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WVU 2017-18 Mountaineer Mascot search narrowed to four finalists

Wed, 2017-02-08 16:37

West Virginia University’s search for the 65th Mountaineer Mascot has been narrowed to four candidates. All four finalists are West Virginia natives.

The four were selected by a committee of faculty, staff and students based on an application, essay and interview. The final step will be a cheer-off competition on Saturday (Feb. 11) during the men’s basketball game vs. Kansas State at noon at the WVU Coliseum, where each finalist will don the buckskins and carry the musket to lead the crowd into cheers. Finalists will be judged on their performance and interaction with the crowd.

Holgorsen announces staff addition

Wed, 2017-02-08 15:32

West Virginia University football coach Dana Holgorsen has announced the hiring of Tony Dews as the Mountaineers’ running backs coach.

WVU experts available to discuss State of the State address

Wed, 2017-02-08 08:50

Newly-elected Governor Jim Justice will deliver his first State of the State address today (Feb. 8) as the regular session of the 2017 West Virginia Legislature begins.

Several West Virginia University faculty members will be available to offer reaction and expert commentary to the media tonight and in the days following Justice’s speech.

Engineer Appreciation Day, Student Org Pride Day highlight Engineers Week at WVU

Tue, 2017-02-07 13:15

A full slate of activities, including Engineer Appreciation Day and Student Org Pride Day, highlight a week of activities planned at West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources as part of National Engineers Week, February 19-25.

On Monday, February 20, a team trivia contest from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the Blue & Gold Room, in Towers. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning teams and pizza and beverages will be served. The event is being sponsored by KeyLogic Systems, Inc.

Maier Foundation awards $300K to help WVU students ravaged by summer flooding

Tue, 2017-02-07 12:29

A $300,000 grant from the Maier Foundation will help students who were hit hard by last summer’s flooding attend West Virginia University

On June 23, torrential rains over parts of West Virginia caused devastating flooding in many counties, resulting in loss of life and severe damage to entire communities. Many WVU students and their families were impacted by the storms and high water, leaving some homeless and others with extensive personal property loss.

WVU College of Law lecture to explore ending-life decisions

Tue, 2017-02-07 12:18

Health care legal scholar Mary Crossley will deliver the annual John W. Fisher II Lecture in Law and Medicine at the West Virginia University College of Law Friday (Feb. 10) at noon in the college’s Event Hall. 

A law professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Crossley will discuss “Ending-Life Medical Decisions: Some Disability Perspectives and Parallels to Black Lives Matter.” 

Gee Mail: 150 reasons to celebrate WVU's milestone birthday

Tue, 2017-02-07 10:22


One hundred and fifty years ago today, in a four-year old state, in a country healing from cataclysm, people looked to education to bind the wounds of division and open the door to a better future.

Which Wich coming to WVU Mountainlair in April

Mon, 2017-02-06 14:10

West Virginia University Dining Services announced plans to open the quick-service restaurant Which Wich? Superior Sandwiches in the Mountainlair.

The restaurant, scheduled to open in April, offers more than 50 varieties of customizable sandwiches. The menu will also include chips, hand-dipped shakes and cookie.

WVU Extension Announces New Director of Development

Mon, 2017-02-06 14:00

The West Virginia University Extension Service has a new director of development. Abigail Esguerra began work Dec. 30, 2016.

The Parkersburg native has a wealth of experience in major gift solicitation; capital campaign management; donor stewardship; board, volunteer and staff management; special events; and grant writing. Prior to her most recent work in northern Virginia, Esguerra managed the capital campaign for the new United Hospital Center in Bridgeport. The planned eighteen month, $7,500,000 goal campaign raised more than $11,000,000 in just twelve months.

Erickson Alumni Center to host historical photograph exhibit

Mon, 2017-02-06 13:54

A historical photograph exhibit titled “Through the Looking Glass: Early Glass Plate Views of West Virginia University” will open in the Erickson Alumni Center’s Nutting Gallery on February 7 to mark the 150th anniversary of West Virginia University’s founding.

WVU at 150: Reflecting on a proud heritage; defining the next 15 decades

Mon, 2017-02-06 12:30

On Feb. 7, 1867, West Virginia Gov. Arthur I. Boreman, he of Boreman Hall fame, put pen to paper and signed the bill that created the Agriculture College of West Virginia, which became West Virginia University a year later.

On Feb. 7, 2017, WVU will kick off the celebration of its 150 years as the state's land-grant flagship university – and at the same time recognize the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design as the foundation from which the entire University grew.

West Virginia University moves forward as OneWVU

Mon, 2017-02-06 11:30

As West Virginia University continues to evolve the brand in the marketplace, the word marks (logos) for WVU Tech and Potomac State College will undergo slight revisions. These revisions align all campuses within the WVU system quickly and easily while reducing confusion in the market.

“We have five wonderful and vibrant campuses across the state of West Virginia,” said President Gordon Gee. “We need to align all so that prospective students, faculty and staff have a better understanding that we are one university with a variety of quality educational experiences to meet our students’ needs.”

Priority Ticket Requests For VT Game Now Available

Fri, 2017-02-03 16:26

Long-time rivals, West Virginia and Virginia Tech, will battle for the Black Diamond Trophy for the first time in 12 years on Saturday, September 2, at FedExField in Landover, Maryland.

Registration open for WVU Extension Service’s Small Farm Conference

Fri, 2017-02-03 13:14

For the thirteenth year, the West Virginia University Extension Service Small Farm Center is presenting the West Virginia Small Farm Conference to help agricultural producers around the state learn about making their operations more efficient, connected and profitable.

For either $70 per day or $190 for all three, producers can attend the annual offering at the Charleston Civic Center from Sunday, Feb. 12 through Tuesday, Feb. 14. Discounts are available for students and military veterans.

WVU Jackson’s Mill to host President’s Day buffet

Fri, 2017-02-03 13:06

Join West Virginia University Extension Service Jackson’s Mill for a celebratory President’s Day buffet.

The buffet will be held on Friday, Feb. 17 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Dining Hall in Weston, West Virginia.

Reed College of Media launches strategic communications Innovator-in-Residence program

Fri, 2017-02-03 12:53

Imagine walking into a small, dark tent. To the left are trash bags full of personal items; to the right, sleeping bags bundled on the ground. For some people in southern West Virginia, this is what home still looks like seven months after floods ravaged their communities. 

This spring, students in a strategic communications capstone course at the West Virginia University Reed College of Media are using virtual reality and 360° video to create empathy for flood victims and inspire action to help them.

WVU’s Reed College of Media launches strategic communications Innovator-in-Residence program with support from Harrison/Omnicom

Fri, 2017-02-03 12:42

Imagine walking into a small, dark tent. To the left are trash bags full of personal items; to the right, sleeping bags bundled on the ground. For some people in southern West Virginia, this is what home still looks like seven months after floods ravaged their communities. 

This spring, students in a strategic communications capstone course at the West Virginia University Reed College of Media are using virtual reality and 360° video to create empathy for flood victims and inspire action to help them.

Moritz named finalist for Professor of the Year by Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia

Fri, 2017-02-03 10:07

Joseph Moritz, professor of animal and nutritional sciences at West VirginiaUniversity, has been selected as one of five finalists for West Virginia Professor of the Year by the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia.

Gift from family foundation to advance poultry research at West Virginia University

Fri, 2017-02-03 09:53

Chicken. It’s what’s for dinner in most American households, according to recent data from the  U.S. Department of Agriculture. United States consumers ate 90 pounds of chicken per capita in 2015. With projections for a continued rise in poultry consumption, the importance for the poultry industry to produce the healthiest chickens possible remains paramount.

Thankfully, a $25,000 gift from the Briles Family Foundation has made it possible for one West Virginia University researcher to focus on this very outcome in the months ahead.

WVU Nursery School children and Morgantown High School students collaborate on robotics

Fri, 2017-02-03 09:45

Six years ago, teacher Bill Gibson of Morgantown High School received a request by students for a class that would allow them to gain knowledge and experience related to engineering prior to entering courses as students at the university level. This request led to the creation of the MHS engineering program.

This past fall, Gibson’s class collaborated with the West Virginia University Nursery School for their project. Through a Skype meeting, Gibson’s students solicited feedback from the three, four, and five year olds at the WVU Nursery School regarding the type of robots the children would like to see built. 

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