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Mountaineer Idol Begins On Wednesday!

This is your last chance to sign up for this year’s signature Mountaineer Idol Program.  The mandatory meeting is on Tuesday, August 23rd at 5:00pm in Hatfields.  The auditions begin on Wednesday at 4:00pm in the Mountainlair Shenandoah Room (closed to the public).  

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Funding Your Study Abroad Experience

Funding Your Study Abroad Experience (and free PIZZA!)

Are you interested in studying abroad and want to find out more about sources for funding your experience? Would you like to learn a language critical to US interests? Do you want to learn about this while eating some free pizza? If so, please attend this event! This will be the only info-session this semester!

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Meet the Tutors

Come learn about the services offered by the testWell Learning Center and “Meet the Tutors”. This event will be held outdoors on Tuesday, August 30th from 6-7:30 pm in the Honors Hall courtyard. (Inclement weather location in the Media Room) All students in HONR 199 are required to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

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PEP Volunteers Wanted

Like kids?  Aiming for a career in healthcare or education? Join PEP- Fun for the Fight!  The Pediatric Entertainment Program (PEP) is an international charitable organization with the goal to help alleviate the stress child patients incur during their hospital stays. WVU PEP has four main focus areas: Education, Outreach, Entertainment, and Mentorship. This year we will continue to interactively teach first graders of Monongalia County the importance of nutrition and first aid. In addition to our education initiative, we are also active in the community and on campus through various community outreach activities and we recently started a mentorship program.  Within this program, PEP Alumni provide guidance to current members regarding their career aspirations. Currently, we have mentors in the fields of medicine, speech pathology, and substitute teaching with a variety of other to come. 

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The West Virginia University School of Medicine is seeking applicants for its Pre-Medical Track program

The Pre-Medical Track program is an early assurance program designed for select undergraduate students in their sophomore year at WVU. Students who enter into this program and remain in good standing will be assured an interview for WVU’s School of Medicine. 

To apply, WVU students must be in their sophomore year of study and hold a science GPA (biology, chemistry, physics, math) of 3.5 or higher, demonstrate qualities of a physician, and demonstrate interest in the field of medicine. Those accepted into the program will be required to participate in specific programs, some of which may take place on the campus of the WVU School of Medicine, and will be assigned a WVU School of Medicine faculty mentor. In addition, students will be required to maintain a minimum GPA and earn minimum MCAT score while in the program. More details about the program can be found here .

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Student Life Events Week of Aug 22nd

“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...” –Susan Polis Shutz… or, you could just stop by the Rec center next to the pay station on Monday and grab a “Free Flower” to start your week with a smile… “I must have flowers, always, and always.” –Claude Monet

Wow, you really must like flowers! 

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WVUp All Night Aug 25th

Missing the beach?  So is WVUp All Night and we want to give you one last summer fling!  That’s why on Saturday, August 27th we are having the first-ever MONSTER FOAM PARTY on the Mountainlair Plaza beginning at 10:00 pm.  If foam isn’t your style, then come have a mocktail and try your hand at our mechanical surf board on the Mountainlair First Floor both Friday and Saturday nights at 9:00 pm.  Or, just grab a Hawaiian Lei and some signature WVUp All Night Sunglasses and take a picture in front of our giant 16 ft tall stand up paddle board!  For a complete list of events for this weekend, please visit:

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Add/Drop Course Deadlines

***Important - From the Office of the University Registrar

The last day to add a course section for the full Fall 2016 term is TUESDAY, AUGUST 23RD.  Please make all additions to your schedule by this date.  If you have questions about course selection, please see your advisor.

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WVU Red Cross Club

The WVU Red Cross Club will be having its first meeting on Tuesday, August 23rd at 6:00 PM in the Blackwater room of the Mountainlair. If you are interested in volunteering, leadership positions, and building your resume - check them out!  If you have any questions, please contact the club at

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