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GSC Graphic Design Students Complete Project for NASA IV&V Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 30, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – Students in the Fine Arts Department at Glenville State College recently completed an eye-catching new display to use during career fairs, conferences, and meetings for the staff of NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, West Virginia.

“NASA contacted us in early October last year with a general request for the graphics. Seeing this as a tremendous learning opportunity for the students, we took on the challenge for the Intermediate Art and Design Class. NASA accepted and we provided them with a small brief on how the process works for design. NASA then gathered all the relevant ideas and wording needed for us to begin,” explained GSC Assistant Professor of Art Chris Cosner.

GSC graphic design students NASA backdrop

Senior Ryan Singleton (left) and Justin Smith (right) from NASA's IV&V facility with the display created by students in GSC's Graphics and Digital Media program

The GSC graphic artists took part in the student design activity which was introduced by Justin Smith from NASA’s facility. The students were given a lot of latitude with the creative look for the display and were only given an approximate size and some marketing guidelines to observe in their process. Throughout the end of the fall semester, the class produced three draft designs and submitted them. With some fine-tuning and input from NASA staffers, the end result took shape.

“We wanted something that would express NASA’s well-established brand while having the ability to attract their audience by standing out among other displays. The students researched NASA’s extensive library of images and working closely with NASA’s Style Guide, we were able to start bringing the design together. The students learned the entire process of working with a real client from start to finish and shared in the success of the project which will add a valuable piece to their portfolio when seeking employment after college,” continued Cosner.

“I’m happy to have been a part of the group that prepared this display for NASA. We were all really interested after Professor Cosner shared the idea with us and we researched the NASA website and some of their photo galleries to narrow down our ideas. It’s great to see how nicely the finished project turned out,” said Ryan Singleton, a senior art major who took part in preparing the graphic.

NASA’s Smith recently brought the completed display, along with a commemorative plaque featuring the artwork that the students designed, to GSC so that the class could see how it turned out. They called it a “win-win situation for both groups involved” and said that they were very appreciative of how interested the Glenville State College student designers were in the project. The plaque is now on display in the GSC Fine Arts Center.

Cosner says that the graphics and digital media concentration often gets several design requests similar to this one throughout the semester and, if time and lessons permit, they try to incorporate them into the class. “The Graphics and Digital Media Concentration is now in its third year at GSC and the students have gained the knowledge and confidence to tackle these types of projects. As our enrollment, space, and equipment continues to improve, we hope there will be even more time for community engagement and real-world projects including the use of our brand-new 3D printer,” said Cosner.

The art program at Glenville State College includes both traditional studio art and digital media as areas of study. For more information about the programs, contact Cosner at Christopher.Cosner@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6349.

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Glenville State Splits Double Header with WVWC

Baseball

The Glenville State Pioneers split a double header with the West Virginia Wesleyan College Bobcats baseball team on Sunday afternoon

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneers split a double header with the West Virginia Wesleyan College Bobcats baseball team on Sunday afternoon.

In game one the Bobcats would strike first in the top of the second inning as they took a 3-0 lead. However West Virginia Wesleyan was not finished there as they added six more runs in the top of the third inning as they went up, 9-0.

West Virginia Wesleyan would add another run in the top of the fifth as they took a, 10-0 lead.

The Pioneers would finally get on the board in the bottom of the sixth as Lance Gilbert hit an RBI double scoring Zach Sanford as they made it, 10-1.

But the Pioneers would struggle scoring as they would end up falling, 10-1.

Glenville State finished with just five hits and committed one error while the Bobcats had 11 hits and committed no errors.

Lance Gilbert went 1 for 3 and had the only RBI for the Pioneers while Justin Lewis went 2 for 3 and Heath Swisher went 1 for 3.

Art’om Rank pitched 4.2 innings allowing four hits, one run, and struck out four batters.

In the second game the Bobcats would take a 1-0 lead in the top of the first but the Pioneers would comeback and score four runs in the bottom of the first to take a 4-1 lead.

The Pioneers would score another run in the bottom of the third inning as Chris Longdo hit an RBI double scoring Tucker Abruzzino as they went up, 5-1.

Glenville State would hold on and claim the 5-1 victory in the second game.

The Pioneers finished with eight hits and committed only one error while the Bobcats had five hits and committed two errors.

Chris Longdo went 1 for 3 with 3 RBI’s and scored a run while John Royce went 2 for 3. Sam Hanke finished the game with an RBI.

Senior Chris Knapp picked up the win as he pitched all seven innings allowing five hits, one run, and struck out four batters.

The Pioneers finished the season 18-31 (18-22) after only winning 7 games in 2013-14. Glenville State also just missed the MEC Baseball Tournament as the season now comes to an end.

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GSC Professor Keeps Busy Within Music Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV—Glenville State College Associate Professor of Music and Fine Arts Department Chair Lloyd Bone was recently a featured guest lecturer for the Southeastern Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (SERTEC) at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. The bi-annual conference is one of the largest low brass conferences in the country.

Lloyd Bone

Lloyd Bone

Bone, who was one of approximately 40 invited professors and performers from around the southeastern region, gave a lecture on how to juggle the demands of a department chair position at a small college while teaching and still contributing to the tuba and euphonium profession.

“Through this lecture I wanted to encourage students to pursue administrative positions. Studies show that many people in the music business shun administrative positions because they think they will not have time for continuing pursuing their love of music. I also wanted to show students how diverse our field is and how there are so many creative ways that people around the world are pursuing their love of the tuba and euphonium,” said Bone.

In addition to his invitation to the SERTEC, Bone will be the guest conductor of the 2015 Mercer County High School All-County Band and next year’s Southern West Virginia Honor Band Gold Band guest conductor.

“These are great opportunities because they keep me in touch with the teaching techniques needed to work with today’s high school students which I can bring back to my classes at GSC. They are also great recruiting opportunities and promotion for GSC as they put me front and center with some of the finer students in the state of West Virginia. I also thoroughly enjoy getting to spend time with our alumni and other directors,” Bone continued.

For more information about Fine Arts programs at Glenville State College call (304) 462-6340.

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Pioneers Sweep Bobcats

Baseball

The Glenville State Pioneers swept the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sport Complex

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Pioneers swept the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sport Complex.

In the first game of the double header the Pioneers would strike first and take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first off of a RBI single from Zach Sanford as Justin Lewis scored.

Later in the bottom of the third inning the Pioneers would build on their lead as they scored four runs. In that inning Tucker Abruzzino hit an RBI double scoring Heath Swisher and Randal Baugher and Tyler Wiseman would drive in Zach Sanford and Tucker Abruzzino,  as Glenville State took a 5-0 lead.

However West Virginia Wesleyan would add two runs in the top of the sixth inning but the Pioneers still held a 5-2 lead.

Glenville State would go on and win game one by a final score of, 5-2.

The Pioneers and Bobcats both finished with five hits each and neither team committed an error.

Tucker Abruzzino went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and scored a run while Tyler Wiseman also finshed with 2 RBI’s for the Pioneers.

Zach Sanford also had a nice game as he went 1 for 2 with an RBI and scored a run.

Senior Brock McClung pitched all seven innings as he picked up the win allowing five hits, two runs, and struck out five batters.

In the second game the Pioneers took a quick 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning as Zach Sanford hit an RBI double scoring Justin Lewis, then Tucker Abruzzino would hit an RBI single scoring Zach Sanford.

However the Bobcats would make it a one run game, 2-1, in the top of the fourth inning as Cory Lynn hit a solo homerun.

In the top of the fifth inning West Virginia Wesleyan would take their first lead of the game as they scored two runs to take a 3-2 lead. But the Pioneers would come right back and retake the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning as they scored five runs highlighted by Lance Gilbert’s three run homer as Glenville State went up 7-3.

The Pioneers held onto the lead as they took game two, 7-3 as they swept the Bobcats.

Glenville State had eight hits in the game while West Virginia Wesleyan finished with six hits.

Justin Lewis went 3 for 4 and scored 2 runs while Lance Gilbert went 1 for 3 with 3 RBI’s and scored a run. Also for the Pioneers Heath Swisher, Zach Sanford, Tucker Abruzzino, and Chris Longdo all had an RBI in the game.

Wesley Stauffer picked up the win as he pitched all seven innings giving up six hits, three runs, and had six strike outs.

The Pioneers return to action tomorrow Sunday, May 3rd as they host West Virginia Wesleyan in another double header. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.

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Commencement Ceremony is May 9th at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 29, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – The 141st Glenville State College Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 9th beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the college’s Waco Center.

The GSC class of 2015 will walk across the graduation stage to receive their degrees in a variety of programs including business, land resources, criminal justice, science, music, and more. The grads hail from throughout West Virginia, seven other states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Serbia.

WV Sen. Doug Facemire

West Virginia Senator Doug Facemire will deliver this year's keynote address

West Virginia Senator Doug Facemire will deliver the keynote address to graduates and guests. Facemire, who serves West Virginia’s Twelfth District, is a native of Gassaway and is the owner of Facemire Foods in addition to his political duties.

In recognition of an ongoing tradition at Glenville State College, alumni who graduated fifty years ago have been invited back to campus to join the current graduates at the ceremony. Members of the class of 1965 will be recognized as ’50 Year Graduates’ during the event.

Graduates are permitted to bring as many guests with them as they like and no tickets are required. The GSC Bookstore will have a satellite location open at the Waco Center with a selection of items for sale before and after the ceremony.

For more information about the Commencement Ceremony, click here or contact (304) 462-4115.

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Spring Interns Complete Student Teaching for GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2015

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Spring 2015 Student Interns

Spring 2015 GSC Student Teachers (l-r): Nicholas Yale, Shelby Scott, Alyssa White, Julie Greenlee, Seth Stemple, Stefanie Gladders, Katelyn Deem, Kayleigh Huck, Heather Roop, Morgan Mullins, Andrea Osborne, Jared Shipe, Jessica Parsons, Hunter McWhorter, Jodie Parsons

GLENVILLE, WV-Fifteen students have completed their student teaching internships for Glenville State College and have qualified for May graduation.

Katelyn Nikkay Deem completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Social Studies (5-9) at Arnoldsburg Elementary and Calhoun Middle School with Tammey Webb and Dan Cosgrove. Dr. Tara Cosco and Dr. Shara Curry were Deem’s GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Bobby and Shannon Lockhart of Palestine, West Virginia.

Stefanie Jaye Gladders completed her student teaching in English (5-adult) at Gilmer County High School with Grace Wine and Kristen Smith. Dr. Shara Curry and Dr. Melody Wise were her GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Pam and Berry Gladders of Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.

Julie (Cantrell) Greenlee completed her student teaching in Business and Marketing (5-adult) with Leslie Godfrey at Braxton County High School. Dr. Tara Cosco and Cinda Echard were her GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Randy and Mahalia Cantrell of Duck, West Virginia. She also resides in Duck with her husband Brian Greenlee and children Brianna, Joel, Jary, Jaylin, and Ian.

Kayleigh Ann Huck completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6), General Math-Algebra l (5-9), and Science (5-9) at Glenville Elementary School and Gilmer County High School with Kim Cottrill, Monica Haley, and Tracy Ferguson. Dr. Shara Curry, Dr. Joe Evans, Dr. Tara Cosco, and Joseph Wood were her GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Steve and Maria Huck of Delaware, Ohio.

Hunter Evan McWhorter completed his student teaching in Social Studies (5-adult) at Buckhannon Upshur Middle School and High School with Chris Gow and Tim Bennett. Dr. John Taylor was his GSC supervisor. He is the son of Ralph and Barb McWhorter of Horner, West Virginia.

Morgan Lyn Mullens completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Education (PreK-K) at Gauley River Elementary with Rose Gordon and Peggy Crowe. Her GSC supervisor was Dr. Shelly Ratliff. She is the daughter of Mark and Leslie Mullens of Craigsville, West Virginia.

Andréa Elizabeth Osborne completed her student teaching in Elementary Eduation (K-6) and General Math-Algebra l (5-9) at Glenville Elementary School and Robert L. Bland Middle School with Amanda Poole and Tammie Lattea. Dr. John Taylor and Dr. Tara Cosco were her GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Hugh and Sharon Haddad of Charlotte, North Carolina. She currently resides in Glenville, West Virginia with her husband Issac Osborne.

Jessica Ann Parsons completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Education (PreK-K) at Sand Fork Elementary School with Ronnie Facemire and Tonya Stewart. Dr. Shelly Ratliff was her GSC supervisor. She is the daughter of Jon and Valerie Parsons of Worthington, West Virginia. Parsons was also named Outstanding Student Teacher by the education honor society Kappa Delta Pi.

Jodie Lee Parsons completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Multi-Categorical (K-6) at Arnoldsburg Elementary School and Normantown Elementary School with Sonja Hartshorn and Tena Church. Dr. Tara Cosco was her GSC supervisor. She is the daughter of Sandy and Gene McNemar and Rick and Donna Parsons of Normantown, West Virginia.

Heather Nicole Roop completed her student teaching in Elementary Education (K-6) and Early Education (PreK-K) at Panther Creek Elementary with Chris Tinney, Heather Williams, and Theresa Dennison. Dr. Shelly Ratliff was her GSC supervisor. She is the daughter of Karen and Randy Wilburn of Thurmont, Maryland and Dewey and Lori Beachley of Lewis Center, Ohio. Roop resides in Summersville, West Virginia with her husband Chad and children Corey and Emily.

Shelby Marie Scott completed her student teaching in Music (PreK-adult) at Glenville, Sand Fork, Normantown, and Troy Elementary Schools and Gilmer County High School with Judy Leggett and at Lewis County High School with Cinda Jamison. Dr. Shelly Ratliff and Dr. Davis Lewis were her GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Alison Montgomery and John Davis of Parkersburg, West Virginia.

Jared Michael Shipe completed his student teaching in Social Studies (5-adult) at Ritchie County Middle School and Gilmer County High School with Lisa Stemple and Lindsey Bush. Dr. Shara Curry was his GSC supervisor. He is the son of Robert and Linda Shipe of Harrisville, West Virginia.

Seth Joseph Stemple completed his student teaching in Music (PreK-adult) at Alum Bridge, Roanoke, and Jane Lew Elementary Schools, Robert L. Bland Middle School, and Lewis County High School with Whitney Ballard, Tina Norman, and RJ Cook. Dr. John Taylor, Dr. David Lewis, and Dr. Shara Curry were his GSC supervisors. He is the son of Steven and Sharlene Stemple of Fairmont, West Virginia.

Alyssa Brooke White
completed her student teaching in Music (PreK-adult) at Braxton County Middle School, Braxton County High School, and Glenville, Sand Fork, Normantown, and Troy Elementary Schools with Bo McMillion, Cinda Jamison, and Judy Leggett. Dr. David Lewis and Dr. Tara Cosco were her GSC supervisors. She is the daughter of Angel and Jason Gladfelter of Buffalo, West Virginia.

Nicholas Gordon Yale completed his student teaching in Music (PreK-adult) at Buckhannon-Upshur High School, Pleasant Hill Elementary School, and Arnoldsburg Elementary School with Jeremiah Smallridge and John Bugby. Dr. John Taylor, Dr. David Lewis, and Dr. Shara Curry were his GSC supervisors. He is the son of Marcia Beller of Beckley, West Virginia.

Senior teacher education students take part in an internship during their final semester at GSC. At the conclusion of their internship students must complete a presentation illustrating their mastery of the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards as well as the standards of their particular area of study.

These students will participate in the 141st GSC Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 9th. For more information about the Teacher Education Program at Glenville State College, contact (304) 462-4119.

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Roush Named New Pioneer Mascot

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 29, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – Matthew Roush, a freshman from Beverly, Ohio, has been named the Glenville State College Pioneer Mascot for the 2015-2016 school year.

“I’m look forward to cheering on all the GSC teams next year and getting a group of students together for a student section,” said Roush. “It felt good when I learned that I would be the new Pioneer. I remember walking around with a smile on my face for the rest of the day after I found out,” he continued.

New Pioneer Mascot Matt Roush

GSC student Matt Roush celebrates after being named the new Pioneer Mascot | Photo by Quentin Murphy

The land surveying major is a member of the Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field teams at GSC. He says that he hopes to add more school spirit around campus and get students involved in events all around campus. He is the son of Robert and Carrie Roush.

“I’m very excited for Matt to represent Glenville State College as the Pioneer for the 2015-2016 year! His excitement and enthusiasm is overwhelming and I believe he will bring a pioneer spirit to the campus that will be infectious,” said Dean of Student Life Duane Chapman.

As the GSC Pioneer, Roush will attend GSC football and basketball games, tournaments, and other school events. The Pioneer is charged with working with GSC students, faculty, and staff to positively promote and support the college. The official uniform of the GSC Pioneer mascot is a set of buckskins, a coonskin hat, and a musket. Roush becomes the 76th student to portray the Pioneer Mascot since the tradition began during the 1933-34 school year.

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Mother’s Day Brunch at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2015

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Mothers Day Brunch flyerGLENVILLE, WV—Everyone is invited to the annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 10th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Mollohan’s Restaurant at Glenville State College.

The menu for the brunch includes: glazed ham with pineapple, salmon with dill sauce, confetti rice, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, buttered carrots, bacon, sausage, waffles, French toast sticks, scrambled eggs, omelets, breakfast potatoes, biscuits and gravy, a full salad bar, rolls, and desserts galore!

The costs for the brunch are $12.00 for guests, $11.00 for seniors and patrons using FlexDollars, $6.50 for children 5 through 12, and free for children under five. With the purchase of a regular priced adult meal, half the cost of mom’s meal will be donated to Relay for Life.

Please call ahead for reservations by contacting GSC Dining Services at (304) 462-6360. You may leave your reservation on the voice mail.

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Summer Criminal Justice Camp Coming to GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 16, 2015

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As part of last year’s GSC Criminal Justice Summer Camp, a student learns how to use SCUBA equipment at the campus pool.

GLENVILLE, WV—Glenville State College recently announced the dates of its annual Criminal Justice Summer Camp for 2015. This year’s four-day event will take place July 19th through July 23rd with camp organizers saying that it will be a fun, but serious approach to the criminal justice field. Students will be introduced to techniques used in criminal investigations then use those techniques to identify suspects in mock crimes.

Activities in the works for this year’s camp include scuba diving, an obstacle course, crime scene investigation, evidence processing, firearms safety, and more.

“The 2015 Glenville State College Criminal Justice Summer Camp gives students a basic understanding of crime scene investigation. Hands-on activities allow them to process a mock crime scene, develop suspects, and prosecute the suspects in a faux court proceeding,” said GSC Director of Public Safety Ron Taylor.

An enrollment fee of $400 will cover food, housing, activities, and camp supplies.

To register or for more information, contact Taylor at Ronald.Taylor@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6450 or call Marissa Fox at (304) 462-6280.

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Lady Pioneers Sweep Urbana in the Final Double Header of the Year

Softball

The Glenville State Lady Pioneers swept the Urbana University Blue Knights on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers swept the Urbana University Blue Knights on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex.

In the first game of the double header the Lady Pioneers would take a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning as Raven Greer hit a double scoring Erica Damone and Tia LeMasters and later Chelsey Hager would score on a wild pitch.

Urbana would score two runs in the top of the third as they pulled within one, 3-2.

Glenville State would add another run in the bottom of the fourth as Miranda Cropp scored on another wild pitch by Urbana as they took a 4-2 lead.

The Lady Pioneers would hold off the Urbana Blue Knights in the seventh inning as they took game one, 4-2.

Glenville State finished with just four hits and committed four errors while Urbana had seven hits and three errors.

Casey Sheaffer went 2 for 2 while Raven Greer went 1 for 3 and had 2 RBI’s. Also for the Lady Pioneers Erica Damone went 1 for 3 and scored a run.

Sam Weaver picked up the win as she pitched all seven innings allowing seven hits, two runs, and struck out six batters.

In the second game Urbana would take an early 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning but the Lady Pioneers would come right back and tie it up a 1-1 in the bottom of the second as Raven Greer hit a single scoring Casey Sheaffer.

Glenville State would have a great third inning as they scored five runs to take a 6-1 lead over Urbana. After that third inning the Lady Pioneers never looked back as they rolled to an 8-1 victory.

The Lady Pioneers finished with 12 hits in the game while Urbana tallied eight hits.

Raven Greer went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s and scored a run while Chelsey Hager went 3 for 3 with an RBI and scored a run. Also for Glenville State Briana Jackson went 1 for 2 with an RBI and scored a run and Tori Parker went 1 for 3 with an RBI and scored a run.

Sam Weaver picked up the win as she pitched all seven innings for the second game in a row. Weaver gave up eight hits, one run, and struck out six batters.

The Lady Pioneers season now comes to an end as they finished with an overall record of 11-33. Glenville State returns eight out of nine starters next season.

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