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Impossible Town Documentary Screening Oct. 4

Join us for our screening of a documentary feature called IMPOSSIBLE TOWN, a film by Appalachia, for Appalachia, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Gluck Theatre located in the Mountainlair. The film features Dr. Ayne Amjad, former WV State Health Officer, who in the wake of her father’s death is thrust to the helm of a decades-long struggle to aid Minden, a southern West Virginia town beset by cancer-causing chemicals. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaking team and Dr. Amjad. Learn more about the film at

For more information, reach out to the WVU Film Club by emailing

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PRT team reminds passengers of safety guidelines

With thousands of passengers traveling across campus each day, the Personal Rapid Transit team reminds passengers of safety guidelines when riding the PRT.

Passengers should always stay off the electrically powered guideway. This area contains highly dangerous voltage areas that can cause injuries to you or others. You should only access the track when instructed to do so by PRT staff. If you drop an item or need assistance with something on the track, please use the assistance telephones located on each platform to talk with PRT staff. 

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Share your feedback about University Relations and Enrollment Management

As part of West Virginia University’s transformation to become a land-grant university of the future, University Relations and Enrollment Management is assessing all aspects of their organizations to ensure they are maximizing operational efficiencies, measuring our successes using metrics that matter and aligning operations to support WVU’s First Principles.

In support of these efforts, faculty and staff on the Morgantown campus are invited to participate in a survey to share their experiences engaging with the following areas:

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STAR, related systems will be down until until 6 p.m. on Sunday for important updates

Banner (STAR) and STAR-related applications will be unavailable until 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24 for important updates that require more time than our normal maintenance window allows. This will affect the Banner self-service app (, Banner administrative forms (STAR INB), Banner Document Management (BDM), Banner Operational Data Store (ODS) and Degree Works.

It’s common to see an error message when you try to log in after a system update. If you are unable to log in once this work has been completed, try clearing your browser history, closing your browser and relaunching it. Rebooting your device will also clear a previously cached page. If you still have problems after taking these steps, please call 304-293-4444.

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Upgrade to Facilities Service Desk allows searches by building or supervisor

Students who use the Facilities Service Desk system to search for building supervisor contact information will notice new search options after a recent upgrade.

When needing to locate a building supervisor on the Facilities Service Desk website, employees and students will now see simplified functionality to find contact information quickly through the dropdown search field.

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Celebrate WVU Diversity Week

The WVU community is invited to attend events planned through Sept. 23, to explore different cultures, engage in discussions that bring new perspectives, and celebrate  people of all identities and experience.

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WVU issues Community Notice on increased bicycle thefts

The West Virginia University Police Department is issuing a Community Notice advising bicyclists to take extra steps to secure their bicycles following a recent increase in thefts.

Over the past month, UPD has received nine reports of stolen bicycles. Four of these reports occurred this past weekend on the Evansdale area of campus, outside of Oakland Hall and Braxton Tower. The prior reported thefts occurred outside of College Park and University Park.

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Student Health resources available as COVID-19 and flu cases rise

As cases of COVID-19, flu, RSV and strep throat are increasing heading into the fall season, Student Health is reminding students, faculty and staff of available resources for when they’re feeling sick.  

Located on the Evansdale Campus in Morgantown across from the Student Recreation Center and accessible from the Towers and Engineering PRT stations, Student Health treats a variety of non-emergency health conditions and provides preventive care for all faculty, staff and students. 

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