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 . . .

Book - Longitude
WVURA Book Club
Friday, May 3, 2024

The May book was Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel. Anyone alive in the eighteeth century would have known that "the logitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day.  One man, John Harrison, dared to imagine a mechanical solution--a clock that would keep precise time at sea.  Longitude is a dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. (blurb from Amazon)

Annual Meeting 2024
WVURA Annual Meeting
Thursday, April 25, 2024

Retirees gathered at the Erickson Alumni Center for the annual meeting.  The Board President opened the meeting and gave an update on the activities of the organization.  After the welcome, Susan Riddle, the President and CEO at Visit Mountaineer Country CVB, spoke about the hidden gems and world-class adventures in our Mountain State.  After our speaker, members elected three new board members: Clarke Ridgway as the faculty member, Deborah Brown Ebert as the non-classified staff member, and reelected Lana Cantoni as the classified staff member.  A reception sponsored by the WVU Foundation followed where members socialized, enjoyed refreshments, and meet the new WVU Mountaineer..

WVU Baseball
WVU Baseball
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Retirees had reserved seats to see WVU play Pitt at the Kendrick Family Ballpark at the Monongalia County Baseball Complex.  This is Coach Mazey’s final season at WVU and retirees turned out to show their appreciation. They also got to see JJ Wetherholt, last year’s Big 12 Player of the Year.  AND, WVU won 6-3!  Go Mountaineers!!

Blood DriveBlood Drive
Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The Retirees Association partnered with the Red Cross to sponsor a blood drive.  The drive was from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Nutting Gallery at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center.  Our retirees showed up again.  All slots were filled and lives were saved!

Book - Robert E Lee
WVURA Book Club
Friday, April 5, 2024

The April Book was Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause by Ty Seidule. In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department, Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy―and explores why some of this country’s oldest wounds have never healed. (blurb from Amazon)

Past Events

Events Calendar


WVURA Book Club Friday
June 7, 2024
10:00 a.m.
Village at Heritage Point

WVURA Blood Drive
June 17, 2024
9:00a - 2:30p
Nutting Gallery
Erickson Alumni Center


Campus Tour
July 8, 2024
9:00 a.m.
Mountaineer Mall

Black Bears Game
July 26, 2024
7:00 p.m.
Monongalia County Ballpark


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

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