Elizabeth Athol Selected as 2014 Bethany College Alumna of the Year
Elizabeth (Beth) Sweeney Athol, a 1982 Bethany College graduate and Pittsburgh attorney, has been named Alumna of the, according to Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College. She will be honored at the Alumni Weekend Awards Dinner in Commencement Hall on May 3.
Janeen Driscoll to Speak at Bethany’s 67th Annual Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast
Janeen Driscoll, a 1992 Bethany College graduate and public relations director for the United States Golf Association, will address the women of Bethany College’s graduating class at the 67th Darline Nicholson May Morning Breakfast. The annual event will take place Saturday, May 3 at 9:30 a.m. in the Ogden Dining Hall of Benedum Commons as part of the College’s Alumni Weekend 2014.
Bethany Holds Easter Egg Hunt
More than 60 children of alumni and the Bethany community came to campus for the Bethany Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 12. Hosted by the Student Alumni Association and The Grace Ryland & William Henry Robinson Children's Library, the event included many activities. Families checked in at the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library to decorate paper bunny ears and participate in jelly bean and M&M guessing games.
Boomer donned bunny ears and patched overalls for the event. Joined by the Bethany College dance team, Boomer led the Easter parade to the egg hunting area in Old Main’s lawn. Once all the eggs were gathered, the families headed to Old Main's corridor and Pennington Quadrangle for snacks and activities such as face painting, egg-cellent science demonstrations by the American Chemical Society student group, flower bulb painting, and a sensory prize box game. All children who returned their eggs were given crayons and an original Boomer coloring book, which had drawings of the mascot that were created by current Bethany students.
Business & Economics and Accounting Clubs
Raise Money for Clean Drinking Water
This spring semester the Business & Accounting and the Economics clubs baked and sold cupcakes and cookies to raise funds for the Children's Safe Drinking Water Initiative. The clubs successfully raised $252. Every penny raised provides a liter of clean drinking water for a child in regions of the world where clean drinking water is scarce or unavailable.
The funds raised will provide 25,200 liters of clean and safe drinking water. Pictured faculty advisor Dr. Anju Ramjee, Kimberly Judy, Kaitlin Perch, Amber Ridings and Andrew Parsons.
Bethany Celebrates National Library Week
The T.W. Phillips Memorial Library at Bethany College celebrated National Library Week on April 16 with boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts for all patrons. At left, Heather Turner Kaufman, Technical Services Librarian, with junior International Relations major Chelsea Marshall and Director of Student Engagemen tMallory Porter. Right, Heather Ricciuti, The Mary Cutlip Director of the Libraries and Learning Resources, and Joshua “Skip” Smith, a senior Communications and Media Arts major.
President Miller Attends PAC Meeting
On April 16, President Miller attended the spring meeting of the Presidents' Athletic Conference President's Council at the Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh. Long-time colleague Dick Jewell, center, president of Grove City College, was recognized as he retires. Pictured with Joe Onderko, Commissioner; Tori Haring-Smith, Washington & Jefferson; Richard Doran, Westminster; Troy VanAken, Thiel; David Armstrong, Thomas More; Father Norman Hipps, St. Vincent; and Esther Barrazone, Chatham.
Student leaders joined President Miller April 16 in the Parlour of Phillips Hall for the President's Roundtable, sponsored by the Bethany Broadcasting Network. BBN's Dylan Blaschak, a junior Integrated Marketing and Media major from Fox Chapel, Pa., served as moderator. Blaschak is also active in Beta Theta Pi and is editor of The Tower online.
Also in attendance were Student Government Association President Jacob Fisher and current candidates for the office Kyle Rockey and Jared Roque.
Student Government Association Names
Professor of the Year
Adam Fletcher, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, was named Bethany College Student Government Association Professor of the Year in a ceremony in the Academic Parlour of Old Main. Pictured are Jacob Fischer, SGA President; Lisa Reilly, Goulding-Woolery Professor of Chemistry; and Katrina D'Aquin, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee
History and Political Science
Dr. Marc Sable, Associate Professor of Political Science, attended the 20th Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses. He presented a paper entitled "Friendship in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics and in the Lives of Today’s Students," which reflected upon his teaching experiences at Bethany. He also attended panels on the relationship between teaching the great books and interpreting them.
Heather Ricciuti, the Mary Cutlip Director of Libraries & Learning Resources, attended the Appalachian College Association Spring Library Director’s Meeting on April 10-11 in Knoxville, Tenn. Library directors representing member colleges of the ACA discussed resources and services provided by the Bowen Central Library of Appalachia including space planning, assessment and upcoming ACA programs.