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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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GSC Team in Statewide Business Plan Finals

For Immediate Release: March 28, 2014

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

Glenville, WV- Two Glenville State College students are finalists in the West Virginia Statewide Business Plan Competition. Danny and Clair Gilbert of Glenville (Gilmer County), West Virginia will compete in the contest’s hospitality and tourism category. The brother and sister team entered Gil’s Beef Shack business idea entry as a way for them to bring Baltimore-style beef to the Mountain State.

“It was an honor to be chosen as a finalist. We are very excited to represent Glenville State College and hope to impress the judges in April,” said Danny Gilbert.

“We are genuinely excited we have made it to the finals. We are determined to put together an excellent final presentation and business plan that we hope will prove to the judges that we should be the winners for our category,” said Clair Gilbert.

Glenville State College West Virginia State Business Plan Competition finalists Danny and Clair Gilbert with motivational speaker Morris Morrison (center) who recently spoke at a workshop for the contestants

Glenville State College West Virginia State Business Plan Competition finalists Danny and Clair Gilbert with motivational speaker Morris Morrison (center) who recently spoke at a workshop for the contestants

The previous phase of the competition helped prepare the contestants for the finals. They took a three-hour online credit class about entrepreneurship through West Virginia University, attended a hands-on workshop, and received a $1 thousand stipend. They also received guidance from a professional coach throughout the process.

“I grew up in Glenville and am thrilled Danny and Clair like living here now too. The acceptance they’ve received from GSC students and the support they’ve received from their professors are wonderful. This collegiate business plan competition provides an excellent opportunity to develop Gil’s Pit Beef with help from experts turning a great idea into a reality where West Virginians will enjoy a new place to get fresh Maryland-style fast food!,” said Clair and Danny’s Mother, Kathy Gilbert, who is the GSC Assistant Coordinator of Off-Campus Programming.

In addition to the Gilberts’ Hospitality & Tourism category, there are two other categories; Lifestyle & Innovation and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), which is new this year. Each of the three categories has up to five teams or individuals competing for the $10 thousand grand prize.

The final round of the competition will be held on Friday, April 4th at the Waterfront Hotel in Morgantown, West Virginia. The teams will have 15 minutes to present their plans and prototypes to the panel of 10 professional judges. A ten-minute question and answer session will follow. After the conclusion of all the presentations, there will be a dinner, a reception, and the awards ceremony.

Danny Gilbert is a junior business/sports management major. Clair Gilbert is a junior education/secondary English major. They are the children of Tom and Kathy Gilbert of Glenville (Gilmer County), West Virginia. The business idea resulted from the family living several years in Maryland before relocating to West Virginia a few years ago.

For more information about the West Virginia Statewide Business Plan or the Gilberts’ progress, contact GSC Associate Professor of Vocational Business Cinda Echard at Cinda.Echard@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6257.

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Annual GSC Literary Magazine Reading Slated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2014

For More Information:
Dustin Crutchfield
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6394
Dustin.Crutchfield@glenville.edu

Cover of the 2014 Trillium featuring photography by GSC student Darrin Martin

Cover of the 2014 Trillium featuring photography by GSC student Darrin Martin

GLENVILLE, WV – Students, faculty, and staff in the Glenville State College Department of Language and Literature are celebrating the recent completion of the 2014 Trillium with the 11th Annual Trillium Reading. The reading will be held on Friday, April 11th at 4:00 p.m. in the Mollohan Campus Community Center Multipurpose Room (315A). The reading will give the writers, poets, and artists a chance to bring their works to life in a spoken-word format. It will also include an open microphone session that will allow members of the audience to present poems, songs, or other literary works. The event is free and open to the public.

The Glenville State College student literary magazine since 1979, the Trillium contains poetry, fiction, photographs, and drawings from GSC students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Free copies of the 2014 Trillium will be available at the reading, in the Department of Language and Literature located in the Heflin Administration Building, and other various locations around campus.

For more information about the Trillium reading, contact faculty advisor Dr. Jonathan Minton at Jonathan.Minton@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6322.

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GSC Student Attends AIPAC Conference in Washington D.C.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2014

For More Information:
Dustin Crutchfield
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6394
Dustin.Crutchfield@glenville.edu

GLENVILLE, WV – For the second year in a row, Glenville State College student Travis Nesbitt has attended the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in the nation’s capital. The trip, which was paid for with a scholarship that Nesbitt received from AIPAC, took place March 1st through 4th. Student leaders from colleges and universities all across the country were invited to the annual conference to attend sessions about global cultures, diversity, technology, healthcare, and government.

“I learned a lot about different aspects of other cultures. It was really interesting to hear the perspectives that other students from across the U.S. have,” said Nesbitt. “I made many new friends and connections who found my life in West Virginia to be as interesting as I did of theirs in their hometowns.”

GSC junior Travis Nesbitt with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin during his visit to Washington D.C.

GSC junior Travis Nesbitt with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin during his visit to Washington D.C.

While in D.C., Nesbitt took time out of his schedule to visit with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Congressman David McKinley (R-W.Va.). “I had the honor to introduce Senator Manchin at GSC’s graduation ceremony in 2012 (when Manchin delivered the keynote address) so it was great to see him again and to visit Mr. McKinley’s office for the first time,” said Nesbitt.

Capping off the experience was an opportunity that Nesbitt didn’t quite expect. He was recently informed that he has been selected to take part in the Campus Allies Mission to Israel trip this summer. The nearly two-week trip is paid for by the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation which aims to educate and train students and young professionals. “I was blown away when I got word that I was being invited to go to Israel this summer. I thought I learned a lot at the conference in D.C., but this experience will certainly be one that is once-in-a-lifetime,” said Nesbitt.

Looking ahead, he hopes to be able to work with the AIPAC to develop some brochures and resources to share what he has learned with students on campus. “It’s important for students to keep up with current events and realize just how globally connected we are,” said Nesbitt.

Nesbitt is a junior criminal justice major at Glenville State College. He has been involved in GSC’s Student Government Association for three years with two of those being as president. Nesbitt is also in the GSC Army ROTC program and is on track to become a U.S. Army Second Lieutenant upon his graduation. He has also been a member of the Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Department since 2008. He is the son of Linda and Jim Tinney and is originally from Weston (Lewis County), West Virginia.

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GSC Football Presents FREE Kids Camp

Football

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer football team along with head football coach David Hutchison would like to announce that they will be hosting a FREE kid’s camp on Sunday, April 13th.

The instructional camp is free to age’s pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade and will be held at the I.L. & Sue Morris Stadium. The camp will run from 3:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m.

It will be a fun filled afternoon with GSC football players and coaches. We hope to see you there!

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Softball Game at Fairmont State Cancelled

SoftballGlenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State softball game at Fairmont State that was scheduled for Saturday, March 29th has been canccelled due to weather.

The game will be rescheduled at a later date.

Please check back at http://www.glenville.edu/athletics/wsb_schedule.php

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Glenville State Football Releases 2014 Schedule

Football
Glenville State College athletic officials and Head Football coach David Hutchison have released the schedule for the 2014 football season

Glenville, WV - Glenville State College athletic officials and Head Football coach David Hutchison have released the schedule for the 2014 football season.  The 11 game schedule includes five home games and six road contests.

“The 2014 schedule is a very challenging but exciting schedule.” “However I believe that my coaching staff along with our players are excited and ready for the challenge” stated Head Coach David Hutchison.

The Pioneers open up the 2014 season on the road Saturday, September 6th as they travel to Athens, West Virginia to take on Mountain East Conference foe Concord. Glenville State did not play Concord last season.

In week two GSC will return home as they host West Liberty Saturday, September 13th.  Last season the Pioneers were defeated by the Hilltoppers 16-13.

Week three takes the Pioneers back on the road as they travel to Fairmont State in the annual Battle of the Bit on Saturday, September 20th.  The Pioneers won last season 31-14.

Week four GSC returns home to host Urbana on Saturday, September 27th. GSC fell to Urbana last season on the road 12-9. 

The Pioneers then travel to West Virginia Wesleyan on October 4th in week five of the season. The Pioneers defeated the Bobcats last year by a final of 35-32.

Saturday, October 11th GSC returns home as they host the University of Charleston for a match up with the Golden Eagles which is also the annual GSC Homecoming event. The Pioneers fell to the Golden Eagles last season 17-10.

On Saturday, October 18th Glenville State travels to the University of Virginia at Wise. The Pioneers defeated UVa-Wise last season at home 49-7. 

The Pioneers then come home to battle Notre Dame College Saturday, October 25th. GSC defeated Notre Dame on the road last year 20-16. 

On Saturday, November 1st GSC will travel to Shepherd University. Last season the Rams won 45-19 over the Pioneers. Shepherd also won the Mountain East Conference Championship last season.

On Saturday, November 8th the Pioneers travel to Walsh University for their only non-conference game of the 2014 season.  The Cavaliers fell to the Pioneers last season 33-21.

The last game of the regular season the Pioneers host the West Virginia State Yellow Jackets on Saturday, November 15th. Last season the Pioneers defeated the Yellow Jackets on the road, 17-12.

“It is nice to have our schedule completed so now we can focus our time on our off-season program, getting our players right in the classroom as well as making improvements on the field during the spring, as we get ready for the 2014 season,” Hutchison finished with.

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Baseball Postponed

Baseball
The Glenville State vs. Fairmont State baseball double header on Tuesday has been postponed due to weather

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State vs. Fairmont State baseball double header has been postponed due to weather. The games will now be played on Thursday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at the Bridgeport Recreation Complex.

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