Scholarship Endowment Established
The Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Association of Western Pennsylvania established a scholarship endowment with Bethany College on Saturday, April 27, during the Association's meetings in Grove City, Pa. Pictured from left are President Emilie Cupp, Treasurer Leonard Santini, Bethany College Advancement Intern Katrina Miller, and Executive Assistant to the President Dr. Mort Gamble. Preference for the scholarship will go to Bethany students majoring in the visual and performing arts, pre-ministerial studies, or teacher education.
Librarians Attend National Conference
Heather Turner, Technical Services Librarian, and Heather Ricciuti, the Mary Cutlip Director of Libraries & Learning Resources, attended the 16th national conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) April 10th-13th in Indianapolis. The theme for this year’s conference was “Imagine, Innovate, Inspire” which was evidenced in the variety and quality of the program. The conference allowed Turner and Ricciuti to network with their peers on the national level as well as learn new strategies on a variety of topics. These ranged from how to handle digital textbooks, personal librarianship for first year students, and how to assess student usage of library space.
A portion of Turner’s travel was funded through a Professional Development Opportunity Grant through the Appalachian College Association’s Bowen Central Library of Appalachia.
Speak Out! Day Celebrates World Languages and Cultures
On April 16, the area between Old Main and the Gresham Gardens was filled with the sounds of languages other than English and the colors of international flags. Students, faculty, and alumni celebrated Bethany’s annual Speak Out! Day with ten uninterrupted hours of readings and presentations in a broad variety of languages. For the first time in Speak Out! Day history, presenters included a group of high school students. Spanish and Art Education Alumna Katie Heinlein (2011) brought some of her students from West Greene High School in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania who showed off their Spanish skills. The lunch hours featured specialty foods prepared by members of the two sponsoring clubs, The Bethany College German Club and Spanish Club.
Students and Faculty Share Study Abroad Experiences
During a Study Abroad Fair, held on April 25, 2013 in the Academic Parlor of Old Main, students and faculty presented their experiences from a variety of recent study and travel abroad ventures they undertook as classes, as club members, or individually. The activities ranged from one week club trips, to month-long language and culture programs, to summer internships, to semester-long programs. Faculty also used the event to spread the word about their upcoming study abroad programs. Dr. Harald Menz, Director of International Studies, led participants through the program, who also had opportunities for personal consultation with the experts.
The following presenters took part in the program:
Dr. John Burns (Biology)—J-term 2014 FSEM in the Amazon, and previous science-related programs all over the world.
Prof. Kenn Morgan (Fine Arts) --term 2014 program “The Art of Rome, Florence & Venice”, Italy
Dr. Gary Kappel (History)---Harlaxton College Semester Abroad, England
Dr. Joseph Lovano (Humanities)—Pamplona Program/Sorbonne Program/MLSA Short term programs in Costa Rica, Spain, Florence/ Spanish Club Trips abroad
Dr Harald Menz (Humanities)—J-term 2014 course: “Berlin Live” Berlin, Germany/German Club trips abroad
Gerhard Schultze/Caroline Hannak—Heidelberg Exchange Program, Germany
Renée Jones –Arcadia Semester Abroad Program: University of Glasgow, Scotland
Taylor Fleegle—Summer study program, Costa Rica.
Erin Scrimger—Summer internship program in London, England/History Club trip to St. Petersburg, Russia
The event was organized and refreshments were sponsored by The Bethany College German Club.
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.