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Deering transforms summer camp experiences to valuable life skills

Elizabeth Deering headshot outside.

For many students, summer break means a break from the rigors of academia. But the past two summers have been anything but ordinary for Elizabeth Deering, a freshman majoring in Sport Management. Her summers have been marked by adventure, nature, and a transition from being a camper to a counselor at Camp Hidden Meadows in Bartow, W.Va.

Major: Sport Management (M.S.)

WVU, BYU partner for book drive

Several children's books in a rack at the nursery school.

Bringham Young University, in partnership with West Virginia University and the WVU College of Applied Human Sciences, will host a book drive at a service tailgate prior to the football game between the Cougars and the Mountaineers on Saturday, Nov. 4.

The book drive is being held to benefit the WVU Nursery School and the Monongalia and Preston Counties United Way. The collected books will be used to create new classroom libraries at the nursery school and to provide books to children in need in the local community.

NSF awards $600K grant to WVU team for engineering education project

Three students work with a robot inside a classroom.

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a grant of nearly $600,000 to a team of faculty at West Virginia University, including Jake Follmer from the School of Education in the College of Applied Human Sciences, for a project aimed at enhancing engineering education for students at West Virginia University.

Follmer is joined as a lead investigator on the project by Lizzie Santiago (principal investigator) and Michael Brewster (co-principal investigator), who serve as faculty members in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering.

Students invited to contribute to CAHS “Diversity Quilt” this week

Photo of a diversity quilt that has personalized squares from individuals.

All students, faculty and staff are invited to join the WVU College of Applied Human Sciences this week (Sept. 18-22) in the creation of a “Diversity Quilt.”

Each person will decorate a square with symbols and words representing parts of their intersecting identities. The materials will be available in the Office of Student Success in the Applied Human Sciences Building and on the sixth floor of Allen Hall. The squares will then be pieced together and put on display to celebrate the different aspects of all people that comprise the WVU College of Applied Human Sciences.

2023 Diversity Cup registration open

Several students pose outside in soccer apparel holding a soccer ball.

The College of Applied Human Sciences, in partnership with the Sport Management program, will celebrate the spirit of sport, friendship and inclusiveness by hosting the 7th Annual Diversity Cup Four vs. Four Coed Soccer Tournament. For more information, to register and view tournament rules visit the College of Applied Human Sciences Diversity Cup webpage.

The pool play tournament is scheduled on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 on the turf fields located between the Applied Human Sciences Building and the Student Recreation Center on the Evansdale Campus.