A newly established endowment will support the West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. The Ted Slahetka Athletic Training Scholarship will provide scholarships for qualified students in the college.
A research professor and forensic economic expert at West Virginia University said the opioid epidemic has taken a substantial, expensive toll on this state, preventing West Virginia from investing in its citizens because of this drug abuse crisis.
A West Virginia University student placed second in a national competition that required him to explain his business idea in a 40-second elevator pitch. Ethan Ball, a senior Entrepreneurship and Innovation major in the College of Business and Economics, was one of two West Virginia University finalists in the St. Louis Elevator Pitch Competition.
In order to qualify for Tau Beta Pi induction, juniors must rank in the top eighth of their class, possess exemplary character and seniors must rank in the top fifth of their class. Graduate students who have completed at least 50 percent of their degree requirements and who rank in the top fifth of their class are also eligible to become candidates for membership. All initiates were required to complete five hours of community service this semester prior to initiation.
There’s a thirty year period running from the late sixties to the mid-nineties where students in WVU Tech’s civil engineering program worked alongside a rare breed of professor. His name was Dr. Shanmugam Armugam Swami – he went by S.A., or simply “Swami” – and his legacy as a dedicated educator has been honored in the form of a newly established scholarship.
For the second straight year, West Virginia University will have two teams in the Mars Ice Challenge, a special edition competition under NASA’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts – Academic Linkage brand of competitions.
Graduate students in the Eberly College of Science’s Department of Public Administration and WVU Extension Service are partnering with Arts Mon, which serves as the Morgantown area arts council, to encourage the development of an arts collaborative in Monongalia and Preston counties.
West Virginia University students have taken on another project that will benefit the state, this time in an effort to help smaller, local governments operate more efficiently. Students at the College of Business and Economics will work in the Small Government Monitoring Project, a program spearheaded by the West Virginia State Auditor’s Office to local governments across the state operate more efficiently and save money.
After he passed away in November 2016 at the age of 85, C. Patrick Laughlin’s family and friends aspired to help WVU students on the path to medicine just as he served in his life, creating the C. Patrick Laughlin Endowed Scholarship.
Billy Cedar, a student in the college’s first year on campus master’s program and successful strength and conditioning graduate assistant in a Morgantown area high school, was awarded a student travel grant from the Eastern Tennessee State University’s Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education for their upcoming Coaches College December 1-2, 2017 held at ETSU.