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WVU Tech forensics to host crime scene investigation workshop

From a first-person perspective, we see a door jamb with crime scene tape running across it. Behind, two investigators stand next to a desk discussing their findings.

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. 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).

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Shawn Ball issues community challenge for WVU Day of Giving

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.

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.

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Scott Robertson, Assistant Dean of Students for TRIO and Diversity Programs, said he hopes to host the first official meeting of the chapter in November.

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The students – all members of the SHRM student chapter at WVU Tech – competed at the WVSHRM State Council Annual Conference in Bridgeport, West Virginia on Monday and Tuesday.

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State of WVU Tech: Growth due to move to Beckley [Register-Herald]

During the 2018 State of Tech address, WVU Tech's Interim Campus President Dr. Gerald Lang said first-year enrollment numbers have nearly doubled from a decade ago. 

WVU Tech has enrolled 75 more first-time freshman during the 2018-19 school year than it did when the Beckley campus opened last year, and Lang said although the number will hopefully continue to grow, he believes it's all due to what he called the "Beckley effect." 

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