What has six wheels, shelves full of books and fresh produce, and a community full of support? It’s no riddle, just the Beverly Bookmobile – a colorfully decorated library on wheels that provides elementary students in Randolph County with access to literacy, nutrition and safety education all summer long.
WVU Extension brings computer science education to rural communities through partnership with Google and National 4-H
Students in rural communities across the United States, including students in West Virginia, will be honing computer science skills and further developing science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) education with the help of Google and the National 4-H Council.
Across the state, classrooms are quiet and hallways have emptied as another school year comes to a close. But at six Randolph County elementary schools, summer break is a time of growth and maturity – for the schools’ newly planted fruit-bearing trees and bushes, that is.
WVU Extension Service and CDC project announces community partnerships to support healthy lifestyles in southern West Virginia
Improving the healthy lifestyle landscape in some West Virginia areas might sound like a tough task, but a group of passionate West Virginia University faculty and staff believe the secret lies in empowering communities and providing the support they need to take control of their own health.
Sue Day-Perroots is no stranger to West Virginia University and the State of West Virginia. After 34 years of service in key roles at the University, she retired as associate provost in 2017. When WVU President E. Gordon Gee presented her with an opportunity to return “home” to lead West Virginia University Extension Service, she jumped at the chance to bring her trademark energy, enthusiasm and focus on results to the role.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The adage “life happens” exists for a reason. On occasion, unforeseen
circumstances lead to tragic events, and they affect people of all walks of life.
Our resolve as people to get through tough times builds character and ultimately
decides how our story is told, but not without help from family, friends, community
and, hopefully, programs to assist.
WVU alumnus and host of Barnwood Builders Mark Bowe coordinated the project to help bring the new center to life. The original show was taped in April 2018 at Jackson’s Mill where participants joined together in a team-building exercise to assemble the timber frame structure. Made of 350-year-old wood, the timber frame was constructed offsite at the company’s “Boneyard” and transported in pieces to the site. A team from Jackson’s Mill coordinated the site prep work, and Bowe and his crew instructed the WVU team – using tools and techniques from pioneer days – on completing the necessary construction, raising the structure and putting on the finishing touches.
MORGANTOWN, W.VA. — While many summer camps conjure up images of camping, outdoor activities and classes, the West Virginia University Fire Service Extension is offering a camp for brave teens to address a shortage of volunteer firefighters and cultivate the next generation of emergency responders.