Volume VI, Number XXI
An E-News Service of Bethany College
January 25, 2013


Bethany Announces Addition of Marching Band for 2013-14
Bethany College has announced the addition of a marching band for the 2013-14 academic year, according to Bethany President Dr. Scott D. Miller. The Stampede Marching Band will be directed by J. Matthew White, lecturer in music at Bethany.



ECHO Student Literary Contest
Bethany students are encouraged to submit their poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction to the ECHO student literary contest. The third annual Echo contest is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled at Bethany College, Heidelberg University, Hiram College, Marietta College, University of Mount Union, and Muskingum University. Each work will be judged as an individual entry, and entrants may win more than one prize. Prizes in each category will be $175, $100, and $50. Interested students may visit the ECHO contest website http://echocompetition.wordpress.com/ or contact Dr. Jessie Janeshek for more information. The deadline for entries is February 4, 2013..

Nominations Sought for President’s Awards
Bethany President Scott D. Miller is again seeking nominations from all campus constituencies for the President’s Awards for Excellence in Performance. One will be awarded to a member of the faculty and another to a member of the staff. Recipients will be announced during the annual Honors Day Convocation. Nominations should be sent directly to the President at President’s Office, Bethany College, Bethany, WV 26032.


Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Communications and Media Arts
Dr. Jason K. Smith, Assistant Professor of Communications & Media Arts, will be presenting his paper: “This is Philip Defranco and You Have Been ‘Philled-In’”: Corporate Exploitation of YouTube ‘Circuitry,’ at the Annual Popular Culture Association /American Culture Association Conference held on March 27-30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C.

Humanities - World Languages
Dr. Harald Menz, Professor of World Languages and Cultures & Director of International Studies, has been invited to serve a two-year term on the FACDIS (The West Virginia Consortium for Faculty and Course Development in International Studies) Steering committee. The Steering Committee (made up of six Institutional Representatives plus the FACDIS Director) makes decisions about travel grant funding and the selection of participants for other FACDIS special programs, including the annual Scholar-Diplomat Program."!


Attention Bethany Alumni!
Have you started a new job, received a promotion or were you recently married? Have you expanded your family with the birth of a new baby? We want to know what you’ve been up to. Please forward your news to the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at alumni@bethanywv.edu, or fill out the online form. We will publish the information in the Class Notes section of an upcoming issue of Bethany Today.

Give to Bethany College From Your IRA
Thanks to recent legislation, donors aged 70-and-a-half or older are once again eligible to “roll over” up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to qualified charitable organizations, such as Bethany College, without having to pay income taxes on the transfer. There are two special provisions:

1) Qualified distributions made by Feb. 1, 2013, may be counted retroactively for the 2012 tax year.
2) A taxpayer who took a distribution from an IRA in December 2012 may make a contribution to a qualified charity before Feb. 1, 2013 and consider this a direct transfer.

If you qualify for an IRA rollover, visit the Bethany College planned-giving website for more information.

For more information on making any gift to Bethany College, please contact the Bethany College Office of Institutional Advancement at 304-829-7723.

Bethany Alumni Association Now Accepting Nominations for Alumni Awards
The Bethany College Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the annual Alumni Awards.  Award recipients are selected by the Internal Affairs Committee of Alumni Council from nomination forms submitted by alumni and friends of Bethany. Recipients will be honored at a banquet during Alumni Weekend festivities slated for May 3-May 5, 2013. To view the award categories and to access a nomination form, visit: www.bethanywv.edu/alumni/alumni-awards/.
Nominations should be submitted to the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations no later than February 11, 2013. Nominations can be sent via email to alumni@bethanywv.edu, by fax to (304) 829-7223 or by mail to Erickson Alumni Center, Bethany College, Bethany, WV 26032.

Bethany Accepting Nominations for Alumnus of the Year Award
The Alumnus of the Year Award was established by the Office of the President to recognize outstanding loyalty and accomplishment by alumni of Bethany College. The award recognizes not one achievement, but is reserved for those who have attained and maintained excellence throughout their career and in their service to others.
Criteria/selection:

  1. Must hold a degree from Bethany College.
  2. Must demonstrate outstanding professional accomplishment and personal deeds on behalf of Bethany College.
  3. Nominations may come from all constituency groups of the College.  Nominations should be sent to:

Office of the President
Bethany College
Old Main
Bethany, WV 26032

  1. Nominations should be made in the form of a formal letter detailing the strengths of the nominee.
  2. The Director of Alumni and Parent Relations & President's Cabinet will serve as the screening committee for the award.
  3. The President of the College will choose the recipient.

Save the Date: Florida!
Bethany College Alumni and Friends in the Florida area will have four opportunities to attend a reception with President Scott D. Miller in late January. Please save the dates and make plans to join us in:

Tampa/St. Pete, Fla.
Saturday, January 26, 2013

Marchand’s Bar & Grill at the Vinoy Renaissance
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Estero, Fla.
Sunday, January 27, 2013

Estero Country Club at the Vines
2:00-4:00 p.m.

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

Join Bethany’s LinkedIn Group!
Bethany College has an alumni group on LinkedIn.  The Bethany College Alumni-Bethany, West Virginia group is to help with networking and connecting alumni.  The group also includes 20 subgroups that cover a variety of professional fields that alumni can join. Click here (http://goo.gl/hGD0Y ) to join this group and start connecting with other Bethanians.


Pyles Breaks Fly Record to Highlight Bison’s Double-Dual at Chatham
Bethany College freshman Alexi Pyles (Los Angeles, Calif./GHCHS) broke the school record in the 100 Butterfly which had stood for more than 25 years to highlight the day for the Bethany College women’s swimming and diving team’s double-dual meet at Chatham with Saint Vincent.

Bison Players Recognized by Collegiate Baseball
For the 23rd straight year, the Bethany College baseball team has had players selected by Collegiate Baseball as Players to Watch for the 2013 campaign.

Bison Offense Returns to Hot-Shooting Ways in 90-49 Victory
After making just nine three-pointers in its last two losses, the Bethany College men’s basketball team sank 14 triples en route to posting a 90-49 victory at Geneva Wednesday night to improve to 7-3 in the PAC.

Bethany Drops Road Contest at Geneva 56-50
Two players for the Bethany College women’s basketball team scored in double digits, but the Bison were unable to overcome a solid effort from host Geneva in a 56-50 Golden Tornado victory Wednesday night.

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


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