WVU Extension Service invites landowners, industry professionals to timber tax workshop

West Virginia Timber Tax Workshop – a one-day conference March 19 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. will cover the key information landowners and professionals need to know about timber sales and the associated taxes, including current tax incentive programs, in order to improve the quality of timber transactions from both a natural resources and economic standpoint.

WVU medical students learn residency matches during national celebration

For medical students nationwide, Match Day is the culmination of four years of hard work. Many students consider it the most exciting day of the medical school experience – learning where they’ll complete their residency training. WVU medical students will learn their matches Friday (March 15). Envelope distribution begins at noon on all three WVU Medical School campuses.

WVU Army and Air Force units to conduct final flag retreat ceremony at Stansbury Hall

Cadets will lower the U.S. and West Virginia state flags and “retire the colors” for the final time in front of Stansbury Hall during a brief and reserved ceremony Friday (March 8) at 1 p.m. in front of the historic brick building along Beechurst Avenue. The joint ROTC detail will pass the U.S. flag to Brig. Gen. Wilbur Wolf, a 1985 graduate of the program, to acknowledge the historical significance of the building and its two primary tenants for the past several generations. Wolf will turn the colors over to WVU President Gordon Gee for safeguard until they can be properly raised over the new ROTC offices on the Evansdale campus.

WVU Extension Service experts offer farmers advice for managing dwindling hay supplies

For many farmers across West Virginia, an abundance of wet weather in 2018 has created concern for a potential shortage of hay, which farmers will use to feed livestock through spring 2019. West Virginia University Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources Specialists Ed Rayburn and Kevin Shaffer have provided a few management options available to help concerned farmers stretch their resources and keep their herds healthy.

WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities takes steps to educate the public during National Brain Injury Awareness Month

The West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities is joining forces with the Brain Injury Association of America and the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators to educate the public about the incidence of brain injury and the needs of people with brain injuries and their families during the month of March as National Brain Injury Awareness Month.

WVU course connects graduate students with public advocacy during West Virginia Legislative Session

Graduate students at West Virginia University enrolled in a public advocacy course have spent the semester traveling between Morgantown and Charleston, half of them advocating for legislation that would increase access to medical marijuana and industrial and agricultural hemp, and the other half lobbying for the implementation of a state bank which would increase access to loans for small businesses and farmers.

Monday’s West Virginia earthquake rare in magnitude, likely a natural occurrence

A rare earthquake between Lewisburg and Beckley Monday (March 4) is only one of 25 that were larger than a magnitude 2.5 in the past 40 years, according to a West Virginia University expert. Because of its depth and location, Monday’s event is likely a natural occurrence unlike earthquakes of a similar magnitude in Braxton County in 2010-2011, said Jaime Toro, professor of geology in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.