|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.
|Two BSC Nursing Faculty Participate in Workshop for Home Health Nurses||Tuesday, April 22 1997||Two BSC Nursing Faculty Participate in Workshop for Home Health Nurses||
Bluefield State College nursing faculty Beth Pritchett and Betty Nash Blevins were featured presenters at a recent one day statewide workshop for home health nurses in Flatwoods. The program, "The Patient With Diabetes at Home," was presented by the West Virginia Council of Home Health Agencies, Inc., and the West Virginia Diabetes Control Program.
Pritchett, Director of the BS Nursing Program at BSC, presented "The History & Physical Exam of the Client with Diabetes Mellitus," and Blevins, Associate Professor of Nursing at BSC, presented "The Pathophysiology of Diabetes Mellitus."
Sixty-five RNs from throughout West Virginia attended the conference, and individual presentations were videotaped for future use as a teaching resource for home health nurses.
|BSC Students Excel in Phi Beta Lambda State Competition||Monday, April 21 1997||BSC Students Excel in Phi Beta Lambda State Competition||
Bluefield State College students earned eleven 1st Place awards during the recent Phi Beta Lambda state competition in Charleston. Phi Beta Lambda is an extension of the secondary schools organization "Future Business Leaders of America," and is involved in promoting the personal and professional growth of its members.
BSC winners included Jennifer Anderson (Accounting I), Johanna Sabo (Business Communications and Machine Transcription), Amy Kidd (Business Principles), Melanie Moure (Economics), Steve Tibbs (Finance and Impromptu Speaking), Mike Christian (Management and Marketing), Sherrie Rose (Public Speaking), and Katie Kidd (Telecommunications).
Cynthia Higgins, Jeremiah Gibson, Kidd, Moure, Stephanie Adams, Josh Gibson, Rose, and Sabrina Dillon were second-place finishers at the state competition, and Chris Flynt finished third.
Sherrie Rose of BSC was also elected State Phi Beta Lambda vice president.
"Our students performed very well at the state level," BSC PBL co-advisor Dr. Deb Halsey-Hunter noted. "We are now beginning plans for raising funds so our state-level student winners can travel to Anaheim (July 5-11) to complete in the National Leadership Conference."
|BSC History Professor to Participate in ARIL Research Colloquium||Saturday, April 19 1997||BSC History Professor to Participate in ARIL Research Colloquium||
Dr. Patricia Mulvey, Professor of History at Bluefield State College, has been selected to be a "Coolidge Fellow" at the 1997 Association for Religion and Intellectual Life (ARIL) Research Colloquium, July 6-August 1 at Columbia University.
The BSC history professor will be one of 20 Coolidge Fellows, selected on a competitive grant basis, to take part in the colloquium. ARIL conducts research colloquia at selected majo research universities each summer.
Her presentation at the research colloquium will be "Afro-Brazilian Brotherhoods: Quest for Identity and Community."
|BSC offers Eighteen Courses Via Distance Learning||Friday, April 18 1997||BSC offers Eighteen Courses Via Distance Learning||
Bluefield State College is utilizing distance learning to deliver instruction in 18 courses this semester. BSC significantly augmented its distance learning capabilities with the opening of the June Oblinger Shott Center for Extended Learning during the 1996-97 academic year. The courses provide instruction for students at the College's campuses in Bluefield, Lewisburg, and/or Beckley.
As a "Going The Distance" site, BSC is currently capable of delivering instruction for an associate degree (general education) through distance learning.
During the Fall 1997 semester, Bluefield State will offer 12 interactive video courses, six instructional television courses, and two courses by SATNET.
Plans for the immediate future call for conducting distance learning workshops to train faculty and professional staff in the design and delivery of distance learning courses. The institution's goal is to strengthen its distance learning infrastructure by installing a new interactive video classroom at its Beckley (Harper Industrial Park) campus. BSC will also upgrade our Greenbrier Community College Center electronic classroom to full production capability. BSC is awaiting news on the status of grants that seek funding assistance for installing electronic classrooms in Welch and in Pocahontas County.
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