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Gary North Collection, The Stirrup Gallery, Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - Long before there were guns or other forms of mass manufactured weapons, Native Americans were inventing and making tools for hunting and protection. A vast array of atlatl, spear heads and knives are a part of the Gary North Collection given to Davis & Elkins College for display in The Stirrup Gallery.

NERDIST - Ceramic artist Brett Kern is best known for making inflatable dinosaurs out of clay. That’s arguably enough of a “win” on its own, but his latest project, a series of pop-culture characters spoofing classic sculpture, is just too amazing to handle. We want them all.

Dr. Renaud Stauber, Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - Dr. Renaud Stauber, a retired United States Naval Reserve commander, has been appointed as assistant professor of mathematics, physics and computer science at Davis & Elkins College. Beginning in the fall semester, he will teach pre-algebra and physics.

NO DEPRESSION - Musical duos are, of course, nothing new. They're frequently seen in bluegrass and country music, as well as in comedy and acting, more popular music -- always with one playing off the other, giving art a resonance that would be impossible for a solo performer to pull off. But this year there seems to be a proliferation of them in the wide, wide world of Americana, with no two exactly alike.

Clark Manson

ELKINS - Country musician Clark Manson will headline D&E Night on the Town Friday, September 4 as the College, Elkins Main Street and the city of Elkins again partner for an evening of art, live music and a movie. All events are free and open to the public in celebration of the return of Davis & Elkins students.

Manson is making his second appearance in Elkins after opening for Scotty McCreery on the D&E campus in May.

THE MONTCLAIR TIMES - When I was 14, I was the principal second of the New Jersey Youth Symphony. We played "The Nutcracker Suite." When we got to the "Waltz of the Flowers," I remember feeling sorry for the audience.

All the audience could do was listen. But I, and the rest of the orchestra, were inside the music. As our bows went back and forth, we were part of Tchaikovsky's lilt. Naturally, I also remember my solos and shaking the conductor's hand afterwards.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Davis & Elkins College women's soccer took to Nuttall Field Friday to engage in a scrimmage against the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in which the Lady Senators held their opponent scoreless through two 30 minute periods before the Crimson Hawks got the upper hand in the final segment of substitutions and recon work for both squads.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Davis & Elkins College students walk to the time-honored matriculation convocation in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium on Friday afternoon. The 'Write Your Story' T-shirts followed the theme of Orientation Weekend.

Davis & Elkins College Project Life Change

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Department of Sport Science is set to launch its third season of Project Life Change, a free program aimed at helping participants create a better, healthier lifestyle. Supported with a $5,000 grant from the Snowshoe Foundation, the next session begins Tuesday, August 25 on the College campus.

WBOY - The newest group of Senators were arriving at Davis & Elkins College on Friday morning, preparing for the next step in their education. Some students had already moved in for programs that started earlier, but they said the move-in day has been a busy one, with a surprise or two in the mix.

WDTV - Some moms may have shed a tear, but their kids might not be so sad about starting school. They'll soon be playing carnival games and watching fireworks. But don't worry, colleges in Randolph County aren't changing their curriculum. It's just freshman orientation.

Freshmen took over Davis and Elkins College August 21st. They were welcomed to campus with a weekend orientation of games and exercises. What's new is an initiative called "Write Your Story" where they'll think about the age-old question of what their purposes are in life.

ELKINS - James Porterfield, director of the Center for Railway Tourism at Davis & Elkins College, is bridging the past and the present with two recently released projects focusing on railroad heritage tourism. His article, “History of Food Served on American Trains,” appears in the current issue of Popular Anthropology Magazine, while the August 15 broadcast of his interview by talk show host Sandy Fenton on iHeartMedia's News Radio WHP580 "Let's Talk Travel” is available as a podcast linked to several regional AAA divisions.

J. Christopher Moss Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - J. Christopher Moss has been appointed as instructor of criminology at Davis & Elkins College. He will join the faculty at the start of the fall semester when he will teach Intro. to the Criminal Justice System, Criminal Law and White Collar Crime.

“I’m very excited to join the close-knit community at Davis & Elkins College,” Moss says. “The smaller class sizes allow students and teachers to develop better relationships, which enhance the learning experience.”

The Well Reds

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College invites the community to celebrate the start of the fall semester with an evening of free entertainment on Sunday, August 23. The Last Night of Summer Carnival begins at 8:30 p.m. on the Claude King Davis Memorial Plaza and includes fireworks, food, live music with The Well Reds and carnival games.

The event is presented by the Davis & Elkins College Student Life Office, Student Assembly and Campus Activities Board.

Davis & Elkins College Benfield-Vick Chaplain Rev. Kevin Starcher

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College has been awarded a $20,000 Chaplaincy Grant from NetVUE and the Council of Independent Colleges that will fund programs to strengthen the role of the College’s chaplain and to promote the spiritual and theological exploration of life purpose.

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College campus soon will be bustling with activity as new students arrive Friday for a unique two-day orientation session and upperclassmen return Sunday to mark the start of the fall semester. The weekend wraps up Sunday with a community event featuring live music and fireworks.

Dr. Lisa M. DiDonato

ELKINS - Dr. Lisa M. DiDonato has been appointed assistant professor of psychology at Davis & Elkins College. She will join the faculty beginning with the fall semester when she’ll teach Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology and Psychology Research and Statistics.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Dozens of faculty and staff assisted in helping beautify Davis & Elkins College by donating their time to help plant flowers across the campus Wednesday.

Hundreds of flowers were planted around all the campus residence halls, and new flower beds were added at Presidential Center and Moyer Halls.

The volunteers also worked to add outdoor seating areas and fire pits to many of the residence halls.

WDTV - The staff at Davis & Elkins College aren't afraid to get their hands dirty. August 12 was the first Campus Beautification Day where staff members planted flowers and added color to the campus...All to get it ready for the students. 5 News went around the campus today to see what was going on.

5 News learned these staff members also have green thumbs. 5 News hopped on a golf cart and rode around campus to see all the work they've done and hear their thoughts on its importance to the college's community.

WBOY - The West Virginia Division of Culture and History has awarded $405,967 in development grants.

The 11 projects involve restoration and rehabilitation of sites listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

$55,000 will fund roof replacement at Halliehurst Mansion in Elkins.

The building serves as part of the administrative offices for Davis & Elkins College.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - The annual Augusta Festival went out with a bang Saturday night with a variety of show-stopping performances anchored by the internationally syndicated radio program Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.

The weekend, which was filled with activities and music that kept feet tapping, showcased some of the Mountain State's best, including dozens of artisans at Saturday's Augusta Festival & Craft Fair.

WV PUBLIC BROADCASTING - On West Virginia Morning, two reports from the Augusta Heritage Center...one about a young fiddle player and another about the traditional arts and crafts workshops. Also, Judith Owen performs our Mountain Stage Song of the Week. These stories coming up on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting...telling West Virginia's story.

THE STATE JOURNAL - It’s been another successful season so far for the Augusta Heritage Center at Davis & Elkins College. Like it does every summer, the program attracts everyone from aspiring musicians loaded with talent to experts in a variety of folk arts. And it’s all in the name of keeping tradition alive.

Across five weeks, the center offers attendees the chance to delve into five different topics — beginning with early country music, followed by blues and swing, Irish, bluegrass and, this week, old-time, vocal and American vernacular dance.

SENATOR NATION - Third year head coach Chris Cottrell unveiled the 2015-16 schedule for the D&E men’s basketball team on Wednesday.

Davis & Elkins College Library

ELKINS - Booth Library at Davis & Elkins College invites the local community to its bookshelves to explore a wide array of new collections and expanded technology that allows everyone to enjoy increased offerings.

“Any community member can visit,” says Mary Jo DeJoice, assistant director of Booth Library. “The Library, its catalog and its databases are completely free and open to the public.”

Augusta Heritage Center Festival

ELKINS - Thousands of people are expected to gather for the 42nd annual Augusta Festival in Elkins City Park on Saturday, August 8 for a day filled with live entertainment, craft demonstrations and sales, activities for kids and a variety of concessions. The Festival, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., highlights the music, dance and folklore of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College and caps off the program’s five-week long summer sessions. Admission is free.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Music was in the air and feet were tapping away Monday at the Elkins Rotary Club's weekly meeting.

A group of students from the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College and Assistant Programming Coordinator Becky Hill showcased some old-time and Cajun tunes as well as some fancy footwork.

The group is preparing for Augusta Festival Weekend, which kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday.

Photo of the Day
Freshmen Friedrich “Fritz” Peter of Bielefeld, Germany, and David Sixtos-Jesus, of Grand Prairie, Texas, both members of the Senator Soccer team, play cornhole at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fall Kick-off on Wednesday. The event drew 68 students to front campus for food, fun, fellowship and a friendly game of football. Photo by Wes Hendrix. To see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.