Volume VII, Number XIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
November 8, 2013

Bethany Invites Children to Free Book Club Event
Children in kindergarten to sixth grade are invited to be a part of Boomer’s Book Club on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Grace Ryland & William Henry Robinson Children’s Library on Bethany College’s campus.

Faculty Emeritus Discuss Dr. Grimes’ Book,
Welcome New Member

Bethany College Faculty Emeritus and their spouses met at Christman Manor Nov. 7 for dinner.  Dr. Larry Grimes spoke about his new book "Hemingway, Cuba, and the Cuban Works" that will be available in January, and is available for preorder through Amazon. Dr. Robert Paysen was recognized as the newest member of the group and received an engraved Bethany rocking chair.

Top right: Dr. Grimes and President Scott D. Miller. Center right: Dr. David Black, Provost, Dr. Paysen and Dr. Miller. Lower right: Kathleen Keegan, Robert Paysen, and James Keegan. Left: Annie Miller, John Cole, and Dr. Robyn Cole.

Social Work Department Holds Successful Fall Symposium
The Mountainside Conference was standing room only Nov. 7 and 8 for the sixth annual Fall Symposium, titled "Alternative Interventions in Health and Human Services." Kathy Shelek-Furbee, Chair of the Social Work Department, founded the Symposium, which welcomes social workers and other health care professionals to Bethany for two days of presentations, which count as continuing education credits. Keynote speakers this year were Dr. Judith Romano, M.D., and Dayna Snell, L.C.S.W.

Senior Class Council Shows Bethany Spirit

Members of the Senior Class Council held a tailgate for the Saturday, Nov. 2 football game at Bison Stadium. from left: Amanda Madurski, Vice President; Candace Williams, Secretary; Peter Franklin, Treasurer; Katherine Shelek-Furbee, Professor and Chair of the Department of Social Work and Program Advisor; Bethany College President Scott D. Miller; and Amber Ridings, President of the Senior Council.



Bethany Senior VP Visits China
Senior Vice President Sven de Jong will conclude his visits to selective high schools in China this Saturday.  He has met with sixteen schools while in China in the cities of Shenzhen, Yantai, Xian, Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi and Guangzhou.  Pictured here are Dr. Steven Sim, Principal Zhu of Meicun High School and Sven de Jong.




Greek Organizations Hold Mixer
The Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council invited faculty and staff to the Faculty/Greek Mixer in Commencement Hall Wednesday, Nov. 6. Pictured: Jerry Stebbins, Dean of Students; Kyle Rockey, IFC President; Amber Lancaster, Panhellenic President; and President Miller.




Buffalo Seminary Events Announced
Buffalo Seminary will be offering the following workshops in the near future: Two Buffalo Seminary workshops will be held in the near future:

  • Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling – Feb. 21 and 22, 2014 – Led by Rev. Dr. Victor L. Hunter  and Rev. Wesley Howsare
  • Seeing the World – March 28-29, 2014 – Led by Dr. Barbara Sutton
  • Oreon E. Scott Lectures – April 28-29, 2014 – Featuring Rev. Dr. Charisse Gillett, President of Lexington Theological Seminary

All will be held at the Mountainside Conference Center.

You can sign up for any of these workshops, or learn more about the Buffalo Seminary, here: http://www.bethanywv.edu/about-bethany/church-relations/buffalo-seminary/workshops/

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Larry Grimes, Director of Church Relations at Bethany College, at 304-559-8213, or e-mail him at lgrimes@bethanywv.edu.

President Miller Hosts Cross Country Teams
President Miller hosted the men's and women's cross country team for dinner at Christman Manor Thursday, Oct. 31. Coach Mike Guinn and the squad then headed to see the volleyball match between Bethany Thomas More.


Phi Kappa Tau Celebrates 90 Years at Bethany
The Bethany chapter of Phi Kappa Tau was founded in 1923, and nearly 1,000 members have taken part in the organization over those 90 years. To celebrate this milestone anniversary, more than 125 fraternity members, spouses and friends returned to Bethany Nov. 1-3 to “strengthen the bonds of friendship” and to discuss ways to maintain a strong chapter.
The fraternity honored four alumni members during its banquet Saturday, Nov. 2, held in Bethany College’s picturesque Commencement Hall.
John Sayers, ’81, from Wardensville, W.Va., became only the 51st Phi Kappa Tau member to receive the Palm Award, the national fraternity’s highest honor. Sayers received the award from Phi Kappa Tau’s Immediate Past President Greg Heilmeier, ’89.
“Bethany College and the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity are certainly a better place because of John Sayers,” Heilmeier said. “His work over the past 25 years has helped to make the Bethany organization one of the top Phi Kappa Tau chapters in the country,” he said.
Sayers has served in numerous positions at both the local and national level, including president of the fraternity’s Graduate Council and Chairman of the Board of Governors. He has also volunteered his time at the national level as a facilitator at Leadership Academies, Team Retreats and he has served as National Committee Chairman at national conventions.
The fraternity also honored three alumni for their work on behalf of the Bethany Phi Kappa Tau chapter. John Faber, ‘83, from Vienna, Va.; Mike Holzworth, ’99, of Washington, Pa.; and George Manahan, ’83, of Charleston, W.Va., received the Phi Award, given to fraternity members for their outstanding service to the local chapter.
“John Faber, Mike Holzworth and George Manahan have set a high bar for the alumni organization and its members,” said Thomas Skena ‘85, Phi Kappa Tau National Councilor. “Among other things, John and Mike’s leadership has led to significant growth in the chapter’s educational endowment, which provides funding for students to participate in leadership academies, team retreats and the fraternity’s educational programming.”
Manahan’s coordination of the fraternity’s last three reunions has allowed hundreds of the Phi Kappa Tau alumni to maintain a strong tie to the chapter and College, Skena said. “For 15 years, George has shouldered the responsibility of bringing brothers of Phi Kappa Tau back to Bethany for our regular five-year reunions,” he said.

Alumni Weekend Date Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2014 slated for May 2-4, 2014. Classes celebrating reunions include 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969 and 1974.

Save the Date! Bethany Announces Homecoming 2014
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2014 slated for October 10-11, 2014.  Classes celebrating reunions include 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2013.

Phi Kappa Tau Plans Reunion Nov. 1-3
Phi Taus young and old will reunite on campus Nov. 1-3 for the fraternity's 90th anniversary at Bethany. For details and to register, visit the Chapter website at http://pktphichapter.org/.

Julia Mouch Earns Academic-All District II Honors
Bison Volleyball sophomore, Julia Mouch (Toledo, Ohio/Sylvania Southview) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District II team announced the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday afternoon.

Bison Volleyball Set For PAC Championship Tournament
For the first time in the tenure of head coach Courtney Kline, the Bethany College women’s volleyball program will host the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championships on Friday and Saturday, November 8 & 9.

Lynsie Mandt Earns PAC SAAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month
Junior volleyball standout, Lynsie Mandt (Columbus, Ohio/Worthington Kilbourne) has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Student Athlete Advisory Committee’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for October, 2013 announced the conference office on Thursday.

McKenzie/Amic Named SAAC Athletes of the Week
Bethany College freshman volleyball player, Dylana McKenzie (Hopewell, Ohio/West Muskingum) and junior football special teams performer, Stephen Amic (McDonald, Pa./West Allegheny) have been named the Student Athlete Advisory Committee’s Athletes of the Week announced the SAAC, Tuesday.

Women's Soccer To Host Second-Annual Futsal Tournament
The Bethany College women’s soccer program is pleased to announce that it will host the second annual girl’s high school Futsal Tournament on January 4-5.

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

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