* WHAT :* A ceremony to recognize West Virginia University as the American Red Cross Greater Alleghenies RegionsUniversity of the Yearfor its outstanding service during the 2007-08 academic year. The event will include brief remarks followed by an informal reception. Light refreshments will be served. A blood drive is planned to coincide with the ceremony (see details below).

  • WHO :* WVU basketball coach Bob Huggins, Director of Student Organization Services Ron Justice, Director of the WVU Center for Civic Engagement Kimberly Colebank, American Red Cross Regional CEO Jim Starr
  • WHEN :* 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 16

WHERE : Mountainlair Blue Ballroom

  • BLOOD DRIVE :* A blood drive will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Mountainlair Gold Ballroom. Sign-ups and additional information are available online at www.givelife.org ; walk-ins are welcome. All presenting donors will receive free T-shirts while supplies last.

PARKING : Parking is available in Area 9 of the Mountainlair garage with a media parking pass. If you need a pass, call News and Information Services at 304-293-6997.

  • NOTES :* WVU held 59 blood drivesmany organized by student groupsand collected about 2,350 units during the 2007-08 academic year. Those donations had the potential to save more than 7,000 lives, according to American Red Cross officials.