Volume VI, Number IX
An E-News Service of Bethany College
October 12, 2012

Bethany College Awarded Military Friendly Schools Title from Victory Media, Inc.
Victory Media, Inc., the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, recently named Bethany College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list.

Bethany College to Hold Fifth-Annual Fall Symposium
Bethany College will hold its fifth-annual Fall Symposium on Nov. 1-2 at the Mountainside Conference Center. This year’s theme will focus on “Life Stages: the Circle of Life,” and will feature a keynote speaker for each day as well as a number of workshops.

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Bethany President Active at CIC-sponsored NYC Initiatives
Bethany College President Scott D. Miller on Monday attended the annual meeting of the Presidents’ Council of the New York Times and Council of Independent Colleges partnership at the New York Times headquarters. Twenty CIC presidents currently serve on the Council. Bethany has sent student editors to the NYT editors’ workshop in the spring.

Dr. Miller also attended the Conversation between Foundation Officers and College and University Presidents at the TIAA-CREF headquarters. The program is sponsored by the CIC.  Approximately 80 presidents and 20 foundation leaders attended the discussion.

Buckelew Endowed Fund Established During Homecoming Weekend
The Jay Buckelew Endowed Fund at Bethany College was established during a dedication ceremony on Oct. 6 during Homecoming weekend. The endowed fund is to be used to further the level of teaching, scholarship, and service in our biology program which is so closely associated with his career, and to recognize him for setting such a high standard of academic distinction, inspiring all faculty, departments, students, and alumni of Bethany. Donna Smith '74 and James Gerb '77, lead donors for the fund, led the fundraising effort for the Buckelew Endowment.

Professor Buckelew served Bethany College for 43 years before retiring. His achievements include earning the Brandon Award as “National Fraternity Advisor of the Year” for Phi Kappa Tau; being named a finalist for “Professor of the Year” by the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia; earning “Conservationist of the Year” honors by the West Virginia Wildlife Federation, and so much more. He is the author of two books and numerous articles, abstracts, and reviews, and has edited The Redstart Journal of Wheeling’s Brooks Bird Club.

Greek Hill Renamed Bado Place During Homecoming
During Bethany College’s 2012 Homecoming Weekend, Greek hill was reestablished as Bado Place during a dedication ceremony held the morning of Oct. 6.

Members of the Bado family have graduated from Bethany across five decades since the 1950s. Their campus activities, notably within the Greek community, have been indicative of their love for Alma Mater, their willingness to serve, and their generous spirit as Bethanians. They have also excelled beyond our campus as professionals in a variety of fields including education and business.

George Walter Bado ’50 was a member of Phi Kappa Tau; Sally Schreiver Bado ’50 was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha; George McKenzie Bado ’77 was a member of Phi Kappa Tau; Angela Ryder Bado ’77 was a member of Phi Mu; Mark Alan Bado ’87 was a member of Beta Theta Pi; and Matthew Schreiver Bado ’01 was a member of Sigma Nu.

Brand New Ault Football Suite Dedicated During Homecoming Weekend
The brand new Don Ault Football Suite, named for former Bethany College football coach Don Ault, was dedicated on Oct. 6 during Homecoming Weekend at the Hummel Field House.

The renovations within the new football suite include: the wood paneled walls have been replaced with new sheetrock and paint; an upgraded, expanded and replaced electrical service and internet connectivity and networking; all new video projection units; new, branded whiteboards; new, matching furniture including branded seating; upgraded digital editing software and hardware for practice and game film; and branded wall decorations.

Ault joined Bethany in 1972 as an assistant under Bob Goin before being named head coach in 1973 when he guided the Bison team for nine seasons until 1981. During that time, he compiled a record of 43-35-2, the third-most coaching wins in Bethany history. He also led the team to two PAC championships in 1975 and 1980. His 1980 squad was the only teams to go undefeated and untied during the regular season and earn a bid to the NCAA Playoffs.

The entire project was funded through private donations, most of which were done by alumni who had played for Coach Ault.

Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Visual and Performing Arts
Joseph (Matt) White, Distinguished Lecturer in Music, performed at the Capital Theatre on Friday, October 5. He played the drum set for the opening band 'The Joseph Sisters.' The featured act was the Oak Ridge Boys.

Bethany Trustee Jordan ’81 Announces Reed Smith Office in Singapore
Global Managing Partner of Reed Smith and Chair of the Bethany College Board of Trustees Gregory B. Jordan ’81 has announced the firm has continued its expansion into Asia with the opening of an office in Singapore this month.

The launch has been in the works for about two years and marks the firm’s fourth office in Asia after Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. Jordan said the firm will have a tailored focus in Singapore and will concentrate on its trading and commodities practice, shipping and international arbitration.

For more on this story, click here.

Bowers ’73 Receives Junior Hockey Award
Bethany alum Sydney Bowers ’73 was recently the recipient of the 2012 Junior Hockey Award, which was awarded by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Bowers coaches kindergarten through eighth-grade sports at Hill, an independent school of 230 students in Middleburg, Va.

Homecoming 2012 Photos
Photos from 2012’s Bethany College Homecoming can be found on Flickr.

Own a Piece of Bethany History
Bethanians now have the opportunity to buy yearbooks from various years in Bethany's history.  The yearbooks are available for purchase from the library and have a suggested donation price of $50.  All proceeds will be designated for materials, preservation, promotion, and outreach for Archives and Special Collections in the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library.  Please contact Sharon Monigold, Director of Bethany Heritage Program and Archivist, at (304)829-7898 or smonigold@bethanywv.edu with any questions.

Alumni Directory
The Alumni Office and Publishing Concepts, Inc (PCI), the company printing the new 2012 Alumni Directory, will have it available at the end of October.  Those alumni that that order books only can expect them to be delivered to their homes within the next two weeks.  For those that ordered the CD or book/CD combo can expect those in three weeks. Any issues with orders can be handled by calling the customer service line at 1-800-982-1590.  Thank you to all of those alumni that participated in the 2012 Alumni Directory.

Atlanta Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends Event with President Scott D. Miller and host Neil Christman '55 at Atlanta Athletic Club on Sunday, November 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 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@bethanyw.edu.

Bethany Scores Impressive 3-1 Win at Thiel
The Bethany College volleyball team moved back into second place in the PAC and gained a season sweep over a key conference rival with a 3-1 victory (25-23, 24-26, 25-18, 25-17) at Thiel Thursday night.

Bethany Suffers 3-0 Defeat to Visiting Geneva
After scoring in the first 10 minutes of the match, Geneva struck for two more goals towards the middle part of the second half and went on to a 3-0 victory over the Bethany College women’s soccer team Wednesday night at a chilly Bison Stadium.

Bethany Aiming to Knock Off PAC Leader Waynesburg Saturday
After pocketing its first win last week in dramatic fashion, the Bethany College football team will aim for its second straight win Saturday when it welcomes PAC leader and undefeated Waynesburg to Bison Stadium Saturday for a 1 p.m. kickoff.

James’ Late Goal Propels Bison to 3-2 Win over Geneva
Junior Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) completed his second hat track in three games by scoring the game-winning goal with 4:16 to play to lift the Bethany College men’s soccer team to a 3-2 victory over PAC-leading Geneva Tuesday afternoon at Hoag Field.

Bethany’s Grimard & Amic Honored by PAC
After playing instrumental roles in the Bethany College football team’s win over Geneva Saturday, junior quarterback Matt Grimard (Lowell, Mass./Dracut) and sophomore punter Stephen Amic (McDonald, Pa./West Allegheny) were selected as the PAC’s Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively.

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

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