The WVU Reed College of Media raised more than $89,000 during West Virginia University’s
fifth Day of Giving on March 9 – a record amount for the College.
Day of Giving is an annual 24-hour online fundraising event. Throughout the day,
alumni, faculty, staff and friends made donations that unlocked challenges set
by generous alumni. Thirty gifts of $300 or more unlocked a $30,000 gift from the
Widmeyer family. Scott Widmeyer (BSJ, 1975) and his late father, Doug, have been
longtime loyal donors, and this challenge gift was made in memory of Doug, who
died in March 2021.
For the first time in WVU’s history, a freshman will serve as the Mountaineer Mascot.
Mary Roush, an advertising and public relations major from Mason, West Virginia,
will don the buckskins as the 68th Mountaineer.
The Daily Athenaeum (DA), WVU’s independent student newspaper, won the David L. Adams
Apple Award for Best Facebook Page at the College Media Association (CMA) annual
spring convention in New York City.
Duncan Slade, editor in chief of the DA and journalism senior in the WVU Reed College
of Media, and seven of his fellow editors – who are also College of Media students
– were in attendance to accept the award. Each year, CMA recognizes the “Best of
Show” from college newspapers and radio and television stations. Entries are judged
by a panel of media professionals and advisors at top collegiate media programs.
Overall, there were 220 entries across 19 categories in the 2022 competition.