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  • Long-time student life leader Corey Farris has been named associate vice president and dean of students at West Virginia University, effective July 1. The new position was created by Vice President of Student Life Dr. Bill Schafer to produce greater oversight of initiatives that will promote student growth and development at West Virginia University.
  • Megan Poole thinks of herself as Morgantown's own Carrie Bradshaw. The Fashion merchandising major from Holly Springs, North Carolina, sees a future for herself as a buyer or creative director.
  • West Virginia University has released its Dean's and President's list and Graduation list for the spring 2015 semester.
  • The Office of the Provost at West Virginia University is now accepting nominations of candidates for honorary doctoral degrees. Selected nominees will be awarded their degrees at Commencement exercises in May 2016.
  • It's not the romance languages of French or Italian or Spanish that pique the interest of three West Virginia University students. Instead, it's the less commonly taught languages like Portuguese or Arabic that have led Hayley Harman, Franklin Roberts and Colin Lopez to be named the University's 10th, 11th and 12th Boren Scholars.
  • Two students in West Virginia University?s new energy land management program got some additional fuel for their educations in the form of scholarships from the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). Patrick Large, of Pittsburgh, and Justin Booth, of Buffalo, W.Va., are two of only 30 students to receive $5,000 scholarships from the AAPL?s Landman Scholarship Trust.
  • This month, the WVU Reed College of Media's student-produced television newscast, WVU News, won a first-place national Emmy Award for best college newscast in the country. The Television Academy Foundation presented the award last week the 36th Annual College Television Awards.
  • Stephen Sullivan, a senior environmental and natural resource economics student in the West Virginia University Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design has conducted research to determine the long-range growth forecast in the natural gas industry.
  • Two West Virginia University students will receive some financial support by way of scholarships from the H.E. Kidder Endowed Scholarship Trust. Sarah Dunaway, an animal and nutritional sciences major from Thornton and Jessica Rubino, a human nutrition and foods major from Downington, Pennsylvania, will receive thousands of dollars for each year of their graduate studies.
  • Students from the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University received first-place victories in two of three categories at the International Business Ethics Case Competition 2015 in New Orleans on April 23.
  • The West Virginia University Reed College of Media is undertaking a new journalism project supported by a grant from the Online News Association. The $35,000 micro-grant is part of ONA?s competitive Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education in 2014. Students and faculty will experiment with using sensors and proximity beacons to increase public engagement around contaminated water issues.
  • The West Virginia University Soils Team took second-place honors at the 2015 National Collegiate Soils Contest earlier this month. Nine WVU students from the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design competed against teams from 21 other schools from across the country.
  • The impact of the weekend earthquake in Nepal, which killed more than 4,000 people, is being felt more than 7,600 miles away on the campus of West Virginia University.
  • IHOP Restaurants announced plans on Thursday (April 23) to open a new restaurant on the ground floor of West Virginia University's new contemporary mixed-use residence hall and apartment complex known as University Park. The opening is slated for September of 2015, just in time to welcome students back to a new semester.
  • Two West Virginia University students recently learned how to effectively communicate science?s crucial and valuable role to lawmakers to ensure that science policy remains a priority. Kartik Motwani, a senior chemistry student researching neuroscience, and Will Armentrout, a physics graduate student studying galactic formation, attended the American Association for the Advancement of Science?s Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering workshop in Washington D.C. earlier this month.
  • West Virginia University College of Law student Ben Hogan has been selected by his peers to serve as editor-in-chief of the West Virginia Law Review for the 2015-16 academic year.
  • "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" will be a familiar theme during WVU's 2015 May Commencement Weekend. The first place they can go will be a new event, "Mountaineer Send-off," where more than 4,500 soon-to-be graduates can convene for one last time as the entire Class of 2015.
  • Each spring, Greek Week gives West Virginia University fraternities and sororities an opportunity to collaborate and give back to the Morgantown community through service projects. This year's annual Greek Week was no exception, as the festivities held on the WVU campus April 6-10 featured several philanthropic efforts by Greek organizations at WVU.
  • West Virginia University students took first place out of 10 teams in the 2015 Collegiate Nonprofit Marketing Plan Competition held in Pittsburgh April 10. Student groups worked together to collect market research and develop a marketing plan designed to increase the number of organizations that belong to Sustainable Pittsburgh, a nonprofit organization.
  • Dozens of West Virginia University students, faulty and staff are preparing to fan out across the Morgantown area to give back. They?ll pull on work gloves and pick up garbage bags during the Campus-Community Clean Up on Saturday (April 11). It?s the kickoff event as the Center for Service and Learning launches tenth annual Week of Engagement April 11 through April 19. This week coincides with the National Volunteer Week to bring the entire Mountaineer and Morgantown community together and work towards a brighter future.