HAU to present WVU Symphony Orchestra Sept. 24

Matthew Jackfert

The West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra will present an encore of its season opening performance as the Highland Arts Unlimited season continues Friday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m., at the Church-McKee Arts Center on the campus of WVU Potomac State College.

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WVU expands indoor mask requirement to all indoor campus spaces across all campuses (Vaccine testing info specific to PSC included)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University is updating its mask guidelines. Beginning Monday, Sept. 13, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask indoors in all WVU System buildings and facilities through Oct. 6, when public health conditions will be reevaluated.

The new requirement supersedes a temporary revision announced on Aug. 17 for classrooms and labs. Although positive cases and quarantine instances involving WVU employees and students remain at manageable levels, the University is proactively making this move due to the recent significant increase of COVID-19 cases in West Virginia, including the increasing instances of hospitalization across the state.

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WVU to temporarily reinstate mask requirement in classrooms, labs across all campuses (Testing information specific to Potomac State College included)

West Virginia University is temporarily revising its masking guidelines. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 18, and for the next 30 days, masks will be required for all those in classrooms, teaching and research labs on all campuses - regardless of vaccination status.

In line with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University continues to strongly encourage all students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear masks in all other indoor areas of campus.

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WVU to distribute 2021-22 emergency grants to students

Based on the latest guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, West Virginia University will distribute $27,271,733 in emergency grants to eligible students during the 2021-22 academic year. 

Degree-seeking students on all WVU campuses who are attending classes at least half-time and have a 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid on file by Aug. 20 will be automatically considered for the American Rescue Plan Act funds authorized by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III. Graduate and professional students who meet the outlined criteria will be considered. Eligible international students will be contacted by the Office of Global Affairs with instructions on how to apply for consideration. 

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WVU Potomac State College provides additional guidance for fall 2021, Return to Campus Conversation scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 10

West Virginia University is providing additional guidance to students, faculty and staff as campuses prepare to fully reopen for the fall 2021 semester.

COVID-19 cases within the U.S. and West Virginia have increased in recent weeks. The delta variant has gained momentum, especially among young adults and the unvaccinated. As of Monday (Aug. 2), there were 2,480 active COVID-19 cases in West Virginia and the daily cumulative percent positivity is 4.93%. At this time, nearly 28% of Potomac State College faculty and staff and 26% of students have verified they are fully vaccinated.

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