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New president arrives at West Liberty University

Dr. W. Franklin Evans
Dr. W. Franklin Evans has been named the 37th president of West Liberty University, located at West Liberty, West Virginia, in the northern panhandle...

WVU mycologists receive National Geographic grant to study millipedes

WVU professor Matt Kasson and graduate student Angie Macias work on millipede research in their lab.
Millipedes represent some of the earliest known terrestrial animals and are highly understudied, but two West Virginia University researchers are working to shine a light on...

National Science Foundation awards Shepherd $100K

The grant to will fund development of a comprehensive plan to connect the university to the Internet2 national backbone.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a one-year $999,000 planning grant to Shepherd University to develop a comprehensive plan to cost-effectively connect the university...

Manchin named 25th president of Glenville State College

Dr. Mark Anthony Manchin has been selected as the 25th president of Glenville State College in West Virginia.
Mark Anthony Manchin, Ph.D., has been selected as the 25th president of Glenville State College, according to officials at the school in central West...

WVU professor says COVID-19 opening doors for police reform

Police in the U.S. have an opportunity to reform practice as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents a unique opportunity for reform that could break the chains of outdated, and perhaps ineffective, approaches to policing, says a...

Concord U. online social work program among top

Concord's master's degree in social work has been ranked among the nation's best.
The Master of Social Work program at Concord University has been recognized as one of the top online programs in the nation by Learn.org,...

WVU agent provides finance tips to help during outbreak

"In this time of social distancing, it can be tempting to follow the crowd and make decisions such as panic shopping."
Service workers and those who have been unexpectedly laid off may not have the savings they need in a time like this, says a...

Shepherd offers free online Lifelong Learning courses

McMurran Hall at Shepherd University fronts East German Street in historic Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
Shepherd University, at Shepherdstown, West Virginia, is offering an opportunity for the public to engage free-of-charge in its Lifelong Learning program through a series...

WVU expert offers advice on children’s virus anxieties

Professor Christine Schimmel recommends parents be open with their children about current events.
Transparent communication between caregivers and their children is key in mitigating children’s anxiety about the pandemic, says a school counseling expert at West Virginia...

Structure, communications key to covid-19 homeschooling

Set expectations and hold you kid accountable. Make sure your child knows that their job during this crisis is to do their schoolwork.
Schools across West Virginia will remain closed for at least the next two weeks, forcing students to continue learning and completing coursework from home....

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...

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