WVU Humanities Center welcomes bestselling author Silas House to campus for Speakers' Series event Oct. 21

The WVU Humanities Center welcomes national bestselling author Silas House to campus at 7 p.m. on October 21 for a reading of his latest book, Southernmost, followed by a discussion. WVU students, faculty and staff are encouraged to join the exciting conversation at the Downtown Campus Library in the Milano Reading Room. 

Silas House is the bestselling author of six novels: Clay's Quilt, 2001; A Parchment of Leaves, 2003; The Coal Tattoo, 2005; Eli the Good, 2009; and Same Sun Here (co-authored with Neela Vaswani) 2012, and Southernmost (June 2018). He also wrote a book of creative nonfiction, Something's Rising, co-authored with Jason Howard, 2009, and three plays: The Hurting Part (2005), This Is My Heart for You (2012), and In These Fields, with Sam Gleaves, 2016. 

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LCSEE hosting graduate seminars on BlockChain, Greenbank Telescope (Oct. 16-17)

There are two upcoming LCSEE Graduate Seminars on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m., in Room 135 of the Advanced Engineering Research Building, and on Thursday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. in Room 120 Advanced Engineering Research Building. 

The speakers for Wednesday and Thursday seminars are Dr. Layth Silman from EFREI, Paris and Dr. Steven White from Greenbank Observatory, WV. 

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Nov. 5 telecast features High Performance Computing training on OpenMP parallel programming

Faculty, staff and students interested in OpenMP parallel programming are invited to attend a training workshop that will be telecasted by XSEDE and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. This workshop is intended for C and Fortran programmers. For more information, visit psc.edu/current-workshop.

The workshop will take place in room 5104 at One Waterfront Place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The workshop is free, and parking validation will be provided.

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SOAR to Utah with Adventure WV

Are you looking for a way to destress after your freshman year of college? SOAR Utah is a 3-credit course open to rising sophomores that includes a 2-week trip to Canyonlands National Park and the Green River in Utah. 

During SOAR Utah, you’ll work on your leadership and healthy living skills, and create strategies that will help you succeed in your sophomore year, all while making new friends along the way. 

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RSVP for the graduate school fair Oct. 22-23

The Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment (OGAR) is hosting a free, graduate school fair on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Student Recreation Center from 3-7 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Mountainlair from noon to 4 p.m.

RSVP online. Those who RSVP and attend will be entered to win an application fee waiver (valued at $60) and a swag bag!

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State of the University: Gee builds on his five years at WVU to plan the University’s future

The wisdom of the past, especially as articulated by Abraham Lincoln, provides a guidepost for the future, especially for the land-grant universities he signed into law, WVU President Gordon Gee said Monday (Oct. 14) in his annual State of the University address.

Weaving the 16th president’s words throughout his speech, Gee recounted his five years at WVU’s helm and looked to the future, approaching it, as Lincoln said, “one day at a time, one step at a time, one hard decision at a time.” 

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Apply to intern with the West Virginia State Legislature

Interested in interning with the West Virginia State Legislature in 2020? 

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission traditionally employs two students to serve as legislative interns during the legislative session. The internship typically begins in January and runs through the end of April or early May. Interns work a regular schedule, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Charleston office.   

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Academic Resource Center and Accessibility Services Testing Center now open in Downtown Library

The Academic Resource Centers (ARCs) offer FREE tutoring to WVU students. Drop-in tutoring for Math, Chemistry, Biology and Physics is offered Sunday-Thursday, 6-9:30 p.m. Appointments can be made for those subjects, as well as many others, Monday-Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Drop-in schedule and appointment details can be found on the Student Success website

Previously located on the 1st floor of the library, the ARCs now share a divided space accessed in Room 144 on the Lower Level of the Downtown Library with the Office of Accessibility Services new accommodation testing center.

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Students can request free tickets for Campus Read author lecture now

Tara Westover, the best-selling author of “Educated: A Memoir,” is expected to draw a large audience when she comes to campus Nov. 11 as part of the Hardesty Festival of Ideas. She will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms.

To accommodate the demand, University Events is offering free tickets to WVU students until Oct. 31 at 11 p.m. On Nov. 1, the remaining seats will be offered to faculty, staff and the general public. 

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Interested in Law School?

Want to learn more about the process of applying to law school and take a tour of the College of Law’s state-of-the-art facilities? Join us on Law School Hill for an Information Session, hosted by the WVU Law Office of Enrollment Management. For more information and to register, go to: https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_88PiE8fSbapdbcp

Fall semester dates: October 15th, December 4th.

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Don’t miss out on this year’s Adventure New Zealand trip

Leave your mark around the world with Adventure WV as they travel across the globe for a two week trip through both the backcountry and cities of New Zealand. Experience outdoor leadership skills, backpacking, sea kayaking and learn the area’s culture on this incredible opportunity, all while earning class credit! 

This year’s trip takes place in May of 2020, but priority application is available now! No outdoor experience is required, so anyone interested can apply. 

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Exercise Physiology information sessions

Students who are interested in finding out more Exercise Physiology are encouraged to attend one of the following information sessions. 

Attendance at one session is mandatory for students who intend to major in Exercise Physiology. 

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Apply by Nov. 1 for Undergraduate Research Day at the Capital

The 17th annual West Virginia Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol will be held in the West Virginia Capitol Rotunda Friday, February 7, 2020 beginning at 8:30 am. The format for the 2020 Research Day will be a poster session featuring research and creative works conducted by undergraduate students under the guidance of faculty mentors from colleges and universities across the state. The purpose of this event is to familiarize state legislators with some of the research and creative activities involving undergraduate students that occur on campuses across the state and the educational impact of those activities. We encourage undergraduates to apply/submit abstracts (due by midnight Nov. 1, 2019) to present their work. The event will showcase posters in a wide range of subjects, including the sciences, arts, social sciences, and humanities.

If selected, attendance is free.

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