Volume VII, Number VII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
September 27, 2013


Bethany Holds 9th Annual Hugh “Tiger” Joyce Golf Scramble
Georgette Kauhane '62, sister of the late Hugh "Tiger" Joyce '58, and her friends, are visiting Bethany for Homecoming and the 9th Annual Hugh "Tiger" Joyce Golf Scramble, named in honor of her brother. The scramble kicked of this morning at 8:30 a.m. at Highland Springs Golf Course.

Labyrinth Dedication
On Saturday, Sept. 21, Disciples Men gathered from several Regions to dedicate the Prayer Labyrinth they installed on the lawn of the Campbell Mansion. Dr. Miller addressed the group and Rev. Stephen Bentley, Director of Men's Ministry for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and Associate Regional Minister, Ohio Region, led the men in reflections about the exciting two days of work that created the beautiful labyrinth. Rev. Dr. Larry Grimes, Dean of Buffalo Seminary at Bethany College, presided. A reception followed at the Renner Visitors Center.

National Conference Members Visit Bethany
The Joint Council of Extension Professionals National Meeting, which took place in Pittsburgh, made a stop at Bethany’s Equine Facilities at Oglebay Stables Monday, Sept. 16. The extension professionals met with Amanda Stewart, Associate Professor of Biology and Director of Equine Studies; Equine Studies staff; and students to learn about the academic and riding program the College offers. 

JCEP members include the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents, National Association of County Agricultural Agents, Epsilon Sigma Phi and other nation-wide organizations.


Illuminated Bible Presentation
On Friday, Sept. 20, David Allaway, Director of the St. John's Heritage project, met with six classes (120 students) to present the St. John's Illuminate Bible. The St. John's Bible is the first illuminated Bible to be created in 500 years. The project is compared to the painting of the Sistine Chapel or the construction of the great medieval cathedrals.  It took a team of 12 world renowned artists and calligraphers 12 years to complete the task at a cost of $12 million. Bethany Memorial Church hosted a presentation on Friday evening. The St. John's presentations were jointly sponsored by Bethany Memorial Church and Buffalo Seminary at Bethany College.



Keresty Lecture Speaker Discusses Success in Communications
Jeff Lapin '75 spoke to students as Bethany's Keresty Lecture speaker Sept. 25 as part of Communications Week. Lapin is a former president of the nation’s largest agricultural media company. During his speech, he discussed how passion is key to succeeding in any of the various fields of communications.

During Lapin’s visit to campus, he and his wife, Lynne, enjoyed lunch at Christman Manner.
Pictured are Dr. Pat Sutherland, Professor of Communications and Media Arts; M.E. Gamble, Chair of the Department of Communications and Media Arts; Jeff and Lynne Lapin; Dr. Scott D. Miller, Bethany College President; Dr. Mort Gamble, Executive Assistant to the President and Assistant Professor of Communications.

Buffalo Seminary Events
Buffalo Seminary at Bethany College hosted a workshop for Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Elders on Saturday, Sept. 21. Fifty-six people participated in the workshop representing 13 congregations from three Regions of the Christian Church (DOC).  Rev. Dr. Peter Morgan '61, President Emeritus of the Disciples Historical Society led the workshop. Two more workshops will be held 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.

Two Bethany Faculty Members Receive National Honor
Bethany College is fortunate to have two national nominees for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching/Council for the Advancement and Support of Education national Professor of the Year. Both M.E. Gamble, Assistant Professor of Communications and Media Arts and Chair of the Department, and Dr. Anju Ramjee, the John F. and Evelyn Casey Steen Professor in Economics and Professor of Finance, received the honor. Only 350 nominations were accepted from 4,150 colleges and universities nationwide. Gamble is pictured receiving a plaque at a Board/Senior Staff/Academic Chair Dinner Sept. 26 at Harder Hall. Ramjee was unable to attend the dinner.


Championship Team Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Members of the 1963-64 Bethany College basketball team reunited Sept. 23 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their 18-0 season. The group is the only undefeated Bison team in school history.

Members of the 1963-64 team in attendance included Bard Hickman, Charlie Cross, Rev. Larry Deitch, Jim Uhrig, Jim O'Roark, John Simms, Phil Harrison, Ed Kidd, Tom Lash, Rich Cipullo, Rev. Harry Bolen, Ed Blundon, and Howard Hoffman. Joe Kurey ’62, who was then assistant coach and a long-time former Bethany administrator, spearheaded the planning for the event.



Legendary Coach, Athletic Director, Alumnus Visits Bethany
Legendary former Bethany, Florida State, and University of Cincinnati athletic director Bob Goin’59 made the trip back to Bethany for Homecoming. A former football coach at Bethany, the Goin Locker Room is named in his honor. Goin is also a former member of Bethany’s Board of Trustees, and his son, Doug, is a current member.

The Goin family recently made a donation to Bethany College that provided a new scoreboard at Bison Stadium.


Bethany Alumnus Receives Volunteer Award
Joseph H. "Joe" Newman, ‘49, was honored Sept. 21 as the "2013 Conservation Volunteer of the Year and Conservation Hero" by the Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Soil and Water Conservation District. This award is bestowed on people who have dedicated an extraordinary amount of their time and resources in support of the mission to promote conservation of our land and aquatic resources.

He also received proclamations from the Cuyahoga County Executive, and the Mayor of his suburb City of Mayfield Heights, Ohio, for his work promoting watershed issues, taking leadership in promoting conservation, and involving and educating the public for ten years.

Bethany Alumna, Judge to Retire
Magistrate Judge Margaret J. Kravchuk, ’70, has announced her retirement effective Jan. 24, 2014. Kravchuk has had a long and distinguished career of public service. After graduating from Bethany, she received her master’s in teaching from Brown University, followed by her law degree from the Maine School of Law.

Kravchuk served as a state prosecutor, as the district attorney for Penobscot and Piscataquis counties, as judge of the Main District court, and as Justice of the Maine Superior Court. In 2000, Kravchuk was named as the first female member of the Federal Judiciary in the district of Maine, and she has served as Magistrate Judge sitting in Bangor with exemplary ability since her appointment.

Homecoming 2013 is Here!
Homecoming weekend kicks off today! We hope you have plans to join us. 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 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. this Saturday 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.

Four New Inductees to Enter Bethany Athletic Hall of Fame
The Bethany College Athletic Hall of Fame will induct four new members this weekend during Homecoming festivities at the school Sept. 27-28.

Bison Football Set For Homecoming Bout With Grove City
The Bethany football program will look to end a three-game slide as they get ready for the middle game of a three-game home stand against the Wolverines of Grove City College on Saturday.

Women’s Soccer Falls to Baldwin Wallace
The Bethany College women’s soccer team (1-7) fell, 6-2, to Baldwin Wallace (7-1) in a non-conference game on Tuesday evening at Bison Stadium.

Men's Soccer Drops 2-0 Decision To Muskingum
The Bethany College men’s soccer program dropped a 2-0 decision to Muskingum University on Tuesday evening at Hoag Field.

Bison Tennis Falls 7-2 To Muskingum
The Bethany women’s tennis team got a solid day from senior Amber Ridings, but fell to Muskingum University, 7-2, on Thursday afternoon.

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

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