With recent decreases in COVID-19 cases across the country and the knowledge that COVID-19 vaccines are extremely safe and effective, West Virginia University now plans to fully reopen its campuses this fall.
It may look a little different this year, but Mountaineer Week, West Virginia University’s annual celebration of Appalachian culture will take place Nov. 8-14. The 73rd celebration will offer a variety of activities, mainly geared toward WVU students, on the Morgantown campus and online.
West Virginia University’s annual Diversity Week (Oct. 11-16), while an online event, will broach the subjects of justice for indigenous peoples, people with disabilities and people in the LGBTQIA+ community from its daily keynote speakers and student panels that explore intimate partner violence preventions, Hispanic and Latinx student issues, the Black Lives Matter movement and student advocacy.
Protecting the rights of others, exposing discrimination through entertainment venues, sharing the anxiety of recovering from substance abuse disorder and recounting the personal experience of escaping a war-torn country through refugee camps are the social justice themes woven among the four speakers at West Virginia University’s 2020 Hardesty Festival of Ideas lectures.
The Mountain Stage performance scheduled for March 29, at the WVU Creative Arts Center has been canceled due to the suspension of in-person classes and events on the WVU campus. All ticketholders will automatically be refunded at the point of purchase. Questions regarding refunds should be directed to 304-293-SHOW (7469).
Three people whose activism and advocacy for gender, race and incarcerated women will visit the West Virginia University Morgantown campus during the David C. Hardesty, Jr., Festival of Ideas this spring, giving students and the University community an opportunity to hear from agents of change.
West Virginia University’s TEDxWVU event “Say it Loud” March 28 in the Creative Arts Center Gladys Davis Theater will feature five dynamic speakers. Raimah Hossain, Nicole Russell, Matthew Cordle, Kassie Colón and Christina Fattore will speak on a variety of topics affecting WVU students and the University community.