WVU board approves new policies governing ethics, identity theft and tobacco

The West Virginia University Board of Governors today (Feb. 8) gave final approval to a trio of updated policies, and also sent out for comment the latest updated rule as it works to complete policy revisions in the wake of the adoption of laws permitting more independence from the state Higher Education Policy Commission. The three rules, unanimously approved, deal with conflicts of interest, outside consulting and ethics; identify theft detection and prevention; and a tobacco-free campus.

WVU seeks youth and adult participants for Sport Diplomacy Program - Sport for Social Change, Mexico

West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a U.S. State Department Sport for Social Change exchange between the U.S. and Mexico. The program will involve an eight-day trip to Mexico with the goal of using the sport of soccer to promote leadership and empowerment among young women in Mexico. The U.S.-based participants will later interact with participants from Mexico during a 13-day exchange in the United States to build on lessons learned in Mexico.

Statewide partnership celebrates health outcomes

A unique West Virginia-based healthcare partnership is ending, following a 10-year collaboration. The Weight Management Program, a community-based diet and exercise program, reached 33 counties through approximately 100 fitness centers around the Mountain state.

Gee Mail: Gee-SPN is kickin’ it with the women’s soccer team

The West Virginia University women’s soccer team has never had a losing season in its 22-year existence. Let that sink in. Roving GeeSPN reporter and WVU President Gordon Gee caught up with players and Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown recently to uncover what makes them consistently great.

WVU team to promote women’s empowerment in Mexico through soccer

Concerns about women’s empowerment are a public health and policy issue in the U.S., Mexico and throughout the world. Using the sport of soccer, a West Virginia University team aims to enhance young women’s empowerment through leadership development.