WVU business school to induct four into Roll of Distinguished Alumni

The West Virginia University College of Business and Economics will induct four graduates into its renowned B&E Roll of Distinguished Alumni during WVU Homecoming Weekend. This year’s honorees, who represent various industries, will be inducted during a ceremony and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13, at the Erickson Alumni Center in Morgantown.

WVU in top 100 public universities

West Virginia University remains one of the top 100 public universities in rankings published this week by U.S. News and World Report.

PNC chief economist, Commerce Secretary Thrasher to speak at statewide WVU BBER Economic Outlook Conference

West Virginia’s economy has seen a turbulent year, filled with budget uncertainty and lot of angst about the future of the state. That will make the 24th Annual West Virginia Economic Outlook Conference Oct.5 in Charleston that much more important to state business leaders, policymakers and stakeholders. The EOC event will be held at Charleston Embassy Suites from 7:30 a.m. to noon and will include a full agenda that includes data, economic forecasts and key speakers.

Mountain State Business Index: West Virginia economy to see solid growth through end of 2017

The Mountain State Business Index jumped 0.3 percent in August, marking the index’s 11th month-to-month gain over the last 13 months. Economists at West Virginia University said the MSBI has risen 1.3 percent on an annualized basis over the last six months and posted a 2.0 percent gain over its August 2016 reading, returning to its highest level since the second quarter of 2015.

WVU faculty awarded Big 12 research grants

Eleven West Virginia University faculty members have been awarded research grants from the Office of the Provost as part of the 2017-2018 Big 12 Faculty Fellowship Program.