FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2014
Contact: Bob Henry Baber
Public Relations Specialist
Glenville State College
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.