An array of Welcome Week activities designed to foster lifelong passion and purpose await an estimated 5,600 new students from around the world making their way to Morgantown this week to embark on a new journey at West Virginia University.
As part of continuing efforts to promote a safe and secure campus community, the West Virginia University Police Department and the Office of Emergency Management will hold an on-campus training exercise Wednesday, May 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Acting on a tip, University Police arrested Cheickna Kagnassy, a 21-year-old freshman pre-business major from Columbia, Maryland, at his residence in Vandalia Hall Wednesday evening, Deputy Chief Phil Scott said. Scott said a concerned citizen notified police that Kagnassy had spoken of carrying out a “shooting spree,” then committing suicide. He said no weapons were found at Kagnassy’s residence.
West Virginia will see bitterly cold weather in the next couple of days. Temperatures will dip to single digits with negative wind chill factors predicted in some areas. West Virginia University officials urge students, faculty and staff to be prepared to avoid the dangers of frostbite and hypothermia. These conditions can occur in a matter of minutes.
West Virginia University will close Wednesday, Dec. 5 following a Presidential Proclamation and separate Executive Order issued by Gov. Jim Justice for a state holiday and day of mourning in honor of President George H. W. Bush.
Randy Hudak, senior associate vice president for Facilities and Services at West Virginia University, is set to retire from the University. As part of the larger transition, Jamie Kosik, director of facilities Health Sciences Center, will serve as interim associate vice president effective Dec. 15. Hudak will serve as an advisor and aid throughout the transition.
West Virginia University today (Nov. 15) placed a number of students on interim suspension, and additional students may face disciplinary action, related to events that occurred at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house Nov. 10, 2018. The Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter has also been placed on interim suspension.
West Virginia University Police is investigating an incident at Milan Puskar Stadium during tonight’s (Oct. 25) game against Baylor.
Witnesses told officers 49-year-old Robert McIntyre, Jr. from Mineral Wells, scaled and then intentionally jumped over the wall of the South Concourse area following a series of verbal altercations with those seated nearby. He fell onto the concrete concourse below. Contemporary Services Corporation Event Staff, University Police, State Police and emergency crews responded immediately and he was taken to Ruby Memorial Hospital for treatment.
University Police is continuing its investigation.