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 . . .
Friday, October 4, 2019
WVURA Book Club
Members of the Book Club met on October 4 to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. The book investigates a series of murders of wealthy members of the Osage Nation that took place in Osage County, Oklahoma after big oil deposits were discovered beneath their land. For more information about the club, click on Book Club.
Tuesday and Wednesday, October 1 and 2, 2019
Amish Country Experience
Retirees traveled to Lancaster PA on their first overnight trip. Their first stop was the Turkey Hill Experience where they make their own ice cream creation with flavors, syrups and toppings. That's them with the Turkey Hill mascot. Next they checked in at the Cork Factory Hotel. The building once housed the Armstrong Cork and Kerr Glass companies and is now one of the Historic Hotels of America. After a short rest, they continued on to the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater to see the Will Rogers Follies. The next day they were off to the Sight and Sound Theater to see the story of the life of Jesus. Then on to a delicious meal at The Inn at Leola Village another one of the Historic Hotels of America. Good entertainment, beautiful architecture, fun group!
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Backpack Feeding Program
The backpack feeding program started up again for the new school year. Volunteers packed food bags for school children for the weekend. We're glad to support the Scott's Run goal to ensure that no school child spends a weekend hungry.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Somerset County Excursion
Retirees traveled by chartered bus to Somerset County PA to visit the Quecreek mine rescue site and the Flight 93 National Memorial. The visit to the Flight 93 site was especially poignant as it was the day after the annual memorial of the attack. Retirees ended the day at the Rockwood Mill Shoppes and Opera House where they attended the dinner theater production of a Tribute to the USA.
Friday, September 6, 2019
WVURA Book Club
At its September meeting, the Book Club discussed Educated: A Memoir. This is a memoir by Tara Westover who, kept out of school by her survivalist family, goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University. The book is WVU's 2019-20 Campus Read
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
An Afternoon of Inspiration
The Retirees Association joined with OLLI to travel to Pittsburgh to tour the nationality rooms at the University of Pittsburgh and to see DaVinci, the Exhibition at the Carnegie Science Center. Representing 30 countries and cultures, the nationality rooms were designed to represent the culture of various ethnic groups that settled in Allegheny County. The DaVinci exhibition featured more than 60 fully built life-size inventions and 20 recreations of printings and sketches including a true-to-scale reproduction of The Last Supper.
August 4 - August 11, 2019
Canadian Rockies by Train
A group of our members traveled with Collette Tours to experience the Canadian Rockies by train. They started in Calgary with a wagon ride and barbecue. Then on to Banff, Lake Louise and the Athabasca Glacier. In Jasper they boarded the train for an overnight trip through the Monashee Mountains where they saw Pyramid Falls and the Alberta Icefields. They ended their trip with a city tour of Alberta.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
WVU Night at PNC Park
We had a great time at PNC Park. The Pirates not so much. We had a nice bus ride to Pittsburgh that included a pepperoni roll and a bottle of water. We got a Pirates/WVU cap (it's the gray one in the photo) and took part in happy hour. Our seats were under cover so we didn't cook in the sun. Unfortunately, the Pirates weren't cooking either. Nine innings and six pitchers later, they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 14-8.