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  • WVU in the News: Faith-community nurses promote physical activity among congregants

    Thursday, June 17, 2021

    If someone joins a church, mosque or synagogue, they may be seeking better emotional or spiritual health. But according to research out of West Virginia University, faith communities have the potential to promote physical wellbeing, as well.

  • WVU to fully reopen campuses for fall 2021 semester

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    WVU to fully reopen campuses for fall 2021 semester With recent decreases in COVID-19 cases across the country and the knowledge that COVID-19 vaccines are extremely safe and effective, West Virginia University now plans to fully reopen its campuses this fall.

  • WVU School of Nursing Class of 2021 alumna Bethany Smith recognized as a Whitmore/Gates Scholar.

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    WVU School of Nursing Class of 2021 alumna Bethany Smith recognized as a Whitmore/Gates Scholar. Bethany Smith, a recent graduate of the West Virginia University School of Nursing - Keyser campus, was recently recognized for her exemplary scholarship and potential achievement during Recognition Day at West Virginia University Potomac State College.    

  • Scholarship initiative provides $389K to students affected by pandemic

    Monday, June 14, 2021

    Generous support from West Virginia University alumni, donors and friends is empowering more than 400 students in need to proceed with their educations amid the enduring economic challenges of COVID-19.

  • WVU in the News: Reaching out to at-risk communities

    Monday, June 14, 2021

    In March 2020, Tiffany Samuels checked her Facebook page and saw a post by Romelia Hodges, who posted about a COVID-19 outbreak in a Black church she attended, Friendship Baptist in Everettville.

  • WVU outlines employee expectations for the fall semester

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    As West Virginia University prepares to welcome back students, faculty and staff to campus for the fall 2021 semester, the University has developed plans and guidelines for employees to ensure continued adaptation of new ways of working and operating in as safe a manner as possible.

  • Why We Should All Choose Vaccination

    Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    Why We Should All Choose Vaccination The COVID-19 pandemic has decreased markedly in numbers of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths in West Virginia and in the United States. However, when carefully looking at the data, it is evident that the impact of reduced COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths are largely in our residents who are fully vaccinated.

  • I’m fully vaccinated but feel sick – should I get tested for COVID-19?

    Friday, June 4, 2021

    I’m fully vaccinated but feel sick – should I get tested for COVID-19? Imagine last night you developed a little runny nose and a sore throat. When you woke up this morning you started coughing and had a fever. In the past year, your mind would have immediately jumped to COVID-19. But if you are already fully vaccinated, you might wonder: Should I still get tested for COVID-19?

  • Faith-community nurses promote physical activity among congregants

    Thursday, June 3, 2021

    Faith-community nurses promote physical activity among congregants If someone joins a church, mosque or synagogue, they may be seeking better emotional or spiritual health. But according to research out of West Virginia University, faith communities have the potential to promote physical wellbeing, as well.

  • Mental Health First Aid now available

    Thursday, May 27, 2021

    Mental Health First Aid now available Mental Health First Aid teaches participants to apply skills that include assessing for suicide or harm, listening non-judgmentally, giving reassurance and information, and encouraging professional help and self-help strategies. The information will be presented by WVU’s certified instructors in a variety of formats, including virtual, blended and in-person as pandemic protocols allow. Contact the Office of Health Promotion and Wellness for additional information.