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Piano Recital featuring Anita White Scheduled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 11, 2014

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Anita White

Anita White

GLENVILLE, WV – Anita White, Glenville State College Adjunct Instructor of Piano and Department Accompanist will hold her annual piano recital in the GSC Fine Arts Center Auditorium on Monday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m. The recital, featuring gospel music in a classical style, is free and open to the public.

“I have a passion for hymns in the style of the masters such as Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin. I have been blessed with a talent that I wish to pass on to others. Please join me for a wonderful hour of classical music,” said White.

White earned her bachelor’s degree from the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music. She has many years of experience as a piano recitalist, organ recitalist, and a teacher of music theory, voice, piano, organ, and related subjects. White has taught, directed, and been accompanist at numerous churches and public schools. The Gassaway, West Virginia native also has been involved in the planning and performing of many community and church cantatas and oratorios.

For more information, contact the GSC Department of Fine Arts at (304) 462-6340.

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Game Central: Glenville State vs. Urbana – Game Four

Football
The Glenville State Pioneers return home this weekend, Saturday, September 27th, to I.L. & Sue Morris Stadium to take on Mountain East Conference foe Urbana University. Kickoff is set for 1PM.

Glenville, W.Va. - The Glenville State Pioneers return home this weekend Saturday, September 27th to I.L. & Sue Morris Stadium to take on Mountain East Conference foe Urbana University. Kickoff is set for 1PM. 

Last week the Pioneers fell on the road to Fairmont State University, 36-40. FSU scored the first 24 points in the game, but a Lee 52-yard touchdown run and a Drake 14-yard TD reception cut the Pioneer deficit to 24-14 at the break. The Falcons then got a touchdown and a safety to start the third quarter to make it 33-14 before GSC mounted a rally. The Pioneers would eventually cut the lead to 40-36 with 3:29 to go after Dante Roberts scored from four yards out, and would get the ball back at their own 45. However, a false start penalty and a sack by FSU’s Trevor Malnick derailed the Pioneers comeback and Fairmont State held on for the win.    

The Pioneers racked up 544 total yards of offense on 71 plays while the GSC defense allowed Fairmont State a total of 435 yards. Penalties killed the Pioneers as they racked up 15 penalties for 145 yards. 

Rahmann Lee had another fabulous day as he rushed for 220 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown. With Lee’s great day he now has over 3,000 rushing yards in his Pioneer career and is third All-Time in Career Rushing Yards.

Lee is fourth in Rushing Yards with 3,212, third in Rushing Yards per Game with 128.5, and second in All Purpose Yards per Game with 157.12 in NCAA Division II. 

Urbana comes into the matchup after falling to 11th ranked Shepherd, 42-7. Urbana only had 212 yards of total offense in the game. The Blue Knights also committed 10 penalties for a whopping 115 yards. 

Last year the Pioneers fell to Urbana on the road, 9-12. The Pioneers defense held quarterback D.J. Mendenhall, who was the MEC Offensive Player of the Year, to his lowest passing total of the year (176 yards). However the Urbana defense held Rahmann Lee to just 70 yards rushing.

Game Day Links below:

Game Day Notes: GSC vs. Urbana

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Bastin Work Featured in GSC Fine Arts Gallery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2014

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Artist Ernie Bastin

Artist Ernie Bastin

GLENVILLE, WV— The photography of artist Ernie Bastin will be featured in an upcoming exhibit in the Glenville State College Spears Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit will be on display Monday, September 22nd through Friday, October 17th with a reception to meet the artist on Tuesday, September 30th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Bastin was born in Lackawanna, New York but moved to Clarksburg, West Virginia when he was only four months old. Upon graduating high school, his mother gave him a camera as a graduation present which sparked an interest in photography that remains to this day. After high school, Bastin graduated from the Naval School of Music. Following his time in the Navy, he earned a bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in trumpet performance from the University of Illinois. He went on to teach trumpet and jazz at Ohio University until his retirement after 41 years.

“With digital photography, the photographer as improviser gives the photograph an added personal dimension. In both music and photography this added dimension reveals something about the improviser. With the advent of high resolution digital photography, filtering possibilities available through computer software as well as traditional techniques, the photographer, as improviser, is free to enhance the photograph,” said Bastin.

For more information, contact GSC Associate Professor of Art and Gallery Director Liza Brenner at Liza.Brenner@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6346.

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GSC Chamber Singers to Perform Fall Concert

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 15, 2014

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Glenville, WV—The Glenville State College Chamber Singers will be performing on Friday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

“This is a concert highlighting the GSC Chamber Singers. It is a select group of vocalists that are presenting group and solo works from the musical theatre genre. Many of our singers are soloists and will be singing pieces from famous musicals,” said Assistant Director of Music & Choir Director Teresa Dody.

The singers will present music from popular performances such as ‘Rent,’ ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ ‘Hair,’ ‘Sweeney Todd,’ ‘Man of La Mancha,’ ‘The Secret Garden,’ and several others.

Admission is $10.00 and includes food during the intermission. All proceeds will go to pay for student travel expenses to choral conferences in Charleston, West Virginia and Salt Lake City, Utah.

For more information, contact Dody at Teresa.Dody@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6345.

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Volleyball Falls on the Road at Charleston

VolleyballCharleston, W.Va. - The Glenville State Lady Pioneer Volleyball team fell on the road Tuesday night to the University of Charleston Golden Eagles in three sets, 0-3.

Charleston would win all three sets by a large margin. In the first set GSC lost 25-9, they lost in the second set 25-15, and lost the third set 25-10.

Stefanie Gladders led the Lady Pioneers in kills with three on the night. Kaci Sullivan had four assists while Jazmin Gordon finished with a team high 10 digs.

Charleston was led by Clairissa Larry as she had a game high 17 kills.

The Lady Pioneers return to action on Wednesday, September 24th when they travel to Seton Hill University. Game time is set for 7 pm.

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Glenville State College Names Daytona Maher New Cross Country and Track Coach

Cross Country and Track & Field
Glenville State College Names Daytona Maher New Cross Country and Track Coach

Glenville, W.Va. - The Glenville State College Athletic Department would like to announce that Daytona Maher has been hired as the new Cross Country and Track & Field Coach.

Maher was born Annapolis, Maryland and graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a minor in Environmental Science.

While at West Virginia Wesleyan she was a sister of Alpha Xi Delta and a rose of Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity. Maher was also president of Wesleyans Green Club, as well as their GSA program. She was a member of the Women’s Track, Lacrosse, Soccer, and Cheerleading teams and was a member of Wesleyan’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee. When competing for Wesleyan, Maher was a multiple title conference champion in sprints and has been featured on their record boards since her freshman year in 2009.

Maher was mentored by Jesse Skiles, Head Cross-Country and Track & Field Coach of WV Wesleyan, for five years as his coaching assistant for both the men’s and women’s running programs. She also has served as a volunteer coach for her high school, Hampshire High, since graduating in 2008. Maher is a specialist in speed and agility, while also having a well-rounded knowledge in all things running. Her core values are hard work, dedication and loyalty. She comes to GSC looking to build a successful and competitive program, while instilling her theory of a team as a family dynamic.

“I am very honored and grateful to have been given this opportunity by Glenville State College. I am thrilled and excited to get things started,” stated Dayton Maher.

She resides in Glenville.

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Pioneers Fall to Fairmont State in the Annual Battle for the Bit

Football

Glenville State's linebacker Spencer Steele had five total tackles in the 36-40 loss to Fairmont State

Fairmont, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer football team traveled to Fairmont State University this afternoon and suffered a tough 36-40 loss in the Annual Battle for the Bit.

The Fairmont State Fighting Falcons would get off to a fast start as they would score the first 24 points of the ball game to take a 24-0 lead over the Pioneers. However GSC would not give in as they would score the last 14 points of the first half to cut Fairmont State’s lead to 10 points, 24-14, as both teams headed into halftime.

In the third quarter GSC’s Tevin Drake would fumble on their first possession as Fairmont State would recover the fumble. FSU offense would then drive it 87 yards and score a touchdown on a Terrell Charles five yard run to take a 31-14 lead.

On the Pioneers next possession GSC was forced to punt out of their own territory but a high snap over Tyler Czajkowski head resulted in a safety for the Falcons defense as FSU took a 33-14 lead over GSC.

The Pioneers would cut into the Falcons lead at the 4:25 minute mark of the third quarter as Sean Steele hit tight end Jake Harper for his first touchdown catch of the season making it, 33-20 FSU.

As GSC headed into the fourth quarter FSU would add another score at the 14:52 minute mark as Nick Alvaro scored on a 30 yard pass from Cooper Hibbs as they took a 40-20 lead.

However GSC would cut into the lead again at the 11:33 minute mark as Jake Harper caught his second touchdown pass of the day making it,40-28, after the two point conversion was good.

The Pioneers defense would then do their job and get the ball back the GSC offense. GSC would then take the ball 42 yards as Dante Roberts, who came in for the injured Sean Steele, scored on a four yard quarterback sneak as GSC cut the lead to four points, 40-36.

The Pioneers would get another chance late in the fourth quarter but would turn it over on downs as Glenville State would fall to Fairmont State, 40-36.

The Pioneers racked up 544 total yards of offense on 71 plays while the GSC defense allowed Fairmont State a total of 435 yards. Penalties killed the Pioneers today as they racked up 15 penalties for 145 yards.

Rahmann Lee had another fabulous day as he rushed for 220 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown. Tevin Drake rushed for 98 yards on 17 carriers for the Pioneers.

Quarterback Sean Steele went 18 of 27 for 183 yards and three touchdowns.

Steele’s favorite receiver was Rahmann Lee as he caught seven passes for 80 yards while tight end Jake Harper had a great day as he caught four passes for 33 yards and had two touchdowns.

On the defense side of the ball Zack Mayes had nine total tackles for GSC while Gary Henderson also had nine total tackles and a sack.

For Fairmont State quarterback Cooper Hibbs finished with 384 yards as he went 25 of 36 with three touchdowns and an interception.

The Pioneers fall to 0-3 on the season they return to action next Saturday, September 27th when Urbana University travels to Glenville. Kickoff is set for 1:00 pm.

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GSC Recruiting Paid Student Researchers

Several positions are open for students to apply for research
grants in a variety of fields including math, biology, chemistry,
natural resources and behavioral science.

Subject matters range from microscopic cell-sized research to
recording honey bees response to positive and negative reinforcement.

The topic could be experimenting with methods to slow down cancer
cell growth. If that isn’t in your ballpark, perhaps a survey on the decline of
songbirds would be? Or perhaps how light, water, nutrients and stress
factors impacts the survival and growth of trees?

If math is what sparks your interest, Professor Paul Peck is embarking on a study
of graph theory. While Dr. Wen Wen Du is researching how steel is made
and its mechanical and physical properties at the crystalline level.

Posts are open for application until next Monday (Sept. 22). The pay
is $250 for limited spring research. The summer program includes a $2,250
stipend plus free room and board at the college. A professor is assigned
to assist and oversee student’s work.

Samuel Canfield, a sophomore biology major from Webster County, WV,
traveled to Colorado last summer to study how elevation and temperature
in the Rocky Mountains affect pocket gopher populations. Among other
trend lines he discovered, pocket gophers don’t like hot weather.

While closer to home, Adam Fuller, a senior behavioral science major from
Durbin, WV, studied how honey bees react to a loss of sugar concentration
in their food supply.

These projects are hands-on with students learning to use the more than
$1-million of sophisticated scientific equipment Glenville State College has
acquired in recent years, as it applies to their individual efforts.

Portions of the research is ongoing with new research-assistants picking up
where others leave off. For example, Dr. Gary Morris, working with the
Marshall University School of Medicine, is studying what triggers activate
or may silence breast cancer cell growth.

A bonus for those accepted into the program is students learn how to
prepare and present the data, both in written and orally. Dr. Kevin Evans
said these skills are mandatory for almost anyone wishing to continue
their education past a 4-year degree.

Interested students should contact Dr. Kevin Evans at 304-462-6304 or
write him at Kevin.Evans@glenville.edu. The final deadline is September 22.

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Game Central: Glenville State vs. Fairmont State – Game Three

Football

The Pioneers will travel to rival Fairmont State University as they take on the Fighting Falcons in the Annual Battle for the Bit game. The rivalry dates all the way back to 1908 and this will be the 88th meeting between the two schools. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM

Glenville, W.Va. - The Pioneers will travel to rival Fairmont State University as they take on the Fighting Falcons in the Annual Battle for the Bit game. The rivalry dates all the way back to 1908 and this will be the 88th meeting between the two schools. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM.

The Glenville State Pioneer football team comes into the matchup after suffering a tough loss to the West Liberty University Hilltoppers at home on Saturday afternoon in double overtime, 27-24. The Pioneers are 0-2 on the season and 0-2 in MEC play.

West Liberty would tie the game up at 24-24 as time expired on a desperation 46-yard hailmary toss as we headed to overtime. Each team missed field goal chances in the first overtime session.

In the second overtime West Liberty would take a 27-24 lead after Josh Wilson hit a 43 yard field goal. The Pioneer would have one last possession. Quarterback Sean Steele would hit Rahmann Lee for a 13 yard pass into the endzone however the refs ruled that Lee fumbled the ball into the endzone for a touchback there for game over as West Liberty would come away with a controversial win, 27-24.

Running back Tevin Drake rushed for 97 yards on 17 carries while Rahmann Lee rushed for 73 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. Quarterback Sean Steele completed 22 passes out of 32 for 362 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Steele’s favorite target was Rahmann Lee as he caught eight passes for 95 yards. For the Pioneer defense Devin Cain led all tacklers with nine tackles on the day while Gary Henderson finished with seven tackles and a sack.

Fairmont State comes into the matchup after suffering a big loss to Shepherd 56-0. Shepherd allowed just 67 yards of total offense in a dominant 56-0 win. The 67 yards given up is the fewest surrendered in the young history of the MEC. The Rams allowed only five first downs in the game.

After throwing for over 400 yards last week, Cooper Hibbs was limited to just 33 yards on 4-of-15 passing. The Falcons managed just 34 yards on 33 carries on the day. Fairmont State falls to 0-2 on the year and 0-2 in MEC play.

The Pioneers defeated Fairmont State last year, 31-14. GSC has also won the last four meetings between the schools.

Game Day Links below:

Game Day Notes: GSC vs. Fairmont State

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Pioneers Fall to Hilltoppers in Double Overtime

Football

(GSC photo / Drew Moody)

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneer football team fell to the West Liberty University Hilltoppers at home on Saturday afternoon in double overtime, 27-24.

Glenville State would get on the scoreboard first at the 11:34 minute mark of the first quarter as Ralph Gordon caught an eight yard touchdown pass from Sean Steele as the Pioneers took a, 7-0.

West Liberty would answer back at the 4:01 minute mark as they knotted it up at 7-7 after one yard touchdown run by Jeremaih Ortiz.

Glenville State would then go up 14-7 as Antiwone Johnson caught a pass from Sean Steele and took it 53 yards to the endzone. The Pioneers would take that 14-7 lead into halftime.

West Liberty however would tie it up again at 14-14 midway through the third quarter as Braxton Gamble scored on a 13 yard run.

The Pioneers would again take the lead as time expired in the third quarter as Rahmann Lee scored on a six yard run putting GSC up 21-14. The Pioneers would add a 37 yard field goal by Tanner Wright, early in the fourth quarter, as Glenville State took a 10 point lead over the Hilltoppers, 24-14.

West Liberty would add a 31 yard field goal at the 2:03 minute mark of the fourth to pull within a touchdown, 24-17.

Glenville State’s next drive would stall as West Liberty would get the ball back. However GSC would come up with an interception by DeMarcus Davis, or so the fans thought, the refs would gather on the field and overturn the call as the drive continued for the Hilltoppers.

On a fourth and 10 West Liberty would come up big as Dylan Potts caught the 46 yard hailmary from Dakota Conwell as they tied it up at 24-24, as we headed to overtime.

In the first overtime neither team would score as both kickers missed field goal attempts.

In the second overtime West Liberty would take a 27-24 lead after Josh Wilson hit a 43 yard field goal. The Pioneer would have one last possession. Quarterback Sean Steele would hit Rahmann Lee for a 13 yard pass into the endzone however the refs ruled that Lee fumbled the ball into the endzone for a touchback there for game over as West Liberty would come away with a controversial win, 27-24.

The Pioneers offense racked up 559 total yards of offense while the GSC defense only gave up 316 total yards to West Liberty. Glenville State was penalized six times for 100 yards while West Liberty only had two penalties for 20 yards.

Running back Tevin Drake rushed for 97 yards on 17 carries while Rahmann Lee rushed for 73 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown.

Quarterback Sean Steele completed 22 passes out of 32 for 362 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Steele’s favorite target was Rahmann Lee as he caught eight passes for 95 yards.

For the Pioneer defense Devin Cain led all tacklers with nine tackles on the day while Gary Henderson finished with seven tackles and a sack.

The Pioneers fall to 0-2 on the early season and will look to bounce back next Saturday as they travel to Fairmont State for the Annual Battle for the Bit. Kickoff is set for 1:00 pm.

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