eCampus will be down 8 a.m. May 10 to 5 p.m. May 11 for upgrade

The eCampus system will be down 8 a.m. May 10 to 5 p.m. May 11 for an upgrade that will improve security and give instructors several new features, including “receipts” that provide time, date and other information about student submissions. If the work on eCampus is completed earlier than anticipated, the system could be available before 5 p.m.

New features include:

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PRT to suspend service during summer for modernization

Beginning May 6, West Virginia University’s PRT will be closed for passenger service to continue with automatic train control modernization and to perform other maintenance activities. It is anticipated that normal operations will resume Monday, Aug. 7.

Two WVU commencement venues—the Creative Arts Center and the Coliseum — will have shuttle service surrounding short-term parking lots on the Evansdale Campus, including lots 1, 4 and 9.

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Graduating Students: Beware of financial aid repayment and loan scams

Be wary of phone and email scams threatening legal action or asking for money transfers on financial aid and loans.

At the end of every school year new scams surface targeting graduating students. Some students contacted in previous schemes were falsely told that warrants were issued for their arrests due to non-payment, or that dire consequences await if the call is not resolved immediately.

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Collection begins Monday for Blue and Gold Mine Sale

The end of the semester is near and WVU and United Way are asking students to give it up for good! 

While packing up your living space, please consider donating any unwanted household items to the Blue and Gold Mine Sale. This 13th annual sale is focused on keeping the community clean, keeping usable items out of landfill, and raising money for the United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties. 

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Chat with Dan Carder about the Volkswagen emissions scandal and why research matters on May 3

Take a break from finals and join Dan Carder in an informal conversation on why research matters and lessons learned from the Volkswagen emissions scandal. Learn how it feels when your research puts you in the center of an international news explosion!

Join us Wednesday, May 3 at 1 p.m. in Room 125 in the Advanced Engineering Research Building across from the Evansdale Library. Refreshments will be served.

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Download free Parkmobile app for discounted parking during finals week

WVU Transportation and Parking will offer a 50 cent per hour parking discount in a number of short term parking lots across campus when utilizing the Parkmobile app to pay.  Download and pay via the app starting May 1-5 to take advantage of this promotion.  Parkmobile is a free pay by phone app that can be downloaded from the app store and used on mobile devices.  This promo is not valid at University Place or Mountaineer Station garages. 

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Student Recreation Center maintenance shutdown week May 6-14

The Student Rec Center will be closed from May 6 to May 14. During this time, the SRC will be cleaned and maintenance projects will be completed to ensure that it is well maintained for students in the fall. 

The SRC will also install new cardio and strength equipment in the Upper, Lower and Climbing Wall fitness area. Room C will receive “Escape Functional Fitness” equipment and spin bikes will be moved to Room A. Room C will be available for individual use and group classes. After the SRC reopens, spin classes will take place in Room A. 

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International House finds a new home

West Virginia University will relocate the International Community from Spruce Street to Summit Residence Hall beginning Fall 2017.  The decision to move was a difficult one yet rooted in providing the best possible residential experience for our international students.

The move to Summit Hall will allow for the international community to continue to utilize unique programming spaces for special meals and social gatherings, and experience traditional American collegiate environments along with our domestic students.  
 
The Office of Housing and Residence Life will continue to collaborate with other offices and all students to create dynamic opportunities to engage and learn from each other.

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Join us for the Mountaineer Send-Off on May 9 for the Class of 2017

The Mountaineer Send-Off, a celebration for the Class of 2017, will be held at the Erickson Alumni Center, May 9 from 3-6 p.m. Seniors, graduate or doctoral students graduating in May are welcome!

With live entertainment from DJ Dollar, the Alumni Center will play host to your favorite food vendors, such as Garcia’s Latin Market, Taziki’s Mediterranean Grill, Hash Browns and New Grounds, PepperBroni’s Pizza and more! 

Decorate your cap, pick up your Alumni Membership Card, find your local WVU chapter in your new home and of course, take your last selfie with President Gee as we do a Class of 2017 photo to commemorate your time at West Virginia University!
 
For more information, visit alumni.wvu.edu.

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Volunteer opportunity: Graduation ushers needed

The Office of Accessibility Services needs your help at the WVU May 2017 graduation! Volunteer ushers are needed to provide assistance with directing guests who require accessible seating. Your service will help to make graduation a more enjoyable and seamless experience for our guests that require additional assistance. Please consider helping ensure that everyone can be a part of this special day!  To volunteer, visit the “Graduation Ushers” Need on iServe.  

If you have questions please contact Hannah Young or Lisa Stender at 304-293-6700.

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WVU Injury Control Research Center award nominations due April 28

On behalf of the WVU Injury Control Research Center director, Dr. Robert Bossarte, we are opening nominations for three different awards, each described below. As part of our mission, the Education and Training Core of the WVU ICRC would like to recognize excellence in teaching injury and violence prevention among our faculty as well as excellence in injury and violence research among our students. 

To nominate someone to receive one of these awards, please click on the link below the description of the award and complete the form.  Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 28. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sheena Sayres at ssayres@hsc.wvu.edu.  

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12th Annual Week of Engagement: Do Good. Be Better. #GoFirst

Join the Center for Service and Learning in celebrating service and engagement at WVU as well as National Volunteer Week from April 22-29.  Events will be offered for the WVU community including service projects, workshops for community partners and student organizations, a special keynote talk from a WVU Alumni, and the annual Excellence in Engagement Awards. 

Visit  service.wvu.edu/about/special-projects/week-of-engagement for more info, to view the master schedule, and to sign-up for events!  

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Student summer/fall parking permits available

Beginning Wednesday, April 19, WVU Parking Management will begin selling student parking permits for summer 2017.  Also, available for sale are annual permits for the 2017-18 academic year. Student permits are available for a number of parking lots across campus. 

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Ignore scammers sending unsolicited job-offer or work-at-home messages

WVU students should NOT respond to unsolicited emails, texts or phone calls offering employment opportunities such as work-at-home gigs or arrangements involving financial transactions. Reputable companies and prospective employers do not use this approach- scam artists do.

Legitimate job recruiters working with WVU Career Services will NEVER mail you a check to be cashed, request your bank account information or involve you in financial transactions while arranging interviews or a job offer. Nor will they initiate contact with you via generic email or text messages. Recognized WVU recruiters DO NOT ask students to contact them via Skype or Google Hangouts without first ensuring that you have contacted the WVU Career Services Center.

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Adventure WV Orientation Trips registration now open. Spread the word!

Registration for the 2017 season of Adventure WV Orientation Trips Is now open!  Help Adventure WV to spread the word to incoming WVU freshmen!

WVU’s Adventure Orientation Trips are peer-led adventure-based programs that prepare incoming WVU students for life at WVU and in WV.  Trips offer participants diverse experiences and opportunities to learn about themselves, classmates, WVU and West Virginia.  Trips take place the summer before your freshman year.

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