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GSC Professor Helps Design National Biology Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV — Glenville State College Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Sara Sawyer is part of a task force seeking to change the way non-biology majors take biology courses.

The Four Year Section First Year Undergraduate Committee, in collaboration with the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Introductory Biology Task Force, is currently seeking input on concepts and skills to be included on a student survey for biological topics for consideration when teaching and designing undergraduate biology courses for non-majors.

Dr. Sara Sawyer

Dr. Sara Sawyer

Sawyer explains that biology majors are required to learn specific material in an introductory biology course in order to progress to the next level of their major. This material, while important to these students, is sometimes unnecessary for a non-science major. “The goal of having non-science majors take a science course in college is to help make them better citizens.  They should learn things that will impact their daily lives and help them make better informed decisions in the future. However, there is no need to teach non-majors certain material. Thus, a non-majors course can be partially tailored to student interests,” said Sawyer.

The committee hopes to have the survey completed by the end of fall 2014 so that it can be administered to students at various colleges across the United States at the beginning of the spring semester. The goal is to publish the results so that all biology instructors have a better understanding of student interests.

The NABT was first established in 1938 and has thousands of members from around the U.S. Educators involved in the association aim to share experiences and expertise, keep up with trends and developments, and grow professionally.

For more information, contact Sawyer at Sara.Sawyer@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6303.

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GSC Bluegrass Band Annual Concert Tickets Now on Sale

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – Tickets are now on sale for the annual Glenville State College Bluegrass Band Concert scheduled during Homecoming Day 2014 on Saturday, October 11th in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7:00 p.m.

This year’s concert will feature Bobby Osborne and the Rocky Top X-Press as guest performers alongside members of GSC’s Bluegrass Band.

(back) Jerrica Hilbert, Laiken Boyd, Toni Doman; (middle) Jordan Hall, Jordan Young, Ben Peace; (front) Ryan Brandenberg, Robbie Mann, Grant Bennet

(back) Jerrica Hilbert, Laiken Boyd, Toni Doman; (middle) Jordan Hall, Jordan Young, Ben Peace; (front) Ryan Brandenberg, Robbie Mann, Grant Bennet

“It’s a personal goal of mine to preserve traditional bluegrass music through our college curriculum and it’s an honor to host a true pioneer like Bobby Osborne and his band at our fall concert. Students and the community are offered a great opportunity to hear and even meet this legendary performer. We are proud to promote a friendly, family atmosphere and would like to invite everyone out to celebrate with us this fall,” said GSC Bluegrass Music Program Director Megan Darby.

Tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10 at the door the evening of the concert. Children ages 5 and under will be admitted for free.

Traditional music fans will know Osborne and his band from his sixty-plus years in the industry, performances at the Grand Ole Opry, and hit songs like ‘Rocky Top,’ ‘Ruby,’ and ‘I’ve Seen it All.’ The October 2014 concert with Bobby Osborne and the GSC Bluegrass Band promises to be a show that you won’t want to miss.

For ticket information call (304) 462-6340.

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Get In The @TheMountainEast Game!

FootballFans, the Mountain East Conference needs your help, and all you need to do is tweet! 

To help the MEC keep all fans updated on scores and results from across the league in all sports, the MEC wants you to send updates from the game via Twitter @TheMountainEast using the hashtag #MECScores or #MECSports. 

As a reward for your help, the MEC will give away a prize every Wednesday. Tweets sent @TheMountainEast (or use the hashtags) that include score updates or results will receive one entry into the weekly drawing, and tweets that include photo from the game will be entered twice into the pool. Tweet us the final from the football game and then send us a “selfie” at the soccer match because every time you send us an update, you get another chance to win.

The MEC will consistently share updates and photos from all sporting events via its various social media platforms. Be sure to stay connected with the Mountain East here:

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Game Central: Glenville State vs. Concord – Game One

Football
The Glenville State Pioneer football team will open up the season on the road Saturday, September 6th at Concord, kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m.

Glenville, W.Va. - The Glenville State Pioneer football team will open up the season on the road Saturday, September 6th at Concord, kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m.

The Pioneers and Mountain Lions did not face each other last year in the Mountain East Conference. This matchup will be the first for both schools in football as new members of the Mountain East Conference.

The Pioneers finished the 2013 season 6-5, 5-4 in conference play and finished in fifth place in the MEC while Concord last season went 8-3, 7-2 and finished in second place in the MEC behind Shepherd.

This will make the third season in a row that the Pioneers open their season on the road. (2012 @Carson-Newman, 2013 @VMI)

The Pioneers defense finished last season ranked second in the MEC in Rushing Defense as they allowed 105.0 yards per game while Concord finished third in the MEC in Rushing Defense giving up only 114.2 yards per game.

GSC returns junior running back Rahmann Lee who led the conference in rushing last season with 1,407 yards. He averaged 127.9 yards per game and finished with 11 touchdowns.

Junior linebacker James Johnson also returns in 2014, Johnson finished fifth in the conference in tackles with 105 on the year.

Game Links below:

Game Notes Week One (Concord)

Live Stats

Live Audio

Live Video

MEC Stat Broadcast (All Scores around the Mountain East Conference)

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Worl Exhibit Open Through September 19th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 28, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV—A reception to recognize the works of award-winning artist, Arlinka Worl, was held on Monday, September 8th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Glenville State College ‘Spears Fine Arts Gallery.’ Worl’s work will be featured until Friday, September 19th.

Pieces from the Arlinka Worl Gallery Exhibit

Pieces from the Arlinka Worl Gallery Exhibit

“For thirty-five years I have been astounded by the beauty of the hills around me, and in the last few years I have been photographing and painting landscapes. I hope to inspire an appreciation for the unique terrain of West Virginia through my work,” said Worl. “I use a kick-start method I developed with digital art. I refuse to be a modern artist that confines oneself to the ‘horse and buggy’ when a ‘jet plane’ is available.”

Worl was born in Detroit, Michigan and has lived in West Virginia since 1976. She has competed nationally and has won both a silver and gold Grumbacher medal.

“Arlinka’s work is a passionate representation of the natural world. Her use of pastels is superb,” said GSC Associate Professor of Art Liza Brenner.

For more information, contact Brenner at Liza.Brenner@glenville.edu or (304) 462 6346.

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Pioneers Picked 10th in MEC Preseason Men’s Golf Poll

Men's Golf

Bridgeport, W.Va. - The University of Charleston has been picked by the league’s coaches to win the Mountain East Conference championship in men’s golf.

The Golden Eagles finished third at the conference championships last fall, but came on strong in the spring and earned a bid to the NCAA Atlantic Regional and advanced from there to the NCAA Tournament finals. UC returns Thibaut Carmignano and Sense Chaowalit to the squad this year.

Notre Dame College was picked second with 90 points, followed by West Liberty (77) and Shepherd (76). Both the Hilltoppers and the Rams earned a first-place vote.

Concord, the inaugural Mountain East Conference champion, finished fifth with 59 points, followed by Wheeling Jesuit (54), UVa-Wise (53), Fairmont State (50) and Urbana (37). Glenville State finished 10th with 29 points, and West Virginia Wesleyan (22) and West Virginia State (15) completed the poll.

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Lady Pioneers Golf Team Picked 12th in MEC Preseason Poll

Women's Golf
The Glenville State Lady Pioneer women’s golf team was picked 12th in the MEC Preseason Poll

Bridgeport, W.Va. – Notre Dame College has been picked to win the 2014 Mountain East Conference title in women’s golf in a vote conducted by the league’s coaches.

The Falcons finished with 76 points and six first-place selections. NDC led the first two rounds of the MEC Tournament last year before finishing runner-up to Wheeling Jesuit. Notre Dame returns four starters from its lineup, including Michiko Smith who took third individually at the tournament.

West Virginia Wesleyan finished second in the poll with 60 points, including one first-place vote. The Bobcats will be led by first team All-MEC selection Becky Gossard.

Charleston was third with 55 points, and received a first-place vote. Defending champion Wheeling Jesuit was tabbed fourth with 54 points and garnered the final first-place tally. Concord was picked sixth (52), followed by Fairmont State (38), Urbana (34), West Liberty (32), UVa-Wise (25) and Glenville State (24).

2014 MEC Women’s Golf
Preseason Poll
1. Notre Dame (6) 76
2. West Virginia Wesleyan (1) 60
3. Charleston (1) 55
4. Wheeling Jesuit (1) 54
5. Concord 52
6. Fairmont State 38
7. Urbana 34
8. West Liberty 32
9. UVa-Wise 25
10. Glenville State 24
() Indicates first place votes
* Coaches not able to vote for own team
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GSC Football Day at Roane County a Huge Success

Football
The Glenville State Pioneer Football team hosted a mini kid’s camp and held their second scrimmage of fall camp for GSC Alumni, fans, and friends at Roane County High School on Saturday, August 23rd

Glenville, W.Va. - Following on the heels of last year’s successful inaugural event Glenville State Head Coach and the Pioneer football team once again traveled to Roane County this past Saturday, August 23rd.

The Glenville State Pioneer Football team hosted a mini kid’s camp and held their second scrimmage of fall camp for GSC Alumni, fans, and friends.

David Hutchison, his staff, and all of the GSC Football players held the mini camp at Roane County High School’s County Stadium for Pop Warner and middle school kids. The GSC staff and players gave hands on instructions, demonstrations, and techniques that will give each kid a better understanding of the game.

After the kids camp a large crowd got the chance to watch the GSC Pioneer football team play their second scrimmage of the 2014 Fall Camp. The fans got a chance to see running back Preseason All-American Rahmann Lee, the Mountain East Conference leading rusher a year ago, along with defensive end and Preseason All-American Gary Henderson.

All in all it was a great day for GSC Alumni, fans, and friends as everyone prepares for the 2014 upcoming football season.

The Pioneers open up 2014 on the road at Concord University on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

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GSC Professor Teaches at Sea Again

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College Professor of Psychology Dr. Fred Walborn spent six weeks of his summer as an instructor at sea aboard the U.S. naval ship USS Bataan, a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship. He taught two introductory psychology classes to enlisted Navy and Marine Corps personnel.

The summer of 2014 marked the fourth that Walborn has spent teaching onboard U.S. Navy boats. He has been on the USS Eisenhower aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf and the USS Barry destroyer in the Mediterranean Sea in prior years.

Glenville State College Professor of Psychology Dr. Fred Walborn (standing) holds an impromptu class session on the flight deck of the USS Bataan

Glenville State College Professor of Psychology Dr. Fred Walborn (standing) holds an impromptu class session on the flight deck of the USS Bataan (Courtesy of USN Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicholas Frank Cottone)

“I really enjoy teaching the students onboard. Even after working a 12-hour shift they were enthusiastic and still studied hard,” said Walborn. “For me, the experience is something totally different than regular classroom teaching. Plus I get to see different parts of the world every time.”

When he wasn’t in the classroom, Walborn spent his spare time aboard the Bataan playing chess with the sailors and marines, exercising, and working on a novel.

Walborn earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting from the University of Illinois. He received his Master’s in experimental psychology from Western Illinois University and his Master’s and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Alliant International University. In 1986, Walborn wrote a graduate-level textbook for psychotherapists titled ‘Process Variables.’ Most recently he published another book titled ‘Religion in Personality Theory.’ He also received the GSC Faculty Award of Excellence in 2011.

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GSC Student Returns from Internship in Nashville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV—Glenville State College bluegrass music major, Toni Doman, recently returned from a summer internship in Nashville, Tennessee with the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). Doman, a senior from Cameron (Marshall County), West Virginia, arranged her internship when visiting Nashville during a GSC-sponsored spring semester trip.

During the school trip, Doman, along with GSC Bluegrass Music Program Director Megan Darby, met many bluegrass music industry notables and visited several historic bluegrass locations. It was on the trip’s last day that they visited the IBMA office where Doman learned of the summer internship opportunity. The IBMA is a trade association that connects and educates bluegrass professionals.

GSC student Toni Doman outside of the historic Ryman Auditorium located in Nashville, Tennessee during her summer internship at the IBMA

GSC student Toni Doman outside of the historic Ryman Auditorium located in Nashville, Tennessee during her summer internship at the IBMA

“On the first day of the internship, IBMA’s staff outlined what I would be working on during the summer. They were very flexible and gave me options to narrow down just what I wanted to work on and learn from the experience. This was absolutely great because I had the opportunity to really focus on what I wanted to learn, and what would be the most beneficial to me as a student,” said Doman.

During the internship, she got to assist in organizing and preparing the schedule for the World of Bluegrass Festival, IBMA’s annual bluegrass homecoming. In addition, Doman had the opportunity to explore the genre of bluegrass and grow as a musician.

“Being a part of the IBMA staff for the summer, I got to be involved in many music events. By attending these events, I got to meet Bobby Osborne and the band Old Crow Medicine Show backstage. I also had the chance to attend bluegrass jam sessions and meet countless musicians,” said Doman.

Doman was originally only interested in taking guitar lessons when she first attended GSC. It wasn’t until after enrolling that she asked about the bluegrass program and was introduced to Darby, the Bluegrass Program Director.  “I waltzed in and never left. You could say it’s where I belong,” said Doman.

After graduation, she plans to continue her education and find a job that reflects her interests in the bluegrass industry.

For more information on the GSC Bluegrass Degree Program, contact Darby at Megan.Darby@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6347.

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