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Country roads take students home to WVU Welcome Week

Mon, 2017-08-07 12:30

As country roads lead some 5,200 first-year students to Morgantown this week, they will be met with a week of activities centered around student life and culture at West Virginia University

"I do not have a favorite time of year. But if I had to choose one, the return of so many students to campus would be a top contender," said President Gordon Gee. "I love to see the wide-eyed faces of our new students and the joy of friends seeing each other again after months apart. 

2017 Pride Travel Fund to help WVU Marching Band make trips to Maryland, Charleston

Mon, 2017-08-07 08:30

Alumni and friends of West Virginia University and the Mountaineer Marching Band are being asked to help the band travel this fall, including a planned trip to Landover, Maryland, for the Sept. 3 football game against the Virginia Tech Hokies.

In addition to the trip to Maryland, the band will travel to Charleston for the annual Gazette-Mail/Kanawha County Band Festival, an event that hosts high school bands from Kanawha County, and the 2017 Buckwheat Festival in Kingwood. 

WVU Medicine’s Dr. A.J. Monseau to serve as head team physician and medical director for WVU Athletics

Fri, 2017-08-04 10:53

A.J. Monseau, M.D., WVU Medicine Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine physician, has been selected to serve as head team physician and medical director for WVU Athletics.

WVU women’s soccer team opens season ranked No. 1

Fri, 2017-08-04 10:29

For the first time in program history, the West Virginia University women’s soccer team will open a season ranked No. 1 nationally, as the Mountaineers own the top spot in the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women National Preseason Ranking.

West Virginia University’s PRT resumes operation Aug. 10

Thu, 2017-08-03 14:00

 The West Virginia University Personal Rapid Transit system will resume operations for Welcome Week activities beginning Aug. 10 with hours from 6:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.

PRT modernization efforts to replace the automatic train control system will continue into the fall/spring semesters in preparation for full scale testing and commissioning during the summer of 2018.

High school students discover passion for business and state at Governor’s School for Entrepreneurship

Thu, 2017-08-03 10:15

From the first day of the 2017 Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship at West Virginia University, high school students from different areas of the state worked with economics experts from the University and West Virginia to transform their passions and ideas into reality.

During the 21-day residential program (July 5-25) GSE students honed their entrepreneurial mindsets through lectures and presentations, hands-on workshops, competitions, travel and adventure.

WVU Engineering Challenge Camps help long-time camper discover his passion

Wed, 2017-08-02 11:30

While the program has evolved in many ways over the years the one thing that has remained constant has been the attendance of Max Kemp-Rye, the only student to attend all six years of the program.

2016-17 WVU Annual Report Now Online

Wed, 2017-08-02 10:59

One of the greatest seasons in WVU sports history is encapsulated in the 2016-17 West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics Annual Report, now available online through

Groundbreaking date set for Preston County dam rehabilitation project that will benefit local residents and advance WVU research

Wed, 2017-08-02 08:45

A collaboration between the West Virginia Conservation Agency, the Monongahela Conservation District, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and West Virginia University will result in improved safety for local residents, real savings for some Preston County water customers and research for faculty and students.

At 11 a.m. on August 7, ground will be broken on a nearly $8 million rehabilitation of the Upper Deckers Creek Site 1 dam in Preston County. The depth of water behind the dam, built in 1969, will be increased by 10 feet to create a dedicated water supply for the Public Service District No. 1 in Arthurdale and to bring the dam into current design and construction standards.

$55 million grant boosts health research at WVU, other universities, hospitals and clinics

Tue, 2017-08-01 11:00

Recommitting themselves to bring the benefits of research out of labs and hospitals and into the lives of West Virginia people and communities, a coalition of federal agencies, universities, hospitals and clinics will develop dozens of efforts over the next five years to battle addiction and cancer and reduce the impact of cardiovascular and neurological diseases.

A $20 million federal grant will be matched by $35.5 million in continued support from in-state partners to fund the program.

Alsop, Congelio to begin new roles Aug. 1

Tue, 2017-08-01 08:46

Rob Alsop will officially begin his new role as West Virginia University’s vice president for strategic initiatives effective Tuesday (Aug. 1). Consistent with the transition, Paula Congelio, associate vice president and chief financial officer for WVU Health Sciences, will expand her duties and serve as vice president and chief financial officer for the University also beginning Tuesday.

WVU Libraries hosts ‘Imagining the West Side’ exhibit, tour and talk in conjunction with Campus Read

Mon, 2017-07-31 13:33

West Virginia University Libraries and the WVU School of Public Health are collaborating on an exhibit and talk that examines the impact of socio-economic factors on health issues and connects with the University’s 2017-2018 Campus Read title, Hidden Figures.

One Foundation continues support of Food Justice Lab and FIRSTHAND at WVU

Mon, 2017-07-31 13:30

The One Foundation recently awarded a $30,000 grant to the Food Justice Lab, housed in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University to provide technical support for the FIRSTHAND Coffee Cooperative, a youth led coffee enterprise started on the WVU campus in 2012.