Communications & Media Arts Dept. Presents Awards
forced the Department of Communications & Media Arts to move its annual
Awards Ceremony inside to department lounge in Bethany House. Pictured
after the ceremony are faculty in the program: President Scott D. Miller;
Dino Orsatti; Mort Gamble, Executive Assistant to the President; Pat
Sutherland, M.E. Gamble; Jason Smith; and Joe Dumas.
Orsatti, who is a 35-year broadcast industry veteran, began teaching in the Bethany College Communications and Media Arts program this academic year.
President Miller Holds Roundtable for Faculty
Good turnout and discussion at the President's Roundtable (faculty) April 23 in the Academic Parlour of Old Main. A wide variety of topics (strategic planning, Greek life, Marcellus Shale, enrollment, fundraising, and the state of American higher education). Dr. Miller is pictured with Kathy Furbee, Katrina D'Aquin, and Harald Menz at the social after the event.
Gambles Present at Joint National Conference of
Association and the American Culture
M.E. Yancosek Gamble, Chair of the Department of Business, Communications and Media Arts, and Dr. Mort Gamble,
Executive Assistant to the President, presented a paper at the joint national conference of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association, April 18 in Chicago. Their paper, “Circus Social Media,” examined ways in which social media have brought the circus community and its fans closer together, and enhanced the industry’s business and promotional methods. Trends and best practices in integrated media and marketing were discussed. M.E. also chaired one of the panels.
Bethany Honors Outstanding Scholar-Athletes
Thirty-three scholar-athletes who were named to the PAC Academic Honor Roll for the Fall Semester 2013 were recognized during a reception at Christman Manor on Thursday night.
Bethany freshman Jennifer Urbaniak planned and arranged the Bethany College Scholar-Athlete Recognition Night. Jennifer, an Associate in the Office of the President, designed the program and special recognition gifts, and arranged the catering for the event. Brian Rose, Director of Athletics and Recreation, joined Dr. Miller in recognizing the scholars by presenting each with scholar-athlete exercise shirts.
History Club Hosts Tea Party
Members of the History Club hosted their annual tea party in Maxwell's on Thursday. Attendees enjoyed tea, cookies and different snacks to eat and drink. Pictured with President Miller are Gary Kappel, The Perry and Aleece
C. Gresham Chair in Humanities; Steve Carelli, Chair of the Department of Political Science and History; new History Club officers -- Olivia Konopka (treasurer), Marina Baker (president), and Rebecca Westcom (secretary).
West Virginia Space Grant Consortium Posters Presented
President Miller attended the poster presentation of Bethany student-scholars in the West Virginia Space Grant Consortium. The West Virginia Space Grant Consortium is a NASA sponsored organization consisting of 12 West Virginia academic institutions and 8 corporate and scientific partners. It is dedicated to building research infrastructure and promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in West Virginia. WVSGC's primary focus is on research, collaborations with high-technology industries, student fellowships as well as K-12 and public outreach programs.
Pictured, from left: Dr. Miller, Jacob Fischer, Alex DelGiorno, Morgan Jacobs, Sam Duvall, Kristen Sroka and Amber Lancaster.
Student Presents Marketing Strategy for Bethany's 175th
President Miller sat in on an Integrated Marketing Communications class April 24 to see senior Steven Newhall's presentation, titled "The 175th Bethany Anniversary."
Also in attendance for the presentation were M.E. Gamble, Assistant Professor of Communications and Media Arts and Chair of the Department of Business, Communications and Media Arts, and Becky Rose, Director of Communications.
Chartwells Celebrates Earth Day
Employees of Chartwells, Bethany College's food service, planted a new community herb garden at the Boomer's entrance to Benedum Commons in celebration of Earth Day.
Pictured are Chef Bo Bryan, Gwen Rahr, Linda Chivers, Jeff Walden, Chelsea Walden, Willie Tuck, and Ben Arikian and his dog Max.