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WVU crowd-sourcing contributors for new TV commercial

WVU fans take in a game at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.—In what West Virginia University officials are haling as a remarkable move, the university this month is crowd-sourcing contributors everywhere and anywhere to...

Gothic castle rises above Bethany College campus in West Virginia

Castellated walls highlight the north wing of Old Main at Bethany College at Bethany, West Virginia (WV).
BETHANY, W.Va. — A castle in West Virginia? You'll find a few examples of castle-like structures scattered through its hills, but nothing compares to...

WVU fraternities and sororities maintain above-average GPAs

Fraternity and sorority members show higher academic performance than West Virginia University students at large.
Fraternity and sorority life might be perceived as a distraction, but West Virginia University has announced that members of such organizations show higher academic...

WVU researchers use historic log structures to map migration

A researcher prepares to collect tree-ring samples from The Pitsenbarger Barn in Pendleton County.
Log cabins in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia have a story to tell: when people leave, the forest takes over. Researchers at West Virginia...

New technology helps WVU Online train much-needed teachers

Taylor Mazelon records herself teaching in her pre-K classroom.
New technologies are helping pre-K teachers studying online at West Virginia University to complete student teaching in their home communities. With a new “virtual” system,...

WVU announces $40M partnership to expand economics education

The $40 million partnership with the Kendricks complements broader efforts to make WVU a purpose-driven leader in higher education.
A leadership gift to West Virginia University from longtime supporters Ken and Randy Kendrick will allow the John Chambers College of Business and Economics...

Bethany College welcomes three Fulbright scholars

Fulbright Scholars Léa Serres, left, Aya Atwa, and Chu-Yun Hsueh will teach language courses in French, Arabic, and Chinese at Bethany College in the 2019-2020 academic year.
Bethany College is hosting three recipients of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship who will be teaching foreign languages during the school's 2019-2020 academic year. Engaged through...

Glenville State College unveils new transfer program

Clark Hall stands near the highest point on the campus of Glenville State College in West Virginia.
Already enjoying increased enrollment, Glenville State College is unveiling a new program that prospective students can use at home to determine the transferability of...

Concord University promoting proximity to state, national parks

Students are finding West Virginia colleges and universities ideal when outdoor recreation is a concern.
ATHENS, W.Va. — Three of West Virginia's best-loved state and national parks are a drive of fewer than 15 minutes from Concord University, which...

Partnership provides oil, gas training for high school seniors

Rusty Hutson, Sr., and David Dean of Diversified Gas & Oil Corporation inspect a well pad in West Virginia.
Four hundred West Virginia high school seniors will be able to enter a pipeline of future workers in the oil and gas industry through...

Alderson Broaddus offers programs at Fairmont, Beckley, Charleston

Students attend an Alderson Broaddus University meet-and-greet. Photo courtesy Alderson Broaddus.
Alderson Broaddus University will offer new bachelor’s degree programs in the Beckley, Fairmont, and Charleston areas this fall semester in conjunction with area community...

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...

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