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ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College will welcome local artists, alumni and special guest Jabari Exum who will share their talents for the D&E Day of Dance from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 16 in Myles Center for the Arts Creative Commons. The event is presented by the D&E Division of Creative Arts.

Jen Giovannitti

ELKINS – Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation President and former Elkins resident Jen Giovannitti has been appointed to the Davis & Elkins College Board of Trustees.

Elkins – Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood, the College Concert Choir and Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement: Foundation and Church Relations Tina Vial will share their faith at the 11 a.m. November 10 service at First Presbyterian Church in Morgantown, West Virginia. The Choir will perform several selections, Vial will serve as liturgist and Wood will deliver the sermon.

Stephen Baldwin

ELKINS – West Virginia Senator and Presbyterian pastor the Rev. Stephen Baldwin will present a lecture titled “Navigating Faith and Politics” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 6 in Halliehurst. Sponsored by the Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy, the event is free and open to the public.

Davis & Elkins College and Chatham University

ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College students now have an additional option for furthering their education at the graduate level. The College recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Chatham University offering acceptance to D&E graduates pursuing master’s degrees in sustainability or food studies with the option of also obtaining a Master of Business Administration.

- SENATORNATION - Brianna Rose's 100th-minute goal in overtime negated a 3-0 comeback by the host Wheeling Cardinals, giving the Senators a 4-3 victory on the road on Saturday in Mountain East Conference (MEC) play. Alexandra Cantarelli started off the scoring for the Senators, netting her first career goal in the 8th minute to put the visitors up 1-0, a lead D&E would take into the half. Chelsi Jadoo would score on a penalty kick to give the Senators a 2-0 lead early in the second period, and Raquel Lewis buried a strike to give the Senators a 3-0 lead shortly after.

- SENATORNATION - Davis & Elkins finished out the road portion if its regular season slate with a 2-1 victory at Wheeling on Saturday in Mountain East Conference (MEC) play. The Senators fell behind early, but picked up the intensity int he second half to record a much-needed conference victory. 

- SENATORNATION - Davis & Elkins' .239 hitting percentage propelled the Senators to a straight-set sweep over the visiting Concord Mountain Lions on Saturday afternoon in the McDonnell Center, 25-18, 25-17, 25-14. Not a single Senator hit in the negatives, and scoring runs in the middle of the second and third sets cemented the victory for D&E, who moves to 8-3 in Mountain East play on the season. Kaitlyn LaCour finished with 15 kills, while Jessa Henry added nine more. Kelly Smith had 18 digs, while Essence WestCynthia Arango, and Kaitlyn LaCour each had eight. Arango would also add three aces as the Senators completed the season sweep of the Mountain Lions.

- SENATORNATION - The Davis & Elkins men's and women's swimming teams wrapped up competition at the two-day West Virginia State Games, hosted by West Virginia University, in Morgantown at the new Aquatic Center at Mylan Park on Saturday. The meet was the first event held at the new facility. 

- SENATORNATION - The Senators rode double-digit kill performances from Kaitlyn LaCour and Raleighanne Weaver to a straight-set victory over the visiting Glenville State Pioneers on Friday evening in the McDonnell Center. Sarah Warren delivered 39 assists, while adding two service aces. Brianna Portley and Jessa Henry allowed for a formidable blocking front, combining for 13 blocks. D&E won their third straight Mountain East Conference (MEC) matchup, taking the season sweep of the Pioneers.

- SENATORNATION - The Wrestling era at Davis & Elkins College began on Friday, with the vision turning to reality in an exciting 36-12 win for the Senators, taking part in the 3rd Annual Hams and Slams Event, hosted by Alderson Broaddus University. Head Coach Jerry Boland's squad showed poise and attitude well beyond that of a first-year program, taking an early lead through the lower weights, and making it insurmountable with wins in the middle weights. Shawn Moore was the first individual winner for the Senators, capitalizing on a late reversal while trailing in the third period for an exciting pin at 125 pounds. Anthony Pencook (149 lbs.) and John Finnerty (157 lbs.) were winners via second period pins. Craig Cook (133 lbs.), Nicholas Natarcola (141 lbs.), Clifton Ruggiero (165 lbs.), and Noah Tarr (174 lbs.) were the other individual winners for D&E, who will return to the mat next Saturday, November 9th at the W&J Invite in Washington, Pa.

Senator Impact Luncheon

ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College students want to break the threshold between the campus and the community by having the two join for leisure activities and community service. Members of the D&E Student Assembly Cabinet presented ideas to the Elkins-Randolph County Chamber during the Senator Impact Luncheon in Graceland.

Myles Center for the Arts Renovation

ELKINS – Construction will begin November 1 on the $6.6 million renovation project to Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. A webcam will be installed at the site to provide progress updates in real time.

- SENATORNATION - The Senators surrendered a goal in each half on a soggy Wednesday afternoon in a 2-0 loss to Charleston (W. Va) during Mountain East Conference (MEC) play at the Welch Athletic Complex.

- SENATORNATION - Davis & Elkins came out strong against a formattable Charleston (W. Va.) side, but the 11th-ranked Golden Eagles cashed in with three goals late in the second half to earn a 4-0 victory over the Senators on Wednesday night in Mountain East Conference (MEC) play.

- SENATORNATION - "What a difference a year has made," says head wrestling coach Jerry Boland, who will lead the Senators wrestling program into their first dual meet on Friday. D&E makes the short trip to Philippi to take on Alderson Broaddus in the 3rd Annual Hams and Slams event.

- SENATORNATION - Hitting the road for is final non conference matchup of the 2019 campaign, the Davis & Elkins volleyball team picked up a convincing 3-0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-9) victory against Salem (W. Va.) on Tuesday night.

ELKINS – The Davis & Elkins College Stage and Screen Department is seeking actors, musicians and dancers for the upcoming musical production “The Apple Tree” by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Auditions are set for 6:30-10 p.m. November 4 and 5 in Myles Center for the Arts Harper-McNeeley Auditorium.

ELKINS – A fun and safe Halloween activity is in store for area youth as Davis & Elkins College Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosts trunk-or-treat from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, October 31 in Martin Field House.

Various decorated stations will be set up for youth to visit and receive candy and treats from D&E students dressed in costume.

D&E Students Ethics Symposium

ELKINS – Four Davis & Elkins College students gained insight into ethical decision making by utilizing Christian and moral values at the 42nd College Ethics Symposium at the First Presbyterian Church in Hilton Head, S.C. Attending the three-day case study orientated sessions are, from left are seniors Sam Behrens of California, Maryland, Robert “R.J.” Weiford of Winfield, Richard Davy of Moorefield, and junior Emre Yildrim of Istanbul, Turkey.

ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College will host a panel discussion and multi-media presentation titled “Stories of Resilience from Refugee Experience” at 7 p.m. Monday, October 28 in Halliehurst. Sponsored by the Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy, the event will focus on the complex realities and experiences of refugees and asylum-seekers, coupled with reflections from two activist-scholars who have worked with asylum-seekers for many years.

Trimboli plaque at Davis & Elkins College

ELKINS – For more than 100 years, the stone wall surrounding the lower campus of Davis & Elkins College and former Davis Elkins estate has been admired by many passersby. Its history and ties to an Elkins family are now displayed on a plaque near the College entrance.

John Hoppenthaler

ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College will host two-term Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for the Eastern Region of North Carolina and award-winning poet John Hoppenthaler for the 21st annual D&E Writers’ Series. Events planned for October 23 and 24 – a writer’s workshop, poetry reading and book signing – are free and open to the public.

WV Fiddlers' Reunion

ELKINS – Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College will present various free events open to the public during its annual WV Fiddlers’ Reunion and Instrument Makers’ Gathering. Activities on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 will focus on West Virginia’s rich traditions of old-time music, with a showcase of West Virginia fiddlers and traditional instrument makers.

Photo of the Day

Students in the new Honors Program attended the Festival of Ideas lecture series at West Virginia University to see Tara Westover, author of “Educated,” discuss her perspectives on the value of education, passion and individual perspective on life’s goals. From left are, Barbara Bernal, Victoria Adkins, Madi Michels, Anna Ruf, Makayla Haddix and Alexis Serback.

 To see more photos from D&E, visit Flickr.

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