Maryanne Reed named provost at West Virginia University

Maryanne Reed, who transformed West Virginia University’s journalism school into an exemplar of modern media training as the Reed College of Media, was named vice president for academic affairs and provost of the University on Wednesday (April 17).

WVU researcher finds sexism ‘pervasive in agriculture faculty’

A West Virginia University researcher has found that sexism is still pervasive among agriculture faculty in spite of gains made in the last 15 years. Haley Rosson, assistant professor of agriculture in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and Extension education, said behaviors include toxic work environments, unhealthy competition, inappropriate interactions and policy violations.

WVU Extension Service Community Leadership Academy engages leaders to encourage change, promote prosperity

Through the Community Leadership Academy, leaders come together to enhance their skills on a variety of topics aimed at helping their communities. Topics range from education and volunteerism to financial management and economic development. David C. Hardesty Jr., WVU president emeritus, will share his leadership experiences and tips with attendees as the keynote address (May 2).

WVU Extension Service partners with the Polaris Foundation to improve ATV safety

It’s a common sight in much of West Virginia — ATVs and UTVs rushing up secondary roads, riding along forest trails and running across the hills. Given their popularity, the West Virginia University Extension Service is teaming up with the Polaris Foundation to improve safe riding practices and help reduce injuries and accidents. This initiative is of importance as West Virginia leads the nation in the number of ATV- and UTV-related deaths per capita with rates eight times the national average.

WVU staff, faculty encouraged to support Gold Blue & You Campus Campaign

West Virginia University faculty and staff can invest in the University through the WVU Foundation’s Gold Blue & You Campus Campaign which kicks off today (April 8). WVU employees can give to programs or funds across the University they feel passionately about, including scholarship funds, specific departments/units, academic programs and special faculty/student support initiatives.

WVU breaks ground on state’s first dedicated STEM and makerspace facility

The Boggs Educational Center will be home to year-round programming and hands-on activities that focus on science, technology, engineering and math — skills students can use across diverse career paths, including personal finance, cooking, fashion design, agriculture, computer science and more.

Gee: WVU must create positive vision for the future

West Virginia University must create a positive vision of the future for not only the campus and the state, but also for a nation that increasingly mistrusts higher education, President Gordon Gee said Tuesday (March 19).

WVU Extension Service agent’s work spurs on Buffalo Creek recreation and tourism

As of fall 2018, the Buffalo Creek Recreation Trail went through a soft opening for riders and it became a hit. A few thousand riders from the majority of the United States and a few from other countries raved about the experience, and weekend rides were often booked solid. Mike Shamblin, a WVU Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agent in Clay County, also works closely with the Clay County Business Development Authority and other community groups as a thread that bonds them all together to work for the greater good. He puts in a lot of time outside of work volunteering with these groups.