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The Monday Letter from President Buck Smith

Good Monday Evening:

I was just finishing this week’s ‘Monday Letter’ when into the Inbox popped an update from Tina Vial, our Coordinator of Foundation and Church Relations and Support, on her day at the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in Pittsburgh. I found her words so inspiring that I decided to defer my intended message, and focus our attention instead on something very much at the heart of what we are ... More...

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Rose Selected to Lead D&E Swim Programs
Posted: 04/24/14
Nicole Rose has been chosen as the new head coach of the Davis & Elkins men’s and women’s swim programs. Rose takes over the D&E swim program after spending four seasons as the Swimming and Diving coach at Lake Erie College, where she was the program’s first head coach.

D&E Splits with WVU-Tech
Posted: 04/23/14
Davis & Elkins picked up one win over NAIA foe West Virginia Tech on Wednesday afternoon. The Golden Bears took game one 7-2, but D&E bounced back with a 13-1 win in game two.

DeGrazia Sinks Top Spot at G-MAC Championship
Posted: 04/23/14
Freshman Evan DeGrazia claimed low medalist honors at the G-MAC men’s golf championship after carding a three-round score of 238 (74-74-80).

Falcons Best Senators, 4-1
Posted: 04/23/14
Three first inning runs was all Fairmont State’s starter Cody Butts needed, as the Falcons claimed a 4-1 victory.

Golf Finishes Eighth at IUP Invitational
Posted: 04/23/14
The Davis & Elkins golf team placed eighth out of 19 teams at the IUP Invitational.

Senators Take One at Cal (Pa.)
Posted: 04/22/14
The Davis & Elkins baseball win streak was snapped at seven following a split with California (Pa.) on Tuesday. The Senators came away with an 8-5 win in game one, but the Vulcans prevented the sweep with an 11-2 victory in the night cap.

Phelps Drives Home G-MAC AOTW Recognition
Posted: 04/22/14
Travis Phelps has been named the G-MAC's Baseball Offensive Athlete of the Week for the first time this season after an impressive week at the plate for the Battlers, who went 4-0 last week in conference action and 6-0 overall on the week.

Senators Win One vs. Cedarville
Posted: 04/21/14
Davis & Elkins and Cedarville split a Monday afternoon double feature. The Jackets rolled to a 7-0 victory in game one, while D&E rallied for an 8-7 walk-off win in game two.

Women’s Tennis Captures G-MAC Regular Season Title
Posted: 04/19/14
The Davis & Elkins women’s tennis team capped a perfect regular season in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference with a 9-0 win over Kentucky Wesleyan on Saturday.

Senators Finish Weekend Sweep of Salem
Posted: 04/19/14
The D&E baseball team pushed its win streak to six with a sweep of Salem International on Saturday. The Senators took game one, 8-1 and outscored the Tigers 18-11 in the nightcap.

D&E Earns Senior Day Split with AB
Posted: 04/19/14
The Davis & Elkins softball team split with rival Alderson Broaddus on Saturday afternoon. The Battlers ran away with a 10-0 victory in game one, while the Senators earned a dramatic walk off winner in game two, 3-2.

Senators Edge Tigers in Friday DH
Posted: 04/18/14
Davis & Elkins earned a pair of close victories over Salem International on Friday. The Senators rallied for a 3-2 win in game one, and held on for a 5-4 victory in game two.

NDC, D&E Split Doubleheader
Posted: 04/17/14
Davis & Elkins and Notre Dame (Ohio) each picked up one win on Thursday. The Falcons held on for an 8-6 when in game one, while the Senators took the nightcap, 6-3.

Pitching Propels Senators Past Bluefield State
Posted: 04/16/14
Davis & Elkins took advantage of dominant pitching efforts, sweeping Bluefield State on Wednesday. The Senators took a 3-2 decision in game one and held on for a 4-2 victory in game two.

Arrows, Senators Exchange Shutout Victories
Posted: 04/12/14
Davis & Elkins and the Ursuline Arrows each earned one conference win on Saturday afternoon. Ursuline took game one, 6-0, while the Senators took game two, 7-0.

Cedarville, D&E Split Saturday Afternoon Double-Dip
Posted: 04/12/14
Davis & Elkins and Cedarville each picked up one league victory on Saturday. The Senators won game one, 6-3 while the Yellow Jackets wound up a 12-6 winner.

Yellow Jackets Sting D&E in Twin Bill
Posted: 04/11/14
Cedarville downed Davis & Elkins in a doubleheader on Friday. The Yellow Jackets took game one, 5-2 and followed it up with a 6-3 win in game two.

Senators Trounce Golden Bears, 8-3
Posted: 04/10/14
Davis & Elkins ended a six-game skid with an 8-3 victory over NAIA foe West Virginia Tech.

Softball Suffers Pair of Setbacks at Walsh
Posted: 04/08/14
Davis & Elkins dropped a pair of non-conference games at Walsh on Tuesday . The Cavaliers walked-off a 1-0 winner on a squeeze playin game one , and wound up with a 5-1 victory in game two.

Golf Team Competes in The Jewell at Elks Run
Posted: 04/06/14
The Davis & Elkins golf team finished 19th out of 29 teams in The Jewell at Elks Run over the weekend.

D&E, KWC Split a Pair of Extra Inning Affairs
Posted: 04/06/14
Davis & Elkins and Kentucky Wesleyan each earned one conference win on Sunday. D&E took game one 4-2 in eight innings, while the Panthers won game two, 2-1 in eight innings.

Trojans Complete Weekend Sweep of Senators
Posted: 04/06/14
Trevecca Nazarene completed a weekend sweep of Davis & Elkins by taking both ends of Sunday’s doubleheader. TNU won game one 12-4, and rallied for a 17-9 win in the nightcap.

Trevecca Nazarene Takes Two from D&E
Posted: 04/05/14
TNU came away with a pair of victories over Davis & Elkins on Saturday afternoon. Trevecca Nazarene held on for a 6-5 win in game one, and earned an 8-3 decision in game two.

Men’s Tennis Claims G-MAC Regular Season Title
Posted: 04/05/14
The Davis & Elkins men’s tennis team secured the regular season conference championship with wins over Central State (9-0) and Cedarville (8-1).

Women’s Tennis Bests Marauders, Jackets
Posted: 04/05/14
The Davis & Elkins women’s tennis team moved into the driver’s seat for the G-MAC women’s tennis crown with wins over Central State (9-0) and Cedarville (6-3).

Trojans Top Senators in Twin Bill
Posted: 04/05/14
Trevecca Nazarene swept a G-MAC doubleheader against Davis & Elkins on Saturday. The Trojans took game one, 5-0 and rallied for a walk-off 6-5 win in game two.

42nd Annual Athletic Awards Banquet Set for April 26
Posted: 04/03/14
The Davis & Elkins Department of Athletics has announced that the 42nd annual Athletic Awards Banquet will take place on April 26 in the McDonnell Center.

Hamon Nets G-MAC Tennis Monthly Award
Posted: 04/01/14
Vincent Harmon has been named the Great Midwest Athletic Conferences Men's Tennis Athlete of the Month to begin the 2013-14 spring portion of the season. It is the first Men's Tennis AOTW in conference history, as Men's Tennis, with only three members sponsoring the sport, is in its first season as an emerging conference sport.

Battlers Blast Past D&E in Double-Dip
Posted: 04/01/14
Alderson Broaddus snapped D&E’s four-game win streak with a sweep on Tuesday afternoon. AB belted a pair of homers for an 8-0 win in game one and took game two by a score of 6-4.

Golden Bears Rally for Sweep of D&E
Posted: 04/01/14
West Virginia Tech pulled off a pair of come-from-behind victories over Davis & Elkins on Tuesday. WVU-Tech came away with a 4-1 win and erased a 10-run deficit in game two to claim an 18-13 decision.

Ready Set Go! Orientation
Posted: 08/17/12
Orientation will be here before we know it! There is a variety of events and activities planned to help new students transition successfully into college life and to learn about the wide range of opportunities at D&E.

Huntingtown graduate Morris signs with Davis & Elkins
Posted: 08/17/12
Marissa Morris recently signed her letter of intent to suit up for Davis & Elkins College. “I really liked the campus a lot and the soccer team made me feel right at home and they were all really friendly,” said Morris, who plans to major in psychology. “It just seemed like a really friendly environment.”

Kennedy Center Gala
Posted: 08/07/12
Davis & Elkins College will present British pianist Jack Gibbons in a "Gershwin Gala" concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 26. The concert will be hosted in the Terrace Theater.

Rediscovering a Town’s Roots, Feet First
Posted: 08/01/12
NY Times coverage of D&E's Augusta Heritage Center Dance Trail Project.

Mullens Named President of WVAADAC
Posted: 07/25/12
Susie Mullens, Director of Counseling and Wellness at Davis & Elkins College, has been named president of the West Virginia Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, WVAADAC, Inc.

Irish Concert, Irish Dance, & Ceili at Augusta on Thursday & Friday
Posted: 07/25/12
Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College is teaching and showcasing traditional Irish and Celtic music and dance this week. Crowds from throughout the region come to enjoy the concerts and nightly dances.

West Virginia Dance Company Concert Monday
Posted: 07/13/12
The West Virginia Dance Company will be performing free, in concert, Monday at 8p.m. in Harper-McNeeleyAuditorium. This is a special D&E presentation, featuring one of the State's finest dance troupes, art directed by our own Governor's School for the Arts Instructor Donald Laney.

D&E Nursing Faculty Present New Curriculum at National Conference
Posted: 07/11/12
The nursing faculty of Davis & Elkins College recently presented the school’s new, innovative nursing curriculum at the 2012 QSEN National Forum, a nursing curriculum conference, in Tucson, Arizona.

Buckhannon-Upshur High School Seniors Awarded D&E Highlands Scholarship
Posted: 07/11/12
Davis & Elkins College awarded two Buckhannon-Upshur High School graduating seniors $120,000 in scholarships on May 31 during their Senior Awards Ceremony as part of D&E’s nationally recognized Highlands Scholar Program.

Augusta Class Cooking Cajun Gumbo for a Fais Do-Do
Posted: 07/10/12
Wednesday evening the air around Halliehurst’s porch will be filled with the bold scent of cayenne pepper, onions, and sausage from Louisiana. Jackie Miller, assisted by D&E’s Judie Smith, is teaching a Cajun Cooking class as part of Cajun/Creole Week. The class is preparing and serving gumbo and potato salad around 8:00 pm for the annual Fais Do-Do (Cajun party).

Square Dancing at the Pendleton County Fair
Posted: 07/10/12
There is a square dance on Thursday July 19th at 7pm in Circleville High School Gym as part of the Pendleton County Fair. Musicians are Scott Prouty on fiddle, Anne Hartman on banjo and Julie Blecher on guitar. Local Pendleton County square dance callers will be calling figures for the dance. Admission is free with donations welcomed.

Tuesday Night Augusta Concert & Dance
Posted: 07/09/12
Tuesday evening is the first in a series of eleven concerts featuring world-class musicians who arrive each week to teach Augusta music and dance students.

Celebrating 40 Years
Posted: 07/09/12
Today marks the first day of classes of Augusta's 40th year. Augusta has trained thousands of people from all over the world in their craft over the years, many of whom have gone on to teach others. Come celebrate with us.

GSA Underway
Posted: 07/05/12
The WV Governor’s School for the Arts has officially started on D&E’s campus! Visit the GSA page of D&E’s website for more info and be sure to check out photos and video on their Facebook page.

Posted: 07/03/12
The Saline Fiddlers, one of America’s premier youth fiddling show bands will be performing free Thursday, July 5 in the Harper-McNeeley Auditorium at Davis & Elkins College beginning at 8 p.m.

4th of July Celebration
Posted: 07/02/12
Join us at Graceland for an Independence Day Buffet – burgers, BBQ chicken, pulled pork. No reservations necessary.

Power Restored
Posted: 07/02/12
Thanks to the efforts of many on campus and off, power has been fully restored to the D&E Campus.

Power Updates and Program Schedules
Posted: 07/01/12
D&E Summer School B Term, GSA and Upward Bound schedules announced.

Some Power Restored
Posted: 07/01/12
Davis & Elkins College has partial power restored as of Sunday morning. Power company still working on lines to Dining Hall and instructional spaces.

Power loss closes campus
Posted: 06/30/12
The D&E campus is closed due to a widespread power outage from severe storms Friday night. Watch for updates here and on D&E Facebook.

WELL WVU, Davis & Elkins College Host Discussions on Challenges Student Veterans Face
Posted: 06/29/12
With the military presence we have in the Mountain State it is not surprising that many young veterans are enrolled in our colleges and universities. WELL WVU and Davis & Elkins College teamed up to host a series of discussions regarding the challenges student veterans face.

D&E Hosts Student Veterans Support Workshop
Posted: 06/28/12
Two experts from Washington, D.C., are in Morgantown for a workshop aimed at helping educators find ways to support student veterans as they adjust to a college environment. West Virginia University and Davis & Elkins College are hosting officials from the Center for Deployment Psychology in Morgantown on Thursday.

Tucker County High School Seniors Awarded D&E Highlands Scholarship
Posted: 06/27/12
Davis & Elkins College awarded nine Tucker County High School graduating seniors $463,000 in scholarships as part of D&E’s nationally recognized Highlands Scholar Program.

Davis & Elkins Faculty Member Publishes Article in National Journal
Posted: 06/27/12
The nationally recognized Quarterly Journal of Speech has published an article by Davis & Elkins College Instructor of Communications Brent Saindon.

GSA Faculty Announced
Posted: 06/25/12
ELKINS—Final preparations are underway for this summer’s Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA) at Davis & Elkins College. Beginning July 1, the best young artists in the state will gather at D&E for three weeks to develop their passion under a talented group of faculty from across the state.

Support D&E Athletics
Posted: 06/25/12
ELKINS, WV - Davis & Elkins College Athletics will hold the 2nd Annual Senator Club Golf Classic on Friday, June 29 at Canaan Valley Resort & Conference Center. The event will benefit D&E Athletics and their fourteen NCAA Division II programs.

Gershwin and Gibbons Sunday
Posted: 06/22/12
Gibbons Presents Final Halliehurst Classics Concert Sunday at 2: Gershwin and Gibbons. Special pre-event brunch at 11.

Area Leaders Explore Spiritual Life at D&E
Posted: 06/22/12
ELKINS—Area church leaders and the Davis & Elkins College leadership team for spiritual life met recently to discuss ways to build a closer relationship between the college and the local church community.

D&E College Making Capital Improvement Projects
Posted: 06/11/12
Davis & Elkins College is finishing its capital improvement projects while students are away for the summer.

Frederick pitcher signs with Davis & Elkins
Posted: 06/11/12
Frederick High School senior pitcher-outfielder Taylor Hyssong signed a letter of intent to play baseball on scholarship at Davis & Elkins College.

Dr. Larry McArthur Honored
Posted: 06/08/12
Dr. Larry McArthur, Chair of the Biology and Environmental Science Department at Davis & Elkins College and Dean from 1998-2008, was honored for his 30 years of distinguished service to the College during a reception in Halliehurst.

D&E Partners with USFWS
Posted: 06/07/12
Davis & Elkins College students have installed wood duck boxes along the edge of Craven’s Run on the lower end of campus as part of a Wildlife Habitat Restoration Partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

Campus Improvements
Posted: 06/06/12
This summer’s campus improvement projects are well underway. Follow the D&E Flickr photo website to keep up with our progress and watch the improvements to our beautiful campus unfold.

Pocahontas County High School Seniors Awarded D&E Highlands Scholarship
Posted: 06/05/12
Davis & Elkins College awarded nine Pocahontas County High School graduating seniors $450,000 in scholarships on May 24 during their Senior Awards Ceremony as part of D&E’s nationally recognized Highlands Scholar Program.

Maid Silvia Named for Mountain State Forest Festival
Posted: 06/05/12
A private reception was held Sunday at Graceland Inn as the entire festival family were waiting to the hear the announcement of who will serve as Maid Silvia and her maids of honor.

PB's Abbott to Run at D&E
Posted: 06/04/12
Philip Barbour's Amber Abbott signed a letter of intent to attend Davis & Elkins on a cross country scholarship.

Philip Barbour’s Weese signs with D&E
Posted: 06/04/12
Philip Barbour High School's Brooke Weese signed a letter-of-intent on Thursday to swim at Davis & Elkins College next season.

Lakeside Christian's Behensky signs with Davis & Elkins
Posted: 06/04/12
Lakeside Christian volleyball player Brittany Behensky has received an athletic scholarship to play for Division II Davis & Elkins College.


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