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Wheeling Jesuit Community Welcomes Class of 2021 to Campus

Friday, August 18, 2017 — Cardinal Move-In Day is an annual tradition at Wheeling Jesuit University – a time when employees and students not only welcome new students to campus, but help move them into the residence halls. On Friday, student leaders, employees ...

Yovich Takes Over Leadership of Wheeling Jesuit's Athletic Department

Monday, August 07, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University has hired an experienced athletic administrator, Rudy Yovich, as its new director of Athletics.Yovich will start his new position Sept. 5 - a post that has him overseeing 20 men's and women's sports at WJU. He comes to ...

Two WJU Students See the Impact Two Gardens Are Making in the Local Community

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 — Two Wheeling Jesuit students are seeing that their hard work in two local gardens is impacting the lives of many around the Wheeling area.WJU seniors Kailee Latocha and Halli Richards have spent the summer planting, caring for and harvesting ...

WJU's Master's in Nursing Education Ranked One of the Most Affordable in Country

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University's (WJU) online master of science in nursing education degree has been ranked as one of the best affordable programs by Grad School Hub.WJU's MSN in nursing education was the 24th most affordable program listed by the ...

Wheeling Jesuit Students, Alumni Attend Global Jesuit Alumni Congress

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 — A group of seven students and one employee from Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) joined more than 500 alumni, students and friends of Jesuit colleges and universities from 30 countries in Cleveland June 28th through July 2nd for the first North ...

North Carolina Businesswoman & PR Expert, Patty Briguglio, to deliver Commencement Address

Thursday, April 27, 2017 — William Bresnahan and Adam Monks, Wheeling Jesuit graduates and former Board of Trustee members will also receive honorary degrees during Commencement  Businesswoman and public relations expert Patty Briguglio, president of PFB Connect ...

Sixteen WJU Students Inducted into National Jesuit Honor Society

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University inducted 16 new members in the national Jesuit honor society, Alpha Sigma Nu, on April 20 in the Chapel of Mary and Joseph.Photo Cutline: WJU inducted 16 juniors and seniors in Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Mourns the Passing of Rev. Walter Buckius, S.J.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 — A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in Wheeling. Details will be announced when finalized. Rev. Walter A. Buckius, S.J., who served Wheeling Jesuit and the greater Wheeling community from 1973 until his retirement in 2011, died Tuesday, April 25, ...

Sean Doyle Named WJU's Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Friday, April 21, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University has chosen Sean Doyle to lead its undergraduate recruitment efforts.Recently, Doyle was named director of Undergraduate Admissions by WJU's President, Dr. Debra Townsley. She is confident Doyle can make an impact in the ...

Wheeling Jesuit Gaudiosa 2017 to Highlight Talents of University Students

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University will highlight the talents of students and alumni during Gaudiosa 2017 - the university's annual gala to support student scholarships.Gaudiosa, Latin for a joyous feast, is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 29. In addition ...

Wheeling Jesuit Criminal Justice Majors Highlight CYS Program at National Conference

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University's Coalition for Youth Safety(CYS), sponsored by State Farm, was in the national spotlight during a prestigious criminal justice conference.Dr. Larry Driscoll, associate professor of criminal justice at WJU, along with ...

Wheeling Jesuit Research Symposium Winners Announced

Monday, April 10, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University's 18th annual Research and Scholarship Symposium featured a record number of projects, with winners in a number of disciplines announced following a day of presentations throughout campus.Undergraduate and graduate ...

Wheeling Jesuit's Business Department to Host Speaker April 20

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 — A noted educator from Flagler College will give a presentation “On the Private and Public Virtues of an Honorable Entrepreneur” at Wheeling Jesuit as part of the university's Institute for the Study of Capitalism and Morality ...

Wheeling Jesuit Philosophy to Induct Members, Host Speaker Friday

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University's philosophy club will hold its annual public lecture in conjunction with the Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society induction ceremony Friday. Keynote speaker Keith Whitmoyer, Ph.D. will give a talk on the philosophy of ...

WJU's Appalachian Institute to 'Celebrate Appalachia' April 11-19

Monday, April 03, 2017 — Each year, Wheeling Jesuit University's Clifford M. Lewis, SJ Appalachian Institute sets aside time to 'Celebrate Appalachia' through a series of events to educate young and old about the region.The 7th annual Celebrate Appalachia Series is set ...

Health Care Competition Teaches WJU Students Teamwork

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit health science faculty designed a competition for students, across all the health sciences and psychology, to teach them how to work as a team to develop an inter-departmental a plan to care for a patient.Each team had students ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Students to Present Their Scholarly Works During Annual Symposium April 4

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — Students across disciplines will present research and scholarly projects during Wheeling Jesuit University's 18th Annual Research and Scholarship Symposium, Tuesday, April 4.Projects to be presented by WJU students range from concussion recovery ...

TECNOCAP partners with Wheeling Jesuit University to Offer Student Scholarships

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — TECNOCAP has partnered with Wheeling Jesuit University to sponsor six scholarships for students entering the university's engineering science program.TECNOCAP, a manufacturing organization with locations in Europe and North America, including ...

Wheeling Jesuit Students Will Bring to Life the Musical 42nd Street

Monday, March 27, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University will bring to life one of Broadway's most beloved tales, 42nd Street. This quintessential song and dance fable of Broadway will be performed April 6-9 in Troy Theater. WJU's spring musical production takes ...

Wheeling Jesuit PT Students/Faculty Serve Children in Merida, Mexico

Thursday, March 23, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit's physical therapy faculty and students gave the gift of mobility to 10 children in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico when they made their annual service trip earlier this year.In January, WJU physical therapy faculty and students, ...

Wheeling Jesuit to Celebrate International Culture During Annual Festival

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 — Preparations are under way for Wheeling Jesuit University's annual Culture Fest 2017 - a celebration of international culture.WJU's International Club is planning native dishes to serve and preparing festive clothing to wear Saturday, April 1 for ...

WJU MEDLIFE Club to Host 5K Race to Benefit Service Projects

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 — A new student club at Wheeling Jesuit University will host a 5K race in April to raise funds for two service projects they are sponsoring in Peru.The WJU MEDLIFE Club is a local chapter of MEDLIFE, which stands for Medicine, Education and ...

Wheeling Jesuit University to Host 'Motivation Unleashed' March 22

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University will host a group of local and regional speakers to help 'motivate' students and local residents to effect change and overcome obstacles in their lives.“Motivation Unleashed” will be offered at 7 ...

Wheeling Jesuit Students to be Recognized at Bishop's Dinner in April

Monday, March 13, 2017 — Three Wheeling Jesuit University students will be recognized by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston during its 23rd Annual Bishop's Dinner for Catholic Schools on April 2.During the event, the Most Rev. Michael Bransfield, bishop of the Diocese of ...

Wheeling Jesuit's Annual Research & Scholarship Symposium Set for April 4

Thursday, March 09, 2017 — Alumnus Kevin Melody '05 to Give Keynote Address Wheeling Jesuit University's 18th annual Student Research & Scholarship Symposium, set for Tuesday, April 4, will showcase the scholarly work of more than 100 current students and welcome ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Awards Prestigious Laut Scholarship

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 — Two incoming Wheeling Jesuit University students have been accepted into the institution's prestigious Laut Honors Program, consisting of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship.This year's winners are Paul 'PJ' Campion of McLean, Virginia and ...

Wheeling Jesuit Fine Arts Department to Host Photo Exhibit Humans of Tel Aviv

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit will host an exhibit by Israeli photographer Erez Kaganovitz entitled Humans of Tel Aviv in the university's Bishop Hodges Library during the month of March.An opening reception for the exhibit will be held, at 6:30 p.m., ...

Wheeling Jesuit's Annual Spring Student Art Exhibit to Open March 9

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University art students will have their works on display starting Thursday, March 9 as part of the annual Spring All-Student Art Exhibition.The Fine Arts Department will host an opening reception at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 9 in ...

WJU Study Shows Use of Peppermint Mouth Piece Improved Rugby Team Performance

Monday, February 27, 2017 — Research conducted at Wheeling Jesuit University shows that the use of peppermint flavored mouth guards improved the performance of members of the rugby team.Dr. Bryan Raudenbush, professor of psychology at WJU, and senior psychology and athletic ...

Wheeling Jesuit to Host Free Workshop on Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew'

Monday, February 27, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University's English Department will host a free workshop for teachers on William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.The workshop, set for Saturday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be held in the Edouard and Simone ...

Debra Townsley in as Interim President at Wheeling Jesuit University

Monday, February 27, 2017 — This story appeared in the Sunday Wheeling News-Register and is reprinted with permission. WHEELING, W.Va., Feb. 26 - New Wheeling Jesuit University Interim President Debra M. Townsley says more online classes aimed toward attracting a higher ...

Wheeling Jesuit University to Welcome Pro-Life Speaker Feb. 23

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 — The executive director of Life Matters Journal in Pittsburgh will speak at Wheeling Jesuit University Thursday, Feb. 23.Aimee Murphy, one of the founders of the Pittsburgh-based publication, will talk about the “stereotypical pro-life ...

Wheeling Jesuit 2016 Nursing Grads Obtain 100 Percent Pass Rate on Licensing Exam

Monday, February 20, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University's 2016 bachelor of science of nursing class has achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX).“We're very pleased that all 17 of our 2016 nursing ...

Ticket Information for Saturday's Game Against West Liberty Announced

Monday, February 20, 2017 — Saturday marks the biggest home game of the season for the Wheeling Jesuit basketball teams, as the Cardinals welcome the West Liberty Hilltoppers into the Alma Grace McDonough Center. "We always look forward to hosting West Liberty, it ...

WJU Club Receives Prestigious Pro-Life Award

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 — The Wheeling Jesuit University Life Club is the recipient of the 2017 Rev. Thomas King, S.J. Award, a prestigious, national award which recognizes outstanding collegiate pro-life groups in the United States. As recipient of the Rev. ...

WJU's Chris Rouhier Named to Historic Landmarks Commission

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University Senior Admissions Representative, Chris Rouhier, was recently appointed to Wheeling's Historic Landmarks Commission. The Commission consists of six residents, who are appointed by the City Manager, and a member of ...

Wheeling Jesuit Students Featured in WV Public Radio Story

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 — Nicholas Cochran, 27, and Uneeke Ferguson, 21, are students at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia, where they volunteer at a catholic worker home.They discussed their childhood experiences with homelessness growing up in inner ...

WJU Science Students Perform Chemistry Experiments Along Side Elementary Students

Monday, February 06, 2017 — Fifth graders at Steenrod Elementary School in Wheeling learned how to conduct experiments and mix chemicals thanks to an ongoing program with Wheeling Jesuit University's (WJU) chemistry department.Once again this year, science students from WJU ...

WJU Students to Perform The Secret Garden Feb. 16-19.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 — Taking center stage in Wheeling Jesuit University's Troy Theater this February will be The Secret Garden.Wheeling Jesuit University students will bring to life The Secret Garden Feb. 16-19. The performances are set for 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Names Interim President

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University announced today the hiring of an interim president, Dr. Debra Townsley. Dr. Townsley most recently served five years as president of William Peace University in Raleigh, NC. Over her five-year tenure at WPU, ...

Wheeling Jesuit Joins Cong. McKinley and Local Colleges to Establish Research Consortium

Monday, January 23, 2017 — U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., has created a research consortium with Wheeling Jesuit University and seven other Ohio Valley college and universities.The consortium will focus its efforts on drug addiction and opioid abuse, cyber-security, ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Announces Fall 2016 Dean's List

Thursday, January 19, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University has announced its dean's list for outstanding academic performance during the fall semester 2016. Students must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average, and be enrolled as a full-time student by taking 12 hours or more of ...

Wheeling Jesuit Online Program Ranks Among the Best in the Country

Thursday, January 12, 2017 — The RN to BSN online program offered by Wheeling Jesuit University has been named among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, which bases its rankings on admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, student ...

WJU's Appalachian Institute Forum to Examine the Trump Presidency

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 — With the presidential election over and the inauguration approaching, Wheeling Jesuit University's Appalachian Institute will host a forum to discuss what comes next with a Trump presidency.“'What Now?' is a student and faculty-led ...

Byrd Exhibit Coming to Wheeling Jesuit

Monday, January 09, 2017 — his story appeared in the Jan. 8 edition of the Wheeling News-Register and is re-printed with permission The 100th birthday of the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd happens this year, and a traveling exhibit commemorating Byrd's life and career is ...

Wheeling Community to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with Two Days of Activities

Friday, January 06, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University and its community partners have set the schedule of events for this year's Dr. Martin Luther King celebration, which will be held Jan. 15-16. New this year will be a presentation featuring an alumnus from ...

FLEMING STEPS DOWN AS PRESIDENT OF WHEELING JESUIT UNIVERSITY

Thursday, January 05, 2017 — Reverend James J. Fleming, S.J., Ph.D. has resigned as president of Wheeling Jesuit University. Fr. Fleming submitted his resignation this week to the WJU Board of Trustees. His resignation is effective January 3.The chairman of the university's ...

Jesuit College Alumni Comprise 10% of 115th U.S. Congress

Wednesday, January 04, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit’s Tim Murphy, class of 1974, one of the 56 Jesuit college or university graduates making up the 115th U.S. Congress The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) has announced that ten percent of the ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Makes Christmas Brighter for Area Residents

Monday, January 02, 2017 — In this season of giving, Wheeling Jesuit University employees and students will make the lives of many a little brighter this Christmas.Thanks to the work of students, employees and athletes, the university's Service for Social Action Office ...


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