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Student Life Events Week of Oct 24th

We’re days away from kicking off Mountaineer Week and some spooky surprises are in store.

On Monday, join us at the College of Law for a special “Halloween Lunch.” Scary costumes, free pizza and lots of fun - so don’t be late!

Later that night, join us and SGA at the Mountainlair for a “Halloween Haunted Campfire Night!” Games, prizes, food and music will be provided. Plus, we’ll have the campfires going so you can get your s’more on and it’s not as scary. (Remember? You cried last time.)

Thursday, the Halloween fun continues with a BOOtiful experience at Woodburn Circle. Join us for “Pumpkin Palooza” at Woodburn! We’ll provide the pumpkins and carving tools; you provide the creativity.

It’s Friday - time to kick off Mountaineer Week with a sweet treat. It’s also National Chocolate Day so were bringing back an old classic to start it off right - "Chocolate Coke!” We’ll be serving them out of the special Student Life Events soda fountain in the Mountainlair across from JACS while supplies last.

Saturday, we have a special treat. Join Student Life Events for “Mountaineer Nation Day”! Meet us at the Rec Center for some food, fun and some Mountaineer Football on a giant big screen!  Let’s Go!

                                                        SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

                                                              October 24-30

 

·         Monday, October 24th

Halloween Party       

Presented by Student Life Events and the College of Law

Contests, music and free food!

Time:  12:30pm – 1:30pm

Make sure to follow us @wvu_sle for more info!

Location:  College of Law

 

·         Monday, October 24th

Halloween Haunted Campfire Night         

Presented by Student Life Events and SGA

Campfire pits, apple bobbing, DJ costume contest, food and fun..

Time:  6:00pm – 9:00pm

Make sure to follow us @wvu_sle for more info!

Location:  Mountainlair Green

 

·         Thursday, October 27th             

Pumpkin Palooza!

Presented by Student Life Events

Stop by and carve a pumpkin, on us! While supplies last.!

Make sure to follow us @wvu_sle for more info!

Time:  6:00pm – 8:00pm

Location:  Woodburn Circle

 

·         Thursday, October 27th

HISTORY ALIVE!  An Evening With David Hunter Strother

Presented by Mountaineer Week, The Honors College, The West Virginia & Regional History Center, The WVU Art Museum, and the WV Humanities Council

Get a head start on Mountaineer Week!  Mr. Don Teter of Monterville, WV, will portray David Hunter Strother, one of the most accomplished and diverse men of the new state of West Virginia.

Time:  7:00pm

Location:  Milano Reading Room, Wise Library

 

·         Friday, October 28th

Mountaineer Week Mobile Food Pantry

Presented by The Rack

Appalachian women always ensured that their families, neighbors and friends were properly fed.  Therefore, this mobile food pantry is open to everyone.

Time:  11:00am – 1:00pm

Location:  652 North High Street (across from Mountainlair)

 

·         Friday, October 28th:

D’Whittlings with David Ferguson

Presented by Student Life Events

Come and witness the chainsaw creation made to celebrate “Women in Appalachia

Time:  11:00am – 1:00pm

Location:  Outside, front of Mountainlair

·         Friday, October 28th

Mountaineer Week Opening Ceremonies

Featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Jennifer Orlikoff with the Center for Women’s Studies at WVU and Interim President at Potomac State College, Jackie Riggleman, WVU Alumnae and Assistant General Manager of the WV Black Bears, and Julie Merow, WVU Student Body President.

Time:  Noon

Location:  Ballrooms, Mountainlair

 

·         Friday, October 28th             

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Coke Day!

Presented by Student Life Events

Stop by for a special Mountaineer Week treat for National Chocolate Day…Chocolate Coke!

Make sure to follow us @wvu_sle for more info!

Time:  12:00pm – 2:00pm

Location:  Coke Machine, Across from JACs, Mountainlair

 

·         Friday, October 28th

WVU Craft Center OPEN HOUSE

Presented by the Student Rec Center

Featuring demonstrations of throwing stained glass and glass fusing

Time:  noon – 6:00pm

Location:  Braxton Tower Basement

 

·         Friday, October 28th

($) Country Vittles Dinner Buffet

Featuring a traditional and delicious Appalachian meal and showcasing the CLINTON COLLINS BAND.

Time:  5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location:  Hatfields, Mountainlair

 

·         Friday, October 28th

Mountain Music Concert

Featuring the WVU Old-Time Band under the direction of Dr. Travis Stimeling

Time:  8:00pm

Location:  Joseph Gluck Theatre, Mountainlair

 

·         Friday, October 28th

The Hillbilly Gypsies Band

Presented by WVUp All Night

A high-energy band that performs their own brand of old-time bluegrass and original mountain music.

Time:  9:30pm

Location:  Food Court, Mountainlair

 

·         Saturday, October 29th             

Mountaineer Nation Day!

Presented by Student Life Events

Morgantown and WVU’s largest tailgate party. Food, inflatables, giant big screen for the game.

Make sure to follow us @wvu_sle for more info!

Time:  11:00am – 3:30pm

Location:  Rec Center

 

·         Saturday, October 29th

MOUNTAINEER WEEK FAMILY FUN DAY

Presented by Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Featuring NUMEROUS activities, events, games, and more for the entire family.

For a complete list of activities, go to:  http://mountaineerweek.wvu.edu/events#Oct29

Time:  noon – 5:00pm

Location:  First Floor, Mountainlair

 

·         Saturday, October 29th

“Learn the Big Apple Dance”

Presented by the WVU Swing Dance Club

Give thanks to the apple butter season by dancing around the kettle with the WVU Swing Dance Club.

Time:  12:30pm

Location:  Outside, front of Mountainlair at the Apple Butter Making

 

·         Saturday, October 29th

TELLEBRATION

Presented by the West Virginia Storytelling Guild

Time:  3:00pm

Location:  Vandalia Lounge, Mountainlair

 

·         Saturday, October 29th

Award-Winning Storytelling

Featuring James Froemel, winner of the 2015 West Virginia “Biggest Liar” Contest and 2015 Ripley West Virginia “Fibbin’ on the 4th” Competition

Time:  7:00pm

Location:  Joseph Gluck Theatre, Mountainlair

 

·         Saturday, October 29th

Elmer Rich Memorial Appalachian Old-Time Fiddle Contest

Featuring the best fiddlers from West Virginia and neighboring states.

Time:  7:30pm

Location:  Joseph Gluck Theatre, Mountainlair

 

·         Saturday, October 29th

Old-Fashioned Square Dance

Presented by the Friends of Old-Time Music

Music provided by the Rachel Eddy and Friends Band and Taylor Runner as the caller.

Time:  9:30pm

Location:  Food Court, Mountainlair

 

·         Sunday, October 30th

($) Black Powder Shoot-Out

Presented by the WVU Billiards Club

Time:  2:00pm

Location:  Games Area, Mountainlair

 

·         Sunday, October 30th

($) Jordan Smith, Something Beautiful Tour

Presented by the University Arts Series

Winner of “The Voice”, season 9

For tickets, call 304-293-SHOW or Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000

Time:  7:30pm

Location:  WVU Creative Arts Center

 

·         October 28-29

Jackson’s Mill Farmstead at WVU Jackson’s Mill

Presented by WVU Jackson’s Mill and Mountaineer Week

Take a step back in time at this living history museum

Times:  Friday and Saturday (noon – 5pm)

Location:  First Floor, Mountainlair

 

·         October 28-30

Empty Bowls

Presented by Mountaineer Week and Empty Bowls

Stop by at Mountaineer Week to help out an independently-organized world-wide project that pulls together community resources to combat hunger.

Time:  Friday (noon – 8pm); Saturday (11am – 8pm); Sunday (11am – 4pm)

Location:  Second Floor, Mountainlair

 

·         October 28-30

Mountaineer Week Operating Train Display

Presented by the Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society

The scale model railroad is comprised of scenes influenced by familiar West Virginia Mountain State railroad and industrial locations.

Times:  Friday (11am – 8pm); Saturday (11am – 8pm); Sunday (11am – 4pm)

Location:  Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair

 

·         October 28-30

Hammered Dulcimer

Presented by Mountaineer Week and Jeff Fedan

Come and join in the sounds of Appalachia and enjoy Jeff Fedan on the hammered dulcimer

Times:  Friday (noon – 8pm); Saturday (11am – 8pm); Sunday (11am – 4pm)

Location:  Second Floor, Mountainlair

 

·         October 28-30

West Virginia Mills and Mill Sacks

Presented by Mountaineer Week and the WVU Libraries

Join Anna Schein, Associate Curator of the WV and Regional History Center, as she exhibits archival resources in preserving the history of West Virginia mills and mill sacks.

Times:  Friday (noon – 8pm); Saturday (11am – 8pm); Sunday (11am – 4pm)

Location:  Potomac Room, Mountainlair

 

·         October 28-30

Mountaineer Week Craft Fair

Featuring fine-quality Appalachian handcrafted objects by over 60 artisans from West Virginia and neighboring states.

Times:  Friday (noon – 8pm); Saturday (11am – 8pm); Sunday (11am – 4pm)

Location:  Second Floor, Mountainlair

 

·         October 28-30

Mountaineer Week Quilt Show

Adorning the Mountaineer Room and Ballroom Stage, colorful handmade quilts loved by generations will be showcased with quilters sharing their talents.

Times:  Times:  Friday (noon – 8pm); Saturday (11am – 8pm); Sunday (11am – 4pm)

Location:  Mountaineer Room, Mountainlair

 

·         October 28-30

Apple Butter

Presented by John Mullins

Times:  Friday (noon – 8pm); Saturday (11am – 8pm); Sunday (11am – 4pm)

Location:  Friday and Saturday (outside, front of Mountainlair) Sunday (First Floor, Mountainlair)

 

·         October 28 – 30

Corn Roast

Presented by the WVU Collegiate 4-H Club

Times:  11am – 4:00pm

Location:  Outside, front of Mountainlair

 

·         October 28 – November 5th

Wild West Kettle Corn /Pork Rinds

Times:  Ongoing

Location:  Outside, front of Mountainlair

 

·         October 28 – November 5th

Kidwell’s Funnel Cakes and other Appalachian Treats

Times:  Ongoing

Location:  Outside, Front of Mountainlair

 

·         October 28th – November 6th

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest

Presented by All-Pro Photography

Students can earn prize packages while capturing the beauty of the state of West Virginia.

Time:  Ongoing

Location:  First Floor, Mountainlair

 

·         October 28 – November 6th

“Jerry West:  An American Icon” Exhibit

Presented by the West Virginia and Regional History Center

Times:  10:00am – 4:30pm

Location:  Wise Library

 

·         October 28 – November 6th

Exhibit:  West Virginia University Women:  Celebrating 125 Years, 1891-2016

Presented by the WVU Libraries

Time:  10:00am – 7:00pm

Location:  Second Floor, Evansdale Library

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