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Tech celebrates historic first Homecoming on Beckley campus

A homecoming bear hug

WVU Tech’s annual Homecoming celebration was hosted on the Beckley campus October 2-7, 2017. The week’s activities included events and competitions for alumni, students, employees and members of the community inspired by the theme “Home is Where the Bear is.”

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Week of events to celebrate diversity at WVU Tech

Diversity Week at WVU Tech

WVU Tech’s community is made up of students, alumni, faculty and staff from a wide range of cultures and all walks of life. Golden Bears are a diverse family, and the University’s Division of Student Life will be hosting a series of events throughout the week to celebrate that diversity.

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WVU Tech to host Homecoming weekend October 6-7

WVU Tech will host its first Homecoming weekend activities on the Beckley campus this Friday and Saturday.  

On Friday, October 6, WVU Tech scholarship recipients and donors will gather in Carter Hall to celebrate student accomplishments and meet with Campus President Carolyn Long at 11 a.m. Also on Friday, WVU Tech Career Services and WVU Tech Alumni Relations will host a business etiquette dinner for students at 6 p.m.

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Long to deliver State of Tech address on Monday, October 2

WVU Tech Campus President Carolyn Long will deliver the State of Tech address on Monday, October 2 at 4 p.m. in the Carter Hall auditorium. The annual address covers the university’s activities in the previous year and a look at the institution’s future.

This year’s address will focus on enrollment and retention, growing academic programs, an increase in community service activity, community partnerships and a campus update.

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Dr. Kenneth Bailey to discuss Battle of Stanaford at ninth-annual Rice Lecture

On February 25, 1903, seven striking miners were killed in a raid in Stanaford, West Virginia, just ten minutes from WVU Tech’s campus. The event was both a local tragedy and a dark blot on the state of labor relations in the United States. It occurred just months after the nationally significant 1902 coal strikes in Pennsylvania and marked a period of unrest in the West Virginia coalfields that culminated in violent coal wars that didn’t end in the state until the 1920s.

On Thursday, September 28, Dr. Kenneth R. Bailey will deliver the ninth-annual Otis K. Rice Lecture at WVU Tech. His lecture will examine the incident in Stanaford, as well as the murder of striking miner John Harless, and the responses of Raleigh County legal officials and the federal courts.

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Student, graduate, teacher, leader: Tech grads turned nursing faculty are recognized for their work

Every once in a while, a college student completes a career cycle that puts them right back where they started, where they come back to their alma mater and do for students what their professors did for them.

Hillary Parcell, MSN, RN, and Kelly Morton, MSN, RN, did just that. They moved from Tech student to Tech graduate. They went on to complete advanced degrees. Now, they both teach at the University, where they’re helping students to follow their path and showing the nursing world what it means to be a Golden Bear.

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WVU Tech student organizations to host escape room October 5-8

The student-run Forensic Investigation Association and Psychology Club at WVU Tech will be hosting two escape rooms in the Crime Scene House on campus from Thursday, October 5 through Sunday, October 8, 2017.

The organizations have designed two themed escape scenarios. The first, a take on Alice in Wonderland, will task escapees with finding White Rabbit’s pocket watch in time for tea with the Mad Hatter. The second escape room – Crime Scene Investigation: Beckley – will challenge visitors to solve a string of grisly crimes before the case goes cold.

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