Visitors to West Virginia’s State Capitol on Tuesday will see a sea of gold, blue and 4-H green as West Virginia University and WVU Extension bring their people and their education- filled resources to Charleston for WVU and WVU Extension’s Day at the Legislature.

More than 50 programs will exhibit in the Capitol’s upper and lower rotundas, beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 15. The event lasts until approximately 1:30 p.m.

More than 700 4-Her’s, Master Gardeners, Community Educational Outreach Service members, and Extension volunteers from across the state will attend the event.

“For many of our 4-H youth and adult volunteers, this is their first time seeing the Capitol,” said Dave Miller, associate provost and director of WVU Extension Service. “We want to provide them with an opportunity to see how decisions are made in their state and to see what higher education has to offer them.”

Attendees are also invited to the day’s kick-off event at the WV Culture Center at 9 a.m. The WVU Creative Arts Center’s saxophone quartet will provide entertainment prior to talks from WVU President Jim Clements, Provost Michele Wheatly, and WVU Marching Band Drum Major Katie Demyan.

Educational displays feature something for everyone, including WVNano Initiative, Office of Information Technology, and WVU Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy.

Interested in planning for college? WVU recruiters and the Higher Education Policy Commission’s College Foundation of West Virginia will have application and funding information.

Want to see what it’s like to be in the band? The “Put Yourself in the Pride” exhibit provides the marching band uniform and football stadium backdrop, just bring your own camera.

Other exhibitors include WVU’s Extended Learning’s on-line, off-campus programs, WVU Jackson’s Mill, and colleges of Law and Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Design. For a full listing of exhibitors, go to

WVU’s Day at the Legislature isn’t the only way West Virginians can access WVU’s resources. WVU Extension Service has offices in all 55 West Virginia counties.

For more information about WVU & WVU Extension’s Day at the Legislature, please visit


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