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ELKINS - As Davis & Elkins College seniors head down the homestretch to May graduation, accounting majors are taking extra measures to ensure they land a job in their field.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College netted three top awards Thursday when The Inter-Mountain newspaper announced the winners of the 2018 People’s Choice. Selected for the Best of the Best honors were Davis & Elkins in the College category, Dr. David Turner in the College Professor category and Chef Melanie Campbell in the Chef category.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College men's lacrosse team fell in its season opener to Roberts Wesleyan 15-4 on Thursday at Nuttall Field.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Students at Elkins Middle School were introduced to a wide array of cultures when they met international students from Davis & Elkins College Wednesday.

School counselor Roohi Khan said the main purpose in inviting international students to EMS was to promote acceptance, diversity and education.

Davis & Elkins Concert Choir

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood and the College Concert Choir will share their faith with three West Virginia churches throughout the coming months. The Choir will perform several selections and Wood will deliver the sermon at the 11 a.m. February 25 service at the First United Methodist Church in Elkins, the 10:30 a.m. April 22 service at the First Presbyterian Church of Parkersburg and the 10:55 a.m. April 29 service at the Beckley Presbyterian Church.

Davis & Elkins College International Students

ELKINS - Eighth-graders at Elkins Middle School were treated to virtual trips outside of the United States as Davis & Elkins College international students gave presentations on their home countries and cultural diversity.

Classes were divided into groups and the younger students were given time to ask questions, which ranged from political to leisure activities.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College men's basketball team fell to Cedarville 88-69 Thursday evening in Great Midwest Athletic Conference play in Ohio.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins women's basketball team fell to league leader Cedarville 65-60 Thursday night on the road.

Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College students and President Chris A. Wood spent an evening together sharing thoughts on improvements to the campus and its offerings during a new event deemed Pizza with the President. Freshman Matt Finn, a resident of Land O Lakes, Florida, came up with the idea that drew students from various residence halls and organizations to the session in Madden Student Center Timms Lounge. One request has already been put into action.

Davis & Elkins College Washington D.C. Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society

ELKINS - The partnership among the Davis & Elkins College Division of Business and Entrepreneurship, the Center for Railway Tourism at Davis & Elkins College and Washington, D.C. Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (DCNRHS) is continuing to grow with the creation of a third year-long paid student internship, this one to focus on marketing. Senior marketing major Nicole King has been selected as the first recipient of the internship.

SENATOR NATION - Davis & Elkins men's tennis player Obert Matthew Mulyadi was named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week, announced the conference office on Tuesday.

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Speech and Debate Team will host a public debate at 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 21 in Eshleman Science Center 400. The topic is “Davis & Elkins College Should Create a Black Student Union.”

The event is free and open to the public.

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College political science club, Polis, will host a voter registration event from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 21 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts. Pizza will be available.

West Virginia Highlanders of Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College and the West Virginia Highlanders of Davis & Elkins College are growing their tradition with the establishment of a competition bagpipe program that offers a scholarship opportunity to new and current students.

ELKINS - Some not-so-familiar fairy tale characters and a dash of humor are what the audience can expect when Davis & Elkins College presents the student production “A Grimm Adventure” at 8 p.m. February 22-24 and at 2 p.m. February 25 in the Boiler House Theatre. The original production is written and directed by D&E senior Joshua Thompson.

SENATOR NATION - In a week loaded with standout performers, Davis & Elkins senior guard Aliyah Dukes (Clemson, SC/D.W. Daniel HS) was selected Great Midwest Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week on Monday.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College baseball team split its doubleheader on its final day in Tennessee, defeating Notre Dame (OH) 5-3, before falling to Tusculum 9-2 to close out the weekend.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College men's tennis team opened up its season with a win over West Virginia State University 9-0 this evening at the Charleston Indoor Tennis Facility.

SENATOR NATION - Davis & Elkins College baseball picked up its first win of the season on Sunday as the Senators split a doubleheader at Pioneer Park.

ELKINS - Recognized numerous times by Colleges of Distinction for its innovative approach to education, Davis & Elkins College has been honored further for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in business and education.

Davis & Elkins College Student Assembly Officers

ELKINS - First the first time in recent history, students of Davis & Elkins College elected a freshman as Student Assembly president and a majority of freshmen as members of the Student Assembly Executive Board.

ELKINS - The popular Wednesday Night Pickin’ will move to Halliehurst on February 21 for one week only. The location change is the result of another event taking place in Myles Center for the Arts lobby area.

Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble is hitting the road for a spring mini-tour Friday, February 16 through Sunday, February 18. The Ensemble will present a selection of pieces they’ve perfected throughout the year.

The Stirrup Gallery of Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - A few pieces from The Stirrup Gallery’s Darby Collection at Davis & Elkins College are included in the Harrison County Parks & Recreation “Walking with Dinosaurs” display. The Gallery has loaned two narwhal tusks for the public exhibit open through April 1.

Davis & Elkins College Ashes to Go

ELKINS - Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season in Christian religions, came with a convenience factor for the Davis & Elkins College community. Benfield-Vick Chaplin the Rev. Laura Brekke brought ashes to the people in a station set up outside Benedum Dining Room.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - In an effort to give insight on what ArtsBank does within the classroom, Elkins Rotary Club members heard a presentation from a local teaching artist during their Monday lunch meeting.

Davis & Elkins College Student Nurses' Association

ELKINS - Members of the Davis & Elkins College Student Nurses’ Association recently got some hands-on experience and helped with a long-running community project.

Davis & Elkins College Speech and Debate Team

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Speech and Debate Team continued its success placing in four categories at The Hatfields and McCoys Invitational Swing Tournament hosted by Marshall University and the University of Kentucky on February 10.

Senior Emily Coffman of Elkins earned first place in Radio Broadcasting and sixth place in After Dinner Speaking.

WBOY - It's tax season, and the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library wants to make getting your income tax returns as quick and easy as possible.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), in conjunction with the Athletic Department, will join the celebration of National Girls & Women in Sports Day Sunday, February 18 with a movie showing on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

ELKINS - As Elkins Main Street increases its visibility in downtown Elkins, so does Davis & Elkins College. The two recently partnered in sharing space in the storefront at 204 Davis Avenue.

About one-third of the nearly 1,700-square-foot space is occupied by D&E, and will include a display of student and faculty artwork, along with some commemorative Davis & Elkins College items.

Davis & Elkins College The Stirrup Gallery

ELKINS - A new collection in The Stirrup Gallery spanning ancient times through the 20th century displays a grandfather and granddaughter’s common love for history. Fred Rothe recently donated several items, naming the collection in honor of his granddaughter, Kaylee Wagner, a Davis & Elkins College freshman and student worker at the Gallery.

Davis & Elkins College Center for Railway Tourism

ELKINS - Spending 12 weeks in the remote Nevada desert may not be the type of internship Davis & Elkins College student Daniel Condo ever fathomed, but it’s one he can’t wait to begin. The lifelong train enthusiast minoring in railway heritage tourism management will spend the better part of his summer break learning the overall operation of a steam powered excursion railroad.

WBOY - The United States Department of Health and Human Services said that one in four students in the country have been bullied at school, and nine percent of middle and high school age students are bullied online.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Dr. Mary Ann DeLuca, chairperson of the Sport Science Department at Davis & Elkins College, speaks Monday about high sugar content in soda and popular drinks to about 50 people taking part in Project Life Change. The free program is designed to help participants create healthier lifestyles. Not pictured are Amanda Larkin, sport science instructor; and Dr. Jennifer Riggleman, assistant professor in sport science. Classes meet from 6 to 7 p.m.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Improvisational movement is the theme of an activity slated to begin in March that will promote healthy living.

Will Roboski, director of the Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble, spoke to the Rotary Club of Elkins about the introduction of an up-and-coming project, Elkins Dance Jam.

Davis & Elkins College Art Program

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College student Marquis Allen of Providence Forge, Va., had the first sale of the Student Visual Art Exhibit at the Randolph County Community Arts Center Friday evening. His acrylic and marker creation titled “Nubia” was purchased by Scott Blevin, a former resident of Elkins now living in Oklahoma.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - The Davis & Elkins College community and area residents took part in a town hall meeting Thursday with Sen. Joe Manchin.

Manchin, D-W.Va., said he enjoys getting input from people in the state, and he is able to take that information back to Washington, D.C.

ELKINS - The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College is throwing a Mardi Gras party, complete with live Cajun music, for its monthly dance on Friday, February 9. The event changes location, moving to Madden Student Center, and includes a potluck supper.

WBOY - Veterans from all branches of the military and all over the country headed out to Tucker County for a day full of winter recreation.

Canaan Valley Resort Ski Area hosted the Gathering of Mountain Eagles to give veterans a day to enjoy the snow.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Davis & Elkins College students, faculty and staff, as well as area residents, will have the opportunity to hear from Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., as he conducts a Community Town Hall Meeting today in Elkins.

The event will be hosted by the college and is set to take place at 12:30 p.m. at the Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in the Myles Center for the Arts on campus.

SENATOR NATION - Davis & Elkins College alumna and sports medicine physician Dr. Katie MacGregor has been selected as a team physician for Team Canada in alpine skiing at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games set to be held in PyeongChang later this month.

Davis & Elkins College Student Art Exhibit

ELKINS - More than 30 Davis & Elkins College students will display their creative works at the Randolph County Community Arts Center throughout February. The Student Visual Art Exhibit opens with a public reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 2 featuring student work in the Great Hall and a solo exhibition by Associate Professor of Art and Division of Creative Arts Chair Michael Doig in the Maxwell Gallery.

WBOY - Senator Joe Manchin spent the day touring Randolph and Tucker counties to speak with residents about various issues. During a town hall meeting at Davis & Elkins College Manchin discussed tax reform, immigration, jobs, infrastructure, broadband and more. One resident shared her tax reform issues and what that could mean for West Virginians.

ELKINS - In a turn-of-the-century mansion, a man about to give a dinner party never makes it to the table. Who killed Baron Brockman and how is a mystery guests will try to solve during Murder at the Manor Spaghetti Show Saturday, February 3 in Halliehurst on the campus of Davis & Elkins College.

Sanctus Real

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College will present some of the top names in Christian music as 1 Night Music Circus brings its 2018 spring tour to Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium Saturday, April 21. The evening features two-time Grammy nominated Sanctus Real, Juno Award winning Manic Drive, California’s YouTube star V. Rose and a special DJ appearance by SPEC.

CHARLESTON GAZETTE-MAIL - When people think of higher education in West Virginia, they often think of public schools like West Virginia and Marshall universities, as well as West Virginia State, Fairmont State and smaller public colleges and universities.

That’s fine. Those institutions are doing important work, educating and preparing people in West Virginia for careers and life.

Davis & Elkins College Central China Normal University

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College Assistant Professor and Director of the Outdoor Recreation Management program Dr. Rick Gage recently completed an appointment as an invited scholar at Central China Normal University (CCNU) in Wuhan, China.

Photo of the Day
Davis & Elkins College sophomore English major Emily Coleman adds more color to her T-shirt project at the Art Club’s Tie Dye Night. “I really like coming here because it lets me do something outside my major,” Coleman said. “It’s very therapeutic. It’s just you and art.” The Art Club hosts monthly activities open to the campus community in the lower level of Myles Center for the Arts. Photo by Linda Howell SkidmoreTo see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.