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Six honored as WVU Foundation Outstanding Teachers

Wed, 2017-04-12 09:30

Six West Virginia University faculty members have been selected for the 2017 Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching, which honors exceptional professors who go above and beyond to inspire their students. This year’s honorees are:

David Graham, associate professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

2017 Gold-Blue Game information

Wed, 2017-04-12 08:43

West Virginia University is hosting its annual Gold-Blue Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 15, at 1 p.m., at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Two WVU engineering students awarded Goldwater Scholarships

Wed, 2017-04-12 08:15

West Virginia University has a long history of undergraduate students winning the Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s most prestigious award in mathematics, the natural sciences and engineering.

That history continues in 2017.

WVU Reed College of Media receives Benedum grant to serve growing interest in rural culture

Tue, 2017-04-11 16:05

The West Virginia University Reed College of Media recently received a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation that will help students gain valuable media skills while sharing the stories of Appalachia.

The grant, worth $97,000, will support a media enterprise that experiments in new distribution models for digital publishing while offering a solutions-based approach for reporting and cultural analysis of the region.

Ongoing international partnership highlights sport education, cooperative learning

Tue, 2017-04-11 09:03

An ongoing research collaboration to develop teaching and research models brings a global perspective to WVU. Luis Miguel Garcia-Lopez, associate professor at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain, is on campus until April 30 in an effort to expand his lines of research with Stephen Harvey, associate professor, CPASS physical education teacher education.

Thrasher to attend Sullivan Award ceremony

Tue, 2017-04-11 08:43

West Virginia University sophomore All-American Ginny Thrasher will attend the 87th Annual AAU James E. Sullivan Award Ceremony tonight, at the New York Athletic Club.

Ludlow named endowed professor in WVU’s College of Education and Human Services

Mon, 2017-04-10 16:00

A West Virginia University professor who has dedicated her career to improving special education and disability services in rural communities says WVU is best positioned to make an impact in addressing critical shortages.

Dr. Barbara L. Ludlow, chair of the West Virginia University Department of Special Education at the College of Education and Human Services, was recently named the Chester E. & Helen B. Derrick CEHS Endowed Professor.

Bucklew Scholars vie for WVU Foundation Scholarships

Mon, 2017-04-10 11:08

This year’s cohort of Bucklew Scholars comes to West Virginia University with a few common goals, most notably an education that will allow them to search for solutions to what they see as the world problems their generation will be faced with overcoming.

Orlosky named to Hampshire Honor Society

Fri, 2017-04-07 09:56

West Virginia University senior All-American center Tyler Orlosky was named to the Hampshire Honor Society by The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, today, as announced by the organization.

MedExpress CEO Frank Alderman in WVU business school speaker series April 19

Thu, 2017-04-06 16:22

When Frank Alderman helped found MedExpress in 2001, even he couldn’t have known how the unique healthcare facilities would become so incredibly popular. Then again, given his stewardship of the business, maybe he did know.

West Virginia University will welcome Alderman to the College of Business and Economics Distinguished Speaker Series on April 19 at 3:30 p.m. at the Morgantown Event Center.

A change of address proves successful for WVU jazz director

Thu, 2017-04-06 15:36

Jared Sims has had a busy year.

Last April, Sims became director of jazz studies in the School of Music at West Virginia University and hit the ground running, developing an updated and innovative jazz curriculum for students. On April 14 – almost a year to the day of his appointment – Sims will tell his tales through songs on a new CD with Ropeadope Records.

WVU Libraries to host state competition for National History Day

Thu, 2017-04-06 14:30

West Virginia University Libraries and the West Virginia & Regional History Center will host the 2017 West Virginia state National History Day Competition April 8 at the Downtown Campus Library.

The public may view student exhibitions from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. April 8 in the Milano Reading Room in the Downtown Campus Library. In addition, the WVRHC will offer tours on the hour between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Its current exhibit is “Jerry West: An American Icon.”

Nick Saban protégé Belk developing WVU's DBs

Thu, 2017-04-06 09:32

For Doug Belk, giving up a good-paying full-time job at Valdosta State to become a graduate assistant coach for Nick Saban at Alabama was an opportunity too good to pass up.

Poland, Widders, Griffin, and Atkins honored with Evans Advising Award

Thu, 2017-04-06 09:30

West Virginia University is honoring four outstanding student advisers with the 2017 Nicholas Evans Excellence in Advising Award.

The award was established by the Office of the Provost to honor outstanding mentoring by both professional and faculty advisers. It was created in honor of Dr. Nicholas Evans, a former professor of English and administrator who championed high-quality undergraduate advising throughout his career at WVU.

Mining students place in regional mine rescue competition

Wed, 2017-04-05 14:30

West Virginia University’s student Mine Rescue team placed second at the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration’s Eastern Collegiate Mine Rescue Contest, held in Lexington, Kentucky, April 1.

Alumni, faculty member to be inducted into national engineering honorary

Wed, 2017-04-05 14:00

Two West Virginia University alumni and one faculty member will be formally inducted into Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honorary. The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources TBP chapter is hosting the organization’s 39th annual district four conference, which runs from Friday, April 7-Sunday, April 9.

Pascal Goldschmidt, M.D., to speak at WVU April 7

Wed, 2017-04-05 13:41

Renowned cardiologist Pascal Goldschmidt, M.D., will speak at WVU Friday, April 7, at noon in Room 1909 Health Sciences South.

Big 12 Awards Academic Honors

Tue, 2017-04-04 16:16

The Big 12 Conference today named 11 West Virginia University student-athletes to the 2017 Academic All-Big 12 At-Large Team.

PRT schedule to change as part of modernization testing

Tue, 2017-04-04 13:00

Beginning April 10, the West Virginia University Personal Rapid Transit will operate on a modified schedule to support the ongoing multimillion-dollar modernization activities and perform tests on the new automatic train control system.

The PRT will be in operation from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays for the remainder of the 2017 spring semester. Saturday service remains unchanged.

WVU School of Nursing faculty, students to participate in Nurses Unity Day

Tue, 2017-04-04 11:59

Nearly 40 nursing students and faculty from West Virginia University are headed to Charleston on Wednesday (April 5) to participate in West Virginia’s Nurses Unity Day 2017.