21 Apr

Find out how you can submit a story to us – read on!

We here at the Appalachian Pineapple (brought to you by Adventure WV) want to introduce ourselves as the newest media source for happenings in the outdoor community. We are an outlet for students, organizations, community members, affiliates of West Virginia University, climbers, hikers, weekend warriors, outdoorsy couch potatoes – anyone and everyone with a passion or interest related to the outdoors. We want YOU to share your stories, pictures, videos, events, and ideas with us. We will then share them with the entire Appalachian Pineapple community via our blog.

Basically, let us know what you’re doing in the outdoors, so we can share your cool experiences with others.

From our past posts, like this one by Climbing Club President, Joey Williams, you can see that we love to have guest writers! To get your wheels turning, examples of potential submissions include the following: information of an upcoming WVU event in the outdoors, details about the upcoming backpacking trip you’re planning, photos of an experience you had climbing or rafting in West Virginia, or a project you’re working on and want to tell the public about.
Here’s what you do to get your story, past/present/upcoming event, pictures, video, or whatever on the blog.

1) Send your piece to us at appalachian.pineapple.wvu@gmail.com.

If it’s a visual thing, send us your material accompanied by a summary of what’s happening in the photos or video.

2) We’ll edit and format your piece for the blog, and be in touch about when we can post it!

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14 Apr

Internship Experience Presentations Today!

Felistia | April 14th, 2014

Are you a fashionista? Would you enjoy being a campus representative for Victoria Secret PINK? Maybe you’re in politics and would like to know what is going on in the WV Legislature. Would an internship in one of these areas interest you?

If so, come to the Honors Hall Multimedia Room at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, April 14th to learn about the internship experiences of Deonna Gandy and Treasure Lanham. Deonna will tell you everything about her internship with Victoria Secret PINK, and Treasure will share her experiences working with Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer

Who: YOU!

What: Internship Experience Presentations – Victoria Secret PINK & Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer

Where: Honors Hall Multipurpose Room

When: Monday, April 14

When: 3:00 p.m.

Why: Learn about their experience and how you can get an internship!

14 Apr

Honors Hall Blood Drive This Friday!

Felistia | April 14th, 2014

This Friday, April 18, Honors Hall will be holding a blood drive from 1-7 PM. There will also be free pizza,
and everyone who comes to donate will be entered to win a $25 gift card!

7 Apr

Second Annual Slutwalk This Friday!

Felistia | April 7th, 2014

Slutwalk, an international march against victim blaming in cases of sexual assault, is coming to Morgantown! The second annual Slutwalk WV will be held on Friday, April 11 – less than a week away! At 9:30PM, the march will begin in front of the Monongalia County Courthouse (243 High Street). At 10PM, the march will begin moving up High Street, and we will convene on the Mountainlair Green to hear speeches from Dr. Kershner, Dr. Jara, Dr. Claycomb, and Professor Fuller, which will cover sexual violence, gender discrimination, issues of intersectionality, and slut shaming.

WVU’s Gender Equality Movement (GEM) and Triota, the Women’s and Gender Studies honorary, invite you to join us as we bring this international movement to Morgantown, West Virginia!

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/SlutwalkMorgantown and follow us on Twitter @SlutWalkWV.

OR see the attached flyer and press release:
SlutWalk Flyer 2014
Slutwalk Press Release

7 Apr

HSA is doing a Habitat for Humanity build this Saturday, April 12th from 9 am to 4 pm. Everybody is welcome to sign up and come build with us—and get service hours! The weather is supposed to be beautiful! Email either Patrick Kelly (pjkelly@mix.wvu.edu) or Savanah Alberts (savanah.alberts@mail.wvu.edu) to sign up and get more information. Only 13 spots left!

31 Mar

Finals Preparation: Tutor Takeover

Felistia | March 31st, 2014

Tutor Takeover, an opportunity for last minute finals preparation, will take place on April 23rd, April 24th, and April 25th, from 6:00pm-9:00pm in the Shenandoah Room of the Mountainlair. Tutors from all across campus will be available to answer any questions you may have in a variety of different subject areas (STEM fields, Social Sciences, and Humanities). Come TAKE CONTROL of your studies, TAKE UP the opportunity, and TAKE DOWN your Finals!

31 Mar

Join the Honors Hall Relay for Life Team!

Felistia | March 31st, 2014

If you haven’t signed up for this year’s Disney-themed Relay for Life, join the Honors Hall Pirates of the Caribbean Relay team! The cost is only $15, and you get community service hours just for attending! The event takes place at 6PM this Friday, April 4. Don’t miss this evening filled with fun and awesome activities!

Check us out on the Relay for Life website below to sign up:
Honors Hall Relay Team

31 Mar

Heroes March on Grief

Felistia | March 31st, 2014

Volunteers are needed for the “Heroes March on Grief,” a state-wide pediatric grief education summit happening this summer!

When: June 27, 2014 from 10am-7pm

Where: Stonewall Jackson Resort in Roanoke, WV

What: A statewide grief conference providing grief and loss counseling and education to WV families and healthcare providers

Affiliations: WV Family Grief Center, WVU Children’s Hospital, WVU School of Medicine

This will be a great opportunity for students to earn 10 community service hours. Volunteer responsibilities would include: set up of chairs/tables/booths, making sure people are in the right place for specific activities, food distribution, and other basic organizational tasks.

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions regarding the event, please contact Michelle Raney at mraney1@mix.wvu.edu.

Here is a recent article in the Dominion Post featuring the event: http://ee.dominionpost.com/Repository/ml.asp?Ref=RFBvc3QvMjAxNC8wMS8wNSNBcjAwMTA0&Mode=Gif&Locale=english-skin-custom

31 Mar

This summer, Dr. Kevin Gooding will offer two summer courses for Honors.

Salem Witch Trials, HONR 412, will be offered as an online version of Dr. Gooding’s popular regular Honors course, and will pursue interdisciplinary approaches to this fascinating moment in American history.

Summer Guided Reading, HONR 285, will cover the topic “Un-silenced Voices.” Dr. Gooding describes it as follows: “In any society, there are certain “voices” that dominate societal discourse. In this course, we will be listening to some American voices that have been silenced in the past by the dominant voices—former slaves, labor agitators, immigrants, witnesses to the turbulence of the Civil Rights Era. Five of the six voices to which we will listen are women’s voices, their gender contributing to their silencing. We will listen as they describe their realities and place in a society that has attempted their silencing.

Required Readings:

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth (1850)—Amazon Kindle version available for free

Mary Harris Jones, Autobiography of Mother Jones (1925)

Linda Lawrence Hunt, Bold Spirit: Helga Estby’s Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America (2005)

Jordana Y. Shakoor, Civil Rights Childhood (2005)

Clara Silverstein, White Girl: A Story of School Desegregation (2004)

John “Piri” Thomas, Down These Mean Streets (1997)

31 Mar

Girl Rising Film Showing

Felistia | March 31st, 2014

Girl Rising, presented by the West Virginia University Honors College, will be shown at Ming Hsieh Hall, Room 122 on Tuesday, April 8th from 7-9 p.m. Refreshments will be provided! This 2013 film was released as part of the global movement for girls’ education. This will be the first-ever showing of this eye-opening film on the West Virginia University campus, and attendance is FREE! Join us for an evening of learning and inspiration!

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