WVU to host special documentary screening, discussion Nov. 13

Nov. 14 marks the fifth anniversary of WVU student Nolan Burch’s death. The documentary film “Breathe, Nolan, Breathe,” produced by City Drive Entertainment Group and WVU, focuses on what happened in the early hours of Nov. 13, what should have happened and what the campus community can do to make sure it never happens again.

WVU Extension Service assists Martinsburg VA in effort to help veterans kick caffeinated, sugary drinks

With a focus on the U.S. military, Rethink Your Drink, a West Virginia University Extension Service program that aims to reduce the consumption of sugary drinks, is offering alternatives to veterans who have relied heavily on caffeinated and sugary beverages. Through a series of advertisements, direct community education and even a 2K walk, Rethink Your Drink helped veterans make better drink choices.

WVU offers free oral healthcare for veterans

At least 30 veterans are scheduled to receive free oral healthcare at the WVU School of Dentistry student clinic Friday (Nov. 8). Dental and dental hygiene students, working under the direct supervision of faculty dentists and hygienists, can provide dental screenings, x-rays as necessary, cleaning, simple fillings and other urgent care needs.

WVU’s Chambers College to hold Wells Fargo Financial Literacy Boot Camp

The Center for Financial Literacy & Education at West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics is hosting a Financial Literacy Boot Camp sponsored by Wells Fargo on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m., followed by a seminar that will run Friday, Nov. 15 from 8:30 a.m.—2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16.

WVU hosts Veterans Appreciation Breakfast

West Virginia University's Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs has partnered with the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to host a Veteran's Appreciation Breakfast on Monday, November 11 from 8 a.m.—9:30 a.m. You must register for the event by Monday, November 4.

Researcher to speak about cervical cancer disparities in Appalachia

Cervical cancer rates are higher among women in Appalachia due to a variety of factors ranging from health policy to biology. Electra Paskett’s research focuses on how healthcare interventions at the individual, physician, clinic, organization and community levels can impact cancer prevention, detection and treatment among underserved populations, including rural Appalachia.