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
Bethany College Hosts Math and Science Day
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/
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.