18 Feb

Bill Quigley, director of Internal Audit at West Virginia University, is retiring after 40 years of service to WVU.

A retirement reception for Quigley will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 19) in the Stewart Hall lobby.

Quigley joined the WVU audit staff in 1974 after working for Grant Thornton, a national accounting firm in Pittsburgh. In 1979, he became director of Internal Audit, a position he has held since.

“Bill has truly had a remarkable career at West Virginia University,” said President E. Gordon Gee. “Bill has always remained committed to this University, and in those 40 years, we have valued his leadership. He approached his work with objectivity and a sharp intellect. We will miss him dearly as the head of Internal Audit.”

As director of Internal Audit, Quigley reported to the University president. He has reported to eight presidents – starting with Gee and ending with Gee.

Quigley also reported to the Board of Governors audit committee.

“He was a forward thinker,” said BOG Chairman James W. Dailey II. “Every time we had a meeting or conversation, he was thoroughly prepared and well-versed in his reporting.

“He’s very personable, easy-going and certainly not abrasive in any fashion. He’ll have tough shoes to fill. But I do believe he’s anxiously looking forward to his retirement, being an avid golfer.”

In his role, Quigley was responsible for managing an independent and comprehensive audit program designed to manage risks and support the accomplishment of University goals. He managed reviews of virtually every University college and department, including the regional campuses.

In addition, Quigley served as president of the board of the WVU Employee’s Federal Credit Union for many years, and co-founded and served as the first president of the university chapter of the WVU Alumni Association.

“It has been my pleasure and honor to work at West Virginia University and be a Mountaineer the past 40 years,” Quigley said. “I have greatly enjoyed working with the board members, management, faculty and staff that enable us to pursue our important land-grant mission. Their dedication to the University provides endless opportunities to our students to improve the quality of their lives and that of their families.”



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5 Feb

Three of West Virginia University’s training and development programs have been singled out by the West Virginia chapter of the American Society of Training and Development, which has recognized the University as the “Best Government Organization of the Year.”

The innovative programs are WVU Training and Development’s Supervisor Training, Mountaineer Leadership Academy and Harassment/Hostile Work Environment Prevention.

“This award is a reflection of the hard work of the many WVU employees who have created these programs and who encourage as many members of the University community as possible take advantage of them,” said Margaret Phillips, vice president of human resources.

This award is presented annually to a West Virginia organization which demonstrates outstanding service and dedication in training and innovation in learning. It recognizes organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee learning and development.

WVU was selected from among nominees ranging from small and large private, public and not-for-profit organizations from across West Virginia that utilize the learning function as a strategic business tool to get results.

Award winners must demonstrate that they are excellent in many aspects of the learning function, and are judged on their ability to show that learning.

The award will be presented at the ASTD WV Conference Feb. 9-10 at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs.



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28 Jan

WVU has been selected the Large Business of the Year for 2014 by the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce.

The University is among four winners recognized Friday in the Chamber’s Best in Business Awards for 2014. The others were: BlaineTurner Advertising, Small Business; Mona Supply Co., Medium Business; and Bartlett House Inc., Non-Profit Business.

The late Hilda Rosenbaum, for whom Ruby Memorial Hospital’s Rosenbaum Family House is named, was posthumously awarded the Earl L. Core Award, the Chamber’s highest honor.

In honoring WVU, the Chamber noted that the University is in various stages of construction or development on approximately 20 capital projects. A recent study by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research put the total economic impact of these projects at $1 billion, with more than $700 million benefiting Monongalia and surrounding counties alone. WVU employs more than 6,000 employees on its Morgantown main campus and more than 20,000 system-wide.

“West Virginia University is pleased to receive the Greater Morgantown Chamber of Commerce’s Large Business of the Year award,” President E. Gordon Gee said.

More online: http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2014/01/24/wvu-recognized-as-large-business-of-the-year-by-morgantown-area-chamber

21 Jan

Due to deteriorating weather conditions, West Virginia University is canceling all classes scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. or later Tuesday (Jan. 21).

Otherwise, the University will remain open and operating, including the Student Recreation Center, WVU Libraries, residence halls, dining services, PRT and/or buses and other operations.

However, the Festival of Ideas lecture by Professor Paul Holcomb, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center has been rescheduled for March 6.

Also, the WVU Early Learning Center closed at 2:30 p.m., and will reopen at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Other schedule changes include:
The Engineering Learning Center is closing at 4 p.m.
The Academic Resource Centers will be closing for this evening
The Evansdale Residential Complex study hours and tutoring will not begin until Thursday.

All classes will resume Wednesday, unless weather conditions dictate otherwise.

More online: http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2014/01/21/wvu-s-main-campus-cancels-tuesday-evening-classes-plans-are-to-resume-full-operations-wednesday

21 Jan

West Virginia University is urging faculty, staff and students to use caution if traveling this morning in inclement weather.

As of 9 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 21) the University remains open and classes are in session, but officials will continue to monitor the weather situation as the day continues.

Students and employees should use good judgment, in deciding whether to attend classes or come to work based on the road and weather conditions in their individual locations, according to Narvel Weese, WVU’s vice president for administration and finance.

Academic Affairs officials also remind students and employees to exercise good judgment when venturing out.

“Students should notify their professors, and employees their supervisors if they are unable to come to class or work,” Provost Michele Wheatly said. “In return, professors and supervisors are asked to be understanding in these instances. Supervisors should consult with department chairs or Human Resources officials if questions arise.

The PRT is not operational due to weather conditions, but buses are transporting passengers between stations, except at the Walnut Street station. Scheduled Visitor Center tours are continuing.

The parking office will close at 3 p.m.

The Festival of Ideas event scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Erickson Alumni Center today is still set to go forward.

The University community can follow WVU weather updates on the following channels:

The Division of Human Resources reminds supervisors that, unless the University is closed, employees who do not work their scheduled shift may take annual leave, compensatory time off or – at the supervisors’ discretion – be permitted to make up those hours. To access that policy go to:
http://www.hr.wvu.edu/policies/wvu_hr_13_facility_utility_disruption_policy .



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17 Jan

Message from President E. Gordon Gee

Jake | January 17th, 2014

Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues:

Across the nation, fiscal challenges continue to be dealt with on all levels – federal, state and local. Our state of West Virginia is no exception. As revenue collections are running behind budget, the state is asking West Virginia University for an additional $1.5 million mid-year reduction in State funding.

I want to assure each of you that West Virginia University had planned for this possibility. We will not seek further reductions from departments and colleges. What we will need to do is continue to forge ahead with our 2020 Strategic Plan and its important goals. We must continue to improve academic quality, retain and recruit superb faculty and staff, and provide the best academic environment for our students.

These times require us to be innovative, creative and forward-thinking. I am confident that together we will continue to strive for an even brighter future for West Virginia University.

E. Gordon Gee

E. Gordon Gee

17 Jan

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Center for Service and Learning are teaming up for the MLK Day of Service on Monday (Jan. 20). They will be taking more than 150 WVU students to Charleston to attend the Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission’s Celebration at the Capitol, and to volunteer for MLK Day of Service. There are a variety of service projects scheduled in Charleston’s West Side neighborhood, as part of the West Side Revitalization effort. You can find a fantastic article about the West Side Rising in the most current issue of WVU Magazine.

As part of their efforts, they are collecting supplies to take down to Charleston and donate to those affected by the water crisis. They are collecting the following items: Water, diaper rash cream, wipes, distilled water, ready-made meals.

If you are interested in donating, please contact Leah Cunningham at leah.cunningham@mail.wvu.edu.
They also would like to encourage the WVU community to take part in local initiatives to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2014. The Martin Luther King Breakfast will be at the Mountainlair from 8-10:30 a.m. and the Silver Anniversary Gala at 7 p.m.

16 Jan

WVU students and staff are traveling to Charleston on Monday to live out Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of service and unity.

Students will meet at 7 a.m. at Stansbury Hall and buses will transport them to two sites. One group will attend the Martin Luther King Jr. State Holiday Commission’s Celebration at the Capitol, which includes an ecumenical service at 10:30 a.m., a bell ringing for peace at 12:30 p.m. and an awards luncheon at 1 p.m.

A second group of students will visit the West Side neighborhood of Charleston to perform community service. The community service is in conjunction with WVU’s West Side Rising participation in the West Side Revitalization Project, one of many ongoing service projects planned for that neighborhood. Students can receive up to 8 hours of community service that day.

More online: http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2014/01/16/wvu-to-host-service-trip-to-charleston-on-mlk-day

14 Jan

Registration is now open for WVU & WVU Extension Service Day at the Legislature, which takes place Tuesday, March 4, at the State Capitol in Charleston. You can register at http://ext.wvu.edu/events/wvues-day/registration

An informational breakfast meeting for potential WVU Exhibitors will take place at 8:30 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 16) at the Hilton Garden Inn at the Suncrest Town Center.

More than 500 West Virginia 4-H’ers, Master Gardeners, Community Educational Outreach Service members, and Extension volunteers from across the state will attend the event. In addition, nearly 100 youth from across the state will observe the legislative process as part of their curriculum in a three-day WVU Extension 4-H Civic Engagement Forum, held in conjunction with the event.

University groups can learn more about the event and register to exhibit by visiting http://ext.wvu.edu/events/wvues-day. A list of quick links to resources is available on the right side of the page.
For more info, contact Cassie Waugh at (304) 293-8735 or Ann Berry at (304) 293-5691

14 Jan

Student clubs of West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences will sponsor a blood drive on Jan. 24 in the Coliseum.
Students from CPASS athletic training, sports and exercise psychology, sports management, athletic coaching education and physical education teacher education clubs will host the blood drive in the Jerry West Lounge at the Coliseum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More online: http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2014/01/13/wvu-college-of-physical-activity-and-sport-sciences-students-to-host-blood-drive