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  • A discussion style forum on Tuesday, Sept. 8, gave students at Bethel University the opportunity to ask some very frank and honest questions about suicide and about how to prevent it.
  • Bethel University’s Renaissance Theatre program formally announces it shows for fall 2009 according to Brian Hill, Renaissance Theatre director.      “The first production will be the comic play The Curious Savage,” Hill said.
  • A rare, five-way tie resulted in the naming of five Bethel University students for the 2009-2010 Hutchins Scholar award. Audrey McClain of Columbia, Brittany Meeks of Fairfield, Ill., Sandy Nasif of Nashville, Candace Salcido of Portland, Tenn., and Joshua Wharton of Marion, Ill., were each named Hutchins Scholars at the school’s Opening Convocation service on Aug.
  • Cindy Mallard of Milan has been appointed Interim Academic Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Bethel University according to Walter Butler, Executive Vice-President of the College of Liberal Arts.   “I am very pleased that Cindy will assume this role,” said Butler. “She has involved herself in many aspects of Bethel’s academic atmosphere, and I think those experiences will allow her to make decisions for the academic process with a knowledge of the many perspectives that will be impacted.”   Mallard is 1983 graduate of Milan High School, and she earned her B.A. in English from Bethel College, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1998. In 1999 she earned a master’s degree in English at the University of Memphis and began teaching in the English Department at Bethel in the fall of 1999. She has been the recipient of Bethel’s Shelton Award for Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership and has served as Faculty Secretary as well as on many committees, including a term as chair of the Faculty Communications Committee.   A frequent contributor at regional and national academic conferences and a performer in college and community drama productions, Mallard is also a successful artist whose painting and pottery have appeared in exhibits and art fairs throughout the area. She has two sons, Christopher Fuchs and Nathan Fuchs.
  • Bethel held its annual freshman orientation carnival on Thursday, August 13 in the courtyard on campus. The carnival ended the first day of freshman orientation where close to 350 undergraduate students classified as freshmen took part.
  •   Melissa Ann Allen of Paris was the first-ever Bethel University graduate on Sunday, Aug. 2 just one day after the school had officially become a university. Allen was among 120 graduates who received degrees during the historic first Bethel University commencement held in Bouldin Auditorium of the Dickey Fine Arts Building.      Allen had earned a bachelor of science.      Sam Suddarth, the moderator of the 179th General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was the commencement speaker.      “All I need to know about life I learned from Star Trek,” Suddarth said.      He asked the graduates, “What is your philosophy of life?”      “Everyone has one whether he or she knows it or not,” he said. “Star Trek’s Spock was a Vulcan. The Vulcan philosophy was I Lead, I See.      “You’ll find in life many things. You’ll see that not everyone’s as smart as you, but you’ll also see that everyone’s not as dumb as you are either.”      Suddarth encouraged the graduates to never stop learning.      “Keep an open mind,” he said. “Always tell the truth and have a reason for what you do. Vulcans don’t lie.”      Suddarth also encouraged graduates to temper their words with love.      “Seek out life in new civilizations – remember building relationships is the prime directive. When it comes to relationships cherish your friends and choose them well.”      According to Suddarth, the graduates would encounter “aliens.”      “You will encounter people who know their environment and you won’t,” he said “Also remember that suffering will happen. Suffering produces character and character produces hope.”      Suddarth closed by encouraging graduates to boldly go where no one has gone before.      “You’ve already done this by being the first-ever class of Bethel University,” he said. “As you embark on life’s journey, how will you make it? Each according to his gifts, live long and prosper.”                 Graduates who earned a Bachelor of Science were: Melissa Ann Allen, Paris; Crystal Tamekila Bailey, Dyersburg; Lewis David Bell, South Fulton; Jennifer Lynn Bishop, Median; Barbara Ann Blakely, Memphis; Lisa A. Brazil, Murfreesboro; Emmitt Jereh Brinson, Memphis; Stephanie Marie Brunson (Summa Cum Laude), Cumberland Furnace; Wilma Landers Capps (Cum Laude), Dyersburg; Lillian Teresa Carter, Memphis; Lonnie W. Coleman, Olive Branch, Miss.; Christopher Michael Collins, Guthrie, Ky.; Krystal Sherrod Conner, Brownsville; Matthew Grant Cooper, Jackson; Melinda Barber Cross (Cum Laude), Union City; Tanya Evette DeBerry, Jackson; Brandon McClellan Denton, Hendersonville; Lourdanie Desir, Nashville; John Ellis Dorse, Memphis; Nicole T. Ellis, Jackson; Shane Bentley Faulkner, Calhoun, Ga.; James Daniel Fisher (Summa Cum Laude), McKenzie; Emily D. Fowler; Andrea M. Ford, Memphis; Beverly Ann Foster, Smyrna; Tamara R. Givens, Gallatin; Amanda D. Golden, Paris; Seth Smith Gordon (Cum Laude), Jackson; Jason K. Griggs (Magna Cum Laude), Trenton; Martin Hall Jr., Clarksville; Natasha D. Hall (Magna Cum Laude), Clarksville; Carrie D. Hannah, Jackson; Pamela Hardaway, Byhalia, Miss.; Julia Ann Haymer, Paris; Ricky W. Hester (Magna Cum Laude), Clarksville; Gloria Jean Hilliard, Memphis; Rhonda Hughes-Qualls, Bartlett; John H. Johnson, Clarksville; Kathey L. Johnson, Memphis; Geneva C. Jones, Jackson; Kenisha E. Jones, Cordova; Kimishia Y. Jones, Cordova; Marshall Jones III, Jackson; Wendi Shayne Edwards Jones, Linden; Jeff L. Knox, Signal Mountain; Cordiero Robert Laster, Parsons; Marsha L. Lee (Magna Cum Laude), Parsons; Laurie L. Lewis, Jackson; Anthony R. Limes, Ridgely; Rodney Wayne Lomax (Cum Laude), Linden; Amanda Marion Manton, Ormand Beach, Fla.; Daphne B. Martin, Memphis; Robyn Mattox-Robinson, Memphis; Charice McCants-Conner, Jackson; Alecia Demetria Clevette McLaurine, Nashville; Carl Thomas Meister, Arlington; Stella L. Minor, Jackson; Denise Sunshine Myles, Jackson; Betty Jo M. Nanney (Cum Laude), Newbern; Nike O. Odusanya, McKenzie; Jonathan D. Owen, Hohenwald; Wondra Denise Pie, Memphis; Amy Danielle Powell, Baxter; Leona G. Presley, Chickamauga, Ga.; Melissa Beth Rice, Lexington; Tonya S. Rose-Johnson (Magna Cum Laude), Ooltewah; LaShunna R. Ross (Cum Laude), Memphis; Tamica L. Ross, Hermitage; Jason Trent Scott, Parsons; Condelia Margarene Shirley, Dalton, Ga.; Jennifer Nicole Smith, Murfreesboro; John Franklin Smith (Cum :Laude), McKenzie; Tina Marie Stanfill (Summa Cum Laude), Lexington; John Rico Strickland, Nashville; Millard Elic Sturgill (Summa Cum Laude), Lexington; Amanda Carol Taylor (Magna Cum Laude), Bells; Mary F. Teague, Paris; Kevin L. Terrett (Summa Cum Laude), Martin; Kimberly D. Terrett, Martin; Alisha Leah Tharpe (Magna Cum Laude), Paris; Amy Leah Torres, Ripley; Augustine Tina Tuggle, Nashville; Nicole Lynn Wade, Nashville; Beverly D. Washington (Cum Laude), Humboldt; Cassandra Williams (Cum Laude) Memphis; Elizabeth Anne Wood (Magna Cum Laude), Reagan; James Landon Wood, McKenzie.      Those graduating with a master of arts in education were: Joel Robert Ayers, Martin; Lorrie A. Brown, McKenzie; Kristy Henry, Covington; Catherine Gore Herrera, Paris; Bridget Nicole Kelly, Camden; Brandon Wade Kilburn, McKenzie; Mumela Mumiukha, McKenzie; Megan Lynn Reynolds, Bells; Tanya Murlene Baker Ricketts, Huntingdon; Matthew Whitelaw Shearon, Brownsville; Jada Ann Sims, Greenfield; John Robert Wilkins, Paris.      Earning a master of arts in teaching was: Anita Gail Marshall-Harris of Camden.      Those graduating with a master of business administration were: Christina Renee Brickner, Clarksville; Carolyn Rae Flood, Henry; Donna Kay Hamilton, Paris; Anthony W. Heavner, Jackson; Ola Horton-Mallard, Paducah, Ky.; Terald Kiehn, Big Sandy; Monique Merriweather, Jackson; C. David Millard, Paris; Bradley G. Moore, Bradford; Michael J. Ojeda, Jackson; Angella Levette Palmer, Brownsville; Lisa Michelle Piercey, Jackson; Keith E. Reeves, Waynesboro; Noah Chad Shannon, Lawrenceburg; Marsha Gail McElFresh Shelby, Clarksville; Ernest D. Strickland, Memphis; Norman Alexander Turner, Clarksville; April Reed Wallace, Oxford, Miss.; Gloria S. Williams, Clarksville; Bradley Eugene Young, Jackson.
  • A group of Korean theology students taking part in Bethel’s Program of Alternate Studies (PAS) offered the special music during the Monday, July 13 worship service of the annual program at Bethel. Fifty-eight students and 17 faculty and staff will be on the Bethel campus for the next two weeks to take part in the program.
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  • In conjunction with Bethel's continued growth, the Cumberland Presbyterian School has started two new athletic teams with men and women's shooting. Lance Rider has been chosen to be the head coach of the inaugural teams along with assistants Thomas "Bub" Edwards, Mark Anderson and Bill Lane.
  • Bethel began site preparation this week for the school’s new science building – the next in a series of capital improvements.      Funds from an anonymous $1 million donation in late 2008 helped to complete funding needed to underwrite the estimated costs of the proposed building, and plans for beginning construction were initiated.

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