Volume VII, Number VIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
October 4, 2013

Bethany College is a Family Affair
Each year at matriculation, Bethany College President Scott D. Miller welcomes the first year students to campus. He makes a point to include a special welcome to students who are legacies, those who have a parent who attended Bethany. He also welcomes those who have siblings who are currently enrolled at the College.

Bethany's Taylor Receives Award at Fall Convocation
Bethany College sophomore Anne Taylor received the Richard B. Kenney Freshman Leadership Award for the 2012-13 school year during Fall Convocation held in Commencement Hall Thursday, Sept. 12.

Jordan '81 Appointed General Counsel and Head of Regulatory and Government Affairs for PNC
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. appointed Gregory B. Jordan '81 general counsel and head of Regulatory and Government Affairs, and named him to the Executive Committee, effective October 15, 2013. Jordan, who serves as chair of the Bethany College Board of Trustees, joins PNC from Reed Smith LLP, where he is global managing partner and chairman of the Senior Management Team and Executive Committee.

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Students Learn About Grad School Opportunities
Students had the opportunity to meet with 37 graduate schools Oct. 2 in Commencement Hall during a Graduate School Fair.

Dr. Scott D. Miller meets with John Osborne, Distinguished Lecturer and Director of Career Counseling and Placement, and Amy Van Horn, Administrative Assistant at the event.

Buffalo Seminary Events
Buffalo Seminary at Bethany College is planning two workshops in the near future:

  • The Lord’s Supper in the New Testament - Oct. 28 and 29
    Presented by Rev. Dr. Bonnie Thurston
  • Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling - Feb. 21 and 22, 2014
    Presented by Rev. Dr. Victor L. Hunter, Senior Minister at First Christian Church, New Martinsville, W.Va., and Rev. Wesley Howsare, Senior Minister at First Christian Church, Moundsville, W.Va.

All events will be held at the Mountainside Conference Center. You can register for any of these workshops, or learn more about the Buffalo Seminary, here: http://www.bethanywv.edu/about-bethany/church-relations/buffalo-seminary/workshops/workshop-registration/.

For questions or further information, please contact Larry Grimes, Director of Church Relations at Bethany College, at 304-559-8213, or e-mail him at lgrimes@bethanywv.edu.

Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

History and Political Science
Marc Sable, Associate Professor of Political Science, gave a talk entitled, "Egypt after the Fall of Morsi" at Beth Samuel Jewish Center in Ambridge, Pa., on Sunday, Sept. 12.  Sable responded to questions about Egypt's 2011-2012 elections, the policies of the Morsi administration, the character of the Egyptian Military and implications for foreign policy.

Social Work—Service Learning Center
The Social Work Program hosted the annual Agency Fair on Friday, Sept. 20, in Commencement Hall. More than a dozen agencies sent representatives who spoke with just over 100 students, faculty, staff and administrators about opportunities for service, internships and employment.

Bethany Celebrates Homecoming
Hundreds of Bethany alumni spent their weekend at their Alma Mater Sept. 27-30 for Homecoming weekend.

Click here to view the Homecoming Photo Gallery.

Longtime Alumni Reunite
Don Ford '53, George Taibi '53 and Dr. Bruno Sicher '54, who were all members of Sigma Nu while at Bethany, reunited at this year’s homecoming. The three also called a few fellow classmates who weren’t able to attend.




Hoag Field Rededicated

The family of the late William Hoag ’50 made their way to Bethany for the rededication of Bethany’s Hoag Soccer Field Sept. 28. Hoag was a longtime member of Bethany’s Board of Trustees and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities by the College. The field was originally dedicated to him in 1990 after undergoing an extensive renovation for which Hoag provided much of the funding. Hoag was a First Lieutenant in WWII and received a Purple Heart for his service. He was president and CEO of West Elizabeth Lumber Co., and Chairman of the Board of NILCO Lumber Co., at the time of his death.

John Cunningham, legendary former Bethany soccer coach; Betty Hoag, William’s wife; and President Scott D. Miller after unveiling the plaque dedicated in William Hoag’s honor.


Goin Family Makes Scoreboard Donation
The new scoreboard at Bison Stadium was generously funded by the Goin family. Bob Goin ’59 is a former football coach and Athletic Director at Bethany, and the Goin Locker Room is named in his honor. He is a former member of Bethany’s Board of Trustees, and his son, Doug ’80, is a current member.


Three Inducted Into Wall of Fame
Three Bethany alumni were added to the Communications and Media Arts Wall of Fame during a ceremony Sept. 27.

Don Blachford ’75 is currently is the Executive Vice President, Worldwide Account Director for Publicis, New York, New York. George Manahan ’83 has been working in advertising and public relations for 20 years, and founded The Manahan Group. Jeff Lapin ’75 is a veteran of special-interest consumer and b-to-b media, and is past president of Farm Progress, the nation’s largest agricultural media company. He was this year’s Keresty Lecture speaker.

“The Wall of Fame is a celebration of the success of outstanding alumni who have had a significant impact on their fields and what we—as consumers—read, watch, listen to, think about, and buy,” Dr. Miller said.

Bethany Alum McDowell ’87 Creates Mathematics Song and Video
Bethanian Dr. Eric McDowell ’87, chair of the department of mathematics and computer science at Berry College in Georgia, writes songs about mathematics as a hobby. “The Calculus Priority Dispute” is about the invention of calculus and can be viewed here.

Phi Kappa Tau Plans Reunion Nov. 1-3
Phi Taus young and old will reunite on campus Nov. 1-3 for the fraternity's 90th anniversary at Bethany. For details and to register, visit the Chapter website at http://pktphichapter.org/.

Scholarship Essay Theme Announced at Annual Allison’s Run
About 50 people laced up their running shoes for the 13 annual Allison’s Run Sept. 28.

The run’s goal is to pay tribute to the vibrant life of former Bethany professor Jim Allison ’62 while raising money to support the scholarship that bears his name. At the run, Alumni Director Ashley Kanotz announced the theme for this year’s scholarship essay, which is “What does Bethany mean to you?” All upperclassmen are eligible to participate in the essay, which must be between 500 and 1,000 words. First place will receive a $1,000 scholarship, while second place will receive $500.

A Chinese auction also raised money for the scholarship, with gifts that included a Steelers Terrible Towel basket, Pirates tickets, Washington Wild Things tickets, Heinz History Center passes, along with gifts donated by Bayer, WesBanco and National Equipment.

Harris’ Big Day Leads BCVB To Sixth-Straight Victory
Junior Breana Harris (Severn, Md./Old Mill) had arguably one of her most efficient games of the season as she eclipsed the 20-kill mark for the first time this season, and the Bison defeated Westminster College, 3-1, on Tuesday evening in Bethany.

James’ Penalty Kick Lifts Men’s Soccer To Victory Over Mt. Aloysius
Senior Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa.) converted a penalty kick in the 74th minute to give the Bethany College men’s soccer team a 2-1 victory over Mt. Aloysius in a non-conference game at Hoag Field on Wednesday afternoon.

Bison Set For Battle Under The Lights Vs. W&J
The Bethany football program (1-3; 1-1 PAC) will look to capture that winning feeling for the second straight week as they host the Presidents of Washington & Jefferson College (3-1, 2-0 PAC) on Saturday. The game is scheduled to be played under the lights at Bison Stadium at 7 p.m.

Women's Tennis Falls to Saint Vincent
The Bison tennis program dropped a 9-0 decision to Presidents’ Athletic Conference rival, Saint Vincent College, on Wednesday afternoon in Bethany.

Women’s Soccer Fall To Mt. Aloysius In Non-Conference Finale
The Bethany College women’s soccer team fell, 2-1, in its non-conference finale to Mount Aloysius on Wednesday afternoon at Hoag Field.

Field Hockey Against Frostburg State Postponed
The Bethany College women's field hockey match scheduled for this evening at 7 p.m. has been postponed due to inclement weather.

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

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