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Page 6 -- The GlenviUe Dem3crat/Pathfinder- Thursday, July 29, 2004 J F Store Hours: 8-5 3.75 hp 20 in. Briggs & Stratton Mowers Mon.-Fri. 8-3 Sat. 462-5631 Shindaiwa W. ain I IIIII I I I unveil new Distance Learning Center cont'd ... Continued from Page I to continue those winning ways here in Glenville." hill, the grant's originator and on-site State Delegate Brent Boggs, who team manager, voiced his thanks to has become a major player in the the GSCofficials and community for Legislature for technology, affirms, their warm welcome to himself and "I would like to publicly recognize the nine students. "I've learned to re- Dr. Freeman, the GSC faculty and spectthepeopleofGlenville, because staff for working together to make they want to move this small commu- this center happen. The center will nity ahead," he states, quickly noting, also be able to reach out to our area's "This Distance Learning Center, Economic Development Authorities, which has been made possible, in and we, at GSC, can show them how part, from a generous grant from the this center can help them create a 1.L. Morris family, is the crowning healthier economic climate here." achievement of our project here to-. Ir~the past legislative session, Del. date." Boggs helped to designate Gilmer and Concurring with gusto, Mark Braxton counties as a state "Research DeFalco, the ARC's telecommunica- Zone." He explains, "This Research tions initiativechief, states,"The ARC Zone designation will open up special is thrilled with this Distance Learning funding for this two county area and Center. You (in Glenville) have will vault us up, economically speak- brought everyone together, starting at ing. Thanks for letting me be a part of the College and now branching out this great project and be assured that into the community for improving the Legislature will be working for us education." to reach our goal of success." Larry Baker, GSC's associate vice- Also voicing a sense of accom- president for technology, who pro- plishment, Ed Ward, spokesman for vided much ofthe technical expertise WVNET, the state's non-profit in establishing the DLC, mentions system's Internet network provider, that the new center and CANA's other adds, "I came to West Virginia years wirelessbroadband initiatives, will ago to help improve the Mountain have a broader impact than just in the State through telecommunications. In academic field. "Already we're plan- thiscommunityofGlenville, Iseethis ning to set up a sports and game happening---a community commit- review system for the GSC football ted to telecommunications. This is team," he divulges. "With this, GSC particularly nice. I salute you for what will be in first place in technology in you've.already done." that area. Coach (Alan) Fiddler al- After theofficialremarkswerecon- ready has a tremendous record and eluded, and using the new giant screen now he'll have the technology he needs and a wireless broadband power point DISTANCE LEARNING CENTER --Using the newly announced Distance Learning Center at GSC to explain CANA's accomplishments in Glenville over the past three weeks is Elizabeth Lingg (center), a Carnegie Mellon University computer major from Dayton, Ohio. Pointing to the new large screen in the Administration Building's old art room, she was aided in her power point presentation segment by two other CANA- GSC project students: Anmol Misra (far left) and Tom Quisel (far right), both of which are also CMU students. I presentation, the Carnegie Mellon CANA Manager John Whitehill re- students reviewed what they had ac- veals that even more cooperative pro- complished during their three weeks grams between GSC and Carnegie in Glenville this July. Mellon are in the development stages, Eugene Yee and Tom Quisel, who, and these will lead to more exciting along with the other students, con- and mutuallybeneficialacademicand centrated on installing most of the cultural relationships. Right now he's wireless technology equipment working with GSC Art Assistant Pro- around town, described the CANA- lessor Duane Chapman to put on an GSCgrant'sprogress."When we went exhibition of Gilmer County's e.,-t and into the Community Center (Show- quilts at a CMU gallery. case), there was a shelf of informa- Whitehill drew a laugh from the tion, but we provided a newer corn- crowd when he specified that with the puter system to make their informa- arts and crafts show, he wanted to tion on Internet fast," Yee describes, bring "Earl the Barber" to Pittsburgh "They have excellent, first-rate to tell some of the tales that make websites, too, for the community's barber shop visits in Glenville excit- use," he adds. ing. "Earl the Barber can be our per- At the new Information Research forming artist," he joked. (Whitehill Corporation (IRC) headquarters on was referring to Earl Fitzwater of High Street, Quisel notes that the Hair Expo, the long-time Glenville students installed the wireless broad- barber.) band canopy. "With this in use there, wireless broadband will help draw Gilmer BOE people and companies into this com- munity," Quisel foresees. Most of the GSC faculty houses, mtg cont'a-- too, were brought on-line with the " "" wireless technology, reports Yee, adding, "If the faculty member's corn- Continued from Page 1 puter wasn't fast enough for broad- Mary Beth Sauer, Mini Titan Cheer- band, we tried to find them one that leading Coach; would work." Arden Bishop, Varsity Golf Coach, Also, the group worked on GSC's GCHS; NetworkManagementResearchCen- Mickey Metz, Varsity Girls' Vol- ter in order to provide greater wire- leyball Coach, GCHS; and less broadband security to the JessicaMontgomery, Varsity Cheer- College's sensitive and private infer- leading Coach, GCHS. mation. Additionally, WiMax, which Resignations isafasterandeasierlnternet connec- Resigning from positions with the tion system, was installed. GCBOE were: Finally, several of the students re- Kim Cotttill. Preschool teacher. ported that they used The Glenville SFES; and Democrat~Pathfinder as a research Rebecca Warder, school nurse. project for a website. Elizabeth Lingg, Job postings: Anmol Misra, Nachiketa Chopra, The following positions are now Rajesh Seenichamy, and Ozlem posted with the GCBOE: Armutcuoglu united to work up the Chemistry/Physios teacher, GCHS; newspapers' website and related ma- Social Studies Teacher, GCHS; terials. Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Ms.Linggcomments, 'Wenoticed GCHS; in this town that most people depend AssistantMiniTitan FootbailCoach, on the newspapers, The Democrat GCHS; and Pathfinder, for their news and Executive Secretary/Coordinator of advertising. But, they (the newspa- Administrative Services, Central Of- pets) didn't have a website. In the rice; near future when the problems are School Nurse: worked out, these newspapers will be Collaborative Integrated Preschool able to be reached by anyone in the Program: world." Teacher-Head Start: and In concluding the students' power Integrated Preschool Program point profile, Eugene Yee empha- Teacher. SFES. sizes. "Everyone, whom we worked The meeting was adjourned at 9:15 with, was comfortable with us and p.m. The next Gilmer County Board the new technology." of Education meeting will be on Finally, as for the near future. Thurs., Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. I ARC's DeFalco speaks hi of 'Glenville Model' cont'd ... Continued from Page 1 Appalachian community, he mentions that it has been installed with success in Delphi, New York which is a small college town like Glenville. "Glen- ville is a much bigger project, and this one in Gilmer County will continue to grow." he predicts. "We love the results, because it's on track, budgetarily, and has also drawn in local private funds," he states, point- ing out that I. L. and Sue Morris have contributed $125.000 to advance the project. DeFalco: "The Morris family's generous contribution will allow things to be done, like the GSC Dis- tance Learning Center, that couldn't be done under the original ARC-Ben- edum grant." GSC's new Learning Center Relative to GSC new Distance Learning Center (DLC), he explains, "This will allow some of the core course curriculum to he transmitted into the surrounding rural areas that would ordinarily not get it. Also, if GSC didn't have enough students on campus to take a particular class, it could use the Distance Learning Cen- ter to sign up students for classes in Hatwoods, Weston and other regional DLC centers. Two students here, four there, and 10 in another place will make the class financially worth of- feting and teaching for GSC and other colleges." Most importantly, the DLC will provide the newest video streaming to students in those far-flung places, so that they'll have the latest informa- tion that any regular university stu- dent would have in an on-campus classroom. "For example, when it's the anniversary of the moon landing, the professor can just pull that histori- cal tape off the Internet, and put it up for all of the DLC students to experi- ence in their separate locations," he projects. Enthusiastically continuing during an exclusive interview with this news- paper on last Thursday afternoon at GSC, Mr. DeFalco just couldn't stop speaking positively about Gilmer County. Glenville and the people. "This Glenville Model has moved forward because of the tremendous amount of community support and in'volvement." he observes with a smile. "The College and community have rallied around this broadband initiative, plus they've been joined by I state government which has become very active in promoting it (through the Research Zone law)." "If everyone works together, you see what can he accomplished," he emphasizes. "I hope that it can be replicated as easily elsewhere in West Virginia and Appalachia. Our desire, at ARC, is to help this and other communities develop." Economic development pluses Another critical usage of the CANA-GSC project will be in vancing economic development ,11t tivities. "We'd like to see this Gleia- ville Model produce jobs within the private sector, and if you can provide a job here, one or more local gradu- ates may not have to move away to find work," he points out. "The com- puter industry is growing, and causes the growth of cottage industries in rural areas, too." In the next step, he foresees that GSC will provide more training in the uses of wireless broadband Internet access and other computer technolo- gies to the area's business people. "GSC has already offered a variety of business-related classes by way of its FIPSE grant, and I know that they will do more of this as time goes on," DeFalco relays. Conclusion As to information about any other ARC telecommunications' initiatives, the personable Mark DeFalco can be reached in Washington at 202-884- 7719 or by e-mail at nMefalco @ arc.gov To sum up his visit to Glenville late last week, he voices much hope for the Glenville Model's promise to help this and other areas of Appalachia move onto the cutting e~ge of the 2 ! st Century's Information and Commu- nications Age. And, this is indeed possible, because of, as he stresses, "the wonderful partnership among- Larry Baker (GSC's technology chief). Dr. Bruce Maggs (CANA's head'), John Whitehill (CANA's Glenville project manager), U. S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, U. S. Congressman Alan Mollohan. Brent Boggs ('State Del- egate), Mary Hunt (Benedum Foun- dation), Anne Pope (ARC head) and the people of GSC and Glenville." "This is just a great community to be involved in such a gigantic project," Mr. Mark DeFalco adds in conclu- sion. ,eP Boning i| Up On How To Handle Surprising News About a Beverage Osteoporosis That May Help Prevent The Disease (NAPSA)-There's some good and take of dietary silicon and decreased vent bone loss." compared the silicon content of 76 the husk of the grain, where silicon surprising news for those who are bone loss in men and premenopausal Intake of silicon in the U.S. is different beers and then estimated the is contained," says Powell. "Now concerned about osteoporosis-a dis- women, about30mgperday, lowerinwomen silicon absorption from beer in 17 weknowthatsiliconinbeerisreadily ease which makes bones fragile. And, surprisingly, according to re- than in men, and decreases with age. healthy volunteers, absorbed by the body." Osteoporosis is characterized by low cent studies, beer contains one of the Besides beer, other major sources of The volunteers' silicon levels were While this may be good news for bone density and the deterioration of most soluble forms of silicon avail- silicon are plant-based foods, such measured after they drank compa- those concerned about the crippling bone tissue, with the risk of fracture able because of the way it is manu- as whole grains and breads, some Table amounts of beer, a soluble sili- effects of osteoporosis, science re- increasing as bones become more factured, fruits and vegetables and unfiltered con solution, another form of alcohol garding the possible health benefits porous and delicate. "Silicon is an often overlooked drinking water, or plain water. Researchers found of moderate beer consumption con- A balanced diet rich in calcium, nutrient in the body," says Dr. .The second study, in the "British that the subjects' silicon levels in- tinues to develop, and the health vitamin D and other nutrients, such Jonathan Powell, University of Lon- Journal of Nutrition," suggests that creased considerably and similarly consequences can vary from person as silicon, has been found to help don and Cambridge, and primary m- beer is a well-absorbed source of after they drank beer or the soluble to person. Before making dietary proven: the disease. A study pub- vestigator of the study. "Unlike cal- dietary silicon. A 12-ounce bottle of silicon solution, but not the other changes concerning beer or other lished in the "Journal of Bone and cium, silicon works on both sides of beer contmns as much as 25 percent alcohols or water, alcohol, adults of legal drinking age Mineral Research," claims to have bone density-it appears to promote of a person's daily silicon intake. "We knew that beer has more sili- should seek the advice of a physi- found a relationship between the in- bone formation and may also pro- In this study, Powellandcolleagues con because its manufacture uses cian or registered dietitian. Research indicates that beer may be a source of substances that help to fight osteoporosis. ORTHODONTISTS Dr. Michael Bunner 17 Garton Plaza Weston 269-7985 PHYSICAL THERAPY Glenville Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy GSC Physical Education Bldg. 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