Volume VII, Number XIX
An E-News Service of Bethany College
December 20, 2013

Bethany’s Reilly Named 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, has been announced as one of five finalists for The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia 2013 Professor of the Year. 

Bethany College Announces 2014 Oreon E. Scott Lectures
Bethany College has announced Dr. Charisse L. Gillett will deliver the 59th annual Oreon E. Scott Lectures to be held April 28-29, 2014, at Bethany’s Mountainside Conference Center.

New Lectureship Series Announced
The Alumni Council Board of Directors is pleased to announce the Larry E. Grimes Lecture Series at Bethany College.  Named in honor of long-time Bethanian Dr. Larry Grimes ’64, the lectureship is a new campus-wide, interdisciplinary speaker series. For more information on the series and how you can donate to the fund, click here.


New Members Welcomed to Theatre Honor Society
Alpha Psi Omega (National Theatre Honor Society). Pictured Luke Hardt, Pandel Collaros, Dan Harry, Jordan Jones, Alana Hunter-Crump, John Michael Vucich, Richard Oliver, and Scott Thayer.

Multilingual Caroling Tradition Continues in Bethany
One of the many treasures of Bethany is the annual singing of carols.  Once again this year, on Thursday evening, Dec. 12, Bethany faculty and students from the German and Spanish clubs, together with members of the Religious Studies and Philosophy and Japanese clubs, delighted the Bethany community with Christmas caroling at several homes in the town of Bethany.  In addition, the language clubs were once again invited to perform at the second-annual Christmas Caroling Concert at the Bethany Community Center at 6:30 p.m. for the greater Bethany community.  This wonderful cultural event was sponsored by Bethany’s Mayor, Mr. Jay Eisenhauer, and Bethany’s Town Council.  Refreshments were provided by the town for the attendees and participants.  This all-student group of carolers was led by Dr. Harald Menz, at the guitar, and accompaniedby Dr. Joseph Lovano, Dr. Gary Kappel, and Reverend Scott Thayer, together with Spanish Club President Dakota Maravelis.  The group sang Christmas carols in English, Czech, French, German, Italian, Latin, Japanese and Spanish for all to enjoy.

Brandon Lamson, Assistant Professor of English, has a poem titled "Feed Your Demons" forthcoming in the literary journal NO INFINITE, published by the University of Massachusetts.  He also did a reading in November for the Town Square Reading Series in Baltimore, Maryland as part of his book tour for Starship Tahiti. 

Jessie Janeshek’s (Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing) poem "Cousine Cousine" has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize by the journal One Trick Pony Review. This is the second poem by Dr. Janeshek to be nominated for a Pushcart Prize this year.

Dr. Janeshek, also has three new poems in volume 3.1 of The Destroyer. The magazine's editors have nominated one of her poems for a Pushcart Prize.

Katrina D’Aquin, Associate Professor of Psychology, was one of fifteen psychology professors invited to take part in Wiley Publishing’s “Celebrating Best Practices in Psychology” workshop from Dec. 6-7 in Celebration, FL. During the workshop, Dr. D’Aquin and the other invited guests shared innovations and interesting activities they use in the classroom, learned about integrating technology in the classroom and attended a workshop on flipping classrooms. Dr. D’Aquin was invited to take part in this workshop as a result of her review of the class text, Real World Psychology, by Karen Huffman and Catherine Sanderson. The textbook authors conducted the workshop, which encouraged a sharing of ideas and problem solving sessions among psychology faculty nationwide.

Dr. Mark Affeltranger (Psychology), Dr. Harald Menz (Humanities) and Dr. Katrina D'Aquin (Psychology) attended the 13th Annual Friendship Dinner sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Center of Pittsburgh and Peace Island Institute on December 9th in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Affeltranger has assembled a team of Bethany College faculty and administration to build a partnership with the Turkish Cultural Center, whose mission is to promote Turkish culture in diverse cultural settings in the United States. Previously, Dr. Affeltranger hosted representatives from the Turkish Cultural Center as they toured Bethany College. While on campus, these representatives met with faculty and administration to discuss the possibility of hosting Turkish students, providing field trips to the TCC and hosting speakers on campus to discuss aspects of Turkish culture.

On November 21 at the 58th Conference of the West Virginia Reading Association at the Greenbrier Hotel, White Sulphur Springs, WV, Angela Icard, Assistant Professor of Reading Education, presented "An Early Education Exploration of West Virginia." An official West Virginian Sesquicentennial Event, the conference program will be preserved in the archives of the Association as a time capsule for the Bicentennial Celebration of West Virginia Statehood in 2063.

Florida Alumni: Save the Date!
Please save the date as Dr. Miller will be traveling to Florida to meet with Bethany Alumni and Friends at different locations around the state Feb. 8-12, 2014. Event locations and more details will be provided in future issues of the Old Main Journal.

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

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

Ramel Young Named PAC Men's Basketball Athlete of the Week
Bethany College sophomore Ramel Young (Walterboro, S.C./Estill) has been named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Athlete of the Week announced the PAC on Monday.

Men's Basketball Improves to 8-0 With Impressive 79-52 Win at St. John Fisher
The Bison men’s basketball team (8-0) registered their eight consecutive victory as Bethany picked up an impressive road victory over St. John Fisher, 79-52, on Wednesday.

Women's Basketball Notches Victory Over Geneva
The Bethany College women’s basketball team came away with a 68-62 victory over Presidents’ Athletic Conference foe Geneva College on Saturday. With the victory, the Bison improve to 3-4 overall and 2-1 in PAC play.

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

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