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 email@example.com #instawvu #hailwv @wvufootball Photo courtesy of @wvulibraries
Have a happy and safe Fourth of July, Mountaineers! If you're in a patriotic mood, head over to our profile link for more shots around campus that'll have you chanting U-S-A! U-S-A! 🇺🇸 #wvu #instawvu #4thofjuly #america
I am very West Virginian, and I am very Syrian. Learn about Mays Ibraheem and other Mountaineers who immigrated to the U.S. or are children of immigrants at our profile link (2017). #instawvu #wvu #immigration
My goal is to show the human side of the conflict. War is part of everyday life even though one is outside of the battlefield. - #WVU researcher Karen Culcasi on refugees. Read more at our profile link. #worldrefugeeday @wvueberly