Burger Burn for veterans April 22

A Burger Burn (BBQ) for student veterans will be held this Sunday, April 22, at the WVU Alumni Center from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Veterans, bring your family and friends. There will also be a summer job fair featuring companies with an interest in hiring veterans.

Please contact the Alumni Center, 304-293-4731, or the Veterans Affairs Office, 304-293-8825, for more information. 

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Dining Announcements: Swipe Out Hunger, finals study snacks and end-of-semester hours

It's hard to believe, but the end of the semester is quickly approaching! Here are a few announcements from WVU Dining as the summer draws closer. Best of luck with final projects and exams!

1. The last day to use your Dining Plan is Saturday, May 5. Take a look at your swipes and Dining Dollar balances on mymountaineercard.wvu.edu and plan to use them accordingly through the rest of the semester.

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Seneca Hall 'Be the Match' bone marrow registry drive April 20

This event will be held from 2-7 p.m. on April 20 in the Seneca Hall main lobby.

Be The Match is a non-profit organization that runs a bone marrow registry which connects patients searching for a cure and life-saving bone marrow donors. They have the largest and most diverse donor registry in the world, and even connect those from within America to those overseas. Each year around 20,000 people will need or benefit from a bone marrow transplant, which is why it is so important to join a registry. Many different diseases benefit from bone marrow transplants including; leukemias and related cancers, bone marrow diseases, inherited metabolic disorders, and inherited immune system disorders. There is a strong chance that you know at least one person affected by one of these types of disease. Very few patients in need are ever matched to a donor, which is why we need your help!

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Donate meal swipes on April 24

On April 24, Swipe Out Hunger is holding a meal swipe donation to students who are in need. Go to Summit Grab and Go and Tower's Brew and Gold to donate a meal. Meal swipes can be donated during all normal hours of operations of Grab and Go and Brew and Gold. Please help fight student hunger on campus. 

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Art exhibit and cupcakes to celebrate 70th birthday of the Mountainlair

This year, the Mountainlair Student Union celebrates its 70th birthday.  Since 1948, the Mountainlair has been the heart of the WVU campus, and continues to be a central location for campus events and activities. To celebrate this milestone, the Mountainlair is teaming with the Office of Multicultural Programs and the Student Events Board for a program that will showcase the evolution of the Mountainlair through the decades.

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Women’s Lacrosse, WELLWVU, Campus Recreation, and DEI, supports the One Love foundation to spread awareness of unhealthy relationships through Yards for Yeardley 5k.

WVU Women’s Lacrosse is working alongside Campus Recreation, DEI, and WELLWVU to promote the One Love Foundation in a 5k race called “Yards for Yeardley”. This event was started in 2014 by members of the Boston College and University of Virginia’s Women’s Lacrosse teams in honor of Yeardley Love, a fellow lacrosse player who lost her life due to relationship violence. Since then, Yards for Yeardley has become a community awareness and activation event through which individuals across the country have also rallied to honor Yeardley and support One Love’s mission to end relationship abuse by educating young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships. For more information on the One Love Foundation, visit https://www.joinonelove.org/ . 

West Virginia University’s 5K event will be held on April 21st from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with sign-ins beginning at 8 a.m. Runners can pre-register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/WV/Morgantown/YardsforYeardlyWVU , or have the option for same-day registration at the Student Recreation Center.  If a student would like to volunteer to help, they can do so by going on www.iServe.wvu.edu .

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WELLWVU ChillFEST Extravaganza to be held at the Student Rec Center April 19

WELLWVU, in collaboration with the WVU Student Rec Center, is hosting a spring ChillFEST Extravaganza at the Student Rec Center on Thursday, April 19, from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Students will have an the opportunity to participate in a number of activities, including guided meditation, zumba, bracelet making, mindful coloring and more! I Love Juice Bar will also be on site with free samples. Come and enjoy free chair massages by BlissBlissBliss, and essential oils by Heidi Sherwin. First Come, First Served!

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TEDxWVU searching for volunteers for the 2019 event

TEDxWVU is seeking student volunteers to help organize the second annual TEDxWVU event. This full-day event will be highlighting ideas presented by individuals from West Virginia University and communities within West Virginia.

Volunteers will work in committees focused on different areas of event production, and be lead by individual team leaders. Volunteers should be able to commit a minimum of two hours per week (with time commitments increasing closer to the event), and attend two monthly meetings. If you are interested in applying to be a volunteer, please fill out an application online at: http://tedxwvu.com/volunteer.

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Mad Dogg Spinning Certification Class at SRC (June 30)

On June 30, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Campus Recreation will host a Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning® Instructor Certification course. This course will take place in Room A of the Student Recreation Center. The cost of the course is $355.

This Spinning® instructor certification is the most comprehensive and widely recognized indoor cycling training program. This day of training will give participants the hands-on tools need to become a certified Spinning® instructor and lead classes in any official facility worldwide.

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Follow University Police on social media and watch for WVU Alerts

The WVU Alert is a notification system for critical incidents that pose an imminent threat to the health or safety of the University campus community.  

The WVU Alert system is intended to help inform the WVU community about emergencies occurring on the Morgantown campus. The system is activated when there is an immediate threat on campus or when weather conditions require a change in University scheduling. 

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Rock climbing at Coopers Rock with Adventure WV

Visit local Coopers Rock with climbing wall staff to learn the basics of climbing on April 29! This trip is great for beginners and demands low physical difficulty. The cost of this trip is $30. Students can now register for trips online at https://goo.gl/bj2o2r or visit the Outdoor Rec Center to sign up.

Questions? Contact the ORC at 304-293-2203

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Pop-up fitness event at E. Moore Hall pool April 23

Join Campus Recreation on Monday, April 23, from 6-7:30 p.m. at E. Moore Hall for a pop-up Aqua HIIT class, yard games and refreshments!

From 6-6:45 p.m., an Aqua HIIT class will be hosted in the E. Moore Hall pool. Following this, students will be able to spend time in the pool until the conclusion of the event. KanJam and Spikeball will also be set up for students to hang out!

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Plan Your Summer Workshop with Adventure WV

Plan your summer adventure with Adventure WV!

On Tuesday, April 17, from 7 to 8 p.m., come learn the basics of preparing for your summer camping and backpacking trips. If you’ve always wanted to go explore the outdoors, but you’re not sure where to start - this workshop is for you!

In this workshop you will learn: 

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Ladies Backpacking Weekend with Adventure WV

The weekend of April 21-22, Adventure WV will be hosting a Ladies Backpacking weekend to 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.

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Backpack at Dolly Sods with Adventure WV

Get away from campus and explore the 17,371 acres of Dolly Sods Wilderness for a weekend! Adventure WV will spend the weekend backpacking at Dolly Sods April 21-22. The cost of this trip is $55. Students can now register for trips online at https://goo.gl/fu1xwq or visit the Outdoor Rec Center to sign up.

Questions? Contact the  ORC at 304-293-2203

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Zip-line through the University Forest

Zip-line through the University Research Forest! Aerial Adventure trips will take place April 15, 18, 22 and 27. Transportation is included. Students will experience seven platforms, four zip-lines, a sky bridge, a sky ladder and a 45-foot rappel. The zip-line tour takes four hours. This trip is great for beginners! 

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Whitewater raft with Adventure WV as the weather warms

Learn the basics of inflatable kayaking or rafting on the Cheat Narrows or Lower Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle, PA on April 14, 15 or 22. This trip is great for beginners and demands medium physical difficulty. The cost of the trip is $70. Students can now register for trips online at https://goo.gl/65kpc4 or visit the ORC to sign up.

Questions? Contact the Outdoor Rec Center at 304-293-2203.

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Summer parking permits on sale

Beginning Wednesday, February 14, WVU Parking Management will begin selling student parking permits for summer semester 2018. Summer permits will be valid from May 14 - August 3, 2018.

All permits will be sold on a first come first serve basis. Purchasing a permit will require the student to be registered for classes and have all citations paid.

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Adventure WV spring trip lineup

Snow or sun, get active with Adventure WV this spring semester!

Take advantage of the winter weather this season! Adventure WV will take a shuttle to WISP Tuesdays and Wednesdays - one day every other week - at 3:30 p.m. Each trip allows for 10 students. The cost of the trip is $32; this includes both transportation and a lift ticket. Students can rent ski or snowboard packages from the Outdoor Rec Center or bring their own gear. 

Adventure WV also will host cross country ski day trips, downhill ski day trips and ski and snowshoe seminars at Coopers Rock Winter Festival.  

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