Volume VII, Number XXXIX
An E-News Service of Bethany College
June 20, 2014

Bethany Welcomes Fulbright Scholar in Arabic Language, Culture
Bethany College will offer Arabic language and culture courses for the 2014-15 academic year, as the College welcomes Fulbright Scholar Mai Ahmed Baddar of Alexandria, Egypt, to campus. Through the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program, Baddar will teach multiple Arabic language and culture courses.

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WVU President Visits Bethany

The leaders of West Virginia’s largest and oldest higher-educational institutions met at Bethany College June 11 for a discussion hosted by Bethany President Scott D. Miller.

West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee and Miller discussed West Virginia’s higher-education issues and possible collaboration between the two institutions. The two presidents have 56 years of combined service as leaders of eight colleges and universities.

Gee first held the presidential position at WVU from 1981-1985. He returned in January after serving at Ohio State University (twice 1990-98 and 2007-13), Vanderbilt University (2001-07), Brown University (1998-2000), and the University of Colorado (1985-90). In addition to serving Bethany since fall 2007, Miller has served as President of Wesley College (1997-2007) and Lincoln Memorial University (1991-97).

Dr. Miller Represents Bethany, Disciples of Christ, at Higher Education Meeting
As Chair of The Council of Colleges and Universities of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Dr. Miller represented our sponsoring denomination at the meeting of the Executives of Church Related Higher Education (ECRHE) at the National Higher Education Center (DuPont Circle) in Washington, DC, on May 27.

Pictured with executives from the Conference for Mercy Higher Education, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Lutheran Education Conference of North America, Council of Independent Colleges, Association of Presbyterian Colleges & Universities, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, Mennonite Education Agency, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Association of Reformed Colleges and Universities.


Bethany Professor Shares Communications Expertise
M.E. Yancosek Gamble, chair of the Department of Business, Communications and Media Arts, taped segments for two education videos May 22 in Charleston, W.Va. The topics were “Digital Communication Skills: Do’s and Don'ts” and “Communication Barriers and How to Overcome Them.”

The segments were produced by MotionMasters for Films for the Humanities and Sciences, New York, a leading provider of media for higher education.

Former Trustee Dr. Rod Hurl Visits Campus
Dr. Rod Hurl '52, Bethanian and long-time member of the Bethany Board of Trustees and his daughter Megan Hurl Orr '77 visited campus on Wednesday. President Scott D. Miller hosted Dr. Hurl and Megan for dinner at Christman Manor. A loyal member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, Rod notes that you can't spell Bethany without B-E-T-A. Pictured with Dr. Miller and Dr. Hurl is Heather Ricciuti, The Mary Cutlip Director of Libraries and Learning Resources.


Bethany College Earns Two PRSA Awards
West Virginia Public Relations Society of America has awarded Bethany College with two honorable mentions for News Release and Single Issue Publication. Pictured: Dr. Mort Gamble, Bethany Executive Assistant to the President, M.E. Yancosek Gamble, advisor of Bethany College PRSSA chapter, and George Manahan '83, professional advisor of the chapter.



Bethany Alumni and Friends Gather at Professional Softball Game
Alumni and friends of Bethany College gathered Wednesday evening in Washington, Pa. for Bethany Night at the Pennsylvania Rebellion v. Chicago Bandits professional softball game. The evening was coordinated by long-time Bethany softball coach Jan Forsty (left) with assistance from Ashley Kanotz (Director of Alumni and Parent Relations.) Joining Coach Forsty and President Miller at the pre-game tailgate party were Amy Schafer ('03), Head Coach at Thiel College, and Lori Schimmel ('93), Head Coach at College of Wooster.

Old Main Journal Continues Summer Schedule
The Old Main Journal has switched from a weekly to monthly publication schedule for the summer. The next Old Main Journal will be released on July 18. The Old Main Journal will resume its regular weekly publication on August 22.

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.

Alumnus Seglin Receives Harvard Teaching Award
Jeffrey Seglin '78 recently received the Manuel C. Carballo Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Seglin, who is a lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard, was chosen to receive the award by the Kennedy School student body. The annual award recognizes the faculty member's dedication to students, excellence in the professional field, and commitment to public service.

Scott Sunshine Featured in Cooking Video
Bethany alumnus Scott Sunshine '79 was featured in a Father's Day cooking segment onWUSA9. Sunshine, who is the Food and Beverage Director and Executive Chef at Hilton Gargen Inn in Falls Church, Virginia, showed viewers how to prepare skirt steak in the segment, which can be viewed here.

Regional Alumni Events
Dallas, Texas
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Dallas, Texas, from 5:00–8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 29, at the La Cima Club. The reception is hosted by Ken Bado ‘77. For more information or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7299 or via email at alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Houston, Texas
You are cordially invited to join President Scott D. Miller at an Alumni & Friends event in Houston, Texas  from 5:00–7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 31, hosted at the residence of Jay ‘71 & Marsha (Peters) ‘73 Smith. To RSVP or for the complete address, please contact the Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at (304) 829-7299 or alumni@bethanywv.edu.

Bethany’s Prato Selected as PAC’s NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee
Bethany College Track & Field standout Paige Prato (Gibsonia, Pa./Deer Lakes) has recently been selected by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference to represent the PAC for this year’s National Collegiate Athletic Association Woman of the Year Award.

Bethany Lacrosse To Join Newly Formed Ohio River Lacrosse Conference
The Bethany College lacrosse program, along with two other members of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference will join four member schools from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) to form the new, Ohio River Lacrosse Conference (ORLC), which will kick off its league schedule during the spring of 2015.

Bison Volleyball To Host Summer Skills Clinic
The Bethany College volleyball program has announced that it will once again be hosting a summer skills clinic on the campus of Bethany College on Saturday, July 26.

Bethany's Umar Moore Earns All-American Distinction at NCAA Track Championships
Bethany College sophomore Umar Moore (Coraopolis, Pa./Moon) culminated a fantastic sophomore season by capturing his first All-American honor in the long jump on the opening day of the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University.

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

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