Author: WV Press Sharing

W.Va. Legislature’s April Interim meetings start today at

WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s April Interim meetings start today at 1 p.m. at the Capitol. The schedule and agendas are as follows: Sunday, April 16, 2023 Convene Adjourn Committee Location 01:00 PM 03:00 PM Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability – Agenda Senate Finance 01:00[Read More…]

WV Press Interview: President Gee and administration look at how to make WVU a smaller, more efficient institution 

University’s projected enrollment decline of 5,000 over the next decade could require a $75 million adjustment to annual budget By Don Smith, WV Press Association Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles from a WV Press Association interview with WVU President Gordon Gee on the State[Read More…]

WVU Center for Black Culture and Research prepares for leadership transition

WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A higher education administrator with experience in student and intercultural engagement will usher in a new era for the West Virginia University Center for Black Culture and Research. Javier McCoy, who currently oversees campus-wide initiatives as the assistant director of Inclusive Leadership and Intercultural Engagement in the Division of Student[Read More…]

WV Spring Turkey Season opens April 17

WV Press Release Sharing SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Turkey hunting returns to West Virginia this weekend with the annual two-day youth season on April 15–16. The regular spring gobbler season opens on April 17 and will run for five weeks until May 21. During the season, hunters may harvest one bearded[Read More…]

Media Advisory: WVU to host American Collegiate Horsemen’s Association National Convention

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University has issued the following media advisory: WHAT: West Virginia University will host the American Collegiate Horsemen’s Association National Convention, drawing students from across the country to learn about the horse industry and develop leadership skills. WHO: Members of the WVU Collegiate Horsemen’s Association, WVU Equine Studies Program in the Davis College of Agriculture,[Read More…]

George Manahan honored as Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research first recipient of the Hero of Advocacy Award

WV Press Release Sharing NEW YORK — Charleston business owner George Manahan was honored on Saturday at the national Team Fox / The Michael J. Fox MVP event as the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research first recipient of the Hero of Advocacy Award in recognition of his steadfast[Read More…]

Media Advisory: WVMA Manufacturing and Energy Growth Summit to be held at Oglebay

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA) is pleased to announce our upcoming Manufacturing and Energy Growth Summit taking place on May 1-2, 2023 at Oglebay Resort (Wheeling, W.Va.). This annual event brings together industry leaders, professionals, and enthusiasts from around the world to discuss the latest trends,[Read More…]

WVU chemist makes insect wing discovery that could advance technology

By WVUToday MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The key to insect success may be their wings. That’s what West Virginia University researcher Terry Gullion, professor of chemistry in the WVU Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, has learned by studying the chemical composition of insect wings — something that has not been examined in detail until now.  His findings[Read More…]

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…]