#FBF to the signatures, scribbles and drawings etched onto the walls of the small cupola room in Woodburn Hall. Generations of #WVU students, dating back to the 1800s, have left their mark in the dusty, hidden room overlooking the Monongahela River. Read up on it at our profile link.
Jack Hodge became the first black student to graduate from #WVU and it happened the same year (1954) as the Brown v. Board ruling. Here he conducts an interview for the @dailyathenaeum en route to earning his #journalism degree. Hodge went on to a successful career as a newsman and taught at @howard1867. In honor of #MLK Day, read about Hodge and other barrier breakers at WVU in our profile link.
Did you dig the first season of our Sparked #podcast? Season 2 will be delivered to your ears this spring. Here producer Diana Mazzella interviews Madison Riffe at Kenna Elementary School. There Riffe, a biology junior at #WVU, is an ambassador with the WV Science Public Outreach Team. It's a program of @NASA and the Green Bank Observatory that sends college students into classrooms to spread the gospel of #science and get youngsters thinking about science careers.
.@wvuhoops is No. 2! (For added fun, here's a photo from them beating Pitt a few weeks ago. That's always a joy.) #hailwv #WVU
2017 was a big year for #WVU alumna Brittany Furbee (featured in our current Matter of Fact section at our profile link). She fooled top chefs on Food Network’s “Cooks vs. Cons” that she was a professional cook. And in November, she placed ninth in the 2017 World Food Championships. Here she shows off a mouthwatering dish from the competition of chorizo stuffed chicken with cilantro risotto and pickled corn relish. Maybe we can hit her up for leftovers from the holidays? @bfurb @wvustatler #food #foodstagram
Our #bestnine2017 takes us through outer space, Woodburn Hall and Antarctica. Thank you for supporting #WVU Magazine, and Happy New Year! We can't wait to see where 2018 takes us. #instawvu
Joanne Hyder, BS '77, capped off a personal goal in 2017 by visiting all seven continents, including here in Antarctica, where the Flying WV became the Frozen WV. ❄ #instawvu #wvu #antarctica #2017 @wvualumniassoc
Hats off to the 800-plus donors who gave more than $100k to the @wvuband this fall. 🥁🎺 To read about the rich history of the Pride of West Virginia, roll over to our profile link. #instawvu #marchingband @wvucca @taymorrow_
Congrats to our newest #WVU alumni -- the more than 2,800 graduating today at December commencement. It’s also a good time to express yourself. 😁
Before 2006, #WVU had zero #Chinese language or culture courses. Along came Hannah Lin to change that. Read more in our profile link.
Did you miss the return of the Backyard Brawl? Or maybe you want to relive #WVU beating Pitt (What Mountaineer wouldn't?). Experience photos and fan perspectives in our online story: https://wvumag.wvu.edu/features/let-s-go-brawling
James Weekley was the last resident of Pigeonroost Hollow, on Blair Mountain, Logan County, WV. A former coal miner, he refused to sell his land to coal mining companies, which sought to mine the forested mountain. To find out more about this story and other forgotten or untold American history visit our profile link or check out the @wvupress book Marked, Unmarked, Remembered by @andrewlichtenstein and Alex Lichtenstein.
#WVU #hockey junior defenseman @jamieshuttner sharpens his skates before hitting the ice at the Morgantown Ice Arena. The team plays at home on Saturday (Dec. 2) at 4 p.m. To read about the grit and grind of the @wvud1hockey team, slide over to the link in our profile.
“Education promotes individual opportunity, stimulates the economy and creates jobs. But it does more than that: It preserves our freedom -- and it opens the doorway to the American dream.” - @egordongee. #wednesdaywisdom #wvu #instawvu
Can we invite this guy over to make Thanksgiving dinner? Luke Darnell earned his English degree at #WVU before becoming 2016 world #barbecue champ with his team @old_virginia_smoke See what he’s cookin’ in our Q&A in the profile link.
Check out this cover of our fall issue, arriving in your mailbox this month! In the meantime, hop over to our Facebook page (link is in our profile) for a chance to win a cool prize pack of #WVU merch and swag.
For those of you who’ve served, we salute you. Pictured here are #WVU alumni Capt. Trevor Gingrich, Lt. Col. Dave Taylor and Capt. Andrew McDaniel. Today the trio helps lead funeral memorials for veterans at Arlington National Cemetery. For more on their story, visit our profile link.
What you start to realize particularly if you move back after living away for 18 years is that most of it’s just bogus, and it’s like any other place. It’s just people doing the best with what they have. And I do find that they’re a little more interesting and quirky and tough and have wilder stories it seems like than most places I’ve been. That’s the part I’m drawn to.” -- Glenn Taylor, associate professor of English at #WVU,, on coming back to West Virginia. Taylor, an author who’s penned three novels, all set in West Virginia, talks about his experiences writing about the Mountain State with @dianamazzella in our latest podcast episode, “Eyes Glowing.” Listen at our profile link.