Volume VII, Number V
An E-News Service of Bethany College
September 13, 2013

Paulo Nzambi Addresses Students at Bethany College’s 2013 Fall Convocation
Paulo Nzambi, senior vice president and COO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, addressed Bethany students at the College’s 2013 Fall Convocation Sept. 12 in Commencement Hall.

Bethany Awarded 2014 Military Friendly School Designation
Bethany College has been named to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media, Inc., the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life.

Five Bethany College Faculty Appointed to Endowed Positions
Five members of the Bethany College faculty were installed into endowed positions during a formal ceremony Tuesday, Sept.10 in the Academic Parlour of Old Main, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.

Saint John’s Bible Presentation
Bethany Memorial Church on Main Street in Bethany will host a presentation on the Saint John’s Bible in its sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 20. The Saint John’s Bible is the first illuminated Scripture in more than five hundred years. It embodies the very beauty of holiness and ignites the spiritual imagination as words alone cannot do. Selections from the multi-volume Bible will be on display. Anyone is welcome to attend the presentation by David Allaway, Director, Heritage Program, St. John’s University. A reception will follow.

Dinner with Kalon Scholars
Bethany College President Scott D. Miller hosted dinner at Christman Manor Monday night with the first-year Kalon Leaders Scholars.

Pictured: Aida Garvey, Sara Ferrier, Christine Pray, Ashley Worst, Megan Lindley, Grant Ashcraft, Sarah London, and Andrew Bondi.  

Not pictured: Alaina Roberts and Michelle Paugh.  Kathy Furbee, Chair/Professor of Social Work, Program Director and Advisor of the Kalon Scholars Program, is also pictured.

Bethany Employee’s Article Featured in Magazine
Dr. Mort Gamble, Executive Assistant to the President, has written an article that is featured in the fall 2013 issue of Goldenseal magazine. The article discusses the show-business career of former Jamboree USA singer turned author JoAnn Davis. Gamble met Davis during her visit to Bethany College last year, when she was promoting her children’s book Finding Pepper. Davis is a close friend of Shirley Kemp, who works in the Office of Institutional Advancement at Bethany.

Ice Cream Social

Dr. Robyn R. Cole, Emeritus Professor of English, and Dr. Joseph Walsh, The Matthew Quay Ammon Professorship in Mathematics and Assistant Professor of Mathematics, visit with Dr. David R. Black, Provost, at the Ice Cream Social for English majors & minors, Writer's Club members, and all readers and writers at the Bethany Beanery Sept. 5. The annual event was sponsored by the Humanities Department.


Buffalo Seminary Events
Three workshops will be held in the near future at Buffalo Seminary

  • Workshop for Elders - Sept. 21.

    Presented by Rev. Dr. Peter Morgan, President Emeritus – Disciples Historical Society

  • 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

Visual and Performing Arts
Assistant Professor of Music Pandel Collaros has produced alumna Amanda McCoy's second album, The Hurt, loosely based on the events of 1861-1865.  For more information and a preview, please go to http://amandamccoy.com/music/album/hurt

History and Political Science
Dr. Mark Petersen, Assistant Professor of Political Science, has had a peer-reviewed article accepted for publication. This work, "Not Created Equal: Institutional Constraints and the Democratic Peace," can be found in the September issue of International Politics Reviews. The author argues that the role that state institutions play in allowing for peace or for war is more nuanced than is traditionally understood within the literature. While institutions are understood to restrain warlike democrats more so than belligerent autocrats, more accurately, differences in institutional arrangements make it possible for some democrats to circumvent institutional barriers to war. Conversely, institutions can often constrain autocrats more than is normally accepted.

Remembering an Alumnus, Former Trustee
Dr. Bob Renner ’48, a Bethany College trustee from 1974-80, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8 at the age of 85.
Renner was a member of Beta Theta Pi. After graduating from Bethany, he went on to earn a law degree and M.D. Renner then joined the U.S. Navy, and he served two years at Pearl Harbor. Renner retired from Cortland Memorial Hospital in 1989, where he served as chief of radiology at Cortland Memorial Hospital for 16 years.

There will be no calling hours and burial will be private. There will be a Celebration of Life gathering for family and friends at 11 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Skaneateles Country Club in Skaneateles, N.Y.

Bethany Alumnus Joins National Poet Series
West Virginia poet laureate Marc Harshman ’73 traveled to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., in August for an interview destined for national, and international audiences.

Grace Cavalieri, an author, poet, playwright and broadcaster, invited Harshman to participate in her series of interviews, "The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress." The interview was taped in the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center. Cavalieri's series is presented to public radio by National Public Radio satellite and Pacifica Radio.  

To read the rest of the story on the Wheeling Intelligencer’s website, follow this link: http://www.theintelligencer.net/page/content.detail/id/589541/W-Va--Poet-Laureate-Goes-National.html.

An audio podcast of Harshman’s interview can be heard online at http://www.loc.gov/poetry/media/poetpoem.html.

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

Phone-A-Thon to Begin
When your phone rings in the evening please answer it, because it could be a student seeking your support for The Bethany Fund. President Miller is committed to making sure a Bethany Education is affordable for all of our students, and your support of The Bethany Fund ensures enough scholarship dollars exist to fund our students’ needs. Please consider giving a gift when they call, or go online now and make your gift to The Bethany Fund: http://www.bethanywv.edu/alumni/give-bethany/give-gift-now/

Homecoming 2013 Approaching
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2013 slated for Sept. 27 and 28. Click here to see a full schedule of events, including class photo times for reunion years 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2012.

Bethany Accepting Reservations for Homecoming Tailgate Tent Space
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations is now accepting reservations for tailgate tent space to be utilized during the Homecoming football game on Saturday, Sept. 28. The cost for a 10 x 10 area is $20. Due to limited space each group will be restricted to one tent only. For more information or to make a reservation contact Ashley Kanotz at (304) 829-7299 or via email at akanotz@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany Celebrating the 13th Annual Allison’s Run
In conjunction with Homecoming 2013, the 13th Annual Allison’s Run, a conversational and recreational run or walk, will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, beginning at the Cunningham Soccer Complex located at the intersection of Route 67 and Castleman’s Run Road. The cost is $20. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Those wishing to pre-register or sponsor the race should contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Those who pre-register can also purchase Chinese auction tickets in advance. Prizes last year included donations from the Pittsburgh Penguins, Heinz History Center and Washington Wild Things. Tickets are two for $1.00, 12 for $5.00, and 25 for $10.00. Those who pre-register and purchase Chinese auction tickets in advance will receive two additional tickets for free. The first 75 registrants will be given a complimentary T-shirt. Help us to remember the vibrant life of Jim Allison (’62) while raising money to support the scholarship that bears his name.

Bethany Field Hockey Falters At Washington and Jefferson
The Bethany College field hockey team (0-3) fell, 5-0 at Washington and Jefferson (4-1) on Thursday evening at Cameron Stadium.

Bethany Women’s Tennis Falls at Waynesburg
The Bethany College women’s tennis team fell, 9-0, at Waynesburg in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference match on Thursday afternoon at the Waynesburg Tennis Courts.

Bison Volleyball "Sweeps" Away The Competition In Home Quad-Match
After eight-straight games on the road to open the season, the Bethany volleyball program (8-3), returned home to the friendly confines of Hummel Field House, and the Bison did not disappoint, going 3-0 in a quad-match, while not even dropping a set on Wednesday. The Green and White won by 3-0 scores over Chatham, Pitt-Greensburg, and Penn-State Fayette.

Bethany Men's Soccer Routes Penn State-New Kensington In Home Opener
The Bethany College men’s soccer (2-4) team routed Penn State-New Kensington (2-1), 7-0, in its home opener Wednesday afternoon at Bison Stadium.

Bison Football Opens PAC Play At Geneva
The Bethany College football team (0-1) will look to rebound from a 33-28 defeat at the hands of Centre College when they travel to Beaver Falls, Pa. to play under the lights against the Golden Tornadoes of Geneva College on Saturday, September 14 at 8 p.m.

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

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