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Page 6-- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder-- Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 Three candidates interview for GSC's Continued from page 1 "The ing. On "niches' in higher education. When asked his opinion of college goal of education is to produce good sports, he answered, "Athletics, the- among the people and GSC gives a more per- ater and music are all the same --- just made sonal touch to learning than do most each is a window of the college to the but they larger colleges or universities," he world. If used in the right way, all of become comments, these (extra-curricular) activities can colle In addition, he's in tune with "digi- help the academic environment." experience. tal learning" and the Internet which Continuing, he believes that ath- will become increasingly important letes need to be led by the coaches in education, but he hopes that these into being role models via becoming in modern technologies will be used to solid students as well. He mentions preserve GSC's traditions. "We must that Findlay's biggest contributors use innovations to enhance our tradi- have been not the best athletes, but On this tions here," he argues, the benchwarmers of years gone by. Your best choice for He, also, urges GSC to become In fact, the college won a couple of interim protesting your investments-" more diverse--racially, ethnically national titles during his tenure, pus and geographically. In a career at "When problems would arise, I sat did the first Guns, Jewelry, Pictures, three different colleges, he observes, down with the coaches "and ironed among "Students choose to attend a college them out," he explains, stressing: "The "planning" Oocuml~nl~! and Cash] where they feel comfortable with their bottom line is that athletes must also ult~ life-style and heritage." Moreover, be solid students." tant facets new programs need to be added to As to his managerial style, Dr. "We've adapt to the changing times, and state- Zirkle quips, "Assume that I'm a dic- for so lor Wil~pll~10~F and of-the-art marketing techniques tator from day one (laughter). No, 'what are ~"'~ pll~el~ up to should be used to attract students to really I'm a team player. You can't tions. "We the school. At Cal-Penn., theyhireda make it alone in higher education GSC " 24 1 o guns! dell d $60,000 student recruitment consult- administration I'm good at seeing he argues, _on.. _____ vere_, ing firm to turn the enrollment prob- the vision, work toward the right can g lem around. And, after losing 800 outcome, but I don't micro-manage college now, " students during one time period, the good people who I trust to get the worry II they've now built it back up to the job done." to do in ,previous enrollment of 6,000,"There's a basic belief that people This As to his administrative style, he want and need to succeed, so I just vance relates that he's an open person and help them to achieve their success," has a feels more at ease in deve!oping he adds. College "shared visions" with the faculty, staff Relative to his fund-raising expe- and students. "My mission is that of rience, he points out that in 1983 if the a communicator and I am willing to when he assumed the Findlay presi- our back in try new things," he affirms dency, the school's endowment was res: He notes that he's a common sense only $2.5 million; it's now $22 mil- come to administrator in spite of his Harvard lion. "We achieved our fund-raising on the Area Briefs cont'd ~o,,io and lower middle classgoals because people want to give to gripewith " upbringing. "I believe in humility student scholarships, so that's where lets Continued from Page 1 because we're only on this earth for a we focused our attention," he out- A Located in the Society's Holt House Museum at 302 East Main Street in short time, and farming, gardening lines. "Ninetypercentoiourstudents tioned Dr. Glenville, it is open Mon.-Fri., l0 a.m.-1 p.m., except on holidays, like the and yoga are my hobbies," he atids, needed financial aid, so, like Glen- upcoming Thanksgiving Day. At the conclusion of Tues., Nov. viUe, the money that these young tiative to merge Fran Schmetzer, a Society member and museum volunteer, relates that some 1 lth's community session, Dr. Curtis people got meant the difference be- field State. confusion about these open times came in a recent issue of this newspaper. Smith asserts with a bit of humor: "I tween going or not going to college." Concord Nevertheless, although acting curator, Margaret Moss, handles most of the want this job (as GSC's president) Addressing the town-gown issue, Legislature, brat, days each week, Fran and/or Agnes Hullman cover for Margaret on Wednes- ~ .......................... because I want to make a difference. Dr. Zirkle admits that relations were days in order to give her some time off..~ -~2~:=~.-.--.-_iii~..=. Also, I am already used to Glenville not the best between the University they'd save The general public is welcome to visit the Society to tour its Holt House ~ ili~J~'i~ ~ ..... because like in California, Penn.,you and city of Findlay before he took isolated that I only have one stop light, too.' office. Then, the EDA asked him to anyone comi 11 Museum,Most significantly,r to seek historicalthe Societyr hasgenelgicalbeen awardedinfrmatina $200,000in grantits restore ~""~ ......... -~=--" -~ Meeting the 2nd candidate be a part, of its Business Search Com- us with another the Holt House to its early 20th century beauty. It was the homeplace ofcurrent DR, CURTIS SMITH On Thurs.-Fri., Nov 13-14, Dr mittee. 'They had found that while TheGSC U. S. Congressman Alan Mollohan's mother, Helen Holt Mollohan, who Kenneth Zirkle, who has served as on development trips in Japan, the CulleR( recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Her memories of the house will be presidentoftheUniversityofFindlay Japanese would ask, 'How about the on student helpful to the architect in renovating and preserving the historic structure, in Findlay. Ohio for the past decade, educational opportunities in your higher educatio~ : Final note: Don't forget the historical library training seminar at l p.m. on spoke to all of the GSC c .a~pus's community?'," he recalls, noting that how many kids constituencies, as did Dr. Smith and he went on several trips there and the this Thurs., Nov. 20 at the Society! ~ the third candidate, Dr. Freeman, on Findlay area now has l0 joint yen- Renovatin ~"~:~'~"~: " "~ ...... other days. tures with Japanese companies. This tin LOST DOG LOOKING FOR MASTER ~ i~" ~ "."..~ i~,~.~!~ ..... ~ ~ ~ : ::, I'm a nice, old pet dog and I'm lost. ~ i ii~ - .... i: :,~ ~i~i~ In addressing those p,'esent at the helped to decrease their unemploy- the college andt Master, come pick me up 'cause I ~ ~" ;~::~::~:~-~:~ :; : :, ~ i~;;~-~,.~ ,~i~ i~i~i! community session, Dr. Zirkle was merit rate to the lowest in Qhio, he out. "There ~-3~ii~-~ii'. ~ ~ ~i~?;i~.i~i~:'--'~iiii!~ .............. want to go home! Just contact Ray or ill ~ ...... . ....... fast to point out that 'looking ahead" relays, meetin Janice at 462-5211 and these nice i!iiiii and, then, taking advantage of future "In fact, we've added iO,O00 new where y folks will help you! opportunities is "a must" for college jobs in the area, and the University ings, ?~i~i presidents to be successful today played a key role in this growth," he movies "Your new president (at GSC) will says. Most importantly, this business access," he e ee have to look at West Virginia and growth brought in new students to the $5 Continued from page 1 need for programs to provide pro- say, 'What will our state need in ~[~r the Uniyersity, Additionally, Findlay Heflin into tection for small and diversifiedDR. KENNETH ZIRKLE next decade?'" he sayL advising, students and professors work, hand- Recently Billy has distinguished farmers for some time and has en- you have academic programs that the in-hand, with Microsoft plant em- Thecity himself as the Risk Management couraged Billy and Tom McConnell state needs, you can sell them to the ployees which serves both the corn- for revitalizing Coordinator for the West Virginia with the WVU Extension Service to Legislature." party and University well. downtown and Department of Agriculture. Here, pursue programs to provide this as- For example, at the University of In selling GSC to potential stu- districts is he has combined a keen understand- sistance. Working cooperatively, Findlay, Dr.Zirkle' dents, he proposes, "In all of your future ing of West Virginia farmers with a 'they have been able to bring almost identified the need for providing po- academic areas, ask them this: 'Do "I hope that w~ "hands-on" approach to management a million federal dollars to West lice training in the event of terrorist you want to be a good teacher or a moving and leadership in a team approach to Virginia and are making progress attacks on the Umted States.. We great teacher. If you do this m each recommends, ,_ provide risk m an age ment tranmi " g t o on p rog rams , which' would p rovlde' were presenting that program m an.- sub ect,.I , you ll bethe college ofcholce Right now r~--ta~! over 5,000 families. Billy is also assistancetolivestockandotherpro- other!arge city on how to deal w.xtla within a four,hour drive of here in establishment o~ working with the United States De- ducers never available before, terronst attacks on ~e very morning any direction, training center m ~i artment ofA riculture to develo Bill acce ted the award thank- that9-11 took place, ' he sighed, not- He, also, notes that Findlay teaches manynewcomerSwP~ P g P Y P ' ..... ~w- a t3ro~ram for livestock farmers in~ those whom he had been work- mg that the Fmdlay team had cur- m two prisons He jokes that a local the commumty, :..,, '~ " "~ w m k ome o h Exten rectly foreseen similar disasters and news a r headline identified him arriving, and a State Agricultural Commissioner ing ithto a es ft e - p De . ,, j,~ Gus R. Douglass has recognized the sion Service's "dreams come true," DR. ROBERT FREEMAN theneed foremergency services train- as"The President WhoGoesTo Jail. Continu~ II I I I I I I I III I I I 4~ (NAPSA)-What's true for hu- mor and romance is also true when it comes to dealing with stroke- timing is everything. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain either becomes blocked or bursts. When part of the brain is deprived of blood, it is also de- prived of oxygen. When that part of the brain lacks oxygen, it dies. Until the stroke can be stopped, a "stroke victim loses brain tissue minute by minute which, accord- ing to experts, causes severe dis- ability or even death. That's why it's critical to be Will You Know What to Do When Stroke Strikes? able to recognize the warningno known cause risk of stroke. signs of stroke and tocalt 9-1-1 if Around 70 percent ofall strokes If you still smoke cigarettes, you think you or someone you occur among people over the age stop, know is experiencing a stroke, of 65. A person s chance of hay- Adopt a diet that is lower in Therearefivekeywarningsigns mg a stroke doubles each succes- saturated fat and cholesterol, and of stroke: sive decade after age 55 up to age Exercise. Research indicates Sudden numbness or weak- 84. Yet, more than 50 percent of that people who burn 2,000calo- ness of the face, armorleg, espe- the general population cannot ries each week with exercise have cially on one side of the body, name the most commonly knownnearly a 50 percent lower risk of Sudden confusion, trouble warning signs of stroke. Among stroke than those who do little or speaking or understanding, major risk factors for stroke are no exercise. A brisk daily walk Sudden trouble seeing in one high blood pressure, tobacco use, can be a great way to get started. or both eyes, diabetes, high cholesterol, and To learn more, visit the Web Sudden trouble walking, diz- physical inactivity, site at ziness, loss of balance or coordi- While there is little we can do or nation, and about heredity, there are steps call toll free 1-888-4-STROKE. Sudden, severe headache with can take will FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT THESE PROFESSIONALS AND FIND OUT HOW TO OBTAIN GOOD HEALTH. ORTHODONTISTS FAMILY P Dr. Michael Runner Dr. Carl 17 Garton Plaza ' Main St Weston 269-7985 Glenville 4 20 E. Main St. Glenville 462-8612 Michael Bunner, D.D.S., M.S. Office Hours 17 Garton Plaza PHYSICAL THERAPY By Appointment Weston, WV OPTOMET R Dr. Mark lenville Orthopedic & Sports Check out our ad in the paper for this week's office hours. College and Irlo Physical Therapy G , : PP.- - : C- Glenville GSC Physical Education Bldg. HOSPITALS A D VIS 0-N OF IV NIE HA -LTON HEALTH Glenville 462-8933 CARE CENTER Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital 809 Mineral Road-Glenville, WV26351 230 Hospital Plaza 462-7322 Weston 269-8000