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8/27/2014 - University of Charleston School of Pharmacy will hold its ninth annual White Coat Ceremony
Charleston, W.Va.   - The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy will hold its ninth annual White Coat Ceremony at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 29, 2014, in Geary Auditorium.

8/13/2014 - Mountain State University (MSU) and Former MSU Students Propose Settlement
CHARLESTON, W.VA. – To resolve numerous lawsuits against Mountain State University (MSU) by former MSU students (plaintiffs) without further protracted litigation, MSU and the plaintiffs have agreed to a proposed settlement of these lawsuits and related matters. The settlement is based on a pool of funds created from MSU’s assets, insurance and other sources.

7/24/2014 - University of Charleston, BridgeValley Community and Technical College Sign Agreement
Charleston, WV  – University of Charleston President Ed Welch and BridgeValley Community and Technical College President Jo Harris today signed an articulation agreement, allowing BridgeValley students to easily transition into select bachelor degree programs at UC after completing an associate degree or specified coursework in a certificate degree program.

7/1/2014 - UC executive MBA program offers unique experience
"According to Rick Ferris, coordinator for the executive MBA program, master of business administration, at the University of Charleston, students entering into the 23-year-old program experience a unique opportunity."

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6/13/2014 - UC School of Pharmacy and UC Healthcare Professional Schools Host Camp
Charleston, WV (June16, 2014) –   Thirty current West Virginia high school students will be attending the first University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and UC healthcare professional schools Camp EPIC - Exploring Professions in health Care - June 22-27, 2014.  The week long camp, funded by a WV-Higher Education Policy Commission grant, will allow these students the chance to explore different careers in healthcare, with a goal of influencing them to pursue their education, beyond high school, in the healthcare field.

6/4/2014 - Iconic pharmacist fills her final scrip
She’s a South Hills icon, a 34-year fixture in the pharmacy at the Bridge Road Rite Aid. No more. On May 15, at 71, Harriet Nottingham worked her last 12-hour day. She finally retired. Can you believe it?

Her Charleston roots run deep. Daughter of the late Harry Brawley, a well-known teacher, broadcaster and city historian, she spent her early years in Kanawha City, then moved on the hill as a teenager. She never left. Everyone up there knows her.

Professionally, she blazed a trail of sorts. When she started in 1966, pharmacy was dominated by men. No problem. A shrinking violet she is not. During 48 years behind the counter, she plowed through change in her usual intrepid way. 

She and her pharmacist husband, Gerry, helped set up the pharmacy school at the University of Charleston. They remain active in the school to this day.

5/30/2014 - Advance Healthcare @ UC
Introducing Advance Healthcare @ UC - an exciting partnership between Highland Behavioral Health Services and the University of Charleston.

5/21/2014 - Education Sessions at UC-Beckley
Beckley, W.Va. – For students interested in pursuing a degree or certification in Education, the University of Charleston – Beckley will be offering three Information and Advising sessions: May 22, May 27 and June 26. Each session will run from 4:00pm until 7:00 pm, and will be held at the UC-Beckley campus: Byrd Learning Resource Center, 512 S. Kanawha Street, Beckley.

5/15/2014 - University of Charleston School of Pharmacy 8th Annual Honors and Awards Ceremony
Charleston, WV  – The University of Charleston School of Pharmacy 8th Annual Honors and Awards Ceremony was held Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Riggleman Auditorium on the University of Charleston campus.  In addition to scholarship recipients the event recognizes faculty members chosen by students for their dedication to the profession and guidance to student pharmacists.

5/9/2014 - UC School of Pharmacy Alumnus Named Ohio-Marshall Pharmacist of the Year
Charleston, WV  – Dr. Matthew Rafa was named pharmacist of the year by the Ohio-Marshall County Pharmacy Association at the organization’s 40th annual seminar.

5/6/2014 - Honorary Degrees Presented at Commencement
Charleston, W.Va. - Three notable West Virginians were honored at the University of Charleston Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 4th. Beckley business icon Tracy Warren Hylton, II, Artistic Director Nina Denton Pasinetti and developer/entrepreneur LeRoy M. Rashid, all received honorary degrees for their contributions to the state and its citizens.

5/2/2014 - The University of Charleston will hold its 126th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 4th
Charleston, W.Va.  - The University of Charleston will hold its 126th Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 4th, at the University campus. While not all students will participate in the commencement ceremonies, this year’s graduating class includes 280 students from all UC locations (Charleston, Beckley, Martinsburg and online), and will include candidates for 160 bachelor’s degrees, 44 master’s degrees and 76 doctorate recipients.

4/23/2014 - Old dorm furniture to have new life
Charleston, W.Va.  - The University of Charleston Enactus team (formerly known as SIFE) will be holding a yard sale Saturday, April 26th at the parking garage on the University of Charleston campus.

4/22/2014 - Inaugural White Coat Ceremony at University of Charleston
Charleston, WV – The Inaugural Class of the University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program (UCPAP) will hold its White Coat Ceremony Wednesday, April 23rd at 6:30 pm. The ceremony will take place in the Wehrle B. Geary Auditorium on the University campus.

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.