Volume VII, Number III
An E-News Service of Bethany College
August 30, 2013

Bethany College Announces 2013 Fall Convocation Speaker
Paulo Nzambi, senior vice president and COO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation, has been as announced as the speaker for Bethany College’s Fall Convocation on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Bethany College Welcomes New Students
Bethany College students joined in a time-honored tradition of signing the book of matriculation, officially becoming students and marking the start of the 2013-14 academic year, last Saturday.

Click here to view the 2013 Matriculation Ceremony. (Go to On Demand and click on the Matriculation link.)


Students Welcomed Back to Campus
Jerry Stebbins, Dean of Students; Jacob Fischer, Student Government Association President; and Scott D. Miller, Bethany College President, welcome students back to campus at check-in Aug. 24. Fischer is a senior chemistry major from Huntington, W.Va.



Reaching out to Chinese Students

Dr. Steven Sim, Overseas Educational Consultant, met with President Scott D. Miller regarding opportunities for students from China to attend Bethany College. Dr. David Black, Provost, also attended the meeting.



Students Welcomed Back with Annual Casino Night
The Student Activities Council hosted its annual Casino Night Sunday. The event is held to allow students to relax and socialize before the start of the school year the following day. Faculty and staff worked the event, which was held in Benedum Commons.






Beta, Zeta Help Students Start the Semester with Free Snacks
Fraternity Beta Theta Pi and sorority Zeta Tau Alpha passed out breakfast snacks Monday to give students a boost during their first day of class.






Fair Informs Students of Clubs, Organizations
The Student Involvement Fair was held Thursday night outside the Byrd Health and Wellness Center in the Coal Bowl. Multiple clubs and Greek organizations set up booths and explained how students can get involved.




Unique Opportunity to Assist the Bethany Theatre Program
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

Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Visual and Performing Arts
Assistant Professor of Music Pandel Collaros has produced alumna Amanda McCoy's second album, The Hurt, loosely based on the events of 1861-1865.  For more information and a preview, please go to http://amandamccoy.com/music/album/hurt

History and Political Science
Dr. Mark Petersen, Assistant Professor of Political Science, has had a peer-reviewed article accepted for publication. This work, "Not Created Equal: Institutional Constraints and the Democratic Peace," can be found in the September issue of International Politics Reviews. The author argues that the role that state institutions play in allowing for peace or for war is more nuanced than is traditionally understood within the literature. While institutions are understood to restrain warlike democrats more so than belligerent autocrats, more accurately, differences in institutional arrangements make it possible for some democrats to circumvent institutional barriers to war. Conversely, institutions can often constrain autocrats more than is normally accepted.

Bethany Grad Awarded Scholarship
Recent grad, Annie Grogan ’13 has been awarded one of four inaugural John and Maxine McCaw Scholarships for Prophetic Living, Teaching and Preaching. Grogan, of Kailua, Hawaii, will be attending Brite Divinity School.

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:

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.

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.

Bethany Tennis Falls To Geneva In Season Opener
The Bethany College women’s tennis program kicked off the 2013 campaign with a 9-0 defeat at the hands of Geneva College on Thursday evening at the Mary Ewing Tennis Center.

Bison Cross Country Season Preview
Improvement is a word that can be used to describe what third year head coach Mike Guinn has done with the Bethany College cross country programs. Not only do the teams continue to improve in its times but also in the number of student-athletes that don the Bison logo on their uniforms.

2013 Bison Field Hockey Season Preview
Coming off its first season since 1989, the Bethany College field hockey team looks to continue to build on the fundamentals they developed last season.

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

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