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Warm Weather Adventures

Warm Weather Adventures

The weather is warming up and it is time to start thinking about getting outside. GSC’s High Adventure is the perfect place to start. Visit High Adventure’s Facebook page. The High Adventure program will take you to new heights – literally. Take in the beauty of West Virginia from the back of a horse, from atop a mountain peak, or from the door of a plane before you take the plunge and skydive. The High Adventure program can give you a taste of the real adventure [...]



Golf Tournament

Golf Tournament

The Department of Land Resources is hosting its 16th annual golf tournament at Bel Meadow Country Club in Clarksburg on May 2. The tournament begins Friday, May 2 at 12:00 p.m. Come on out and bring a few friends. There will be multiple prizes offered: 2-Hole-in-One prizes: $10,000 cash and a 420 Honda Rancher 4-Wheeler Closest 2nd Shot: Stihl MS290 Chainsaw Top three teams will receive cash awards and trophies: 1st place: $400 2nd place: $300 3rd place: $200 Prizes will also be awarded for Closest [...]



Roman Adventure

Roman Adventure

Kristen Meadows is heading to Rome this summer. She will be studying at American University in Rome through a program coordinated by International Studies Abroad (ISA) group. GSC partners with ISA to provide study abroad experiences for students. Dr. Megan Gibbons, Assistant Professor of Spanish at GSC is the Study Abroad Advisor at GSC. Kristen, who is double majoring in accounting and management and minoring in nonprofit, first approached Dr. Gibbons about the idea of studying abroad in the fall of 2013. Together, they determined [...]



IDPA

IDPA

The Pioneer Shooting Club attended it’s very first competition last weekend at Peacemaker National Training Center near Martinsburg, West Virginia. Peacemaker is the largest shooting sports complex on the east coast. Eight students attended and four participated in the competition. Dr. Grieco competed as well. The students were using stock service pistols for the event. They were required to shoot in several different scenarios that mimicked true-to-life situations. Visit the Pioneer Shooting Club on Facebook for pictures and videos of the team in action. Scores [...]



New Department at GSC

New Department at GSC

A new dept. is coming to GSC; Health and Human Movement Sciences. The new department will have four majors: Physical Education, which is currently in the education department; and Human Performance, Health Promotion, Athletic Coaching & Administration, all new majors. Exercise science, which incorporates multiple disciplines, has been extremely popular over the last 10-15 years. For example, WVU’s Exercise Physiology program has the largest student enrollment of any undergraduate major at WVU with over 800 students. Not only is this program experiencing a surge in growth, [...]



2014 Pioneer Showcase

2014 Pioneer Showcase

The annual Pioneer Showcase will be held on Tuesday, April 22 in the Mollohan Campus Community Center. The showcase allows full-time students to present class projects across all disciplines in a juried setting. Participants will be doing a short presentation as well as displaying a poster representing their research or a display of their creative project. Refreshments will be served and cash prizes will be awarded. The size and scope of the showcase has increased every year. “The Pioneer Showcase has successfully highlighted the GSC’s [...]



File Your Taxes for Free

File Your Taxes for Free

GSC’s Accounting 399 class is offering assistance to anyone who qualifies for the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) “Free File” program. The IRS-certified volunteers will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 p.m. in room 309B in the Heflin administration building through April 15. The program offers assistance to people making up to $58,000 annually and are filing basic returns. Both federal and state returns may be filed electronically free of charge. Please bring the following with you: This year’s tax package Wage [...]



New FAFSA Completion Workshop

New FAFSA Completion Workshop

Are you still struggling with your FAFSA application form? Would you like help navigating through the maze of other financial aid forms –prior to deadline? Good news! Financial Aid is holding another FAFSA completion workshop. The event will be held in the Robert Kidd Library from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, March 27. There will be door prizes. While not the only financial aid form, the FAFSA is arguably the most important. The Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted in order to be [...]



Is grad school in your future?

Is grad school in your future?

If you are exploring graduate or business school as your next step after graduation, you may have seen a reference to the Graduate Record Exam or GRE. But do you know what it is, why it is necessary, or how to begin the testing process? Although we have tried to cover all the bases with the information included below, we have also included links at the end of the article to assist you with further research. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is a four-hour computerized [...]



Grading Your Professors

Grading Your Professors

With registration for the summer and fall semesters quickly approaching, you may be wondering how to choose the best professors and classes. First of all, that depends on your personal learning style, your individual course load, and even what you hope to get out of your classes. For instance, are you looking for a professor who engages the entire class or one who prefers to lecture? Or, do you need a less writing intensive course because you already have a math and a lab science [...]