WVU senior researches volcanoes in Hawaii

The thrill of volcanoes led West Virginia University senior Holly Pettus to a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Hawaii this summer. Pettus, a senior geology student from Pineville spent nine weeks studying mantle xenoliths from Kilbourne Hole, New Mexico.

WVU’s Department of English’s West Virginia Dialect Project launches ‘WVU Voices’ documentary

West Virginia University is a diverse campus for students who come from all 55 counties in West Virginia, all 50 states and more than 100 different countries. To celebrate that diversity, linguistics professor Kirk Hazen and journalism professor Mary Kay McFarland have created WVU Voices, a mini-documentary that highlight the many dialects and languages found on campus.

WVU experts available for insight, commentary related to State of the State address, legislative session

In his second State of the State address, Gov. Jim Justice will present his vision for West Virginia today (Jan. 10), as the regular session of the 2018 West Virginia Legislature begins. Several West Virginia University faculty, administrators and staff members will be available to offer insights and expert commentary to the media tomorrow night, in the days following Justice’s speech and throughout the legislative session.

WVU MLK celebrations to feature artist, advocate and entrepreneur from the heart of Appalachia followed by a day of service at Christian Help

West Virginia University Center for Black Culture and Research and Center for Service and Learning to hold 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast and Day of Service. Following the breakfast, volunteers will walk to Christian Help to assist in sorting donations and other daily operations.