A ball, a bat, a glove. Simple things that make up America's pastime. But in the Dominican Republic, like so many Latin American countries, they represent much more, meshing families, every day life and history and influencing the future.
Within hours of learning about flooding in southern West Virginia last year, the WVU community sprang into action, and is still working on recovery projects in the flood-damaged region as we approach the first anniversary of the devastating event.
From sports to the arts to building a rocket, there is a summer camp experience for all ages at West Virginia University. All summer, these camps, both on and off campus show future Mountaineers what it is like to go first.
As WVU prepares to send more than 4,500 graduating students onto their next journey, President Gordon Gee pens a letter to his younger self in this Gee Mail after pondering, “What if I was a member of the Class of 2017?”
A program that encourages playtime increases quality relationships between fathers and their children at local Monongalia Elementary schools. The joint effort combines the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and the WVU Extension Service.
A West Virginia University alumna who delved into the unseemly world of Indonesian slavery and brought home a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a Grammy winning Mountain State native whose music has been covered by legends of the industry and sung at presidential inaugurations top the ranks of speakers at the University’s commencement ceremonies this year. WVU will hold commencement exercises at all 15 colleges and schools over a three-day period May 12-14.
Four trailblazers in the fields of engineering, agriculture, business and education have been named as this year’s inductees into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni, one of the highest honors awarded to graduates of West Virginia University.
A combination of research in physical activity, taking that research into communities and influencing physical and health education have brought honors to three West Virginia University faculty members from the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.
An innovative Multidisciplinary Studies Program at West Virginia University will allow students to pursue their passion and explore endless career possibilities in the physical activity and sport industries. The bachelor’s degree, based in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, will help students succeed in both traditional and cutting-edge professions.