Volume VI, Number XXXI
An E-News Service of Bethany College
April 5, 2013


Allison Engel to be Featured Speaker at Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast 
Allison Engel ’94, vice president of executive services at PNC Bank, will be the featured speaker at the 66th annual Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast to be held at 9:30 a.m. on May 4 in Benedum Commons.

Bethany President Elected Chair of the Board of Independent College Enterprise
Bethany College President Dr. Scott D. Miller was elected Wednesday as chair of the board of directors of Charleston-based Independent College Enterprise, a consortium of eight private colleges in West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. As chair, he is president of the corporation.

Bethany College Announces 2013 Senior Art Exhibit
The Bethany College 2013 Senior Art Exhibit will be displayed April 5- 14 in the Renner Art Gallery.


“The Harbinger” Release Party to be Held

The 2012 edition of Bethany College's literary magazine “The Harbinger”will be released on April 19. In celebration of the magazine's publication, a launch party will be held in the Academic Parlour at 7 p.m. on April 19. Contributors will read from their published poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Refreshments including desserts, coffee and tea will be served. Bethany senior English major Taylor Cassidy edited the 2012 edition. Jessie Janeshek, assistant professor of English, is the faculty advisor of “The Harbinger.

Bethany Students Participate in the Etiquette Dinner
Bethany College students on March 28 participated in the annual Business Dining Etiquette and Communications Hands-On Workshop at Harder Hall in the Mountainside Conference Center. All food was prepared by Chartwells Catering Service.  The dinner is hosted by the Office of Career Counseling and Placement, and conducted by Chartwells Regional District Manager Gene Castelli.

The five-course dinner is designed to be challenging and teach students what not to order during a business meeting. The dinner consisted of brie and apricot crostini, french onion gratinee, napoleon with parmesan crisps and herb salad with sliced baguettes appetizers; an entrée of California rolled chicken breast, fettuccini alfredo and string beans; and a jumbo cream puff for dessert.

The dinner is offered to junior and senior students and stresses the importance of business dining etiquette, and enables students to gain a true feel of networking by combining the presence of local business representatives and college faculty at each table. 

In attendance this year were alumni Art Bertol ’82 and Randy Shah ’03 and business leaders Zach Abraham, chief human resource and compliance officer of McKinley|Carter Wealth Services, Inc.; Seth Abraham, senior vice president of human resources at Citizen’s Bank; and Tammy Bober, West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources supervisor. Members of the college community were also in attendance, including John Osborne, director of career counseling and placement; Katherine Shelek-Furbee, chair and professor of social work; Ashley Kanotz, director of alumni and parent relations; and Amy VanHorn, administrative assistant for social work and career counseling and placement.


Communication and Media Arts
Parker Burroughs, distinguished lecturer in communications and media arts, was awarded the 2013 Keystone Press Award by the Pennsylvania News Media, formerly Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. He won first place for a feature series titled "A Death in the Lyric," which ran for six consecutive weeks in August and September in the Observer Reporter.

Based on newspaper archives, court and coroner's records and other public documents, the series described the 1907 suicide of a teenage girl in an apartment above Washington's first theater, and the prostitution, debauchery and criminal activity it exposed. The tragedy was a social and political tipping point, but over the decades was forgotten and lost in time. Burroughs is currently teaching Comm. 305 Feature Writing at Bethany this semester.

Social Work
The Bethany College Social Work Program hosted a free continuing education program for social workers on March 27 at the First Christian Church in Wheeling. West Virginia Northern Community College’s Human Services Program and the Altenheim Resource Center and Good Shepherd Nursing Home co-sponsored the event. Kepner Funeral Homes provided financial support, including lunch for the 50 participants, for the event. The topic for this event was “Ethics in End of Life Care,” presented by James Keresztury from the Academy of Certified Social Workers. March is National Social Work Month and this event celebrated the contributions of social workers.

Humanities – English
Jessie Janeshek, assistant professor of English, has five poems in the spring 2013 issue of “Menacing Hedge.” Audio versions of the poems are available on the magazine's website at www.menacinghedge.com.

Economics and Business
Wilfrid W. Csaplar, Jr., professor of economics, on March 22 -24  attended the Midwest Economics Association conference in Columbus, Ohio.  He discussed the paper “Explaining the Intensity of Arab Spring” by Chonghyun Byun and Ethan Hollander of Wabash College. They concluded that the most intensive protests were in poorer countries with greater income inequality. The percentage of people who had access to the Internet and/or Twitter did not make a difference. That result could be because of the small sample size and the fact that a more repressive regime may be more likely to have a revolt but are also more likely to have limited access to the Internet.


Boston Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends Event with President Scott D. Miller and hosts Jeffrey ’78 & Nancy Seglin and  J.P. Blaho ’94 at the Harvard Faculty Club on Wednesday, April 24 from 6-8 p.m.

For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (304) 829-7299 or alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Johnson's Restaurant Featured
Board of Trustee member, Asa Johnson's restaurant, Three Letters, in Brooklyn, N.Y. was featured on WABC-TV in New York's Neighborhood Eats section. To view the feature, Click here.

Alumni Weekend Schedule Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2013 slated for May 3-5. Classes celebrating reunions include 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968 and 1973. 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 2013 slated for May 3-5. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend. The cost of the weekend is $75, or $60 if registered in advance. 

For additional information or to pre-register, contact John Cunningham at 304.639.0648 or jcunningham@bethanywv.edu. Registration can also be mailed to PO Box 206, Bethany, WV 26032.

Save the Date! Bethany Announces Homecoming 2013
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2013 slated for September 27-28, 2013. 


Bison Football Golf Classic
Bethany Football will host its annual Bison Football Golf Classic on Saturday, May 4 at the Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg. Donation to play in the outing is $100 which includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, food and drinks on the course, and the post outing social at The Bison Inn. Young alumni (classes of 2009-2013) can play for a discounted price of $60. If you can join us, register online or to be involved as a sponsor of the outing, please contact Bill Garvey at wgarvey@bethanywv.edu. All proceeds go to benefit the Bethany Football program. We hope to see you there.

Bison Lose a Pair of One-Run Games at Muskingum
A day after winning two games in its final at-bats, the Bethany College softball team had the tables turned, as Muskingum (Ohio) University scored once in the bottom of the seventh to win game one 8-7 and twice in the last of the sixth to pull out a 5-4 triumph in the nightcap Wednesday in a non-conference doubleheader.

Bethany Comes Up Just Short in PAC Match at Waynesburg
Wednesday’s match between the Bethany College men’s tennis team and Waynesburg came down to one singles match and the Yellow Jackets were able to get the deciding victory in three sets to pull out the 5-4 win over the Bison.

Bethany’s Gregg & Minger Earn PAC Weekly Honors
Bethany College swept the PAC Men’s Track and Field Weekly Awards for April 1st when junior Ben Gregg (Eighty Four, Pa./Bentworth) was named the conference’s Field Athlete of the Week and freshman Kyle Minger (Richmond, Ohio/Edison) was selected as the league’s Runner of the Week.

Bison Men Take 3rd, Women’s Relay Qualifies for ECACs at W&J Invitational
The Bethany College men’s track and field team collected four first place finishes on its way to finishing third at the Washington & Jefferson Invitational Saturday, while the Bison women had a relay qualify for ECAC Championships to highlight their day.

Bethany’s Maiolo Tabbed PAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
After going 2-0 in singles and doubles against conference schools last week, Bethany College junior Dustin Maiolo (Stevensville, Ontario/St. Michael) was selected as the PAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for April 1st.

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


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