Four students who are eager to represent West Virginia University and their home state as the next Mountaineer Mascot will compete in a cheer-off during the men’s basketball game vs. Oklahoma at 4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 29) in the WVU Coliseum.
West Virginia University students who are tantalizingly close to completing their degrees, but are at the end of their financial resources, will receive a new benefit beginning next semester with the implementation of “completion grants” to help fill the gap between checkbooks and commencement.
A barrier-breaking physician and a successful entrepreneur, both natives of West Virginia and graduates of West Virginia University, will provide real-life examples of success for graduates at the University’s December commencement.
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.”
New technology is helping pre-K teachers studying online at West Virginia University to complete their student teaching in their home communities. With a new “virtual” system, professors are using video to observe student teachers in the classroom and computer technology to meet with them remotely to discuss their teaching.
Carla Brigandi, assistant professor at West Virginia University’s College of Education and Human Services, believes that the number of identified "gifted" students in West Virginia’s is not representative of the talent in our local communities. The real issue is that students with gifts and talents aren’t being identified as such.
West Virginia University students pursuing careers in literacy will now graduate from the award-winning Literacy Education Program, selected as one of only two programs in the nation to receive a National Recognition with Certificate of Distinction for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals.
West Virginia University students who have demonstrated exemplary academic performance and extracurricular involvement will compete in one of Mountaineer Week’s oldest traditions—the title of Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer.