WVU’s Travis Stimeling publishes book about songwriters in West Virginia

Inspired by the state’s diverse cultural expressions, West Virginia University musicology professor Travis Stimeling has published Songwriting in Contemporary West Virginia: Profiles and Reflections, a new book in WVU Press’ Sounding Appalachia series. With its contents arranged geographically, Songwriting in Contemporary West Virginia is a guidebook to the professional musicians living and working across the state.

WVU prepares students in the humanities for flexible, innovative career pathways

As West Virginia seeks to re-imagine its future both economically and culturally, West Virginia University is creating the structure for more flexible doctoral degrees in the humanities. The WVU Humanities Center is working along with the Departments of History and English and the Office of Graduate Education and Life to create interdisciplinary initiatives that will generate new directions in an ever-changing workforce.

WVU’s Donna Hoylman Peduto named Remake Learning Day Community Champion

West Virginia University’s Donna Hoylman Peduto, executive director of the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative, has been named a Remake Learning Day Community Champion by Remake Learning, a network that ignites engaging, relevant and equitable learning practices in support of young people navigating rapid social and technological change. Remake Learning will hold events ¬¬– including creating a robot, building a telescope, mazes and Mars simulations – throughout West Virginia May 17-25.

STORY PITCH: WVU School of Design and Community Development to host Day of Design

The West Virginia University School of Design and Community Development will host its annual Day of Design on April 25, giving students in the landscape architecture program and fashion, dress and merchandising program an opportunity to showcase their work and learn from prominent design practitioners who will provide critique and serve as guest lecturers.

WVU professor wins women’s empowerment award

A West Virginia University professor who has actively worked on the cause of advancing women’s issues both in the U.S. and abroad has earned the Mary Catherine Buswell Award, which recognizes recipients for excellence in their field of study as it relates to the advancement of WVU women. Presha Neidermeyer has addressed the under-representation of women in leadership and academic positions and trained entrepreneurs in Malawi, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, New York, West Virginia and Bulgaria.

WVU Davis College to host Kiddie Days at the Animal Sciences Farm

Think about the first time you saw a cow and horse up close and relive that feeling of awe as you watch children share that same experience. On April 17-19, West Virginia University’s Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design will host Kiddie Days at the Animal Sciences farm. Kids will get to experience all of the farm firsts. Tours will run each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with admission being $2 per person.

WVU Extension Service Community Leadership Academy to be held in April

Community leaders will have the opportunity to build networks with other leaders from various disciplines throughout the Mountain State. The annual West Virginia University Extension Service Community Leadership Academy conference boasts a comprehensive experience by providing education and motivation. The conference takes place April 11-13 at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place.

WVU student stars on the big screen

Madelyn Dundon, a sophomore musical theatre major at WVU stars as Grace, a charismatic and riveting teenager with cancer. "Getting Grace" tells the story of what happens when Grace goes into a funeral home to learn about death, only to end up teaching the funeral director about life. The film premieres nationwide on Friday, March 23.