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WVU to fully reopen campuses for fall 2021 semester

The tower on Stewart Hall overlooks the downtown campus at West Virginia University at Morgantown, WV.
West Virginia University plans to fully reopen its campuses this fall, according to school officials who attribute the decision to continued decreases in cases...

New River college sets fall Appalachian writing class

The class will collect folklore from the region, attempt to understand the collected samples, and compile the regional treasures into a book.
New River Community and Technical College will offer an Appalachian Folklore and Heritage Writing class at its Nicholas County Campus in Summersville, West Virginia,...

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 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...

Glenville State College celebrates 150 years this week

Fireworks explode above the campus of Glenville State College on the Little Kanawha River. (Photo courtesy Glenville State College.)Fireworks explode above the campus of Glenville State College on the Little Kanawha River.
Glenville State College at Glenville, West Virginia, in the central Mountain State, kicks off its sesquicentennial celebration this week, culminating with Founder's Day events...

New River community college offers beginner's quilting course

Quilting was an important West Virginia tradition. (Image courtesy Arthurdale Heritage)
New River Community and Technical College is offering a four-day quilting class for beginners starting Tuesday, Sept. 24, at its Greenbrier Valley Campus in...

WVU awarded $5 million to build acid mine drainage facility

An acidic stream in West Virginia is revealed by yellow-tinged rocks.
The West Virginia Water Research Institute at West Virginia University has been awarded $5 million to scale-up its Rare-Earth Recovery Project, which will include...

WVU receives record $181 million-plus in research funding

Professor Kathryn Williamson and students use the 14-inch telescope at White Hall.
External funding for research and other sponsored programs at West Virginia University totaled $181.4 million this past fiscal year, a university record that bucks a...

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...

WVU researcher combats invasive plants by deploying insect armies

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A West Virginia University researcher has found a way to locate, access, and destroy invasive plants more efficiently. Yong-Lak Park, a professor...

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...

Davis & Elkins earns an ‘A’ from Forbes for financial health

Davis and Elkins
ELKINS, W.Va. — Davis & Elkins College has earned an "A" from global media company Forbes for its financial health, the highest grade it...

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