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WVU concession sales benefit many

Tue, 2017-05-16 14:05

Whenever you are purchasing a hot dog, hamburger, soft drink or your favorite beverage at West Virginia University athletic events, chances are that smiling face serving you is a volunteer working for a local non-profit group.

Five awarded WVU Foundation Scholarships

Tue, 2017-05-16 13:54

With the Class of 2017 only recently making its departure from West Virginia University, a new freshman class began forming Tuesday (May 16) with the announcement of the next group of five WVU Foundation Scholars, the highest academic scholarship the University awards.

The group included the first recipient from tiny Wirt High School, as well as two from Wheeling Park High School; others were from Morgantown High School and Hedgesville High School.

WVU researchers partner with West Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Service to improve the lives of West Virginians

Tue, 2017-05-16 11:30

When it comes to problem-solving, the WVU Davis College and the West Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Service have a lot in common. This is one of the many reasons why the two entities developed a five-year project agreement in 2015, initially allocating resources for six research projects to be carried out by WVU researchers.

WVU School of Medicine names university’s first patient care music therapist

Mon, 2017-05-15 11:08

Amy Rodgers Smith, M.M.T., assistant professor in the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Department of Physical Therapy, was recently named as the university’s first healthcare-focused music therapist.

2017 May Commencement

Sun, 2017-05-14 17:01

Libraries and Honor College name two Munn Scholars

Thu, 2017-05-11 14:00

West Virginia University Libraries and the Honors College selected Hayley Harman and Janelle Vickers as 2017 Robert F. Munn Undergraduate Library Scholars.

“All of us at WVU Libraries and the Honors College congratulate our Munn Scholars, Hayley Harman and Janelle Vickers, for producing impressive works of scholarship,” Dean of Libraries Jon E. Cawthorne said. “They clearly dedicated considerable time and effort to gathering and evaluating pertinent resources, and we celebrate their use of scholarship in their research.”

NCAA releases Academic Progress Report data

Thu, 2017-05-11 09:43

West Virginia University’s combined varsity athletic teams have an Academic Progress Rate score of 982 according to data released today by the NCAA. The 982 score is WVU’s highest in the 13 years of the NCAA Academic Performance Program.

Roll of Distinguished Alumni nominations open for WVU business school

Thu, 2017-05-11 09:30

The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics will accept nominations for the 2017 Class of its Roll of Distinguished Alumni through June 30.

This year’s inductees will be honored on October 13 at a luncheon at WVU’s Erickson Alumni Center on the Evansdale Campus. The Roll of Distinguished Alumni was founded during the business school’s 60th anniversary year in 2011, and adds inductees each year to recognize the tremendous success of its graduates.

Youths can connect with nature at 76th annual West Virginia Conservation Camp

Thu, 2017-05-11 09:01

Youths can learn to protect and preserve West Virginia’s natural resources at the West Virginia State Conservation Camp held Monday, June 12 through Saturday June 17, hosted by the West Virginia University Extension Service.

WVU Faculty honored for mentoring undergraduate students in research

Thu, 2017-05-11 08:10

Two professors who have engaged students in their research have received the 2017 Faculty Award for Distinction in Undergraduate Research Mentoring at West Virginia University.

Kirk Hazen, professor of English and director of the West Virginia Dialect Project, and Natalie Shook, associate professor of clinical psychology, will receive their awards May 11 at the Honors College medallion ceremony. Both are professors in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

MEET THE GRADS: Sports enthusiast finds calling as teacher, coach

Thu, 2017-05-11 08:00

(Editor’s Note: As Commencement nears, WVUToday is featuring some of the University’s most dedicated graduates. Here is the story of one of those students.)

Danielle Poling is one of those Mountaineers who had her eyes set on West Virginia University all her life. A Core native, Poling grew up just 20 minutes outside of Morgantown and often came to campus with her mother, a WVU employee.

WVU Continuing Professional Education offers summer online certificates

Wed, 2017-05-10 13:00

Summer is a good time to take online classes and start working on that certificate that will help you get ahead in your career. WVU Continuing Professional Education is offering some of the hottest certificate programs around this summer, including data analysis, project management, digital marketing and social media for business.

Registration is going on now and most of the programs begin in early June.

MEET THE GRADS: Major switch opens degree path for a career WVU grad didn’t know existed

Wed, 2017-05-10 08:00

(Editor’s Note: As Commencement nears, WVUToday is featuring some of the University’s most dedicated graduates. Here is the story of one of those students.)

When Byron Utley’s friends recruited him to join the theatre crew in high school, he figured building sets was a good outlet for the skills he picked up in his computer drafting and shop classes. Six years later, Utley will graduate from West Virginia University with plans to make a mark on the design industry he never knew existed.

Three WVU graduating seniors receive Fulbright Scholarships to study abroad

Tue, 2017-05-09 14:26

Three members of the West Virginia University class of 2017 will take on teaching and research opportunities starting this fall as recipients of the 2017 Fulbright Scholarship. The students will study abroad, serving as representatives of the University while supporting the Fulbright Scholars’ mission of promoting international good will.

This year’s Fulbright Scholars—all from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences—are:

Daniel Durbin named associate vice president for health affairs at University of Louisville

Tue, 2017-05-09 10:35

Daniel Durbin named associate vice president for health affairs at University of Louisville

University of Louisville issued the following announcement Tuesday, May 9.

Rifle team continues the legacy

Tue, 2017-05-09 09:55

The West Virginia University rifle team ended its 2016-17 season with its fifth straight, nation-best 19th national title at the 2017 NCAA Rifle Championships, held on March 10-11, at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Gee Mail: A note to the graduating self

Tue, 2017-05-09 09:09

As West Virginia University prepares to send more than 4,500 graduating students onto their next journey, President Gordon Gee pens a letter to his younger self in this Gee Mail after pondering, "What if I was a member of the Class of 2017?"

CONTACT: University Relations/Communications 

MEET THE GRADS: Thyroid cancer didn’t stop this WVU Medical Laboratory Science student from becoming a disease detective

Tue, 2017-05-09 08:00

(Editor’s Note: As Commencement nears, WVUToday is featuring some of the University’s most dedicated graduates. Here is the story of one of those students.)

Chelsea Bragg always dreamed of making a difference by helping others. A recent experience with cancer reinforced her resolve to pursue a career in diagnosing diseases and infections.

Manufacturing Extension Partnership to host workshop for small businesses with research potential

Mon, 2017-05-08 12:59

The West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership will host a workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs seeking funding for potential research projects through the Small Business Innovation Research program.

The SBIR program is a competitive awards-based program that assists domestic small businesses in their efforts to engage in federal research and research and development. SBIR funds small businesses seeking to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.

WVU commencement ceremonies to take place this weekend

Mon, 2017-05-08 12:30

West Virginia University will send more than 4,500 graduates into the world this weekend as commencement ceremonies take place in three venues for all 17 colleges and schools.

Of those 4,500 graduates, 3,083 will receive their undergraduate degrees or certificates, 915 their master’s degrees and 531 have earned their doctorates.