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WVU Tech Professor Talks Coalfield History in PBS Documentary

WVU Tech history professor Dr. Paul Rakes was recently featured in “The Mine Wars,” a PBS American Experience documentary covering labor wars in the coalfields of West Virginia. Dr. Rakes worked with the show during production to provide guidance in historical research, help separate legends from historical facts and connect the show with other scholars.

Check out the “Fighting Strikebreakers” chapter below:

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Tech Students Volunteer Across Southern WV in MLK Day of Service Projects

Established in 1994 as the country’s only federally observed nation day of service, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service calls upon volunteers to take time during the national holiday to promote stronger communities, meet the needs of their neighbors and honor the teachings of Dr. King.

On Monday, three groups of WVU Tech students bundled up against the cold and headed out into Montgomery, Beckley and Charleston to spend their day helping the people, pets and environment that make up their communities.

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WVU Tech Student Takes to the Road to Honor Fallen Veterans

WVU Tech student Timothy Egyud believes in the power of using one’s talents to improve the lives of others. A CDL instructor at the  John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center  in New Cumberland, Wes t Virginia, Egyud has 25 years of experience behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer and uses his talents to help others launch their own careers.

Over the holiday season, he was also able to use his skills to help thousands of volunteers honor our nation’s fallen veterans through the  Wreaths Across America project.

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