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Pioneers Fall to Fairmont State in the Annual Battle for the Bit

Football

Glenville State's linebacker Spencer Steele had five total tackles in the 36-40 loss to Fairmont State

Fairmont, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer football team traveled to Fairmont State University this afternoon and suffered a tough 36-40 loss in the Annual Battle for the Bit.

The Fairmont State Fighting Falcons would get off to a fast start as they would score the first 24 points of the ball game to take a 24-0 lead over the Pioneers. However GSC would not give in as they would score the last 14 points of the first half to cut Fairmont State’s lead to 10 points, 24-14, as both teams headed into halftime.

In the third quarter GSC’s Tevin Drake would fumble on their first possession as Fairmont State would recover the fumble. FSU offense would then drive it 87 yards and score a touchdown on a Terrell Charles five yard run to take a 31-14 lead.

On the Pioneers next possession GSC was forced to punt out of their own territory but a high snap over Tyler Czajkowski head resulted in a safety for the Falcons defense as FSU took a 33-14 lead over GSC.

The Pioneers would cut into the Falcons lead at the 4:25 minute mark of the third quarter as Sean Steele hit tight end Jake Harper for his first touchdown catch of the season making it, 33-20 FSU.

As GSC headed into the fourth quarter FSU would add another score at the 14:52 minute mark as Nick Alvaro scored on a 30 yard pass from Cooper Hibbs as they took a 40-20 lead.

However GSC would cut into the lead again at the 11:33 minute mark as Jake Harper caught his second touchdown pass of the day making it,40-28, after the two point conversion was good.

The Pioneers defense would then do their job and get the ball back the GSC offense. GSC would then take the ball 42 yards as Dante Roberts, who came in for the injured Sean Steele, scored on a four yard quarterback sneak as GSC cut the lead to four points, 40-36.

The Pioneers would get another chance late in the fourth quarter but would turn it over on downs as Glenville State would fall to Fairmont State, 40-36.

The Pioneers racked up 544 total yards of offense on 71 plays while the GSC defense allowed Fairmont State a total of 435 yards. Penalties killed the Pioneers today as they racked up 15 penalties for 145 yards.

Rahmann Lee had another fabulous day as he rushed for 220 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown. Tevin Drake rushed for 98 yards on 17 carriers for the Pioneers.

Quarterback Sean Steele went 18 of 27 for 183 yards and three touchdowns.

Steele’s favorite receiver was Rahmann Lee as he caught seven passes for 80 yards while tight end Jake Harper had a great day as he caught four passes for 33 yards and had two touchdowns.

On the defense side of the ball Zack Mayes had nine total tackles for GSC while Gary Henderson also had nine total tackles and a sack.

For Fairmont State quarterback Cooper Hibbs finished with 384 yards as he went 25 of 36 with three touchdowns and an interception.

The Pioneers fall to 0-3 on the season they return to action next Saturday, September 27th when Urbana University travels to Glenville. Kickoff is set for 1:00 pm.

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GSC Recruiting Paid Student Researchers

Several positions are open for students to apply for research
grants in a variety of fields including math, biology, chemistry,
natural resources and behavioral science.

Subject matters range from microscopic cell-sized research to
recording honey bees response to positive and negative reinforcement.

The topic could be experimenting with methods to slow down cancer
cell growth. If that isn’t in your ballpark, perhaps a survey on the decline of
songbirds would be? Or perhaps how light, water, nutrients and stress
factors impacts the survival and growth of trees?

If math is what sparks your interest, Professor Paul Peck is embarking on a study
of graph theory. While Dr. Wen Wen Du is researching how steel is made
and its mechanical and physical properties at the crystalline level.

Posts are open for application until next Monday (Sept. 22). The pay
is $250 for limited spring research. The summer program includes a $2,250
stipend plus free room and board at the college. A professor is assigned
to assist and oversee student’s work.

Samuel Canfield, a sophomore biology major from Webster County, WV,
traveled to Colorado last summer to study how elevation and temperature
in the Rocky Mountains affect pocket gopher populations. Among other
trend lines he discovered, pocket gophers don’t like hot weather.

While closer to home, Adam Fuller, a senior behavioral science major from
Durbin, WV, studied how honey bees react to a loss of sugar concentration
in their food supply.

These projects are hands-on with students learning to use the more than
$1-million of sophisticated scientific equipment Glenville State College has
acquired in recent years, as it applies to their individual efforts.

Portions of the research is ongoing with new research-assistants picking up
where others leave off. For example, Dr. Gary Morris, working with the
Marshall University School of Medicine, is studying what triggers activate
or may silence breast cancer cell growth.

A bonus for those accepted into the program is students learn how to
prepare and present the data, both in written and orally. Dr. Kevin Evans
said these skills are mandatory for almost anyone wishing to continue
their education past a 4-year degree.

Interested students should contact Dr. Kevin Evans at 304-462-6304 or
write him at Kevin.Evans@glenville.edu. The final deadline is September 22.

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September 25th is Premium Night at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2014

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Glenville State College
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GLENVILLE, WV – The public is invited to Glenville State College’s Mollohan’s Restaurant on Thursday, September 25th from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. for the September Premium Night.

The menu for the dinner includes: carved herbed prime rib with au jus, baked chicken, shrimp and basil alfredo pasta, roasted red potato wedges, grilled veggie platter, rice pilaf, caramelized fall carrots and parsnips, assorted cheese platters, dinner rolls, spinach salad, fruit fondue, carrot cake, apple cobbler, and harvest cookies.

The costs for the September Premium Night are $13.75 for guests, $12.75 for seniors, $12.50 for faculty/staff using Flex Dollars, $10.30 for students using Flex Dollars, and $6.88 for children under 12.

To make reservations or for more information, contact the GSC Dining Services Office at (304) 462-6360. Reservations may be left on the voice mail.

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Bastin Work Featured in GSC Fine Arts Gallery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2014

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Artist Ernie Bastin

Artist Ernie Bastin

GLENVILLE, WV— The photography of artist Ernie Bastin will be featured in an upcoming exhibit in the Glenville State College Spears Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit will be on display Monday, September 22nd through Friday, October 17th with a reception to meet the artist on Monday, September 29th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Bastin was born in Lackawanna, New York but moved to Clarksburg, West Virginia when he was only four months old. Upon graduating high school, his mother gave him a camera as a graduation present which sparked an interest in photography that remains to this day. After high school, Bastin graduated from the Naval School of Music. Following his time in the Navy, he earned a bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in trumpet performance from the University of Illinois. He went on to teach trumpet and jazz at Ohio University until his retirement after 41 years.

“With digital photography, the photographer as improviser gives the photograph an added personal dimension. In both music and photography this added dimension reveals something about the improviser. With the advent of high resolution digital photography, filtering possibilities available through computer software as well as traditional techniques, the photographer, as improviser, is free to enhance the photograph,” said Bastin.

For more information, contact GSC Associate Professor of Art and Gallery Director Liza Brenner at Liza.Brenner@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6346.

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Game Central: Glenville State vs. Fairmont State – Game Three

Football

The Pioneers will travel to rival Fairmont State University as they take on the Fighting Falcons in the Annual Battle for the Bit game. The rivalry dates all the way back to 1908 and this will be the 88th meeting between the two schools. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM

Glenville, W.Va. - The Pioneers will travel to rival Fairmont State University as they take on the Fighting Falcons in the Annual Battle for the Bit game. The rivalry dates all the way back to 1908 and this will be the 88th meeting between the two schools. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM.

The Glenville State Pioneer football team comes into the matchup after suffering a tough loss to the West Liberty University Hilltoppers at home on Saturday afternoon in double overtime, 27-24. The Pioneers are 0-2 on the season and 0-2 in MEC play.

West Liberty would tie the game up at 24-24 as time expired on a desperation 46-yard hailmary toss as we headed to overtime. Each team missed field goal chances in the first overtime session.

In the second overtime West Liberty would take a 27-24 lead after Josh Wilson hit a 43 yard field goal. The Pioneer would have one last possession. Quarterback Sean Steele would hit Rahmann Lee for a 13 yard pass into the endzone however the refs ruled that Lee fumbled the ball into the endzone for a touchback there for game over as West Liberty would come away with a controversial win, 27-24.

Running back Tevin Drake rushed for 97 yards on 17 carries while Rahmann Lee rushed for 73 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. Quarterback Sean Steele completed 22 passes out of 32 for 362 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Steele’s favorite target was Rahmann Lee as he caught eight passes for 95 yards. For the Pioneer defense Devin Cain led all tacklers with nine tackles on the day while Gary Henderson finished with seven tackles and a sack.

Fairmont State comes into the matchup after suffering a big loss to Shepherd 56-0. Shepherd allowed just 67 yards of total offense in a dominant 56-0 win. The 67 yards given up is the fewest surrendered in the young history of the MEC. The Rams allowed only five first downs in the game.

After throwing for over 400 yards last week, Cooper Hibbs was limited to just 33 yards on 4-of-15 passing. The Falcons managed just 34 yards on 33 carries on the day. Fairmont State falls to 0-2 on the year and 0-2 in MEC play.

The Pioneers defeated Fairmont State last year, 31-14. GSC has also won the last four meetings between the schools.

Game Day Links below:

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Pioneers Fall to Hilltoppers in Double Overtime

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(GSC photo / Drew Moody)

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer football team fell to the West Liberty University Hilltoppers at home on Saturday afternoon in double overtime, 27-24.

Glenville State would get on the scoreboard first at the 11:34 minute mark of the first quarter as Ralph Gordon caught an eight yard touchdown pass from Sean Steele as the Pioneers took a, 7-0.

West Liberty would answer back at the 4:01 minute mark as they knotted it up at 7-7 after one yard touchdown run by Jeremaih Ortiz.

Glenville State would then go up 14-7 as Antiwone Johnson caught a pass from Sean Steele and took it 53 yards to the endzone. The Pioneers would take that 14-7 lead into halftime.

West Liberty however would tie it up again at 14-14 midway through the third quarter as Braxton Gamble scored on a 13 yard run.

The Pioneers would again take the lead as time expired in the third quarter as Rahmann Lee scored on a six yard run putting GSC up 21-14. The Pioneers would add a 37 yard field goal by Tanner Wright, early in the fourth quarter, as Glenville State took a 10 point lead over the Hilltoppers, 24-14.

West Liberty would add a 31 yard field goal at the 2:03 minute mark of the fourth to pull within a touchdown, 24-17.

Glenville State’s next drive would stall as West Liberty would get the ball back. However GSC would come up with an interception by DeMarcus Davis, or so the fans thought, the refs would gather on the field and overturn the call as the drive continued for the Hilltoppers.

On a fourth and 10 West Liberty would come up big as Dylan Potts caught the 46 yard hailmary from Dakota Conwell as they tied it up at 24-24, as we headed to overtime.

In the first overtime neither team would score as both kickers missed field goal attempts.

In the second overtime West Liberty would take a 27-24 lead after Josh Wilson hit a 43 yard field goal. The Pioneer would have one last possession. Quarterback Sean Steele would hit Rahmann Lee for a 13 yard pass into the endzone however the refs ruled that Lee fumbled the ball into the endzone for a touchback there for game over as West Liberty would come away with a controversial win, 27-24.

The Pioneers offense racked up 559 total yards of offense while the GSC defense only gave up 316 total yards to West Liberty. Glenville State was penalized six times for 100 yards while West Liberty only had two penalties for 20 yards.

Running back Tevin Drake rushed for 97 yards on 17 carries while Rahmann Lee rushed for 73 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown.

Quarterback Sean Steele completed 22 passes out of 32 for 362 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Steele’s favorite target was Rahmann Lee as he caught eight passes for 95 yards.

For the Pioneer defense Devin Cain led all tacklers with nine tackles on the day while Gary Henderson finished with seven tackles and a sack.

The Pioneers fall to 0-2 on the early season and will look to bounce back next Saturday as they travel to Fairmont State for the Annual Battle for the Bit. Kickoff is set for 1:00 pm.

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Mann to Perform Senior Fiddle Recital

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV— Glenville State College Bluegrass Music major Robbie Mann will perform his Senior Fiddle Recital on Sunday, September 21st at 3:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The recital is free to attend and open to the public.

Mann, from Berkeley Springs (Morgan County) West Virginia, began studying classical violin at the Shenandoah University for the Arts at age six. At the age of 13, Mann changed his focus from classical studies to Appalachian folk music under the tutelage of master fiddler Joe Hermann.

Robbie Mann

Robbie Mann

When Mann turned 16 years old he was introduced to Buddy Griffin who, at the time, was directing GSC’s Bluegrass Program. Mann auditioned for the GSC Bluegrass Band and eventually enrolled in the four-year Bluegrass Music degree program at GSC where he is entering his senior year.

“Robbie first came to us playing the old-time fiddle style. Buddy Griffin and I have been able to work with him on various instruments throughout his career here. It’s exciting to watch him mature musically. There is no doubt that he and those accompanying him have been working extremely hard this semester to put on a great Senior Recital. We would like to invite everyone out for a free evening of bluegrass influenced music,” said GSC Bluegrass Music Program Director Megan Darby.

“Being a Bluegrass Major at GSC has given me the resources and knowledge necessary to venture into the world as a performing musician with confidence,” said Mann.
During his recital Mann will be joined by GSC Adjunct Instructor of Piano and Fine Arts Department accompanist Anita White, GSC’s Bluegrass Band, and The Allegheny Ramblers, a strings-based folk band made up of Mann and three other GSC students.

For more information about the recital or the GSC Bluegrass Degree Program, contact Darby at Megan.Darby@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6347.

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GSC Hosting Fall Fair with Graduate Schools, Post-Grad Opportunities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2014

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GSC Hosting Fall Fair with Graduate Schools, Post-Grad Opportunities

GLENVILLE, WV – On Wednesday, September 24th Glenville State College Career Services staff members will be holding a ‘Fall Fair’ in the Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Approximately 30 exhibitors will be in attendance, ranging from graduate schools, international volunteer and study abroad programs, federal government internships, and opportunities for veterans.

This event, the first of its kind at GSC, is intended to promote awareness of professional experiences and opportunities available through graduate schools.

“This is the first year that GSC is hosting a Fall Fair, and we are very honored that so many programs will be in attendance on the 24th. I have every confidence that this will prove to be an advantageous experience for all attendees,” said GSC Career Services Counselor Joanna DiStefano. She encourages those who plan to attend the fair to be dressed for success, bring a copy of their resume and cover letter, and to be friendly and open for conversation.

The GSC Career Services office wants to stress that this is not an employment fair, but rather a chance for current students, alumni, and members of the greater Glenville community to learn about options for deepening their professional skillset.

The annual Career Fair, which will feature over 70 regional employers and graduate schools, is tentatively set for Wednesday, March 18, 2015. For more information about the Fall Fair, Career Fair, or further career information contact DiStefano at Joanna.DiStefano@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6151.

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Volleyball Downs Salem International, 3-2

Volleyball
Rachel Morris finished with a game high 13 digs in a win over Salem International

Glenville, W.Va. - The GSC Lady Pioneer volleyball team defeated the Salem International Tigers in their home opener at the newly constructed Waco Center in five set, 3-2.

New GSC Head Coach Katie Avery picked up her first coaching victory as a Pioneer.

GSC would take the first two sets 25-17 and 25-21. However Salem would rally and they would take the next two sets 25-19 and 25-17 as they knotted it up at 2-2. In the fifth and final set GSC would get up early and never look back as they took set five, 15-9.

For the Lady Pioneers Kayla Lowers finished the night eight kills and had one serve ace. Freshman Tahje Houston also finished with eight kills on the night.

Kaci Sullivan paced GSC with a team high 20 assists while Rachel Morris finished with a game high 13 digs. Freshman Lauren Wheatley finished with four solo blocks.

Salem was led by Rachel Hess as she had a game high 10 kills while Brittney Nebitt finished with 27 assists.

They Lady Pioneers return to action this Friday and Saturday, September 12th and 13th as they will play in the Davis & Elkins Volleyball Invite.

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Game Central: Glenville State vs. West Liberty – Game Two

Football
The Glenville State Pioneer football team will host West Liberty University this Saturday, September 13th at Morris Stadium, kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneers will take on the West Liberty Hilltoppers this coming Saturday, September 13th in what will be the Pioneers home opener of the 2014 season.

The Pioneers come into the matchup after suffering a tough loss at Concord, 27-54. West Liberty is coming off a 13-38 loss at the hands of Shepherd.

Rahmann Lee rushed for over 150 yards last week against a stout Concord defense. He also scored three touchdowns. Newcomer Tevin Drake also went over 100 yards on the ground and scored a touchdown against Concord.

Quarterback Sean Steele threw for 159 yards as he completed 12 out of 23 passes. Steele’s favorite target was Dante Absher as he caught four passes for 72 yards. For the defense linebackers Spencer Steele, James Johnson, and Devin Cain all finished the day with eight tackles each.

West Liberty’s defense allowed the Shepherd Rams last week to rush for over 200 yards on the ground. Marc Schumacher led WLU with nine tackles (six solo).

The Pioneers were picked to finish fourth in the MEC Preseason Football Poll while West Liberty was picked to finish seventh.

The Pioneers will be looking for some revenge against the Hilltoppers as West Liberty defeated Glenville State last year, 16-13.

Even though the Pioneers fell short last year GSC racked up 376 total yards of offense against West Liberty while the GSC defense only allowed 252 yards of total offense by the Hilltoppers.

However GSC was penalized 10 times in their matchup last year.

GSC’s running back Rahmann Lee accounted for the only two touchdowns last year against West Liberty’s defense. Lee was just short of 100 yards last year against the Hilltoppers as he finished the game with 99 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown. Lee also was the Pioneer leading receiver last year against the Hilltoppers as he caught five passes for 77 yards and a touchdown.

After week one of the 2014 season Rahmann Lee is ranked 4th in Division II in Rushing Yards with 2,919, he is ranked 2nd in Rushing Yards Per Game with 126.9, and he is ranked 1st in All Purpose Yards Per Game with 150.43.

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