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Celebrate the season at the 2017 WVU Jackson’s Mill Halloween Buffet

Mon, 2017-10-23 14:00

Bring your family, friends, costumes and appetites to the Halloween Buffett at West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill Sunday (Oct. 29) from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Dining Hall.   

The cost is $14 for adults and $7 for children ages 4-to-12. Children 3 and under eat for free. No reservations are needed. Cash, check payments and credit cards are accepted at the door

‘Most Loyals’ chosen for Mountaineer Week at WVU

Mon, 2017-10-23 12:30

A doctor known for his leadership and service, a successful entrepreneur, a highly-respected retired plant pathology professor and a dedicated administrative assistant are being honored as Most Loyals during the 70th annual Mountaineer Week, a celebration of Appalachian Heritage, Oct. 20-29, on West Virginia University’s campus.

The 2017 honorees are Dr. Ronald Wilkinson, Most Loyal West Virginian; Jon Hammock, Most Loyal Alumni Mountaineer; Mannon Gallegly, Most Loyal Faculty/Professional Staff Mountaineer; and Barbara Bodkins, Most Loyal Classified Staff Mountaineer. The group will be honored during halftime ceremonies of Saturday’s (Oct. 28) WVU-Oklahoma State football game.

Cisco executive, alumnus to address new digital era’s impact on education at WVU’s David C. Hardesty, Jr. Festival of Ideas series

Mon, 2017-10-23 11:00

There is no doubt that John Chambers has made an indelible impression on the global technology industry. And while he retired as chief executive officer of Cisco Systems Inc., in 2015 and plans to step down as Cisco’s executive chairman of the board at the end of the year when his term expires, Chambers is fully ready to take on new challenges.

A 1971 finance graduate of the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics and a 1974 WVU Law graduate, Chambers will speak on “The New Digital Era and the Implications for Education” on Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. The address is the latest in the David C. Hardesty Jr., Festival of Ideas series.

Men’s basketball to host charity exhibition game

Mon, 2017-10-23 09:41

The West Virginia University men's basketball team will host a charity exhibition game, presented by Coca-Cola, against Albany inside the WVU Coliseum on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross' hurricane relief efforts.

WVU researcher looks to Iceland to curb teen substance use in West Virginia

Mon, 2017-10-23 08:00

In Iceland, drug, alcohol and tobacco use in teens has been “virtually eradicated” as a result of a nationwide push to replace teens’ unsupervised, aimless leisure time with purposeful, organized activities. Now, a West Virginia University researcher is transplanting the program to West Virginia and hoping it takes root.

Alfgeir Kristjansson, an assistant professor in WVU’s School of Public Health, is studying data related to teen substance abuse in West Virginia. In 2016, his findings showed that at one high school in Wood County, 27 percent of students had smoked cigarettes, 41 percent had consumed alcohol and 20 percent had smoked marijuana.

Former ACLU president and law professor Nadine Strossen to speak at Mountainlair Oct. 24

Fri, 2017-10-20 09:00

The immediate past president of the American Civil Liberties Union and law school professor will speak at West Virginia University Oct. 24. Nadine Strossen, currently the John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at the New York Law School, will speak at the Gluck Theater at the WVU Mountainlair at 4 p.m. 

The event is co-hosted by the WVU College of Law and the Center for Free Enterprise at the College of Business and Economics. WVU students, the West Virginia University community and the public are invited to attend the free event.

Big 12 enrollment, business officers gather at WVU for annual meeting

Fri, 2017-10-20 08:45

More than 80 business and enrollment officers from around the Big 12 athletic conference will be on the campus of West Virginia University beginning Sunday for their annual three-day meeting.

“Many miles separate our institutions, but we have much in common,” said Anjali Halabe, WVU’s associate vice president for finance. “Today’s challenges facing higher education affect all of us as we work to move our universities forward. There is much we can learn from each other – and much we can do collaboratively.”

Pearl Harbor survivor to be honored at WVU Veterans Celebration

Fri, 2017-10-20 08:30

The world’s second oldest Pearl Harbor survivor will be honored at an event celebrating West Virginia University’s 150th anniversary.

At 104, Navy Lt. Jim Downing (Ret.), who was aboard the USS West Virginia during the attack, will be recognized by the WVU Alumni Association in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Nov. 3 on the downtown campus where the ship’s mast and bell are exhibited in front of Oglebay Hall. Following the ceremony, Downing will participate in a book signing at the WVU Bookstore at 11 a.m.

2017 WVU Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer candidates named as part of Mountaineer Week, Oct. 20-29

Thu, 2017-10-19 13:00

West Virginia University has announced the finalists for Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer 2017, an award that recognizes students’ exemplary academic achievement and extracurricular involvement.

A Mountaineer Week tradition, Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer will be named at the Saturday (Oct. 28) WVU football game vs. Oklahoma State at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Gee Mail Goes Clubbin'

Thu, 2017-10-19 09:28

No…not those clubs. 

CONTACT: University Relations/Communications 

WVU coaches wives give beyond the game

Thu, 2017-10-19 08:42

Kerry Gibson, wife of West Virginia Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator Tony Gibson, is leading a group of Mountaineer football coaches' wives in a fundraising effort to raise money for victims of recent natural disasters.

WVU’s 70th annual celebration of Mountaineer Week begins Friday

Wed, 2017-10-18 13:00

West Virginia University’s Mountaineer Week gives students and other guests the opportunity to discover the historically rich culture of West Virginia and Appalachia by showcasing music, cuisine, arts, influential people and various traditions that make West Virginia unique.

The celebration, now in its 70th year, will kick off at 11:30 a.m. Friday (Oct. 20) with an opening ceremony in the Mountainlair Ballroom, featuring keynote speaker Tom Sloane, a retired long-term WVU student life administrator, and a musical performance by Mountaineer Idol finalist Natto Soares.

WVU opens new inhalation facility, $1.7 million NIH grant investigates effects of inhaled particles on health

Wed, 2017-10-18 08:00

Sunscreen spray, a necessary defense against the risks associated with sun exposure, can present a risk of its own. The reflective nanoparticles that protect your skin can also be inhaled, making it harder for the smallest blood vessels in the body to dilate and contract in response to cells’ needs. We encounter risks such as these every day, in common activities, and the cumulative toll on our health may be at a tipping point. 

West Virginia University’s new Inhalation Facility will be the home for research and collaborations that measure, identify and discover how the particles we breathe affect our health. Timothy Nurkiewicz, a microvascular physiologist in the School of Medicine’s Department of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, is the director of the new lab.