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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.

SENATOR NATION - Both the Davis & Elkins College men's and women's swimming teams earned College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America Team Recognition, announced the organization on Wednesday.

Webster County High School Davis & Elkins College Highlands Scholars

ELKINS - Two Webster County High School 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.

Tom Paxton and The Don Juans

ELKINS - The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College and Mountain Stage with Larry Groce are again teaming to present a stellar performance of folk, bluegrass, American rock ‘n’ roll and Appalachian-inspired country. The annual Augusta Festival Concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 12 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium on the College campus.

Davis & Elkins College Retiring Employees

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College bid farewell to two administrators Friday. A special dessert reception in Halliehurst honored Dr. Wally Neel, executive vice president and provost, and his wife, Sandy Neel, vice president of enrollment management, who retired from the College on June 16.

Pearl S. Buck

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College will host “Imperial Woman Celebrating Pearl S. Buck” with events for all ages throughout the day Saturday, July 8 at historic Graceland Inn and other locations on campus. The program includes informational sessions, activities for children and a formal dinner followed by a living history performance by storyteller and actress Karen Vuranch.

Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College campus will soon be filled with the sounds of fiddles, guitars, melodic voices and the tapping feet of dancers as the Augusta Heritage Center opens its summer session, July 9 through August 12. In each week’s classes, participants learn from master artists in hands-on, face-to-face creative settings.

WDTV - West Virginia may not be seen as the epicenter of the art world but one town is working to increase creativity downtown.

Elkins recently introduced their Street Melodies initiative. The collaboration between Elkins Make it Shine, The Delmonte Market and The Old Brick Playhouse is placing pianos throughout the city.

WBOY - For 44 years the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College has offered classes in music, dance, and art from many traditions and genres.

The summer is filled with themed weeks including Cajun and Creole, classic country, blues and swing, bluegrass, and much more. The goal is to educate and encourage artistic expression found in traditional folk cultures.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College has released its president’s list and dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester. The president’s list includes all full-time students with a 4.0 GPA for the semester and the dean’s list includes all full-time students with a semester GPA of 3.6 to less than 4.0.

SENATOR NATION - The Senators Women's Soccer ID Camp will provide prospective student-athletes who will graduate high school in 2017-2021 the opportunity to train in a collegiate environment on the beautiful campus of Davis & Elkins College.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - The Elkins Branch of the American Association of University Women recently awarded the Emily Opel Scholarship of $500 to Kaylee Rosencrance, a local Davis & Elkins College junior.

Tygarts Valley High School Davis & Elkins College Highlands Scholars

ELKINS - Six Tygarts Valley High School 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.

Tucker County High School Davis & Elkins College Highlands Scholars

ELKINS - Six Tucker County High School 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.

Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - Elkins City Park is a lively place on Wednesday evenings from May through September, with country, gospel, bluegrass and old-time jam sessions open to all. The Augusta Heritage Center sponsors the free event with support from Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission (EPRC) giving musicians of all ages an opportunity to play music together in a family-friendly setting.

Philip Barbour High School Davis & Elkins College Highlands Scholars

ELKINS - Twelve Philip Barbour High School 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.

Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College is planning an exciting assortment of affordable evening mini-courses with top notch instructors each week of the summer sessions starting Monday, July 10. Most courses meet every Monday through Thursday from 6-7:15 p.m. on the College campus and are designed to fit the schedules of people who can’t spend the entire day taking in the Augusta experience.

Photo of the Day
Mark Lanham, right, coordinator of special collections at D&E, shows a piece of Native American pottery to Chris Hatten, left, senior curator at the Huntington Museum of Art, as intern Carla Deem takes notes. Hatten and a group from HMA visited The Stirrup Gallery Thursday to select pieces to include in an exhibit next summer. Lanham said the pieces will be on loan and will be accompanied by information about The Stirrup Gallery. Photo by Linda Howell Skidmore. To see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.

 

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