Volume VII, Number IV
An E-News Service of Bethany College
September 6, 2013

Bethany Service Learning Center to Hold Annual Agency Fair
The Bethany College Service Learning Center will hold its fourth annual Agency Fair from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 in Commencement Hall.

Bethany College Announces 2013 Fall Convocation Speaker
Paulo Nzambi, senior vice president and COO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, has been as announced as the speaker for Bethany College’s Fall Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Alpha Xi Delta Raises Autism Awareness at Baseball Game

On Saturday, the sisters of Alpha Xi Delta shared a trip to the home of the Washington Wild Things at Consol Energy Park with the brothers of Phi Kappa Tau and several students from the Bethany College community. The trip, sponsored in accordance with the Student Activities Council, was also a philanthropic effort. Members of Alpha Xi Delta set up tables and vocalized facts about autism to spread awareness and support continued research. With the help of the Wild Things’ fans, the chapter was able to raise $326.90 for their national philanthropy, Autism Speaks.

McKinley Visits Bethany
Rep. David McKinley of the 1st Congressional District held two meetings in the Town of Bethany Sept. 3, 2013, one with Town Council and one with Bethany area residents and students. Rep. McKinley held the community roundtable at Bethany Memorial Church and was interviewed by students with the Bethany Broadcasting Network. Following the Roundtable, Rep. McKinley, a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Purdue University, visited with members of Bethany's Beta Chapter.



Late President’s Relatives Visit Bethany
President Scott D. Miller visited with nieces and nephew of the late Dr. Todd Bullard, a former President of Bethany College, Saturday. Pictured in front of the Bullard Fireplace in the President's Suite in Old Main are Alan Bullard, Nancy Bullard and Ginny Bullard ('83). Dr. Bullard was President of Bethany from 1980 to 1988. The fireplace is named in honor of Dr. Bullard's father, L. Todd Bullard, class of 1918.


Lunch with Student Athletes, Leaders
President Miller and Athletic Director Brian Rose enjoyed lunch at Christman Manor with members of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee of Bethany College Thursday.




Dr. Janeshek Appointed Director of Writing-Across-the-Curriculm
Dr. Jessie L. Janeshek, Assistant Professor of English, has been appointed Director of the Writing-Across-the-Curriculum program at Bethany. She holds a bachelor's degree from Bethany, an M.F.A. from Emerson College, and a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 

Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Visual and Performing Arts
Luke Hardt, Chair of the Visual & Performing Arts Department and the Director of Bethany College Theatre, has had a busy streak in his side-career as an actor.  He appeared in multiple roles in an industrial film for the Pennsylvania Sate Constabulary, played a doctor (again!) in a commercial for an elder care facility, and earned call-back status in the World Cast movie!  He extends his thanks to all who voted for him in the latter.

Humanities – English
A poem by Dr. Jessie Janeshek, Assistant Professor of English, has been nominated by the poetry journal Thrush for the 2013 Best of the Net Poetry Award. Jessie's poem, "MaisonJamais Vu" originally appeared in the March 2013 issue of Thrush.

This summer Dr. Jennifer Franko, Assistant Professor of Biology, was chosen for a WV-INBRE summer faculty fellowship for a second year.  She worked with Rosana Schafer in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology at WVU on a project that investigated the role of XX vs. XY sex chromosome complement in the regulation of the immune system using a novel mouse model.  Dr. Schafer and Dr. Franko have been collaborating for two years now.  These studies were a continuation of the studies they performed last summer and have generated samples that Dr. Franko plans to use to involve students in the project at Bethany.  She presented this data as a talk at the 2013 WV-INBRE Summer Symposium at Marshall University at the end of July.

Bethany Alumna Receives Service Award
Dr. Linda Lewis '61 has been honored with a P&S Distinguished Service Award at Columbia University College of Physicians and Students. Dr. Lewis, who is the dean of student affairs, was recognized for her clinical expertise and 26 years of service at the college’s commencement in May. Dr. Lewis is a clinical professor emeritus and special lecturer in neurology.

To view a slideshow of the ceremony, click here: http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/2013/05/21/2013-teaching-research-awards/

Bethany Alumnus Speaks at National Autism Conference
David A. George ’92 and author of “Be Unique, Be You and Live!” spoke on two discussion panels at the 44th Autism Society of America’s National Conference and Exposition in Pittsburgh in July. George currently serves on the Autism Society of America’s Panel of People on the Spectrum of Autism. George spoke about living with the realities of a learning disability, and he later spoke with three other individuals on another panel called to share his experiences of living with a mild, highly-functional autism spectrum disorder. George was able to disclose some of his struggles and successes to help unique individuals gain confidence in expressing themselves in a supportive atmosphere that would benefit them in the future.

Regional Alumni Events
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with Bethany President Scott D. Miller at one of the following locations:

Baltimore, Md.
Thursday, September 12

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gertrude's at the Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
Hosted by George '78 & Patricia Davis

For more information on the locations and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7299 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Homecoming 2013 Approaching
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2013 slated for Sept. 27 and 28. Click here to see a full schedule of events, including class photo times for reunion years 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2012.

Bethany Accepting Reservations for Homecoming Tailgate Tent Space
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations is now accepting reservations for tailgate tent space to be utilized during the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Sept. 28. The cost for a 10 x 10 area is $20. Due to limited space each group will be restricted to one tent only. For more information or to make a reservation contact Ashley Kanotz at (304) 829-7299 or via email at akanotz@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany Celebrating the 13th Annual Allison’s Run
In conjunction with Homecoming 2013, the 13th Annual Allison’s Run, a conversational and recreational run or walk, will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, beginning at the Cunningham Soccer Complex located at the intersection of Route 67 and Castleman’s Run Road. The cost is $20. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Those wishing to pre-register or sponsor the race should contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Those who pre-register can also purchase Chinese auction tickets in advance. Prizes last year included donations from the Pittsburgh Penguins, Heinz History Center and Washington Wild Things. Tickets are two for $1.00, 12 for $5.00, and 25 for $10.00. Those who pre-register and purchase Chinese auction tickets in advance will receive two additional tickets for free. The first 75 registrants will be given a complimentary T-shirt. Help us to remember the vibrant life of Jim Allison (’62) while raising money to support the scholarship that bears his name.

Bethany Football Game Preview - Week 1 At Centre College
The Bethany College football program is set to open its 116th season when it takes to the road for an opening-season contest against Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.

Bethany Men Shutout At Frostburg
The Bethany College men’s soccer team (0-3) fell, 3-0, to Frostburg State University (3-0), in a non-conference match on Wednesday evening at Bobcat Stadium. Drew Hock made three saves for the Bobcats to record his second shutout of the season.

Bethany Women Fall 2-1 To Franciscan
The Bethany College women’s soccer team (0-3) fell, 2-1, to visiting Franciscan University (2-0) in a non-conference match on Wednesday afternoon at Hoag Field. Mallory Garthwaite earned the victory for the Lady Barons as she made four saves in the game.

Bethany Field Hockey Falls to Wooster In Home Opener
The Bethany College Field Hockey Team (0-1) lost, 5-0, to the College of Wooster (1-1) in a non-conference game Sunday afternoon at Bison Stadium.

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

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