Volume VII, Number XXIX
An E-News Service of Bethany College
March 21, 2014

Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge to Deliver Bethany College Commencement Address
Tom Ridge, former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, will be the keynote speaker at Bethany College’s 2014 Commencement Ceremony in the Pennington Quadrangle May 17.

Bethany College Theatre to Perform ‘The Interstellar Healer’
Bethany College’s Theatre program will make history as it debuts the world premiere of the rock opera “The Interstellar Healer.”

Bethany Professor Adam Fletcher Named WVCTM Teacher of the Year
Adam Fletcher, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has been named the 2014 College/University Mathematics Teacher of the Year by the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics.



Spring Break Abroad Blog Captures Bethanians Everywhere
Five student groups traveled internationally over Spring Break this year. Members of the History Club traveled to London, and a blog post on their time abroad can be found on the Bethany Global Experiences blog. Check back for more updates on other trips, which include adventures to Austria and Switzerland, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Jamaica.


Baseball, Softball Teams Travel to Florida
The Bethany softball and baseball teams took their annual Spring Break trip to Florida, where they kicked off their 2014 seasons. Dr. Miller hosted two events, one for softball and one for baseball parents and friends. For photos, click here.

Dolbear Computer Lab Receives Extensive Upgrades
Tom Furbee, Director of Media Services and Classroom Technology, and the IT department are happy to announce that the Dolbear Computer Lab in Richardson Hall of Science has been upgraded with new computers. The computers were replaced over Spring Break, and should provide a better overall experience for students and faculty using the lab.  Trevor Howells and Ed Stough prepped the machines and installed software, and Trevor assembled the lab.  If you have any questions or comments about the upgrade please don't hesitate to contact IT at 304-829-7FIX (7349).

Three Authors with Bethany Ties Release Publications
Dr. Larry Grimes, Director of Church Relations and Professor of English emeritus; D. Duane Cummins, former Bethany president; and Wiley Cash, former Assistant Professor of English at Bethany, all have recently had their works published.

"Hemingway, Cuba, and the Cuban Works," published by The Kent State University Press, is edited by Grimes and Bickford Sylvester. The publication includes critical perspectives that analyze specific works that Hemingway wrote during his time in Cuba.

"Bethany College:  A Liberal Arts Odyssey," published by Chalice Press, is written by Cummins. In the book, Cummins discusses the history of Bethany College, since Alexander Campbell's 1840 charter established "a seminary of learning for the instruction of youth," all the way up to present day.

In the novel "This Dark Road to Mercy," published by HarperCollins Publishers, Cash writes of love and atonement, blood and vengeance, narrated by a trio of alternating voices.

Each book is available either through the publisher or Amazon.com

Alumni with Children, Grandchildren Invited to Easter Egg Hunt
The Student Alumni Association and The Grace Ryland and William Henry Robinson Children's Library, T.W. Phillips Memorial Library at Bethany College invite you to campus on Saturday, April 12, for an Easter Egg Hunt. Check-in is at T.W. Phillips Memorial Library at 2:00 p.m. This event is free and open to all Bethany alumni with children or grandchildren. Suggested for ages 10 or under.

Space is limited, so please register here. The deadline to register is April 8. Get your picture taken with Boomer, enjoy story time, crafts, and games along with the egg hunt on Old Main’s lawn. If there is inclement weather, the hunt will take place inside of the library. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Ashley Kanotz at akanotz@bethanywv.edu.

Alumni Weekend Date Announced
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 Split Doubleheader With St. Mary’s
The Bethany College baseball team (4-3) defeated St. Mary’s (Md.) 4-1 in their opening game of Tuesday’s doubleheader, but came up short in the second contest, as the Bison were defeated 5-0 to give the teams a split of the twin bill.

Umar Moore/Kayla Kelly Named SAAC Athletes of the Week
Bison sophomores, track and field national qualifier Umar Moore (Coraopolis, Pa./Moon) and softball standout Kayla Kelly (Pasadena, Md./Institute of Notre Dame), have been named the Bethany College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee’s Athletes of the Week, announced the Bethany SAAC on Tuesday.

Bison Softball Splits On Final Day of Spring Break Trip
The Bethany College softball program finished their spring break trip to Clermont, Fla. by splitting a pair of games on Thursday morning. The Bison dropped a 15-2 decision to Springfield College in game one, before defeating McDaniel College, 9-0 in five innings, in game two.

Bison Falter Against Baldwin Wallace
The Bethany College lacrosse team (3-5) couldn’t overcome a slow start, falling to Baldwin Wallace University 17-2 on Wednesday evening.

Joyce Earns Second-Team All-Region
Bethany College men’s basketball standout, junior Delonte’ Joyce (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis), was named to the D3hoops.com 2014 Men's All-Great Lakes Region Second Team on Monday afternoon.

Ryan Meier Named PAC Pitcher of the Week
After collecting his first win of the season last week, Bethany College junior Ryan Meier (Elizabeth, Pa./Elizabeth Forward) was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for March 17.

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

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