As WVU prepares to send more than 4,500 graduating students onto their next journey, President Gordon Gee pens a letter to his younger self in this Gee Mail after pondering, “What if I was a member of the Class of 2017?”
A West Virginia University alumna who delved into the unseemly world of Indonesian slavery and brought home a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a Grammy winning Mountain State native whose music has been covered by legends of the industry and sung at presidential inaugurations top the ranks of speakers at the University’s commencement ceremonies this year. WVU will hold commencement exercises at all 15 colleges and schools over a three-day period May 12-14.
Demonstrating the commitment to foster entrepreneurship in the state, West Virginia University announced earlier this year that the University had won a two-year bid to host the Governor’s School of Entrepreneurship in 2017 and 2018 after submitting a proposal to host the summer event for students entering their sophomore, junior and senior years of high school.
With coal mining revenues declining, more state budget cuts looming and the predicted domino effect that often hits rural communities especially hard, smaller utilities in West Virginia will need to manage their resources more efficiently than ever.
A panel of West Virginia University faculty from journalism to public health will discuss how images in the media affect the nation's perceptions of Appalachia during a forum Feb. 7. The program is inspired by Looking at Appalachia, a juried collection of images by amateur and professional photographers, currently on display at the DCL as part of the WVU Libraries' Art in the Libraries series.
From a race car driver to a puppeteer, the latest batch of West Virginia University Mountaineers crossed the threshold from student to college graduate today (Dec. 16) at the close of another academic semester.