Women’s Basketball Volunteers at Wheeling Soup Kitchen
The Bethany women's basketball team took a short break from preseason practice on October 19 to volunteer at the Wheeling Soup Kitchen with the Wheeling Elks Lodge "Just For Kids" dinner program. The team helped serve food and sort food and clothing, as well as complete crafts and play games with the participating children. The women were back on the hardwood the next day to continue preparation for their November 15th season opener at home against Denison.
World Languages and Cultures Hosts Skit Night
The World Languages and Cultures section of the Department of Humanities presented its “2011 Annual Skit Night” on October 19 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Renner Too. This annual language event highlighted competitive dialogue skits performed by the respective levels I and III language Practice Sessions in Arabic, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. In attendance, among others of the Bethany College campus community, were the language Practice Session Apprentice Teachers, their Practice Session students, the language judges Muna Al-Merri, Harald Menz, Anju Ramjee, Marc Sable and Sachiko Wood, and the MC of the evening Joseph Lovano.
Raises Money for Special Olympics at Fall Tournament
The Bethany College men's lacrosse team participated in the
Washington & Jefferson “Lacrosse For Special Olympics
Tournament” on Saturday, Oct. 15th at Alexandre Stadium to raise
money for Special Olympics. All proceeds from the all-day
tournament were donated to the foundation’s Washington County
The Bison went 1-2 at the Tournament,
which included a 6-4 win over Ohio Valley behind three goals
from Brendan Wessells and a strong game in net by CJ Studnicky.
Drive with Pride: Introducing the Bethany College License Plate
Show how green you really are with the new Bethany College license plate.
Available to Bethany College alumni, employees, students, family members and friends, the Bethany plate is a custom-designed, special-issue offering for all Class A motor vehicles currently licensed in West Virginia.
The Bethany College Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is accepting applications NOW for the new plate. We must secure a minimum of 250 applications within the next few months to ensure that the plate is produced.
Don’t delay! Applications are available by calling (304) 829-7299, clicking here or writing:
Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
P.O. Box 389
Bethany, WV 26032
One Class A vehicle currently registered in West Virginia qualifies for one plate at a cost of $70 per plate. If you have more than one vehicle, order as many as you need!
The School of Education at Bethany College is hosting an accreditation
visit by the National Council for Accreditation of
Teacher Education (NCATE) on April 15-17, 2012.
Interested parties are invited to submit third-party
comments to the visiting team. Please note that comments
must address substantive matters related to the quality
of professional education programs offered, and should
specify the party’s relationship to the institution,
i.e. graduate, present or former faculty member,
employer of graduates.
We invite you to submit written comments to:
Board of Examiners
2010 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036-1023
Or by email to:
Correspondence, which must be received by NCATE no later than three
months prior to visit, will be submitted to the
institution for response via NCATE’s Accreditation
Information Management System (AIMS). NCATE will not
upload anonymous comments to the BOE team or
For questions, please contact Monica Siengo at:
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee
Communications and Media Arts
Stephanie Tuszynski, assistant professor of communications and media arts, traveled to Seattle to attend the international Association of Internet Researchers conference October 11-13. This was the 12th annual AoIR conference and Tuszynski's sixth acceptance. She presented a paper entitled "Fierce Resistance: Managing Multiple Identities in a Commercialized Marketplace" and also was asked to moderate a panel on fandom. Her presentation, summarizing the results of a survey done last spring, is available online at www.slideshare.net/stuszynski/fierce-resistance
R. Wiley Cash Jr., assistant professor of English, has completed his latest novel, A Land More Kind than Home. It can now be pre-ordered from Amazon (it won't be out until April 17, 2012), with a savings of more than $9 off the cover price. HarperCollins is planning the first release event for Bethany's campus some time in April. More information on the book signing to be held at Bethany in April 2012 will be provided later. To learn more about this novel and his other books, go to Dr. Cash’s website, located at www.wileycash.com.
Heather Turner, technical services librarian, attended the Appalachian College Association’s (ACA) 2011 Annual Summit in Ashville, N.C., October 13-15. Librarians representing the member institutions of ACA met to learn from each other on how to engage students while teaching information literary skills.
Visual and Performing Arts
Assistant Professor of Music Pandel Collaros has uploaded a short set of his performances of songs by Jimi Hendrix. More songs will be added to in the future. The video playlist can be accessed at www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC9584008B576C725.
Collaros accompanied alumna Amanda McCoy in a concert at Wheeling-Jesuit University on October 14. The concert premiered new material appearing on McCoy's next CD, The Hurt. Collaros is producing the CD that will contain approximately 17 tracks inspired by McCoy's long-standing fascination with and research into the American Civil War.
Newman ‘49 Featured in Euclid Creek Watershed Update
Joseph H. Newman, a 1949 graduate of Bethany, was recently featured in a spotlight article published by the Euclid Creek Watershed Update (Valley View, Ohio). The story highlighted his exemplary leadership in public involvement and education on key environmental issues and his continued stewardship of the watershed.
Homecoming 2011 Photo Gallery Online
A photo gallery of Bethany’s recent fall Homecoming Weekend activities is available for viewing at: www.bethanywv.edu/AlumniEvents/Homecoming2011/index.html.
Student Callers Work to Bolster Bethany Fund
Your phones will soon be ringing! Bethany’s student callers will begin reaching out to alumni and friends of the College asking you to support The Bethany Fund. Please answer the phone and consider making a pledge. The dollars raised help the Bethany tradition continue. Your generosity is greatly appreciated!