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Working in service: WVU embedded in fabric of West Virginia communities

In West Virginia’s hills and hollows, its larger cities along interstates and smaller communities on country roads, at ground levels and from broader 365-degree views, West Virginia University students, faculty and staff are working each day in service to the Mountain State.

Gee tells newest WVU graduates success comes from knowing themselves

More than 2,600 West Virginia University graduates participating in two Commencement ceremonies today (Dec. 17) were encouraged to hold fast to values forged as Mountaineers and tap into their unique strengths to live successful lives fueled by purpose.

WVU’s Project TRAIN lays a new track to support children affected by addiction at home

One of every four children in the United States has a parent wrestling with drug or alcohol addiction, based on national data, and is at risk of developing a substance use disorder later in life. To break that cycle and give adults in those kids’ lives the tools to make a difference, West Virginia University’s Project TRAIN has expanded its program, originally focused on enabling K-12 teachers to support students affected by addiction, to youth camps statewide.

WVU research shows healthy communication after divorce should be all about the kids

When it comes to keeping the lines of communication open after a divorce, West Virginia University researchers Jonathon Beckmeyer and Jessica Troilo say you can have far too much of a good thing. Their study of 708 divorced parents of children under 18 shows even innocuous chitchat between divorced co-parents can put kids’ well-being at risk.