The first meeting of S.O.C.K.-IT (Students Optimistic for Curing Kids) will be this Thursday, February 26th, at 7:30 pm in LSB G15. SOCK-IT raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer patients and aims to make their treatment completely free in West Virginia. For more information, view their flyer here or contact Michael Wilson at email@example.com.
Considering a health career path? Come to the Second Annual Health Professions Fair on Thursday, March 12th, hosted by the University College Pre-Health Office! Attendees have the chance to meet with health professional schools from across the region and attend professional development workshops. For more information, view the flyer below or contact the University College at the Pre-Health Office at 304-293-9359.
To support their initiative “Reading is Leading”, Mortar Board Senior Honorary invites all students to join them for an evening of Dr. Seuss stories read by President Gee. The event will take place on March 3rd at 7:00 pm in the Gluck Theatre (Mountainlair). Admission is free! For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Muslim Student Association Presents Breaking Stereotypes: A Muslim Woman's Perspective on Practicing Islam in North America
The WVU Muslim Student Association (MSA) presents Breaking Stereotypes: A Muslim Woman’s Perspective on Practicing Islam in North America.
Please join the MSA for a discussion and Q&A session led by Sharda Mohammed, founding member of Grow Mama Grow: an online community of American Muslim mothers and young women, which vision is to build a generation of Muslim mothers who fulfill the roles entrusted to them with dedication, confidence, creativity, optimism, and balance.
The talk will revolve around how is to be a Muslim woman in North America, and will discuss topics such as oppression and women’s rights in Islam. The lecture aims to break the negative perceptions and stereotypes of Muslim Women. Please stay for a brief Q&A session for anyone who has specific questions they would like addressed. Snacks and refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to attend. View the event flyer here.
Date: Wednesday, February 25th
Location: Ming Hsieh Hall G20
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
A representative from the Southern College of Optometry is coming to the WVU Pre-Optometry club meeting on Wednesday, March 4th in Oglebay Hall, Room 107 from 6-8 pm. Anyone interested in a career as an optometrist is welcome to attend! For more information, contact the Pre-Optometry Club President Lisa Parkins at email@example.com.
Mark your calendars! The first annual Honors College Fair is on Wednesday, February 25, from 10-2 in the Mountainlair ballroom. This is for all Honors Students and students interested in doing Honors. We will also have several informational booths for various programs across campus, so make sure to attend to get information for your future!
Dress is casual and no resumes are required! This is just an information fair – a one stop shop for everything you needed to know about Honors and more! View the flyer for the event here.
Below is a list of people attending the fair and setting up booths:
Poly Sci/International Studies
College of Law
College of B&E
Medical Lab Sciences
College of Education and Human Services
School of Nursing
Reed College of Media
Study Abroad in Strasbourg
Forensic and Investigative Science Masters
School of Medicine
We hope to see you there!
The Leading Afro-American Muslim Professionals (LAMP) Speaker Series returns for its 4th year to the annual WVU Black History Month celebration, which will feature George Green, Jay-Z’s former tour manager and VP of Marketing of Roc-A-Fella Records. Prior to his current work as a humanitarian and motivational speaker, he managed the marketing for Roc-A-Fella’s clothing, magazine, and film product lines. Furthermore, he provided marketing and tour management services to prestigious clientele including Jay-Z, Kanye West, Twista, Cam’ron, and Supernatural, and he later became the manager for Grammy-nominated Rahzel.
In this year’s program, George Green: From Roca-A-Fella to Mecca, George will inspire the audience to expand their views and foster their abilities to positively change the direction of their own lives. New Yorker, George Green, shares his stories from the rugged street life, how he made it to Auburn University out of the ghetto, his legacy with Roca-A-Fella Records, all of which led him to Mecca and his ongoing journey as a humanitarian. This motivational speaker brings vivid backstage memories with rap mogul, Jay-Z, front and center to the audience. George conveys what guided him to courageously walk away from a multimillion dollar industry and promising career and some of the most popular celebrities. His most inner thoughts and reflections about the pros and cons of his life in the fast and luxurious entertainment industry enlightens people on what true happiness and peace is all about.
The event will be held Wednesday, February 18th at 7 pm in the Mountainlair Ballrooms.
The History Department and the Honors College are co-hosting a talk by Mathieu Caesar, who teaches at the University of Geneva and has been a visiting fellow this year at the Newberry Library and the Univ of Chicago.
The title of his talk is: “Criminal Trials and Factional Struggles in Reformation-Era Geneva (1517-36)”
The talk will be held Monday, March 2nd, at 5:30 pm in Woodburn 109. Refreshments will be served following the talk. Please see a flyer for the event here.
PRSSA is hosting their 6th annual fashion show benefiting the Morgantown Boys and Girls Club. Clothing from local boutiques as well as NYC will be featured on the student models and will be on sale after the show. Raffles and giveaways will be available during the show as well. The event will be held from 7PM-9PM in the Mountaineer Ballrooms on March 16. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Students can purchase tickets at http://prssa.studentorgs.wvu.edu/prssa-fashion-show.
As we reach the conclusion of the 150th Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, The Honors College of West Virginia University is hosting a series of events to commemorate this anniversary. On February 18, historical lecturer, author, and Civil War re-enactor Rea Redd will present, “Bleeding Blue and Gray: Civil War Medicine,” in the Honors Hall Media Room at 5:30 p.m.
For over 20 years, Redd, author of Gettysburg Campaign Study Guide, has reenacted the American Civil War as a Federal medical service captain, Federal infantryman, and as President Abraham Lincoln. In 2006, 2008, and 2010, he served as a judge for the Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Exam; this experience lead Redd to develop the questions and answers for his book. Currently, Redd is a Professor of American History and the Director of the Eberly Library at Waynesburg University.
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