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Morgantown prepares for 28th Independence Day Concert

Fourth of July fun is just around the corner and Morgantown will celebrate all day next Tuesday. Activities begin at 11 a.m. in Hazel Ruby McQuain Park as the Morgantown Community Band, directed by C.B. Wilson, WVU’s associate provost for academic personnel, performs.

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Book recycling collection coming in July

Summer is an excellent time of year to regroup, recharge and recycle. During the week of July 24, WVU’s Office of Sustainability will coordinate a large campus-wide effort to collect hardback and paperback books, journals, periodicals, encyclopedias, pamphlets, etc.

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College of Creative Arts and City of Morgantown enter into new Met Theatre agreement

The partnership between the City of Morgantown and the College of Creative Arts to manage the Metropolitan Theatre will expire on June 30. City Manager Paul Brake and the College of Creative Arts Dean, Paul Kreider, came to a new arrangement that will no longer include the management of the theater to be under the College of Creative Arts. Faculty and administrators of the College of Creative Arts will provide consulting services, as requested, on technical operations and operations management on an as needed basis.

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WVU public administration professor named Outstanding Community Development Educator

Margaret Stout, associate professor of public administration at West Virginia University, was recently awarded the Outstanding Community Development Educator Award by the Community Development Society on June 13. The society’s annual conference was held in conjunction with the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, and included an awards banquet for the two groups.

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Town Hall to focus on critical care and trauma with Alison Wilson, M.D.

Critical care and trauma specialist, Alison Wilson, M.D., will be the special guest at an open forum for Health Sciences and WVU Medicine faculty, staff and students at noon on Tuesday, July 11 in the Okey Patteson Auditorium of the WVU Health Sciences Center. The topic will be, "WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute: Who we are and what we do."

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WVU coal report: State coal industry stable in short term, declining in long term

Coal mine output totaled 80 million short tons in 2016, just over half of the 158 million short tons in 2008. While the baseline forecast calls for statewide coal production to approach 89 million short tons in 2017 and remain in the upper 80 million ton range into the early 2020s, the secular decline in demand for West Virginia coal will continue and lead to output sinking below 80 million tons by 2030. The coal production report is produced annually by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research in the College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University.

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