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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. 

WVU Medicine and Rockefeller family announce new neuroscience institute

Thu, 2017-09-28 16:06

WVU Medicine and the Rockefeller family announced today that they have appointed neuroscientist Ali Rezai, M.D. to lead the comprehensive and integrated clinical and research programs in the neurosciences at West Virginia University and WVU Medicine. He will do so at the newly formed West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.

Where is all the water from?

Thu, 2017-09-28 14:27

Emily Bausher, a student in the geology master of science program at West Virginia University, and her adviser, associate professor of geology Dorothy Vesper, are measuring the quantity and quality of the water along Peters Mountain in Monroe County in collaboration with the Indian Creek Watershed Association.

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