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Humanities Center to host an evening with author Mike Ingram

The West Virginia University Humanities Center will present an evening with author Mike Ingram March 27 from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Downtown Library’s Milano Reading Room. 

“Ingram’s writing gives depth and perspective to those deep vulnerabilities that make us human. In his hands, we’re led into a poignant rendering of modern life with all its foibles, complexities, and quiet, hard-won joys,” Humanities Center Director Renée Nicholson said. 

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Celebrate National Public Health Week April 3-9

In conjunction with National Public Health Week, the WVU School of Public Health will host a series of in-person and virtual events to highlight daily themes and elevate important public health issues.

During the first full week of April each year, the American Public Health Association brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week (NPHW). NPHW is an important time, dedicated to recognizing the contributions of public health and highlighting issues that are important to improving our nation's health.

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Fireside Chat and Book Signing with Rebecca Fannin March 30

Vantage Ventures will host a discussion with Rebecca Fannin, author of “Silicon Heartland: Transforming the Midwest from Rust Belt to Tech Belt,” and President Gordon Gee from 5-7 p.m. Thursday (March 30) in Reynolds Hall, Esbenshade Auditorium.

The book directly relates to critical missions of our state and describes Vantage Ventures' efforts to educate the next generation of entrepreneurs in West Virginia.

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MHA Administrative Grand Rounds: Meet the Panelists

The WVU School of Public Health's Master of Health Administration program will host a virtual Administrative Grand Rounds on Friday, April 14, from noon to 1 p.m. 

Moderated by Sarah Woodrum, DrPH, interim dean in the School of Public Health and assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Leadership, this expert panel discussion will focus on updates from the West Virginia State Legislature. The event is being sponsored by WVU’s Health Administration Student Association.

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College Survival - Quick and Dirty Tips March 28

Do you feel like you are struggling in college? Or maybe you are just wondering whether you are making the best of the college experience. In this speedy crash course workshop, we will cover general concerns for many college students and offer some perspectives and brainstorm some solutions.

This is a hybrid event. Please attend in person at Evansdale Crossing Room 412 or join virtually.

Tuesday, March 28,  at  6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Register at

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Sumer and Fall 2023 registration information

Students registering for Summer and Fall 2023 courses can assemble plans in Schedule Builder but will need to complete the process with a few extra clicks in STAR. Plan your ideal schedule in Schedule Builder and send to the Shopping Cart as you normally do, then follow these steps [] to submit your registration. You can also view a brief video [].

Once you submit a Shopping Cart in Schedule Builder, you will be automatically redirected to STAR, where you can select your term. The new “Plans” page will display all the courses you’ve added from Schedule Builder. You can submit your Shopping Cart to STAR early, but you won’t be able to act on it until your assigned time to complete registration.

To register for the course in your plan, just click the “Add” button for each one, then “Submit” in the Summary box in the lower right corner of the page. The course status will change from “Pending” in gray to “Registered” in green only after you click “Submit.” You’ll also see a green notification in the upper right corner of the page once you have successfully submitted, assuming all requirements and prerequisites have been met.

IMPORTANT: If you have a slow internet connection that times out before you are redirected to STAR, please open a new browser tab and log into STAR to see your Schedule Builder course selections. Select Student Services & Housing, then Access Registration Tools, then Add or Drop Classes. From there click on the Plans tab. You can then click “Add” for each course and “Submit” to complete your registration.

If you see errors related to prerequisites, co-requisites, etc., while registering, please contact your academic advisor or department for the necessary override. You may direct other questions to the Office of the University Registrar at 304-293-5355 or

Please also note that courses you have selected for the coming semester will remain in your Schedule Builder Shopping Cart even after you have successfully registered. When you add new courses and create a new plan, they will be overwritten.

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Morris L. Hayhurst April Arts Festival applications due April 1

The Morris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab will be hosting the 3rd annual April Arts Festival and Pitch Competition. This is an incredible opportunity for WVU artists to showcase their idea for any new work, innovation, or creation in the arts. Students would then pitch their idea to a panel of industry professionals to win funding. 

All submitted videos will be posted for public voting from April 11 to April 18. Finalists chosen by the public will then compete in a head-to-head pitch competition on April 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a chance to receive funding towards bringing their vision to life! 

/=Applications close at 5 p.m. April 1.

Link to apply for the April Arts Festival and Pitch Competition :

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Scholars application open to WVU Health Professions Students

The WVU Institute for Community & Rural Health and the West Virginia Area Health Education Centers are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Rural Community Health Scholars program. West Virginia University students comprised two-thirds of the inaugural Scholars cohort, and as a result, we are eager to welcome our next group of WVU health professionals!

As an overview, WV AHEC Rural Community Health Scholars (RCH Scholars) is a two-year program available to 75 of West Virginia’s top health professions students interested in rural health care across the state. Additionally, RCH Scholars focuses on interprofessional education through clinical, didactic, and community-based lenses and emphasizes how each Scholar can create change and reshape the status quo for health care in their community. 

Throughout this program, Scholars will engage in clinical, didactic, and community-based activities in rural and underserved areas of WV to refine their skill sets and positively impact the lives of West Virginians. 

As a Scholar, students will:

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Abstract submissions open for WVU's Undergraduate Spring Symposium

Undergraduates from all majors are invited to submit abstracts for presentation of scholarly works at the Seventh Annual Undergraduate Spring Symposium on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at the WVU Mountainlair, 12:30 - 5 p.m.

The Spring Symposium is open to undergraduate researchers across West Virginia University who participate in research programs/disciplines at the University. Undergraduates can present their research and creative efforts in one of several categories distributed into Poster, Oral and Performance sessions. All presentations are reviewed and judged by faculty and graduate students.

Abstracts (160-250 words) are due by/before Sunday. March 26, at 11:59 p.m.


Experienced undergraduate researchers are especially encouraged to consider oral and performing arts presentations.

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WVU Bookstores: Spring 2023 Textbooks Return Announcement

The WVU Bookstores have just begun the lengthy process of returning unsold Spring 2023 textbooks back to the publishers. We begin with cancelled and damaged titles, moving toward custom titles next, then larger publisher titles, and finishing up with smaller paperback titles over a 6-to-8-week period. 

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Love games? Register for free to attend the Regional Indie Games Spring Showcase

The Game Design and Interactive Media program at WVU, MonRiverGames, and X-Reality Club are collaborating to host a Spring Regional Indie Games Showcase on April 1, 2023 from 12-3 p.m. in the Media Innovation Center at Evansdale Crossing. Attendees are invited to playtest games from a growing roster of over a dozen local studios, meet industry professionals, win prizes and celebrate video games with the local community. 

Travel from booth to booth to check out a variety of different independently created board, card, and video games from professional game studios, student developers, and university student organizations. Provide feedback to earn raffle tickets for a chance to win a game-themed prize basket filled with merch and goodies from game studios and local sponsors. This event is free and open to the public. Please register to attend on the MonRiverGames website: or the Facebook event page: 

Are you a developer looking to show off your games, get feedback from a wide range of players, and network with other studios? MonRiverGames is still accepting submissions if you are interested in participating in the Spring Showcase as a game studio, rather than an attendee. The Spring Showcase invites game studios from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky and Washington D.C. to participate. There is limited space available, so please register for free here: 

The Game Design and Interactive Media program is an undergraduate major offered through the Reed College of Media and College of Creative Arts. MonRiverGames is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a game development studio dedicated to providing enriching experiences within game design and the arts for the community. Partner and co-host, X-Reality, is a WVU student organization dedicated to the pursuit of advancing industry-essential skills and new media development, including virtual reality, augmented reality, game development and more. 

Please contact with any questions or comments.

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Honors EXCEL program applications due April 1

Applications are now being accepted for Honors EXCEL, the Honors College’s upper-level program specifically for juniors and seniors that encourages participation in experiential and community engaged learning. 

The program provides experiential learning curriculum, mentorship and funding for students. Experiential learning can take many forms, but most students are working in research, internships, community engagement, global engagement or creative arts and design.

If you are a student who wants to take ownership of a project from design and implementation to presentation, has three to four semesters remaining at WVU and a 3.4 GPA, Honors EXCEL will help you dive deeply into your passion project!

You can apply for Honors EXCEL  until April 1, 2023.

If you have questions, please email

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