February 12, 2014

Greetings from snowy UC!

This Tuesday UC Regional President Jerry Forster announced plans to create an associate degree in nursing (ADN) program at UC-Beckley.The ADN program at UC-Beckley will allow students to graduate as a registered nurse (RN) in just one and a half years. UC started an online RN-BSN program this past January, which allows licensed RNs to continue their education at UC to earn a bachelor of nursing.Larry Rosenquist has been hired as associate professor of nursing at UC and, upon approval of the State Board of Examiners, will lead the new ADN program. Rosenquist holds an associate’s degree in applied science from Dutchess Community College (N.Y.), a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Millersville University (Pa.), a master of science with a specialty in gerontological nursing from the University of Arizona and a doctorate of nursing practice from Case Western Reserve University.


University of Charleston students can now prepare for careers in educating others on healthy lifestyles and disease prevention thanks to a new bachelor’s degree offering in health promotion.

The health promotion major focuses on the understanding and promotion of health in populations. The program has a strong health science emphasis that provides students with a robust health care foundation, while also offering a complementary array of interdisciplinary coursework in natural sciences, psychology, education, and communication.

“This degree has the potential to provide graduates with numerous career and graduate school options upon completion,” says Acting Health Promotion Program Director Janet Rorrer. “We look forward to the possibility of collaborating with community organizations and businesses on healthy living initiatives and placing our students in exciting and practical internships.”

Students can graduate with a bachelor’s degree in health promotion from UC in just three and a half years. This includes a 12-credit internship during the final semester, which ensures graduates have the real-world tools to make an impact from the first day of employment.

For more information on the health promotion program at UC, visit: http://www.ucwv.edu/majors/HealthPromotion


This February, an interdisciplinary student team from pharmacy, nursing, athletic training and other health professions from the University of Charleston are joining the national Script Your Future campaign to host a series of community outreach activities, raising awareness of the health consequences of not taking medication as directed.

The UC students join with health professions students across the country in the 2014 Medication Adherence Team Challenge, conducting activities throughout the month, as part of a national effort to educate consumers on the importance of medication adherence. Last year, UC won the National Challenge Award from Script Your Future for creating 12 new and innovative activities and resources, reaching over 6,000 consumers in the Charleston, West Virginia community.

Student pharmacists at the University of Charleston will engage in a number of activities aimed at increasing medication adherence in Charleston, the Kanawha Valley and the state as a whole.

At the end of the Challenge, select schools or colleges will be recognized nationally for their efforts to improve medication adherence. In 2013, the 18th Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Regina Benjamin, presented the student winners with their awards at a ceremony in Washington, DC.

To learn more about the campaign, visit http://www.ScriptYourFuture.org. The winners of the Challenge will be announced later this spring.

https://i0.wp.com/www.eastcountymagazine.org/sites/eastcountymagazine.org/files/2013/October/chili%20cookoff.jpgBring your best chili to the UC Dining Hall on Friday, February 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to be judged for the title of the “BEST CHILI ON CAMPUS.” Chili will need to be brought in a crock pot. Judging will be done anonymously. Sign up in the UC Dining Hall with the cashier. Please identify if your chili is Hot or Mild. Contact AVI Catering for more information at avifresh@ucwv.edu.


Tutoring is now available in the following subjects at UC Beckley:

MATH – Monday-Thursday 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Computer Lab), Friday 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (Library)
ACCOUNTING – Monday-Thursday 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Computer Lab), Friday 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (Library)
BUSINESS – Monday-Thursday 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Computer Lab), Tuesday 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Library)
BIOLOGY – Monday-Thursday 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Computer Lab), Monday 2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m., Tuesday 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Thursday 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (Library)

UC also has online tutoring available for students. In Spring 2014, each UC student will have access to two free hours of Smarthinking Online tutoring. An overview of this tool along with log-in and password information can be found at http://www.ucwv.edu/ASC/Smarthinking/

beckleyPlease come and be fit any week day at UC Beckley’s Elite Sports Training fitness facilities in the athletic department located in the lower floor of Carter Hall!

All weight rooms, cardio and core spaces are available for all UCB students and employees Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. These training spaces are tailored for high intensity training and athletes therefor some equipment may be unfamiliar. Please don’t hesitate to ask a “proper use” trained UCB coach for any questions you may have concerning equipment before using.

UC Beckley Culinary Department Chef Devin Godbey is partnering with the Beckley Register-Herald on a regular cooking piece in the Beckley Register-Herald, which will be accompanied online with a YouTube how-to video. Her first one just debuted. http://www.register-herald.com/features/x1782774093/A-taste-embrace


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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