April 30, 2013


Hollywood is calling! A motion picture company is looking for students and adults interested in participating in a movie being shot on the campus of the University of Charleston May 2-16. E-mail Scott Castleman at scottcastleman@ucwv.edu as soon as possible for more information on how you can be a part of this once in a lifetime opportunity!

We need your student stories! The UC Office of Communications needs you to share the stories of your graduating seniors that may be good features for television or newspaper. Do you have a student who has gone to great lengths, or made personal sacrifices to earn their UC degree? Do you know of a non-traditional student who came back to school, or has worked on their degree part-time over several years? Please contact Scott Castleman (scottcastleman@ucwv.edu) to share your stories today.

Upcoming events:

  • The UC campus textbook buyback is this week.  Buyback will be held in the bookstore during the hours below:
    Tuesday, April 30: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Wednesday, May 1: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Thursday, May 2: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Friday, May 3: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


  • Goodwill will have a truck on campus in the residence hall area to collect donations Tuesday, April 30th and Thursday, May 2nd from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Crates will be available for donation collection during the evening of April 30th and all day Wednesday, May 1st.


  • The School of Business is hosting an Open House on Wednesday, May 1 from 5-7 p.m. for students interested in their executive master’s programs.  The event will be held in the Equities House in downtown Charleston.  Learn more here: www.ucwv.edu/events/OpenHouse.aspx


  • Commencement is coming!  UC-Charleston Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m. on the UC Riverfront Lawn, while UC-Beckley Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m. at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. This year’s commencement speaker in Charleston is renowned constitutional law expert and West Virginia native Robert P. George.  George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and has served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and as a presidential appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. A native of Morgantown, W.Va., George was a Judicial Fellow at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he received the Justice Tom C. Clark Award. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Swarthmore College, he holds degrees in law and theology from Harvard University and a doctorate in philosophy of law from Oxford University. He is a recipient of the U.S. Presidential Citizens Medal and the Honorific Medal for the Defense of Human Rights of the Republic of Poland.
    George will also be awarded an honorary degree from the University. He will be joined by Charleston cardiologist Dr. Mark Bates and Mountain Stage’s Larry Groce in receiving honorary doctorates.


  • Leadercast is one of the largest events of its kind, broadcasting world-renowned content to hundreds of locations around the world. You will hear from some of the world’s top leaders, including former Chairman & CEO of General Electric Jack Welch, Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, and former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. You will learn how to improve your own leadership skills and also have the opportunity to network with other leaders in your area. UC faculty and staff are offered a special ticket rate by entering promo code “ucstaff” online. To purchase your tickets, or to learn more about the event, visit: http://www.chick-fil-aleadercast.com/location/universityofcharleston


  • The UC Volleyball Program is putting on multiple volleyball camps this summer. – June 17-19 Beginners & Intermediate Levels: UC-Beckley – August 5-9 Intermediate & Advanced Levels: Charleston – August 12-16 Beginners & Intermediate Levels: Charleston For more information, visit the official website: www.charlestonvolleyballcamps.com


Conservation corner:

  • Computer monitors waste over $900 million in energy each year.
  • The world population uses 70 million gallons of oil each day, the United States uses 20 million gallons per day of that total.


Cheering section:

  • University of Charleston standout running back Jordan Roberts signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on  Saturday following the 2013 NFL Draft! Roberts, a native of Madison, W. Va., rushed for a league-best and school single-season record 1,572 yards and 18 touchdowns this past season.  He also led the way with a conference-best 197 all-purpose yards a game, which ranked fourth in NCAA Division II. He also led the WVIAC in scoring (122 points/11.1 ppg), which ranks him fourth nationally. His play led the Golden Eagles to a 9-2 record and a spot in the AFCA Top 25, for only the second time in school history. In his last collegiate game, Roberts set NCAA records for most rushing yards in a quarter (190) and in a half (273). He ranks in the top-10 nationally in all-purpose yards (third), scoring (fourth) and rushing (sixth).


  • The number 2-seeded UC tennis team suffered a heartbreaking loss to number 3 WV Wesleyan on Sunday.  The team was just one win shy of making it to the Sweet 16.  The loss marks the end of an impressive 19-6 season, which included an eight-match winning streak, shortly followed by a six-match winning streak.  Congratulations on an excellent season!


  • The men’s golf team was selected to compete in the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship!  They will compete at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV on May 6-8th.  The top three teams will advance from that tournament to the NCAA Finals at the Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pa., from May 20-24th.


  • The softball team swept three teams last week, winning both games against Bluefield State, Concord, and Ohio Valley!  Morgan Aguirre pitched a no-hitter against Ohio Valley for the Golden Eagles!


  • UC track and field member Emily Bokanovich’s stellar performance at the WV Wesleyan Bobcat Invite earned her last week’s WVIAC Field Athlete of the Week honor!  Bokanovich threw a NCAA Provisional mark of 40.44m.



This is UC junior Megan Bauman’s last Talon of the 2012/13 school year.  Megan is a communications major interning in the UC Communications Office, and a member of the women’s soccer team.  She looks forward to returning to the Communications Office next year and wishes everyone a great summer!


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