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Volume VI, Number XXXV
An E-News Service of Bethany College
May 3, 2013


Allison Engel to be Featured Speaker at Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast
Allison Engel ’94, vice president of executive services at PNC Bank, will be the featured speaker at the 66th annual Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast to be held at 9:30 a.m. on May 4 in Benedum Commons.

Bethany College Announces 2013 Alumni Award Recipients
Bethany College will present its annual awards honoring outstanding alumni on May 4 at the Alumni Awards Dinner as a part of the Alumni Weekend events.

Bethany College Selects Jeff Flick '82 for 2013 Alumni Award
Bethany College alumnus Jeff Flick '82, president and CEO of BD&E in Pittsburgh, will be honored during the Alumni Weekend Awards Reception on May 4 with the 2013 Alumnus of the Year Award.



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.

 


The Life and Career of Bethanian Bob Goin Featured
The Tribune Review in Pittsburgh, Pa. recently released a feature story, detailing the life and career of Bob Goin '59 as he prepares to be inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame.

To read the entire story, click here.

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! Join us this weekend, May 3-5, for BASA Weekend 2013. 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’s Moore Earns Co-Field MVP to Highlight PAC Track Championships
Bethany College freshman Umar Moore (Coraopolis, Pa./Moon) was named Co-Field MVP at the 2013 PAC Track & Field Championships after he earned two of the program’s 10 top-three finishes to highlight the Bison’s efforts at the meet.

Bethany and Geneva Split PAC Doubleheader
After falling in a classic pitcher’s duel in game one, the Bethany College baseball team rallied from an early three-run deficit to pull out a 5-4 triumph in the second game and take a split of the PAC twinbill Saturday at Geneva.

Costly Errors Sink Bison in 5-4 Loss at Pitt-Greensburg
The Bethany College baseball team battled Pitt-Greensburg down to the wire, but five errors proved to be too much to overcome, as they led to four unearned runs in a 5-4 Bobcat victory Thursday in Greensburg.

Bison Lacrosse Season Ends with PAC Tournament Loss at Saint Vincent
Senior Kyle Arrington (Jackson Twp., Ohio/Jackson) notched his 50th point of the season, but it proved to be the only goal of the game for the Bethany College men’s lacrosse team, as top-seeded Saint Vincent posted a 24-1 victory in the PAC Tournament semifinals Wednesday.

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


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