Rethinking how we teach mathematics

Krista Bresock, a WVU instructor, is sharing her passion for math with her students using research she did in Sweden regarding calculus students’ thought processes when solving integrated and visual volume problems.

WVU Extension offers space heater safety tips

As the heart of winter descends upon West Virginia, bitterly cold temperatures forecasted for much of the area may prompt residents to use portable space heaters to add to primary heat sources, such as central air; however, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission in a 2017 article, caution and due diligence should be the key to using these devices effectively since they’re a source of approximately 1,100 house fires and 50 deaths per year. The peak season for accidents is December to February as the weather is naturally colder. West Virginia University Extension Service has tips and resources to help ensure the safe use of space heaters.

WVU holds ranking for non-traditional student life for second consecutive year

The West Virginia University Division of Student Life offers many special services to help non-traditional students with their transition to campus, including an individualized online Bachelor’s programs, scholarships and special study areas in Elizabeth Moore Hall. For the second consecutive year WVU upholds its national ranking in the top 200 as one of the best schools in the country for non-traditional students.

European Union Ambassador to deliver public lecture at WVU

David O’Sullivan, ambassador of the European Union to the United States, will deliver a lecture, "Europe and the United States: A Relationship Under Strain in a World of Crises," Thursday (Jan. 31) at 4 p.m. in the Downtown Campus Library.

WVU Dentistry offers free children’s dental exams

More than $100 in free dental services are available to children ages one-to-17, Friday, Feb. 1 in Morgantown at the West Virginia University Pediatric Dentistry Clinic. Services by dental and dental hygiene students from the WVU School of Dentistry include an exam, necessary X-rays and fluoride treatments. Clients can begin scheduling appointments for the limited spaces Friday (Jan. 18).

WVU Foundation awards scholarships to 10 grad students

West Virginia University graduate students provide valuable research and teaching services to the West Virginia University campus and the greater Morgantown community. Ten graduate students have been selected to receive scholarships that will defray the costs of their education and promote the dissemination of their research to a broader audience.

WVU to host Martin Luther King Jr Unity Breakfast followed by a day of service

The MLK Scholarship Award and the MLK Achievement Award will be presented at the breakfast. The scholarship is awarded annually to a WVU student who demonstrates an active interest and meaningful involvement in areas of human rights, civil rights and social justice. The Achievement Award is given to the nominee from West Virginia who best exemplifies working to fulfill King’s commitment. Following the breakfast, volunteers will travel to complete a variety of service projects in Morgantown.

WVU students earn national fashion scholarships

Three West Virginia University fashion, dress and merchandising students were recently named 2019 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund recipients – an honor that includes a $5,000 scholarship as well as networking and internship opportunities. The merit scholarships are awarded based on the completion of a case study project, a personal essay, an interview with a scholarship fund ambassador and an applicant’s GPA.