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PETE grad featured in upcoming Alumni Pioneer Session Week

Bobby Waugh

Join us, Friday, Oct. 6, 12 p.m. at the Erickson Alumni Center to listen to PETE alumnus Bobby Waugh speak about inclusion in sports. This is part of the WVU Alumni Association Pioneer Session Week. 

Waugh is from Hagerstown, Maryland, but lives in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. He teaches and coaches in Washington County Maryland. Waugh teaches Health and Physical Education at Pleasant Valley and Williamsport Elementary Schools. He teaches an evening on-line health class at Williamsport and Hancock High Schools. Waugh  is the head Unified Bocce Coach at North Hagerstown High School and works with the Washington County Recreation Department. He is currently in his ninth year of teaching and tenth year of coaching.

University sport performance psychology expert who helps athletes handle stress, set goals honored

Ed Etzel in lobby.

West Virginia University professor and Olympic Gold Medalist who helps athletes learn the art of mindfulness was inducted into the U.S. International Shooting Hall of Fame this past August in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

WVU’s  Ed Etzel received the award, alongside three other American sharpshooters. A licensed psychologist, Etzel is a professor in the  College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. His research interests focus on performance psychology and its influence on athletes’ mental health.

Register for Diversity Cup coed soccer tournament

2016 Diversity Cup Winners

The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, in partnership with Campus Recreation and the Sport Management Club, will celebrate the spirit of sport, friendship and inclusiveness during Diversity Week 2017 by sponsoring the Third Annual Diversity Cup Five vs. Five Coed Soccer Tournament.

Registration is open for the tournament, scheduled for Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 on the turf fields located in front of the CPASS building and Towers (Evansdale Campus). Registration is free and open to all graduate and undergraduate students enrolled during the fall semester.

WVU to formalize partnership with Federal University of Parana, Brazil

Students outside of UFPR

A new agreement between West Virginia University and the Federal University of Parana will promote opportunities for research, faculty exchange and a grant collaboration between the universities.

A delegation of four high-ranking university administrators from UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil, will visit the WVU campus on Monday (Sept. 18). The UFPR delegation, which includes UFPR President, Ricardo Marcelo Fonseca, Vice-President of Planning, Budget and Finance, Fernando Mezzadri, Director of International Affairs, Andre Duarte, and Graduate Programs Coordinator André Rodacki, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with WVU.

Sport management alumnus expands impact within esports industry

Chris Mann

Graduates from the West Virginia University sport management program in the College of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences are known for their success in the sports industry. CPASS alumni often land leadership positions within professional and collegiate organizations. As technology and the industry expand, so do WVU graduates and their roles.

Christopher Mann, Sport Management, BS 2002, is the agency lead on the T-Mobile account and was responsible for securing a partnership with the top two North American esports organizations, Cloud9 and Team SoloMid. Mann has served as the senior account director in Global Strategy, Partnerships and Activation for WME IMG for the past year, jumping head first into esports after 10 plus years working on the Campbell’s Chunky Soup NFL campaign.