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Baseball Drops Two Games to Concord

Baseball

The GSC Baseball team dropped a pair of games to the Concord University Mountain Lions on Sunday afternoon at home

Glenville, W.Va. – The GSC Baseball team dropped a pair of games to the Concord University Mountain Lions on Sunday afternoon at home.

In game one the Pioneers would take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first after Tyler Wiseman hit a single scoring Justin Lewis. Glenville State would then add to their lead in the second inning as Bryan Bayliss hit a sac fly to right field scoring Zach Sanford as the Pioneers went up, 2-0.

However Concord would come back and have a big third inning as they scored four runs to take a, 4-2 lead.

The Pioneers would add another run in the bottom of the third as they pulled within one, 4-3.

Concord then scored a run in the sixth inning as they took a 5-3 lead over Glenville State. Concord would then add two more runs off of a Andy Szamski two run homerun as they took a 7-3 lead over Glenville State heading into the bottom of the seventh inning.

Glenville State would add a run in the bottom of the seventh as Randal Baugher hit a solo home run however that is the only run the Pioneers would score in the bottom of the seventh as they fell, 7-4.

Glenville State finished the game with eight hits and three errors while Concord finished with 10 hits and four errors.

Randal Baugher went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a solo homerun while Tyler Wiseman went 1 for 4 with an RBI. Tucker Abruzzino also had a good game as he went 2 for 3.

Wesley Stauffer pitched 6.0 innings giving up eight hits, five runs, and struck out four batters.

In the second game of the day Concord would take the early 1-0 lead after the first inning and later Concord would add a run in the top of the fourth and a run in the top of the fifth inning as they held a 3-0 lead over the Pioneers.

Concord would have a huge sixth inning as they scored three runs to take a 6-0 lead over the Pioneers.

The Pioneers could never get their bats going as they would end up falling 6-0 to Concord in the second game.

Glenville State only had two hits in the game while Concord finished with 10.

Randal Baugher and Heather Swisher both had hits for the Pioneers.

Jack Minser pitched 5.2 innings giving up nine hits, six runs, and struck out one batter.

The Pioneers return to action this Tuesday, March 31st as they host Alderson Broaddus in a non-conference double header. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.

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Pioneers Drop Double Header at Home

Baseball

The Glenville State Pioneer Baseball team dropped a double header to the Concord University Mountain Lions on a cold and chilly Saturday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer Baseball team dropped a double header to the Concord University Mountain Lions on a cold and chilly Saturday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex.

In the first game Concord would take an early lead as they scored four runs in the top of the third inning as they took a 4-0 lead over the Pioneers.

Glenville State would cut Concords lead to two as the Pioneers scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning making it, 4-2.

Concord would add three runs in the top of the seventh inning as they Pioneers headed into the bottom of the seventh down, 7-2.

Glenville State would not be able to get their bats going in the seventh as they fell to Concord, 7-2.

Concord only had four hits in the game while the Pioneers finished with six hits.

Tyler Wiseman went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s while Heath Swisher went 1 for 3 and scored a run.

Brock McClung pitched 6.0 innings allowing four hits, six runs, and struck out five batters.

In the second game of the day Concord would jump out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning and would later take a 3-0 lead after Concord’s Andy Szamski hit a solo homerun in the top of the third inning.

Glenville State would struggle hitting the ball in the second game as Concord walked away with the 3-0 victory.

Concord finished with nine hits in the game while the Pioneers finished with only three hits.

Justin Lewis, Tucker Abruzzino, and Kenny Finzel all recorded a hit.

Art’om Rank pitched 4.1 innings allowing five hits, three runs, and struck out one batter.

The Pioneers will host Concord on Sunday, March 29th at the Sue Morris Sports Complex as they finished up their four game series with the Mountain Lions. The first pitch is set for 1:00 p.m.

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Annual GSC Literary Magazine Reading Slated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2015

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Cover of the 2015 Trillium featuring photography by GSC graduate Ashley Smallwood

Cover of the 2015 Trillium featuring photography by GSC graduate Ashley Smallwood

GLENVILLE, WV – Students, faculty, and staff in the Glenville State College Department of Language and Literature are celebrating the recent completion of the 2015 Trillium with the 12th Annual Trillium Reading to be held on Friday, April 17th at 4:00 p.m. in the Mollohan Campus Community Center Multipurpose Room (315A). The reading, which will give the writers, poets, and artists a chance to bring their works to life in a spoken-word format, also will include an open microphone session to allow members of the audience to present poems, songs, or other literary works. The event is free and open to the public.

The Trillium, Glenville State College’s student literary magazine since 1979, contains poetry, fiction, photographs, and drawings from GSC students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Free copies of the 2015 Trillium will be available at the reading, in the Department of Language and Literature located in the Heflin Administration Building, and other various locations around campus.

For more information about the Trillium reading, contact faculty advisor Dr. Jonathan Minton at Jonathan.Minton@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6322.

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GSC Early Freshman Registration Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV—Incoming Glenville State College students have an opportunity to visit the campus on Monday, April 13th, Tuesday, April 14th, Wednesday, April 15th, or Friday, April 17th for Early Freshman Registration Week. The event will provide students and their families the opportunity to prepare for the fall semester and learn what it means to be a GSC Pioneer.

Go Pioneers!“We are excited to invite Glenville State College’s Class of 2019 to campus for Early Freshman Registration Week.  All accepted students to GSC are invited to spend the day with us. Students attending this event will register for fall classes, set up meal plans, reserve a room in the residence hall, and connect with the GSC community,” said GSC Director of Admissions Ashley Weir.

The GSC Early Freshman Registration Week will begin each day with check-in on the third floor of the Mollohan Campus Community Center from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. followed by a welcome from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Participants then will proceed to advising, registration, and the ‘Pioneer Trail’ where they will have an opportunity to receive their GSC IDs, arrange meal plans, activate their college e-mail accounts, and purchase parking passes from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be served at Mollohan’s Restaurant from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.  An optional tour of the new Waco Center will begin at 1:00 p.m.

For more information about the events or enrolling at GSC, contact Weir at Ashley.Weir@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6133.

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GSC Brass and Woodwind Concert April 16th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV—The annual Glenville State College Brass Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble Concerts will be held on Thursday, April 16th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

Groups scheduled to be featured include the brass, woodwind, saxophone, clarinet, flute, and trumpet ensembles under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music and Fine Arts Department Chair Lloyd Bone, Assistant Professor of Music Jason Barr, and Professor Emeritus Harry Rich.

“This concert always features a very wide array of musical styles. It is a unique concert as it is the only concert of its type that features so many different chamber music ensembles,” said Bone.

Admission is free to all GSC students and general admission is by donation. For more information, call (304) 462-6340.

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GSC Students and Faculty attend Darwin Day Seminar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 25, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV-Twelve Glenville State College students and Science and Mathematics Department faculty members Dr. Kevin Evans, Dr. Joe Evans, and Dr. Gary Morris traveled to Duquesne University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to attend Darwin Day, an annual, international celebration of the life and work of Charles Darwin.

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Dr. John Doebley at the Darwin Day event

The seminar, presented by Dr. John Doebley, a professor of genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a member of the National Academy of Science, explored the controversial idea that domestication is a suitable model to study natural selection.

The seminar provided an opportunity for students and faculty to interact off campus and outside of the classroom. With the event being an international celebration, it allowed GSC students to network and collaborate with other students from all around the world.

Morris, who also serves as the Science and Math Department Chairperson, expressed that, for him, the biggest highlight was students being able to hear a top-notch scientist talk about research that directly relates to topics covered in the classroom.

Senior GSC biology and psychology student Elisabeth Coombs said, “I enjoyed taking this trip to the Darwin Day Seminar. It was interesting to hear the presentations and meet other students from all over. I appreciate the professors for organizing the outing for us.” In addition to Coombs, other students who attended included: Emily Ramezan, Tia LeMaster, Richard Sloan, Maren Wentzel, Chris Curtis, Randy Smith, Chase Cunningham, Brantz O’Brient, Mark Fowler, Judith Kennen, and Sam Canfield.

Throughout the trip both faculty and students said they were constantly learning and realizing how much humans are domesticating and effecting natural selection. For more information about Darwin Day or the Department of Science and Mathematics at Glenville State College, contact Morris at Gary.Morris@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6301.

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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

Baseball

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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