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WVU nursing graduate wants to be the voice for patients who need it most

Mon, 2017-05-08 11:35

If you ask Kat Deremer what she plans to do after graduating with her master’s degree in nursing from West Virginia University, she is quick to tell you that her dream job is to one day drive a van around West Virginia as a nurse practitioner providing healthcare resources to those who need it most. It sounds simple, but in many rural communities, access to care is limited.

West Virginia Business Hall of Fame partners with West Virginia Chamber to present annual Business Summit kickoff event

Mon, 2017-05-08 09:30

The West Virginia Business Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will kick off the West Virginia Business Summit at The Greenbrier, officials announced today (May 8). The Hall of Fame event will be held on the evening of August 29 at the world-renowned resort, with the 2017 business summit commencing the following day.

“We are so pleased to partner with the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame to present this prestigious event,” said Stephen G. Roberts, president of the West Virginia Chamber, host of the West Virginia Business Summit and Annual Meeting. “For nearly two decades, the Hall of Fame has recognized and honored individuals with a strong West Virginia connection who have made significant contributions to business. This event will be an exciting start to the Business Summit this and every year.”

WVU coaches area students to highest award at global robotics championship

Mon, 2017-05-08 08:00

The expertise of West Virginia University, the experience of community mentors and the minds of West Virginia high school students created a winning formula at the world’s largest event for STEM students. 

The Mountaineer Area RoboticS, or MARS, team received the Chairman’s Award at the annual FIRST Robotics Competition Championship in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 29. A team from Australia won the Chairman’s Award at the tandem championship event in Houston, Texas the weekend before. The highest honor given at the championships, the award recognizes the team that the organization thinks “best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST.” 

Bill Withers to talk music, artistic integrity at pre-commencement event

Fri, 2017-05-05 12:35

The public will get a rare opportunity to hear from a songwriter whose work explores the challenging daily lives of working people and simultaneously offers a seemingly endless supply of hope when he sits down with a West Virginia University scholar of commercial country and Appalachia traditional music.

A native West Virginian, Bill Withers’ 1971 debut album broke into the Top 40 of the Billboard album charts and generated two singles, “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Grandma’s Hands,” that reached the Top 50 of the Billboard “Hot 100” singles chart, launching more than a decade of chart and critical success.

WVU professor named a national Bellow Scholar

Thu, 2017-05-04 10:36

Jennifer Oliva, associate professor of law and public health at West Virginia University, has been selected a Bellow Scholar by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

She is the first WVU professor to be named a Bellow Scholar. The program recognizes and supports the research projects of clinical law teachers seeking to improve the quality of justice in communities, to enhance the delivery of legal services, and to promote economic and social justice.

WVU College of Law student elected to Morgantown city council, hopes to bring new perspective

Wed, 2017-05-03 15:00

West Virginia University students make a difference in Morgantown in a variety of ways, but one College of Law student will make his mark as a decision-maker on City Council.

Ryan Wallace, a rising third-year student, was elected in April and will begin his two-year term July 1.

Alumni Association receives $125,000 gift for the Dr. James and Karen Caveney Alumni Front Desk Welcome Center

Wed, 2017-05-03 12:20

The West Virginia University Alumni Association lobby has a new look thanks to a remarkable gift from alumni James and Karen Caveney. The newly named “James and Karen Caveney Welcome Center” will serve as the hub of information for events that are held at the Erickson Alumni Center. The beautiful and artistic front desk now offers a modern look in a professional atmosphere.

Dr. James and Karen Caveney share 19 WVU degrees within their immediate family; including eight doctorate degrees and are large supporters of West Virginia University’s mission to continue providing world-class research and education to the state of West Virginia and beyond.

Seven WVU students awarded Boren Scholarships for International Study and Travel

Wed, 2017-05-03 08:00

A record number of West Virginia University students have been awarded the prestigious Boren Scholarship enabling them to study languages in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests.

The National Security Education Program offered the scholarships to seven students who will study language and culture in the Middle East, Far East and Eastern Europe. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. Only two other universities in the country—American University and University of Maryland—have more Boren Scholars this year.

Huggins to be honored at Dick Vitale Gala

Tue, 2017-05-02 13:21

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a top-rated cancer research charity, and ESPN Hall of Fame Sportscaster Dick Vitale are excited to announce a growing list of sports and entertainment celebrities scheduled to attend the 12th Annual Dick Vitale Gala.

WVU team wins first place at national case competition

Mon, 2017-05-01 14:30

A three-student team from West Virginia University recently placed first in the Society for Human Resources Management competition. The team won the graduate student division of the 2017 SHRM Case Competition and Career Summit in Philadelphia, placing first in a field of eight teams.

Three HR-minded students from the WVU College of Business and Economics won the case competition, which was based upon a fictitious family farm. All three team members are enrolled in the Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Human Resources graduate program at B&E and all three are West Virginia natives. The group included Brittany Bond, Vienna; Rachel Hamilton, Beckley; and Emily Myers, Morgantown.

National Institute on Aging awards WVU nearly $1.4 million to support a stroke research training program

Mon, 2017-05-01 13:00

West Virginia University is committed to training a new generation of health care providers and scholars and recently received support from the National Institute on Aging to expand a pre-doctoral training program in stroke research. WVU’s Center for Basic and Translational Stroke Research received a grant award from the National Institute on Aging for total of nearly $1.4 million over five years.

WVU student teams sweep 2017 WV Collegiate Business Plan Competition

Mon, 2017-05-01 11:44

A three-student team from West Virginia University recently placed first in the Society for Human Resources Management competition. The team won the graduate student division of the 2017 SHRM Case Competition and Career Summit in Philadelphia, placing first in a field of eight teams.

Three HR-minded students from the WVU College of Business and Economics won the case competition, which was based upon a fictitious family farm. All three team members are enrolled in the Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Human Resources graduate program at B&E and all three are West Virginia natives. The group included Brittany Bond, Vienna; Rachel Hamilton, Beckley; and Emily Myers, Morgantown.

Several WVU football players sign with NFL teams

Mon, 2017-05-01 10:23

The Eagles selected Rasul Douglas in the third round of the NFL Draft over the weekend. In the fifth round, Philadelphia picked Shelton Gibson. A number of other players signed as free agents.

Read more about the Douglas selection at:
http://www.wvusports.com/blogs.cfm?blog=footballBlog&story=32379

West Virginia University to bestow Honorary Doctorates to five extraordinary people at May Commencement ceremonies

Mon, 2017-05-01 08:00

West Virginia University will award four Honorary Doctoral Degrees and one Presidential Honorary Doctoral Degree this May, recognizing individuals who enriched our world through their talents, their passion and their commitment to giving back. This year’s honorees are:

• Margie Mason, Doctor of Humane Letters, Reed College of Media

Mountain State Business Index: West Virginia economy headed toward moderate growth

Fri, 2017-04-28 08:00

The Mountain State Business Index increased slightly in April, posting its eighth improvement in the last nine months. Economists at West Virginia University said the MSBI has jumped 2.5 percent on an annualized basis over the last six months and is 1.5 percent above the level registered in April 2016.

“These metrics highlight the fact that West Virginia’s economy is clearly in recovery and should post moderate growth over the next several months,” said John Deskins, director of the WVU Bureau of Business and Economic Research, which operates within the College of Business and Economics and produces the MSBI.

WVU program promotes active fathers in schools

Thu, 2017-04-27 13:15

A program that encourages playtime increases quality relationships between fathers and their children at local Monongalia Elementary schools. The joint effort combines the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and the WVU Extension Service.

Known as iFather, program organizers kicked off spring sessions at Skyview Elementary in March and have since held events at neighboring Ridgedale, Cheat Lake, Mountainview and Brookhaven schools.

WVU engineering professor named Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

Thu, 2017-04-27 13:00

 Nianqiang “Nick” Wu, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at West Virginia University, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

“This is the collective outcome of the administrative support, the effort of all my students and the investment in research infrastructure at WVU,” said Wu. “My independent academic career grows from the root at WVU.”

Gee Mail: President Gee surprises a few 'Good EGGs'

Thu, 2017-04-27 11:01

In his recent State of the University speech, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee outlined the five core values of a true Mountaineer. 

CONTACT: University Relations/Communications 

Cancer researcher is first alum to lead WVU School of Pharmacy

Thu, 2017-04-27 08:21

William (Bill) Petros, Pharm.D., FCCP, has been named the Gates Wigner Dean of the WVU School of Pharmacy.

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