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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 . . .


Announcement: Retirees can use their social media accounts to access research databases provided by WVU Libraries. Retirees using a @retiree.wvu.edu email account can link their account to a database.  See the Benefits for Retirees menu option for more information.

Book -Colored People
December 4, 2020
WVURA Book Club


The book club met on December 4 to discuss the book Colored People by Robert Louis Gates, Jr.  The book is a coming-of-age story about his childhood in the mill town of Piedmont, West Virginia.  Dr. Gates now teaches at Harvard University.


Book Club
November 6, 2020
WVURA Book Club

The Book Club met on November 6 to discuss the book, The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After.  The book was written by Clemantine Wamariya, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide. The book is also the 2020-2021 WVU campus read.  You can see by the photo that, due to the coronavirus, we maintained our social distance and wore masks.  

Blood Drive
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Blood Drive


Congratulations retirees!  You did an amazing job for the American Red Cross.  We exceeded our goal of 33 units of blood and helped save up to 108 lives. The American Red Cross thanks you and so do we. 

 
Book Club
Friday, October 2, 2020
WVURA Book Club


Members of the Book Club met to discuss books that they had read during the pandemic, including the ones that were on the schedule but never discussed.  They also talked about future plans and what books they would like to read.  As you can see, they all wore masks and practiced social distancing.  


Book - Bad Blood Friday, March 6, 2020
WVURA Book Club

Members of the Book Club met on March 6 to discuss Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou.  It's about the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes. 


Backpack Feeding Program
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Backpack Feeding Program


Our group keeps getting bigger and bigger.  What a turnout for the February packing.  We packed food bags Backpack Feeding Program
for school children and it took no time at all.  You can see the results in the photo at right.  With 800 children eligible for the program, it takes a while to get the job done.  But this group knows, many hands make light work.  Thanks, team.


Music from the Heart
Friday, February 14, 2020
Music from the Heart


Retirees enjoyed a reception and concert on Valentine's Day.  A reception with hors d'oeuvres and wine was held in the Grand Hall at the Art Museum.  Afterwards retirees attended a WVU Wind Symphony concert Music from the Heart.  We got lots of positive comments on this event and, if you missed it, you missed a good one!


Let's Go Bowling
Monday, February 3, 2020
Let's Go Bowling


Retirees went bowling on Mondays in February at Suburban Lanes.  Games were $2.00 each and shoes and balls were free.  Suburban even provided coffee and water.  You see two of our teams above.  We aren't pro bowlers but we had a great time.

Events Calendar

January


Book Club
Friday
January 1, 2021
The January Book Club meeting has been cancelled. 

February


Book Club
Friday
February 5, 2021
10:00 a.m.
Kennedy Room
Erickson Alumni Center

March


Book Club
Friday
March 5, 2021
10:00 a.m.
Kennedy Room
Erickson Alumni
Center

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