2018

Wheeling Jesuit Statement

Thursday, May 10, 2018 —   Earlier this week, Wheeling Jesuit University contacted the Mountain East Conference and the NCAA to report that information had come to its attention indicating violations of NCAA and Conference rules in the University’s ...

Wheeling Jesuit Professor Named to Investigate the Cause of Canonization for Nicholas Black Elk

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University’s Rev. Michael Steltenkamp, S.J. is one of three ‘experts’ appointed by the Bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota to examine whether Nicholas Black Elk should be considered for canonization by ...

2018 WJU Graduates

Saturday, May 05, 2018 — The following are the 2018 graduates from Wheeling Jesuit University. California Davis Lyndsay M. Carpenter         Los Angeles Genesis E. Ramirez Montclair Daniel Romero Palmdale Sabrina ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Confers Nearly 300 Degrees During Commencement Saturday

Saturday, May 05, 2018 — Chris Lowney Offers Graduates Three Lessons for Success and Happiness Chris Lowney offered graduates of Wheeling Jesuit University three lessons to success and happiness during his Commencement talk - give away your sneakers, seize your ...

WJU Senior Receives Manning Award for Academic Excellence

Tuesday, May 01, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit graduate Aaron Fajerski did not allow his visible and invisible disabilities to prevent him from earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in literary philosophy from the university. For achieving academic excellence, he was chosen the ...

Kate Hennessy Talks About the Impact of Her Grandmother, Dorothy Day, During WJU Visit

Friday, April 27, 2018 — A standing room only crowd heard Kate Hennessy heard her paint an intimate portrait of her grandmother, Dorothy Day, during her talk at Wheeling Jesuit University, April 25. Hennessy spoke about her mother, Tamar Hennessy, and her grandmother ...

Abigail Moffit Chosen Valedictorian of WJU Class of 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 — Norwalk Ohio native, Abigail Moffit has been named valedictorian of Wheeling Jesuit University’s class of 2018. The Athletic Training major and Chemistry minor, will give the valedictory address during WJU’s Commencement ...

New Members Inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu

Monday, April 23, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University inducted 12 new members into the National Jesuit Honor Society – Alpha Sigma Nu – during a ceremony in the Chapel of Mary and Joseph on April 19. The new members selected are: Madeline ...

Bestselling Author, Chris Lowney, to Speak at Wheeling Jesuit’s Commencement May 5

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 — Chris Lowney, one-time Jesuit seminarian, the author of the bestselling book, Heroic Leadership, will give the Commencement address at Wheeling Jesuit University May 5. The University will hold its 60thCommencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m., inside ...

Students Recognized for Research Following Annual Symposium

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 —     Wheeling Jesuit University's 19th annual Research and Scholarship Symposium featured student research projects from all academic fields. Winners were recognized during an award ceremony at the conclusion of a day filled ...

Kate Hennessy, Granddaughter of Dorothy Day, to Speak at WJU April 25

Monday, April 16, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University will welcome Kate Hennessy, granddaughter of Dorothy Day, to campus April 25 when she will talk about her grandmother’s legacy. Hennessy will speak about her grandmother Day, one of the most ...

WJU History Professor Receives Prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to Conduct Research

Monday, April 09, 2018 — A member of Wheeling Jesuit University’s history department is one of500 U.S. teachers – and the first WJU faculty member – to receive funding from the Fulbright Scholars Program. Jeff Rutherford, WJU associate ...

Retired Alcoa Leader to Discuss Business Ethics During Talk at Wheeling Jesuit

Friday, April 06, 2018 — Retired Alcoa executive, Bill O’Rourke, will discuss “Leading with Integrity” during his talk at Wheeling Jesuit University April 18. The talk, which will take place inside Acker Science Center’s Hawk ...

WJU English Honor Society Collections Help Military Serving Overseas

Thursday, April 05, 2018 — This February and March, Wheeling Jesuit University’s chapter of the International English Honor Society collected more than 1,000 items for a local non-profit organization that helps U.S. troops. The items ...

Wheeling Jesuit’s Highsmith Signs With Agent

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 — This story is reprinted with permission from The Intelligencer WHEELING — Haywood Highsmith has no way of knowing at this point where he will be playing basketball next year. But it will be somewhere on the professional level after he ...

WJU Student Writes Grant to Purchase LEGOs to Aid in Hands On Learning

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 — A collaboration between Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) English major Aaron Fajerski and Paula Lestini from WJU’s Bishop Hodges Library has resulted in funding from the Appalachian College Association (ACA) – funding that ...

Three Wheeling Jesuit Students to be Recognized During Bishop’s Dinner April 22

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 — The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will recognize three Wheeling Jesuit University seniors during the 24th Annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Schools set for Sunday, April 22. During the event, the Most Rev. Michael Bransfield, bishop ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Students to Perform Pippin in April

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 — An ensemble cast of Wheeling Jesuit students will take to the stage inside university’s Troy Theater this April to perform the musical “Pippin.” PHOTO CUTLINE: Wheeling Jesuit University students will perform the ...

Wheeling Jesuit Chemistry Students Present at Conference

Monday, March 26, 2018 — Six Wheeling Jesuit Chemistry students presented research posters at the American Chemical Society national meeting in New Orleans. Jason Fuller, assistant professor of Chemistry, also gave a presentation during the conference. Those students who ...

Inter-Professional Event Teaches WJU Health Science Students Benefit of Teamwork

Friday, March 16, 2018 — Students and faculty from Wheeling Jesuit University’s health care programs, along with community members, participated in the second Inter-Professional Education (IPE) Collaboration event earlier this semester. Seventy-nine students ...

Wheeling Jesuit Alumnus to Speak at University’s Annual Research Day on April 10

Thursday, March 15, 2018 — Scholarly work of more than 100 Wheeling Jesuit students will be showcased during the university's 19th annual Student Research and Scholarship Symposium Tuesday, April 10. The annual research symposium is a day for Wheeling Jesuit ...

Fr. Patrick Kelly to Present “Flow, Sport and Spirituality” at WJU March 22

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 — Rev. Patrick Kelly, S.J., Jesuit priest, author and expert on the value of recreational and athletic activity in Christian life, will use the psychological concept of flow to illustrate the connections between sport and spirituality during an ...

Fanning Captures WJU Wrestling First National Title

Monday, March 12, 2018 — CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Confident heading out to Iowa, the big and agile heavyweight knew it would be tough! Terrance Fanning capped his best wrestling of his three-year career by overmatching No. 1 ranked Kameron Teacher of Notre ...

Two Incoming Freshmen Chosen to Receive WJU’s Prestigious Laut Honors Scholarship

Friday, March 09, 2018 —   Wheeling Jesuit University has awarded its prestigious Laut Honors Scholarship, a four-year, full-tuition scholarship, to a pair of incoming freshman students from Ohio. This year's recipients are Audrey Brahler of St. Clairsville, ...

WJU’s Dr. Andrew Staron to Speak at John Carroll March 22

Thursday, March 08, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit’s Dr. Andrew Staron to offer talk at John Carroll University’s Institute of Catholic Studies lecture series this March. Staron’s lecture, “Naming God: St. Augustine’s Rhetoric of ...

New Commuter Tuition Rate Makes Attending WV’s Top Rated University More Affordable

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 — Attending college is no longer an uphill battle thanks to Wheeling Jesuit University’s new, affordable commuter tuition rate. The University launched the Fr. Clifford Lewis S.J. Scholars Program, which offers an affordable, lower cost ...

Cardinals Clip Golden Eagles, Claim First MEC Tournament Title

Monday, March 05, 2018 — WTRF Game Highlights WTRF 1-on-1 with Coach Sancomb The Cardinals proved to be the toughest team of the weekend! Wheeling Jesuit received eight-straight Brent Pegram points in the opening five minutes to take the lead and never ...

Wheeling Jesuit’s Culture Fest 2018 to be Held March 10

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University’s annual celebration of international heritage – Culture Fest – is set for March 10. Culture Fest 2018 will kick off at 11 a.m. in WJU’s Benedum Room inside Swint Hall. This ...

New 24-Hour Student Lounge Opens in Swint Hall

Thursday, February 22, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit students have a new 24-hour lounge that has quickly become the main place for students to study, play video games and simply hang out. After months of renovations, the Student Government Association opened the lounge on Super ...

Journalist and Author to Speak at Wheeling Jesuit about Polish Complicity in the Holocaust

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 — Noted Polish newspaper journalist and author, Anna Bikont, will discuss “The Jews, The Poles and The Holocaust: How My Country Struggles with Her Difficult Past” at Wheeling Jesuit University, Thursday, March ...

WJU Alumnus Recognized by Massachusetts Cultural Council

Thursday, February 15, 2018 —   Poet and Wheeling Jesuit alumnus Jacob Strautmann ’99 is one of several artists to be recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Massachusetts Cultural Council's (MCC) Artist Fellowships recognize exceptional work by ...

Bruney Inks First 41 Players For WJU’s Football Program

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit Football Coach, Zac Bruney has signed his first 41 players – a group that includes local ties, as well as NFL pedigree. Wednesday, Feb. 7, was National Signing Day for football and the Cardinal grid boss is pleased with ...

Cardinals Partner with NIKE as Official Apparel Provider

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University has entered into a multi-year deal with NIKE that will make the global leader in sports apparel the exclusive athletic footwear, apparel and accessories provider for the Cardinals’ athletic department. It is ...

Service Trips Allow Wheeling Jesuit Student to Live the Mission

Friday, February 09, 2018 — Christmas break is usually a time when college students spend relaxing after a long semester of classes, studying and exams. However, three groups of Wheeling Jesuit students and staffers spent a portion of their holiday break serving others in ...

Wheeling Jesuit to Hold Discussion on Combating Opioid Crisis

Thursday, February 08, 2018 — Panelists from Wheeling Jesuit University and the community will address how to help those suffering from drug addiction during a panel discussion, hosted at the university, this month. Alumni, faculty and a student from WJU, along with a ...

Gov. Justice Affirms Value of Catholic Schools in Proclamation

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed a proclamation recognizing Catholic Schools Week in West Virginia, which will be held Jan. 28-Feb. 3. This year’s theme is “Catholic Schools: Lead, Learn, Serve, ...

Working at Project HOPE Makes an Impact on WJU Nursing Student Devyn Nickerson

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 — When WJU senior nursing major Devyn Nickerson began working at Project HOPE, little did she know how the experience would impact her life – both personally and professionally. “I knew I wanted to work in the medical field, ...

Wheeling Jesuit Celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 —   Wheeling Jesuit University will recognize Catholic schools throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia as part of National Catholic Schools Week. “As the only Catholic institution of higher learning in the state of West ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Announces Fall 2017 Dean’s List

Friday, January 19, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University has announced its dean's list for outstanding academic performance during the 2017 fall 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 ...

Mercer’s Discovery 45 Years Ago of a Fast and Accurate Way to Detect Heart Attacks Still Making an Impact Today

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 — Don Mercer, Ph.D. and Ed Shahady, MD were classmates at Wheeling College, graduating in 1960. Each continued his education, with Mercer earning a master’s and doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and Shahady ...

Wheeling Jesuit Names Shannon Payton Alumni Director

Monday, January 15, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University has named Ohio Valley native, Shannon Payton, as its new Director of Alumni Relations. Payton will lead the university’s 10,000-plus alumni, providing guidance and leadership for alumni chapter events, the ...

Local Media Coverage of Sunday’s MLK Activities

Monday, January 15, 2018 — View all of the media reports on Sunday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Wheeling. The activites are organized each year by Wheeling Jesuit University and other faith-based and community organizations around the Wheeling ...

Moore Selected National Jesuit Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

Thursday, January 11, 2018 — For the first time this season, the Cardinals have been recognized in the weekly Jesuit Basketball Spotlight. Wheeling Jesuit's Chenelle Moore has been selected as the National Jesuit Women's Basketball Player of the Week.   The junior ...

Wheeling’s Martin Luther King Day Celebration Set for Jan. 14-15

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 — WHEELING, W.Va., Jan. 3, 2018 -- Wheeling Jesuit University and its partners from numerous faith-based communities have set the schedule of events for this year's Dr. Martin Luther King celebration, which will be held Jan. 14-15.  The ...

Wheeling Jesuit Named a Best College in WV by College Consensus

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit was named one of the Best Colleges in West Virginia by College Consensus – a unique new college review ranking system. College Consensus placed WJU third in its Best Colleges in West Virginia for 2017-18. College ...

Wheeling Jesuit Community Provides Gifts to Local Agencies

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 — The Wheeling Jesuit University community is once again making Christmas brighter for young and old in the Wheeling area. The university’s Service for Social Action Center spearheaded a number of holiday giving projects that helped ...


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