WVU Dentistry offers free children’s dental exams

More than $100 in free dental services are available to children ages one-to-17, Friday, Feb. 1 in Morgantown at the West Virginia University Pediatric Dentistry Clinic. Services by dental and dental hygiene students from the WVU School of Dentistry include an exam, necessary X-rays and fluoride treatments. Clients can begin scheduling appointments for the limited spaces Friday (Jan. 18).

WVU Foundation awards scholarships to 10 grad students

West Virginia University graduate students provide valuable research and teaching services to the West Virginia University campus and the greater Morgantown community. Ten graduate students have been selected to receive scholarships that will defray the costs of their education and promote the dissemination of their research to a broader audience.

WVU students earn national fashion scholarships

Three West Virginia University fashion, dress and merchandising students were recently named 2019 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund recipients – an honor that includes a $5,000 scholarship as well as networking and internship opportunities. The merit scholarships are awarded based on the completion of a case study project, a personal essay, an interview with a scholarship fund ambassador and an applicant’s GPA.

WVU research focuses on how attitudes toward mental illness affect student-athletes

The cultural stigma related to mental illness and those seeking mental health services is pervasive. Suicide tends to rate as the second or third highest cause of death for student-athletes, according to Robert Hilliard, a West Virginia University doctoral student. Hilliard is using an NCAA grant to examine the role that stigma plays in student-athletes’ attitudes toward seeking help for mental health services.

WVU CPASS graduate assistants help train local high school and WVU athletes

For some, strength training and conditioning might look intimidating. For others, it might be a way to relieve stress. For graduate assistants Jarrod Burton and Billy Cedar it’s their passion and future career plan. Both Burton and Cedar are working as strength and conditioning coaches with student-athletes from high school to collegiate levels, focusing on helping them train and reach their own goals.

Record-breaking year for Mountaineers winning academic scholarships, fellowships and awards

Students at West Virginia University are breaking records for their academic work by winning 30 prestigious awards, scholarships and fellowships in 2018. With opportunities ranging from studying abroad to educating incarcerated people, studying black holes to gun ownership/ violence in America, these students exemplify WVU’s mission to lead through local, state and global engagement.

WVU to sponsor legislative forum on education and the economy

The third annual West Virginia Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy will be held in Morgantown Dec. 4. Using West Virginia Forward as a blueprint, the non-partisan Forum convenes policy experts, corporate leaders and educational practitioners to discuss the state’s economic opportunities and challenges and to engage legislators on how best to address the current landscape of public education in West Virginia.