WVU Expert: Savings important to state’s long-term economic growth

Many energy-producing states around the country, including West Virginia, are in budget trouble as revenues from extractive industries are sinking. Lawmakers in Charleston are debating which tax reforms will plug a $600 million hole, including eliminating the personal income tax and increasing the consumer sales and service tax. West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research Director John Deskins explains the economic distinctions in the effects of those two types of taxation.

Statler College to host WVU 150th birthday event on Pi Day

The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will celebrate WVU’s 150th birthday in conjunction with Pi Day, an annual celebration of the mathematical constant, Pi. The event will feature “Pi”-ala-Mode and students in Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honorary, will host the “Pi” Face Challenge, which will feature faculty from the College.

Diversity strengthens WVU international student experience, creates future ambassadors

As attention on international students attending U.S. universities has increased in the wake of proposed travel bans, West Virginia University students can speak to their experiences on campus and in the surrounding communities. International students not only promote diversity at WVU, they bring a different world view to campus and take their Mountaineer experience home with them, becoming valuable ambassadors.

WVU Extension has advice for flood events and cleanup

Floods are the most common and widespread of all natural disasters except for fire. As flood waters rise in many West Virginia towns, West Virginia University Extension Service agents and specialists can offer information to help families prepare for and recover from floods.