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Mr & Ms. Mountaineer 2016

West Virginia University students interested in being named Mr. & Ms. Mountaineer can send in their applications over the next couple of weeks.  The award honors one male and one female student who have a record of academic achievement and extracurricular involvement. The competition requires the undergraduate or graduate applicant graduate by May 2017.

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Contracting Honors Courses

Are you interested in contracting an Honors Course? Well, come on out to one of the three brief workshops offered by Graduate Assistant, Ben Harrison, to learn the proper steps to contract a course successfully.  The Friday dates will be September 9th at 2:30 pm, September 16th at 4:30 pm, and September 30th at 11 am. Please be sure to read the Contract Course Information on the Honors College website before attending the workshop, and bring your questions with you. All workshops will cover the same information so you only need to attend one of them.  Workshops will be held in the Honors Hall RFL apartment. Contact Ben Harrison at with questions if you cannot attend the workshop.

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Graduation Info for December Graduates!

The Honors Recognition Deadlines: The deadline to apply for Honors Recognition in the December Commencement is October 21, 2016, and students can apply here.

Students who have not applied for Honors recognition by October 21st  will have their Honors Indicator removed, and the Honors Block will disappear from DegreeWorks.

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Student Life Events Week of Aug 29th

Who doesn’t need a hug and a kiss on a Monday? You won’t if you stop by “Hugs and Kisses” at Towers!  No touching necessary, just grab a Hershey’s Kiss and a “Little Hug” juice drink for the road and start the week off right. Then on Tuesday, get your bounce on between classes across from the Mountainlair with a jump in a “Bounce House”- socks only so WASH YOUR FEET!!  On Wednesday, make like Homer Simpson and stuff a Doughnut in your pie hole with a special “Doughnut Stop” out front of the CAC.  One per person, don’t be greedy!  Thursday, it’s hot, take a break from the blazing heat at one of our “Hydration Stations” in front of the Pylons at HSC.  We moved it inside because we didn’t want to drink all the water ourselves.  Last but certainly not least…….IT’S FOOTBALL TIME!!!!!!!!!!!  Stop by the Mountainlair in front of J.A.C.S. for a little “Game Time, Let’s go!!!”  We’ll be handing out face tattoos and Mountaineer Maniacs wrist bands plus grab a special selfie to start the football season off right!

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WVUp All Night Week of Sept 1st

WVUp All Night Offers “Clue Weekend” on September 1-3!

Everyone loves a good mystery.  WVUp All Night wants to feed your need for intrigue.  The Morgantown Escape Room will be coming to campus and offering mini-games this weekend.  Will you be able to free yourself before time runs out? Pre-register to in teams of 3 or 4 people in order to ensure your chance to beat the clock this Friday and Saturday nights from 9:00 pm – 1:00 am for games in the Mountainlair Food Court.  Prizes will be given to the top three teams.  

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WVU Peer Advocate Course

In 2015 West Virginia University signed onto the national It's On Us campaign to continue violence prevention efforts and reinforce Mountaineers' rights under Title IX.  Under the It's On Us campaign, the University coordinates the WVU Peer Advocate program.  Through this initiative, expertly trained students work to end sexual assault and power-based personal violence on campus through immediate crisis intervention and prevention awareness events. In addition to the training provided by the course, students complete 60 service hours to go towards the University’s Million Hour Match.  

If you would like to become a WVU Peer Advocate, the University is hosting a 3-credit service learning course this semester on Mondays from 6:00-8:50 pm.  The course is SRVL 493D Special Topics: Sexual Assault Advocate, and the CRN is 88782.  Any student is welcome and encouraged to join this course to become a WVU Peer Advocate. For more information, please contact either Mariana Matthews at or Brooke Bailey at

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Webinar & Workshop

Dear UG Research Faculty Mentors,

A free webinar on the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP; for faculty and administrators will be held on Monday August 29, 2016 at 2 pm (ET). The GRF Program provides a prestigious award that supports research-oriented students in a wide range of STEM, STEM education, and social science fields during graduate school. Successful GRFP awardees earn three years of support ($34,000 per year stipend and $12,000 per year cost-of-education allowance) for their graduate education. Undergraduate seniors and graduate students in their first or second year of study who hold U.S. citizenship, national, or permanent resident status are eligible to apply.

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Honors Student Association

Come out to the first meeting August 25, 2016 to hear about what’s happening in the HSA. There will be a brief meeting from 7:30-8 pm in the Honors Hall RFL Apartment. For more information contact Nick Haas at

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Gold and Blue Crew

Hello Fellow Mountaineers,

The West Virginia University Alumni Association is setting out to bridge the gap between our current students and our 190,000-plus alumni around the world with its new program called the Gold and Blue Crew. 

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Undergraduate Research Association 1st Meeting

Are you interested or participating in undergraduate research? Come to the Potomac Room in the Mountainlair at 5:00 pm on Sunday, August 28, 2016 for the first Undergraduate Research Association meeting. Our goal is to create a network of students in order to provide opportunities for collaboration and feedback. URA will meet on the final Sunday of every month. We look forward to seeing you!

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