Register for the Dissertation Writing Retreat May 21-25

Join the Writing Studio staff at the Summer Dissertation Writing Retreat, a week-long workshop for students currently writing dissertations.

During the retreat, you will have the opportunity to set writing goals, practice disciplined writing habits, learn new strategies, and connect with other dissertation writers.

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Register now to hear Cornell scholar address how the changing climate affects our globally interconnected food supply

Mike Hoffman, Executive Director of the Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions, will host a seminar entitled “Climate Change and Our Changing Menu” on Tuesday, April 24, at 3 p.m. in the Media Innovation Center on the 4th floor of Evansdale Crossing.

Sponsored by the WVU Institute of Water Security and Science, in collaboration with the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and the WVU Media Innovation Center, the seminar will cover the basics of climate change and how it is affecting our globally interconnected food supply — including staple commodities and favorites like coffee, wine and chocolate.

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Students must maintain a minimum of 2.0 to avoid suspension

WVU has adopted a new academic suspension policy that aligns with the Satisfactory Academic Progress financial aid policy. Under the new policy in place on the Morgantown campus, students will file financial and academic appeals through one application.

Undergraduate students must maintain a 2.0 to be in good academic standing. The previous suspension policy varied GPA requirements based on a student’s completed credit hours. The new policy, rolled out in January, requires a 2.0 across all student levels and will first impact students at the conclusion of the Spring 2018 term.

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Bluegrass and Old-Time Band seeks members

The WVU Bluegrass and Old-Time Band seeks interested old-time and bluegrass musicians to join the group in Fall 2018. The band will perform frequently around the WVU campus, as well as venues around the state. Of particular need are banjoists and fiddlers, but anyone with an interest should contact Dr. Travis Stimeling at

Students who participate in the band will be expected to enroll in a one-credit course upon admission.

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Current seniors and recent alumni: Internal application for Rhodes Scholarship now open

The ASPIRE Office announces the opening of the internal application process for the Rhodes Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated high academic achievement (minimum GPA: 3.7), a commitment to public or community service, and a potential for leadership in their field as evidenced by their extracurricular involvement. Scholarships guarantee two years of funding and a yearly stipend for a full-time postgraduate degree program at the University of Oxford.

More information about the scholarship and application process can be found at 

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Safari web browser and eCampus submission errors

The latest version of Apple’s Safari web browser returns failed to submit assignment errors when students submit assignments to eCampus.

Until the issue is resolved, use Firefox or Google Chrome for your online coursework.

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R workshop offered April 21-22

Slots are still available at the WVU Software Carpentry workshop on "R". Learn about R programming, Github and Unix shell with other WVU students, staff and faculty. This two day workshop will give you the skills to get started and introduce you to a cohort of other users at WVU.

Location WVU Downtown Library (L104)
Dates: Saturday and Sunday (9:30AM to 5PM)
Snacks provided.

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Join us for a Social Mobility and Service Forum presented by the Center for Service and Learning

The Center for Service and Learning, in partnership with Middlelayers, will be hosting a Social Mobility and Service Forum. West Virginia University students, staff, and the Morgantown community are invited to attend the event on April 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm in Mountainlair Student Union Greenbrier Room on the WVU Morgantown campus.

The event will begin with the screening of a documentary film, Replicating a J.D. Vance Anomaly. Produced by Middlelayers, the film is an exploration of the socio-economic factors that prevent impoverished children from becoming upwardly mobile. 

The panel discussion following the film will take a more focused look at West Virginia and will discuss barriers to social mobility, beginning in early childhood, in greater detail. Panel participants will then explore strategies to promote opportunity in the state and best prepare citizens to take advantage of it through education, youth development, and other programs. Sitting on the panel will be West Virginia University Student body president, Blake Humphrey; Dr. Kristin Moilanen (associate professor) and Dr. Sara Anderson (assistant professor) of the WVU College of Education and Human Services; Executive Director of the Shack Neighborhood House, Tia Lasporgara; and Executive Director of the Mountaineer Boys and Girls Club, Dennis Poluga.

The forum will serve as an opportunity for students and Morgantown residents to learn from experts in the fields of child development, service learning, and community development about the barriers to social mobility and consider their role in in building solutions to the community’s most pressing social problems. 

For more information, email Tess Goldhagen at or (904) 718-3172

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Today: WVU embraces entrepreneurship and innovation at inaugural Demo Day

The WVU IDEA Hub will host its inaugural university-wide Demo Day on Thursday, April 19. The all-day event offers students and faculty across various disciplines and colleges the opportunity to showcase their innovative ideas, cutting-edge inventions, working prototypes and unique business ventures.

Demo Day’s focal event will be a Student & Faculty Expo on the fifth floor of the Evansdale Crossing from 3-5 p.m. Nearly 70 students and faculty members from across campus will showcase their work at this event and compete for prizes determined by attendees, who will be invited to vote for their favorite innovators.

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Study abroad in Jamaica

Jamaica: Community Development in Rural Jamaica (Sociology) 

This summer course rests on the concept of Global Citizenship, which, put simply, is the suggestion that every human life is equally valuable and that multiple positions and perspectives that do not fundamentally violate that first principle must be respected. But global citizenship is neither simple nor easily summarized, and we will consider various approaches and related activities in this class. You are encouraged to contemplate throughout the course how we might apply ethics to global questions in order to develop sustainable and just policy and how, as an individual, you might put into practice in your own life those ethics-directed policies and philosophies of global citizenship. The course will be founded in Sociology, and there will be required readings and reflections to complement your daily experiences.

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Are you interested in going to medical or dental school?

Consider Exercise Physiology as a major by attending one of our major change sessions. These sessions are for students who are considering changing their major or know for certain they want to change to Exercise Physiology. Sessions are set for February 22, March 29 and April 25 at the Health Sciences Center.

You must register to attend, and sessions are mandatory for students who want to change their major.

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Interested in law school? Attend a WVU College of Law info session

Want to learn more about the process of applying to law school, take a tour of the College of Law’s state-of-the-art facilities, and sit in on a class? Join us on law school hill for an Information Session, hosted by the WVU Law Office of Admissions.

Spring 2018 dates include: April 6 and May 10.

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Lavender Graduation: save the date

For the fifth consecutive year, the LGBTQ+ Center will honor our LGBTQ+ graduating students (undergraduate and graduate) for their accomplishments and for contributing to WVU’s diverse community of gender identities, gender expressions, and sexualities.

Lavender Graduation will be held April 22 in the Mountainlair Ballrooms at 3 p.m. Reception and graduate check-in will begin at 2:30 pm.

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Coaching Cheerleading summer course available (3-hours credit)

Are you looking for extra hours? Do you need to take an elective? Are you a former/current cheerleader, dancer, or gymnast interested in coaching cheerleading? This course may be for you. Athletic Coaching Education (ACE 356-7D1) Course #50844. Techniques of Coaching Cheerleading is offered during the 2018 summer term for six weeks (May 14-June 22). 

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Unique retro gaming class available this summer

How good are your flipper, nudging and ball control skills? Do you need to brush up on techniques to compete with pride or want to learn to play? Sign up now for PE 293, Retro Gaming: Pinball.

The course will introduce students to basic skills and techniques involved in pinball. Instruction will focus on rulesets and general playing tips. Classes will meet in the Mountainlair and Starport Arcade, May 14-June 1, section one, and July 16-August 3, section two, M-F, 4-5:10 p.m. Class size maximum is 24 students.

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Are you interested in going to medical or dental school?

Consider Exercise Physiology as a major by attending one of our major change sessions. These sessions are for students who are considering changing their major or know for certain they want to change to Exercise Physiology. Sessions are set for March 29 and April 25 at the Health Sciences Center.

You must register to attend, and sessions are mandatory for students who want to change their major.

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New study abroad program offered in San Gemini Preservation Studies (Umbria, Italy)

We are excited to announce the San Gemini Preservation Studies program, a new faculty–led study-abroad opportunity for WVU students. 

Based in the beautiful medieval hill town of San Gemini in Umbria, Italy, just 60 miles from Rome, this summer field school offers hands-on coursework in preservation, restoration and conservation. If you’re interested in art conservation, historic preservation, museum studies, archival and library studies, working in historic house museums or parks with objects of material culture, or learning traditional painting techniques, this is for you!

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Looking for an affordable way to study for the DAT, GRE, MCAT or PCAT?

If you are a sophomore, junior or senior looking for an affordable way to study for your DAT, GRE, MCAT or PCAT review, check out the HCOP GUIDE FREE summer program taking place summer 2018! 

Our on-campus portion of the program runs June 3-8. The at-home community shadowing portion takes place June 11-15. The home study education review portion will take place June 18 through July 27. 

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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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