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The 14th annual Hungry Poets Contest , co-sponsored by the WVU Department of English, returns next month. The contest is presented in memory of Gabe Friedberg, a former WVU student who unexpectedy passed away at 22 years old.The goal of the contest is to give students with visionary poetic p…
"I started the marathon because I saw a great opportunity for an event to bring people to our state," said Jamie Summerlin, race coordinator. "40% of our participants are from out of state and for many it’s their first time in Morgantown, or West Virginia. I wanted to showcase the beauty in …
The audience began popping in with different ideas. A portrait of a woman with strong features, a house and a road were all answers that came from the audience.
Over the weekend, the weather in Morgantown spiked to a high of 65. The warm weather and melted snow created a unique setting for Winterfest. However, the Coopers Rock Foundation continued the festivities with some "no snow" activities.
Learning how to cook healthy snacks and meals can be beneficial. As a part of WELLWVU: The Students’ Center of Health, WVUp All Night is offering a three-hour tutorial on cooking healthier alternatives called cookWELL.
With the name inspired by the popular television show, “Dancing with the Stars,” WVU puts its own charitable spin on the event. As part of WVUp All Night, and in association with the American Red Cross, Dancing with our Mountaineer Stars is a perfect opportunity for a blood drive.
Taking on George C. Wolfe’s satirical comedy was WVU alumni and theatre instructor, Mya Brown, who showcased the rich identities often portrayed throughout African-American culture.
Mayne’s Good Time is a multi-genre event showcasing local musicians and artists. The goal of the show is to bring like-minded individuals together for a mid-week break to cut loose and relax. The artists are given a chance to hone their craft in a friendly, local environment surrounded by friends and peers of their community. The motto for the event is “By the Maynes, for the Maynes.”
Metzinger is a French artist who was also a major 20th-century theorist, writer, critic and poet. Along with Albert Gleizes, the two artists developed the theoretical foundations of Cubism. “Maison dans la Forest” means “House in the Forest” and was completed in 1921. Dr. Paul and Laura Mesaros gave the painting to the WVU Art Collection as a gift.
The Proud Students Against Landmines and Cluster Bombs exhibition takes a look at the international campaigns to ban landmines and cluster munitions and how to address the needs of survivors.
More than 600 high school choristers from Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia flocked to the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre to perform music composed by Grammy Award winner Eric Whitacre. Whitacre traveled from the West Coast to conduct two of his original composed pieces: "Sleep" and "The Seal Lullaby."
From 7 p.m.-midnight on Friday, the "World’s Largest Snowman" was inflated in the middle of the University’s Woodburn Circle.
Team trivia is a great blend of knowledge picked up in school, pop culture, random facts about obscure movies and actors and all the sports facts one could ask for in a two-hour window.
Local Morgantown theatre M.T. Pockets Theatre Company celebrated its third annual One Act Festival on Friday and Saturday.
There will be 12 one-act plays over the course of two days, beginning at 8 p.m on Friday and concluding at 11 p.m. Saturday. Each day will include six original performances. Act I correlates with Saturday and Act II with Sunday.
Chestnut Brew Works opened its new brewery just over a year ago. Its new taproom was opened in April 2015.
Fourteen faculty members of the WVU School of Art and Design have worked with printmakers at Artists Image Resource print shop, otherwise known as AIR, in Pittsburgh to create signature art projects. The original work has been showcased in the Mesaros Galleries since its debut Jan. 25. within the display titled “Conjunction.”
The event opened at noon and the venue quickly became packed as guests flooded in. This year, a total of 14 chili contestants and four baked-goods contestants entered. Ten of the chili contestants were individuals, and the other four were non-profit organizations hoping to win money for their cause.
Organized by the "Once a Mountaineer, Always a Mountaineer" campaign, the Mini Day of Play event is a way to get children in the Morgantown area moving and motivated.
Two shows have been performed in the Mountainlair’s Gluck Theatre - Christopher Durang’s "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" and the infamous rock musical "The Rocky Horror Show" - both exceeded expectations, having to turn people away at the door for all three nights of performances.
The "Once A Mountaineer, Always A Mountaineer" campaign is a program designed by WVU alumni NFL players to inspire healthy lifestyle choices amongst children across the Mountain State.
Real Girls Can’t Win, written by Merrie Bleicher, follows insecure college freshman and “real girl” Katie Rogers as she competes with the band of beautiful and ruthless “copy girls” to win “Miss Freshman B Dorm.”
Starting in the Monongahela Arts Center on High Street, students enrolled within the Reed College of Media’s Public Relations 493 event planning class greeted guests bundled in their coats and scarves who were eager to commence their evening of dining on various downtown grubs. After signing in, individuals participating in the Culinary Crawl were able to sample delicacies from restaurants like Table 9, Morgantown Brewing Company and Sargasso.
One of the 10 famous 1940s paintings commissioned by the Bituminous Coal Institute is currently held at the Art Museum of West Virginia University. "To Make Dream Homes Come True," can be viewed in the museum’s opening exhibition, and will be the topic of conversation in art historian Dr. Eric Schruers’ presentation, "Rockwell Kent’s Lost Bituminous Coal Series Rediscovered." The "Art Up Close!" event begins at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Museum Education Center Grand Hall.
Fun Before Finals weekend festivities begin at 9 p.m. and last until 2 a.m. on Saturday. The events and activities will take place at various locations around campus, including the Mountainlair, Woodburn Circle, High Street and the WVU Coliseum.
The Monongalia Arts Center created the group after noticing a hole in the sound form of art.
Students enrolled within a strategic events planning course at WVU’s Reed College of Media teamed with Main Street Morgantown to conceive and coordinate the event. The class has also partnered with community stakeholders Morgantown Social Networx, the Monongalia Arts Center and Greater Morgantown CVB.
Paying tribute to artists from an array of genres from country and hip-hop, to soul and rock, the American Music Awards allows fans to vote for their favorite collaborations, albums and soundtracks of the year.
Here’s a sneak peak at the best Black Friday deals for college students on a budget.
Light Up Night was derived from two historical events that occurred in Pittsburgh, the notable "Preview of Christmas" tradition and the celebration of the opening of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball season in 1959. On April 9, 1959, building lights were left on in Downtown Pittsburgh until midnight to encourage locals to enter department stores to shop and attend city theater performances.
Love and Theft consists of Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, two men who came together in Nashville to make country music. The band formed in 2006 with an additional member, Brian Bandas, who completed the singing, guitar-playing trio.