Earlier this semester, West Virginia University canceled 14 study abroad programs to ensure the safety of students, and faculty and staff, during the spread of the coronavirus and closed campus shortly after.
Unwind and Recharge
Ever wonder why we still have to charge our phones and computers? One minute your phone reads 100 percent and before you know it, it’s down to 20 percent. On top of that, you’ve lost your charger.
WVU business experts partner with the National Guard to forecast PPE needs
When COVID-19 started depleting stockpiles of medical gear in hotspots like New York and New Jersey, the West Virginia National Guard took notice – and reached out to experts at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University to help prevent that from happening in the Mountain State.
WVU Chambers College Ph.D. student selected for prestigious fellowship
Margaret Bock, a Ph.D. candidate in Economics at West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics, has been selected as the winner of the 20th Annual Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Regional Science. The fellowship will provide a 2020-2021 academic year stipend of $30,000 to support Bock’s dissertation research entitled, “The Road Less Traveled: Economic Analysis of Roads and Highways.”
A native of Hedgesville, Bock came to WVU for graduate studies in 2016 and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Economics with a focus in public economics and urban/regional economics.
Level up: Chambers College Ph.D. student teaches economic principles through video games
Noah Trudeau, a third-year Economics Ph.D. student in West Virginia University’s John Chambers College of Business and Economics, is finding new and innovative ways to reach his students through virtual learning.
In addition to his regular office hours, Trudeau is offering his time via Twitch, a live-streaming platform for video gamers. The site allows users to watch others play games and also chat with other gamers around the world.
We're Better Together and We're Here to Help
This week marked the third week of online learning and, before we know it, we will be into week four.
West Virginia University applauds passage of FinTech Sandbox bill to support entrepreneurs
West Virginia is the latest state in the U.S. to adopt a regulatory sandbox to encourage the development of new rising industries within its borders.
How to Stay Successful and Find the Good in Each Day
This week, we shared the above photo on Instagram and asked what your study essentials were. Whether it’s fun pens, several notebooks, coffee or tea, sweet or salty snacks, and of course, Country Roads on repeat, we want to make sure you have all the tools you need to succeed while learning online.
We’re here to help you succeed. Please reach out to our Chambers College advisors, our Center for Career Development (CCD), and your faculty and staff if you have any questions regarding your class schedule, if you would like a resume review, or if you need further instructions on one of your assignments. You’re not in this alone.
An Update from WVU Chambers College Dean Reyes
Dear Chambers College students:
I hope each of you are settling into your new environments and routines as the spring semester resumes in a way that is quite different than the one we all planned. The world is facing an unprecedented global pandemic, and you are learning online when you would have rather been learning and making memories on campus.
WVU’s Encova Center to provide community businesses support through Google and Small Business Administration workshops
West Virginia University is continuing to support West Virginia small businesses through uncertain times by offering critical resources to help them navigate the sharp economic challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Encova Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, housed in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, will host three upcoming digital workshops in partnership with Google and the Small Business Administration.