WVU students testing positive for COVID-19 confirmed

The Monongalia County Health Department and West Virginia University were notified today (April 8) that more than a dozen WVU students have tested positive for novel coronavirus COVID-19.

Although investigations and contact tracing are ongoing, it is believed the students returned to private, off-campus residences upon returning to Morgantown. As a reminder, WVU campuses have been closed and access to buildings has been unavailable since March 20, with limited exceptions. There is no indication that the students have been on campus.

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HERBan Developments 420 Q&A Panel Happening April 15th

WELLWVU's annual HERBan Developments panel event is going virtual this year! This event is an opportunity for WVU students, staff, and faculty to learn about the current state of cannabis in its many forms, including both the benefits and risks of personal use and legalization.

A panel of experts will discuss legal and legislative issues, research efforts, substance misuse issues, and other cannabis-related topics, and attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions anonymously as part of the discussion.

The panel discussion will take place on April 15th from 7-8:30 p.m.

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Message to Students and Parents: Student Emergency Assistance

Dear WVU Students and Parents,

Thank you once again for your understanding as West Virginia University diligently works to ensure the health and safety of the University community. We appreciate your continued patience as we respond to this unprecedented event and continue the excellent learning experience you expect.

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Attention students who live in University apartments: Financial Assistance Information

If you are a current WVU student living in a University Apartments community (College Park, University Park, University Place and Vandalia) and do not plan to return to your apartment from April 1 through April 30, you need to request student emergency financial assistance. The University will credit your account in the amount of rent due for April or provide a credit to students who have already paid April rent if they are not returning during April. This credit will then be applied to any balances on your student account.

To request emergency financial assistance relating to College Park, University Park, University Place, and Vandalia, WVU students should log in at myhousing.wvu.edu using their WVU credentials. Once logged in, they should select the COVID-19 Assistance link at the top left of their screen and follow the prompts; students must provide their WVU ID number to submit the request.

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Join Student Life for 'FriYAY at Four'

The folks at Student Life miss the connection with our amazing students. As a result, we would like to invite all of you to our new Zoom discussion series “FriYAY at Four,” beginning tomorrow (April 3) at 4 p.m.

Tomorrow, Taylor from Adventure WV will lead us in a game to get connected and have some fun. Then we will spend some time with facilitators from the Carruth Center to discuss this wild new normal that COVID-19 has brought us.

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Mountaineers Move, free online exercise programming via YouTube, available to all WVU students

Mountaineers Move, a program developed by the Exercise is Medicine on Campus leadership team in the Division of Exercise Physiology, going online to better serve our campus community. The public YouTube channel offers free online exercise programming, to all WVU faculty, staff, and students. Content includes exercise programming for beginners, intermediates, and advanced participants. Subscribe to the channel for daily Fit Tips that highlight strategies for increasing physical activity during social distancing.

The Mountaineers Move YouTube channel can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjo_MbkbWBZruy8E2kgbNbw?view_as=subscriber

More information for Exercise is Medicine On Campus, including additional fitness resources, can be found here: https://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/ep/exercise-is-medicine/

Contact Miriam Leary for more information: miriam.leary@hsc.wvu.edu.

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Career Services cancels scheduled spring semester events

In light of the evolving situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the suspension of in-person classes and events on the WVU campus, Career Services has canceled the remainder of its spring semester events. The Professional Education Career Fair that was scheduled for April 16, at the Erickson Alumni Center and Military Visit Day that was scheduled for April 22, across from the Mountainlair, have been canceled. This decision was made with the health and safety of students, alumni, and employer partners as top priority.
Career Services continues to support its students and employers during this time. Employers have already converted on-campus interviews to online formats and have been encouraged to virtually connect with candidates from WVU through Handshake.
All students are being directed to update their profiles on Handshake and to utilize it as the primary resource for their job search. Full-time, part-time and internship positions are being added to the system daily.

Career Services is accepting online appointments during normal office hours (Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.) to assist students with career-related needs. For questions or to schedule a virtual appointment, email Career Services at: careerservices@mail.wvu.edu.

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Mental Health and Well-being support available through Morneau Shepell

WVU’s Carruth Center has partnered with WVU Online and Morneau Shepell, a leading provider of technology-enabled health services, to offer mental health and well-being support to WVU students living outside West Virginia. As WVU moves to online instruction for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester, this program will afford assistance to WVU students who are living outside of West Virginia, no matter where they are. 

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Indigo Girls concert scheduled for May 1 has been postponed

The Indigo Girls concert scheduled for May 1, at the WVU Creative Arts Center has been postponed due to the suspension of in-person classes and events on the WVU campus.

Tickets for the May 1, 2020, show will be honored at a rescheduled date in fall 2020 to be announced. Additional information will be posted at events.wvu.edu as soon as the new date is available.

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Career Services is still available to help remotely

In order to help preserve the wellness of our students and staff, Career Services will be teleworking, accepting virtual appointments.

What does this mean?
Career Services will still be fully operational during normal office hours (Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.) — we simply won't be in the office. Our team of career development specialists will use phone conferencing, email and video apps to help address all of your career-related needs. This includes all of our services, such as resume reviews, practice interviews and job search coaching.

What online career resources are available to me?
Don’t forget to use our website for valuable career-related content. You may be able to find the answers to many of your questions at: careerservices.wvu.edu.

Handshake will remain updated and will contain the latest job postings. Log into your Handshake account using your WVU login credentials at: wvu.joinhandshake.com/login.

For all your career-related questions or to schedule a virtual appointment, email us at: careerservices@mail.wvu.edu.

When will Career Services be physically open again?
Unfortunately, we don’t know specifically when we will be permitted to physically reopen the office. Just like returning to in-person courses, we hope we can open the office as soon as possible.

We know that this is a big departure from normal, and we appreciate your patience during these times. Our commitment to you and our alumni remains strong, and we will continue providing the best (virtual) service possible!

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Celtic Woman performance scheduled for April 1 at the WVU Creative Arts Center has been postponed

The Celtic Woman performance scheduled for April 1, at the WVU Creative Arts Center has been postponed due to the suspension of in-person classes and events on the WVU campus. 

“First and foremost, our primary concern is the safety and wellness of our audiences, cast and crew,” said Celtic Woman management in a statement announcing the postponement of the entire Celtic Woman Celebration tour. “We are carefully monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and are following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and are communicating with the local venues regarding what local authorities are saying.”

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