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WVU Reed College of Media launches new Sports and Adventure Media major

Thu, 2017-10-12 12:30

West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media has developed the only known undergraduate major in the country to focus on sports and adventure media.

With its big-time college sports programs and beautiful natural setting, the Mountain State is a mecca for sports and adventure enthusiasts, and also the perfect setting for the new major designed to prepare students for careers in sports journalism and adventure media communications.

WVU Reed College of Media launches new Sports and Adventure Media major

Thu, 2017-10-12 12:30

West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media has developed the only known undergraduate major in the country to focus on sports and adventure media.

With its big-time college sports programs and beautiful natural setting, the Mountain State is a mecca for sports and adventure enthusiasts, and also the perfect setting for the new major designed to prepare students for careers in sports journalism and adventure media communications.

Tradition runs deep: Gaziano family creates WVU English professorship

Thu, 2017-10-12 09:30

The Mountaineer tradition runs deep for the Gaziano family of Charleston, West Virginia. Dominic Gaziano, Rosalie Gaziano and their five sons all graduated from West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, totaling 28 years of enrollment.

WVU Office of Greek Life renamed, launches new diversity, inclusion initiatives

Thu, 2017-10-12 08:00

While recognizing the sometimes negative connotations of Greek life, West Virginia University will emphasize the goals of diversity and inclusion, by renaming the Office of Greek Life to the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, while the organizations are expanding their philanthropy mission to build a new school in a developing country.

“I am committed to making positive changes and holding the WVU Greek community to a higher standard,” said Matthew Richardson, who will continue to direct the office. “My first steps on campus were spent elevating dialogue on diversity and inclusion among fraternity and sorority members to better align our core values with the University’s values.

WVU Office of Greek Life renamed, launches new diversity, inclusion initiatives

Thu, 2017-10-12 08:00

While recognizing the sometimes negative connotations of Greek life, West Virginia University will emphasize the goals of diversity and inclusion, by renaming the Office of Greek Life to the Office of Fraternities and Sororities, while the organizations are expanding their philanthropy mission to build a new school in a developing country.

“I am committed to making positive changes and holding the WVU Greek community to a higher standard,” said Matthew Richardson, who will continue to direct the office. “My first steps on campus were spent elevating dialogue on diversity and inclusion among fraternity and sorority members to better align our core values with the University’s values.

WVU realigns key units to improve efficiency and effectiveness

Wed, 2017-10-11 14:00

Several key units at West Virginia University have been realigned to improve efficiency and effectiveness, the University announced Wednesday. 

Institutional Research moves from Strategic Initiatives to the Office of the Provost and will report to Vice Provost John Campbell. Enrollment Management, which includes student recruitment and financial aid, moves from the provost’s office to an expanded University Relations, where it will report to Vice President Sharon Martin. Also, the Parents Club will move from Student Life to University Relations, while continuing to have a strong partnership with Student Life leadership and initiatives. 

WVU realigns key units to improve efficiency and effectiveness

Wed, 2017-10-11 14:00

Several key units at West Virginia University have been realigned to improve efficiency and effectiveness, the University announced Wednesday.

Institutional Research moves from Strategic Initiatives to the Office of the Provost and will report to Vice Provost John Campbell. Enrollment Management, which includes student recruitment and financial aid, moves from the provost’s office to an expanded University Relations, where it will report to Vice President Sharon Martin. Also, the Parents Club will move from Student Life to University Relations.

WVU team of business and engineering students wins third straight supply chain competition at University of Pittsburgh

Wed, 2017-10-11 10:23

The team was made up of two students each from the College of Business and Economics and the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. Of the four years the competition has been held, WVU has won three times. The group included engineering students James Carnes and Ashley Skertic, and business students Ryan Jadra and Amy Toscano.

“The case study was about a company that produced spices,” said Toscano, a junior global supply chain management major from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. “The company’s biggest problems were the inability to fulfill customer orders on time due to the large variety of products and unpredictable demand. Forecasting and inventory management were a major challenge for the company.”

WVU team of business and engineering students wins third straight supply chain competition at University of Pittsburgh

Wed, 2017-10-11 10:23

The team was made up of two students each from the College of Business and Economics and the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. Of the four years the competition has been held, WVU has won three times. The group included engineering students James Carnes and Ashley Skertic, and business students Ryan Jadra and Amy Toscano.

“The case study was about a company that produced spices,” said Toscano, a junior global supply chain management major from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. “The company’s biggest problems were the inability to fulfill customer orders on time due to the large variety of products and unpredictable demand. Forecasting and inventory management were a major challenge for the company.”

WVU to celebrate Mountaineer Nation Day Oct. 21 

Tue, 2017-10-10 13:00

West Virginia University fans from around the world will celebrate the sixth-annual Mountaineer Nation Day Oct. 21. 

Mountaineer Nation Day is a 24-hour period dedicated to fans and their pride and passion for WVU. This year’s celebration will take place on the day the football team takes on Baylor, televised at 8 p.m. on Fox Sports 2.

WVU to celebrate Mountaineer Nation Day Oct. 21 

Tue, 2017-10-10 13:00

West Virginia University fans from around the world will celebrate the sixth-annual Mountaineer Nation Day Oct. 21. 

Mountaineer Nation Day is a 24-hour period dedicated to fans and their pride and passion for WVU. This year’s celebration will take place on the day the football team takes on Baylor, televised at 8 p.m. on Fox Sports 2.

Oh my gourd!

Tue, 2017-10-10 09:30

For West Virginia University horticulture student Dustin Trychta, growing giant pumpkins isn’t a hobby; it’s a passion.

As a child, Trychta was fascinated by the giant pumpkins grown by his neighbor. He longed to buy one for Halloween each year, but they were always too expensive.

Oh my gourd!

Tue, 2017-10-10 09:30

For West Virginia University horticulture student Dustin Trychta, growing giant pumpkins isn’t a hobby; it’s a passion.

As a child, Trychta was fascinated by the giant pumpkins grown by his neighbor. He longed to buy one for Halloween each year, but they were always too expensive.

WVU professor addresses national association on responding to violent incidents such as an active shooter

Mon, 2017-10-09 14:00

Six years ago, an active shooter walked into the psychiatric institute and clinic in western Pennsylvania where West Virginia University School of Medicine professor Sally Lucci, RHIA, CCA was then serving as the Health Information Management Director. She credits the training she received and the organizational and personal plan she was familiar with for enabling her to respond with the right decisions.

The number of mass homicides in the United States has continued to increase. Last week, more than 50 people were killed and 500 injured in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. These events are tragic with a staggering loss of life. Law enforcement, government and the public continue to seek ways to predict and prevent these tragedies from occurring. 

WVU professor addresses national association on responding to violent incidents such as an active shooter

Mon, 2017-10-09 14:00

Six years ago, an active shooter walked into the psychiatric institute and clinic in western Pennsylvania where West Virginia University School of Medicine professor Sally Lucci, RHIA, CCA was then serving as the Health Information Management Director. She credits the training she received and the organizational and personal plan she was familiar with for enabling her to respond with the right decisions.

The number of mass homicides in the United States has continued to increase. Last week, more than 50 people were killed and 500 injured in Las Vegas in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. These events are tragic with a staggering loss of life. Law enforcement, government and the public continue to seek ways to predict and prevent these tragedies from occurring. 

WVU to hold inaugural Day of Giving Nov. 8

Mon, 2017-10-09 12:30

One day. The words suggest a moment and a future. Both are being emphasized on Nov. 8 as West Virginia University is reaching out to students, alumni and friends, encouraging them to make a gift–especially ones that go to the general, unrestricted needs of the University and its schools and colleges.

The WVU Foundation is organizing the University’s inaugural Day of Giving, 24-hour online fundraising effort, as a simple way for University supporters to contribute to the Foundation’s “State of Minds” Campaign.

WVU to hold inaugural Day of Giving Nov. 8

Mon, 2017-10-09 12:30

One day. The words suggest a moment and a future. Both are being emphasized on Nov. 8 as West Virginia University is reaching out to students, alumni and friends, encouraging them to make a gift–especially ones that go to the general, unrestricted needs of the University and its schools and colleges.

The WVU Foundation is organizing the University’s inaugural Day of Giving, 24-hour online fundraising effort, as a simple way for University supporters to contribute to the Foundation’s “State of Minds” Campaign.

Baylor football game time set for 8 p.m.

Mon, 2017-10-09 12:21

The Big 12 Conference has announced that WVU's Saturday, Oct. 21, Big 12 Conference football game against Baylor at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas, will be televised on FS2 at 8 p.m.. ET.

Tent City returns for WVU Homecoming

Mon, 2017-10-09 09:30

The fourth annual Tent City is making a comeback this week in celebration of West Virginia University Homecoming and the Mountaineer’s first 2017 Big 12 Conference football season home game. WVU students will begin erecting tents Tuesday (Oct. 10) at 8 a.m. on the Mountainlair Plaza and will camp until noon on Friday (Oct. 13) in anticipation of the 2017 Homecoming football weekend.

The Mountaineers will take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders on Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium with official kickoff time at noon.

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