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WVU Extension Service to host Community Leadership Academy

The West Virginia University Extension Service Community Leadership Academy boasts a comprehensive experience for community leaders by providing education, motivation and a chance to build networks with other leaders from various disciplines.

Diabetics show significant blood sugar benefits from team-based care in rural communities

A team-based model to diabetes care could be essential to helping patients in rural communities lower their blood sugar levels, according to a new study from a team of researchers at West Virginia University. Combining diabetes educators, case managers, pharmacists, nurses, family medicine residents, psychologists and board-certified family medicine attending physicians in the approach to care resulted in better outcomes for patients. Patients who participated in the program saw significant reductions in their HbA1c — or blood sugar— levels.

WVU 4-H programming helps student win excellence scholarship

At West Virginia University, 4-H programming has adapted to include robotics and similar activities that help students be successful in STEM fields. A 4-H Lego robotics program guided Ethan Meighen’s decision on a major and a career path. Meighen’s leadership skills he learned through 4-H earned him the EQT Foundation’s West Virginia Students of Excellence scholarship.

WVU HSTA students educate, work on health projects in their communities

The Health Sciences & Technology Academy at West Virginia University helps the state’s high school students attain the opportunity to attend tuition-free college. The rewards of the program go beyond the individual, however, and permeate their communities as they become advocates who work on a health problem there for four years.

Statler College to host Lane Department Capstone Expo

The Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering in West Virginia University’s Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources will host its annual Senior Capstone Expo featuring projects centering around the theme of aging in place Friday (April 26) from noon to 2 p.m. at the Advanced Engineering Research Building.

WVU’s second annual Demo Day to embrace entrepreneurship and innovation

WVU will hold a university-wide celebration of the robust culture of innovation, entrepreneurship and design Thursday (April 25). Events will occur throughout the day where students, faculty and staff across various disciplines and colleges will showcase their innovative ideas, cutting-edge inventions, working prototypes, creative arts performances, fashion and design projects, landscape architecture, unique business ventures and more.