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Caridi spends a lifetime calling the Mountaineers

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This year’s college freshmen have never heard another play-by-play announcer for West Virginia University. All of their lives, Tony Caridi has been calling Mountaineer football and men’s basketball games on the radio. More>>

‘Voice of the Herd’ enters 19th season at MU

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His first season as play-by-play sportscaster at Marshall University had remarkable results.
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College Summit marks strong decade

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For more than 10 years, College Summit West Virginia has been helping make higher education more attainable for 37,000 students who have participated in the program. More>>

WVU forensic, investigative program accredited for bachelors, masters levels

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The forensic and investigative science program at West Virginia University became an official academic department, effective July 1, and its already become one of six institutions in the country accredited for programs at both the bachelors and masters levels. More>>

Marshall University ranks No. 1 in forensic science test

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Marshall University’s forensic science program is the brainchild of Terry Fenger, who also is its director of the program getting national attention and continuing to grow. More>>

New WVU art museum slated to open in 2015

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After years of planning, the Art Museum at West Virginia University is becoming a reality, with an expected opening date in 2015. More>>

Three-day opening planned for MU visual arts center

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A three-day “extravaganza” is planned for the opening of Marshall University’s new $13.7 million Visual Arts Center, says Don Van Horn, dean of MU’s College of Arts and Media, who has successfully shepherded the downtown project to completion. More>>

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>>

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>>

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  • UPDATE: All Northbound lanes open on I-77 at East River Mountain Tunnel

    UPDATE: All Northbound lanes open on I-77 at East River Mountain Tunnel

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:42:00 GMT
    All northbound lanes are back open after a tractor trailer that caught fire inside the East River Mountain Tunnel on Friday. It happened in the northbound lanes of the tunnel that divides Mercer and Bland around 2:00 Friday afternoon.
    All northbound lanes are back open after a tractor trailer that caught fire inside the East River Mountain Tunnel on Friday. It happened in the northbound lanes of the tunnel that divides Mercer and Bland around 2:00 Friday afternoon.
  • Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Sistersville Woman Crowned Mrs. West Virginia, Will Compete for National Title

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 4:17 AM EDT2014-07-15 08:17:38 GMT
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
    A Sistersville mother, wife, and soon-to-be teacher, holds another very impressive title as she gets ready to take on the competition on a national stage.Mrs. West Virginia, Melissa Smith, will compete for the title of "Mrs.United States," in September. Smith travels throughout the state right now helping to push her platform. "Right now, I'm very focused on improving literacy education. I'm going to be an elementary school teacher and I have been traveling throughout West Virginia reading to...
  • Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Federal judge in Martinsburg, West Virginia, sends 10 to prison for violating probation

    Sunday, July 6 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-06 15:00:12 GMT
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.
    Nine Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents and another from Keyser were sentenced to federal prison for breaking the law while they were on supervised release or probation.