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ELKINS - An exhibit of hand-carved African artifacts will officially open in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum on the Davis & Elkins College campus with a public reception Friday, February 8. Guests are invited to view the works, and enjoy refreshments and African drumming music from 3-5 p.m.

Davis & Elkins College Project Life Change

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Sport Science Department is poised to begin the winter session of Project Life Change on Monday, January 28 and help participants rise to new heights in health. Completing its sixth year, the free program is made possible through a grant by the Snowshoe Foundation.

ELKINS - The Mountain Dance Trail of Augusta Heritage Center is kicking off its seventh season of community square dances across West Virginia this January. The first local dance of the new year is set for Friday, January 18 in the Creative Commons in Myles Center for the Arts at Davis & Elkins College.

Davis & Elkins College Debate Society

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Debate Society achieved major victories at the Holiday Frolic Speech and Debate Tournament, winning The Ohio State University tournament and placing second overall at The Ohio State University – Otterbein University Tournament swing.

The Legendary Ingramettes

ELKINS - The sounds of two well-known gospel groups will have a presence on the Davis & Elkins College campus Feb. 9 and 10 as the Augusta Heritage Center, in conjunction with the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF), presents a soulful dinner and an uplifting concert.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Schools in Randolph County will soon be seeing a mentor program introduced to their students and classrooms. The Randolph County Board of Education voted Tuesday to create a partnership with Appalachian Impact in hope of providing encouragement to students.

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ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a reception, special presentation and entertainment on Monday, January 21 in Myles Center for the Arts. The event is part of the Civic Dinners Project and National Discussion on King’s “Beloved Community: Bridging the Racial Divide” supported by the King Foundation.

ELKINS - Air1 network, heard locally on WCDE 89.9 FM, entered 2019 with a new sound and new energy driven by its listeners. After 20-plus years of bringing contemporary Christian hits to its more than 4 million listeners, Air1 fine-tuned its playlist with a focus on worship music, delivering on the wishes of those who tune in to stations from coast to coast.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College has released the president’s list and dean’s list for the fall 2018 RN-BSN rotation. Students pursuing their degree must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of graded coursework during the rotation with a term grade point average of 4.0 to earn the president’s list or a grade point average of 3.6 to less than 4.0 to earn the dean’s list.

ELKINS - In response to the growing national need for health care providers, Davis & Elkins College will offer a four-year Bachelor of Science program in nursing beginning in fall 2019. The West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses recently granted approval for the College to add an additional program to the Division of Nursing.

ELKINS - Physical fitness is important at all stages of life. Having access to proper equipment and gaining motivation is the first step in making a difference.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College has released its president’s list and dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester. The president’s list includes all full-time students who earned a 4.0 grade point average 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.

Davis & Elkins College The Polar Express Durbin & Greenbrier Railroad The Old Brick Playhouse Rail Events Inc. Warner Brothers

ELKINS - When The Polar Express pulled out of the station at the Elkins Depot and the Elf Limited departed from Cass, D&E students and alumni took their places to tell the stories that transported passengers on a journey of Christmas enchantment. The seasonal theatrical presentations aboard the local railroads are yet another community collaboration for Davis & Elkins College and The Old Brick Playhouse.

Davis & Elkins College Education Department

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College education students are prepared to teach the next generation of science students after completing a new class during the fall semester. With a special interest in instructing and mentoring future science teachers, D&E alumna and Trustee Nancy Evans-Bennett, ’66, and her husband, James Messersmith, both experts in the science field, led the course.

ELKINS - New recruits to the Davis & Elkins College Upward Bound Program became active members during the November Challenge Session. A federally funded TRiO program, Upward Bound is designed to prepare high school students for postsecondary success.

Davis & Elkins College Atlantic Coast Pipeline Rise Against Hunger

ELKINS - Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) Community Liaison Denise Campbell, right, presents a check in support of Rise Against Hunger to Davis & Elkins College Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement: Foundation and Church Relations Tina Vial, left. Representing D&E Student Assembly is President Maddy Brown, center. The College hosted a Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event this fall and assembled 20,520 meals for distribution by the international hunger relief organization.

Davis & Elkins College Summer and Fall Graduates Recognition Ceremony

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College summer and fall graduates left their alma mater with an abundance of advice and encouragement. A recognition ceremony for the 39 students placed an emphasis on making a difference in the world and spreading kindness.

WBOY - The Phil Gainer Community Center in Elkins has been working to fill a void in Randolph County and officials said they are well on their way.

Photo of the Day
Appalachian Ensemble started off the spring semester with a performance at the Randolph County Community Arts Center Brown Bag Lunch. The student group makes their next showing at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Monday, January 21 on campus. Upcoming regional tour stops include Charleston, Beckley and Marlinton. Photo by Leah Knicely. To see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.