Volume VII, Number XXVII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
March7, 2014

Harvard Lecturer and Ethicist Jeffrey Seglin Addresses Bethany College Community at Founder’s Day
The importance of curiosity and kindness was a recurring theme in Jeffrey Seglin’s speech during Bethany College’s Founder’s Day Celebration March 6.

To view the video from Founder's Day, click here and choose the On Demand tab.

Bethany Celebrates Milestone Anniversary with Tuition Freeze
As Bethany College prepares to celebrate its 175th anniversary, Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of the College, has announced a tuition freeze for the 2014-15 academic year. The freeze will apply to all incoming and returning undergraduate students.

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.

Bethany Accepting Nominations for Alumnus of the Year Award
The Alumnus of the Year Award was established by the Office of the President to recognize outstanding loyalty and accomplishment by alumni of Bethany College. The award recognizes not one achievement, but is reserved for those who have attained and maintained excellence throughout their career and in their service to others. Nominations should be sent to Office of the President, Bethany College, Old Main, Bethany, WV 26032


1. Must hold a degree from Bethany College.
2. Must demonstrate outstanding professional accomplishment and personal deeds on behalf of Bethany College.
3. Nominations may come from all constituency groups of the College.
4. Nominations should be made in the form of a formal letter detailing the strengths of the nominee.
5. The Director of Alumni and Parent Relations & President's Cabinet will serve as the screening committee for the award.
6. The President of the College will choose the recipient.

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

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

Delaney's Record-Breaking Night Lifts Men's Lacrosse Over Franciscan
Behind a record-shattering night from sophomore Grant Delaney (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster) and a strong second half defensive effort, the Bison lacrosse team (1-3) picked up their first win of the season, 15-9, over Franciscan University on Wednesday evening.

Minger/Verrico Tabbed as SAAC Student-Athletes of the Week
The Bethany College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has announced that sophomore track standout Kyle Minger (Richmond, Ohio/Edison Local) and women’s basketball senior all-conference performer Taylor Verrico (Monaca, Pa./Quigley) have been named the Bethany SAAC Athletes of the Week.

Men's Hoops Garners Three All-Conference Selections
Highlighted by First Team All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference honors for junior Delonte’ Joyce (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) and senior Leslie Addy (Columbia, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti), the Bison men’s basketball program earned three all-conference selections, announced the PAC on Tuesday morning.

Bison To Host ECAC Southwest Championship Tournament
For the tenth season in a row, and the fifth consecutive time under head coach Andrew Sachs, the Bison men’s basketball time has earned a bid into postseason play, capturing the #1 overall seed in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Southwest Regional Tournament, announced the ECAC on Monday.

Leslie Addy/Paige Prato Earn SAAC February Athletes of the Month
Men’s basketball senior Leslie Addy (Columbia, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti), and women’s senior track and field athlete Paige Prato (Gibsonia, Pa./Deer Lakes) have been named the Bethany College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s Athletes of the Month for February, announced the Bethany SAAC on Monday.

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