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GSC Early Freshman Registration Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV—Incoming Glenville State College students have an opportunity to visit the campus on Monday, April 13th, Tuesday, April 14th, Wednesday, April 15th, or Friday, April 17th for Early Freshman Registration Week. The event will provide students and their families the opportunity to prepare for the fall semester and learn what it means to be a GSC Pioneer.

Go Pioneers!“We are excited to invite Glenville State College’s Class of 2019 to campus for Early Freshman Registration Week.  All accepted students to GSC are invited to spend the day with us. Students attending this event will register for fall classes, set up meal plans, reserve a room in the residence hall, and connect with the GSC community,” said GSC Director of Admissions Ashley Weir.

The GSC Early Freshman Registration Week will begin each day with check-in on the third floor of the Mollohan Campus Community Center from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. followed by a welcome from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. Participants then will proceed to advising, registration, and the ‘Pioneer Trail’ where they will have an opportunity to receive their GSC IDs, arrange meal plans, activate their college e-mail accounts, and purchase parking passes from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be served at Mollohan’s Restaurant from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.  An optional tour of the new Waco Center will begin at 1:00 p.m.

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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GSC Brass and Woodwind Concert April 16th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV—The annual Glenville State College Brass Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble Concerts will be held on Thursday, April 16th beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium.

Groups scheduled to be featured include the brass, woodwind, saxophone, clarinet, flute, and trumpet ensembles under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music and Fine Arts Department Chair Lloyd Bone, Assistant Professor of Music Jason Barr, and Professor Emeritus Harry Rich.

“This concert always features a very wide array of musical styles. It is a unique concert as it is the only concert of its type that features so many different chamber music ensembles,” said Bone.

Admission is free to all GSC students and general admission is by donation. For more information, call (304) 462-6340.

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GSC Students and Faculty attend Darwin Day Seminar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 25, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV-Twelve Glenville State College students and Science and Mathematics Department faculty members Dr. Kevin Evans, Dr. Joe Evans, and Dr. Gary Morris traveled to Duquesne University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania to attend Darwin Day, an annual, international celebration of the life and work of Charles Darwin.

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Dr. John Doebley at the Darwin Day event

The seminar, presented by Dr. John Doebley, a professor of genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a member of the National Academy of Science, explored the controversial idea that domestication is a suitable model to study natural selection.

The seminar provided an opportunity for students and faculty to interact off campus and outside of the classroom. With the event being an international celebration, it allowed GSC students to network and collaborate with other students from all around the world.

Morris, who also serves as the Science and Math Department Chairperson, expressed that, for him, the biggest highlight was students being able to hear a top-notch scientist talk about research that directly relates to topics covered in the classroom.

Senior GSC biology and psychology student Elisabeth Coombs said, “I enjoyed taking this trip to the Darwin Day Seminar. It was interesting to hear the presentations and meet other students from all over. I appreciate the professors for organizing the outing for us.” In addition to Coombs, other students who attended included: Emily Ramezan, Tia LeMaster, Richard Sloan, Maren Wentzel, Chris Curtis, Randy Smith, Chase Cunningham, Brantz O’Brient, Mark Fowler, Judith Kennen, and Sam Canfield.

Throughout the trip both faculty and students said they were constantly learning and realizing how much humans are domesticating and effecting natural selection. For more information about Darwin Day or the Department of Science and Mathematics at Glenville State College, contact Morris at Gary.Morris@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6301.

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Lady Pioneers Split Double Header with West Virginia Wesleyan

Softball

Erica Damone went 1 for 3 with an RBI and had the winning walk-off homerun

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Softball team split a double header with the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats on Wednesday afternoon.

In game one the Lady Pioneers would really struggle as they would find their selves down 7-0 heading into the fifth inning. West Virginia Wesleyan would add three more runs in the sixth inning as they would go on to win 10-0 over the Lady Pioneers.

Glenville State only had two hits in the game while the Bobcats the finished with 13 hits.

Erica Damone finished 1 for 2 for the Lady Pioneers.

Sam Weaver pitched the entire game allowing 13 hits, 10 runs, and struck out five batters.

In the second game Glenville State and West Virginia Wesleyan would head into seventh inning tied up 3-3. The Lady Pioneers would make fast work of Wesleyan’s batter in the top of the seventh as they get three quick outs.

In the bottom of the seventh inning Erica Damone would step up to the plate and end the game as she hit a walk-off homerun as the Lady Pioneers defeated West Virginia Wesleyan in game two, 4-3.

Glenville State finished with eight hits while the Lady Pioneers only allowed West Virginia Wesleyan six hits.

Erica Damone went 1 for 3 with an RBI and had the winning walk-off homerun. Mackenzie Smith went 1 for 3 with 2 RBI’s while Charity Ramsey went 3 for 3 with an RBI and scored a run.

Miranda Cropp pitched all 7.0 innings allowing six hits, three runs, and struck out three batters.

The Lady Pioneers return to action this Saturday, March 28th when they host Fairmont State University at the Sue Morris Sports Complex. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m.

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Pioneer Baseball Splits with Fairmont State

Baseball

The Glenville State College Pioneer Baseball team split a double header with MEC rival Fairmont State University on Wednesday afternoon in the Pioneers home opener of the 2015 season

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State College Pioneer Baseball team split a double header with MEC rival Fairmont State University on Wednesday afternoon in the Pioneers home opener of the 2015 season.

In the first game the Fairmont State would take a 1-0 lead in the top of the first however the Pioneers would tie it up 1-1 in the bottom of the first.

The Falcons would then add three runs in the top of the third inning as they claimed a 4-1 lead over Glenville State. Fairmont State would also add one run in the top of the sixth inning as they went on to win game one, 5-1.

Glenville State had five hits in the game while they gave up 10 hits to Fairmont State.

Justin Lewis went 1 for 3 and scored a run while Zach Sanford went 2 for 3.

Josh Laramore pitched 4.0 innings allowing six hits, four runs, and struck out four batters.

In the second game the Pioneers would start off strong as they took a 1-0 lead after scoring in the bottom of the first inning. Glenville State would add two runs in the bottom of the fourth as they took a 3-0 lead and later add another run in the bottom of the fifth as they cruised to a 4-0 victory over the Falcons.

The Pioneers finished with seven hits in the game while Fairmont State only had two hits.

Tyler Wiseman went 2 for 3 with a RBI and scored a run while Tucker Abruzzino went 3 for 3 with an RBI and scored a run.

Freshman pitcher Karl Bennington had a great day on the mound as he pitched the entire game allowing two hits, no runs, and struck out five batters.

The Pioneers return to action this Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th as they host Concord University at the Sue Morris Sports Complex. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. both days.

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Glenville State Football Releases 2015 Schedule

Football

Glenville State Quarterback Sean Steele and company are excited about the 2015 Pioneer Football Schedule

Glenville, W.Va. – Glenville State College athletic officials and Head Football coach David Hutchison have released the schedule for the 2015 football season.  The 11 game schedule includes five home games and six road contests. Four of the games will take place on Thursday nights.

“The 2015 schedule is a very challenging schedule it will be great for our players and fans to have four Thursday night games under the lights. I can promise you that our coaching staff and players will be ready for the 2015 season,” stated Hutchison.

The Pioneers open up the 2015 season on the road on Saturday, September 5th as they travel to Urbana, Ohio to take on Mountain East Conference foe the Urbana University Blue Knights. The Pioneers defeated the Blue Knights last season at home 31-28. However the last time the Pioneers played at Urbana they fell to the Blue Knights 12-9.

In week two Glenville State will return home as they host the West Virginia Wesleyan College Bobcats on Thursday, September 10th. It is the first Thursday night game of the season and the first Thursday night game at I.L. & Sue Morris Stadium since September 19th, 2013. Glenville State and West Virginia Wesleyan series is tied at 3-3 going back to 2009; however the Pioneers fell at West Virginia Wesleyan last year 38-35.

Week three takes the Pioneers back on the road as they travel to Charleston, West Virginia to battle the University of Charleston Golden Eagles on Saturday, September 19th. The Pioneers defeated the Golden Eagles last season at home 34-30 but lost to the Golden Eagles the last time they played at Charleston back in 2013.

Week four the Pioneers return home to host the UVa-Wise Cavaliers on Saturday, September 26th. That date is also Homecoming for the Pioneers. Glenville State is 2-0 against the Cavaliers since they joined the MEC Conference. They beat UVa-Wise last year on the road 35-9.

The Pioneers then travel to South Euclid, Ohio to take on Notre Dame College on October 3rd in week five of the season. Glenville State is 2-0 against Notre Dame since they joined the MEC in 2013. The Pioneers defeated Notre Dame last year by a field goal, 41-38.

Saturday, October 10th Glenville State returns home as they host the Shepherd University Rams. The Pioneers are 4-4 against the Rams since 2007 with their last win coming in 2010. Glenville State fell last season at Shepherd, 37-14.

On Thursday, October 15th Glenville State travels to Philippi, West Virginia to take on the Alderson Broaddus Battlers. This is the only non-conference game of the season for the Pioneers. It’s also the second Thursday night game of the year.  This will be the Pioneers and Battlers first meeting since Alderson Broaddus started their football program back in 2012, four years ago.

The Pioneers hit the road for the second straight week in a row as they travel to Institute, West Virginia to take on the West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets on Saturday, October 24th. Glenville State is 7-1 against the Yellow Jackets dating back to 2007. The Pioneers defeated West Virginia State last year 30-7.

On Saturday, October 31st the Pioneers will return home to host Concord University. Glenville State and Concord series is tied at 3-3 since 2008 with the Mountain Lions winning last year’s matchup 54-27. The Pioneers and Mountain Lions did not play in 2013.

On Thursday, November 5th the Pioneers travel to West Liberty, West Virginia to take on the Hilltoppers of West Liberty. This will be the third Thursday night game of the season. Glenville State and West Liberty series is tied at 2-2 since 2011 with the Pioneers winning in 2011 and 2012 while the Hilltoppers won in 2013 and last year 2014, 27-24.

The last game of the regular season the Pioneers return home as they host the Fairmont State University Falcons on Thursday, November 12th in the Annual Battle for the Bit. It is also the 88th meeting between the Pioneers and Falcons since they first played back in 1909. Glenville State is 4-1 against Fairmont State since 2010. Last season the Pioneers fell at Fairmont State 40-36.

“It is nice to have our schedule completed so we can now put our complete focus on our off-season program as well as spring practice, also making sure our players are focused in the classroom,” Hutchison concluded.

For more information about Pioneer Athletics, call (304) 462-4102. All game times and dates are subjected to change.

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Tara Cosco Successfully Defends Dissertation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 17, 2015

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GSC's Dr. Tara Cosco with her congratulatory cake

GSC's Dr. Tara Cosco with her congratulatory cake

GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College Assistant Professor of Special Education Tara Cosco has successfully completed her Doctor of Education degree. The now Dr. Cosco defended her dissertation earlier in March at Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The degree focused on Technology and E-Learning.

Her dissertation, titled ‘Adult Student Preferences for Communication Media in an Interactive Online Environment,’ explored college and university students’ use and perceptions of communication tools in an interactive online environment. She wanted to determine if the tools help students learn in an interactive environment and if the tools help them learn in relation to their learning styles.

“The problem that I wanted to address is that the availability of Internet courses does not automatically create quality learning experiences prompting a pedagogical dilemma for educators in how to foster interaction when students and teachers are separated. The specific problem addressed by my research was that instructors do not know how students perceive the communication tools in an interactive course that has multiple tools and if those tools help students learn according to their individual learning styles. I interviewed 20 college and university students from approximately 20 different institutions who had taken four or more interactive online courses using multiple tools. Data consisted of over 200 pages of interview transcripts and over 50,000 words. From that data, seven themes emerged from which I was able to frame and complete the dissertation,” Cosco explained.

“Now that the degree is over, I can reflect and know that I am grateful for the experience and opportunity to further my education. Many of my friends and family members encouraged me through the difficulties and celebrated successes with me throughout this journey; their encouragement helped me reach this goal and I could not have done it without them!” she said.

Cosco has 15 years of experience in the education field. She taught special education for six years in the West Virginia public school system and then taught at an independent school in Princeton, New Jersey for three years. She has been an assistant professor at Glenville State College for seven years. In addition to her teaching duties at GSC, she also serves as faculty advisor for the international education honor society Kappa Delta Pi.

Her official graduation ceremony will be held over the summer in Arizona. Cosco hopes to attend with family and friends.

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GSC Softball Drops Two Games to WV State

Softball

– The Lady Pioneer softball team dropped a double header at home on Sunday afternoon to MEC foe West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets

Glenville, W.Va. – The Lady Pioneer softball team dropped a double header at home on Sunday afternoon to MEC foe West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets.

In the first game the Yellow Jackets would take a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning. The Lady Pioneers would later then tie the game up at 1-1 heading into the sixth inning.

West Virginia State would add another run in the top of the seventh as they took a 2-1. Glenville State would have one last chance to tie the game or take the lead but they could not get their bats going as they fell to the Yellow Jackets, 2-1.

Casey Sheaffer went 1 for 3 with an RBI for the Lady Pioneers while Charity Ramsey went 1 for 3 and scored a run.

Sam Weaver pitched the entire game as she allowed six hits, two runs, and struck out four batters.

In the second game of the double header Glenville State would get going early as Mackenzie Smith hit a two run homerun in the bottom of the first inning as the Lady Pioneers took a 2-0 lead. Glenville State would hold that lead all the way until the top of the fourth inning as West Virginia State tied it up 2-2.

West Virginia State would then take the lead in the top of the fifth inning as they scored five runs to take a 7-2 lead. The Yellow Jackets would add another run in the sixth inning as the Lady Pioneers would fall to the Yellow Jackets, 8-2.

Glenville State allowed 13 hits in the game and committed four errors in the game.

Mackenzie Smith led Glenville State as she went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s and scored a run while MaKenzie Edmonds went 1 for 3 and scored a run.  Also for the Lady Pioneers Bailey Rabel, Erica Damone, and Charity Ramsey all had hits in the game.

Miranda Cropp pitched 4.0 innings allowing seven hits, three runs, and walked one batter.

Glenville State returns to the diamond on Wednesday, March 25th when they host West Virginia Wesleyan at home. Game time is set for 3:00 p.m.

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GSC Softball Drops Double Header to UC

Softball

The Glenville State Lady Pioneer Softball team dropped a double head to the University of Charleston Golden Eagles on Saturday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex

Glenville, W.Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneer Softball team dropped a double head to the University of Charleston Golden Eagles on Saturday afternoon at the Sue Morris Sports Complex.

Glenville State would find themselves down in the first game 5-0 heading into the heading into the fifth inning. However the Golden Eagles would have a huge fifth inning as they scored five runs in the fifth as they then took a 10-0 lead over the Lady Pioneers.

Glenville State would try and get back into the game in the fifth inning as Mackenzie Smith hit a home run with the bases loaded as the Lady Pioneers cut Charleston’s lead to six. 10-4. However that’s as close as Glenville State came as they fell in game one 10-4.

The Lady Pioneers only finished with two hits while Charleston finished with nine runs in the game. Glenville State also committed three errors while the Golden Eagles committed four.

Mackenzie Smith went 1 for 3 with 4RBI’s and scored a run while the only other Lady Pioneer to get a hit was Briana Jackson.

Chelsey Hager pitched 4.0 innings allowing seven hits, six runs, and walked three batters.

In the second game it would be a pitching duel throughout most of the game but Charleston would get on the scoreboard in the second inning as they took a 1-0 lead. That run by the Golden Eagles in the second would prove to be the winning run, it was also the only run scored in the game as Glenville State fell in game two, 1-0.

Glenville State finished with four hits and two errors while the Golden Eagles had eight hits and one error.

Mackenzie Smith had another good game as she went 2 for 3 while Erica Damone went 1 for 3 and Casey Sheaffer finished the game going 1 for 4.

Sam Weaver pitched the entire game as she allowed eight hits, one run, and struck out two batters.

The Lady Pioneers return to action on Sunday, March 22nd as they host West Virginia State University in a double header. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m.

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GSC Group Attends iLead Workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 17, 2015

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GLENVILLE, WV – Glenville State College Education majors, Athena Morris and Elizabeth Musselman, along with advisor Tara Cosco recently attended the 2015 Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) iLead Workshop held at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins. Dr. Erin Brumbaugh, Associate Professor of Education at D&E, was the main presenter at the workshop.

According to Kappa Delta Pi’s website, the workshop helps members become more effective teacher leaders. Participants take part in small and large group activities designed to help them learn about transformational leadership for educators, including how to create and implement a vision for teacher leadership. In addition to hearing new ideas in leadership, attendees also develop networking and teambuilding skills.

Featured presenter Dr. Brumbaugh, Athena Morris, Elizabeth Musselman, and Tara Cosco at the iLead Conference

Featured presenter Dr. Brumbaugh, Athena Morris, Elizabeth Musselman, and Tara Cosco at the iLead Conference

“During the workshop Dr. Brumbaugh showed us a cartoon picture of a mouse and rabbit from the book Good News, Bad News by Jeff Mack. Through discussions of the illustrations, we were reminded that, as leaders, we need to evaluate the things we are doing and to make sure we talk and listen to the other people that would be affected by those decisions. When you are a leader, you are a leader of a team and there is no ‘I’ in team. That was just one of many things I learned and was reminded of at the Kappa Delta Pi iLead workshop,” said Morris.

KDP is an international education honor society where members are invited based on their scholarly achievement and commitment to excellence in the field.

For more information about the workshop or GSC’s KDP group, contact Cosco at Tara.Cosco@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6204.

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