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Page 6 -- The Glenville Democrat/Pathfinder -- Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003 | Your best choice for protecting your investments: Guns, Jewelry, Pictures, Documents, and Cash| Fireproof and protects up to 24 long gunsl defivered | 315 W. Main St. - 462-5631 Area Briefs cont'd... Continued from Page 1 Located in the Society's Holt House Museum at 302 East Main Street in Glenville, it is open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-I p.m., except on holidays, like the upcoming Thanksgiving Day. Fran Schmetzer, a Society member and museum volunteer, relates that some confusion about these open times came in a recent issue of this newspaper. Nevertheless, although acting curator, Margaret Moss, handles most of the days each week, Fran and/or Agnes Hullman cover for Margaret on Wednes- days in order to give her some time off. The general public is welcome to visit the Society to tour its Holt House Museum, or to seek historical or geneological information in its library. Most significantly, the Society has been awarded a $200,000 grant to restore the Holt House to its early 20th century beauty. It was the homeplace of current U. S. Congressman Alan Mollohan's mother, Helen Holt Mollohan, who recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Her memories of the house will be helpful to the architect in renovating and preserving the historic structure. Final note: Don't forget the historical library training seminar at 1 p.m. on this Thurs., Nov. 20 at the Society ! I LOST DOG LOOKING FORMASTER ~ ~-'~"~" *' ~ ..... ~ [ "I m a nice, old pet dog and !'m lost. ~i~i ~~ :: ~!i: ~':~ want to go home! Just contact Ray or ~i! ~ Janice at 462-5211 and these nice ~!~i [..folks will help you! ~ ..................... ~" '=' " QOO Continued from page 1 need for programs to provide pro- tection for small and diversified Recently Billy has distinguished farmers for some time and has en- himself as the Risk Management couragedBilly andTom McConnell Coordinator for the West Virginia with the WVU Extension Service to Department of Agriculture. Here, pursue programs to provide this as- he has combined akeen understand- sistance. Working cooperatively, i ng of West Virginia farmers with a 'they have been able to bring almost "hands-on" approach to management a million federal dollars to West and leadership in a team approach to Virginia and are making progress provide risk management training to on programs, which would provide over 5,000 families. Billy is also assistance to livestock and other pro- working with the United States De- ducers never available before. partment of Agriculture to develop Billy accepted the award, thank- a program for livestock farmers, ing those whom he had been work- State Agricultural Commissioner ing with to make some of the Exten- Gus R. Douglass has recognized the sion Service's "dreams come true." DR. CURTIS SMITH DR. KENNETH ZIRKLE DR. ROBERT FREEMAN Three candidates interview for GSC's p ,, Continued from page 1 niches" in higher education. "The goal of education is to produce good people and GSC gives a more per- sonal touch to learning than do most larger colleges or universities," he comments. In addition, he's in tune with "digi- tal learning" and the Internet which will become increasingly important in education, but he hopes that these modern technologies will be used to preserve GSC's traditions. "We must use innovations to enhance our tradi- tions here," he argues. He, also, urges GSC to become more diverse -- racially, ethnically and geographically. In a career at three different colleges, he observes, "Students choose to attend a college where they feel comfortable with their life-style and heritage." Moreover, new programs need to be added to adapt to the changing times, and state- of-the-art marketing techniques should be used to attract students to the school. At Cal-Penn., they hired a $60,000 student recruitment consult- ing firm to turn the enrollment prob- lem around. And, after losing 800 students during one time period, they've now built it back up to the previous enrollment of 6,000. As to his administrative style, he relates that he's an open person and feels more at ease in developing "shared visions" with the faculty, staff and students. "My mission is that of a communicator and I am willing to try new things," he affirms. He notes that he's a common sense administrator in spite of his Harvard education and lower middle class upbringing. "I believe in humility because we're only on this earth for a short time, and farming, gardening and yoga are my hobbies," he adds. At the conclusion of Tues., Nov. 11 th's community session, Dr. Curtis Smith asserts with a bit of humor: "I want this job (as GSC's president) because I want to make a difference. Also, I am already used to Glenville because like in California, Penn., you only have one stop light, too." Meeting the 2nd candidate On Thurs.-Fri., Nov. 13-14, Dr. Kenneth Zirkle, who has served as president of the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio for the past decade, spoke to all of the GSC campus's constituencies, as did Dr. Smith and the third candidate, Dr. Freeman, on other days. In addressing those present at the community session, Dr. Zirkle was fast to point out that "looking ahead" and, then, taking advantage of future opportunities is "a must" for college presidents to be successful today. "Your new president (at GSC) will ing. When asked his opinion of college sports, he answered, "Athletics, the- ater and music are all the same -- each is a window of the college to the world. If used in the right way, all of these (extra-curricular) activities can help the academic environment." Continuing, he believes that ath- letes need to be led by the coaches into being role models via becoming solid students as well. He mentions that Findlay's biggest contributors have been not the best athletes, but the benchwarmers of years gone by. In fact, the college won a couple of national titles during his tenure. "When problems would arise, I sat down with the coaches "and ironed them out," he explains, stressing: "The bottom line is that athletes must also be solid students." As to his managerial style, Dr. Zirkle quips, "Assume that I'm a dic- tator from day one (laughter). No, really I'm a team player. You can't make it alone in higher education administration. I'm good at seeing the vision, work toward the fight outcome, but I don't micro-manage the good people who I trust to get the job done." "There's a basic belief that people want and need to succeed, so I just help them to achieve their success," he adds. Relative to his fund-raising expe- rience, he points out that in 1983 when he assumed the Findlay presi- dency, the school's endowment was only $2.5 million; it's now $22 mil- lion. "We achieved our fund-raising goals because people want to give to student scholarships, so that's where we focused our attention," he out- lines. "Ninety percent o,our students needed financial aid, so, like Glen- ville, the money that these young people got meant the difference be- tween going or not going to college." Addressing the town-gown issue, Dr. Zirkle admits that relations were not the best between the University and city of Findlay before he took office. Then, the EDA asked him to be a part of its Business Search Com- mittee. "They had found that while on development trips in Japan, the Japanese would ask, 'How about the educational opportunities in your community?'," he recalls, noting that he went on several trips there and the Findlay area now has 10 joint ven- tures with Japanese companies. This helped to decrease their unemploy- ment rate to the lowest in Ohio, he On a that some among the just made the wrong but they can become college experience. For hobbies, be wood and workS~ in southeastern grandfather was On this Mon.: Dr. interim pus did the first two among "planning" ulty and legislators tant facets of "We've been for so long, that 'what are we tions, "We GSC's future ri he argues, can go to college now, so worry to do in the future7 This planning vance smoothly, h˘~ has a good worki~gl College and our le ift our back in responds, "If we geti come to on the faculty, gripe with us. lets away. A tioned Dr. on Glenville of the tiative to merge field State. Cone Leg all of the isolated that I us with The GSC Colle on student services. higher education is how many kids Renovating and flin Student the college out. ,']:here relays, meeting "In fact, we've added 10,000 new where] jobs in the area, and the University ings, played a key role in this growth," he movies, a says. Most importantly, this business access," he have to look at West Virginia and growth brought in new students to the $5 million say, 'What will our state need in the the University. Additionally, Findlay. Heflin into a , ~: next decade?' " he Sa])S~ad~)ising;'"ff Students andi~l:ofdsgors worE, hand- Community Center.' , you have academic programs that the in'hand, wi~ Microsoft plant ern- The city of Glenvil~ state needs, you can sell them to the ployees which serves both the corn- for revitalizing and !~ Legislature." pany and University well. downtown and HaySy;~ For example, at the University of In selling GSC to potential stu- districts is essential rO~,.J~ Findlay, Dr. Zirkle's educational team dents, he proposes, "In all of your future attractiveness to,,~ identified the need for providing po- academic areas, ask them this: Do "I hope that we ca~ ~,˘1~ lice training in the event of terrorist you want to he a good teacher or a moving ahead as soona~W !1 attacks on the United States. "We great teacher?' If you do this in each were presenting that program in an- subject, you'll be the college of choice other large city on how to deal with within a four-hour drive of here in terrorist attacks on the very morning any direction." that 9-11 took place," he sighed, not- He, also, notes that Findlay teaches ing that the Findlay team had cor- in two prisons. He jokes that a local rectly foreseen similar disasters and newspaper headline identified him the need for emergency services train- as "The President Who Goes To Jail." recommends. Right now he noteS establishment of the training center in Louis many newcomers will I~ the arriving, and a better Continued Will You Know What to Do When Stroke Strikes? 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When part of the brain is nessofthe face, armorleg, espe- the general population cannot ries each week with exercise have deprived of blood, it is also de- cially on one side of the body, name the most commonly known nearly a 50 percent lower risk of prived of oxygen.When that part Sudden confusion, trouble warning signs of stroke. Among stroke than those who do little or of the brain lacks oxygen, it dies. speaking or understanding, major risk factors for stroke are no exercise. 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