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Project TRAIN lays a new track to support children affected by addiction at home

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One of every four children in the United States has a parent wrestling with drug or alcohol addiction, based on national data, and is at risk of developing a substance use disorder later in life.

To begin to break that cycle and give adults in those kids’ lives the tools to make a difference,  West Virginia University’s  Project TRAIN has expanded its program, originally focused on helping K-12 teachers support students affected by addiction, to youth camps statewide.

WVU research shows healthy communication after divorce should be all about the kids

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When it comes to keeping the lines of communication open after a divorce, West Virginia University researchers Jonathon Beckmeyer and Jessica Troilo say you can have far too much of a good thing.

Their study of 708 divorced parents of children under 18 shows that even innocuous chitchat between divorced co-parents can put children’s well-being at risk. Simply put, “limit any communication to shared parenting issues,” the researchers suggest.

Registration open for WVU Diversity Cup coed soccer tournament

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The College of Applied Human Sciences, in partnership with the West Virginia University Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will celebrate the spirit of sport, friendship and inclusiveness by hosting the 6th 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 tournament, commemorating Diversity Week 2022, is scheduled on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 on the turf fields located between the College of Applied Human Sciences building and the Student Recreation Center on the Evansdale Campus.

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.