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Pioneers Picked 10th in MEC Preseason Men’s Golf Poll

Men's Golf

Bridgeport, W.Va. - The University of Charleston has been picked by the league’s coaches to win the Mountain East Conference championship in men’s golf.

The Golden Eagles finished third at the conference championships last fall, but came on strong in the spring and earned a bid to the NCAA Atlantic Regional and advanced from there to the NCAA Tournament finals. UC returns Thibaut Carmignano and Sense Chaowalit to the squad this year.

Notre Dame College was picked second with 90 points, followed by West Liberty (77) and Shepherd (76). Both the Hilltoppers and the Rams earned a first-place vote.

Concord, the inaugural Mountain East Conference champion, finished fifth with 59 points, followed by Wheeling Jesuit (54), UVa-Wise (53), Fairmont State (50) and Urbana (37). Glenville State finished 10th with 29 points, and West Virginia Wesleyan (22) and West Virginia State (15) completed the poll.

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Lady Pioneers Golf Team Picked 12th in MEC Preseason Poll

Women's Golf
The Glenville State Lady Pioneer women’s golf team was picked 12th in the MEC Preseason Poll

Bridgeport, W.Va. – Notre Dame College has been picked to win the 2014 Mountain East Conference title in women’s golf in a vote conducted by the league’s coaches.

The Falcons finished with 76 points and six first-place selections. NDC led the first two rounds of the MEC Tournament last year before finishing runner-up to Wheeling Jesuit. Notre Dame returns four starters from its lineup, including Michiko Smith who took third individually at the tournament.

West Virginia Wesleyan finished second in the poll with 60 points, including one first-place vote. The Bobcats will be led by first team All-MEC selection Becky Gossard.

Charleston was third with 55 points, and received a first-place vote. Defending champion Wheeling Jesuit was tabbed fourth with 54 points and garnered the final first-place tally. Concord was picked sixth (52), followed by Fairmont State (38), Urbana (34), West Liberty (32), UVa-Wise (25) and Glenville State (24).

2014 MEC Women’s Golf
Preseason Poll
1. Notre Dame (6) 76
2. West Virginia Wesleyan (1) 60
3. Charleston (1) 55
4. Wheeling Jesuit (1) 54
5. Concord 52
6. Fairmont State 38
7. Urbana 34
8. West Liberty 32
9. UVa-Wise 25
10. Glenville State 24
() Indicates first place votes
* Coaches not able to vote for own team
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GSC Football Day at Roane County a Huge Success

Football
The Glenville State Pioneer Football team hosted a mini kid’s camp and held their second scrimmage of fall camp for GSC Alumni, fans, and friends at Roane County High School on Saturday, August 23rd

Glenville, W.Va. - Following on the heels of last year’s successful inaugural event Glenville State Head Coach and the Pioneer football team once again traveled to Roane County this past Saturday, August 23rd.

The Glenville State Pioneer Football team hosted a mini kid’s camp and held their second scrimmage of fall camp for GSC Alumni, fans, and friends.

David Hutchison, his staff, and all of the GSC Football players held the mini camp at Roane County High School’s County Stadium for Pop Warner and middle school kids. The GSC staff and players gave hands on instructions, demonstrations, and techniques that will give each kid a better understanding of the game.

After the kids camp a large crowd got the chance to watch the GSC Pioneer football team play their second scrimmage of the 2014 Fall Camp. The fans got a chance to see running back Preseason All-American Rahmann Lee, the Mountain East Conference leading rusher a year ago, along with defensive end and Preseason All-American Gary Henderson.

All in all it was a great day for GSC Alumni, fans, and friends as everyone prepares for the 2014 upcoming football season.

The Pioneers open up 2014 on the road at Concord University on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

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GSC Professor Teaches at Sea Again

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College Professor of Psychology Dr. Fred Walborn spent six weeks of his summer as an instructor at sea aboard the U.S. naval ship USS Bataan, a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship. He taught two introductory psychology classes to enlisted Navy and Marine Corps personnel.

The summer of 2014 marked the fourth that Walborn has spent teaching onboard U.S. Navy boats. He has been on the USS Eisenhower aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf and the USS Barry destroyer in the Mediterranean Sea in prior years.

Glenville State College Professor of Psychology Dr. Fred Walborn (standing) holds an impromptu class session on the flight deck of the USS Bataan

Glenville State College Professor of Psychology Dr. Fred Walborn (standing) holds an impromptu class session on the flight deck of the USS Bataan (Courtesy of USN Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Nicholas Frank Cottone)

“I really enjoy teaching the students onboard. Even after working a 12-hour shift they were enthusiastic and still studied hard,” said Walborn. “For me, the experience is something totally different than regular classroom teaching. Plus I get to see different parts of the world every time.”

When he wasn’t in the classroom, Walborn spent his spare time aboard the Bataan playing chess with the sailors and marines, exercising, and working on a novel.

Walborn earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting from the University of Illinois. He received his Master’s in experimental psychology from Western Illinois University and his Master’s and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Alliant International University. In 1986, Walborn wrote a graduate-level textbook for psychotherapists titled ‘Process Variables.’ Most recently he published another book titled ‘Religion in Personality Theory.’ He also received the GSC Faculty Award of Excellence in 2011.

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GSC Student Returns from Internship in Nashville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 27, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV—Glenville State College bluegrass music major, Toni Doman, recently returned from a summer internship in Nashville, Tennessee with the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA). Doman, a senior from Cameron (Marshall County), West Virginia, arranged her internship when visiting Nashville during a GSC-sponsored spring semester trip.

During the school trip, Doman, along with GSC Bluegrass Music Program Director Megan Darby, met many bluegrass music industry notables and visited several historic bluegrass locations. It was on the trip’s last day that they visited the IBMA office where Doman learned of the summer internship opportunity. The IBMA is a trade association that connects and educates bluegrass professionals.

GSC student Toni Doman outside of the historic Ryman Auditorium located in Nashville, Tennessee during her summer internship at the IBMA

GSC student Toni Doman outside of the historic Ryman Auditorium located in Nashville, Tennessee during her summer internship at the IBMA

“On the first day of the internship, IBMA’s staff outlined what I would be working on during the summer. They were very flexible and gave me options to narrow down just what I wanted to work on and learn from the experience. This was absolutely great because I had the opportunity to really focus on what I wanted to learn, and what would be the most beneficial to me as a student,” said Doman.

During the internship, she got to assist in organizing and preparing the schedule for the World of Bluegrass Festival, IBMA’s annual bluegrass homecoming. In addition, Doman had the opportunity to explore the genre of bluegrass and grow as a musician.

“Being a part of the IBMA staff for the summer, I got to be involved in many music events. By attending these events, I got to meet Bobby Osborne and the band Old Crow Medicine Show backstage. I also had the chance to attend bluegrass jam sessions and meet countless musicians,” said Doman.

Doman was originally only interested in taking guitar lessons when she first attended GSC. It wasn’t until after enrolling that she asked about the bluegrass program and was introduced to Darby, the Bluegrass Program Director.  “I waltzed in and never left. You could say it’s where I belong,” said Doman.

After graduation, she plans to continue her education and find a job that reflects her interests in the bluegrass industry.

For more information on the GSC Bluegrass Degree Program, contact Darby at Megan.Darby@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6347.

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Pioneers Take Part in ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ for ALS Awareness

For Immediate Release: August 21, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College students and staff are joining the likes of Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, former president George W. Bush, Reba McEntire, Kermit the Frog, and countless other Americans in a recent social media sensation – the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The challenge, which picked up steam earlier in the summer with the aim of raising awareness of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease), involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video, posting that video to social media, and then nominating others to do the same. People can either accept the challenge, make a donation to an ALS charity of their choice, or do both.

So far dozens of current students, alumni, and staff have taken up the icy challenge.

Jesse Alborano, Tyler Cooper, Conner Ferguson, GSC Student Activities Director Jodi Ocheltree, Jamie Nutter, and Daniel Jackson taking part in the 'Ice Bucket Challenge.' The students are all members of the GSC Greek fraternity Sigma Omega Beta.

Jesse Alborano, Tyler Cooper, Conner Ferguson, GSC Student Activities Director Jodi Ocheltree, Jamie Nutter, and Daniel Jackson taking part in the 'Ice Bucket Challenge.' The students are all members of the GSC Greek fraternity Sigma Omega Beta.

Among them was GSC’s Student Activities Director Jodi Ocheltree. “After a student nominated me and one of our Greek organizations, we decided it would be fun to challenge the other student organizations on campus. We want everyone to get involved for this good cause,” said Ocheltree.

GSC psychology major and Cleveland, Ohio native, John Royce, recently got called out to take part as well. “I was nominated by my fellow resident assistant and Pioneer baseball teammate Justin Lewis,” said Royce. “The fact that I was a part of this movement and was able to help raise awareness is great. This is something that I’ll be able to look back on and tell my kids that I was involved in. And the ice water part wasn’t really that bad.”

Since the end of July the ALS Association estimates that over $40 million has been raised, due largely in part to the popularity of the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death. There is no cure and only one drug approved by the FDA that modestly extends survival. Veterans are approximately twice as likely be diagnosed with the disease. For more information visit the ALS Association website at www.alsa.org.

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GSC Professor Authors Book on Religion and Spirituality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  August 22, 2014

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GLENVILLE, WV—Glenville State College Professor of Psychology, Dr. Fred Walborn, has written a book titled ‘Religion in Personality Theory’ published by Academic Press.

Walborn said, “Religion and spirituality are important facets of many people’s lives, however, psychology books have devoted limited discussion to how, when, and why religion and spirituality can be essential to peoples’ personality development and lives.” Walborn has been teaching at GSC for a decade. Prior to coming to GSC he worked as a clinical psychologist and administrator in the field of psychology.

Glenville State College Professor of Psychology Dr. Fred Walborn with his book, 'Religion in Personality Theory'

Glenville State College Professor of Psychology Dr. Fred Walborn with his book, 'Religion in Personality Theory'

“I wrote this book because there are so few psychological texts that summarize the religious and spiritual writings of the classic psychologists. Each chapter of the book concludes with a review of the empirical literature in regard to the specific psychologists’ theoretical writings. Even though the various theorists wrote on specific areas of religion and spirituality (e.g., altruism or prejudice), there has been a need for a comprehensive theory. I concluded the book with my proposal for a comprehensive, integrative, developmental, and psychosocial theory on religion and spirituality.

Two preeminent scholars, who have written numerous books and research articles on religion and spirituality, endorsed the text.

Dr. Ralph W. Hood Jr. summarized, “Walborn has written an excellent text that explores the degree to which classical personality theorists were personally influenced by and focused upon religion in developing their personality theories…. The author’s own comprehensive theory of religion and spirituality creatively integrates the positive contributions of the classical personality theorist to the contemporary psychology of religion.”

Dr. Raymond F. Paloutzian commended the fair approach of the text, “This book is exceptionally well balanced, carefully crafted so that all ideas are clearly and even-handedly on the table to be freely examined by all. Walborn is honest, refreshingly has no between-the-lines agenda on a topic that has great bias potential, and discusses in straight-talk those issues about religiousness that are on students’ minds but not typically discussed by psychologists….Walborn also presents an “integrative/comprehensive” theory of spirituality and religion that pulls pieces of the disparate approaches together in application of the ideas where they are most relevant across the lifespan. The book is not a mere documentary on theories; it is instead an introduction to them with the addition of a research message rooted in the latest empirical literature. How to better let students see how research derives from theory, and that theory is forward moving and modified by the evidence?”

Walborn earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting from the University of Illinois. He received his Master’s in experimental psychology from Western Illinois University and his Master’s and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Alliant International University. In 1986, Walborn wrote a graduate-level textbook for psychotherapists titled ‘Process Variables.’  Walborn, who resides in Glenville, received the GSC Faculty Award of Excellence in 2011. During four of the past five summers, he has taught psychology classes aboard U.S. Navy ships.

‘Religion in Personality Theory’ is dedicated to Walborn’s parents. In the book’s preface he acknowledges the Glenville State College community for their support of the endeavor. The book is available at Amazon.com or through elsevierdirect.com

For more information about the book, contact Walborn at Frederick.Walborn@glenville.edu or call (304) 462-6279.

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Men’s Cross Country Team Picked to Finish Ninth in MEC Preseason Poll

Men's Cross Country

Bridgeport, W.Va. – The Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals have been picked by the coaches in the Mountain East Conference to win the 2014 men’s cross country conference title.

The Cardinals finished with 78 points and were picked first on six ballots. WJU won the inaugural MEC title in 2013, but graduated its top runner in Luke Holubeck. However, the team brings back its next two runners in Patrick Stanton and Joe Molek, who finished second and third at last year’s conference championship behind Holubeck.

West Virginia Wesleyan finished second in the poll with 72 points and three first-place votes. The Bobcats have three first team All-MEC selections returning, including the league’s Freshman of the Year in Wes Stowers.

Concord was third with 64 points and had the other first-place vote. Notre Dame College was picked fourth with 50 points, followed by Charleston, competing in its first season in men’s cross country, was fifth with 46 points. UVa-Wise was sixth (38), followed by West Liberty (36), Fairmont State (26), Urbana (20) and Glenville State (20).

The 2014 season gets underway on Sept. 6.

2014 MEC Men’s Cross Country
Preseason Poll
1. Wheeling Jesuit (6) 78
2. West Virginia Wesleyan (3) 72
3. Concord (1) 64
4. Notre Dame 50
5. Charleston 46
6. UVa-Wise 38
7. West Liberty 36
8. Fairmont State 26
9. (t) Urbana 20
9. (t) Glenville State 20
() Indicates first place votes
* Coaches not able to vote for own team
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Lady Pioneers Picked Ninth in MEC Preseason Cross Country Poll

Women's Cross Country

Bridgeport, W.Va. – The West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats have been picked to repeat as Mountain East Conference champions after a vote conducted by the league’s coaches.

WVWC finished with a maximum of 100 points in the poll after being picked to finish first on 10 ballots. The Bobcats dominated the 2013 MEC Championship with five runners in the top 10, and all of those runners are slated to return, including MEC Freshman and Runner of the Year Naomi Underwood.

Wheeling Jesuit was picked to finish second with 89 points and received the other first-place vote. The Cards will need to replace their top three finishers at the MEC Championship last year.

Charleston was picked to finish third with 75 points, narrowly in front of West Liberty in fourth with 73 points. Concord was tabbed to finish fifth, followed by Fairmont State (54), Notre Dame (51) and UVa-Wise (40). Urbana and Glenville State tied for ninth with 28 points, and West Virginia State rounded out the poll with 11 points.

2014 MEC Women’s Cross Country Preseason Poll
1. West Virginia Wesleyan (10) 100
2. Wheeling Jesuit (1) 89
3. Charleston 75
4. West Liberty 73
5. Concord 56
6. Fairmont State 54
7. Notre Dame 51
8. UVa-Wise 40
9.(t) Urbana 28
9. (t) Glenville State 28
11.  West Virginia State 11
() Indicates first place votes
* Coaches not able to vote for own team
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Lady Pioneers Volleyball Team Picked 12th in Preseason Poll

Volleyball
The Glenville State Lady Pioneers Volleyball team was picked 12th in the MEC Preseason Poll

Bridgeport, W.Va. - Wheeling Jesuit was overwhelmingly picked to repeat as Mountain East Conference in volleyball in a vote conducted by the league’s coaches.

The Cardinals received a maximum of 121 points that included 11 first-place votes. WJU went 38-6 and advanced to the NCAA Semifinals where it lost to the eventual national champion Concordia. Makenzie Ripley, a first team All-MEC performer last season, returns along with the league’s Freshman of the Year Haley Kindall and Kayce Krucki, a second team All-MEC performer. WJU is ranked 17th in the initial American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll.

Fairmont State was picked to finish second with 108 points and received the other first-place vote. The Falcons graduated two first team all-conference selections, but bring back two others in libero Tiff Smathers and setter Tabbie Bias. FSU was runner-up to Wheeling Jesuit in the regular season and at the conference tournament in 2013.

Charleston, under first year head coach Jenna Brown, finished third with 93 points, followed by West Virginia Wesleyan (89) and Shepherd (85). Concord checked in at sixth with 61 points, in front of West Liberty (59) and West Virginia State (51). Urbana was ninth with 48 points, Notre Dame and UVa-Wise tied for 10th with 31 points, and Glenville State completed the poll with 15 points.

The 2014 regular season gets underway on Thursday, Sept. 4.

2014 MEC Volleyball Preseason Poll
1. Wheeling Jesuit (11) 121
2. Fairmont State 108
3. Charleston 93
4. West Virginia Wesleyan 89
5. Shepherd 85
6. Concord 61
7. West Liberty 59
8. West Virginia State 51
9. Urbana 48
10. (t) UVa-Wise 31
10. (t) Notre Dame 31
12. Glenville State 15
() Indicates first place votes
* Coaches not able to vote for own team
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