Swipe out hunger: Donate your extra swipes Dec. 10

Help SGA, the Rack and Dining Services fight food insecurity at WVU by donating your extra meal swipes. The Swipe Out Hunger event will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m at Hatfields and Cafe Evansdale on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Students who are not using their extra swipes are encouraged to donate them to help their fellow students in need. 

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Mountaineer Mascot informational session planned for Dec. 10

Have you ever thought of trying out for the Mountaineer Mascot? If so, the Mountaineer Mascot Program will be holding an informational session on Tuesday, December 10, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Mountaineer Room, second floor of the Mountainlair. 

At the session, Timmy Eads, WVU Mountaineer, will be on hand, along with others, to answer any questions you may have regarding the process. 

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The Write Stuff: Pick up a No. 2 pencil for your exams Dec. 10

Don't worry about hunting up the required No. 2 pencil for your exams this year. The Mountaineer Mascot Program will be handing out pencils to students on Tuesday, December 10 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Mountainlair First Floor. Timmy Eads, the WVU Mountaineer and official school spirit builder, will be on hand to not only hand out the pencils but to provide motivation to students as they head into Finals Week.

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Are you looking for an exciting summer trip on the water?

Take a thrilling trip through the rapids of North Carolina with Adventure WV this summer. Participants will learn new whitewater kayaking skills while exploring the beautiful river areas with trained instructors and guides. 

Interested participants are encouraged to take part in a kayak roll session at the SRC pool. Registration opens January 13 at the Outdoor Rec Center. 

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Changes can be made online to spring dining plans

The WVU Dining Services team is excited to announce dining plans for the spring 2020 semester are now available to be changed for current residential students who would like to make changes.

Current residential students who previously were enrolled in a dining plan may change their plan for the spring semester by visiting mymountaineercard.wvu.edu and using the “Add Meal Plan” option to select their preferred plan. These upgrades or downgrades can be made online now through Jan. 8. Students who do not update their dining plan will receive the same plan as the fall semester. 

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-20 Herman L. Moses Scholarship Awards

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-20 Herman L. Moses Scholarship Awards. This scholarship was established by Susan Adkins and Jonathan Adkins in honor of former Associate Vice President and Dean of Students for Student Affairs, Herman L. Moses. The fund usually provides two $1,000 scholarships each year for one female and one male undergraduate or graduate student employed by the Division of Student Life. This year we were able to award four $1000 scholarships to two females and two males.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, the student must meet the following criterion:

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The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion needs your input

West Virginia University strives to create and provide a strong support system and the safe, diverse, welcoming community we all deserve; but we know the world is not perfect.

We want to know – from YOUR perspective as a current student – how we are doing in our efforts to meet this goal.

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chillFEST: Dec. 5

Join WELLWVU and Campus Recreation for our annual chillFest event on December 5 from 5-9 p.m. at the Student Rec Center to restore, recharge and transform your stress before finals. 

This event is free for students and will help you manage stress through different self-care activities, such as massage therapy, acupuncture, black light yoga, belly dancing, therapy dogs, painting, essential oils, stress balls, snacks, and more!

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‘Would You?’ WVU responds to hazing tragedy with awareness campaign

“Nolan, breathe for me, buddy.”

It’s been five years since Nolan Burch, a freshman at West Virginia University, was unable to respond to that plea as he lay on a board at the Kappa Sigma house where he had participated in a hazing event held by unsanctioned fraternity that included chugging a bottle of bourbon. A day later, the 18-year-old was taken off life support, and his organs donated to four other individuals – one of whom is now a WVU student.

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WVU begins building 20th Toy Mountain, seeks donations

Student Engagement and Leadership and the Student Government Association have kicked off their annual toy drive to help build Toy Mountain. Toy Mountain will be constructed from community donations until Dec. 10 in the Mountainlair. The WVU community is encouraged to help by donating unwrapped toys valued at $5 or more.  

Since 2000, the two groups have encouraged the WVU community to donate toys throughout the holiday season, which are given to Christian Help as part of its annual holiday toy distribution for underprivileged children in and around the Morgantown area.

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Resident Assistant information sessions to be held Oct. 9-Dec. 2

Residence Life is gearing up to recruit student leaders for the 2020-2021 Resident Assistant position. All interested applicants are required to attend one information session during the fall semester. To view a full list of information session dates, times, and locations, please check out our website at housing.wvu.edu/employment/resident-assistant

The deadline to apply for the Resident Assistant position is December 9, 2019.

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Join the fall fitness swim program Sept. 3-Dec. 15

Dive into the Fitness Swim Program at the Student Recreation Center! Intermediate fitness swimmers, triathletes and experienced swimmers are all welcome to improve their swimming skills and learn some new techniques. During each practice, coaches lead workouts highlighting various drills and stroke techniques to improve time, form, and confidence in the water.

The Fitness Swimming Program will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 5:30 to 7 p.m. from September 3 to December 15. Participants can choose which practices they attend, perfect for anyone with a busy schedule. 

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