Retiree Assocation

Welcome WVU Retirees

To learn more about the West Virginia University Retirees Association, see the About WVURA menu option. To learn more about current activity, see the following Inside Story.

The Inside Story . . .


Fireworks 3 Monday, July 4, 2016
Fire on the Water


Fireworks 1 Get ready for the BOOM! Retirees traveled by bus to Pittsburgh for fireworks on the fourth. They had an excellent dinner aboard the Gateway Clipper. (Don’t you just want to take a sip of that drink?)

Fireworks 2 It had been raining during the bus ride but it slowed down enough so that retirees could sit outside and enjoy the river cruise and the entertainment. And it stopped just in time for the fireworks.

The Pittsburgh fireworks are always excellent but fireworks on the water are amazing. The fireworks lit up the Pittsburgh skyline and were reflected on the water. Oohs and aahs all around. Worth the trip!


Flt 93 3 Thursday
June 16, 2016
Flight 93 National Memorial


The Flight 93 National Memorial site is exactly what it says – a memorial. The Visitor Center has displays that depict all that was going on in New York, Washington, and Shanksville on September 11. But once you enter the grounds, it is quiet, solemn, and respectful. It is the final resting place of the passengers and crew. Flt 93 1

Despite the rain, we had a very nice trip. We visited the Visitor Center Complex, the Memorial Plaza at the crash site, and walked through the Memorial Groves. Each time we stopped, the rain stopped too – until the very end.

We had lunch at the Oak Hurst Tea Room and then went on to the Quecreek Mine Rescue Site. You can see the actual shaft under the square cover in the photo – tiny, tiny, tiny!
Quecreek

In the end, we traveled back to Morgantown in a powerful thunderstorm with tornado warnings all around. We did stop for a while until the warning in our area was lifted. Our driver did an excellent job and, by the time we got to Morgantown, the tornado warning was lifted there too and the rain stopped for us again. Somebody on our bus is living right!!


BFP 061516 Wednesday, June 15, 2017
Backpack Feeding Program

Volunteers gathered once more to fill food bags for school children. This time it was for giveaways at events over the summer. We packed until the boxes of mac & cheese were gone. Thanks, team!


Book - Pops Friday, June 3, 2016
WVURA Book Club

The Book Club held its June meeting and discussed Pops: A life of Louis Armstrong by Terry Teachout. New members are welcome at any meeting. For details, see Book Club.


BFP 051816 Wednesday
May 18, 2016
Backpack Feeding Program

Last day of packing for backpacks! We packed the food bags with weekend meals for school children. We pack from September through May so have fun this summer and we’ll start up again in the fall. For more information on this volunteer opportunity, see the Backpack Feeding Program. For other chances to volunteer, see Volunteer Opportunities.

Campus Tour 4
Monday, May 9, 2016
Campus Tour

We had a very nice turnout for the campus tour even though it was a rainy day. VP Narvel Weese guided us to the Law Center, two new residence halls – University Place and University Park, and Evansdale Crossing where he treated us to lunch at Octane on the fifth floor. Lunch was a sampling from the different restaurants that are in the building. It was a very nice lunch and a beautiful view.

Campus Tour 1 After lunch we toured the Art Museum. Staff opened on a Monday for us and docents were available to tell us about the different collections.

Campus Tour 3 Because of the rain, we skipped the walking tour and stayed on the bus to get to the new Agricultural Sciences Building still under construction and the Advanced Engineering Research Building. Once the Ag Sciences building is finished, the old building will be demolished. The goal is to create a walking campus where the upper and lower parts are accessible by either elevators, indoor stairs, or the connector bridge at Evansdale Crossing. Some exciting changes have been made and some are still in the works – and it was well worth the tour! Thanks Narvel.


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Events Calendar

July


School Backpack Program
Thursday
July 21, 2016
1:00 a.m.
Scott’s Run Settlement House

Cooking Class with University Club
Thursday
July 21, 2016
MyKitchen

Yesteryears at Yesterday’s
Thursday
June 28, 2016
12 noon
Yesterday’s Restaurant

August


Black Bears Baseball Game
Saturday
August 6, 2016
Monongalia County Ballpark

Coffee Chat
Tuesday
August 9, 2016
9:00 a.m.
Terra Cafe

September


WVURA Book Club Meeting
Friday
September 2, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Heritage Place

The Colorado Rockies
September 17 – 25, 2016
Tour with Collette

Annual Picnic
Sunday
September 18, 2016
Krepps Park Pavilion


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