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New Center to expand Community Engagement

To further expand upon its commitment to providing students with service-learning experiences, the University announced the creation of a new Center for Community Engagement.

Read more about the new Center for Community Engagement.

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WVU Extension’s Energy Express on WVPB brings STEM, art, food and fun to West Virginia homes

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Children and families can tune in this summer to West Virginia Public Broadcasting to engage in fun, interactive programming through WVU Extension Service's Energy Express in the comfort of their homes. The six-week, summer television program will be hosted by Joel Brown and broadcast across West Virginia beginning June 21, 2021. The 30-minute episodes will air Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. and feature engaging activities in literacy, STEM, art, cooking, nature, nutrition and more.

Last year, WVU Extension Service and WVPB teamed up to bring valuable educational programming to homes to offset the many in-person events that were canceled due to the pandemic. The show, which features WVU faculty, staff and special guests, complemented virtual programming with educational activities children could enjoy at home. 


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Center for Community Engagement to enhance discovery, service and experiential learning

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University faculty, staff and students are problem solvers who are passionate about making a difference in their communities. They benefit from community-engagement opportunities that enrich their academic experience and positively impact the lives of others.


WVU launches new program giving kids free fruits and vegetables at the store

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Beginning July 19, Calhoun County kids will be able to get free fruits and vegetables at six participating stores through a new program by the West Virginia University Extension Service Family Nutrition Program.


Sand, aluminum and fire: 4-H’ers learn about the importance of public art and its relationship to community development through a sculpting project

A group of 4-H'ers and their leaders stand in front of a mural they made for New Martinsville, West Virginia.

A grant from the West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History will instill community pride through public art in New Martinsville, West Virginia.


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