SENATOR NATION - Coach Ashley Pappas released the 2013 volleyball schedule on Tuesday.
SENATOR NATION - Coach Aron Bassoff will add 13 new players to the men's soccer program in 2013.
ELKINS - The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College has tapped a slate of seasoned professionals to teach and share their experiences during the first of this year’s five-week summer sessions of music, dance, craft and folklore.
Week One, July 7-12, combines the themes Cajun/Creole and Early Country Music. Courses will be available for specific instruments, vocal, cooking and crafts. In addition, students will have the opportunity to work with Tracy Schwarz in one-on-one sessions for any instrument.
ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College Trustee June Myles announced Friday the creation of the G.T. ‘Buck’ Smith Presidential Chair. Established by members of the Board of Trustees in honor of the College’s 13th President in appreciation for his years of service from 2008 to 2013, it is funded with initial commitments totaling $1 million from members of the Board of Trustees.
ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College hosted mental health professionals from throughout the state for the annual West Virginia Association for Play Therapy this spring.
With a theme of “When Life Doesn’t Play by Our Rules,” the conference focused on how to recognize and provide therapy for childhood grief; and how professionals can cope and heal from their personal and professional experiences of loss, grief and disruption. Participants also learned about changes in the Code of Ethics.
ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College is gearing up for the summer with new seasonal hours and special passes for youth.
ELKINS - For more than seven decades, The Darby Collection has been one of Davis & Elkins College’s best kept secrets. Now, the collection of nearly 10,000 North American treasures is on display for public view in its new permanent home, The Stirrup Gallery of the Myles Center for the Arts.
The Stirrup Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and weekends by appointment.
ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College coaches will teach the fundamentals of basketball during a day camp for boys and girls schedule for June 17-20 in the McDonnell Center on the College campus.
A half-day camp for children in grades kindergarten through 4 will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. A full-day camp for those in grades 5-12 will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College will present a special evening for the community to thank and celebrate retiring president ‘Buck’ and Joni Smith with a “Notes of Thanks” concert featuring pianist Jack Gibbons this Friday, June 7, at 8 p.m. in Harper-McNeeley Auditorium. A reception will follow in the lobby of Myles Center for the Arts. The concert and reception are free.
ELKINS - A group of 60 incoming Davis & Elkins College freshmen who achieved a 3.0 or higher GPA recently spent a day on campus getting acquainted and learning more about leadership.
The College’s first Senator Leadership Day brought together students and their guests from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Missouri, California, Iowa, Florida, Georgia and Ohio.
ELKINS - Area youth who enjoy singing are invited to become part of the new Children’s Community Chorus starting this fall as part of the Davis & Elkins College Community Education program.
“We want to offer our elementary school age children an opportunity to participate in an ensemble setting,” D&E Community Education Coordinator Liz Marshall-MacVean says.
ELKINS - Less than a month after Sara Hill received her diploma from Davis & Elkins College, she will enter a very elite class – one of two recent graduates accepted into the 18-month management training program at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV.
ELKINS - The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) announced yesterday that Davis & Elkins College is one of only three private liberal arts institutions with endowments under $100 Million to be recognized for “Outstanding Performance” in fundraising over the past three years.
ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College Associate Professor of Theatre Tom Hackman accompanied four students to the Barbizon Lighting Expo where they had the opportunity learn about the latest technology for entertainment lighting.
Attending the event in Morgantown on April 29 were Eric Armstrong, a senior from Elkins; T.J. Myers, a junior from Lisbon, MD; Zach Snyder, a senior from Hambleton, WV; and Owen Peet, a freshman from Greencastle, PA.
ELKINS - The efforts of a group of Davis & Elkins College Education students have paid off for 37 students at Riamukurwe Primary School in Nyeri, Kenya. As part of their service-learning project, the D&E students sold T-shirts and hoodies, and raised more than $1,500 which will provide tuition and uniforms for the Kenyan scholars.
The students also recently received a $500 gift from an anonymous donor at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church.
ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College has received a $14,000 grant from the Snowshoe Foundation to help support the Highlands Scholar Program.
The award will provide one-year scholarship funding for an eligible student from either Randolph, Webster or Pocahontas counties, all of which are served by the Snowshoe Foundation. The student who receives the award will be named the Snowshoe Foundation Highlands Scholar.
ELKINS - Three Davis & Elkins College students - Ryan Poling, junior, from Parsons, WV; Fred Roby, senior, from Petersburg, WV; and Chris Young, senior, from Glasgow, Scotland - recently attended the Carlson Leadership Academy in Stamford, CT. The three-day academy provides interactive training for students who serve as officers on their campus Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity board and helps them gain a better understanding of specific officer positions, strategic planning and goal setting, and leadership.
ELKINS - Five Davis & Elkins College students will spend the summer sharing their talent – and love – for entertaining others when they work in seasonal theatre productions throughout the East Coast.
ELKINS - Four Davis & Elkins College students and their advisor learned about what’s coming up for campus entertainment during the national conference of the National Association for Campus Activities this spring.
ELKINS - Twelve Davis & Elkins College students were inducted recently into the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), a leadership honor society with more than 200 college chapters. Its mission is to build leaders who make a better world.
ELKINS - When internationally recognized pianist and Davis & Elkins College artist-in-residence Jack Gibbons visited Jennings Randolph Elementary School in Randolph County, most of the young students were impressed before his hands even touched the keyboard. Gibbons’ charming English accent immediately grabbed the attention of even the most fidgety third-grader.
“Can you tell I’m not from around here?” he laughs. When he asks the students where they think he’s from, they shout out “Australia!” “Ireland!” until finally someone says, “England!”