West Virginia University has named Patrick Orsagos and Caroline Leadmon the 2019 Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer. A long-time Mountaineer Week tradition, the prestigious award recognizes exemplary academic achievement and extracurricular involvement.
West Virginia University students who have demonstrated exemplary academic performance and extracurricular involvement will compete in one of Mountaineer Week’s oldest traditions—the title of Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer.
The best-selling book “Educated: A Memoir” has sparked many conversations at West Virginia University and the whole community can now join the conversation in a series of events celebrating this year’s Campus Read.
The West Virginia University Reed College of Media has announced Point Pleasant, West Virginia, as the next partner for BrandJRNY, a project that aims to revitalize communities in the Mountain State through customized branding plans that promote tourism and economic development.
“Appalachian Futures,” West Virginia University Libraries’ new year-long exhibition, addresses the current dominant narratives about Appalachia in a new way, by looking at how the people of Appalachia have worked and will work to rewrite their own story.
West Virginia University will offer new cross-disciplinary courses that are working areas of Appalachian identity, history and culture and provide faculty training in new media technology through a grant awarded to 100 Days in Appalachia, a media outlet incubated at the Reed College of Media’s Media Innovation Center.
Two West Virginia University Reed College of Media students are dedicating their class time to learn how to generate positive social change through their respective undergraduate programs. The graduate-level Advocacy and Public Interest Communication program merges various academic fields’ science-based insights about strategic communication for sustained behavioral change into one degree.