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Meshea Poore, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at WVU, was a panelist for the “State of the Girl” event  

WVU and Girl Scouts address areas of concern for state girls | WVU Today

Tackling four areas of concern for girls and young women in West Virginia—diversity/inclusion, health, STEM and education— West Virginia University and the Girl Scouts of the Black Diamond Council hosted “State of the Girl,” an event centered around the landmark study of the same name conducted by the Girl Scouts of the USA. The event aligned with the mission of West Virginia Forward, a collaborative initiative between WVU, Marshall University, and the West Virginia Department of Commerce.

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Moving West Virginia Forward | The Intelligencer Wheeling News-Register

Increasing salaries paid to public school teachers in West Virginia was a step toward improving the state’s economy. The action, taken earlier this year by legislators, should make it easier to attract and retain educators. But, as West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee pointed out last week, the process of gaining those pay raises sidetracked other important initiatives.

West Virginia Forward: WVU Academic Media Day  

State Leaders are working together to grow West Virginia's Economy | WBOY-TV

West Virginia Forward is a multi-level effort to advance the state's economic future. It is a collaboration among West Virginia University, the West Virginia Department of Commerce, and Marshall University. The goal is to develop opportunities to strengthen and diversify all regions of the state.

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Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia to host national SBIR tour | HuntingtonNews.Net

The Alliance for the Economic Development of Southern West Virginia (Alliance) is partnering with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Marshall University's Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), the West Virginia Small Business Development Center and others to welcome the National SBIR Road Tour to Huntington on June 21, giving small business owners and researchers the opportunity to learn firsthand about America’s largest federal seed fund, which awards more than $2.5 billion annually.

New River Gorge Bridge: Almost Heaven WV Tourism Campaign  

'Almost Heaven' campaign lures out-of-state visitors to W.Va. | WVVA

Billboards are popping up in major metropolitan cities from Cleveland to Washington, D.C. to Charlotte. They are different pictures of West Virginia but they all say the same thing -- Almost Heaven. The billboards are part of a new ad campaign by Governor Jim Justice to increase the number of first-time visitors, reach new travelers across the region, and continue inspire the state's loyal visitor base.

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STEM-CARE: Partnership will bring new opportunities | The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Editorial: West Virginia University and pharmaceutical company Mylan N.V. are working together in a 10-year program focusing on STEM-CARE. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; but also encouraging kids to be Curious, Active, Resilient and Engaged. Among the good goals of this program is to change the way kids think about how they can apply STEM skills.

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