Honoring Longtime Employees
Dr. Miller is pictured with honorees at the Service Recognition Dinner at Christman Manor March 26. Each year, those with at least 10 years of service celebrating a milestone anniversary at the College are honored. Pictured are Lindsey Tredway, 25 years; Jay Eisenhauer, 25 years; Heather Ricciuti, 15 years; Jan Forsty, 25 years; Bill Hicks, 10 years; and Cathy Gordon, 10 years. Not pictured are Mark Affeltranger, 10 years; Gary Kappel, 25 years; and Michael Harden, 25 years.
Bethany Alumna Holds Poetry Reading
Bethanian Julie E. (Payne) Bloemeke presented some of her work during a poetry reading in the Academic Parlour March 26. She is a 1994 Bethany graduate who earned her Master of Arts in American Literature from the University of South Carolina and her Master of Fine Arts from the Bennington Writing Seminars. A 2012 fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, her work has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of publications including Drunken Boat, Poet Lore, Deep South Magazine and The Southern Poetry Anthology: Georgia. She recently served as a guest blogger for Best American Poetry and is currently working on her first book of poetry. Pictured are Dr. Larry Grimes, Professor of English Emeritus; Bloemeke; Dr. Scott Miller, president; and Dr. Jessie Janeshek, Assistant Professor of English.
Gamma Sigma Epsilon Inducts New Members
Gamma Sigma Epsilon, the chemistry honor society of Bethany College, held its spring induction on March 5 in Richardson Hall. The original fraternity was created to promote academic excellence and undergraduate research scholarships in chemistry. Bethany is one of more than 70 active GSE chapters throughout the United States. The inductees were
Alexander DelGiorno, Samuel Duvall, Morgan Jacobs and Kristen Sroka. Also pictured are (back row) Chelsea Sroka, club vice president; Robert Paysen, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry; Jacob Fischer, club president; and Scott Brothers, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. The advisor for the society is Lisa Reilly, Associate Professor and Goulding-Woolery Professor of Chemistry.
Alpha Epsilon Delta Welcomes New Members
Alpha Epsilon Delta, the health preprofessional honor society of Bethany College, held its spring induction on March 5 in Richardson Hall. AED is the National Health Preprofessional Honor Society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in preprofessional health scholarship, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary and others. Pictured are (front row) Chelsea Sroka, treasurer; Samuel Duvall, reporter/editor; Jennifer Franko, Assistant Professor of Biology and honorary member. Second Row: Kristen Sroka, secretary; Morgan Jacobs, historian; and new members Julia Mouch, Megan Beebe, Katherine Santor and Catherine Marshall. Last Row: Carolyn Kitchens, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and honorary member; Alexender DelGiorno, president; and Jacob Fischer, vice president. Founding advisors, John Burns, Professor of Biology, and Robert Paysen, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, also attended the event. The advisor for the society is Lisa Reilly, Associate Professor and Goulding-Woolery Professor of Chemistry.
Kappa Mu Epsilon
Inducts New Members
Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national mathematics honorary, welcomed new members March 27. Pictured (right) are Dr. Mary Ellen Komorowski, Professor of Mathematics Emeritus; Adam Fletcher, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Advisor to the Alpha chapter of KME; Mindy Bierhals, president; Tyler Pannebaker, vice president; and Alex DelGiorno, secretary.
(Left) Inductees include James A. Long and Keith R. Bartlett. They are pictured with Dr. Komorowski; Fletcher; Bierhals; Dr. Miller; and Dr. Katrina D'Aquin, Interim
for Academic Affairs.
Etiquette Event Held
President Miller visited with Chef Bo Bryan and Executive Chef Clark Creel at the Business Dining Etiquette & Communication event sponsored by Chartwells Dining Services and the Bethany Office of Career Counseling & Placement March 27. Bo and Clark are "behind the scenes" superstars at so many Bethany catered events. Gene Castelli of Chartwells led a packed house at Harder Hall through a "Protocol 101" short course.
Coming soon to an alumni event near you...Bethany College brand cookies with the historic crest! The cookies were designed by Chartwells food service, and they will be given out by President Miller during various alumni events.
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee
Physical and Computational Sciences
Wilfrid W. Csaplar Jr., Professor of Economics, was at the Midwestern Economics Association meetings outside of Chicago over Spring Break. While there, he heard papers on how to teach economics, economic development and international trade.
History and Political Science
Dr. Mark Petersen, Assistant Professor of Political Science, has been invited to present at the University of Montreal's Voting Experiment Workshop March 28-29. His paper on strategic voting discusses how electoral rules, namely winner-take-all and proportional representation, can impact voting decisions in U.S. primary elections. The Making Electoral Democracy Work group, an international collaborative of social scientists, hosts the conference.
Department of Psychology faculty members Kelly Schuller, Mark Affeltranger and John Hull, accompanied by undergraduate psychology majors Erika Steers, Alanna Bebech, Rebekah Hudock, Austin Klausman, Candace Williams, Devon Jones, Nick Irvin and Chloé McClung, attended the March 13-15 annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Boston, Mass. Poster presentations coauthored by Bethany College faculty and students included “The girl with kaleidoscope eyes: Effects of psychotomimetic drugs on visual perception,” by Erika Steers and Katrina D’Aquin; “We’re young, they’re not: College students’ knowledge on aging and ageist attitudes,” by Rebekah Hudok, Austin Klausman and Kelly Schuller; “Post-racial America(?): Undergraduates’ attitudes about interracial relationships,” by John Hull and 2013 Bethany College graduate J’Von Watts; “Perceptions of outcomes in an ambiguous date rape situation,” by Alanna Bebech, Taylor Lewis, John Hull, and Wheeling Jesuit University coauthors Erin Sheplavy, Bridget Welsh, and Debra Hull; “Toward understanding how undergraduates interpret an ambiguous party situation,” by John Hull and Wheeling Jesuit University coauthors Debra Hull, Erin Sheplavy, and Bridget Welsh. In addition to presenting research, Bethany EPA participants attended numerous poster and paper sessions and invited addresses.
Dr. Jessie Janeshek, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, has two poems in the most recent issue of "gobbet."