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A Look Back at Previous Events

Conor Knighton Shares His Stories

Charleston native Conor Knighton came to campus in late October 2023 to share his journey as a national correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning” and in his writing Leave Only Footprints: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park. We are grateful to AARP West Virginia, WOWK, and the West Virginia Humanities Council for sponsoring the event.

Peggy Noonan Visits Campus

Keen insight, experience, and moments of humor, journalist Peggy Noonan offered her observations on American presidents, the political landscape, and the hopes of our nation. Our thanks to City National Bank and the Elizabeth and Herchiel Sims Foundation for sponsoring such a special evening.

Peggy Noonan

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Are you a member of the UC Alumni Association? If so, join us for the UCAA Meeting!

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402 2nd Ave, SW
Charleston, WV 25303
Use code UCH. Book by October 11th.

Holiday Inn & Suites
400 Second Ave
Charleston, WV 25303
Use code UCH. Book by October 11th.

Charleston Marriott Town Center
200 Lee St. E.
Charleston, WV 25301
Identify yourself as part of the University of Charleston group. Book by October 2nd.

While we have been able to return to in-person meetings and events, there are some that may be held online via Zoom.

Zoom is video conferencing software that allows people to have face to face meetings with many people online. It is free and easy to access.

If you have never used Zoom before, rest assured, it’s easy. And it’s a great way to see and hear everyone in the meeting virtually. To make it even easier, here is some basic information for using Zoom.  You can also find many tutorials on YouTube that will have you Zooming in no time!

Using Zoom

First, you will need to download the Zoom app to your computer and/or your smartphone. Go to and from the Download Center, click on the Download button under “Zoom Client For Meetings”. This application will automatically download when you start your first Zoom Meeting.

Prior to most events, we will send you a link to that event. Just click on that link and you’re in!

When you join, you will be asked for your permission to access the microphone and speakers. This allows you to talk during the meeting. At the bottom of your screen, you will see a small microphone. If it has a red line through it, that means that your microphone is muted. If it does not, you will be able to speak. Remember to mute your microphone when you are not talking, so that if you have a talkative dog or other people in the room, they will not be heard. Just click on the ‘mute’ or ‘unmute’ button at the bottom of your screen.

Instead of speaking, you can also type your greetings and conversations. (This is a good way to ‘talk’ if your computer doesn’t have a microphone or speakers.) To do that, you can just click the Chat button in the menu bar. Simply type your message in the box, hit enter, and your message will be shared with the group.

When the meeting is over, just click on the Leave Meeting button.

We know that Golden Eagles are resilient, persistent and embrace new things. We hope you will join us online for our events until we can meet in person. And if you have any problems or questions, please feel free to call our office.

Christina Carr
Christina Carr

Director of Alumni Relations