Category Archives: Academics
Glenville State College students and professors recently presented at the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) and the National Council of Peer Tutors of Writing (NCPTW) joint three-day conference held at Walt Disney World’s Coronado Springs Resort in Florida. Assistant Professors of English Dr. Marjorie Stewart and Dr. Melody Wise along with students Larissa DeLuca and Annetta Snyder presented a 75-minute session at the event.
Glenville State College students and faculty took part in the West Virginia Reading Association’s (WVRA) 59th Annual State Conference at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs in late November. The conference theme, ‘Reading with the Arts: Off the Charts,’ honored the arts and their connection to literacy.
Fourteen students have completed their student teaching internships for Glenville State College at various public schools throughout West Virginia.
Glenville State College’s first full winter commencement ceremony took place on Saturday, December 13th. The graduates, officially part of the Class of 2015, completed requirements for an Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in a variety of academic areas including business, criminal justice, teacher education, and natural resource management among others.
Glenville State College Hidden Promise Scholars, Brittany Hardy, Chelsey (Ball) Robinson, and Nicholas Lambert, were recognized as graduates of the Hidden Promise program at a ceremony held on December 4th.
GSC TV is now on the air for Shentel Cable TV customers. The new Glenville State College channel focuses on academics and athletics at GSC and is a part of Shentel’s cable lineup for digital subscribers throughout West Virginia. Shentel customers can find GSC TV on Channel 182.
The GSC Behavioral Science Club hosted a mental health first aid certification course for its students and alumni on Saturday, November 8th. During the eight-hour course, participants learned a five-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors, and others cope with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, and substance use.
Two Glenville State College seniors have upcoming recitals planned in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Seth Stemple will perform his senior recital on Sunday, November 16th at 3:00 p.m. and Courtney Cole will perform her senior recital on Tuesday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m.
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.’