Experience the sights and sounds of the inauguration of West Virginia Universitys 22nd president, Mike Garrison, live via the Web.
WVU will be offering webcasts of several events, including the inaugural ceremony at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Woodburn Circle on the Downtown Campus.
Video of the events will also be archived on the WVU presidential inauguration Web site:http://inauguration.wvu.edu/.
Webcasts of the following inaugural activities are planned:
Monday, Oct. 15
- 10:30 a.m.,Coming HomeGatheringStudents, faculty, staff, alumni and parents will take part in a discussion in the Mountainlairs Vandalia Lounge. Participants will celebrate WVU as their home and how individuals serve the state and each other through the University. The event will include a presentation of selected poems and short prose pieces written on these themes by WVU students in a writing contest organized by professor James Harms of the WVU Department of English.
- 6 p.m.,Why I TeachFaculty, Staff and Student ForumGarrison, along with some of the Universitys top professors, staffers and student-researchers, will discuss what motivates them in the classrooms and laboratories of the states flagship University. The event takes place at Blaney House, home of the WVU president.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
- 8 a.m., Military Appreciation Breakfast WVU will recognize the contributions of veterans, and guests will preview photojournalist Joel Beesons documentary on black World War II veterans from West Virginia. The event in the Mountainlair ballrooms will feature a joint WVU Army and Air Force ROTC color guard in addition to a narration and table with symbolic items remembering prisoners of war and those missing in action.
Thursday, Oct. 18
- 4 p.m., Alums in the Classroom:How WVU Changed My LifeAlumni are coming home to share their success stories with current students. They will visit Garrisons political science class and share their stories of how WVU changed their lives. Speakers include Capt. Lee Ann Campbell, who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom II and also supported Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts; Stacy Humphreys, a park ranger/historian at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park; Bill McCartney, an energy trader for Vitol Inc., an industry leader in the global energy market; Carrie Webster, D-Kanawha, house judiciary chair; and Sarah Culberson, whose career includes acting and dancing. Culberson discovered that she was an African princess while looking for her birth parents. She is now executive director of Kposowa Foundation, an organization established to help rebuild her war-torn native country of Sierra Leone, West Africa. More on the Net:http://inauguration.wvu.edu/oct18
Friday, Oct. 19
- 1 p.m., Inauguration CeremonyFaculty, staff, students, parents, alumni and others are invited to take part in the inauguration of Garrison in Woodburn Circle.