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Youths can connect with nature at 76th annual West Virginia Conservation Camp

Thu, 2017-05-11 09:01

Youths can learn to protect and preserve West Virginia’s natural resources at the West Virginia State Conservation Camp held Monday, June 12 through Saturday June 17, hosted by the West Virginia University Extension Service.

WVU Faculty honored for mentoring undergraduate students in research

Thu, 2017-05-11 08:10

Two professors who have engaged students in their research have received the 2017 Faculty Award for Distinction in Undergraduate Research Mentoring at West Virginia University.

Kirk Hazen, professor of English and director of the West Virginia Dialect Project, and Natalie Shook, associate professor of clinical psychology, will receive their awards May 11 at the Honors College medallion ceremony. Both are professors in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.

MEET THE GRADS: Sports enthusiast finds calling as teacher, coach

Thu, 2017-05-11 08:00

(Editor’s Note: As Commencement nears, WVUToday is featuring some of the University’s most dedicated graduates. Here is the story of one of those students.)

Danielle Poling is one of those Mountaineers who had her eyes set on West Virginia University all her life. A Core native, Poling grew up just 20 minutes outside of Morgantown and often came to campus with her mother, a WVU employee.

WVU Continuing Professional Education offers summer online certificates

Wed, 2017-05-10 13:00

Summer is a good time to take online classes and start working on that certificate that will help you get ahead in your career. WVU Continuing Professional Education is offering some of the hottest certificate programs around this summer, including data analysis, project management, digital marketing and social media for business.

Registration is going on now and most of the programs begin in early June.

MEET THE GRADS: Major switch opens degree path for a career WVU grad didn’t know existed

Wed, 2017-05-10 08:00

(Editor’s Note: As Commencement nears, WVUToday is featuring some of the University’s most dedicated graduates. Here is the story of one of those students.)

When Byron Utley’s friends recruited him to join the theatre crew in high school, he figured building sets was a good outlet for the skills he picked up in his computer drafting and shop classes. Six years later, Utley will graduate from West Virginia University with plans to make a mark on the design industry he never knew existed.

Three WVU graduating seniors receive Fulbright Scholarships to study abroad

Tue, 2017-05-09 14:26

Three members of the West Virginia University class of 2017 will take on teaching and research opportunities starting this fall as recipients of the 2017 Fulbright Scholarship. The students will study abroad, serving as representatives of the University while supporting the Fulbright Scholars’ mission of promoting international good will.

This year’s Fulbright Scholars—all from the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences—are:

Daniel Durbin named associate vice president for health affairs at University of Louisville

Tue, 2017-05-09 10:35

Daniel Durbin named associate vice president for health affairs at University of Louisville

University of Louisville issued the following announcement Tuesday, May 9.

Rifle team continues the legacy

Tue, 2017-05-09 09:55

The West Virginia University rifle team ended its 2016-17 season with its fifth straight, nation-best 19th national title at the 2017 NCAA Rifle Championships, held on March 10-11, at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Gee Mail: A note to the graduating self

Tue, 2017-05-09 09:09

As West Virginia University prepares to send more than 4,500 graduating students onto their next journey, President Gordon Gee pens a letter to his younger self in this Gee Mail after pondering, "What if I was a member of the Class of 2017?"

CONTACT: University Relations/Communications 

MEET THE GRADS: Thyroid cancer didn’t stop this WVU Medical Laboratory Science student from becoming a disease detective

Tue, 2017-05-09 08:00

(Editor’s Note: As Commencement nears, WVUToday is featuring some of the University’s most dedicated graduates. Here is the story of one of those students.)

Chelsea Bragg always dreamed of making a difference by helping others. A recent experience with cancer reinforced her resolve to pursue a career in diagnosing diseases and infections.

Manufacturing Extension Partnership to host workshop for small businesses with research potential

Mon, 2017-05-08 12:59

The West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership will host a workshop for small business owners and entrepreneurs seeking funding for potential research projects through the Small Business Innovation Research program.

The SBIR program is a competitive awards-based program that assists domestic small businesses in their efforts to engage in federal research and research and development. SBIR funds small businesses seeking to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.

WVU commencement ceremonies to take place this weekend

Mon, 2017-05-08 12:30

West Virginia University will send more than 4,500 graduates into the world this weekend as commencement ceremonies take place in three venues for all 17 colleges and schools.

Of those 4,500 graduates, 3,083 will receive their undergraduate degrees or certificates, 915 their master’s degrees and 531 have earned their doctorates.

WVU nursing graduate wants to be the voice for patients who need it most

Mon, 2017-05-08 11:35

If you ask Kat Deremer what she plans to do after graduating with her master’s degree in nursing from West Virginia University, she is quick to tell you that her dream job is to one day drive a van around West Virginia as a nurse practitioner providing healthcare resources to those who need it most. It sounds simple, but in many rural communities, access to care is limited.

West Virginia Business Hall of Fame partners with West Virginia Chamber to present annual Business Summit kickoff event

Mon, 2017-05-08 09:30

The West Virginia Business Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will kick off the West Virginia Business Summit at The Greenbrier, officials announced today (May 8). The Hall of Fame event will be held on the evening of August 29 at the world-renowned resort, with the 2017 business summit commencing the following day.

“We are so pleased to partner with the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame to present this prestigious event,” said Stephen G. Roberts, president of the West Virginia Chamber, host of the West Virginia Business Summit and Annual Meeting. “For nearly two decades, the Hall of Fame has recognized and honored individuals with a strong West Virginia connection who have made significant contributions to business. This event will be an exciting start to the Business Summit this and every year.”

WVU coaches area students to highest award at global robotics championship

Mon, 2017-05-08 08:00

The expertise of West Virginia University, the experience of community mentors and the minds of West Virginia high school students created a winning formula at the world’s largest event for STEM students. 

The Mountaineer Area RoboticS, or MARS, team received the Chairman’s Award at the annual FIRST Robotics Competition Championship in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 29. A team from Australia won the Chairman’s Award at the tandem championship event in Houston, Texas the weekend before. The highest honor given at the championships, the award recognizes the team that the organization thinks “best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST.” 

Bill Withers to talk music, artistic integrity at pre-commencement event

Fri, 2017-05-05 12:35

The public will get a rare opportunity to hear from a songwriter whose work explores the challenging daily lives of working people and simultaneously offers a seemingly endless supply of hope when he sits down with a West Virginia University scholar of commercial country and Appalachia traditional music.

A native West Virginian, Bill Withers’ 1971 debut album broke into the Top 40 of the Billboard album charts and generated two singles, “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Grandma’s Hands,” that reached the Top 50 of the Billboard “Hot 100” singles chart, launching more than a decade of chart and critical success.

WVU professor named a national Bellow Scholar

Thu, 2017-05-04 10:36

Jennifer Oliva, associate professor of law and public health at West Virginia University, has been selected a Bellow Scholar by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

She is the first WVU professor to be named a Bellow Scholar. The program recognizes and supports the research projects of clinical law teachers seeking to improve the quality of justice in communities, to enhance the delivery of legal services, and to promote economic and social justice.

WVU College of Law student elected to Morgantown city council, hopes to bring new perspective

Wed, 2017-05-03 15:00

West Virginia University students make a difference in Morgantown in a variety of ways, but one College of Law student will make his mark as a decision-maker on City Council.

Ryan Wallace, a rising third-year student, was elected in April and will begin his two-year term July 1.

Alumni Association receives $125,000 gift for the Dr. James and Karen Caveney Alumni Front Desk Welcome Center

Wed, 2017-05-03 12:20

The West Virginia University Alumni Association lobby has a new look thanks to a remarkable gift from alumni James and Karen Caveney. The newly named “James and Karen Caveney Welcome Center” will serve as the hub of information for events that are held at the Erickson Alumni Center. The beautiful and artistic front desk now offers a modern look in a professional atmosphere.

Dr. James and Karen Caveney share 19 WVU degrees within their immediate family; including eight doctorate degrees and are large supporters of West Virginia University’s mission to continue providing world-class research and education to the state of West Virginia and beyond.