Volume V, Number VII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
September 16, 2011

Campus News
Bethany Ranks Among First Tier National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News and World Report
Bethany College ranked solidly among First Tier National Liberal Arts Colleges according to an announcement by U.S. News and World Report released this morning. Bethany is the only West Virginia institution to be included in the First Tier listings.

Bethany College Awarded Military Friendly School Title from G.I. Jobs
G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded Bethany College the designation of Military Friendly School. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

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President's Letter
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Bison Athletics

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News Briefs
Bethany Names Menz Director of International Studies
Professor of World Languages and Cultures Harald Menz has been named Bethany’s new director of international studies. Menz will oversee the College’s study abroad programs, travel awards and scholarships, and other global studies initiatives. Visit http://www.bethanywv.edu/index.php?cID=1728 to learn more about many of Bethany’s study abroad options.

Drive with Pride: Introducing the Bethany College License Plate
Show how green you really are with the new Bethany College license plate.

Available to Bethany College alumni, employees, students, family members and friends, the Bethany plate is a custom-designed, special-issue offering for all Class A motor vehicles currently licensed in West Virginia.

The Bethany College Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is accepting applications NOW for the new plate. We must secure a minimum of 250 applications within the next few months to ensure that the plate is produced.
Don’t delay! Applications are available by calling (304) 829-7299, clicking here or writing:

Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
Bethany College
P.O. Box 389
Bethany, WV 26032
Email: alumni@bethanywv.edu

One Class A vehicle currently registered in West Virginia qualifies for one plate at a cost of $70 per plate. If you have more than one vehicle, order as many as you need!

Faculty News
Submitted by Katherine Shelek-Furbee
Communications and Media Arts
Patrick J. Sutherland, professor of communications and advisor to WVBC Internet Radio in the Department of Communications and Media Arts, recently had a chapter of his writing accepted for publication. The chapter is titled "ESPN: Television Transforms Sports Culture" and is set for inclusion in a three-volume book, American History Through American Sports, edited by Danielle Coombs and Bob Batchelor. The publisher is ABC-CLIO.

Sutherland also attended the 2011 Annual Convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)) held in August in St. Louis. And in his role as chair of the Town of Bethany's Main Street Revitalization Committee, Sutherland attended summer meetings with West Virginia State Government officials in Charleston, W.Va., at the Division of Culture and History and Main Street WV/On Track Program.

Visual and Performing Arts
Assistant Professor of Music Pandel Collaros has installed Auralex studio foam in the Steinman Hall Audio Recording Studio and Control Room. The acoustic treatment for these rooms was made possible by a generous contribution from Thomas Furbee, director of media services, who is also a musician and audio engineer.

Luke Hardt, chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and director of Bethany College Theatre, reports that he can now honestly say, "I'm not a doctor but I played one on TV!"  His professional work this summer included playing a surgeon in a television commercial, as well as work on the movies "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," which stars Emma Watson, and "Steeltown," which stars Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Alumni News
Presbyterian College Announces Lance as New Member of Faculty
Presbyterian College and the Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy introduced Dr. Justin Lance as a new, full-time member of their faculty during Opening Convocation ceremonies on Sept. 6. Lance will work in the School of Arts and Sciences as an assistant professor of political science. A summa cum laude graduate of Bethany College, he earned both his master’s degree and doctorate in political science from Ohio State University. He is a former visiting assistant professor at the College of Charleston.

Bethany Accepting Reservations for Homecoming Tailgate Tent Space
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations is now accepting reservations for tailgate tent space to be utilized during the Homecoming football game on Saturday, October 8. The cost for a 10 x 10 area is $20. Due to limited space each group will be restricted to one tent only. For more information or to make a reservation, please email alumni@bethanywv.edu .

Bethany Announces Homecoming 2011
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2011 slated for Oct. 7-8. Click here to see a full schedule of events.

Bison Athletics
Bison Beat Grove City for 11th Straight Win
The Bethany College volleyball continued its impressive start to the season with a 3-1 victory (22-25, 25-9, 25-11, 25-18) at Grove City Wednesday night, as the Bison improved to 11-0 overall and 2-0 in the PAC.

Bethany's Talkington Earns Two Awards
After leading the Bethany College volleyball team to a perfect 6-0 week, Bison senior captain Carrie Talkington (Moundsville, W.Va./John Marshall) has been selected as the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) and ECAC South Region Volleyball Player of the Week for Sept. 12th.

Bethany to Open PAC Schedule Saturday Against W&J
After getting an unscheduled week off last Saturday, the Bethany College football team will return to the field with a stiff test Saturday when Washington & Jefferson invades Bison Stadium for a 7 p.m. kickoff in the league opener for both squads.

Bethany Nipped by Seton Hill 1-0
A goal by Seton Hill less than five minutes into the match was all the Division II Griffins would need, as they held on for a 1-0 victory over the visiting Bethany College women’s soccer team Wednesday.

Bethany Golfers Start Fall Season
The Bethany College golf team took its first swings of the 2011 fall season Tuesday when it took eighth out of 10 teams at the Grove City Invitational.

Bison Turn Things Around on Home Turf
Coming off of a three-game losing streak on the road, the Bethany College men's soccer team outshined the always difficult Scots of Wooster College at Bison Stadium Saturday afternoon in a 4-2 victory.

Bethany Men’s Golf Team Launches Fundraisers
This fall the Men’s Golf Team at Bethany will conduct multiple fundraising efforts to raise money for a spring break trip in 2012 to Myrtle Beach, S.C. Each player must raise $500. The team will be selling two different Adidas Golf Polo’s. One is green-striped and consists of white lettering with a white Boomer outlined in black. The other is a white shirt with black lettering and a green Boomer outlined in black. The shirts are equivalent to the Clima-Cool and Dri-Fit materials.

The team is offering them for $55 dollars each — or both shirts (one of each color) may be purchased for $100.  To see the shirts and download the order form, click here

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


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