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A change of address proves successful for WVU jazz director

Last April, Jared Sims became director of jazz studies in the School of Music at West Virginia University and hit the ground running, developing an updated and innovative jazz curriculum for students. On April 14 – almost a year to the day of his appointment – Sims will tell his tales through songs on a new CD with Ropeadope Records.

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Youths to celebrate WVU’s 150th at WVU Day at the Legislature

Hundreds of West Virginia 4-H’ers and West Virginia University Extension Service representatives will travel to the State Capitol on Tuesday, March 28 to explore opportunities at West Virginia University, meet with legislators and celebrate WVU’s 150th birthday at WVU Day at the Legislature.

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Art + Feminism edit-a-thon celebrates Women’s History Month

Wikipedia is calling on people around the world to celebrate Women’s History Month by participating in one of the many edit-a-thons planned throughout March. Locally, West Virginia University Libraries, the WVU Art Museum and Arts Mon will co-host an Art + Feminism edit-a-thon on March 15 from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the WVU Art Museum’s Great Hall.

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Bill Strickland to give Deem Distinguished Lecture

Manchester Bidwell Corporation's president and chief operating officer Bill Strickland is this year's Deem Distinguished Lecture speaker. Strickland will speak about making the impossible possible at 5 p.m. March 2 in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall at the Creative Arts Center. Strickland helped redefine Pittsburgh after the steel industry declined.

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