Volume V, Number VI
An E-News Service of Bethany College
September 9, 2011

Campus News
Greg Jordan Addresses Bethany College Fall Convocation
Bethany College graduate Greg Jordan, global managing partner at Reed Smith, one of the world’s largest law firms, gave the address at Bethany’s Fall Convocation ceremony September 8 in Commencement Hall. Jordan was also conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws by Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College.

G. Ogden Nutting, long-time member of Bethany’s Board of Trustees and benefactor of the College, was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Nutting serves as publisher of The Ogden Newspapers, Inc., based in Wheeling, W.Va.

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Bethany Students Attend Fall Convocation Seminar on “Career Pathways”
Bethany students acquired invaluable insight on career pathways and leadership during a panel presentation, offered as part of the College's 2011 Fall Convocation activities. Following the September 8 Opening Ceremony, speakers representing diverse backgrounds teamed up to offer their insights.

Bethany Football Games Versus King's Postponed
Due to flooding and a mandatory evacuation in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, where King’s College is located, Saturday’s football game between Bethany College and King’s has been postponed.

News Briefs
First Year Seminar Visits WTRF
Professor of Communications Patrick Sutherland recently led students in his First Year Seminar, My News.com: News Literacy, on a visit to WTRF-TV in Wheeling, W.Va. At least four of Bethany’s communications alumni are working at WTRF in areas such as news, sales, webcasting and weather.



9/11 Survivor Addresses Bethany Community
New York City Fire Department Deputy Chief Jay Jonas, spoke to students, faculty, staff and members of the Bethany community on September 8 in the Renner Art Gallery. Jonas, one of only 20 people still inside the Twin Towers who survived when they collapsed on September 11, 2001, spoke about his experiences and encouraged those in the audience to "never forget."

Jonas, then the Captain of Ladder Co. 6, was one of the first responding units to the World Trade Center that day. He and his unit were completing a rescue inside the north tower when it fell.

Bethany Presents ‘The New Atheism’ with Alexander Campbell
In celebration of his 223rd birthday, on September 12 in the Academic Parlor of Old Main Alexander Campbell will present a discourse on "The New Atheism." The event will be held at noon. All are invited. Cake and punch will be served. The event is being sponsored by the Office of Church Relations and the Bethany College Chaplain's Office.

The public is also invited to God’s Little Acre (the Campbell Cemetery) at 11 p.m. on the evening of September 12 for further celebration with the spirit of Campbell and ghost stories by Dr. Larry Grimes.

Drive with Pride: Introducing the Bethany College License Plate
Show how green you really are with the new Bethany College license plate.

Available to Bethany College alumni, employees, students, family members and friends, the Bethany plate is a custom-designed, special-issue offering for all Class A motor vehicles currently licensed in West Virginia.

The Bethany College Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is accepting applications NOW for the new plate. We must secure a minimum of 250 applications within the next few months to ensure that the plate is produced.
Don’t delay! Applications are available by calling (304) 829-7299, clicking here or writing:

Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
Bethany College
P.O. Box 389
Bethany, WV 26032
Email: alumni@bethanywv.edu

One Class A vehicle currently registered in West Virginia qualifies for one plate at a cost of $70 per plate. If you have more than one vehicle, order as many as you need!

Alumni News
Smith ’02 Named Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Keystone
Keystone College has announced that Bethany graduate Nevada Smith ’02 will serve as the institution’s new head men's basketball coach. Smith previously served as an assistant coach at Ithaca College, as a head coach at Canton, and as an assistant at St. Lawrence University and Allegheny College.

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, October 8. 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, please email alumni@bethanywv.edu .

Bethany Announces Homecoming 2011
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2011 slated for Oct. 7-8. Click here to see a full schedule of events.

Bison Athletics
Bison Roll to 6-0 With Tri-Match Sweep
After opening the season with four wins on the road, the Bethany College volleyball team kept up its winning ways when it returned home, as the Bison swept Chatham (25-10, 25-7, 25-9) and Penn State-Fayette (25-23, 25-15, 25-12) in a tri-match at Hummel Field House Wednesday night.

Bison Women Come Out Big to Start the Season
After having a scoreless first half, the Bethany College women's soccer team came out to score four goals in 30 minutes to give the Bison their fourth consecutive season opener win with a 4-0 triumph over visiting Pitt-Greensburg.

Bethany's Joyce Named PAC Defensive Player of the Week
Bethany College junior defensive back Jeff Joyce (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Defensive Player of the Week for Sept. 6.

Bethany's Seeman Recognized as PAC Tennis Player of the Week
After going 2-0 in singles and doubles play last week, Bethany College senior Brittani Seeman (Rumson, N.J./Rumson Fair Haven) has been chosen as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for Sept. 6.

Bison Look for 2-0 Start Saturday in Home Opener
After an impressive performance in last weekend’s opening game, the Bethany College football program will be trying to improve to 2-0 for the first time since 2007 when it hosts King’s (Pa.) College in the PAC-MAC Challenge. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Bison Stadium.

Bethany Drops First PAC Match at Westminster
The Bethany College women’s tennis team suffered its first loss of the season Thursday, which also came in the opening PAC tilt of the year, as Westminster defeated the Bison 7-2.

Bethany Men’s Golf Team Launches Fundraisers
This fall the Men’s Golf Team at Bethany will conduct multiple fundraising efforts to raise money for a spring break trip in 2012 to Myrtle Beach, S.C. Each player must raise $500. The team will be selling two different Adidas Golf Polo’s. One is green-striped and consists of white lettering with a white Boomer outlined in black. The other is a white shirt with black lettering and a green Boomer outlined in black. The shirts are equivalent to the Clima-Cool and Dri-Fit materials.

The team is offering them for $55 dollars each — or both shirts (one of each color) may be purchased for $100.  To see the shirts and download the order form, click here

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


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