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Glenville State at West Liberty Basketball Games Postponed

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State College basketball games that were scheduled for Saturday, February 21st at West Liberty have been postponed due to weather.

The make-up date has been set for Monday, February 23rd at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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Antigone to be Performed by GSC Theatre Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV—Students in Glenville State College’s theatre group are gearing up for ‘Antigone,’ their first production of the spring semester. The show will take place on Thursday, February 26th, Friday, February 27th, and Saturday, February 28th in the Heflin Administration Building Presidents Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. General admission is $3.00 and is free for GSC students with a valid ID.

“A modern adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy of the same name, Antigone was written by French playwright Jean Anouilh in 1942, and first performed in Paris in 1944. The English translation was written by Barbara Bray. This is a play about what is sacred, what needs to be defended, and what should be done to defend it. It is also about truly defending what you believe in, to the death,” said GSC Professor of Communications and Theatre Director Dennis Wemm.

Cast members for the performance include: Victoria Guillory from Harpers Ferry (Jefferson County), West Virginia as the narrator; Mary Lewis from Harpers Ferry (Jefferson County), West Virginia as Antigone; Lindsey ‘Luna’ Acree from Ripley (Jackson County), West Virginia as Ismene; Neysa Brown from Alum Bridge (Lewis County), West Virginia as the nurse; Andrew Mattox from Pineville (Wyoming County), West Virginia as Haemon; Travis ‘Tyler’ Hammack from Spencer (Roane County), West Virginia as Creon; Francois Scarboro from Cheverly, Maryland as Creon’s personal secretary; Katie Miller from Gassaway (Braxton County), West Virginia as Eurydice; Sarah Ann Tresize from Haywood (Harrison County), West Virginia as Jonas; Jeremiah Underwood from Summersville (Nicholas County), West Virginia as Binns; Cody Mullens from Calvin (Nicholas County), West Virginia as Snout; Ryan Helmick from Grafton (Taylor County), West Virginia as Wedge; and Brittany Robinson from Mabie (Randolph County), West Virginia as the messenger.

While the subject matter is serious, parents should find no issues with language or content for younger children. However, the play does contain moments of violence. For more information, contact Wemm at or (304) 462-6323.

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Lady Pioneers Drop Home Contest to Wheeling Jesuit

Women's Basketball

Tate scored a game high 21 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Glenville State

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers dropped a home contest to Wheeling Jesuit on Thursday night by 17 points, 84-67.

In the first half of action both teams would go back and fourth early with neither team gaining a big advantage with the largest lead for either team being four points. However in the last 2:00 minutes of the first half Wheeling Jesuit would go on an 8-5 run as they took an eight point lead at halftime, 39-31.

In the second half Wheeling Jesuit would build their lead up to 11 points, 64-53, with under 8:00 minutes to play. Glenville State would then cut Wheeling Jesuit’s lead to just four points at the 4:38 minute mark, 65-61.

However that’s as close as the Lady Pioneers would end up falling by 17 points, 84-67 to Wheeling Jesuit.

There were three ties and five lead changes in the game.

The Lady Pioneers were out-rebounded on the boards by 15, 55 to 40.

Keyanna Tate scored a game high 21 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Glenville State. Freshman Kayla Tibbs chipped in with 16 points. Brittany Jackson and Paige Tuttle both dished out four assists while Briauna Nix grabbed a team high nine rebounds.

Wheeling Jesuit was led by Breanna Butler as she scored 21 points. Jaila Bryant finished with a double-double as she scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

The Glenville State Lady Pioneers (13-11, 11-9) return to the court this Saturday, February 21st when they travel to West Liberty University. The game can be viewed on ESPN3 with tip-off set for 2:00 p.m.

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Pioneers Drop Fourth Straight Game

Men's Basketball

Donte Morales scored 21 points and grabbed a team high eight rebounds for the Pioneers

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer men’s basketball team dropped their fourth game in a row this Thursday night to the Wheeling Jesuit University Cardinals, 89-71.

The Pioneers would fall behind early as the Cardinals took a 10 point lead, 15-5, at the 15:07 mark of the first half. However Glenville State would make a run and tie the game up at 24 all with 5:37 left to play till halftime.

Wheeling Jesuit however would end the half on a 14-6 run as they took a nine point lead over the Pioneers, 39-30 at halftime.

In the second half of action Wheeling Jesuit would continue their hot play and great shooting as they built a 16 point lead, 66-50, with 10:18 left to play.

Glenville State would try and make a run late but Wheeling Jesuit with their hot shooting would hand the Pioneers their fourth straight loss, 89-71.

There were two ties and Wheeling Jesuit never trailed in the game.

Wheeling Jesuit won the shooting battle as they shot 50 percent from the floor and 54 percent from behind the three-point line while Glenville State only shot 37 percent from the floor and from behind the three-point line.

The Pioneers were out-rebounded by Wheeling Jesuit by 20, 49 to 29.

The Cardinals also outscored the Pioneers in the paint 42 to 18.

Donte Morales scored 21 points and grabbed a team high eight rebounds for the Pioneers. Reggie Williams scored 14 points while Luke Campbell chipped in with 12 points. Brett Morris scored seven points to go along with his team high four assists and three blocks.

Wheeling Jesuit was led by Pat Moseh as he scored a game high 24 points as he went 4-out-of-5 from behind the three-point line.

The Pioneers (17-9, 13-7) will hit the road this Saturday, February 21st when they travel to West Liberty University. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m. and can be viewed on ESPN3.

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GSC’s Dr. Joe Evans Inducted into Hall of Fame


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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College Professor of Physical Science, Dr. Joe Evans, was inducted into the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) Hall of Fame at a reception held recently in Morgantown. The Hall of Fame recognizes and honors alumni and other individuals who have significantly contributed to the vision and mission of the CEHS and/or who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields, disciplines, positions, or occupations.

“Receiving the recognition was a humbling experience,” said Evans. “Recommendations for the honor were provided by both fellow graduate students and former professors from forty years ago; all of them individuals for whom I have the utmost respect. The experience was humbling yet exhilarating as the realization slowly materialized that I must do more to validate that I am worthy of the honor,” he added.

GSC professor Dr. Joe Evans being recognized at the WVU CEHS Hall of Fame induction ceremony with Dr. Anne Nardi

GSC professor Dr. Joe Evans being recognized at the WVU CEHS Hall of Fame induction ceremony with Dr. Anne Nardi

Evans, who has worked at Glenville State College since 1970, says that he has enjoyed working with colleagues who were always acting in the best interest of the college and students who were seeking opportunities which would lead to a better life. “I have been blessed working at GSC. I have had the opportunity to provide support in many administrative assignments but I have always been fortunate enough to be able to return to the classroom. The classroom is my true love. Even after 45 years, boredom never occurs. Though the content may be the same; every student is new and unique,” said Evans.

During his time at GSC, he has taught science and prepared college students for careers in elementary and secondary school settings, as well as having prepared students to work in science-related jobs.

In the 1970s Evans served on the West Virginia State Department of Education Science Committee, bringing expertise in developing physics and chemistry essentials, using the scientific process, and raising scientific awareness. From that time to the present, he has continually been involved in the development of state standards and processes for evaluating those standards.

“I have had the opportunity to study at many colleges and universities:  Glenville State College, The Ohio State University, Cornell University, Earlham College in Indiana, Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia, Penn State University, West Virginia University, and the University of Dayton. I had great experiences at every one of the schools; however, the two most enjoyable for me were Glenville State and West Virginia University.  At most of the schools, I perceived the faculty and the student body to be two distinct groups:  the faculty provided instruction and the students attempted to learn the information. At GSC and WVU, I perceived the faculty and the student body as one:  they were partners in the learning community,” Evans said.

Both science and teaching careers run in the family. His son Dr. Kevin Evans is a chemistry professor at GSC and his daughter Kimberly Hoffman is a biology/chemistry teacher. His son-in-law works as a chemist in Tennessee, his daughter-in-law is an English teacher, and some of his grandchildren have even chosen science and engineering paths in college.

“I am blessed with a loving and supporting family. Frequently, my wife June and two children, Kimberly and Kevin, were asked to make sacrifices so I could provide additional classroom time and attention to students who had the drive to achieve but came to the college underprepared. Ironically, both children pursued teaching careers in the sciences,” said Evans.

Evans also was honored in 2002 with the Curtis Elam Professor of Teaching Excellence from his alma mater. After teaching at Glenville State College for almost 45 years he said, “I have often been asked why I don’t retire. But when one receives so much pleasure from working with students and challenging them to strive harder and to reach a little higher, why would one want to quit?”

The recognition by WVU has also prompted Evans to be recognized during Glenville State College’s upcoming Alumni Banquet on Saturday, April 25th. He will be honored with the Alumni Association’s Alumnus Achievement Award, which is given to an alumnus who has been recognized by another group or individual for a similar honor within the past three years. The award can also recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in their chosen profession.

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Glenville State Basketball Games at West Liberty will be Broadcasted on ESPN 3


Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State College Lady Pioneer and Pioneer basketball games at West Liberty, which are scheduled for this Saturday, February 21st, will be broadcast on ESPN 3.

ESPN3 (formerly ESPN360 and is an online streaming service owned by ESPN Inc., a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the Hearst Corporation, that provides both live streams and replays of global sports events to sports fans in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Chile, the Middle East, New Zealand, and Europe (except Italy).

This will be the second meeting between the schools this season.

In the first meeting between the Lady Pioneers and Lady Hilltoppers, GSC’s Paige Tuttle hit a three-pointer with 1.3 seconds left in the game as GSC knocked off West Liberty, 70-67.

In the men’s game the Pioneers gave the Hilltoppers all that they wanted however, Glenville State came up short as West Liberty held on to the 117-109 victory.

The Lady Pioneers game is set for 2:00 p.m. with the Pioneers tip-off set for 4:00 p.m.

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Free Income Tax Preparation Assistance at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 9, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV-Free assistance is being offered again through a Glenville State College accounting course to help students, faculty, staff, and local residents file their basic federal and West Virginia income tax returns. Two options are available to qualifying taxpayers – ‘MyFreeTaxes’ and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Free File.

Senior accounting, management, and computer science student Ashley Woodford has been IRS certified and is helping taxpayers under the supervision of GSC Associate Professor of Business and Accounting Cheryl McKinney, CPA, CGMA.

GSC student Sequaan Bussie gets assistance filing his income tax returns from Associate Professor of Business Cheryl McKinney (left) and Ashley Woodford (right)

GSC student Sequaan Bussie gets assistance filing his income tax returns from Associate Professor of Business Cheryl McKinney (left) and Ashley Woodford (right)

Available again this year is ‘MyFreeTaxes,’ an easy, fast, and secure federal and state tax filing site powered by H&R Block software. The online tool allows eligible taxpayers with adjusted gross income (AGI) under $60,000 to self-prepare and electronically file both federal and state returns free of charge by visiting and following the easy steps.

Taxpayers who prefer to have a trained volunteer assist in the tax filing process or have questions about using MyFreeTaxes can go to Room 309B in the GSC Heflin Administration Building. A volunteer will be available from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays through April 15th, with no appointment necessary. Note that no one will be available on Tuesday, March 10th because of GSC’s Spring Break.

Participants seeking GSC assistance may choose the TurboTax Freedom Edition (Intuit), Second Story Tax Act, On-Line Taxes (OLT) or H&R Block Free File programs based upon eligibility criteria. Once an account is created at the GSC location, it may be accessed from anywhere.

Those who wish to receive this free tax assistance should bring: copies of their 2013 tax returns, wage and earnings statements (Form W-2) from all employers, interest and dividend statements (Form 1099), any other relevant information or forms relating to income and expenses, social security cards for taxpayers and dependents, and bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit/direct payment if desired.

Students who received financial aid and/or paid tuition and fees should also bring a copy of their Tuition Statement (Form 1098-T) provided by the school that lists tuition and fees paid and scholarships received. Those who cannot locate that document may request a duplicate copy; GSC students can also find it on their EdNet accounts.

For more information, contact McKinney at or (304) 462-6263.

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Softball Games Cancelled This Weekend


Softball games for this weekend have been cancelled due to weather

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State College softball games this weekend at the Catawba Tournament in Salisbury, North Carolina on Friday, February 20th through Sunday, February 22nd have been cancelled due to weather.

No make-up date is planned.

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Mountain East Conference Basketball Tournament Tickets on Sale Now

Basketball Bridgeport, W.Va. – All-session reserved and general admission tickets for the 2015 Mountain East Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments presented by GoMart will go on sale starting Thursday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. The Charleston Civic Center will serve as the site for both tournaments from March 5-8, featuring 14 games over four days.

All-session reserved and general admission ticket books are available at or at the Charleston Civic Center Box Office. Tickets can also be purchased from volunteers of the Lions Club in the Kanawha Valley area with a portion of the ticket sales being donated to that group. All-session tournament reserved tickets are available for $40, while all-session general admission tickets are available for $30.  A limited number of all-session, VIP packages are also on sale for $120. The VIP packages include reserved seating and food and beverages in the VIP area.

Single-session tickets will go on sale starting on Sunday, March 1. Single-session tickets are $15 for reserved seats, $12 for general admission, $5 for college students (with a valid ID) and youth (ages 13-18) ticket. Children under 12 receive a free general admission ticket with a paying adult for all sessions.

All 12 men’s and women’s teams qualify for the MEC Tournament with the top four teams in the regular season standings earning a bye to the quarterfinals. First round games for teams seeded 5th-12th will be played on Tuesday, March 3, on campus sites.

On Thursday, March 5, the women’s quarterfinals will take place with four games at noon, 2:15 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8:15 p.m. Friday’s action will feature the four men’s quarterfinal contests at the same times. Both the men’s and the women’s semifinals will commence on Saturday, March 8, as the women take to the court at noon and 2:15 p.m., followed by the men at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. The women’s MEC champion will be crowned on Sunday, March 9, at 1 p.m., followed by the men’s final at 3:30 p.m. (Finals times subject to change.)

MEC Tournament Ticket Prices:

All-Session Reserved Ticket: $40

All-Session General Admission Ticket: $30

Single Session Reserved Ticket: $15

Single Session General Admission Ticket: $12

Single Session Student (with valid ID)/Youth Ticket: $5

Children (12 and under): Free general admission with paying adult

MEC Tournament Format:

Top four teams receive bye to quarterfinals

Men’s & women’s first round games will be played Tuesday, March 3, on campus sites

Thursday, March 5: Women’s Quarterfinal Round

Friday, March 6: Men’s Quarterfinal Round

Saturday, March 7: Women’s & Men’s Semifinals

Sunday, Mach 8: Women’s & Men’s Finals

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Discussion on WV’s Next Gen Standards and Student Learning Coming to GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 12, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – Delta Education, a business that believes in the importance of inquiry-based, hands-on science teaching methods, is sponsoring two free presentations at Glenville State College for current and future educators, school administrators, and the general public.

The Full Option Science System (FOSS) is Delta Education’s flagship K-8 curriculum program.  Developed at the University of California at Berkeley, it has become the most widely used elementary school hands-on science curriculum in the United States and will be featured in one of the presentations. Both workshops will take place on Wednesday, February 25th at GSC in the Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom.

The two presentations will discuss the integration of the FOSS program into West Virginia’s Next Generation Education Standards and the ways elementary school students learn.

Former classroom teacher, Kip Bisignano, will present the first workshop from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on February 25th, focusing on science-centered language development and communication. Participants will engage in hands-on science activities and learn about strategies, instructional routines, and scaffolds that support all domains of West Virginia’s Next Generation Standards for English Language Arts (ELA). Participants also will receive resources and strategies to integrate ELA and science. Bisignano’s workshop is geared toward public school administrators, elementary and middle school administrators and teachers, and university faculty and pre-service teachers. Attendance is capped at 48 people and reservations are required.

World-renowned neuroscientist Dr. Kenneth Wesson will present the second workshop from 6:00-8:00 p.m.; discussing the neuroscience of learning, early brain development, design and engineering, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) and STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, & Math), contextual learning, and curriculum development. This presentation is appropriate for pre-service and in-service teachers and administrators of all grade levels, as well as the general public. Attendance is capped at 120 and reservations also are required.

“These workshops will both be excellent. Dr. Wesson is a world-renowned neuroscientist who has focused primarily on learning processes and the human brain. We are pleased that he and Mr. Bisignano will be presenting their engaging and informative lectures at Glenville State College,” said GSC Professor of Physical Science Dr. Joe Evans.

Both events are being presented through the generosity of Delta Education. For more information or to register, contact Evans at or (304) 462-6314. If you send an e-mail or leave a voice message, please indicate if you plan to attend the first, second, or both presentations.

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