2017 WVU Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer candidates named as part of Mountaineer Week, Oct. 20-29

West Virginia University has announced the finalists for Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer 2017, an award that recognizes students’ exemplary academic achievement and extracurricular involvement. A Mountaineer Week tradition, Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer will be named at the Saturday (Oct. 28) WVU football game vs. Oklahoma State at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Gee Mail Goes Clubbin'

In this edition of Gee Mail, President Gordon Gee embeds himself into a few of the nearly 500 student clubs and organizations on campus.

WVU’s Job Accommodation Network receives $12.7 million funding renewal

Housed at the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services, the Job Accommodation Network, known as JAN, is the nation’s leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. “JAN serves as a critical bridge between employees with disabilities and employers", said CEHS Dean Gypsy Denzine. “Providing opportunity by fostering inclusivity is a core value of our College and is embodied by the work that JAN does.”

Cunningham and Hageboeck named 2017 WVU Homecoming queen, king

A week of Homecoming activities at West Virginia University culminated today (Oct. 14) with the crowning of Morgan Cunningham and Charlie Hageboeck as the 2017 king and queen. The announcement was made during the half-time ceremony at Saturday’s Homecoming football game against Texas Tech.

WVU and Benedum Foundation partner to form a research and outreach center to support the WVPEC, tap Donna Peduto as executive director

Donna Hoylman Peduto, an experienced educator and long-time expert in educational policy in West Virginia, has been named executive director of the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative. The WVPEC was convened three years ago by WVU President Gordon Gee and Dr. Suzanne Shipley, then president of Shepherd University. Peduto’s first move is to provide support for the WVPEC, made possible by a new partnership between West Virginia University and the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation.

WVU Student Life announces 2017 Hall of Fame & Outstanding Achievement Award inductees

A program-building coach who has won 819 basketball games, a retired liaison for Black Student Concerns who took special interest in African and African American students, faculty and staff, a former Arts & Entertainment student program advisor who trained hundreds of student staff to run “front of house” activities and a man who guided the Daily Athenaeum through a period of exceptional growth will be honored by the West Virginia University Division of Student Life.

WVU launches nation’s first center to study land-grant institutions

It’s been 155 years since land-grant higher education was born in the throes of the Civil War, and while the institution is as strong as ever, education itself has changed, prompting West Virginia University to create the Center for the Future of Land-Grant Education.