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Kendrick family donates Pearl Harbor artifact to WVU Libraries

West Virginia University will house a lasting reminder of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor in the form of a life preserver from the USS West Virginia, a gift to the West Virginia and Regional History Center at WVU Libraries from the Kendrick family.

Core family estate gifts strengthen nature, history resources at WVU

A late relative of longtime West Virginia University biology professor and local historian Earl L. Core is providing more than $1.8 million to support the study of nature and history in his memory. The gift has been divided to benefit WVU Libraries and the Core Arboretum, a public nature preserve that Core helped establish during his 44 years at the University.

WVU announces recommendations for Academic Support Units

West Virginia University announced recommendations Wednesday (Sept. 20) aimed at creating a more focused and cost-efficient suite of academic support services to assist colleges and schools while better serving students’ needs. Separate from the recent Academic Program Portfolio Review, an evaluation of the 20 ASUs in the Provost’s Office began in May.

A ‘Bright’ future: $1M gift boosts Blanche Lazzell acquisition effort at WVU

Nearly 30 years after longtime West Virginia University supporter Patricia Bright was first introduced to the artwork of renowned American modernist Blanche Lazzell, she and husband William Bright are helping to bring the Mountain State native’s work home to Morgantown with a gift to the College of Creative Arts.

Participants in WVU Day of Giving can boost gift impact

West Virginia University supporters on Day of Giving, set for Wednesday (March 22), will have many opportunities to amplify the reach of their gifts through a variety of challenges scheduled for the day.

Working in service: WVU embedded in fabric of West Virginia communities

In West Virginia’s hills and hollows, its larger cities along interstates and smaller communities on country roads, at ground levels and from broader 365-degree views, West Virginia University students, faculty and staff are working each day in service to the Mountain State.

WVU Libraries receives sixth NEH grant to digitize historical newspapers

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the West Virginia University Libraries’ West Virginia and Regional History Center a grant — its sixth from the NEH this one totaling $162,155 — allowing it to continue its important work of digitizing newspapers published in West Virginia from 1791 to 1927.

WVU Foundation records second-best year with more than $213 million in contributions

For the fiscal year from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, WVU Foundation data shows 20,206 donors – including 9,360 alumni – made 39,347 gifts totaling $213.8 million. This total is second only to $270.1 million donated in fiscal year 2021. The gifts will benefit education, health care and prosperity to make a positive impact across the Mountain State and beyond for years to come.

Service, semester preps, celebration intertwine for WVU’s Welcome Week

The return of FallFest highlights a packed Welcome Week at West Virginia University which begins Thursday, Aug. 11, and continues through the start of the fall semester Wednesday, Aug. 17. New events include a pool party for all students at the Student Rec Center Aug. 13 and a service project to benefit the West Virginia United Way Collaborative during Monday Night Lights for first-year students Aug. 15.