Play a game, win $20!

Are you interested in helping WVU Libraries conduct usability testing on an upcoming game? If yes and you are available on Wednesday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. you will receive a $20 gift card to

All you have to do is complete a brief survey to sign up. If you are chosen, we will contact you to participate in the session on July 12. It will include testing a game plus a discussion forum. Food and refreshments will be provided.

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Register for Summer Festival Orchestra by July 5

Consider stopping in to play with the Community Music Program's Summer Festival Orchestra Monday, July 10, 5-7 p.m. at WVU Creative Arts Center. This six-day Summer Sampler Orchestra Camp (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, July 10-21, 5-7 p.m.) offers a great opportunity to experience the camaraderie of making music with others. 

The Orchestra is open to WVU students and staff, and adults and youth throughout the greater Morgantown area. Members are required to have intermediate to advanced skill on their instruments. The group will top off its Summer Sampler with an outdoor patio 'café-concert' along the Rail Trail at Terra Café Restaurant on Saturday, July 22. 

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Seeking male WVU students to complete an online survey with a chance to win one of ten $5 Amazon eGift Cards

If you are male WVU student between the ages of 18-39 and have a person you consider to be a father figure you could have a chance to win one of ten $5 Amazon eGift Cards by completing online survey research about masculinity, self-compassion, and relationships. The study is being conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Daniels and Steven Craig within the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Counseling Psychology. WVU’s acknowledgement of this ad is on file. Please click on the following link to participate:

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Healthy males and females 18-64 needed for a fed study paying up to $2,261

If you are a healthy male or female, age 18-64, a non-smoker/non tobacco user you could be compensated up to $2,261 by participating in our upcoming study during the month of July and August. This study will include four weekends with check in on Friday evenings; check out Sunday mornings with one return Sunday evening and another return on Monday mornings. Please call us at 304-581-1404 or email

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Community Music Program offers adult keyboard classes

Summer Adult Keyboard classes begin this week at the Creative Arts Center. In the form of stand-alone one-day themed sessions, these classes will meet on Wednesday evenings beginning June 21. Two other future dates will be Wednesdays, July 19 and August 16. If you play the piano (even just a little) this is a great opportunity for Intermediate (7 p.m. start time) to Advanced (5 p.m. start time) players to try our Piano For Fun program without a long-term commitment. For different price options or more information, call 304-293-6946.

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Be a garden greeter/host for the West Virginia Botanic Garden visitors

Do you enjoy being in nature and meeting new people who share your appreciation? 

Weekend Garden Greeters/Hosts are needed at the West Virginia Botanic Garden located on Tyrone Road just outside of Morgantown. Your role as host is to greet, meet, orient and inform visitors to the Garden. WVBG has 85 acres of plants, trees, streams and wildlife for you to explore in order to become a knowledgeable host. 

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Community Music Program announces Family Music Time Sampler sessions

The WVU Community Music Program announces Family Music Time Sampler sessions. This class allows families of young children to experience music together, at different developmentally-appropriate levels. Younger children enjoy learning from older children and older children enjoy the opportunity to be role models. Parents/care givers will also have a ball singing and dancing along too! Explore the wonderful world of imagination and music. 

The course will meet in the WVU Creative Arts Center on Thursday evenings, as three different offerings: 2-week Sampler (June 8, 15), 4-week Sampler (July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3), 6-week Sampler (all listed dates). The course is designed for ages 1 month to 5 years old, and runs from 6 to 6:45 p.m. each Thursday. 

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25-35 years old? You are eligible to participate in a research study at WVU!

You are invited to participate in a research study conducted through the Department of Psychology at West Virginia University (WVU) to examine how well people of varying ages can learn that different objects are associated with different outcomes.  During the study, you will play a computer game, BeanFest, which requires learning whether objects are good or bad in order to increase your points in an imaginary world.  You will also be asked to complete several questionnaires about your mental abilities, mood, personality, beliefs, and demographic information.  The study takes no more than 2.5 hours.  You will receive $50 for your participation.  Sessions will be held on the WVU main campus in the Life Sciences Building or at participant’s residence.  Approval of this research is on file with the WVU Institutional Review Board.


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Center for Service and Learning community partner events

Alzheimer's & Dementia University July 11

Alzheimer’s and Dementia University is a conference focused on informing both family and professional caregivers about Alzheimer's disease and ways to enhance their caregiving skills through the following topics: Working with your doctor, planning for care: legal and financial considerations, connections in your community, and preserving dignity. There is a $10 fee and lunch is provided. 4.5 Social Work and Nursing CEUs  and Physician CMEs approved for an additional fee of $20 through the CAMC Institute. For more information or to register call 800-272-3900 or visit  The Alzheimer’s Association is an official partner of the Center for Service and Learning

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WVU Community Music Program summer registration

Registration for the Community Music Program Summer Term officially opens Tuesday, May 30. The first official week of private lessons and some of the classes is the week of June 5. Some group classes/ensembles/private lessons are beginning sooner rather than later in the term, so you are encouraged to register early to reserve your spot. 

All summer information is up-to-date on our website, including downloadable registration forms. Registration for classes, ensembles and private instruction can be made in-person, by phone or by mail/email/fax. For more information contact Karen Taddie at 304-293-6946.

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Peer Notetakers needed for Office of Accessibility Services

The Office of Accessibility Services needs students to serve as Peer Notetakers for students receiving notetaking accommodations in their current classes.  Notetakers will independently and anonymously take notes in their class and upload them to SAMM, the Office of Accessibility Services accommodation management database. The students who receive the notes then download them to their own devices. 

To be a Peer Notetaker, respond to the need through iServe, and complete the OAS Notetaker Training course.  You can receive up to 15 service hours per course that you take notes for (plus an additional hour for the training) OR you may receive a letter of recommendation for every course you take notes for. You may be a notetaker in as many classes you’d like as long as there is a need in your class.

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