Adding to the offerings: Which Wich coming soon to The Market @ WVU

The Market @ WVU continues to grow as part of continuing efforts to enhance the dining experience for students, faculty and staff at West Virginia University. 

After adding Chick-fil-A to the restaurant offerings at the beginning of the semester, the food court will soon be adding a Which Wich location. This popular restaurant, which also has a location at the Mountainlair, will provide diners at the Health Sciences Center campus with custom and creative sandwiches, salads and wraps.

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WVU Community invited to Dancing Your Inner Shapes workshop Oct. 24

WVU CollegiateRecovery is hosting a dance therapy workshop designed to take participants on a journey of self-discovery Thursday (Oct. 24) from 4-6 p.m. at Serenity Place, 628 Price Street, Morgantown. The workshop will feature co-facilitators Tadashi Kato, a certified Evans Method of Modern Dance instructor and clinical psychologist and Cecily Flight, an ecstatic dance facilitator.

Participants will learn the basic vocabularies of shapes and human movement effort qualities created by Rudolf Laban, a 20th century choreographer and a founder of European Modern Dance. The workshop will help participants explore their creativity through movement and learn how the Laban vocabulary serves as a means of personal expression and communication. The group will also participate in a guided imagery exercise, an abstract painting exercise and free-form improvisational dance.

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Pre-register for the 'Duck Walk for Breast Cancer' Walk Oct. 20

During the month of October, The Omicron Upsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is proud to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer after skin cancer. 

Help us in the fight to end breast cancer on October 20. The walk is taking place by the turf fields by the WVU Recreation Center for our “Duck Walk For Breast Cancer” Walk. There will be food and raffle prizes (all donations will go to The American Cancer Association). 

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Join NPHC for study tables Oct. 17

WVU's National Pan-Hellenic Council will be hosting study tables Thursday, October 17, from 7-9 p.m. in the Mountaineer Room in the Mountainlair! 

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative organization of nine historically African-American, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. The fraternities and sororities within the Council stand on various great principles - one of them consistently being related to education.

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Keep yourself and others safe: Learn about potential warning signs of hazing and ways you can get help

“Hazing” refers to any activities or tasks expected of someone joining a group that intend to humiliate, degrade or harm them, regardless of a person’s willingness to participate. Hazing can occur in any group setting, including sports teams, Greek organizations, bands, clubs and societies. There are many warning signs of hazing, such as not feeling like an equal member of the group, being at risk for abuse or trauma, or being singled out to perform a demeaning task.

Please report all instances of hazing, whether it’s for yourself or for a friend. Visit safety.wvu.edu to learn how you can report hazing and more safety information.

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Life Hacks - The Mountains are Calling: Using Nature to Promote Self-Care (Oct. 17)

As a student at WVU, you have access to some of the country's most beautiful natural resources. Come to this experiential workshop where we will learn by doing about how you can use nature to invest in your self-care and promote wellness. You will leave this workshop feeling peaceful, engaged and excited about the ways you can connect with the natural world to enhance your own personal well-being. 

Join us on Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Rec Center classroom!

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Inaugural Mountaineer Mascot blood drive set for Oct. 23

The Mountaineer Mascot Program and the American Red Cross are hosting an inaugural blood drive on October 23 at Elizabeth Moore Hall from 1 to 7 p.m. 

Two people who donate will win a separate dinner with the 2019 Mountaineer Timmy Eads. Additionally, there will be a raffle drawing at the event for donors to win an autographed Neal Brown football, two free tickets for the WVU Zip Canopy Tour compliments of the WVU Outdoor Education Center, and a “Taste of Morgantown” gift basket. In addition, all presenting donors will receive a FREE American Red Cross T-shirt. 

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RSVP by Oct. 18 for the Student Engagement and Leadership Multicultural Retreat

Join us on October 26 for the Multicultural Retreat by The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership. The year's title is R.E.A.C.H (Reimagining Engagement with Action, Culture and History). This Retreat will help organization/individuals promote, foster and celebrate Diversity here at West Virginia University. Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

Please RSVP on WVUENGAGE by October 18.

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SGA requests student feedback with 10 for 10 Surveys

To better represent the WVU Student Body and more directly address the issues pertaining to individual students, the Student Government Association is releasing a 10 for 10 Survey block for the months of September and October.

This survey specifically addresses the themes of diversity, inclusion and mental health. Upon completing the survey, respondents will have the chance to redeem a 10%-Off Meal Voucher from WVU Dining Services.

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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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Entries for Mountaineer Week student contests are now open

While the 2019 Mountaineer Week doesn’t kick off until Nov. 1, entries are now open for this year's four competitions. This year's contests include Mountaineer Week’s SpeakWrite™ Contest, Door Decoration Contest, the Beard Growing Competition and the Photo Contest.

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Take Back the Night (Oct. 17)

This year, WVU will join hundreds of college campuses in holding a Take Back the Night event.

Take Back the Night is an education and advocacy event that aims to bring awareness to sexual assault through unity and creativity. On October 17, the WVU community will have the chance to come together as allies, reclaim their voice, and confront sexual violence issues. The event will include a featured speaker, art exhibition, Take Back the Night march, candlelight vigil and the opportunity to connect to campus and community resources.

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Cheer for WVU football at HSC Chick-fil-A

Join the Health Sciences Center (HSC) community in cheering on West Virginia football this season.

Everyone is invited to kick off their tailgates with us, or stay and watch the game on our nine new TVs. The new Chick-fil-A at The Market @ WVU will be open three hours before home games through halftime, and two hours before away games and will stay open through the end of the game.

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Reach New Heights with Adventure WV (Oct. 26)

Come climbing with Adventure WV in your own backyard. Adventure WV is holding a beginner’s climbing day trip to Coopers Rock on October 26. Newer climbers will learn some basic skills and important rock climbing techniques to ensure safety and most of all, fun!

Register today!

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Aerial Adventures: Zip-Line Tour (Oct. 21)

Join Adventure WV for an exhilarating day of zip-lining on October 21. Bring a friend and enjoy zip line speeds of up to 30 mph. Students will be provided with transportation to and from the Student Rec Center. The trip costs $33 and will last about 4 hours. For more information check out our website!

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Apply by Oct 26 for Student Government Association vacancies

The Student Government Association Select Committee on Legislative Vacancies and Appointments is seeking applicants to fill the following vacancies on the Student Assembly:

It is imperative that every college has representation on the student assembly in order for the student body to be fully represented. If there are any students who would be interested in filling these vacancies, please visit the Assembly Vacancy Application on SGA's Engage site. 

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Compete in the 5th annual Strongest Mountaineer Contest (Oct. 20)

Do you think you have what it takes to be the strongest Mountaineer? If so, join the WVU Powerlifting Club and Campus Recreation for the 5th annual Strongest Mountaineer contest! This year’s competition will now be held on Sunday, October 20 at the Student Recreation Center on the lower level. Beginning at 7 a.m., participants will be weighed and practice in four exercise categories– squat, bench, deadlift and farmer’s carry. Registration is available online or on the WVUGo app.

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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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Downtown Farmers Market to be held Thursdays through Oct. 24

The Annual WVU Downtown Farmers Market, sponsored by Student Life, will be held each Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. across from the Mountainlair. Vendors will sell locally grown fruits and vegetables, jams, freshly squeezed lemonade, pizza, tacos, healthy baked goods, flowers, candles, pet products and more. 

WVU believes improved access to fruits and vegetables will encourage students to consume the recommended levels of fruit and vegetables per day (5-9 servings) as part of a healthy diet.

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