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WVU’s Project Lead The Way training builds foundation for students to reach national conference

Wed, 2017-10-04 12:30

Students from Spring Valley High School in Huntington and their instructor, James Coble, have been selected to present at the national Project Lead The Way Summit Oct. 22-25 in Orlando, Florida.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides science, technology, engineering and math curriculum and professional development opportunities to K-12 teachers. West Virginia University has been an affiliate of the program since 2006.

WVU’s Project Lead The Way training builds foundation for students to reach national conference

Wed, 2017-10-04 12:30

Students from Spring Valley High School in Huntington and their instructor, James Coble, have been selected to present at the national Project Lead The Way Summit Oct. 22-25 in Orlando, Florida.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides science, technology, engineering and math curriculum and professional development opportunities to K-12 teachers. West Virginia University has been an affiliate of the program since 2006.

Women’s basketball game times announced

Wed, 2017-10-04 09:19

The Mountaineers unofficially open the season on Oct. 29, when they host West Virginia Wesleyan in an exhibition game at 4 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown.

WVU-sponsored youth special needs program to benefit from technology-based partnership

Wed, 2017-10-04 08:30

West Virginia University professor’s partnership with a high school robotics team has led to the development of a robot that will enable kids with special needs to kick a soccer ball.

Andrea Taliaferro, associate professor, directs the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Friday Morning Adapted Physical Education Program, a collaborative partnership between WVU and Monongalia County Schools. The clinic provides physical education and activity programing for children with special needs. 

WVU-sponsored youth special needs program to benefit from technology-based partnership

Wed, 2017-10-04 08:30

West Virginia University professor’s partnership with a high school robotics team has led to the development of a robot that will enable kids with special needs to kick a soccer ball.

Andrea Taliaferro, associate professor, directs the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Friday Morning Adapted Physical Education Program, a collaborative partnership between WVU and Monongalia County Schools. The clinic provides physical education and activity programing for children with special needs. 

WVU Alumni Association announces 2017 Homecoming award recipients

Wed, 2017-10-04 08:00

The innovative team at the Center for Alternative Fuels Engines and Emissions, known as CAFEE, will be the West Virginia University Homecoming Parade grand marshals.

Dan Carder, Arvind Thiruvengadam, Greg Thompson, Marc Besch and Hemanth Kappanna will jointly serve as the grand marshals for the annual parade scheduled for Friday (Oct. 13) at 6:30 p.m. on High Street in Morgantown, according to the WVU Alumni Association.

WVU Alumni Association announces 2017 Homecoming award recipients

Wed, 2017-10-04 08:00

The West Virginia University Alumni Association has announced this year’s Homecoming Parade grand marshals to the innovative team at the Center for Alternative Fuels Engines and Emissions. Dan Carder, Arvind Thiruvengadam, Marc Besch and Hemanth Kappanna will serve as the grand marshals for the annual Homecoming parade scheduled for Friday (Oct. 13) at 6:30 p.m. on High Street in Morgantown.

Carder, a Parkersburg native and director of CAFEE, along with his research team including Thiruvengadam, Besch and Kappanna broke open the Volkswagen emissions scandal in 2016. As the first to test emissions from U.S. diesel vehicles while on the road, the team found elevated levels of oxides of nitrogen in Volkswagen diesel vehicles.

‘One Mountaineer Family’ to be theme of 2017 Diversity Week

Mon, 2017-10-02 12:15

West Virginia University’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion announces Diversity Week will begin Saturday, October 7 and continue through Saturday, October 14 with “One Mountaineer Family” as the theme.

“Diversity Week highlights the ongoing effort to promote Diversity at West Virginia University. We endeavor on a daily basis to foster a culture that is welcoming, inclusive and respectful of diverse cultures, views and opinions,” said David M. Fryson, vice president for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

‘One Mountaineer Family’ to be theme of 2017 Diversity Week

Mon, 2017-10-02 12:15

West Virginia University’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion announces Diversity Week will begin Saturday, October 7 and continue through Saturday, October 14 with “One Mountaineer Family” as the theme.

“Diversity Week highlights the ongoing effort to promote Diversity at West Virginia University. We endeavor on a daily basis to foster a culture that is welcoming, inclusive and respectful of diverse cultures, views and opinions,” said David M. Fryson, vice president for the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

WVU and Benedum Foundation partner to form a research and outreach center to support the WVPEC, tap Donna Peduto as executive director

Mon, 2017-10-02 09:30

Donna Hoylman Peduto, an experienced educator and long-time expert in educational policy in West Virginia, has been named executive director of the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative. The WVPEC was convened three years ago by WVU President Gordon Gee and Dr. Suzanne Shipley, then president of Shepherd University. Peduto’s first move is to provide support for the WVPEC, made possible by a new partnership between West Virginia University and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

First convened in 2015 with 11 members, including Peduto and WVU College of Education and Human Services Dean Gypsy Denzine as co-chairs, the WVPEC has already proven to be a nimble and effective entity working to improve public education at all levels in the state. The group took the lead on Academic Spotlight, a statewide survey of educational standards conducted in 2015, and held its first annual Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy this past January.

WVU and Benedum Foundation partner to form a research and outreach center to support the WVPEC, tap Donna Peduto as executive director

Mon, 2017-10-02 09:30

Donna Hoylman Peduto, an experienced educator and long-time expert in educational policy in West Virginia, has been named executive director of the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative. The WVPEC was convened three years ago by WVU President Gordon Gee and Dr. Suzanne Shipley, then president of Shepherd University. Peduto’s first move is to provide support for the WVPEC, made possible by a new partnership between West Virginia University and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

First convened in 2015 with 11 members, including Peduto and WVU College of Education and Human Services Dean Gypsy Denzine as co-chairs, the WVPEC has already proven to be a nimble and effective entity working to improve public education at all levels in the state. The group took the lead on Academic Spotlight, a statewide survey of educational standards conducted in 2015, and held its first annual Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy this past January.

No. 1 Mountaineers win, shoot NCAA record

Mon, 2017-10-02 08:24

The No. 1-ranked West Virginia University rifle team opened its 2017-18 home season at the WVU Rifle Range with a runaway victory, defeating No. 5 Ohio State, 4731-4683. The Mountaineers' (2-0, 1-0 GARC) aggregate total tops its best 2016-17 mark of 4726 and is nine shots short of matching the team's NCAA record of 4740, shot on Jan. 17, 2016.

WVU announces 2017 Homecoming court; voting begins Oct. 10

Mon, 2017-10-02 08:00

Candidates for West Virginia University’s 2017 Homecoming court have been selected.

The candidates, five women and two men, will begin campaigning today (Oct. 2). Voting will take place on Tuesday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at two locations: the Mountainlair and the Student Recreation Center

WVU announces 2017 Homecoming court; voting begins Oct. 10

Mon, 2017-10-02 08:00

Candidates for West Virginia University’s 2017 Homecoming court have been selected.

The candidates, five women and two men, will begin campaigning today (Oct. 2). Voting will take place on Tuesday, October 10 and Wednesday, October 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at two locations: the Mountainlair and the Student Recreation Center

Huggins upbeat as team begins preseason work

Fri, 2017-09-29 14:08

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins visited with media Thursday afternoon (Sept. 28) on the eve of his 11th basketball campaign at WVU, and his 36th overall. Official practice began Friday (Sept. 29).

WVU and Benedum Foundation partner to form a research and outreach center to support the WVPEC, tap Donna Peduto as executive director

Fri, 2017-09-29 09:28

Donna Hoylman Peduto, an experienced educator and long-time expert in educational policy in West Virginia, has been named executive director of the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative. The WVPEC was convened three years ago by WVU President Gordon Gee and Dr. Suzanne Shipley, then president of Shepherd University. Peduto’s first move is to provide support for the WVPEC, made possible by a new partnership between West Virginia University and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

First convened in 2015 with 11 members, including Peduto and WVU College of Education and Human Services Dean Gypsy Denzine as co-chairs, the WVPEC has already proven to be a nimble and effective entity working to improve public education at all levels in the state. The group took the lead on Academic Spotlight, a statewide survey of educational standards conducted in 2015, and held its first annual Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy this past January.

WVU Extension celebrates future leaders as part of National 4-H Week

Fri, 2017-09-29 08:55

Young people who participate in 4-H gain valuable leadership skills that will serve them well inside and outside of the classroom. WVU Extension 4-H’ers will join more than 63,000 of their peers in celebrating National 4-H Week. The week-long celebration  begins Oct. 1 and runs through Oct. 7 and will focus on theme, “Grow True Leaders.”

West Virginia youths enjoy programming and activities such as robotics, initiating community service projects, gaining leadership skills and more as part of West Virginia 4-H Youth Development efforts.

WVU Extension celebrates future leaders as part of National 4-H Week

Fri, 2017-09-29 08:55

Young people who participate in 4-H gain valuable leadership skills that will serve them well inside and outside of the classroom. WVU Extension 4-H’ers will join more than 63,000 of their peers in celebrating National 4-H Week. The week-long celebration  begins Oct. 1 and runs through Oct. 7 and will focus on theme, “Grow True Leaders.”

West Virginia youths enjoy programming and activities such as robotics, initiating community service projects, gaining leadership skills and more as part of West Virginia 4-H Youth Development efforts.

From Your Eyes to Your Ears… WVU Magazine unleashes Sparked, a new podcast

Fri, 2017-09-29 08:00

You've read our magazine. Now you can experience it in an auditory realm. 

Sparked is a podcast of West Virginia University Magazine that is all about the people who are changing Appalachia’s future for the better. We know you’ve heard about our challenges. But there’s more to the story. Reporting on the region every day for several years has shown us how the University’s people are setting off sparks that are changing the economy, jobs, education and perceptions of Appalachian culture. 

From Your Eyes to Your Ears… WVU Magazine unleashes Sparked, a new podcast

Fri, 2017-09-29 08:00

You've read our magazine. Now you can experience it in an auditory realm. 

Sparked is a podcast of West Virginia University Magazine that is all about the people who are changing Appalachia’s future for the better. We know you’ve heard about our challenges. But there’s more to the story. Reporting on the region every day for several years has shown us how the University’s people are setting off sparks that are changing the economy, jobs, education and perceptions of Appalachian culture. 

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