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Wise Library Construction on Schedule

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
November 29th, 2000

Athenaeum Staff

West Virginia University continues to be on schedule with an array of building constructions and renovations. 

The highly anticipated addition to Wise Library remains on schedule and is expected to be completed by December 2001. The $36 million project will add more than 90,000 square feet. 

“There was a need for additional library space, particularly study space,” Vice President of Administration and Finance Scott Kelley said. 

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WVU Press Publishes Unique Book Focusing on WV Art and Artists

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
November 1st, 2000

CONTACTS: John Cuthbert, Curator, 304-293-3536 ext. 313
Patrick Conner, Director, University Press, 304-293-3107 ext. 431


There will be a reception celebrating the launch of this new book at 5 p.m. Nov. 14 in WVU’s Elizabeth Moore Hall. We invite your coverage.

"Everything that has happened in American art through the years has also happened in West Virginia," says Director of the West Virginia University Press and Centennial Professor of English Patrick Conner. "That’s why a new book, Early Art and Artists in West Virginia, a study of the state’s artistic heritage from its beginnings in the 19th century to the mid-20th century is important in helping West Virginia break down the myths about its culture and image."

Quoting from the book’s foreword by U.S. Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, a collector of West Virginia art, Dr. Conner notes that "Sophistication and elegance have long coexisted with the state’s celebrated mountain folk culture."

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