Volume VI, Number XXXIV
An E-News Service of Bethany College
April 26, 2013

Service Learning Center Hosts Annual Service Recognition Reception
The Service Learning Center hosted the annual Service Recognition Reception Monday, April 22nd in Phillips Lounge. This year's reception included a powerpoint presentation with pictures of service projects provided by clubs and organizations over the past year. There was also an 'open mic' portion for individuals and organizations to share their good work this year

Kappa Delta Pi Induction Held
Six Education students were inducted into Kappa Delta Pi at Bethany College on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Hayley Acree, Zac Edmiston, Jessica Herrold, Lynsie Mandt, Skylar Williams and Kelly Zogran joined more than 1,200,000 educators worldwide who have been inducted into this international honor society. The Alpha Beta Tau Chapter at Bethany College currently has 23 members. Assistant Professor of Education Angela Icard is the chapter advisor.

Kappa Delta Pi supports and enhances the professional growth and teaching practices of its member educators throughout their teaching careers.

The Society for Collegiate Journalists Induct New Members
On Sunday, April 21, the Bethany College chapter of The Society for Collegiate Journalists inducted 11 new members, including: A. Parker Burroughs (faculty), Jenna Clancy, Renee Jones, Emily King, Whitney Lewicki, Shannon Marks, Katrina Miller, Daniel Sabatino, Anthony J. Sparks, Taylor Verrico, and Katherine Warren. Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College and Dr. Mort Gamble, Executive Assistant to the President serve as chapter advisors. The induction ceremony was held at Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights.



NASA Scholarship Poster Session Held
A NASA Poster Session was held in Richardson Hall of Science. Ten students displayed their posters and shared their research projects that earned them NASA Scholarships. The students that participated include: Tanner Coles, Alex DelGiorno, Samuel Duvall, Jacob Fischer, Joseph Greschner, Kyle Kelley, Brittany Marsh, Daniel McClelland, Olivia Pavlic and Cassie Spalding.


Watch Championship Golf & Support Bethany Athletics
The PGA CHAMPIONS Tour returns to Pittsburgh in June and for the second consecutive year, supporters of Bethany athletics can purchase tickets to catch this exciting event and also help support their alma mater. Through this special offer, fans can purchase tickets for the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, which is scheduled for June 27-30 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, and part of the proceeds will be given back to Bethany Athletics. This opportunity allows fans to purchase tickets for the practice rounds June 25-26, as well as a chance to buy a seat in the Fox Den. Overlooking the 16th green and 17th tee, the Fox Den offers an opportunity to upgrade from a grounds ticket. This open-air facility has table seating with views of golf, as well as an upscale food and beverage menu and bar available for additional purchase. So, Bison fans, to buy tickets for this championship event and support Bethany athletics, click here.

Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Biology—Equine Studies
For the first time, the Equine Studies Department has added the American Riding Instructor's Association (ARIA) certification as part of its program assessment. This April, six students took the certification exam. All six passed their Level I Stable Management certification.  In addition, Stephanie Jacobs passed Level I Western Pleasure, John Ryan Hajny passed Level I Hunt Seat, and barn manager and recent graduate Amy DiBartolomeo passed Level II Hunt Seat certifications.

This is a substantial success. Bethany’s is the only program that now includes an opportunity to sit for ARIA certification.  Using the numerical data provided by ARIA, Equine Studies will now be able to assess the affect of its program in more detail.

Humanities—World Languages
Dr. Joseph B. Lovano, Chair of Humanities and Professor of World Languages and Cultures, participated in the annual FACDIS John A. Maxwell Scholar-Diplomat Program on April 10-12, 2013, in Washington, D.C., together with ten other faculty members from various West Virginia public and private universities and colleges.  The program was entitled:  “Europe in Debt:  A Continental Crisis with Global Implications”.

Social Work/Service Learning Center
Katherine Shelek-Furbee, Chair and Professor of Social Work and Coordinator of the Service Learning Center, and Service Fellow Bethany Mullins (Senior, English/Secondary Education) presented to the Bethany College Alumni Council on Friday, April 15th. Professor Shelek-Furbee shared the history and mission of the Center, highlighted services and programs provided over the past three years, and spoke about an upcoming project, the career closet. Bethany Mullins shared her experience as a Service Fellow and what this has meant to her developing leadership skills.

The Alumni Council has graciously agreed to serve as a co-sponsor for the career closet, along with the Service Learning Center and the Office of Career Counseling and Placement. Beginning semester 2014, the closet will provide professional clothing, shoes, and accessories for students in need. Items can be donated to the Service Learning Center in Morlan Hall.

Boston Area Alumni & Friends Gathering
Alumni and friends joined Dr. Scott D. Miller at an event in Cambridge, Mass. on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Jeffrey ’78 & Nancy Seglin and  J.P. Blaho ’94 hosted Bethany alumni and friends at the Harvard Faculty Club.

Click here to view photos from the gathering.

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.

Bethany Splits at Saint Vincent, Takes PAC Series
After sophomore Derek Miller (Rayland, Ohio/Linsly) keyed a six-run inning with a two-run double, the bullpen blanked Saint Vincent over the final 3+ innings, as the Bethany College baseball team held on for an 8-7 victory in game two of their PAC doubleheader Thursday in Latrobe.

Bethany Brings Back Split from Grove City
After being shut out 6-0 in the opening game, the Bethany College softball team bounced back with 10 hits in taking a 7-4 victory over Grove City to salvage a split of the PAC doubleheader Tuesday afternoon.

Bethany Finishes Seventh in PAC Golf Championships
The Bethany College men’s golf team completed its second and final round of the 2013 PAC Championships at the Cedarbrook Golf Club Tuesday and was one of just four teams to improve its score from Monday’s opening round.

Bethany Tennis Finishes Season with 9-0 Win at Muskingum
The Bethany College men’s tennis team completed the 2013 season Monday afternoon with a 9-0 victory at Muskingum (Ohio) University.

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

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