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Ogden Newspapers’ Mike Myer, Spencer Newspapers Mary Helen Hedges voted into the WV Press Association Hall of Fame

William Harper, Don Marsh, Joe Mills and Samuel Craig Shaw entering Hall of Fame in ‘Veterans Class’ WV Press News Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia newspapers have voted J Michael ‘Mike’ Myer of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register in Wheeling and Mary Helen Hedges of Roane County Reporter and Spencer[Read More…]

Wetzel County Board of Education scraps consolidation plan for Paden City and Magnolia high schools

Ed Parsons, For The Intelligencer NEW MARTINSVILLE, W.Va. — The Wetzel County Board of Education, before a throng of Paden City High School supporters, voted unanimously Monday night against holding public hearings and a vote on the “reconfiguration” of the county’s schools. That vote led to loud cheers from Paden[Read More…]

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine White Coat Ceremony speaker to students: ‘Seize this opportunity’

WV Press Release Sharing LEWISBURG, W.Va. – One by one, first-year medical students participating in the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Convocation and White Coat Ceremony crossed the stage to receive the coats that represent the beginning of their career in health care service, cheered on by an[Read More…]

Gift to WVU School of Medicine establishes physical therapy scholarship for out-of-state students

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Students drawn to the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s physical therapy program from other states will benefit from a new scholarship established by dedicated University supporters. James and Joan Williams Waggy, of Charleston, West Virginia, contributed $500,000 to create the Williams/Waggy Physical Therapy Scholarship, which goes to[Read More…]

Wild West Benefit aims to round up funds for West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine student scholarships

WV Press Release Sharing LEWISBURG, W.Va. – You can bet the ranch that the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Wild West Benefit will be an evening to remember. The frontier-themed event, a fundraiser for student scholarships, will take place starting at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 4, in the Conference[Read More…]

WVU Marching Band to perform in 2024 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Representing West Virginia University and the entire Mountain State, “The Pride of West Virginia,” the Mountaineer Marching Band, will participate in the 2024 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, marking the second appearance for the band in the historic parade. Macy’s Parade officials were in Morgantown Saturday (Sept. 16)[Read More…]

Political Advisory: West Virginia Freedom Caucus launches conservative movement in state legislature

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Today, on Constitution Day, the West Virginia Freedom Caucus (WVFC) announces its official launch as the spearhead of the Conservative movement in our State Legislature. The WVFC will serve and defend the People of West Virginia, and begin to usher in the promise[Read More…]

Antero Resources making $4 million donation to WVU’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Pledge marks largest philanthropic gift in Antero’s history and serves as example of ‘Investing in the Next Generation’ WV Press Staff Report WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – Antero Resources has pledged a $4 million donation to WVU’s Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.  Paul Rady, president and[Read More…]

ARC grant will allow West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine to help individuals in recovery stay employed

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) will receive $500,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to make it easier for individuals in Greenbrier County with substance use disorder to attain and maintain employment. Through ARC’s Investments Supporting Partnerships In Recovery Ecosystems (INSPIRE) Initiative, WVSOM’s Center[Read More…]

WV Treasurer Riley Moore returns nearly $32,000 worth of unclaimed property in Jefferson County

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. – State Treasurer Riley Moore visited the Jefferson County Board of Education Thursday, September 14, to present two unclaimed property checks worth nearly $32,000 total to benefit the Jefferson County Board of Education and Jefferson County Commission. “It was great returning unclaimed property[Read More…]

Betsy Miles named executive director of the West Virginia Press Association

WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Betsy Miles will be the next executive director of the West Virginia Press Association, which was established shortly after the Civil War and serves as the newspaper industry representative for the state’s 69 newspapers. Miles has been assistant executive director and advertising director[Read More…]

WVU President Gee addresses ‘misrepresentations’ of WVU Transformation work during Faculty Senate meeting

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University released a statement from President Gordon Gee based on his prepared remarks to members of the Faculty Senate about misrepresentations related to ongoing Transformation efforts during a Monday (Sept. 11) meeting at the College of Law.  “Since my arrival at West Virginia University, I have spoken consistently about three critical missions[Read More…]

Tammy Jordan of Fruits of Labor and Communities of Healing to speak at Appalachian Regional Commission Annual Meeting on Tuesday

WV Press Release Sharing BECKLEY, W.Va. — Tammy Jordan, owner of Fruits of Labor, a social enterprise that serves as a model for the recovery to work program Communities of Healing, is set to share her insights this week at the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) annual conference, entitled Appalachia Rises,[Read More…]

Opinion: Moving past 1862: The evolving role of the land-grant, R1 institution

Fred KingProfessor, Vice President for ResearchWest Virginia University The American public’s trust in higher education has waned considerably within the last decade. This is an interesting, new dynamic: Academia’s detractors represent various segments of America – from those living in rural, poverty-stricken areas who feel higher ed is out of[Read More…]