Shepherd University - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

Shepherd University

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • UPDATE: Route 2 now open following tractor trailer accident

    UPDATE: Route 2 now open following tractor trailer accident

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:00:48 GMT
    A tractor trailer is blocking part of Route 2. The road is closed until further notice. Drivers heading in both direction are being asked to use the Big Ben Bowen Highway connector by Target to get around.
    A tractor trailer is blocking part of Route 2. The road is closed until further notice. Drivers heading in both direction are being asked to use the Big Ben Bowen Highway connector by Target to get around.
  • PeopleMore>>

  • Frontier Communications

    Frontier Communications

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:00:46 GMT
    Cheryl King has joined Frontier Communications as marketing manager for West Virginia and Ohio.A native of Charleston, King most recently served as marketing director for the Charleston YMCA.
    Cheryl King has joined Frontier Communications as marketing manager for West Virginia and Ohio.A native of Charleston, King most recently served as marketing director for the Charleston YMCA.
  • GOP Rising Star Program

    GOP Rising Star Program

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:00:46 GMT
    West Virginia lawmaker Amanda Pasdon is one of just four leaders newly appointed to the Republican National Committee's Rising Star Program.
    West Virginia lawmaker Amanda Pasdon is one of just four leaders newly appointed to the Republican National Committee's Rising Star Program.
  • Bowles Rice

    Bowles Rice

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:00:46 GMT
    Attorney Donald A. Nickerson Jr. has joined Bowles Rice. He will focus his practice in energy law and real estate law. He is based in the firm's Southepointe, Pennsylvania, office.
    Attorney Donald A. Nickerson Jr. has joined Bowles Rice. He will focus his practice in energy law and real estate law. He is based in the firm's Southepointe, Pennsylvania, office.
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV -

Carrie Messenger, assistant professor of English at Shepherd University, has been awarded a three-week fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts to pursue her fiction writing in May. 

The fellowship will allow her to focus on writing that takes a backseat to that of her students during the school year. It is the first residency for the creative writing professor, who will be working on a series of short stories.  

At Shepherd she is one of the faculty advisers for "Sans Merci," the student literary magazine. She works with the art department to produce it. 

The VCCA is located in Amherst, Va., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and serves roughly 350 artists a year. Each artist is provided with a comfortable private bedroom, a private studio and three prepared meals a day. 

Messenger earned her bachelor's degree in English from Yale University, her master of fine arts degree in fiction from Iowa Writers' Workshop and her doctoral degree in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago.