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MEDIA ADVISORY: WVU Student Government Association to help preserve local history as part of annual leadership retreat

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WHO: West Virginia University Student Government Association

WHAT: SGA members will convene on campus this weekend for their annual leadership retreat to work on personal leadership skills, character-building, and give back to the community.

WHEN/WHERE: Friday (Aug. 3) the group will focus on teambuilding with SGA members and the Adventure WV team on the Alpine Tower and Giant Swing Aerial Adventure, at the WVU Outdoor Education Center, 1397 Chestnut Ridge Road, 
Bruceton Mills. 

Saturday (Aug. 4) the group will travel to Arthurdale to help preserve the New Deal Homestead. Following a museum tour, SGA members will work with the Arthurdale Heritage community to perform grounds maintenance, paint, and clean the historical structures. Directions to the New Deal Homestead can be found here.

Sunday (Aug. 5) the group will spend the day at the WVU Mountainlair, participating in various leadership workshop sessions for both the executive and the legislative branches. Dean of Students Corey Farris will be with the group throughout the day and President Gordon Gee will join in the afternoon among other WVU faculty, staff and administrators.

“The purpose of the retreat is to prepare our leaders for a successful year and emphasize the value of service in student decision-making and its uses as a learning tool,” said Abbi Yachini, SGA Vice President.

Notes for media: Corey Farris will be at the WVU Mountainlair all day Sunday (Aug. 5) and President Gee will join the group that afternoon.

On-site media contacts:
Daniel Brewster, 304.685.1854
Abby Yachini, 304.914.5705
Kristi Wood-Turner, 304.680.7707 (Saturday only)



CONTACT: Daniel Brewster, SGA faculty advisor

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