WVU seeks to build Pride of West Virginia Practice Facility

An institution at West Virginia University for more than 100 years, the Mountaineer Marching Band will one day have a home of its own. WVU and dedicated alumni are working together to pursue a practice facility for the 330-member West Virginia University Mountaineer Marching Band.

Orsagos, Leadmon, named 2019 WVU Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer

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.

WVU plans Friday bell-ringing ceremony

West Virginia University will hold a bell-ringing ceremony, coordinated by the Office of Campus and Community Life and Alpha Phi Omega, a national service fraternity, on Friday (Nov. 8) in remembrance of students Ryan Diviney and Rylee Brunette.

WVU honors those ‘most loyal’ during Mountaineer Week

The 2019 honorees are Robert "Bob" and Dorthea "Tia" McMillan, Most Loyal West Virginians; Rhonda Wade, Most Loyal Alumni; Kevin Berry, Most Loyal Faculty/Professional Staff; and Debbie Koon-Friel, Most Loyal Staff Mountaineer. The group will be recognized during the halftime ceremonies of the Saturday, Nov. 9 WVU-Texas Tech football game at Milan Puskar Stadium.

WVU Press to release book on history and symbol of the Mountaineer

The West Virginia University Mountaineer is not just a mascot—it is a symbol of West Virginia history and identity embraced throughout the Mountain State. Rosemary Hathaway, folklorist and associate professor of English in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, explores the spirit of the Mountaineer in her new book, Mountaineers Are Always Free.

West Virginia University’s annual Clery Report is available

According to the most recent Clery Report for West Virginia University, instances of dating violence, stalking, destruction of property and arrests for drug and alcohol law violations on the Morgantown campus decreased in 2018 compared to prior years.