Expect brief disruptions in internet access 4-6 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20

Students on all WVU campuses should anticipate brief, intermittent disruptions of internet service between 4 and 6 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. This includes residence halls, High Performance Computing services, the Beckley, Keyser and Health Sciences campuses, Ruby Memorial Hospital and the city of Morgantown.

During this time, Information Technology Services will be conducting important testing of our provider circuits to help ensure continuous service when one of those providers is offline.

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Mountainlair parking garage closed to public beginning Friday, Oct. 18 at 10:00 p.m.

WVU is expecting around 2,000 prospective students and guests on campus Saturday (Oct. 19) for Discover WVU Day. Please be mindful when charting your path for the night before and day of the event. 

The Mountainlair parking garage will be closed to the public beginning Friday (Oct. 18) at 10:00 p.m. If you are attending Up All Night, please use parking areas Short Term 10 and Area 5. 

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Defend Your Data: Don’t click and tell on social media

ITS wants you to keep your online presence safe from the 3.48 billion people worldwide using social media. Connect with confidence and safely navigate social media by following these steps:

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), and ITS wants to help you Defend Your Data. Learn how to develop good cybersecurity habits and stay protected online by visiting staysafeonline.org.

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Traffic Pattern Changes for MHS Homecoming Parade Oct. 17

The Morgantown Police Department will alter traffic patterns on Thursday, Oct. 17 beginning at 5:15 p.m. for the Morgantown High School Homecoming Parade. Parking will also be restricted on High and Prospect Streets beginning at 5:15 p.m. 

The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on High Street and will disperse at Foundry Street. Traffic will be detoured from Willey Street onto Prospect Street back to University Avenue. Willey Street will be closed at University Avenue. Officers will be at the intersections to assist with traffic. Traffic patterns will return to normal as soon as possible following the parade. 

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Students are invited to showcase their energy-related research

The TransTech Energy Conference offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to showcase their energy-related research to experts in the West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio Tech Belt Region.
Students will have the chance to interact with other researchers, start-up companies, investors, strategic industry partners, and business and technical experts from across the Tech Belt Region.  Awards will be given for the top three posters displayed during the "Link Up and Learn! Conference Reception".
Students may set up a poster on the morning of Tuesday, October 29 and Wednesday, October 30 —or during the main exhibitor event, the “Link Up and Learn! Conference Reception” on Tuesday, October 29 from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. 

The conference will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn—Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA (55 miles north of Morgantown, WV on I-79; 22 miles south of Pittsburgh on I-79).
For more information about the Student Poster Conference and student discount fees, contact Sandra Fallon at  sfallon@mail.wvu.edu or Angela Shock at  Angela.Shock@mail.wvu.edu

Register for the 2019 Trans Tech Energy Conference here
Check out the draft conference agenda here 

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WVU Bookstore (Mountainlair) to host book signing by author Eva Steortz on Oct. 17

The WVU Bookstore invites all interested students, faculty, and staff to join us as author, Eva Steortz will be signing copies of her book, From the Outhouse to the Mouse House: Crap You Need to Know for a Dream-Come-True Career. 

Join Eva on her journey from a small child dreaming big in West Virginia to a confident, fearless woman who has her own flourishing company in California. After college, Steorz moved across the country on a whim to seek better opportunities, called a job ad for Disney in a leap of faith, and progressed from Assistant Manager to Vice President in a true “Cinderella story.” 

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Students invited to improve quality of life with mindfulness classes

WVU and WVU Medicine are working to support a healthier, happier community by coordinating existing wellness initiatives. The Office of Health Promotion and Wellness has been established to help support these important efforts. Be sure to look for messages from the Office in future ENEWS emails to learn about current initiatives and ways to improve your own wellbeing. This month, we focus on mindfulness activities:

For students looking for alternative ways to deal with stress, the Mindfulness Program at the WVU Health Sciences Center offers several opportunities to enhance relaxation, well-being and resilience—all free of charge. Through December 12, the HSC Wellness Studio (G-278 Health Sciences South) will host 20-minute mindfulness meditation sessions three days per week, led by a trio of mindfulness instructors. Participants with all levels of experience are invited to take time to learn and experience the numerous health benefits of regular meditation. Classes are offered:

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Reminder: Clean out your closet, Donate to Ready for Work clothing drive October 14-25

No one should miss out on a job opportunity because they don’t have the right professional attire, yet unfortunately, that’s the case for many West Virginians according on WV Forward research.

Ahead of national Make a Difference Day on October 26, WVU students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to clean out their closets and donate the in-demand items below to the Ready for Work Clothing Drive from October 14-25 at one of the drop-off locations across Morgantown.

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LGBTQ+ Center to host 'Lunch & Learn' films for LGBTQ History Month

October is LGBTQ History Month, and as part of the LGBTQ+ Center's observance of the occasion, we will be showing two LGBTQ-themed films during our "Lunch & Learn" series at the LGBTQ+ Center (Maple House, 724 College Avenue).

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at noon for "Stonewall Uprising," about the historical turning point in the LGBTQ civil rights movement. Light refreshments will be provided.

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WVU to celebrate Mountaineer Nation Day

West Virginia University fans from around the world will celebrate the eighth annual Mountaineer Nation Day on Saturday, Oct. 19. 

Mountaineer Nation Day, a 24-hour period dedicated to WVU fans and their pride and passion for WVU, will take place on the day the football team travels to Norman to take on Oklahoma.

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Advertise for free with Mountaineer Messenger

Mountaineer Messenger, The Daily Athenaeum's classifieds, now offers free advertising to students. Mountaineer Messenger will be published each Monday and Thursday in the DA, WVU's official student newspaper. Mountaineer Messenger will provide an opportunity to search for a roommate, tutor and carpool, among other types of ads. Individuals cannot advertise businesses and other restrictions apply. 

Each Monday, 15,200 copies of the DA are distributed on campus and inserted in the Dominion Post in Monongalia and Preston counties and the Thursday edition is distributed to 130 locations around Morgantown and has a pick-up rate of 90 percent. During the academic year, thedaonline.com has more than 4,500 visitors daily.

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ITS Tip: Don't upgrade Apple devices to Catalina OS until compatibility is ensured

Information Technology Services recommends students wait to install Apple’s latest operating system, Catalina, on personally-owned devices until it has been proven compatible with critical applications such as eCampus, MAP, STAR, Microsoft Office and Sophos Anti-Virus. Catalina is being released this week, but ITS will announce when it has been cleared for installation. 

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Submit your social action activities to the Social Action Clinic

WVU's Social Action Clinic is interested in finding out what you are doing to change the community for the better! If you are doing your part to make a difference in your own way, LET US KNOW!

Whether it is in your dorm room, with your organization, locally, regionally, nationally, or globally we want to support you! Send us a picture, video, quote, or anything related to your social action movement, the Social Action Clinic will feature you on its social media pages and help you share your story.

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WVU Libraries seeking submissions for upcoming voter suppression exhibit

West Virginia University Libraries is seeking submissions for a major art exhibition to mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U. S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote, and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which enforced voting rights for racial minorities. 

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Study at 200 U.S. accredited universities with the WVU National Student Exchange

Most of us think of Exchange by studying abroad overseas or to another country, but the National Student Exchange (NSE) allows students a unique opportunity to enhance their educational experience by studying at 200 accredited universities within the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NSE provides an opportunity for students to explore a new area and assess the feasibility of living there for a future program of study or for work.

Stop by the first floor of the Mountainlair on Monday, October 21 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. for more information.

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Private swim lessons now in session for swimmers ages 4 and up

The WVU Student Recreation Center is holding private swim lessons for swimmers ages 4 and up. If you’re looking for a personalized, one-on-one swim session, these private lessons are for you. Registration is open from September 9-November 6. Visit the Student Recreation Center’s welcome desk to register. Pricing is available for 3 or 5 lessons.

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