Volume V, Number XXVIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
March 2, 2012

Campus News
Bethany College Welcomes Three New Members to Board of Trustees
Gregory B. Jordan, Chair of the Bethany College Board of Trustees, has announced the election of three new members to the Board. Joyce Pollack Jefferson ’77, Gayle Connelly Manchin H’07, and William (Bill) E. Strickland Jr. H’09.

Bethany College Founder's Day Celebration Features Noted Historian and Johns Hopkins Scholar D. Duane Cummins
Bethany College celebrated 172 years as a small college of national distinction with its annual Founder's Day on March 1. Festivities included the College's traditional Founder's Day Convocation in Commencement Hall. This year's Convocation featured guest speaker Dr. D. Duane Cummins, who served as president of the College from 1988 until his retirement in 2002 and is now a visiting scholar in history at Johns Hopkins University.


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News Briefs
RA Appreciation Day Celebrated
The Resident Assistant Staff of Bethany College was honored Wednesday, February 29 in correlation with “RA Appreciation Day” — an annual national celebration which recognizes the hard work, care, and dedication of the Student Life Office student staff.

Resident assistants Cassie Allen, Annie Grogan, Amber Ridings, Tyler Eyerman, KC Lindley, Emerald Cavoto, Aerika West, Heather Hamm, Brittany Marsh, Lindsay Arnold, Siobhan McDonagh, Margaret Harris, Joe Douglas, and Kayla Smuck were treated to massages throughout the day, and joined President Scott D. Miler at his home, Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights for a dinner in their honor.

American Council of Education Fellow Visits Bethany
Bethany College welcomed to campus Scott A. Carnicom, Ph.D. Associate Dean of the Honors College at Middle Tennessee State University and currently an ACE Fellow at Kenyon College along with Nick Perlick '00, Director of Development Middle Tennessee State University. During the day long visit, Dr. Carnicom and Mr. Perlick met with President Miller, Darin Fields, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Sven de Jong, Vice President for Advancement to discuss institutional leadership and operations as part of Dr. Carnicom's ACE Fellowship development program. The visit concluded with dinner at Christman Manor at Pendleton Heights with President Miller and his wife Annie, Vice President Fields, Vice President de Jong, and Vice President Bill Kiefer.


NCAA Announcement Party Held at Boomers
The Bethany College community gathered in Boomer’s at noon on Monday, February 27 to watch the live announcements concerning the NCAA Division III tournament bids. Students, faculty and staff enjoyed refreshments as they showed their support for the Bethany Bison basketball team and waited to learn their fate.

 

Buffalo Seminary to Host Workshop on "Preaching and Praying Holy Week"
On March 8-9 Buffalo Seminary at Bethany College will sponsor a workshop on "Preaching and Praying Holy Week" with Rev. Dr. Bonnie Thurston '74. The next Buffalo Seminary event will be the 2012 Oreon E. Scott Lectures to be delivered on March 26-27 by Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),  To register for either or both, go to http://www.bethanywv.edu/about-bethany/church-relations/buffalo-seminary/workshops-and-events/

Bethany Theatre to Present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”
The Bethany College Theatre Department will present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” March 29 — 31 at 8 p.m. in Wailes Theatre on the Bethany College Campus.

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is a witty and irreverent musical comedy that takes place in ancient Rome and is inspired by the absurd comedies of the Roman playwright Plautus. The show, directed in this production by Bethany College senior Patrick McGregor and features senior Joey Albus in the lead role of Pseudolus, tells the story of a slave trying to win his freedom by playing matchmaker with his young master and the girl next door. Various hilarious situations ensue, including masquerades, mistaken identities, cross-dressing and one very funny funeral.

“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Larry Gelbart and Burt Shevelove. In its original 1962 Broadway run, it won several Tony Awards, including best Musical and Best Book. It has since enjoyed several revivals and was made into a successful film.

For ticket information please contact the Bethany College Theatre Box Office at (304) 829-7124.


Faculty Spotlight
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Business and Economics
David Youngberg, Assistant Professor of Economics attended the 23rd annual Teaching Economics Conference at Robert Morris University last week. The conference was designed to address the interests of teachers of college level economics. Participants at the first twenty conferences represented over 100 colleges and universities from 35 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Participant presentations were included as complements to the scheduled speakers. Speakers at past conferences include Stanley Brue, James Buchanan, David Colander, Susan Feiner, Robert Frank, Denise Hazlett, Campbell R. McConnell, Michael Salemi, Phillip Saunders, Bradley Schiller, John Siegfried, William Walstad, and Michael Watts.

Social Work
Katherine Shelek-Furbee, Chair and Professor of Social Work, and Melanee W. Sinclair, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Field Placements, attended a training session sponsored by the Council on Social Work Education on February 24 and 25 in Alexandria, Virginia. The two-day training will provide the basis for beginning the self-study due in April 2013. The Council on Social Work Education has accredited the Social Work Program since the 1983-84 academic year.

Bethany hosts The Pittsburgh Fellows
On Tuesday, February 21st, Bethany College representatives and students met with Becca Chapman, Director of The Pittsburgh Fellows. The Fellows is a nine-month, post-graduate leadership program “pursuing the goal of raising up the next generation of ethical and values-driven leaders in all sectors of society who have fully integrated their faith with their calling.”Today, more than ever before, there is a clear need for ethical leaders in the business world.

The Pittsburgh Fellows program offers college graduates the opportunity to launch their careers through a nine-month paid internship while further developing their Christian leadership skills. Each Fellow works Monday through Thursday in an internship position with a local business chosen to match the fellow’s interests and qualifications, then joins the other Fellows in graduate level Leadership Formation and Christian Studies courses on Friday, earning 12 graduate credits from Trinity School for Ministry. Throughout the nine-month program there are opportunities to attend national and regional conferences, paid for by The Fellows program. Fellows also participate in weekly service activities and meet with a mentor bi-weekly for encouragement and support. Once weekly dinners bring the Fellows together for bonding and relaxation. Housing is provided at no charge, the program covers travel and education costs, and each Fellow receives an $18,000.00 stipend to cover food and personal expenses.

Many Pittsburgh Fellows continue in their employment at the end of the nine months, while others make contacts leading to full-time employment.  Employers love the solid character and excellent preparation of students who come through this program. Most Fellows alumni have settled in the Pittsburgh region and are now contributing positively to the business climate in our city. This is a wonderful opportunity to you're your career off to a solid start by developing professional connections and adjusting to life a beautiful and growth-oriented city.

For more information about this post-graduate internship opportunity, go to www.pittsburghfellows.com or contact Becca Chapman directly at bchapman@pittsburghfellows.com.


Alumni News
Bethany Alumni Association Now Accepting Nominations for Alumni Awards
The Bethany College Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the annual Alumni Awards. Award recipients are selected by the Internal Affairs Committee of Alumni Council from nomination forms submitted by alumni and friends of Bethany. Recipients will be honored at a banquet during Alumni Weekend festivities slated for May 4-May 6, 2012. To view the award categories and to access a nomination form, visit: www.bethanywv.edu/alumni/get-involved/alumni-council/alumni-recognition-program/.

Nominations should be submitted to the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations no later than March 9, 2012. Nominations can be sent via email to alumni@bethanywv.edu, by fax to (304) 829-7223 or by mail to Erickson Alumni Center, Bethany College, Bethany, WV 26032.

Alumni Weekend Schedule Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2012 slated for May 4-6. Classes celebrating reunions include 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967 and 1972. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend.

BASA Weekend Schedule Announced
Attention Bethany Soccer Alumni! Save the date and join us for BASA Weekend 2012 slated for May 4-6. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend.  For additional information, contact Sean Regan at (304) 829-7238 or sregan@bethanywv.edu.

Attention Bethany College’s Class of 1977!
The organizing of your 35-year reunion has begun.  Please email alumni@bethanywv.edu if you are interested in details about this Homecoming reunion or join the Facebook group “Bethany College Class of 1977: 35th Class Reunion.”


Bison Athletics
Late Rally Sends Bison to ECAC Semifinals with 61-60 Win
Capped off by senior Katelynn Hackathorn’s (Valley Grove, W.Va./Wheeling Park) three-point play with two seconds to go, the Bethany College women’s basketball team rallied from a four-point deficit in the final 26 seconds Wednesday to claim a 61-60 victory at Marywood Wednesday in the ECAC South Quarterfinals.

Bethany's Wilcox Named Player of the Year to Highlight All-PAC Awards
Bethany College junior Nick Wilcox (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Year to highlight the announcement of the All-PAC teams Thursday from the conference office.

Late Rally Falls Short as #20 Bethany Loses at St. Mary's
The 20th-ranked Bethany College men’s basketball team sliced a 20-point deficit down to five late in the second half, but the comeback fell short, as St. Mary’s held on for a 69-57 victory over the Bison in their NCAA Tournament 1st round match-up Thursday night.

Bethany Loses at Wooster in Game Stopped by Lightning
The Bethany College men’s lacrosse team suffered its second loss in three days to open the season, falling by a 19-1 count at Wooster in a contest delayed once by lightning and then stopped with 4:43 to play in the fourth quarter due to lightning.

Bethany Softball Picked to Repeat as PAC Champions
With eight first place votes, the Bethany College softball team was predicted to take the 2012 PAC championship, according to the preseason poll as voted on by league coaches and released by the conference office Thursday.

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

 

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