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ELKINS - Plans for a fun-filled evening with West Virginia musicians are in the works 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, December 9 in Myles Center for the Arts Pit Dance Studio on the College campus. The event will feature music by Andy FitzGibbon and friends, with Mack Samples calling square dances.  

Davis & Elkins College West Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

ELKINS - Six Davis & Elkins College students attended the West Virginia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (WVAHPERD) 2016 Convention at the Resort at Glade Springs in Daniels, W.Va. The two-day event drew more than 170 students and educators for hands-on activities and presentations.

Madeline Brown

ELKINS - Madeline Brown of Hedgesville, W.Va., has been chosen to receive a four-year scholarship to Davis & Elkins College. A senior at Hedgesville High School, Brown was selected from a group of 62 highest achieving high school seniors participating in Senator Leadership & Scholarship Day on the College campus on November 12.

SENATOR NATION - Shelby Armstrong has been selected as the head coach for the new acrobatics and tumbling program at Davis & Elkins College, Director of Athletics Jamie Joss announced Tuesday morning.

Davis & Elkins College Rotaract Randolph County Humane Society

ELKINS - Nearly every Sunday a group of Davis & Elkins College students is off campus making a difference by helping others. The newly formed Rotaract chapter, currently made up of more than a dozen students, has a growing list of ideas for serving the community.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - The playing of computer games has been in the news and been discussed by many teachers and parents. However, at Randolph Technical Center the playing, then making of educational games is changing the nature of education.

Davis & Elkins College First Year Symposium

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College’s signature First-Year Symposium is gaining national recognition among peer institutions for its approach to raising students’ awareness to civic engagement. An article, “First year symposium: one college’s response to the perceived ‘deficit’ in civic education” written by D&E program organizers, was recently published in “Communication Education,” a journal of the National Communication Association.

Davis & Elkins College West Virginia Wesleyan College Gender Studies Undergraduate Research Conference

ELKINS - Two Davis & Elkins College senior English majors joined other students from throughout the region in presenting papers at the West Virginia Wesleyan College Gender Studies Undergraduate Research Conference in Buckhannon, W.Va. Conference directors selected students for participation based on submitted abstracts.

ELKINS - Educators and students at Davis & Elkins College are sharing their resources to make an investment in reading and railroad heritage preservation. The Center for Railway Tourism and the Education Department have developed the “Reading ‘n Railroading” project designed to teach elementary age students about trains and increase their interest in reading.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College students will have a chance to learn about life beyond college in a special one-week pilot program, “Backpack to Briefcase,” offered during Winter Term. The program will be available to students as part of the College’s Pathways Initiative made possible by a grant from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE).

“Cricket,” James Colter

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College will present its last session of the Urban Dance Fall Series at 11 a.m.

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Biology and Environmental Science Department is joining other institutions throughout the world in hosting events for GIS Day on Wednesday, November 16. Open to the public from 2-5 p.m. in Eshleman Science Center 103, the session will offer information about the new geospatial analysis minor offered at Davis & Elkins and presentations from local residents who will explain how they use geographic information system (GIS) technology in their careers.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Basketball and family fun are on the roster tonight as the Harlem Ambassadors invade The McDonnell Center at Davis & Elkins College with their hijinks-filled traveling show.

Michael Curtis, Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - The courage and sacrifices of service men and women and their families should never be forgotten, Michael Curtis told those attending the Davis & Elkins College Veterans Candlelight Service in Robbins Memorial Chapel.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Davis & Elkins College President Dr. Chris Wood was the honored guest and speaker for the October meeting of the Elkins Womans Club. Wood accepted a donation on behalf of D&E for $1,000.

The Womans Club is a charitable organization which supports more than two dozen local, national and global efforts.

Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound students devoted efforts during the October Challenge Session to making 21 blankets which they recently donated to the Cancer Care Center at Davis Medical Center in Elkins. Upward Bound students and Cancer Care Center staff participating in the presentation are, from left, Debbie Tysor, Jalyssa Reams, Alana Rennix, Duane Boyce, Barb Reed, Jennifer Snyder, Erin Hohl, Ashley Davis and Kate Barger.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins Athletics Department unveiled a new logo Wednesday morning, featuring a complete redesign of the previous logos for the school's intercollegiate athletics teams.

Margaret Emanuel Falletta

ELKINS - Margaret Emanuel Falletta, a provisionally licensed counselor, has been appointed director of counseling and wellness services at Davis & Elkins College. In this role, she provides individual and group counseling services to the college community as well as prevention and outreach programming that promotes mental wellness.

Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble String Band

ELKINS - An evening of high-energy family fun is in store 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, November 11 in Myles Center for the Arts Pit Dance Studio on the College campus. The evening will feature music by the Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble String Band and calling by Taylor Runner of Morgantown, W.Va.

Davis & Elkins College Admission Team

ELKINS - Four counselors have been appointed to the Davis & Elkins College Admission Team to assist prospective students and their families in learning more about education at the liberal arts institution. Each counselor is assigned to a specific state or region and also assists with on-campus admission events.

Photo of the Day
Davis & Elkins College First Lady Lisa Wood, left, holding Hallie, talks with Professor of English Helen Benigni, right, during the Christmas Open House at Hearthstone as Lacey Wood, holding Henry, looks on. Photo by Chris Young. To see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.

 

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