Volume VII, Number XXVIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
March 14, 2014

Reilly Honored as Finalist for West Virginia Professor of the Year
Dr. Lisa Reilly, The Goulding-Woolery Professor in Chemistry and Associate Professor of Chemistry at Bethany College, was honored as one of five finalists for The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia 2013 Professor of the Year during a banquet held in the Great Hall of the Culture Center in Charleston. At the event the Foundation announced Kateryna A.R. Schray, Ph.D., English professor for the Marshall University College of Liberal Arts, as the winner.

“Seeing the World” Workshop to be Held at Buffalo Seminary
Dr. Barbara Sutton, Associate Dean of St. John’s Seminary in Minnesota, will present “Seeing the World,” a two-day workshop at Bethany Memorial Church in Bethany, W.Va., March 28-29. The workshop will introduce people to “ways of seeing” using The Saint John’s Bible – the first illuminated scripture in more than 500 years.

Former Bethany State Finalists Join Reilly Recognition
Two former Bethany College finalists for The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia Professor of the Year joined Lisa Reilly in Charleston this week: Dr. John Burns, Professor of Biology (2008) and Dr. Albert “Jay” R. Buckelew (1992, 2010).


Kappel Talks Old Main History
Dr. Gary Kappel, Professor of History and Perry E. and Aleece C. Gresham Chair in Humanities, discussed the historic significance of Old Main with the PAC Sports Network. To watch the piece on Old Main, click here.

Multi-Cultural Tea Party Highlights Treats from Around the World
More than 70 people participated in the Multicultural Tea Party coordinated by the Multicultural Awareness Committee c in the Cafeteria on Wednesday, March 12. The event, which was held to increase awareness of different cultures on campus, featured teas from Ireland, England, Japan, South America and the Middle East. The German Club and Spanish Club provided cultural desserts. Mrs. Nobuko Numazaki from Wheeling served authentic Japanese powdered tea with beautiful ceramic tea bowls, and former Bethany mayor John Cole made sweets.

Math and computer science students served various teas. Japan Outreach Co-director Mr. Nobuyki Tanaka did most of the set-up and tear-down processes with help of the Physical Plant and Chartwells Food service. This event was sponsored by the Student Activities and the Japan Outreach Program.

Students Thinking Spring
In anticipation of Spring, students in Kenn Morgan's painting class are watching their still life flowers "bloom." Pictured are Harrison Rightmyer and Katie Tate.

Equestrian Club Helps Rescue Horses
Several members of the Bethany College Equestrian Club traveled to Belmont County, Ohio, to spend an afternoon helping to care for a herd of rescued horses and ponies March 9. The diverse group of equines includes a donkey, a miniature horse, four pregnant mares, several stallions, and a number of very young and untrained horses. Sarah Wagner, Shannan Orum, Maria Giles, Ashley Worst and Katie Powell helped with routine feeding and stall maintenance, as well as grooming and socializing the horses, most of whom are afraid of human contact. Socialization and positive human interactions will make these horses more easily adoptable to new future homes.

Students Continue Success with McCann Fund

Bill Booker of UBS of New York City/New Jersey was in Bethany Tuesday, March 11, to meet with students managing the $1 million McCann Student Investment Fund. The fund was made possible by a generous gift from Bob '80 and Cindy McCann. Dr. Anju Ramjee, The John and Casey Steen Chair of Finance, is the faculty advisor to the students managing the fund.

Spring Break Abroad
Five student groups will be travelling internationally over Spring Break this year. One group will go to London, one to Austria and Switzerland, one to Mexico, one to Puerto Rico and one to Jamaica. Follow their adventures on the Bethany Global Experiences blog at http://bethanyglobal.blogspot.com/

Bethany College Hosts Math and Science Day
Adam Fletcher (right), Assistant Professor of Mathematics, joins (from left) Tess Parry, Katie Woeckener, Mindy Bierhals, Tyler Pannebaker and Dr. Miller for a picture just before the start of the 8thannual Bethany College Math and Science Day Friday, March 7.  Tess, Katie, Tyler and Mindy handled the planning for the day’s event at Mountainside Conference Center, which attracted top high school students from throughout the tri-state area. 


Bethany to Strengthen Greek Life
Through an anonymous gift, Bethany College has commissioned the Coalition Assessment Project. The purpose of the assessment is to discuss ways to strengthen the Greek population on campus.  Pictured are Dr. Miler, Joyce Jefferson, and Marc Chernenko of our Board of Trustees and (front, from left)  Kristin Fouts (Director of the Coalition Assessment Project), Thomas Murphy (Executive Director of Phi Mu Delta fraternity), and Renardo Hall (Associate Vice President of Morehouse College). 

Students Compete in Talent Show
The Freshman Class Council held its annual talent show in Renner Too Tuesday, March 11. Acts ranged from stand-up comedy to a montage of dances. Heather Grinkley won first place singing "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys, and the Bethany College Dance Team, and Marcus Hooks, David Camacho, Will Cazares, and Clayton Sosa all received honorable mention. A huge group of students came out to watch and support all of the acts. Great job to everyone!

Students Cash In For Survey Participation
Congratulations to Nathan Irey, Casey Wynn, and Princess Serrano, who all won cash prizes for their participation in the Fall 2013 Course Evaluation survey cycle!  Students’ next chance to win will be during the Spring 2014 Course Evaluation cycle from Monday, April 28 to Friday, May 9.  Eligible seniors and first-year students also have the opportunity to win up to $100 cash for completing the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), which is going on now through March 31.  Students who are eligible to participate in NSSE should check their Bethany email accounts for survey invitations.


Alumni with Children, Grandchildren Invited to Easter Egg Hunt
The Student Alumni Association and The Grace Ryland and William Henry Robinson Children's Library, T.W. Phillips Memorial Library at Bethany College invite you to campus on Saturday, April 12, for an Easter Egg Hunt. Check-in is at T.W. Phillips Memorial Library at 2:00 p.m. This event is free and open to all Bethany alumni with children or grandchildren. Suggested for ages 10 or under.

Space is limited, so please register here.  The deadline to register is April 8. Get your picture taken with Boomer, enjoy story time, crafts, and games along with the egg hunt on Old Main’s lawn. If there is inclement weather, the hunt will take place inside of the library. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Ashley Kanotz at akanotz@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany Alum, Philanthropist to Receive Leadership Award
Robert McCann '80, Chief Executive Officer of UBS Group Americas, will be honored along with Vice President Joe Biden at The American Ireland Fund's 22nd Annual National Gala in Washington, D.C. McCann will be presented with International Business Leadership Award for his role as an exemplary business leader and philanthropist.

“Bob McCann has had a great impact on communities throughout Ireland as a philanthropist and in his professional life by making investments there,” said Kieran McLoughlin, President & CEO of The Worldwide Ireland Funds. “He has a focus on reconciliation in Northern Ireland and has been very generous to the Integrated Schools movement in particular.” Read the entire article here.

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.

Men's Tennis Drops Season Opener To Frostburg State
The Bethany College men’s tennis team dropped a 9-0 decision to Frostburg State University in their season-opening game on Monday.

Moore Earns Spot In NCAA Championships
Bethany College track & field standout, sophomore Umar Moore (Coraopolis, Pa./Moon) has earned a spot in the National Collegiate Athletic Association III Indoor Track & Field Championships in the triple jump, announced the NCAA Thursday.

Moore/Prato Compete at Columbia Last Chance Qualifier
Bethany track & field standouts Umar Moore (Coraopolis, Pa./Moon) and Paige Prato (Gibsonia, Pa./Deer Lakes) traveled to Columbia University to compete in the Columbia Indoor Last Chance Qualifier.

Bison Split Opening Day Doubleheader With #21 Washington & Jefferson
The Bethany College baseball team fell short to #21 Washington & Jefferson 4-2 in their season opening game of Saturday’s doubleheader, but came up big in the nightcap, as the Bison edged out a 4-2 victory to give the teams a split of the PAC twinbill.

Men's Basketball Falls In ECAC Semis

The Bison men’s basketball program saw their run at an Eastern College Athletic Conference regional championship come to an end, as Bethany was defeated, 78-59 by Juniata College on Saturday afternoon.

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

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