Volume V, Number IX
An E-News Service of Bethany College
September 30, 2011

Campus News
Bethany College Announces Fall 2011 Homecoming Festivities
A full schedule of Homecoming Weekend activities for alumni and students has been set for October 7-8 at Bethany College, the oldest College in West Virginia. This year’s events will include a homecoming parade, a variety of alumni and sporting events, an art show and more.

Bethany to Welcome Four New Members into Athletic Hall of Fame
The Bethany College Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome its four newest members as part of the College’s Homecoming festivities Oct. 7-8.


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Bethany Announces Passing of Former Chemistry Professor
Former Bethany College Professor of Chemistry Richard G. Stebbins passed away on September 17. Stebbins, who received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Texas A&M, began his professional career with Bethany. He served as a professor and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, Maine.

To view the full obituary, visit: http://www.legacy.com/link.asp?i=ls000153752982.

Drive with Pride: Introducing the Bethany College License Plate
Show how green you really are with the new Bethany College license plate.

Available to Bethany College alumni, employees, students, family members and friends, the Bethany plate is a custom-designed, special-issue offering for all Class A motor vehicles currently licensed in West Virginia.

The Bethany College Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is accepting applications NOW for the new plate. We must secure a minimum of 250 applications within the next few months to ensure that the plate is produced.
               
Don’t delay! Applications are available by calling (304) 829-7299, clicking here or writing:

Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
Bethany College
P.O. Box 389
Bethany, WV 26032
Email: alumni@bethanywv.edu

One Class A vehicle currently registered in West Virginia qualifies for one plate at a cost of $70 per plate. If you have more than one vehicle, order as many as you need!

Notice of Combined Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report Availability
Bethany College is committed to assisting all members of the Bethany community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security and fire safety compliance document is available on the Bethany College website at: www.bethanywv.edu/students/safety-and-security/crime-statistics/

If you would like to receive the combined Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains this information, you can stop by the Office of the President at Old Main, Room 110, Bethany, WV 26032 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (304) 829-7111.

The website and report contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, college security authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Bethany; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the Bethany College Department of Safety and Security.


Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Physical Education and Sports Studies
Jan Forsty , associate director of athletics and recreation, head softball coach and head women's tennis coach, as well as assistant professor of physical education and sports studies, was recently elected to two national committees for the National Fastpitch Coaches Association [NFCA], the NFCA Recruiting Committee and the NFCA Nominating Committee. She is also a current member of the NFCA Top 25 Committee.

Visual and Performing Arts
Tracie Duncan, associate professor and director of technical theatre, will be designing lights for a special encore presentation of last spring's New Players Theatre production of Underneath the Lintel in Columbus, Ohio. New Players Theatre will also be presenting this award-winning play at Bethany on Oct 21 at 7:30 pm (place TBA).

Herb Weaver, professor of art, has received a $2000 Award of Excellence for his entry titled "Truth Wielder" in the 2011 West Virginia Juried Exhibition. The mixed media artwork features ceramic welding helmets, lights, and a jumbled mess of Biblical scripture in an attempt to ascertain the "journey toward truth". The award-winning piece will become part of the State of West Virginia Collection at the Cultural Center in Charleston. Weaver's second entry titled "Road Weavers," a ceramic sculpture commemorating his and daughter Anda's bicycle trip to Arkansas, was also selected for the exhibition. The opening reception for exhibition is scheduled for Friday, September 30, at 6:30 at the Stifel Art Museum 1330 National Road in Wheeling. All are welcome.

The biographical entry for Bonnie Raitt, written by Assistant Professor of Music Pandel Collaros, has been accepted for publication in Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture, edited by Jacqueline Edmondson, Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies at Pennsylvania State University.


Alumni News
Furman University Features Cassidy ’97
Dr. Jason Cassidy, class of 1997, was featured in a profile in Inside Furman, a publication by Furman University. Cassidy is known as a rising star in student life at Furman, where he and his wife, also from Bethany, moved in 1999. He began work there as area coordinator in housing and now serves as assistant vice president for Student Life and dean of students.

After graduating from Bethany College in 1997, he attended Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, where he earned a master’s degree in college student personnel administration in 1999. He received a Ph.D. from Clemson in educational leadership in 2005.

Warren ’80 Discovers Protective Chemical for Corn Crops
Greg Warren ’80 of Apex, N.C., discovered a chemical in 1993 that recently went on the market. The substance acts as an insecticide in corn, killing harmful caterpillars while leaving alone species such as Monarch butterflies and moths. Thanks to his discovery, his employer Syngenta Biotechnology received the 2010 Agrow Award for best biotechnology innovation.

Warren majored in biology at Bethany and earned a master’s degree in entomology at the University of Kentucky.

Stack ’75 Appointed Board of Directors Vice Chair for Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals
President and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare R. Timothy Stack ‘75 has been appointed vice chair of the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals (Alliance) Board of Directors. Stack will be involved with a variety of concerns currently affecting Georgia’s community, not-for-profit hospitals — including community benefit, hospital tax, and policy issues.

Stack earned a bachelor of arts degree from Bethany College in 1975 and a master’s in hospital administration from the Medical College of Virginia. A recipient of the 2010 American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award, Stack also received the 2008 Outstanding Alumnus Award by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Health Administration, as well as the 2008 American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award for significant contributions to healthcare management excellence. He was also recently elected to the American Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees.


Bison Athletics
PAC Honors Bethany's Grimard and Evans
After leading the Bethany College football team to a 48-27 victory at Geneva Saturday night, sophomore quarterback Matt Grimard (Lowell, Mass./Dracut) and senior wide receiver/punt returner Alex Evans (Washington, Pa.) were selected as the PAC Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week, respectively.

Bethany's Spalding Earns Player of the Week Accolades
Bethany College senior leading scorer Cassie Spalding (Claysville, Pa./McGuffey) has earned the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Women’s Soccer Player of the Week recognition after a record breaking week.

Bethany Sweeps Carlow for 17th Win
The Bethany College volleyball team ran its record to 17-1 Thursday night with a 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 29-27) triumph at Carlow.

Bethany Goes on the Road for PAC Showdown at Waynesburg
The Bethany College football team will try to win its third road game in as many tries this season Saturday when the Bison travel down to Waynesburg for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff against the Yellow Jackets.

Bison Post First Shutout of the Season
Behind senior forward Cameron Ward (Toronto, Canada/Mowat), the Bethany College Men’s Soccer team posted its first shutout win of the season by a 2-0 score over the Marietta Pioneers Tuesday afternoon.

Big Shot Advantage Doesn't Lead to Bison Win in 1-0 Defeat
Despite posting a 21-9 advantage in shots, the Bethany College women’s soccer team could not register a goal and suffered a 1-0 loss on the road at Muskingum (Ohio) University Tuesday afternoon, which snapped the Bison’s three-match winning streak.

Bison in Seventh After PAC Fall Golf Invitational
The Bethany College men’s golf team is in seventh place following 36 holes played at the PAC Fall Invitational, which was held at the par-71 Oak Tree Country Club in West Middlesex, Pa.

Bethany Defeated by PAC Rival Saint Vincent
A victory at third doubles was the only one picked up by the Bethany College women’s tennis team, which suffered an 8-1 loss to visiting Saint Vincent Tuesday afternoon.

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

 

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