West Virginia State University Announces Speakers for Next Session of Weekly Series

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March 12, 2024
West Virginia State University Announces Speakers for Next Session of Weekly Series
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) has announced the lineup of speakers for the next session of its popular Lunch and Learn Series. 

The weekly series began in January and takes place at the new WVSU Center located at 107 Capitol St. in downtown Charleston. 

The next session of the weekly speakers series will run each Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. beginning March 20 and continuing through May 1.

The following speakers and topics are scheduled for the weekly series:
  • March 20 -- Leadership and Organizational Culture, presented by Coach John Pennington, Ph.D., WVSU Head Football Coach; 
  • March 27 – U.S. Corporations are from Mars, Chinese Corporations are from Venus, presented by Dr. Michael Young, WVSU Associate Professor of Management;
  • April 3 -- Charleston’s Triangle District, presented by Carolyn Tillman, Community Activist; 
  • April 10 -- Fruits and Vegetables: Nutrition, Phytochemicals and Human Health, presented by Dr. Umesh Reddy, WVSU Professor of Genetics and Genomics;  
  • April 17 -- Prescription Medication Safety, presented by Heather McDaniel, Vice President, West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute; 
  • April 24 -- Governmental Ethics in Higher Education and the Community, presented by Kimberly Weber, Esq., Executive Director, West Virginia Ethics Commission; 
  • May 1 -- Building and Maintaining Organizational Culture and Character in Challenging Times, presented by Mike Kelley, Principal, Herbert Hoover High School.
The sessions on March 20, April 24 and May 1 qualify for Continuing Professional Education for Certified Public Accountants.

The weekly Lunch and Learn series is free. 

Audience members are encouraged to bring a lunch and learn more about the topics being discussed. Light refreshments will be available on site.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land-grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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