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ELKINS - The fall semester has officially begun at Davis & Elkins College, and the College, the city of Elkins and Elkins Main Street are prepared to offer students an official community welcome. D&E Night on the Town, scheduled Friday, Sept. 2, in downtown Elkins will offer entertainment, food and a movie.

Now a tradition at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, the event serves as a connection between downtown Elkins and the College. The public is invited to join in the activities.

GREAT MIDWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE - The stars seemed aligned with a regular-season conference title and G-MAC Championship hosting responsibilities in tow for Davis & Elkins entering the 2015 playoffs.

Add to the fact D&E swept all individual league awards with G-MAC Offensive Player of the Year, G-MAC Freshman of the Year, G-MAC Defensive Player of the Year and G-MAC Coach of the Year, and the Senators had all the pieces of the puzzle in place.

ELKINS - New and returning Davis & Elkins College students received a spirited Senator welcome and a helping hand last weekend as they moved into residence halls and prepared for the first week of classes.

Project Life Change, Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Sport Science Department is set to begin its fourth year of Project Life Change, a free program aimed at helping participants create a better, healthier lifestyle. Supported with a $3,000 grant from the Snowshoe Foundation, the next session begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 30 on the College campus.

The schedule for this year’s class has changed slightly and will be offered in a more consolidated format – eight weeks instead of 16 weeks. A second, identical eight-week session will be added early next year.

James Owens

ELKINS - James Owens has been appointed director of physical plant at Davis & Elkins College. In this position he will oversee the planning, organizing, coordinating, directing and controlling of all physical plant operations for the 23 major buildings on the 170-acre campus.

A native of Elkins, Owens is familiar with the campus as both a community member and a professional contractor.

Dr. Cynthia C. Spering

ELKINS - Dr. Cynthia C. Spering has been appointed assistant professor of psychology at Davis & Elkins College. She joins the faculty starting with the fall 2016 semester instructing introductory and upper-level courses.

“We welcome Dr. Spering to the D&E family,” said Dr. Sharmi Roy, interim vice president for Academic Affairs. “Our students will get benefits from her experiences in academics, research and her work in clinical settings. We look forward to a very productive association with Cynthia.”

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College campus soon will be bustling with activity as new students arrive Saturday and upperclassmen return Sunday to mark the start of the fall semester. The weekend wraps up Sunday with a community event featuring music, carnival games and fireworks.

GREAT MIDWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE - To say the transition for Kylie Heyne to get acclimated with her program as a first-year coach was rushed is an understatement. Heyne arrived in West Virginia just three days prior to the start of the regular season, transplanting all the way from Oregon where she coached high school and club.

Not only did Heyne (formerly Carrington) get the team to buy into her philosophy and system in a short amount of time, the Senators responded with what amounted to be one of the best campaigns in school history.

Jim Hurst

ELKINS - Guitarist Jim Hurst will return to Davis & Elkins College at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 23 to perform a benefit concert for the flood victims of southern West Virginia. The fundraiser in Robbins Memorial Chapel is co-sponsored by Davis & Elkins College and Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Former Davis & Elkins standout and Elkins resident Lance VanNoy recently played in the Western Major Baseball League in the western part of Canada.

VanNoy played for Moose Jaw Miller Express, out of Moose Jaw, Canada, which is in the Saskatchewan province.

During the two-month season, VanNoy played left field and also served as the designated hitter, batting .338. He also had three home runs, 17 runs batted in, 54 hits, 22 runs scored and eight stolen bases.

Melanie Campbell and Lindsay Russo, American Culinary Federation Convention and Show

ELKINS - Melanie Campbell, executive chef and general manager for dining services and assistant professor of hospitality management at Davis & Elkins College, recently attended the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Convention and Show in Phoenix, Ariz. The five-day session was open to chefs, cooks, students and foodservice professionals.

GREAT MIDWEST ATHLETIC CONFERENCE - Davis & Elkins College was officially presented with the Great Midwest Athletic Conference 2015-16 Athletic Training Staff of the Year Award earlier this month.

Davis & Elkins Assistant AD for Sports Medicine Jamie Dearien received the award as part of the annual G-MAC Sports Information Director, Compliance Coordinator and Athletic Training committee meetings held in the first week of August.

Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - Hundreds of people are expected to gather for the 43rd annual Augusta Festival in Elkins City Park on Saturday, August 13 for a day filled with live entertainment, craft demonstrations and sales, kids’ activities and a variety of concessions. The Festival, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., highlights traditional music, dance and folklore of Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College and caps off the program’s five-week long summer session. Admission is free.

Blue Highway

ELKINS - The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College is celebrating the conclusion of its summer season on a high note with the return of NPR’s internationally syndicated Mountain Stage with Larry Groce at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 13 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium.​

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College and Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College (Eastern) in Moorefield have entered a partnership that opens new opportunities for students at the two-year college to earn their bachelor’s degree at Davis & Elkins.

Under the recently signed articulation agreement, students who have successfully completed two-year programs in management, accounting, English and history at Eastern can apply those credits at Davis & Elkins and begin working toward their bachelor’s degree.

Rhiannon Giddens, Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College will end its five-week summer session with a bang. Old-Time and Vocal Week, August 7-12, come to the Davis & Elkins College campus with an array of spectacular talent for students and locals to enjoy.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Members of the Davis & Elkins College community gathered Monday afternoon for an ice cream social to welcome the school's new president.

The event gave faculty and staff an opportunity to meet and greet the newly named president of D&E, Chris Wood. The ice cream social was offered on the Graceland Veranda at Davis and Elkins College Monday.

Photo of the Day
Teaming up to keep the campus debris free are, from left, head men’s soccer coach Frank Olszewski, student-athlete Kirsten Gateless and head women’s basketball coach Jason Asbell. Debris Free hosted its fall kick off Thursday with First Lady Lisa Wood and special guests Elkins Mayor Van Broughton and members of Elkins City Council. Photo by Linda Howell Skidmore. To see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.