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ELKINS - Dr. Paul “PK” Klenowski, assistant professor and director of the Criminal Justice program at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, will present a talk focusing on the motivation of white collar offenders at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 31 in Halliehurst on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The event is part of the inaugural D&E Lecture Series and is free and open to the public.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins softball team wrapped up the opening weekend of conference play with a 9-1 win over Ursuline on Monday.

SENATOR NATION - Alderson Broaddus completed a four-game sweep of Davis & Elkins on Monday. The Battlers took game one, 11-2, and followed it up with a 12-3 win in game two.

SENATOR NATION - Davis & Elkins opened conference play with a sweep of Ursuline on Sunday. The Senators rallied for a 6-2 win in game one, and came away with a 10-6 victory in game two.

SENATOR NATION - The D&E golf team opened its spring season with an eighth place finish at the Saginaw Valley Invitational.

SENATOR NATION - Alderson Broaddus opened conference play with a sweep of Davis & Elkins on Sunday afternoon. The Battlers took game one, 6-2, and claimed a 3-0 decision in the nightcap.

ELKINS - A memorial service for Davis & Elkins alumnus and former Trustee the late Rev. Dr. Syngman Rhee, ’57, is planned for 1 p.m. Monday, March 23 at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Va. The service will be streamed live on the Internet at unionlive.org and a recording of the service will be posted at the same site for later viewing.

WBOY - An area college is reaching out even farther to help students pay for their education.

Davis & Elkins College has announced that will expand its Highland Scholar program to be open to the entire state.

The program offers more than $40,000 for students to attend D&E.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College Division of Fine and Performing Arts is poised to present three days filled with more than 20 workshops and two public concerts featuring a performance originally commissioned by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Davis & Elkins Dance Festival is scheduled for April 10 – 12 in Myles Center for the Arts.

ELKINS - It won’t be a real casino, but The McDonnell Center Lobby on the campus of Davis & Elkins College will be decked out in all the glitz for “A Night in Vegas” fundraiser on Friday, March 20. Sponsored by the Student Veterans Association and Campus Activities Board, the event starts at 9 p.m. with gaming until midnight when prizes will be awarded.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College President Dr. Michael P. Mihalyo Jr. and the D&E Board of Trustees reaffirmed the College's commitment to making private higher education affordable by voting to expand the Highlands Scholarship to every qualifying high school senior in all 55 West Virginia counties. In addition to easing the financial burden for students, the now statewide program aims to serve as an economic engine by opening the gateway for increasing the number of college graduates in West Virginia.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College and the Randolph County Development Authority are again partnering for the annual Randolph County Job Fair, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 27 at The McDonnell Center on the College campus.

Now in its third year, the event has proved a success by connecting employers and job candidates. In 2014, more than 60 businesses from throughout West Virginia participated.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Davis & Elkins College Booth Library Assistant Director Mary Jo Dejoice shares a handwritten manuscript by Pearl S. Buck during Saturday’s Pearl S. Buck Oriental Cooking tasting. Chef Melanie Campbell prepared recipes which were shared with members of the GFWC Woman’s Club of Elkins. Nita Schotsch and Peggy Knutti inspect Buck’s manuscript during the event at Hallihurst Hall on the D&E campus.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College Athletics and Elkins High School senior Caleb Riggleman are teaming up to present a Concussion Education Forum and Round Table Discussion featuring local panelists. The free event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium.

While the forum is open to the public, organizers say it may be of particular interest to coaches and parents of student-athletes.

WBOY - Tax day is less than a month away now, and one local college is making itself available to help people figure out their taxes this year.

Students at Davis & Elkins College are participating in the Volunteers in Tax Assistance program. Each student will work with a client to help them complete their taxes and answer questions.

Tax help is available until tax day, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at D&E's Robert C. Byrd Center.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Davis & Elkins College students will visit downtown businesses this spring to help collect data for Elkins ON TRAC reporting.

Students helped administer and interpret a survey in 2014 to provide baseline data for ON TRAC's National Main Street application. The 2015 survey will update data to keep information current.

The students are enrolled in Dr. Carol Carter's Marketing class. Dr. Carter believes that this market research opportunity is beneficial in several ways.

ELKINS - Two members of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s, D-W.Va., staff will visit Davis & Elkins College on Monday, March 16 to speak with students interested in interning for the Senator’s offices in Washington, Charleston, Morgantown and Martinsburg.

WBOY - Davis & Elkins College will have a new dean of students. Patrick Baker is an attorney and college professor from Virginia.

Baker will work closely to support personal and social development of students at D&E.

Baker will start on June 1. He currently is an associate professor of law and director of Natural Resources Law center and Program at Appalachian School of Law in Grundy, Va.

WV PUBLIC BROADCASTING - Politician and industrialist Henry Gassaway Davis died on March 11, 1916, at age 92. As a young man, he’d been a brakeman on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. He invested his savings and his wife’s inheritance in cheap, undeveloped land in what is now West Virginia. The timber and coal resources on that land eventually made Davis one of the state’s richest men.

He is remembered for his philanthropy—in particular, giving money and land to establish Davis & Elkins College.

WV HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY COMMISSION - Dr. Susan Gershman will present “How to Be Attractive: The Secret Sex Lives of Crickets and Flies” as part of the Davis & Elkins College Lecture Series on Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m. The talk will take place in Eshleman Science Center room 400 on campus and is free and open to the public.

ELKINS - Dr. Susan Gershman will present “How to Be Attractive: The Secret Sex Lives of Crickets and Flies” as part of the Davis & Elkins College Lecture Series. The talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12 in Eshleman Science Center room 400 and is free and open to the public.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College accounting students are offering free income tax preparation assistance through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). Sessions are open each Tuesday and Thursday from 4-7 p.m. through April 14, and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 14 and Saturday, April 11 in Robert C. Byrd Center, room A, located next to Graceland.

ELKINS - Seniors in the Davis & Elkins College nursing program joined with student and professional nurses from throughout West Virginia to participate in Nurse Unity Day at the Capitol in Charleston. The annual event allows those in the nursing profession an opportunity to learn how current issues will impact health care.

ELKINS - Patrick R. Baker, an attorney and college professor in Virginia, has been appointed dean of students at Davis & Elkins College. He will begin his duties on June 1.

“We are delighted that Mr. Baker has agreed to join our Student Life team,” says Davis & Elkins President Michael P. Mihalyo Jr.

In his new role, Baker will work closely with Vice President for Student Affairs Scott Goddard to provide leadership for a dynamic program that supports the intellectual, personal and social development of Davis & Elkins College students.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College Artist-in-Residence Jack Gibbons continues his concert series “Music with Stories: What Makes a Great Composer?” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8 in Robbins Memorial Chapel on the College campus. The performance will feature the works of Frederic Chopin.

The one-hour concert is free and open to the public. For additional information, call the D&E Box Office at 304-637-1255.

ELKINS - The Mountain Dance Trail, a project of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, has a solution for shaking off the winter blues with its monthly dance featuring music by Gerry Milnes and friends, and calling by Mack Samples. A beginners’ workshop is set for 7:30 p.m. and the dance starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 13 in Pit Dance Studio in Myles Center for the Arts.

More than 100 students accepted to attend Davis & Elkins this fall, along with their families, attended Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day on Saturday. The students, each with at least a 3.0 GPA, participated in interviews in hopes of being selected for a four-year scholarship to D&E. Photo by Nanci Bross-FregonaraTo see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.