Volume V, Number XXXIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
April 6, 2012

Campus News
Darline Nicholson Spring Breakfast to Feature Global Communications Expert Susan Lister
The 65th annual Darline Nicholson Spring Breakfast honoring Bethany College senior women will be held on Saturday, May 5 at 9:30 a.m. in Benedum Commons. It will feature Susan Lister '89 — Bethany alumna and senior specialist in global communications for Whirlpool — as guest speaker for the event.

Bethany College to host "Bleed for the Cure" Blood Drive
Bethany College will host a "Bleed for the Cure" blood drive on April 25 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in partnership with Susan G. Komen West Virginia and the American Red Cross. The event is sponsored by Bethany College's Pre-Health Professions Club and Pre-Health National Honor Society (Alpha Epsilon Delta) members and will be held in the private dining rooms of Benedum Commons.

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Bethany College Wins National Educational Advertising Award
Higher Education Marketing Report has announced that Bethany College won a Gold Award in the group's 27th Annual Educational Advertising Awards.  The award recognizes Bethany's enrollment advertising.  The 2012 award marks the fifth Bethany and branding firm BD&E have received in recent years from Higher Education Marketing honoring the College's publications.

The Educational Advertising Awards is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country.  This year more than two thousand nine hundred entries were received from more than one thousand colleges, universities and secondary schools from all 50 states and several foreign countries.  Judges consisted of a national panel of higher education marketers, advertising creative directors, marketing and advertising professionals and the editorial board of Higher Education Marketing Report.

Bethany College to Host Future of Medicine Panel
Bethany will host a Future of Medicine Panel, featuring Bethany Alumni, on April 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mountainside Conference Center. The panel is open to the public and will be streamed live online at BBN Online. The panel will include:

W. Blair Geho ’60, MD, Ph.D. - SDG's founding President and Chief Executive Officer and Adjunct Professor of Investigative Medicine and Chief Translational Officer at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine speaking on “Drug Inventions – Private Capital Fuels Innovation.”

Linda Donelle Lewis ‘61, MD - Clinical Prof. Emerita of Neurology, Neurological Institute of N.Y. speaking on “An MD Wears Many Hats.

Dr. John Niederhuber ‘60, MD - CEO of Inova Translational Medicine Institute speaking on “The Power of Genomics to Transform Medicine.”

Dr. Timothy J. Vittorio ‘89 MS, MD - Director of the Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics Program at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, N.Y. speaking on “Cardiac Failure – Transforming Failing Hearts.”

Bethany Mourns Loss of Former English Professor Bob Sykes
The Bethany community is saddened to learn of the death of Robert “Bob” H. Sykes, who taught English at the College from 1956-1967. A native West Virginian and long-time Bethany resident, he graduated from Wheeling High School in 1947 and served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. He was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Bob earned his undergraduate degree from West Liberty College, his master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. He published a book of biographies, “Proud Heritage of West Virginia,” and was a devoted advocate for the literary arts throughout his life and career. 

Sykes passed away on March 25. A memorial service will be held by his wife Joanne and family at Bethany Memorial Church at 11 a.m. on April 21 and will be open to the public. www.kepnerfuneral.com/obituaries/robert-h-sykes

Comm. Week 50 Wrap-Up
The announcement that Bethany College will host the 2014 National Society for Collegiate Journalists conference capped off Comm. Week 50 that welcomed Emmy-award-winning alumni back to campus, celebrated the founders of the department 50 years ago and offered a futuristic perspective on communications and media.  Experts in radio, television, integrated marketing, web, and newspaper and magazine publishing were represented.  

Internationally known Johnny (Earle) Cupcakes began the week with branding and marketing tips for his audience. Thanks to a gift from the Driehorst Family Foundation, Comm Week events were webstreamed on http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/bethanywvadmin.portal#.  The week concluded with 50 hours of WVBC Internet radio at  http://www.stretchinternet.com/flash/player/bbn.php.  Receptions for founder of the journalism major, E. E. “Robby” Roberts (1935), and founder of Comm. Week James Carty, Jr., (1962) were held.  Carty was hired to replace Roberts, who as early as 1929 offered the first course in Communications.  Between them they contributed 62 years to the department.

The week was designed to help students to better understand the diverse and quickly evolving world of media communications, allowing them to take advantage of expertise and experiences that would be directly transferable to their professional careers. One example was a presentational skills workshop presented by Faith Daniels, ’79, former network news anchor, in the BCTV Studio.  Executive Editor of the Washington, Pa., Observer Reporter Publishing Company, A. Parker “Park” Burroughs, who will be joining Bethany College as a Distinguished Lecturer in the fall, recounted the many changes in newspaper publishing he had seen over his 40-year career, concluding his remarks to the induction class of the Society of Collegiate Journalists that “As journalists, you will always be in dogged pursuit of the truth. When change comes, embrace it, but never forget your purpose.”

Pictures from the week can be found on the president's Flickr page.

Swim Lessons to be Offered by Bethany College Swim Team
Swimming lessons will be taught by members of Bethany College’s Swimming Team and supervised by Head Coach David Dow. Students of all abilities age 4 and older are welcome.

Lessons will be offered four nights a week (Monday-Thursday) for two weeks. Choose the EARLY (4:30-5:10 p.m.) or LATE (5:20-6:00 p.m.) time period.

    Weekday Sessions:
    SESSION I    March 19 - 29     SESSION II    April 2 - 12     SESSION III    April 16 - 26

For more information or to register, visit: www.bethanywv.edu/athletics/varsity/bethany-swimming-and-diving/swim-lessons/.

Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Visual and Performing Arts
Assistant Professor of Music Pandel Collaros performed with alumna Amanda McCoy and The Hurt at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville on March 26.  The concert previewed songs from Ms. McCoy's forthcoming album.  The YouTube link for the opening two songs is http://youtu.be/xDlLO-2IAXY

Aaron S. Anslow, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art was recently juried into two West Virginia galleries, Mountain Made In Thomas WV, and Tamarack in Beckley, WV.  Both galleries are very competitive and this is quite a distinction for Professor Anslow and Bethany College.

The public is invited to a release party for Assistant Professor of English R. Wiley Cash, Jr.’s novel in the Renner Gallery on Saturday, April 21 at 4 p.m. The title is A Land More Kind Than Home and books will be for sale on-site by Words & Music. A book signing will follow.

The novel has already been released in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the publication rights were recently sold in Italy! To learn more about the novel, please see Dr. Cash’s website located at www.wileycash.com.

"Cash’s debut novel is a chilling descent into the world of religious frenzy in small town North Carolina. The languid atmosphere seduces, and Cash’s fine first effort pulls the reader into a shadowy, tormented world where wolves prowl in the guise of sheep." - Publishers Weekly.

Alumni News
Bethany Alum Wins Eight National Advertising Awards
Jeff Flick, Bethany College Class of '82, President & CEO of BD&E, one of the Pittsburgh region's most nationally recognized branding and marketing communications firms, won eight awards in the 27th Annual Educational Advertising Awards competition.

Recognized for excellence in the field of educational marketing and advertising, BD&E received a gold award for Bethany College's current advertising campaign. In addition, the firm won gold, silver and bronze awards for a variety of advertising and marking communications materials it created for Community College of Allegheny County; Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota; Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania; and Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, Ohio. (Samples
of the award winning materials are available upon request).

The Educational Advertising Awards is the largest educational advertising awards competition in the country. This year, over 2,900 entries were received from more than one thousand colleges, universities and secondary schools from all fifty states and several foreign countries.

BD&E has been in business since 1975 and garnered scores of awards and honors recognizing its results-oriented creative work. It provides art, image, communications and branding services to corporate, educational and professional service organizations throughout the continental United States and Puerto Rico. BD&E's clients are some of the nation's most prominent colleges and universities, Fortune 100 companies and nonprofit institutions. Its corporate clients include companies such as PPG
Industries, PNC Financial Services, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and ZeroPoint Clean Technologies in New York City. Among its numerous education and nonprofit clients are West Virginia University, University of Pittsburgh, Cleveland Institute of Music, Community College of Allegheny County and the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto, California.

Bethany Alum Featured in Deep South Magazine
Poems & Photos by Julie E. Bloemeke '94 are featured in the current issue of Deep South Magazine.

Visit: http://deepsouthmag.com/2012/04/abandoned/.

Alumni Weekend Schedule Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2012 slated for May 4-6. Classes celebrating reunions include 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967 and 1972. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend.

BASA Weekend Schedule Announced
Attention Bethany Soccer Alumni! Save the date and join us for BASA Weekend 2012 slated for May 4-6. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend.  For additional information, contact Sean Regan at (304) 829-7238 or sregan@bethanywv.edu.

Attention Bethany College’s Class of 1977!
The organizing of your 35-year reunion has begun.  Please email alumni@bethanywv.edu if you are interested in details about this Homecoming reunion or join the Facebook group “Bethany College Class of 1977: 35th Class Reunion.”

Bison Athletics
Bison Track Teams Continue Strong Start at W&J Invitational
After a big start to their outdoor seasons last week, the Bethany College track and field teams turned in more strong showings at the unscored Washington & Jefferson Invitational Saturday.

Busy Stretch Ends with Bison Losses to Muskingum
Playing its seventh and eighth games in five days, the Bethany College softball team dropped both ends of a non-conference doubleheader to visiting Muskingum Wednesday by scores of 8-4 and 8-3.

Thomas More Takes Third Game from Bison on the Diamond
Thomas More scored four runs in the second and fourth innings to take control and go on to a 16-2 victory over the Bethany College baseball team Tuesday afternoon in the third and final game of their PAC series.

Bethany Lacrosse Falls to Thiel 13-5
Sophomore Travis Granich (Huntington, W.Va.) scored three goals and freshman Trey Moore (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto) posted three points as well, but the Bethany College men’s lacrosse team suffered a 13-5 loss to visiting Thiel Saturday afternoon.

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


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