2018 FallFest credentials and event guidelines

West Virginia University’s annual welcome back concert, FallFest, will take place Tuesday, Aug. 14, on the Evansdale Rec Fields adjacent to the Student Rec Center. This year’s performers are Lil Yachty, Brothers Osborne and MisterWives.

WVU experts available to talk about the rollback of asbestos regulations

Asbestos is banned in 60 countries and its use is heavily restricted in the U.S., where up to 15,000 deaths per year are asbestos-related. The global consensus —from the World Health Organization to the office of the Surgeon General—is that there is no safe level of asbestos exposure or controlled use of asbestos. The Trump administration is seeking to reinterpret the meaning of the Toxic Substances Control Act, which was restructured under a bipartisan Congressional agreement during the Obama administration, because Brazil, the principal supplier of asbestos to the U.S., recently banned it. The limited supply of asbestos the U.S. imports now comes from Ukraine.

MEDIA ADVISORY: WVU to host talk on West Virginia voting trends

“The Greenne$$ of the Red: How Macroeconomic Issues Changed West Virginia from Blue to Red” will focus on the drastic shift in voting trends from the 20th and 21st centuries. The talk will be held at WVU's Downtown Campus Library, Room 104 on Friday (Aug. 10) at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

STORY PITCH: WVU students to investigate women’s incarceration through collaborative journalism project

This fall, students in the West Virginia University Reed College of Media will partner with the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication in a shared reporting and advocacy communications project. The two-year effort, funded by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, will document the issue of women’s incarceration in West Virginia and Oklahoma, the two states with the highest levels of imprisoned women.