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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2 Oct

Register Herald: With many families heading to pumpkin patches across southern West Virginia this fall, it’s a good time for farmers and current agritourism operators to consider participating in a business workshop offered in Beaver, Morgantown and online.

Those interested in “agritourism” can become certified as a West Virginia Agritourism Initiative Business, learn how to manage risk, and take advantage of the educational value of their operations at a series of classes offered as a collaboration between the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, WVU Extension Service, the West Virginia Division of Tourism and West Virginia State University, according to a WVDA press release.

“Even in a rural state such as West Virginia, most people are generations removed from the farm,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick. “Agritourism is an opportunity to help people — young and old — reconnect to the land and gain an appreciation for agriculture. At the same time, it can be a real plus when it comes to farm profitability.”

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2 Oct

WBOY-TV: West Virginia University hosted its first of a three day conference on Community Leadership Academy Wednesday evening at Lakeview Golf Resort in Morgantown.

The conference was put together by the WVU Extension Services who said their conference is to bring the community leaders together and work with them through networking, and also getting all the communities in every county to work together to create a more successful state.

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