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Ecclesiastes book launch Aug. 8

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An 18-year old Poca native is about to release his third published book. More>>

Does Common Core add up?

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West Virginia parents weigh in on the debate over new educational standards.
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Wheeling Jesuit University receives $2.1 million for Pandem-Sim: Saving the world with biology project

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Wheeling Jesuit University receives $1.2 million over the next five years to create, pilot test and disseminate instructional activities related to the project Pandem-Sim: Saving the World With Biology. More>>

Students turn school rivalry into good deeds

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Cross-town school rivals in Weirton banded together last year to help children and adults in need, collecting more than 5,000 pounds of food, more than 300 pairs of socks, backpacks and kids’ clothing and a nationwide prize for “making a difference” in their community. More>>

Williams Energy Takes Gas Industry Discussion to Moundsville Middle School Video included

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Natural gas drilling is a subject full of strong opinions and skepticism across the Ohio Valley, but one local company is working to educate the public on it, and they're starting with local youth. More>>

West Virginia Board of Education introduces State Superintendent Michael Martirano during board meeting July 9

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During the July 9 West Virginia Board of Education meeting, board members introduced new State Superintendent Michael Martirano, who will officially resume his new position this fall. More>>

Wheeling Jesuit University students reach 27,000 service hours during last academic year

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The WJU Service for Social Action Center and The Clifford M. Lewis Appalachian Institute recorded and coordinated all of the service hours logged by WJU students. More>>

Marshall University Chief of Staff Matt Turner selected as WV Council for Community and Technical College executive chancellor for administration

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Beginning August 1, Matt Turner will assume his new role as executive vice chancellor for administration for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education (Council).  More>>

WVU Extension Service 4-H Tech Takeover Day gets $10,000 boost

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The event at WVU Jackson’s Mill on July 8 will allow hundreds of 4-H’ers the opportunity to participate in activities that educate about science topics and teach life skills like leadership and teamwork. More>>

BridgeValley Community and Technical College Signs Articulation Agreements with WVSU

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A student can now obtain an Associate of Applied Science in Accounting, Finance, Healthcare Management, Management, or Marketing at BCTC and then transfer to West Virginia State University (WVSU) to complete their Bachelor of Applied Science or their Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. More>>

Marshall professor, student 'giving back' to veterans

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A Marshall University associate professor and senior music education major are giving back to local veterans. Julio Alves, associate professor, and Jonathan Thorne, a senior music education major, are doing so through the Guitars for Vets (G4V) program at the VA Medical Center in Spring Valley. More>>

WVU Parkersburg has highest graduation, retention rates, based on new WV CTCS data

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New data from the West Virginia Community and Technical College System ranks WVU Parkersburg highest in the state in graduation and retention rates and lowest in tuition cost. More>>

WVU Unveils First New Building In String of Construction Projects Video included

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WVU has spent more than $250 million on construction for the campus, and that's just for academic buildings. Tuesday the university unveiled the newest completion on the Evansdale campus. More>>

UPDATE: WV Board of Education votes Michael Martirano as new superintendent

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A board of education spokesperson said the vote for Martirano, a Maryland native, was unanimous. More>>

WVU MBA programs highly ranked

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West Virginia University’s MBA programs are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. School leaders credit a commitment to excellence as well as top-notch learning experiences and diversity. More>>

Wheeling Jesuit University class of 1964 presents $250,000 check

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The money will be used to establish the Class of 1964 Ignatius Scholarship fund, which will provide a four year scholarship to one entering freshman each year. More>>

Blue River CTC and Shepherd University set to sign new transfer agreement

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Peter Checkovich, president of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, and Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd University, will sign the agreement in the Presidential Board Room, located at the Blue Ridge CTC main campus. More>>

Memorandum Of Understanding between New River Community College, WV BOE leads to new degree opportunities

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Born from a Memorandum of Understanding between New River Community and Technical College and the West Virginia Board of Education, a career pathway for automotive technology will allow students to receive certification and an Associate of Applied Science degree without duplication of courses. More>>

Bryan Wagoner of Davis and Elkins College delivers lectures at 2 major European universities

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From June 25-28, Wagoner will be one of 13 lecturers – and the only invited speaker from the United States – to participate in a three-day round-table colloquium as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the University of Frankfurt. More>>

Educators participate in the "MakeShop Educators Program at West Liberty University

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Funded by the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the program hosted 24 participants, including WLU College of Education seniors and graduate students, alumni who are employed as teachers and other professional educators. More>>

Davis and Elkins College announces winners of the 47th annual Eastern Regional Science Fair

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The two-day event attracted 41 entries from students in Barbour, Pendleton, Pocahontas, Randolph, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur and Webster counties, with associate professor of biology Shawn Stover serving as director of the 47th Eastern Regional Science Fair. More>>