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8/4/2015 - University of Charleston Now Offers CFP Board-Registered Concentration in Financial Planning
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The University of Charleston has registered with Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) to provide a new financial planning concentration within the School of Business and Leadership.

7/16/2015 - UC Student swimming the Mississippi
Charleston, WV – Chris Ring, a retiring Navy combat veteran and University of Charleston student, is swimming the length of the Mississippi River in the 2015 Legacies Alive challenge, “Swim for Their Sacrifice”. Chris is swimming 2,552 miles to honor the sacrifice of our nation’s fallen heroes and the Gold Star Families they leave behind, and to raise awareness of those who have fallen in combat. He is currently enrolled in the University of Charleston’s Organizational Leadership program.

6/10/2015 - UC to host MBA Information Session
Martinsburg, W.Va. – The University of Charleston is hosting an information session for those interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree Monday, June 15, and Tuesday, June 16, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Newberry Executive Center Conference Room, 142 North Queen Street  in Martinsburg.

6/9/2015 - University of Charleston Announces PharmD/MBA Program
Charleston, WV – A new program at University of Charleston is being offered through a partnership between the School of Pharmacy (UCSOP) and the School of Business and Leadership. The PharmD/MBA provides student pharmacists the ability to assume responsibilities as managers, administrators, consultants and executives in health care systems.

5/27/2015 - University of Charleston Enters Agreement with the National Guard Bureau Professional Education Center (PEC), Little Rock, Arkansas
The University of Charleston has entered into an agreement with The Lavern E. Weber Professional Education Center, located at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

12/17/2014 - University of Charleston Receives Naming Gift for New Sports and Innovation Center
CHARLESTON, W.Va.  - The University of Charleston today announced that a new Innovation Center will honor the memory of Russell and Martha Wehrle.  The new Russell and Martha Wehrle Innovation Center will house both the long-awaited sports arena and a distinctive site for fostering innovation and entrepreneurialism among students, faculty, and community residents. 

12/2/2014 - University of Charleston Announces Graduation Schedule
Charleston, W.Va. – The University of Charleston’s December Commencement will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, in Riggleman Hall’s Geary Auditorium, as 81 graduates are slated to walk across the stage.

11/19/2014 - University of Charleston Receives Major Gift for Sports Center
The University of Charleston today announced a major real estate gift valued at approximately $1 million from Mr. and Mrs. William “Bill” Rice.  The gift will go toward the school’s Sports Center campaign.

11/18/2014 - An incredible story from across the globe
In the early morning hours, before the sun had fully awakened after a night of rest, terrorists entered the northwestern Syrian town of Kessab, one of the many Syrian cities whose citizens have become firsthand witnesses to the Syrian civil war.

9/23/2014 - University of Charleston named "Military Friendly School" for sixth year
Charleston, W.Va.  - For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Charleston has been named to the Military Friendly Schools list, as chosen by Victory Media. The list honors the top colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

9/11/2014 - University of Charleston has Record Enrollment
Charleston, W.Va.  – University of Charleston President Ed Welch today announced that full-time student enrollment is the highest in the school’s history.  There are 1,895 full-time students enrolled, an increase of 36 percent in just two years.

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.

7/1/2014 - 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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5/30/2014 - Advance Healthcare @ UC
Introducing Advance Healthcare @ UC - an exciting partnership between Highland Behavioral Health Services and the University of Charleston.

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.

4/17/2014 - 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.

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.

7/24/2013 - University of Charleston Receives Major Gift for Sports & Fitness Center
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The University of Charleston today announced a gift of approximately $1.25 million from H.B. (Bernie) Wehrle, III and his wife Cecilia toward the school’s Sports & Fitness Center campaign. Combined with a gift of $250,000 from the H.B. Wehrle Foundation and Wehrle family members, the total contribution was over $1.5 million.

3/29/2012 - University of Charleston Announces New Graduate Program for National Guard
Charleston, W.Va. – The University of Charleston (UC) has announced the most recent addition to its graduate business offerings.  Beginning in August, 2012, UC will offer an executive master of business administration program (EMBA) exclusively for members of the West Virginia National Guard.  

10/11/2011 - Fraud Investigation Programs Trending in Colleges
Two relatively new degree programs are trending across college campuses and even in tough economic times, this field is expected to grow.