Volume VII, Number VI
An E-News Service of Bethany College
September 20, 2013

Bethany Announces Keresty Lecture Speaker, Communications Week Schedule
Jeff Lapin, a former president of the nation’s largest agricultural media company, will give the keynote address at this year’s John Keresty Lecture in Journalism, titled “Be Infinitely Flexible and Constantly Amazed.” 


Alpha Xi, Beta Raise Money, Awareness
On Saturday, Sept. 14, Bethany’s Alpha Xi Delta and Beta Theta Pi hosted a joint event to raise both money and awareness for their philanthropies. The two chapters reached out with a car wash at the Wellsburg Autozone, earning a combined total of $242 to be divided evenly between the groups.

“Working with Beta added a new dynamic,” said Sarah Smith, Alpha Xi Delta’s Philanthropy Chair. “These are the type of events that Greeks should be focusing on together and I’m excited for the possibility to work with them again in the future.” The funds will benefit the efforts of Autism Speaks, Alpha Xi Delta’s national philanthropy, and the Agusta Levy Learning Center, the chosen philanthropy for the Psi Chapter of Beta Theta Pi.


Students, Faculty Celebrate Diversity Week
Faculty, staff and students wore red Monday, Sept. 16, in support of Diversity Week on campus.



Dr. Miller Hosts SGA and SAC at Christman Manor
Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Bethany Student Government Association and Student Activities Council had dinner at Christman Manor, hosted by President Scott D. Miller and his wife, Annie.

Pictured are students Jacob Fischer (SGA President), Hannah McNerney, Princess Serrano, Alex Henry, and Jared Roque.
Faculty and staff pictured include David Black, Interim Provost and Sarah B. Cochran Visiting Executive in Residence; Lisa Reilly, The Goulding-Woolery Professorship in Chemistry, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Department of Physical Science and Mathematics; Jerry Stebbins, Dean of Students; Sam Goodge, Director of Student Activities; and President Scott D. Miller.


PAC Kickoff
Brian Rose, Director of Athletics and Recreation, and President Scott D. Miller joined PAC Commissioner Joe Onderko and counterparts at Geneva College for a special "coin toss" to commemorate the start of the PAC football season Saturday night. The Bison dropped the contest to the Golden Tornadoes.




“The Harbinger” Release
The 2013 "The Harbinger" release celebration was held in the Academic Parlour of Old Main. President Miller is pictured with Dr. Jessie Janeshek (Faculty Advisor), Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing-Across-the-Curiculum, and Jessica Miller (Editor). The Harbinger is the student literary journal of Bethany College.



Recognizing Constitution Day
The Bethany College History Club led a reading of the Constitution and signing outside of Benedum Commons on Sept. 17, Constitution Day. Pictured reading is Phil Carter. History Club President Teresa Mock is at the signing table.



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.

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

Communications & Media Arts
Dr. Patrick Sutherland, Professor of Communication, has been re-elected for 2013-14 to serve as co-chair of the Research Committee of the Small Programs Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Sutherland served as co-moderator for a Panel titled “Enhancing Portfolios Through Creative Research Projects: Scholarship of Application Roundtable” as part of the SPIG Preconference Workshop at the AEJMC 2013 Conference in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 7.

This summer Dr. Sherri Theaker, Associate Professor of Education, Chair of the Education Department and NCATE Coordinator, and Angela Icard, Assistant Professor of Reading Education, were invited participants to a Common Core State Standards workshop at Wheeling Jesuit University. Presented by the West Virginia Department of Education, Theaker and Icard spent three days discussing the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and collaborating with colleagues across the state.

Dr. Jessie Janeshek, Assistant Professor of English, has four poems published in Volume 22 of the journal Word For/Word.

Social Work
The Social Work Program has received a grant from the state of West Virginia and will participate in the Governor’s Day of Service. Katherine Shelek-Furbee, Professor of Social Work, Program Director and Chair of the Department of Social Work, submitted the grant for funding. Melanee Sinclair, Associate Professor of Social Work and Coordinator of Field Placements, will supervise senior social work majors, who will complete a renovation project for Helping Heroes, a nonprofit organization serving homeless veterans in Marshall County.

Bethany Alumni Hold Panel Discussion
Five members of the Bethany College National Alumni Council returned to campus over the weekend for a panel discussion "Giving Back to Alma Mater." Pictured with Ashley Kanotz (left), Director of Parent and Alumni Relations and President Miller are Craig Williams '96 of  Maryland; Margy Lang '81 of Florida; Amy Callahan '95 of North Carolina; Bruce Fahey '77 of Ohio; and J.P. Blaho '94 of Massachusetts.  Students from the Undergraduate Alumni Association and Connections class attended the panel. 

Dedicated Alumna Recognized
President Miller hosted breakfast at Christman Manor with the Bethany College Alumni Council Saturday.  He presented Margy Lang '81 with recognition of her nine years as a member of the Council and the declaration of her Director-Emeritus status.  A former President of the Alumni Council, Margy has worked tirelessly to build the organization and has hosted events for alumni and friends in Jacksonville, Fla.

Alumni Council Welcomes New Members, Newly Elected Officers
Bethany College’s Alumni Council, which is comprised of alumni volunteers who have been nominated and elected by their peers, govern the activities of the Alumni Association. Three members have new titles, and three have joined the group.

Bruce Fahey '77 is now President of the Alumni Council. He was previously Vice President. The new Vice President is Patrick Hosey '80, who was part of Council prior to his election to office. John Blaho, who was President, is now Immediate Past President.

Christine Lemley '93 is new to Council. She is the Associate Director of Gartner, Inc., and lives in Potomac Falls, Va. Julia Diveglia '03 is also a new Council member. She is a school counselor for the South Side Area School District and resides in McDonald, Pa. Kerry McCann '77 of Pittsburgh, Pa., is the final new member. He is an attorney for the Allegheney County Court of Common Pleas.

Also during the meeting, Craig Williams '96 was re-elected as chair of the Advancement Committee and Amy Callahan '95 was elected to serve as chair of the Engagement Committee.

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 Underway
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: www.bethanywv.edu/give

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.

James Nets Two In 3-2 Loss To Marietta
Despite a two-goal effort from senior Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin), the Bethany College men’s soccer team fell, 3-2, to the Pioneers of Marietta College on Wednesday evening at Bison Stadium.

Bison Volleyball Sweeps Grove City
The Bethany College volleyball team (10-4) defeated the Wolverines of Grove City College, 3-0, on Tuesday evening in Grove City. The Bison won in straight sets; 25-15, 25-18, 25-21.

Women’s Tennis Falls 8-1 To Franciscan
The Bethany College women’s tennis team (0-7) fell, 8-1, to Franciscan (4-2) in a non-conference match on Tuesday afternoon.

Bison Women’s Soccer Scores Four Unanswered Goals For First Win Of Season
The Bethany College women’s soccer team scored four unanswered goals as it defeated Pitt-Greensburg in a non-conference match on Tuesday afternoon at Hoag Field for its first win of the season.

Bison Set For Home Opener Vs. Randolph-Macon
After a weekend that featured high powered offense, the Bison football program will look to get back on track after a 51-33 defeat at the hands of Geneva College. Bethany will return home for its' first game at Bison Stadium this year as the Bison host the Yellow Jackets of Randolph-Macon at 1 p.m.

James Named PAC Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
Bethany College Senior forward Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference men’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week announced the conference office on Monday.

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

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