This week’s Honors College Alumni Spotlight focuses on Dr. Kacie Kidd. Kacie graduated from WVU in 2010, and from WVU’s medical school in 2014. During her time as an undergrad, Kacie was an RA at Stalnaker Hall for two years and at Honors Hall during its first year. She was also the Honors College’s first First-Year Ambassador, and worked closely with Dr. Leichliter-Krause in her first year as Director of Programming. Together they planned overnight visits for prospective students, attended recruiting events, held several murder mystery dinner theaters, and created new programming for first-year Honors students. Kacie especially enjoyed her Book Club courses, then taught by Cookie Schultz, as well as a course she took on human sexuality (BIOL 122). She says that this course sparked an interest in sexual health and education, something that she continues to use in her work with adolescent and women’s health. Kacie still recommends the Honors College to any future students she meets, because of the specialized education that it provides within the larger university setting. Dr. Kidd is currently working in the Pediatrics department as a resident for Ruby Memorial Hospital.
WVUteach invites STEM students to take teaching for a test drive! They are now recruiting students in chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, engineering, and pre-med majors who are interested in teaching math, science or engineering. Through WVUteach, STEM majors can graduate in four years with a Bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate. WVUteach degree plans are rigorous enough for graduate or medical school and do not take longer to complete! Want to learn more? Contact WVUteach at WVUteach@mail.wvu.edu or call 304-293-5030.
Faculty from the Exercise Physiology Department will be joining us for the RFL Dinner! The dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:00 PM in the 2nd Floor Program room at Oakland Hall. Dinner will be catered by a local restaurant and we will share in a discussion. Space is limited, so sign up today at the following link: http://wvu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5BGtvRd128a9Em9
Help WVUp All Night celebrate Homecoming Weekend!
We kick off the weekend Thursday night at 9pm with Comedy Club in the Side Pocket, Mountainlair Ground Floor!
Friday night is full of fun with Team Flags in the Vandalia Lounge from 9pm-1am, and Bumper Cars in the Food Court from 9pm-1am! Mountaineer Idol returns Friday at 9pm in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. The genre is Oldies and two contestants will be eliminated!
This weekend, catch Pitch Perfect 2 in the Gluck Theatre Thursday at 7pm and 9:30pm and again Friday at 7pm and 9:30pm!
Tutoring will be available in the Bluestone Room Friday and Saturday from 6pm-9:30pm. Get your community service hours with NightServe on Friday, departing at 9pm.
This weekend we will be serving mac and cheese, tossed salad, popcorn, blue and gold sugar cookies, a nacho bar, and breakfast. Join us for WVUp All Night’s Homecoming Activities!
WVUp All Night Featuring Comedy Club on Thursday Night
Join us at Comedy Club to welcome comedian Liz Miele on Thursday, October 8th in the Mountainlair Side Pocket (Ground Floor) for endless laughs. Liz has been featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” just to name a few. She started her stand-up career at the young age of 16. Liz is a self-proclaimed “cat enthusiast!” Check her out this Thursday night!
The Pre-Med Club is meeting Monday, October 5 at 6pm in Oglebay 117. This meeting will be extracurricular themed, and guest speakers will be discussing how to get involved with community service, research, shadowing, and much more! Everyone interested in joining the pre-med club is welcome to come.
Are you applying to graduate or professional school? Do you need help writing your personal statement? Join us in the Eberly Writing Studio (G02 Colson Hall) October 16th at 3:30pm for a Personal Statement Workshop. During the workshop, Assistant Professor of English Christine Hoffman will share tips on how to write an effective personal statement, and you will have the opportunity to work closely with consultants from the Writing Studio.
If you’d like to participate in the Personal Statement workshop, please email email@example.com with the following information:
3. Program to which you’re applying (MS in Biology or PhD in Psychology, for instance)
Space is limited, so register soon!
Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), a pre-health honorary, will be having its first meeting of the semester on Monday, October 5th at 7:00pm in Ming Hsieh 122. All students interested in a career in healthcare are welcome to attend. More information can be found at their website: http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/aed
Have you recently read a piece of contemporary writing that can help generate excitement across the various curriculums offered at WVU? What book should the students, faculty and general West Virginia community be talking about? What book can spark debates in freshman classes? What book can not only make students excited, but also give them ideas of substance to discuss all night long in their residence halls?
The Common Read program is designed to engage new students, faculty and staff in an academically-driven shared reading experience. The Common Read Committee wants to encourage students to read beyond their textbooks with thought-provoking contemporary non-fiction or fiction.
This year’s Common Read selection is the fictionalized geo-political commentary, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War, by Max Brooks. It has sparked dialogue and informed classroom discussions. It was the reason more than 1,000 freshmen stood in line to hear Brooks talk about writing, race, women’s suffrage, the Harlem Hellfighters and, of course, zombies.
As the planning gets underway for next year, tell the committee what ideas and texts you think can help start an intellectual discussion on campus. To nominate a book, go to go.wvu.edu/1LMGCv1 and tell the committee what you think students should be thinking about.
For more information on the 2016 Common Read, check out the website: http://academicsuccess.wvu.edu/common-read/2016-book-nomination
Are you an undergraduate who has been doing research and has a demonstrated ability to present your research (including technical merit and broader impacts) to a non-technical, educated audience of government officials, staffers, and program officers? If so, please consider submission of your research to the spring 2016 Posters on the Hill event (see http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/student_events/posters_on_the_hill/) to be held in Washington, D.C. It would be great to have a WVU student represent the state of West Virginia at this event. WVU has institutional membership to CUR (Council on Undergraduate Research), meaning WVU students can apply to present at the Posters on the Hill event.
Application, accompanying non-technical abstract (see website examples), and faculty recommendation letter are due by/before November 4, 2015. Applications are accepted from students in many different disciplines science, technology, engineering, mathematics, arts & humanities, health sciences, and social sciences. The Posters on the Hill event includes an evening poster session and reception as well as other activities for both the undergraduate student presenter(s) and the faculty research adviser. Government officials and program officers of government funded research projects are invited and do attend the Poster on the Hill event.
Interested undergraduates and their faculty research advisers are welcome to contact the WVU Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) for help with the application (e.g., feedback on the abstract prior to submission). If selected to present at the 2016 Posters on the Hill event, OUR will aid in securing travel funding and making travel arrangements.
This week is National Tutoring Week! The Mountaineer Tutoring Network will be holding events throughout the week in support of the wide range of WVU’s tutoring services and tutors. Follow them on Twitter @WVUTutors for updates and more information!
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