GSC Freshman Orientation Week Activities
Tue Aug 15, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/15/06

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College
(304) 462-4115

NUMEROUS ACTIVITIES DURING GSC FRESHMEN ORIENTATION WEEK

Glenville, WV—Even though classes have not yet begun for the Fall semester at Glenville State College, this week is a very busy one on campus. Faculty and staff members were welcomed back to campus on Monday, August 14, by new GSC President, Dr. Peter Barr, who spoke to them on Monday morning about goals for the coming school year. He also handed out service awards to eight GSC employees with several years of service ranging from 15 to 35 years each.

Faculty and staff will put on their walking shoes and t-shirts on Wednesday to help incoming freshmen move into Pickens Hall and Pioneer Village. GSC President Dr. Peter Barr said, “Faculty and staff help new students move in every year. It is part of our nurturing environment here at Glenville State.”

Freshmen orientation activities continue through the weekend with open registration all day on Friday, August 18 and convocation that afternoon from 4:00 until 5:00 p.m. in the GSC Fine Arts Building Auditorium. The community is invited to attend the service, which will be the first GSC convocation for Dr. Barr, who officially began serving as the GSC President on July 1, 2006.

Students will then get to know their new Glenville and Gilmer County neighbors on Saturday and Sunday when they perform numerous community service activities at locations including downtown Glenville, Sunbridge Nursing Home, Camden Flats Baptist Church, and the Country Store Museum. Dr. Barr said, “We must train students for jobs, but, at the same time, educate them to make the world a better place to live.”

Freshmen will also be treated to a community picnic in downtown Glenville on Saturday as well as recreational activities on Saturday and Sunday at Cedar Creek State Park. Classes will begin on Monday, August 21.

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