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Growers bugged by pests find help from WVU Extension

Pests are a pain, so the West Virginia University Extension Service is reaching out to growers and gardeners around the state about the dangers of pesticides and how to incorporate safe alternatives — such as barriers, insect traps and introducing predatory insects that feed on pests.

Wren Baker to lead WVU Athletics

West Virginia University has named Wren Baker as its next vice president and director of Intercollegiate Athletics. Baker comes to Morgantown from the University of North Texas where he has been the vice president and athletics director since 2016.

Childhood challenges inspire WVU grad’s lifelong commitment to education

Chaolu Chen grew up in the rural rice fields of China but set her eyes on a brighter future that brought her all the way to WVU as a graduate student in the 1980s. Over the past year, she has contributed $115,000 to benefit the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and the WVU Alumni Association, helping study abroad students and graduate students in the history program.

WVU expands rural opioid response programs with $1M grant

The West Virginia University Institute for Community and Rural Health will use the funding to continue expanding resources across the Mountain State through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program to address barriers to prevention, treatment and recovery services for substance use disorder.