Business, government, academia come together to move West Virginia Forward

West Virginia’s economy is in transition, and it will take a collaborative effort by business, government and academia to ensure revitalization instead of stagnation, leaders from all three areas said Wednesday in releasing a summary of findings of a study entitled “West Virginia Forward: Maximizing our Opportunities for Prosperity.”

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.

WVU receives Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award

For the second consecutive year, West Virginia University’s efforts in diversity and inclusion have been honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

WVU to host North American Power Symposium

Representatives from more than 15 countries will head to West Virginia University Sept. 17-19 for the 49th annual North American Power Symposium at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place. NAPS provides an international forum for participants from academia and industry to present their research and development in power and energy with special attention to the latest advances and challenges in power and energy technologies.

Challenges, opportunities ahead for West Virginia, Gee says

Acknowledging the challenges West Virginia faces while emphasizing the opportunities it has before it, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee delivered his fall State of the University address during Monday’s annual Faculty Assembly meeting held at the Erickson Alumni Center.

Barnettes donate Monongalia County family farm to WVU

Longtime supporters of West Virginia University, alumni Curtis H. “Hank” Barnette and his wife, Joanne Harner Barnette, are donating to the University the Harner-Barnette farm which includes 10 acres of land outside Morgantown, a house and related buildings on the property with furnishings, and farm implements.

WVU President Gee unveils cooperative plan to move WV Forward

West Virginia faces a critical time in its history as it is lags behind a growing national economy, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee told state business leaders Thursday as he unveiled a comprehensive study of how to address those issues and put the state on the road to prosperity.

West Virginia University system welcomes record enrollment

The West Virginia University system began classes Wednesday with record numbers of first-time freshmen enrollment – 6,224 across its three campuses in Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser. The incoming class also features higher test scores and an increase in international students.