Jacqueline Speir is training the next generation's Temperance Brennan and Gil Grissom at #WVU. She has helped create a one-of-its kind database of footwear soles in the U.S. for #forensicscience research. Read more at our bio link. @wvueberly
Ed Olesh had trouble blending into the campus environment of #WVU after four deployments and 400-plus combat missions as an #Army Ranger. He remembers chewing out an 18-year-old who answered his phone during a presentation for freshmen on his first day on campus. He soon realized that the E-5 sergeant in him might not be suitable for all occasions and slowly adjusted to campus culture. Olesh bonded with other #veterans and sought non-veterans to acclimate to society. Not only did he succeed, but he brought light to student-veteran issues on campus as leader of @veteransofwvu. This month Olesh will graduate with a master's degree from @wvudavis. Read more about his journey in our bio link.
Look out for this tasty, elegant cover of WVU Magazine, hitting mailboxes soon. In this issue, we tell the story of our food through alumni who are sharing the culture of Appalachian food. Photo by @costellowv
A lot of people in the military do their 20 years, retire and get a civilian job doing the same thing they did in the military. I probably could have gotten a really good-paying job in intel. But I wanted to do this. I wanted to do science. -- Rodney Elliott, 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran and current #WVU student majoring in physics and Russian studies. Stay tuned to our social media accounts in the coming weeks for more info on our web-exclusive series on student-veterans titled Mountaineers in Arms. #veterans #airforce #science @wvuveterans Photo by @raythompsonjrphoto
In May 2016, Elle High retired after 33 years in the #WVU English department. The next day she got a letter that led to the discovery that she had breast cancer. She set out to overcome this skirmish, with help from donors, @wvumedicine and Bonnie's Bus. Read more at our bio link. Photo by @raythompsonjrphoto
With Election Day looming, cartoonist Paul Carmack envisioned three enemies of Democracy in 1938: Communism, fascism and the indifferent voter. This illustration is part of the Rush Dew Holt Political Cartoon Collection at @wvulibraries. #election #wvu #politicalcartoon #cartoon
TOP DOCTOR: #WVU alumna Patrice A. Harris is president-elect of the @amermedicalassn, the first African-American woman to hold the office. Harris, BA '82, #psychology, MA '86, counseling psychology, MD '92, is a psychiatrist in Atlanta, Ga.
Meet Daniel McTaggart in our bio link: A #WVU custodian by night; beat poet by day. #beatpoetry #poetry
PhD candidate Justin Mathias takes a pencil-size core sample from a red spruce at the top of Gaudineer Knob in West Virginia. He and #biology professor Richard Thomas found direct evidence in the red spruce of Monongahela Forest of #forest resurgence in the wake of the Clean Air Act of 1970. Their study is published in Global Change Biology. #wvu
Chris Youngblood, BM '07 and @wvuband alumnus, and his three cuddly cuties are all equipped for #collegecolorsday. #wvu #instawvu 💛💙
Most of us got to play with fire trucks. These kids at Junior Firefighter Camp, held by @wvuextension, got to be firefighters. More in our bio link. #firefighter #wvu
Oh where oh where is this magnificent #sculpture? It's right in the backyard of the #WVU campus. Marvel at this stainless steel creation called Spiritual Growth alongside six other sculptures in the Nath Sculpture Garden outside the @artmuseumofwvu. Check out more at the link in our bio. @wvucca #art Photo by @raythompsonjrphoto
Week 1 of classes at #WVU is done and done. 💛💙 Here speech pathology major Autumn Kunkel waits with fellow students for a class to begin at the College of Business and Economics on Wednesday. For more Welcome Week scenes, hop over to the link in our bio.
Who needs a car in #college when you can find a friend to roll you around in one of these? Check out more scenes from #WVU Welcome Week 2018 at the link in our bio. Photo by @alexkiing
Look out for the next issue of #WVU Magazine, arriving in mailboxes shortly. On the cover is @vannahlusk23, a coal miner's daughter ready to change lives in the West Virginia coalfields and around the world. 💛💙
With FallFest peeking around the corner, let's look back at some of the past performances that rang in the new school years at #WVU, like #country superstar @dierksbentley here in 2014. Hop over to our profile link for the complete list. #fbf Photo by @wvuevents.
The @wvuband has a long tradition of wowing crowds with its magical performances. See what they have in store for the 2018 #WVU football season at our profile link. 💛💙 We're just about a month away! #marchingband #instawvu #1977
#TBT to the #WVU football team entering old Mountaineer Field in 1955. Do you or a parent remember life at WVU in the 1950s? If so, we want to hear from you. Talk to us on social media or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org #instawvu #hailwv @wvufootball Photo courtesy of @wvulibraries