Volume VI, Number XVI
An E-News Service of Bethany College
December 7, 2012


Bethany College Faculty Member Receives 2013 Instrumentation Grant Bethany College faculty member Jennifer Franko has been awarded a $19,995 state grant to purchase scientific instruments for teaching and research.


Bake Sale Held to Benefit Schistosomiasis Control Initiative
The business administration and accounting club and the economics club on Dec. 3-4 held a bake sale in Morlan Hall. The more than $100 raised by the clubs will go to the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, which is a charitable organization


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that treats young children in sub-Saharan Africa for parasitic worms that can cause anemia and even long-term developmental problems. It only takes $5 for them to protect a child for 10 years.

The students involved in the bake sale were Amber Ridings, Jared Roque, Allison Snyder, Cameron Cooper, Alexander Tyre, Peter Franklin, Evan Sargo, Kelly Becquet and Johntel Coleman.

In the picture are Dr. David Youngberg, adviser to the economics club; Dr. Anju Ramjee, adviser to the business and accounting club, Franklin, Cooper, Sargo, Tyre and Coleman.

Kappa Delta Pi Welcomes 14 New Members During Induction Ceremony
The Bethany College Education Department on Dec. 2 inducted 14 students into the Alpha Beta Tau Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education. The new members are: Alana Allen, Brenna Anderson, Mike Bashioum, Chelsea Benson, Mindy Bierhals, Emily Jump, Corey Mays, Jessica Miller, Kristina Moff, Deanna Morrison, Bethany Mullins, Allison Pegg, Heidi Soriano and Alex Tylka.

Chad Barnett, headmaster of Linsley School and a Bethany alumnus, was the guest speaker. Following the ceremony, Angela Icard, assistant professor of education and Kappa Delta Pi adviser, introduced the new officers for the coming year: Chelsea Benson, president; Allison Pegg, vice-president; Jessica Miller, secretary; and Brenna Anderson, treasurer.

Selection as a member of Kappa Delta Pi is based on high academic achievement, commitment to education as a career, and a professional attitude that assures steady growth in the profession. Students must have sophomore status and have completed 12 credits in education with a 3.25 GPA to be considered for membership. The Alpha Beta Tau Chapter at Bethany College was installed on Oct. 24, 2004, and has inducted more than 200 members.

Bethany Professors Participate in International Studies Workshops
Dr. Anju Ramjee, professor of business and economics, and professors of world languages and cultures Dr. Harald Menz and Dr. Joseph Lovano on Nov. 29-30 participated in the West Virginia Consortium for Faculty and Course Development in International Studies’ 32nd Annual Workshops in International Studies.

The event was titled “Global Crises, 2012” and was held at the Lakeview Resort and Conference Center in Morgantown, W.Va. The annual workshops focused on the following four sessions: “The Dynamics of Violence and Human Rights in Latin America,” moderated by session chair Lovano; “Youth and Transformation: How Young People are Grappling with Change in Eastern Europe, East Asia, and the Arab World;” “Energy, Resources and Crisis,” attended by Menz, who is Bethany College’s institutional representative to FACDIS; and “It’s All About Economics,” attended by Ramjee.

Traditional Tea Ceremony Held
On Saturday, December 1, the Bethany College Japanese Culture Club with assistance from the Japanese Outreach Program hosted a traditional Tea Ceremony at the Mountainside Conference Center.  Known as Chanoyu, Sado or Chado, this ancient art form focuses on the aesthetics of tea preparation more so than the drinking of tea itself.  Associated heavily with the rituals of Zen Buddhism, tea ceremonies feature images of beauty (such as flowers and art) to reflect and mediate.   The preparation and the drinking are meant to be spiritual in deep silence and serenity.  Everything comes from preparing the tea with one’s heart.  The guests, especially the principle guest, are all taken into account when a tea master sets to their work.

During the event, the Japanese Culture Club presented a direct image of the ceremony.  Professor Fujiko Sawtarie hosting with Mr. Nobuyuki Tanaka, Ms. Nobuko Felt, and Club members serving as demonstrators with opportunities for audience members to partake in the ritual following the demonstration.  Commentary was provided by Professor Sachiko Wood. The club provided a dinner of yakisoba following the demonstration in Harder Hall.

2013 Girls High Schools FUTSAL Tournament to be Held
The Bethany College Women’s Soccer Program will host on Jan.5-6 the 2013 Girls High School FUTSAL Tournament in the Thomas Phillips Johnson Recreation Center on Bethany’s campus. The tournament is open to all girls’ soccer players in grades 9-12.

The tournament will be played using FUTSAL goals and the lines on the court as boundaries. The tournament will be a six-on-six format and games will last 32 minutes and will have a continuous clock. Each team will be allowed a maximum of 10 girls on the roster. The cost of the tournament is $250 per team.

The deadline for registration is Dec. 22, click here for a registration form. For more information, contact Peter Parikakis at 304.829.7031 or by email at pparikakis@bethanywv.edu. Each member of the team will receive a t-shirt.


Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Humanities — Religious Studies
Thomas W. Philips Chair of Religious Studies and Associate Professor of Religious Studies Brooke Deal, along with Holly Hillgardner, Renner Visiting Scholar and assistant professor of religious studies, from Nov. 16-19 attended the joint conference of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. Hillgardner presented a paper entitled "Mournful Non-Attachment: Grief and Grievability in Mirabai and Hadewijch" while there.

Humanities — English
Jessie Janeshek, assistant professor of English, has poetry forthcoming in the web journal “gobbet” and the print journal “indefinite space.”

Social Work
Melanee W. Sinclair, coordinator of field placements and associate professor of social work, has coordinated a Part I Equine Assisted Growth and Learning training program for May 30 to June 1. This training will bring mental health and equine specialists from around the country to the Oglebay Stables. The Part II training is being planned for August 2013. 

Education
Edward Shephard, director of the MAT program and assistant professor of education, from Oct. 26-28 attended the ASCD Teaching and Learning Conference on “Revolutionizing the Way We Lead and Learn,” in Atlanta, Ga. Shephard has been a member of ASCD since 2002.


Save the Date: Florida!
Bethany College Alumni and Friends in the Florida area will have four opportunities to attend a reception with President Scott D. Miller in late January. Please save the dates and make plans to join us in:

Boca Raton, Fla.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

St. Andrews Country Club
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Eugene Miller ‘47

Ponte Vedra, Fla.
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Location and Time TBD
Hosted by Bob Goin '59

Tampa/St. Pete, Fla.
Saturday, January 26, 2013

Marchand’s Bar & Grill at the Vinoy Renaissance
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Estero, Fla.
Sunday, January 27, 2013

Estero Country Club at the Vines
2:00-4:00 p.m.

More details to follow in future issues of the Old Main Journal.

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

Alumni Directory Update
The Alumni Directory has been mailed out. It should be arriving at your doorstep soon, if it has not already. Any issues with orders can be handled by calling the customer service line at 1-800-982-1590.  Thank you to all of those alumni that participated in the 2012 Alumni Directory.

Join Bethany’s LinkedIn Group!
Bethany College has an alumni group on LinkedIn.  The Bethany College Alumni-Bethany, West Virginia group is to help with networking and connecting alumni.  The group also includes 20 subgroups that cover a variety of professional fields that alumni can join. Click here (http://goo.gl/hGD0Y ) to join this group and start connecting with other Bethanians.

Bethany’s Foster Named Capital One First Team Academic All-American
After culminating an outstanding career on the field, Bethany College senior Johnathan Foster (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) added another honor to his lengthy list of accomplishments by being voted to the Capital One First Team Academic All-American football team, as presented by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Bethany Women Claim Two Wins and One Record
The Bethany College women’s swimming and diving team opened Saturday’s meet by setting a new school record in the 400 Medley Relay and went on to post victories over Penn State Altoona 61-39 and Ursuline 54-43 to improve to 6-2 this year in dual meets.

Bison Win Second Straight with 57-34 Victory over Geneva
Behind 11 players scoring at least two points and a dominating 56-35 rebounding margin, the Bethany College women’s basketball team scored its first conference win of the year by downing Geneva 57-34 Wednesday night.

Barton’s Hot Hand Propels Bethany to 75-62 Win Over Geneva
Senior James Barton (Bethel Park, Pa.) matched his career-high with 27 points, with 18 coming in the second half as the Bethany College men’s basketball team pulled away from a pesky Geneva team for a 75-62 triumph Wednesday night.

Bethany Signs Two-Year Deal to Play Mount Union in Football
Bethany College and Division III power Mount Union have announced they have signed a two-year deal for a home and home non-conference football series beginning in 2014.

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


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