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MacKinzie Smith

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College senior MacKinzie Smith is among 28 undergraduate student interns selected to participate in the 2017 WV-INBRE Summer Research Program. The 10-week program provides the students with formal research training while expanding their learning experience through workshops, seminars, mentoring and use of state-of-the-art core facilities.

Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound Program

ELKINS - More than 80 high school students from Randolph, Barbour, Tucker, Pendleton and Pocahontas counties participated in the Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound Classic Summer Program, June 4 through July 7.

Blues & Swing Week, Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - The sounds of harmonicas, pianos and finger picking guitars will fill the air on the Davis & Elkins College campus as Augusta Heritage Center ushers in Blues & Swing Week, July 16 - 21.

ELKINS - Two Davis & Elkins College educators will lead workshops at the West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference this month in Morgantown. The conference brings together teachers and education students interested in exploring new ideas for classroom technology.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Lively music can be heard each Wednesday evening in Elkins City Park, as a weekly gathering called Pickin’ in the Park attracts musicians of all levels.

The weekly acoustic bluegrass and old-time jam sessions are sponsored by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College. They take place most Wednesday evenings from 6 to 10 p.m., and participants are welcome.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Tours, readings, children’s activities and a special dinner were part of Saturday’s events that honored one of West Virginia’s most honored and influential authors.

Davis & Elkins College hosted the first “Imperial Woman: Celebrating Pearl S. Buck” celebration on its campus, featuring activities for all ages.

Rev. Laura Brekke

ELKINS – The Rev. Laura K. Brekke has been appointed Benfield-Vick Chaplain at Davis & Elkins College, a position that encompasses multiple areas of the College to provide vision and leadership for spiritual development on campus. She will assume her duties on July 24.

Augusta Cajun Week

ELKINS – The songs of George Jones, Hank Williams and Loretta Lynn will meet the sounds of Cajun accordion and twin fiddles as Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College kicks off the summer season with Cajun & Creole and Classic Country Week, July 9 -14.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College is preparing to kick off the annual kids summer classes in Augusta Folk Art for Kids Exploring Cajun Culture & Creole Week, running July 9 through July 14.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - The Davis & Elkins College men’s basketball team works with young athletes, ranging from third to 12th grade, on fundamentals, increasing their work ethic and improving their basketball IQs during a youth camp this week. The camp was open to boys and girls and allowed young athletes to work with former and current players and coaches.

SENATOR NATION - 70 Student-Athletes in the Davis & Elkins College Athletic Department earned Great Midwest Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference Team honors for the 2016-17 academic year, as the conference officially released on Friday.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - This Saturday, Elkins will celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks show and live entertainment for all to enjoy.

Randolph County Commission President Mike Taylor said he is sure that area residents and town visitors will enjoy the celebration.

Davis & Elkins College Center for Railway Tourism Director James Porterfield

ELKINS - James Porterfield, director of the Center for Railway Tourism at Davis & Elkins College, will comment on and sign copies of his book “Dining by Rail” at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, located at 2814 University Town Center in Morgantown, from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, July 8. The book signing is being hosted in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the publication of the book.

WBOY - A new addition to The Stirrup Gallery at Davis & Elkins College recalls a time when mastodons, woolly mammoths, and Irish elk roamed the earth.

The Reckling Collection is made up of fossils of extinct animals, known as megafauna, and is currently on display. The collection was named to honor the late Jerry Reckling who left the fossils to the College is his will.

Buckhannon-Upshur High School Davis & Elkins College Highlands Scholars

ELKINS - Four Buckhannon-Upshur students received the Highlands Scholarship to Davis & Elkins College during the school’s annual awards ceremony. The distinctive Highlands Scholar Program provides a significant tuition discount to West Virginia students with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of graduation. Scholarship awards vary based on GPA, county of residency and whether the students live on campus or commute.

ELKINS - Two Davis & Elkins College representatives will take part in the 97th National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Annual Conference in San Francisco, Calif., in November. Dr. Jennifer Tesar, associate professor of education, and Jim Porterfield, director of the Center for Railway Tourism, will present a workshop titled “Reading ‘n Railroading: Bridging Railway Heritage with Literacy.”

The Stirrup Gallery, Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - A new addition to The Stirrup Gallery at Davis & Elkins College recalls the Pleistocene epoch thousands of years ago when mastodons, wooly mammoths and Irish elk roamed the earth. Fossils of these now extinct massive animals, known as megafauna, make up the Reckling Collection currently on display.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - With about 250 pieces of Native American pottery to choose from Thursday, museum representatives from Huntington had a tough time choosing just a few to borrow from The Stirrup Gallery at Davis & Elkins College.

Photo of the Day
Participants in Augusta’s Stained Glass & Glass Fusing class cut and assemble pieces to form their creations. Their works, along with that of participants in other Arts, Crafts and Folklore and Folk Arts for Kids workshops, will be showcased from 6-7:15 p.m. today in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts. A Blues & Swing Week concert will follow at 7:30 p.m. in Harper-McNeeley Auditorium. A blues and swing dance will take place after the concert in the Augusta Dance Pavilion. Photo by Andrew Carroll. To see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.