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SENATOR NATION - Junior Edmund Parker scored a career high of 43 points to help the Davis & Elkins men's basketball team defeat Clarion 95-86 at home on Tuesday afternoon.

WBOY - Davis & Elkins College’s Stirrup Gallery can boast one of the best collections of historic artifacts in the United States.

The Stirrup Gallery’s collection of powder horns was named among the top five in the United States by curators from the Smithsonian Institution and Colonial Williamsburg.  The collection was donated by Hosea M. Darby which includes more than 300 intricately carved horns ranging from the 1600s through the Civil War era.

“We have over 318 carved powder horns dating back from the 1600s.  From talking to horn collectors and other enthusiasts it is amazing that such a small institution here at Davis & Elkins College would have such a variety of powder horns dating back to the 1600s,” said Special Collections Curator Mark Lanham.

The horns are one of nine in the Darby Collection.

The powder has been carefully extracted from the horns and college officials are seeking grant funding to further study the horns and powder.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College men's swim team finished third overall at the Corbiere-Merion Invitational Saturday and Sunday on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College women's swim team captured a third-place finish at the Corbiere-Merion Invitational Saturday and Sunday on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University.

Jennifer Riggleman, Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - Instructor of Exercise Science Dr. Jennifer Riggleman earned her Ed.D. in educational leadership with an emphasis in higher education administration from Marshall University. Her dissertation was titled “Effectiveness of Essentials for College Math as a High School Transitional Course.”

Davis & Elkins College Student Veterans Association Toys for Tots

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Student Veterans Association (SVA) made its annual contribution to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program. In return, the student group was presented with the Commander’s Award in recognition of their continued support.

Valerie Posey

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College Instructor of Nursing Valerie Posey recently earned a Master of Science degree in nursing. Her capstone research project was titled “Concomitant Infusion of Isotonic Solutions with Chemotherapy: Does it Decrease the Risk of Phlebitis?”

WBOY - The 19th annual Davis & Elkins College Writers’ Series featured West Virginia native poet, educator and alumnus Doug Van Gundy.

The two-day event included a Poetry Workshop and several classes for students and will end tonight at 7:30 with a Poetry Reading and Book Signing. Van Gundy was in the classrooms today teaching students about poetry and interpretation.

Dr. Bryan Wagoner, Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Philosophy Dr. Bryan Wagoner will give a presentation on his newest book, “Prophetic Interruptions: Critical Theory, Emancipation, and Religion in Paul Tillich, Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, 1929-1944,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, December 4 in Halliehurst.

Doug Van Gundy

ELKINS - The 19th annual Davis & Elkins College Writers’ Series will feature poet, educator and alumnus Doug Van Gundy, ’92. The two-day event will include a Poetry Writing Workshop from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 14 and a Poetry Reading and Book Signing from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, both free and open to the public.

ELKINS - Area groups will join with the community to honor all who served during the Elkins Veterans Day Parade beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 11 in downtown Elkins. The event will feature bands, veterans groups and service organizations.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Needy youngsters in Randolph and surrounding counties may have a cheerier Christmas this year through new toys from the annual U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and Marine Corps League Toys for Tots program, which is underway again this year.

Davis & Elkins College Accounting Program

ELKINS - A partnership between the Davis & Elkins College Division of Business and Entrepreneurship and the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (DCNRHS) has expanded for the second time this year. The growth in the partnership will see two D&E accounting students working a year-around internship and gaining experience in a not-for-profit organization.

ELKINS - An evening of live music and dancing will celebrate two traditions on Friday, November 10 as the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College and Appalachian Ensemble team up to present an Irish Ceili dance and old-time square dance. The event will take place in Myles Center for the Arts Creative Commons (former Pit Dance Studio) on the College campus.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - An open house was held Monday for a simulation lab for Davis & Elkins College students on Davis Medical Center’s campus.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - The president of Davis & Elkins College gave a presentation outlining a range of goals for the institution, including the possibility of a new building for health sciences, during Monday’s weekly meeting with the Rotary Club of Elkins.

WBOY - Elkins community members, healthcare professionals, and college students gathered to celebrate a new partnership that offers a unique opportunity.

A new partnership between Davis & Elkins College and Davis Medical Center will serve the community by better preparing current and future nursing students to better handle patient care in various scenarios.

Rob Douglas

ELKINS - The late Rob Douglas, ’84, never intended to spend his entire college career at Davis & Elkins. As it turned out, he grew to love the College in a short time and transferring never again crossed his mind.

The Center for Advanced Clinical Learning of Davis Medical Center and Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - A new partnership between Davis & Elkins College and Davis Medical Center (DMC) will serve the community by preparing current and future nurses to give the best care to their patients in various settings. The Center for Advanced Clinical Learning, a simulation lab and facility for inter-professional education located on the DMC campus, provides an opportunity for D&E nursing students and the hospital’s nurses to learn and practice in a realistic and risk-free environment.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Athletes from Davis & Elkins College helped make the Halloween holiday a little sweeter for area youngsters as part of an annual trunk-or-treating event Tuesday night.

William E. Phipps Religion & Philosophy Interdisciplinary Lecture

ELKINS - The annual William E. Phipps Religion & Philosophy Interdisciplinary Lecture drew a large group Thursday to The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts on the Davis & Elkins College campus. Dr. William T. Cavanaugh delivered the lecture titled “Does Religion Promote Violence?” which explored whether there is a distinction between religion and secularism.

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 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 31 in The McDonnell Center parking lot on the College campus.

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Calliduz Debate Team will host a public debate at 6 p.m. Friday, October 27, featuring the British National Debate Tour, sponsored by the Committee for International Discussion and Debate (a part of the National Communication Association) and the English Speaking Union. The event will take place in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts with the topic “The United States Should Legalize All Drugs.”

Bridget Rue Esterhuizen

ELKINS - Bridget Rue Esterhuizen, an actor and teacher, has been appointed assistant professor in theatre at Davis & Elkins College. In her new post, Esterhuizen instructs courses in acting, directing and design, and is directing D&E’s Division of Creative Arts stage productions including the upcoming musical “OKLAHOMA!”.

Davis & Elkins College Theatre Production OKLAHOMA!

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Division of Creative Arts will take the audience back to the turn of the century in four performances of the classic American musical “OKLAHOMA!” Presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals, the performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 26 through Saturday, October 28, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 29 in the Augusta Dance Pavilion on the campus of Davis & Elkins College.

Photo of the Day
Assistant Director of Booth Library Mary Jo DeJoice, standing, gives a presentation on primary archival materials and contemporary scholarship to students in Dr. Jay Smith’s History 281 Revolutions class. The students are preparing for the final research project of the semester. Photo by Amy MattinglyTo see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.

 

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