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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 . . .


Stars of the Pharaohs
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Stars of the Pharaohs


Retirees traveled back in time to see how Egyptians used science to make a workable calendar, tell time, and align huge buildings. They were also able to experience some of the most spectacular temples and tombs of the ancient word recreated in all of their original splendor. 


Backpack Feeding Program
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Backpack Feeding Program


Retirees filled bags with food for school students to take home for the weekend.  There are over 800 children that qualify for the feeding program.  This group did their part.  Thanks, team. 

Annual Meeting
Thursday, April 12, 2019
Annual Meeting


Retirees gathered at the Alumni Center to hear board members report on the last year.  They also elected new board members: Lee Beaumont, Lana Cantoni, and Ade Neidermeyer. 


Backpack Feeding ProgramWednesday, March 21, 2018
Backpack Feeding Program


After several cancellations due to weather and school closings, we finally gathered at Scott's Run to pack bags for the Backpack Feeding Program.  We were so excited to get back to work that we forgot to take a team photo.  Thanks team for all your hard work. 


Empty MansionsFriday, March 2, 2018
WVURA Book Club

Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. was the book discussed at the February meeting of the Book Club.  For more information about the club or future book selections, see Book Club.


Virtual C
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Virtual CAVE, Geology and Geography

The CAVE is a specially designed structure used to project computer images across the cave walls.  Retirees used 3D glasses to experience a sense of immersion within the environment.  Both sound and smell were used to reinforce the sense of place. 


A Walk in the WoodsFriday, February 2, 2018
WVURA Book Club

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson was the book discussed at the February meeting of the Book Club.  For more information about the club or future book selections, see Book Club.



Naomi Boyd
January 25 through March 22, 2018
Seminar Series in Financial Literacy

Naomi Boyd, Chair of the Department of Finance and Director of the Center for Financial Literacy and Education, started the first module of our five module series on financial literacy for retirees.  Her focus was on how to achieve financial success through strategic financial planning. 


Backpack Feeding Program
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Backpack Feeding Program


Even though it was five days before Christmas, we had a great turnout for the backpack program.  Volunteers packed food bags for school children for the weekend.  Great Christmas spirit, gang!  For more information on the program, see Backpack Feeding Program. 


Festival of Lights
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Winter Festival of Lights


Retirees traveled to Oglebay Park to view the Winter Festival of Lights.  We also toured the mansion and saw the light show at the zoo.  Our original plans had to be tweaked somewhat so we ended up having dinner at Oglebay.  Both the trip and the food were exceptional.


SapiensFriday, December 1, 2017
WVURA Book Club

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari was the book discussed at the December meeting of the Book Club.  For more information about the club or future book selections, see Book Club.



Islands of NENew England Islands Tour
Sept 28 - Oct 5, 2017


Retirees traveled with Collette to the New England Islands.  After touring the freedom trail in Boston and Marble House in Newport, the tour moved to our beachfront hotel on Buzzard's Bay on Cape Cod.  We toured Hyannis, Wood's Hole, and Provincetown and took the high speed ferry to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.  The trip was beautiful.  The weather was perfect and the sea was glass.  Different from the week before when trips to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard were cancelled because of Hurricane Jose.  Great time!


Zimlining
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Zip-Line Canopy Tour


Retirees went on the Zip-Line Canopy Tour at the WVU Research Forest (that's just part of our group in the photo).  Zip-lining was a breeze.  It was thrilling to glide through the forest canopy.  The challenging parts were the aerial bridge, the aerial ladder, and the 45 foot rappel at the end.  Everyone survived and, after they recovered from the hike back to the equipment shed, agreed that it was a good time!  


BFP 092017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Backpack Feeding Program


It's September and the Backpack Feeding Program has started again.  Volunteers packed food bags for school children for the weekend.  We had a great turnout and with this group we were done in no time.  Join us next month.  For more information on the program, see Backpack Feeding Program.  


LouisaFriday, September 1, 2017
WVURA Book Club


Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams by Louisa Thomas was the book discussed at the September meeting of the Book Club.  For more information about the club or future book selections, see Book Club.


Black Bears 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Black Bears Game


Members of the Retirees Association attended WVU Band Night at the Monongalia County Ballpark and watched the Black Bears take on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, an affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.  At the suggestion of retirees, there was also a tailgate before the game.  You can see some of our retirees in the tailgate photo above.


 
Events Calendar

May


CRF Lecture Series
Wednesday
May 2, 2018
2:30 p.m.
Heritage Point

WVURA Book Club Friday
May 4, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Heritage Point

First Friday Celebration
Friday
May 4, 2018
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Kennedy Club Room
Erickson Alumni Center

Coffee Chat Tuesday
May 8, 2018
9:00 a.m.
Erickson Alumni Center

Backpack Feeding Program
Wednesday
May 16, 2018
1 p.m.
Scott's Run Settlement House

Rosenbaum Dinner
Thursday
May 24, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Rosenbaum Family House

June

Ax plays Beethoven
Sunday
June 17, 2018
11:00 a.m.
Heinz Hall

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Olli

Greater Morgantown