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WVU: Compassion may ease anxieties related to coronavirus

Switching to compassion mode may be one way to manage COVID-19 anxiety.
Practicing social distancing is one way to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, but practicing emotional closeness may help alleviate the anxiety that...

WVU: Question biases, use local news for COVID-19 info

Professors are advising social media users to question their biases and turn to local media for COVID-19 information.
As more people turn to social media and other online sources for updates on the COVID-19 outbreak, determining which sources are reliable becomes increasingly...

WVU Dean advising travel precaution in face of COVID-19

WVU Dean of Health Sciences Clay Marsh, MD, is advising to take travel precautions.
Though there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia, Dr. Clay Marsh of West Virginia University is advising Mountaineers to employ precautions...

WVU suspends in-person classes after spring break, moves online

There are no reported cases of COVID-19 at WVU, but officials are concerned about the return to campus after travel.
West Virginia University will temporarily suspend in-person classes the week following spring break then offer online class instruction or other alternative learning options beginning...

W.Va. State U. mourns gifted alumni Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson and her family attended the dedication of a statue raised in her honor at West Virginia State University.
Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, pioneering NASA mathematician, and West Virginia State University alumna Katherine Johnson passed away today at age 101, according to...

After 125 years, Justice signs bill founding Bluefield State

Governor Jim Justice today signed a bill that established Bluefield State College.
One hundred and twenty-five years after the bill that established Bluefield State College was penned, Governor Jim Justice today signed the legislation during an...

PRT track at WVU closes after Morgantown rockslide

A maintenance worker inspects a wrecked PRT at West Virginia University.
A rockslide that blocked Monongahela Boulevard and the public rapid transit track in Morgantown, West Virginia, today sent two West Virginia University students to...

Wildlife management major coming to Glenville State

A wildlife biologist surveys a glade in West Virginia.
The Glenville State College Department of Land Resources will offer a Wildlife Management major within their Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management Program...

Osteopathic school trains in acupuncture technique

Medical students train in acupuncture at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.
An old practice is being put to new use in the Mountain State, thanks in part to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine...

WVU engineer aims to predict repeat of Carrington Event

A repeat of the Carrington Event of 1859 would cause worldwide havoc.
Usually, the Earth’s magnetic field shields us from the misadventures of our nearest star, the mighty sun, but it failed on September 2, 1859. Known...

Bluefield State College earns "A" in early reader instruction

A young reader embarks on a world of wonder, thanks to reading education programs.
The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education program at Bluefield State College has been ranked among the nation’s top teacher preparation programs in early...

Little Kanawha Reading Series established at Glenville

The Little Kanawha Reading Series aims to feature regional writers as well as local writers and students to engage in a regular schedule of public readings, poetry slams, and related activities.
Glenville State College and Gilmer County have announced the launch of a new Appalachian Heritage program designed to increase literary discourse and community in...

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