Mountaineer Week

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Pre-Mountaineer Week Events

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Mountaineer Idol Mandatory Meeting & Deadline to Apply
Presented by Coca-Cola, American Idol, and Coni & Franc
5:00 P.M., Mountainlair, Hatfields Main

Wednesday, August 2, 2013
Mountaineer Idol Try-Outs
Presented by Coca-Cola, American Idol, and Coni & Franc
Top 15 will move on in competition. (Event closed to the public.)
4:00 – 6:00 P.M., Mountainlair, Shenandoah Room

Friday, September 6, 2013
Mountaineer Idol First Elimination Round
Presented by Coca-Cola, American Idol, Coni & Franc
Genre is “Singer’s Choice.” 3 eliminated
8:00 P.M., Mountainlair Ballrooms

Friday, September 13, 2013
Mountaineer Idol Second Elimination Round
Presented by Coca-Cola, American Idol, Coni & Franc
Genre is “80’s.” 3 eliminated
8:00 P.M., Mountainlair Ballrooms

Friday, September 27, 2013
Mr. & Ms. Mountaineer Applications Deadline
Please mail or drop-off your $20.00 registration fee to the Mountainlair Administrative Offices.
Mountainlair Administrative Offices
Attn: Erin Blake
PO Box 6437
Morgantown, WV 26506
Make checks payable to WVU and mark Mr. & Ms. in the memo.
Applications are due online by 4:30 p.m.

Mountaineer Idol Third Elimination Round
Presented by Coca-Cola, American Idol, Coni & Franc
Genre is “Oldies.” 2 eliminated
8:00 P.M., Mountainlair Ballrooms

Friday, October 4, 2013
Mountaineer Idol Fourth Elimination Round – Mountaineer Idol Gives Back
In conjunction with Fall Family Weekend and WVU Children’s Hospital
Presented by Coca-Cola, American Idol, Coni and Franc
Everyone is asked to bring a new stuffed animal to support Jessi’s Pals. Bring in an empty Coco-Cola product can/bottle and Coco-Cola will donate $5.00 for each can/bottle to Jessi’s Pals. There will also be a silent auction with all proceeds going to Jessi’s Pals.
Genre is “Country.” 2 will be eliminated
8:00 P.M. Mountainlair Ballrooms

Most Loyal Award Nominiations Deadline
Please fill out the online application or submit a paper nomination form by Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mountaineer Week Beard Growing Competition – Shaving
Presented by West Run
Contestants will have 4 weeks to grow their best beard.
Hosted by: Jonathan Kimble, WVU Mountaineer
Noon, Mountainlair First Floor, Common’s Area

Inaugural Mountaineer Week Chili Cook-Off
Presented by West Run
The top 3 recipes will be prepared and severed at the Mountaineer Week Student LOT on Saturday, Nov. 9. Those attending the Student LOT will be able to vote on their favorite and the winners will win 1st: $100, 2nd: $75 and 3rd: $50.
For rules and entry please email Sonja.Wilson@mail.wvu.edu
Open to WVU students only.

Friday, October 18, 2013

WVU Homecoming Parade featuring Mr. & Ms. Mountaineer Top 5 Finalists
5:30 P.M., High Street, Downtown

Mountaineer Idol Fifth Elimination Round
Presented by Coca-Cola, American Idol, and Coni & Franc
Genres are “Broadway” & “Motown.” 2 eliminated
9:00 P.M., Mountainlair Ballrooms

Mountaineer Week Events

Friday, November 1, 2013

Kidwell’s Funnel Cake & other Appalachian Treats
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Wild West Kettle Corn & Pork Rinds
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Bavarian Nuts and Cotton Candy
Mountainlair, First Floor

Kidwell’s Funnel Cakes and other Appalachian Treats
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
Presented by All-Pro Photography
Mountainlair, First Floor

Mountaineer Week Tree Ceremony
In conjunction with “Year of the Tree”
Mountaineer Week dedicates a Sugar maple tree in honor of our annual celebration.
Location: Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Corn Roast
Presented by the WVU Collegiate 4-H Club
11:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week Tree Ceremony
In conjunction with the “Year of the Tree”
11:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M., Location: TBA

WVU Clay Club
The WVU Clay Club comprised of WVU students interested in the ceramics field. The club’s goal is to educate their members in the filed of ceramics, promote the ceramics department and participate in the community.
Noon – 8:00 P.M., Hatfields, Mountainlair First Floor

Mountaineer Week Operating Train Display
Presented by the Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society, Inc.
The scale model railroad will be comprised of scenes influenced by familiar West Virginia Mountain State railraod and industrial locations.
11:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., Mountainlair First Floor, Shenandoah Room

Mountaineer Week Craft Fair Opening Ceremony
Welcome the opening of not only our Craft Fair, but the beginning of our celebration of West Virginia.
Featuring Mountaineer Idol Finalists.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Connie Rice, WVU History Department
Noon, Mountainlair Ballrooms, Second Floor

Pat Harper, Hammered Dulcimer
Noon – 4 P.M., Mountainlair, Second Floor

Jackson’s Mill Farmstead
Presented by WVU Jackson’s Mill
Living history programs featuring the sale of stone-ground corn meal and other items from the Old General Store.
Noon – 5:00 P.M., Mountainlair, First Floor

Woodsmen Team Demonstration
Noon – 5:00 P.M., Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Rock Climbing Wall
Presented by WV Army National Guard
Noon – 5:00 P.M., Mountainlair Plaza

Mountaineer Week Craft Fair
12:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., Mountainlair Ballrooms and second floor hallways

Mountaineer Week Quilt Show
Presented by the Country Roads Quilt Guild
12:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M., Mountainlair Mountaineer Room, Second Floor

West Virgina University Press Book Sale
Showcasing a sale of books and CDs about West Virginia and WVU projects.
Noon – 8:00 P.M., Mountainlair Second Floor

WVU Clay Club
the WVU Clay Club comprised of WVU students interested in the ceramics field. Their goal is to education members in the field of ceramics, promote the ceramics department and participate in the community.
Noon – 8:00 P.M., Mountainlair, First Floor

Jeff Fedan, Old-Time Hammered Dulcimer
5:00P.M. – 8:00PM, Mountainlair, Second Floor

WVUp All Night, 6:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M., Mountainlair
– Study Room – 6:00 P.M., Bluestone Room
– Tutor Room – 6:00 P.M., Bluestone
– Astro Bowling – 9:00 P.M., Ground Floor
– Discounted Billiards – 9:00 P.M., Ground Floor
– Create your own Movie Posters – 9:00 P.M., Vandalia Lounge
The Hillbilly Gypsies – 9:30 P.M., Food Court
– Free Food – 10:00 P.M., First Floor
– Free Breakfast – Midnight – 2:00 A.M., First Floor

“Celebration in Memory of West Virginia Poet Tom Andrews” featuring a talk by Poet/Scholar David Young of Oberlin College
Presented by the Department of English
In celebration and memory of one of West Virginia’s finest poets, Tom Andrews, the Department of English will be hosting noted poet, editor and scholar David Young, of Oberlin College, who will give a talk about Andrews’ life and work. The discussion will be followed by readings of Andrews’ poems by WVU MFA students.
7:30 P.M., Location: TBA

FREE Mountain Music Concert
Featuring the instruments and sounds of Appalachia.
8:00 P.M., Mountainlair, Gluck Theatre

The Hillbilly Gypsies
FREE, all ages show!
9:30 P.M., Mountainlair Food Court

Saturday, November 2, 2013 – Family Fun Day

Kidwell’s Funnel Cake & other Appalachian Treats
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Wild West Kettle Corn & Pork Rinds
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Bavarian Nuts and Cotton Candy
Mountainlair, First Floor

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
Presented by All-Pro Photography
Mountainlair, First Floor

Corn Roast
Presented by the WVU Collegiate 4-H Club
11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week Craft Fair
11:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., Mountainlair Ballrooms and second floor hallways

Mountaineer Week Quilt Show
Presented by the Country Roads Quilt Guild
11:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., Mountainlair Mountaineer Room, Second Floor

West Virgina University Press Book Sale
Showcasing a sale of books and CDs about West Virginia and WVU projects.
11:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., Mountainlair Second Floor

Mountaineer Week Operating Train Display
Presented by the Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society, Inc.
The scale model railroad will be comprised of scenes influenced by familiar West Virginia Mountain State railraod and industrial locations.
11:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M., Mountainlair First Floor, Shenandoah Room

WVU Clay Club
the WVU Clay Club comprised of WVU students interested in the ceramics field. Their goal is to education members in the field of ceramics, promote the ceramics department and participate in the community.
Noon – 8:00 P.M., Mountainlair, First Floor

Mountaineer Week Family Fun Day
Presented by Mylan
Numerous activities for children and their families
Click on the title to read the complete schedule
All events take place from Noon – 5:00 P.M, on the First Floor of the Mountainlair, unless otherwise noted.

Pat Harper, Hammered Dulcimer
Noon – 4:00 P.M., Mountainlair, Second Floor

Jackson’s Mill Farmstead at WVU’s Jackson’s Mill
Living history programs featuring the sale of stone-ground corn meal and other items from the Old General Store. Featuring paper marbling for kids.
Noon – 5:00 P.M., First Floor, Mountainlair

Tellebration, “Ghost Stories & WV Folklore”
Presented by the Office of Multicultural Programs and the Appalachian Cultures Committee
Featuring various storytellers
3:00 P.M., Vandalia Lounge, Mountainlair First Floor

$ Country Vittles Dinner Buffet
Featuring live music and a delicious dinner buffet. Live music provided by Kanawha Tradition.
5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Hatfields, Mountainlair

WVUp All Night, 6:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M., Mountainlair
– Study Room – 6:00 P.M., Bluestone Room
– Tutor Room – 6:00 P.M., Bluestone Room
– Astro Bowling – 9:00 P.M., Ground Floor
– Discounted Billiards – 9:00 P.M., Ground Floor
– Free Food – 10:00 P.M., First Floor
– Free Breakfast – Midnight – 2:00 A.M., First Floor

Mountaineer Week Old-Fashioned Fiddle Contest
Sponsored in part by U.S. Cellular
Featuring the best fiddlers from West Virginia and neighboring states.
7:30 P.M., Gluck Theatre, Mountainlair First Floor

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Kidwell’s Funnel Cake & other Appalachian Treats
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Wild West Kettle Corn & Pork Rinds
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Bavarian Nuts and Cotton Candy
Mountainlair, First Floor

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
Presented by All-Pro Photography
Mountainlair, First Floor

Corn Roast
Presented by the WVU Collegiate 4-H Club
11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week Operating Train Display
Presented by the Mon Valley Railroad Historical Society, Inc.
The scale model railroad will be comprised of scenes influenced by familiar West Virginia Mountain State railraod and industrial locations.
Noon – 4:00 P.M., Mountainlair First Floor, Shenandoah Room

Pat Harper, Hammered Dulcimer
Noon – 4:00 P.M., Mountainlair, Second Floor

Mountaineer Week Craft Fair
Dedicated to the memory of Patty Looman
Noon – 4:00 P.M., Mountainlair Ballrooms and second floor hallways

Mountaineer Week Quilt Show
Presented by the Country Roads Quilt Guild
Noon – 4:00 P.M., Mountainlair Mountaineer Room, Second Floor

West Virgina University Press Book Sale
Showcasing a sale of books and CDs about West Virginia and WVU projects.
Noon – 4:00 P.M., Mountainlair Second Floor

WVU Clay Club
The WVU Clay Club comprised of WVU students interested in the ceramics field. The club’s goal is to educate their members in the filed of ceramics, promote the ceramics department and participate in the community.
Noon – 4:00 P.M., Hatfields, Mountainlair First Floor

Monday, November 4, 2013

Kidwell’s Funnel Cake & other Appalachian Treats
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Wild West Kettle Corn & Pork Rinds
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Bavarian Nuts and Cotton Candy
Mountainlair, First Floor

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
Presented by All-Pro Photography
Mountainlair, First Floor

Where’s the Mountaineers? a.k.a. Where’s Waldo
Studetns will be given clues throughout the day to find 10 different subjects. The Mountineer will be worth the most points. The personw ho finds all 10 first will receive a FREE lunch with the Mountaineer. When they find each subject they must take a photo and tweet it to @MountaineerWeek #foundthemountaineer, #foundthemaniacdirector, etc.
8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., WVU Campus and Twitter

Mountaineer Meet & Greet
Presented by the Office of International Programs
Featuring Mountaineer Mascot, Jonathan Kimble. FREE pizza will be offered as the Mountaineer mingles. The mountaineer will be available from Noon – 1 P.M.
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Find Harri
Officially licensed WVU t-shirt and prints depicting original WVU sporting events and classic Morgantown landmark scenes.
10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., Mountainlair First Floor

Greek Banner Competition
Banners will be hung from various Greek houses depicting Mountaineer Week.
Location: Downtown Campus

PRT Cram
In conjunction with the Mountaineer Week Challenge
Noon – 3:00 P.M., Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week Challenge Games
5:00 P.M., Mountainlair Plaza (Stansbury Hall in case of inclement weather)

Mountaineer Week Walking Ghost Tour & Reception
Presented in conjunction with the Student Affairs Faculty Dinner Series
Ghost stories will be told at each of the following locations: Mountainlair, Stewart Hall, Wise Library, Colson Hall, E. Moore Hall, and Woodburn Hall.
7:00 P.M. – Reception
7:30 P.M. – Tour begins
Downtown Campus, E. Moore Hall

Bob Huggins 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Details to come.
Time: TBA; WVU Rec Center

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 – Health & Wellness Day

Kidwell’s Funnel Cake & other Appalachian Treats
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Wild West Kettle Corn
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Bavarian Nuts and Cotton Candy
Mountainlair, First Floor

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
Presented by All-Pro Photography
Mountainlair, First Floor

Health & Wellness Expo
Presented by WVU Healthcare
Featuring various organizations and information.
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.. Mountainlair, First Floor

Fight the Flu Clinic
Presented by Presented by WVU Occupational Medicine
Employees, spouses and dependent family members nine years old and older, insured by PEIA or The Health Plan, may receive vaccines at NO COST. Those with other insurance may obtain the vaccine at a cost of $25 cash or check. No appointment is necessary.
Participants are asked to visit WVU Employee Wellness (http://employeewellness.wvu.edu/flu-season-information-2013-2013 for the schedule, details and downloadable forms. Those who arrive with the paperwork completed in advance will move quickly through the process.
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., Vandalia Lounge, Mountainlair, First Floor

Influenza Vaccinations for WVU Students
Presented by WELLWVU
Cost: $15 each, payable by cash, check, or billing student account.
11:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., Vandalia Lounge, Mountainlair, First Floor

Mountaineer Week Challenge Games
3:00 P.M., Mountainlair Plaza (Inclement weather location Moutnainlair Ballrooms)

Festival of Ideas: Ron Lewis The History of West Virginia University
Ronald Lewis has chronicled the emergence of WVU as a major land-grant institution in his new book, “Aspiring to Greatness: West Virginia University since World War II.” As part of Mountaineer Week Lewis will discuss WVU’s history as an innovative, pioneering force within higher education through its major postwar stages.
7:30 P.M., Mountainlair Ballrooms

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Kidwell’s Funnel Cake & other Appalachian Treats
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Wild West Kettle Corn & Pork Rinds
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Bavarian Nuts and Cotton Candy
Mountainlair, First Floor

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
http://festivalofideas.wvu.edu/archive/ronald_lewis
Mountainlair, First Floor

Beard Shaving Finals
Hosted by Jonathon Kimble, WVU Mountaineer and Ashley McLaughlin, Miss Wheeling
12:00 P.M., Grand Staircase, Mountainlair

Cecilia Rollins Brown Bag Lunch Film & Discussion
Presenter Jo. Brown, WVU Libraries Appalachian Bibliographer
Film: “The Last Mountain”: A very moving and controversial documentary about the battle to save Coal River Mountain, it takes an unflinching look at the devastating practice of mountaintop removal mining and the environmental, health, social, and economic effects of using coal to meet America’s energy needs. Characters in this drama include Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Massey Energy and passionate citizens of southern West Virginia.
1:30 P.M., Gluck Theatre, Mountainlair First Floor

Bob Huggins 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Details to be announced.
Time: TBA, WVU Rec Center

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Kidwell’s Funnel Cake & other Appalachian Treats
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Wild West Kettle Corn & Pork Rinds
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Bavarian Nuts and Cotton Candy
Mountainlair, First Floor

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
Presented by All-Pro Photography
Mountainlair, First Floor


Brownbag Lunch Film & Discussion Series

Presenter Sara Noel, Outreach Director, Amazade Global-Learning
Film: Miss Navajo: A funny, moving and inspiring film with exceptional cinematography about a pageant in the Navajo Nation, it tells the story of a 21-year-old young Navajo woman, Crystal Frazier, who decides to run for the title of Miss Navajo. No ordinary beauty pageant, the Miss Navajo pageant is about determining who can rise to the challenge of becoming a community leader, by demonstrating fluency in the Navajo language and in-dept knowledge of their unique culture and history.
11:30 P.M., Gluck Theatre

Push-Up Competition
Presented by WVU Army ROTC
Noon, Mountainlair Commons Area

Hollow” Screening
Presented by the P.I. Reed School of Journalism
P.I. Reed School of Journalism 2009 graduate Elaine McMillion will return to campus to host a screening of her groundbreaking interactive documentary. The film highlights the lives of those in rural McDowell County, WV, and explores the issues of rural America through their eyes and ideas. For more information on the film visit http://hollowdocumentary.com. FREE Admission.
7:00 P.M., 458 Business & Economics

Bob Huggins 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Details to be announced.
Time: TBA, WVU Rec Center

Friday, November 8, 2013

Kidwell’s Funnel Cake & other Appalachian Treats
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Wild West Kettle Corn
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Bavarian Nuts and Cotton Candy
Mountainlair, First Floor

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
Presented by All-Pro Photography
Mountainlair, First Floor

Food Court Contests
Dance Competition, Presented by Chick-fil-A
Pie-eating contest, Presented by Burger King
Candy Jar Guess, Presented by J.A.C.S.
Sbarro’s Toss & Fold, Presented by Sbarro’s
Noon – 2:00 P.M., Mountainlair Food Court

Ultimate Scavenger Hunt
3:00 P.M., Mountainlair Plaza (competition will follow routes around campus)

Men’s Basketball Tailgate
Details to be announced.
5:00 P.M., WVU Coliseum

FREE Music Concert
Details to be announced.
8:00 P.M., Gluck Theatre, Mountainlair First Floor

WVUp All Night, 6:00 P.M. – 2:00 A.M., Mountainlair
– Study Room – 6:00 P.M., Bluestone Room
– Tutor Room – 6:00 P.M., Bluestone Room
– Astro Bowling – 9:00 P.M., Ground Floor
– Discounted Billiards – 9:00 P.M., Ground Floor
– T-Shirt U, 9:00 P.M. – 1:00 A.M., First Floor, Vandalia Lounge
– Obstacle Course – 9:30 P.M., Food Court
– Free Food – 10:00 P.M., First Floor
– Free Breakfast – Midnight – 2:00 A.M., First Floor

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Mountaineer Week Student LOT
Presented by WVU Mountaineer Week, Coca-Cola
Three hours prior to kick-off , Mountaineer Week will host the Student LOT.
Featuring a concert by Taylor Made. FREE Chili Bar, Presented by WVU Dining Services featuring the top 3 Chili Cook-off winners,. Attendees will vote on their favorite.
FREE t-shirts to the first 200 WVU students, Presented by the Mountaineer Maniacs. Trivia Competition and music with DJ Ernesto Waines, Game day face painting, Appearances by the Mr. & Ms. Mountaineer Finalists. Special appearances by the WVU Gymnastics Team and the WVU Boxing Club. FREE giveaways and prizes available to WVU students only.
Time: 3 hours prior to kick-off, WVU Student LOT, on Oakland St., across from the Ronald McDonald House

$ Mountaineer Week Football Game vs. Texas
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

$Old-time Square Dance
Presented by the Friends of Old-Time Music
Caller: Joyce Rossbach from Elkins and the Augusta Heritage Center.
Band: TBA
Live music reflects WV traditions! Our dances welcome novice and experienced
dancers (we help each other out, part of the fun!) Bring your own
high energy!
Admission: General Public – $5.00, Students – $3.00
For more information visit the website: http://morgantowndance.com
8:00 P.M. – 10:30 P.M., Marilla Recreation Center, Marilla Park

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Mountaineer Idol Final Competition
Presented by Coca-Cola, American Idol, Coni & Franc and Daniels
The Top 3 contestants will sing 3 songs each.
3:00 P.M., The Metropolitan Theater, 369 High Street, Downtown Morgantown

$West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Mountain Stage with Larry Groce featuring Deer Tick, Ed Kowalczyk—I Alone Acoustic, The Defibulators & Luray
Presented by WVU Arts & Entertainment
Tickets can be purchased at 304-293-SHOW and www.ticketmaster.com
7:00 P.M., Creative Arts Center