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Curtis named WVU Extension Service director of communications and marketing

3 hours 53 min ago

At the heart of the West Virginia University Extension Service is a passion for the state and its people. That statement also holds true for Tara Curtis, the new director of communications and marketing for the University’s main outreach arm, bringing more than 20 years of public relations, communications and marketing experience to the unit.

Not only is she a Mountaineer through and through in regards to her work experience and academic career, but she’s also acutely aware of Extension’s mission as she spent part of her youth growing up in West Virginia 4-H programs.

West Virginia University research says technology that connects aging adults in rural areas with health experts improves weight loss

5 hours 12 min ago

In many rural areas, treating chronic diseases related to diet and weight is challenging because of limited access to food and nutrition experts. A West Virginia University professor has found that using technology to connect those experts with middle-aged and older patients in those areas can improve nutritional health. 

Melissa Ventura Marra, assistant professor of human nutrition and foods in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, is part of a multistate research team that is evaluating how food security and lifestyle choices such as diet quality and physical activity affect individual health and well-being. 

Football Fan Day set for Sunday, August 13

6 hours 32 min ago

Mountaineer fans will be given the opportunity to get autographs from their favorite WVU coaches and players at the WVU football team’s annual Fan Day on Sunday, August 13, at 1 p.m., in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility. Coach Dana Holgorsen, assistant coaches and WVU players will be signing autographs and visiting with fans from 1 - 3 p.m. Gates will open at 12:45 p.m.

WVU Libraries hosts WVU Press author, former student presentation on Appalachian music

7 hours 41 min ago

Two research projects at West Virginia University focus on native Mountain State musicians who made their mark on the entertainment industry in different ways.

Associate professor of music history Travis Stimeling’s work on the Nashville Sound, a sub-genre of country music noted for its smoother elements (as opposed to “honky-tonk”), led him to Charlie McCoy from Oak Hill. McCoy, the leader of Hee Haw’s “Million Dollar Band” spent 20 years on television and contributed to some of the most successful recordings of country, pop and rock music of the last six decades.

Holgorsen to appear in ESPN special

9 hours 50 min ago

West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen will appear on ESPN’s annual college football coaches’ “Car Wash”, on Friday, July 21 – in which guests appear across multiple programs and platforms over one day. Holgorsen will join the Big 12 coaches from Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Texas at ESPN’s Bristol, Conn., headquarters.

‘Finish line’ in sight for inaugural class of data analytics grad students at WVU business school

Thu, 2017-07-20 13:00

A year ago, students from across the country and various walks of life took a leap into the new, online Business Data Analytics graduate program at the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics. After completing their final on-campus residency, and much course work over the past 12 months, these students will cross the finish line August 4 with a Master of Science in Business Data Analytics degree.

The inaugural class of 18 students included an interesting mix of individuals; a majority of the group had ties to West Virginia or WVU, but also included participants from three different time zones. Students will have earned 30 credit hours in a year through 10 courses, but with unique elements to the curriculum that encompassed experiential learning objectives — such as the capstone projects that provided students with real life assignments.

Award-winning WVU artist’s work to be on display at Evansdale Library

Wed, 2017-07-19 14:00

Inspired by the realism and symmetry of the Renaissance and other times, award-winning West Virginia University senior Patrick Bayly’s paintings are in a style that is uniquely American. Bayly’s work “New American Paintings” will be on display at Evansdale Library in August.

Many of Bayly’s painting subjects are his friends, professors and local acquaintances. Bayly’s paintings will be complemented by books from the WVU Libraries’ Myers Collection for context into his style, research, inspiration and process.

Youth programs at WVU supported by $80K in grants from EQT Foundation

Wed, 2017-07-19 13:00

The EQT Foundation, the philanthropic arm of EQT Corporation, recently awarded two grants to West Virginia University through the WVU Foundation.

The grants, totaling $80,000, will benefit two programs for West Virginia students.

Transfers now a big part of WVU's success

Wed, 2017-07-19 10:15

The way Dana Holgorsen sees things, his West Virginia University football program is becoming a melting pot of good college football players.

WVU initiatives receive $500K in grants from Benedum Foundation

Tue, 2017-07-18 14:00

The Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation recently awarded five grants to West Virginia University, through the WVU Foundation, totaling $540,000.

The grants will benefit various programs and initiatives at WVU and across the state including:

WVU to host inaugural Summer Youth Business Camp

Tue, 2017-07-18 09:30

A group of West Virginia high school students will immerse themselves in business in late July at West Virginia University, participating in activities ranging from working on interview skills to creating hypothetical businesses to presenting those ideas to businesspeople.                                                                

The College of Business and Economics will host 20 West Virginia high school sophomores, juniors and seniors at the first Summer Youth Business Camp July 24-28, a collaboration between B&E and WVU’s Extension Service 4-H unit. Camp participants will reside in WVU dorms and ultimately make business presentations to local business leaders. 

WVU professor works to put a face on homelessness

Tue, 2017-07-18 08:30

What started as a project for his thesis has now become one West Virginia University professor’s mission to give a face to the issue of homelessness in Morgantown.

After moving to the United States from Ghana, Kofi Opoku began volunteering with a local organization that helps feed the homeless and was intrigued.

WVU graduate provides planned gift for physical education students

Mon, 2017-07-17 14:00

A West Virginia University graduate who earned a physical education teacher education degree has established a new gift for the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and the Mountaineer Athletic Club. Sandra and John Marshall have established the planned gift to provide support for students in CPASS, student-athlete scholarships and athletic capital project improvements.

CPASS Dean Dana D. Brooks said the Marshall’s generous gift helps both expand the College’s academic efforts and attract highly-qualified students.

Boys Scouts to explore ecology, engineering, forensics at National Jamboree, courtesy WVU

Mon, 2017-07-17 12:30

When some 40,000 Boy Scouts arrive in West Virginia for this year’s National Scout Jamboree, they’ll find more than pup tents and ropes courses and hiking and rafting.

Courtesy of West Virginia University, they’ll also find water researchers and automobile engineers and forensic challenges.

Big 12 Football Media Days get underway

Mon, 2017-07-17 11:17

West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen and Mountaineer players Al-Rasheed Benton, Justin Crawford, Elijah Wellman and Kyzir Whitewill be in Frisco on Tuesday (July 18) when the Mountaineers join Texas, Baylor, Kansas State and Oklahoma State for day two of the two-day event.

2017 football media guide released

Mon, 2017-07-17 08:42

The 2017 West Virginia University football media guide is now available at

WVU allotment sold out for Virginia Tech game

Thu, 2017-07-13 18:10

The Mountaineer Ticket Office has announced that West Virginia University’s ticket allotment for the Virginia Tech football game on Sunday, Sept. 3 at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, is sold out. There are limited tickets still available for the season’s kickoff at FedExField.

WVU research aims to increase addiction treatment effectiveness

Thu, 2017-07-13 10:40

Up to 20 percent of people with opioid use disorder may not respond to standard treatment. A new study at West Virginia University seeks to understand why.

WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities receives funding for next five years

Thu, 2017-07-13 09:26

The WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities was awarded funding to continue serving as West Virginia’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The WVU CED is one of 67 UCEDDs funded to address issues, find solutions, and advance research to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families.