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WVU Athletic Training alumna supporting Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil shows are famous for their stunning aerial performances, world-class acrobatics, amazing contortion acts, and captivating blend of theater, music and dance. While the audience is mesmerized by the magic happening on stage, Val Bustamante, a West Virginia University School of Medicine Athletic Training alumna, works behind the scenes to ensure the performers remain healthy and injury-free.

Esposito gift enriches student learning via WVU Honors College Faculty Fellows program

High-achieving students at West Virginia University will benefit from a fund established by an alumni couple — Michelle L. Varga Esposito and Patrick R. Esposito II of Morgantown — to support the delivery of innovative courses in areas of neuroscience, psychology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, other life sciences, economics, mathematics, physics or engineering.

Making a difference, from a distance

Business data analytics student Amber Pickett is making West Virginia a better place to live — all the way from Italy. Already a doctor of audiology, Pickett said she hopes to utilize her additional graduate degree from the West Virginia University John Chambers College of Business and Economics to improve medical emergency services in Monongalia County.

WVU IMC and DMC scholarship recipients bring diverse experiences to virtual classroom

From an active duty U.S. Air Force member to a first-generation college student, the 2024 West Virginia University Reed College of Media Integrated Marketing Communications and Data Digital Marketing Communications Scholarship recipients run the gamut in terms of life and work experiences, but they each demonstrate the drive to advance their careers and the desire to make a positive impact on their communities.

WVU students innovate and serve through unique research opportunities

As WVU celebrates its sixth annual Research Week from April 1-5, many students have found purpose on campus through discovery and innovation. “We would not be an R1 institution if not, in part, for the drive and determination of our student researchers,” Vice President for Research Fred King said.

WVU study shows treating work like a game drives results

Research from West Virginia University industrial engineer Makenzie Dolly suggests employee motivation and productivity may increase when game-like elements, such as progress bars and badges, are integrated into industrial workers’ performance of manufacturing tasks that are rote and repetitive, like Lego assembly.

DeVries named WVU head men’s basketball coach

Darian DeVries, who led Drake to six consecutive 20-win seasons and has a career .732 winning percentage as a head coach, has been named the 23rd head men's basketball coach at West Virginia University, Vice President and Director of Athletics Wren Baker announced Sunday (March 24).