WVU dentistry students focus on rural care and outreach

West Virginia University’s School of Dentistry fourth-year dentistry students have traveled throughout the state to bring healthy lifestyle choices to rural areas. Over the course of a year, dental students performed more than 17,000 clinical procedures.

WVU Collegiate Gaming Club to host first eSports Tournament

West Virginia University will be hosting the first eSports tournament and gamers’ paradise after-party. Students across the East Coast will play the most popular eSports game, League of Legends, for the Eastern Esports Conference championship. Both the regional conference and the ACEL were founded by current WVU Collegiate Gaming Club.

WVU engineering students play their way to success

West Virginia University is turning video gaming into a viable career path, as students are able to participate in focused programs through the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources in interactive technologies and serious gaming. WVU Libraries is hosting a series of events as part of International Games Week.

WVU professor discusses how the vampire sucks us in

There will be blood. West Virginia University’s Eberly College of Arts and Sciences instructor Amy Wilson will release the book, The Bite, The Breast, and The Blood: Why Vampires Suck Us In (McFarland) in 2018. And with Halloween approaching, Wilson explores the love affair the American culture has with those night stalking bloodsuckers.

WVU to co-sponsor second West Virginia Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy to chart new roadmap for future growth, prosperity

Using West Virginia Forward as a lens, policy experts, corporate leaders and educational practitioners will discuss the state’s economic opportunities and challenges and the need to nurture the talent pipeline through the diversification of workforce development. The second annual West Virginia Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy will be held in Charleston, with an aim to engage legislators on how best to address the current landscape of public education in West Virginia. The Nov. 2 conference is hosted by the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative and sponsored by West Virginia University, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and numerous community partners.

Poet by day, campus service worker lead by night

Daniel McTaggart isn’t your typical WVU Facilities Management employee. During the day, McTaggart can be found writing poetry that earned him the status of West Virginia's first Beat Poet Laureate.

WVU Libraries offers courses to combat fake news

With information at our finger tips, it’s sometimes hard to tell what’s real and what is fake news. West Virginia University’s libraries offers a variety of courses to students on how to do research and to look critically at how entertainment and news are delivered through traditional and social media.

Quite the row: WVU horticulture student organizes Pumpkin Regatta

A passion for growing pumpkins, an ethic opposed to waste and a sense of originality and fun have inspired West Virginia University horticulture student Dustin Trychta to organize a Pumpkin Regatta. Just what it sounds like, four giant, hollowed pumpkins will be used as boats in a relay races along the Monongahela River Sunday (Oct. 22) beginning at 11 a.m. Participating teams include the WVU Horticulture Club, Men’s Rowing Club, WVU student veterans and teachers from North Elementary School. The event is free and open to the public.

WVU LaunchLab pitch competitions prepare student innovators for challenges of real-world entrepreneurship

One of the most powerful tools in the West Virginia University LaunchLab array is the pitch competition, in which students prepare tightly-times presentations about their products or businesses that they then deliver to a panel of judges. WVU LaunchLab aims to support student entrepreneurs, innovators and start-ups by helping to develop business models, and introducing students to potential investors and customers. The Fall Kickoff Pitch Competition was held in September, and WVU LaunchLab is currently accepting entries in its Women’s Pitch Competition.

Exhibit explores artist’s fight with cancer

Wheeling artist Lacie Wallace came to terms with her “cancer body” in one of the only ways she could—her art. Wallace’s bright and intimate portraits are coupled with narratives as she chronicles her experiences in and out of hospitals as a cancer patient. Her exhibit “Bodies of Truth: An Artist’s Creative Exploration through Cancer” is on display in the Health Sciences Pylons Area, where WVU Libraries will host a reception Oct. 10 at 5 p.m.