our identity comes from what we do at work. As parents, much of our identity comes from what we do at home. Trying to be the best professor possible and the best mother possible sets us up for an impossible task,” said Cooper.

Although the event deals with inequalities females face, the entire campus of students and faculty is encouraged to attend. “While we like to believe that the inequalities that affect the lives of identified groups — women, gays and lesbians, people of color, etc. — in reality this inequality affects everyone in our society. Inequality leads to issues in education, health care and stress in the workplace. Inequalities affect all of us and it is in our own best interest to educate ourselves on take necessary actions to address them,” said Shelek-Furbee.

The panel is a part of a series of service learning events sponsored by the class that aim to bring awareness about women’s issues to campus. At these events, students will be collecting monetary donations to support a local, non-profit women’s organization.

Social Work Program to Host Presidents Helping Children Banner Exhibit
Bethany’s Social Work Program will sponsor a Presidents Helping Children Exhibit November 4-5. The exhibit features a collection of banners displaying the portraits of U.S. Presidents who have helped improve the national well-being of children through various initiatives. It will be open on November 4 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and November 5 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Elementary and middle schools in Brooke and Ohio counties have been invited to bring students to campus to tour the exhibit. Members of the public are encouraged to attend.

From Broadcasting to Webcasting WVBC Goes Global
Embracing new media and providing students with the best learning and internship options, WVBC has become an Internet-only station. WVBC can now be heard globally on Stretch Internet at http://www.stretchinternet.com/flash/player/bbn.php

This represents a great advantage to the sound of WVBC.  Terrestrial radio stations are subject to interference and environmental factors.  Internet sound is less compressed and closer to CD quality.  “Internet radio will expand the reach of WVBC to new audiences across the globe,” said Dr. Darin Fields, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Our students have a wonderful opportunity in WVBC to experience first-hand the technology convergence the communications and media industry is experiencing as we see the boundaries of traditional media forms disappearing into multimodal approaches built on internet technology."  

“Internet radio stations can be heard anywhere so as long as you have a device that can go on the Web; that can be a PC, a smartphone or a stand-alone receiver,” M.E. Yancosek Gamble, Acting Chair, Department of Communications and Media Arts said. “The industry is changing so quickly that in another 5-7 years we’ll probably be amused by the differences that we now make between terrestrial, satellite, Internet, HD, podcasts, etc. Technologies converge so very quickly.”


Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Communications and Media Arts
 Jay Libby, Assistant Professor of Communications, and Larry Grimes, Director of Church Relations, attended the 28th Annual Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture, delivered by FCC Commissioner the Honorable Mignon Clyburn, on September 29 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Humanities
Larry Grimes, Professor of English Emeritus and Director of Church Relations, delivered the keynote speech, "The Baby and the Bath Water," at the West Virginian Association of College English Teachers Fall Conference on October 15 at West Liberty University.

Harald Menz, Professor of World Languages and Cultures, was honored by the West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers' Association with its "Outstanding Teacher" award in September. Among the criteria for receiving the award are superior ability to foster the study of world languages and cultures among students of all backgrounds and abilities; the use of effective instructional methods; and command of the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues.  Menz is the second Bethany College professor to be honored with this award; Dr. Pauline Nelson was the first recipient in 1997.

Physical Education
Wally Neel, Professor of Physical Education, and three members of the Physical Education Club attended the Midwest District American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Leadership Conference at Pokagon State Park, Angola, Ind., September 30-October 1. The students, Kate McCabe, Anna Koller and Alex Tylka, worked on the career development with professionals in the field and students from West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Iowa. This conference is sponsored annually with funding provided for the students through the efforts of Midwest District AAHPERD and WVAHPERD professionals. 

The theme for this year's conference was "Bridging the Gap" to make connections within a changing world.  Emphasis was on recognizing leadership styles, providing methods of strengthening one's preferred style, and enhancing the ability to use other leadership styles when the situation demands. The students will present on the Midwest conference at the annual WVAHPERD Conference in November.

Visual Arts
Kenn Morgan — Professor of Fine Arts, Renner Art Gallery Coordinator and Curator and 1971 Bethany graduate — was honored by the Alumni Council at the Homecoming Art Reception "in appreciation of his dedication and support of the Bethany College Alumni Association's events and activities."  Morgan has coordinated art exhibits coinciding with Homecomings and Alumni Weekends for more than a decade, designed all of the annual Allison's Run t-shirts, created a Bethany College coloring book for children, and designed numerous Homecoming and Alumni Weekend brochures. Sara Hauptfuehrer ‘72, Alumni Council President, presented the award.


Alumni News
The Bethanian Legacy: Booz Allen Continues to Expand Connection Between College and Consulting

Two hundred and seventy five miles from the tree-lined streets of Bethany College and 10 miles from the nation’s capital, there is a group of Bethanians who put their strategic communications expertise to work at one of the world’s largest (23,000+ employees) management consulting firms, Booz Allen Hamilton. The firm works closely with public sector, private sector and not-for-profit clients offering them some of the most innovative and strategic thinking in the world.  Whether it is creating a social marketing campaign to reduce the stigma of psychological health in the U.S. Military, restructuring the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or guiding the Intelligence Community on the use of blogs and wikis to collect and analyze highly classified intelligence, Booz Allen Hamilton has a long history of helping clients solve their most difficult problems. 

Why does one of the world’s most respected consulting firms look for talent on the campus of Bethany College?  Booz Allen Vice President Grant McLaughlin, a 1991 graduate of Bethany, explains, “I’ve consistently gone back to my Bethany connections for new talent because I know what I’m getting from a Bethany graduate. It’s someone who has more than just book smarts – Bethanians have a strong work ethic and an ability to ‘get things done’, the flexibility to adapt to virtually any situation and the ability to think on their feet.”

The Bethany - Booz Allen connection began in 1998 when McLaughlin, in collaboration with Maria Darby, Booz Allen Senior Vice President and a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University, created Booz Allen’s Strategic Communications capability. In the past 12 years the team has grown from just a few members to more than 600 people. Today, there are 10 Bethanians on Booz Allen’s Strategic Communications team. In 2003, Steve Radick ’03 joined the firm, quickly followed by Jamie (Hoelzeman) Radick ’04, Chelsea (Boyd) Bauckman ’06, Matt Bado ’01, Christy Cunningham ’97, Krista Holyak ’08, Katherine Reuning ’10, Jodi Bodo ’10, and Michele Capots ’94. The relationship between Bethany and Booz Allen continues to grow because of the affinity Booz Allen has for its Bethany brethren and because Bethany consistently develops strong communicators who can easily adapt to the fast-paced, demanding and competitive life of a management consultant.

Those interested in an internship or career with Booz Allen can contact Chelsea Boyd Bauckman at boyd_chelsea@bah.com. To learn more about Booz Allen, visit www.bah.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/boozallen), Twitter (www.twitter.com/boozallen) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/boozallen). 

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!

Save the Date!
Lexington
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the Lexington, Ky. area, from 4-6 p.m., Saturday, November 6, at the residence of  Paul ’75 & Liz Stevens ’79 Chewning. To RSVP or for the complete address, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Washington, D.C.
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller for a special Alumni & Friends event on Tuesday, November 16, for a V.I.P. tour of the Norman Rockwell Exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The tour begins at 5:30 p.m. Space is limited. A reception will follow at Zaytinya, 701 9th Street NW, Washington, D.C. The gathering is hosted by Grant McLaughlin '91. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (304)829-7411 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

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 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
Bethany Knock Off Saint Vincent to Stay Unbeaten at Home
Junior Carrie Talkington (Moundsville, W.Va./John Marshall) hammered a career-high 17 kills to lead the Bethany College volleyball team to a 3-1 (25-23, 28-26, 20-25, 25-13) victory over visiting Saint Vincent Thursday night at Hummel Field House.

Bison Hope Winning Ways Continue Saturday at Thiel
The Bethany College football team (3-3, 2-1) can run their winning streak to three games, which would be its longest in nine years, with a victory Saturday at Thiel (0-5, 0-3) in a PAC game scheduled to kickoff at 1:30 p.m. in Greenville, Pa.

Bison Sweep Thiel for Second Consecutive Victory
The Bethany College women’s tennis team lost only two games in three doubles victories and picked up straight-set wins in all six singles flights on their way to a 9-0 triumph over Thiel in a non-conference match Wednesday at the Ewing Tennis Center.

Early Spalding Goal Keys Bison Shutout Over Geneva 1-0
Junior Cassie Spalding (Claysville, Pa./McGuffey) chipped in an early goal for the only score in the Bethany College women's soccer 1-0 win over Geneva at Bison Stadium on Wednesday night.

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

 

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