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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.

10/23/2014 - Kanawha County Commission and Department of Homeland Security Partner with UC
Charleston, WV  – An audible alarm has been installed on the University of Charleston campus as part of a partnership with the Kanawha County Commission and the Department of Homeland Security.

9/29/2014 - UC/Highland Hospital Advance Healthcare Partnership
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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.

9/10/2014 - U.S. News - Princeton Review Rank University of Charleston Among Top Regional Colleges in the South
Charleston, W.Va.  – The University of Charleston once again ranked among the top Regional Colleges in the South according to the2015 U.S.News & World Report’s Best Colleges and the Princeton Review’s “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region.”  

9/9/2014 - Science and Art to be combined at UC-Beckley
Beckley, W.Va.  – A unique after school program will be offered to middle school and high school students at the University of Charleston Beckley location this fall.

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.

7/1/2014 - 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.

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