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Ronnie Helmondollar named director of WVU Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources programs

Mon, 2017-04-03 14:00

After a nationwide search, Ronnie Helmondollar has been named program director of the West Virginia University Extension Service’s Agriculture and Natural Resources unit, effective Monday (April 3).

No stranger to the WVU Extension Service mission, Helmondollar’s appointment comes after serving on the administration team as the interim program director since 2015 and at the county level with 26 years of experience as an Extension agent.  

Carter wins NABC Defensive Player of the Year

Mon, 2017-04-03 10:11

West Virginia University men’s basketball guard Jevon Carter has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Defensive Player of the Year at the annual AT&T NABC Guardians of the Game Awards Show on Sunday evening at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix.

WVU campus will rediscover “Hidden Figures” from our nation’s history in the 2017-2018 Campus Read

Mon, 2017-04-03 09:30

The West Virginia University Campus Read for the 2017-2018 academic year will be Hidden Figures: The Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race.

Written by Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden Figures was made into a film released late last year. Both the book and the movie tell the extraordinary—and until now untold—story of the historical moment when the National Aeronautical and Space Administration first hired women as mathematicians and data analysts. The sweeping narrative is made personal through the focus throughout on three specific women of color: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson.