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Rust to give Keynote Address at 140th GSC Commencement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2014

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Glenville State College
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Mike Rust

GLENVILLE, WV – President and Chief Executive Officer of the Kentucky Hospital Association and 1973 Glenville State College graduate Michael Rust is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the 140th Glenville State College Commencement.  The ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in GSC’s new Waco Center which is located on Mineral Road in Glenville.

Rust is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Kentucky Hospital Association. The organization is made up of 131 hospitals and health systems across the state of Kentucky. Additionally, he serves as President and CEO of the organization’s four subsidiary corporations. Rust was also honored as GSC’s Alumnus of the Year in 2013.

Glenville State College’s Class of 2014 is made up of more than 220 students who have completed their degree requirements in July 2013, December 2013, and May 2014. The graduates come from several counties throughout West Virginia as well as nine other states (California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, and Virginia) and Serbia.

For more information on the 2014 GSC Commencement, click here or call (304) 462-4115.

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2014 Winners of Student Art Show Announced

For Immediate Release: April 29, 2014

Contact: Dustin Crutchfield
Public Relations & Marketing
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV
(304) 462-6394

GNEVNILLE, WV—The winners of the 7th annual Glenville State College Juried Student Art Show have been announced.

“We had a great amount of entries this year for our annual art show. Every year this show gets more and more competitive,” said GSC Assistant Professor of Art Liza Brenner.

The winning submissions for this year’s show were announced during the opening reception on March 27th. This year’s winners were: GSC senior studio art major Amanda Wallbrown from Rosedale (Braxton County), West Virginia who won the Provost’s Award; GSC sophomore general studies major Shaley Murray from Weston (Lewis County), West Virginia who won first place and the Juror’s Award; GSC sophomore graphics and digital media major Jazmin Gordon from Saint Albans (Kanawha County), West Virginia who won second place and the Linda Abraham Memorial Award; GSC sophomore general studies major Heather Chambers from Parsons (Tucker County), West Virginia who won third place; and GSC senior studio art major Ryan Singleton from Burnsville (Braxton County), West Virginia who took home an honorable mention.

“I am very excited to have won the Provost’s Award. I put a lot of effort into my piece. It is made entirely from newspaper and took over twenty-five hours to complete,” said Wallbrown.

Mary Ellen Chapman, Diana Frank, and GSC Professor Emerita Dr. Deanna Foxworthy were jurors for the event. They said, “The quality of the works submitted overall made the decision making process a challenge and our congratulations go to all entries.”
The show ran from March 17th until April 17th in the GSC Fine Arts Galley.  For more information, contact GSC Associate Professor of Art Liza Brenner at (304) 462-6346.

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GSC Art Professor Featured in WVSU Art Gallery

For Immediate Release: April 29, 2014

Contact: Dustin Crutchfield
Public Relations & Marketing
Glenville State College
Glenville, WV
(304) 462-6394

GSC Assitant Professor of Art Liza Brenner

GSC Assitant Professor of Art Liza Brenner

GLENVILLE, WV—The artwork of Glenville State College Assistant Professor of Art Liza Brenner has been on display in an art exhibit at West Virginia State University. The ‘Liza Brenner: The Red and Blue Series’ show opened on April 2nd and continued until April 19th in the Della Brown Taylor Hardman Fine Arts Gallery at WVSU.

“Throughout this series, dynamic historical figures were set adrift against red and dark backdrops of contemporary society, creating a powerful commentary on the predicaments of modern life. Each painting touched on an important person or idea I have recently discovered in my constant need and search for understanding of how the past shapes the present. I choose to create my work in oil paints and mixed media on board using rough brushstrokes to accent elements of collage and give my art a purposefully childlike quality,” said Brenner.

Brenner has been a GSC faculty member since 2007. She earned a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in drawing from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s of Fine Arts Degree in painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She currently resides in Buckhannon (Upshur County), West Virginia.

“When WVSU’s Gallery Director Josh Martin asked me to have the show I said yes. This was a great opportunity to showcase my art and I had a lot of fun meeting the students,” said Brenner.

For more information about her work or the art programs available at Glenville State College, contact Brenner at Liza.Brenner@glenville.edu or (304) 462-6346.

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GSC Student Wins Science Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 2, 2014

For more information:
Bob Henry Baber
Public Relations Specialist
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6390
Bob.Baber@glenville.edu

GSC psychology junior Judith Urbanic received the prestigious “Best Undergraduate Oral Presentation” at the 89th annual meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science held at Shepherd University.  Urbanic’s presentation was titled “To Bee or Not to Bee: That is the depression.”  She presented three experiments that she performed under the guidance of GSC Department of Social Science Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Alan Daniel who also attended the event.

“My experiments showed ways you can use bees to model depression; two of them demonstrated ways you can protect against depression, and the third revealed for the first time that bee depression-like behaviors share the same neurochemistry as depression in mammals, including humans,” said Urbanic, who resides in Chloe (Calhoun County), West Virginia.

GSC student Judith Urbanic (left) receives her award from West Virginia Academy of Science President Jason Best

GSC student Judith Urbanic (left) receives her award from West Virginia Academy of Science President Jason Best

“For months prior to the event, students and faculty engaged in scientific research on campus and met every Wednesday evening for several hours, with the goal of strengthening student research and presentation skills. Many of the students and faculty that attended were supported by the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium (WVSGC), the mission of which is to further science, mathematics, technology education and aerospace science,” Daniel stated.

“Dr. Kevin Evans has done a fantastic job of building and organizing the Wednesday group, and as it grows, so does GSC’s presence and reputation in the regional scientific community. The more we attend events like WVAS, the more we show to the region that our programs are capable of generating top-class scientific research, and preparing undergraduate students for careers in STEM disciplines. Our students were more prepared than some of the other WVAS graduate presenters,” added Daniel.

Urbanic was in good company at the WVAS meeting, with a total of 12 students and six faculty members from three GSC departments in attendance.  In all, GSC was among the top presenting institutions even though Glenville State is substantially smaller than many of the other participating colleges and universities.

In addition to Urbanic’s award-winning report, Adam Wilson, a senior majoring in natural resource management,  from Weston (Lewis County), presented ‘Transport of glutaraldehyde in packed and undisturbed soil columns’ and was advised by Department of Science and Mathematics Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. David O’Dell; senior chemistry major Dennis Harvey of Mill Creek (Randolph County) presented ‘Quantitative extraction and analysis of glutaraldehyde in soil’ and was also advised by Dr. O’Dell; senior behavioral science major Samuel A. Brooker of Clarksburg (Harrison County) presented ‘Isopod learning: you’re going to need a smaller maze’ and was advised by  Department of Social Science Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Alan Daniel; junior psychology and sociology major Adam Fuller of Durbin (Pocahontas County) presented ‘ Isopods and invertebrate anxiety’ and was also advised by  Dr. Daniel; senior biology major Emily Ramezan of Glenville (Gilmer County) presented ‘The effects of water temperature on early response gene, c-Jun, in the sea anemone Aiptasia pallida’ and was advised by Department of Science and Mathematics Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Sara Sawyer;  senior biology major Aesha Peters of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands presented ‘Investigating the timing of the onset of apoptosis and the alteration of integrin distribution during heat stress in the sea anemone, Aiptasia pallida’ and was also advised by Dr. Sawyer; senior biology and chemistry major Randy Smith of Grantsville (Calhoun County) presented ‘Determining if AHR regulates histone 3 methylation in breast cancer cells using immunoblot analysis’ and was advised by Dr. Gary Morris; senior chemistry/physics education major Stephen Pifer of Hedgesville (Berkeley County) and senior chemistry major Nathan Lilly of Lewisburg (Greenbrier County) jointly presented ‘Novel synthesis of alkyl bromides’ and were advised by Dr. Kevin Evans; junior natural resource management major Jonathan Rhodes of Leroy (Jackson County) presented ‘Assessment of carbon storage in different forest cover types’ and was advised by Department of Land Resources Associate Professor of Forestry Dr. Rico Gazal; junior natural resource management major Chad Ingram of Moundsville (Marshall County) presented ‘The effect of precipitation on diameter growth of tree-of-heaven in an oak history forest’ and was also advised by Dr. Gazal.

Professor of Physical Science Dr. Joe Evans also went to support students and faculty.  Several GSC faculty members served as moderators and judges in categories in which GSC did not compete.  In addition, two GSC faculty members serve as officers in the academy; Dr. Gary Morris is secretary and Dr. Kevin Evans is president-elect.  Dr. Morris was re-elected to another two-year term at this meeting.

WVAS presentations covered a broad range of disciplines, including organic chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, environmental science, soil science, zoology, and neuroscience.  The organization has bought together professional associates in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, mining, physics, psychology, education, history, philosophy, science and social science for 89 years.  It is a corporation chartered by the authority of the West Virginia legislature for the advancement of scientific knowledge and the promotion of scientific work in West Virginia. Their website is: http://www.marshall.edu/wvas/

For more information about GSC’s participation in the West Virginia Academy of Science, contact Daniel at Alan.Daniel@glenville.edu or call (304) 462-6275.

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Mother’s Day Brunch at GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2014
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Dustin Crutchfield
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6394
Dustin.Crutchfield@glenville.edu

Glenville, WV—Everyone is invited to the annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 11th 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 sauce, chicken marsala, spätzle (German dumplings) with brown butter and parsley, bacon, sausage, waffles, French toast, scrambled eggs, omelets, mashed potatoes and gravy, breakfast potatoes, biscuits and gravy, country green beans, buttered carrots, 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, $6.00 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. To make reservations or for more information, contact GSC Dining Services at (304) 462-6360. You may leave your reservations on the voice mail.

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Megan Ruddlesden Claims MVP Honors at MEC Track & Field Championship

Track & Field

Megan Ruddlesden claimed the MVP honors at the MEC championship as she won the long jump and the triple jump, finished third in the 100 meters and fifth in the 200 meters, Ruddlesden was also named the MEC Field Athlete of the Yea

Glenville, W.Va. – West Virginia Wesleyan captured the inaugural Mountain East Conference Track and Field Championship held at Glenville State College.

WVWC totaled 290 points to claim the title. Wheeling Jesuit was runner-up with 228 points, followed by Concord (96), Notre Dame (54), Charleston (51), Glenville State (40) and West Liberty (28).

Glenville State’s Megan Ruddlesden claimed the MVP honors at the championship. She won the long jump and the triple jump, finished third in the 100 meters and fifth in the 200 meters. Ruddlesden was also named the MEC Field Athlete of the Year.

Notre Dame College’s Devon Blackwell was voted as the MEC Field Athlete of the Year. Blackwell won the discus and the hammer throw at the 2014 championships.

NDC’s John Lundy also claimed a top honor as he was voted on as the MEC Track Athlete of the Year. Lundy doubled up with wins in the 100 and 200 meters, and anchored the team’s 4×100 and 4×400 MEC championship relays.

WVWC’s Jesse Skiles was voted as the league’s Coach of the Year.

Winners of events were named first team All-MEC, with runner-ups earning second team honors

Results

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Lady Pioneers Beat WV State 6-4

Softball
Caey Sheaffer went 1 for 4 with 2 RBI’s in the Lady Pioneers win over WV State 6-4

Salem, Va. - The Glenville State Lady Pioneers defeated the West Virginia State Yellow Jackets in an elimination game in the MEC Conference Softball Tournament, 6-4.

West Virginia State would jump out to a 3-0 lead over the Lady Pioneers in the first inning. However GSC would come right back in the second inning and take their first lead 4-3 after Casey Sheaffer singled scoring Tia LeMaster and Kayleigh Huck. Later in the same inning Charity Ramsey singled scoring Casey Sheaffer and Emily Meyers would score by stealing home.

West Virginia State would tie it up at 4-4 in the bottom of the second inning but GSC would then again come right back and retake the lead 5-4 in the fifth inning as Mackenzie Smith hit an RBI double scoring Kayleigh Huck.

The Lady Pioneers would add another run in the seventh inning as they would go on to the win 6-4.

Mackenzie Smith led GSC as she went 2 for 2 with 2 RBI’s while Charity Ramsey went 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Brittany May pitched 6.1 inning allowing 7 hits, 1 run, and struck out 3 batters.

The Lady Pioneers will play Fairmont State tonight at 7:30 pm in another elimination game as they try and move on in the MEC Conference Softball Tournament.

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Lady Pioneers fall to Concord

Softball

Kayleigh Huck went 1 for 4 with a homerun and had 2 RBI's as the Lady Pioneers fell to Concord in the MEC Softball Tournament

Salem, Va. – The Glenville State Lady Pioneers softball team fell short in their first round game against Concord University in the Mountain East Conference Tournament, 7-8.

Concord University would jump out to a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning, however GSC would come right back and take their first lead of the game in the top of the third inning after Carly Caldon scored on unearned run and Morgan Scarpellini hit a two run homerun as the Lady Pioneers took a 3-2 lead.

Concord then tied it up at 3-3 in the bottom of the third inning.

The Lady Pioneers would add another run in the bottom of the fourth inning after Carly Caldon singled scoring Raven Greer as GSC went up 4-3.

Concord would have a huge inning in the bottom of the fourth as they scored five runs to take an 8-4 lead over the Lady Pioneers.

However the Lady Pioneers would not be done as they tried to mount a comeback. GSC would score one run in the top of the sixth inning to pull within three, 8-5. The Lady Pioneers would then score two more runs in the top of the seventh as they pulled with one, 7-8, but would end up losing by the same score.

Morgan Scarpellini led GSC as she went 2 for 4 with homerun and 2 RBI’s while Kayleigh Huck went 1 for 4 with a homerun and 2 RBI’s.

Sam Weaver pitched four innings for GSC as she allowed 8 hits, 5 runs, walked 3 batters, and struck out 2 batters.

The Lady Pioneers will play Friday, May 2nd at 2:30pm opponent TBA.

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Glenville State College to Host MEC Track & Field Championship

Track & Field
Meghan Ruddlesden will look to defend her 100 meter yard dash title and her long jump tiltle as Glenville State College will host the 2014 MEC Track & Field Championship

Glenville, W.Va. - Glenville State College will host the first ever Mountain East Conference (MEC) Track and Field Championship on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd.

Meghan Ruddlesden will look to defend her 100 meter yard dash title from last year and also defend her long jump championship.

Come out and cheer on our Pioneers and Lady Pioneers.

Track & Field

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Lady Pioneers Softball Places Two on MEC All-Conference Teams

Softball
GSC’s shortstop Morgan Scarpellini has been named to the MEC Softball All-Conference First Team

Bridgeport, W.Va. - West Virginia Wesleyan, winners of the first Mountain East Conference regular season, placed four players on the All-MEC softball team, with pitcher/infielder Jacqui Omichinski claiming Player of the Year honors and Steve Warner earning Coach of the Year accolades. UVa-Wise ace Taylor Brandts was named Pitcher of the Year, and Urbana’s Caitlyn Everhart was tabbed as the league’s Freshman of the Year.

Omichinski, a senior from Abbotsford, British Columbia, did it all for the Bobcats as a pitcher and at third base. She posted a 14-3 record with a 2.08 ERA with four shutouts and 80 strikeouts. When not pitching, she played third and hit .366 with a team-best seven home runs.

Brandts, a freshman from King George, Va., led the Mountain East Conference with 18 wins on the year against just two losses. She posted a 2.01 ERA and struck out 121 batters in 125.1 innings. She had seven complete game shutouts on the year.

Everhart, a freshman from New Bremen, Ohio, led the Blue Knights with a .377 batting average while starting at shortstop. She topped Urbana in most offensive categories including runs (31), home runs (7), RBI (29), slugging (.607), walks (17) and stolen bases (14).

Warner directed the Bobcats to the MEC title with a 23-5 record. WVWC, ranked 23rd in the most recent NFCA Poll, is 38-10 on the year.

In addition to Omichinski, West Virginia Wesleyan placed three others on the first team in catcher Megan Malenstyn, second baseman Alex Furr and outfielder Olivia Gore. UVa-Wise’s Brandts was joined on the first team by teammates Kristina Romualdo at first base and Christina Ziemba in the outfield. West Virginia State had three players on the first team, and Fairmont State, Glenville State, Notre Dame, Urbana and Wheeling Jesuit each had one first team pick.

The second team is comprised of three players each from Concord and UVa-Wise, two from Fairmont State, and one each from Charleston, Glenville State, Urbana, West Liberty, West Virginia State and West Virginia Wesleyan.

The All-MEC teams are selected by a vote of the league’s coaches.

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