2019

Popular Programs to Return in 2020

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 — September 16, 2019 Dear Wheeling University Administration, Faculty, Staff, and Students, We are happy to announce that several popular academic and athletic programs that had been temporarily ...

Make A Difference Day 2019

Monday, August 26, 2019 — On this brilliant Monday morning and afternoon, 89 Wheeling University students in their first year, on their first day of college life devoted their  time together for Make a Difference Day 2019. Laboring at 8 sites, student tackled ...

Wheeling University Reauthorized by West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Friday, August 16, 2019 — Aug 16, 2019 — Wheeling University today announced that it has been fully reauthorized by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WV HEPC) and will welcome students for the 2019-2020 academic year, which begins on August ...

Wheeling selects Buckmaster to Lead Softball Program

Friday, August 16, 2019 — WHEELING, W.Va. (Aug. 16) - Wheeling University has tabbed Tiffany Buckmaster as the next Head Softball Coach announced Rudy YovichFriday morning."We are excited to have Coach Buckmaster join our department and lead our softball program," Yovich ...

Watch our very first Podcast!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 — Check out our very first episode of The Cardinal Beat!   

Gov. Justice issues letter of support for the continued operation of Wheeling University

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 — 8/12/2019 CHARLESTON, WV – Today, Gov. Jim Justice issued a letter to West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission Chancellor Sarah Tucker in support of Wheeling University – formerly known as ...

Wheeling University Announces $2M Gift and Newly-Restructured Leadership

Monday, August 05, 2019 — Aug 2, 2019 — Wheeling University has announced the reorganization of  its executive leadership during its ongoing reauthorization process with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the West Virginia Higher Education ...

Former Wheeling Jesuit University Announces New School Name and Board Chair

Friday, July 26, 2019 — The Board of Trustees have announced their vote to approve an official name change for Wheeling Jesuit University to become Wheeling University, effective immediately.  University trustees also voted yesterday to appoint Ginny ...

Dr. Charles Wood Has Article Published About Pre-Apollo Lunar Scientists

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 — Dr. Charles Wood, Principal Investigator - Natural Disasters and Health with Sponsored Programs at WJU recently published an article with Sky and Telescope titled "Before Apollo: The Scientists Who Discovered the Moon." The ...

Ryan named Wheeling Jesuit Head Men's Basketball Coach

Monday, July 01, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University has tabbed Will Ryan as the 10th Head Men's Basketball Coach in program history, announced Monday by Director of Athletics Rudy Yovich. Ryan, who is the oldest son of College Basketball Hall of Famer and former ...

Graduate of WJU's Master of Educational Leadership Program Soars with Success

Friday, June 07, 2019 — Joseph J. Mastracci is an Ohio Valley native and 2017 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit’s Master of Educational Leadership program. The Educational Leadership program at Jesuit was the key to open doors in his career. Mastracci said, ...

Wheeling Jesuit University announces spring 2019 Dean’s List

Thursday, June 06, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University has announced its Dean's List for outstanding academic performance during the spring 2019 semester. Students must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average, and be enrolled as a full-time student by taking 12 hours or ...

Senior Golf Champ Evolves as a Student at WJU

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 — Bailey Frederick grew up in Fairmont, WV.Her story is a great inspiration to others, and proof that hard work and perseverance do pay off. Bailey shared her journey from the beginning. “There was no women’s ...

Students Explore Science at Wheeling Jesuit

Monday, May 20, 2019 — Elementary students simulated assembling a lunar rover and programmed it on a mission to explore and gather samples on the surface of the moon Saturday. The students were participants in a Remake Learning Community outreach program at the ...

WJU Challenger Center Set To Hold Remake Learning Community Outreach Program

Thursday, May 16, 2019 — The Challenger Learning Center at Wheeling Jesuit University will be hosting their third Remake Learning Community outreach program on Saturday May 18th. “We are very excited to be partnering with remake learning to once again to share ...

Wheeling Jesuit to Induct 12 into Alumni Hall of Honor This June

Thursday, May 16, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University alumni from the 2019 reunion classes have selected 12 of their peers or mentors for induction into the Hall of Honor during Alumni Weekend, set for June 21-23. Created by the university's Alumni Council, the Hall of ...

Wheeling Jesuit to Induct 12 into Alumni Hall of Honor This June

Thursday, May 16, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University alumni from the 2019 reunion classes have selected 12 of their peers or mentors for induction into the Hall of Honor during Alumni Weekend, set for June 21-23. Created by the university's Alumni Council, the Hall of ...

Two WJU Faculty Publish Health-Care Ethics Book

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 — WJU Emeritus Professor, Dr. Beverly J. Whelton developed a wealth of knowledge and experiences over many years in both nursing and teaching that is now recorded in a book being released in July. The title is"Humanity at the Heart of Practice: A ...

Wheeling Jesuit University to Present Five Alumni Awards During Annual Reunion

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 — Five 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 21-23. “We look forward to welcoming hundreds of alumni back to campus ...

Alumna and International Volunteer, Sarah Rubino Honored at United Nations

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 — WJU Class of ’13 Alumna Sarah Rubino, is being honored by Nurses With Global Impact at the third annual International Nurses Day at the United Nations. This is a day that honors nurses serving in front line ...

'75 Alumnus John Beilein leaving Michigan to coach Cleveland Cavaliers

Monday, May 13, 2019 — John Beilein is leaving Michigan after 12 seasons to become the Cleveland Cavaliers' coach. Sources told ESPN that he will receive a five-year deal. Beilein reached a deal with the Cavaliers on Sunday and informed Michigan's administration of ...

Ready, Set, Launch! Challenger Center Gears Up Teaching Local Students About Space and Beyond

Monday, May 13, 2019 — The Challenger Center at WJU finished up their Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Grant with Bellaire Middle School and St. John's middle school with a combined mission at the Bellaire Public Library.  The ...

Fr. Pedro Arrupe Scholars serve with communities in southern West Virginia & Louisville, Kentucky

Monday, May 13, 2019 — Last week 16 WJU students and staff are living out Wheeling Jesuit University's mission of serving with and for others as part of their formation in the Father Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Scholars Program. "The goal of the trips is to learn from ...

Ready, Set, Launch! Challenger Center Gears Up Teaching Local Students About Space and Beyond

Thursday, May 09, 2019 — The Challenger Center at WJU finished up their Smith-Goshen Rice Enrichment Grant with Bellaire Middle School and St. John's middle school with a combined mission at the Bellaire Public Library.  The ...

Football Announces Inaugural 2019 Schedule

Monday, May 06, 2019 — The Wheeling Jesuit University football team has unveiled its inaugural schedule for the 2019 season. The Cardinals will play the first game in school history on Saturday, September 7 when they host West Liberty. Kick-off is ...

Student Athlete Chosen to Participate in NCAA Leadership Conference

Wednesday, May 01, 2019 — Communications major and sophomore Men's Soccer player, McKinley Fodness recently was one of only a few student athletes selected to attend the NCAA leadership conference in Orlando FL. McKinley shared, "the NCAA leadership forum was ...

Exercise Science Senior Succeeds in the Eyes of her Professor

Monday, April 29, 2019 — Let me tell you about one of the many talented students I have had the immense pleasure of teaching, Brianna Murgi. Brianna is a Senior student who just passed a rather challenging certification through the American Council on Exercise ...

WJU Manning Award Winner Excels in Academics, Athletics, and Service

Thursday, April 25, 2019 — While growing up in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, Wheeling Jesuit University graduating senior Terrance Fanning did not imagine that one day he would not only earn a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice, but he would also earn both an athletic ...

Senior Awarded NASA Grant

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 —  Rising senior Margaret Childers has been awarded a NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Research Fellowship of $4,500 for the 2019-2020 school year. She will work with Dr. Julie Osland of ...

Celebrate Appalachia! Event Coming to WJU Campus

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 — On Wednesday April 24th, the"Celebrate Appalachia!" event will take place on the Wheeling Jesuit campus with a dinner featuring local dishes, crafts, while guests can enjoy the music of local musical bands. "Crandall ...

"Is Capitalism Good for the Poor?" Lecture to be held at WJU

Monday, April 01, 2019 — "Is Capitalism Good for the Poor?" A public lecture by Gary Wolfram, the William E. Simon Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Director of Economics and Political Economy at Hillsdale College, will be ...

Physical Therapy Grad Travels to India with USA Olympic Shooting Team

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 — “I had the opportunity to serve one of my clinical rotations at Sports Medicine of Atlanta and learn under the world-renowned physical therapist, Dr. Rob DuVall. He has worked with many sports teams and professional athletes ...

Message for the Wheeling Jesuit University Community

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 — Dear Friends: I am writing to provide an update on the Wheeling Jesuit University Board of Trustees special session that was held on Friday. It was a difficult meeting, as trustees and administrators considered how best to ...

Two Wheeling Jesuit wrestlers win National Championships

Monday, March 11, 2019 — The wrestling team at Wheeling Jesuit University had a successful weekend in Cleveland at the NCAA Division II National Championships. Two sophomores, Tyler Warner and Connor Craig, won championship titles. The Cardinals finished as National ...

Footbridge Near Wheeling Jesuit University Open to Pedestrians, But Work Remains

Friday, March 08, 2019 — A city footbridge made possible by an anonymous donation last fall is now open for students of Wheeling Jesuit University and other residents to use. The replacement footbridge, which spans Wheeling Creek and connects the university to the ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Wednesday, March 06, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose ...

Wheeling Jesuit men's basketball to face West Virginia Wesleyan in MEC tournament

Tuesday, March 05, 2019 — The men's basketball team at Wheeling Jesuit University is preparing to face No. 8 West Virginia Wesleyan in the first round of the Mountain East Conference (MEC) tournament tomorrow, March 6, at 8:15 p.m. at WesBanco Arena in downtown Wheeling. ...

Wheeling Jesuit’s Appalachian Institute featured in new documentary

Monday, March 04, 2019 — The Appalachian Institute at Wheeling Jesuit University will be featured in a new documentary film called APEX (for Appalachian Experience) which is being produced through an immersion partnership with St. Joseph's University (SJU) in ...

Wheeling Jesuit to offer several service immersion trips in March and April

Friday, March 01, 2019 — During the months of March and April, the Appalachian Institute at Wheeling Jesuit University is sponsoring 16 immersion trips with 16 different educational partners, involving high school and college students as well as faculties at various ...

Wheeling Jesuit University to host Culture Fest in March

Thursday, February 28, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University will celebrate its annual Culture Fest on Saturday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Benedum Room, which is located in Swint Hall. This event is a celebration of international heritage and will feature ...

WJU men's basketball team prepares to wrap-up regular season

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 — The men's basketball team (8-18) at Wheeling Jesuit University will wrap-up regular season play this weekend. The team has won six of their last seven games and hopes to continue this momentum going into their last two games as well as the ...

Wheeling Jesuit students attend U.S. Catholic Conference

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 — Students from Wheeling Jesuit University recently traveled to Baltimore to attend the Mid-Atlantic Congress (MAC) of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB), accompanied by Fr. Rich McCouch, S.J., of the Appalachian Institute. Their ...

Wheeling Jesuit welcomes Ryan Lewicki as head baseball coach

Monday, February 25, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University recently announced that Ryan Lewicki, a Moundsville native, would take over as head baseball coach. Rudy Yovich, athletic director, made the official announcement on Thursday, Feb. 7."Being named the head coach at ...

Wheeling Jesuit University announces schedule for spring Lecture Series

Friday, February 22, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University has announced the schedule for the spring 2019 Lecture Series, which includes a total of seven lectures that will feature a variety of events and topics. All of the events will take place on WJU's campus.  The ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Thursday, February 21, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose ...

Wheeling Jesuit's Challenger Learning Center receives project grant

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 — The Challenger Learning Center (CLC) at Wheeling Jesuit University was presented with a check earlier this morning, Feb. 19, from the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Women's Giving Circle. The grant reception was held at the Erickson ...

Wheeling Jesuit University to hold Black History Month Convocation ceremony

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 — The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Wheeling Jesuit University will hold a Black History Month Convocation ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. in the Center for Education Technologies (CET) Recital Hall. This year's theme is "Because of ...

Wheeling Jesuit softball team hosts retreat at Lantz Farm

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 — Over the weekend, the softball team at Wheeling Jesuit University held their third annual overnight retreat at Lantz Farm. The team has been doing this overnight retreat since 2017, which takes place each spring. The retreat was planned by ...

WJU's Appalachian Institute to host panel discussion next Thursday

Monday, February 11, 2019 — An interactive panel discussion, "Just Work," sponsored by Wheeling Jesuit University's Appalachian Institute, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Center for Educational Technologies (CET) Recital Hall. The discussion will focus ...

Women’s soccer team will travel to Europe for spring break

Friday, February 08, 2019 — The women's soccer team at Wheeling Jesuit University will travel to Europe during this year's spring break, March 1-10. The team, along with several family members, will visit Ireland, Wales and England. "The whole team is incredibly ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose to attend Wheeling ...

Wheeling Jesuit psychology students to present research at annual conferences

Tuesday, February 05, 2019 — Several students from Wheeling Jesuit University's psychology department will present their research at two conferences later this month.  Three students - Margaret Childers, Karly Judy and Caryce McGurn - will travel ...

Wheeling Jesuit students and staff participate in "Pittsburgh Plunge" immersion trip

Monday, February 04, 2019 — This past December, 11 students and staff spent their time learning about social issues by participating in the "Pittsburgh Plunge" immersion trip. The group was faced with two questions: what can life look like after graduation and how ...

Wheeling Jesuit dance team competes in first-ever competition

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University's dance team, recently formed in the fall, competed in their first-ever competition this past Saturday, Jan. 27, in Cambridge, Ohio, at the AmeriDance Dance Team Competition. The team performed their jazz and pom ...

WJU senior collects donations for homeless in Wheeling

Friday, January 25, 2019 — Dona'e Albert, a WJU senior, recently held a donation drive on campus to collect items for the homeless community in Wheeling. Albert took the donated items and turned them into "Blessing Bags" to distribute to people experiencing homelessness in ...

Wheeling Jesuit’s communication department to present work at annual convention

Thursday, January 24, 2019 — Several students, along with Dr. Nancy Bressler, from Wheeling Jesuit's communication department will be presenting their work at the Eastern Communication Association (ECA) annual convention. This year's convention, "Creating our Future," will ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose to attend Wheeling ...

Wheeling Jesuit University volleyball team to offer youth clinics in February

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 — The volleyball team at Wheeling Jesuit University will host a series of youth clinics during the month of February. There will be three separate clinics for youths of all ages. "Cardinal Kids," for children ages 4-9 that will offer an ...

Wheeling Jesuit University celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 21, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University and its numerous partners from local organizations honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with two days of events that took place on campus and in Wheeling.  The celebration began yesterday, Jan. ...

Wheeling Jesuit University announces dates for Alumni Weekend 2019

Friday, January 18, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University will celebrate its annual Alumni Weekend on Friday, June 21, through Sunday, June 23. The Office of Alumni Relations has already started planning this three-day event full of activities for alumni and their ...

Wheeling Jesuit's physical therapy department travels to Mexico for service trip

Thursday, January 17, 2019 — Thirty students and faculty members from Wheeling Jesuit's physical therapy department recently returned to campus after spending the last week, Jan. 4-12, abroad in Yucatan, Mexico for a service trip. In addition to Yucatan, the students and ...

Wheeling Jesuit softball team volunteers in local community

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 — Over the weekend, Wheeling Jesuit University's softball team spent time volunteering at Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center and Grow Ohio Valley. Both of these organizations are dedicated to improving and helping the local community through ...

Wheeling Jesuit senior receives Academic All-American award in Chicago

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 — Martin Minuzzi, a senior midfielder on the men's soccer team, recently returned from Chicago after attending the National Soccer Coaches Association annual convention. He was honored by this organization for his Academic All-American Award. Along ...

WJU's Service for Social Action Center receives grant to continue volunteer program

Monday, January 14, 2019 — The Service for Social Action Center, along with the Appalachian Institute, at Wheeling Jesuit University recently received a renewal for their grant project with the AARP Foundation and the Council of Independent Colleges. This is the second ...

The passing of former President, Rev. Charles L. Currie, S.J.

Friday, January 11, 2019 — A funeral Mass will take place this Saturday, Jan. 12, in Washington, D.C., for the Rev. Charles L. Currie, S.J., former Wheeling Jesuit University president, who passed away last Friday at the age of 88. A reverend leader in Jesuit higher ...

Wheeling Jesuit University announces fall 2018 Dean’s List

Thursday, January 10, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University has announced its Dean's List for outstanding academic performance during the fall 2018 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 ...

Wheeling Jesuit opens up "Space Escape" room challenge

Thursday, January 10, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University has opened up their new "Space Escape" room where you have one hour to navigate through four different rooms and solve puzzles along the way. Jackie Shia, the Director of the Challenger Learning Center at WJU, ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose to attend Wheeling ...

Alumni Spotlight: Sixers sign Haywood Highsmith to two-way contract

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 — The 76ers on Tuesday signed Haywood Highsmith to a two-way contract. Highsmith is a 6-foot-7 swingman who has stood out for the Delaware Blue Coats, the Sixers' G League affilate. Both teams play home games at the Wells Fargo Center ...

Wheeling Jesuit set to host 20th annual Student Research and Scholarship Symposium

Monday, January 07, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University will host its twentieth annual Student Research and Scholarship Symposium on Tuesday, April 2. The symposium is open to the entire University community as well as the general public. All classes will be canceled on ...

Wheeling Jesuit's Martin Luther King Day celebration set

Friday, January 04, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University and its numerous partners from local organizations have set the schedule of events for this year's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, which will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20 and Monday, Jan. 21.  The ...

Wheeling Jesuit students travel to El Salvador

Thursday, January 03, 2019 — Service immersion trips are an important part of the student experience at Wheeling Jesuit University. Students are encouraged to continually develop and challenge themselves in the service world. These unique trips create opportunities for ...

Preview of Wheeling Jesuit's Spring 2019 semester

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 — The spring 2019 semester will begin on Monday, Jan. 7. There are several events happening over the next few months at Wheeling Jesuit University.  On Tuesday, April 2, the University will host its twentieth annual student research and ...

Alumni Spotlight: Rev. Paul Abernathy

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 — Father Abernathy is a U.S. Army veteran of the Iraq War and a convert to Orthodoxy. He drew on his own experience recovering from post-traumatic stress to create FOCUS Pittsburgh, seeking to help the Hill District and other neighborhoods respond ...


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