Winter Storm Diego has made its presence felt in southern West Virginia. Although the storm is scheduled to pass through the area by midnight, treacherous road conditions are anticipated for another 24 hours.
Out of concern for the safety of our faculty, staff and students, WVU Tech will be closed on Monday, December 10 beginning at 12 AM. Essential employees (those in facilities, university police, dining services, housing) will be contacted by their supervisor with additional information regarding the work schedule for tomorrow. All dining services employees already scheduled to work tomorrow should report to work. Units with existing emergency closure protocols should follow those. Employees with questions or concerns should contact their supervisor. Every effort will be made to maintain the library’s finals week schedule. The campus is scheduled to reopen fully at 6 AM on Tuesday, December 11.
WVU Tech will close Wednesday, Dec. 5 following a Presidential Proclamation and separate Executive Order issued by Gov. Jim Justice for a state holiday and day of mourning in honor of former President George H. W. Bush.
While classes are canceled, essential campus services including the Library, Dining Services, Housing, University Police and Facilities will remain open.
There’s a little gym in the Raleigh County Community Action Association’s Head Start facility in Beckley – and on Wednesday, November 7, that little gym hosted one of the most adorable events you’ll see all year.
During the West Virginia Association of Student Personnel Administrators (WVASPA) Conference this week, Michael Sheldon, coordinator of student programming and organizations, was honored as the Mid-Level Professional of the Year.
On Saturday, October 27, high schoolers from throughout Southern West Virginia visited campus for a day of coding at the fourth WVU Tech High School Programming Competition.
The WVU Tech
department of Forensic Investigation will host a crime scene investigation
workshop on Saturday, November 10 from 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Open to the community, the workshop will consist of both lecture and hands-on components. It will cover the fundamentals of crime scene processing, and participants will get to put their newfound skills to the test by investigating mock crime scenes at the program’s crime scene house.
Forensic investigation professor Roger Jefferys will deliver the workshop. Jefferys, who organizes the University’s popular forensic investigation summer camp, said that he’s working to expand that programming to adults.
“We’ve had a lot of parents over the last couple of years express an interest in forensics and who have inquired about these types of classes. This workshop will be a good opportunity for community members to learn what goes on during an investigation, whether they are fans of shows like CSI or have a general interest in the field. It will be a fun, interactive experience for participants.
The workshop costs $25 and is limited to the first 20 participants ages 12 and up. Register online at https://wvute.ch/2PmVZYd. Proceeds from the event will go to the forensic investigation student organization.
The workshop will begin in the Innovation Building at 282 Minnesota Ave (view campus map).
Shawn Ball of L&S Toyota issued a $50,000 challenge during an announcement Friday afternoon for the WVU Day of Giving on November 14, 2018. If WVU Tech raises $10,000 on November 14, the $50,000 gift from Shawn Ball will be unlocked. These funds mean more support for students in our area. Ball hopes that this challenge will help engage Southern WV in the Day of Giving and help raise funds for WVU Tech’s areas of greatest need.