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Joshua Jordan

ELKINS - The Mountain State Forest Festival Comedy/Magic Show returns to the schedule for the 80th celebration. The Magic of Autumn, featuring Elkins native and illusionist Joshua Jordan, begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 1 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium.

The show is free for children and students in elementary school through college. Admission for adults is $5 at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event is hosted by the Campus Activities Board of Davis & Elkins College and sponsored by Elkins Express Care.

Davis & Elkins College Art Exhibit

ELKINS - The works of Davis & Elkins College alumni and faculty spanning more than five decades is represented in a display throughout Booth Library. The exhibit, featuring art by the late Jesse Reed, ’52, the late Charles R. “Chappie” Wagner, ’52, and Conner Berkey, ’14, will remain open during normal library hours through October 30.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College volleyball team opened up its home season with a dominating 3-0 win over Salem International Tuesday night.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Davis & Elkins College honors the 2016 Homecoming Court Saturday during the school’s soccer games on Saturday. Both the men’s team and the women’s team claimed victories.

WBOY - A local college is working to help area kids continue their education.

The Upward Bound program at Davis & Elkins College is accepting applications from students in its counties for its newest class.

Upward Bound is designed to help first-generation college students and those in need attend college.

Program staff said it's something many families wouldn't be able to do without.

Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College is gearing up for October Old-Time Week, October 16-21. This year’s programming highlights the old-time music styles of West Virginia with classes in old-time fiddle, banjo and mountain dulcimer.

In addition to classes, the week includes dances, jam sessions and a film screening all following the Augusta Heritage Center theme “Passing It On.” Newcomers and regulars alike are welcome to join in the process of learning and sharing ideas in and out of class.

WDTV - Almost 230 years ago Friday our Constitution was signed. Now our country's facing new issues and some of them especially stick out to young voters this election year. 5 News headed over to the Constitution Day events at Davis & Elkins College to ask: What issues do you believe are most important in making history?

ELKINS - Undergraduate science students from throughout the United States will gather at Davis & Elkins College on October 1 for the 69th Chi Beta Phi National Conference. Hosted by the Davis & Elkins Zeta Chapter, the event serves as a forum for members to learn about others’ activities including research and community service projects.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - More than two months after devastating floods struck southern West Virginia, residents there are still struggling to rebuild and cope with the tragedy's aftermath.

To aid in relief efforts, a trio of local businesses is organizing a concert, scheduled for 5-9 p.m. Sept. 24, at Harper-McNeeley Auditorium on the campus of Davis & Elkins College.

Spearheading the Rock to Rebuild benefit show are UPS of Elkins, The Inter-Mountain and Davis & Elkins College.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College students will have the opportunity to showcase their home away from home as the College hosts Family Weekend Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18. The annual event welcomes parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses, children and all family members to the campus for games, entertainment and sporting contests.

Coordinator of Parent Relations Lisa Senic, ’90 and ’03, says the weekend is designed to give families the opportunity to get acquainted with one another and spend time with students in their college environment.

The Stirrup Gallery of Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College has received a Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) grant from the National Park Service to help further determine the origins of items housed in The Stirrup Gallery. The $11,275 award will provide funding to hire a research consultant with expertise in Native American collections.

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

ELKINS - The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director Grant Cooper will help usher in the 80th Mountain State Forest Festival with a free performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 25 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The performance is only one of five on the fall tour throughout West Virginia.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Davis & Elkins College may be located on a hill, but for its new president, the institution is a "Field of Dreams."

Getting settled in the Elkins community as leader of the 112-year-old liberal arts college, Chris Wood celebrated his first Founder's Day Convocation with faculty members and students during an 11 a.m. ceremony at Harper-McNeeley Auditorium.

The Elkins community has been inviting and friendly, Wood said after the ceremony.

Davis & Elkins College Founders' Day Awards

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College celebrated Founders’ Day with a message of optimism for making dreams a reality. The Convocation ceremony in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium also served to recognize students for their academic achievements in the previous year.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College will celebrate Constitution Day with various activities on campus Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16.

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Division of Fine and Performing Arts 2016-2017 theatre season will bring to stage classic drama, comedy and a children’s tale, all sharing lessons learned on the path of change. All performances will take place in the Boiler House Theatre.

WV PUBLIC BROADCASTING - Hot on the heels of a stellar show during the Augusta Heritage Festival, Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is proud to announce its return to the Myles Center for the Arts at Davis & Elkins College on Saturday, October 8, for a special show presented by the Mountain State Forest Festival.

Tickets for this October 8 show are $20-$30 and are available online. Doors open at 6:30pm, with the show starting promptly at 7:30pm.

The High Ridge Ramblers

ELKINS - The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College welcomes musicians and spectators from across the region to the college campus for the West Virginia Open Fiddle, Old-Time Banjo and Bluegrass Banjo Contest on Saturday, October 1.

Modock Rounders

ELKINS - An evening of high-energy family fun is in store as The Mountain Dance Trail, a project of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, hosts the first monthly square dance of the season in Elkins on Friday, September 9 in the Augusta Dance Pavilion on the Davis & Elkins College campus.

The square dance will feature music by the Modock Rounders from Point Pleasant, W.Va., with Jesse Pearson on fiddle, Cody Jordan on guitar and Kim Johnson on banjo. Square dance calling will be by Ellen and Eugene Ratcliffe of Monterey, Va.

Guilherme Condolo Hubsch

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College alumnus Guilherme Condolo Hubsch has been appointed institutional research coordinator and financial analyst at the College. His duties began with the start of the fall semester.

Hannah Hayes, The Stirrup Gallery of Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - Museum records are on their way to being more neatly organized in electronic form, thanks to the efforts of the first-ever volunteer at The Stirrup Galley on the Davis & Elkins College campus. A special connection to the College recently prompted 20-year-old Hannah Hayes and her family to relocate to Elkins from Texas.

Hayes’ sister, Mia Ellison, is a member of the freshman class and the Senator swim team.

“Hannah wanted to be close to her sister,” said the girls’ mother, Gail Hayes. “They’re almost inseparable.”

Davis & Elkins College Debris Free

ELKINS - Keeping the Davis & Elkins College campus looking neat and tidy may seem like reason enough for the weekly litter control effort. However, members of the campus and Elkins community attending the Debris Free fall kickoff learned there’s more than meets the eye.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College has set dates for Admission Open House sessions throughout the fall semester. The visits give prospective students and their families an opportunity to tour the beautiful 172-acre campus, and meet professors and Student Ambassadors.

The fall open house events will take place on Saturday, September 24 and Saturday, October 22.

Photo of the Day
Barret Stanton, left, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Shinichiro Shimata of Sanyo-Onoda, Japan, both freshman environmental science majors at Davis & Elkins College, plant red spruce trees in Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The project is part of the College’s continuing partnership with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service for forest restoration. In the last 12 years, D&E students have been responsible for planting more than 70,000 trees. Photo courtesy of Russ McClain. To see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.