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Attendees sit on logs facing a screen at the Core Arboretum during the Nature Connection Series.  

The University community is invited to the WVU Core Arboretum Amphitheater for free Nature Connection Series talks at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evenings this summer. This week's speaker (June 18) is Jim Thompson, professor of soils and land use in the WVU Division of Plant and Soil Sciences, whose presentation is titled, “Restoring red spruce in Appalachia: Why and how soils are used to assess restoration potential and guide decision making.”

A graphic for the Mountaineer Mascot Blood Drive includes a photo of the mascot, Braden Adkins, along with the date and location for the drive, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 24 at the Erickson Alumni Center.  

The Mountaineer Mascot Program will be holding a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, at the Erickson Alumni Center, Nutting Gallery.

A pile of strengths buttons in different colors are shown. Included are Individualization, Achiever, Developer, Empathy and Command among others.  

This introductory session, recommended prior to attending other strengths-focused workshops, will help faculty and staff lay the foundation for CliftonStrengths® from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, June 24, on Zoom.

Downtown Morgantown High Street  

Presented in cooperation with Visit Mountaineer Country and Main Street Morgantown, the City of Morgantown will welcome the Great Race to the streets of downtown Morgantown from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday, June 24. The world’s premier old car rally will take place over multiple days with stops in selected cities on its way to the finish line, bringing more than 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles to town.