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GSC Concert Band and Honors Band Concerts April 25th-26th

For Immediate Release: March 27, 2014

Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV
(304) 462-6391

GLENVILLE, WV –The Glenville State College Fine Arts Department faculty and staff are preparing for their sixth annual honors band festival. The event will take place on April 25th and 26th.

The honors band consists of high school and middle school students from around the state. These students will rehearse for two full days before giving a final performance on Saturday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

As part of the honors band festival, the GSC Concert Band members will give their annual performance on Friday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

“The annual GSC Honors Band Festival is becoming a more popular event every year. For two days, we have roughly 75 students on the GSC campus working on music for a culminating concert. Our concert is the showcase entertainment for the honor band participants and their music teachers and band directors,” said GSC Assistant Professor of Music and Fine Arts Department Chair Lloyd Bone.

Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sheri Skidmore in the GSC Fine Arts Department at Sheri.Skidmore@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6340.

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Softball Sweeps West Virginia Tech

Softball

Morgan Scarpellini helped the Lady Pioneers sweep West Virginia Tech as she went went 2 for 2 with 4 RBI’s and had two homeruns

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers softball team swept the West Virginia Tech Golden Bears on Wednesday afternoon by a final score of 6-5 and 3-0.

In the first game of the double header Morgan Scarpellini got the Lady Pioneers on the scoreboard first as she hit a two run homerun in the bottom of the first inning scoring Kayleigh Huck as GSC took a 2-0 lead.

However West Virginia Tech would tie it up 2-2 in the next inning after a two run homerun by Tech’s Ashley Boggs.

West Virginia Tech would then take their first lead of the game in the top of the third inning after a solo homerun from Breigh Renner, 3-2.

GSC’s Scarpellini would come up big again for the Lady Pioneers as she hit another two run homerun in the bottom of the second, scoring Huck again, as GSC retook the lead, 4-3.

Morgan Scarpellini would later add another run for GSC as she scored in the bottom of the fifth on a wild pitch as the Lady Pioneers would go up 5-3.

West Virginia Tech would add one run in the top of the sixth after a wild pitch from Sam Weaver allowed Megan Blythe to score making it 5-4 GSC.

West Virginia Tech would have one last chance in the top of the seventh inning. Tech would load the bases and tie it up at 5-5 after RBI by Ashley Boggs as Kat Lively scored.

GSC would then win it in the bottom of the seventh inning as Kayleigh Huck scored on a balk by West Virginia Tech’s pitcher Mackenzie Wilson as the Lady Pioneers won, 6-5.

Morgan Scarpellini went 2 for 2 with 4 RBI’s and had two homeruns. Briana Jackson finished with 2 hits while Kayleigh Huck went 2 for 4 and scored 3 runs.

Raven Greer picked up the win for the Lady Pioneers as she pitched 2.1 innings allowing 3 hits, a run, and struck out 4 batters.

West Virginia Tech was led by Ashley Boggs as she went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s and scored a run.

In the second game of the double header, the Lady Pioneers scored first in the bottom of the second inning as Brittany Spencer scored on a wild pitch as GSC took a 1-0 lead.

GSC would add a two more runs in the bottom of the third inning as they took a 3-0 lead over West Virginia Tech.

And that would be enough as GSC would go on to win game two 3-0.

Brittany Spencer went 1 for 2 with an RBI and scored a run while Mackenzie Smith finished with an RBI.

Sam Weaver pitched all 7 innings allowing just 1 hit, walked 1 batter, and struck out 4 batters.

West Virginia Tech only hit came from Aquila Fox.

The Lady Pioneers return to action Saturday, April 12th when Concord travels to Glenville.

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Metz Named to MEC Men’s Golf All-Conference Team

Men's Golf

GSC golfer Matt Metz was named to the MEC Men's Golf All-Conference Second Team

Bridgeport, W.Va. – Glenville State’s Matt Metz has been named to the Mountain East Conference Men’s Golf All-Conference Second Team.

Fairmont State’s Jess Ferrell is the Mountain East Conference Player of the Year, West Liberty’s Matt Iceton is the Freshman of the Year, and Charleston’s Will Johnson is the Coach of the Year, the league announced today.

In addition to the award winners, the league announced the All-MEC teams. Joining Ferrell and Iceton on the first team were Thibaut Carmingnano (Charleston), Evan Muscari (Concord), Ryan Thomson (West Liberty) and Brian Bir (Notre Dame).

John Baggott (Notre Dame), Joe Burkinshaw (Shepherd), Roberty Fleming (Shepherd), Harry Howell (Charleston), Matt Metz (Glenville State) and Jamin Smith earned second team honors. Seven players earned honorable mention honors.

The All-MEC teams, along with Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors, are determined by scoring in select Mountain East Conference events. The MEC Coach of the Year is determined by a vote of the league’s coaches.

First Team
Thibaut Carmingnano (Charleston)
Jess Ferrell (Fairmont State)
Matt Iceton (West Liberty)
Evan Muscari (Concord)
Ryan Thomson (West Liberty)
Brian Bir (Notre Dame)

Second Team
John Baggott (Notre Dame)
Joe Burkinshaw (Shepherd)
Robert Fleming (Shepherd)
Harry Howell (Charleston)
Matt Metz (Glenville State)
Jamin Smith (Charleston)

Honorable Mention
Chris Ferrell (Shepherd)
Clint Lowe (UVa-Wise)
Adam Mitchley (Urbana)
Ben McMillion (West Virginia Wesleyan)
Brady Noland (Concord)
Tyler Hartzell (Fairmont State)
Matt Dunning (Notre Dame)

Player of the Year: Jess Ferrell (Fairmont State)
Freshman of the Year: Matt Iceton (West Liberty)
Coach of the Year: Will Johnson (Charleston)

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Moore Named to MEC Women’s Golf All-Conference Team

Women's Golf

GSC's senior golfer Sammi Moore has been named to the MEC Women's Golf All-Conference Second Team

Bridgeport, W.Va. – Glenville State College senior Sammi Moore has been named to the Mountain East Conference Women’s Golf All-Conference Second Team. Moore finished 16th overall in the MEC Southern Regional on Monday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 8th as she scored a 180 after two rounds at Berry Hill Golf Course in Charleston, West Virginia.

Wheeling Jesuit’s Kasey Frazier is the Mountain East Conference Player of the Year, Notre Dame College’s Brianna Stokes is the Freshman of the Year, and NDC’s Colleen Groomes is the Coach of the Year, the league announced today.

In addition to the award winners, the league announced the All-MEC first and second teams. Frazier was joined on the first team by Concord’s Marina Erice and Stephanie Peareth, West Virginia Wesleyan’s duo of Becky Gossard and Kayla Linger and Notre Dame’s Michiko Smith.

On the second team consists of Christi Bilas (Notre Dame), Mackenzie Cluesman (UVa-Wise), Kelli Garrett (Charleston), Sammi Moore (Glenville State), Courtney Tierney (Urbana) and Kenzie Turner (Charleston).

The All-MEC teams, along with Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors, are determined by scoring in select Mountain East Conference events. The MEC Coach of the Year is determined by a vote of the league’s coaches.

First Team
Marina Erice (Concord)
Kasey Frazier (Wheeling Jesuit)
Becky Gossard (West Virginia Wesleyan)
Kayla Linger (West Virginia Wesleyan)
Stephanie Peareth (Concord)
Michiko Smith (Notre Dame College)

Second Team
Christi Bilas (Notre Dame College)
MacKenzie Cluesman (UVa-Wise)
Kelli Garrett (Charleston)
Sammi Moore (Glenville State)
Courtney Tierney (Urbana)
Kenzie Turner (Charleston)

Honorable Mention
Sarah Adamowski (Charleston)
Katie Casey (West Virginia Wesleyan)
Chelsea Cluesman (UVa-Wise)
Alex Smith (Concord)
Brianna Stokes (Notre Dame)
Kelsi Trippett (West Virginia Wesleyan)

Freshman of the Year
Brianna Stokes (Notre Dame College)

Player of the Year
Kasey Frazier (Wheeling Jesuit)

Coach of the Year
Colleen Groomes (Notre Dame)

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GSC Summersville Classes Open House April 9th

For Immediate Release: March 21, 2014

For more information: Annette Barnette
Public Relations and Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, West Virginia
(304) 462-6391

Glenville, WV – Local residents can still earn Bachelor of Arts degrees in teacher education from Glenville State College by attending classes in Nicholas County.  A partnership between GSC and New River Community and Technical College continues and allows area students to complete the degree requirements at NRCTC’s Summersville campus.

GSC Dean of Education Dr. Kevin Cain said, “The Teacher Education Division at Glenville State College continues to work proudly with the New River Community and Technical College faculty and staff at their Summersville location to bring a four-year program in education to citizens in that part of West Virginia.”

An informational session about the program is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, April 9th beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the NRCTC Summersville campus commons area.  Meeting organizers will discuss the education degree program and how to enroll.  They will also discuss the fall GSC courses that will begin on August 18th at New River CTC’s Summersville campus.

“Glenville State College is committed to the partnership established with New River CTC to provide college classes to people who live in and around the Summersville area.  This program allows students an opportunity to take classes close to home and save time and money while working toward a teaching degree.  West Virginia benefits from the qualified teachers who graduate from these programs and then go on to educate the youth in our state,” said GSC Assistant Coordinator of Off-Campus Programming Kathy Gilbert.

The meeting is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Cain at Kevin.Cain@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6201 or Gilbert at Kathy.Gilbert@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6124.

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Lady Pioneers Softball Sweeps West Liberty

The GSC Lady Pioneers swept West Liberty on Saturday afternoon

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers swept the West Liberty Hilltoppers on Saturday afternoon in a double header. GSC took game one by a score of 5-1, they also took game two by a final of 5-1.

In game one, GSC’s Brittnay Spencer went 2-2, sparking the Glenville State Lady Pioneers to a 5-1 victory in seven innings over West Liberty University.

She singled in the first and fifth innings.

West Liberty University couldn’t get anything going as long as Samantha Weaver was pitching. West Liberty University managed just one hit off of Weaver, who allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out four during her three innings of work.

Brittany May got the win for Glenville State Lady Pioneers. She tossed four innings of shutout ball. Brittany struck out one, walked none and gave up three hits.

Glenville State Lady Pioneers never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring one run on an RBI single by Brittnay.

Glenville State Lady Pioneers scored three runs of its own in the sixth. Glenville State Lady Pioneers scored on an RBI double by Mackenzie Smith, an RBI single by Charity Ramsey, and a passed ball.

In the second game of the double header, Glenville State beat West Liberty University 5-1 in seven innings behind Morgan Scarpellini, who went 2-3.

She singled in the fourth inning and doubled in the sixth inning.

Samantha Weaver‘s seven strikeouts were enough to push Glenville State Lady Pioneers past West Liberty University. Samantha allowed one earned run on four hits and two walks over seven innings.

The lone run of the game for West Liberty University crossed the plate in the first inning on an RBI single by Sumner.

Glenville State Lady Pioneers never surrendered the lead after the fourth inning, scoring three runs on two singles.

Glenville State Lady Pioneers piled on two more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Morgan kicked things off with a double, scoring Brittnay Spencer.

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GSC Jazz Combo Concert

For Immediate Release: March 25, 2014

Contact: Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV
(304) 462-6391

GLENVILLE, WV—The Glenville State College Fine Arts Department faculty and staff are preparing to unveil their newest ensemble. The GSC Jazz Combo Concert will be held on Tuesday, April 15th at 7:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Auditorium. The event will mark the first official campus performance of the group.

“This will be an exciting night featuring many young and talented musicians. The concert itself will feature a wide variety of music giving something for everybody to enjoy,” said GSC Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Jason Barr.

GSC's Jazz Combo

GSC's Jazz Combo: (L-R) Director Jason Barr, Frank Treadway, Curtis Sutphin, Leon Hart, Duncan Mapes, Sara Rollins, Brittany McGuire, Ben Stingo, Courtney Cole, Dessirae Crim, Shelby Scott, and Ben Neal

The jazz combo members have been preparing for their first show since forming in the fall of 2013. The ensemble is much smaller than the regular jazz band and features only a handful of musicians on the drums, guitar, bass, piano, vibraphone, trumpet, tenor and alto sax, and trombone with the addition of a singer. Styles played by the combo include jazz, bebop, latin, swing, and rock.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Barr at Jason.Barr@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6350.

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GSC Football Team Visits WVU Children’s Hospital

Football

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer football team along with head coach David Hutchison and defensive coordinator Blake Tasker traveled to the WVU Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, April 2nd to read and interact with children at the hospital.

After several hours of interaction with the children the Pioneers then traveled to the Ronald McDonald House to serve a spaghetti dinner prepared by Ms. Kirkpatrick and our own Aramark Food Service.

“It was a great day and a lot of fun, I am glad that we could make this trip up here and spread some laughter with these great children,” stated GSC wide receiver Quin Thornton.

The Pioneers are in the middle of spring practice, the Annual Blue vs. White Spring Game will be held on Thursday, April 24th at I.L. & Sue Morris Stadium.

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GSC Open House and Early Freshmen Registration Week

For Immediate Release: February 20, 2014

For more information: Annette Barnette
Public Relations and Marketing Director
Glenville State College
Glenville, West Virginia
(304) 462-6391

GLENVILLE, WV—Potential and incoming Glenville State College students have two opportunities to visit GSC this spring. An open house will be held on Saturday, April 5th followed by the GSC Early Freshman Registration Week April 7th through 11th. These events will provide students and their families the opportunity to learn what being a GSC Pioneer is all about.

The open house will begin with check-in at the Heflin Administration Building Presidents Auditorium from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. followed by a meet and greet session from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. A campus tour will then be given until 11:00 a.m. followed by an academic fair which will end with lunch in the Mollohan Campus Community Center Mollohan’s Restaurant at 12:00 p.m. Participants are invited to stay and watch the Pioneer baseball team take on Shepherd University at the Sue Morris Sports Complex at 1:00 p.m.

The GSC Early Freshman Registration Week will begin each day with check-in at the Heflin Administration Building from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. followed by a meet and greet session in the Presidents Auditorium from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Participants will then proceed to testing, advising, and registration from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be served at the MCCC Mollohan’s Restaurant from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.  Students can then travel along the ‘Pioneer Trail’ from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. where they will have an opportunity to receive their GSC IDs, arrange meal plans, activate their college e-mail accounts, and purchase parking passes. An optional campus tour will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the admissions office which is located in Goodwin Hall.

“We are excited to invite our future Pioneers to see our campus and register early.  This opportunity allows students to have a peace of mind over the summer that their class schedules are complete, and they are ready for the fall semester.  All incoming students will have the opportunity to work on their schedules, meet new professors, check out all that our campus has to offer, and connect with the GSC community,” said GSC Supervisor for Enrollment Ashley Weir.

For more information about the events or enrolling at GSC, contact Weir at Ashley.Weir@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6133.

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Labor History Expert Wess Harris to Speak at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 1, 2014

For more information:
Bob Henry Baber
Public Relations Specialist
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6390
Bob.Baber@glenville.edu

GLENVILLE WV – Labor history expert Wess Harris will give a free lecture at Glenville State College on Tuesday, April 15th at 12:30 p.m. The presentation will take place in the GSC Heflin Administration Building Presidents Auditorium.

“‘When Miners March’ chronicles the West Virginia Mine Wars of the 1920s and offers a first-hand account of the coal miners’ uprisings and labor unrest during that tumultuous time period.  I’m excited at the prospect of speaking to students and the wider community at Glenville State and to answering questions they may pose about Bill Blizzard and his writings,” said Harris.

Harris is the editor of Bill Blizzard’s ‘When Miners March’ and ‘Dead Ringers.’ The books, complete with previously unpublished family photographs and documents, retell the experiences of Blizzard who was the leader of the ‘Red Neck Army’ of unionizing miners. The tensions between the union and the coal companies that led up to the famous Battle of Blair Mountain, the largest open and armed rebellion in United States history since the Civil War, are described in detail as are its aftermath and legacy. Harris also offers ‘Truth Tours’ of the coal fields that tend to explore and explode myths perpetrated by those more interested in coal than coal miners.

In his ‘When Miners March Traveling Museum,’ Harris keeps some of the most important collections of Union artifacts in existence and shares them with students, residents of the coal fields, and people interested in the human costs of extracting coal.

“Enthusiasm can’t be taught; it has to be caught. I’m confident Harris’ passion for relating the historic struggles of West Virginia coal miners will be an exciting learning opportunity for my students, the community, and the public,” said Dr. Chuck Batson, GSC Associate Professor of Business and Chair of the Department of Business.

Harris studied at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in the 1970s and currently teaches labor history and environmental issues to university students around the country. The farmer and certified miner resides in Gay (Roane County), West Virginia.

For more information about Harris’ lecture, which is free and open to the public, contact Batson at Dorman.Batson@glenville.edu or call (304) 462-6254.

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