West Virginia State University Day at the Capitol set for March 19

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March 13, 2013
West Virginia State University Day at the Capitol set for March 19

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The state capitol building will be swarmed by hundreds of Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, March 19, for West Virginia State University Day. Both the House of Delegates and the state Senate are expected to pass resolutions proclaiming the day as West Virginia State University Day.

The annual event will bring WVSU students, administrators, faculty and staff to Charleston to meet and mingle with West Virginia lawmakers, University alumni and the public from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free.

“The West Virginia State family is excited about this opportunity to share the good news about our new academic programs, research initiatives, and expanded student services with members of the West Virginia Legislature,” said WVSU President Brian O. Hemphill. “We invite students, alumni and friends to join us and see the significant progress we’re making at State.”

More than 40 displays will be set up throughout the upper rotunda of the state capitol presenting the variety of educational offerings to be found at WVSU, as well as information on student services, Yellow Jacket athletics, admissions and alumni events.

All of the displays have been updated recently and most have an interactive component to engage attendees in the experience.       
West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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