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WVU, Marshall presidents thank Justice, legislators for "freedom" bill

8 hours 35 min ago

West Virginia University President Gordon Gee, Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Michael Adelman today (April 25) issued a joint statement following Gov. Jim Justice's signing of HB 2815, granting greater authority to the schools' governing boards. 

The text of the statement: 

WVU Police Department earns highest ranking to date in The Security 500 Benchmarking Survey

9 hours 40 min ago

West Virginia University Police Department received its highest ranking—13th—in The Security 500 Benchmarking Survey, a validation of the department’s commitment to keeping WVU safe and secure through community policing and prevention. The department has finished in the top 20 in the rankings for four consecutive years.

The Security 500 Benchmarking Survey is a reliable database to compare and measure various organizations in an effort to create a benchmarking program among security organizations. The results will enable organizations to answer the question, “Where Do I Stand?” as a basis of an ongoing peer review process.

WVU student selected to present liver disease research on Capitol Hill

11 hours 25 min ago

One West Virginia University student’s research on sugary sodas and liver disease will take her to Capitol Hill this week to meet with congressional representatives and advocate for undergraduate research.

Sundus Lateef of Bridgeport is one of 60 student selected nationally by the Council on Undergraduate Research to showcase her work to members of Congress and their staff  at the annual Posters on the Hill session on April 25-26.

Registration closes soon for WVU Extension Service's Junior Firefighter Camp

13 hours 26 min ago

Teens can learn what it takes to be a firefighter at West Virginia University Extension Service’s Junior Firefighter Camp, June 3 through June 8 at the State Fire Academy at WVU Jackson’s Mill in Weston.

LeBlanc announces 2017 signing class

13 hours 27 min ago

West Virginia University men’s soccer coach Marlon LeBlanc has announced that eight student-athletes will join the program for the 2017 season.

Pulitzer Prize, Grammy winners among West Virginia University commencement speakers

13 hours 55 min ago

A West Virginia University alumna who delved into the unseemly world of Indonesian slavery and brought home a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a Grammy winning Mountain State native whose music has been covered by legends of the industry and sung at presidential inaugurations top the ranks of speakers at the University’s commencement ceremonies this year.

WVU will hold commencement exercises at all 15 colleges and schools over a three-day period May 12-14.

WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion hosts inaugural M.A.L.E. Leadership Breakfast

Mon, 2017-04-24 16:51

Having a committed mentor or role model is an important part of successful growth and development for a young adult.

To promote this ideal, My Brother’s Keeper – The Successful M.A.L.E Initiative will hold its inaugural M.A.L.E. Leadership Breakfast Thursday (April 27) at 9:30 a.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms.

WVU student teams sweep 2017 WV Collegiate Business Plan Competition

Mon, 2017-04-24 12:10

West Virginia University students will have the opportunity to foster entrepreneurship in the state, after bringing home the top spots in all three categories at the 2017 West Virginia Statewide Collegiate Business Competition on April 21.

Winners of the 11th annual competition are Keith Heisler, a sophomore from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, majoring in aerospace engineering in the WVU Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources with his business, H2OLD IT; Matthew Byrd, a native of Ritchie County, and a wildlife and fisheries resources sophomore in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, with his business, Byrds and Bees Honey; and Brandon Lucke-Wold from Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Zachary Wright from Bridgeport, dual M.D./Ph.D. students in the WVU School of Medicine with their business, SwifTag Systems.

WVU’s top seniors honored with 2017 Order of Augusta, Outstanding Seniors award

Mon, 2017-04-24 08:00

Eight students from a variety of backgrounds have been honored with the Order of Augusta, West Virginia University’s most prestigious student honor. They are among 44 students who have been named WVU Foundation’s Outstanding Seniors.

“With both the Outstanding Senior award and the Order of Augusta, we recognize and celebrate some extraordinary young people,” said Provost Joyce McConnell. “These students come from different backgrounds and disciplines and they are heading in many directions when they leave WVU, but they are all poised to do great things and to show the world that Mountaineers can do.”

BOG backs WVU values: service, curiosity, respect, accountability, appreciation

Fri, 2017-04-21 14:49

As it celebrates its 150th anniversary, West Virginia University has outlined a mission of leading transformation, through partnership and based on the values of service, curiosity, respect, accountability and appreciation. 

The Board of Governors endorsed a mission, vision and values statement at its regular meeting Friday (April 21), culminating a year-long process kicked off by President Gordon Gee's State of the University speech on March 1, 2016. 

West Virginia University Board of Governors authorizes term sheet with KVC Health Systems

Fri, 2017-04-21 12:07

Today, the WVU Board of Governors authorized a term sheet for a lease-purchase agreement with KVC Health Systems for facilities on the Montgomery Campus. This agreement is an intent to lease, which details the obligations related to maintenance, payments and purchase. KVC intends to use the facilities to operate a specialized career college for youth aging out of foster care, a move that WVU President Gordon Gee called “a tremendous plus for the campus and community.”

West Virginia University Alumni Association San Diego Chapter launches $25,000 scholarship

Thu, 2017-04-20 14:00

The West Virginia University Alumni Association San Diego Chapter has launched its newest form of support for West Virginia University students with the establishment of the ‘WVU Alumni Association San Diego Chapter Scholarship.’

The $25,000 scholarship will be offered to any undergraduate student who is currently enrolled at WVU, living in either San Diego or Orange counties in California.

Inaugural class of WVU biomedical engineers to present senior projects

Thu, 2017-04-20 13:30

Working in three teams, West Virginia University’s inaugural biomedical engineering class has developed an intraocular lens characterization, software that is about 90 percent accurate in diagnosing lung disease from the sound of a patient’s cough and formulated a printable ink for use in creating the next generation of flexible electrodes for brain recording and stimulation.

Sixteen students in all will showcase their work in an open house, led by chief engineers Meg Neely (Morgantown) and Erin Midkiff (Winfield), Ryan Mezan (Weirton) and Melanie Hott (Augusta). The four are also students in WVU’s Honors College.

Backyard Brawl rivalry renewed in WBB

Thu, 2017-04-20 13:29

West Virginia University and the University of Pittsburgh have agreed to a renewal of the Backyard Brawl rivalry in women’s basketball, Director of Athletics Shane Lyons announced today.

WVU’s Linda S. Nield, M.D. named Pediatrician of the Year

Wed, 2017-04-19 14:45

Linda S. Nield, M.D., assistant dean for admissions and professor of medical education and pediatrics at West Virginia University’s School of Medicine has been named “Pediatrician of the Year” by the West Virginia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Nation’s largest clean vehicle awareness event by WVU joins world’s largest Earth Day event in Dallas

Wed, 2017-04-19 14:45

The National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium at West Virginia University will conduct the kickoff of the nation’s largest alternative fuel vehicle event, National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, April 20 at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas.

Locations across the U.S. will join the festivities by holding local Odyssey events, celebrating the use of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to improve the environment and lessen dependence on imported oil. Following the Odyssey kickoff, the Dallas activities will also include an Alternative Fuel Vehicle Summit and vehicle display. The AFV Summit will open with Keynote Speaker Chad Makovsky, executive vice president of operations, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra reevaluating WVU partnership

Wed, 2017-04-19 14:38

The West Virginia University College of Creative Arts and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will assess their partnership after the April 24 PSO Canady Symphony Series concert at WVU’s Creative Arts Center.                                            

WVU and PSO first established a partnership in 2006 with support of donors William and Loulie Canady in memory of their daughter, Valerie, who lost her life in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. Since 2006, PSO has visited WVU three times a year to perform the Canady Symphony Series at the Creative Arts Center. A vital aspect of the partnership also supported master classes from PSO musicians and internships for WVU students.

WVU to host NCAA Rifle, Gymnastics Championships

Wed, 2017-04-19 08:24

The NCAA announced today that West Virginia University will play host to the 2019 NCAA Rifle National Championships on March 8-9.

WVU engineering students take top honors in Target Case Study Competition

Tue, 2017-04-18 09:20

Teams featuring seven engineering students from West Virginia University captured the top three places in the Third Annual Target Case Study Competition. Sponsored by the Target Corporation and hosted by WVU’s Career Services Center, the competition challenges teams of students in all majors to use their problem-solving skills to provide well-rounded solutions to a business problem.

This year’s challenge asked students to creatively think and design strategies that Target could potentially implement to remain competitive in today's modern and rapidly changing retail landscape. 

Mountaineers enter national rankings

Tue, 2017-04-18 09:11

Following a fifth consecutive weekend series win, the West Virginia University baseball team is ranked nationally in five of the six major polls, highlighted by a No. 21 ranking in two polls.