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SENATOR NATION - Davis & Elkins scored the first 17 points of the night and didn’t look back, coasting to an 93-43 win over Ohio Valley on Thursday.

SENATOR NATION - The D&E men stopped a six-game skid on Thursday evening with an 88-78 win over Ohio Valley. The win also ended a two year stint without a victory over the Scots.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins baseball team was voted fifth in the G-MAC preseason poll.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins softball team was picked fifth in the G-MAC preseason poll released on Thursday.

ELKINS - The D&E Spring Classic, March 3-4, offers golfers an outing with alumni and friends at the Sun ’N Lake Golf Club in Sebring, Fla. The tournament and events are open to the public, and proceeds will benefit student scholarships to Davis & Elkins College.

The two-day event begins with a meet-and-greet with members of the Senator Golf Team at 6 p.m. on March 3. The Classic four-man scramble starts with an 8:30 a.m. tee time on March 4 and includes a silent auction, followed by an awards ceremony. The cost is $125 per player.

SENATOR NATION - Trevecca outscored D&E 30-1 in bench points to earn an 84-79 victory on Saturday.

SENATOR NATION - Trevecca scored 60 points in the second half to down Davis & Elkins, 93-70 on Saturday.

SENATOR NATION - Shippensburg spoiled D&E’s Senior Day and regular season finale by sweeping the Senators on Saturday at the George A. Myles Pool.

ELKINS - More than 100 square dances are on the bill as The Mountain Dance Trail, a project of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, prepares to usher in its fourth season. Locals and visitors are invited to join in the fun with live music and callers in 15 communities throughout the region.

“Whether you’ve never danced before, you’re watching or you’ve grown up doing it, everybody is smiling at these community dances,” says The Mountain Dance Trail Coordinator Rebecca Hill. “The joy is contagious and the dances are easy. Anyone can participate.”

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College Professor of Chemistry Dr. Oma Morgan was among 60 college and university leaders and scholars from throughout the world to attend a Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria. The topic of the session was “Students at the Margins and the Institutions that Serve Them: A Global Perspective.”

ELKINS - W.Va. Secretary of State Natalie Tennant addressed Davis & Elkins College First-Year Symposium students Wednesday, emphasizing their responsibility to vote. The talk came in the final days of the three-week study focusing on democracy required for all first-year students at the College.

WBOY - Students at Davis & Elkins College learned more about the voting process and how to participate in today's government after speaking with West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant Wednesday afternoon.

Freshman students have already been learning about the House and Senate in their coursework, and Wednesday's symposium focused on the voting process.

WDTV - West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant met with students and administrators Wednesday at Davis & Elkins College to discuss how to get more young people involved in the election process and active in their communities.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College students and a trio of local musicians are combining their talents for a theatrical presentation with an Appalachian theme. “Fair and Tender Ladies” will be performed at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 22, Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 25 in Boiler House Theatre on the College campus.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College and the Division of Fine and Performing Arts will host artist, filmmaker and ethno-historian Ivan Watkins for public lectures and demonstrations of the Brazilian art form capoeira on Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8 in celebration of Black History Month.

ELKINS - Downtown Elkins will be transformed into a winter carnival atmosphere on Friday, February 6 as Davis & Elkins College, ON TRAC and the city of Elkins again host D&E Night on the Town: Fire & Ice. Events get under way at 5 p.m. and continue into the evening with a return performance by Ohio Burn Unit, music, comedy and an ice skating rink.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College has set dates for Admission Open House sessions throughout the spring semester. The visits give prospective students and their families an opportunity to tour the 170-acre campus, meet professors and Student Life representatives, and enjoy a meal from the College’s dining services.

The sessions will take place on Monday, January 19 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day); Monday, February 16 (Presidents' Day); and Saturday, April 11.

WBOY - For the third year, freshmen at Davis & Elkins College are spending their winter term in the first-year symposium. Instead of focusing on academics, students are learning more about how their state government works in a mock state government. Organizers said many students, especially in college, don't know enough about how their government works.

ELKINS - Three employees of the Davis & Elkins College grounds crew recently spent a cold Saturday morning spreading a little goodwill. The group’s inaugural community service project aided a Randolph County senior citizen couple in completing some outdoor work they were unable do themselves.

The project was a result of a challenge issued by Facilities Director Dan Judy to members of the Facility Management Team to adopt five goals for the department: operational excellence, safety, financial accountability, employee engagement and cross training, and community involvement.

ELKINS - A set of Trajan coins at Davis & Elkins College provides a glimpse into the society of the Roman Empire between 98 and 117 CE. Donated by Board of Trustee member and alumnus Bill Sudbrink, ’59, the display is a recent acquisition by The Stirrup Gallery in Myles Center for the Arts.

“I am extremely pleased that Mr. Sudbrink has given us the honor of displaying coins he has collected throughout his life,” says Coordinator of Special Collections Mark Lanham. “This is going to be one of the crown jewels of the museum.”

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College Artist-in-Residence Jack Gibbons will share his love for the works of four great composers with a free monthly concert series, January through April. "Music with Stories: What Makes a Great Composer?" will be presented at 2 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month in Robbins Memorial Chapel on the College campus.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College Artist-in-Residence Jack Gibbons begins his four-part concert series at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 11 highlighting the works of Ludwig van Beethoven. The series, "Music with Stories: What Makes a Great Composer?,” will take place the second Sunday of each month through April in Robbins Memorial Chapel on the College campus.

The one-hour concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, call the D&E Box Office at 304-637-1255.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins has been awarded a grant of more than $48,000 from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) to strengthen students’ opportunities to explore issues of vocation and purpose throughout the course of their undergraduate experience.

The College will use the funding to develop and implement multiple initiatives designed to strengthen opportunities for students to explore their vocation and purpose through both curricular and co-curricular experiences.

WBOY - Students at Davis & Elkins College will recreate the state government for the third year in a row.

Freshman students began the annual winter term activity today with a presentation from Gary L. Gregg.

Gregg is the director of the McConnell Center for Political Leadership. Gregg told students that they and the rest of the American public should work to be more informed about the political process.

Students in Dr. Erin Brumbaugh’s Diversity in American Education class visit Pine Spring Elementary School in Falls Church, Va. The students sat in on classes to create a cultural mapping project of their experience. From left are, front row, Boyi Dai and his mother, Huiying Dai; second row, Erin Levenson, Whitney Defibaugh, Kaylee Rosencrance, Katie Stalnaker, Kylie Antoline, Jacob Antoline, Jessica Morgan and Rachel Leary; third row, Jacob Schoonover, Natalie Josimovich, Olivia Grimes, Jacob Sharp, Melissa Skinner, Justin Carr, Jordan Ours and Trevor Wratchford. Photo courtesy of Erin BrumbaughTo see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.