D&E Today

News @ D&E Today


SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins men's soccer team defeated Ohio Valley 8-0 Thursday afternoon in G-MAC competition at Nuttall Field.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins women's soccer team defeated Ohio Valley 4-0 Thursday afternoon in G-MAC competition at Nuttall Field.

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL - "DEER ON THE riverside right now," our server announced.

Diners shifted their gazes from their amuse-bouches to the train windows. We were rolling through Quebec's Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, and outside, a white-tailed deer was munching leaves in a flower-dappled meadow as it watched the train go by. We were basically doing the same thing: enjoying the suppertime spectacle.

ELKINS - Lisa Daniels-Smith has been appointed as instructor of business and accounting at Davis & Elkins College. She previously served as an adjunct instructor and joined the faculty full time with the start of the fall semester teaching classes in Governmental Accounting, Principles Accounting I, Principles Accounting II and Ethics.

“I am thrilled to be teaching at Davis & Elkins College,” Daniels-Smith says. “Education is an extremely rewarding career, and I am delighted D&E has given me this opportunity.”

ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College heralded in the fall semester with several changes to the aesthetics of the campus and surrounding area, along with a few facility repairs. Students, staff and contractors were busy throughout the summer preparing for a new school year and additional projects are on the horizon.

ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College Benfield-Vick Chaplain the Rev. Kevin Starcher recently completed requirements for certification as a Christian educator in the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. The designation will allow him to lead educational ministry in the church.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins men's soccer team battled Millersville University for 110 minutes on Saturday afternoon resulting in a 2-2 tie in non-conference action.

Davis & Elkins College is responding to a request from the U.S. Department of Education related to a Title IX complaint against the College. D&E President Michael P. Mihalyo has informed the Department of Education of the College’s intent to cooperate fully with the review, which we expect will illustrate that the original allegations were handled in a manner that was thorough, fair, and in alignment with the Department’s guidance.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins women's soccer team dropped a 4-1 non-conference decision at Slippery Rock on Saturday afternoon.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins cross country teams competed at the Bethany Invitational on Saturday.

SENATOR NATION - Davis & Elkins College Head Coach Chris Cottrell and the men’s basketball program are pleased to announce that their Second Annual Ladies Night will be held Friday, October 10.

SENATOR NATION - Davis & Elkins College Head Men's Basketball Coach Chris Cottrell and the Senator men's basketball program will be hosting their Second Annual Coaches Clinic Sunday, October 12 at 1:30 p.m. in The McDonnell Center.

ELKINS - The square dance season in Elkins gets into full swing on Friday, September 12 from 8-11 p.m. in the Augusta Dance Pavilion on the Davis & Elkins College campus with live music by the Appalachian Ensemble string band and calling by area residents in a “round robin” style. Additional dances will take place the second Friday of each month through May, with the exception of November.

ELKINS - West Virginia educators licensed to teach kindergarten through sixth grade have a new option at Davis & Elkins College for earning endorsements newly required by the state. The Early Childhood Education endorsement is designed to be completed in a single year by teachers licensed to instruct K-12 in West Virginia and it allows teachers of 3- to 5-year-olds to earn the credentials they need to work with children in that age range in the public school system.

WBOY - Davis & Elkins College held its founders day celebration on Thursday. D&E was founded in 1904.

The College held the celebration to recognize past contributions and look to the future.

It recognized students for their contributions academically, and in leadership and service. Scholarships and achievement awards were also presented.

ELKINS - Dr. Martin “Marty” DeNicolo has been appointed as assistant professor of political science and coordinator of the political science program at Davis & Elkins College. He joined the faculty at the beginning of the fall semester and will teach courses in American government, international relations, and the politics of development, among others.

ELKINS - The Rev. Dr. Steven Tuell will present a lecture titled “What Do We Do With the Violence in the Old Testament?” at 7 p.m. Monday, September 8 in Halliehurst on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuell will also speak at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, and at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, September 7.

THE PARSONS ADVOCATE - The Davis & Elkins College Department of Sport Science is gearing up for its second year of Project Life Change, a free community program that offers a variety of ways for area residents to improve their health. New this year is the inclusion of the latest in pedometer technology to allow participants to track their activity.

The 16-week session begins August 26 with sign-ups at 5:30 p.m. and an introduction to the program at 6 p.m. in Eshleman Science Center room 400. Additional classes will be conducted each Tuesday at 6 p.m. through December 9.

ELKINS - Downtown Elkins will be transformed into a street party complete with live bands, a comedian and hypnotist September 5 as Davis & Elkins College, the city of Elkins and ON TRAC again partner for First Friday, D&E Night on the Town. A roller skating rink, sponsored by the city of Elkins, will be set up on Third Street September 5 and 6.

The events are free and open to the public.

ELKINS - The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College invites all fiddlers, banjo players, flatfooters and square dancers to the Randolph County Fair on Saturday, September 6 at Camp Pioneer in Beverly. There’s a chance to compete for cash prizes and showcase traditional West Virginia music and dance.

WDTV - "So far just the first day has been really amazing so I'm hoping that's the theme for this year," said Nouna Anthony, D&E senior.

Students at West Virginia Wesleyan College along with Davis & Elkins College students arrived on campus over the weekend, but their school year officially kicked off Monday morning.

Both of these colleges have one major thing in common and that's the small knit community.

INSURANCE NEWS NET - Mike Karlen has been named manager of the Davis & Elkins College bookstore.

"I love the college environment and look forward to working with the students, faculty and staff," Karlen says. "I want to be visible to the College community and for everyone to feel confident that they can come here to get what they need. With two daughters in college, I can also relate to parents' needs."

ELKINS - Janet Weese has been appointed administrative coordinator at Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, a position she returns to after a two-year hiatus.  

In this capacity, Weese is responsible for all bookkeeping, enrollment maintenance and overall office functions that support both the Augusta Heritage Center and Arts & Entertainment programs at the College.

“I am pleased to return to the Davis & Elkins College community and to work with Beth King in promoting the Augusta heritage arts program,” Weese says.

ELKINS - There’s a lot to consider when making plans to attend college, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult process. College 101 Day and Open House at Davis & Elkins College on Saturday, September 20 will provide students with the information they need and answers to their questions, all presented in a fun and interactive atmosphere.

The free event begins at 9 a.m. and includes lunch and a tour of the campus, along with a chance to win an iPad and other prizes.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College volunteers lend their assistance to Snowshoe Foundation by selling raffle tickets at the organization’s annual fund raiser Treasure on the Mountain on August 9. From left are, front row, Laurie Chestnut and Dr. Mary Ann DeLuca; back row, Chris Young, Rebecca Verbonitz, Susan Riggleman, Josh Larkin, Jennifer Riggleman and Mandi Larkin. For the past two years, the College has received gifts from Snowshoe Foundation to help fund the Highlands Scholarship program and Project Life Change.

ELKINS - Mike Karlen has been named manager of the Davis & Elkins College bookstore.

“I love the college environment and look forward to working with the students, faculty and staff,” Karlen says. “I want to be visible to the College community and for everyone to feel confident that they can come here to get what they need. With two daughters in college, I can also relate to parents’ needs.”

THE EXPONENT TELEGRAM - When Cover Drive gathered on a stage to play in front of a live audience for the first time, the set-up was a bit intimidating — the band was opening for R&B pop star Rihanna in their native Barbados in front of 25,000 fans.

“That was pretty incredible,” said lead singer Amanda Reifer during a telephone interview. “It was our first gig ever. That was the first time we ever stepped on stage as Cover Drive.

“We were extremely nervous, but we had a great time.”

CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL - Morgantown-based woodcarver Bryn Perrott will open a new art show with her sister, Sage [Davis & Elkins College adjunct art instructor], at Kin Ship Goods for this week’s ArtWalk.

Bryn and Sage Perrott’s new art show is the best kind of nightmare.

There’s no blood or gore, and no one shows up to school without their pants.

Instead, the Morgantown natives have spent the last several weeks making four-eyed cats and eight-eyed rabbits, evil raindrops and all sorts of strange creatures.

“Just creepy, unsettling things,” Sage, 26, said.

Davis & Elkins College students assisted the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in planting red spruce seedlings at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge this weekend in an effort to reconnect fragmented habitat for rare and uncommon high elevation species such as the northern flying squirrel, northern goshawk and Cheat Mountain salamander. Sponsored by the D&E Biology and Environmental Science Department, groups have participated in the project for 11 years, planting more than 60,000 trees. Participants include Oussama Belaiba, Coordinator of the Environmental Science Program and Director of the Center for Sustainability Studies Russ McClain, Alex White, Ryan Mullennex, Zachary Schmucker, Natasha Mashburn, Anatoli Cheryae, Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Dr. Crystal Krause, alumnus and AmeriCorps employee Rob Orr, Anna Borofsky, Owen Peet, Tom Fletcher, Evan Mullenax, Brittany Bolinger, Alyssa Richmond and Julia Tenney. Photo courtesy of Russ McClainTo see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.