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Jolyn Lentz receiving her first hearing aid.  

CEHS program helps West Virginians hear better

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month. The College of Education and Human Services has been working to improve the hearing of West Virginians through the Morgantown Rotary Club/Dr. Hugh Lindsay Hearing Aid Fund. Jolyn Lentz of Wallace is the fund’s first beneficiary and received her first hearing aid this April.

Joe Lavigne looking off into the distance.  

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Joe Lavigne spent 20-plus years in prison for a rape he says he didn't commit. Now, with the benefit of advanced forensic technology, the West Virginia Innocence Project, housed within the WVU College of Law, is bound to clear Lavigne's name.

The College of Law Class of 2017  

Law's class of 2017 employment rate beats national average

According to data gathered by the American Bar Association, 82 percent of the WVU Law Class of 2017 secured full-time, long-term jobs that require passing the bar exam or where a J.D. is an advantage. The national average is 75.3 percent.


Endowed music scholarship established at College of Creative Arts

As principal flutist and woodwind section leader in the United States Navy Band, Margaret “Peggy” Bair nurtured every wind player who joined the band, from their audition to the day she retired. Outside the band, Bair taught flute lessons and workshops to young adults hoping to become professional musicians. Now, Bair’s guiding nature will live on in the Margaret “Peggy” Bair Endowed Music Scholarship.

Community Transformation Project photographed enjoying ice cream.  

WVU Tech's Community Transformation Project helps youngsters gather STEAM

The free program is designed to connect K-12 students with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) concepts. It brings youngsters in for an afternoon of learning, where they explore everything from how to handle money and gardening to piloting drones and coding.