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.
WVU Tech forensics to host crime scene investigation workshop
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).
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. 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.
Tech Madness to celebrate Golden Bear athletics
Tech Madness will return to campus on Monday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the Van Meter Gym.
WVU Tech starts new Athlete Ally chapter
As students take on more responsibility for the health and happiness of their communities, they are increasingly turning to student organizations. One such group – the newly established chapter of Athlete Ally – will focus on fostering an environment where everyone feels welcome.
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.
WVU Tech SHRM student chapter lands first place in statewide competition
A group of WVU Tech students landed a first-place win at the West Virginia Society for Human Resource Management’s statewide SHRM Case Competition this week.
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.
A note from the Interim Campus President
Members of the WVU Tech Community:
Chili Night: A family tradition [Beckley Register Herald]
Jordan Nelson, Register Herald reporter
October 7, 2018
WVU Tech celebrates second Homecoming on Beckley campus [Beckley Register Herald]
WVU Tech’s annual Homecoming parade was hosted for the second year Saturday on the Beckley campus, and according to surround residents, it’s where it belongs.
“Let’s Go, Golden Bears!,” the WVU Tech cheerleaders shouted as they led the way for the parade down South Kanawha Street, walking proudly with the Golden Bear mascot, Monty.
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."