WVU Hosts 66th Annual Mountaineer Week - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

WVU Hosts 66th Annual Mountaineer Week

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 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.
MORGANTOWN -

West Virginia University kicked off the 66th Annual Mountaineer Week Friday, November 1 with a Craft Fair and Quilt Show in the Mountainlair.

The Craft Fair and Quilt Show will continue through Sunday, November 3. Sixty artisans from the state and surrounding area come together to show off their skills.

The theme this year is "West Virginia - 150 Years" to help celebrate the sesquicentennial of the state.

The university has a number of events planned for the week. Including, a photo contest of different areas around Morgantown.

Saturday, November 2 is Family Fun Day. Children will have the opportunity to enjoy fun games and prizes from noon to 5 p.m. in the Mountainlair. A horse and buggy ride will also be provided, if weather permits.

The week will be highlighted with the annual PRT cram on campus Monday, November 4.

There will also be a Walking Ghost Tour, November 4. The event starts at 7 p.m. at E. Moore Hall. The tour will continue throughout buildings on the downtown campus.

There is also a three-on-three basketball tournament with Bob Huggins happening at the Student Rec Center starting on November 5. Proceeds go to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund.

The annual beard growing contest will take place at the Mountainlair on November 6 at noon. Jonathon Kimble, the Mountaineer Mascot, will host the event.

On November 8 the WVU community will have the chance to play wiffle ball with the basketball team at 1 p.m. on the Mountainlair Green.

The final event will happen on November 9 before the WVU vs. Texas game. Mountaineer Week will host the Student LOT, an event before every home football game. It's an alcohol-free environment for students. Fans are reminded to stripe the stadium for the game.

Mountaineer week will end on November 10.

For more information head over to the Mountaineer Week website.