Hosts Dinner for Emeritus Faculty
President and Mrs. Miller hosted dinner
at Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights Thursday night for area
Emeritus Faculty to meet new Vice President for Academic Affairs,
Dr. Darin Fields. Dr. Fields came to Bethany in February after
serving for many years as Dean at Wilkes University.
Abroad Liaisons Present Information on Bethany’s Pamplona,
Drs. Concepción Martínez Pasamar
and Carmen Blanco presented information on Bethany’s Department
of World Languages and Cultures Spain Program in the Library
Hess Room on April 24. Both professors serve as liaisons for
Bethany College students who study in Pamplona, Spain, at the
Universidad de Navarra (UNAV). The event marked the first visit
to Bethany by a UNAV liaison. Twenty Bethany students, two faculty
and one alumna attended the presentation, which was followed
by a reception in the Library lounge. The reception, held in
honor of the visiting professors, was sponsored by the Spanish
Club and the World Languages and Cultures faculty.
Martínez Pasamar is the Director
of the Institute of Spanish Language and Culture (ILCE) Program
and Professor of Spanish Language and Literature at the UNAV.
Blanco is the Academic Secretary of the ILCE Program and UNAV
Professor of Spanish Language and Literature. Both professors
work closely with Bethany students who study in the program.
Since about 1990, nearly 50 Bethany College students have benefited
from this study abroad opportunity, the first such Spanish language
and culture program established in Spain. The ILCE Program at
the UNAV is certified by the “Instituto de Cervantes,"
an entity of the Spanish Ministry of Education. The UNAV is
considered to be one of the top universities not only in Spain,
but also in the European Union.
to Travel to China
Jack Lozier, Professor of History Emeritus, will teach Introduction
to China during J-Term 2010. The course will introduce students
to the Chinese economy, culture, society and politics through
travel to China. While the trip will involve visits to some
tourist sights, the course will focus on places not commonly
visited by tourist groups. The class will stay at Zhejiang Normal
University in Jinhua, a modern provincial city with a half-million
people in the dynamic growing region south of Shanghai. Students
will observe rural life in a farm village of the type in which
800 million Chinese live. Other destinations include the world-famous
Yiwu Commodities Market, Hangzhou's scenic West Lake (where
President Nixon planted a California Redwood) and Shanghai.
Students will be paired with English-speaking
Chinese students to enhance their learning of Chinese life.
Chinese professors will assist with course instruction, and
students will keep diaries on what they learn about China and
themselves. The group will meet several times before leaving
for China, and the class will take a final exam and assessment
For more details on the trip itinerary
and cost, contact Jack Lozier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
v. Bethany Basketball Raises More Than $600 for Charity
The Pittsburgh Steelers Footballers Basketball
team defeated a team of Bethany students 96-58 on April 27 in
a charity basketball game. The game, played at Hummel Field
House, brought in more than $600 to be donated to Alpha Sigma
Phi’s charity, Canine Companions for Independence. This
year’s event marked the third consecutive year Bethany
has hosted the Steelers’ touring basketball squad. Here
to play for the Steelers were: Charlie Batch, Max Starks, Dennis
Dixon, Anthony Madison, Ryan Mundy and Tony Hills.
Tours Gettysburg and Other Historic Sites
Drs. Steve Carelli and Erich Lippman, Assistant Professors of
History, led members of the Bethany History Club on a trip to
the Gettysburg battlefield April 17-19. Participants spent a
day touring the battlefield and viewing the extensive collections
in the Gettysburg museum. In addition to touring the monuments,
cemetery and site of Lincoln's address at Gettysburg, the group
also spent an afternoon at historic Harper's Ferry, where John
Brown conducted his famous raid and which was the scene of a
later Civil War battle that resulted in the largest-ever surrender
of U.S. forces. The club also visited a site associated with
an important event from America's Colonial Period: Fort Necessity,
where a young George Washington surrendered to the French at
the opening of the French and Indian War.
Announces 2009 Online Summer Courses
The Summer 2009
OCICU Online Course listing is now available on the Bethany
College website at this address:
Bethany College students may earn a maximum of 12 online OCICU
credits toward their degree requirements.
The cost for each credit is $325 and unless otherwise indicated,
all courses are three credits.
additional information, please send your questions to:
Japan Outreach to Hold Japanese Drum Performance, Workshop
The Bethany College Japan Outreach held a Japanese Drum Performance/Workshop
on April 28 in Commencement Hall. The event featured internationally
known drummers Takumi Kato and Ryo Shiobara, the first place
winners of the Tokyo International Taiko Drumming Competition
in 2007 and 2008. The workshop was free and open to the public.
Summer Camp Schedule Announced
Bethany College has four camps returning this summer and an
additional two camps added into the schedule.
Camp Canyon will hold three sessions
June 21 - 27
June 28 - July 17
July 19 - August 7
For more information on Camp Canyon please
College Basketball Camp will be run by the Head Men's Basketball
Coach Michael Summey and Assistant Coach Matt Drahos. The co-ed
camp will run from June 21-25, 2009 and welcomes campers ages
7-15 year olds, both commuters and residential.
or the Bethany Leadership for Student Training Academy will
return for its second year from June 21-24, 2009.
New Assistant Football Coach Bill Struble,
a veteran camp director, will bring a football
camp to Bethany College the week of July 5th, 2009.
The Bethany College Soccer Camps continue
for the third year with the high
school boys week ages 13-17 from July 19 – 23, 2009.
school girls week will be on campus from July 24 –
Along with the West Virginia Governor's
Honors Academy returning, Bethany College will host high school
band and sports camps, youth retreats, adult conferences and
educational programs over the summer months. For more information
or brochures on all Bethany College Summer Camps or for group
camp availability please email Saralyn Dague at email@example.com.
Save the Date!
Family Weekend Set for September
Attention parents and family members of Bethany College students!
Please save the date and make plans to join us on campus for
Family Weekend, set to begin on Friday, September 18, 2009.
Many activities are being planned. More details will be provided
in future issues of the Old Main Journal.
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee
Stephanie Tuszynski, Assistant Professor of
Communication, attended the annual National Popular Culture/American
Culture Conference in New Orleans in early April. Tuszynski
presented a paper entitled "A Postmodern Nativity Story:
Allegories of the Bible in Cuaron's 'Children of Men'."
The paper was part of the Film Adaptation track at the conference.
This was the second of three conference acceptances for Tuszynski
First Year Studies
Katrina Cooper will teach a May term course for students who
need to make up credits for their First Year Seminar. This course
will draw on a variety of content areas but will primarily focus
on the processes of reading, writing and constructing arguments.
This seminar is available to any Bethany student who did not
receive credit for their original First Year Seminar.
In addition to seminar traditions such
as "Bethany College History: The Truth" and "Who
am I Now?" five new seminars will be offered in the fall.
These include the following:
Exploring Frontiers in the Health
Sciences. This seminar is an exploration of current topics
in the health sciences. These include diagnostic methods, mainstream
and alternative treatments, ethical issues and the mind-body
interactions for healing. The course does include a short overview
of the history of several health fields. (Robert Paysen,
The Goulding-Woolery Professorship in Chemistry and Chair of
the Department of Physical Science)
I’m in Charge! Feel like
things are always happening TO you? Instead of complaining,
why don’t you take a stand?! You CAN control your education,
social life and the world in which you live. You simply need
the right tools and know-how. By interacting with a variety
of media and experiences, the students in this class will strengthen
their abilities to advocate for justice in education, society
and the world at large. (Traci Tuttle, Assistant
Professor of Education and Coordinator of the Program for Academic
and Social Success; and Heather Taylor, Director of the Writing
Sports Information and Broadcasting.
This is a First Year Seminar course for those who show an interest
in sports and sports broadcasting. The course will integrate
writing, copying and production skills with varsity sports at
Bethany College. We will use historical research, written and
oral exercises. Actual game day-broadcasts on radio, TV or web
will be communicative outcomes of this seminar. (Jay
Libby, Assistant Professor of Communication)
Living on the Fringe. This seminar
will focus on the lives of people with disabilities throughout
history. Through an examination of films, speakers and readings
about and by people with disabilities, as well as service learning,
members of our seminar will be given the opportunity to understand
and appreciate the capabilities of this marginalized group in
our society. (Christina Sampson, Assistant
Professor of Education and Director of the McCann Learning Center)
MyNews.com: News Literacy. This
course will help students to become more discriminating news
consumers. Topics covered include a limited historical overview
of journalism and its practices in the United States and how
to recognize differences between news and propaganda, news and
opinion, assertion and verification and evidence and inference
in news articles and broadcast/internet news reports. Students
will study how the journalistic process works and how professional
journalists make decisions. The effects of emerging technologies
and innovations such as Web 2.0 features, cell phones, texting
and blogging on the news industry will also be examined. (Patrick
Sutherland, Professor of Communication, General Manager
of WVBC Radio and Chair of the Department of Communication)
Elizabeth Hull attended the Appalachian Colleges
Association Honors Council meeting at Ferrum College in Tennessee
April 17-18. She will attend a conference on the works of John
Milton in San Diego May 21-24, where she will give a presentation
on “Paradise Lost.”
Last weekend seven students from within and beyond the Department
of Religious Studies and Philosophy, along with Brooke
Deal and Jim Farwell, visited Pittsburgh’s
Rodef Shalom Synagogue, home to the oldest Jewish congregation
in western Pennsylvania. The guided tour through the building
and a close look at the congregation’s Torah scrolls was
followed by dinner on Craig Street and a visit to Caliban Book
Kathy Shelek-Furbee and Melanee Sinclair
will attend the West Virginia National Association of Social
Workers Spring Conference April 29-May 1, where they will co-present
on Ethics and Supervision, as well as convene other sessions.
Seven Bethany social work majors will attend the conference
Visual and Performing
Pandel Collaros is making finishing touches
to several tracks recorded by the Bethany Rock Ensemble, which
he directs and produces. Two additional CDs are slated to be
released by the beginning of the next school year. A preview
track by Eli Richie, entitled "Cinderella," can be
accessed as an mp3 file at the following url: home.comcast.net/~collaros623/CinderellaPreview.mp3.
Players on the track include students Eli Richie, Leah Karst
and Amanda McCoy.
Following the run of “Returns”
and “A Piece of My Heart,” which highlighted post-traumatic
stress disorder issues in and out of the military, Luke
Hardt booked a role in a film the National Guard was
shooting about the same issue. Hardt, as Lt. Baker, counsels
a Sgt. Witmer before the symptoms escalate into crisis. Much
of what he brought to the role was the direct experience the
representatives from the Veteran's Administration had shared
in their talk-back sessions as well as the military research
done in developing the plays.
Christmas Markets along
Calling all Bethany travelers to join
a Christmas Markets along the Danube tour. Seasoned travelers,
Sue (’64) and Chuck Yale have organized the trip for interested
alumni. The nine day river cruise departs November 26, 2009.
Pre and Post extensions to Munich and Vienna are available.
Discounted rates and free travel insurance are being held for
alumni and friends who book by April 30th.
Special rates for Bethany
Alumni will end on May 4th.
Information about the Christmas Market
along the Danube experience:
To book, please:
1) Call Grand Circle Travel Reservations at 800-353-6262, option
2) Mention “Service Code TRAA100 and Group Number 22462”
3) Deposit is $500
Those who prepay their trip as part of
the GCT’s “Good Buy Discount”, will receive extra savings and
a price protection against potential fuel increases by airlines.
Spaces are limited, so join us now!
and Sangerman ’81 to Perform National Anthem at PNC Park
Bethany graduates Margie McCartney ’83 and Jae Sangerman
’81 will be performing the National Anthem at Pittsburgh’s
PNC Park on Saturday, September 5 when the Pirates take on the
St. Louis Cardinals. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. For more information
about ordering tickets or about the special offer the Pirates
are extending to alumni and friends of Bethany, click
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception with President
Dr. Scott D. Miller on Thursday, June 11. The gathering will
be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Gertrude’s Restaurant inside
the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore,
MD. The event is being hosted by George ’78 & Patricia
For more information or to register,
please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 304-829-7411
or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Set More Records at PAC Track Championships
At the 2009 PAC Track and Field Championships
Saturday, the Bethany men’s and women’s teams broke
four school records and earned 10 All-PAC honors on a warm day
Finish Regular Season with Losses at Muskingum
The Bethany softball team completed its
regular season Sunday by falling 10-2 (6 inn.) and 9-1 (5 inn.)
Lose One Game to LaRoche, One to Rain
The Bethany baseball team suffered a
15-1 setback to visiting LaRoche Tuesday afternoon at Bethany
Park in the front end of a non-conference doubleheader.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.