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Davis & Elkins College Nurse Unity Day

ELKINS - Students in the Davis & Elkins College nursing program joined with their peers 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.

THE EXPONENT TELEGRAM - Tucked away in Randolph County, the city of Elkins continues to offer residents and visitors plenty to do throughout the year.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College men's lacrosse team earned its first ever Great Midwest Athletic Conference victory on Saturday as the Senators defeated Ohio Valley 17-11 for the program's third win of the season.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College women's tennis team won the 2017 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament Championship on Saturday, defeating Cedarville 5-1 to earn back-to-back titles and a spot in the NCAA Tournament announced on Tuesday.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College women's lacrosse team fell to Ursuline College on Saturday 16-3 in Great Midwest Athletic Conference play.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College women's tennis team earned a spot in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championship match on Saturday by cruising past Kentucky Wesleyan with a 5-0 victory at Johnson-Murdoch Complex.

Dr. Rosemary Thomas

ELKINS - Dr. Rosemary Thomas, a native of West Virginia and current chief operating officer for the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), has been appointed Vice President of Enrollment Management and Institutional Advancement at Davis & Elkins College. She will begin her duties on July 1.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - The Senator Nation Softball Slam will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Joni Smith Softball Field on the Davis & Elkins College campus.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Davis & Elkins College will host a volleyball benefit tournament that is open to the public. The tournament is slated to begin at 6 p.m. May 3 in The McDonnell Center on the campus of D&E.

ELKINS - After several years hiatus, sororities are back on campus at Davis & Elkins College. More than 80 female students signed up to pledge two local sororities, both dedicated to service and the ideals of Greek life.

For D&E First Lady Lisa Wood, this drive to bring back the sororities was a passion she believes in.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College softball team split with Ohio Valley on Saturday in the opening doubleheader of a four-game series. The Senators won 4-0 before falling 3-0 in the second game.

SENATOR NATION - Laura Fermosel led the way for the Davis & Elkins College women's tennis team represented in the 2017 Women's Tennis Great Midwest Athletic Conference Awards, as the sophomore was announced as the G-MAC Conference Player of the Year Friday morning.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College baseball team fell in a pair of games against Ohio Valley in G-MAC play on Friday at Bennett Stump Field. The Senators fell 6-3 in game one before losing 17-3 in game two.

Davis & Elkins College Barbara F. Sims Award Emily Coffman

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College junior Emily Coffman received the Barbara F. Sims Award for Year-Long Excellence in Lincoln-Douglas Debate. The award is one of two top honors of excellence presented to individuals by the Collegiate Forensics Association (CFA), a regional speech and debate organization in the mid-Atlantic region.

ELKINS - A one-week residency by Davis & Elkins College Adjunct Professor Laurie Goux at Austin Peay State University (APSU) Department of Theatre and Dance will result in a collaborative performance with both schools at D&E. The concert will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, April 21 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium as part of D&E’s fourth annual Dance Festival, April 21-23.

WBOY - Since his inauguration, President Chris Wood of Davis & Elkins College has been looking forward to the next steps for improving the college.

Plans are being set in motion to add several undergraduate programs and potentially some graduate programs based on regional needs.

WBOY - The Davis & Elkins College Division of Creative Arts will present three days filled with 25 workshops and two public concerts.

Nationally known guest artists and D&E student dancers will showcase their eclectic talents for the fourth annual dance festival from April 21-23 in Myles Center for the Arts.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College softball team earned a season series victory over Alderson Broaddus after sweeping the G-MAC rival with 2-1 and 6-5 victories on Tuesday.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College softball team picked up a pair of wins to sweep West Virginia Tech on Wednesday. The Senators won 6-5 in eight innings before winning 10-2 in six innings.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College baseball team picked up a 4-0 victory in its home opener over Glenville State College on Wednesday.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College men's lacrosse team returned to action on Tuesday, falling on the road at Walsh University 8-3 in Great Midwest Athletic Conference play.

THE EXPONENT TELEGRAM - As college and university commencement season nears in the region, area schools are preparing for some of the biggest graduating classes they have seen in several years. Others are putting the finishing touches on their commencement ceremonies.

WDTV - West Virginia has a rich history of community square dancing tradition. Down in Elkins, the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College is keeping that tradition alive.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Lauren Alaina, who will perform May 5 at the 37th annual Deja vu Music Festival in Elkins, saw her song “Road Less Traveled” hit the No. 1 spot on the Country Airplay chart this week.

Davis & Elkins College GLO-BUS

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College students are learning what it’s like to run a business and they’re excelling in a competition with their peers at colleges throughout the nation and across the globe. Recently, a team of students in Dr. Carol Carter’s Business Strategies class were ranked No. 36 among their counterparts participating in GLO-BUS, a simulated business program.

Katharine Manor

ELKINS - A total of 25 dance workshops ranging from traditional to modern will be offered as part of the Davis & Elkins College Dance Festival, April 21-23. The fourth annual event also includes public concerts featuring nationally known performers, along with D&E students and faculty.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - The Kump Education Center STREAM mentoring program includes a local field trip with hands-on activities each year.

This spring we decided to take our North Elementary School students to Davis & Elkins College because AmeriCorps mentor Kylie Antoline is a 2016 graduate of D&E, where she majored in art education.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the selection of the six newest members to the Davis & Elkins College Athletic Hall of Fame, who will be inducted next month as part of the Senator Nation Weekend festivities May 12-13.

ELKINS - Square dance callers from throughout the area will be featured in an open mic format as The Mountain Dance Trail, a heritage tourism project of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, hosts its monthly square dance on Friday, April 14 in Myles Center for the Arts Pit Dance Studio on the College campus. Music for the evening will be provided by Tessa Dillon, Kevin Chesser and Jesse Milnes.

Davis & Elkins College Brent Saindon

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College Assistant Professor of Communication Dr. Brent Saindon has been elected as president of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Forensics Association (WVIFA), a post he will hold for at least two years. The organization is devoted to promoting intercollegiate forensics and sponsoring an annual state tournament, along with individual events.

Caleb Teicher

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Division of Creative Arts will present three days filled with 25 workshops and two public concerts featuring nationally known guest artists and D&E student dancers. The fourth annual Davis & Elkins Dance Festival is scheduled for April 21-23 in Myles Center for the Arts.

Davis & Elkins College Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action

ELKINS - The color teal was prevalent throughout the Davis & Elkins campus on April 4 as the College joined 19 other campuses and nine rape crisis centers in West Virginia to take a stand against sexual assault. West Virginia Day of Action, based on the national “It’s On Us” campaign, took place simultaneously at all the sites from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - On Friday at 7 p.m., The Arts Center will begin a month-long celebration of National Poetry Month with a free opening reception.

This celebration will feature weekly readings by local published poets, as well as an accompanying art exhibit, “The Art of Poetry.”

THE EXPONENT TELEGRAM - Chris A. Wood took the oath of office as Davis & Elkins College’s 15th president Thursday in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium.

WDTV - Chris A. Wood took the oath of office to become the 15th president of Davis & Elkins College, Thursday.

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

ELKINS - Attending Davis & Elkins College was a dream come true for MacKinzie Smith and now, as a charter member of the Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy, she’s experiencing a reality beyond her dreams. The junior from Renick, W.Va., was among speakers for the dedication of the Center Thursday when themes of hope, dreams and preparing for the future echoed throughout addresses.

Davis & Elkins College Inauguration of President Chris A. Wood

ELKINS - With an eye toward the future, his wife, Lisa, by his side and a call for collaboration among the campus and greater communities to continue Davis & Elkins College’s journey, Chris A. Wood took the oath of office as the College’s 15th president. The lower level of Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium was filled to near capacity for the Thursday afternoon ceremony.

WBOY - Davis & Elkins College, the community, and guests came together this week for the inauguration of President Chris A. Wood.

The journey began with a community service project and worship service. Throughout the week sports, academics and student life were highlighted in celebration of the College.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - West Virginia’s poet laureate shared readings of his work Wednesday evening as part of Davis & Elkins College’s inauguration celebrations for President Chris Wood.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Musical, theatrical and artistic talents were on display Tuesday night at Davis & Elkins College, as students took part in a five-day celebration marking the inauguration of D&E President Chris Wood.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College celebrated the arts throughout Myles Center for the Arts Tuesday evening as students in music, dance, theatre and visual arts showcased their talents for a large crowd of campus and community members. The event was part of the week’s activities leading up to the inauguration of D&E’s 15th president Chris A. Wood on Thursday, March 30.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Student athletes at Davis & Elkins College heard from a former Senator Monday who offered many lessons while encouraging students to be passionate and have integrity throughout their journey in life.

ELKINS - When Hank Steinbrecher was a student at Davis & Elkins College, he never dreamed that he would have a successful career on the international level. However, from the once muddy soccer field on Harpertown Road to the arenas of World Cup finals, and places in between, he learned several life lessons.

Adanma Onyedike Barton

ELKINS - Performer, playwright and professor Adanma Onyedike Barton will perform her one-woman show, “Lost and Found” at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1 at the Boiler House Theatre on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The performance is free and open to the public.

ELKINS - With enthusiasm at the forefront and teamwork in action, Davis & Elkins College and the community pulled together to assemble 15,000 food packets in just under an hour Sunday evening as a kick off to inauguration week. The community service project was one of several events planned leading up to the inauguration of the College’s 15th president Chris A. Wood.

WBOY - Davis & Elkins College begins inauguration week by serving others.

Sunday night the college hosted a hunger relief effort to kick off the week-long activities leading up to the inauguration of President Chris Wood. Community residents and organizations were invited to join the college in the community service project.

Photo of the Day
Students in Russ McClain's Adventure Recreation 330 Interpretation course recently completed their first semester interpretive presentations. Distinct from traditional teaching, interpretation is often for a voluntary short-term audience, where the interpreter is required to spark and maintain the interest of diverse populations. Learning about the heritage of maple sugaring are Will Mayer, Matt Davey-Karlson, Emily Adams, Kristyn Giulio, Sierra Kelley, Lee Wittekind and Nick Altman. Final presentations at the end of the semester will include Leave No Trace Camping Techniques, Tracking and Animal Signs, Wine Cultivation and Environmental Concerns, and Nature Photography Techniques. Photo courtesy of Russ McClain. To see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.