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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 29 items )  

AFP Launches Mail, Digital Campaign Ahead of Kavanaugh Hearings
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Sept. 4 -- Americans for Prosperity issued the following news release: With Judge Brett Kavanaugh set to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Americans for Prosperity announced Tuesday the continuation of its seven-figure field, direct mail, and digital ad effort supporting Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation. Last week, residents of North Dakota, Alabama, West Virginia, Indiana and Alaska received mailers highlighting Judge Kavanaugh's demonstrated commitment   more

Alamance County Commissioners Unanimously Vote to Oppose Fracked Gas Mountain Valley Pipeline Extension
GRAHAM, North Carolina, Sept. 4 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: Today, the Alamance County, NC County Commission unanimously voted to oppose the extension of the controversial fracked gas Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). They are the first elected body to officially oppose the project's extension into North Carolina. The MVP has been controversial from the day it was announced. In addition to transporting climate-disrupting fracked gas, the project has been cited in West V  more

Bethany College Named an 'Athletic Hidden Gem' by College Raptor
BETHANY, West Virginia, Sept. 6 -- Bethany College issued the following news: Bethany College has been named as one of the country's "Most Athletic Hidden Gems" among small colleges by College Raptor, a leading college-planning platform that helps families discover colleges based on academic and cultural fit. With athletic involvement from 57.21 percent of the student body, Bethany, an NCAA Division III school, was ranked fifth in the nation by College Raptor. The ranking's criteria limited th  more

Casey Patick, M.D., Joins Marshall Pediatrics
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, Sept. 4 -- Marshall University issued the following news release: The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital medical and dental staff welcome Casey Patick, M.D., to their pediatric teams of providers. Patick, a pediatrician dedicated to primary care for infants and children, has been named an assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. A native of South   more

Concord University Hosting Patriot Day Ceremony
ATHENS, West Virginia, Sept. 7 -- Concord University issued the following news release: Concord University will observe Patriot Day with a 9/11 remembrance ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. The outdoor program will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the Athens campus and will be held on the lawn in front of Marsh Hall (Administration Building.) Colonel Corrina M. Boggess, Ph.D., DEL will be the guest speaker. Dr. Boggess has over 35 years of diverse leadership experience. She currently serves as the Arm  more

Constitution Week Begins at Marshall University Sept. 10
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, Sept. 5 -- Marshall University issued the following news release: Marshall University's annual Constitution Week celebration kicks off Monday, Sept. 10, and runs through Monday, Sept. 24. Constitution Week at Marshall is an observance that commemorates the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and sheds light on the historical significance of Chief Justice John Marshall, who is credited with helping define the Constitution by establishing the legal principle of judicial   more

Crime Scene Apartments Now Part Of Concord University Criminology Emphasis
ATHENS, West Virginia, Sept. 4 -- Concord University issued the following news release: New crime scene apartments are being unveiled at Concord University this fall offering Criminology students an expanded opportunity to learn about the field. Instructor of Criminology Lori Pace says the facility will "engage them beyond textbooks and the classroom" and "provide an enrichment to the Criminology Emphasis in our Sociology Bachelor of Science degree". Two apartments on campus are being convert  more

Festival of New Music Returns to Campus
FAIRMONT, West Virginia, Sept. 7 -- Fairmont State University issued the following news story: Fairmont State University is proud to host the 5th annual West Fork New Music Festival on the university campus Thursday, September 27th through Saturday, September 29th. Nearly a hundred local, national, and international composers and performers will perform seven concerts on the campus of Fairmont State University and two additional concerts in downtown Fairmont. Great Noise Ensemble, an internati  more

FFRF Knocks Logan County, W.Va., Schools for Constitutional Violations
MADISON, Wisconsin, Sept. 7 -- The Freedom From Religion Foundation issued the following news release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation is slamming a West Virginia school district for several constitutional violations that have recently occurred there. A concerned parent reported these infringements in the Logan County Schools system to the state/church watchdog. On Aug. 23, Logan High School broadcast a Christian prayer over the loudspeaker prior to a football game against Man High Schoo  more

First WVU BSN Cohort on Keyser Campus Receiving Proficient Instruction From Skilled Faculty, Staff
KEYSER, West Virginia, Sept. 7 -- Potomac State College issued the following news release: The first cohort of students in West Virginia University's School of Nursing on the Potomac State College campus can be assured that they're learning from qualified professionals who have a combined 84 years of experience between them. Faculty and staff involved with the WVU School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program have been busy preparing for students all summer. Overseeing  more

Folklife Center Celebrates Authors Willis and Campbell
FAIRMONT, West Virginia, Sept. 7 -- Fairmont State University issued the following news story: Author, teacher, and West Virginia native, Meredith Sue Willis, will read from her new book, Their Houses, on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7:00 p.m. at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University. Born and raised in West Virginia, Willis teaches novel writing at New York University's School of Professional Studies. She is the author of twenty-two books,  more

International Housekeeping Week to Be Celebrated Sept. 8-14
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, Sept. 5 -- Marshall University issued the following news release: Marshall University will celebrate the hard work of its housekeeping and grounds staff Saturday, Sept. 8, through Friday, Sept. 14, during International Housekeeping Week. The university has organized a series of events to highlight the efforts of those who help Marshall University's facilities and campus shine. All week, faculty and staff will have opportunities to work as job shadows alongside member  more

John L. Dickinson Family Awards $500,000 Challenge Grant to West Virginia State University
INSTITUTE, West Virginia, Sept. 5 -- West Virginia State University issued the following news release: The John L. Dickinson Family has awarded West Virginia State University (WVSU) a $500,000 matching grant to support the University's new nursing program. Planned to launch in the fall of 2019, the nursing program will offer a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), and a RN to BSN program for registered nurses with an associate's degree seeking to complete their BSN. "We are grateful for the D  more

Kestrel Launches Issue 39 With Events to Celebrate Writing
FAIRMONT, West Virginia, Sept. 7 -- Fairmont State University issued the following news story: Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art, the Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature, and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a two-day symposium on the special theme of Issue 39, "Loved Labors Lost." Supported by a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council, twelve contributors to Kestrel39 will be on campus to participate in class visits,   more

Marshall President Launches Second Annual State Tour of High Schools
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, Sept. 4 -- Marshall University issued the following news release: Country singer Willie Nelson, who penned a popular song about road trips, might take a few lessons from Marshall University President Jerome A. Gilbert, who's on the road again with the second annual "The Rest of Your Life Begins at Marshall University" tour to high schools in West Virginia. The recruitment tour, which kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 5, in Clay and Kanawha counties, focuses on connecting th  more

Marshall Receives $2.6 Million Grant for Residential Treatment Facility
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, Sept. 7 -- Marshall University issued the following news release: Marshall University and its Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine have been awarded a five-year, $2.62 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help launch a residential treatment center for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders. The grant, funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will help support staffing an  more

Nationally Known Civil War Author to Speak
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, Sept. 6 -- Marshall University issued the following news release: Marshall University's Special Collections department will host Dr. Michael Bonner, nationally known Civil War author, for two lectures. He will speak on the topic "The Blockade in the Civil War" Thursday, Sept. 13, on the Huntington campus. At 4 p.m. Thursday, Bonner will speak in Drinko Library room 402, with the primary audience being the university's students, faculty and staff. Seating will be limi  more

NRCC Releases Web Video: Ojeda Goes Hollywood
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- The National Republican Congressional Committee issued the following news release: The NRCC today released a new web video, "Ojeda Goes Hollywood," which parodies left-wing activist Michael Moore's latest film and highlights WV-03 Democrat Richard Ojeda's extreme liberal agenda. "Richard Ojeda's anti-Trump agenda would devastate West Virginia," said NRCC Spokesman Chris Martin. "No wonder he's resorted to teaming up with the Hollywood elite." "Ojeda Goes Hollywood": htt  more

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon Joins Marshall Health
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, Sept. 7 -- Marshall University issued the following news release: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital medical and dental staff welcome Thomas C. Emmer, M.D., to their orthopaedic teams of providers. Emmer, a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon, has been named an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He earned his medical degre  more

Rockford University Announces New Leadership Roles in Academic Affairs and University Advancement
ROCKFORD, Illinois, Sept. 4 -- Rockford University issued the following news release: Rockford University President Eric W. Fulcomer, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of Michael Perry, Ph.D., as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and that of Gregory Cascione, Ph.D., as Interim Vice President for Advancement. Former Provost and Vice President Dr. Michael Mihalyo left the University in July to accept the presidency at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia.  more

U.S. Term Limits Praises Brett Rogers for Signing Pledge
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. West Virginia house of delegates candidate Brett Rogers, district 63, has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the   more

U.S. Term Limits Praises Evan Worrell for Signing Pledge
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. West Virginia house of delegates candidate Evan Worrell, district 18, has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the   more

U.S. Term Limits Praises Geoff Foster for Signing Pledge
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. West Virginia House Delegate Geoff Foster, district 15 incumbent, has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term  more

U.S. Term Limits Praises John Mandt, Jr. for Signing Pledge
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national, non-partisan movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specific to term limits on Congress. West Virginia house of delegates candidate John Mandt, Jr., of district 16, has committed support for term limits on Congress by signin  more

UMWA Reserves TV Ad Time for West Virginia Independent Expenditure Campaign
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Sept. 5 -- The United Mine Workers of America issued the following news release: The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) announced today that it has reserved $360,000 in television advertising in four West Virginia media markets for an independent expenditure effort in support of the re-election of Sen. Joe Manchin. "There is no stronger voice in the United States Senate on behalf of working and retired coal miners than Joe Manchin," UMWA International President Ce  more

Walsh Brings 'Lost and Found' Exhibit to GSC Fine Arts Gallery
GLENVILLE, West Virginia, Sept. 3 -- Glenville State College issued the following news release: The works of Jennifer Walsh are being featured in a gallery exhibit at Glenville State College. Her show will kick off with an opening reception on Friday, September 7 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. It will be on display through Friday, September 28. The Nicholas County native creates sculptures from organic materials. "It all started with making mud pies as a kid; I was always collecting items to decorate th  more

West Virginia Delegate Pack Commits to Sponsor Congressional Term Limits Resolution
WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national movement to limit terms for elected officials, is gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Their goal is to call a national term limits convention for the sole purpose of proposing term limits on Congress. West Virginia is a key state in this effort, with Delegate Jeffrey Pack (District 28) leading the way by committing to sponsor the Article V resoluti  more

West Virginia State University Creators Program Announces Fall Schedule
INSTITUTE, West Virginia, Sept. 4 -- West Virginia State University issued the following news release: West Virginia State University's (WVSU) Creators Program opens its seventh season with a series of talks targeting authors, filmmakers, musicians and visual storytellers. The free Creators Talks will take place throughout the coming months at the WVSU Economic Development Center (EDC) in Charleston, beginning Sept. 12. "We're excited to have a strong line-up for our seventh season of the Crea  more

Writers Series to Kick Off Fall Semester With Event for Facing Hunger Foodbank
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia, Sept. 7 -- Marshall University issued the following news release: In recognition of National Hunger Action Month, the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series at Marshall University will kick off the 2018 fall semester with its annual Writers Harvest, a literary event to support the Facing Hunger Foodbank. The event is planned for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center, where authors Eric Smith and Mary Imo-Stike will read from t  more