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Pioneers Split Double Header with Fairmont State

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Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer baseball team split a double header with the Fairmont State University Fighting Falcons on Wednesday afternoon.

In the first game of the double header the Pioneers would strike first in the bottom of the first inning as Tucker Abruzzino hit a two RBI single scoring Justin Lewis and Heath Swisher as Glenville State took a 2-0 lead.

The Pioneers would add to their lead in the bottom of the second inning as Heath Swisher hit an RBI single scoring Randy Bougher and later Ethan Szabo hit an RBI double scoring Justin Lewis. Then Abruzzino hit another two RBI double as Heath Swisher and Ethan Szabo both scored, and after an error Zach Sanford also crossed the plate as Glenville State took a 7-0 lead over the Fighting Falcons.

The Pioneers would add another run in the bottom of the third inning as GSC would go up 8-0 over Fairmont State.

Fairmont State would score two runs in the top of the fifth inning as the Fighting Falcons cut the Pioneers lead to six, 8-2.

The Pioneers would score three more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as they took an 11-2 lead over Fairmont State. The Pioneers would hold that large lead as they would defeat Fairmont State in the first game, 11-2.

The Pioneers would finish the game with 11 hits while Fairmont State only had 6 hits in the game.

Tucker Abruzzino went 2 for 4 with 4 RBI’s while Ethan Szabo went 2 for 4 with 3 RBI‘s and scored a run.

Justin Oney pitched all seven innings allowing only 2 runs, walked a batter, and struck out 2 batters.

In the second game, Glenville State would take a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first after Ethan Szabo hit a three run RBI double scoring Justin Lewis, Heath Swisher, and Khalfani Mar’Na. Later Alex Mace hit an RBI single scoring Ethan Szabo.

Fairmont State would tie it up at 4-4 after a big second inning. The Fighting Falcons would take their first lead in the top of the third inning as they scored one run as they went up 5-4 over the Pioneers.

GSC would tie it up at 5-5 in the bottom of the third inning after Zach Sanford scored off of an RBI by Alex Mace.

However Fairmont State would retake the lead in the top of the fourth as they scored two more runs to take a 7-5 lead over the Pioneers.

In the bottom of the fourth Randy Bougher would hit a solo homerun as GSC pulled within one, 7-6.

The Pioneers would then tie it up, 7-7, in the bottom of the seventh inning after Heath Swisher scored on a Fairmont State error as we headed to extra innings.

Fairmont State would take an 8-7 lead in the top of the eleventh inning and would go on the defeat the Pioneers in the second game.

Ethan Szabo went 1 for 4 with 3 RBI’s and scored a run while Alex Mace went 1 for 5 with 2 RBI’s.

Chris Knapp pitched seven innings allowing 7 runs, walked 6 batters, and had one strike out.

The Pioneers return to action Friday, April 19th when UVA-Wise travels to Glenville. Game time is set for 1:00pm.

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Fourth Annual GSC Pioneer Showcase April 22nd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2014

Contact: Bob Henry Baber
Public Relations Specialist
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV
(304) 462-6390

FOURTH ANNUAL GSC PIONEER SHOWCASE APRIL 22nd

GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College’s annual Pioneer Creative Arts and Research Forum Showcase will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd  in the Mollohan Campus Community Center.  The showcase allows full-time students to present class and individual projects across all disciplines in a juried setting.  Participants’ posters can be viewed from 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m. with refreshments served until noon. The free event is open to the public.

“The size and scope of the showcase has been increasing every year since its inception three years ago and successfully highlights GSC’s diverse academic work.   The event gives students the opportunity to present and discuss creative and intellectual work with their peers in a setting outside the classroom and to elevate their work to a more rigorous academic arena. This year, I am especially pleased that every department is being represented making it a true venue for displaying the impressive and diverse talent of both our students and faculty,” says GSC Associate Professor of English Dr. Jonathan Minton.

Departments being represented this year are Criminal Justice, Education, Fine Arts, Land Resources, Language and Literature, and Science and Mathematics.  In order to qualify for the showcase, students had to submit formal abstracts in two categories: Research Abstracts (Humanities and Social Science) and Creative Arts (Visual Arts and Literary Performance).

After brief introductory remarks by GSC President Dr. Peter Barr at noon, there will be two faculty presentations.  GSC Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Dr. Carmine Grieco will present ‘Alternative Therapy and Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes’ followed by GSC Student Support Services Counselor Ashley Hopkins who will give a powerpoint on ‘Student Perceptions of Appalachian Literature and Culture.’

From 1:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m., thirty-six short presentations will be given by students and/or faculty representing research and creative projects on a wide range of psychological, scientific, artistic, musical, business, criminal justice, environmental. literary, spiritual, and educational topics. “This showcase will certainly be a smorgasbord of scholarly delights sure to please intellectual palates,” adds Minton. The event will culminate with an awards ceremony and cash prizes awarded at 4:30 by a panel of GSC faculty judges.

For more information about the event, contact Minton at Jonathan.Minton@glenville.edu or call (304) 462-6322.

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Softball Games Cancelled

SoftballGlenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State College softball game that was schedule for today at Davis & Elkins has been cancelled due to rain.

Check back at www.glenville.edu/atheltics for a makeup date.

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Gibbons Receives 2014 Barr Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2014

For more information:
Dustin Crutchfield
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6394
Dustin.Crutchfield@glenville.edu

GLENVILLE, WV – Dr. Megan Gibbons, Assistant Professor of Spanish at Glenville State College, has been selected to receive the 2014 Pete and Betsy Barr Professional Development Award.

The recipient of the award may use the funds to further his or her professional growth and development. The award is rotated annually between faculty and staff. The funds must be used within eighteen months of being awarded.

GSC President Dr. Peter Barr and Betsy Barr and with 2014 Pete and Betsy Barr Professional Development Award recipient Dr. Megan Gibbons (center).

GSC President Dr. Peter Barr and Betsy Barr and with 2014 Pete and Betsy Barr Professional Development Award recipient Dr. Megan Gibbons (center).

Gibbons plans to use the award to attend the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Conference in San Diego this coming May. With West Virginia’s Higher Education Policy Commission placing emphasis on expanding internationalization in curriculum, this conference will provide resources and workshops and allow her insight into transforming not only her courses, but to assist other professors at Glenville State College in doing the same.

“Upon learning I had received the award, I was very grateful and excited. NAFSA is the Association of International Educators and is well-known for its leadership in all areas of internationalization. As a member of GSC’s International Committee and as Project Coordinator for our two pilot courses featuring collaborative online international learning, I felt it would be important for me to attend NAFSA’s annual conference in order to stay current with trends and best practices related to internationalization. What I learn at the NAFSA conference will be extremely useful in my work here at Glenville State to internationalize the curriculum, since it is my hope that someday all GSC students will have at least one academic global learning experience before they graduate,” said Gibbons.

GSC was recently selected as one of three institutions in the country to receive financial support and technical training from the State University of New York Collaborative Online International Learning American Council on Education Award. With that announcement, Gibbons will be working in concert with GSC Associate Professor of History Dr. Mike Gherke and with two professors from the University of Oviedo in Spain in order to explore the shared cultural and historical connections between the Appalachian and Asturian regions.

Asturian immigrants settled in Central West Virginia in the early twentieth century, maintaining their language and traditions while simultaneously adjusting to life in Appalachia. All students enrolled in these courses will increase their cultural knowledge. Additionally, those in Dr. Gherke’s course will focus on the immigrant experience whereas those in Dr. Gibbons’ course will hone language skills by practicing with native speakers.

“Our intent in funding this award was to expand the opportunities for our staff and faculty to grow professionally in a way that will benefit all of us here at Glenville State.  Dr. Gibbons’ selection will certainly meet that goal, and Betsy and I congratulate her for her insight in the expansion of our international footprint in this exciting venture,” said President Barr.

“The support of President and Mrs. Barr for faculty and staff to pursue professional development opportunities such as these is critical to maintaining standards of excellence, and I am honored to be able to represent the college at NAFSA thanks to the generosity of the Barrs,” concluded Gibbons.

Gibbons is originally from Western Massachusetts but has lived throughout the United States and also in Italy, Panama, and Spain. She earned her Ph.D. in Hispanic Language and Literature from Boston University. Gibbons is currently in her third year at GSC and in addition to teaching all levels of Spanish, she also serves as the study abroad advisor.

Previous recipients of the Barr Award were: GSC Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Sara Sawyer (2010), Administrative Secretary for the GSC Athletic Department and Title IX Coordinator/Senior Women’s Administrator Amanda Frymier (2011), Associate Professor of Business Cheryl Fleming McKinney, CPA (2012), and Registrar’s Office Certification Analyst Denise Ellyson (2013).

The next Barr Award will be presented in January 2015 to a selected staff applicant. A committee comprised of two faculty members and two staff representatives reviews all applications and selects the awardee.

For more information about the Pete and Betsy Barr Professional Development Award, contact Vice President for College Advancement and Executive Director of GSC Foundation and Chairman of the Pete and Betsy Barr Professional Development Award Selection Committee Denny Pounds at Dennis.Pounds@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6381.

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Premium Night and Easter Brunch Scheduled at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2014

For more information:
Dustin Crutchfield
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6394
Dustin.Crutchfield@glenville.edu

GLENVILLE, WV – The staff at Glenville State College’s Mollohan’s Restaurant are preparing to host two special meals. The public is invited to both April’s Premium Night on Thursday, April 17th from 4:30 until 7:00 p.m. and the annual Easter Brunch on Sunday, April 20th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Premium Night dinner menu includes barbequed ribs, beer braised brats, fried breaded ravioli, roasted potatoes, baked beans, corn on the cob, steak chili with cornbread, a made-to-order chicken wing station, cole slaw, macaroni salad, tomato cucumber salad, potato salad, full salad bar, and sweet dinner rolls. Desserts include chocolate layer cake, white chocolate raspberry bread pudding, apple pie, and assorted cookies.

Costs for the April Premium Night are $13.15 for guests, $12.15 for seniors, $12.00 for faculty and staff using flex dollars, $9.85 for students using flex dollars, and $6.50 for children under 12.

The Easter Brunch menu will include Easter ham, chicken picatta, scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, a waffle station, made-to-order omelets, dinner rolls, full salad bar, fresh fruit, carrot cake, and other assorted desserts.

Costs for Easter Brunch are $9.50 for guests, $8.50 for seniors and students using flex dollars, $4.75 for children ages 5-12, and free for children under age five.

Reservations for either meal can be made by calling the GSC Dining Services Office at (304) 462-6360. If leaving a voicemail for reservations please include your name, the number of guests in your party, time you’ll be attending, and a call-back number.

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Register Now For GSC Land Resources Golf Tournament

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 14, 2014

For more information:
Bob Henry Baber
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6390

GLENVILLE, WV— The 16th Annual Glenville State College Land Resources Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, May 2nd at the eighteen-hole Bel Meadow Country Club near Clarksburg.  The event will start with a buffet lunch at 11:00 a.m., and participants will tee off at 12:00 p.m.

Land Resources golf tournament

A player tees off at a previous GSC Land Resources Golf Tournament

The entry fee for the four-person scramble is $80 per person or $320 per team.  The entry fee includes green fees, cart rental, and lunch. The first place team wins $400, second place wins $300, and third place wins $200. There will be two hole- in-one prizes: $10,000 cash and a 420 Honda Rancher Four-Wheeler. There will also be a STIHL MS290 Chain Saw for the ‘closest second shot’ as well as skill prizes for categories including closest to the pin, log driver champion, longest putt, and longest drive.  Non-golfers may also contribute to the tournament by becoming hole sponsors for $100 each.

“The golf tournament is an enjoyable afternoon of fun that contributes to the education of GSC natural resource management students. These students will support and lead the oil and gas, coal, forestry, surveying, and environmental industries in our state. Please join us,” said Dr. Milan Vavrek, GSC Professor of Natural Resource Management and Land Resources Department Chair.

All proceeds from the tournament benefit the GSC Land Resource Department and its environmental, forestry, landman, and land surveying programs. The money raised will be used to purchase equipment that the department’s annual operating budget does not allow. The number of students in these programs normally reaches 140 each year. Last year’s event raised over $6,000 that was utilized to purchase the latest GPS, GIS, and CADD Technologies for the academic department.

For more information, to register to play, or to sponsor a hole, contact Ashley Reed, Department of Land Resources Administrative Secretary, at Ashley.Reed@glenville.edu or call (304) 462-6370.

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GSC’s Yeager Airport Earth Day Adoption Continues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 11, 2014

For more information:
Bob Henry Baber
Public Relations Specialist
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6390
Bob.Baber@glenville.edu

GLENVILLE, WV–Glenville State College students, faculty, and staff will continue to plant trees and flowers at Yeager Airport in Charleston on Tuesday April 22nd.  The efforts are part of their ongoing ‘Adopt-an-Airport’ annual Earth Day event.

“Since completing the tree plantings in 2011, GSC has continued to work each Earth Day to further beautify Yeager Airport.  This year, GSC Hidden Promise scholars will participate in planting trees and daffodils around new airport signage halfway up Airport Road,” said project organizer and GSC Public Relations Specialist Bob Henry Baber.  “In the past, Land Resources students as well as members of the Student Government Association, the GSC Baseball Team, and multiple campus clubs and organizations have all pitched in to this great ‘green’ project,” added Baber.

Starting in 2008, GSC’s Land Resources Department faculty, staff, and students created a comprehensive plan and led a series of interventions that planted over 10,000 trees in a successful effort to reforest the hillside within the viewshed of Interstates 64 and 79.  Baber says that area was denuded when a significant portion of the mountainside was removed to extend the runway for safety reasons.

Glenville State College students, faculty, and staff take a break from Earth Day 2013 planting and mulching activities at Charleston’s Yeager Airport

Glenville State College students, faculty, and staff take a break from Earth Day 2013 planting and mulching activities at Charleston’s Yeager Airport

“This is a great opportunity for our Hidden Promise students to make West Virginia a prettier place and to fulfill our program’s strong commitment to community service.  We’re excited to be a part of Earth Day activities,” said GSC Hidden Promise Director Teresa Sterns.

The Hidden Promise Program is an alliance of GSC and 41 county school districts in West Virginia, Ohio, and Connecticut aimed at increasing the number of high school and college graduates.  The program currently has nearly 1,800 scholars system-wide and more than 100 full-time students enrolled on the Glenville State campus.

For more information about GSC’s Yeager Airport Adoption Earth Day event, contact Baber at Bob.Baber@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6390.

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GSC Hidden Promise Program Showcased at WV Higher Education Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 13, 2014
For more information:
Bob Henry Baber
Public Relations Specialist
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6390
Bob.Baber@glenville.edu

GLENVILLE, WV—Glenville State College employees have showcased their signature Hidden Promise Scholars Program at Higher Education Day 2014 held at the State Capitol in Charleston on Friday, February 21st.  GSC’s exhibit included promotional literature explaining GSC programs, fields of study that are available, and photographs of the campus.
“This event is a wonderful way for us to show off the many things our faculty, staff, and students are doing at Glenville State College.  It also provides a unique opportunity for our students to meet legislators and interact with the public,” said GSC President Dr. Peter Barr.

Higher Ed Day

Pictured from left to right: Junior Hidden Promise Scholar Shelby Montgomery from Left Hand (Roane County), West Virginia, Hidden Promise Scholars Program Director Teresa Sterns, Hidden Promise Scholar Coordinator Stacy Adkins, and junior Hidden Promise Scholar Quentin Murphy from Mount Zion (Calhoun County) in front of Glenville State College’s 2014 West Virginia Higher Education Day display booth

In addition to Dr. Barr, Glenville Sate College was represented by two GSC Hidden Promise Scholars: junior nursing major Shelby Montgomery of Left Hand (Roane County), West Virginia and art major Quentin Murphy of Mount Zion (Calhoun County), West Virginia.   The Hidden Promise Program is an alliance of GSC and 41 county school districts in West Virginia, Ohio, and Connecticut aimed at increasing the number of high school and college graduates.  The program currently has nearly 1,800 scholars system-wide and more than 100 full-time students enrolled on the Glenville State campus.

Both Montgomery and Murphy were acknowledged during the session of the West Virginia House of Delegates by House Majority Leader Brent Boggs (D-Braxton County) of the 34th district.  Boggs is a 1976 GSC graduate.

Also in attendance from GSC were Hidden Promise Scholars Program Director Teresa Sterns, Hidden Promise Scholars Coordinator Stacy Adkins, and Alumni Relations Director/Special Assistant to the President Debbie Nagy.

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC) sponsors Higher Education Day every year during the regular legislative session. The annual event is designed to salute West Virginia’s higher education institutions and to inform students, policymakers, and the public about post-secondary educational opportunities in the Mountain State.  Representatives from more than thirty of the state’s colleges and universities set up displays in the upper rotunda of the West Virginia State Capitol Building promoting their institutions.

For more information about the GSC Hidden Promise Scholars Program and the WV Higher Education Day, contact Sterns at Teresa.Sterns@glenville.edu or call (304) 462-6100.

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Lady Pioneers Drop Double Header to UVA-Wise

Softball

GSC's first baseman Mackenzie Smith takes the throw from shortstop Morgan Scarpellini as they get the UVA-Wise hitter out

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers softball team battled the UVA-Wise Cavaliers on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex, however GSC dropped both games to the Cavaliers as UVA-Wise won game one 7-1 and won game two 10-0.

In game one the Lady Pioneers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning after Morgan Scarpellini hit an RBI double scoring Carly Caldon.

Then in the top of the second UVA-Wise would tie it up at 1-1 after an 

sacrifice fly scored a run. UVA-wise would then take their first lead of the game in the top of the third inning after they scored another run taking a 2-1 lead over GSC.

UVA-Wise would then have a huge sixth inning as they scored five runs as they went on to defeat the Lady Pioneers, 7-1.

Morgan Scarpellini went 2 for 3 with an RBI while Carly Caldon went 1 for 3 and scored a run. Brittany May pitched all seven innings allowing 10 hits, 7 runs, and had a strike out.

In the second game, UVA-Wise would take a 3-0 lead after the top of the first inning. The Cavaliers would add another run in the top of the third inning as they took a 4-0 lead. After that it was all Cavaliers from there on out as the Lady Pioneers could not get their bats going, they would fall in the second game of the double header 10-0.

Morgan Scarpellini had the only hit for GSC aas she went 1 for 3 in the game. Sam Weaver pitched all seven innings allowing 8 hits, 10 runs, and finished with 7 strike outs.

The Lady Pioneers return to action Tuesday, April 22nd at home as West Virginia Wesleyan travels to Glenville for a double header. Game time is set for 2:00 pm.

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Softball Drops Double Header to Concord

 

SoftballGlenville, W.Va. – The GSC Lady Pioneer softball team dropped a double header to Concord University on Saturday afternoon by scores of 4-12 and 2-6.

In game one of the double header Concord would strike first as they took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first after Allie Reid hit a single as Jessica Seymour and Kristen Rose both crossed the plate. But GSC would come right in the bottom of the first and make it 2-1 as Carly Caldon scored on a wild pitch.

However Concord would add to their lead in the top of the second as they would score three runs to take a 5-1 lead over GSC.

GSC’s Kayleigh Huck would hit a three run homerun in the bottom of the third inning as the Lady Pioneers pulled within one, 5-4.  

Concord would again add to their lead in the top of the sixth inning as they scored three runs to take a 8-4 lead over the Lady Pioneers. Then in the top of the seventh Concord’s Brantlea Wood hit a solo homerun and later in the inning Kristen Rose hit a three run homerun as Concord went up 12-4.

GSC would try and make a late come back but Concord would prove to be to much as the Lady Pioneers fell in game one 12-4.

GSC finished the game with 10 hits while Concord finished with 12 hits.

Kayleigh Huck led GSC as she went 3 for 4 with 3 RBI’s and a homerun. Brittany May pitched 4 innings allowing 7 hits and gave up 5 runs.

In the second game of the double header, both teams struggled to get their bats working as we headed into the fourth inning scoreless.

However the tie would be broken in the top of the fourth after GSC’s Sam Weaver walked in a run as Concord took a 1-0 lead.

Then GSC would tie it up at 1-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning as Morgan Scarpellini hit an RBI double as Carly Caldon scored.

Concord however would not be finished as they added five runs in the top of the seventh to take a 6-1 lead over GSC. The Lady Pioneers would have one last chance in the bottom of the seventh inning. GSC’s Johnni Tillman would hit a solo homerun but the Lady Pioneers would come up short as they fell to Concord in game two, 2-6.

Morgan Scarpellini went 2 for 3 with an RBI while Johnni Tillman went 1 for 3 with a homerun. Sam Weaver pitched all seven innings as she allowed 9 hits, gave up 6 runs, and struck out 7 batters.

The Lady Pioneers return to the diamond Sunday, April 13th when UVA-Wise travels to Glenville for a double header. Game time is set for 1:00pm

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