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April 14, 2021

Adviser Appreciation Day

April 20 is the first Adviser Appreciation Day. You're invited to send messages of thanks to your favorite adviser at They do so much to help - so show them how much it means to you.
Make sure you cast your vote in this year's SGA Election!  Click here to cast your ballot!

Upcoming Events
April 14-15 - SGA Elections
April 15 - The First Rainbow Coalition - Documentary Screening
Aprilt 15 - Dean of Students Award Nominations Due
April 16 - Grab and Go Craft Pick Up
April 19-24 - Service Week

April 20 - Lunch and Learn - Arab American Heritage Month
April 21 - Spring Fling
April 22 - TRIO SSS Doughnuts with the Director
April 22 - Dean of Students Leadership Awards

Recurring Events in the Spring Semester
Every Other Tuesday @ 1 PM - SGA Meeting - Next Meeting will be Apr. 20
Every Tuesday - Zooming In On Your Job Search
Every Other Wednesday @ 5 PM - Student Activities Board - Next Meeting Apr 14 - Elections!
Every Wednesday - Dean of Students Virtual Open Office Hours
Every Thursday @ 1 PM - ACM Meeting
Every Thursday @ 1 PM - Career Services Drop In Hours

First Friday of the Month - Free all day at West Virginia  Mini Golf and Rock Climbing - Next 5/7
First Saturday of the Month - Free Bowling at Leisure Lanes - Next 5/1
Every Friday from 2-4 PM - Pick Up Crafts

Vote WVU Tech  "Top Adventure College"
This is it!

Let's do this, Golden Bears! We're in the final round! Vote for WVU Tech in Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine's "Top Adventure College 2021" competition. And remember, voting automatically enters you in a prize pack drawing from NROCKS.

Vote today!
Award Nominations
Dean of Students Awards
The Division of Student Life will host the annual Dean of Students Awards on April 22.  At this time we will acknowledge our student leaders from the 2020-2021 academic year.  We are currently taking nominations for the following awards:
  • Outstanding Student Leader
  • Student Organization of the Year
  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year
  • Outstanding Golden Bear Awards
To submit your nominations, please click here.

If you are would like to attend the ceremony, please click here for an RSVP.
Golden Bears in the News
Radford graduate student Vinicius Rios wins 2021 Diverse Rising Graduate Scholar Award
Throughout his life and academic journey, Rios has embodied multicultural excellence.  Growing up in São José dos Campos, Brazil, in a Japanese-Brazilian household, he shared a love for different cultures and felt great importance in preserving his family’s culture.

Two Tech students selected for Mary Anne Ketelson STEM Scholarship through Tech Connect WV
Golden Bears Tommi Kenneda and Christina DiPisa were awarded funding in an effort to promote education for careers in the oil and natural gas industry.

Got a theme idea for Homecoming 2021?
If you have an idea for this year's Homecoming theme, use our handy-dandy form to share it or submit a theme in the boxes located in the Learning Commons and Bears Den! Theme ideas are due by Friday, April 16.

Nursing students: Help create a Code of Ethics Statement for the SON
The WVU SON academic integrity task force is developing a new code of ethics statement - and they need your help! Submit your feedback by April 19.

VIDEO: Let’s Talk addresses empathy and respect: Part II (1:49)
“For more than a year now, we’ve been interacting mostly through screens and emails. It’s helpful to remember to pause before responding to an email. Give yourself some time to think about your initial interpretation of the message you just received. The same goes for reviewing your own emails and other communications before hitting that send button.” Watch.

Register now for Fall 2021
Fall registration is underway! Contact your advisor today to schedule an appointment. If you’re advised by the SSC and want to set up your classes, visit the SSC registration page to make a Zoom appointment by clicking on the General Registration button. If you still have questions or are concerned about anything else, stop by the SSC. 

COVID-19 vaccine state roll-out
Students interested in getting the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to enroll in the State of WV system. More information is available in this ENEWS article.  

Updated Spring 2021 Academic Calendar
The WVU Tech academic calendar for Spring 2021 has some minor differences from the WVU calendar. Make sure you are acquainted with the WVU Tech academic calendar.
Games can now be viewed on Smart TVs.   
Just download the NAIA app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, or Roku and start streaming WVU Tech Games when available!

Thursday, April 15
Volleyball vs. Salem University | Beckley, WV | TBD

Friday, April 16
Men's Track at Rio Grande Invitational | Rio Grande, OH | TBD
Women's Track at Rio Grande Invitational | Rio Grande, OH | TBD
Softball at Oakland City University | Oakland City, IN | 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. Indiana University Southeast | TBD | 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 17
Women's Track at University of Charleston | Charleston, WV | TBD
Men's Track at University of Charleston | Charleston, WV | TBD
Baseball vs. Indiana University Southeast | TBD | 12:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Softball at Brescia University | Owensboro, KY | 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Monday, April 19
Golf at RSC Championship | Florence, IN

Tuesday, April 20
Golf at RSC Championship | Florence, IN
Baseball at Bluefield College | Bluefield, VA | 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.
Softball vs. Point Park University | Beckley, WV | 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Live coverage of events will still be provided. Catch the action and stay up-to-date on schedules, stats, news and more at
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