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SENATOR NATION - Davis & Elkins rookie Tyler Mason was voted to the G-MAC All-Freshman team by the league’s coaches.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - A Davis & Elkins College dance student has received a scholarship to attend a prominent dance workshop.

Will Roboski will take part in the American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C. for seven weeks this summer on a full-paid staff-assistant scholarship.

Nearing the completion of his first year at D&E, Roboski moved to Elkins in August to pursue a bachelors of arts in dance with an emphasis in American vernacular styles. He previously attended Michigan State University, where he earned a bachelors of arts in arts and humanities.

Michael Mihalyo

ELKINS - Dr. Michael P. Mihalyo Jr., president of Davis & Elkins College for the past two years, has been named president of the Appalachian College Association (ACA), a non-profit consortium of 35 private four-year colleges and universities. He will complete his fourth year at D&E as Provost, Chancellor and currently as President before taking up his new duties in Richmond, Kentucky, on July 1.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins baseball team concluded the 2015 season with a pair of setbacks against Kentucky Wesleyan on Sunday. KWC rolled to a 13-5 win in game one and came away with a 9-3 victory in game two.

SENATOR NATION - The D&E Baseball team split with the eighth-ranked team in the Midwest Region and G-MAC foe, Kentucky Wesleyan, on Saturday. The Panthers took game one, 11-1, but D&E bounced back for an 8-4 win in game two.

Joseph Tacy

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College nursing alumnus Joseph Tacy, ’07, an educator and nursing administrator, will deliver the keynote address for the D&E Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday, May 15 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium.

The traditional ceremony will include the pinning of nursing graduates, rose presentations and a candlelit Florence Nightingale pledge.

Davis & Elkins College’s Appalachian Ensemble

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College’s Appalachian Ensemble will premiere several new works and present a selection of pieces they’ve perfected on tour during the annual spring showcase at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 in the Boiler House Theatre on the Davis & Elkins College campus. The show is free and open to all ages.

West Virginia Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College students achieved top honors in various categories of competition at the West Virginia Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference in Charleston, W.Va. The annual event, conducted April 10, tests students’ business knowledge in a broad range of career-related areas.

“Our students performed extremely well and we are very proud of the awards they received,” says D&E Professor of Economics Dr. Nadeem Khan, who serves as Phi Beta Lambda advisor and accompanied students to the conference.

Davis & Elkins College and the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society

ELKINS -The Center for Railway Tourism at Davis & Elkins College and the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (DCNRHS) have partnered to create a unique, year-long paid student internship that will benefit both organizations. Established through a grant from the DCNRHS, the internship will provide hands-on experience to an undergraduate accounting student in the full lifecycle of not-for-profit bookkeeping and accounting.

ELKINS - The Mountain Dance Trail, a heritage tourism project of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, returns to the Augusta Dance Pavilion for its first outdoor square dance of 2015 on Friday, May 8. The dance will kick off at 8 p.m. with a beginner workshop at 7:30 p.m.

W.Va. Highlanders of Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - The W.Va. Highlanders of Davis & Elkins College have been selected to perform in the National Independence Day Parade on historic Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C., which steps off at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, July 4.

Hailed by organizers as a major national event which draws the attention of Americans to the real meaning for the holiday, the National Independence Day Parade is a patriotic, flag-waving, red, white and blue celebration of America’s birthday.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins softball team was ousted from the G-MAC Tournament after falling in a pair of extra inning contests on Friday.

WBOY - Davis & Elkins College Center for Sustainability Studies has finished its third solar panel installation project.

The project is already seeing a return on its investment.

The solar panel installation project is a result of inspiration from the student sustainability club called GreenWorks!. The club raised all the funds with help from the student assembly to activate these solar panels on top of the Eshleman Science Center at Davis & Elkins College.

Total money raised was approximately $15,000.

Lainey Harrison

ELKINS - Keyser, W.Va., resident Lainey Harrison has been chosen to receive a full, four-year $108,000 scholarship to Davis & Elkins College. Harrison, a student at Frankfort High School, was selected from a group of the 105 highest achieving high school seniors participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day on the College campus on March 21.

Students vying for the scholarship submitted essays and participated in interviews with a panel made up of a Davis & Elkins alumnus or alumna, a current student and a faculty member.

Dr. Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges

ELKINS - Dr. Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), will serve as speaker for the 106th Commencement at Davis & Elkins College. The ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16 at Claude King Davis Memorial Plaza.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College has set the stage for the annual Déjà vu Music Festival, May 1 and 2 with live bands performing both nights in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium. The weekend features country and Christian rock genres.

Headline artists are “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery and Clark Manson on Saturday, May 2 and the Bright Side Tour with OBB, Abandon and Jonathan Thulin on Friday, May 1. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Calliduz Debate Team will host James Madison University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28 in the Great Hall of Halliehurst, arguing the resolution “This House would declare all college campuses to be free speech zones.” The debate is free and open to the public, and audience participation is encouraged.

Dr. Heath K. Rada, moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College has announced that Dr. Heath K. Rada, moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), will serve as keynote speaker for the Baccalaureate Service at 7 p.m. May 15 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium. The ceremony recognizes 2015 graduates and includes the presentation of academic hoods.

Since its founding in 1904, Davis & Elkins College has been proud of its affiliation with the Presbyterian Church. Today, it is the only Presbyterian college in West Virginia.

WBOY - Davis & Elkins College has formed a new partnership to promote rail tourism in the area.

The College has joined with the National Railway Historical Society in Washington, D.C. to provide a year-long paid internship for a D&E accounting student.

The student will help the non-profit manage it's finance over the course of a year.

Staff of both organizations said the internship is a unique opportunity that's hard for any college to provide.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - More than 100 people gathered at Myles Center for the Arts Saturday night to enjoy fellowship and fun for a good cause.

Davis & Elkins College hosted its inaugural Celebration of the Arts gala, showcasing everything from pottery and painting to dance and music.

The fundraiser event, sponsored by The Inter-Mountain, kicked off with heavy hors d'oeuvres and a short address by June Myles touting the importance of the evening and of the arts in our community.

WBOY - Davis & Elkins College will take an opportunity to highlight its arts programs this weekend.

The College is hosting A Celebration of the Arts at the Myles Center for the Arts Saturday night.

The event will feature dancers, musicians and theater productions from various groups in the College.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the door Saturday night. Proceeds from the event will go to fund scholarships and programs in the arts at D&E.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Matthew Zorn, a graduate of Doddridge County High School, is about to complete his sophomore year at Davis & Elkins College, and like many students who attend college, he depends on a scholarship and work study to help pay tuition.

Zorn, whose passions are pottery and sculpting, employs a unique approach to help pay his tuition to be an art student. He runs. Zorn was not an art student in high school, so getting into a college art program was particularly challenging.

ELKINS - At the close of a season filled with heartfelt accounts of power and loss, the Davis & Elkins College Theater Department is rounding out the year with a sidesplitting change of pace. Audiences are invited to enjoy the hilarity of “Harvey,” a comedy in three acts by Mary Chase, at 8 p.m. April 22-24 and 2 p.m. April 26 at the Boiler House Theater.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College focused on student growth and achievement Thursday in hosting its inaugural Capstone Day. Students anticipating graduation in May presented final projects representing the culmination of their academic work for the campus community.

ELKINS - Students in the Davis & Elkins College Division of Fine and Performing Arts have been busy rehearsing and putting the final touches on art projects, all in preparation of welcoming guests to A Celebration of the Arts from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 25. The evening, filled with music, visual art, theatre and dance, will give the students an opportunity to showcase their talents, while all proceeds will support student scholarships.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College Assistant Professor of Art Michael Doig was awarded the prestigious 2015 Lois Latham Award for Teaching Excellence at the annual Academic Awards and Recognition Convocation Thursday. Scores of students were also honored for academic achievement and service to the College, during the ceremony in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium.

Bright Side Tour

ELKINS - The Bright Side Tour with OBB, Abandon and Jonathan Thulin has been added to the Davis & Elkins College Déjà vu Music Festival weekend. The free Christian rock concert, sponsored by Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church and Elkins Air1, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium.

ELKINS - Four new members will be inducted into the D&E Athletic Hall of Fame during the 43rd annual Athletic Awards Banquet at 7 p.m. April 18 in The McDonnell Center. Chosen for the honors are Allen Hall, ’75, Joe Harris, ’63, Lawrence Nesselrodt, ’83, and Hans Wango, ’73.

Other awards being presented are Freshman of the Year, Joe Carroll Leadership, Academic Athlete and Athlete of the Year awards.

Willis McCollam

ELKINS - Willis McCollam has been named director of institutional research at Davis & Elkins College. In this position he works collaboratively with various College offices and constituencies to collect, analyze and present data and information related to Davis & Elkins College.

Among his duties are providing guidance and support for the assessment of academic programs, preparing accreditation-related data, analyzing external surveys and developing internal surveys.

ELKINS - Editors of The Aurora, the literary and creative journal of Davis & Elkins College, will release the 2015 edition with a party at 10 p.m. Friday, April 17 in Myles Center for the Arts Pit Dance Studio. The night will open with a set by Rusted Root lead singer Michael Glabicki and lead guitar player Dirk Miller, followed by readings from the magazine, more music and an open mic session.

WV PUBLIC BROADCASTING - On April 14, 1875, Hallie Davis married Stephen Elkins, bringing together two powerful political families. Hallie Davis was the eldest child of Henry Gassaway Davis, a U.S. senator and one of West Virginia’s richest men. She grew up primarily in the Mineral County town of Piedmont and in Frederick, Maryland. When she met Stephen Elkins, he was serving as a delegate to Congress from the New Mexico Territory. They later lived in Washington and New York.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - "All the world's a stage," Shakespeare wrote centuries ago, and Bradley Carter, a senior at Davis & Elkins College, has seen, and seems destined to continue to see, action upon that stage.

Carter, who found his way to Elkins from Lovingston, Va., said he heard about D&E through a college fair.

"I'm a transfer student," he noted. "I talked with Chris Randolph about D&E and came to visit. I liked the area. I especially love the fall season."

Iron Leg Boys

ELKINS - The Mountain Dance Trail, a project of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, is jumping into spring with a fantastic lineup for the monthly square dance. On Friday, April 17 the dance will feature music by the Iron Leg Boys with calling by Bill Ohse.

A beginners’ workshop is set for 7:30 p.m. and the dance runs from 8 to 10 p.m. in Pit Dance Studio in Myles Center for the Arts.

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Center for Sustainability Studies and the student group GreenWorks! hosted an open house on Friday, April 10 to mark the activation of solar panels at Eshleman Science Center. The project, completely funded by D&E Student Assembly, is the largest solar installation on a residential college or university in West Virginia.

ELKINS - Internationally recognized performers from Washington, D.C., along with Davis & Elkins students and guest artists, are set to take the stage for two high-energy dance concerts during the D&E Dance Festival, April 10 and 11 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium. Both concerts, sponsored by the Davis & Elkins College Division of Fine and Performing Arts, are open to the public.

WBOY - Students and staff at an area college will have toes tapping this weekend.

Davis & Elkins College will host its second annual Dance Weekend.

Classes and workshops will be available for everyone from experienced dancers to those with two left feet. Organizers said they want want to share their expertise with residents of the Randolph County area.

Students in Jill Nussel’s Environmental Sociology class participated in a discussion with U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito via Go To Meeting. Students, including junior Owen Peet of Greencastle, Pa., presented Capito with questions regarding energy and the environment – topics they have been examining throughout the semester. Among Capito’s committee assignments are representation on the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Photo by Linda Howell SkidmoreTo see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.

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