The latest edition of Inside WVU today features the Collegiate Recovery Program providing support for students in recovery from substance use disorders, eating disorders and other behavioral health conditions. Director Cathy Yura and Graduate Assistant Joey Furguson explain how the program works and take us on a tour of Serenity Place – the home of College Recovery at WVU.
WVU Dependent Education Scholarship announces the deadlines to submit applications for the Summer 2019 semester and the Fall 2019 academic year. Summer 2019 applications are due by April 1. Applications for summer are not required if a student dependent has already been approved for the current spring semester. Fall 2019 applications are due by May 1. Students interested in Fall 2019 should apply regardless if awarded the scholarship in past academic terms.
House Bill 2519, The Campus Self Defense Act referred to as “Campus Carry” passed the House Judiciary committee. Due to its fiscal note, it will now go to the House Finance committee for further consideration.
Education union leaders announced a statewide strike for teachers and service personnel beginning today (Feb. 19). In response, several county school systems across the state have announced they are closed. West Virginia University recognizes the closure of schools potentially could create childcare challenges for faculty and staff.
For employees with students enrolled at WVU, note the March 1 priority deadline for submitting a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid is less than one month away. Students should submit their FAFSA for the upcoming fall/spring ASAP to receive the best aid package available to them.
With 1.3 million active duty military personnel nationwide, coordinating and finding accessible healthcare and social services for their 1.7 million family members is a major challenge. Christopher Plein, the Eberly Family Professor for Outstanding Service at West Virginia University, is working to address these challenges and needs through the Military Families Learning Network.