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Lady Pioneers Split Double Header with West Virginia Wesleyan

Softball

Erica Damone went 1 for 3 with an RBI and had the winning walk-off homerun

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Softball team split a double header with the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats on Wednesday afternoon.

In game one the Lady Pioneers would really struggle as they would find their selves down 7-0 heading into the fifth inning. West Virginia Wesleyan would add three more runs in the sixth inning as they would go on to win 10-0 over the Lady Pioneers.

Glenville State only had two hits in the game while the Bobcats the finished with 13 hits.

Erica Damone finished 1 for 2 for the Lady Pioneers.

Sam Weaver pitched the entire game allowing 13 hits, 10 runs, and struck out five batters.

In the second game Glenville State and West Virginia Wesleyan would head into seventh inning tied up 3-3. The Lady Pioneers would make fast work of Wesleyan’s batter in the top of the seventh as they get three quick outs.

In the bottom of the seventh inning Erica Damone would step up to the plate and end the game as she hit a walk-off homerun as the Lady Pioneers defeated West Virginia Wesleyan in game two, 4-3.

Glenville State finished with eight hits while the Lady Pioneers only allowed West Virginia Wesleyan six hits.

Erica Damone went 1 for 3 with an RBI and had the winning walk-off homerun. Mackenzie Smith went 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s while Charity Ramsey went 3 for 3 with an RBI and scored a run.

Miranda Cropp pitched all 7.0 innings allowing six hits, three runs, and struck out three batters.

The Lady Pioneers return to action this Saturday, March 28th when they host Fairmont State University at the Sue Morris Sports Complex. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m.

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Pioneer Baseball Splits with Fairmont State

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The Glenville State College Pioneer Baseball team split a double header with MEC rival Fairmont State University on Wednesday afternoon in the Pioneers home opener of the 2015 season

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State College Pioneer Baseball team split a double header with MEC rival Fairmont State University on Wednesday afternoon in the Pioneers home opener of the 2015 season.

In the first game the Fairmont State would take a 1-0 lead in the top of the first however the Pioneers would tie it up 1-1 in the bottom of the first.

The Falcons would then add three runs in the top of the third inning as they claimed a 4-1 lead over Glenville State. Fairmont State would also add one run in the top of the sixth inning as they went on to win game one, 5-1.

Glenville State had five hits in the game while they gave up 10 hits to Fairmont State.

Justin Lewis went 1 for 3 and scored a run while Zach Sanford went 2 for 3.

Josh Laramore pitched 4.0 innings allowing six hits, four runs, and struck out four batters.

In the second game the Pioneers would start off strong as they took a 1-0 lead after scoring in the bottom of the first inning. Glenville State would add two runs in the bottom of the fourth as they took a 3-0 lead and later add another run in the bottom of the fifth as they cruised to a 4-0 victory over the Falcons.

The Pioneers finished with seven hits in the game while Fairmont State only had two hits.

Tyler Wiseman went 2 for 3 with a RBI and scored a run while Tucker Abruzzino went 3 for 3 with an RBI and scored a run.

Freshman pitcher Karl Bennington had a great day on the mound as he pitched the entire game allowing two hits, no runs, and struck out five batters.

The Pioneers return to action this Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th as they host Concord University at the Sue Morris Sports Complex. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. both days.

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Glenville State Football Releases 2015 Schedule

Football

Glenville State Quarterback Sean Steele and company are excited about the 2015 Pioneer Football Schedule

Glenville, W.Va. – Glenville State College athletic officials and Head Football coach David Hutchison have released the schedule for the 2015 football season.  The 11 game schedule includes five home games and six road contests. Four of the games will take place on Thursday nights.

“The 2015 schedule is a very challenging schedule it will be great for our players and fans to have four Thursday night games under the lights. I can promise you that our coaching staff and players will be ready for the 2015 season,” stated Hutchison.

The Pioneers open up the 2015 season on the road on Saturday, September 5th as they travel to Urbana, Ohio to take on Mountain East Conference foe the Urbana University Blue Knights. The Pioneers defeated the Blue Knights last season at home 31-28. However the last time the Pioneers played at Urbana they fell to the Blue Knights 12-9.

In week two Glenville State will return home as they host the West Virginia Wesleyan College Bobcats on Thursday, September 10th. It is the first Thursday night game of the season and the first Thursday night game at I.L. & Sue Morris Stadium since September 19th, 2013. Glenville State and West Virginia Wesleyan series is tied at 3-3 going back to 2009; however the Pioneers fell at West Virginia Wesleyan last year 38-35.

Week three takes the Pioneers back on the road as they travel to Charleston, West Virginia to battle the University of Charleston Golden Eagles on Saturday, September 19th. The Pioneers defeated the Golden Eagles last season at home 34-30 but lost to the Golden Eagles the last time they played at Charleston back in 2013.

Week four the Pioneers return home to host the UVa-Wise Cavaliers on Saturday, September 26th. That date is also Homecoming for the Pioneers. Glenville State is 2-0 against the Cavaliers since they joined the MEC Conference. They beat UVa-Wise last year on the road 35-9.

The Pioneers then travel to South Euclid, Ohio to take on Notre Dame College on October 3rd in week five of the season. Glenville State is 2-0 against Notre Dame since they joined the MEC in 2013. The Pioneers defeated Notre Dame last year by a field goal, 41-38.

Saturday, October 10th Glenville State returns home as they host the Shepherd University Rams. The Pioneers are 4-4 against the Rams since 2007 with their last win coming in 2010. Glenville State fell last season at Shepherd, 37-14.

On Thursday, October 15th Glenville State travels to Philippi, West Virginia to take on the Alderson Broaddus Battlers. This is the only non-conference game of the season for the Pioneers. It’s also the second Thursday night game of the year.  This will be the Pioneers and Battlers first meeting since Alderson Broaddus started their football program back in 2012, four years ago.

The Pioneers hit the road for the second straight week in a row as they travel to Institute, West Virginia to take on the West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets on Saturday, October 24th. Glenville State is 7-1 against the Yellow Jackets dating back to 2007. The Pioneers defeated West Virginia State last year 30-7.

On Saturday, October 31st the Pioneers will return home to host Concord University. Glenville State and Concord series is tied at 3-3 since 2008 with the Mountain Lions winning last year’s matchup 54-27. The Pioneers and Mountain Lions did not play in 2013.

On Thursday, November 5th the Pioneers travel to West Liberty, West Virginia to take on the Hilltoppers of West Liberty. This will be the third Thursday night game of the season. Glenville State and West Liberty series is tied at 2-2 since 2011 with the Pioneers winning in 2011 and 2012 while the Hilltoppers won in 2013 and last year 2014, 27-24.

The last game of the regular season the Pioneers return home as they host the Fairmont State University Falcons on Thursday, November 12th in the Annual Battle for the Bit. It is also the 88th meeting between the Pioneers and Falcons since they first played back in 1909. Glenville State is 4-1 against Fairmont State since 2010. Last season the Pioneers fell at Fairmont State 40-36.

“It is nice to have our schedule completed so we can now put our complete focus on our off-season program as well as spring practice, also making sure our players are focused in the classroom,” Hutchison concluded.

For more information about Pioneer Athletics, call (304) 462-4102. All game times and dates are subjected to change.

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Tara Cosco Successfully Defends Dissertation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 17, 2015

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GSC's Dr. Tara Cosco with her congratulatory cake

GSC's Dr. Tara Cosco with her congratulatory cake

GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College Assistant Professor of Special Education Tara Cosco has successfully completed her Doctor of Education degree. The now Dr. Cosco defended her dissertation earlier in March at Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The degree focused on Technology and E-Learning.

Her dissertation, titled ‘Adult Student Preferences for Communication Media in an Interactive Online Environment,’ explored college and university students’ use and perceptions of communication tools in an interactive online environment. She wanted to determine if the tools help students learn in an interactive environment and if the tools help them learn in relation to their learning styles.

“The problem that I wanted to address is that the availability of Internet courses does not automatically create quality learning experiences prompting a pedagogical dilemma for educators in how to foster interaction when students and teachers are separated. The specific problem addressed by my research was that instructors do not know how students perceive the communication tools in an interactive course that has multiple tools and if those tools help students learn according to their individual learning styles. I interviewed 20 college and university students from approximately 20 different institutions who had taken four or more interactive online courses using multiple tools. Data consisted of over 200 pages of interview transcripts and over 50,000 words. From that data, seven themes emerged from which I was able to frame and complete the dissertation,” Cosco explained.

“Now that the degree is over, I can reflect and know that I am grateful for the experience and opportunity to further my education. Many of my friends and family members encouraged me through the difficulties and celebrated successes with me throughout this journey; their encouragement helped me reach this goal and I could not have done it without them!” she said.

Cosco has 15 years of experience in the education field. She taught special education for six years in the West Virginia public school system and then taught at an independent school in Princeton, New Jersey for three years. She has been an assistant professor at Glenville State College for seven years. In addition to her teaching duties at GSC, she also serves as faculty advisor for the international education honor society Kappa Delta Pi.

Her official graduation ceremony will be held over the summer in Arizona. Cosco hopes to attend with family and friends.

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GSC Softball Drops Two Games to WV State

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– The Lady Pioneer softball team dropped a double header at home on Sunday afternoon to MEC foe West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets

Glenville, W.Va. – The Lady Pioneer softball team dropped a double header at home on Sunday afternoon to MEC foe West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets.

In the first game the Yellow Jackets would take a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. The Lady Pioneers would later then tie the game up at 1-1 heading into the sixth inning.

West Virginia State would add another run in the top of the seventh as they took a 2-1. Glenville State would have one last chance to tie the game or take the lead but they could not get their bats going as they fell to the Yellow Jackets, 2-1.

Casey Sheaffer went 1 for 3 with an RBI for the Lady Pioneers while Charity Ramsey went 1 for 3 and scored a run.

Sam Weaver pitched the entire game as she allowed six hits, two runs, and struck out four batters.

In the second game of the double header Glenville State would get going early as Mackenzie Smith hit a two run homerun in the bottom of the first inning as the Lady Pioneers took a 2-0 lead. Glenville State would hold that lead all the way until the top of the fourth inning as West Virginia State tied it up 2-2.

West Virginia State would then take the lead in the top of the fifth inning as they scored five runs to take a 7-2 lead. The Yellow Jackets would add another run in the sixth inning as the Lady Pioneers would fall to the Yellow Jackets, 8-2.

Glenville State allowed 13 hits in the game and committed four errors in the game.

Mackenzie Smith led Glenville State as she went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and scored a run while MaKenzie Edmonds went 1 for 3 and scored a run.  Also for the Lady Pioneers Bailey Rabel, Erica Damone, and Charity Ramsey all had hits in the game.

Miranda Cropp pitched 4.0 innings allowing seven hits, three runs, and walked one batter.

Glenville State returns to the diamond on Wednesday, March 25th when they host West Virginia Wesleyan at home. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m.

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GSC Softball Drops Double Header to UC

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The Glenville State Lady Pioneer Softball team dropped a double head to the University of Charleston Golden Eagles on Saturday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneer Softball team dropped a double head to the University of Charleston Golden Eagles on Saturday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex.

Glenville State would find themselves down in the first game 5-0 heading into the heading into the fifth inning. However the Golden Eagles would have a huge fifth inning as they scored five runs in the fifth as they then took a 10-0 lead over the Lady Pioneers.

Glenville State would try and get back into the game in the fifth inning as Mackenzie Smith hit a home run with the bases loaded as the Lady Pioneers cut Charleston’s lead to six. 10-4. However that’s as close as Glenville State came as they fell in game one 10-4.

The Lady Pioneers only finished with two hits while Charleston finished with nine runs in the game. Glenville State also committed three errors while the Golden Eagles committed four.

Mackenzie Smith went 1 for 3 with 4RBI’s and scored a run while the only other Lady Pioneer to get a hit was Briana Jackson.

Chelsey Hager pitched 4.0 innings allowing seven hits, six runs, and walked three batters.

In the second game it would be a pitching duel throughout most of the game but Charleston would get on the scoreboard in the second inning as they took a 1-0 lead. That run by the Golden Eagles in the second would prove to be the winning run, it was also the only run scored in the game as Glenville State fell in game two, 1-0.

Glenville State finished with four hits and two errors while the Golden Eagles had eight hits and one error.

Mackenzie Smith had another good game as she went 2 for 3 while Erica Damone went 1 for 3 and Casey Sheaffer finished the game going 1 for 4.

Sam Weaver pitched the entire game as she allowed eight hits, one run, and struck out two batters.

The Lady Pioneers return to action on Sunday, March 22nd as they host West Virginia State University in a double header. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m.

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GSC Group Attends iLead Workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 17, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College Education majors, Athena Morris and Elizabeth Musselman, along with advisor Tara Cosco recently attended the 2015 Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) iLead Workshop held at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins. Dr. Erin Brumbaugh, Associate Professor of Education at D&E, was the main presenter at the workshop.

According to Kappa Delta Pi’s website, the workshop helps members become more effective teacher leaders. Participants take part in small and large group activities designed to help them learn about transformational leadership for educators, including how to create and implement a vision for teacher leadership. In addition to hearing new ideas in leadership, attendees also develop networking and teambuilding skills.

Featured presenter Dr. Brumbaugh, Athena Morris, Elizabeth Musselman, and Tara Cosco at the iLead Conference

Featured presenter Dr. Brumbaugh, Athena Morris, Elizabeth Musselman, and Tara Cosco at the iLead Conference

“During the workshop Dr. Brumbaugh showed us a cartoon picture of a mouse and rabbit from the book Good News, Bad News by Jeff Mack. Through discussions of the illustrations, we were reminded that, as leaders, we need to evaluate the things we are doing and to make sure we talk and listen to the other people that would be affected by those decisions. When you are a leader, you are a leader of a team and there is no ‘I’ in team. That was just one of many things I learned and was reminded of at the Kappa Delta Pi iLead workshop,” said Morris.

KDP is an international education honor society where members are invited based on their scholarly achievement and commitment to excellence in the field.

For more information about the workshop or GSC’s KDP group, contact Cosco at Tara.Cosco@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6204.

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GSC Art Professor’s Work Featured in Pittsburgh Gallery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV—The work of Glenville State College Associate Professor of Art Liza Brenner is currently on display in an exhibition at the Gallery on 43rd Street in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The show features paintings from Brenner’s recent trip to Spello, Italy where she attended a plein air workshop. Plein air is a French term used to describe painting outdoors and translates to ‘in the open air.’ The exhibition will last until Saturday, April 18th with the gallery being open Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

One of Brenner's featured works titled, 'Cruising'

One of Brenner's featured works titled, 'Cruising'

“We spent our days painting the Italian landscape and then receiving instruction and or critiques in the afternoon. My goal was to improve my plein air painting skills and gain experience painting the beautiful Italian landscape,” said Brenner. The workshop she attended in Italy was instructed by retired Hollins University art professor Bill White.

For more information about the Gallery on 43rd Street, call (412) 683-6388. To contact Brenner, e-mail her at Liza.Brenner@glenville.edu or call (304) 462-6346.

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GSC Students Judge at FEA Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 18, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – Six Glenville State College education students and student teachers recently served as judges at the West Virginia Future Educators Association (FEA) Spring Competitive Events Conference. The conference, held at Stonewall Resort, was an opportunity for high school students to compete in topics that included children’s literature, exploration of various educational careers, impromptu speaking, lesson planning, technology, and more.

Some of the GSC students who served as judges at the FEA Conference: (l-r) Stefanie Gladders, Clair Gilbert, Jessica Parsons, and Cody Carnefix

Some of the GSC students who served as judges at the FEA Conference: (l-r) Stefanie Gladders, Clair Gilbert, Jessica Parsons, and Cody Carnefix

“Our student judges are to be commended for their professionalism and poise. They were split up to judge several different categories ranging from autism to teacher retention.” said Kathy Gilbert, GSC’s Assistant Coordinator of Off-Campus Programming, who, along with Roberta Goff, the WV FEA State Advisor, arranged GSC’s participation. Students who attended included Cody Carnefix, Clair Gilbert, Stefanie Gladders, Hunter McWhorter, Jessica Parsons, and Jared Shipe.

“Many of our student judges are at the point in their own educational process that they are either student teaching or being interviewed. This experience gave them insight on what judges and interviewers are thinking, and the many variables involved in the process,” Kathy continued.

“I enjoyed the competition aspect and hard work that all the groups put into their specific categories. Plus it was a great networking experience by being able to work with a diverse panel of judges selected from across the state. This allowed me to represent the education that I have gained at Glenville State College and showcase some of the skills that I have developed,” said Shipe who is a GSC Social Studies (5-Adult) major and student intern.

“The conference was a great experience for me. It was completely different being the judge and not the one being judged. The students were wonderful and extremely professional and the conference made me even more excited to start my teaching journey,” said GSC English Education (5-Adult) major Clair Gilbert.

In addition to the competitions, the GSC group also heard a speech from 2015 West Virginia Teacher of the Year, Gail Adams, who has been a teacher for a decade and currently works at Wheeling Park High School.

“I truly appreciate the hard work that Kathy Gilbert and the students from Glenville State College did during the FEA Spring Competitive Events Conference. Each person made the FEA competitors realize the importance of the competition and treated each student or group of students fairly and honestly. Each of the student judges were professional and represented Glenville State College well. It was wonderful to have the support of the best teacher’s college and for the high school students to see a future for themselves,” said Goff.

For more information about off-campus courses through GSC, contact Kathy Gilbert at (304) 462-6124. To learn more about teacher education programs, call (304) 462-4119.

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Softball Splits with West Virginia Tech

Softball Montgomery, W. Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneer Softball team split a double header on Tuesday afternoon with West Virginia Tech in a non-conference game.

Glenville State fell in game one by a final score of 5-4.

In the first game the Lady Pioneers would take a 1-0 lead over West Virginia Tech heading into the third inning. However West Virginia Tech would score three runs in the fourth inning and two runs in the fifth inning as they took a 5-1 lead. Glenville State would then score three runs in the seventh inning but they would fall 5-4 to West Virginia Tech.

Mackenzie Smith went 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s while Johnni Tillman went 1 for 2 with an RBI and also scored a run. Pitcher Chelsey Hager pitched the entire game as she allowed 9 hits, 5 runs, and struck out 3 batters.

In the second game the Lady Pioneers would get off to a great start as they held an 8-4 lead heading into the fifth inning. Glenville State would add another run in the top of the fourth inning as they lead 9-4. But West Virginia Tech would go on to score five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as they tied the game up at 9-9 as they headed into extra innings.

The Lady Pioneers however walked away with the, 15-9 win as they scored six runs in the top of the eighth inning.

Mackenzie Smith had another great game as she went 2 for 3 with 8 RBI’s and scored 2 runs. Also for the Lady Pioneers Erica Damone went 3 for 4 with 2 RBI’s and scored 3 runs.

Miranda Cropp pitched 5.0 allowing 8 hits, 6 runs, and struck out 1 batter. Chelsey Hager picked up the win as she pitched 2.0 innings allowing no hits, no runs, and struck out 1 batter.

The Lady Pioneers return to the diamond this Saturday, March 21st at home as they host the University of Charleston in a double header. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m.

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