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Alsop, Congelio to begin new roles Aug. 1

Tue, 2017-08-01 08:46

Rob Alsop will officially begin his new role as West Virginia University’s vice president for strategic initiatives effective Tuesday (Aug. 1). Consistent with the transition, Paula Congelio, associate vice president and chief financial officer for WVU Health Sciences, will expand her duties and serve as vice president and chief financial officer for the University also beginning Tuesday.

WVU Libraries hosts ‘Imagining the West Side’ exhibit, tour and talk in conjunction with Campus Read

Mon, 2017-07-31 13:33

West Virginia University Libraries and the WVU School of Public Health are collaborating on an exhibit and talk that examines the impact of socio-economic factors on health issues and connects with the University’s 2017-2018 Campus Read title, Hidden Figures.

One Foundation continues support of Food Justice Lab and FIRSTHAND at WVU

Mon, 2017-07-31 13:30

The One Foundation recently awarded a $30,000 grant to the Food Justice Lab, housed in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University to provide technical support for the FIRSTHAND Coffee Cooperative, a youth led coffee enterprise started on the WVU campus in 2012.

Buchanan named Big 12 Athlete of the Year

Thu, 2017-07-27 10:46

West Virginia University women’s soccer defender Kadeisha Buchanan has been named the 2016-17 Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year.

Buchanan named Big 12 athlete of the year

Thu, 2017-07-27 10:46

West Virginia University women’s soccer defender Kadeisha Buchanan has been named the 2016-17 Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year.

WVU faculty awarded Big 12 research grants

Thu, 2017-07-27 09:15

Eleven West Virginia University faculty members have been awarded research grants from the Office of the Provost as part of the 2017-2018 Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program.

The program offers faculty members at institutions in the Big 12 Conference the opportunity to travel to other member institutions to pursue collaborative research in a wide variety of ways. Our university application specifies that award recipients may each use up to $2500 to “work on collaborative research, consult with faculty and students, offer a series of lectures or symposia, acquire new skills, or take advantage of a unique archive or laboratory facility.”

Mountaineer Kids Club returns for 2017-18

Wed, 2017-07-26 11:18

Sign-ups for the Mountaineer Kids Club, presented by Chick-fil-A on Patteson Drive, are now available for the 2017-18 season.

Mountaineer Kids Club returns for 2017-18

Wed, 2017-07-26 11:18

Sign-ups for the Mountaineer Kids Club, presented by Chick-fil-A on Patteson Drive, are now available for the 2017-18 season.

Fairgoers can celebrate WVU’s 150th at 2017 State Fair of West Virginia

Tue, 2017-07-25 10:45

Fairgoers can play games and be involved in activities at West Virginia University exhibits, learn about WVU Extension Service programs and celebrate WVU’s 150th birthday at the State Fair of West Virginia, Aug. 10-19 in Fairlea.

The WVU Building is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the exception of Thursday, August 10 when the building opens at 2 p.m. (official start of the State Fair) and the final day of the fair when the building closes at 5 p.m.

Huggins announces staff reorganization

Tue, 2017-07-25 09:48

West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins announced two title changes and a new hire for the men’s basketball staff.

Huggins announces staff reorganization

Tue, 2017-07-25 09:48

West Virginia University basketball coach Bob Huggins announced two title changes and a new hire for the men’s basketball staff.

Positive experiences turn campers into students at WVU

Mon, 2017-07-24 14:30

Not only are West Virginia University’s Engineering Challenge Camps a great way to introduce students to the possibilities in STEM-related fields, they also serve as a great recruiting tool for the Statler College.

“The camps act as a recruitment tool because campers have the opportunity to spend a week on campus learning about all the exciting things happening at WVU engineering,” said Cate Schlobohm, Statler College outreach program coordinator. “For many campers, this is their first time on a college campus, so the camps help take away some of the mystery of what it’s like to go away to college.”

WVU alumni establish science and engineering scholarships for West Virginia students

Mon, 2017-07-24 14:00

Future students in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences will benefit from an endowed scholarship created by a generous estate gift from West Virginia University alumni Charlie and Barbe Meredith.

The Charles E. and Barbara R. Meredith Scholarship will recognize rising full-time sophomores, juniors and seniors within the Statler and Eberly Colleges who have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to West Virginia residents.

WVU’s experimental journalism project focused on Appalachia reaches international milestone

Mon, 2017-07-24 12:01

Since its launch in January, the West Virginia University Reed College of Media’s digital publication, “100 Days in Appalachia,” has earned a reputation among national media as a “go-to” source for stories about the challenges and hopes of Appalachia during President Donald Trump’s administration.  

Now, the start-up publication is gaining an international audience. One of the United Kingdom’s top newspapers, The Guardian, recently co-published an article with “100 Day” detailing how the social media site “Reddit” has become a lifeline for opioid addicts in the region. The story trended quickly after it was published, receiving more than 15,000 hits in the first few hours.

Diaz appointed interim dean of WVU Libraries

Mon, 2017-07-24 09:29

West Virginia University’s associate dean of Libraries, Karen Diaz, has been appointed interim dean of Libraries effective July 31. Diaz steps into the role following the departure of Dean Jon Cawthorne, who left for a position at Wayne State University.

“Having been a professional librarian in higher education for 30 years, Karen obviously has tremendous experience,” said Provost Joyce McConnell. “She also has a clear understanding of how university libraries like ours need to redefine their role and the nature of their collections in the 21st century. I know that under her leadership, our talented library staff will flourish and our libraries will grow as extraordinary campus resources.”

Curtis named WVU Extension Service director of communications and marketing

Fri, 2017-07-21 14:47

At the heart of the West Virginia University Extension Service is a passion for the state and its people. That statement also holds true for Tara Curtis, the new director of communications and marketing for the University’s main outreach arm, bringing more than 20 years of public relations, communications and marketing experience to the unit.

Not only is she a Mountaineer through and through in regards to her work experience and academic career, but she’s also acutely aware of Extension’s mission as she spent part of her youth growing up in West Virginia 4-H programs.

West Virginia University research says technology that connects aging adults in rural areas with health experts improves weight loss

Fri, 2017-07-21 13:29

In many rural areas, treating chronic diseases related to diet and weight is challenging because of limited access to food and nutrition experts. A West Virginia University professor has found that using technology to connect those experts with middle-aged and older patients in those areas can improve nutritional health. 

Melissa Ventura Marra, assistant professor of human nutrition and foods in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, is part of a multistate research team that is evaluating how food security and lifestyle choices such as diet quality and physical activity affect individual health and well-being. 

Football Fan Day set for Sunday, August 13

Fri, 2017-07-21 12:08

Mountaineer fans will be given the opportunity to get autographs from their favorite WVU coaches and players at the WVU football team’s annual Fan Day on Sunday, August 13, at 1 p.m., in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility. Coach Dana Holgorsen, assistant coaches and WVU players will be signing autographs and visiting with fans from 1 - 3 p.m. Gates will open at 12:45 p.m.

Football Fan Day set for Sunday, August 13

Fri, 2017-07-21 12:08

Mountaineer fans will be given the opportunity to get autographs from their favorite WVU coaches and players at the WVU football team’s annual Fan Day on Sunday, August 13, at 1 p.m., in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility. Coach Dana Holgorsen, assistant coaches and WVU players will be signing autographs and visiting with fans from 1 - 3 p.m. Gates will open at 12:45 p.m.

WVU Libraries hosts WVU Press author, former student presentation on Appalachian music

Fri, 2017-07-21 11:00

Two research projects at West Virginia University focus on native Mountain State musicians who made their mark on the entertainment industry in different ways.

Associate professor of music history Travis Stimeling’s work on the Nashville Sound, a sub-genre of country music noted for its smoother elements (as opposed to “honky-tonk”), led him to Charlie McCoy from Oak Hill. McCoy, the leader of Hee Haw’s “Million Dollar Band” spent 20 years on television and contributed to some of the most successful recordings of country, pop and rock music of the last six decades.

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