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WVU Youth Sports Day combines best practices and Big 12 football experience

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The Center for Applied Coaching and Sport Sciences at WVU is collaborating with Mountaineer Athletics to host the third annual Youth Sports Day, Saturday, Sept. 10, prior to the Kansas Jayhawks vs. WVU football game. This year’s Youth Sports Day is sponsored by U.S Cellular.

Youth Sports Day serves as an opportunity to provide the community with information about quality youth sport programs, the importance of sport sampling for developing the athletic skills and fitness youth need to participate in sports programs, says Kristen Dieffenbach, professor, coaching and performance science, College of Applied Human Sciences.

College of Applied Human Sciences kicks off first year with celebration

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The West Virginia University campus is invited to celebrate the inaugural academic year of the College of Applied Human Sciences on Thursday, September 15, 3-5 p.m. at the Evansdale recreation fields. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

The fair will feature free snacks, drinks, games, prizes, music, special guests and more to help commemorate the college’s first semester.

WVU education experts say creative solutions needed for keeping, recruiting teachers

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With a new school year underway, three West Virginia University education experts discuss the ongoing challenges of staffing schools, which the president of the National Education Association labeled a “five-alarm crisis.”

Donna Peduto, executive director of West Virginia Public Education Collaborative , has held positions with the West Virginia Board of Education and the state Department of Education, and was the state coordinator for West Virginia's first Innovation Zones Initiative.

WVU School of Education expands reach of Mountaineer Mathematics Master Teachers program with launch of third cohort

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The West Virginia University School of Education and Mountaineer Mathematics Master Teachers project have selected 12 middle and high school math teachers from across West Virginia to serve as the third cohort of M3T fellows. The group will join the project’s statewide mathematics teacher leadership program for the next five years.

Moving into its third year, the M3T project works to support and retain skilled and experienced secondary math teachers by empowering these teachers as leaders in their school districts and across the state. The program also aims to create a model of networked and teacher-led improvement and teacher leadership development statewide and share that emerging strategy across the country.

Sports Business Journal available at no cost to WVU community

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Through a partnership with West Virginia University Libraries, all WVU students, faculty and staff will have free digital access to the Sports Business Journal for the 2022-23 academic year. The complimentary access to the nation’s leading publication in sports business is valued at more than $800 for industry professionals.

Those interested can access the journal here. A WVU login and password are required to view the publication.

WVU School of Sport Sciences receives national recognition

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The School of Sport Sciences in the College of Applied Human Sciences at West Virginia University was identified by as one of the leading sport sciences programs in the U.S.

"It is extremely exciting for our school to be recognized as one of the foremost programs in the country. It is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the faculty," Valerie Wayda, associate professor, associate dean for academic affairs, undergraduate education and school of sport sciences director, said.

Schimmel to serve as faculty ombudsperson

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Christine Schimmel, associate professor of counseling, has been appointed as the new WVU faculty ombudsperson for the 2022-23 academic year.

Selected through an internal, University-wide search process by a committee with representatives from the WVU Faculty Senate and the Provost’s Office, Schimmel will provide confidential and informal assistance to all faculty members across the University community.

Dean Cyprès named to WVPEC Board

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One of the primary calls to action for Autumn Tooms Cyprès, founding dean for the College of Applied Human Sciences at West Virginia University, is to continue to foster the relationships between public schools and the University. Cyprès took immediate action in this regard by recently accepting a position on the West Virginia Public Education Collaborative Board.

The WVPEC Board is a collection of leaders from across the state and nation that have a commitment to all levels of public education. The organization works with government officials, as well as education and business leaders, to tackle public education challenges while striving to build a more seamless pipeline from K-12 and higher education to in-demand jobs. The WVPEC engages in a number of activities aimed at providing tools and resources necessary to help West Virginia students and teachers.

WVU Counseling students excel in national exam outcomes

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Allison Lampinen is among a remarkable cohort of College of Applied Human Sciences students who successfully passed the National Counseling Exam utilized by the state of West Virginia as the qualifying testing for professional licensure as a counselor.

“I can never thank the WVU Counseling program enough for what it has given me. I was able to pass the NCE the first time and was hired at the school I have been wanting to work for since the beginning,” Lapinen said. “I know these accomplishments are direct results from attending a CACREP program where the professors are passionate about what they do and truly want you to be successful.”