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THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Seniors at Davis & Elkins College showcased their final projects during Capstone Day Thursday.

Students presented 20-minute oral presentations in the Eshleman Science Center, at Booth Library and in the Byrd Center.

Oral presentation topics included "Road to Emergency Management," "Fitness and Wellness in the Community," "Dietary Modulation of Body Weight and Leptin in Antioxidant Excess Mice," "Political Prison System in the Soviet Union," "Elkins Sport Physical Therapy and Injury Clinic," and many more.

Davis & Elkins College Graceland Inn Restaurant

ELKINS - Graceland Inn Restaurant on the campus of Davis & Elkins College will reopen in May for lunches and weekend meals featuring a revolving menu with the theme of “farm to table.” By incorporating locally sourced food, Chef Melanie Campbell promises unique offerings based on guests’ suggestions served in an inviting atmosphere.

“It’s all about being at and experiencing Graceland,” says Campbell, who will oversee the operations. “We invite our guests to come up to the veranda for the best view of Elkins.”

Davis & Elkins College Lois Latham Award

ELKINS - Dr. Bryan Wagoner, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies at Davis & Elkins College, was awarded the prestigious 2016 Lois Latham Award for Teaching Excellence at the annual Academic Awards and Recognition Convocation Thursday. The ceremony in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium also honored scores of students for academic achievement and service to the College.

ELKINS - D&E Artist-in-Residence Jack Gibbons will conclude his Sunday Concert Series, “Music with Stories, 2015-2016,” with “A Gershwin Party” at 2 p.m. May 8 in Robbins Memorial Chapel. The one-hour concert is free and open to the public.

Davis & Elkins College Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy

ELKINS - Eight Davis & Elkins College students have been selected to embark on a groundbreaking journey as the first group of residents of the new Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy. Opening with the start of the 2016-2017 academic year, the Center will give students the opportunity to expand learning beyond the classroom by examining issues that affect society as a whole.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College Senator softball team picked up six awards at the 2016 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Softball Banquet on Wednesday night.

CALHOUN TIMES - What a great weekend to be in Historic Downtown Calhoun, April 29 and 30. Along with the excitement of BBQ, Boogie & Blues, our annual Georgia String Band Festival kicks off Friday night, April 29, 7 p.m., at the Harris Arts Center theater with ‘The Appalachian Ensemble’ from Davis and Elkins College, in West Virginia.

Davis & Elkins College National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant

ELKINS - The history and culture of the local Appalachian region unfold in the more than 30 field recordings and numerous documents housed at Davis & Elkins College. Now, the College is one step closer to its goal of preserving these archives for future generations.

SENATOR NATION - Davis & Elkins senior Halima Michael was named the fourth Great Midwest Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week for the 2015-16 spring season.

SENATOR NATION - Davis & Elkins senior outfielder Lance VanNoy was named as the 13th Great Midwest Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week on Monday.

SENATOR NATION - Davis & Elkins freshman Jack Clifton was named the fourth Great Midwest Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week for the 2015-16 season.

SENATOR NATION - The Senator baseball team wrapped up a weekend sweep at Salem International on Sunday by sweeping the hosts 8-6 and 5-2 at Frank Loria Field.

SENATOR NATION - The Senator baseball team opened up its series at Salem International on Saturday by sweeping the hosts 10-2 and 10-3 at Frank Loria Field.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins Senator softball team split with Ursuline College at the UC Softball Field to open up its final G-MAC series of the season.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College women's tennis team clinched the No. 1 seed in the G-MAC Tournament with its 5-4 win over Cedarville University Saturday afternoon.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College men's tennis team came from behind Saturday to pull off a 5-4 victory in the match over Cedarville and claim a share of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championship.

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ELKINS - Elkins Middle School students got a glimpse of college life – including a fun lesson in math and physics – this week as guests at Davis & Elkins College. The two-day visit brought nearly 80 eighth-graders to the campus.

Coordinated by Vice President for Enrollment Management Sandy Neel and Roohi Khan, a counselor at EMS, the event included a pizza party and campus tour led by Angie Scott, admission event coordinator. The highlight, though, may well have been a rocket launch on the front campus.

Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College’s Appalachian Ensemble has been invited to share their cultural heritage in two performances in the Southeast this month. On April 28, the students will travel to Johnson City, Tenn., to perform with East Tennessee State University and Warren Wilson College, and on April 29 the group will be the opening act for the Georgia String Band Festival in Calhoun, Ga.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Members of Davis & Elkins College’s Sigma Phi Epsilon hosts a fundraiser throughout the day on Sunday to ‘Hunt for a Cure’ in order to raise money to benefit Alzheimer’s research. All profits from the event sponsored by Sigma Phi Epsilon will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association. The event offered food, live music, games and raffle prizes.

Dr. David Campt and Matthew Freeman

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College will present a program on diversity awareness at 7 p.m. April 27 in Halliehurst. “Don’t Be That Girl/Guy: How to Have Tough Conversations on Race” will feature two speakers, Dr. David Campt, a former senior policy adviser at the White House, and Matthew Freeman, co-founder and senior executive consultant at TMI Consulting Inc.

The event is free and open to the public.

The program is made possible through a Chaplaincy Grant from NetVUE and the Council of Independent Colleges with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc.

WBOY - College students on one local campus have taken it on themselves to repair a landmark there.

Students at Davis & Elkins College have spent the last few weeks working to improve the campus' Icehouse, both inside and out.

The historic building has been a popular gathering place for students in the past, but damage to the building has kept it out of regular use.

Students said they just want to allow future generations to make memories there just as they did.

WBOY - College students on one local campus have taken it on themselves to repair a landmark there.

Students at Davis & Elkins College have spent the last few weeks working to improve the campus' Icehouse, both inside and out.

The historic building has been a popular gathering place for students in the past, but damage to the building has kept it out of regular use.

Students said they just want to allow future generations to make memories there just as they did.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College will launch a new organization in support of its athletic programs with the inaugural Senator Nation Weekend, scheduled for May 13-15. The three-day event includes a dedication of the lights at Nuttall Field, Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony and recognition of student-athletes, along with alumni athletic team reunions.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Local businesses and individuals were honored during the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce annual awards program Wednesday evening, with more than 300 guests in attendance.

Keynote speaker David Arnold, senior vice president of Strategic Partnerships and Public Relations at Adventures on the Gorge in Fayetteville, began the evening by speaking about his success in Fayetteville and the journey to finding success.

Arnold encouraged chamber members to be patient and willing to make mistakes.

Vince Trimboli “Condominium Morte”

ELKINS - Vince Trimboli, an adjunct instructor of writing and literature at Davis & Elkins College, touches on grief and loss in his new collection of poetry, “Condominium Morte.” Published by Ghost City Press, the book is scheduled for release April 19.

WDTV - You may know the words to Country Roads and if you do then you know half of it is about nature in our state. What you might not know is that we have the second greatest species diversity in the world after the Amazon Rainforest. So with great species diversity comes great responsibility and in Randolph County they're teaching and developing something to make sure we stay up there with the Amazon.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - A local banking institution has once again donated to Davis & Elkins College to help make sure the Highlands Scholar Program will continue allowing local students to go to college.

Davis Trust Company President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Price presented D&E College President G.T. "Buck" Smith with a check for $12,500 for the program this week.

DTC Executive Vice president Hugh Hitchcock said the bank has supported the Highlands Scholar Program since its formation.

Davis & Elkins College Davis Trust Co. Highlands Scholar Program

ELKINS - For the seventh consecutive year, Davis Trust Co. has continued its commitment to the nationally recognized Davis & Elkins College Highlands Scholar program. On Monday, the bank presented a check for $12,500 to fully fund one scholarship.

Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College has accepted nearly 40 vendors to participate in the annual Augusta Festival Craft Fair on August 13. Additional applications are welcome for the second jury session with a submission deadline of April 22.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES - For many years, historians of the United States all but ignored the cultural contributions of Appalachia, the large region stretching along the Appalachian Mountains, with West Virginia at its heart. Often dismissed and stereotyped by outsiders, the people of Appalachia have nonetheless produced rich and unique forms of music, dance, folklore, food, literature, and art.

ELKINS - A comedic take on achievements of the 20th century is in store as the Davis & Elkins College Division of Fine and Performing Arts presents “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” for four shows at the Boiler House Theatre. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21 through Saturday, April 23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 24.

Joseph Webb

ELKINS - Due to a scheduling conflict, a new headline performer has been added to the Davis & Elkins College Dance Festival Main Concert. The performance is one of two high energy dance concerts being presented this weekend in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium.

Davis & Elkins College Calliduz Debate Team

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College junior Mark Cordle placed second out of six teams participating in the recent inaugural Duquesne Public Debate Forum on College Life.

In the final round, Cordle lost a 2-1 decision, winning the audience shift ballot, to the University of Pittsburgh. He made it to finals by amassing two wins in three debates over Pennsylvania State University and Clarion University and losing a tough decision to Shenandoah University.

Cordle is the son of Mark and Lisa Cordle of Oak Hill, W.Va.

ELKINS - The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College is ushering in spring with an old-time square dance and hard-driving fiddle tunes as part of The Mountain Dance Trail project. The dance will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, April 15 in Myles Center for the Arts Pit Dance Studio.

A beginners’ workshop is set for 7:45 p.m. with the dance starting at 8 p.m. All dances are beginner and family friendly and participants don’t need to come with a dance partner.

WBOY - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and many organizations around the state take time to make their voice heard in the fight.

TODAY SHOW - "Their is cake in the breka room if you're interested."

Do you shudder when reading that sentence? Do you long to correct it and don't even care that your coworkers mock you as the grammar police? You may say it's because you care about language, but if you're fixated on nitpicking, you may be an introvert. Or a jerk.

A recent study finds that people that spot typos and grammar mistakes are more likely to be introverts or jerks (but we knew the latter).

Brooklyn Ballet

ELKINS - A total of 20 dance workshops ranging from traditional to modern will be offered as part of the Davis & Elkins College Dance Festival, April 8-10. The third annual event also includes public concerts featuring nationally known performers, along with D&E students and faculty.

Registration for the workshops is currently open at www.dewv.edu/arts-entertainment. Workshops are $10 each. A Festival Pass to attend eight workshop sessions and both concerts is available for $45.

Davis & Elkins College The Icehouse Renovation

ELKINS - Inspired by the spirit of giving and fueled by determination, Davis & Elkins College students took shovels in hand this week to assist with improvements to The Icehouse. The popular campus venue hasn’t been open on a regular basis because of needed repairs, specifically the correction of rain water drainage issues.

The project was initiated by the D&E International Student Organization and coordinated through the Maintenance Department.

Davis & Elkins College Myles Ahead Track

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College alumna Ann Lockridge Cain has expressed her appreciation for the Myles Ahead Track in The McDonnell Center with two gifts. During a recent reception, she presented a bench for walkers to have a place to store their belongings, and surprised Board of Trustees Chair June Myles with a flower arrangement. “I thought it would be nice if we had a place to put our coats and sit down and change out of our boots or shoes,” says Cain who has been walking at the track for about three years. At the reception, Dr.

Davis & Elkins College Artist-in-Residence Jack Gibbons

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College Artist-in-Residence Jack Gibbons will perform the music of two of the greatest piano virtuosos of the 19th century as part of his Sunday Concert Series, “Music with Stories, 2015-2016,” at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10 in Robbins Memorial Chapel. The one-hour “Songs of Ecstasy and Devotion – the Religiously Inspired Music of Liszt and Alkan” is free and open to the public.

WBOY - Workshops and performances at Davis & Elkins College are offering an educational aspect for middle and high school students.

It's all part of a festival bringing them together to showcase their theatrical talents.

Middle and high school students from around West Virginia are competing for more than 30 prizes in addition to scholarships as Davis & Elkins College is hosting the West Virginia State Thespian Festival.

Photo of the Day
Marisa Morris of Huntingtown, Md., explains her capstone project, “Smoothing the Transition and Family Guide to Divorce” to Dr. Brent Saindon, right, as students Luka Djordjevic of Belgrade, Serbia, and Olie Bienias of Appenweier, Germany, review some the materials. Students who anticipate graduation in May presented their capstone projects Thursday throughout campus. Photo by Wes Hendrix. To see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.

 

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