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Professional Development Schools educate not only students but also adults

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Professional Development Schools are educating not only students, but also mentoring young adults who are just beginning their careers in the field.

Fred Fleitz delivers cyber security presentation April 21 at Fairmont State University

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On April 21, Fred Fleitz, senior fellow at Center for Security Policy, will deliver a presentation on "Cyber Security and the Aftermath of the Snowden Leaks" at Fairmont State University.

University of Charleston goes barefoot for TOMS "One Day Without Shoes"

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In honor of TOMS "One Day Without Shoes" global event, the University of Charleston TOMS club is asking students to participate by going barefoot all day April 15.

Turning the traditional classroom upside down

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In the ongoing debate regarding educational reform, teachers at Wayne High School and Ceredo-Kenova Middle School have decided a break from traditional methods.

Super-fast broadband to bolster WVU research

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A super-fast broadband data network is strengthening ties between two key research institutions in West Virginia.

Google head to deliver keynote address at WVU

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Google innovator Elliot Nix will serve as the keynote speaker at this year's INTEGRATE 2014.

Jazz Night at Shepherd University set for April 15

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For those looking to enjoy a night of jazz, the Shepherd University Ensembles, Lab Band and Jazz Combos will perform at 8 p.m. April 15 at the Frank Center theater.

Annual Cares Day set

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West Virginia State University has an entire day dedicated to giving back to the Kanawha Valley.

Dow Chemical Company/WVU Chemical Engineering Seminar April 11

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David Bem, vice president of research and development with The Dow Chemical Company will deliver the 2014 Dow Chemical Company/WVU Chemical Engineering Seminar.


Spanish Harlem Orchestra set to perform at WVU Parkersburg April 7

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Signifying the close of the 2013-2014 season for the Distinguished Performance Series at WVU Parkersburg, Spanish Harlem Orchestra will perform at WVU Parkersburg at 7 p.m., April 11 in the College Activities Center.

Wheeling Jesuit University students display work at Student Research Scholarship Symposium

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On April 8, Wheeling Jesuit University students will present their work at the Student Research Scholarship Symposium, highlighting their research and scholarship capabilities. 

Davis and Elkins students learn about company performance through GLO-BUS

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Davis & Elkins College management majors are gaining first-hand experience in how decision making can effect a company's performance.

Twelve teachers receive the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award

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When it comes to education, Dale Lee, president of West Virginia Education Association, said things have changed over the years.

Cal Thomas to speak April 3 to the West Liberty University Economics Club

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The University Economics Club will welcome syndicated columnist and author Cal Thomas at noon, Thursday, April 3 to the River City Restaurant, 1400 Main Street.

White House recognizes colleges

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The White House Higher Education Summit recently recognized the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia because of its efforts to transform developmental education.

New River excited about expanding opportunities

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When it comes to New River Community and Technical College's new project in Nicholas County, President Marshall Washington said he is "excited and delighted to move forward."

West Virginia State University offers wide variety of continuing education classes this spring

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Coming this spring, the West Virginia State University Office of Continuing Education has a variety of classes to offer.

WV Higher Education Policy Commission, Fairmont State sponsor GlobalWV Training and Networking Event

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The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the Fairmont State University Office of International Student Services sponsor the third GlobalWV Training and Networking Event.

Wheeling Jesuit University international students showcase ethnic customs and traditions at "Culture Fest"

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On March 29, Wheeling Jesuit University's international students will hold the university's annual Culture Fest as part of the first WJU Community Day celebration.

Kelcey Parker to speak at Hughes Lecture Series March 27 and March 28

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The Hughes Lecture Series at West Liberty University will feature author Kelcey Parker for two public events this March on the Hilltop campus.

Career and technical education students compete to advance to Skills USA National Leadership and Skills Conference

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Hundreds of career technical education students from across West Virginia will compete March 28 and March 29 in 55 categories to earn the chance to advance to the Skills USA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

Wheeling Jesuit University alum James Paulick to speak April 8

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The 15th annual daylong Student Research and Scholarship Symposium at Wheeling Jesuit University will take place Tuesday, April 8 and will welcome home James Paulick, Esq., a 2001 WJU graduate as the keynote speaker.

AbdulMaateen Firoz to present 'Islam in America' lecture at Davis and Elkins College

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AbdulMateen Firoz of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh will present a brief lecture titled "Islam in America Today" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4 in Eshleman Science Center, room 400 on the campus of Davis & Elkins College.

Fifth annual High School Civics Challenge hosted by West Liberty University

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The fifth annual High School Civics Challenge, an original quiz-based, televised competition between area high schools, is being hosted by West Liberty University.

Augusta Heritage Center offers 3 mini courses during Davis and Elkins College Spring Music Week

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During Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College Spring Music Week, three mini-courses will be offered for the week's participants or those who would like to take an evening class only.

Third annual Pitch Contest scheduled for March 26

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West Liberty University's Gary E. West College of Business and its Center for Entrepreneurship is planning its third Pitch Contest with Liz Elam as its speaker from 5:30 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 26.

University of Charleston to present WorldFest April 3

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The University of Charleston Global Student Organization will present its annual WorldFest on Thursday, April 3 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Geary Student Union Ballroom.

WVU, Pierpont CTC partnership benefits students

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At Pierpont Community and Technical College, students can more easily transfer their credits into an online bachelor's degree program at West Virginia University.

Patrick Dwyer aces Wheeling Jesuit University's standardized general analysis test for psychology

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Wheeling Jesuit University senior psychology major Patrick Dwyer become the first student to ace the psychology department's standardized general analysis test.

Q&A: Harold Shank, president, Ohio Valley University

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OVU President Harold Shank talks about the business side of running an institution of higher education in the current economic and academic environment.

Paying for college: WV private schools' business model adapts to changing economic, education landscape

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Officials at state schools in West Virginia often say that with dwindling financial support from the Legislature, they may have to adopt the private school model eventually.

UC: Private school vs. state resources

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By several measures, the University of Charleston is the largest private nonprofit university in West Virginia.

Caroline Bantug the winner of 2014 Science in the Arts Competition

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The West Virginia Department of Education has named Caroline Bantug the winner of the 2014 Science in the Arts competition.

West Liberty University International Club presents 'Colors of Islam' March 20

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West Liberty University International Club will present the "Colors of Islam" on March 20 in the Alumni Room, College Union.

WVROCKS helps adults complete four year degrees

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Through the WVROCKS initiative launched by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, adult students at Fairmont State University have found increased success in completing a four-year degree.

WV Higher Education Policy Commission Confirms Gordon Gee as WVU President

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The West Virginia University Board of Governors unanimously selected E. Gordon Gee as the next permanent president of the university Monday.

BREAKING: WVU Board of Governors recommends Gee for permanent run as university president

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The West Virginia University Board of Governors presidential search committee has recommended interim president E. Gordon Gee, 69, for the permanent position.

Mark Manchin Accepts Superintendent Position for Harrison County Schools

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The board of education voted 3-1, after meeting in executive session, to offer Manchin the job and offered him a three-year contract that will take effect on July 1, 2014.

MAP TO PROSPERITY: Colleges reluctantly prepare for more cuts

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When Kimberly Osborne takes visitors to a conference room at West Virginia State University, the vice president for university relations and operations turns on the lights and adjusts the thermostat.

WVU's Jim Clements and David Hardesty Remember Dr. Charles Vest

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Former MIT President, Dr. Charles Vest died Dec. 13 at age 72 from pancreatic cancer. Vest was a WVU alumnus and a member of the Board of Governors and the Academy of Distinguished Alumni. He was the

2 Preston County Schools Evacuated Due to Carbon Monoxide

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Students at Tunnelton Denver Elementary School and South Preston Middle School were evacuated Friday afternoon after being exposed to higher-than-normal levels of carbon monoxide.

Board of Governors Sets June Deadline for Choosing Next WVU President

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West Virginia University's Board of Governors approved a summer deadline for selecting the university's 24th president on Thursday, Dec. 5.

WVU BOG Expects Interim President Decision Thursday

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The West Virginia University Board of Governors met for a third emergency session Tuesday, but took no action on either an interim president or a process to name the permanent replacement for Jim Clements, who assumes his new post at Clemson University January 1.

Patterson, Not Luck, Named Texas Athletic Director

Oliver Luck will remain at West Virginia as Texas goes in another direction for its Athletic Director position. 

Salem International University President Steps Down

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Salem International University has named an interim president following former president John Luotto's resignation Thursday.

WLU student goes to China

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West Liberty University senior and journalism major Joshua Smith recently completed a scholarship program for a summer service learning experience in China.

LCHS Student Wins WVDE Contest

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A Lewis County High School student has used her creativity and knowledge to win a West Virginia Department of Education and West Virginia State Bar contest about the U.S. Constitution.

WVU Board of Governors Narrows List of Potential Interim President Candidates

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The West Virginia University Board of Governors has narrowed its list of potential candidates for interim president without naming anyone specifically.