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WVU in the News: Virtual state-wide regional community meetings

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and West Virginia University’s Office of Health Affairs is conducting a series of virtual regional meetings across the state with the intention of gathering opinions on the accessibility and quality of care for substance abuse and mental health.

Virtual Town Hall, Wednesday, May 27

School of Public Health faculty and staff are invited to participate in a virtual Town Hall discussion as Dean Coben provides several important updates, including those that pertain to COVID-19 and expectations for a “new normal” as we prepare for the fall semester.

WVU celebrates May graduates during online commencement ceremony

On Saturday, May 16, West Virginia University held an online commencement experience to recognize and honor its May 2020 graduates. Mountaineer Graduation Day, created due to social distancing restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, provided an opportunity for graduates to share in familiar commencement traditions while engaging in WVU's various social media platforms using #WVUgrad.

Summer service opportunity: Calling Community

Social connections are an important part of health for all age groups. The Calling Community program pairs senior citizens with a college student for two fun conversations via phone per week for the summer semester.

Share your photo and a quote: Why I wear a mask

The Monongalia County Health Department is collecting photos of people wearing masks, along with a statement about why they wear one, and invites School of Public Health faculty, staff and students to contribute. Photos and statements will be shared on the MCHD's social media accounts.