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Volume VII, Number I
An E-News Service of Bethany College
July 18, 2013


2013-14 Shuttle Service Schedule Released
Bethany College offers a free shuttle service to and from the Pittsburgh Airport and the Greyhound Bus Station in Pittsburgh for Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break and Summer Break. Students wishing to take advantage of the shuttle service must visit the Office of Student Life to complete a request form.

Bethany Attends General Assembly
President, Dr. Scott D. Miller; Vice President, Sven de Jong; Director of Church Relations, Dr. Larry Grimes; junior Managerial Economics major, Jared Roque; sophomore Religious Studies major, Matt Sipos and sophomore Biology/Chemistry major, Sarah Smith represented Bethany College at the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Assembly held July 13-17 in Orlando, Fla. During the four days, they visited with students, alumni and friends of the College. Approximately 5,000 representatives of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) attended the event. To view photos from the event, click here.

Three Campus Clubs Visit Italy
The Business & Accounting Club, Economics Club, and Spanish Club students traveled for a short term abroad trip to Italy May 23 - June 2, 2013. Students traveling to Italy were Peter Franklin, Cameron Cooper, Alexander Tyre, Evan Sargo, Allison Snyder, Amber Ridings and Kelly Becquet from the Business and Economics clubs.  Spanish club students on the trip were Chelsea Sebetich, Nicolette Rea, Candace Williams and Dakota Maravelis. Accompanying the students were Dr. Lovano (Spanish club advisor) and Dr. Anju Ramjee (business club advisor). Students traveled to Rome, Vesuvius, Pompeii, Naples, Capri and Sorrento.  They visited the Vatican museum, St. Peter’s Basilica St. Peter’s Square, and the Sistine Chapel. The students also visited the Spanish steps, Trevi fountain, the Pantheon, Piazza Novona and walked down the famous Via Condotti.  Students climbed Mt. Vesuvius to the still smoking crater and took an informative tour of Pompeii. The group visited downtown Naples historical quarter and the Naples Archeological Museum, which contains the major excavation finds from Pompeii and Herculeum. Students traveled across the Bay of Naples to the beautiful island of Capri.  The last stop on the tour was the gorgeous town of Sorrento. Students also traveled for a day’s visit to Amalfi which included a picturesque drive down the famous roads of the Amalfi coast.

Executive Vice President Bill Kiefer Retires
Friends and colleagues gathered at the Kiefer Residence to express appreciation to Bill for his years of service to Bethany College. A 1971 graduate of Bethany, Bill retired Friday, June 31 after eight years as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. He previously served for ten years as a Director of the Bethany College Alumni Association Board of Directors, and served six years as a member of the Bethany College Board of Trustees. Bill was recognized over Alumni Weekend in May by the Alumni Council as the recipient of the Robert A. Sandercox Award during the Alumni Awards dinner.

Kenn Morgan Participates in the Huntington Museum of Art's Sesquicentennial Celebration Exhibit
Kenn Morgan, Jennie Steindorf Renner Chair of Fine Arts and Professor of Fine Arts, Curator of Permanent Art Collections and Director of the Renner Art Gallery, is one of 18 artists from throughout the state participating in the Huntington Museum of Art's exhibit "A Sense of Place: The West Virginia Sesquicentennial Artist Invitational" June 1 through September 22. To celebrate West Virginia’s sesquicentennial, the Huntington Museum of Art has organized a small invitational exhibit. All of the 18 participating artists teach in West Virginia colleges and universities, affording them a unique viewpoint in that they work closely with West Virginia students from a variety of backgrounds and places within the state.

For additional info, visit www.hmoa.org or call 304-529-2701.

Luke Hardt, Chair of the Department of Visual & Performing Arts and Director of Bethany College Theatre, NEEDS YOUR HELP!
Prof. Hardt has an opportunity to take part in a one-of-a-kind project:  The World Cast Movie.  It works like this:  Actors audition for parts via the Internet. If cast, the actor is sent a complete blue screen studio which he or she will then use to record their performances. Once all the actors have submitted their scenes, Ryan James, the director, will assemble it into a full length movie.  The actor also gets to keep the equipment.  After the final edit, the film will be shopped around to various film festivals in hopes of picking up a distributor. 

So, if you want to take part in a unique cinematic event, help a Bethanian get seen by a larger audience and help Bethany pickup a free blue-screen studio in the process, PLEASE click on : http://worldcastmovie.com/151abab1723b03, register and VOTE for Luke!

“Great work, sir! Grounded, menacing, yet fun. You're a solid actor, my friend! Thanks again for throwing your hat in the ring, and for doing such a nice job to boot. Much appreciated!”
-- Ryan James, Director on Luke Hardt's audition

Old Main Journal Switches to Summer Schedule
The Old Main Journal will resume its regular weekly publication on August 23.

 


Arthur B. Keys '67 Joins Council on Foreign Relations
Dr. Arthur B. Keys, Jr., Founder, President and CEO of International Relief and Development (IRD), has been invited to join the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). A 1967 Bethany grad, Dr. Keys has over 30 years of experience with domestic and international humanitarian assistance, economic development, and food and agriculture programs.

Click here to read more.

Gayle Manchin elected WV School Board President
Bethany College Trustee, Gayle Manchin, will lead the West Virginia Board of Education as it begins a search for a new schools superintendent. Board members elected Manchin to a two-year term as president. Click here to read more.

Mike Drahos '06 Named Head Women's Basketball Coach at Pitt-Johnstown
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has named Bethany Alum, Mike Drahos '06 its new head women's basketball coach. While at Bethany, Drahos was a two-time PAC Player of the Year and three-time First Team all-conference selection, named to six All-Region teams over the course of his career and was a two-time NCAA Division III Honorable Mention All-American. Drahos' 1,681 points and 877 rebounds still rank him among the top-five scorers and rebounders in school history. During his four seasons as a Bison, he helped lead Bethany to a 76-33 (.697) overall record, with a pair of PAC titles and two NCAA Division III Tournament berths. Click here to read more.

Washington D.C. Alumni Event
Alumni and friends joined Dr. Scott D. Miller at the headquarters for International Relief & Development (IRD) in Arlington, Va. on Tuesday, July 9 for a reception hosted by Dr. Arthur B. Keys, Jr. '67. Catering the event was Scott Sunshine '79. Click here to view photos from the event.

Pittsburgh Alumni Event
Alumni and friends joined Dr. Scott D. Miller at an event hosted by Greg '81 & Ellen Trebilcock '81 Jordan at Reed Smith in downtown Pittsburgh on Saturday, July 13. From the Reed Smith terrace everyone was able to enjoy the view of fireworks at the conclusion of the Pirates game. Click here to view photos from the event.

Regional Alumni Events
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends event with Bethany President Scott D. Miller at one of the following locations:

San Francisco, Calif.
Friday, August 2
6-8 pm
The Ruben Law Firm
625 Market Street, Penthouse
San Francisco, CA 94105
Hosted by Steve Ruben ’70 & Ken Bado ‘77

Moorpark, Calif.
Sunday, August 4
1-3 pm
At the residence of
Dean ’74 & Suzanne Abbott ’75 Lesiak

Baltimore, Md.
Thursday, September 12

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gertrude's at the Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
Hosted by George '78 & Patricia Davis

For more information on the locations and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7299 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Save the Date! Bethany Announces Homecoming 2013
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2013 slated for September 27-28, 2013. 


Twenty-Six Bison Named to PAC Academic Honor Roll
A total of 26 Bethany College student-athletes were recently named to the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Academic Honor Roll following the spring semester.

Bethany Names Ashley Marinacci Women's Tennis Coach
When the Bethany College women’s tennis team takes to the court this fall, a new but familiar face will be at the helm of the Bison program. Current Bethany softball assistant coach Ashley Marinacci will take the reins of a program that lost just two student-athletes to graduation last season.

Jerrod Plate Named Bethany Sports Information Director
Bethany College has named Jerrod Plate as its new Sports Information Director starting Monday, July 15, as announced by Director of Athletics Brian Rose. Plate will fill the position left by Rose when he took over as the full-time Director of Athletics & Recreation in May.

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


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