Volume IV, Number V
An E-News Service of Bethany College
September 10, 2010

Campus News
Robert McCann Addresses Bethany College Fall Convocation
Bethany College graduate Robert McCann, Chief Executive Officer of UBS Wealth Management Americas and Member of the Group Executive Board UBS AG, gave the address at Bethany's Fall Convocation ceremony September 9 in Commencement Hall. McCann was also conferred an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters by Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.

More event coverage from Opening Convocation will appear in next week's Old Main Journal.

Plaza Dedication Honors Bethany Professor Lynn Frantz Adkins
The Bethany community gathered September 4 for the dedication of the new Lynn Frantz Adkins Plaza, named in honor of the founder of the College’s social work program. President Scott D. Miller presented remarks.

Bethany College Announces 2010-11 Senior Fellows
The Bethany College Honors Committee has announced the appointment of the College's Senior Fellows for the 2010-11 academic year. Senior Fellows are students who have demonstrated unusual excellence in a major along with the character and ability necessary to do the work in the department.

Bethany College to Host Greek Leadership Conference
Bethany College’s Office of Student Life, Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council will host a Greek Leadership Conference September 10-11 at the Mountainside Conference Center. The gathering will focus on strengthening the Greek community at Bethany through a variety of chapter meetings and breakout sessions.

News Briefs
Women’s Volleyball Raises Funds for Breast Cancer
Research with Dig Pink Night

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The women’s volleyball team is hosting the first annual Dig Pink Volleyball Match to raise funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. The Dig Pink night will be held on September 28 and will feature a tri-match between Chatham University and Penn State Fayette. The match schedule includes Bethany vs. Chatham at 4 p.m. and Chatham vs. Penn State Fayette at 6 p.m. The Dig Pink match will be Bethany vs. Penn State Fayette at 8 p.m. Bethany women’s volleyball is excited to be a part of the Side-Out Foundation and Dig Pink campaign. The community is invited to show its support by attending the match and wearing pink. For more information, visit http://www.side-out.org/application/teams/team_page/2916.


Alumni News
Bethany Mourns Passing of Legendary Bill Hoag ‘50
Bethany College graduate William “Bill” R. Hoag ’50 passed away September 7 after battling cancer. Hoag remained actively involved in the leadership of Bethany even after graduating. He served on Bethany’s Board of Trustees and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities by the College. Bethany’s Hoag Soccer Field was dedicated to him in 1990 after undergoing an extensive renovation for which Hoag provided much of the funding. Hoag was a First Lieutenant in WWII and received a Purple Heart for his service. He was president and CEO of West Elizabeth Lumber Co., and Chairman of the Board of NILCO Lumber Co., at the time of his death.

Beinhauers is overseeing funeral arrangements, and friends are welcome at 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray, Pa. 724.941.3211 on Friday, 7-9 p.m. A service will be held there on Saturday at 11 a.m., with entombment at Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to Bethany College and/or Kiski Prep School. 

Homecoming to Feature Softball Celebrations
Attention Bethany Softball Alumni! Dust off your softball gloves and join Coach Jan Forsty on Homecoming Weekend at the annual Alumni Softball Game slated for noon, Sunday, Oct. 3, at the Softball Field. A picnic lunch will follow play. Also that weekend, new Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Shelly Cooper ‘95 and 10 other alumni softball team members who are in the Hall of Fame will be honored. They include Eileen Reading '83, Lisa Redolphy Siegel '84, Sally Dorwart coach, Melanie Stumm West '93, J. Cady Montgomery Rowe '83, Lori Woods '93, Michelle Berwinkle Nogales '85, Lori Schimmel '94, Peggy Fillinger '86 and Amy Stefan Bergin '99.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Coach Forsty at (304) 829-7271 or jforsty@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany Accepting Reservations for Homecoming Tailgate Tent Space
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations is now accepting reservations for tailgate tent space to be utilized during the Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 2. The cost for a 10 x 10 area is $20. Due to limited space each group will be restricted to one tent only. For more information or to make a reservation contact Michele Rejonis at (304) 829-7299 or via email at mrejonis@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany Celebrating the 10th Annual Allison’s Run
In conjunction with Homecoming 2010, the 10th Annual Allison’s Run, a conversational and recreational run or walk, will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, October 2, beginning at the Cunningham Soccer Complex located at the intersection of Route 67 and Castleman’s Run Road. The cost is $20. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Those wishing to pre-register should contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or alumni@bethanywv.edu. The first 75 registrants will be given a complimentary t-shirt. Help us to remember the vibrant life of Jim Allison ’64 while raising money to support the scholarship that bears his name.

Bison Baseball Alumni, Save the Date!
Attention Bison Baseball Alumni! Save the date and join us for the annual Alumni Baseball Game slated for Saturday, September 11, at Bethany Park. The game will begin at noon with batting practice at 10 a.m. In the first contest, the alumni team will play versus the varsity team for nine innings. Alumni will then be "drafted" for another 9-inning intra-squad game. In addition to a meet-and-greet with current players, a picnic dinner will follow when play concludes.

Please RSVP by September 6 to Head Baseball Coach Rick Carver at (304) 829-7246 or via email at rcarver@bethanywv.edu.

Save the Date!
Scottsdale
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Scottsdale, Ariz., from 6 -8 p.m., Wednesday, September 22, at the Scottsdale Marriott Suites at Old Town, 7325 East Third Avenue, Scottsdale, Ariz. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Lexington
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in the Lexington, Ky., area on November 6, 2010. Details to follow in future issues of Old Main Journal.

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
Bethany Football Celebrates Weekend of Champions
In addition to opening the 2010 football season last weekend, the Bethany College football team also celebrated the “Weekend of Champions”, as they welcomed back the four past PAC championship teams for two days of activities.

Click here to view the photogallery from the Weekend of Champions.

Bethany Runs Record to 5-0 With Sweep Over Franciscan
Paced by a balanced attack featuring five hitters with five or more kills, the Bethany College volleyball team swept past Franciscan 3-0 Wednesday night to improve their record to 5-0 this season.

Bethany Heads to King's Looking for 1-1 Record
After a disappointing result in their opening week, the Bethany College football team will head out on the road in search of their first win this year when they travel to King’s College for non-conference tilt. Kickoff in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is schedule for 1 p.m.

Bethany's Zavatchen Named PAC Player of the Week
After leading the Bethany College volleyball team to a first place finish at last weekend’s Marietta Tournament, sophomore setter Jessica Zavatchen (Uniontown, Pa./Laurel Highlands) was selected as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Week for Sept. 7.

Bison Can't Make Up Early Deficit in 2-1 Loss to Seton Hill
Junior Cassie Spalding (Claysville, Pa./McGuffey) scored her third goal in three games this season in the 85th minute, but the Bethany College women’s soccer team was unable to come back from a two-goal deficit and suffered a 2-1 defeat to Division II Seton Hill Wednesday night at Bison Stadium.

Malone Slips Past Bethany Men 2-0
Another early goal put the Bethany College men’s soccer team in an early hole and Malone put the match away with a late score to hand the Bison a 2-0 defeat Wednesday.

Bison Fall in First PAC Match to Westminster
The Bethany College women’s tennis team lost its opening PAC match of the season Wednesday by the score of 9-0 to visiting Westminster.

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

 

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