West Virginia State University

Higher Education
9:14 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Two West Virginia Universities Sign Educational Agreement

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West Virginia State University and Marshall University are collaborating to help students interested in earning a doctorate in pharmacy.
 

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Higher Education
11:44 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Commission Approves WVSU President's Contract

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West Virginia State University President Brian Hemphill will get a pay raise under a new five-year contract.

The university announced Thursday that the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has approved the contract.

Hemphill's base salary will increase from $235,500 to $287,410. The contract also includes additional compensation paid by the WVSU Foundation that will be based on performance measures.

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Graffiti
9:31 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Racial Slur Found in Theater Owned by West Virginia State University

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A racial slur spray-painted inside the West Virginia State University Capital Center Theater is being investigated by federal authorities.
 
The Charleston Gazette reports that police received a report of the graffiti over the weekend. They forwarded the case to the FBI for investigation as a possible hate crime.
 

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Higher Education
6:31 am
Tue April 15, 2014

W.Va. Universities Receive STEM Grants for Minority Students

Woodburn Hall at West Virginia University
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West Virginia University and two other institutions of higher learning in the state will share in a $2.5 million grant to attract, retain and graduate underrepresented students in so-called STEM studies.

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Larry Groce Speaks About Writing Songs
2:45 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Mountain Stage Host Featured Speaker at Creators Program Workshop

Larry Groce, host and artistic director of Mountain Stage

Larry Groce, the host and artistic director of Mountain Stage is speaking at the annual Creators Program Workshop tomorrow at the West Virginia State University (WVSU) Economic Development Center (EDC) from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. His topic is "What Songs Do."

The center is located at 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W. in Charleston. The event is free but registration is requested. To register, visit edcwvstateu.eventbrite.com.

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Marshall Food Pantry
1:42 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Marshall Opens Food Pantry for Students

MU Alumni Association holds drive for pantry.

College students are not part of the group that most would think about needing help from a food pantry. Marshall University officials say the need is definitely there for that little extra support for students to get by and are doing something about it.

Marshall University and the Huntington Area Food Bank have teamed up to develop a food pantry on campus for students. The idea for the pantry began two years ago.

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Audit
4:18 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

WVSU President's Expenses Include NFL Tickets, Alcohol

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  The State Auditor's Office recently flagged as suspicious charges on a state travel card that included Chicago Bears football tickets, alcohol and other purchases that typically aren't allowed.

The Charleston Gazette says these purchases were allowed because the travel card belonged to West Virginia State University President Brian Hemphill.

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Raising Awareness
10:34 am
Thu October 24, 2013

What is it like to be poor?

West Virginia State University will hold an event to simulate poverty on campus Oct. 26, 2013
Credit Steve Shaluta / W.Va. Department of Commerce

West Virginia State University will host a program aimed at increasing awareness of what it's like to be poor.   The Simulation of Poverty program is set for Saturday in the Wilson University Union. It's designed to raise awareness and encourage solutions to poverty. 

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