Volume VII, Number XXXIV
An E-News Service of Bethany College
April 25, 2014

Bethany College Announces 2014 Alumni Award Recipients
Bethany College will present a series of awards recognizing outstanding alumni at the Alumni Awards Dinner on May 3 in Commencement Hall. George Manahan, Dr. Cheryl Mitchell and Don Wells will be presented with special honors as a part of Alumni Weekend activities on campus.

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Communications & Media Arts Dept. Presents Awards
Rain 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 Popular Culture
Association and the American Culture Association

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.


Alumnus Visits Mission in India
Richard Hull '70, interim pastor of St. Nicholas Park Christian Church in Jacksonville, Fla., recently visited the Christian Hospital of Mungeli, India.

During his visit, Pastor Hull presided at the rededication of The Diamond Ward, which has been refurbished to serve as hospital staff housing. The Diamond Ward was built in the 1930's through the efforts of former missionary Eva Alice Springer, a widow who sold her engagement diamond to finance the building.

Hull visited the hospital ten years ago just as two missionaries were beginning their first term of service. "The progress in medical care and the impact on the surrounding community is a great testimony to 'The Healer whom we serve,'" Hull said.

Hull was traveling with two Bethany College classmates, friends for over 40 years.

Register for the 2014 Golf Classic
The 2014 Bison Golf Classic will be held Saturday, May 3 at 8:30 a.m. at Highland Springs Golf Course. Golfers are asked to donate $100, and alumni who have graduated between 2011-14 are asked for $60. Money raised will go to the Bison football program. The outing includes a continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch and beverages on the course, and a post-outing buffet and social. The winning team of four will receive a cash prize. Raffle, auction and door prizes will take place throughout the day. If you're interested in attending, register here.

Alumni Weekend Approaching
Save the date and join us for Alumni Weekend 2014 slated for May 2-4. Classes celebrating reunions include 1944, 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969 and 1974.
 For a schedule of the weekend, click here.

Save the Date! Bethany Announces Homecoming 2014
We hope you can join us for Homecoming 2014 slated for Oct. 10-11.  Classes celebrating reunions include 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2013.

Bison Bats On Full Display In Softball's Doubleheader Sweep of Franciscan
The Bethany College softball team earned their first doubleheader sweep since April 12, as they took both halves of a twin bill over Franciscan University on Wednesday. The Bison captured game one, 7-3, before taking game two by an 18-6 score.

Bison Baseball Split At Westminster

The Bethany College baseball team (15-12, 10-7 PAC) split in Wednesday’s doubleheader with Westminster College. The Bison grabbed game one by a 10-4 count, before falling to the hosts in game two, 11-2.

Bison Men's Tennis Falls 9-0 To Grove City In Regular Season Finale
The Bethany College tennis team completed its regular season, dropping a 9-0 decision to the Wolverines of Grove City College on Wednesday.

Prato/Peterson Named SAAC Athletes of the Week
Bison track & field standout, senior Paige Prato (Gibsonia, Pa./Deer Lakes) and tennis athlete, senior James Peterson (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cheyenne Mountain), have been named the Bethany College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s Athletes of the Week, announced the Bethany SAAC on Tuesday.

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

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