Mountaineer Week

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Pre-Mountaineer Week Events

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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 27, 2014
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 5, 2014
Mountaineer Idol First Elimination Round
Presented by Coca-Cola, American Idol, Coni & Franc
Genre is “Song of Your Idol” 3 eliminated
8:00 P.M., Mountainlair Ballrooms

Friday, September 12, 2014
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

Monday, September 15, 2014
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.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Mountaineer Challenge Meeting for all student organizations and Greek organizations
6:00 P.M., Shenandoah Room

Friday, September 26, 2014
Mountaineer Idol Third Elimination Round – Mountaineer Idol Gives Back
Presented by Coca-Cola, American Idol, Coni & Franc
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, which provides stuffed animals to children at WVU Children’s Hospital. 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 WVU Children’s Hospital.
Genre is “Country.” 2 will be eliminated
8:00 P.M. Mountainlair Ballrooms

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mountaineer Week Beard Growing Competition – Shaving
Presented by West Run
Contestants will have 5 weeks to grow their best beard.
Hosted by: Paige Madden, Miss WV 2014 & Michael Garcia, WVU Mountaineer
Noon, Mountainlair First Floor, Common’s Area

Friday, October 3, 2014

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

Mountaineer Idol Fourth Elimination Round – Homecoming
Presented by Coca-Cola, American Idol, Coni and Franc
Genre is “Oldies.” 2 will be eliminated
9:00 P.M. Mountainlair Ballrooms

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

Friday, October 8, 2014

Mountaineer Week Chili Cook-Off Entry Deadline
Presented by West Run
The top 3 recipes will be prepared and severed at the Mountaineer Week Student LOT on Saturday, Nov. 1. 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.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Entry Deadline
Photos will be on display on the first floor. The top three photos will be on display. The winners will win 1st: $100, 2nd: $75 and 3rd: $50. A People’s Choice category will allow everyone to vote for their favorite overall photo.
For rules and entry please email Sonja.Wilson@mail.wvu.edu

Friday, October 17, 2013

Mountaineer Idol Fifth Elimination Round
Presented by Coca-Cola, American Idol, and Coni & Franc
Genres are “Broadway” & “21st Century.” 2 eliminated
8:00 P.M., Mountainlair Ballrooms

Mountaineer Week Events

Friday, October 24, 2014

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

Apple Butter
Presented by Laurel Point Church
Sale & Demonstration
Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week Photo Contest Display
Mountainlair, First Floor

Corn Roast
Presented by the WVU Collegiate 4-H Club
11:00A.M. – 4:00P.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.
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 67th celebration of West Virginia!
Keynote Speaker: Chris Haddox, Appalachian Music Scholar and WVU Faculty Member
Featuring a musical performance by Karen Bright singing her original song “The Hills of West Virginia Calls Me Home.”
Noon, Mountainlair Ballrooms, Second Floor

Roaming Fiddlers
Enjoy traditional music as you visit Mountainlair Week.
Noon – 1:00 P.M., Outside, Front of Mountainlair

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

Identifying Your Homer Laughlin China Company Fiesta Using the Resources of the West Virginia and Regional History Center
Presented by Anna M. Schein, Associate Curator, WV and Regional History Center, WVU Libraries
This exhibit features early Homer Laughlin China Company (Newell, W. Va.) historical photographs and the history of the five original colors of Fiesta, America’s most collected dinnerware. Also featured are the Center’s resources which can be used to identify Homer Laughlin and other area dinnerware and pottery.
Noon – 5:00 P.M., Mountainlair, First Floor

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

Mountaineer Week Craft Fair
Enjoy the works of 60 artisans from WV and the surrounding states. Take a piece of homemade art home for the holidays.
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
Detailed quilts are on view, through 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

Bob Huggins 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Entry Deadline
Details to come.
5:00 P.M., Location: TBA

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
– Mountain Music Concert featuring the WVU Bluegrass Band – 8:00 P.M., Gluck Theatre
– Astro Bowling – 9:00 P.M., Ground Floor
– Discounted Billiards – 9:00 P.M., Ground Floor
– Discounted Table Tennis – 9:00 P.M., Ground Floor
– Old Fashioned Square Dance, Presented by the Friends of Old Time Music – 9:30 P.M., Vandalia Lounge
– Free Food – 10:00 P.M., First Floor
– Free Breakfast – Midnight – 2:00 A.M., First Floor

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

Old Fashioned Square Dance
Presented by Friends of Old Time Music
9:30 P.M., Mountainlair, Food Court

Saturday, October 25, 2014 – 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
Mountainlair, First Floor

Color My Colors 5k
Presented by WVU Veterans

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

Apple Butter Demonstration and Sale
Presented by Laurel Point Church
11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Mountaineer Week Craft Fair
Enjoy the works of 60 artisans from WV and the surrounding states. Take a piece of homemade art home for the holidays.
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
Detailed quilts are on view, through 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

Black Powder Shootout
Billiards tournament. More details to come.
Noon, Mountainlair, Games Area

Roaming Fiddlers
Enjoy traditional music as you visit Mountainlair Week.
Noon – 1:00 P.M., Outside, Front of Mountainlair

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

Mountaineer Week Family Fun Day
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.

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
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 White Water.
WhiteWater is a newly formed bluegrass band, hailing from Morgantown, WV. Covering a wide spectrum of bluegrass, WW draws from the traditions of Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs to the more modern sounds of Nickel Creek and The Boxcars. The group’s arrangements are also influenced by country, folk and jazz styles.
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
– Discounted Table Tennis – 9:00 P.M., Ground Floor
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

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

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

Sunday, October 26, 2014

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
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.
11:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M., Mountainlair First Floor, Shenandoah Room

Mountaineer Week Craft Fair
Enjoy the works of 60 artisans from WV and the surrounding states. Take a piece of homemade art home for the holidays.
11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., Mountainlair Ballrooms and second floor hallways

Mountaineer Week Quilt Show
Presented by the Country Roads Quilt Guild
Detailed quilts are on view, through the Country Roads Quilt Guild.
11:00 A.M. – 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.
11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., Mountainlair Second Floor

Roaming Fiddlers
Noon – 1:00 P.M., Outside, Front of Mountainlair

Monday, October 27, 2014

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
Mountainlair, First Floor

PRT Cram
In conjunction with the Mountaineer Week Challenge
10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., Outside, Front of Mountainlair

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

Walking Ghost Tour Reception
Presented by the Student Life Faculty Dinner Series
7:00 P.M., Mountainlair, Vandalia Lounge

Walking Ghost Tour with storytelling Jason Burns
Presented by the Student Life Faculty Dinner Series
The walking tour will visit various buildings on the downtown campus that are said to be haunted. The tour will leave from the Vandalia Lounge.
7:30 P.M., Mountainlair, Vandalia Lounge and various locations on the downtown campus

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 – 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
Mountainlair, First Floor

Comprehensive Wellness Screening
Details to follow
8:00 A.M. – Noon, Mountainlair, Vandalia Lounge

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

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
Details to follow
11:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., Vandalia Lounge, Mountainlair, First Floor

Influenza Vaccinations for WVU Students
Presented by WELLWVU
Details to follow.
11:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M., Vandalia Lounge, Mountainlair, First Floor

Mountaineer Week Blood Drive
Presented by the American Red Cross

Mountaineer Week Challenge Games
4:00 P.M., Mountainlair Plaza (Inclement weather location Moutnainlair Ballrooms)

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

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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
Mountainlair, First Floor

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

Beard Shaving Finals
Presented by West Run
Noon, Grand Staircase, Mountainlair

Scavenger Hunt
Details TBD.
4:00 P.M., Mountainlair

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

Gerry Milnes Screening & Discussion of “Reel ‘Em Boys, Reel ‘Em
Presented by the WVU College of Creative Arts and the WVU School of Music
Reel ‘Em Boys, Reel ‘Em” is a one hour film about community dance traditions in West Virginia. The Mountain Dance Trail, an ongoing project of the Augusta Heritage Center, brings long-standing rural West Virginia dance traditions into focus. Dance scholars talk about regional dance and dance music origins, and numerous dance venues around the state are shown. The history of dance calling is discussed and archival and contemporary footage of step dancers from around the state is featured. Gerry Milnes, WV folklorist, documentarian and traditional musician co-produced the documentary and will present the film and lead a discussion about various issues raised in the piece.
Documentary Link
6:00 P.M., Creative Arts Center, Block Hall

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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
Mountainlair, First Floor

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

Cecilia Rollins Brown Bag Lunch Film & Discussion Series featuring WV Ghost Stories with Storyteller Jason Burns
Presented by the Office of Multicultural Programs and Appalachian Cultures Committee
11:30 A.M., Mountainlair, Gluck Theatre

Jeff Fedan and the Old-Time Hammered Dulcimer
Noon – 2:00 P.M., Mountainlair, Grand Staircase

King & Queen of the Mountain
4:00 P.M., North High Street

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

Mountaineer Week Reception
6:00 P.M., Mountainlair, Mountaineer Room

Friday, October 31, 2014

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
Mountainlair, First Floor

Food Court Contests
Noon – 2:00 P.M., Mountainlair Food Court

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
– Discounted Table Tennis – 9:00 P.M., Ground Floor
– Zombie Makeup, 9:00 P.M., First Floor, Vandalia Lounge
– The Daily Grind Band – 9:00 P.M., Food Court
– Free Food – 10:00 P.M., First Floor
– Free Breakfast – Midnight, First Floor

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Mountaineer Week Student LOT
Presented by WVU Mountaineer Week, Coca-Cola
Three hours prior to kick-off , Mountaineer Week will host the Student LOT.
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. Music with DJ Ernesto Waines. Appearances by the Mr. & Ms. Mountaineer Finalists. FREE giveaways and prizes available to WVU students only.
Time: 3 hours prior to kick-off, WVU Student LOT, Evansdale Residential Complex (ERC) parking lot (corner of Rawley Avenue and Oakland Street)

$ Mountaineer Week Football Game vs. TCU
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

Sunday, November 2, 2014

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., Mountainlair Ballrooms