- The Boy Scout National Jamboree gets into full swing this week and the University of Charleston is well represented in those efforts. The UC School of Pharmacy is taking part in the Technology Quest tent area, with professors, students and staff teaching scouts about allergies and asthma through fun and interactive activities. UC-Beckley is also getting into the action by housing and feeding over 375 members of the Department of Defense, including the West Virginia National Guard. Good luck to everyone and thank you for all of your hard work!
- The latest UC Heisman and Traveling Shell winners were announced at the recent University of Charleston Board of Trustees meeting. Jamie Kipfer was awarded the UC Heisman for leading efforts in creating online training modules and training over 50 faculty members how to create online courses. The UC Business Office claimed the Traveling Shell for going above and beyond to keep the University running while short on staff and adding locations and programs.
- The inaugural UC Movie Night was a huge success as approximately 400 people showed up on Saturday evening to take in a free showing of “Oz the Great and Powerful” on the Riverfront Lawn. A special thank you to Albert DiCarlo, Brian Roller, Angela Collins, Beverly Sovine, Donna Estep and everyone else who helped make sure the event went off without a hitch!
- Everyone at UC knows Liz Bair is an expert when it comes to catering and special events, but you may not know she is a whiz at writing as well. Liz recently penned a column for the State Journal. Make sure to give it a read and congratulate her next time you see her on campus.
- Congratulations to UC alum Zack Harold on winning a national social media award for his work with the Charleston Daily Mail. Zack was recognized for leading the Charleston Daily Mail’s social media coverage of the explosion on Dec. 11, which caused a monster fireball that destroyed homes, vehicles and a portion of Interstate 77.
- UC signed an articulation agreement last week with New River Community and Technical College, which allows New River students to easily transition into select bachelor degree programs at UC after completing an associate degree.
- WCHS-TV (Channel 8) recently featured former Golden Eagle running back Jordan Roberts as he prepares for his first NFL training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs. Way to go Jordan! We’re pulling for you!
- The UC School of Pharmacy is proudly representing the University at the Putnam County Fair this week. The Putnam County Fair will be held in Eleanor, W.Va. at the Ernest Page Jr. Fairgrounds. The UCSOP PharmUC Patient Care Clinic will be providing health screenings (blood pressure and blood glucose screenings) on site on Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19th from 6 – 9 p.m. Mike Bellerfor is responsible for leading efforts to get the UCSOP involved in the fair, while Dr. Capehart is coordinating clinical support to make this event successful. UC student pharmacists and others are also volunteering to make this event a success. For more information on the Putnam County Fair and to obtain the complete schedule of events, please go to www.putnamcountyfairwv.com
- The new UC Bookstore is live online! Check out the latest Golden Eagle gear from Under Armor, Nike and others here: eagleshop.ucwv.edu/Merchandise.aspx