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International Tea Party
The International Student Association
(ISA) and Bethany College’s Office of International and
Diversity Services welcomed a number of community members, faculty
and students to Phillips Hall on Friday, April 4 for the annual
International Tea Party.
Those in attendance were treated to a
true multi-cultural event, sampling teas from Japan, India,
Turkey, Russia, Jamaica, Germany, China, Jordan and Poland.
Numerous appetizers and desserts were also provided, including
German hefezopf with nutella, Jamaican rum cake, Romanian pastries
and apple cake, Gambian pineapple cake and Israeli burekas.
One of the evening’s highlights was a traditional Japanese
Organizers expressed their gratitude
to Anju Ramjee, Fujiko Sawtarie, Michiko Oda and Sachiko Wood
along with their guests, James and Kathleen Keegan, Andrea Veithen,
Margo Carr, Mericia Chambers, Marissa Perelstine, Temeitayo
Biobaku, Laura Strassguetl and Susanne Katterman for taking
the time to share their recipes and their cultures with the
Sexual Assault Survivor
Speaks At Bethany
Author and sexual assault survivor Marlane
Zillman Renner came to the Bethany campus Wednesday night to
deliver an inspirational talk about her ultimate triumph over
tragedy. Raped at the age of 12 by a stranger, Renner struggled
through 17 years of nightmares and dysfunctional relationships
before facing her fears, forgiving her attacker and embarking
on a journey of emotional healing that continues today.
Renner discussed her book, The Elephant
in My Living Room, which she said was written to help others
find their own path to healing. Renner told the audience that
the principles she embraced in her book are designed to help
people identify the“elephant” – divorce, alcoholism,
addictions, abuse, etc. – in their own living room and
kick-start the healing process.
Bethany Senior Earns
Sarah Goho, a Senior German Major with
a Secondary Education Minor from Sommerhausen, Germany, has
been honored as one of West Virginia’s “Outstanding
Students” by the West Virginia Chapter of the American
Association of Teachers of German (WV-AATG). Goho received the
award last week at the WV-AATG Awards Luncheon held in conjunction
with a statewide workshop on “Meaningful Art Integration
in the German Classroom” at West Virginia University in
Goho was accompanied to the workshop
by two of her Bethany instructors. Dr. Harald Menz, Professor
of World Languages and Culture, and Tessa Wegener, Lecturer
in World Languages and Culture, represented the College at the
event. Dr. Menz presented a section of the workshop entitled
“Postage Stamps: Tiny Artworks With Huge Potential.”
During the workshop, Dr. Menz was elected to his second two-year
term as President of the WV-AATG.
Bethany College celebrated its annual
Siblings Weekend Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6 with
a variety of activities and entertainment. Sponsored by the
Student Activities Council and the Sophomore Class Council,
the event opened with a bang on Friday night when nearly 150
people attended a performance by nationally-renowned mentalist
Craig Karges at Renner Too.
According to Associate Dean of Students
Brian Fernandes, several hundred students, siblings, alumni,
faculty, staff and community members flocked to the Thomas P.
Johnson Recreation Center for Saturday afternoon’s Carnival.
The Senior Art Show Reception at Renner Union and the BOHO Ball
in Renner Too were also well attended on Saturday night. The
weekend festivities closed on Sunday with another good crowd
at Renner Too for the Freshman Class Council Talent Show.
Majors Attend National Convention
Dr. Wallace B. Neel, Professor of Physical
Education and Sports Studies and Dean of Professional Studies,
and six Physical Education Majors are attending the 123rd annual
American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation
and Dance (AAHPERD) National Convention in Fort Worth, Texas
this weekend as an activity of the Physical Education Club.
The event runs through Sunday at the Fort Worth Convention Center.
Dr. Neel said this marks the eighth consecutive
year that the club, through a combination of club fundraising
and support from the Student Government Association, has been
able to send representatives to the AAHPERD national convention.
The College’s PE Club also sent two students to West Virginia’s
AAHPERD state convention in Charleston during the fall.
The six Physical Education majors who
accompanied Dr. Neel to Texas were Terry Akers of Barnesville,
Ohio; Caelyn DiSanti of Tarentum, Pa.; Staci Luehm of McKeesport,
Pa.; Taylor McNeil of Old Saybrook, Conn.; Gary Valusek of Uniontown,
Pa.; and Brad Zink of Washington Court House, Ohio.
Bethany Senior Announces
Bethany College senior Jonathan Bashioum
will perform his Senior Recital on Sunday, April 20, beginning
at 3 p.m., at the Bethany Memorial Church.
Bashioum, a Music Major from Bentleyville,
Pa., will sing selected pieces from works by Robert Schumann,
Gabriel Faure, Aaron Copeland and Mozart. Bashioum will also
be performing selections by Bach and Paganini with the Bethany
College Classical Guitar Ensemble.
Bashioum is the son of Robert and Lisa
Bashioum of Bentleyville, Pa. His Senior Recital was overseen
by David Rudari, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts-Music at Bethany,
and Aaron Carey, Lecturer in Fine Arts at the College.
53rd Annual Oreon E.
Scott Lectures Held
A large crowd of 75 participants, including
Ministers from West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and
Virginia gathered at the Mountainside Conference Center in Bethany
as Dr. Marvin Meyer presented the 2008 Oreon E. Scott Lectures.
Dr. Meyer (Ph.D., Claremont Graduate
University; M. Div., Calvin Theological Seminary) is Griset
Professor of Bible and Christian Studies and Co-Chair of the
Department of Religious Studies, Chapman University. Using as
his theme Disciples and Gospels – Lost and Found, Dr.
Meyer gave individual presentations on the Gospel of Thomas,
the Gospel of Mary and the Gospel of Judas.
Bethany College preministerial students
were introduced at Monday’s Timothy luncheon and Dr. Dan
P. Moseley, Herald B. Monroe Professor of Practical Parish Ministry,
Christian Theological Seminary, was the luncheon speaker.
Team Riders Compete at Nationals
All three equestrian club teams have had very successful showing
seasons. Ashley Anderson, captain of the Dressage team has qualified
for Nationals and is currently the top-ranked Dressage rider
at First Level in the Region. Joanna Mongelluzzo has qualified
for Nationals for the Western team as well and will be competing
in Los Angeles in May. The Hunt Seat team finished the year
in 3rd place in the Region. Jennifer Herron qualified for Regionals
and placed 3rd in Novice Flat. Kaelin Creange also qualified
for Regionals and earned 5th place in the Cacchione Cup making
her the 5th ranked Hunt Seat rider in the Region.
Bethany Students Head
To Russia For Spring Break
Bethany College Assistant Professor of
History Dr. Erich Lippmann led 11 students from the International
Relations and Political Awareness Clubs on a seven-day excursion
to Russia over Spring Break. The group met with professors from
the Department of Public Administration at Moscow State University
and toured the university grounds.
They also visited numerous historical,
cultural and religious sites. Included on their tour were Red
Square, the Kremlin, the old KGB headquarters and St. Basil’s
Cathedral along with the new Church of Christ the Savior, the
largest Orthodox church in the world.
Bethany Professor Receives
Grant to Upgrade Instrumentation
Dr. Daniel J. Phillips, Assistant Professor
of Chemistry, received an $8,800 grant from the Spectroscopy
Society of Pittsburgh to upgrade the nuclear magnetic resonance
(NMR) spectrometer in the chemistry department. The instrument
is used in both the teaching laboratories and for student research
projects. The NMR is used to determine the structure of compounds.
Present Papers At Conference
Drs. Erich Lippmann and Dr. Marc Sable
of the Department of History and Political Science will present
papers this afternoon at Bethany College’s International
and Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Rights, Individualism
and Globalization. Both presentations will be delivered during
Session Four, which runs from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Academic
Parlour at Old Main.
Dr. Sable’s paper is titled, “The
Moral Grandeur of a Bill of Lading: Lincoln, Prudence and the
Emancipation Proclamation.” Dr. Lippmann will speak on
“The Personalist Alternative: Russian, French or Both.”
German Club Presents
The Bethany College German Club took advantage
of last weekend’s Kids Korner Story Time Series at the
Mary Cutlip Center for Library and Information Technology to
entertain the youngsters with a presentation of “Kinders
With Siblings Weekend also being celebrated
on campus, several younger brothers and sisters of current Bethany
students were able to participate in activities, games and crafts
revolving around a springtime theme.
On Thursday, April 3, members of the Ten Mile Christian Church
from Meridian, Ida., visited the Campbell Mansion, Campbell
Cemetery and the Old Meeting House as part of their Church Heritage
Tour. They traveled to Cane Ridge in Kentucky after their visit
Historic Bethany also received visitors
from Pastor’s classes from
several Disciples churches on Saturday, April 5. First Christian
Church, Zanesville, Ohio, brought eight students; First Christian
Church, Alliance, Ohio, brought 20 students; and First Christian
Church, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, brought 10 students. After a guided
Mansion tour, the students visited the Campbell Cemetery, had
lunch on campus, and ended with a short visit to the Old Meeting
16th Annual Bethany
College United Nations Model Conference
The Department of History and Political
Science hosted the 16th annual Bethany College Model United
Nations Conference last week at the Mountainside Conference
Center. In their role as delegates from various United Nations
member states, participants from local high schools presented
position papers, engaged in debates and voted on resolutions.
The conference was chaired by Bethany
students from the International Relations Club and supervised
by Dr. Clinton Maffet, Chair of the Department of History and
Dr. Miller Interviewed on WTVX
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Bethany Alum Selected
to Participate in Summer Institute
'72 has been selected to participate in Ferrum College's National
Endowment for the Humanities summer institute, "Regional
Study and the Liberal Arts: Appalachia Up-Close", June
8 - July 4. She will be focusing her efforts on creating an
Appalachian studies database and on corroborative information
literacy initiatives for freshmen studies.
Only 15 scholars throughout the country
were selected for the institute.
Alumni Events Slated
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception
with President Dr. Scott D. Miller in Chicago, Ill. on Saturday,
April 12. The event will be held from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the
Union League Club's French Room. The event is being hosted and
underwritten through the generosity of Arthur '62 and Charlene
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception
with Dr. Scott D. Miller in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Tuesday, April
22. The event will be held in the Tour Theatre at PNC Park from
5:30 p.m. to game time. Hosted by Board of Trustees Member Robert
Nutting, the event will precede the Pittsburgh Pirates taking
on the Florida Marlins. R.s.v.p. by April 18, 2008 to reserve
discounted tickets for the game following the reception.
*Reservations are required
for attendance at this event.
Join Bethany Alumni and Friends at a reception
with President Dr. Scott D. Miller in New York, N.Y. on Wednesday,
April 30. The event will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the
residence of Dr. Linda Donelle Lewis '61 in New York City.
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Alumni/Parent, Church Relations Openings Posted
President Miller recently authorized the advertisement of two
positions within the Office of Institutional Advancement. The
job descriptions for the positions of Director
of Alumni and Parents Relations and Director
of Church Relations have been posted on the College's Web
Both positions will report to Sven de
Jong, Vice President for Institutional Advancement. Inquiries
should be directed to Mr. de Jong at email@example.com.
Falls, Two Qualify for ECAC's at Geneva Track Meet
The Bethany College track and field teams
enjoyed a stellar day at the Geneva PAC Quad Meet Wednesday
afternoon, as the men’s team finished first out of four
schools and the women took second.
Immesberger Receives PAC Honor
Bethany College senior Heather Immesberger
(Rumson, NJ/Rumson Fair Haven) has been recognized as the Presidents’
Athletic Conference (PAC) Softball Pitcher of the Week for April
Takes 6th at Thiel Golf Invitational
Senior Kris Simmons (East Liverpool,
Ohio) paced the Bethany College golf team’s efforts at
the Thiel Invitational Monday afternoon by finishing sixth overall
out of 33 golfers.
Brings Home Split From Saint Vincent
Senior pitcher Heather Immesberger (Rumson,
N.J./Rumson Fair Haven) struck out eight in four innings of
work and freshman RF Cortney Lax (Orrville, Ohio) slammed two
home runs to lead the Bethany College softball team to a 9-4
victory over Saint Vincent Tuesday afternoon in game one of
Please visit Bethany
Athletics for the most up-to-date scores and game information.