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Late WVU fan leaves more than $40K for scholarships for student athletes

Mon, 2017-07-03 08:30

West Virginia University undergraduate athletes will benefit from a $44,000 gift from the late Marcella Hoylman of Fairmont, an avid supporter of the University and its sports teams, who passed away earlier this year. 

The gift will supplement the Donald and Marcella Hoylman Athletic Scholarship established by the Hoylman family in 1996. The fund provides financial assistance to WVU athletes who show acceptable academic promise and have a record of good citizenship. 

WVU engineering professors receive top honors from the American Industrial Hygiene Association

Fri, 2017-06-30 14:30

Two professors from the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering at West Virginia University were honored during the 2017 American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference and Exposition, held on June 4-7, in Seattle, Washington.

Professor Steven Guffey was named a 2017 AIHA Fellow. Fellows are outstanding members of AIHA who are recognized for their achievements and contributions to the field of industrial hygiene.

WVU to implement NFL's clear bag policy

Fri, 2017-06-30 11:06

To provide a safer environment for Mountaineer fans and to expedite entry into all ticketed WVU athletic events, the West Virginia Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will implement the NFL’s Clear Bag Policy starting with the 2017-18 season.

WVU business students’ creativity cultivated through board game development project

Thu, 2017-06-29 14:30

When Dr. Jody Crosno, an associate professor of marketing and the marketing Ph.D. coordinator at the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, found out that board game sales experienced double-digit growth between 2010 and 2015, the idea lightbulb appeared above her head. She capitalized on the trend and brought the concept into her Marketing 350: Product and Price Policies course with a hands-on, student project.

Marketing 350 students were tasked with developing a new board game targeted to the 6-9 age range that focused on current trends in the board game industry. They had to research the current trends, develop a new game concept to be play tested by families with children in the target age group in the Morgantown area, revise the product based on feedback and present the final product at a trade show.

Nau to retire as vice president and dean of WVU’s Eastern Campus; Eggleston to serve as interim

Thu, 2017-06-29 13:30

Konrad C. Nau, M.D., associate vice president for health sciences and dean of West Virginia University’s Eastern Campus, has announced that he will retire from the University this summer. Emma Morton-Eggleston, M.D., M.P.H., has been appointed to serve as interim associate vice president of Health Sciences and dean of WVU’s Eastern Campus.

WVU alumni defy boundaries, support geology field camps

Thu, 2017-06-29 13:00

Field work experience motivated West Virginia University geology alumni Chris (Ph.D., 1992) and Tammy Christopher (Ph.D., 1991) to support the preparation of future geology students through the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Geology Field Experience Fund.

WVU Board approves $1.07 billion budget, 5 percent increase in tuition for FY18

Thu, 2017-06-29 10:58

The West Virginia University Board of Governors on Thursday (June 29) unanimously approved a $1.07 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, including an average 5 percent tuition increase. 

While the budget adopted by the Legislature last week reflected a 6.6 percent, or $8.7 million, reduction in state support, the Board was able to keep to its previous plan for tuition increases. The reduction is about $3 million more than had been anticipated; the Legislature has reduced state support to WVU by more than $38 million in the last four years. 

Buchanan a Nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year

Thu, 2017-06-29 08:40

Women’s soccer senior defender Kadeisha Buchanan is West Virginia University’s nominee for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award.

Continuous flood relief efforts forge strong bond for new WVU MBA students

Thu, 2017-06-29 08:30

For West Virginians, especially those in the southern part of the state, the world stopped spinning on June 23, 2016. Torrential rainfall caused rivers to swell and a devastating flood across several counties.

A little more than one year since the catastrophic event, families continue to mourn the loss of 24 lives, and communities carry on the rebuilding of businesses, homes and the lives that remain.