Volume VI, Number XXXVII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
May 17, 2013

Bethany College Announces 2013 Commencement Speaker
Ralph Baxter, chairman and chief executive officer of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, has been announced as Bethany College’s 2013 Commencement speaker. This will mark the college’s 173rd Anniversary Commencement Weekend.

Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr. to keynote Bethany College Baccalaureate
Bethany College announces The Reverend Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr., Regional Minister and President of the Pennsylvania Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), as speaker for the annual Baccalaureate service to be held Friday, May 17 at 6 p.m. in Commencement Hall, located in historic Old Main on the College campus.

Career Counseling & Placement Hosts Traveling Workshop
On May 8, 2013, 8 students participated in the Office of Career Counseling & Placement’s (OCCP) traveling workshop titled ‘How to Dress for Success for Less’.  Following strict shopping guidelines, each student was allowed to choose up to $100 worth of business attire to begin building their professional wardrobe necessary for their upcoming internships and careers. Students were shown various options of where and how to shop for affordable quality pieces.  During this workshop, the group visited several shops in the Pittsburgh area including The Clothes Mentor, Glad Raggs Boutique, The Savvy Fox, and Marshall’s. Students participating in this event were Heather Hamm, Monica Westerheide, Kaitlyn Tate, Bethany Mullins, Kayla McQuillan, Amanda Rodabaugh, Alex Delgiorno, and Zac Everhart and advised by Amy VanHorn.

Exciting future plans for the OCCP include a working partnership with the Kalons to bring this advised shopping experience on campus for all Bethany College students through the new career closet. The OCCP and Katherine Shelek-Furbee, the Kalon advisor, will oversee the Kalon scholars who will operate and manage the closet which is scheduled to open Fall 2013 in Morlan Hall. This service will assist our students to look their best for their internships.

Baccalaureate and Commencement to be Web Streamed Live
For the fourth year, Bethany Broadcasting Network will web stream Bethany College's 173rd Baccalaureate and Commencement Exercises live.

Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013, BBN will stream the Baccalaureate ceremony from Commencement Hall at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/bethanywvadmin.portal#

On Saturday, May 18, 2013, BBN will stream Commencement exercises beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the same link. Both events will be available to watch on demand immediately afterward, and will remain in the College's archives.

For those who wish to purchase DVD's of the events, please contact M.E. Yancosek Gamble, chair, Department of Communications and Media Arts, at megamble@bethanywv.edu. The cost is $35.00 for the two-DVD set.

Inaugural Larry Grimes Award for First Year Seminar Excellence Presented
Dr. Katrina D’Aquin (Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of First Year Studies) presented the first Larry Grimes Award for First Year Seminar Excellence to Kathy Shelek-Furbee (Chair/Professor of Social Work) in a ceremony in the McCann Learning Center in Cramblet Hall. Dr. Grimes served as Professor of English for 40 years before his retirement.  He currently serves as Director of Church Relations and Dean of Bethany’s Buffalo Seminary. 

Watch Championship Golf & Support Bethany Athletics
The PGA CHAMPIONS Tour returns to Pittsburgh in June and for the second consecutive year, supporters of Bethany athletics can purchase tickets to catch this exciting event and also help support their alma mater. Through this special offer, fans can purchase tickets for the Constellation SENIOR PLAYERS Championship, which is scheduled for June 27-30 at the Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, and part of the proceeds will be given back to Bethany Athletics. This opportunity allows fans to purchase tickets for the practice rounds June 25-26, as well as a chance to buy a seat in the Fox Den. Overlooking the 16th green and 17th tee, the Fox Den offers an opportunity to upgrade from a grounds ticket. This open-air facility has table seating with views of golf, as well as an upscale food and beverage menu and bar available for additional purchase. So, Bison fans, to buy tickets for this championship event and support Bethany athletics, click here.


Save the Date! Bethany Announces Homecoming 2013
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2013 slated for September 27-28, 2013. 

Bethany Completing NCAA Self-Study
The Bethany College Athletic Department is finalizing the NCAA Self-Study, a document the Association requires every institution to complete once every five years. As part of the Study, Bethany would like to remind alumni, parents, and supporters of Bison athletics its definition of athletic success. Bethany views athletics as an opportunity to test one’s courage, mental and physical discipline and commitment to excellence. It is essential we realize it is through the process of trying to win that we grow and develop. It is through setting goals and overcoming challenges that our student athletes test themselves and achieve success both in the classroom and in athletics alike.

Bethany also invites everyone to view the NCAA Alumni and Friends Recruiting Guidelines by clicking here: www.bethanywv.edu/athletics/ncaa-alumni-recruiting-guidelines/.

Bethany Posts Strong Performances to Open ECAC Track Championships
The Bethany College men’s track and field team began the 2013 ECAC Track and Field Championships at Springfield (Mass.) College Thursday with one top six placement and one new school record.

Vallone, Jump Among Four Bison Named All-PAC
Senior Maria Vallone (Rochester, N.Y./Webster Schroeder) and Emily Jump (Milford, Del./Polytech) capped off their outstanding careers with the Bethany College softball team when they were recently named First Team All-PAC by the coaches of the conference.

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

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