|BSC Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma Inducts Six Students in its Class of 1997||Wednesday, May 07 1997||BSC Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma Inducts Six Students in its Class of 1997||
Six students have been inducted as the 1997 class of the Bluefield State College chapter of the national honor society for freshmen, Phi Eta Sigma. The students have met Phi Eta Sigma's stringent academic qualifications of achieving a 3.5 grade point average, or better, on a 4.0 system.
Phi Eta Sigma is the oldest and largest honor society in the United States. Since its establishment in 1923, Phi Eta Sigma has established more than 300 college chapters, with over 400,000 members. The Bluefield State College chapter installed the 1997 class on May 1.
The 1997 inductees include David W. Christian (Lewisburg), Sara Hall (Paynesville), Amy Sue Hill (Oakvale), J. Rodney Ralosky (Princeton), Anne Marie Tomblin (Bluewell), and Adam Douglas Watts (Princeton). The induction ceremony was conducted by chapter president Paul Gravely and chapter vice president, Stephanie Allen. They were assisted by chapter advisors John Cardwell and Ralph Patsel.
Three Bluefield State College staff/faculty were selected for honorary Phi Eta Sigma membership: Donald G. Bury, Professor of Architectural Engineering Technology; Melissa Oxley Haye, Program Director and Instructor of Radiologic Technology; and John C. Cardwell, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management.
|BSC Honors Radt Class of 1997||Tuesday, May 06 1997||BSC Honors Radt Class of 1997||
Twenty-one students who will graduate from Bluefield State College's radiologic technology program in May were recognized during a luncheon in their honor earlier this month at the College.
The award for outstanding academic student (highest grade point average) was presented to Elizabeth Davis, and outstanding clinical student award (highest clinical grade average) was given to Betsy Honaker.
Lani Crane, A.S., R.T.(R)(T), Bluefield Regional Medical Center Therapy Technologist, was the featured speaker at the luncheon. Fifty-seven percent of the BSC RadTech class of 1997 will graduate with academic honors.
Bluefield State College's Radiologic Technology 1997 graduates include Elizabeth Daniels, Denise Cullop, Aleisha Myers, Denise Sandifer, Tencha Bevins, Anthony Thomas, Jessica Van Kirk, Kristina McMilliion, Judy Lilly, Tanya Ramsey, Donnie Anderson, Eric Dodson, Kim Boggs, Carol Wilson, Rebecca Tygrett, Stephanie Allen, Betsy Honaker, Amy Walters, Chris Young, Charles Workman, and Vent Hatfield.
|Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Chartered, New Initiatees Inducted at Greenbrier Community College Center of BSC||Monday, May 05 1997||Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Chartered, New Initiatees Inducted at Greenbrier Community College Center of BSC||
Nine students have been inducted into the Beta Zeta Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at the Greenbrier Community College Center of Bluefield State College. The Beta Zeta Epsilon chapter was chartered and new chapter members inducted during a ceremony at Old Stone Presbyterian Church in Lewisburg, May 4.
Initiates include: David Christian, Kathleen Ewing, Karen Poe, and Todd Scott (Lewisburg); Diana Greene and William Renn, II (Ronceverte); Jeffery Russell (Rupert); Lucy Bell (Maxwelton); and Charlotte Barbe (Quinwood).
Michael Palm, Director/Student Support Services at GCCC, and Dr. Lucie Refsland, Associate Professor of Mathematics, are chapter advisors.
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society has been recognizing student academic achievement in two-year colleges for 75 years, with chapters in all 50 states and in Canada. During Sunday's chartering/initiation ceremonies, Brady Surles, Phi Theta Kappa's regional coordinator (West Virginia/Virginia) presented the charter to Dr. David Perkins, Director of the Greenbrier Community College Center of BSC.
|BSC's Distance Learning Presentations and Conference||Friday, May 02 1997||BSC's Distance Learning Presentations and Conference||
Dr. Thomas Blevins, Director of Instructional Technology and the Center for Extended Learning at Bluefield State College, has delivered presentations on distance learning to two colleges within West Virginia's State College System.
Earlier this academic year, he presented the program "Designing Courses and Instruction through Instructional Performance Systems, Incorporated (IPSI)" at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. Last weekend, he directed two workshops--Designing and Delivering Courses for Distance Learning, and: Hands-On Use of an Electronic Classroom--at Glenville State College.
Bluefield State College will host a national distance learning conference, May 15-16, on the College's Bluefield campus. Nationally-recognized speakers, including, Jacques Dubois, Tom Wilkinson, Bridget Franklin, John Graham, Bill Struhar, and Tom Danford, will be featured presenters during the two-day event.
Specific conference topics include "Access and Excellence: The Creation of High Quality Distance Education Programming," "Transforming Education through Faculty Development: The Sinclair Summer Institute and Electronic College," "The MOO and Distance Education: Reaching the Pasture Lands," and "Distance Learning: A Transformation Model for Higher Education," as well as two sessions devoted to hands-on utilization of an electronic classroom.
Additional information regarding the conference may be obtained by contacting Dr. Blevins at (304) 327-4059, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|BSC Athletics Banquet Awards Program||Thursday, May 01 1997||BSC Athletics Banquet Awards Program||
"I''ve had the opportunity to live two dreams," departing Bluefield State College women's basketball coach Tom Jessee noted. "I got a college education, then I became a head basketball coach. I'll always have experiences as a former student, athlete, and coach at Bluefield State that I will cherish in the years to come."
Jessee's comments highlighted BSCÕs annual athletics awards banquet, April 30 at the College. His Lady Blues won four WVIAC championships and his teams reached the NAIA National Tournament in 1985 & Ô93. He coached the Lady Blues to a record of 177-85, including a 136-47 mark in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Conference.
Representatives of the coaching staff for each of the nine intercollegiate sports programs (men's and women's basketball, cross country, and tennis, as well as men's golf and baseball, along with women's softball) and cheerleading squad at BSC presented awards and recognized individual members of their teams. Cross country standout Bev Stepp and Wendy Black received All-WVIAC honors. Stepp has earned all-conference recognition in each of her three seasons at BSC.
Golfers Bill Eaton and Casey Cure, who finished ninth and 17th among 58 golfers in the conference championship were also recognized. Pitcher Keith Bryant was cited as an all-conference candidate in the soon to be named all-WVIAC baseball team, and J.T. Bradley received varsity letters in three sports (basketball, tennis, and cross country).
Men's basketball coach Terry Brown displayed the "WVIAC Sportsmanship Award," presented to this year's Big Blues' team after a vote of basketball officials in the conference. Jessee noted that this year's Lady Blues' team ranked first in the nation in defense, limiting opponents to less than 40% shooting from the floor. Two graduating basketball team members, Cortina Heartwell and Donna Gardner, both of whom scored over 1000 points in their college careers, were also extended special recognition during the program.
|BSC April Activities Review||Wednesday, April 30 1997||BSC April Activities Review||
|Two BSC Business Faculty will be Featured Presenters at Prestigious "Academy of Management" in Boston||Monday, April 28 1997||Two BSC Business Faculty will be Featured Presenters at Prestigious "Academy of Management" in Boston||
Two Bluefield State College Business Division faculty members will be featured presenters at the "Academy of Management," the nation's premier organization for management faculty in higher education, August 9-13 in Boston, MA.
Dr. Steve Bourne, Professor of Business and Director of the Center for Labor-Management Initiatives, and John Snead, Associate Professor of Business, will present "Environmental Determinants of Organizational Ethical Climate: A Community Perspective," at the meeting, which will attract higher education business educators from the leading business schools throughout the nation.
All scholarly submissions received by the Academy of Management are distributed for blind review by three colleagues, and only 20-30% of submissions are accepted for inclusion at the Academy meeting.
The Academy program includes presentations from business schools at institutions of higher education, including Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth College, Stanford, UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Carnegie Mellon University.
The presentation by Dr. Bourne and Professor Snead focuses upon how a community's values and norms can impact a business or industry locating in that region. "Our research showed that a company can't come into an area and establish its own 'climate' as easily as it may think," Bourne noted. Many companies talk about creating their own culture--we use the term 'microculture'. We have found that when a company comes into a region, it will be most successful when it takes into account the norms and standards of the people who live there."
"This research has particular relevance to corporate training efforts, because it may alter methids by which such training efforts are conducted," Snead said. "We intend to conduct further research in this area."
Bourne and Snead expect to submit their presentation for publication in a scholarly journal following the Academy meeting.
|BSC Hosts Model U.N. Conference Involving Eleven Area Public Schools||Wednesday, April 23 1997||BSC Hosts Model U.N. Conference Involving Eleven Area Public Schools||
More than 400 area public school students participated in the Bluefield State College Model United Nations Conference, April 10-11, at BSC. The event, hosted by the BSC Model U.N. debate team, included one General Assembly, two Senior High School Security Councils, and one Junior Security Council.
Participating schools included Bluefield High, Bluefield Middle, Graham High, Graham Middle, Iaeger High, Pocahontas High, PikeView High, Princeton Junior High, Richlands High, Richlands Middle, and Tazewell High.
BSC Model U.N. member Amanda Smith, who served as Secretary General for the event, noted, "This conference benefited our students in many ways, including interaction with other students in the region and the opportunity to explore the world from an other-than-American perspective. BSC Model U.N. hopes this educational experience is one that the public school student participants will never forget. These students are tomorrow's leaders."
Smith, BSC Model U.N. Advisor John White, and 28 BSC Model U.N. team members coordinated the two-day competition. Fifty awards were presented to individuals and teams.
|BSC Seeking Student Housing for 1997-98 Academic Year||Tuesday, April 22 1997||BSC Seeking Student Housing for 1997-98 Academic Year||Bluefield State College is seeking student housing for the 1997-98 academic year. Individuals interested in renting an apartment to a BSC student for the 1997-98 academic year may obtain more information by contacting Ms. Patricia Wimmer, Housing Coordinator, BSC Campus Activities Office at (304) 327-4187.|
|Local American Legion Post Donates Flags for Presentation to International Guests||Tuesday, April 22 1997||Local American Legion Post Donates Flags for Presentation to International Guests||
The American Legion Riley-Vest Post #9, has presented American flags to a variety of international guests recently. Working with the Bluefield State College Center for International Understanding, which has conducted numerous customized training workshops for international entrepreneurs visiting the area, the Riley-Vest Post #9 has presented American flags to delegations from Slovakia, Hungary, and Bosnia.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bluefield Fire Fighters, and Riley-Vest Post #9 have conducted fund-raising efforts to purchase and donate to the City of Bluefield more than 150 flags for public display on the streets of the city.
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