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Lauren Alaina

ELKINS - Two “American Idol” contestants will take the stage for the Déjà vu Music Festival as Davis & Elkins College again teams up with Randolph County businesses to present a concert benefiting the Elkins/Randolph County YMCA. Lauren Alaina, runner-up of the 10th season, will headline the Friday, May 5 performance with opening act Trent Harmon, winner of the 15th season.

SENATOR NATION - Davis & Elkins' Danielle Norton was tabbed as the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday.

WDTV - Students at Davis & Elkins College are planning activities to learn about different religions and to accept them. A group of students have come back from a conference all about religious acceptance and now they're ready to learn more right on campus.

Some of the students had never met someone from a religion different from theirs until now.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College softball team picked up a doubleheader sweep of Fayetteville State on Sunday, winning 4-3 and 5-3.

SENATOR NATION - Stephanie Wooten became the all-time leading scorer in Davis & Elkins women's basketball history on Saturday as the Senators fell to Ursuline College 89-73.

SENATOR NATION - The Davis & Elkins College softball team earned a split with St. Andrews University to open up the 2017 season on Saturday.

Davis & Elkins College Peacemaking in Appalachia

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College students recently joined with their peers from Appalachian region colleges to share their religious and spiritual values and explore ways to embrace interfaith on their campuses. Initiated by D&E, the Peacemaking in Appalachia: Blueprints for Building Bridges to Interfaith Appreciation and Cooperation Conference took place at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown.

Amy Kittle, Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - Amy Kittle, Title IX coordinator at Davis & Elkins College, recently attended the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) professional training conference and earned a higher caliber certification.

Davis & Elkins College The Stirrup Gallery

ELKINS - A piece of American history used by lawmakers more than 150 years ago is now on display in The Stirrup Gallery in Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. A pair of desks from the U.S. House of Representatives Chamber serves as a reminder of the growth of our nation in the early years.

Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College’s Appalachian Ensemble will perform for the Brown Bag Lunch Concert at the Randolph County Community Arts Center at noon on Wednesday, February 15. The free concert will feature several new works and many classics.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - Anyone wanting to sharpen their golf skills or even learn to play is in luck with a special program offered at Davis & Elkins College’s unique Seybolt Golf Academy.

WBOY - A flintknapping demonstration will be held at The Stirrup Gallery on Davis & Elkins College Campus this Saturday, February 11.

Participants will learn in-depth information on how prehistoric tools were made and used.

Davis & Elkins College Student Teachers

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College seniors in the Teacher Education Program are gaining practical experience this semester as student teachers at public schools in Randolph and Tucker counties. Each student will complete assignments in two classrooms.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - In prehistoric times, stone was the common material used for making tools. Archaeologist Richie Rosencrance will lead a demonstration on flintknapping, the process used to make spear points and arrow points, at 1 p.m. Saturday in The Stirrup Gallery in Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The demonstration will include a discussion on raw materials, knapping tools and techniques, types of stone tools and prehistoric lifeways.

WBOY - Randolph County Community Arts Center is currently displaying art from Davis & Elkins College.

The art exhibit began last Friday evening, and students were able to mingle with fellow artists around the community. Assistant Art Professor Michael Doig selected artwork from students throughout the campus community.

WBOY - Davis & Elkins College and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) will be partnering to benefit students planning to further their education in osteopathic medicine.

Beginning this spring, students will submit applications to the program and be mentored by faculty from the medical school, as well as D&E’s biology professor Dr. Shawn Stover.

WBOY - Davis & Elkins College has been hosting an archaeologist for the last several weeks to prepare and identify artifacts.

The Stirrup Gallery on D&E campus houses more than 6,000 Native American artifacts dating back several hundred years.

Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - The Mountain Dance Trail, a heritage tourism project of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, promises to warm up a winter evening with its monthly square dance on Friday, February 10 in Myles Center for the Arts Pit Dance Studio on the College campus. The evening will feature music by Gerry Milnes and friends with square dance calling from Mary Alice Milnes. 

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine have entered into a partnership that will benefit students planning to further their education in osteopathic medicine. The agreement, established as the pre-osteopathic program, helps guide undergraduate students on their academic track.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - The Arts Center will host a free opening reception Friday for the Davis & Elkins College Student Art Exhibit.

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College’s Division of Adult and Online Learning has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 RN-BSN rotation. To earn this distinction, 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 3.6 or higher. 

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College’s Division of Adult and Online Learning awarded Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees to 12 students who successfully completed the online RN to BSN program at the conclusion of the fall 2016 rotation.

ELKINS - Developing leadership skills and furthering the spiritual development of the community top the agenda for the Davis & Elkins College Chapel Leadership Team, a group of students who plan and present a weekly worship service on campus. A recent $25,000 1001 New Worshipping Communities Investment Grant will help them reach those goals while enhancing their efforts to expand interfaith dialogue.

Dr. Eric Castater, Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - Dr. Eric Castater has been appointed assistant professor of political science at Davis & Elkins College. He officially joined the faculty at the start of the spring semester teaching courses in American Government and Politics, Comparative Politics, Inequality in Wealthy Democracies and a senior seminar.

THE HERALD-DISPATCH - Being named the 15th president of Davis & Elkins College presented Chris Wood, who grew up in Huntington, with many opportunities. One was being able to return to his home state of West Virginia.

"It was an honor to be selected the next president of this great institution," Wood said. "I grew up in Huntington, so this also gave me the chance to come home."

Photo of the Day
Davis & Elkins student JP Boggess talks with representatives from the Tygarts Valley Presbyterian Church who provided snacks for Toasty Tuesday. Photo by Wes Hendrix. To see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.