Founded by Bethany Board of Trustees member and alumnus Dr. Arthur B. Keys, Jr. '67, IRD is one of the premier organizations implementing development services and programs across a broad spectrum of regions and technical activities. Its mission is to reduce the suffering of the world’s most vulnerable groups and to provide tools and resources needed to increase their self-sufficiency. IRD currently has teams on the ground delivering aid and assistance in Haiti. Dr. Keys serves as the President and CEO of the organization.
Area Students Participate in Model United Nations Conference
The Department of History and Political Science hosted the 20th Annual Model United Nations Conference at the College’s Millsop Leadership Center on April 14. Dr. Clinton Maffett, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science, organized and supervised the event. The Model United Nations Conference is a one-day mock simulation of the procedures of the United Nations General Assembly and various committees. More than 100 students representing eight local high schools participated in this year’s conference, which focused on Asia. Fifteen Political Science and International Relations majors chaired the four committees and General Assembly.
The Model United Nations Conference is an educational tool that allows students to represent different nation-states, debate various issues and vote. Parliamentary procedure is used throughout the proceedings. Each participant in the conference sends a delegation representing a specific country. Student delegates research various international issues for specific committees, write position papers representing their nation’s views, devise strategies in conjunction with other schools, debate other delegations and vote on resolutions. The event also provides students with educational materials, advice and research support. “Best Delegate” awards were presented at the conclusion of the General Assembly.
Bethany Hosts Oreon E. Scott Lectures
The 55th Annual Oreon E. Scott Lectures were held April 12-13 at Bethany’s Mountainside Conference Center. The featured speaker was Bonnie Thurston, a West Virginia native, Bethany graduate and New Testament scholar. Her focus was “The Lord’s Prayer: Personal Piety and Global Justice.” Thurston’s recent book, “The Spiritual Landscape of Mark,” won third place in the Scripture category of the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada.
Rev. Scott Thayer, Chaplain of Bethany College and Pastor of Bethany Memorial Church, presented the sermon “Raising the Bar” at a worship service held at Bethany Memorial Church.
||Sigma Nu Fraternity Works to Clean Up Bethany Community
Bethany’s Sigma Nu fraternity completed a community clean-up project on April 11 in Bethany. Fourteen active brothers participated, along with four new members. The Sigma Nu fraternity was founded at Bethany in 1883. Its mission is "To believe in the life of Love, to walk in the way of Honor, to serve in the light of Truth - this is the Life, the Way, and the Light of Sigma Nu - this is the Creed of our Fraternity."
Japan Outreach Celebrates Completion of Sakura 170 Project
The Bethany College Japan Outreach completed the planting of 170 Japanese Yoshino and Kwanzan cherry trees to commemorate the 170th anniversary of Bethany College and to help promote awareness and understanding of the Japanese culture. The Sakura 170 Project (“Sakura” is the Japanese word for “cherry blossom”) was initiated during the summer of 2008.
A project completion celebration was held on April 13 at 1 p.m. in Bethany’s historic Commencement Hall. The event, open to the public, featured Japanese
drumming and singing hosted by the Bethany College drum group. Japanese taiko drummers Takumi Kato, Ryo Shiobara, Kazumi Aren and Kei Uzuki performed. Kato and Shiobara are world-renowned drummers who won first place and received the highest honor in the Tokyo International Taiko Competition. Master African drummer Elie Kihonia also joined the performance.
The Sakura 170 Project was initiated and coordinated by Sachiko Wood, Lecturer in World Languages and Cultures, and Fujiko Sawtarie, Professor of Computer Science. Wood and Sawtarie head the Japan Outreach program.
Social Work Adds New Programs
The Social Work department recently received approval to institute the following programmatic changes: an add-on concentration in Equine-Facilitated Therapy (in conjunction with the Equine Studies program), a minor in Criminal Justice and a dual major in Psychology and Social Work. These three programs represent significant changes to the program and will provide current and incoming students with more career options for graduates with the social work and other degrees.
The add-on concentration in Equine-Facilitated Therapy will provide additional study for those Social Work majors who have a strong interest in using their equine knowledge and skills to assist persons who suffer from a variety of physical and/or mental challenges, including autism, cerebral palsy, depression, anxiety or paralysis. It will also provide students who enroll in the college with an interest in pursuing equine studies, but are not interested in the management or pre-veterinary tracks.
The dual major in Psychology and Social Work will require that students complete all of the requirements in both majors (with the option in Psychology being either a BA or BS degree plan); however, during the senior year, they will complete only one (extended) set of written (two full days) and one oral examination (two hours). Their examinations and senior project will be written and overseen by faculty from both departments. This degree option is available for those social work and psychology majors who are interested in clinical practice and seek employment in a behavioral health setting in their professional career.
The criminal justice minor was developed to help prepare social work majors who seek employment in a criminal justice setting in their professional career; however, the minor may be combined with any of a number of majors, depending on the student’s career choices. For example, the minor could be combined with the pre-law curriculum to strengthen preparation for a career in law, including public defense or prosecution. The minor could be combined with a degree in computer science for those interested in the field of Internet crime, or it could be combined with a degree in chemistry for those who have an interest in a career in forensic science. The first course in the minor, Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJU 147), will be offered in Fall 2010, on Wednesday evening from 7:00-10:00.
Social work faculty members are available to answer questions or address concerns that any student might have about these career options. All three options will be available to students beginning in Fall 2010.
Phi Alpha Inducts New Members
The Social Work Honor Society Phi Alpha inducted five new members on April 11. Faculty Advisor Melanee Sinclair and Officers Stephanie Laine, Rebecca Morris and Amanda Barner conducted the ceremony. Newly inducted members include juniors Jillian Manning, Taylor Morris and Marissa Perelstine. President Scott D. Miller and Veronica Reynolds, College Counselor and graduate of the Social Work program, were also inducted.
Bethany College Participates in Census
The Bethany College Office of Student Life assisted Census workers with data collection on campus this week. An intense two-day effort to reach all students started with pizza parties in the residence halls and Greek houses on Monday evening, April 12. Students were instructed on how to complete the census forms. For those students unable to attend those pizza parties, the Resident Assistants and Greek Presidents followed up to complete additional forms so all students could be counted. According to the Census Bureau, historically the highly mobile college student population living on and off campus has been hard to count – in part because many people believe that college students are counted on their parents' questionnaires. However, students living away from home will receive their own questionnaires, so to prevent students from being counted twice (or not at all) in the census, they and their parents need to know this. As the forms were turned over the Census Bureau worker, it was determined that an estimated 85% of Bethany College students completed the forms in those two days. Additional information will be provided by the Office of Student Life for those students who did not complete forms so they may be counted as well.
Bethany Faculty Present at WV Science Academy Annual Meeting
Three members of the faculty made presentations at the West Virginia Academy ofScience 85th annual meeting on April 10 as part of a concurrent session on The Science of Assessment chaired by Dr. John Hull, Professor of Psychology. Hull presented “The Science of Assessment: Assessing Majors,” while Dr. Katrina Cooper, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of First Year Studies, presented “The Science of Assessment: Using First Year Experience Assessment Results to Improve the Program.” Meanwhile, Dr. Gary Kappel, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, presented “Tales from the Dark Side: A Non-Scientist’s Adventures in the Land of Assessment.” They were joined as presenters by Dr. Debra Hull, Professor of Psychology at Wheeling Jesuit University, and Alan Smith from the Department of Management at Robert Morris University.
Bethany Faculty, Staff Attend Datatel Users Group Conference
Five members of the Bethany College community attended the Datatel Users Group (DUG) conference in Washington, D.C., March 28-31. They joined more than 1,600 participants at the annual event. Those attending from Bethany were Karen Kaauamo, Application Support Specialist; Katlin Mills, Assistant Director of Enrollment and Financial Aid; Susan Doty, Registrar; Deidra Hall-Nuzum, Director of Accounting; and Gary Kappel, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Presentation Tracks included Enrollment and Student Services, Finance and Business, Financial Aid, HR and Payroll Management, Information Technology, Institutional Advancement, Leading and Managing People and Processes, and Teaching and Learning. The conference also provided the opportunity for members of the Bethany delegation to meet with other members of the Independent College Enterprise (ICE), a consortium of seven schools including Bethany that all use the Datatel system and that has its headquarters on the campus of the University of Charleston in Charleston, W.Va.
Siblings Weekend Features Magic, Comedy and Carnival
Siblings Weekend at Bethany College, a time when students are encouraged to have their siblings come visit them on campus, was held April 9-10. The weekend was kicked off on Friday night with master illusionist Robert Channing, who entertained students and siblings with a wide variety of e.s.p., illusions and mind tricks with a touch of comedy. Continuing the weekend on Saturday was the annual Sibs Weekend Carnival. During the carnival, hundreds of students, siblings, faculty, staff and family and community members enjoyed time on the carnival rides, made spin-art t-shirts, built their own Bethany College teddy bears, and tasted carnival food. Wrapping up the weekend was Katie Heinlein’s Senior Art Show reception on Saturday evening.
Bethany Welcomes Mary Alice from Ace of Cakes
The Bethany College Student Activities Council welcomes Mary Alice from FoodTV’s Ace of Cakes. Yeskey is the Manager of Baltimore’s Charm City Cakes – the wild, off-the-wall bakery featured on the Food Network’s hit series. Yeskey is an integral part of the bakery team, keeping the place on track and organized, and works hard to ensure the business runs smoothly, that every client is happy and that Duff is not getting into too much trouble. Yeskey will be speaking with Bethany College students on April 21 at 8 p.m. in Renner Art Gallery with a cake reception to follow.
|Economics Society Welcomes New Members
The Omicron Delta Epsilon international economics society of Bethany College held its spring induction ceremony on Thursday in The Bethany Beanery in Morlan Hall. Thomas Kisner, pictured second from left, and Jacob Nixon were inducted into the society. Also pictured are Professors Randy Cooey (left), Anju Ramjee (second from right) and Wilfrid Csaplar.
Bethany Hosts Summer 2010 Camps
Bethany College has a busy summer schedule with educational, sports, band and retreats planned for most of the summer.
Governor’s Honors Academy
Bethany College will host the 2010 West Virginia Governor’s Honors Academy June 26 – July 18, 2010. On campus for the three-week residential program will be 180 rising high school seniors taking intensive and broad-based classes and participating in a daily seminar session, educational events and interactive activities. This will be the final year of a three-year grant award program funded by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts for Bethany College.
Bethany College’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Andrew Sachs, will continue his summer camp director career by offering three basketball camp dates.
Girls High School Team Camp: June 18-20
Boys High School Team Camp: June 25-27
Boys and Girls Individual Development Camp: June 28-July 2
Co-Ed Ages 7-17, Overnight Residential and Commuters
Bethany College alumni are eligible for a discount. For more information please email Coach Sachs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp Canyon has announced its 2010 Summer Session Dates.
June 27-July 16
July 18-August 6
Camp Canyon is where yesterday's traditions and today's advanced opportunities combine to create tomorrow's lifelong friends and memories. Canyon's one-of-a-kind combination of staff, facilities and programs create a level of camping that is unparalleled.
Visit the Camp Canyon website at www.campcanyon.com/index.html or call 800.917.1902 for more information.
Bethany College will host three major sport camps over the summer.
Offense Defense Sports Camp will hold a three-day football camp July 4-7. For more information please visit www.o-d.com/camps/locations/Pittsburgh or, for the brochure, visit www.o-d.com/camps/brochure.
Pro Soccer Camps and DPSoccer Academy are pleased to announce the Bolton Wanderers International Player ID Camp. Bolton Wanderers Football Club, of the English Premiership, will be running the week-long residential and commuter camp open to players age 8-18. This Elite Player ID Camp running July 18-22 will provide Bolton’s International Academy Staff with the opportunity to access the technical, tactical and overall fitness levels of North American players. For more information, please visit http://prosoccercamps.com/.
For information about bringing a camp or conference to the Bethany College Campus, please email email@example.com.
Education Dept. Offers Summer Autism Course
The Bethany College Department of Education will offer two 600-level courses in autism as part of an intensive, month-long summer program. The two courses, when combined with an existing certification in behavior disorders or multi-categorical special education, will result in an endorsement in autism. Appropriately licensed persons successfully completing the two courses in autism will be recommended for endorsement by their county system. The two courses will be held at the Bethany College Hurl Education Center June 21-July 16. For more information and for an application, click here.
Applications must be postmarked by May 28.
Bethany Announces 2010 Online Summer Courses
The Summer 2010 OCICU Online Course listing is now available on the Bethany College website at this address:
Degree seeking Bethany College students may earn a maximum of 12 online OCICU credits toward their degree requirements. For additional information, please send your questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee
History and Political Science
Clinton Maffett, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of History and Political Science, led a group of 14 Bethany students to Washington, D.C., last weekend. There, they participated in a series of workshops at International Relief and Development (IRD), one of the premier organizations implementing development services and programs across a broad spectrum of regions and technical activities. The workshops, hosted by IRD staff, were made possible with the help of the CEO and founder of IRD, Dr. Arthur Keys. Keys is a 1967 graduate of Bethany College and member of the College’s Board of Trustees.
Students also attended presentations at the Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development and the Millenium Challenge Corporation. The participating students were: Chelsea Shenton, Bethany Stickradt, Bethany Lewis, Lynn Garvin, Derek Eling, Logan Buzzard, Alicia Jones, Breezy Laguerre, Morgan Minor, Erica Merkel, Casey Hamilton and Eric Corrigan.
Marc Sable, Assistant Professor of Political Science, attended the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco on April 1-3. Sable presented a paper, “Aristotle’s Ethics and Lincoln's Life: The Tragedy, Liberation and Irony of Practical Wisdom," and chaired a panel, "Law and Legislators in Greece and Rome." While flying to San Francisco, he happened be seated next to a Bethany alumnus, class of '73.
Performing and Visual Arts
Pandel Collaros, Assistant Professor of Music, provided guitar and harmonica accompaniment for first-year student vocalist Andrew Ferguson in a concert for Haiti relief at Steubenville High School on April 8. Ferguson sang "Home," made famous by Michael Buble. Along with Collaros and Ferguson, the concert entitled Hope for Love featured musicians from Steubenville High School, Steubenville Catholic Central High School and Toronto High School.
Social Work and Equine Studies
Amanda Stewart, Assistant Professor of Biology and Equine Studies; Kathy Shelek-Furbee, Professor of Social Work and Chair of the Department of Social Work; and Melanee Sinclair, Assistant Professor of Social Work, attended the Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio, April 8-11 to promote the new Social Work degree with an add-on Concentration in Equine-Facilitated Therapy and the newly revised Equine Studies major. Four students — Stephanie Laine, Stephanie Jacobs, Daniella Vitale and Sara Witmer and Western Team Coach Shannon Eckhart-Vought—accompanied them.
Alumni Council Holds Bi-Annual Meeting
The Bethany College Alumni Council met on campus Saturday, April 10, for their bi-annual meeting. Following a breakfast at Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights hosted by President Scott D. Miller, the Council received updates on various areas of the College and toured the newly renovated Bethany Beanery in Morlan Hall. Members also discussed several possible projects for the Council. The next meeting will be held on Sept. 11, 2010.
Save the Date!
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Washington, D.C., from 5:30–7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, at the offices of International Relief and Development (IRD), 1621 North Kent Street, 5th Floor, Arlington, Va. The event is hosted by Dr. Arthur B. Keys, Jr. '67, President and CEO of IRD.
For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or email@example.com.
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Dallas, Texas, from 5:30–7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 25, at the Las Colinas Country Club, 4400 North O'Connor Road, Irving, Texas. The reception is hosted by John '69 and Marjorie Mullen. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Houston, Texas from 5:30–7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 26, hosted at the residence of Jay ‘71 & Marsha ‘73 Smith.
To RSVP or for the complete address, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7411 or email@example.com.
Attention Boston area alumni! Please save the date and join us for an Alumni & Friends gathering on Saturday, August 7. More details to come in future issues of the Old Main Journal.
Bethany College Alumni Council Seeks New Members
Would you like to give back to your Alma Mater? Volunteering as a member of the Bethany College Alumni Council is a great way to do just that, and the Council is seeking new members. The Alumni Council is comprised of alumni who are elected to govern the activities of the Alumni Association. In addition to attending two meetings on campus annually and assisting with Homecoming and Alumni Weekend, council members are assigned to a standing committee with various objectives.
Those interested in more information or in serving on the Alumni Council should contact Michele Rejonis in the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7299 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethany Students Raise Support for The Bethany Fund
Your phones should be ringing! Bethany’s student callers have been reaching out to alumni and friends of the College asking you to support The Bethany Fund. Please answer the phone and consider making a pledge. The dollars raised help the Bethany tradition continue. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
If you have not made a gift and would like to make one
online, click here.
BASA Weekend Schedule Announced
Friday, April 16, 2010
12:00 p.m. - Golf Scramble - Highland Springs Golf Course
5:00 p.m. - Dinner - Drovers Inn
6:30 p.m. -
Women's Round Robin Soccer Tournament - Bison Stadium
7:30 p.m. -
Social - Bison Inn
Saturday, April 17, 2010
9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. - Men's Round Robin Soccer Tournament - Cunningham Soccer Complex
1:00 p.m. - 7 vs.7 Alumni Tournament - Cunningham Soccer Complex
3:30 p.m. - Picnic - Cunningham Soccer Complex
8:00 p.m. - Star of Honor Reception - Renner Art Gallery
Sunday, April 18, 2010
11:00 a.m. - Brunch - Benedum Commons
For more information please contact
John Cunningham at email@example.com
Sean Regan at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Barry Christmas at email@example.com
Alumni Weekend Schedule Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2010 slated for April 30-May 2. Classes celebrating reunions include 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965 and 1970. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend.
Attention PSI Beta's - 150th Anniversary Celebration -- Update
The PSI Chapter of the Beta Theta PI Fraternity will be celebrating its 150 year anniversary as a chapter at Bethany College. Events are being planned and will be held on the Bethany College Campus June 18-20, 2010.
The full agenda, along with daily activity alternatives and a listing of housing alternatives, is now available at www.psibeta.net/150. There will be golf on Friday, a cookout on Friday night, a full agenda of activities on Saturday (including activities for spouses/significant others) and a dinner on Saturday evening. Sunday will feature a brunch. Rooms will be available on campus.
PSI Beta Alumni - Mark your calendars. June 18-20, 2010.
Bethany Online Alumni Community
The Office of Alumni & Parent Relations recently launched Bethany Live. The Web-based community will allow you to keep up with alumni news, create a profile, post class notes and photos, participate in discussions via the message board and communicate with your classmates in a very similar manner to that of Facebook.
To log in for the first time, visit www.live.bethanywv.edu. Click on
"first-time login" at the top of the page on in the green bar. Enter your name and your constituent ID when prompted and you'll be on your way. The system will walk you through each step to create a profile, upload photos, edit personal information, etc.
If you do not yet have a Constituent ID number or you have problems logging in, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethany Rides Offense to Sweep Over Franciscan
After scoring 26 runs in a sweep over Pitt-Greensburg Monday, the Bethany College baseball team scored 30 times, including 14 runs in one inning in game two, to claim a pair of wins over Franciscan Wednesday by scores of 11-3 and 19-16, which ran their winning streak to five games.
Bethany Sweeps Past Pitt-Greensburg
The Bethany College softball team (16-10) bounced back from two losses earlier in the week by sweeping a twinbill from visiting Pitt-Greensburg (4-16) Thursday by scores of 10-0 in five innings and 10-6.
Bison Freshman Vallone Garners PAC Award
Bethany College freshman right fielder Maria Vallone (Rochester, N.Y./Webster Schoeder) continued her strong first season with the Bison by earning PAC Softball Hitter of the Week for April 12.
Bethany's Bodo and Hensh Receive PAC Track & Field Honors
Bethany College senior Jodi Bodo (Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville Catholic Central) and freshman Nathanial Hensh (Uniontown, Pa./Laurel Highlands) have been honored as the PAC Women’s Track and Men’s Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, for April 12.
Bethany Closes Regular Season With Loss at Marietta
Two wins from junior Dustin Opalka (Cortland, Ohio/Lakeview) were the only triumphs by the Bethany College men’s tennis team in a 7-2 defeat at Marietta in their final regular season match Thursday.
Bethany Back to the Links at Saint Vincent Invitational
The Bethany College men’s golf team returned to action Thursday when they played at the Saint Vincent Invitational.
Bethany Football Program to Hold Bison Golf Classic
The Bethany Football Program will hold its annual Bison Golf Classic on May 1 at Highland Springs Golf Course in Wellsburg, W.Va. The cost for the event is $100 and includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, food and drinks on the course, and a post-outing social at Bubba’s Bison Inn. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The outing will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. We hope to see as many football alums as possible at this year’s outing. Proceeds go to benefit the football program. Please contact Tim Weaver in the football office at 304-829-7242 or email@example.com for more information or if you are interested in playing or becoming a sponsor.
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.