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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.