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WVU Fire Service Extension increases firefighter training with new, mobile equipment

Mon, 2017-06-12 11:12

Firefighters across the state will soon be able to better handle a variety of emergency situations as the West Virginia University Fire Service Extension expands their footprint by bringing new, mobile equipment and training to volunteer units in rural communities.

Town Hall to focus on heart care and research Thursday, June 15

Mon, 2017-06-12 09:00

Two WVU Medicine heart specialists will be the special guests at an open forum for Health Sciences and WVU Medicine faculty, staff, and students at noon on Thursday, June 15, in the Okey Patteson Auditorium in the Health Sciences Center.

Energy efficiency can create West Virginia jobs, says WVU law professor

Fri, 2017-06-09 13:48


MORGANTOWN, W. Va. —West Virginia’s ability to provide efficient energy for industry could create thousands of skilled jobs and help secure the state’s economic future.

WVU announces spring 2017 graduation honors, President’s and Dean’s lists

Fri, 2017-06-09 12:30


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University has released its graduation honors for the spring 2017 semester. A total of 4,177 students graduated from the University in May.

WVU student awarded prestigious scholarship from Department of Defense

Fri, 2017-06-09 12:05

A West Virginia University engineering student was awarded the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship from the Department of Defense. SMART Scholarships are offered to undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students who have demonstrated special aptitude for excelling in STEM fields.

West Virginia Day program explores WVU history

Fri, 2017-06-09 09:30


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Much has occurred since that first day of class in the fall of 1867 when West Virginia University consisted of just two buildings, six faculty members, six college-level students, and 118 young men preparing to attend college.

Mountain State Business Index: West Virginia continues on path of economic recovery

Thu, 2017-06-08 13:30


MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The Mountain State Business Index recorded a trace increase in May, marking the ninth time the index has improved on a month-to-month basis out of the last 10 months. Economists at West Virginia University said the MSBI has risen 1.9 percent on an annualized basis over the last six months, and has also notched a 1.6 percent gain over its May 2016 reading.

Three earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors

Thu, 2017-06-08 13:26

A trio of West Virginia University student-athletes have been named to CoSIDA Academic All-America Women’s At-Large Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

WVU to host training sessions for Project Lead The Way teachers

Thu, 2017-06-08 09:52

Middle and high school teachers from seven states will head to West Virginia University this summer to advance their skills in the classroom through Project Lead The Way. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides science, technology, engineering and math curriculum and professional development opportunities to K-12 teachers. WVU has been an affiliate of the program since 2006.

Alumni Center hosting exhibit on Senator Rockefeller and the Children’s Health Insurance Program

Thu, 2017-06-08 09:30

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Erickson Alumni Center will host an exhibit honoring the twentieth anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program from June 7-30.

WVU, The Greenbrier to host Big 12 Golf in 2019

Wed, 2017-06-07 11:11

West Virginia University and The Greenbrier will host the 2019 Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, as announced by the league on Wednesday.

Making health care more human: WVU launches medical humanities and health studies minor

Wed, 2017-06-07 08:20

As West Virginians face the challenges of 21st century health care, scholars at West Virginia University aspire to help students see this reality from a variety of perspectives.

A new minor in medical humanities and health studies from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences teaches the social and cultural contexts of health, illness and medicine. It demonstrates how perspectives of the humanities and social sciences can help future health care participants— patients and professionals alike—think of health and medicine as more than just science.

West Virginia University library dean to head up libraries and library school at Wayne State University

Wed, 2017-06-07 08:15

West Virginia University’s Dean of Libraries, Jon Cawthorne, has been appointed the dean of libraries and head of the library school at Wayne State University in Detroit effective July 31. The full release in which WSU announced the news Tuesday (June 6) can be found at

“Jon is a visionary, forward-thinking leader who has helped WVU faculty, staff and students expand our understanding of what our libraries can mean at an institution of our caliber,” said Vice Provost John Campbell. “We’re excited that he will have the opportunity to both influence library education and the future of research libraries at Wayne State.” 

President Gee underscores transformation agenda for West Virginia and its flagship university in the nation's capitol

Tue, 2017-06-06 14:40

Inside the beltway, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee delivered a call for changing the dialogue and working together to fix the problems plaguing the Mountain State. 

Gee, speaking Tuesday (June 6) at the 39th annual WVU Alumni Luncheon on Capitol Hill, said, "Today, we can either stack hands to create new solutions – or we can stand in silos and continue to struggle. I choose stacking hands." 

WVU School of Medicine inducts students, residents and faculty into Gold Humanism Honor Society

Tue, 2017-06-06 11:23

In recognition of their compassion in the practice of medicine, 15 medical students, four residents and two faculty members were inducted into the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society at a ceremony held on Sat., June 3 at the WVU Health Sciences Center.

WVU team achieves fourth place finish in year three of EcoCAR 3 competition

Tue, 2017-06-06 08:20

With one year left to go in the four-year EcoCAR 3 competition, the team from West Virginia University finds itself in some pretty good company. After a two-week stint that featured stops in Michigan and Washington, D.C., the team from WVU placed fourth overall, joining Ohio State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Georgia Tech at the top.

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors, EcoCAR 3 is an advanced vehicle technology competition that gives teams from 16 universities across the nation four years to redesign a Chevrolet Camaro to reduce its environmental impact, while maintaining the muscle and performance expected from this iconic American car.

WVU summer camps tradition takes off

Mon, 2017-06-05 14:55

From sports to the arts to building a rocket, there is a summer camp experience for all ages at West Virginia University. All summer, these camps, both on and off campus show future Mountaineers what it is like to go first.

“WVU’s summer programs are designed to keep students engaged academically while having fun and making new friends,” said Tammy Bishoff, director of Support Services. “With courses in engineering, forensics, and the creative arts, children can explore their interests or discover new ones.”

WVU’s Gee named Big 12 Board of Directors Executive Committee chair

Mon, 2017-06-05 14:05

Starting July 1, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee will take the helm as chair of the Big 12 Board of Directors Executive Committee for the 2017-18 year. 

The Big 12 also noted in its Monday (June 5) news release that TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini and Texas President Gregory Fenves will sit on the committee as vice-chair and secretary/treasurer, respectively. 

The Greenbrier enters into partnership with WVU Medicine

Mon, 2017-06-05 13:33

Officials at The Greenbrier and WVU Medicine announced today (June 5) that they have entered into a partnership and clinical affiliation for medical care delivery in support of the resort’s professional athletic events and training camps. - See more at:

Historic baseball season ends in NCAA Regional Final

Mon, 2017-06-05 12:05

The West Virginia University baseball team fought until the end, but it was not enough as WVU’s season came to a close with a 12-8 loss at No. 13 Wake Forest on Sunday night in the 2017 NCAA Tournament Winston-Salem Regional Final. The Mountaineers finish the year with a 36-26 record after advancing to their 12th NCAA Tournament in program history and first since 1996.