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GSC Education Students Give Presentation in Charleston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2015

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Attendees of the Celebrating Connections Conference from GSC included (l-r): Shelly Ratliff (EESG Advisor), Jade Spencer, Morgan Smyth, Erica Perdue, Dancey Howes, Heather Roop, Sarah Lane, Abigail Stalnaker, Jessica Parsons, Connie Stout O'Dell (EESG Advisor)

GLENVILLE, WV—Members of Glenville State College’s Early Education Student Group recently gave a presentation at the 2015 Celebrating Connections Conference held at the Civic Center in Charleston, West Virginia.

The presentation, Enhancing Young Children’s Curiosity Through Exploration and Discovery Activities, allowed the students to share a variety of hands-on learning activities to enhance cognitive development in elementary-age children by building curiosity through exploration and discovery.

“Our presentation at Celebrating Connections was an amazing experience. It was great to be able to share information with veteran teachers and to receive feedback and suggestions. I am thankful that I was able to be a part of this experience and would recommend it to all future and current educators,” said GSC Elementary Education K-6, Early Education PreK-K, and Math 5-9 major Sarah Lane.

The GSC students also shared ideas for connecting children’s literature to activities in order to encourage and build curiosity, both in the classroom and at home.

The conference was presented in part by West Virginia Early Childhood Training Connections and Resources, a statewide program designed to provide professional development opportunities for early care and education communities.

For more information about the GSC Early Education Student Group’s participation in the conference, contact GSC Director of Field Experiences Connie Stout O’Dell at (304) 462-6209.

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GSC Land Resources Department Sponsoring Golf Tournament

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2015

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Golfers at last year's GSC Land Resources Department outing

Golfers at last year's GSC Land Resources Department outing

GLENVILLE, WV – Faculty and staff in the Department of Land Resources at Glenville State College are making plans for their 17th annual golf tournament. The tournament will tee off at noon on Friday, April 24th at the Bel Meadow Golf Club in Clarksburg, West Virginia.

Entry fees for the scramble golf outing are $80 per person or $320 for a team of four. The entry fee includes green fees, cart rental, and lunch which will begin at 11:00 a.m. If you are not inclined to participate as a golfer, you or your organization can participate as a hole sponsor. By sponsoring a hole, starting at $100, you or your organization’s name will be displayed during the event. Sponsors also will be recognized in a GSC Department of Land Resources newsletter. All checks can be made payable to GSC Land Resources Fundraiser and sent to Glenville State College Department of Land Resources 200 High Street Glenville, WV 26351.

There will be multiple prizes given at the tournament including two separate hole-in-one prizes ($10,000 cash and a 420 Honda Rancher 4-Wheeler), a Stihl 291 Chainsaw for the closest second shot, cash awards and trophies for the top three teams, and additional prizes for Closest to Pin, Log Driver Champion, Longest Putt, and Longest Drive.

“Proceeds from this golf outing benefit the Environmental, Forestry, Land Surveying, Landman, and other Natural Resource Management programs at GSC. The number of students in these programs normally reaches 140 each semester and this assistance helps provide extra tools and equipment needed for students to learn and become better experienced in their field of study. We appreciate everyone who plans on coming out to Bel Meadow to support the department and its current and future students,” said GSC Professor of Natural Resource Management and department chair Dr. Milan Vavrek.

For more information about the GSC Department of Land Resources golf tournament, call (304) 462-6370.

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Central WV Toughman Contest to be held at GSC’s Waco Center

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Glenville, W.Va. – Jerry Thomas’ West Virginia Sports Promotions, Inc is pleased to announce that the First Annual Central WV Championship of the BUDWEISER “ORIGINAL” TOUGHMAN CONTEST will be held at the brand new, WACO CENTER at GLENVILLE STATE COLLEGE, on April 17th & 18th, 2015. The event is being sponsored by Budweiser, Chenoweth Ford, North Central WV Airport, Leon Ramsey’s Dawghouse Gym, RDR Energy Resources, WDTV News Channel 5, WBRB 101.3 The BEAR, Network WV and Suddenlink Media.

Fighter and Ring Girl registrations are now being accepted for the very popular event that is a single elimination boxing tournament, open to area men and women, age 18 to 39, with no pro fights and limited amateur experience. Jocks, bar brawlers, bar bouncers and street fighters are welcome. All bouts are scheduled for three one minute rounds, with all fighters wearing padded 16 ounce training gloves, protective headgear and a mouth piece. All applicants must be in good physical condition. The weight classes for both men and women are; Lightweight (up to 139lbs), Middleweight (140-159), Light Heavyweight (160-184 lbs.) and Heavyweight (185-400 lbs.).

Up to $12,000 in prize monies will be awarded. Each of the men’s division champions will receive $1,000 and each of the runners up will receive $300. Prize money for the women’s divisions may vary depending on the number of contestants and bouts. Each champion will receive a Toughman Jacket. Each weight class runner up will receive a trophy. “Miss Ring Girl” will receive $1,000 and a jacket; second third and fourth place ring girls will each receive $200. Fighters and Ring Girls may enter online at wvtoughman.com or by calling 1-800-296-3897.

Also on the card will be pro bouts featuring “Wild” Wes Hanson, Tyler Cottrill and “Iron” Mike Snider. Also a “Special” Women’s Champion versus Champion Toughwoman bout between Karisa “Cheery Bomb” Lambert, of Glenville versus Kayla “Rattle Snake” Williams of Beckley will be featured on the second night, April 18th. Additional information will be announced…Tickets will go on sale Saturday, March 28th.

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Student Educators Sponsor Dr. Seuss Reading Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 26, 2015

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GSC education student and EESG president Erica Perdue reads a Dr. Seuss story to local children

GSC education student and EESG president Erica Perdue reads a Dr. Seuss story to local children

GLENVILLE, WV – The Glenville State College Early Education Student Group (EESG) hosted an evening of Dr. Seuss fun in recognition of the annual Read Across America Celebration for youngsters in Gilmer County.

Local children that attended got to hear Dr. Seuss stories, make arts and crafts, sample ‘green eggs and ham,’ and even meet the legendary Cat in the Hat. Education students in the EESG and members of GSC’s Kappa Delta Pi group all participated in reading aloud to the children and leading a specific station that focused on a fun Dr. Seuss themed activity. Mark James with the campus Wesley Foundation led the evening by welcoming everyone with a story.

“The earlier we expose children to literacy, the more likely they are to excel in it. By connecting fun, educational activities to correspond with books that children like, we can instill a love of learning into their minds without them even realizing it. Our Dr. Seuss event is a great experience for the pre-service teachers too because it gives us the exposure of seeing children interacting in a very realistic way. We get to see how children react to the activities we have planned and whether they ‘work’ or not. I am proud to be a member of the GSC Early Education Student Group and also proud of these events. The children always seem to enjoy them just as much as we enjoy planning them,” said Erica Perdue, president of the EESG and an Elementary Education major from Clay County, West Virginia.

Local youngsters who attended the Read Across America event at GSC with the Cat in the Hat

Local youngsters who attended the Read Across America event at GSC with the Cat in the Hat

The event, designed for young children ages preschool through second grade, is one in a long line of community events sponsored by the group. In the past, the students have organized reading-themed events ranging from ‘Trick or Read’ at Halloween to ‘Polar Express’ night in the winter. At the conclusion of the event each participant was given a children’s book to take home.

Members and advisors of the EESG and KDP extend a special thanks to DeDe Frederick with Watch Me Grow Child Development Center in Glenville for her help and participation at the event.

Read Across America is a program of the National Education Association celebrated annually around Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd. Dr. Seuss, a beloved children’s book author, is famed for his use of rhyme to make books an effective tool for teaching young children the basic skills they need to be successful and develop a life-long love of reading. Events held in coordination with the program generate enthusiasm for reading nationwide and focus attention on how important it is to motivate children to read.

For more information about GSC’s Early Education Student Group, contact co-advisor Connie Stout O’Dell at (304) 462-6209.

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Softball Drops Two Games to Alderson Broaddus

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Glenville State Lady Pioneer softball team dropped two games to the Alderson Broaddus University Lady Battlers on Wednesday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneer softball team dropped two games to the Alderson Broaddus University Lady Battlers on Wednesday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex.

In the first game of the double headers the Lady Pioneers would see Alderson Broaddus take an 8-0 lead in the top of the second inning. The Lady Battlers would then add another run in the top of the third as they took a 9-0 lead.

Glenville State would then get on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth inning as Miranda Cropp hit a single scoring Chelsey Hager making it, 9-1.

However Alderson Broaddus would prove to be to much as the Lady Battlers would score five more runs in the top of the fifth as they went on to defeat the Lady Pioneers, 15-1 in six innings.

Glenville State finished game one with five hits and four errors while the Lady Battlers had 17 hits and no errors.

Miranda Cropp went 2 for 2 with an RBI while Casey Sheaffer went 2 for 2.

Chelsey Hager pitched 3.1 innings allowing 10 hits, seven runs, and struck out one batter.

In the second game Alderson Broaddus took a 4-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third inning however the Lady Pioneers would then score two runs in the bottom of the third inning pulling within two, 4-2.

Alderson Broaddus would add two more runs in the top of the fourth to take a 6-2 lead. Glenville State would try and make rally but would fall by that score, 6-2.

The Lady Pioneers had six hits but had six errors while the Lady Battlers finished with eight hits and only committed one error.

Bailey Rabel went 2 for 4 with an RBI while MaKenzie Edmonds, Miranda Cropp, Chelsey Hager, and Abbie Wilfong all finished the game with a hit.

Sam Weaver pitched 6.0 innings allowing seven hits, six runs, and struck out five batters.

The Lady Pioneers return to action this Thursday, April 2nd when they travel to Wheeling Jesuit.

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Baseball Drops Double Header to Alderson Broaddus

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The Glenville State Pioneers dropped a double header in a non-conference matchup with the Alderson Broaddus University Battlers

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneers dropped a double header in a non-conference matchup with the Alderson Broaddus University Battlers on Wednesday night.

In game one Alderson Broaddus would take an early 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning however the Pioneers would then take their first lead of the game as Jon Hunter hit a single scoring Justin Lewis and then Tyler Wiseman would hit a single scoring Jon Hunter as Glenville State took a 2-1 lead after four innings.

Alderson Broaddus would then retake the lead in the top of the fifth inning 3-2. The Battlers would also score two runs in the top of the sixth inning as they claimed a 5-2 lead over the Pioneers.

But Glenville State would not give up and they would have a huge sixth inning as they scored nine runs as the Pioneers took a commanding 11-5 lead over the Battlers.

However Alderson Broaddus would have their own big inning in the top of the seventh as they scored eight runs of their own as they retook the lead, 13-11. The Pioneers would then come up short in the bottom of the seventh as they fell to the Battlers, 13-11.

The Pioneers had 11 hits and four errors in the game while the Battlers finished the game with 16 hits and three errors.

Justin Lewis went 2 for 5 with and RBI and scored two runs while Sean Garza went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s. John Hunter, Tyler Wiseman, Tucker Abruzzino, and Lance Gilbert all had RBI’s in the game.

Chris Knapp pitched 4.1 innings allowing six hits and three runs.

In the second game the Pioneers would strike first in the bottom of the second inning as Tucker Abruzzino hit a single scoring Randal Baugher as Glenville State went up 1-0.

However Alderson Broaddus would tie the game up a 1-1 in the top of the sixth inning.

The Battlers and Pioneers would end up going in to extra innings knotted up at 1-1.

The Battlers jumped out to a 6-1 lead in the top of the eighth inning as they scored five runs. The Pioneers would try and make a comeback in the bottom of the eighth inning but would come up short as they fell 6-1.

Glenville State finished with eight hits but had six errors while Alderson Broaddus had seven hits and committed no errors.

Tucker Abruzzino went 2 for 3 with an RBI while Zach Sanford went 2 for 4.

Karl Bennington pitched 5.1 innings as he allowed four hits, one run, and struck out five batters.

The Pioneers return to the diamond on Saturday, April 4th and Sunday, April 5th when they travel to Shepherd University for a four game series. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.

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Lady Pioneers Split with Fairmont State

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The Glenville State Lady Pioneer Softball team split a double header with MEC rival Fairmont State University on Monday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneer Softball team split a double header with MEC rival Fairmont State University on Monday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex.

In the first game of the day Fairmont State would strike first as Amanda Skidmore hit a two run homerun in the top of the first inning as the Lady Falcons took a 2-0 lead.

Glenville State would then cut Fairmont State’s lead to 2-1 as Briana Jackson hit a double scoring Chelsey Hager in the bottom of the second inning. However Fairmont State would add a run to take a 3-1 in the top of the fifth inning off of a solo homerun.

The Lady Pioneers would then take their first lead of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning as Casey Sheaffer hit a triple scoring Tia LeMaster and Bailey Rabel and then Chelsey Hager hit a two run homer scoring Casey Sheaffer as Glenville State took a 5-3 lead.

But Fairmont State would re-take the lead in the top of the seventh inning as they score three runs to take a 6-5 lead. Glenville State would then get a solo homerun from Erica Damone in the bottom of the seventh as she tied it up 6-6 as we headed into extra inning.

The Lady Pioneers would then come up big in the bottom of the ninth inning as Tia LeMasters hit a single scoring Miranda Cropp as Glenville State won, 7-6 in extra innings.

Glenville State finished with 16 hits and four errors while Fairmont State had 10 hits and three errors.

Casey Sheaffer went 3 for 5 with 2 RBI’s and scored a run while Chelsey Hager went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI’s and scored 2 runs. Also for GSC Tia LeMaster went 2 for 3 with an RBI and scored a run, she also had the game winning RBI.

Pitcher Sam Weaver picked up the win as she pitched 2.2 innings allowing one hit, no runs, and struck out three batters.

In the second game Fairmont State would take an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning however the Lady Pioneers would tie it up at 1-1 in bottom of the first as Erica Damone scored on an error by the Lady Falcons.

Fairmont State would then go up 3-1 in the top of the third inning and later add a run in the top of the top of the fourth as the Lady Falcons lead the Lady Pioneers, 4-1.

Fairmont State would add to more runs in the top of the fifth as they went up 6-1 however the Lady Pioneers would make it 6-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning as Bailey Rabel hit a three run homerun scoring Mckenzie Edmonds and Erica Damone.

However the Lady Falcons would then score three more runs in the top of the seventh as they went on to defeat the Lady Pioneers, 9-4 in the second game of the double header.

Glenville State only had five hits in the game while Fairmont State finished with 15 hits.

Bailey Rabel went 1 for 3 with 3 RBI’s and had a homerun while Erica Damone went 2 for 3 and scored 2 runs.

Sam Weaver pitched 3.2 innings allowing 10 hits, four runs, and struck out two batters.

The Lady Pioneers return to action Wednesday, April 1st when they host Alderson Broaddus in a non-conference match-up. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m.

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GSC Holding Annual Easter Brunch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 30, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV—Easter Brunch will be served in Mollohan’s Restaurant at Glenville State College on Sunday, April 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The menu will include Easter ham, chicken picatta, scrambled eggs, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, made-to-order omelets and eggs, dinner rolls, fresh fruit, salad bar, carrot cake, and other assorted desserts.

The cost for guests is $9.60 and is reduced to $8.75 for senior citizens. Children age five to twelve eat for $4.75 and children under five eat free of charge.

For more information and to make a reservation, call the GSC Dining Services office at (304) 462-6360. Reservations may be left on the voicemail.

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Baseball Drops Two Games to Concord

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The GSC Baseball team dropped a pair of games to the Concord University Mountain Lions on Sunday afternoon at home

Glenville, W.Va. – The GSC Baseball team dropped a pair of games to the Concord University Mountain Lions on Sunday afternoon at home.

In game one the Pioneers would take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first after Tyler Wiseman hit a single scoring Justin Lewis. Glenville State would then add to their lead in the second inning as Bryan Bayliss hit a sac fly to right field scoring Zach Sanford as the Pioneers went up, 2-0.

However Concord would come back and have a big third inning as they scored four runs to take a, 4-2 lead.

The Pioneers would add another run in the bottom of the third as they pulled within one, 4-3.

Concord then scored a run in the sixth inning as they took a 5-3 lead over Glenville State. Concord would then add two more runs off of a Andy Szamski two run homerun as they took a 7-3 lead over Glenville State heading into the bottom of the seventh inning.

Glenville State would add a run in the bottom of the seventh as Randal Baugher hit a solo home run however that is the only run the Pioneers would score in the bottom of the seventh as they fell, 7-4.

Glenville State finished the game with eight hits and three errors while Concord finished with 10 hits and four errors.

Randal Baugher went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a solo homerun while Tyler Wiseman went 1 for 4 with an RBI. Tucker Abruzzino also had a good game as he went 2 for 3.

Wesley Stauffer pitched 6.0 innings giving up eight hits, five runs, and struck out four batters.

In the second game of the day Concord would take the early 1-0 lead after the first inning and later Concord would add a run in the top of the fourth and a run in the top of the fifth inning as they held a 3-0 lead over the Pioneers.

Concord would have a huge sixth inning as they scored three runs to take a 6-0 lead over the Pioneers.

The Pioneers could never get their bats going as they would end up falling 6-0 to Concord in the second game.

Glenville State only had two hits in the game while Concord finished with 10.

Randal Baugher and Heather Swisher both had hits for the Pioneers.

Jack Minser pitched 5.2 innings giving up nine hits, six runs, and struck out one batter.

The Pioneers return to action this Tuesday, March 31st as they host Alderson Broaddus in a non-conference double header. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.

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Pioneers Drop Double Header at Home

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The Glenville State Pioneer Baseball team dropped a double header to the Concord University Mountain Lions on a cold and chilly Saturday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer Baseball team dropped a double header to the Concord University Mountain Lions on a cold and chilly Saturday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex.

In the first game Concord would take an early lead as they scored four runs in the top of the third inning as they took a 4-0 lead over the Pioneers.

Glenville State would cut Concords lead to two as the Pioneers scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning making it, 4-2.

Concord would add three runs in the top of the seventh inning as they Pioneers headed into the bottom of the seventh down, 7-2.

Glenville State would not be able to get their bats going in the seventh as they fell to Concord, 7-2.

Concord only had four hits in the game while the Pioneers finished with six hits.

Tyler Wiseman went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s while Heath Swisher went 1 for 3 and scored a run.

Brock McClung pitched 6.0 innings allowing four hits, six runs, and struck out five batters.

In the second game of the day Concord would jump out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning and would later take a 3-0 lead after Concord’s Andy Szamski hit a solo homerun in the top of the third inning.

Glenville State would struggle hitting the ball in the second game as Concord walked away with the 3-0 victory.

Concord finished with nine hits in the game while the Pioneers finished with only three hits.

Justin Lewis, Tucker Abruzzino, and Kenny Finzel all recorded a hit.

Art’om Rank pitched 4.1 innings allowing five hits, three runs, and struck out one batter.

The Pioneers will host Concord on Sunday, March 29th at the Sue Morris Sports Complex as they finished up their four game series with the Mountain Lions. The first pitch is set for 1:00 p.m.

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