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23 Oct

WBOY-TV: Harrison County 4-H and the Home Depot in Bridgeport teamed up Wednesday night for national youth science experiment ‘Rocket to the Rescue.’

The National Youth 4-H day rocket experiment is a national experiment 4H youth is doing all over the nation, said Jason Burnside, a West Virginia University Extension Agent.

The rockets are made out of basic card stock paper and Home Depot supplied PVC to make the launchers. Kids were able to take their launcher home so they can make more rockets to launch.

Read more or watch the video at WBOY-TV...

22 Oct

The State Journal: Thank you, West Virginia.

As the West Virginia University Extension Service winds down its year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act (which created the national Cooperative Extension system), it is a good time to pause and reflect on the people and groups who have been part of our history as well as our future. And as we step into our second century of service, it seems appropriate to begin with two simple words of gratitude: thank you.

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16 Oct

WDTV-TV: Tall tales, spooky stories and even lies. Those were all a part of the Storytelling Festival at Jackson’s Mill on Wednesday night.

The event was sponsored by the WVU Extension Service and it featured storytelling by Adam Booth, Ilene Evans, Granny Sue Holstein and Marc Harshman. All of them are accomplished in the art of storytelling. Booth is a two-time West Virginia champion Liar. Evans focuses on multicultural tales and Harshman is a children’s author and West Virginia’s Poet Laureate. Holstein is a ballad singer and published writer.

Read more or watch the video at WDTV-TV...

16 Oct

WBOY-TV: People came from near and far to hear spooky stories at West Virginia Universities Jackson’s Mills Wednesday evening.

Storytellers said it’s important to pass on stories by word of mouth. They all said you can visually see the meaning and feel the emotion as each story is told. Their stories featured many different types; from factual stories, tall tells, and stories with singing.

Read more or watch the video at WBOY-TV...

13 Oct

The Journal: Breast cancer isn’t a new problem, but West Virginia University professionals are now using an even more innovative way to provide information and resources while reaching out to the public – social media.

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9 Oct

Hampshire Review: After 10 months back on the job, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee believes it’s time to put “strategic planning into strategic action.”

In his first State of the University address on the Morgantown campus in some 30 years, Gee unveiled “big” ideas to propel WVU and its partners forward as one cohesive academic and economic force.

He announced the creation of a Center for Big Ideas, which will be led by former West Virginia Gov. Gaston Caperton. The Center will bring together faculty, staff and students to tackle issues, such as energy, rural health, STEM education and arts and culture, that relate to West Virginia and the country.

Read more at the Hampshire Review...

9 Oct

State Journal: In keeping with “the sky’s the limit,” West Virginia University Extension Service’s 4-H program is bringing youth on board.

As part of the world’s largest youth-led science experiment, youth will send “rockets to the rescue” during the month of October and during the upcoming 4-H year.

According to a press release, the interactive experiment encourages “participation, education and awareness of science, technology, engineering and math activities and opportunities for youth across the nation.”

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9 Oct

InsurancenewsNet.com: After 10 months back on the job, West Virginia University President Gordon Gee believes it’s time to put “strategic planning into strategic action.”

In his first State of the University address on the Morgantown campus in some 30 years, Gee unveiled “big” ideas to propel WVU and its partners forward as one cohesive academic and economic force.

Read more at InsurancenewsNet.com...

8 Oct

WBOY-TV: In keeping with “the sky’s the limit,” West Virginia University Extension Service’s 4-H program is bringing youth on board.

As part of the world’s largest youth-led science experiment, youth will send “rockets to the rescue” during the month of October and during the upcoming 4-H year.

Read more at WBOY-TV...

2 Oct

InsuranceNewsNet.com: Agritourism operators can learn how to manage risk, take advantage of the educational value of their operations and become certified as a West Virginia Agritourism Initiative Business through a series of workshops being offered in Morgantown, Beaver and online.

Four day-long training sessions will be held at the WVU Agricultural Sciences Building in Morgantown on Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 10 and Feb. 7.

Residents in the southern part of the state can attend classes at the Emma Byrd Higher Education Center in Beaver. The class meets Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan. 17 and Feb. 14.

Read more at InsuranceNewsNet.com...