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.
Our favorite Emmy-nominated space explorer @thespacegal is on the #WVU campus today! Spend time with her in an Evening with the Space Gal at 7:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms. Revisit our Q&A with her in our profile link. #space #engineering #womeninstem @wvustatler
Ever been studying in the library late at night and hear purring? Or maybe you've actually seen a cat sauntering atop the reading room tables. But when you reach out to pet her, she vanishes into thin air. This is the tale of Sheba - just one spooky tale after another among the living at #WVU. Read more at our profile link.
What do you do with abandoned West Virginia coal mines and factories? #WVU alumnus @ben_gilmer helps turn them into farming and food distribution sites. Dig into the how and why in our latest podcast episode of Sparked, available in our profile link.
When Ysabel Bombardiere walked into a middle school classroom to recruit girls for a #coding club, she heard boys say, “Girls cannot code.” The girls in the Kanawha County Girls Who Code club are now saying, “Wanna bet?” Hear from Ysabel and the girls who are breaking the code in our latest podcast episode at our profile link. #WVU #stem #girlpower @girlswhocode
Did the ominous sounds of the @wvuband help throw off the Texas Tech Red Raiders last weekend? It's possible. Tunes such as the themes to @gameofthrones and Jaws illicit a forebiding sound, which the Pride leans toward performing when the Mountaineers are on defense, said Scott Tobias, band director. To read more about the stand tunes churned out at #WVU games, visit the link in our profile. 🎷🎺🥁♬
Share your stories with us, #WVU alumni! Did you get a cool new job? Or did you welcome a little new Mountaineer into the family? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your Class Notes. #instaWVU @wvualumniassoc
The second episode of Sparked is out today, telling the story of a #WVU alumna who has made #coding fun for girls in her community. In this video, Emma Gardner, a mentor in the Kanawha County Girls Who Code club, talks about the future of coding. #stem #girlswhocode Check out http://wvumag.wvu.edu/sparked for the latest podcast.
#WVU alumna and sociology doctoral student Rayna Momen and Emily Smith-Zimmerman wed at the Monongalia County Courthouse after same-sex marriage became legal in West Virginia in 2014. On #NationalComingOutDay, read about the struggles and triumphs of other #LGBTQ Mountaineers in our story from Spring 2015 titled “A Future on the Side of Equality” at our profile link.
It’s time to unravel those scarves and overindulge in pumpkin spice. And it’s time to breathe in the beautiful autumn backdrop of the #WVU campus. For scenic fall views of the Mountaineer landscape, check out our profile link to Autumn Snapshots That Will Make You Fall in Love with WVU. #instaWVU
Hillary Kay tunes her ukulele at Brooke High School in Wellsburg, W.Va., where she and the #WVU #Bluegrass Band shared old-time string music to high school students. Hear more about the band in our new podcast Sparked via our profile link, iTunes, SoundCloud and Stitcher!
You've read our magazine. Now you can experience it in an auditory realm. Sparked is a podcast of #WVU Magazine that is all about the people changing Appalachia’s future for the better. In our first episode, Old Home Place, Travis Stimeling, assistant professor of music history, and his band of college students are teaching children all about Appalachian music. Tune us in at wvumag.wvu.edu/sparked or on iTunes or SoundCloud.
Tune in tomorrow. Get Sparked. ☇
There are no female bathrooms. Men have to use swear words to work efficiently, and women can’t be around that. Women might get pregnant and take time off work. The only women in this office are secretaries. These were all excuses for not hiring one now-West Virginia University professor when she interviewed with large tech companies in the ’70s. Read more at our profile link on #WVU women who are changing the tech world. #womeninstem #stem #womenintech #coding #girlpower
I remember living in Beverly Hills when it was common for someone to come up to the gate and ask, 'Is the owner home?' You have fun with that. I’d say, ‘He’ll be here tomorrow.' Or tell them to kiss my a**. A lot of people become angry and self-destructive. There’s not a moment that I walk around and I’m not aware that I’m black. So I make adjustments. It doesn’t dictate everything to me. You learn how to make your life work. That’s it. To read more of our interview with Bill Withers, go to our profile link. #WVU #instawvu #billwithers #aintnosunshine #race #soul