Mountaineer Week

Mountaineer Week Events

Friday, October 28

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
Presented by All-Pro Photography
Time: Ongoing
Location: First Floor Elevator Lobby, Mountainlair

Exhibit: West Virginia University Women: Celebrating 125 Years, 1891-2016
Presented by WVU Libraries
Time: Open during Evansdale Library hours. Exhibit closes at 7 p.m.
Location: 2nd Floor Evansdale Library

“Jerry West: An American Icon” Exhibit
Presented by the West Virginia and Regional History Center
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WVU Downtown Library

Apple Butter
Presented by John Mullins
Fresh made apple butter! See how it’s made, give it a stir yourself. Available for purchase.
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Wild West Kettle Corn & Pork Rinds
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Kidwell’s Funnel Cake and other Appalachian Treats
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

D’Whittlings with David Ferguson
Presented by Student Life Events
Chainsaw wood carver creating a pioneer woman out of wood to coincide with Mountaineer Week’s theme of celebrating Women in Appalachia.
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Outside, Woodburn Lawn

Mountaineer Week Mobile Food Pantry
Presented by The Rack
Appalachian women always ensured that their families, neighbors and friends were properly fed. Therefore, this mobile food pantry is open to everyone.
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: 652 N. High Street Morgantown WV

Corn Roast
Presented by WVU Collegiate 4-H Club
Grab a delicious ear of corn fresh off the fire! Get one early, they always sell out!
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Empty Bowls
Information on this independently organized worldwide project that pulls together community resources to provide support for organizations that combat hunger, while also promoting awareness about local hunger issues.
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Second Floor, Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week Operating Train Display
Presented by the Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society
The scale model railroad will be comprised of scenes influenced by familiar West Virginia Mountain State railroad and industrial locations.
Time: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week Opening Ceremonies
Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Jennifer Orlikoff, WVU Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and Interim President, Potomac State College. Also featured will be Jackie Riggleman, Assistant General Manager of the West Virginia Black Bears. Performers include Mountaineer Idol finalists Bethanie Aylor, Erika Baselice, and Brooke Cottrill.
Time: Noon
Location: Mountainlair Ballroom

National Chocolate Day
Presented by Student Life Events
Time: Noon – 2 p.m.
Location: First Floor, Mountainlair

West Virginia Mills and Mill Sacks
Presented by Anna M. Schein, Associate Curator, WV and Regional History Center (WVRHC), WVU Libraries
This exhibit, which illustrates the role of archival resources in preserving the history of West Virginia mills and mill sacks, includes trade cards, historical photographs of West Virginia mills, S. George Company (Wellsburg, W. Va.) paper flour barrel and flour sack logos, and textile flour sacks.
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Location: Potomac Room, Mountainlair

Hammered Dulcimer
Presented by Jeff Fedan
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Location: 2nd Floor Hallways, Mountainlair

Jackson’s Mill Farmstead at WVU’s Jackson’s Mill
Living history programs featuring rope making demonstration and showcase and sell of corn mill made at Jackson’s Mill.
Time: Noon – 5 p.m.
Location: First Floor, Mountainlair

WVU Craft Center OPEN HOUSE
Presented by the WVU Recreation Center
Featuring throwing, stained glass and glass fusing demos.
Time: Noon – 6 p.m.
Location: WVU Craft Center, Braxton Tower Basement at the Evansdale Residential Complex

Mountaineer Week Craft Fair
Featuring fine-quality Appalachian handcrafted items by over 60 artisans from West Virginia and other states.
Time: Noon – 8 p.m.
Location: Mountainlair Ballroom

Mountaineer Week Quilt Show
Presented by the Country Roads Quilt Guild
A room of colorful handmade quilts loved by generations, along with quilters showcasing their talents. Also on display will be WVU President E. Gordon Gee’s “Bow Tie” Quilt. Pres. Gee started wearing bow ties when he was 15 years old and is always looking for the next one to add to his growing collection. Currently, 1,000 bow ties line the walls of his Blaney House bedroom; another 1,000 are in retirement. This quilt, which usually hangs in his office, is made from some of President Gee’s bow ties that were retired long ago. It is one of several bow tie quilts he has had made for himself and his family.
Time: Noon – 8 p.m.
Location: Mountaineer Room, Mountainlair

Glass Craft Activity and Open House
Presented by the Watts Museum
Join the Watts Museum in celebrating West Virginia’s glass heritage. Make a tissue paper stained glass craft or an etched piece of glassware, and then explore the current museum exhibit, “Molded in the Mountains: The Glass Industry in West Virginia.” All ages are welcome. Free of cost, refreshment provided.
Time: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: College of Mineral and Energy Resources, 401 Evansdale Dr.

Country Vittles Dinner Buffet featuring music by Clinton Collins
Presented by WVU Dining Services
A traditional and delicious Appalachian meal!
Music: Clinton Collins presents a unique blend of Americana music, along with original, creative songwriting. His musical journey guides us through places and to people that seem familiar and stories that resonate with us all. From the rural back roads to the places of the heart; melodies are filled with humor and observations about relationships, faith and everyday living.
Menu & Pricing:
Adults: $13.50—WVU Students: $10.00—Children under 12: $8.00 * Turkey Drummond * Fried Chicken * Carved Ham * Soup Beans & Cornbread * Macaroni and Cheese * Green Beans and Potatoes * Mashed Potatoes with Gravy * Cole Slaw * Tossed Salad * Deviled Eggs * Biscuits with Apple Butter * Pumpkin and Pecan Pies * Cherry and Apple Cobblers
Time: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Hatfields Restaurant, Mountainlair

Mountain Music Concert
Featuring the WVU Old-Time Band More details TBA.
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Gluck Theatre, Mountainlair

The Hillbilly Gypsies
Presented by WVUp All Night
A high energy band that performs their own brand of old time blue grass and original mountain music. All ages show.
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Location: Food Court, Mountainlair

Saturday, October 29

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
Presented by All-Pro Photography
Time: Ongoing
Location: First Floor Elevator Lobby, Mountainlair

Apple Butter
Presented by John Mullens
Fresh made apple butter! See how it’s made, give it a stir yourself. Available for purchase. Special performance by the WVU Swing Dance Club.
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

“Jerry West: An American Icon” Exhibit
Presented by the West Virginia and Regional History Center
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WVU Downtown Library

Wild West Kettle Corn & Pork Rinds
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Kidwell’s Funnel Cake and other Appalachian Treats
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Exhibit: West Virginia University Women: Celebrating 125 Years, 1891-2016
Presented by WVU Libraries
Time: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: 2nd Floor Evansdale Library

Mountaineer National Day Game Watch
Presented by Student Life Events and University Relations
Food, door prizes and a huge screen to watch the game!
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: WVU Student Recreation Center

Corn Roast
Presented by WVU Collegiate 4-H Club
Grab a delicious ear of corn fresh off the fire! Get one early, they always sell out!
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week Operating Train Display
Presented by the Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society
The scale model railroad will be comprised of scenes influenced by familiar West Virginia Mountain State railroad and industrial locations.
Time: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week Craft Fair
Featuring fine-quality Appalachian handcrafted items by over 60 artisans from West Virginia and other states.
Time: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Mountainlair Ballroom

Mountaineer Week Quilt Show
Presented by the Country Roads Quilt Guild
A room of colorful handmade quilts loved by generations, along with quilters showcasing their talents. Also on display will be WVU President E. Gordon Gee’s “Bow Tie” Quilt. Pres. Gee started wearing bow ties when he was 15 years old and is always looking for the next one to add to his growing collection. Currently, 1,000 bow ties line the walls of his Blaney House bedroom; another 1,000 are in retirement. This quilt, which usually hangs in his office, is made from some of President Gee’s bow ties that were retired long ago. It is one of several bow tie quilts he has had made for himself and his family.
Time: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

West Virginia Mills and Mill Sacks
Presented by Anna M. Schein, Associate Curator, WV and Regional History Center (WVRHC), WVU Libraries
This exhibit, which illustrates the role of archival resources in preserving the history of West Virginia mills and mill sacks, includes trade cards, historical photographs of West Virginia mills, S. George Company (Wellsburg, W. Va.) paper flour barrel and flour sack logos, and textile flour sacks.
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Location: Potomac Room, Mountainlair

Hammered Dulcimer
Presented by Jeff Fedan
Time: Noon – 5 p.m.
Location: 2nd Floor hallways, Mountainlair

Family Fun Day
Presented by Mylan Pharmaceuticals
Enjoy a wide variety of fun and educational actives for children and their families.
Time: Noon – 5 p.m.
Location: 1st Floor, Mountainlair

West Virginia History and Geography
Presented by Lori Hostuttler, Assistant Director, West Virginia & Regional History Center
Coloring pages, West Virginia maps, and other activities and giveaways related to West Virginia history.
Time: Noon – 5 p.m.
Location: First Floor Mountainlair

Empty Bowls
Information on this independently organized worldwide project that pulls together community resources to provide support for organizations that combat hunger, while also promoting awareness about local hunger issues.
Time: Noon – 5 p.m.
Location: Second Floor, Mountainlair

Jackson’s Mill Farmstead at WVU’s Jackson’s Mill
Living history programs featuring rope making demonstration and showcase and sell of corn mill made at Jackson’s Mill.
Time: Noon – 5 p.m.
Location: First Floor, Mountainlair

Learn the Big Apple Dance
Presented by WVU Swing Dance
Give thanks to apple butter season by dancing around the kettle with us! We’ll teach you the fun, easy, and joyous fad dance that lifted America during the Great Depression. The Big Apple dance is suitable for adults and children, no experience is necessary!
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Tellebration
Presented by the WVU Office of Multicultural Programs
Storytelling at its finest featuring members of the West Virginia Stortelling Guild. The storytelling will feature tales of Women in Appalachia.
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Vandalia Lounge, Mountainlair

Storyteller James Froemel
Hear the tall tales and yarns told by this talented storyteller!
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Gluck Theatre, Mountainlair

Elmer Rich Memorial Appalachian Old-Time Fiddle
This exciting all ages contest showcases some of the most talented fiddle players from West Virginia and surrounding states! Stop by early for a storytelling performance by James Froemel.
Registration: 6:30 p.m.
Show: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Gluck Theatre, Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week Old-Fashioned Square Dance
Presented by WVUp All Night and the Friends of Old-Time Music
Caller: Taylor Runner. Live Music provided by Rachel and Friends.
No experience is necessary and no partner is required. Come kick up your heels and have a great time!
Time: 9:30 p.m. (show will be delayed until after the Fiddle Contest ends, if necessary.
Location: Food Court, Mountainlair

Sunday, October 30

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
Presented by All-Pro Photography
Time: Ongoing
Location: First Floor Elevator Lobby, Mountainlair

Wild West Kettle Corn & Pork Rinds
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Kidwell’s Funnel Cake and other Appalachian Treats
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Exhibit: West Virginia University Women: Celebrating 125 Years, 1891-2016
Presented by WVU Libraries
Time: Open during Evansdale Library hours. Library opens at 10 a.m.
Location: 2nd Floor Evansdale Library

Apple Butter
Presented by John Mullins
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: 1st Floor, Mountainlair

Corn Roast
Presented by WVU Collegiate 4-H Club
Grab a delicious ear of corn fresh off the fire! Get one early, they always sell out!
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week Operating Train Display
Presented by the Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society
The scale model railroad will be comprised of scenes influenced by familiar West Virginia Mountain State railroad and industrial locations.
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week Craft Fair
Featuring fine-quality Appalachian handcrafted items by over 60 artisans from West Virginia and other states.
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Mountainlair Ballroom

Mountaineer Week Quilt Show
Presented by the Country Roads Quilt Guild
A room of colorful handmade quilts loved by generations, along with quilters showcasing their talents. Also on display will be WVU President E. Gordon Gee’s “Bow Tie” Quilt. Pres. Gee started wearing bow ties when he was 15 years old and is always looking for the next one to add to his growing collection. Currently, 1,000 bow ties line the walls of his Blaney House bedroom; another 1,000 are in retirement. This quilt, which usually hangs in his office, is made from some of President Gee’s bow ties that were retired long ago. It is one of several bow tie quilts he has had made for himself and his family.
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Empty Bowls
Information on this independently organized worldwide project that pulls together community resources to provide support for organizations that combat hunger, while also promoting awareness about local hunger issues.
Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Second Floor, Mountainlair

West Virginia Mills and Mill Sacks
Presented by Anna M. Schein, Associate Curator, WV and Regional History Center (WVRHC), WVU Libraries
This exhibit, which illustrates the role of archival resources in preserving the history of West Virginia mills and mill sacks, includes trade cards, historical photographs of West Virginia mills, S. George Company (Wellsburg, W. Va.) paper flour barrel and flour sack logos, and textile flour sacks.
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Location: Potomac Room, Mountainlair

Hammered Dulcimer
Presented by Jeff Fedan
Time: Noon – 4 p.m.
Location: 2nd Floor hallways, Mountainlair

Black Powder Shootout
8-Ball Tournament. Participants can register at the door. Competition is $25 per person to participate. Warm-up at 2 p.m. and competition starts at 3 p.m. The event is open to anyone who wants to play. A portion of the proceeds goes to “Alex’s Lemonade Stand” which helps combat childhood cancer.
Time: 3 p.m. with warmup for participants at 2 p.m.
Location: Mountainlair Games Area, Ground Floor

Captain’s Meeting 3-on-3 Tournament
All teams competing in the Bob Huggins 3-on-3 Tournament must have a representative in attendance.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: WVU Student Rec Center

Jordan Smith, Something Beautiful Tour
Presented by WVU Arts & Entertainment’s University Art Series
The world was introduced to Jordan Smith’s musical gift when he emerged as the winner of season nine of “The Voice.” Smith’s run on the popular NBC series cemented him as the show’s biggest seller, moving 1.5 million singles in only six months and launching eight songs into the iTunes Top 10. He was also the first “The Voice” artist to make the iTunes Top 10 every single week of the live rounds.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: WVU Creative Arts Center

Monday, October 31

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
Presented by All-Pro Photography
Time: Ongoing
Location: First Floor Elevator Lobby, Mountainlair

Exhibit: West Virginia University Women: Celebrating 125 Years, 1891-2016
Presented by WVU Libraries
Time: Open 24 hours
Location: 2nd Floor Evansdale Library

Wild West Kettle Corn & Pork Rinds
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Kidwell’s Funnel Cake and other Appalachian Treats
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

“Jerry West: An American Icon” Exhibit
Presented by the West Virginia and Regional History Center
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WVU Downtown Library

PRT Cram
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Molded in the Mountains: The Glass Industry in West Virginia
Presented by the Watts Museum
From early 19th century factories in the northern panhandle to artisans making decorative glass today, West Virginia’s glass industry has played a key role in the industrial, cultural, and economic development of the state. “Molded in the Mountains” explores the lasting impacts of the glass industry in West Virginia.
Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: College of Mineral and Energy Resources, 401 Evansdale Dr.

Walking Ghost Tour and Reception
Presented by the Sophomore/Junior Experience
The event reception will take place prior to the ghost tour.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Tour will meet in Vandalia Lounge, Mountainlair and travel to various buildings on the downtown campus.

Tuesday, November 1: Health & Wellness Day

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
Presented by All-Pro Photography
Time: Ongoing
Location: First Floor Elevator Lobby, Mountainlair

Exhibit: West Virginia University Women: Celebrating 125 Years, 1891-2016
Presented by WVU Libraries
Time: Open 24 hours
Location: 2nd Floor Evansdale Library

Wild West Kettle Corn & Pork Rinds
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Kidwell’s Funnel Cake and other Appalachian Treats
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Campus Flu Clinic
“Employee Wellness has partnered with WVU Medicine to offer employees, family members and students the opportunity to receive a flu vaccination on campus, no appointments necessary. Flu shots are a covered service for employees and their dependents 12 years of age or older that are insured with PEIA or The Health Plan health insurance and WVU Aetna Student Health insurance. Other insurance, cash and checks accepted.
Clinic schedule and all information available at the link below.
http://employeewellness.wvu.edu/flu-season-info
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Vandalia Lounge, Mountainlair

“Jerry West: An American Icon” Exhibit
Presented by the West Virginia and Regional History Center
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WVU Downtown Library

Mountaineer Week Safe Community
Presented by WVU Medicine Student Health Services
Some of the participants include: WELLWVU (Alcohol Education/Mindfulness), WVU Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Title IX office (Sexual Assault Prevention), WVU School of Medicine: Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center, WVU Medicine (Choices and Consequences Exhibit), WVU School of Pharmacy (Prescription and OTC drug safety; Safe Drug Disposal), WVU Greater Morgantown Safe Communities America (Booth focusing on initiatives/new designation. Prevention Coalition-Partnership for Success, alcohol/substance prevention, walking (distracted walking, walking laws, etc.and Injury Control Research Center information.) And many more!
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: 1st Floor, Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week Blood Drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross
Presented by the WVU Red Cross Club and the Mountaineer Maniacs
Time: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Mountainlair Ballrooms

Mountaineer Week Challenge Games
Student teams will compete in a number of fun activities and obstacle courses.
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Mountainlair Plaza

Bob Huggins 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Proceeds benefit the Norma Mae Huggins’ Charity
Time: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Location: WVU Student Rec Center

Cash Cab – PRT Edition!
Presented by Student Life Events
There are several PRT’s on the WVU campus but only one that gives you prizes! That’s right, it’s Cash Cab… PRT Edition! Unsuspecting students, if they dare, will have a chance to win some great prizes and a very entertaining ride to or from class!
Time: TBA
Location: Around the WVU Campus

Wikipedian and the Gender Gap: WVU Libraries Wikipedian in Residence for Gender Equity
Presented by the WVU Libraries
A presentation by Kelly Doyle, the Wikipedian in Residence for Gender Equity at WVU Libraries, about her role to narrow the gender gap on Wikipedia. Kelly will be discussing her advocacy on campus, the evolving role of Wikipedia in higher education, and the impact volunteer editors can make through their contributions to Wikipedia. As this is the first position of its kind both at Wikipedia and in higher education, Kelly will also discuss the need for further advancement in this field.
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair

Conversations with Cops
Presented by the WVU Multicultural Programs in collaboration with the Center for Black Culture and Research and WVU Peer Advocate/Title IX
Meet with various personnel and discuss some of the current issues around the community.
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Commons Area, Mountainlair

WV Native American Heritage Presentation: Fort Ancient Culture, Presented by Darla Spencer
Presented by WVU Native American Studies
Darla Spencer is a registered professional archeologist who has researched the archeology and early history of West Virginia for over 20 years. She developed and teaches a class on early Native Americans in West Virginia through WVU’s Native American Studies Program. The West Virginia Archeology Society awarded her the Sigfus Olafson Award of Merit for her contributions to West Virginia archeology. Ms. Spencer is Secretary-tresures of the WVAS and a member of the board of directors of the Council of West Virginia Archeology. She has published several articles and authored numerous entries in the West Virginia Encyclopedia. This event is free and open to the public. Book signing to follow event. Light reception will be served.
Time: 7 p.m – 8:45 p.m.
Location: Rhododendron Room, Mountainlair

Wednesday, November 2

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
Presented by All-Pro Photography
Time: Ongoing
Location: First Floor Elevator Lobby, Mountainlair

Exhibit: West Virginia University Women: Celebrating 125 Years, 1891-2016
Presented by WVU Libraries
Time: Open 24 hours
Location: 2nd Floor Evansdale Library

Wild West Kettle Corn & Pork Rinds
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Kidwell’s Funnel Cake and other Appalachian Treats
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

“Jerry West: An American Icon” Exhibit
Presented by the West Virginia and Regional History Center
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: WVU Downtown Library

Rebels & Reactionaries: WVU During the Vietnam Era
Presented by the Office of Multicultural Programs
This program, presented by Rosemary Hathaway, WVU Department of English, will explore how events at West Virginia University during the Vietnam Era impacted the future of the University.
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Gluck Theatre, Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week Beard Growing Finals
See what everyone’s beards look like after having 4 weeks to grow!
Hosted by: Troy Clemons, WVU Mountaineer
Time: Noon
Location: Grand Staircase, Mountainlair

Molded in the Mountains: The Glass Industry in West Virginia
Presented by the Watts Museum
From early 19th century factories in the northern panhandle to artisans making decorative glass today, West Virginia’s glass industry has played a key role in the industrial, cultural, and economic development of the state. “Molded in the Mountains” explores the lasting impacts of the glass industry in West Virginia.
Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: College of Mineral and Energy Resources, 401 Evansdale Dr.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Evansdale Library
Presented by the WVU Libraries
Join us for this Wikipedia editing event jointly hosted by WVU’s Wikipedian in Residence for Gender Equity and the Art in the Libraries committee. Come learn how to contribute to Wikipedia! We will be editing articles on Wikipedia about female artists from Appalachia. Andi Stout, Adjunct Professor in the English Department at WVU, will open the event with a reading from her newest collection of poetry, Tiny Horses Don’t Get a Choice. Please bring your own laptops if possible.
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Room 228, WVU Evansdale Library

“Jerry West: An American Icon” Exhibit Tour
Presented by West Virginia and Regional History Center, WVU Libraries
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: WVU Downtown Library

Time Capsule Burial
Presented by the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
The women’s centenary time capsule, commemorating the anniversary of the first woman to graduate from WVU, Harriet E. Lyon, will be reburied at Woodburn Circle. The capsule holds items which were buried 25 years ago ago, as well as, new items added in 2016. The selected items are significant to the Center for Women’s and Gener Studies, WVU, the state of West Virginia and the nation as a whole. Please join us with the Keeper’s of the time capsule as we close the capsule until 2041.
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Woodburn Circle, Downtown Campus

Mountaineer Week Scavenger Hunt
Each team will receive a photo packet featuring various locations from the WVU Downtown campus.
Time: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Teams will meet in the Vandalia Lounge, Mountainlair and travel around the downtown campus

Bob Huggins 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Proceeds benefit the Norma Mae Huggins’ Charity
Time: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Location: WVU Student Rec Center

Thursday, November 3

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
Presented by All-Pro Photography
Time: Ongoing
Location: First Floor Elevator Lobby, Mountainlair

Exhibit: West Virginia University Women: Celebrating 125 Years, 1891-2016
Presented by WVU Libraries
Time: Open 24 hours
Location: 2nd Floor Evansdale Library

“Jerry West: An American Icon” Exhibit
Presented by the West Virginia and Regional History Center
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WVU Downtown Library

Wild West Kettle Corn & Pork Rinds
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Kidwell’s Funnel Cake and other Appalachian Treats
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Irish Dance Team
Time: Noon
Location: First Floor, Mountainlair

Triston Dennis, WVU Old-Time Ensemble Member
Live Appalachian music
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Law School

Cash Cab – PRT Edition!
Presented by Student Life Events
There are several PRT’s on the WVU campus but only one that gives you prizes! That’s right, it’s Cash Cab… PRT Edition! Unsuspecting students, if they dare, will have a chance to win some great prizes and a very entertaining ride to or from class!
Time: TBA
Location: Around the WVU Campus

King & Queen of the Mountain
Open to all WVU students. See how quick you can run up North High Street. The fastest male & female will be crowned the King & Queen of the Mountain and receive their coonskin caps!
Time: 4 p.m.
Location: Corner of Prospect Street and North High Street

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Downtown Campus Library:
Presented by the WVU Libraries
Join us for this Wikipedia editing event jointly hosted by WVU’s Wikipedian in Residence for Gender Equity, the Art in the Libraries committee, and the WVU English Department’s Speak Write Program. Come learn how to contribute to Wikipedia! We will be editing articles on Wikipedia about female artists from Appalachia. Dinner will be provided. Please bring your own laptops if possible.
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Room 136, WVU Downtown Library

Bob Huggins 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Proceeds benefit the Norma Mae Huggins’ Charity
Time: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Location: WVU Student Rec Center

West Virginia Music Hall of Fame Film: WestVirginia, My Home
The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame’s new documentary, “West Virginia My Home: Musicians and the Mountain State Experience,” offers a fascinating look at some of the most prominent musicians to come from West Virginia, and how the “Mountain State Experience” influenced their lives and music.
Artists including Bill Withers, Brad Paisley, Little Jimmy Dickens, Hazel Dickens, George Crumb, Kathy Mattea, John Ellison, Everett Lilly, Charlie McCoy, Billy Edd Wheeler and Billy Cox recall their experiences growing up in West Virginia, and how those values and ideals helped shape their careers.
Educational and inspiring, the documentary is suitable for all audiences. For students in particular, the film illustrates that growing up in a small town in a small state does not need to be a barrier to pursuing their dreams.
The film was produced by the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame and features the talents of numerous filmmakers including Steven Schmidt, Bob Wilkerson, Jack Wright and Evan Shaw. Charleston native Anna Sale, host of WNYC’s popular podcast, “Death, Sex & Money,” narrates the film.
The hour-long documentary was funded by the West Virginia Humanities Council, the West Virginia Legislature, and the Hamilton Family Foundation.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Shenandoah Room, Mountainlair

An American Ascent
Presented by Adventure WV and the Center for Black Culture and Research
In only a few decades the United States will become a majority-minority nation, as people of color will outnumber the white majority for the first time ever. Yet, a staggering number of these people do not consider the outdoors as a place for them. In June 2013, nine African Americans set out to build a legacy and become role models for inner city kids and people of color all over America to encourage them to get outside. They did so by taking on the grueling, 20,237 foot peak of the continent’s biggest mountain. Climber Tyrhee Moore will be in attendance for Q&A.
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Gluck Theatre, Mountainlair

Friday, November 4: Gold & Blue Day

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
Presented by All-Pro Photography
Time: Ongoing
Location: First Floor Elevator Lobby, Mountainlair

Exhibit: West Virginia University Women: Celebrating 125 Years, 1891-2016
Presented by WVU Libraries
Time: Open during Evansdale Library hours. Library closes at 7 p.m.
Location: 2nd Floor Evansdale Library

“Jerry West: An American Icon” Exhibit
Presented by the West Virginia and Regional History Center
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WVU Downtown Library

Half Ton of Fun!
Come see Belle, the 982 lb. giant pumpkin grown by WVU Horticulture student Dustin Trychta. Also, don’t miss the live sculpting exhibition by Professor Dylan Collins and members of his Advanced Sculpture class in the WVU School of Art and Design. Watch them transform her into a work of art.
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Wild West Kettle Corn & Pork Rinds
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Kidwell’s Funnel Cake and other Appalachian Treats
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week EXTENDED
PRT Cram, live Appalachian music & kettle corn!
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.
Location: Outside, Health Sciences Center

Mountaineer Week Reception
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Gold Ballroom, Mountainlair

Women of the Mountain South: Identity, Work and Activism
Presented by WVU Multicultural Programs
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Gluck Theatre, Mountainlair

Bob Huggins 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Championship Game
Proceeds benefit the Norma Mae Huggins’ Charity
Time: TBA
Location: WVU Student Rec Center

Trail Mix Bar
Presented by WVUp All Night
Make your own trail mix with our delicious ingredients.
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Food Court, Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week First Friday with The Marshall Lowry Band
Presented by WVUp All Night
The Marshall Lowry Band offers a great mix of Bluegrass and Country music with a touch of Rockabilly Twang.
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Location: Food Court, Mountainlair

Saturday, November 5

Exhibit: West Virginia University Women: Celebrating 125 Years, 1891-2016
Presented by WVU Libraries
Time: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: 2nd Floor Evansdale Library

“Jerry West: An American Icon” Exhibit
Presented by the West Virginia and Regional History Center
Time: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WVU Downtown Library

Molded in the Mountains: The Glass Industry in West Virginia
Presented by the Watts Museum
From early 19th century factories in the northern panhandle to artisans making decorative glass today, West Virginia’s glass industry has played a key role in the industrial, cultural, and economic development of the state. “Molded in the Mountains” explores the lasting impacts of the glass industry in West Virginia.
Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: College of Mineral and Energy Resources, 401 Evansdale Dr.

WVU Student LOT
Enjoy a DJ, games, prizes and food prior to the WVU vs. Kansas game!
Time: 3 hours prior to kick-off
Location: University Park Courtyard

$ Mountaineer Week Football Game vs. Kansas
Halftime activities include the naming of Mr. & Ms. Mountaineer, Most Loyal Alumni Mountaineer, Most Loyal West Virginian, Most Loyal Faculty Mountaineer and Most Loyal Staff Mountaineer!
Time: TBD, Milan Puskar Stadium

Folk Dancing at WVUp All Night
Presented by the WVU Collegiate 4-H Club
Learn some fun dances and enjoy a great evening. No dance partner or experience required.
Time: 9 p.m.
Location: Food Court, Mountainlair

Sunday, November 6

Exhibit: West Virginia University Women: Celebrating 125 Years, 1891-2016
Presented by WVU Libraries
Time: Open during Evansdale Library hours. Library opens at 10 a.m.
Location: 2nd Floor Evansdale Library

Race for the Rack
Presented by WELLWVU and WVU Student Recreation Center
The race will start at the WVU Recreation Center. The cost to enter is can goods which will benefit the The Rack.
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: WVU Student Recreation Center

Mountaineer Idol Final Competition
Presented by Coca-Cola, Mon Hills Records and Daniel’s Men’s Clothing
The Top 3 contestants will sing 3 songs each.
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Mountainlair Ballrooms