Four finalists to compete Monday in Mountaineer Mascot Cheer-off

The four finalists vying for the title to represent the student body as the 67th West Virginia University Mountaineer Mascot come from a variety of academic backgrounds and are involved in an array of extra-curricular activities. All West Virginia natives, they will compete wearing buckskins and carrying the rifle in a cheer-off held during the men’s basketball game vs. Kansas State at 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in the WVU Coliseum. 

They were selected by a committee of faculty, staff and students based on an application, essay and interview. Finalists will be judged on their performance and interaction with the crowd.

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Trip to Quebec, Canada planned

WVU students from Morgantown, Beckley and Keyser campuses are invited to apply for this one credit course, FCLT 293: An Introduction to the Political and Cultural Identity of Canada and Quebec.  Participants will leave on May 11 and return on May 20, 2019.  The cost is $1,000. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019. 
 
This course is an international experience offered in collaboration with the Université de Laval in Quebec City, Canada.  Students attend daily presentations in the morning on various topics by Laval University professors (in English) and participate in afternoon excursions that reflect and deepen the students’ understanding of the morning presentations.  
 
The following link will take you directly to the course/trip site. http://wvuabroad.wvu.edu/?go=CanadaLaval
 

For further information, contact Jennifer.Orlikoff@mail.wvu.edu  
 

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Join WELLWVU for the inaugural Sexual Health Fair Feb. 20

WELLWVU has partnered with the LGBTQ+ Center, the Women's Resource Center, and Student Health to host Sexpo, a sexual health fair promoting all things sex and sexuality. Sexpo will be February 20 from 4-8 p.m. at the Vandalia Lounge inside the Mountainlair. Don't miss out on the chance to talk to health and sexuality professionals, while also learning about valuable campus and community resources. Free food, games and raffle prizes, including date night gift baskets and gift cards to your favorite local restaurants, will be provided throughout the night. For more information, contact Kendra Henline at klhenline@mix.wvu.edu

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Ladies Backpacking Weekend hosted by Adventure WV April 13-14

On the weekend of April 13-14, Adventure WV will host a Ladies Backpacking Weekend at Quebec Run Wild Area in Pennsylvania. This trip is intended to offer women from all walks of life the opportunity to gather together and enjoy time outdoors; this trip is great for first-time backpackers. 

During this weekend, women will have the opportunity to engage in conversations about living authentically and what it means to be strong and healthy, not only physically, but holistically. The cost of the trip is $55 and includes all meals and equipment. 

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Students sought to fill SGA Judicial Court vacancies

SGA President Obioma is seeking civically-minded students to fill three vacancies on the SGA Judicial Court. There are currently two undergraduate positions and one graduate position available. 

The SGA Judicial Court’s duties, among others, are to interpret and enforce the SGA Constitution and Bylaws, as well as preside over any hearings pertaining to SGA maladministration and violations of the SGA Elections Code. Appointments to the SGA Judicial Court are for the entire academic “lifetime” of a student, meaning a justice would serve on the Court until they graduate from WVU. 

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You can now use Mountie Bounty at Student Health

WVU Student Health now accepts Mountie Bounty as payment for insurance copayments, WVU Medicine balances and other health care services you don’t want billed to insurance.

Mountie Bounty is a convenient, pre-paid debit-card function of your ID card, with no setup fees or minimum balances required. Just load money on your card at MyMountaineerCard.wvu.edu or ask someone else for Mountie Bounty on the same site. Parents and others may also send funds by visiting wvucard.wvu.edu and clicking the “Parent/Guest Add Mountie Bounty” button.

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Registration open for new summer Outdoor Skills Backpacking trip hosted by Adventure WV

Eager to explore the wilderness of West Virginia but unsure if you have the skills it takes? Adventure WV's new Outdoor Skill Backpacking trip may be just the trip for you this summer. This 7-day trip will include hiking and camping in both frontcountry and backcountry settings and will include education and instruction on basic wilderness skills. For more info including dates, cost and registration, visit adventurerecreation.wvu.edu/summer-trips/outdoor-skills-backpacking.

Questions? Contact Brett Hagerty at brett.hagerty@mail.wvu.edu

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Adventure WV Wisp ski shuttle

Alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays this spring, Adventure WV will take a shuttle to Wisp Ski Resort! Each trip will have 10 spots available and will run February 13, 21 and 27. The cost of the trip is $32 and covers both the shuttle and lift ticket. 

Students can now register for trips online or visit the Outdoor Recreation Center to sign up.

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International students invited to join Adventure WV for West Virginia tour

Adventure WV is excited to offer a new trip this summer designed to introduce international students to the wild and wonderful outdoors of West Virginia. This 6-day, camping-based trip will include visits to a national park, four state parks and various locations throughout the Monongahela National Forest. For more information including cost and registration, visit  adventurerecreation.wvu.edu/summer-trips/international-student-tour-of-wv.

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Ski at Canaan Valley Ski Resort with Adventure WV

Spend part of your weekend at Canaan Valley Ski Resort January 28 and February 25! The cost of the trip is $45; lift ticket and transportation are included. If you don’t have your own gear, you can rent skis or a snowboard for $10 from the Outdoor Rec Center. 

Students can now register for trips online or visit the Outdoor Recreation Center to sign up.

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Adventure WV Wisp ski shuttle

Alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays this spring, Adventure WV will take a shuttle to Wisp Ski Resort! Each trip will have 10 spots available and will run January 24  and 30, and February 7, 13, 21 and 27. The cost of the trip is $32 and covers both the shuttle and lift ticket. 

Students can now register for trips online or visit the Outdoor Recreation Center to sign up.

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Rising Sophomores: Explore the New River Gorge this summer with Adventure WV

Seeking adventure at the end of your freshman year? Look no further than Adventure WV’s SOAR New River Gorge! Explore the beauty of Southern West Virginia with fellow rising sophomores as you experience overnight whitewater rafting, climbing at the New River Gorge, and gorgeous local scenic hikes. 

Two Fayetteville adventures will be running: an Honors only experience from June 8-13, and an open enrollment trip that runs June 15-20.

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Get ready to kayak, snorkel, swim and camp in the beautiful Florida Keys

This trip includes exploring near shore sea grass and soft coral environments by kayak with opportunities to snorkel directly off the boats. We will also do a boat/snorkel tour to an outer reef. Locations we will visit include Everglades National Park, the Lower Florida Keys and Bahia Honda State Park.

We will travel in 12-passenger vans with a maximum of 10 people in each van. The trip will depart on Friday, March 8 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. We will camp in South Carolina on Friday and arrive at the first destination in Florida late evening on Saturday. The trip will return to WVU late on Saturday, March 16.

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Adventure Fiji 2019

Looking for a summer adventure? From May 9 - May 27 Adventure WV will be taking a trip to Fiji! During this trip, participants will have the opportunity to sea kayak, white water kayak, snorkel, visit the capital city of Suva and obtain a level one SCUBA diving certification while studying the coral reef ecosystem of the Yasawa Islands. Participants will spend time learning about Fiji’s transformation from a quiet island to a popular tourist destination and the need for sustainable tourism within the region. For more information about Adventure Fiji contact Greg Corio at Greg.Corio@mail.wvu.edu or visit http://adventureinternational.wvu.edu/fiji.

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Learn basic whitewater kayak skills at spring roll sessions at the Rec

If you are a beginner, come learn the basic skills needed to roll a whitewater kayak, from one of our trained instructors! All equipment and instruction is provided on a first-come, first-served basis each session.

AWV has all equipment for 6-7 participants in this instructional portion of the pool session.

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Spring 2019 mind-body classes schedule

WELLWVU and Campus Recreation have teamed up again to bring students a variety of mind-body classes this semester! 

All classes are free for students and all equipment is provided. Classes include Beginner Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Meditation, Restorative Yoga, PiYo, Buti Yoga and more. 

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