WVU 150th

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WVU’s Mascot: Bring on the Boom!

MORGANTOWN — You can’t think about West Virginia University without envisioning the school’s mascot, the Mountaineer. Since its creation in 1934, 64 men and two women have worn the buckskins and carried the musket as the Mountaineer for West Virginia University. In 1934, ...

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This Year Marks Notable Anniversary of WVU Alma Mater

WHEELING — Loyal Mountaineers have an extra reason to celebrate and sing this year. Not only is 2017 the 150th birthday of West Virginia University, but also it is the 80th anniversary of the school’s Alma Mater written by then-student Louis D. Corson. Joan Corson Stamp of Wheeling said ...

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Jerry West: A Product of West Virginia

Perhaps the most famous Mountaineer of all, Jerry West credits his Hall of Fame career as an NBA player, a celebrated tenure as a basketball executive and the opportunity to travel the world to his home state and his alma mater. “That place is the foundation of any success I’ve ever ...

Morrill Act Shaped The Nation, W.Va. and WVU

WHEELING — The seeds that sowed the future for an educated America in 1862 stemmed into a bounty of state colleges and universities across the nation. And for a future state called “West Virginia,” the result was West Virginia University. WVU, established in 1867, celebrates its 150th ...

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WVU Health System Serves State

Nearing the one-year mark of a marriage with West Virginia University Health System, Reynolds Memorial Hospital, staff members are preparing for job creation and more than $20 million in updates within the next few years. Leaders at the Marshall County facility announced their intentions to ...

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Mountaineer Rifle Team on the Mark

MORGANTOWN – Ask many college sports fans the teams they think about first when talking about West Virginia University and they will quickly mention the successes of the football and men’s basketball programs over the years. But, ask the “true” fan of the Mountaineers and they will ...

West Virginia University Is Fully Engaged With State

By Neil Bucklew In 1986 I had the good fortune “to come home again” when I returned to my home state and home town to become the 20th president of West Virginia University. In spite of Thomas Wolfe’s warning, this opportunity proved to be the most fulfilling experience in my academic and ...

150 FACTS ABOUT WVU

West Virginia University’s impact on the state is without question. Here are 150 either firsts or interesting facts about WVU. Lady Gaga’s mother, Cynthia Germanotta of Wheeling, was a cheerleader at West Virginia University. Georgeann Wells of WVU in 1984 became the first woman to dunk a ...