Friday, March 11, 2011

Faculty Spotlight

McCann Learning Center
Heather Taylor, McCann Writing Center Coordinator and Learning Specialist, attended the East Central Writing Center Association Conference held at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., March 4-5. While there Taylor attended several sessions devoted to assessment and bridging the gap between high school and college.

This fall Taylor also coordinated a book drive for the Schools for Schools division of Invisible Children ( and the results of the drive were released late last week. Bethany College ranked 44th on a list of 102 schools nationwide and is the only West Virginia institution of higher learning in the top 50.

Visual and Performing Arts
Sun Jung Lee, Distinguished Lecturer in Music and Accompanist for the Bethany College Choir, presented a recital in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano on March 4 at the Creative Arts Center, Bloch Recital Hall, on the WVU Campus.

Miss Lee, a student of Dr. Peter Amstutz (Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Music), performed the Sonata for Piano, Opus 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Debussy’s Claire de Lune, and the solo piano version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Having completed her Comprehensive Examinations and Performance Block requirements, she now advances to the last stage of her candidacy, the research document and final recital.