WVU Extension Service to lead community in 'Hour of Code'

WVU Extension Service will help lead the community in the Hour of Code for Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 14 from 1-3 p.m. in White Hall) with Code.org, a global movement that helps students in more than 180 countries. Participating students will have the chance to learn from a variety of technology-based activities.

WVU to host FFA Career Development events

FFA Career Development events (Dec. 12-13 on WVU's Morgantown Campus) help prepare students in grades 7-12 for careers in agriculture by fostering meaningful connections between classroom instruction and real-life scenarios.

West Virginia Food Desert Summit to focus on collaboration and community-driven action plan

The WV Food Desert Summit (Dec. 10 at the Bridgeport Conference Center) is the third installment of an ongoing effort to generate collaborative strategies to build on the assets and activities already underway in the region. Recognizing the importance of food access to human health and community well-being, the objective of this convening is to understand how food systems efforts can work together toward the same goals, share resources between key players, and build a community-driven plan of action.

Virgin Hyperloop One to visit WVU as West Virginia prepares to submit RFP for Certification and Testing Center

West Virginia has been invited to submit an RFP for Virgin Hyperloop One to create a certification and testing center to establish regulatory standards. Virgin Hyperloop One will be on campus to meet with experts from the State of West Virginia and West Virginia University for discussions about the resources West Virginia can offer on research and development, operational capabilities, technology, infrastructure, maintenance, talent and security needed to move people and goods Thursday (Nov. 21) at 1 p.m. in the Erickson Alumni Center.

WVU LGBTQ+ Center to host Ashley T. Brundage for lecture on nondiscrimination in the workplace to drive business growth

Ashley Brundage, diversity and inclusion educator, corporate diversity leader and board member of GLAAD, will speak to students studying business, law, political science, public policy, among other fields, and will discuss why states like West Virginia should protect LGBTQ+ people in the workplace and in housing Thursday (Nov. 21) at 1 p.m. in the Chambers College of Business and Economics.

Fourth Annual West Virginia Legislators’ Forum to focus on connecting education and the workforce

Topics will include strategies to increase educational attainment rates; how to ensure graduates can meet workforce demands; local flexibility for superintendents, principals and teachers; teacher preparation to ensure current and future educators infuse innovation and personalized learning in the classroom; and best practices to ensure a culture of entrepreneurship programs in schools.