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New River Transit expands services and operating hours

New River Transit Authority (NRT) operated by Raleigh County Community Action Association, Inc. (RCCAA) is an urbanized public transportation system. NRT provides safe, affordable, courteous and dependable public transportation within Raleigh and Fayette Counties. NRT is located under the Beckley Intermodal Gateway at 360 Prince Street, Beckley WV. The fleet consists of 18 vehicles that range from mini vans to 16 passenger buses. Each of the buses are equipped with wheelchair accessibilities.


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Alan Reed Carries His WVU Tech Education to the Department of Highways

After dropping out of high school and obtaining his GED, Beckley, West Virginia native Alan Reed moved into the workforce, where he began working road construction and mining industry jobs. Alan was great at his work, but he knew there was more that he had to offer, and his interest in engineering was piqued after watching the engineers on the jobs where he was working. After taking night classes at the former Beckley College (now home to WVU Tech’s Beckley campus), he made the decision to enroll full time at WVU Tech as a civil engineering major.

Alan was 32 at the time, a nontraditional student. The class work was hard, and there were times, especially during his second year, that challenged him. But he persevered and graduated with his civil engineering degree in 1996.

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West Virginia University to close Friday, June 18, in observance on Juneteenth; some activities and operations to continue as planned

The West Virginia University system including the WVU Research Corp., will close Friday, June 18, following a Presidential Proclamation and separate declaration issued by Gov. Jim Justice proclaiming a state holiday in recognition of Juneteenth.

Juneteenth, which is held on June 19 each year, celebrates the ending of slavery in the U.S. This year, June 19 falls on a Saturday. As a result, Friday, June 18, will be recognized as a full-day holiday for all public employees of the state.

While classes (undergraduate and graduate) are canceled Friday, some essential campus services will remain open. If you have any questions, reach out to your supervisor.

Golden Bear Welcome Days and camp activities that were scheduled for Friday, June 18 will continue as planned.

The WVU Libraries will be closed, although the West Virginia Day events will continue to be held virtually.

WVU Extension Service offices will be closed across the state due to the holiday. However, Jackson’s Mill will remain open. Some Extension activities, such as 4-H camps, also will continue as scheduled. Please check with the county office.

The closure will be effective for all non-essential personnel beginning at midnight through 11:59 p.m. on Friday. Employees who are considered essential personnel will be contacted by their supervisor with additional information regarding the work schedule tomorrow.

Units with existing emergency closure protocols should follow those. Employees with questions or concerns should contact their supervisor. 

The University will reopen on a normal schedule Saturday, June 19 and classes will resume on Monday, June 21. 

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WVU updates mask wearing and out-of-state travel guidance for fully vaccinated individuals

The West Virginia University system is lessening some restrictions around mask wearing and out-of-state travel for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and verified their vaccinations with the University. 

Fully-vaccinated people will not be required to wear a mask in outdoor settings on West Virginia University campuses. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after one dose of Johnson & Johnson or two doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. 

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Creative Golden Bears land awards in campus art contest

Each year, students in WVU Tech's art history 101 course are challenged to use their talents to create their own take on the iconic Carter Hall building. This blending of art and history is a fun project for students with an upside: a panel of judges from the local arts community select the best entries and award tuition waivers of $500 and $250 for the top two.

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WVU Tech grads celebrate in-person commencement, head into the world with new purpose

An image of the convention center, gold and blue-clad graduates standing in the auditorium with hundreds of friends and family looking on.

WVU Tech graduates stood in line at the Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center on a chilly spring Saturday, the sense of excitement in those halls thick as smoke. It had a been a tough year, marked by a global pandemic, social unrest and all the hustle and bustle of senior year. But as they gathered for that traditional walk, adjusting their sashes, tightening their masks and making sure friends and classmates had their tassels on the correct side of their mortarboards, a sense of calm washed over the center. As those famous first bars of Pomp and Circumstance filled the room, these men and women who had seen a year of trepidation began their walk with a sense of overwhelming pride and of purpose.

A sea of WVU Tech graduates sit in the convention center, the camera focuses on a male grad in his cap, gown and mask as he listens to the speaker.

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WVU recognizes Foundation Outstanding Teachers for 2021, including WVU Tech professor Yogendra Panta, Ph.D. [Mountaineer E-News]

Each spring, West Virginia University recognizes selected faculty members for their exceptional and innovative teaching. This year, the 2021 WVU Foundation Awards for Outstanding Teaching honors five faculty members:

Jody L. Crosno, the Joseph E. Antonini Chair and professor in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics’ Department of Marketing

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Office of Student Accounts and Financial Aid Office become part of the ‘One Hub’ initiative

Beginning May 3, 2021, the Office of Student Accounts and Financial Aid Office will now be a part of the “One Hub” initiative.  This initiative seeks to integrate our offices into the existing Hub team on the Morgantown campus as well as our sister offices on the Potomac State campus. 

Since the Mountaineer Hub’s inception, all billing and financial aid communications have been generated from the Mountaineer Hub. This can be confusing for students who are not on Morgantown campuses. The move to one WVU Hub allows us to simplify, provide consistency, and share expertise and support across the WVU campuses.  

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