Author: WV Press Sharing

With WVHEPC extending Promise Scholarship deadline, high school seniors still have time to apply for financial help

Promise Scholarship for 2023-2024 academic year has been increased to $5,200 By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Although high school graduation is quickly approaching, there is still time for West Virginia’s seniors to apply for the Promise Scholarship and possibly receive thousands of dollars to offset the[Read More…]

West Virginia 4-H offers Camp Jump Start, a new weekend camp for youths in West Virginia

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University Extension’s West Virginia 4-H youth development program invites youths from across the state to Camp Jump Start, a pilot camping program that will focus on outdoor recreation, history and STEM.   This weekend camp will be held July 7-9, 2023, at WVU Jackson’s Mill. Camp Jump Start is open[Read More…]

WVU prepares to downsize as budget deficit looms

School officials expect ‘modest’ tuition increases amid low enrollment projections Trenton Straight, Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Athenauem MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — As West Virginia University faces a looming budget deficit, school officials are preparing to operate as a smaller institution in the coming years. Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Rob Alsop said Thursday that[Read More…]

Contractors Association of West Virginia announces 2023 Scholarship Winners

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. —  The Contractors Association of West Virginia (CAWV) Scholarship Foundation distributed $27,500 this year to West Virginia college students pursuing an education and career in construction or engineering. The selection committee chose the recipients based on their academic performance, extracurricular activities, work experience, financial[Read More…]

Opinion: Problem or Opportunity? 

Greg Kozera Shale Crescent USA A challenging week. Another tragic school shooting, the Russia- Ukraine war rages on, U.S.-China tensions high, storms blew through our area damaging property and knocking out power. A newly released Wall Street Journal poll found patriotism, religious faith, having children and other priorities defining our[Read More…]

Hatfield-McCoy Trails to partner with navigation application developer to provide mapping solutions for riders

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Hatfield-McCoy Trail (HMT) System is partnering with navigation application developer onX Offroad to provide a new way to safely navigate the trails in real-time. “The maps application currently on your phone may be useful for highway driving and finding an address, but these[Read More…]

New WVU scholarship program provides last-dollar-in assistance to qualifying first-time students

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University will offer additional financial assistance to incoming first-time freshmen with the launch of the WVU Pledge, a last-dollar-in aid program for qualifying Promise Scholarship recipients, set to begin with the fall 2023 semester.  “It is imperative that we remove as many barriers as possible to allow[Read More…]

Facing with declining enrollment and financial shortfalls, WVU’s Gee sees smaller WVU in the future

See ‘State of the University’ address here: President Gee says ‘everything on the table’ in terms of cuts; announces new last-dollar-in scholarship program By Matt Young, WV Press Association MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – “It is time to truly transform our university into one of relevancy without losing sight of who we[Read More…]

‘The Sky’s the Limit” EDTalks event set for Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Marshall University’s Bill Noe Flight School at Yeager International Airport

Education Alliance requests guests and media register online for free event By Matt Young, WV Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Sky’s the Limit on Thursday as the Education Alliance hosts the latest in its “EDTalks” series – this time at Marshall University’s Bill Noe Flight School at Yeager International[Read More…]

West Virginia PEIA Finance Board public hearing set for Martinsburg; See plan handout here

Four meetings scheduled around the state; board decision expected on Thursday WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.VA. — In light of recent benefit changes enacted by the West Virginia Legislature, the state’s Public Employees Insurance Agency will be making changes to the Plan Year 2024 Financial Plan (effective July 1, 2023). [Read More…]

Charleston, W.Va., attorney David K. Hendrickson to launch new mediation and arbitration practice

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, , W.Va. – Long-time Charleston attorney, David K. Hendrickson, is launching a website to promote his thriving mediation and arbitration practice to help resolve litigious disputes quickly, efficiently and economically. Hendrickson is best known for his 40 years of trial experience as a litigator, but[Read More…]

Future in aviation now in reach for students enrolled in Marshall University’s Bill Noe Flight School at West Virginia International Yeager Airport

Education Alliance’s ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ EDTalks on Thursday being held at Bill Noe Flight School at CRW By Matt Young, West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “At my peak, I’m sometimes flying four times a week. But on a slow week, it’ll be once or twice. Either way is[Read More…]

Attorney Ashton Bias named Bar Admissions Administrator for the Supreme Court of Appeals and Board of Law Examiners

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Charleston attorney Ashton Bias is now the Bar Admissions Administrator for West Virginia. The Bar Admissions Administrator works for the Supreme Court of Appeals with the Board of Law Examiners (Board). The Board consists of seven members of the West Virginia State Bar[Read More…]

Media Advisory: WVU President Gee to outline strategic vision, new initiatives during State of the University address at 10 a.m. Monday

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. —  West Virginia University’s news and information office has issued the following media advisory: WVU President Gordon Gee will outline the strategic vision and new initiatives planned for WVU during State of the University address on Monday. WHAT: West Virginia University spring State of the University address WHO: President Gordon[Read More…]

Media Advisory: West Virginia Gov. Justice to open 2023 Gold Rush with ceremonial stocking ceremony at Babcock State Park

Governor to announce new trail to New River WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The office of the Governor of West Virginia has announced the following media advisory: WHO: Gov. Jim Justice, West Virginia Department of Tourism Secretary Chelsea Ruby, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Brett McMillion, West Virginia[Read More…]

WVU experts argue against retirement age increases, noting threats to quality of life, health care and tax bases

‘Raising the retirement age in the U.S. is not about the quality of life for older adults’ WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Two West Virginia University experts see threats to quality of life along with health care and tax bases in ongoing debates about increasing retirement ages in the United States and elsewhere. Julie[Read More…]

WVDNR hosting Archery in the Schools State Tournament today at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center

WV Press Release Sharing SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Students from 65 schools are participating in the 18th annual Archery in the Schools State Tournament on Saturday, March 25 at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center. Members of the media who wish to cover the event should check in at the registration desk when[Read More…]