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Davis & Elkins College Credo Strategic Planning

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College has taken the first step in defining its future, building from the bottom up with a strategic planning effort that encompasses the entire campus operations. In an energizing workshop September 15 led by the national higher education consulting firm Credo, faculty and staff collaborated in brainstorming sessions aimed at charting the College’s direction in the coming years.

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Calliduz Debate Team will celebrate Constitution Day with a public debate, opening its fall season, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 18 in Madden Student Center Timms Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

The topic for the debate is "Hate speech should not be protected by the First Amendment."

WBOY - High school students are preparing for decisions they will make after graduation. West Virginia colleges and universities want to make that transition a bit easier.

Davis & Elkins College Installation of Benfield-Vick Chaplain Rev. Laura Brekke

ELKINS - Rev. Laura Brekke was officially installed by the Presbytery of West Virginia as the Benfield-Vick Chaplain at Davis & Elkins College. At the service, D&E President Chris A. Wood charged the congregation to both support and challenge her, while recognizing her as a shepherd led by God.

ELKINS - An afternoon of interfaith fellowship, live entertainment, special speakers and traditional Louisiana-style fare will come together at the Southern Gospel Brunch: Creating a Culture of Peace. The event, organized by Adjunct Instructor Laurie Goux, Catering Assistant Lisa Green and Velma Ragsdale in cooperation with Davis & Elkins College, will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 17 in historic Halliehurst on the College campus.

ELKINS - An evening of high-energy family fun is in store as The Mountain Dance Trail, a heritage tourism project of Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, hosts the first monthly square dance of the season in Elkins on Friday, September 8 in the open-air dance pavilion on the Davis & Elkins College campus. The season will run from September to May and most dances take place on the second Friday of each month.

The Suitcase Junket

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Campus Activities Board and Appalachian Music and Dance Club will present The Suitcase Junket in concert at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 9 in the Augusta Dance Pavilion. The one-man band performs the sounds of American juke joints, back porches, honky tonks and rock clubs on instruments he makes from common objects.

Davis & Elkins College Project Life Change

ELKINS - The Davis & Elkins College Sport Science Department is set to begin its fifth year of Project Life Change, a free program aimed at helping participants create a better, healthier lifestyle. Supported with a grant from the Snowshoe Foundation, the next session begins at 6 p.m. Monday September 18 on the College campus.

Cathy Nosel, Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS - Cathleen B. “Cathy” Nosel, a seasoned advancement professional, has been appointed senior director of institutional advancement at Davis & Elkins College. She joined the Advancement team August 21.

ELKINS - First Friday: D&E Night on the Town will offer an evening filled with free entertainment, including live music and an outdoor movie showing, throughout downtown Elkins on Friday, September 1. The Davis & Elkins College Campus Activities Board, city of Elkins and Elkins Main Street are again partnering to offer the event.

Davis & Elkins College Davis Trust Company Highlands Scholarship

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College and Davis Trust Company share strong ties dating from their founding to their present day operations. In keeping with their commitment to serving the community, Davis Trust has again partnered with the College to fully sponsor a Highlands Scholarship with a $12,500 gift for the 2017-2018 academic year.

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - After you’ve been a journalists for several decades, you start to feel like you’ve seen it all, that there’s nothing that could happen in your town that you haven’t seen before.

Well, on Monday something happened in Elkins that I’d never seen before. And here’s the best part — it was actually a positive thing!

THE INTER-MOUNTAIN - The Davis & Elkins College Athletic Department officially kicked off the 2017-18 academic year on Monday evening by completing a major service project with the cleaning up and beautification of downtown Elkins.

More than 300 Senators student athletes from 19 sports organized in front of City Hall to kick off the event.

WBOY - Two residence halls on the Davis & Elkins College campus were closed for the summer months for needed renovations.

More than 500 students will be staying on campus this year. New furniture, paint and finished floors will make things more comfortable for students living in the dorms and suites.

Davis & Elkins College Benfield-Vick Chaplain the Rev. Laura Brekke

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College will celebrate with the Presbytery of West Virginia the installation of the College’s new Benfield-Vick Chaplain the Rev. Laura Brekke in a public service at 5 p.m. September 10 at Robbins Memorial Chapel. The ceremony comes after the 1992 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) declared that “the call to a pastor is complete, final, and in effect immediately upon the pastor’s installation by the presbytery.”

Davis & Elkins College Orientation

ELKINS - Davis & Elkins College posted a more than 10 percent increase in its incoming class population this weekend as 288 new students joined the ranks of returning students enrolled for courses in the fall semester. The College also experienced a more than 10 percent increase in the number of students residing on campus this year over last.

WBOY - Davis & Elkins College began its first day of classes by welcoming 288 new students, a 10 percent increase since last year. The incoming class is made up of students from 12 countries and 20 states with 37 West Virginia counties represented.

Photo of the Day
Students Mason Fox, Angela Goodwin, Khalid Alhazmi and Ahmed Almuhanna practice their canoeing skills on Lake Tolstead to prepare for a river trip next week. The four are students in Malorie Stockwell and Dr. Mary Ann DeLuca’s Outdoor Physical Education course. Photo courtesy of Malorie StockwellTo see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.