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LL~, )bin ce, the ,! :i ,! :i .! By Bill Williams, I11, ally need upkeep. The Foundation is closely with local high schools. This, Staff Reporter looking into (for a sizable donation) he feels, will generate additional en- Tre Monday, October 20 regular naming the buildings in a manner of roliment. meeting of the Glenville State Col- the sponsor's choosing. Regarding construction projects lege Board of Gbvernors was filled The Foundation also reported that around the college, the president ad- with optimism, the Capitol Campaign's goal is to mitted he felt "frustrated" by the StudentrepresentativeNicoleMax- raise $24 million over the next three library situation. He is looking to- weilinformed President MargeBurke years for academics and athletics and ward a January starting date with a and the rest of the Board that there theyfeelthisisareasonableandreach- finish near the end of spring 2005 was "lots of enthusiasm among the able goal. Also, the group is examin- semester. Also, proposals have been students."The SGAhasbeen promot- ing a proposal wherein 50 students submitted and approved for renova- ing voting in the upcoming Presiden- from Webster County would receive tions to the student center. Hope- tial Election. Several events have been scholarships to GSC. fully, he said, the project will go to scheduled to encourage this, includ- Several other fundraising methods bid in December. ingamockdebate.Twostudentshave were discussed including a phone-a- Also in the cards is a $5 million been tapped to play the roles of Bush allen. In the past, a professional orga- renovation for the Science Building. and Kerry and debate live on stage, nization wascontractedtodothecalis. There was also discussion of a new President of GSC Dr. Robert Free- However, the last time it was done, Science Building. It all depends on man commended Ms. Maxwell and actual students were paid to make the how much work needs be done to tl e the.whole of the Student Life Organi- calls. It was decided that it made more current structure. zatmn on their hard work, especially sense for the students who were Dr. Freeman also related that he their work on the Homecoming fes- receiving the benefits of the raised had "shared [GSC's] displeasure with tivities amidst "interesting" weather monies --- to make the contacts. Con- the Chancellor" over the recent gaffe challenges."Somehowitallworked," tinuing, Dr. Freeman revealed that over Remedial Students at the Col- he declared, the current financial statement has lege. He related that the figures in The Board heard reports on staff GSC "1.7 million to the good," so far question were essentially an error in development funding - four faculty this year. data transfer from one area to an- have been approved. The Ginny In more sobering news, the Board other. The incorrect figures have been Grottendieck Scholarship has also heard that the enrollment of GSC corrected. been awarded, stands at 1,318 - down four percent The Board also considered a pro- In a report from the GSC Founda- from last fall. Also, the full time posed change to their bylaws. The tion, the Board heard of revenue in- equivalency students stand at 1,167 - change involved proxy voting be- creases and ideas for further down three percent from last year. In tween regularly scheduled meetings. fundraising. This included a level of ordertorectifythissituation, Dr. Free- The Board voted to make the neces- sponsorship to cover the upkeep on man announced that they would be sary changes, but stopped short of Pioneer Village. The buildings - even hiring a Continuing Education Direc- allowing e-mails to be valid methods though they're still new - will eventu- tor in two to three weeks to work of voting. :::" S> i: Th i i Ul Sec. B: Lifestyles --- The Gilmer Social Scene e Glenville VI www. Glen villeNe w$. corn AT SHOCK: WHAT IS IT? -- Driving leisurely down the Rosedale Road (SR 23) on a beautiful, sunny autumn Sunday afternoon, Glenville Democrat/PathfinderPublisher Dave Corcoran, Sr. stopped in Shock when spotting this abandoned and deteriorating building at the intersection of the Tanner Fork Road. "What did it use to be." he thought from the road-above. Could it be a gas company's shed or living quaders dunng the height of the Oil & Gas Era boom of the early 20th century? Or, is it an old fraternal society's lodge? Or, is it an old church --- where the once-hell, fire and damnation preaching of the gospel and singing of hymns have all faded into the history of this almost forgotten hollow? Here, he steps up into the front door to take a peek inside, and he saw .... (News photos courtesy of Jim Brandenburg, Spencer photographer and Internet movie. maker) SPEAKING BEFORE THE BOARD- Board of Governors Member Fred Radabaugh makes a point as fellow members Mary AIItop and Gary Arbogast look on. WVIFF "le ~n. ie- he lid W) de :SS ti- LW id at li- at S- l_ r- l- 'S ;- g ff It f i S ! ) 10 Days The West Virginia International Film Festival is excited to announce its schedule for the 20th Anniver- sary Fall-Festival. Starting November 5, and running for 10 sensa- tional days, the best in foreign and independent cin- ema -- from Sundance to Cannes --- will be show- cased at the WVSU Capitol Center Theatre. See what you've been missing. The Sundance and Berlin Film Festival award win- ner, "Maria Full of Grace," headlines the opening night slate for the 20th Anniversary, but also sched- uled for November 5 are the highly-regarded "We Don't Live Here Anymore," John Water's "A Dirty Shame," and the classic short "George Lucas in Love." With 17 foreign-produced films on the schedule, the WVIFF is bringing the best from around the world to West Virginia. The 20th Anniversary Festival will feature Cannes award winner "Reconstruction" (11/ 20 Great 37 "Memron" (11/6) was the audience award winner on the side-stage in Park City at Slamdance for its scath- ing look at the collapse of big-business and those it crushes. The WVIFF will also feature Richard Linklater's "Before Sunset" (11/12), "Code 46" (11/6) with Tim Robbins, the abundant short-film "72 oz Steak" (1116) --- which all premiered at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas --- and Sundance premiered films "Riding Giants" (11/6) and "Mean Creek" (11/8). For 20 years, the WVIFF has also strived to feature A ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE --- The blackboard jumped out to welcome him into the once-bustling great literary adaptations --- and this year' s Fall Fes- classroom where this area's children learned the 3-R's years ago. Oh, if these handsomelywalipapered walls tival is no exception. This year, we open the pages could have just talked, they would have told hundreds of tales --- of children, happy kids, learning about the with "The Door in the Floor" (11/6) starring Jeff entirew r dwhichwasrev a ed themby mededicatedGi merC untyteacher fthat ariierage.Apot- Bridges and Kim Basinger, which is based on the John bellied stove sat in the center of the classroom to keep the winter's chill off the youngsters. And, just outside Irving novel "Widow for a Year," and "Red Lights" in the one-acre field, they'd play Blind Man's Bluff, jump rope, baseball and other one-room schoolhouse era (1118) based on the Georges S imeon novel, games. It was a romantic age gone-by -- one which stressed more than just leaming the basics 0f education To add to the fun of this year's 20th Anniversary, 12), Academy Award nominee "Twilight Samurai"the Fall Festival will include a variety of excellent !11/13), six-time Mexican Ariel award winner shorts to enhance the movie-going experence. The 'Nicotina" (11/13), and the new Patrice LeConte film team at Built-D productions has offered up two de- Intimate Strangers" (11/11). lightful comedies: "Pearl Harbor II: Pearlmaggedon" 2004 has been called the year of the documentary. (11/6) and "The Dancing Cow" (11/12). Jennifer The WVIFF will honor these filmmakers with several Shiman of AngryAlien.com has given the festival a copy of her 30 Seconds Bunny Theatre (11/7). As always, all films will be shown at the beautiful and historic West Virginia State University Capital Center Theatre at 123 Summers Street in downtown Charleston, West Virginia. For more information about the WVIFF, contact WVIFF President Eric Kinder at 304.340.3893 or ekinder@spilmanlaw.com. Feel free to leave us a message at 304.342.7100. For information on pur- chasing tickets, parking or getting to the festival, contact the WVSU Capitol Center Theatre at 304.342.6522. The theatre is located at 123 Summers Street in downtown Charleston, WV. Check out our website for more details on all these great films - hn ://www.wviff.org/ of the year's most prominent documentaries, includ- ing "The Corporation" (11/14) and "Control Room" (11/9) which both premiered at Sundance this past year. The WVIFF is also showcasing the rock 'n roll meets psychiatry documentary, "Metallica: Some Kind of Monster" (11/13). As pan of our 20th Anniversary festival, the WVIFF will be letting Mountain State movie fans in on a few brand new films that audiences in even the largest cities around the country have not yet seen. "Em- ployee of the Month" (11/12), with Matt Dillon and Christina Applegate, is a dark-comedy about just how bad work can get. "War" (11/11) is an exciting avant- garde film by Hoilins University professor Jake Mahaffey that also screened at Sundance. And 47 East Main Street, Buckhannon, WV 304-473-0011 Religious Fiction Romance Cooking Quilting Sports Crafts Ham Radio Books & Software Plus much more! Visit our fantastic gift shop, where you will find something interesting, for everyone you know. QOQOQO0OOOIOOO000I It is well worth the drive. Plan to stay awhile & browse the many rooms of books, including our children's room, made just for Kids! 'Women Across, West Virginia" get out the vote News conferences were held across the state on Fri. Oct., 22 to announce the kickoff of the West Virginia Women for Kerry "Take Five" pledge. According to "Women's Voices, Women Vote," 22 million unmarried women eligible to vote did not cast votes in 2000. Participating West Vir- ginia women are pledging to take five other women with them to the polls in 2004 in an effort to change this trend and win West Virginia for John Kerry and John Edwards. For Details, call Samantha Dailaire at 304-343-866 i. but also the high moral values that were, and are needed in making America great. ooooeo~oooooo~oooooeeoeoo Open Every Day of the Week, Except Sundays 10:00 am. til 6:00 pm. :~:::+"~::~ S~ ,.." ::,:-:::,.:~>'~,:~, "::: ,:~':'>~:.:::,: . :~:'z"::~::~:+:'~:~:'::S'4~:':%,:Z:7,'~:-:::~::':"-. ,.. , .~;:~::~:'~>,::,',/=~,// '4-'),.:,." .., ~ ~ ~:-~z~'-~:,~, ~ ,~'>:' ~.-,