Bethany Raises Thousands for American Cancer Society
Bethany students, faculty, staff and friends came together in the Sandwen Arena Saturday, March 1, for Relay for Life. After weeks of fundraising, the group raised more than $7,000 for the American Cancer Society, according to Rhianna Petrone, who coordinated the event.
Bethany senior Jessica Miller told her amazing story of winning her battle with cancer while remaining a President's List student at the opening of Relay for Life. Prof. Kenn Morgan, who also is a cancer survivor, attended the event.
M.E. Gamble, Chair of Business, Communications & Media Arts Department,
spoke at the conclusion of the event, sharing moving details of her own recent battle with cancer. David Bowers, the father of Bethany honors student Bethany Bowers, also was in attendance. Cancer tragically struck the Bowers family recently.
Bethany Celebrates Founder's Day
Founder's Day guests included Rev. Jack Sullivan Jr., Regional Minister for Pennsylvania, and Rev. Thaddaeus Allen, Regional Minister for West Virginia, pictured with Dr. Miller at the Founder's Day luncheon March 6.
The Founder's Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony was held afterward at the Old
Meeting House. Dr. Miller is pictured with program participants, from
left, Sarah Smith (closing prayer), Tess Parry (singer), Rev. Janice
Burns-Watson (remarks), Dr. Larry Grimes (Dean of Buffalo Seminary), and Jacob Fischer (President of the Student Government Association).
Bethany Puts the Spotlight on Michael Ainsworth
Every two weeks, Bethany will feature a new student under the website's Student Spotlight section. This time, we're featuring senior Michael Ainsworth. To read his story and past Spotlights, click here.
Successful Ceramics Exhibit Wraps Up
Claymates 2014, an invited ceramicsc artisans' exhibition, ended with a reception March 1. The artists whose works were for sale at the Renner Art Gallery included Betsy Cox, Doug Jackson, Paul Latos and Lambros Tsuhlares. The group is pictured with Kenn Morgan, Jennie Steindorf Renner Chair of Fine Arts. Two pieces by Doug Jackson are still up for sale.
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee
Angela Icard, Assistant Professor of Reading Education, presented "An Early Education Exploration of West Virginia" at West Virginia's Annual Early Childhood Conference, Celebrating Connections. The presentation included Common Core State Standards key points and research-based instructional practices aligned to West Virginia's Next Generation Social Studies.
Kalon Scholar Leadership Academy
The Kalon Scholar Service Leaders hosted their 3rd annual Leadership Academy Saturday, March 1. The theme of this year’s event was "Leadership and the Workplace -- Finding the Balance for a Better Shot." Sixty students representing student government, fraternal organizations, clubs and other organizations on campus attended the event.
The keynote speaker for the conference was John E. Osborne, Director of Career Counseling and Placement at Bethany. His talk, entitled "Road Apples, Butterflies, and Lollipops," focused on what students don’t learn in the classroom but need to know to be successful in the workplace. Speakers for breakout sessions included Osborne, Alecia (Sirk) Ford, Patrick Ford and Stacy Gilson. The breakout sessions focused on resume writing, networking, introducing fresh ideas in the workplace, and exhibiting appropriate behavior and dress.