Volume VI, Number XXVIII
An E-News Service of Bethany College
March 15, 2013


Bethany College Announces 2013 Alumni Award Recipients
Bethany College will present its annual awards honoring outstanding alumni on May 4 at the Alumni Awards Dinner as a part of the Alumni Weekend events.

Bethany will recognize Bill Kiefer ’71 with the Robert A. Sandercox Award, and Justice Kaye Gorenflo Hearn ’72 and Dr. Cheryl Mitchell ’76 with Alumni Achievement Awards

Bethany College Announces 2013 Senior Art Exhibit
The Bethany College 2013 Senior Art Exhibit will be displayed April 5- 14 in the Renner Art Gallery. The show features the combined works of senior studio art majors Carl Dean Cosentino, Marcus D’Aguiar-Alexander, Brennan Davies, Elizabeth Kletzli, Kayla Smuck and Victoria Spriggs. The exhibit is comprised of various works created during their career at Bethany College. With each senior exemplifying interest in different mediums, the show will provide pieces of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and much more.


Bethany Alum Verakis ’94 Addresses Kalon Scholarship Candidates

Bethany College alumnus Dan Verakis ’94, senior vice president and director of public relations at Cramer-Krasselt, on Saturday addressed Kalon Scholarship candidates during a special luncheon.

Verakis is an accomplished international communicator, entrepreneur, and strategic business consultant with more than 18 years of corporate experience. He is also the founder and CEO of SafetyBook.org, a consumer product registry and recall monitoring service, as well as a director at Technori, a Chicago-based group that organizes and celebrates tech startups and entrepreneurship.

The luncheon recognized incoming students with leadership potential and served as part of the Kalon Leadership Scholarship Competition. Bethany College hosts potential scholarship recipients every year during Kalon Weekend, giving them the opportunity to tour the campus and participate in events such as the luncheon and a variety of leadership seminars.

Following the luncheon and keynote address, three-person teams composed of a Bethany faculty or staff member, a current Bethany student and an alumnus, conduct in-depth interviews of each candidate to complete the evaluation process.

Photos from the luncheon can be found by clicking here.

“Seusstacular” Celebration Marks Re-Opening of Children’s Library
The “Seusstacular” celebration held Saturday marked the grand re-opening of the Grace Ryland and William Henry Children’s Library, now relocated to the main floor of the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library.

The event, sponsored in conjunction with the Bethany College Department of Education, featured games, skits, read-alouds, raffles and prizes for children, all themed around classic Dr. Seuss stories.

The Children’s Library, under the guidance of Heather Ricciuti, director of libraries and learning resources since 2009, has evolved from a small collection of children's materials to a fully renovated and redesigned children friendly environment on the main floor of the T.W. Phillips Memorial Library.

A formal ribbon cutting ceremony took place with President Scott D. Miller and the family of the late Dr. Lynn Adkins, who donated the funds in 2007 for original incarnation of the library. Adkins’ husband Thomas Lyons, daughter Toni Robinson and her husband William, along with son and daughter William and Grace, and Heather Riccuti also participated in the ceremony.

The “Seusstacular” event involved a variety of faculty, staff and student groups. Angela Icard, assistant professor of reading education, and Ricciuti are worked with Heather Holeva, a sophomore psychology major from McDonald, Pa., to host this event as part of her Kalon Scholar project. 

Photos from the event can be found by visiting the College's Flickr page.

Bethany to Participate in Annual Higher Education Day in Charleston
Bethany College will join other West Virginia private and public colleges and universities for the annual Higher Education Day at the Legislature, Thursday, March 21, at the State Capitol in Charleston.

Representatives from all of West Virginia’s four- and two-year institutions of higher education prepare displays that inform legislators and the public about their unique programs and services as providers of post-secondary education.

Participating institutions will have displays available for viewing beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Rotunda area. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will issue a proclamation, followed by the presentation of House and Senate resolutions, during the morning’s activities. Institutional displays will be set up until 1 p.m.

Charleston-area alumni and friends of Bethany will convene for a reception hosted by George Manahan, class of 1983, at the general offices of The Manahan Group public relations and advertising firm on Capitol Street, beginning at 4:30 p.m. President Scott D. Miller, other representatives of Bethany College, alumni and guests will attend. For more information, please visit the Bethany College website, or call the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 304-829-7411.


Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee

Humanities — World Languages
The Bethany College Board's Advanced Placement Program and Educational Testing Service have invited Harald Menz, professor of world languages and cultures and director of international studies, to serve as a table leader at the AP German Reading this summer in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

During the reading, which will take place from June 12-18, participants will receive training in consistent application of the scoring standards, and use those standards to score student responses; interact with members of the AP Development Committee responsible for revising the AP course description and developing the exam, giving and receiving information about the current state of teaching and learning in the discipline; discuss achievement, assessment and teaching strategies with college faculty and AP teachers; develop a network of professionals in their discipline that will last a lifetime; and have the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Units.


Bethany Alum McDowell ’87 Creates Mathematics Song and Video
Bethanian Dr. Eric McDowell ’87, chair of the department of mathematics and computer science at Berry College in Georgia, writes songs about mathematics as a hobby. Through the help of a student, the video for his song “Roll Call” was created and can be viewed here.

The student producer involved with the video received an award from the college for his work on the project.

Charleston Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends Event with President Scott D. Miller and host George Manahan ‘83 on Thursday, March 21 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (304) 829-7299 or alumni@bethanyw.edu.

Boston Alumni Event
You are cordially invited to attend an Alumni & Friends Event with President Scott D. Miller and hosts Jeffrey ’78 & Nancy Seglin and  J.P. Blaho ’94 at the Harvard Faculty Club on Wednesday, April 24 from 6-8 p.m.
For information on the location and to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at (304) 829-7299 or alumni@bethanyw.edu.

Alumni Weekend Schedule Announced
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2013 slated for May 3-5. Classes celebrating reunions include 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968 and 1973. 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 2013 slated for May 3-5. Click here to view a schedule of events for the weekend. The cost of the weekend is $75, or $60 if registered in advance. 
For additional information or to pre-register, contact John Cunningham at 304.639.0648 or jcunningham@bethanywv.edu. Registration can also be mailed to PO Box 206, Bethany, WV 26032.

Save the Date! Bethany Announces Homecoming 2013
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2013 slated for September 27-28, 2013. 


Bethany Pulls Out 7-5 Win at Defiance
Senior Kyle Arrington (Jackson Twp., Ohio/Jackson) and sophomore Trey Moore (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto) scored two goals each and junior goalie C.J. Studnicky (Severna Park, Md.) made 14 saves to lead the Bethany College men’s lacrosse team to a 7-5 victory at Defiance Wednesday afternoon.

Bethany Loses First PAC Match at Westminster
In a match closer than the final score indicated, the Bethany College men’s tennis team had its record evened at 1-1 overall with a 9-0 loss at Westminster Thursday in the first PAC match of the year for both teams.

Bethany Looking Forward to Big Year on the Track
The Bethany College track and field teams are carrying high hopes into the 2013 outdoor season, as the men’s team will have one of its strongest rosters in years with expected contributors in all areas and the women will lean on a deep collection of sprinters who had successful indoor seasons. .

Bison Golf Team Looking To Improve from Fall Season
With a new home course to practice and a larger roster, the Bethany College men’s golf team will be seeking improvement from its finish at the Fall PAC Championships when the Bison begin the spring season March 25th at the Westminster Invitational.

Bison Drop Final Game of PAC Series at #25 W&J
Despite limiting Washington & Jefferson to just three earned runs, two errors by the Bethany College baseball team damaged the Bison’s hopes, as the Presidents scored a 5-1 victory Sunday afternoon in the finale of the three-game PAC series.

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


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