WVU faculty teams with local high school student to create Twitter bot for Statler College

A trio made up of WVU Statler College faculties and staff members along with a high school student have developed @WVUStatlerBot, a twitter account that can post, like, retweet, follow and direct message other accounts automatically. Saiph Savage, Mary Dillon and University High School student Caroline Anderson are merging technology, social media and marketing with this autonomous bot.

WVU engineering student discovers hidden talent behind the camera

Most student workers behind the cameras at West Virginia University Athletics events come from the Reed College of Media. But one student from the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources is using his hidden talent to make sure fans don't miss a minute of the action. Trevor Gromen, a mechanical and aerospace engineering student, has plans to integrate all he's learned in his major and in his job for an out-of-this-world career.

How domestic violence affects healthcare

Domestic violence leaves a lasting impact not only on the survivor but also on physicians, healthcare providers, counselors and others. Of the Mindful Physician, an organization for medical students focusing on the impact that arts and humanities have on healthcare, is hosting a community event discussing the intersection of domestic violence and healthcare from multiple perspectives: physician, researcher, rape counselor, survivor and martial arts instructors. The group will delve into topics related to the impact of domestic violence on patients and survivors, patients' interaction with healthcare and ways to help survivors regain function in their lives.

Three former WVU football players create app to enhance user experience

Three former West Virginia University football players have created a social monetization and navigational platform that offers advertisers and brands the opportunity to forge deeper connections with audience members via VEEPIO. Jonathan Ohliger, Najee Goode and Grant Wiley are the minds behind VEEPIO.

WVU senior researches volcanoes in Hawaii

The thrill of volcanoes led West Virginia University senior Holly Pettus to a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates at the University of Hawaiʻi this summer. Pettus, a senior geology student from Pineville spent nine weeks studying mantle xenoliths from Kilbourne Hole, New Mexico.

WVU’s Department of English’s West Virginia Dialect Project launches ‘WVU Voices’ documentary

West Virginia University is a diverse campus for students who come from all 55 counties in West Virginia, all 50 states and more than 100 different countries. To celebrate that diversity, linguistics professor Kirk Hazen and journalism professor Mary Kay McFarland have created WVU Voices, a mini-documentary that highlight the many dialects and languages found on campus.

Remember youth who have aged out of the foster care system during the holidays

The holidays can be a difficult time for many, but for young people who have aged out of foster care it can be particularly rough. The MODIFY Program with the WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (WVU CED) is accepting donations for holiday gifts to be given to youth ages 17-23 who have aged out of foster care.

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.