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4/17/2014 - Abraham Lincoln Presenter John Mansfield to Serve as University of Charleston Commencement Speaker
Charleston, W.Va. – What would Abraham Lincoln say to the graduates of 2014 – 150 years after his presidency? To help celebrate the bright futures of 280 new graduates, the University of Charleston will call on the wisdom of the 16th President of the United States of America. Famed Abraham Lincoln educational presenter John Mansfield will address UC graduates at Spring Commencement on Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. on the school’s Riverfront Lawn in Charleston, W.Va.

4/8/2014 - University of Charleston to Host Academic Showcase
Charleston, W.Va.  – Over 150 University of Charleston students and faculty from various majors are scheduled to present across campus on their research at the 2013 Academic Showcase tomorrow, April 9, from 9 a.m. -  12:30 p.m.

4/7/2014 - David G. Bowyer, RPh, Named Chair, UCSOP Pharmacy Practice
David G. Bowyer, RPh, Named Chair, UCSOP Pharmacy Practice 2014-04-07 Charleston, WV  - David Bowyer has been named Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy (UCSOP).  Mr. Bowyer’s responsibilities include development and oversight of budget, hiring and men

4/2/2014 - UC School of Pharmacy and Healthcare Professional Schools Awarded Grant
Charleston,WV  - The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and Healthcare professional schools sought and were awarded a $30,000 grant from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to examine the factors that might influence current West Virginia rising high school juniors, residing in southern West Virginia, to pursue their education beyond high school, and to expose them to the tremendous rewards of pursuing health care careers.


3/25/2014 - UC Pharmacy, Nursing Students Participate in Interprofessional Education Event
The place:  a large stadium-style classroom. At the bottom front, a slender man in a hospital gown sits atop an examination table. He is the focus of attention for West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) third-year medical students and visiting nursing and pharmacy students from the University of Charleston. In this exercise two different teams composed of medical, nursing and pharmacy students will play their roles, examining the patient, taking vitals, taking a history then returning with their differential diagnosis.  In another room, a second interprofessional team awaits their turn.

3/6/2014 - UC Speaker Series Panel to Discuss What "In God We Trust" Motto Means to Americans

Charleston, W.Va.  - What does the national motto, “In God We Trust,” mean to Americans today? Dr. Daniel L. Anderson, Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball, James Haught, Imam Ehteshamul Haque, Monsignor P. Edward Sadie, and Rabbi Victor Urecki will explore this topic with University of Charleston President Ed Welch in a panel discussion titled, “In God We Trust: Finding the ‘We.’” The event is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, March 27 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Riggleman Hall’s Geary Auditorium.

2/21/2014 - University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and Fruth Pharmacy Tackle Medication Adherence
Charleston, WV  - The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and Fruth Pharmacy are partnering to emphasize the importance of medication adherence.  West Virginia leads the nation in deaths resulting from inappropriately taking medications.


2/19/2014 - UC School of Pharmacy to Host Health Fair at Charleston Town Center
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy Student Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the Charleston Town Center Mall will host a free health fair on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the mall’s Center Court from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

2/11/2014 - University of Charleston to Start Nursing Program in Beckley
Charleston, W.Va.  - University of Charleston Regional President Jerry Forster today announced plans to create an associate degree in nursing (ADN) program at UC-Beckley. UC has notified the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses and will begin the accreditation process.

2/6/2014 - University of Charleston Students Launch Script Your Future Campaign for Medication Adherence Education
Charleston, W.Va.  - 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.

2/4/2014 - Health Promotion Major Added to University of Charleston Academic Offerings
Charleston, W.Va.  – 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.

1/28/2014 - Jennifer Pack Named Director of Physician Assistant Program

Charleston, W.Va.  - Jennifer Pack has been named the new director of the University of Charleston’s Physician Assistant (PA) Program. She recently began her new duties after serving as assistant director of the PA program since 2011.

Charleston, W.Va.  - University of Charleston President Ed Welch today announced the school will close on Monday, January 13 due to the ongoing State of Emergency  and water contamination in the Charleston area.

1/9/2014 - Michael Crane Hired as First UC Men's Volleyball Coach
Charleston, W.Va. – University of Charleston Director of Athletics Dr. Bren Stevens today announced the hiring of Michael Crane as the head men’s volleyball coach at the University of Charleston.

12/19/2013 - ESPN Football Experts Kick Off 2014 Speaker Series on January 21
Charleston, W.Va. – ESPN analysts Merril Hoge and Mark Schlereth will tackle some of the many issues facing the sport of football when the University of Charleston Speaker Series hosts “Under Review: the Future of Football and the NFL” on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in Riggleman Hall’s Geary Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company Foundation and is free and open to the public.

12/19/2013 - Men's Volleyball Becomes 18th Varsity Sport at the University of Charleston
CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – University of Charleston Athletics Director Bren Stevens today announced the school will form a varsity men's volleyball team for the 2014-15 season. The team will be the first NCAA men's volleyball team in West Virginia and the 44th Division I/Division II program in the country.

12/12/2013 - Recycling Efforts at University of Charleston Bolstered by DEP Grant
Charleston, W.Va.  - University of Charleston officials will expand recycling efforts on campus thanks to a grant from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Recycling Assistance Program (REAP) in the amount of $22,793.99.

12/11/2013 - Café a la Fikr Donates Proceeds from Comedy Show
Charleston, W.Va.  - Ali Issa, president of Charleston-area Muslim group Café a la Fikr, donated half the proceeds of last week’s Café Comedy Night to the University of Charleston. Issa, along with Café a la Fikr members Feroze Shaik and Syed Saud Ashraf visited President Ed Welch’s office this afternoon to present a check for $5,000 and a custom Blenko Glass vase.

12/6/2013 - Largest University of Charleston December Commencement on Record
Charleston, W.Va. – The University of Charleston’s largest December Commencement on record will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, in Riggleman Hall’s Geary Auditorium, as 106 graduates are slated to walk across the stage.

12/4/2013 - University of Charleston to Reinstate Men's Track and Cross Country for 2014-15 Season
Charleston, W.Va. – University of Charleston Athletic Director Dr. Bren Stevens today announced the school will reinstate men’s track and cross country on the Charleston campus. UC plans to compete in both sports for the 2014-15 Mountain East Conference season.