WVU breaks ground on state’s first dedicated STEM and makerspace facility

The Boggs Educational Center will be home to year-round programming and hands-on activities that focus on science, technology, engineering and math — skills students can use across diverse career paths, including personal finance, cooking, fashion design, agriculture, computer science and more.

Gee: WVU must create positive vision for the future

West Virginia University must create a positive vision of the future for not only the campus and the state, but also for a nation that increasingly mistrusts higher education, President Gordon Gee said Tuesday (March 19).

WVU Extension Service agent’s work spurs on Buffalo Creek recreation and tourism

As of fall 2018, the Buffalo Creek Recreation Trail went through a soft opening for riders and it became a hit. A few thousand riders from the majority of the United States and a few from other countries raved about the experience, and weekend rides were often booked solid. Mike Shamblin, a WVU Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent in Clay County, also works closely with the Clay County Business Development Authority and other community groups as a thread that bonds them all together to work for the greater good. He puts in a lot of time outside of work volunteering with these groups.

WVU and Ohio State leaders discuss the future of Cooperative Extension

The Cooperative Extension System has been the outreach arm of land-grant universities throughout the nation since the establishment of the Smith Lever Act in 1914. Armed with research and knowledge, Cooperative Extension experts live and work in communities, providing valuable education and resources to help citizens improve their lives and their communities.

Eads named WVU’s 66th Mountaineer Mascot

West Virginia University sophomore Timothy Eads can cross off one item from the bucket list he created his freshman year of high school—to serve as the Mountaineer Mascot. Eads heard his name announced as the next Mountaineer tonight (Feb. 25) at the men’s basketball game vs. Texas Christian University.

WVU professor helps military families 'navigate life outside the gate’

With 1.3 million active duty military personnel nationwide, coordinating and finding accessible healthcare and social services for their 1.7 million family members is a major challenge. Christopher Plein, the Eberly Family Professor for Outstanding Service at West Virginia University, is working to address these challenges and needs through the Military Families Learning Network.