Looking for a fun summer online course? Register for ULIB300: Film and Media Literacy.

Wherever you travel this summer, as long as you have Internet access, you can take ULIB300: Film and Media Literacy. 

In this 12-week online course, students will watch the films of Quentin Tarantino, including Inglorious Basterds, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Reservoirs Dogs, Hateful Eight and Jackie Brown, and discuss how they relate to other films in their genre, criticism, marketing, film vocabulary and media literacy.

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Only three spots remaining for Adventure New Zealand

Only three spots remain for Adventure New Zealand! 

This 6-credit learning opportunity will take you to the South Island of New Zealand for backpacking, sea kayaking, helicopter ice climbing, beach and cave exploring, visits to cities and interaction with local Maori tribes. Join Adventure WV to learn backcountry living skills, outdoor leadership, and immerse yourself in the unique cultures of New Zealand. 

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Come to the first WVU Hacky Hour meeting Jan. 25

Are you a WVU student, faculty or researcher ...
... using or interested in some aspect of computer programming in your research?
... interested in exchanging ideas with other scientists?
... interested in learning about other programming languages and applications

Who: You- you’re invited!
What: First ever WVU Hacky Hour to learn and share ideas with others, to strengthen the community of WVU scientists through programming
When: First meeting: January 25, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: WVU Downtown Library 2036

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Abstract submissions open for 2nd Annual Undergraduate Spring Symposium

Abstract submissions are now open (March 2 abstract submission deadline). This poster symposium celebrating undergraduate scholarly activity (research and creative works) will be held on Saturday, April 14 (~1-4 p.m.) in the Mountainlair and coincides with WVU Decide Day.

Accepted presenters will present their scholarly activity to members of the WVU community as well as to prospective students and their families. Undergraduates from all majors are encouraged to submit abstracts.

Questions? Contact undergradresearch@mail.wvu.edu and see undergraduateresearch.wvu.edu/present-publish/present-your-research/undergraduate-spring-symposium (for abstract submission link).

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Applications open for 2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE)

Undergraduates are encouraged to apply to carry out scholarly activity (research/creative work) via the SURE program. Applications for the 2018 SURE program are now open (Feb. 28 application deadline). SURE is a paid undergraduate research experience for students interested in GRADUATE SCHOOL and research/creative work within their discipline or a related discipline. 2018 SURE program dates are May 29-July 27, 2018.

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Please complete the student opinion survey

Students were sent a survey in their WVU MIX email on Tuesday, January 16.  Please take a few minutes and complete that survey to provide the necessary information for the accreditation process.

The Higher Learning Commission is the institutional accrediting association that comprehensively evaluates West Virginia University, including Potomac State College and the WVU Institute of Technology. The evaluation process includes a student opinion survey. Your comments about your experiences are very important. A summary of your input will be provided to the team of representatives from the Higher Learning Commission who will be visiting West Virginia University. The answers you give on this survey are anonymous and your participation is completely voluntary.

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Honors tutoring centers open to all students

Don’t wait until midterm if you’re struggling in a class. The testWELL Learning Centers in Honors Hall and Lincoln Hall offer tutoring services to all students in dozens of subjects. Students can drop by from 8 to 10 p.m. Monday and Wednesday in Lincoln Hall and from 8 to 10 p.m. in Honors Hall. The tutors are all certified and members of the National Tutoring Association. Visit the website to see a full list of courses that have tutors available. 

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Healthy Foundations: Empowering you to build a balanced lifestyle of overall wellbeing

Did you know that over 60% of students gain weight during college and 85% of students report feeling stressed daily, while over one-third of WVU students report stress is negatively impacting their academics?

Healthy Foundations is a free eight-week compassion-based program designed to support students in creating a sustainable healthier lifestyle. Our focus is on growing awareness of the factors like stress that influence our everyday behaviors including what we eat, how active we are, and our mood. Students will participate in group sessions to learn and build strategies to successfully implement behavior changes such as eating healthier, exercising more and managing stress.

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Artwork sought for Blue Corner Gallery

School of Art and Design students: 

Evansdale Library recently installed a new hanging system on the 2nd floor in a space we call the “Blue Corner Gallery.” Right now, College of Creative Arts graduate student Tiera Joy Tanner’s paintings are displayed there.  We are hoping this space can be dedicated to exhibiting artwork by students. We would love to exhibit your work. Please get in touch with Sally Deskins, WVU Libraries Exhibits Coordinator, at sbdeskins@mail.wvu.edu for more information or use the “Propose an Exhibit” form on the Libraries Exhibits page

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Study away through National Student Exchange

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 while maintaining degree-seeking status at WVU.

For more information please look to the National Student Exchange website ( www.nse.org) or contact the WVU National Student Exchange Coordinator:

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Visit New Zealand with Adventure WV this summer

This 6-credit learning opportunity will take you to the South Island of New Zealand to backpack, sea kayak, ice climb, explore beach and caves, visit cities and interact with local Maori tribes. Join Adventure WV to learn backcountry living skills, outdoor leadership and immerse yourself in the unique cultures of New Zealand. 

The trip will depart May 5 and return May 21. The cost of the trip is $4,900 including airfare. 

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