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Baseball Continues Streak with Wins on the Road

Baseball

The Glenville State Pioneer baseball team has now extended their winning streak to eight straight games and have won nine MEC Conference games in a row as they defeated UVa-Wise on the road Friday afternoon in a double header

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer baseball team has now extended their winning streak to eight straight games and have won nine MEC Conference games in a row as they defeated UVa-Wise on the road Friday afternoon in a double header.

The Pioneers took game one 6-3. Glenville State had seven hits in the game and committed only one error while UVa-Wise finished with eight hits and had two errors.

Zach Sanford went 1 for 3 with 3 RBI’s while Tyler Wiseman went 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s.

Senior pitcher Brock McClung picked up the victory as he pitched all seven innings allowing eight hits, three runs, and struck out five batters.

In the second game the Pioneers would start right where they left off and roll to an 8-5 victory.

Glenville State had 13 hits in the second game and only had one error.

Zach Sanford again had a great game as he went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI’s while Tucker Abruzzino and Tyler Wiseman both went 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Freshman pitcher Karl Bennington picked the win as he pitched 4.1 innings allowing eight hits, five runs, and walked only one batter.

The Pioneers will play UVa-Wise again on Saturday as they finish their four game series. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.

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Dorsey Senior Vocal Recital

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2015

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Chelsea Dorsey

GSC senior Chelsea Dorsey performs with the 'Wall of Sound' Marching Band

GLENVILLE, WV—Glenville State College music major Chelsea Dorsey will perform her senior vocal recital on Sunday, April 19th at 3:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

“In my time at GSC, I have been given opportunities that some other musicians would only dream to have in their lifetime that I wouldn’t have had if I hadn’t come here,” said Dorsey.

Dorsey, who hails from Summersville, West Virginia, is the daughter of Sara Legg and Bryon Dorsey. While attending GSC she participated in concert choir, the chamber singers, marching band, and concert band.

After graduation, she plans to teach music at either the middle or high school level.

For more information call (304) 462-6340.

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5K for Autism Awareness Raises Nearly $2,000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 17, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College student organization Pioneers for a Cause held their ‘Color a World Without Autism’ 5K run/walk on Wednesday, April 15th. Approximately 160 GSC students, faculty, staff, and community members of all ages were in attendance.

“Pioneers for a Cause was blown away by the support and encouragement of everyone who got involved – without them the success of the race wouldn’t have been possible. In total, we raised nearly $2,000 for autism research! My organization decided in the beginning that since we are the only group like this in West Virginia, we wanted the proceeds to stay in the state. With that idea taken into consideration, we will be donating the money to the Autism Society of WV,” said GSC student Jade Spencer who served as one of the event coordinators.

Some of the autism awareness 5K run/walk participants The group teamed up with GSC’s Student Government Association for the color run/walk who helped cover some of the costs. Glenville Foodland and Smith Land Surveying also donated all of the bottled water for the race. “We would like to thank everyone who made donations, helped throw the color, and the law enforcement for keeping everyone safe throughout the race route. Overall, the race was a huge success and made a big impact on the GSC campus. We are already looking forward to planning another one for next year,” continued Spencer.

Pioneers for a Cause invites all Glenville State College students to become involved; their meetings take place on Monday’s at 7:00 p.m. in room 311A/B of the Mollohan Campus Community Center.

For more information about student organizations and activities at Glenville State College, contact Director of Student Activities Jodi Ocheltree at Jodi.Ocheltree@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6416.

Photos by GSC student Quentin Murphy

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GSC Financial Aid Workers Complete Training

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 14, 2015

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Financial Aid Counselors Receive Certifications

Mary Jones (left) and Stephany Harper (right) with a few of their special training certificates

GLENVILLE, WV – Two employees of Glenville State College’s Office of Financial Aid, Mary Jones and Stephany Harper, recently were certified in several nationally-recognized programs. After attending two days of financial aid training and taking ten separate tests, the pair received certification in: federal methodology, cost of attendance, student eligibility, return of Title IV funds, verification, campus-based programs, professional judgment, direct loans, packaging and notification of awards, and the application process. The certifications took place through the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators credentialed training program.

“Mary and Stephany’s dedication to the work of GSC’s Financial Aid Office is very much appreciated and recognized.  They demonstrate commitment to the needs of our students and work tirelessly to answer questions and solve problems to assist them in their quest for a college education,” said Financial Aid Director Karen Lay.

Both received Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees with emphasis in accounting and management from Glenville State College; Jones in 2009 and Harper in 2012. They both began their employment in the Financial Aid Office as part time workers before being promoted in 2011 and 2014, respectively.

For more information about financial aid at Glenville State College, call (304) 462-4103.

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Baseball Extends Winning Streak with Sweep Over FSU

Baseball

The Glenville State Pioneer baseball team has been on a roll as of late, with their sweep today over the Fairmont State University Falcons the Pioneers have now won six straight games in a row

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer baseball team has been on a roll as of late, with their sweep today over the Fairmont State University Falcons, the Pioneers have now won six straight games in a row.

In the first game Glenville State had eight total hits and committed two errors as they rolled to a 4-2 victory.

The Pioneers jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the first inning as Randal Baugher hit an RBI single scoring Justin Lewis also for GSC Zach Sanford hit an RBI single as he scored Heath Swisher and Tyler Wiseman had an RBI scoring Randal Baugher.

Fairmont State would add a run in the bottom of the fourth however GSC would match that in the top of the seventh as they won their fifth game in a row, 4-2.

Randal Baugher went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s and scored a run while Zach Sanford and Tyler Wiseman both had RBI’s in the game.

Art’om Rank pitched all seven innings as he picked up the win allowing only three hits, two runs, and struck out six batters.

In the second game of the day the Pioneers only had six hits in the game but committed no errors as they cruised to the 7-2 win.

After the game was tied up early at 1-1, Glenville State would come up big  in the fourth and fifth inning as they scored a total of five runs to take a 6-1 lead. Each team would add a run in the seventh inning as the Pioneers cruised to the victory, their sixth win in a row.

Zach Sanford had a great game as he went 1 for 3 with 3 RBI’s and scored a run. Tucker Abruzzino, Khalfani Mar’na, and Jordan Braniff all had an RBI in the game.

Justin Oney picked up the win as he pitched seven innings allowing seven hits, two runs, and struck out three batters.

The Pioneers return to action this Saturday and Sunday, April 18th and 19th as they travel to UVa-Wise. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. for both days.

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District V Literature Fair Held at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 13, 2015

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Literature Fair at GSC

GSC's Dr. Tara Cosco (left) observes as two costumed Literature Fair participants make their presentation

GLENVILLE, WV – Over eighty students from around the area gathered recently at Glenville State College for a Literature Fair sponsored by District V of the West Virginia Reading Association (WVRA). District V consists of Braxton, Calhoun, Clay, Gilmer, Kanawha, Nicholas, Roane, and Webster Counties.

Students from Gilmer, Nicholas, and Webster Counties in grades K-12 presented sixty-four reading projects. Individuals, pairs, and classroom projects were on display and many students even dressed in character to match their project. Overall best of show awards were given to K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade divisions. Those winners received a purple ribbon and were invited to display their projects at the 60th Annual WVRA Conference to be held at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs this November.

Literature Fair at GSC

Connie Stout O'Dell listens as one of the younger entrants in the Literature Fair describes his display project

Dr. Shara Curry, associate professor in the Teacher Education Department at GSC, commented that she thoroughly enjoyed working with the teachers involved in the WVRA and helping to plan the Literature Festival. “It was a joy to host the event and have the K-12 students on the campus of GSC! Many of them had never been here before and the high school students were especially interested in the campus tour led by Josh James from our Admissions Office.”

Judges included teachers from Nicholas, Gilmer, and Webster Counties and Dr. Kevin Cain, Connie O’Dell, Dr. Tara Cosco, and Dr. Shelly Ratliff, all of whom are professors in GSC’s Teacher Education Department. GSC education majors Dancey Howes, Kayla Rose, Athena Morris, Kennedy Cochran, and Katie Stover served as greeters to the K-12 students and their families and organized crafts and games for the students between presentations.

For more information about the Education Department at Glenville State College, call (304) 462-4119.

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113 Fighters Entered in the Inaugural Glenville Toughman Contest

Boxing

113 fighters entered in the Inaugural Glenville Toughman Contest

Glenville, W.Va. – Jerry Thomas’ West Virginia Sports Promotions and Glenville State College are completing final preparations for the First Annual Glenville-Central WV BUDWEISER TOUGHMAN CONTEST, that will be held this Friday and Saturday, April 17th  18th at the “New Waco Center at Glenville Sate College. The event is being sponsored by Budweiser, Chenoweth Ford, North Central WV Airport, Leon Ramsey’s Dawghouse Gym, RDR Energy Resources, News Channel 5 WDTV, WBRB 101.3 The BEAR, Network WV and Suddenlink Media. A list of the fighters entered as of today is available here. Entries will continue to be accepted through Thursday April 16th. In addition to all the action and excitement that Toughman delivers, fans will see pro bouts featuring Tyler Cottrill, “Iron” Mike Snider, “Wild” Wes Hanson and a “Special” Women’s bout featuring Karisa “Cherry Bomb”Lambert.

Advance ticket sales have been very strong, however good seats are still available. Tickets will be on sale at Rich Oil Stores in Glenville and Clarksburg through Friday at 12:00 noon, then remaining tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 6:30pm, when the doors open. The event will start at 7:30pm both nights, with the presentation of the colors by the U.S. Marines and the singing of the Anthem by Whitney Oliverio.

To charge tickets by phone or for additional information call 1-800-296-3897 or online at wvtoughman.com

The event has been sanctioned and will be supervised by the West Virginia State Athletic Commission.

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Band and Choir Concerts; Honor Band/Choir Returning to GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2015
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GSC logoGLENVILLE, WV—Students and faculty in the Glenville State College Department of Fine Arts are preparing for their annual Band and Choir Concerts on Friday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Additionally, the GSC Honor Band and Honor Choir weekend for high school students will take place the 24th and 25th, culminating with that event’s concert on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. also in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

The Friday concert will feature GSC’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Teresa Dody, and GSC’s Concert Band, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music and Fine Arts Department Chair Lloyd Bone. The Seventh Annual GSC Honor Band and First Annual GSC Honor Choir will take place throughout Friday and Saturday. High school students from throughout the Mountain State will be in attendance vying for a performance spot in one of the honor groups.

“These two events over two days are a great opportunity to represent and recruit for GSC. Last year we had nearly 125 students from around the state on campus! Our concert is one of the main events of the weekend for the honor students,” said Bone.

Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sheri Skidmore in the GSC Fine Arts Department at Sheri.Skidmore@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6340.

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Men’s Golf Places Ninth at MEC Spring Championship

Men's Golf

The Glenville State men's golf team placed ninth at the MEC Spring Conference Championship at Glade Springs Resort with a two day score of 675

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State men’s golf team placed ninth at the MEC Spring Conference Championship at Glade Springs Resort with a two day score of 675.

Nick Calvert led the Pioneers as he tied for 29th with a score total score of 167.

Travis Covert and Hunter Simmons both tied for 32nd as each shot a 168. Also for Glenville State Alex Lytle placed 43rd with a score of 174 and Dylan Montgomery finished 49th with a score of 179.

The Pioneers season now comes to an end and they will start to prepare for the 2015 Fall season.

Team Results

Finish Team Rd.1 Rd.2 Total

1 Charleston 308 301 609

2 West Liberty 300 316 616

3 Concord 320 316 637

4 Notre Dame 321 320 641

5 WV Wesleyan 329 315 644

6 Fairmont State 340 316 656

7 Urbana 335 326 661

8 Shepherd 339 327 666

9 Glenville State 344 331 675

10 Wheeling Jesuit 340 341 681

11 WV State 368 449 817

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White Senior Recital Planned

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV—Glenville State College music major Joshua White will perform his senior recital on Saturday, April 25th at 3:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. He will be performing his recital on the tuba.

“I am proud to say that without a doubt I am graduating from the finest music department in West Virginia,” said White.

While attending GSC, White has performed in the concert band, marching band, choir, chamber singers, jazz band, brass ensemble, brass quintet, trombone choir, and tuba euphonium ensemble/quartet. He also performed with GSC’s tuba euphonium ensemble at the 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference. White is the son of Dan and Jennifer White, both of whom are former GSC students, and is from Parkersburg (Wood County), West Virginia.

After graduation White intends to pursue a master’s degree in tuba performance from either Ohio University or the University of Tennessee. He has already been accepted to both.

For more information call (304) 462-6340.

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