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.”

Third Annual West Virginia Legislators’ Forum Dinner to focus on moving West Virginia Forward

In advance of the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative’s third annual West Virginia Legislators’ Forum, the WVPEC will host a Kickoff Dinner to convene legislators, policy experts, corporate leaders and educational practitioners. Using West Virginia Forward as a blueprint, speakers will address the current landscape of public education in West Virginia and how best to prepare students for the demands of an evolving workforce environment. The Forum is sponsored by West Virginia University, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and numerous community partners.

WVU to host unprecedented “Meet the Presidents” event Dec. 6

Featuring a panel with a wealth of leadership experience at WVU and around the country, this “Meet the Presidents” discussion, part of the David C. Hardesty, Jr. Festival of Ideas, will provide a fascinating look at changes in higher education and how West Virginia University fits into this landscape. The event is Thursday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms.

WVU to open Veteran and Military Family Support Headquarters

The WVU Center for Veteran, Military and Family Programs will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for its “Veteran and Military Family Support Headquarters” on Friday, Dec. 7. The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Mountainlair’s Vandalia Lounge.