Gee urges WVU Class of 2018 to make choices that serve their purpose in life

This class of more than 4,450 is likely a generation prepared for enacting “vital change,” having earned a University record 10 Fulbright Scholarships, two Boren Scholarships, an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and a Truman Scholarship. Eight students were named to the Order of Augusta, WVU’s most prestigious student honor.

WVU commencement ceremonies celebrate accomplishments of graduates, alumni, West Virginia natives

Renowned West Virginia novelist Ann Pancake leads the list of honorary degree recipients when West Virginia University sends more than 4,450 graduates into the world the weekend of May 11-13 as commencement ceremonies take place in three venues for 13 colleges and schools. Of those graduates, 3,009 have earned their undergraduate degrees or certificates, 1,110 their master’s degrees and 360 have earned their doctorates.

WVU consolidates neuroscience research into new department

In a move to help improve people’s lives through innovation in fundamental neuroscience research and education, West Virginia University will bring together some 50 of its laboratories to form a new Department of Neuroscience within the School of Medicine.

Honors College Faculty Fellows develop original courses

What can comedy tell us about who we are and how we think? How can popular science fiction stories teach us about our anxieties around technology? What does the Federal Reserve actually do? What does it mean to be a caring person? These are just a few of the questions that honors students will investigate in new, innovative courses designed by the next cohort of Honors Faculty Fellows at West Virginia University.

WVU associate director of bands announced

Stephen Lytle will become the 12th director of the beloved Pride of West Virginia Mountaineer Marching Band. Lytle is currently the associate director of bands at Miami University in Ohio.

WVU music faculty nominated for Grammy

An album recorded and produced by West Virginia University faculty in the College of Creative Arts has received a nomination for a 2018 Grammy Award in the Best Classical Compendium category. Lucy Mauro, associate professor of piano, and Mark Benincosa, recording engineer and instructor of music technology, released “Mademoiselle – Première Audience” in March 2017.

WVU Wind Symphony to play Carnegie Hall

The West Virginia University Wind Symphony will take its talents from Morgantown to Manhattan as it makes its Carnegie Hall debut as part of the 2018 New York Wind Band Festival March 3-7.