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WVU Marching Band to perform in 2024 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Representing West Virginia University and the entire Mountain State, “The Pride of West Virginia,” the Mountaineer Marching Band, will participate in the 2024 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, marking the second appearance for the band in the historic parade. Macy’s Parade officials were in Morgantown Saturday (Sept. 16)[Read More…]

Betsy Miles named executive director of the West Virginia Press Association

WV Press Staff Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Betsy Miles will be the next executive director of the West Virginia Press Association, which was established shortly after the Civil War and serves as the newspaper industry representative for the state’s 69 newspapers. Miles has been assistant executive director and advertising director[Read More…]

WVU President Gee addresses ‘misrepresentations’ of WVU Transformation work during Faculty Senate meeting

WV Press Release Sharing MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University released a statement from President Gordon Gee based on his prepared remarks to members of the Faculty Senate about misrepresentations related to ongoing Transformation efforts during a Monday (Sept. 11) meeting at the College of Law.  “Since my arrival at West Virginia University, I have spoken consistently about three critical missions[Read More…]

Tammy Jordan of Fruits of Labor and Communities of Healing to speak at Appalachian Regional Commission Annual Meeting on Tuesday

WV Press Release Sharing BECKLEY, W.Va. — Tammy Jordan, owner of Fruits of Labor, a social enterprise that serves as a model for the recovery to work program Communities of Healing, is set to share her insights this week at the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) annual conference, entitled Appalachia Rises,[Read More…]

Opinion: Moving past 1862: The evolving role of the land-grant, R1 institution

Fred KingProfessor, Vice President for ResearchWest Virginia University The American public’s trust in higher education has waned considerably within the last decade. This is an interesting, new dynamic: Academia’s detractors represent various segments of America – from those living in rural, poverty-stricken areas who feel higher ed is out of[Read More…]

West Virginia Legislative Leadership bringing Southern Legislative Conference to state in 2024

Senate President Blair, House Speaker Hanshaw plan to showcase West Virginia during week-long event for officials from 15 states WV Press Staff Report WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – “We are the northernmost state in the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC), and we are excited to have all of those 2,000-plus people[Read More…]

Political Advisory: WV Coal Association endorses slate of ‘Pro-Coal’ candidates for 2024 election

WV Press Release Sharing CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Coal Association, the state’s primary coal membership organization representing over 90 percent of state thermal coal production and 65 percent of metallurgical coal production, today announced the organization’s endorsements for the 2024 election cycle. Chris Hamilton, President and Chief Executive Officer[Read More…]