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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 . . .


Backpack Feeding Program
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. 


Book - EducatedFriday, 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


DaVinci Exhibition
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.


Canadian Rockies by Train
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. 


Pirates Game
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. 

 
Events Calendar
 

September


CRF Lecture
Wednesday
September 4, 2019
2:30 p.m.
Heritage Point

WVURA Book Club
Friday
September 6, 2019
10 a.m.
Heritage Point

Somerset County Excursion
Thursday
September 12, 2019
8:00 a.m.
Somerset County PA

Backpack Feeding Program
Wednesday
September 18, 2019
1:00 p.m.
Scott's Run Settlement House

Annual Picnic
Sunday
September 29, 2019
12:30 p.m.
Westside Senior Center

October

Amish Country Experience
Tues and Wed
Oct 1 and 2 , 2019
Lancaster PA

American Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday
October 10, 2019
1:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Nutting Gallery
Erickson Alumni Center

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Olli

Greater Morgantown