Volume II, Number XXII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
January 30, 2009

Campus News
Bethany's McCoy to Present Senior Recital
Bethany College Music major, Amanda McCoy, from Coshocton, Ohio, will perform her Senior Recital on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 8 p.m. in Wailes Theatre on the Bethany College campus.

News Briefs

Student Work on Display in Morlan
"Culture Acclaym", a First-Year Seminar taught by Herb Weaver, developed a mural out of clay that now hangs in the lounge of Morlan Express, a coffee shop located in Morlan Hall. The seminar was studying different cultures based upon how they used clay. The mural is large version of the College’s branding logo “A Small College of National Distinction.”



David R. Williams Endowment Established
Since his sudden death in the Spring of 2006, the Bethany soccer community has been looking for an appropriate way to honor David "Fuzzy" Williams. With the assistance of John Cunningham, Stelios Papadopoulos ’70, Richard Siconolfi ’72, Jeff Flick ’82 and the support of President Scott D. Miller, the David R. Williams Endowment has been established.

For more information on the David R. Williams Endowment, click here.

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Bethany Professor Attends “Glocalization” and Media Education Workshop in Mexico City
Bethany College Professor Dr. Patrick Sutherland is attending a “glocalization” and media education workshop in Mexico City January 29 through January 31.

Media executives and educators from Mexico, Latin America and the United States are meeting at Monterrey Tech University to discuss issues such as exchange programs between colleges, integrated marketing communication in Mexico, the increase in journalists’ murders related to the drug trade in Mexico, and the future of foreign correspondents in world journalism.

Sutherland is the chairperson of the Communication Department at Bethany College and is also serving as the small college program representative to the executive committee of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC).

“Communication majors from Bethany are studying abroad in countries such as Argentina and England,” said Sutherland. “We’re excited about the possibility of expanding the options for our students who could end up working in the field internationally, in places such as Tokyo and Singapore.”

Winter Weather Impacts Bethany Campus
A winter storm mix of snow and freezing rain hit the Bethany campus this week causing 10 water line breaks and a power outage that extended through part of the campus. Benedum Commons, the main dining hall, was without power for part of the week. The College food service operated on a generator for three days. Campus crews worked around the clock clearing roads and walkways and restoring services to the campus.

Alumni News
Barnett '96 Named Headmaster at Linsly
Chad Barnett ’96 has been named as the Linsly School’s Headmaster effective August 1. Chad’s appointment as Head of School at the Wheeling institution was the result of a thorough, nationwide selection process that began in September and was finalized the first week of January. More than 30 candidates were reviewed, eight candidates were interviewed, and from this group, two final candidates emerged. The president of a national search firm, who specializes in conducting searches for independent school heads, interviewed and evaluated each of the final two candidates.

Barnett currently serves as Linsly's director of admissions. He began his career at Linsly more than 13 years ago, working his way from an intern to become well known in the Linsly community as a teacher, coach and director of admissions. In addition to his degree from Bethany, Chad has a master's degree in English literature from West Virginia University, and is currently pursuing his doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Pittsburgh.

Williams '70 Inducted Into Youth Soccer Association Hall of Fame
Bethany soccer standout David "Fuzzy" Williams ’70 recently was posthumously inducted into the Virginia Youth Soccer Association Hall of Fame for his volunteer work with youth soccer. He was honored along with six others, including Mia Hamm and Wendy Gebaurer of World Cup fame. About 20 alumni and members of David’s family attended the ceremony, including three members of the 1968 Bethany Soccer team - Glenn Kelly ‘69, Douglas Hottel’71 and Bill McKee ’71.

Alumni Events
Save the date and plan to join Bethany Alumni and Friends at receptions with President Dr. Scott D. Miller in your area.

San Diego, Calif.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
at the home of
John '55 & Donna Palafoutas

Moorpark, Calif.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
at the home of
Dean '74 & Suzanne '75 Lesiak

Charleston, W.Va.
Friday, March 20, 2009
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
at the home of
Bob '88 & Susanne Coffield

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 alumni@bethanywv.edu. To register online, click here.

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

BASA Weekend
Calling all alumni soccer players! Please save the date and make plans to join us on campus for the Bethany Alumni Soccer Association weekend, set to begin on Friday, May 1. The weekend will be packed full of activities that include a golf scramble and an alumni soccer tournament. More details will be provided in future issues of the Old Main Journal.

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.

Bison Athletics
Late Surge Propels Bison Over Waynesburg
A 12-2 game-ending run gave the Bethany men’s basketball team (11-8, 5-3) a 77-67 victory at Waynesburg (6-12, 2-6) Wednesday, the Bison’s first road win of the season.

Guards Power Bison Past Waynesburg 69-56
Sparked by a trio of guards scoring in double digits, the Bethany women’s basketball team (8-10, 4-5) recorded a 69-56 victory at Waynesburg (6-12, 3-6) Wednesday night.

Finley Sets Another Diving Record in BC's Meet at Frostburg
Junior Desiree Finley (Nanticoke, Pa./Hanover Area) broke a school record in diving, her fourth this month, which highlighted the Bethany College men’s and women’s dual meet losses at Frostburg State Tuesday night.

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


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