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LaunchLab at WVU Tech helps students bring big ideas to life

With any venture, sometimes getting started is the hardest part. Johann Goethe, an 18th-century statesman, author and scientist, famously said that “what is not started will never get finished,” and that simple concept has been the driving force behind some of the best businesses and inventions of the modern world.

Sometimes, it just takes that first step to build something big. That’s where the LaunchLab at WVU Tech comes in.

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Celebrating WVU Tech’s global family

The international student wall in the WVU Tech Admissions House

WVU Tech students come from all walks of life. The student body represents nearly every county in West Virginia. They represent 30 states and come from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii.

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Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Saturday events set to focus on domestic violence awareness

On Saturday, October 14, men and women from WVU Tech and the Beckley area will meet in front Carter Hall to kick off a day of activities designed to raise awareness about the issues of domestic violence in the Raleigh County area.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, so to gather the community around the issue, WVU Tech’s Counseling Service is teaming up with the Women’s Resource Center for “Love Shouldn’t Hurt.” It’s a series of activities that will get people talking about relationship violence and domestic abuse.

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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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