WJU News

Wheeling Jesuit Statement

Thursday, May 10, 2018 —   Earlier this week, Wheeling Jesuit University contacted the Mountain East Conference and the NCAA to report that information had come to its attention indicating violations of NCAA and Conference rules in the University’s ...

Wheeling Jesuit Professor Named to Investigate the Cause of Canonization for Nicholas Black Elk

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University’s Rev. Michael Steltenkamp, S.J. is one of three ‘experts’ appointed by the Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota to examine whether Nicholas Black Elk should be considered for canonization by ...

2018 WJU Graduates

Saturday, May 05, 2018 — The following are the 2018 graduates from Wheeling Jesuit University. California Davis Lyndsay M. Carpenter         Los Angeles Genesis E. Ramirez Montclair Daniel Romero Palmdale Sabrina ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Confers Nearly 300 Degrees During Commencement Saturday

Saturday, May 05, 2018 — Chris Lowney Offers Graduates Three Lessons for Success and Happiness Chris Lowney offered graduates of Wheeling Jesuit University three lessons to success and happiness during his Commencement talk - give away your sneakers, seize your ...

WJU Senior Receives Manning Award for Academic Excellence

Tuesday, May 01, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit graduate Aaron Fajerski did not allow his visible and invisible disabilities to prevent him from earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in literary philosophy from the university. For achieving academic excellence, he was chosen the ...

Kate Hennessy Talks About the Impact of Her Grandmother, Dorothy Day, During WJU Visit

Friday, April 27, 2018 — A standing room only crowd heard Kate Hennessy heard her paint an intimate portrait of her grandmother, Dorothy Day, during her talk at Wheeling Jesuit University, April 25. Hennessy spoke about her mother, Tamar Hennessy, and her grandmother ...

Abigail Moffit Chosen Valedictorian of WJU Class of 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 — Norwalk Ohio native, Abigail Moffit has been named valedictorian of Wheeling Jesuit University’s class of 2018. The Athletic Training major and Chemistry minor, will give the valedictory address during WJU’s Commencement ...

New Members Inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu

Monday, April 23, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University inducted 12 new members into the National Jesuit Honor Society – Alpha Sigma Nu – during a ceremony in the Chapel of Mary and Joseph on April 19. The new members selected are: Madeline ...

Bestselling Author, Chris Lowney, to Speak at Wheeling Jesuit’s Commencement May 5

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — Chris Lowney, one-time Jesuit seminarian, the author of the bestselling book, Heroic Leadership, will give the Commencement address at Wheeling Jesuit University May 5. The University will hold its 60thCommencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m., inside ...

Students Recognized for Research Following Annual Symposium

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 —     Wheeling Jesuit University's 19th annual Research and Scholarship Symposium featured student research projects from all academic fields. Winners were recognized during an award ceremony at the conclusion of a day filled ...

Kate Hennessy, Granddaughter of Dorothy Day, to Speak at WJU April 25

Monday, April 16, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University will welcome Kate Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day, to campus April 25 when she will talk about her grandmother’s legacy. Hennessy will speak about her grandmother Day, one of the most ...

WJU History Professor Receives Prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to Conduct Research

Monday, April 09, 2018 — A member of Wheeling Jesuit University’s history department is one of500 U.S. teachers – and the first WJU faculty member – to receive funding from the Fulbright Scholars Program. Jeff Rutherford, WJU associate ...

Retired Alcoa Leader to Discuss Business Ethics During Talk at Wheeling Jesuit

Friday, April 06, 2018 — Retired Alcoa executive, Bill O’Rourke, will discuss “Leading with Integrity” during his talk at Wheeling Jesuit University April 18. The talk, which will take place inside Acker Science Center’s Hawk ...

WJU English Honor Society Collections Help Military Serving Overseas

Thursday, April 05, 2018 — This February and March, Wheeling Jesuit University’s chapter of the International English Honor Society collected more than 1,000 items for a local non-profit organization that helps U.S. troops. The items ...

Wheeling Jesuit’s Highsmith Signs With Agent

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 — This story is reprinted with permission from The Intelligencer WHEELING — Haywood Highsmith has no way of knowing at this point where he will be playing basketball next year. But it will be somewhere on the professional level after he ...

WJU Student Writes Grant to Purchase LEGOs to Aid in Hands On Learning

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 — A collaboration between Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) English major Aaron Fajerski and Paula Lestini from WJU’s Bishop Hodges Library has resulted in funding from the Appalachian College Association (ACA) – funding that ...

Three Wheeling Jesuit Students to be Recognized During Bishop’s Dinner April 22

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 — The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will recognize three Wheeling Jesuit University seniors during the 24th Annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools set for Sunday, April 22. During the event, the Most Rev. Michael Bransfield, bishop ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Students to Perform Pippin in April

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — An ensemble cast of Wheeling Jesuit students will take to the stage inside university’s Troy Theater this April to perform the musical “Pippin.” PHOTO CUTLINE: Wheeling Jesuit University students will perform the ...

Wheeling Jesuit Chemistry Students Present at Conference

Monday, March 26, 2018 — Six Wheeling Jesuit Chemistry students presented research posters at the American Chemical Society national meeting in New Orleans. Jason Fuller, assistant professor of Chemistry, also gave a presentation during the conference. Those students who ...

Inter-Professional Event Teaches WJU Health Science Students Benefit of Teamwork

Friday, March 16, 2018 — Students and faculty from Wheeling Jesuit University’s health care programs, along with community members, participated in the second Inter-Professional Education (IPE) Collaboration event earlier this semester. Seventy-nine students ...

Wheeling Jesuit Alumnus to Speak at University’s Annual Research Day on April 10

Thursday, March 15, 2018 — Scholarly work of more than 100 Wheeling Jesuit students will be showcased during the university's 19th annual Student Research and Scholarship Symposium Tuesday, April 10. The annual research symposium is a day for Wheeling Jesuit ...

Fr. Patrick Kelly to Present “Flow, Sport and Spirituality” at WJU March 22

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 — Rev. Patrick Kelly, S.J., Jesuit priest, author and expert on the value of recreational and athletic activity in Christian life, will use the psychological concept of flow to illustrate the connections between sport and spirituality during an ...

Fanning Captures WJU Wrestling First National Title

Monday, March 12, 2018 — CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Confident heading out to Iowa, the big and agile heavyweight knew it would be tough! Terrance Fanning capped his best wrestling of his three-year career by overmatching No. 1 ranked Kameron Teacher of Notre ...

Two Incoming Freshmen Chosen to Receive WJU’s Prestigious Laut Honors Scholarship

Friday, March 09, 2018 —   Wheeling Jesuit University has awarded its prestigious Laut Honors Scholarship, a four-year, full-tuition scholarship, to a pair of incoming freshman students from Ohio. This year's recipients are Audrey Brahler of St. Clairsville, ...

WJU’s Dr. Andrew Staron to Speak at John Carroll March 22

Thursday, March 08, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit’s Dr. Andrew Staron to offer talk at John Carroll University’s Institute of Catholic Studies lecture series this March. Staron’s lecture, “Naming God: St. Augustine’s Rhetoric of ...

New Commuter Tuition Rate Makes Attending WV’s Top Rated University More Affordable

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 — Attending college is no longer an uphill battle thanks to Wheeling Jesuit University’s new, affordable commuter tuition rate. The University launched the Fr. Clifford Lewis S.J. Scholars Program, which offers an affordable, lower cost ...

Cardinals Clip Golden Eagles, Claim First MEC Tournament Title

Monday, March 05, 2018 — WTRF Game Highlights WTRF 1-on-1 with Coach Sancomb The Cardinals proved to be the toughest team of the weekend! Wheeling Jesuit received eight-straight Brent Pegram points in the opening five minutes to take the lead and never ...

Wheeling Jesuit’s Culture Fest 2018 to be Held March 10

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University’s annual celebration of international heritage – Culture Fest – is set for March 10. Culture Fest 2018 will kick off at 11 a.m. in WJU’s Benedum Room inside Swint Hall. This ...

New 24-Hour Student Lounge Opens in Swint Hall

Thursday, February 22, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit students have a new 24-hour lounge that has quickly become the main place for students to study, play video games and simply hang out. After months of renovations, the Student Government Association opened the lounge on Super ...

Journalist and Author to Speak at Wheeling Jesuit about Polish Complicity in the Holocaust

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 — Noted Polish newspaper journalist and author, Anna Bikont, will discuss “The Jews, The Poles and The Holocaust: How My Country Struggles with Her Difficult Past” at Wheeling Jesuit University, Thursday, March ...

WJU Alumnus Recognized by Massachusetts Cultural Council

Thursday, February 15, 2018 —   Poet and Wheeling Jesuit alumnus Jacob Strautmann ’99 is one of several artists to be recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Massachusetts Cultural Council's (MCC) Artist Fellowships recognize exceptional work by ...

Bruney Inks First 41 Players For WJU’s Football Program

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit Football Coach, Zac Bruney has signed his first 41 players – a group that includes local ties, as well as NFL pedigree. Wednesday, Feb. 7, was National Signing Day for football and the Cardinal grid boss is pleased with ...

Cardinals Partner with NIKE as Official Apparel Provider

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University has entered into a multi-year deal with NIKE that will make the global leader in sports apparel the exclusive athletic footwear, apparel and accessories provider for the Cardinals’ athletic department. It is ...

Service Trips Allow Wheeling Jesuit Student to Live the Mission

Friday, February 09, 2018 — Christmas break is usually a time when college students spend relaxing after a long semester of classes, studying and exams. However, three groups of Wheeling Jesuit students and staffers spent a portion of their holiday break serving others in ...

Wheeling Jesuit to Hold Discussion on Combating Opioid Crisis

Thursday, February 08, 2018 — Panelists from Wheeling Jesuit University and the community will address how to help those suffering from drug addiction during a panel discussion, hosted at the university, this month. Alumni, faculty and a student from WJU, along with a ...

Gov. Justice Affirms Value of Catholic Schools in Proclamation

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed a proclamation recognizing Catholic Schools Week in West Virginia, which will be held Jan. 28-Feb. 3. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Lead, Learn, Serve, ...

Working at Project HOPE Makes an Impact on WJU Nursing Student Devyn Nickerson

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 — When WJU senior nursing major Devyn Nickerson began working at Project HOPE, little did she know how the experience would impact her life – both personally and professionally. “I knew I wanted to work in the medical field, ...

Wheeling Jesuit Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 —   Wheeling Jesuit University will recognize Catholic schools throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia as part of National Catholic Schools Week. “As the only Catholic institution of higher learning in the state of West ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Announces Fall 2017 Dean’s List

Friday, January 19, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University has announced its dean's list for outstanding academic performance during the 2017 fall semester. Students must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average, and be enrolled as a full-time student by taking 12 hours or more of ...

Mercer’s Discovery 45 Years Ago of a Fast and Accurate Way to Detect Heart Attacks Still Making an Impact Today

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 — Don Mercer, Ph.D. and Ed Shahady, MD were classmates at Wheeling College, graduating in 1960. Each continued his education, with Mercer earning a master’s and doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and Shahady ...

Wheeling Jesuit Names Shannon Payton Alumni Director

Monday, January 15, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University has named Ohio Valley native, Shannon Payton, as its new Director of Alumni Relations. Payton will lead the university’s 10,000-plus alumni, providing guidance and leadership for alumni chapter events, the ...

Local Media Coverage of Sunday’s MLK Activities

Monday, January 15, 2018 — View all of the media reports on Sunday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Wheeling. The activites are organized each year by Wheeling Jesuit University and other faith-based and community organizations around the Wheeling ...

Moore Selected National Jesuit Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

Thursday, January 11, 2018 — For the first time this season, the Cardinals have been recognized in the weekly Jesuit Basketball Spotlight. Wheeling Jesuit's Chenelle Moore has been selected as the National Jesuit Women's Basketball Player of the Week.   The junior ...

Wheeling’s Martin Luther King Day Celebration Set for Jan. 14-15

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 — WHEELING, W.Va., Jan. 3, 2018 -- Wheeling Jesuit University and its partners from numerous faith-based communities have set the schedule of events for this year's Dr. Martin Luther King celebration, which will be held Jan. 14-15.  The ...

Wheeling Jesuit Named a Best College in WV by College Consensus

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit was named one of the Best Colleges in West Virginia by College Consensus – a unique new college review ranking system. College Consensus placed WJU third in its Best Colleges in West Virginia for 2017-18. College ...

Wheeling Jesuit Community Provides Gifts to Local Agencies

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 — The Wheeling Jesuit University community is once again making Christmas brighter for young and old in the Wheeling area. The university’s Service for Social Action Center spearheaded a number of holiday giving projects that helped ...

Mass Schedule During Christmas Break

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 — Following is the schedule for the Chapel of Mary and Joseph through Christmas Break: Sunday, Dec. 24 No 11 a.m. Mass; see St. Michael Parish for mass times for 4th Sunday ...

Wheeling Jesuit Student Nurses Warm Up Christmas for Wheeling Hospital Patients

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 — Nursing students at Wheeling Jesuit University are making sure patients in Wheeling Hospital’s Center for Pediatrics have a sense of warmth and comfort this holiday season. Eight WJU students made and distributed blankets to youngsters ...

Finding Sainthood: An Academic Contribution to Nicholas Black Elk’s Cause for Canonization

Friday, December 08, 2017 — This article written for the Daily Theology Blog by Rev. Michael Steltenkamp, S.J., professor of Religious Studies at Wheeling Jesuit. A well-known passage in the New Testament reports an incident that took place after the resurrection ...

Wheeling Jesuit Lacrosse Team Helping Others this Christmas Season

Thursday, December 07, 2017 — Members of Wheeling Jesuit’s men’s lacrosse team are helping make the Christmas season brighter for children in Wheeling and Pittsburgh. For the fifth straight year, the team as a whole purchased toys for children that will ...

Holocaust Survivor to Speak at Wheeling Jesuit University Dec. 4

Thursday, November 30, 2017 — Holocaust survivor, Howard Chandler, will share stories of survival and courage during a public talk at Wheeling Jesuit University, Monday, Dec. 4. The 89-year-old will share how he survived the slave labor camp and concentration camps in Nazi ...

Reaching for the Stars

Monday, November 27, 2017 — Jenna Klemkowsky first became interested in math and science when she was in elementary school in Morgantown, West Virginia, but it was during an exciting camp just two hours away at the Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling Jesuit University ...

Wheeling Jesuit’s RN to MSN Program Named 7th Most Affordable Nationally

Thursday, November 16, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University’s RN to MSN has been named the seventh most affordable online nursing program in the nation by BestMedicalDegrees.com. The online ranking service chose the 30 most affordable accredited programs in the nation ...

Wheeling Jesuit Book Club Providing Student Teachers an Opportunity to Learn

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit's Book Club has become a learning opportunity for WJU students and those they serve at the Ronald C. Mulholland Juvenile Center.  The club started as a way for the young people of the Juvenile Center to receive books to ...

Wheeling Jesuit Graduate Appointed W.Va. Supreme Court Clerk

Friday, November 03, 2017 — CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has appointed former Wheeling native and Wheeling Jesuit University graduate, Eydie Gaiser, to the position of Supreme Court Clerk.  She replaces Rory Perry II, ...

Two Wheeling Jesuit University Graduates to Present at this Year’s Ignatian Family Teach-In

Thursday, November 02, 2017 — Group of WJU Students and Staff to Attend Event Once Again This Year Two Wheeling Jesuit graduates will be presenters at this year’s Ignatian Family Teach-In Nov. 4-6, where nearly 2,000 individuals will gather for the 20th annual ...

Former Pro Athlete to Talk to Wheeling Jesuit Students Nov. 14

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 — Former professional basketball player Todd Jadlow, will speak to students at Wheeling Jesuit University Tuesday, Nov. 14 about his story of recovery after years of excess. The talk, sponsored by the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC), is one ...

Feminists for Life President to Speak at Wheeling Jesuit University Nov. 2.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — Serrin Foster, president of Feminists for Life of America, will deliver a lecture, “The Feminist Case Against Abortion,” at Wheeling Jesuit University, Thursday, Nov. 2. Her lecture will focus on the pro-life history of the ...

Wheeling Jesuit Students to Perform Almost, Maine in November

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 — Members of Wheeling Jesuit University’s Theater Guild will take center stage in November and bring to life Almost, Maine, a play by John Cariani. The production, featuring nine WJU students, will be held Nov. 16-18 at 8 p.m. and ...

Wheeling Jesuit Partners with Community Groups to Take Back the Night Oct.26

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University has been selected by the Take Back the Night (TBTN) foundation to be one of the “10 Points of Light,” an annual campaign held around the world to bring awareness to sexual assault and domestic ...

An Introduction from Wheeling Jesuit’s New Director of Athletics

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 — Dear Alumni and Friends, I am incredibly excited and honored to have been selected to serve as the Director of Athletics here at Wheeling Jesuit University, and what a whirlwind it’s been since my return to the Ohio Valley.  ...

Wheeling Jesuit Alumnus to Discuss Health Care in Appalachia as Part of New Speakers Series

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 — “Health Care in Appalachia – A Moral Imperative” is the topic of a presentation by Wheeling Jesuit Alumnus Dr. Edward Shahady ’60 this November. He will talk to university students and the public about ...

Wheeling Jesuit Professor inducted into the Society for Freshwater Science

Monday, October 16, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit's Dr. Ben Stout has been inducted into the Society for Freshwater Science Fellows program, which recognizes outstanding members in the field of freshwater science. The society recognized Stout, a professor of Biology at WJU, for ...

Wheeling Jesuit Speaker to Discuss the Need for Free Enterprise in Education

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit Universiy's Institute for the Study of Capitalism and Morality (ISCM) will welcome Dr. Derek Yonai who will give a talk entitled “The Need for Free Enterprise in Business Education.” He will offer his ...

Wheeling Jesuit Professor Receives Grant to Conduct Research

Thursday, October 05, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit’s Dr. Bryan Raudenbush and his students will undertake new research at the University to see what effect different types of mint scents might have on pain perception. Dr. Raudenbush, professor of Psychology and director ...

WJU Alumnus Named to Head Coaching Position

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 — This story is reprinted from the pressofatlanticcity.com Scott Bittner will coach the Stockton University men’s basketball team with more security this season. The Ospreys this week removed the interim label and ...

Three Wheeling Jesuit Master’s Nursing Programs Receive National Recognition

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 — WHEELING, W.Va., Oct. 4, 2017 -- Wheeling Jesuit University’s (WJU) family nurse practitioner, nurse education and RN to MSN master’s programs have received national recognition by two online ranking services. SR Education ...

Caring for Creation is a Privilege for Wheeling Jesuit Employee

Monday, September 25, 2017 — People of all ages and walks of life have the opportunity to dedicate themselves to care for a part of creation that is around them and Wheeling Jesuit’s Kathy Tagg has been providing care to 104 Monarch butterflies this ...

WJU Women’s Basketball Team/Coach Helping Massachusetts’ Boy Battling Ca

Friday, September 22, 2017 — The Wheeling Jesuit community, lead by its women’s basketball team, is helping raise funds for a family in Massachusetts whose young son has a rare form of cancer. Women’s basketball coach, Debbie Buff is assisting the cause ...

Wheeling Jesuit Named Best ‘Hidden Gem’ in West Virginia for Third Straight Year

Thursday, September 21, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University WJU) once again has been named the best Hidden Gem institution in the Mountain Statet by College Rapor Inc. WJU also was chosen by the college ranking service as a Hidden Northeast Gem this year as well. This marks the ...

WJU Kicks off Academic Year with Mass of the Holy Spirit

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 — More than 400 students, employees and faculty gathered in Wheeling Jesuit University's McDonough Center performance gym Tuesday, Sept. 12 to celebrate the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit. The Mass was presided by ...

U.S. News Ranks Wheeling Jesuit Best Regional University in West Virginia

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University once again has been ranked the best regional university in West Virginia by the 2018 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges edition. Ranked the 41st best regional university in the South Region by the ...

Wheeling Jesuit Hires Two Directors for its Graduate Programs

Friday, September 08, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University has chosen two experienced educational professionals to serve as directors of two graduate programs – both with roots in the Ohio Valley.The new academic year began with the hiring of Dr. Dianna Vargo as ...

Wheeling Jesuit to Host Conference on Faith-Based Approach to Fighting Opioids

Friday, September 08, 2017 — Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will travel to the Northern Panhandle to continue a faith-based initiative aimed at empowering religious groups across the Mountain State in the fight against substance abuse.The Attorney General’s ...

Wheeling Jesuit’s Challenger Center Receives Two Awards from National Headquarters

Monday, September 04, 2017 — WHEELING, W.Va., Sept. 4, 2017 --  The Challenger Learning Center (CLC) at Wheeling Jesuit University once again has received national recognition for being one of the busiest CLC’s in the United States. During the annual ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Renovates Residence Hall, Makes Facility Upgrades

Monday, August 28, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University spent the summer making upgrades to a residence hall and other facilities -- work that improved infrastructure and enhanced safety throughout the campus. One of the projects undertaken was a ‘major ...

Nine Members of Wheeling Jesuit Class of 2017 Commit to a Year of Serving Others

Monday, August 21, 2017 — Nine members of the Wheeling Jesuit class of 2017 – the largest group in WJU history – are living out the university’s mission by performing full time service with agencies throughout the world. According to Colleen ...

Wheeling Jesuit Community Welcomes Class of 2021 to Campus

Friday, August 18, 2017 — Cardinal Move-In Day is an annual tradition at Wheeling Jesuit University – a time when employees and students not only welcome new students to campus, but help move them into the residence halls. On Friday, student leaders, employees ...

Wheeling Jesuit President and Designer Team Up to Create New Logo for University

Monday, August 07, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University recently unveiled a new logo - a logo that highlights the campus' iconic bell tower, the hills of West Virginia and the university motto. During the summer, WJU President, Dr. Debra Townsley was sitting in her ...

Yovich Takes Over Leadership of Wheeling Jesuit's Athletic Department

Monday, August 07, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University has hired an experienced athletic administrator, Rudy Yovich, as its new director of Athletics.Yovich will start his new position Sept. 5 - a post that has him overseeing 20 men's and women's sports at WJU. He comes to ...

Two WJU Students See the Impact Two Gardens Are Making in the Local Community

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 — Two Wheeling Jesuit students are seeing that their hard work in two local gardens is impacting the lives of many around the Wheeling area.WJU seniors Kailee Latocha and Halli Richards have spent the summer planting, caring for and harvesting ...

WJU's Master's in Nursing Education Ranked One of the Most Affordable in Country

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University's (WJU) online master of science in nursing education degree has been ranked as one of the best affordable programs by Grad School Hub.WJU's MSN in nursing education was the 24th most affordable program listed by the ...

Ohio Valley Resident, David Hacker, Named WJU's Director of HR

Friday, July 21, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) has named alumnus David Hacker its director of human resources. Hacker, who has more than 10 years of experience, will oversee all facets of the university's human resources operations. He received his ...

Wheeling Jesuit Students, Alumni Attend Global Jesuit Alumni Congress

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 — A group of seven students and one employee from Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) joined more than 500 alumni, students and friends of Jesuit colleges and universities from 30 countries in Cleveland June 28th through July 2nd for the first North ...

WJU Tackles Coaching Selection – Names Martins Ferry Native Zac Bruney Football Coach

Monday, July 17, 2017 — WHEELING, W.Va., July 17, 2017 -- Wheeling Jesuit President Dr. Debra Townsley announced Monday that the university has chosen Martins Ferry native and Purple Rider football standout, Zac Bruney, as the head coach of its newly founded football ...

WJU Student/Employee Featured in AJCU Article about WUJA Conference

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 — A group of WJU students and employees attended the World Union of Jesuit Alumni Conference in Cleveland in June. A story by Deanna Howes of AJCU features comments from two WJU attendees - Mary Meiman '16 and current WJU senior Kristen Shimko.Read ...

TECNOCAP Awards Scholarships to Three, Local WJU Engineering Science Majors

Monday, July 10, 2017 — TECNOCAP Group, the third largest global producer of metal closures for glass jars, bottles and plastic containers, has awarded scholarships to three incoming Engineering Science majors at Wheeling Jesuit University. At right: Glen Dale ...

Wheeling Jesuit University to Launch Football Program

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 — For the first time in its history, Wheeling Jesuit University will field a football team, beginning with an exhibition schedule in 2018-19, while building the capacity to play a full season during the 2019-2020 season.“We are so excited ...

Wheeling Jesuit Joins New Initiative to Foster College-Going Culture in Appalachia Schools

Thursday, June 15, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) has joined RaiseMe, a college access platform that expands college opportunities for students of all backgrounds, in addition to helping them prepare for college.WJU, along with a select group of other ...

Wheeling Jesuit Announces Spring 2017 Dean's List

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University has announced its dean's list for outstanding academic performance during the spring semester 2017. Students must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average, and be enrolled as a full-time student by taking 12 hours or more of ...

Wheeling Jesuit University and Oglebay Institute Partnership Announced

Monday, June 05, 2017 — OI to oversee production of WJU's theater performances Wheeling Jesuit (WJU) has forged a partnership with Oglebay Institute (OI) to oversee the university's performing arts program.At Right: Through a new partnership Oglebay Institute will help ...

Wheeling Jesuit MBA Program Now Offered Online

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 — In order to meet the needs of today's adult learners and their busy lifestyles, Wheeling Jesuit University Master's of Business Administration (MBA) program will be offered completely online.The online program launches in the fall semester ...

Wheeling Jesuit Receives Grant to Expand Harvesting Health Program at Petroplus Towers

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University is one of 21 institutions nationwide to receive a $12,600 grant from the Council of Independent Colleges to implement an Intergenerational Connections: Students Serving Older Adults program to enhance connections ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Receives Vital Support from Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) today announced that the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, through the generosity of Most Rev. Michael J. Bransfield, has acted to help stabilize the financial operations of the University. As West ...

Wheeling Jesuit to Induct 11 into Alumni Hall of Honor This June

Monday, May 22, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University alumni from the 2017 reunion classes have selected 11 of their peers or mentors for induction into the Hall of Honor during Alumni Weekend, set for June 23-25.Created by the university's Alumni Council, the Hall of ...

Overcoming Obstacles is Second Nature for WJU Graduate

Thursday, May 18, 2017 — A Hillard, Ohio native overcame learning obstacles to not only earn a degree from Wheeling Jesuit, but achieve much success during her four years at the University.WJU 2017 graduate Maire Austin came to Wheeling Jesuit University to earn a ...

Wheeling Jesuit to Honor Four Individuals During Alumni Weekend 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 — Four alumni will be recognized for contributions made to their profession, society or to Wheeling Jesuit during the university's annual Alumni Weekend set for June 23-25.“We look forward to welcoming hundreds of alumni back to campus in ...

Wheeling Jesuit's Fund Raising Dinner, Gaudiosa, Raises $130,000 for Student Scholarships

Monday, May 15, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual fundraising dinner, Gaudiosa, once again this year raised more than $100,000 to support student scholarships.This year's event, held in late April, raised $130,000 and highlighted the talented students that ...

Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Award Given to WJU Alumnus, Dr. Ed Shahady

Monday, May 08, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit Alumnus Dr. Ed Shahady received the Florida Blue Foundation's Sapphire Award for an innovative diabetes program he developed and the impact he has made in the field of medicine throughout his life.A member of the WJU class of ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Graduates 358 Students During Commencement Ceremonies

Saturday, May 06, 2017 — Speaker Offers Graduates Advice as They Navigate Through Life Wheeling Jesuit University graduates were offered some life lessons by Speaker Patty Briguglio that will help them 'rule the world' someday.AT RIGHT are WJU President, Dr. Debra ...

Text of Patty Briguglio's Commencement Speech

Saturday, May 06, 2017 — This is the text of the speech offered by Patty Briguglio, the 2017 commencement speaker at Wheeling Jesuit University. © 2017 Patty Bruguglio.Today is one of the most important days in your life, second only to getting married and ...

WJU Class of 2017 Graduate List

Saturday, May 06, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University conferred 358 degrees on May 6, 2017. Names are listed in alphabetical order by degrees.Doctor of Physical TherapyKathryn Adams, Columbus, OHJoseph Broderick Alumbaugh, Sullivan, INDionysios G. Aridas Bloomingdale, ...

Wheeling Jesuit to Graduate First Engineering Science Class on Saturday

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 — May 6 will be a bittersweet day for members of Wheeling Jesuit's engineering science faculty - that day the program will graduate its first class.At Right: The first six Engineering Science majors will graduate from Wheeling Jesuit May 6. From ...

Morgan Jacobson Named Wheeling Jesuit Valedictorian

Monday, May 01, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit's valedictorian believes during her four years at the university she grew personally and professionally in addition to receiving a well-rounded education.Morgan Jacobson of Concord, Ohio is the class of 2017 valedictorian. She ...

North Carolina Businesswoman & PR Expert, Patty Briguglio, to deliver Commencement Address

Thursday, April 27, 2017 — William Bresnahan and Adam Monks, Wheeling Jesuit graduates and former Board of Trustee members will also receive honorary degrees during Commencement  Businesswoman and public relations expert Patty Briguglio, president of PFB Connect ...

Sixteen WJU Students Inducted into National Jesuit Honor Society

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University inducted 16 new members in the national Jesuit honor society, Alpha Sigma Nu, on April 20 in the Chapel of Mary and Joseph.Photo Cutline: WJU inducted 16 juniors and seniors in Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Mourns the Passing of Rev. Walter Buckius, S.J.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 — A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in Wheeling. Details will be announced when finalized. Rev. Walter A. Buckius, S.J., who served Wheeling Jesuit and the greater Wheeling community from 1973 until his retirement in 2011, died Tuesday, April 25, ...

Sean Doyle Named WJU's Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Friday, April 21, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University has chosen Sean Doyle to lead its undergraduate recruitment efforts.Recently, Doyle was named director of Undergraduate Admissions by WJU's President, Dr. Debra Townsley. She is confident Doyle can make an impact in the ...

Wheeling Jesuit Gaudiosa 2017 to Highlight Talents of University Students

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University will highlight the talents of students and alumni during Gaudiosa 2017 - the university's annual gala to support student scholarships.Gaudiosa, Latin for a joyous feast, is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 29. In addition ...

Wheeling Jesuit Criminal Justice Majors Highlight CYS Program at National Conference

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University's Coalition for Youth Safety(CYS), sponsored by State Farm, was in the national spotlight during a prestigious criminal justice conference.Dr. Larry Driscoll, associate professor of criminal justice at WJU, along with ...

Wheeling Jesuit Research Symposium Winners Announced

Monday, April 10, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University's 18th annual Research and Scholarship Symposium featured a record number of projects, with winners in a number of disciplines announced following a day of presentations throughout campus.Undergraduate and graduate ...

Wheeling Jesuit's Business Department to Host Speaker April 20

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 — A noted educator from Flagler College will give a presentation “On the Private and Public Virtues of an Honorable Entrepreneur” at Wheeling Jesuit as part of the university's Institute for the Study of Capitalism and Morality ...

Wheeling Jesuit Philosophy to Induct Members, Host Speaker Friday

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University's philosophy club will hold its annual public lecture in conjunction with the Phi Sigma Tau Honor Society induction ceremony Friday. Keynote speaker Keith Whitmoyer, Ph.D. will give a talk on the philosophy of ...

WJU's Appalachian Institute to 'Celebrate Appalachia' April 11-19

Monday, April 03, 2017 — Each year, Wheeling Jesuit University's Clifford M. Lewis, SJ Appalachian Institute sets aside time to 'Celebrate Appalachia' through a series of events to educate young and old about the region.The 7th annual Celebrate Appalachia Series is set ...

Health Care Competition Teaches WJU Students Teamwork

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit health science faculty designed a competition for students, across all the health sciences and psychology, to teach them how to work as a team to develop an inter-departmental a plan to care for a patient.Each team had students ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Students to Present Their Scholarly Works During Annual Symposium April 4

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — Students across disciplines will present research and scholarly projects during Wheeling Jesuit University's 18th Annual Research and Scholarship Symposium, Tuesday, April 4.Projects to be presented by WJU students range from concussion recovery ...

TECNOCAP partners with Wheeling Jesuit University to Offer Student Scholarships

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 — TECNOCAP has partnered with Wheeling Jesuit University to sponsor six scholarships for students entering the university's engineering science program.TECNOCAP, a manufacturing organization with locations in Europe and North America, including ...

Wheeling Jesuit Students Will Bring to Life the Musical 42nd Street

Monday, March 27, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University will bring to life one of Broadway's most beloved tales, 42nd Street. This quintessential song and dance fable of Broadway will be performed April 6-9 in Troy Theater. WJU's spring musical production takes ...

Wheeling Jesuit PT Students/Faculty Serve Children in Merida, Mexico

Thursday, March 23, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit's physical therapy faculty and students gave the gift of mobility to 10 children in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico when they made their annual service trip earlier this year.In January, WJU physical therapy faculty and students, ...

Wheeling Jesuit to Celebrate International Culture During Annual Festival

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 — Preparations are under way for Wheeling Jesuit University's annual Culture Fest 2017 - a celebration of international culture.WJU's International Club is planning native dishes to serve and preparing festive clothing to wear Saturday, April 1 for ...

WJU MEDLIFE Club to Host 5K Race to Benefit Service Projects

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 — A new student club at Wheeling Jesuit University will host a 5K race in April to raise funds for two service projects they are sponsoring in Peru.The WJU MEDLIFE Club is a local chapter of MEDLIFE, which stands for Medicine, Education and ...

Wheeling Jesuit University to Host 'Motivation Unleashed' March 22

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University will host a group of local and regional speakers to help 'motivate' students and local residents to effect change and overcome obstacles in their lives.“Motivation Unleashed” will be offered at 7 ...

Wheeling Jesuit Students to be Recognized at Bishop's Dinner in April

Monday, March 13, 2017 — Three Wheeling Jesuit University students will be recognized by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston during its 23rd Annual Bishop's Dinner for Catholic Schools on April 2.During the event, the Most Rev. Michael Bransfield, bishop of the Diocese of ...

Wheeling Jesuit's Annual Research & Scholarship Symposium Set for April 4

Thursday, March 09, 2017 — Alumnus Kevin Melody '05 to Give Keynote Address Wheeling Jesuit University's 18th annual Student Research & Scholarship Symposium, set for Tuesday, April 4, will showcase the scholarly work of more than 100 current students and welcome ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Awards Prestigious Laut Scholarship

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 — Two incoming Wheeling Jesuit University students have been accepted into the institution's prestigious Laut Honors Program, consisting of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship.This year's winners are Paul 'PJ' Campion of McLean, Virginia and ...

Wheeling Jesuit Fine Arts Department to Host Photo Exhibit Humans of Tel Aviv

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit will host an exhibit by Israeli photographer Erez Kaganovitz entitled Humans of Tel Aviv in the university's Bishop Hodges Library during the month of March.An opening reception for the exhibit will be held, at 6:30 p.m., ...

Wheeling Jesuit's Annual Spring Student Art Exhibit to Open March 9

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University art students will have their works on display starting Thursday, March 9 as part of the annual Spring All-Student Art Exhibition.The Fine Arts Department will host an opening reception at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 9 in ...

WJU Study Shows Use of Peppermint Mouth Piece Improved Rugby Team Performance

Monday, February 27, 2017 — Research conducted at Wheeling Jesuit University shows that the use of peppermint flavored mouth guards improved the performance of members of the rugby team.Dr. Bryan Raudenbush, professor of psychology at WJU, and senior psychology and athletic ...

Wheeling Jesuit to Host Free Workshop on Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew'

Monday, February 27, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University's English Department will host a free workshop for teachers on William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.The workshop, set for Saturday, March 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be held in the Edouard and Simone ...

Debra Townsley in as Interim President at Wheeling Jesuit University

Monday, February 27, 2017 — This story appeared in the Sunday Wheeling News-Register and is reprinted with permission. WHEELING, W.Va., Feb. 26 - New Wheeling Jesuit University Interim President Debra M. Townsley says more online classes aimed toward attracting a higher ...

Wheeling Jesuit University to Welcome Pro-Life Speaker Feb. 23

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 — The executive director of Life Matters Journal in Pittsburgh will speak at Wheeling Jesuit University Thursday, Feb. 23.Aimee Murphy, one of the founders of the Pittsburgh-based publication, will talk about the “stereotypical pro-life ...

Wheeling Jesuit 2016 Nursing Grads Obtain 100 Percent Pass Rate on Licensing Exam

Monday, February 20, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University's 2016 bachelor of science of nursing class has achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX).“We're very pleased that all 17 of our 2016 nursing ...

Ticket Information for Saturday's Game Against West Liberty Announced

Monday, February 20, 2017 — Saturday marks the biggest home game of the season for the Wheeling Jesuit basketball teams, as the Cardinals welcome the West Liberty Hilltoppers into the Alma Grace McDonough Center. "We always look forward to hosting West Liberty, it ...

WJU Club Receives Prestigious Pro-Life Award

Wednesday, February 08, 2017 — The Wheeling Jesuit University Life Club is the recipient of the 2017 Rev. Thomas King, S.J. Award, a prestigious, national award which recognizes outstanding collegiate pro-life groups in the United States. As recipient of the Rev. ...

WJU's Chris Rouhier Named to Historic Landmarks Commission

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University Senior Admissions Representative, Chris Rouhier, was recently appointed to Wheeling's Historic Landmarks Commission. The Commission consists of six residents, who are appointed by the City Manager, and a member of ...

Wheeling Jesuit Students Featured in WV Public Radio Story

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 — Nicholas Cochran, 27, and Uneeke Ferguson, 21, are students at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia, where they volunteer at a catholic worker home.They discussed their childhood experiences with homelessness growing up in inner ...

WJU Science Students Perform Chemistry Experiments Along Side Elementary Students

Monday, February 06, 2017 — Fifth graders at Steenrod Elementary School in Wheeling learned how to conduct experiments and mix chemicals thanks to an ongoing program with Wheeling Jesuit University's (WJU) chemistry department.Once again this year, science students from WJU ...

WJU Students to Perform The Secret Garden Feb. 16-19.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 — Taking center stage in Wheeling Jesuit University's Troy Theater this February will be The Secret Garden.Wheeling Jesuit University students will bring to life The Secret Garden Feb. 16-19. The performances are set for 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Names Interim President

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University announced today the hiring of an interim president, Dr. Debra Townsley. Dr. Townsley most recently served five years as president of William Peace University in Raleigh, NC. Over her five-year tenure at WPU, ...

Wheeling Jesuit Joins Cong. McKinley and Local Colleges to Establish Research Consortium

Monday, January 23, 2017 — U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., has created a research consortium with Wheeling Jesuit University and seven other Ohio Valley college and universities.The consortium will focus its efforts on drug addiction and opioid abuse, cyber-security, ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Announces Fall 2016 Dean's List

Thursday, January 19, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University has announced its dean's list for outstanding academic performance during the fall semester 2016. Students must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average, and be enrolled as a full-time student by taking 12 hours or more of ...

Wheeling Jesuit Online Program Ranks Among the Best in the Country

Thursday, January 12, 2017 — The RN to BSN online program offered by Wheeling Jesuit University has been named among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, which bases its rankings on admissions selectivity, faculty credentials and training, student ...

WJU's Appalachian Institute Forum to Examine the Trump Presidency

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 — With the presidential election over and the inauguration approaching, Wheeling Jesuit University's Appalachian Institute will host a forum to discuss what comes next with a Trump presidency.“'What Now?' is a student and faculty-led ...

Byrd Exhibit Coming to Wheeling Jesuit

Monday, January 09, 2017 — his story appeared in the Jan. 8 edition of the Wheeling News-Register and is re-printed with permission The 100th birthday of the late U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd happens this year, and a traveling exhibit commemorating Byrd's life and career is ...

Wheeling Community to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with Two Days of Activities

Friday, January 06, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University and its community partners have set the schedule of events for this year's Dr. Martin Luther King celebration, which will be held Jan. 15-16. New this year will be a presentation featuring an alumnus from ...

FLEMING STEPS DOWN AS PRESIDENT OF WHEELING JESUIT UNIVERSITY

Thursday, January 05, 2017 — Reverend James J. Fleming, S.J., Ph.D. has resigned as president of Wheeling Jesuit University. Fr. Fleming submitted his resignation this week to the WJU Board of Trustees. His resignation is effective January 3.The chairman of the university's ...

Jesuit College Alumni Comprise 10% of 115th U.S. Congress

Wednesday, January 04, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit’s Tim Murphy, class of 1974, one of the 56 Jesuit college or university graduates making up the 115th U.S. Congress The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) has announced that ten percent of the ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Makes Christmas Brighter for Area Residents

Monday, January 02, 2017 — In this season of giving, Wheeling Jesuit University employees and students will make the lives of many a little brighter this Christmas.Thanks to the work of students, employees and athletes, the university's Service for Social Action Office ...


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