More than 88,000 West Virginia youths participate in WVU Extension’s statewide 4-H program, a fun, free program that builds leadership skills, strengthens communities and emphasizes learning by doing. New members can join during National 4-H Week, Oct. 7-13.
4-H is a youth development program open to anyone between the ages of 9 and 21. In many areas, children as young as 5 are able to join a pre-4-H program called Cloverbuds. At the other end of the spectrum, there are active collegiate 4-H clubs at seven West Virginia colleges and universities.
“People say there’s strength in numbers,” said Debbie McDonald, state program leader for 4-H Youth Development for the West Virginia University Extension Service. “Young people are our next generation of leaders and we’re already seeing positive impacts on their communities when they work towards a common goal.”
Due to the WVU Homecoming Parade, some road closures and parking and traffic restrictions will be in place on Friday, September 28th. Traffic patterns will return to normal operation following the parade. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m.
Road closures include:
Prospect Street: CLOSED from Price to University, Friday at 5:30 p.m.
North High Street: CLOSED from Maiden Lane to Willey, Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Parking will be prohibited on Maiden Lane after 5 p.m. Vehicles left in the street may be relocated. Permit holder vehicles in the Mountainlair Parking Garage and Areas 23 and 25 should be out of the parking lot by 5 p.m. or they will not be allowed to leave the area until after the parade as North High Street and Prospect Avenue will be used for parade staging area.
Maiden Lane: Traffic will reverse direction moving from North High Street to College Avenue beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Traffic will be detoured from Willey Street onto Prospect Street then up Price Street to Fife Street and and down North High Street, turning right onto Maiden Lane to College Avenue then back onto University Avenue. Officers will be at the intersections to assist with traffic. Any motorists wishing to avoid the detour may travel on College Avenue from Willey Street to University Avenue.
October 1 pay raise information for all eligible non-faculty employees is now available as part of the MyAccess wallet at https://myapps.wvu.edu/. Click on “Primary Position Information” under MyHR. Additional information regarding the pay raise for non-faculty employees is available on the Division of Human Resources website at http://www.hr.wvu.edu/.
The Morgantown rail trail will serve as the site for a new half marathon, hosted by the Morgantown Adventure Sport Series. The event features a scenic run along the fast and flat course of the local rail-trail this fall.
Hosted by WVU’s College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, the inaugural Morgantown Half-Marathon accommodates both first-time half-marathoners and experienced runners looking to set a new personal best.
The race scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 14, starts and finishes beside the Monongahela River at Hazel Ruby-McQuain Park in Morgantown and is a spectator-friendly triple out and back format on three different trails.
Tickets for all three University Arts Series performances of the Blue Man Group have sold out. Showtime is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the WVU Creative Arts Center.
Tickets are still available for the following shows: Jackson Browne (Oct. 15), Dionne Warwick (Nov. 9), A Chorus Line (Dec. 5), Jim Brickman (Dec. 11), Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker (Dec. 13) and West Side Story (Jan. 10).
The WVU Board of Governors Friday (Sept. 29) unanimously approved a new student housing master plan that will increase and modernize current accommodations on the Morgantown campus.
The board also approved a $15 million upgrade to the Personal Rapid Transit system to improve its reliability and help ensure its viability as a major transportation system.
“These two initiatives, which will put more housing within walking distance of classes, combined with improved reliability and therefore use of the PRT, will also aid in community efforts to improve transportation around Morgantown and cut down on energy use,” Vice President for Administration and Finance Narvel Weese said. More online: http://wvutoday.wvu.edu/n/2012/09/28/wvu-bog-oks-initiatives-aimed-at-improving-student-and-community-livability
The chairman and CEO of Cisco will speak to the University and business communities in a lecture at West Virginia University’s Mountainlair Sept. 28. John Chambers, an alumnus of the WVU College of Business and Economics and the WVU College of Law, will visit as part of the B&E Distinguished Lecture Series at 9 a.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms.
The B&E Distinguished Lecture Series is presented in part by Wells Fargo.
A native of Charleston, W.Va., Chambers heads the $40 billion global company that has more than 65,000 employees around the world.
“He is, without question, one of the most recognized business leaders in the world,” said Dr. Jose Sartarelli, Milan Puskar Dean, WVU College of Business and Economics. “Cisco has operations on nearly every continent, and his successes in running this global corporation are many. We are certainly proud he is a Mountaineer.”
WVU graduates never truly leave their alma mater. Many continue their pride and commitment by volunteering in their communities or local chapters. Some serve on committees that enhance the goals of WVU.
During the WVU Homecoming celebration (Sept. 28-29), five dedicated alumni who always “carry” the Flying WV with them, no matter where they go, will be recognized for their commitment to WVU. Everett Bowling, Heather Dishman, Saul Radman, Doug Skaff Sr., and Rob Smith are the recipients of the 2012 WVU Alumni Association Chapter/Service Awards. The awards will be presented during halftime of the WVU-Baylor game on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Notice to all permit holders based in Areas 42, 52, 61, 63, 65, 72, 76, 81, 86, 200, & 201:
Parking permit holders in the areas listed above will be required to move their vehicles prior to 7 p.m. on evenings prior to home football game and will not be permitted to park in their designated area until 6:00 a.m. on next business day. Any vehicle not moved by the required time will be towed to the Coliseum near the tennis courts.
Any permit holders in these areas may relocate to Short Term lots 1, 4, or 6 on the Evansdale Campus after 5:00 p.m. on the evening before the home game. If you are a permit holder in one of these areas and are unaware of where to park, or if you have any other questions, please call the Parking Management Office at 304-293-5502 for assistance.
All fans attending the WVU-Baylor game are encouraged to take part in “Stripe the Stadium” on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium for West Virginia’s first Big 12 Conference football game. Kickoff is slated for noon.
Fans sitting in even-numbered sections (Sec. 102, 104, 202, 204 etc.), Touchdown Terrace, and WVU students seated in the upper level student sections are encouraged to wear GOLD to the game.
Fans sitting in odd-numbered sections (Sec. 101, 103, 201, 203, etc.) and WVU students seated in the lower level student sections are encouraged to wear BLUE to the game.
To see a diagram, click here: http://www.wvusports.com/content/StripeTheStadiumFLYER.pdf