Rifle wins 2018 GARC Championship

The rifle team shot 2366 air rifle at the 2018 Great America Rifle Conference Championships, pushing its aggregate total to 4699 and giving the Mountaineers their ninth straight championship title. WVU's (13-0, 9-0) title is its conference-best 13th. The 2018 GARC regular-season champions as well, the Mountaineers have swept the GARC team titles nine times since 1998.

Trevor Kiess named WVU’s 65th Mountaineer Mascot

West Virginia University senior and member of the Honors College Trevor Kiess was announced as the next Mountaineer Mascot at tonight’s (Feb. 24) men’s basketball game vs Iowa State.

College of Media professor's work featured by Google for Black History Month

A worldwide audience can view a West Virginia University researcher's work on Appalachia's African American history on his virtual exhibit "Soldiers of the Coalfields: The Hidden Stories of Black Appalachians in WWI," one of 100 stories highlighted by the Google Cultural Institute in celebration of Black History Month.

Take a look at Appalachia through the eyes of noted authors during WVU's Festival of Ideas

The David C. Hardesty Jr. Festival of Ideas is bringing two authors with differing perspectives on Appalachian culture to West Virginia University. J.D. Vance, author of the No. 1 New York Times best seller "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis" will be held tonight, (Feb. 21) at 7: 30 p.m. in the Mountainlair ballrooms. Elizabeth Catte, public historian and author of "What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia" will discuss her work Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Life Sciences Building, room G15.

WVU Center for Executive Education helping to connect forensic science and business

With a backlog of DNA cases at the West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory and a push to do more with less money, Sheri Lemons needed help. The director of the state crime lab was desperate to apply business skills to forensic science, so she turned to West Virginia University to help her manage people, money and projects. The solutions Lemons needed were in WVU's Center for Executive Education, where she found the internationally recognized Forensic Management Academy and Lean Six Sigma programs. Call it a game-changer for Lemons and for the entire state forensic lab.

WVU doctors and nurses work together to get tonsillectomy patients home faster

After having their tonsils removed, patients often can't leave the hospital for six hours, even if they bounce back from surgery sooner. Hospital policy commonly mandates a six-hour recovery time. But research led by Habib Zalzal, a resident in the West Virginia University School of Medicine, suggests that not all tonsillectomy patients have to wait that long.