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WVU Career Services Center makes networking fun through tailgating

Approximately 2,000 WVU students are expected to attend the fifth annual kickoff event at the Mountainlair Plaza Friday, Sept. 1, to get into the spirit with traditional tailgate games, prizes, music and food while networking with corporate recruiters.

Great American Eclipse both rare and dangerous, WVU experts say

The Great American Eclipse is both a once-in-a-lifetime experience and dangerous to viewers without proper protection. West Virginia University experts encourage learning about the science that predicts eclipses, and remind viewers that damage from looking directly at the sun, even while partially eclipsed can cause potentially irreversible eye damage in less than a second.

The darker the better: WVU is ready for ‘The Great American Eclipse’

West Virginia University is ready for The Great American Eclipse, the first to be seen across the continental U. S. in more than 20 years. The Department of Physics and Astronomy is hosting a pre-eclipse event Saturday (Aug. 19) from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will receive “passports” that take them on a self-guided tour of mini-lectures, hands-on activities, planetarium shows and rooftop observing. The event is the finale of a summer of preparation for the eclipse.

WVU welcomes first-generation college students as part of living and learning community

A community of first generation college students is the latest example of West Virginia University’s commitment to creating the best college experience for all students. The FirstGen Living, Learning, Community joins seven other campus communities that foster “neighborhoods” at WVU. The University will welcome 30 FirstGen students at a kick-off event at 5:30 p.m. August 16 at Dorsey’s Knob. Media members are welcome to attend.

2017 FallFest credentials and event guidelines

FoodFest will be held in conjunction with FallFest at Evansdale, Short Term Lot 4 near the Student Rec Center and Evansdale Crossing on Tuesday, Aug. 15, from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

WVU providing multi-pronged approach solving the opioid crisis

President Donald Trump was briefed today about the opioid crisis in the U.S., after last week receiving a report from the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis calling opioid addiction a “state of emergency.” West Virginia University experts say that opioid addiction is a problem both medical and social, and the University has a multi-pronged approach to helping addicts and their families deal with their struggle. In November 2015, the WVU Health Sciences Vice President Clay Marsh convened the Substance Abuse Task Force to facilitate cross-disciplinary efforts and to develop and sustain approaches to clinical care, education, training, research, outreach and data collection.

WVU Welcome Week offers students service opportunities, academics and adventure

Students will be integrated into campus life and culture through a series of Welcome Week activities and events designed to introduce them to life as a Mountaineer with a balance of academic, service and social components that will emphasize the importance of working hard, playing smart and serving their new community.

WVU experts: Campus diversity important for higher education

Although West Virginia University does not consider race as part of its admissions criteria, the University is committed to a diverse campus as part of every student’s overall education experience. WVU experts say the Trump Administration’s exploration of possible law suits against higher education institutions’ affirmative action policies is a threat to that experience.