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ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Fellowship of Christian Athletes is offering a fun and safe Halloween activity for area youth. The second annual trunk-or-treat is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Monday, October 31 in The McDonnell Center parking lot on the College campus.

Cars and trucks decorated for the season will line The McDonnell Center parking lot and members of the Davis & Elkins FCA and Athletic Department, in costume, will hand out candy and treats at each station.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College Senators men's soccer team clinched the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Regular Season Championship on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory over rival Alderson Broaddus.

Popin' Pete

ELKINS - Area residents will have a chance to learn more about urban dance as the Davis & Elkins College American Vernacular Dance Program presents the second in a series of Urban Dance Guest Artists Lecture-Demonstrations on Thursday, October 27. The session focusing on popping will be presented by Popin’ Pete, a founding member of the nationally known The Electric Boogaloos.

SENATOR NATION - The Senators volleyball team started strong Tuesday night, but fell to Charleston (WV) 3-1 in non-conference action at The McDonnell Center.

SENATOR NATION - Katrina Giantsopoulos' team-leading 11th goal of the season wasn't enough as the Senators fell to rival Alderson Broaddus 2-1 on Tuesday night to close out the regular season.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College Senators picked up a pair of wins on Saturday as the men and women swept Urbana University in a dual meet.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College women's soccer team knocked off the Great Midwest Athletic Conference leaders, Ursuline College, 1-0 on Saturday as the Senators closed out their regular season home schedule.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College men's soccer team came from behind to tie Chowan University 1-1 in a non-conference game on Saturday.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College Senators volleyball team fell to Trevecca Nazarene 0-3 on Saturday in Great Midwest Athletic Conference play.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College men's cross country team ran to a third place finish on Saturday in the 2016 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College women's cross country team ran to a fifth place finish on Saturday in the 2016 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - A local service organization, in conjunction with several businesses, is teaming up to provide a family friendly, drug-free night of fun and laughter for the entire community.

The Rotary Club of Elkins — along with Elkins Auto, The Inter-Mountain, Davis & Elkins College, the Elkins-Randolph County YMCA and the Randolph County Commission — are sponsoring a visit from the Harlem Ambassadors, scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at D&E’s McDonnell Center.

Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre

ELKINS - The Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, professor of social ethics and Latinx studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colo., an award-winning author and scholar activist, will deliver the Phipps Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 3 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. His talk is titled "Why They Come: Understanding the U.S. Immigration Crises."

The lecture is free and open to the public. Time will be allotted for questions from the audience and a reception will take place afterward.

Davis & Elkins College Class of 1966

ELKINS - “I believe.” Those were the two words Davis & Elkins College Trustee and alumnus Paul Stirrup used to affirm his reason for traveling often from his home in North Carolina to his alma mater in Elkins, W.Va.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College Senators men's basketball team has been picked fourth in the 2016-17 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll presented by Under Armour, as the conference announced on Friday.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College volleyball team picked up an import 3-1 over Kentucky Wesleyan on Friday night in Great Midwest Athletic Conference play.

WBOY - A local college theater production is using its shows to benefit the community.

Davis & Elkins College is holding a food drive this weekend, collecting canned goods at performances of "The Giver."

The show deals with issues like personal choice and community, and it's those topics that made the cast and crew pitch in.

Director KB Saine said she's been glad to see the strong response from the drive so far.

Davis & Elkins College Concert Choir

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood and the College Choir will share their faith with two West Virginia Presbyterian churches this fall. The choir will perform several selections and Wood will deliver the sermon at the 11 a.m. October 30 service at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church and at 10:30 a.m. November 13 at First Presbyterian Church in Charleston, W.Va.  

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - In keeping with October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Randolph County Prosecutor’s Office, Women’s Aid in Crisis and the Children’s Advocacy Center sponsored a candlelight vigil in honor of victims and survivors of domestic violence Wednesday at the James Cain Annex of the Randolph County Courthouse.

Jayne Rawl, victim services coordinator with the Randolph County Prosecutor’s Office, said another goal of the event was to raise awareness in the community of available services for victims of domestic violence.

Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College Fiddlers' Reunion

ELKINS - Performances by some of West Virginia’s finest fiddlers will highlight the 27th annual Fiddlers’ Reunion presented by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23 on the College campus. The events cap off October Old-Time Week. 

The Giver, Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Division of Fine and Performing Arts begins its theatre season with a moving production that depicts what it means to grow up, grow wise and take control of your own destiny. “The Giver,” adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry, will be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday, October 20 through Saturday, October 22 and at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 at the Boiler House Theatre.

ELKINS - Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College has planned a full slate of music, dances and films open to the public during October Old-Time Week, October 16-21. In addition, classes scheduled throughout the day offer musicians a chance to learn a new instrument or enhance their talent.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College will welcome alumni and friends with various activities and gatherings for the annual Homecoming Weekend, October 14-16. Incorporated into this year’s festivities is the second annual D&E Day of Giving in support of the College on October 15.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College will honor three of its alumni during the Homecoming Alumni Awards Presentation and Reception at 6 p.m. Saturday, October 15 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts.

The event is by reservation only. For additional information, call Director of Alumni Engagement and Support Wendy Morgan at 304-637-1341 or email morganw@dewv.edu.

WBOY - A special day is coming to Davis & Elkins College.

The college will hold its second annual Day of Giving on Saturday. Day of Giving is designed to rally all who love the college by making a personal financial gift.

The gift can go toward financial aid and scholarships, academics, student services, and campus upkeep. Financial gifts can be mailed or done online anytime between now and Oct. 15.

Dr. Gloria M. Payne

ELKINS - She’s been known as an educator at Davis & Elkins College, mentor to scores of students and community volunteer. Now, Dr. Gloria M. Payne can add Mountain State Forest Festival Grand Feature Parade Marshal to her biography.

Named to the honor by MSFF Director General Scott Goddard, Payne sees her parade marshal duty as making a connection with the public.

“I want to let them know I appreciate them coming to the Forest Festival, especially the Grand Feature Parade,” Payne said.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Officials with the 80th annual Mountain State Forest Festival took a moment Tuesday to reflect on the inspiration for the yearly event — the picturesque and bountiful forests of West Virginia.

The event was a luncheon hosted at 11:30 a.m. at Graceland Inn on the campus of Davis & Elkins College.

Davis & Elkins Chaplain Kevin Starcher said it is important to reflect on the natural resources of the Mountain State, which are the central inspiration for the annual Forest Festival.

Davis & Elkins College Chef Melanie Campbell

ELKINS - Three representatives from Davis & Elkins College participated in the Pearl S. Buck Living Gateway Conference which included a display of an artifact from the College that will serve scholars of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author worldwide. The inaugural three-day international conference at West Virginia University in September celebrated the life, legacy and enduring impact of Buck, and was part of the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative.

Mountain State Forest Festival Davis & Elkins College Make-A-Wish

ELKINS - Being selected as an audience participant wasn’t the only surprise in store for a Lost Creek girl at the Mountain State Forest Festival Magic of Autumn show on Saturday in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium. Incorporated into the show was the announcement that 14-year-old Cierra and her family had been granted a trip to the Walt Disney World® Resort by Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

The Magic of Autumn show was hosted by the Campus Activities Board of Davis & Elkins College and sponsored by Elkins Express Care.

Dr. Katie MacGregor

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College alumna and sports medicine physician Dr. Katie MacGregor, ’08, will present “Concussion 101” at 7 p.m. Sunday, October 9 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium. Free and open to the public, the talk will be of special interest to coaches, athletic trainers, athletes and parents of athletes.

A reception will take place after the presentation in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Hundreds gathered at the Davis & Elkins College Amphitheatre Saturday afternoon to listen to great musicians while enjoying burgers and craft beer.

WDTV - For one lucky girl, her wish of one day attending Disney has finally come true. Ciara is a 15-year-old girl who is suffering from seizures.

The Mountain State Forest Festival Comedy/Magic show returned to the schedule and helped give Ciara the gift she has always wanted.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Speaking with community members Thursday about his decision to join the Davis & Elkins College community, the institution’s new president described the school as unique and emphasized its importance to the state.

The D&E community and individuals from around the county were able to meet and socialize Thursday with President Chris Wood, who expressed the importance of the college to the state of West Virginia during a meet and greet event.

Davis & Elkins College Miss Belington

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College Vice President for Student Affairs Scott Goddard presents Miss Belington 2016 Mycala Wagoner with a scholarship certificate. The award provides Wagoner with a $2,000 scholarship per year of attendance at Davis & Elkins. A junior at Philip Barbour High School, the new Miss Belington is the daughter of Mickey and Dion Wagoner. At PBHS, she has earned the “A” honor roll each semester since 2014, and serves as the historian for the Future Educators Association, a student council representative and a Colts cheerleader.

Photo of the Day
Vernon Cassady plays “Boil Them Cabbage Down” with his dad, Adam Casseday, granddad, Vernon Burky, and uncle, J.C. Wallace, during the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College Fiddlers’ Reunion in Myles Center for the Arts. The event featured West Virginia musicians. Burky, a well know fiddler from Helvetia who now resides in Mill Creek, was invited to perform and brought along a few other musicians in his family to accompany him. Photo by Conner Sebreny. To see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.