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 . . .

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.

Book - Dark Money Friday, May 6, 2016
WVURA Book Club

The Book Club held its May meeting and discussed Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer. New members are welcome at any meeting. For details, see Book Club.

Wildflower Walk Wednesday
April 27, 2016
Wildflower Walk

Zach Fowler, the Director of the Core Arboretum, led members of the Retirees Association on a spring ephemeral wildflower walk. Ephemeral meaning lasting for only a short time. Wildflower Walk 2 We missed the bluebells, but the woods were carpeted with delphiniums or you may know them as larkspur. Among the flowers we saw were spring beauties (tangle gut), bear corn (squaw root), and the flowers on mayapples (hard to spot but beautiful). Zach took all the time we needed to walk the trails. He even introduced us to Aldo, a large owl that nests in the Arboretum. Overall, it was an excellent day for a walk and an excellent walk. Thanks Zach.

BFP 042016 Wednesday
April 20, 2016
Backpack Feeding Program

Our group did it again. We packed the food bags with weekend meals for school children. This was our penultimate packing. Our last one will be in May. We have a good group and we make it fun. You have one last chance to join us before we take a break until September. For more information, see the Backpack Feeding Program.

Annual Mtg 1 Thursday, April 14, 2016
Annual Meeting

We held our Annual Meeting on April 14. Our board president reported on past and upcoming Association activities. Over 20 events this year and that doesn’t count the coffee chats or book club meetings. We had a speaker who received excellent marks on our evaluation form. And then we spent the last hour socializing and enjoying the dessert reception. For more details on the meeting, see Annual Meeting.

Book of Ages Friday, April 1, 2016
WVURA Book Club

The Book Club held its April meeting and discussed The Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin by Jill LePore. New members are welcome at any meeting. For details, see Book Club.

Monet Tulip Field Thursday
March 17, 2016
Spring Flower Show

Spring was in the air at Phipps Conservatory and the masterpieces were in bloom. Members traveled to Pittsburgh to see the Spring Flower Show. This year’s show was stunning. The photo shows the display of Claude Monet’s “Tulip Field in Holland.” There was lots more to see to please not only the eye but also the nose. Hyacinths in the “Starry Night” exhibit were the breath of spring. We received positive comments from our group.

BFP 031616 Wednesday
March 16, 2016
Backpack Feeding Program

We don’t scare easily! Since next week is spring break, we packed additional food bags this week. The stack of cans and boxes was daunting at first sight, but our volunteers rose to the occasion. We packed 1,000 bags this week. Thanks, team! To learn more about the program and how to volunteer, see the Backpack Feeding Program.

Rosenbaum Wednesday
March 9, 2016 Rosenbaum Family House

Association members provided dinner for the residents of Rosenbaum Family House. Our cooks prepared a tasty meal and delicious deserts. And our workers made sure residents had their fill. Our volunteers also kept company with residents to ensure that their meal was an enjoyable break. There was lots of positive feedback from residents. And, if you had volunteered, you could have had one of those nifty Flying WV aprons!

Book - In the Garden of Beasts Friday, March 4, 2016
WVURA Book Club

The Book Club held its March meeting and discussed In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson. New members are welcome at any meeting. For details, see Book Club.

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Events Calendar


Yesteryears at Yesterday’s
May 26, 2016
12 noon
Yesterday’s Restaurant


WVURA Book Club Meeting
June 3, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Heritage Place

Coffee Chat
June 14, 2016
9:00 a.m.
Terra Cafe

Flight 93 National Memorial
June 16, 2016
Shanksville PA


Fire on the Water
July 4, 2016
Pittsburgh PA


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

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