WVU Collegiate Horsemen’s Association to raise funds for U. S. Equestrian Federation Disaster Relief Fund

The West Virginia University Collegiate Horsemen’s Association will hold an indoor sale to benefit the U. S. Equestrian Federation Disaster Relief Fund Sunday (Feb. 10) from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the J. W. Ruby Research Farm, Reedsville. The United States Equestrian Federation Disaster Relief Fund which helps to ensure the safety and well-being of horses affected by natural disasters.

West Virginia Small Farm Conference to help local farmers grow food and communities

There’s a growing desire among communities, restaurants and schools to use high quality, locally sourced ingredients. At the fifteenth annual West Virginia University Extension Service Small Farm Conference held in Charleston, the WVU Extension Service Small Farm Center is offering classes to teach farmers how to adapt their enterprises to meet the rising demand for local foods.

WV Forward, WV Public Education Collaborative and WVU Provost Office to host inaugural WV Women Moving Forward event

Nearly 90 West Virginia women from across the state will convene at the Erickson Alumni Center to help uncover solutions that address challenges unique to women. WV Forward and the WV Public Education Collaborative, along with WVU Provost Joyce McConnell and First Lady Laurie Erickson, are partnering to coordinate results-oriented conversations aimed to empower more women to play an active role in blazing a path toward a future in which all West Virginians can stand on equal footing to attain the high-quality educational opportunities, secure jobs and sustainable pay.

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 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.

Huntington Bank commits substantial gift to Startup Engine business accelerator at John Chambers College of Business and Economics

The Startup Engine houses WVU’s first startup accelerator program, and is designed to attract, select and accelerate startup businesses focused on the sectors and industries identified in the West Virginia Forward report, helping those startups to hone their ideas, access seed capital, develop mentor relationships and partner with existing businesses.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance to be held Friday

WVU and local community organizations will honor the brave Americans who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor and those who survived “the date which will live in infamy.”