WVPA Updates and Alerts

News, alerts and updates from and about the West Virginia Press Association

MEDIA ADVISORY: Marshall University’s iconic fountain expected to be nominated to National Register of Historic Places (June 13)

West Virginia Archives and History Commission to meet at university on Thursday HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University’s Memorial Fountain, created in memory of the 75 individuals lost in the 1970 Marshall University plane crash and officially dedicated in 1972, is expected to be nominated to the National Register of Historic Places[Read More…]

West Virginia has a severe shortage of direct care professionals: Here’s how you can help

West Virginia Press Association CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Help your community while earning money — that’s the opportunity that the West Virginia Pathways to Professional In-Home Care is offering. The West Virginia Department of Human Services has partnered with the West Virginia University Health Affairs Institute to create a new training[Read More…]

MEDIA ADVISORY: USDA Rural Development joins Glenville State University and West Virginia Community Development Hub for the 2nd annual Rural Partners Network Federal Partners Forum

WHO:             Dr. Basil Gooden, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development; Ryan Thorn, West Virginia State Director, USDA Rural Development; Lee Jones, Executive Director, Rural Partners Network (RPN), USDA Rural Development; Dilawar Syed, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration; Robert Shafer, Mayor, city of Summersville; Stephanie Tyree, Executive[Read More…]

EXPERT PITCH: WVU expert offers advice for beginners wanting to spend more time outdoors

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The outdoors are calling as summer rolls in and the knowledgeable staff at the West Virginia University Adventure WV program know just where to find the best recreational opportunities. Associate Director Morgan Haas provides insight on how beginners can enjoy the outdoors and what families can do in the Mountain State, including[Read More…]

Media Advisory: WVSOM/National Institutes of Health hosting community engagement presentation on June 6

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) has issued the following media advisory: On June 6, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s Center for Rural and Community Health (CRCH) is hosting a presentation in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Community Engagement Alliance, “Sustaining Community Partnerships: Fostering Relationships Between Communities[Read More…]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Marshall University, state and federal partners to break ground for Institute for Cyber Security (May 17)

Lt. General Robert J. Skinner, JFHQ-DoDIN, to serve as special guest speaker West Virginia Press Association HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Officials with Marshall University, West Virginia University and Joint Force Headquarters – Department of Defense Information Network, a component of the United States Cyber Command, among other government and educational partners, have scheduled[Read More…]

Tick talk, WVU Extension expert offers tips on avoiding ticks

As spring blooms and people spend more time outside, exposure to ticks and the diseases they carry increases significantly. West Virginia University Extension Entomology Specialist Carlos Quesada is providing helpful information and advice about how to avoid tick bites this season. Quotes: “Ticks are arthropods, but not insects, and are closely related to spiders and mites. Hard[Read More…]

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2024 Vandalia Health Network Conference to unite health care professionals on May 17

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Innovating for a Healthier Tomorrow: The 2024 Vandalia Health Network Conference will unite health care professionals, policymakers and experts in a unified effort to tackle current health care challenges and explore future opportunities. The conference will provide insights into health care policy updates, strategic planning and the[Read More…]

MEDIA ADVISORY: USDA Rural Development Administrator Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, WV State Director Ryan Thorn to announce $2.9 million in investments supporting small business owners

Investments are part of 27 projects being announced in the Northeast Region West Virginia Press Association WHO: Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA Rural Development; Ryan Thorn, West Virginia State Director, USDA Rural Development; Award Recipients; USDA Rural Development staff; local stakeholders; and members of the media. WHAT:  USDA Rural[Read More…]

MEDIA ADVISORY: Young Writers Day celebrates student creativity and talent (May 3)

West Virginia Press Association WHAT:           Young Writers Day WHEN:          Friday, May 3, 2024, 9 a.m.; Award Ceremony, 1 p.m. WHERE:        University of Charleston, Riggleman Hall Auditorium                         2300 MacCorkle Avenue, SE, Charleston, WV 25304 CONTACT:    Christy Day, West Virginia Department of Education Office of                     Communications, (304) 558-2699 or [email protected] The West Virginia Department[Read More…]

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