Volume VII, Number XIV
An E-News Service of Bethany College
November 15, 2013

Bethany to Brighten the Holidays with Annual Celebration
Bethany College will light hold its third annual Light Up Night and Charity Christmas Tree Auction Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Commencement Hall. The evening begins with the official lighting of the tree, and includes a charity tree auction, a choir performance and a variety of holiday presentations.

Cram A Van Underway
President Scott D. Miller and Anne Taylor, Chair/Founder of Bethany's Cram A Van project, met Thursday, Nov. 14, to discuss the program’s progress. Cram A Van is an organization that runs a month long (Nov. to Dec. 5) to collect items to donate to The House of Carpenter for people in need during the cold winter months. They will be collecting clothes, shoes, canned goods, bathroom supplies, school supplies, baby supplies and toys. To donate, please contact them through email at cramavanbc@yahoo.com.

Anne is a sophomore from Buffalo, N.Y., and is active in a number of organizations and activities. She is Kalon Scholar, Sophomore Class President, Integrated Marketing Assistant for the Communications & Media Arts Department, Program Director of WVBC Radio, Residential Assistant of Cochran Hall, member of Alpha Xi Delta and Associate in the Office of the President.

Children Participate in Free Book Club Event
On Saturday, Nov. 9, T.W. Phillips Memorial Library staff and members of Kappa Delta Pi, with their advisor, Angela Icard, hosted Boomer’s Book Club for kids in grades K-6.  Children from Bethany and surrounding communities enjoyed activities at a number of literacy stations around the library.  Activities included craft projects, improvisational storytelling, Readers’ Theater selections read by Boomer’s Book Club participants, games, and an interactive reading of “The True Story of Sea Feather,” which included a visit with Sea Feather the pony. Faculty, staff and student volunteers for the program included John McGowan and PE Club members, Department of Communications and Media Arts students, Jesse Janeshek and Writer’s Club members, Luke and Laura Hardt and theatre students, and Amy Vanhorn and her Sea Feather crew.  Boomer’s Book Club is supported by the resources housed in the Grace Ryland & William Henry Robinson Children’s Library located in the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library. 

Bethany Student-Athletes Attend Leadership Forum
Bethany senior softball player Candace Pacheco, junior tennis player Jared Roque and director of athletics & recreation Brian Rose were among over 350 student-athletes and 125 professionals from around the northeast region to attend the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum, held in Providence, Rhode Island, November 7-10.

The Leadership Forum is one of the largest non-competitive gatherings of NCAA student-athletes representing their colleges and universities. The forum was designed for student-athletes to discuss key issues collectively and provided them with an opportunity to enhance personal awareness and leadership skills needed to positively impact their development at the campus and conference levels, as well as beyond the collegiate realm.

"The NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum is another type of educational setting that helps our student-athletes develop into more effective leaders and gets their thought process in motion which can help them on campus and even after they graduate," said Curtis J. Hollomon, NCAA director of leadership development.

Throughout the Leadership Forum, representatives from NCAA member schools led small group discussions about a variety of topics such as: behavioral styles, branding, social media, decision-making, emotional intelligence and values. This helps the student-athletes become more effective leaders and motivators upon returning to their campuses.

The student-athletes heard from several speakers, including Chris Herren, former NBA player and founder of Hoop Dreams with Chris Herren and The Herren Project, about decision-making. They also heard from Rayna DuBose, a former basketball student-athlete about facing adversity. Additionally, participants listened to keynote speaker Sam Davidson, president and co-founder of Cool People Care, about leadership lessons that he learned at a young age.

To gain a better understanding of the NCAA association-wide and division-specific structures and committees, participants learned from peer representatives on the NCAA National Student-Athlete Advisory Committees as well as NCAA governance staff. During these sessions, participants learned about the NCAA legislative process and discussed current hot topics. To compliment these sessions, a panel discussion will address global leadership and how student-athletes transition from a leader on campus and into the world.

Buffalo Seminary Events Announced
Buffalo Seminary will be offering the following workshops in the near future:

  • Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling – Feb. 21 and 22, 2014 – Led by Rev. Dr. Victor L. Hunter  and Rev. Wesley Howsare
  • Seeing the World – March 28-29, 2014 – Led by Dr. Barbara Sutton
  • Oreon E. Scott Lectures – April 28-29, 2014 – Featuring Rev. Dr. Charisse Gillett, President of Lexington Theological Seminary

All will be held at the Mountainside Conference Center.
You can sign up for any of these workshops, or learn more about the Buffalo Seminary, here: http://www.bethanywv.edu/about-bethany/church-relations/buffalo-seminary/workshops/

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Larry Grimes, Director of Church Relations at Bethany College, at 304-559-8213, or e-mail him at lgrimes@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany President Attends Organizational Meetings
President Scott Miller attended four external board and committee meetings this week:

  • Appalachian College Association Board of Directors Executive Committee meeting.
  • Independent College Enterprise Audit Committee and Board of Directors meeting. 
  • Executives in Church Related Higher Education meeting (representing The Council of College and Universities of the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ)

Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Dr. Jessie Janeshek, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, has three poems in Volume 2, Issue 2 of the print journal burntdistrct. Senior English major Jessica Miller designed an ad for Janeshek's book of poems Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010). Miller’s ad was also included in the publication.

Physical Science-Mathematics
Joseph Walsh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Matthew Quay Ammon Professor of Mathematics, attended the Science, Technology and Research (STaR) Symposium in Morgantown, W.Va, Oct. 22-23.  He served as a judge for the student science video competition in both the undergraduate and graduate categories.  Before the symposium, students involved in science research projects across the state submitted three-minute videos explaining their research to a non-scientific audience.  The finalists were interviewed about their research in person at the symposium, and the top two undergraduates and top two graduates were awarded cash prizes for their work.

Social Work
The Social Work program hosted the sixth annual Fall Symposium on Nov. 7-8 at the Mountainside Conference Center. This year’s theme was Alternative Interventions in Health and Human Services. Approximately 130 social workers, nurses, counselors and students attended the event, which included sessions on yoga, medication, stress reduction, aromatherapy and stress management techniques. Dr. Judith Romano, Director of Wheeling Hospital Center for Pediatrics, and Dayna Snell, Program Manager at Connecticut’s Department of Child and Families, provided keynote presentations on Thursday and Friday, respectively. A fundraiser, featuring local retailers and artisans, raised approximately $500.00 for the Augusta Levy Center.

Bethany Distinguished Lecturer, Alumnus to Speak on Learning Outside the Classroom
John Osborne ’63 has been invited to Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration as a guest lecturer on Wednesday, Nov. 20, to speak on “Things You Won’t Learn in College.” Osborne is a former executive with Apple Computer Inc., where he was senior director of worldwide server marketing for 16 years. Osborne is currently a Distinguished Lecturer and Director of Career Counseling and Placement at Bethany.

Alumnus Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Bethanian George Manahan '83 received the West Virginia Public Relations Society Lifetime Achievement Award at a dinner in Charleston, W.Va., on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Manahan, founder and CEO of The Manahan Group advertising and public relations firm, was recognized for his distinguished contributions to the field of public relations as well as his service to his community of Charleston and Kanawha County and the people of West Virginia. Former Gov. Gaston Caperton presented the award to Manahan in a tribute at the Edgewood Country Club. Dr. Mort Gamble, Executive Assistant to the President, and M.E. Gamble, Chair of the Department of Communications and Media Arts, attended the recognition.

Alumni Weekend Date Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2014 slated for May 2-4, 2014. Classes celebrating reunions include 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969 and 1974.

Save the Date! Bethany Announces Homecoming 2014
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2014 slated for October 10-11, 2014.  Classes celebrating reunions include 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2013.

Bethany Volleyball To Host ECAC Southwest Championship Tournament
After finishing the season 28-10, including a 17-1 record in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play, the Bethany College volleyball team was selected to host the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Women’s Southwest Volleyball Championship, announced the ECAC on Monday evening.

Men’s And Women’s Swimming And Diving Both Win At Defiance
The Bethany College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both recorded wins at Defiance on Saturday afternoon.

Bison Football To Wrap Up 2013 Campaign at Saint Vincent
In a season that has seen some ups and downs, the Bison football team will culminate its 2013 campaign with a trip to Latrobe, Pa. to take on the Bearcats of Saint Vincent College on Saturday, November 16.

Grimard/McKenzie Named SAAC Athletes of the Week
Freshman volleyball standout, Dakota McKenzie (Hopewell, Ohio/West Muskingum) and football senior quarterback, Matt Grimard (Lowell, Mass./Dracut) have been named the Student Athlete Advisory Committee’s Athletes of the Week, announced the Bethany SAAC on Tuesday.

Lauber/McKenzie Highlight Five All-PAC Volleyball Selections
Led by first-team honors for Mackenzie Lauber (Mansfield, Ohio/Madison Mansfield) and Dylana McKenzie (Hopewell, Ohio/West Muskingum) the Bethany College volleyball team saw five players receive All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference distinction, announced the conference office on Tuesday. Junior Breana Harris (Severn, Md./Old Mill) and sophomore Julia Mouch earned Second-Team All-PAC, while freshman Dakota McKenzie (Hopewell, Ohio/West Muskingum) was an honorable mention selection.

James Named PAC Player of the Year; Balde Earns Second Team Selection
Bethany senior forward Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) was named 2013 Presidents’ Athletic Conference men’s soccer Player of the Year while teammate Lamine Balde (Guinea, West Africa/William L. Sayre) was named to the Second Team announced by the league office Tuesday.

Men's Basketball Picked Fourth In PAC Preseason Coaches' Poll
The Bethany College men’s basketball team was picked to finish fourth in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, announced by the conference office.

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

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