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  • Fireworks erupt over Tampa Bay after the Buccaneers win the super bowl

    Defining Sport Careers

    From communications, to coaching, premium club member relations and sales, five Mountaineers play a leadership role with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers organization. Three earned degrees from CPASS, Billy Bunting, Bill Eagan and Brandon Golden. They face daily challenges to achieve goals and build meaningful relationships. As they discuss their experiences while in Morgantown, they reflect on why they chose CPASS and how faculty guided them to excel.

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    Research Across Borders

    An upcoming virtual workshop will feature the expanding partnership between WVU and the Universidade Federal do Parana (UFPR) in Brazil. The April 9, 2021 one-day event will emphasize opportunities to expand and develop new collaborations in research, faculty development and graduate student exchanges. Faculty and graduate students from various WVU units will participate in the virtual workshop, including the Statler College Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering.

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    Homing In On Physical Activity

    The CPASS Center for ActiveWV is shifting the focus on physical activity in the state. College team members are working with partners around the state to get more people to become active and improve their lives. Today, a decade after its inception, the Center is making inroads in West Virginia communities, helping to increase both awareness of and access to physical activity, improve physical activity outcomes and change lives for the better, as they facilitate positive change.


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Faculty Spotlight

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    Emily Murphy Associate Professor
    Associate Professor Emily Murphy envisions expanding the foundation of the innovative Health and Well-being major. Her teaching, research and service focus on individual, environmental and systems changes that promote making the healthier choice the easier one for children, families and communities throughout West Virginia and nationwide.
  • Portrait of Erin Jordan
    Erin Jordan Teaching Assistant Professor
    Erin Jordan, teaching assistant professor and program coordinator in the Health and Well-being major, will focus on building an environment that promotes student growth and success. Jordan’s research interests include minority stress models and psychological factors that influence behavior. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist with the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.