November 21, 2013


Congratulations to Rick Ferris, Executive MBA program coordinator, who recently received a letter of notification that he passed the comprehensive examination for his Ph.D. program in Educational Leadership at the University of Dayton!

The UC School of Pharmacy needs your help!  A group of student pharmacists recently produced a video on the importance of health insurance for the Healthy Young America Video Contest being sponsored by Young Invincibles. Their video has advanced to the second round and now they need your help to win the $2,500 prize. To vote, visit:


Congratulations to UC Class of 2012 graduate Kiril Tuntevski on his first publication, which will appear in the December issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology!


The University of Charleston is the fourth best regional college in the South for military veterans, according to rankings released yesterday by U.S. News & World Report.

Screen Shot 2013-11-21 at 9.27.55 AMThe student-run campus newspaper The Eagle is now available in an online edition at the following site: The online version was created by freshman Psychology major Luke Yingling, one of three student co-editors. The other co-editors are senior English major Jon Barker and junior English major Alyssa Caudill. The faculty advisor for the newspaper is Michael Martin.


UC School of Pharmacy students have made it to the finals of the Healthy Young America Video Contest with their UCSOP Fellows project. Vote today to help them win!

IMG_3945Holiday items are here! The UC Bookstore is stocked with all kinds of great gifts for the Golden Eagles in your life. Make sure to stop in today, or visit:

Screen Shot 2013-11-21 at 9.43.15 AMCheck out the Institutional Research Repository section of the UC Portal for the latest data on UC enrollment and retention, as well as University Goals for the year. To view this data, log in to the portal and then look under “other”, then “IR repository.” If you are currently logged into the portal, visit:

Upcoming Events:

Cheesecake It’s not too late to place your cheesecake order through the UC Culinary Arts program Thanksgiving fundraiser. Make sure to place your order by Nov. 26! For more info, visit: Thanksgiving Fundraiser Flyer 2013
The UC ASID student chapter is holding their annual Holiday Silent Auction.  Please stop by the rotunda display case to bid on your favorite holiday items. There are stockings, ornaments, wall/door wreaths, and custom painted TOMS shoes! Bidding will take place until December 4 and highest bids will be contacted on the 5th. Proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity and the IDES annual design trip.


The Office of Student Life is once again sponsoring the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. They are looking for any member of the University of Charleston Community willing to adopt a child.

This week, they will be picking out “Angels” for the program. If you are interested in adopting a child for the holidays, please contact Megan Sparrow. You are more than welcome to adopt multiple children. All items donated will be due to the Office of Student Life by Friday, December 6 by 3:00 p.m.

Last year we were able to adopt 27 children. Hopefully this year, we will be able to adopt more with your support of bringing a little holiday cheer to these deserving children.

The art exhibit “Subliminal” will be on view through December 15, 2013, at the University of Charleston’s Frankenberger Art Gallery.

The exhibition will feature prints by local artist Megan Schultz. In her artist statement, Schultz describes the concept for her exhibition: “I am interested in the illusion of solid form. The way forms emerge, transforming the flat surface of paper into cracks crevasses mounds. The points where masses of lines meet, they overlap, merge, or push against one another. There is a sense of solid form, dematerialized. Leaving the edges to flow into ambiguous space, they unravel. These are forms in flux. They are unstable, breaking apart, and coming together.

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The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is offering free admission to all concerts for UC students, faculty, and staff. Visit to view a schedule of upcoming performances.

veraJoin Eagles on a Mission for Vera Bradley Bingo on December 2 at 6:00 p.m. Admission is $20 for students with a student I.D. and prizes include new Vera prints, Origami Owl, and much more.

Cheering Section:


The volleyball team crushed Notre Dame 3-0 in their last regular season game, bringing their winning streak to 10 games in a row. Victoria Severo was named MEC Player of the Week.


The women’s cross country team finished their season at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Meet. Kourtney Willey placed fourth in the MEC.


The women’s basketball team beat Clarion University 74-55 and Millersville University 86-71, improving their winning streak to four games. LeAnne Ross was named MEC Player of the Week.


The men’s basketball team remains undefeated after beating Shaw University 66-61 on Saturday.


The football team finished their season 6-5 after a close loss to Urbana last weekend. John Knox, Justin Johnson, Demetrius Reddick, Matt Kelly, and Ike Gibson made the All-MEC First Team. Taylor Franz, Kyle Revis, Rockford Stone, Justin Avery, and Torie Wagner made the Second Team, and Leighton Settle made Honorable Mention.

This Week in Sports:

  • The women’s basketball team takes on West Liberty at home at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, then the team plays Wheeling Jesuit away on Monday.
  •  The men’s basketball team plays West Liberty at home at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. They also head to Wheeling Jesuit on Monday.

This Talon was prepared by UC senior Megan Bauman. Megan is a communications major interning in the UC Communications Office, and a member of the women’s soccer team.

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