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Opera on Wheels teaches, entertains and gives back

Students will bring the story of the playful parrot, Papagayo, to life for hundreds of West Virginia children in April. Based on the children’s book by Gerald McDermott, “Papagayo” tells the story of a parrot that spends his days soaring through the sky and playing in the jungle, disturbing the sleeping night creatures.

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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences continues #WVU150 celebration

Arts and sciences disciplines date back to the University’s 1867 founding. The first faculty taught mental and moral science, ancient languages, English literature, mathematics and military tactics, and philosophy and natural science, the curriculum that (except for military science) composed the College of Arts and Sciences when it was established in 1895.

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Experimental Rocketry team prepares to compete in international competition

West Virginia University’s Experimental Rocketry team is gearing up to compete at Spaceport America Cup. The event is designed around IREC—the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition—for student rocketry teams from all over the country and around the world. More than 110 teams from colleges and universities in 11 countries will be launching solid, liquid, and hybrid rockets to target altitudes of 10,000 and 30,000 feet.

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Historian uncovers untold story of early defense contractor, Methodist leader

From rags to riches, an unknown immigrant was a catalyst for industrialization and religion alike in the United States. Jane Donovan’s book, “Henry Foxall: Methodist, Industrialist, American” is the untold story of an immigrant who transformed American Methodism from a religious movement to a denomination while transitioning American industry into a global economic power.

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