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Marshall University pilots ‘global' medical program

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With the start of a new program at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine comes the beginning of a new “global” medical emphasis.

WLU offers new masters degree

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At West Liberty University, planning makes perfect — three years, to be exact in this case. After planning and perfecting the curriculum, a master of professional studies degree is now available at WLU.

Charles Town teacher to build school

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Charles Town resident Nancy Sturm has devoted her life to learning.

Higher education weighs in on common core

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The “college- and career-ready standards” contained in the Common Core State Standards are more than a hopeful phrase. In adopting the Common Core State Standards, states also agreed to adopt “college- and career-ready” standards, leading some to wonder what those standards entail and how the adoption of those conditions would affect institutions of higher education.

WVU becomes first to join "if you see something, say something" campaign

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When it comes to being first, West Virginia University finished at the top, being the first organization in the state to join the “if you see something, say something” campaign.

WELLWVU encourages students to "Try-It"

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With fall weather approaching, WELLWVU is encouraging students to “Try-It.”

Sandra Stotsky: Common Core gets things backward

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In a crowded room at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Bridgeport Aug. 24, members of the Legislature, parents, teachers, school board members and concerned citizens gathered for an open Common Core curriculum town hall forum, featuring Sandra Stotsky.

Professor of psychology at Glenville State College takes teaching to the seas

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When most people envision a college professor in action, the traditional image of people convened in a room in ideally rapt attention more often than not comes to mind.

Valley College scheduled to hold graduation ceremony Sept. 12

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On Friday, September 12, Valley College will hold a graduation ceremony at Cornerstone Family Church in Princeton.

WVU Tech and WVU sign 4+1 MBA Pathway agreement

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On Tuesday, August 26, West Virginia University Tech Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences and West Virginia University College of Business and Economics are set to sign an agreement establishing 4+1 MBA Pathway.

Different career pathways for different students

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When it comes to preparing students for college and the careers looming in their futures, Jose V. Sartarelli, Milan Puskar dean of West Virginia University's College of Business and Economics, said, “the one size fits all solution is not going to cut it.”

Grant helps launch Kanawha Co. childhood development project

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A $722,800 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, facilitated by U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, both D-W.Va., will establish Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children's Health) on the west side of Charleston in Kanawha County.

Program linked to better performance in schools

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When Damon Hanshaw became assistant superintendent of Nicholas County Schools, the district ranked 46th in the state on a comparison of every county's WESTEST scores.

McDowell program offers students a place to spend summer

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A summer program for youth in McDowell County has been taking off since its launch three years ago.

Annual Business Summit will focus on advanced careers

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From Aug. 27-29, business, industry, financial and political leaders from throughout the Mountain State will gather for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Business Summit. The topic of advanced career placement will be discussed in an education session led by Senate Education Committee Chairman Bob Plymale, D-Wayne.

College cities focus on keeping students safe

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College can be a heady experience, particularly for kids who, often for the first time, don't have mom and dad waiting at home to ask them where they've been, who they've been with and what they've been doing.

Common Core Town Hall forum coming to Bridgeport, WV August 24

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin was quoted in The Journal of Martinsburg as not being aware of any backlash regarding Common Core, so the WV Against Common Core organization sent Tomblin a personal letter inviting him to attend the Bridgeport Common Core Town Hall forum.

Common Core live forum comes to theaters in the Mountain State

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On July 22, four West Virginia theaters joined 700 others nationwide in showing Glen Beck’s live two hour town hall forum “We Will Not Conform.”

Nexus for Leadership Program at University of Charleston attracts large numbers

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At the Nexus for Leadership Program-Innovations in Leadership: Moving Forward From Where You Are, more than 40 academic, business leaders, military personnel and first responders from around the country gathered at the University of Charleston in June.

Wheeling Jesuit University receives $2.1 million for Pandem-Sim: Saving the world with biology project

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Wheeling Jesuit University receives $1.2 million over the next five years to create, pilot test and disseminate instructional activities related to the project Pandem-Sim: Saving the World With Biology.

Williams Energy Takes Gas Industry Discussion to Moundsville Middle School Video included

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Natural gas drilling is a subject full of strong opinions and skepticism across the Ohio Valley, but one local company is working to educate the public on it, and they're starting with local youth.

West Virginia Board of Education introduces State Superintendent Michael Martirano during board meeting July 9

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During the July 9 West Virginia Board of Education meeting, board members introduced new State Superintendent Michael Martirano, who will officially resume his new position this fall.

Wheeling Jesuit University students reach 27,000 service hours during last academic year

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The WJU Service for Social Action Center and The Clifford M. Lewis Appalachian Institute recorded and coordinated all of the service hours logged by WJU students.

WVU Unveils First New Building In String of Construction Projects Video included

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WVU has spent more than $250 million on construction for the campus, and that's just for academic buildings. Tuesday the university unveiled the newest completion on the Evansdale campus.

Wheeling Jesuit University class of 1964 presents $250,000 check

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The money will be used to establish the Class of 1964 Ignatius Scholarship fund, which will provide a four year scholarship to one entering freshman each year.

Blue River CTC and Shepherd University set to sign new transfer agreement

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Peter Checkovich, president of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, and Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd University, will sign the agreement in the Presidential Board Room, located at the Blue Ridge CTC main campus.

Memorandum Of Understanding between New River Community College, WV BOE leads to new degree opportunities

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Born from a Memorandum of Understanding between New River Community and Technical College and the West Virginia Board of Education, a career pathway for automotive technology will allow students to receive certification and an Associate of Applied Science degree without duplication of courses.

Bryan Wagoner of Davis and Elkins College delivers lectures at 2 major European universities

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From June 25-28, Wagoner will be one of 13 lecturers – and the only invited speaker from the United States – to participate in a three-day round-table colloquium as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the University of Frankfurt.

Educators participate in the "MakeShop Educators Program at West Liberty University

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Funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the program hosted 24 participants, including WLU College of Education seniors and graduate students, alumni who are employed as teachers and other professional educators.

Davis and Elkins College announces winners of the 47th annual Eastern Regional Science Fair

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The two-day event attracted 41 entries from students in Barbour, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur and Webster counties, with associate professor of biology Shawn Stover serving as director of the 47th Eastern Regional Science Fair.