Student Health offers live cooking demo for National Grilled Cheese Day

WVU Student Health will be hosting a live cooking demo in the Lobby of the Health and Education Building at WVU (390 Birch St. near the Student Rec Center). The event takes place on Wednesday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature healthy additions to the traditional grilled cheese sandwich. Some of these additions include spinach, tomatoes, avocado, turkey and much more! Come out for plenty of free food and nutrition tips from one of WVU Dining’s own nutritionists! 

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Complete survey for a chance to win one of three $25 Target gift cards

My name is Megan Mikesell, and I am recruiting participants to complete a short survey on chronic illness. The survey can be completed online and is completely anonymous. WVU IRB approval is on file. Additional project details are available on the survey via the link. At the end of the survey, you have the opportunity to submit your email for a chance to win one of three $25 Target gift cards. To access the survey, please follow this link: https://wvuhre.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_57SlzfFMGUloqNL

For any questions or concerns, please contact me at mesamples@mix.wvu.edu

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Digital photography course offered by Community Music Program

The WVU Community Music Program announces the start of a six-week digital photography course, designed for students to learn to effectively and efficiently capture those once-in-a-lifetime moments. 

The course is taught by award-winning photographer David Bess, and will meet in the WVU Creative Arts Center every Wednesday or Thursday (2 different levels) from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. beginning March 29. The class is designed for ages 13 to adult. No experience necessary. Cameras must have the capacity for shooting in: aperture-priority, shutter-priority and manual. 

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Be a part of a survey about election results: "Post-election study II"

We are conducting a research study on individuals who are aged 18 and older. It is an anonymous online survey study that asks about your thoughts and feelings about the election and related events. Whether you participated in our previous study, we would like for you to participate. The study results can help to understand how people may react differently to these events. WVU IRB acknowledgement is on file.

The survey may take at least 10 minutes to finish. You may write as much as you like and take as long as you like. You can find the survey here:

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Spring aerial adventures at the Outdoor Education Center

To kick off a Mountaineer spring, the Outdoor Education Center will be offering a variety of outdoor adventures through the month of April. For those interested in getting up on the ropes, the OEC will be hosting three specially designed aerial adventures that could mean days of springtime excitement.

On April 1 don’t be fooled - the month will be kicked off with the vertical 45-foot Alpine Tower and Giant Swing adventure. The experience costs $15. 

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LGBTQ+ Center to host screening of National Geographic's Gender Revolution

The LGBTQ+ Center will host a screening of National Geographic's Gender Revolution. The film will be viewed on March 29 from 6-8 p.m. in the Mountainlair Gluck Theater. 

“Katie Couric sets out across America to meet with the leading scientists, surgeons and experts of their field to answer questions about gender identity. She speaks with the ordinary people who find their bodies and their lives on the front line of a rapidly changing world. This film examines the role of science, politics, and culture on gender, shedding light on the countless untold stories of struggle, understanding, ignorance, and love.” (National Geographic)

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Free cooking classes offered by WELLWVU and Get FRUVED

WELLWVU is partnering with Get FRUVED to offer free cooking classes to students. The classes will take place March 20, March 27, April 3 and April 10 on the Evansdale campus in the Agricultural Science Building in room G25. All classes will begin at 6 p.m. There are limited spaces available. Those interested should visit well.wvu.edu to sign up. 

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Be a host for Botanic Garden visitors

Do you enjoy being in nature and meeting new people who share your appreciation? Weekend hosts are needed at the West Virginia Botanic Garden located on Tyrone Road just outside of Morgantown. Your role as host is to meet, orient and inform visitors to the Garden. New volunteers will shadow a veteran volunteer for orientation and training. A background check is required and WVBG will cover the cost for committed volunteers. 

The West Virginia Botanic Garden is an official partner of the Center for Service and Learning.

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Manage your mood with the help of exercise

WVU students are invited to participate in a program designed to help manage feelings of high stress, anxiety and depression through exercise. WELLWVU’s Movement for Mental Health aims to empower students with the necessary knowledge to choose appropriate types of exercise based on mood, schedule, intensity, etc., with the assistance of a personal coach. 

"We know from research that regular physical activity can help decrease our feelings of stress, anxiety, and even depression through the release of chemicals in our brain” said Jay Stewart, Sport and Exercise Psychology doctoral student. “Along these lines, exercise improves our overall mood and can help us get better sleep."

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Adventure WV offers Canopy Tour training and job opportunities

Adventure WV is seeking individuals who are interested in becoming certified as a canopy tour instructor and working at the Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Jamboree from July 16-29. 

Two canopy tour instructor sessions will be held during the spring semester. Session one will be held from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. during the week of March 4-10. Session two will be held from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. during the week of May 6-12. 

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Adventure WV offers discounted trips this semester

This semester, Adventure WV will be offering discounts up to 50% off day and weekend trips and Canopy Tours at the Outdoor Education Center. Day and weekend trips include the weekday shuttle to WISP, Cross Country Skiing, Aerial Adventures at the OEC, Whitewater Rafting, Backpacking and Climbing Day Trips. 

These discounts are available to individuals as well as student clubs and organizations. Groups can participate in a scheduled activity or create a custom experience. Educational and Curricular objectives can be incorporated into programs. This is a great opportunity for students to participate in a hobby they enjoy or try something new for a discounted price. 

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Adventure WV is seeking OEC Facilitation Specialists for Summer 2017

The Facilitation Specialists will work as both an NSO Basecamp Leader and an OEC Facilitator for the Spring and Summer of 2017. Accepted students will complete a training program during the Spring 2017 semester and May 2017. After successfully completing training, staff will be employed from June 4 - August 22. All staff must be able to commit to all parts of training and employment. Individuals who are interested must apply online. More information about the position and the link to apply can be found at http://adventurechallenge.wvu.edu/training-center/rptr-293-experiential-learning-and-facilitation
For more information, contact Marion McClure at Marion.McClure@mail.wvu.edu
or 304-293-8503.

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