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WVU Division of Student Life announces staff updates; Fuller, Mosby to retire

A new chapter will begin for West Virginia University’s Center for Black Culture and Research as longtime director Marjorie Fuller prepares to retire. Retirement is also ahead within the Division of Student Life for Kim Mosby, senior associate dean, who has worked for the University for more than 40 years.

WVU’s top seniors named, eight honored with 2022 Order of Augusta

These eight student have distinguished themselves not only by their outstanding academic performance, but also their steadfast dedication to research, efforts to narrow the achievement gap for underrepresented students in their home state and to advance social justice in their communities and beyond.

WVU inducts its first cohort of Project 168

Four West Virginia University students who recognize that extracurricular activities are critical to their success are among the first cohort of the 168 Society, after completing Project 168, the University’s innovative program that adds purpose and value to students’ outside-the-classroom experiences and brings the University’s core values to life.

WVU names 2022 Foundation Scholars

Focused on discovery and finding creative solutions to the issues that have commanded the attention of their generation, five rising freshmen have been named to the 2022-23 cohort of West Virginia University Foundation Scholars, the highest academic scholarship the University awards.

U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo comes to WVU

A distinguished international voice who uses her talents for the purpose of inspiring justice, truth and compassion will visit West Virginia University this week. Joy Harjo, the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate and the first Native American to hold the position, will visit Morgantown’s campus to give a public poetry reading on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms and virtually via Zoom.

WVU selects ‘Interior Chinatown’ as 2022-2023 Campus Read

 A deeply personal, moving, humorous novel about race, stereotypes and, ultimately, the limitations of the American Dream, will engross West Virginia University students, faculty and staff as this year’s WVU Campus Read. 

Gee praises graduates for overcoming challenges of the last two years

A laudable spirit of perseverance that has sustained Mountaineers for generations was underscored in West Virginia University President Gordon Gee’s address to the August and December 2021 graduates during two commencement ceremonies today (Dec. 18) at the WVU Coliseum.

WVU student named University’s fourth Marshall Scholar

West Virginia University’s Myya Helm has been named a Marshall Scholar, a prestigious award that offers more than 40 young Americans of high ability the opportunity to study in the United Kingdom for two fully-funded years toward a graduate degree.