Retirees Association

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 . . .

Tales of the Maya Skies
Tales of the Maya Skies
Thursday, February 29, 2024

We reserved the WVU Planetarium on Thursday, February 29, 2024 exclusively for retirees to see an introduction entitled Night Sky Tonight and the film Tales of the Maya Skies.  The Night Sky Tonight is the planetarium’s most popular intro lesson and gives all audiences the basic tools to get oriented to the night sky. The film,Tales of the Maya Skies, is a journey back in time to the beautiful jungle city of Chichén Itzá and the world of the ancient Maya. It is about how this ancient civilization learned to interpret the world around them to develop a sophisticated understanding of astronomy, mathematics and science - knowledge that has influenced much of our present day learning.

Bowling on Mondays
Bowling on Mondays in February and March
Starting Monday, February 5, 2024

Retirees bowled at Suburban Lanes each Monday in February and March beginning Monday, February 5.  They began at 10:00 a.m. and were done around noon.  The games are $3.00 each.  Shoes are free.  We had enough bowlers for three teams and had a great time!

Book - The Truth About AnimalsWVURA Book Club
Friday, February 2, 2024

The February book was The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife by Lucy Cooke.  You've probably never considered if moose get drunk, or worker ants lay about. They do -- and that's just for starters. In this book, Lucy Cooke lays bare the secret -- and often hilarious -- habits of the animal kingdom.

Empty Bowls Painters
Painting Empty Bowls
Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Retirees started the new year with a charitable activity.  They painted bowls at the WOW Factory in Star City for the Empty Bowls Monongalia luncheon. Members Bowl for Empty Bowlsbought the bowls. The WOW Factory provided the paints, fired the bowls, and delivered them to the Empty Bowls staff.  Our retirees did a wonderful job and we were able to send beautiful bowls to the Empty Bowls organization.  Go retirees!

Book - OutliersWVURA Book Club
Friday, January 5, 2024

The January book was Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.  Malcolm Gladwell asks the question: what makes high-achievers different?  Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.

Rosenbaum House
Rosenbaum House Dinner
Friday, December 15, 2023

As part of our philanthropic efforts, the Retirees Association provided dinner for the residents of Rosenbaum Family House on Friday evening, December 15, 2023.  Rosenbaum Family House offers a place to stay for families who travel to Morgantown to be with loved ones who are in WVU hospitals. Free evening meals on week days are provided to guest families. The meals provide a taste of home and an opportunity for fellowship.

Phipps Winter Show 2023
Phipps Winter Flower Show and Light Garden
Tuesday, December 5, 2023

On Tuesday, December 5, members of the Association traveled to the annual Winter Flower Show and Light Garden at the Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh.  They started the evening with dinner at the Cracker Barrel in Washington PA before continuing on to Pittsburgh.  This year's theme at the Phipps was Season’s Greenings.  Along with seasonal flowers, the rooms and the outdoor botanical gardens were decked out in bright Christmas lights. The new Garden Railroad: Pennsylvania Through the Four Seasons was also on display.

Book - The River of Doubt
WVURA Book Club
Friday, December 1, 2023

The December book was The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard. The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth, the River of Doubt, a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever.

Past Events

Events Calendar


WVURA Book Club
March 1, 2024
10 a.m.
Village of Heritage Point

Morgantown History Museum
March 12, 2024
2:00 p.m.
175 Kirk Street


WVURA Book Club
April 5, 2024
10:00 a.m.
Village at Heritage Point

WVURA Blood Drive
April 16, 2024
9:00 a.m.
Erickson Alumni Center

WVU Baseball
April 16, 2024
6:30 p.m.
Monongalia County Baseball Complex

America's Music Cities
April 21-28, 2024
New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville

WVURA Annual Meeting
April 25, 2024
1:00 p.m.
Salon C
Erickson Alumni Center


WVURA Book Club Friday
May 3, 2024
10:00 a.m.
Village at Heritage Point


Discover Maritimes Coastal Wonders
August 25 - September 4, 2024
Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick

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