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Gee, other WVU representatives to visit several West Virginia counties

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West Virginia University officials will hit the road this week, traveling to Upshur, Fayette and Kanawha counties for several events. (WVU Photo/Jennifer Shephard)

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WHAT: West Virginia University officials will discuss health care, education, economic prosperity, purpose and more during a series of stops this week (Feb. 29-March 1) in Upshur, Fayette and Kanawha counties. 

WHO: President Gordon Gee, WVU Institute of Technology President T. Ramon Stuart, Vice President for Economic Innovation James Hoyer and other University representatives 

     Thursday, Feb. 29 
          11 a.m. WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital, 1 Amalia Drive, Buckhannon 
          • The WVU group will meet with Ivar “Skip” Gjolberg, administrator for St. Joseph’s Hospital,           and others. 

         2:30 p.m. New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, 104 Main Street, Glen Jean 
         • Gee, Hoyer and others will talk with Charles Sellers, superintendent, New River Gorge          National Park and Preserve.
         6 p.m. Canyon Rim Rotary Club, Gaines Estate Pavilion, 225 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville 
         • Gee, Stuart, Hoyer and others will speak to the group and additional guests. 
     Friday, March 1 
          12:30-2 p.m. Herbert Hoover High School, 775 Husky Way, Elkview 
          • Gee, Stuart, Hoyer and others will tour the school, which opened in 2023 as a replacement for           the site destroyed in the 2016 flood, and meet with students. 

On Thursday (Feb. 29), members of the WVU Wind Symphony, part of the WVU School of Music, will perform at the West Virginia Music Educators Association. The performance is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center, Little Theater, 200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston.

The group is traveling to the College Band Directors National Association Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, for a Saturday (March 2) concert. The WVU Wind Symphony is one of seven collegiate ensembles selected by blind audition to perform. 



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