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Create West Virginia Conference in Glenville October 26-28

Glenville, WV – Create West Virginia, the statewide grass-roots initiative stimulating Innovation Economy growth in West Virginia, and The Building Conference, West Virginia’s placemaking conference, will hold their first-ever joint conference in partnership with Glenville State College in Glenville, WV, October 26-28, 2014.

“This year’s conference will break barriers in how our state thinks about growth and prosperity,” said conference creative director Rebecca Kimmons. “We want entrepreneurs, engineers, contractors, business and community leaders and educators to think about how connecting cultures through social and technology networks can generate new opportunities for our citizens.”

This year’s joint conferences are also unique with their unprecedented participation by young people, especially college students. Glenville State College is serving as host venue and planning partner with Create West Virginia and The Building Conference to stimulate feedback and ideas from the next generation of West Virginia leaders.

“As a participant in past Create West Virginia Conferences, I’ve seen first-hand how ideas and connections are sparked at this very unique conference,” said Dr. Peter Barr, Glenville State College president. “It became obvious to me that holding this statewide training and networking conference at GSC would add new opportunities to generate an even more exciting level of innovative thinking.”

The Building Conference portion of the agenda, organized by WV GreenWorks with support from West Virginia State University’s Economic Development Center, WVU College of Creative Arts, and the US Green Building Council WV focuses on the design and retrofitting of West Virginia’s buildings, communities and public places to attract and retain innovative, entrepreneurial people. “Partnering with Create WV makes it easier to bring everyone together who can and is making a difference across this state. We’re providing an expansion of Create WV’s Quality of Place track this year because so much more public discussion and cross pollination is needed on the subjects of making our building stock, public places and communities not only more attractive, but more efficient, healthier and supportive of the creativity of the people who use them,” said Sarah Halstead, WVSU Extension’s Community and Economic Development Specialist.

The Building Conference agenda at Create West Virginia offers Local Economic Development credits and points for development professionals working for the state, and with the West Virginia Housing Development Fund.

With support from the City of Glenville and Gilmer County, the conference will integrate nationally-recognized keynote speakers, hands-on workshops and cultural experiences into the conference.

Speaker highlights include:

•    Dr. Mark Bates is the son and grandson of Mingo County coal miners and has been involved in medical device innovation for 20 years. He holds  over 60 US issued and pending patents in the areas of stents, embolic protection, gene therapy, stem cell implantation, regenerative therapy, nanotechnology, spinal cord injury, catheter design and drug delivery. The founder of several medical start-up companies, he is CEO and founder of Nexeon MedSystems, Inc., a translational research company. He attended Marshall University, and graduated from WV State University and WVU Medical School.

•    Carla Diana is a “hybrid designer” focused on realizing new visions for smart objects and the Internet of Things. She is a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s Integrated Product Design Program and an advisor for the group Tomorrow-Lab, a design firm that creates electro-mechanical solutions for smart devices. She is also a Fellow at Smart Design, where she oversees the Smart Interaction Lab.

•    Majora Carter, founder and CEO of the Majora Carter Group, is a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship winner and a community revitalization strategy consultant, real estate developer, and Peabody Award winning broadcaster.  She is responsible for the creation and successful implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training and placement systems and one of the first and most watched TED Talk speakers.

•    Paul Garnett is a Director in Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group, where he focuses on promoting higher-bandwidth, more efficient and ubiquitous spectrum-based broadband connectivity. He has been instrumental in the development of TV White Space technology, which has been used to bring broadband Internet to rural areas of Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Tanzania. Paul’s team, in partnership with WVNet, will bring this cutting-edge technology to Glenville for a special demonstration during the conference.

•    Ed O’Malley is the CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center, an initiative from the Kansas Health Foundation that equips people with skills to make positive change for the common good.

•    Tom Welch of Tom Welch Consulting is an education consultant, thought leader and former “Director of Seeding Innovation” in Kentucky’s Department of Education.

Create West Virginia will continue its tradition of infusing diverse cultural and learning experiences throughout the conference. Showcasing Glenville’s legacy as a folk music and history center, renowned bluegrass and folk musicians will share music throughout the conference. Mike Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen will join Karyn Calabrese and Kate Long in a session focused on using food to stimulate economic development, create jobs, and address health and wellness issues. DC Central Kitchen leads the nation in reducing hunger with recycled food, training adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals, and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise.

The 2014 Placemakers Awards will also be conferred on Monday evening, October 27, celebrating high performance buildings, communities and people. The US Green Building Council will offer an overview of the new LEED Version 4 accreditation program, while statewide water quality, energy and building code experts share trends in innovation, legislation, and accountability.

Sunday afternoon’s pre-conference program will offer free sessions for community members and any visitor to Glenville. Sessions on October 26 including training workshops on using YouTube and digital content to promote your cause or business, digital communication etiquette, and developing a unique value proposition for your organization.

The public is also invited to join building owners, designers, architects, engineers, energy efficiency experts and planners for a free community design session focused on a portion of downtown Glenville. Facilitated by West Virginia chapters of the US Green Building Council and the American Institute of Architects, this event will offer valuable information to all community leaders, planners and building owners on best practices for revitalization of buildings and public spaces for efficiency, lower operational costs and beautification.

A variety of attendance options are available, ranging from one-day passes to full-conference participation in both Create West Virginia and The Building Conference. All registration offers and pricing, along with the full conference agenda and speaker lineup can be found at www.createwv.org. Questions or sponsorship inquiries can be forwarded to info@createwv.org.

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GSC Graphics & Digital Media Program gets 3D Printer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – The Fine Arts Department at Glenville State College is keeping pace with technological trends with the addition of a 3D printer to its Graphics and Digital Media program. Assistant Professor of Art Chris Cosner announced recently that the program was able to acquire a fifth generation MakerBot Replicator printer through funding from the Glenville State College Foundation.

GSC's new MakerBot Replicator 3D printer and some test prints that have already been produced

GSC's new MakerBot Replicator 3D printer and some test prints that have already been produced

The new printer has an area of about 10 inches by 8 inches by 6 inches in which items can be created. The printer is capable of a myriad of outputs by layering polylactic acid (PLA) filaments onto a moveable platform. The filaments are deposited from a nozzle which is similar to a printer head on a traditional ink jet printer.

“We’ll be able to use the printer for rapid prototyping, visualization, manufacturing, and many other things,” said Cosner. He adds that students in the program will be able to use the 3D printer for design visualization, introduction to print-on-demand manufacturing, creative and artistic uses, design projects, and 3D modeling and printing techniques. “This new printer has the potential to be used on campus for everything from research projects to replacement parts,” he added.

Close-up view of some test prints by GSC's new 3D printer

Close-up view of some test prints by GSC's new 3D printer

Students and faculty in the program have already made several test prints and are hoping to begin making their own original designs soon. The 3D printer joins a high-end Epson Stylus Pro 4900 large format professional 2D printer that was already in the arsenal of tools available to students in the program. It is used by the photography class as an important tool to demonstrate printing, proofing, and color reproduction techniques.

For more information about the 3D printer or the Graphics and Digital Media Program at GSC, contact Cosner at Christopher.Cosner@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6349.

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Pioneers Dominate UVa-Wise on the Road

Football

Fullback Billy Perkins caught two passes for 13 yards and a touchdown in the Pioneers 35-9 win over UVa-Wise

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer football team scored on their first two offensive possessions of the ball game and never looked back as the Pioneers would dominate the UVa-Wise Cavaliers on the road 35-9.

Rahmann Lee would score on a one yard touchdown run, his 10th of the season, and Sean Steele would hit Lee for an 84 yard touchdown pitch and catch as the Pioneers would take a 14-0 lead after the first quarter of play.

The Pioneers would add to their lead in the second quarter at the 10:36 minute mark as Steele hit fullback Billy Perkins on a five yard touchdown pass, his first touchdown catch of his career, as GSC claimed a 21-0 lead.

UVa-Wise would get on the score board in at the 4:00 minute mark of the second quarter as Von Purvis scored from one yard out as the Cavaliers cut the Pioneers lead to 14 points, 21-7.

However the Pioneers would add another touchdown right before halftime as Sean Steele hit Dante Absher from five yards out as Glenville State took a 28-7 lead into the half.

In the third quarter UVa-Wise would force a Pioneers safety as the Cavaliers blocked a punt attempt by Tanner Wright in the endzone as Wright would fall on it making it, 28-9.

In the fourth quarter GSC would put the game away as Sean Steele hit Ralph Gordon on a 23 yard touchdown pass, Steele’s fourth touchdown pass of the game, as the Pioneers would be victorious on the road at UVa-Wise, 35-9.

The Pioneers ran 64 total plays for 403 total yards of offense while UVa-Wise ran 75 plays but for only 200 total yards of offense. Both team played a clean game as GSC only had three penalties for 25 yards while the Cavaliers had five penalties for 30 yards.

GSC was three for four in the red-zone while the Cavaliers went one for two.

Rahmann Lee continued to put up monster numbers as he rushed for 157 yards on 22 carries with a touchdown. He also caught two passes for 90 yards and a touchdown.

Sean Steele went 14 for 28 for 244 yards and four touchdowns, his favorite target was Dante Absher as he caught four passes for 73 yards and a touchdown. Also for GSC wideout Ralph Gordon caught three passes for 48 yards and a touchdown.

The Pioneers defense was led by linebacker Jordan Kesson as he had 10 total tackles while defensive end Gary Henderson also finished the game with 10 tackles and 2.5 sacks. Defensive lineman Hunter McWhorter finished with seven tackles, two sacks, and three tackles for loss.

UVa-Wise was led by running back Von Purvis as he rushed for 70 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown.

The Pioneers return home to I.L. & Sue Morris Stadium next Saturday, October 25th when Notre Dame College travels to Glenville.

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GSC Announces First Winter Commencement Will Be December 13th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2014

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Glenville State College
Public Relations Department
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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College will conduct its first full winter commencement ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2014 in GSC’s Fine Arts Center Auditorium.  In the past, students who completed their degree requirements at the end of the fall term were honored at a recognition ceremony in December and were then encouraged to return to GSC the following May to participate in the formal commencement.

The December ceremony makes participation much easier for students who, in many cases would have difficulty attending a spring event due to graduate pursuits or employment constraints.

Students on track to graduate in December have been notified. Tickets are not necessary for guests to attend and the Fine Arts Center is handicap accessible. More information will become available as plans are finalized.

For more information students can call (304) 462-4122.

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Pioneers Place 11th at MEC Men’s Golf Championship

Men's Golf
The Glenville State Pioneers placed 11th at MEC men’s golf championship

Glenville, W.Va. - The Glenville State men’s golf team finished 11th this past Tuesday at the Mountain East Conference Men’s Golf Championship at the Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio with a three-day score of 1,058.

Travis Covert paced the Pioneers as he finished with a score of 250 placing 30th overall. Hunter Simmons placed 45th with a score of 264 while Alex Lytle came in 50th with a 270 score.

Also for Glenville State JP McClung shot a 274 as he finished 51st and Nick Calvert finished 55th with a 298 score.

 The Concord Mountain Lions successfully defended the title they claimed a year ago as they shot a 937, West Liberty finished second with a score of 951, followed by Shepherd 955.

Team Scores

1 Concord 313 314 310 937 +73

2 West Liberty 321 323 307 951 +87

3 Shepherd University 317 333 305 955 +91

4 Charleston 325 333 298 956 +92

5 Notre Dame Coll. OH 318 348 303 969 +105

6 Fairmont St. Univ. 320 336 315 971 +107

7 West Virginia Wesl. 332 326 319 977 +113

8 Wheeling Jesuit Col. 327 334 322 983 +119

9 Urbana University 326 338 329 993 +129

10 Virginia at Wise, U 349 332 332 1013 +149

11 Glenville State Coll 362 344 352 1058 +194

12 West Virginia State 390 388 374 1152 +288

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Game Central: Glenville State vs. UVa-Wise – Game Seven

Football
Game Central: Glenville State vs. UVa-Wise – Game Seven

Glenville, W.Va. - Rahmann Lee’s eight-yard touchdown reception with four seconds left lifted Glenville State to a 34-30 win over Charleston at Morris Stadium this past Saturday.

Glenville State trailed 23-17 heading into the fourth quarter. The Pioneers took the lead on a Jake Harper touchdown reception and then added a Tanner Wright field goal to make it 27-23. UC marched 61 yards on seven plays and capped the drive with a 27-yard touchdown pass from Jermaine Kelly to John Knox with just over two minutes left. Steele then directed the Pioneer offense down the field going 6-for-9 for 61 yards, including the game-winner to Lee in the waning seconds.

The win improved GSC’s record to 2-4 overall and 2-4 in the MEC. Five of Glenville State’s six games this season have been decided by four points or less. Charleston lost for the second-straight week to fall to 4-2 overall and 3-2 in conference play.

Lee finished the game with 129 yards rushing and two touchdowns to go with four catches for 31 yards and a score. Sean Steele was 22-of-39 for 323 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Earon Settles led the Pioneers with 14 total tackles, including 2.5 for a loss and a forced fumble.

The Pioneers held Marvin Elam to just 68 yards on 18 carries. Jordan Paul was 15-of-26 for 154 yards with two touchdowns, and also rushed for 64 yards and a score. Isaiah Gibson had 12 tackles and Torie Wagner had eight tackles to go with four pass breakups for the Golden Eagles on defense.

The Pioneers this week hit the road as they travel to Wise, Virginia to take on Mountain East Conference newcomer UVa-Wise with Kickoff set for 1PM.

Last year the Pioneers steam rolled UVa-Wise at home, 49-7. The Pioneers had over 450 total yards of offense in last year’s matchup.

UVa-Wise is coming into the matchup falling to #9 Shepherd, 51-0. The Pioneers will look and try to win back-to-back games while UVa-Wise is stilling looking for their first victory of the 2014 season.

Game Day Links Below:

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GSC to Host Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 15, 2014

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Glenville, WV
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Glenville, WV – The annual Glenville State College Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 28th. The event will be held in GSC’s Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom at 12:00 p.m.

Attendees of the 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

Attendees of the 2013 Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon listen to opening remarks

“I want to invite everyone to attend this annual luncheon. We will be presenting vital information about breast cancer prevention and treatment as well as recognizing all survivors,” said GSC Campus Health Nurse Ronda Williams, R.N.

This year’s guest speaker will be Helen Morris who will be talking about personal experiences after her diagnosis. “The main thing to remember is that cancer is a word, not a sentence,” said Morris.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Those planning to attend should reserve a seat by Friday, October 24th. To make reservations or for additional information, contact Ronda Williams at (304) 462-6430.

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Special Oktoberfest Dinner at GSC on October 23rd

For Immediate Release: October 13, 2014

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Public Relations Department
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GLENVILLE, WV – The public is invited to Mollohan’s Restaurant at Glenville State College on Thursday, October 23rd from 4:30 until 7:00 p.m. for GSC’s Oktoberfest Premium Night.

The menu for the dinner includes: chicken cordon bleu, beef sauerbraten, grilled brats with sauerkraut, soft pretzels with cheese sauce and German mustard, beer battered onion rings, medley of green beans, asparagus, and carrots, a spätzle station, German potato salad, full salad bar, and cheddar cheese soup. Desserts for the special dinner will include: baked apple strudel, black forest cake, German chocolate cake, and carrot cake.

Costs for the Oktoberfest Premium Night are $ 13.75 for guests, $ 12.75 for seniors, $12.50 for faculty and staff using Flex Dollars, $10.30 for students using Flex Dollars, and $6.50 for children under 12.

Reservations are welcome and can be made by contacting the GSC Dining Services Office at (304) 462-6360. Reservations may be left on the voice mail.

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Volleyball Suffers Road Loss at Alderson Broaddus

Volleyball

Rachel Morris led the team in digs with six on the night

Philippi, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers volleyball team suffered a road loss Tuesday night to non-conference opponent Alderson Broaddus Battlers in three sets, 0-3.

The Lady Pioneers would suffer their worse loss of the season in the first set as AB took set one, 25-4.

Glenville State would battle back in the second set but end up falling, 25-19. Alderson Broaddus would then finish off the Lady Pioneers in the third and final set, 25-10.

Glenville State was led by freshmen Lauren Wheatley and Tahje Houston as they both finished the game with four kills each. Shyann Loftin finished the night with three serve aces.

Rachel Morris led the team in digs with six on the night while Stefanie Gladders and Kaci Sullivan both had six assists in the game.

Alderson Broaddus was led by Elise Wolff as she finished with a game high 12 kills.

The Lady Pioneers return to action Friday, September 17th when they travel to Shepherd University. Gametime is set for 7pm.

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Lady Pioneers Golf Team Places Seventh at MEC Championship

Women's Golf
Freshman Megan Little finished the MEC Women’s Golf Championship with a score of 282 as she placed overall 25th

Daniels, W.Va. - The Glenville State Lady Pioneers golf team finished seventh at the MEC Women’s Golf Championship this Tuesday, October 14th at Glade Springs Resort in Daniels, West Virginia.

Glenville State finished the three-day, 54 hole tournament, with a score of 1,145.

Freshman standout Raven Fatool finished the tournament in 20th with a 272 score while fellow freshman Megan Little finished with a score of 282 as she placed overall 25th.

Maggie Lilly finished 35th with a score of 298 while Cami Roberts shot a 299 as she finished 36th. GSC’s Hannah Stout finished 38th with a score of 305.

Notre Dame won the championship with a three-day total of 1,006 while Wheeling Jesuit finished runner-up with a score of 1,023.

MEC Championship Team Scores

1. Notre Dame Coll. OH 339 337 330 1006 +142

2. Wheeling Jesuit U. 344 334 345 1023 +159

3. West Virginia Wesl. 349 341 352 1042 +178

4. University of Charleston 342 352 356 1050 +186

5. West Liberty Univ 359 363 355 1077 +213

6. Urbana University 373 350 366 1089 +225

7. Glenville State College 388 371 386 1145 +281

8. UVA-Wise 395 387 389 1171 +307

9. Fairmont State Coll. 420 408 401 1229 +365

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