WVU Reed College of Media receives largest single donation in school history through planned gift to support education and journalism in the state

Students will be better equipped to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing media landscape thanks to a gift from an award winning journalist and West Virginia University alumnus. Bob and Luanne Kittle have been generous contributors to the Reed College of Media for more than 30 years. But their most recent pledge, the largest single donation in College of Media history, will allow them to make an impact on education and journalism in the state earlier than they anticipated.

WVU, Monongalia County Health Department establish Academic Health Department to enhance public health training, research and service

Top-tier training, research and service opportunities will remain at the forefront for students in the School of Public Health as West Virginia University and the Monongalia County Health Department establish an Academic Health Department, reinforcing the School’s commitment to give students learning experiences based in real-world public health practice.

Wadsworth family makes $6 million gift commitment to WVU

A loyal alumnus and his wife have continued their history of giving to West Virginia University with a $6 million gift that will expand opportunities for students, increase support for faculty, research and other programs in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

Helicopter parents and ‘hothouse children’—WVU researcher explores the high stakes of family dynamics

Kristin Moilanen, associate professor of child development and family studies, said the phenomenon of helicopter parenting most often occurs in middle- to upper-class families where stakes are high for parents to be able to show off their children’s success. Her research, which focuses on young adults 18- to 24- years-old, indicates that high helicopter parenting leads to “low mastery, self-regulation and social competence.”

Men’s soccer wins MAC Championship

Freshman midfielder Luke McCormick's 86th-minute goal helped the men's soccer team to a 1-0 win over Bowling Green in the 2019 Mid-American Conference Championship Final on Sunday afternoon (Nov. 17) at FirstEnergy Stadium in Akron, Ohio.