Bethany Announces Keresty Lecture Speaker, Communications Week Schedule

BETHANY, W.Va. – Danny H. Rubin, an award-winning author and speaker on business communication skills, will give the keynote address at this year’s John Keresty Lecture in Journalism on Wednesday, September 27, at 7 p.m. in the Renner Art Gallery. The lecture is part of the 56th Communications and Media Arts Week, which will focus on the theme “It’s On Us,” and will take place Sept. 25 – 30.

Rubin is the author of “Wait, How Do I Write This Email?” which is a collection of more than 100 templates for networking and the job search, as well as “Wait, How Do I Promote My Business?” which is ideal for the small business owner. As a business communication speaker, Rubin provides a step-by-step guide for email communication, job applications, website content, press releases, and crowdfunding pages.

In 2015, he was the winner of the “Plank Center Award” for commitment to mentorship, a finalist in the “2016 Best Book” awards contest, and a 2016 “Notable Indie” book as decided by Shelf Magazine.

While the Keresty Lecture is often the most publicized of Communications Week events, presentations and workshops from prominent Bethany College alumni and professionals in communications and media arts will take place all week. The program is designed to help students better understand the diverse and quickly evolving world of media communications, take advantage of the wide array of potential experiences as undergraduates, and move through their undergraduate years and into their professional careers successfully. Communications Week is presented by the Bethany College Department of Communications & Media Arts.

The schedule for the week is as follows:

Monday, Sept. 25 – Ruth Westlake Day
  • 9:05 a.m., Weimer Lecture Hall: Gender Portrayal in the Digital World; Dr. Jason K. Smith
  • 10:10 a.m., Bethany House 101: Healthy Relationships Are Dependent On Us
  • 7 p.m., Hummel Field House: Pep Rally
Tuesday, Sept. 26 – James “Jim” Carty Jr. Day
  • 9:30 a.m., Steinman: It’s on Us; M.E. Yancosek Gamble
  • 2 p.m., Bethany Town Square: Town Cleanup with the First Year Experience
Wednesday, Sept. 27 – E.E. Roberts Day
  • 9:05 a.m., Bethany House 101: Being a Global Citizen is On Us; Dr. Patrick J. Sutherland
  • 7 p.m., Renner Art Gallery: John Keresty Lecture: Our Future Is On Us; Game-Changing Strategies for Your Internship/Job Search; Danny H. Rubin
Thursday, Sept. 28 – James Keegen Day
  • All Day, Professor Jon Griener & Multimedia Students visit John Marshall High School to Speak with Perspective Students
  • 7 p.m., Hummel Field House: It’s On Us, Bethany Pledge Booth
Friday, Sept. 29 – Hal Shaver Day
  • 4 p.m., Bethany House: Alumni, Faculty & Staff Cocktail Hour
  • 5 p.m., Bethany House: Wall of Fame Induction
Saturday, Sept. 30 – Homecoming
  • 2 p.m., Bison Stadium: It’s On Us Pledge Booth & Video Premiere
About Bethany College

Bethany College is located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.

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