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Glenville State College Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Ross Conover has received the 2014 Curtis Elam Professor for Teaching Excellence Award. The award, which is effective for three years, also provides $5,000 per year to support additional professional development for the designated professor.
Storyteller Karen Vuranch is bringing history to life at Glenville State College through her portrayal of historical activist, Mary Harris, in a presentation of ‘Mother Jones: A Presentation on the Life of Mary Harris’. The drama, which is scheduled for Thursday, November 13th, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 315 of the Mollohan Campus Community Center, is made possible by a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council and is being organized by the GSC Department of Social Science.
Assistant Professor of Education Shelly Ratliff has wrapped up six years’ of effort on her doctoral degree and successfully defended her dissertation at Marshall University. Ratliff, who began her teaching career in Calhoun County, has been an instructor at GSC for nearly six years. Her dissertation is titled ‘A Study of Kindergarten Teachers’ Ability to Teach the Kindergarten Informational Text Standards in Fifteen West Virginia School Districts.’
Students, faculty, and staff in the Timber Harvesting Techniques class at Glenville State College recently performed community service by removing declining white ash trees at Burnsville Lake’s Bulltown Campground.
GSC’s Honors Program is now in it’s second year. The program is designed to offer students a space where they can study and explore academics with like-minded peers. The program has three components including a rigorous academic environment, service to the local community, and a social outlet for networking and making friends.
Members of Glenville State College’s Early Education Student Group recently hosted a Trick or Reading Night for local children in PreK through second grades. Many local families attended the event held on Monday, October 20th and enjoyed the educational evening full of reading, activities, snacks, and costumes for children and parents.
Students from Dr. Ross Conover’s Ecology and Field Biology class, and other Glenville State College volunteers, spent nine wet hours hauling trash out of the Little Kanawha River recently. Members of the self-proclaimed ‘Little Kanawha Navy’ removed trash and debris from this section of the river last year as well.
Thanks in part to a West Virginia Humanities Council grant, staffers in the Glenville State College Archives have been working to digitize several old 8- and 16-mm films. Many of the films are available for viewing on the GSC website.
Members of the Glenville State College Student Veterans Association invite everyone to this year’s Veterans and Military Ball on Saturday, November 8th. The event is open to community members, students, faculty, and staff as they show their support for our veterans while enjoying a fun evening together.
Many say that the ghost of ‘Sis Linn’ haunts the GSC campus not only at Halloween, but also all year long.