WVU Video Project Shares Students’ Stories
Project ME encourages students from all walks of life to share their passions with each other and the public in monthly videos.
WVU VIDEO PROJECT SHARES STUDENTS' STORIES
West Virginia University has created an outreach program to enable its students to tell their unique stories. Project ME encourages students from all walks of life to share their passions with each other and the public in monthly videos. So far, WVU has highlighted a doctoral student in economics from Italy who also is one of the world’s best novice boxers; a sophomore mechanical engineering student who will participate in the ARCA/CRA auto racing series and plans to compete in NASCAR events; and a sophomore elementary-education major who published a book while completing her freshman year.
— Mahala Scott, PM Editorial Intern
PTI OPENS DOORS OF NEW ENERGY CENTER
Pittsburgh Technical Institute students now can check out the school’s new 15,392-square-foot Energy Technology Center, which offers the region’s first associate degree program focusing on energy electronics. Administrators at PTI, which is home to the Oil & Gas Electronics, Welding Technology and HVAC Technology programs, say regional demand is high for workers with skills in these particular sectors.
The new facility includes labs, classrooms and offices, meeting rooms, and about $1 million worth of high-quality equipment donated by industry partners. The fall term is under way; it’s near enrollment capacity, but registration is open for courses that begin in January. The center will open to the public starting Nov. 7.
— Krystal Hare, PM Fact-Checker
GROVE CITY COLLEGE, LECOM EXPAND EARLY ACCEPTANCE PROGRAM
Earlier this month, Grove City College and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine announced the signing of a formal agreement for GCC to expand its Early Acceptance Program, which previously applied only to medical students. Students interested in pharmacy and dentistry now can gain provisional early acceptance to complete graduate studies at LECOM. For some students, acceptance into the program also could include studies at LECOM before fulfilling requirements for bachelor’s degrees. The program breaks down each program into seven to eight years of study, resulting in one of three degrees: the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree, the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree, and the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.