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Social work professor honored for mentorship

For Carrie Rishel, a mentor is someone who pushes others to strive to be the best they can be and who, no matter what, stands by his or her mentee through hardships. Rishel will be honored this fall as an effective mentor in the Council on Social Work Education’s Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education Mentor Recognition Program.

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Dance scholarship brings legacy full circle

The Virginia Chittum Dance Scholarship was endowed in 2016 and is awarded by WVU’s Financial Aid Office to a dance major from Monongalia County. The first scholarship recipient is Lauren Starliper.

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WVU Reed College of Media launches new Sports and Adventure Media major

The Reed College of Media has developed the only known undergraduate major in the country to focus on sports and adventure media. Both the College of Media and the College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences will offer courses in the Sports and Adventure Media major set to launch in Fall 2018. Students in the new blended major will enroll in media courses that utilize the latest storytelling technology and audience engagement tactics, while also learning the principles of writing, reporting and content production.

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Eberly Writing Studio Personal Statement Workshop

Encourage students who need help with personal statements for applications to graduate or professional school to join us Oct. 20th at 3:30pm in Colson Hall G06 (next to the Eberly Writing Studio) for a Personal Statement Workshop. During the workshop, assistant professor of English Rose Casey will share tips on how to write an effective personal statement, and students will have the opportunity to work closely with consultants from the Writing Studio.

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WVU team of business and engineering students wins third straight supply chain competition at University of Pittsburgh

West Virginia University continues to put a winning team into the supply chain arena, as a four-member group comprised of business and engineering students won the Race to the Case Supply Chain Management Competition for the third consecutive year October 8. The case competition was held at the University of Pittsburgh and included a field of nine teams.

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WVU jazz ensembles to celebrate Dizzy Gillespie Oct. 16

The School of Music will host a jazz ensembles concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Creative Arts Center. The concert falls on what would be the 100th birthday week for famed jazz artist Dizzy Gillespie.