Gamble Represents Bethany at State Cast Iron Cook-Off
M.E. Yancosek Gamble, chair of the Department of Communications and Media Arts, represented Bethany College and served as M.C. of the state Cast Iron Cook-Off, January 20-21, at The Greenbrier Resort, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
The culinary competition is sponsored by The Collaborative for the 21st Century Appalachia, directed by its founder Dr. Allen Arnold. In 2010, Bethany participated on a cooking team sponsored by College alumnus George Manahan’s The Manahan Group public relations agency and Bridge Road Bistro, both of Charleston. Manahan is the professional advisor for the Bethany College chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.
The annual Cast Iron Cook-Off is a “culinary extravaganza that showcases regional New Appalachian Cuisine, emphasizing indigenous ingredients and traditional cookware, like cast iron. Cultural events such as the Cook-Off promote current health findings, serve as valuable opportunities for chefs and farmers to connect, and remind people of the value in good, honest food,” according to the Collaborative’s website www.wvfarm2u.org.
Gamble, a volunteer promoter for the Cook-Off, first became associated with the Collaborative when she worked in Charleston as a member of Governor Joe Manchin’s economic development team. The Collaborative has developed video training modules on the emerging agri-culinary market, value-added and specialty farm products, and the earth-to-table/buy local movement.
Drive with Pride: Introducing the Bethany College License Plate
Show how green you really are with the new Bethany College license plate.
Available to Bethany College alumni, employees, students, family members and friends, the Bethany plate is a custom-designed, special-issue offering for all Class A motor vehicles currently licensed in West Virginia.
The Bethany College Office of Alumni and Parent Relations is accepting applications NOW for the new plate. We must secure a minimum of 250 applications within the next few months to ensure that the plate is produced.
Don’t delay! Applications are available by calling (304) 829-7299, clicking here or writing:
Office of Alumni and Parent Relations
P.O. Box 389
Bethany, WV 26032
One Class A vehicle currently registered in West Virginia qualifies for one plate at a cost of $70 per plate. If you have more than one vehicle, order as many as you need!
Contributed by Katherine Shelek-Furbee
Visual and Performing Arts
On January 7, Herb Weaver, Professor of Fine Arts, delivered the keynote address at the "Advanced Placement Strategies Conference & Workshop" in Dallas, Texas. Titled "Look Up From Your Art", the content of the address focused on innovative art curricula for high school teachers.
Luke Hardt, Associate Professor of Theatre, Director of the Bethany College Theatre, and Chair of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, has a principal role in an upcoming mini-series, 'The Men Who Built America' for the History Channel. The episode is an enactment of The Homestead Riots and Luke is the leader of the Pinkertons, Bill Heinde. You may not recognize him as he is bearded, toting a gun and pistol-whipping a striker. He's back to normal now.
Heather Ricciuti, The Mary Cutlip Director of Libraries & Learning Resources, traveled to the University of Charleston in West Virginia on January 9th for the 2012 Appalachian College Association Summit Planning Committee meeting. ACA Summit XV, "The Changing Landscape of Higher Education in Appalachia: Opportunities, Challenges, and Successes," will be held at the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13, 2012.
Alumni Office Kicks Off Alumni Directory Campaign
The Alumni Office has announced that a campaign for a new Alumni Directory has launched. Please be on the lookout for postcards in the mail and emails asking to update and verify your contact information. The College is working with PCI (Publishing Concepts) based out of Dallas, Texas. They have designated a number specifically for Bethany College for updating/verifying your contact information. Please call: 1-877-583-0175 to participate in this project. The project is expected to be completed by this fall and have directories available to our alumni.
Please call 304-829-7299 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org the Alumni Office with any questions or concerns.
Attention Bethany College’s Class of 1977!
The organizing of your 35-year reunion has begun. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in details about this Homecoming reunion or join the Facebook group “Bethany College Class of 1977: 35th Class Reunion.”
Save the Date!
Save the date and plan to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Florida.
Friday, February 10
Reception at Latitude 30
10370 Philips Highway
Jacksonville FL 32256
Hosted by Margy Lang ‘81
Saturday, February 11
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Luncheon at Marchand’s Bar & Grill
at the Vinoy Renaissance
501 5th Avenue N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL
Sunday, February 12
Reception at Estero Country Club
at the Vines
19801 Tamiami Trail
For more information or to RSVP for any of these events, contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations
at 304.829.7299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.