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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.

WVU wins civil engineering regional competition

Tue, 2017-04-04 11:15

For the second straight year, a team from West Virginia University captured first place in the steel bridge competition at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Virginias Conference, held at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia, March 30–April 1.

Fifteen WVU engineering students attended the competition with the 260-pound steel bridge they designed and built over the past eight months.

McNeil, Pressgrove honored with Heebink Awards for Distinguished Service

Tue, 2017-04-04 11:00

Two West Virginia University faculty members who embody WVU’s land-grant mission of teaching, research and service are the recipients of WVU’s 2017 Heebink Awards for Distinguished Service to the state of West Virginia.

Daniel McNeil is a Distinguished Eberly Family Professor of Public Service, a professor in the Department of Psychology in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and a clinical professor of dental practice and rural health in the School of Dentistry. His service activities in West Virginia span multiple disciplines—and decades.

Gee urges WVU supporters to call GOP state senators about budget reductions

Tue, 2017-04-04 09:12

West Virginia University President Gordon Gee sent the following letter today (April 4) urging the University community to contact Republican state senators after a Senate Finance Committee decision Monday reducing the institution's budget by 15 percent.:

April 4, 2017

Launchlab Idea Challenge celebrates new student ventures; first place goes to Pantry Plus More

Tue, 2017-04-04 08:15

The West Virginia University LaunchLab’s inaugural March Idea Challenge ended on a high note last week, when Political Science major Roark Sizemore and Economics major Courtney Pyatt were awarded first place. The two, both juniors and Honors College students, won for their pitch for Pantry Plus More, a start-up nonprofit company that provides food and personal hygiene items to K-12 students in Monongalia County public schools.

The Idea Challenge opened on March 12 with a call for a 90-second videos explaining ideas for new ventures. Student could submit in any of four categories: Creative Economies, Social Enterprises, Innovative Products and Innovative Services. Head-to-head final rounds were held on March 29, with students presenting live pitches for their start-ups to judges including WVU alumni and former Mountaineer football players Najee Goode (currently with the Philadelphia Eagles), Jonathan Ohliger, Grant Wiley and Scott Rotruck.

National Teacher of the Year to speak at WVU

Tue, 2017-04-04 08:00

Jahana Hayes, the National Teacher of the Year will speak to the West Virginia University and Morgantown community as part of an event hosted by the WVU College of Education and Human Services at the Erickson Alumni Center April 11 at 6 p.m.

Hayes has been teaching for 12 years, most recently as a veteran history teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Waterbury, Connecticut. She earned an Associate’s degree from Naugatuck Valley Community College, a Bachelor of Science from Southern Connecticut State University, a Master of Arts from Saint Joseph University and a certification from the University of Bridgeport.

WVU College of Law lecture to address sexual violence in war

Mon, 2017-04-03 16:22

United Nations lawyer Jon MacDonald will deliver the Archibald McDougall Lecture in International Law on April 5 at 12 p.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom at the West Virginia University College of Law.

A prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, MacDonald will discuss sexual violence in international conflicts.