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Celebrate the fourth annual WVU Adviser Appreciation Day

Come out and celebrate WVU Adviser Appreciation Day on Tuesday, April 23. The WVU Academic Advising Council and the Office of the Provost are proud to sponsor the fourth year of honoring our academic advisers on all WVU campuses. 

There are plenty of opportunities to show your appreciation in person and virtually to your academic advisers who are helping you succeed in and out of the classroom. 

Stop by an Appreciation Station from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on one of our campuses to mingle with advisers, jot down a note of gratitude to post on appreciation boards, or send a postcard to your favorite adviser through campus mail. 

Stations will be located on the main level of the Mountainlair, the ground floor of the WVU Rec Center on Evansdale, the Pylons at HSC, the Quad at Potomac State College (or in the Student Union if it rains) and the LRC Library Lobby at WVU Tech. 

Not going to be on campus? Not a problem. Find links to a public Kudoboard for posting messages, downloadable graphics for Zoom and social media, as well as tips on sending private messages and emails by visiting https://academicadvising.wvu.edu/key-dates-and-events/adviser-appreciation-day.

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Department of English hosts Writing for Community and Cultural Engagement Showcase April 24

Are you interested in seeing how writing can address problems beyond the classroom and in your community?

The Department of English will host the first ever Writing for Community and Cultural Engagement Showcase on Wednesday, April 24, from noon-2 p.m. in Colson Hall 130.

This event is a celebration of how WVU students have used writing in all of its forms—textual, visual, aural, multimodal—to engage and support cultures and communities. Presentations will showcase a range of topics, from the process of developing and distributing a newsletter amongst alumni of the West Virginia Higher Education in Prison courses, to the ways that AI-image generators can help us to think critically and creatively about the places we call home.

Students with an interest in writing and/or community engagement work are especially encouraged to attend, as this will also be an opportunity to meet students and faculty in the two new writing-focused majors in the Department of English: the B.A. in Professional Writing and Editing, and the B.S. in Scientific and Technical Writing.

Please contact Erin Brock Carlson (erin.carlson@mail.wvu.edu) or Jennifer Sano-Franchini (jennifer.sano-franchini@mail.wvu.edu) with any questions.

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Additional Life Mapping session added for students through WVU Purpose Center

Join us on Thursday, April 18, in the Bluestone Room of the Mountainlair from 3:00-4:30 p.m. for the Life Mapping workshop hosted by the WVU Purpose Center.

Feeling lost and not sure what step to take next? This 90-minute session will guide you thoughtfully through your experiences, interests, skills, and values to help you draw connections between what seem to be random events or interests in your life to a purpose. After reflecting on these areas, you will apply those insights as well as your top five CliftonStrengths® to create a personal statement that can be used for networking, mentorship, and interviews. The goal is to walk away with not only a tangible personal statement that can be applied, but more knowledge about yourself, your purpose, and steps to take in the future to continue to grow both personally and professionally.

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Register for Authentic Personal Branding Workshop April 23

Students in any major and at any level can register to attend a workshop about authentic personal branding hosted by the WVU Purpose Center on April 23 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Laurel Room of the Mountainlair

In this 60-minute workshop, we will explore how to create an authentic personal brand by discovering your WHY and values and utilizing your CliftonStrengths®.

The session will be led by Jessie Barclay, student experience manager in the WVU Purpose Center.

Register to participate in the authentic personal branding workshop on April 23.

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Extra support available for students through Summer BOOST program

For those who may have hit an academic road bump this year, you can get back on track this summer through the Summer BOOST program.

Join the program if you have a cumulative GPA below a 2.5, you’re repeating a course with a previous D/F grade or you are failing to meet maintenance eligibility for need or merit-based aid.

By enrolling in any WVU courses this summer, you can take part in smaller, more intensive classes, and have access to dedicated success coaches and workshops. Those who successfully complete courses with a C or better and enroll for fall 2024 term will also be eligible for a stipend valued up to 30-40% of University tuition.

For eligibility and program details, visit https://studentsuccess.wvu.edu/programs/summer-boost

Please contact your academic adviser if you are interested in applying for Summer BOOST.

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Department of English offers two new majors

The Department of English within the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences has launched two undergraduate degree programs for students interested in pursuing careers as writers, editors or researchers.

The bachelor’s of science degree in scientific and technical writing will focus on preparing students to clearly communicate science, health care or technology topics to the public. 

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Call for Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium judges

Interested faculty, post docs, graduate students, and research staff are encouraged to sign up to judge undergraduate research posters and oral presentations at the 8th Annual Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium to be held on from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the WVU Mountainlair.

New judges will be prompted to create a password protected login for the symposium platform, Symposium by ForagerOne.

Judges will receive a branded WVU Office of Undergraduate Research gift for their contribution.

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