WVU students invited to submit applications for mini grants

Mini grant funding is available for Title IX Awareness and Prevention initiatives. WVU faculty, staff and students are invited to apply.

These funds, as part of the Big 12 Title IX Violence and Discrimination Awareness and Prevention Fund, will help WVU provide training and programming to foster campus-wide efforts to prevent sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, intimate partner violence and stalking.

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Sign up to volunteer at a career fair - open to students or student groups

We are looking for student volunteers for our two events in the spring. For spring, they are the STEM Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday, January 29 at the Student Rec Center and the WVU Career and Internship Fair on Thursday, February 20 in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. 

There are four two-hour time slots starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. available for each event. Students can also register through i-Serve. Volunteers will get a free T-shirt for the event. 

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Expect to see new login screen more frequently over the coming months

Students can expect to more frequently see a screen that asks you to choose your affiliation before logging into a service or system. Most people will choose Employees/Students. However, if you are employed by WVU Medicine, or you are paid by both WVU and WVU Medicine, click the WVU Medicine button. 

This screen already appears when you log into WVU Libraries (EZ Proxy), the 25Live room reservation tool and the WVU+kc (Kuali) research administration tool. In the future, additional services will display this screen. This quick extra step in the login process facilitates access to resources between WVU and its affiliates. 

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WVU reminds campus community of winter weather procedures

Campus leaders at West Virginia University remind students, faculty and staff that as temperatures fall and the possibility of inclement weather increases, they are to exercise caution and use personal judgment before venturing out.

“As always, the safety of our faculty, staff and students remains a top priority,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Maryanne Reed. “We urge faculty to notify their students in advance if they intend to cancel class and to be accommodating to students who live off campus and have far to travel. We don’t want anyone taking unnecessary risks.”

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Walk-In Resume Reviews held every Wednesday

Drop in to Career Services, located directly above the WVU Bookstore in the Mountainlair, every Wednesday (except on Jan. 29) during the Walk-In Wednesday hours between 1 and 4 p.m. to get feedback on your resume. 

Career Services' career development specialists want to provide support before the upcoming list of networking events.

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STEM Career and Internship Fair on Jan. 29

This semester, the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Career Fair will take on a name change to the STEM Career and Internship Fair on January 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Student Rec Center. 

This event will continue to provide students and alumni the invaluable opportunity to speak face-to-face with over 100+ employers, and is open to all majors.

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Ready, set, career fair prep before career fairs

With 100+ companies on-campus next week to meet WVU students, the STEM Career and Internship Fair will be the place to find an internship or to start your career! 

Stop by to get your resume critiqued and your career fair questions answered at the times below. 

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Beginner ukulele classes start Jan. 28

Beginner ukulele classes start Tuesday January 28th, through the Community Music Program at WVU's Creative Arts Center. Learn how to to read music in the treble clef, count rhythms, pick melodies and strum chords on the ukulele. Learn traditional Hawaiian and American folk songs, and popular songs of today! 

One class, designed for individuals ages 10 to adult with little to no prior musical experience, will be offered on Tuesdays over 8 weeks, 45 minute sessions, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Another class, Beginning Group Ukulele for Kids, ages 6-9, will be offered on Tuesday evenings, for 30 minute sessions, beginning at 6 p.m. 

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Learn how to be prepared if there is an active shooter on campus

In the event of an active shooter situation, WVU Alert will send out a message through text, email and other digital displays around campus. Then, you must decide if you will run, hide or fight. 

Run – Have an escape route in mind in case of an active shooter, run to a safe place and call 911 immediately. 

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Call for participants

We are seeking individuals between the ages of 18 and 64 years old to participate in a research study. The purpose of this research study is to evaluate a laboratory model of leisure and physical activities. Participants will attend one 30-minute pre-screening and (if eligible) a 90-minute session.

Sessions take place in the Life Sciences Building (Downtown Campus of WVU). Participants may be compensated. 

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For socially-minded students

We're from the WVU Social Action Clinic, and we're interested in the activities of socially-minded students! If you've recently accomplished and activity or project involving social action, feel free to let us know, because we'd love to advertise it for you and get the word out! You can email us at socialaction@mail.wvu.edu.

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We Are Here: Finding Beauty In The Raw by Chris Ivey (Jan. 27)

Artist Statement: With my early gentrification documentary work, some would ask "Where were the beauty shots?" and I would reply that "Not everything deserves beauty." In my more recent works with teens and this installation, I felt that the subjects and viewers deserved more. They deserved beauty, to feel energized, to have hope, to have your heart drop or soar, to feel wondrous, to feel still and to engage others outside of social media. This installation shows individuals telling various stories from their lives and histories. Some may enlighten you, some may enrage you, some may make you want to cry. The goal is for the audience to have various and very different experiences. My hope with this installation is that the viewer will watch one segment, then return later for a different one. To give serious thought and comment on what they just experienced and to share with others... Family, Friend, Stranger, The World, The Universe... We are here. 

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Kids Water Readiness Program

The infant and toddler Water Readiness Program is back! Children from 6-months to 3-years old will learn to get comfortable around water and will be prepared for further swimming lessons. Guardians must attend each session and learn how to safely supervise their children in water. 

Registration begins January 21 at the Student Rec Center Welcome Desk. 

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Apply to be a Diversity Ambassador

Each year, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion seeks responsible and model WVU students who embrace, respect and value diversity, ethnic cultures and new ways of thinking and connecting with current and potential WVU students. Ambassadors serve as an extension of the Division in representing and spreading our mission and services among their peers. 

Participating students will assist in planning and implementing programming hosted by the Division of Diversity Week and Multicultural Graduation; as well as developing their own diversity outreach event. Ambassadors will also have the opportunity to serve as trainers and guest lecturers for student organizations and classes. 

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All innovators welcome at I Heart IDEA Hub Pitch Challenge

Community and faculty and students, oh my! 

In the spirit of the Valentine’s Day season, the WVU LaunchLab in conjunction with the WVU IDEA Hub will host the I Heart IDEA Hub Pitch Challenge. The purpose of this event is to bring together various IDEA Hub partners to compete in a central innovative competition. Students, faculty, staff and community members will have the opportunity to represent their respective IDEA Hub partner and go head to head with one another in this pitch competition. 

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Morgantown Youth/Teen choir opens enrollment; rehearsals begin Jan. 23

The Morgantown Youth/Teen choir (MYC), sponsored by the WVU Community Music Program, will start its spring term rehearsal schedule at the WVU Creative Arts Center Thursday, January 23.

The MYC meets regularly on Thursday afternoons in Room 4122. Under the direction of Matthew Cyphert, the Morgantown Youth Choir, open to ages 12-18, welcomes young singers who wish to share and develop their artistic talents while enjoying music-making in a friendly fun setting. The choir rehearses from 5-6:30 p.m. 

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WVU tour guides give highest rated session at national conference

At the Student Development Institute, an annual conference for tour guides and student ambassadors, WVU tour guides delivered the highest rated session of the conference.

The session, ‘Serving Endless Breadsticks: Creating a Visit Experience that Feels Like Home,’ was created and delivered by the students. A member of the WVU team, Brycen Kuenzel, received an “All-Star” award which recognized him as a stand-out tour guide on a national level. 

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Learn to swim at the SRC

Before summer starts, get in some private swim lessons at the Student Recreation Center. This one-on-one class will be tailored to you and your swimming capabilities, to ensure that you’ll become confident in the water. 

Each 30-minute lesson will be held at the SRC Leisure Pool, and are flexible to work around each individual’s schedule. Lessons are available for anyone ages 3+! 

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Spring Fitness Swim Program: Discover a new workout

Looking for a new way to workout? Check out the Fitness Swim Program

This is a program for intermediate, experienced and even triathlete swimmers looking to improve their skills, change up their workouts or meet a community full of other water enthusiasts! Each session is led by an instructor who incorporates various drills and stroke techniques to improve time, form, and confidence. 

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Gee Mail: A hip new year for West Virginia University

In his first Gee Mail of 2020, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee draws on the best of 2019 to move us into a new year of purpose.

Gee welcomes students, faculty and staff back to campus as he counts down his Top 10 highlights of 2019 – from the hiring of football coach Neal Brown to medical breakthroughs at WVU to pop culture -- with an eye on the possibilities ahead in 2020.

“As we end 2019 on a high note, we must stretch that into the new year,” Gee said. “I believe that a new year brings renewed courage, so let’s celebrate our successes, but let us also think about how we can carve out new paths of discovery and purpose at West Virginia University in 2020.”

Gee also touches on his recent hip replacement surgery in the video in typical, lighthearted Gee fashion.

Watch the video

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Know a future Mountaineer? Encourage them to register for an Adventure WV First-Year Trip

Do you have any siblings or friends that are considering becoming Mountaineers? If yes, then tell them about WVU’s First-Year Trip program! With Adventure WV, they’ll reach new heights (sometimes literally) meet new friends, and discover what it means to be a Mountaineer.

Additionally, we have gained new academic partnerships, a multitude of service opportunities, and expanded trip accommodation options.

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Office of Admissions now hiring Summer 2020 Orientation Leaders

Are you one of those Mountaineers who loves to tell people about WVU? 

The Office of Admissions is looking for current WVU students to serve as Orientation Leaders for Summer 2020. Orientation Leaders (OLs) will represent WVU at New Student Orientation. OLs assist prospective students and their families during day-long orientation sessions by showing them around campus, sharing information about West Virginia and providing excellent customer service. OLs should be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about WVU, have excellent communication skills and have a customer service-oriented attitude. You will get to develop professionally and network with current faculty/staff while sharing your love of WVU! 

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2019 Form 1098-T Tuition Statement Information

For the 2019 calendar year 1098-T forms, WVU has continued to partner with ECSI Heartland.  The Form 1098-T is for use by either the students or their parents in the filing of their 1040 personal tax return.  Each year Form 1098-T for the recently completed calendar tax year will be available online starting mid to late January through ECSI Heartland at https://heartland.ecsi.net/index.main.html#/access/lookup.  Hard copies will be mailed by January 31 to the student’s permanent mailing address as listed in the student’s Star account.

Please note Form 1098-T is a calendar year tax form.  Payments are reported based on the date posted to the student’s Star account regardless of the academic or calendar year of the semester.  Payments received, including financial aid, for a spring term that is posted in December will be reported on the current year form; while payments posted in January will be reported on the following year Form 1098-T.  Note that financial aid for the spring semester 2020 will post as a payment in January 2020.

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