Volume VII, Number XI
An E-News Service of Bethany College
October 25, 2013

Bethany Invites Children to Free Book Club Event
Children in kindergarten to sixth grade are invited to be a part of Boomer’s Book Club on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Grace Ryland & William Henry Robinson Children’s Library on Bethany College’s campus.

Bethany College Theatre Collecting Gifts for Families in Need
Bethany College’s theatre department is collecting Christmas gifts and wrapping paper for needy children in the Ohio Valley. The College is asking attendees of the play “Pilgrims” to bring a present that will go to Laughlin Memorial Chapel’s Christmas program, which provides gifts to 150 children and their families.

Bethany Organization Collecting Canned Goods, Donations for Mozingo Family
After a tragic explosion in Follansbee, W.Va., that destroyed the Mozingo family’s home and killed 13-year-old Hannah, a Bethany College organization is hoping to help the family through donations.

Bethany Invites Students’ Families, Friends to Family Weekend
Friends and families of Bethany College students are invited to campus Oct. 25-27 for Family Weekend.
Students, Guests Learn Art of Japanese Sweet Making

About 80 people left Bethany’s Renner Too Oct. 22 with traditional Japanese sweets made with their own hands.
Japanese presenter Fumiyo Iwadachi talked about Japanese traditional sweets, wagashi, at the workshop, and Masahiro Koie demonstrated how to make designs out of the confection, which is a mixture of bean paste and sugar. Attendees were then given the tools to make their own creations. The event was free and open to the public.

Iwadachi (Handa, Japan) and Bethany Professor Fujiko Sawtarie started a Handa-Bethany Educational Exchange Program in 2003. The organization sponsored the event, along with Bethany College Student Activities, Japan Outreach and Mizkan America, Inc.

Gamble Presents Program on P.T. Barnum
Dr. Mort Gamble, Executive Assistant to the President, spoke to the Bethany Women’s Club Oct. 21 on the subject of “P.T. Barnum: An American Original.”

Gamble, a circus historian who has studied the life and times of the legendary showman, also published a book review of “Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion,” the memoir of Big Apple Circus founder Paul Binder, in the current issue of The White Tops. The magazine is the internationally circulated journal of the Circus Fans Association of America.

Buffalo Seminary Events
Buffalo Seminary at Bethany College is planning two workshops in the near future:

  • The Lord’s Supper in the New Testament - Oct. 28 and 29
    Presented by Rev. Dr. Bonnie Thurston
  • Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling - Feb. 21 and 22, 2014
    Presented by Rev. Dr. Victor L. Hunter, Senior Minister at First Christian Church, New Martinsville, W.Va., and Rev. Wesley Howsare, Senior Minister at First Christian Church, Moundsville, W.Va.

All events will be held at the Mountainside Conference Center. You can register for any of these workshops, or learn more about the Buffalo Seminary, here: www.bethanywv.edu/about-bethany/church-relations/buffalo-seminary/workshops/workshop-registration/.

For questions or further information, please contact Larry Grimes, Director of Church Relations at Bethany College, at 304-559-8213, or e-mail him at lgrimes@bethanywv.edu.

Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Humanities – English
Dr. Jessie Janeshek, Assistant Professor of English and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, has a poem in Issue 33 of Slipstream. Bethany alum Marc Harshman also has a poem in this issue.

Kalon Scholar Service Leaders
The first-year Kalon Scholar Service Leaders and their student advisors completed a service project with the Wheeling YWCA on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Participants in the Kalon mini-project included Dakota Maravelis and Emily Miner (student advisors), and Kalon Scholars Christine Pray, Grant Ashcraft, Sarah Ferrier, Megan Lindley and Aidan Garvey. The project was a multi-cultural fair for children and their parents from the local area. It provided an entertaining and educational opportunity to learn about different people, foods and cultures from around the world.

The Scholars helped to prepare and serve food from different countries, such as Germany, Switzerland, Mexico and Italy. They also helped to conduct games from different countries such as England, China, Sudan and Norway.

V.A.N. (Visit an Agency Now)
The V.A.N. Program, co-sponsored by the Office of Career Counseling and Placement and the Social Work Program provided the first experience for students to learn about service, internship and employment opportunities in social welfare agencies by visiting a local organization. Katherine Shelek-Furbee, Chair and Professor of Social Work, accompanied nine students to Florence Crittenton Services in Wheeling on Thursday, Oct. 17. Students listened to a brief presentation about the services provided by this organization and were treated to a tour of the main facility. The V.A.N. program will host three more trips to local social welfare organizations throughout the year. The next trip is scheduled for November.

Alumnus Nevada Smith Hired by Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Nevada Smith ’02 has been hired as the head coach of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, an NBA Development League team of the Houston Rockets.

"Nevada is an up-and-coming coach, has a lot of energy,” said Vipers president Bert Garcia. “What he did in two years at Keystone, he turned that program around completely.”

Smith spent the last two seasons at NCAA Division III Keystone College. The five previous seasons, he was an assistant coach at Ithaca College.

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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.

Phi Kappa Tau Plans Reunion Nov. 1-3
Phi Taus young and old will reunite on campus Nov. 1-3 for the fraternity's 90th anniversary at Bethany. For details and to register, visit the Chapter website at http://pktphichapter.org/.

Field Hockey Defeats Oberlin On Senior Night The Bethany College field hockey team had a season-high 22 shots as it defeated Oberlin, 4-1, for its second win of the season and the first victory at Bison Stadium.

Bison Volleyball Defeats Grove City, 3-1, For 14th-Consecutive PAC Victory
The Bethany College volleyball team raised its record to 14-0 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, defeating Grove City College, 3-1, on Wednesday evening at the Hummel Field House.

Bison Football Looks To Keep Rolling Against Westminster
Coming off its’ third-consecutive victory, a 27-20 win over Waynesburg University, the Bison football team returns home to take on the Titans of Westminster College on Saturday. Bethany comes into the game at 3-1 in the PAC while the Titans are 2-4 and 1-3 in the PAC.

James Honored As ECAC South Region Player Of The Week
Bethany College senior forward Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) has been named the Corvias Eastern College Athletic Conference South Co-Offensive Player of the Week announced the conference office on Tuesday.

Williams Named ECAC Southwest Special Teams Player of the Week
Bethany College sophomore defensive back, Dion Williams (Clinton, Md./Frederick Douglass) has been named the Corvias Eastern College Athletic Conference Southwest Special Teams Player of the Week announced the ECAC on Tuesday evening.

Men’s Soccer Shuts Out Thiel
Seniors Lamine Balde (Guinea, West Africa/William L. Sayre) and Arkangelo James (Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin) each had a goal and an assist, as the Bethany College men’s soccer team shutout Thiel, 2-0, in a Presidents’ Athletic Conference match on Tuesday afternoon at Bison Stadium.

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

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