Service

Make A Difference Day 2019

Monday, August 26, 2019 — On this brilliant Monday morning and afternoon, 89 Wheeling University students in their first year, on their first day of college life devoted their  time together for Make a Difference Day 2019. Laboring at 8 sites, student tackled ...

Wheeling Jesuit’s Appalachian Institute featured in new documentary

Monday, March 04, 2019 — The Appalachian Institute at Wheeling Jesuit University will be featured in a new documentary film called APEX (for Appalachian Experience) which is being produced through an immersion partnership with St. Joseph's University (SJU) in ...

Wheeling Jesuit to offer several service immersion trips in March and April

Friday, March 01, 2019 — During the months of March and April, the Appalachian Institute at Wheeling Jesuit University is sponsoring 16 immersion trips with 16 different educational partners, involving high school and college students as well as faculties at various ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Thursday, February 21, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose ...

Wheeling Jesuit softball team hosts retreat at Lantz Farm

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 — Over the weekend, the softball team at Wheeling Jesuit University held their third annual overnight retreat at Lantz Farm. The team has been doing this overnight retreat since 2017, which takes place each spring. The retreat was planned by ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose to attend Wheeling ...

Wheeling Jesuit students and staff participate in "Pittsburgh Plunge" immersion trip

Monday, February 04, 2019 — This past December, 11 students and staff spent their time learning about social issues by participating in the "Pittsburgh Plunge" immersion trip. The group was faced with two questions: what can life look like after graduation and how ...

WJU senior collects donations for homeless in Wheeling

Friday, January 25, 2019 — Dona'e Albert, a WJU senior, recently held a donation drive on campus to collect items for the homeless community in Wheeling. Albert took the donated items and turned them into "Blessing Bags" to distribute to people experiencing homelessness in ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose to attend Wheeling ...

Wheeling Jesuit's physical therapy department travels to Mexico for service trip

Thursday, January 17, 2019 — Thirty students and faculty members from Wheeling Jesuit's physical therapy department recently returned to campus after spending the last week, Jan. 4-12, abroad in Yucatan, Mexico for a service trip. In addition to Yucatan, the students and ...

Wheeling Jesuit softball team volunteers in local community

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 — Over the weekend, Wheeling Jesuit University's softball team spent time volunteering at Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center and Grow Ohio Valley. Both of these organizations are dedicated to improving and helping the local community through ...

WJU's Service for Social Action Center receives grant to continue volunteer program

Monday, January 14, 2019 — The Service for Social Action Center, along with the Appalachian Institute, at Wheeling Jesuit University recently received a renewal for their grant project with the AARP Foundation and the Council of Independent Colleges. This is the second ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose to attend Wheeling ...

Wheeling Jesuit students travel to El Salvador

Thursday, January 03, 2019 — Service immersion trips are an important part of the student experience at Wheeling Jesuit University. Students are encouraged to continually develop and challenge themselves in the service world. These unique trips create opportunities for ...

A Christmas message from Wheeling Jesuit University

Friday, December 21, 2018 — The entire Wheeling Jesuit University community wishes each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The University is grateful and appreciative of the continued support from its students, alumni and donors, and ...

Wheeling Jesuit's education department partners with local elementary school

Thursday, December 20, 2018 — This past semester, Dr. Jane Neuenschwander and her education students partnered with Steenrod Elementary School in Wheeling. Michelle Dietrich, principal at Steenrod, contacted Dr. Neuenschwander about starting a mentoring program between ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose to attend ...

Women's basketball team gives back to local community

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 — The women's basketball team at Wheeling Jesuit University participated in a community service day yesterday, Dec. 17, in Wheeling. The team visited the Welty Home, an assisted living community for senior citizens, in the morning and traveled to a ...

Lantz Farm receives grant for property upgrades

Monday, December 17, 2018 — Lantz Farm, a property of Wheeling Jesuit University, has recently received a $5,000 grant from the Wetzel County Commission to complete upgraded gas and heating features. The property, located in Jacksonburg, West Virginia, is used to host ...

WJU student volunteers with Miracle League

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 — Rachel Chesar, a freshman at Wheeling Jesuit University and a member of the junior varsity volleyball team, spends her free time working with children from the Miracle League at the YMCA in Wheeling.  The Miracle League provides ...

Wheeling Jesuit students and staff participate in service-immersion trips

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 — This week, several students and staff members from Wheeling Jesuit University have traveled to either Detroit or Pittsburgh for service-immersion experiences. These immersion trips are coordinated and organized by the ...

Men's lacrosse team holds annual gift drive for local charity

Thursday, December 06, 2018 — This past weekend, the Wheeling Jesuit University men's lacrosse team held their sixth annual Christmas gift drive. All of the gifts were donated to Catholic Charities, which is located in downtown Wheeling. The team began the gift drive in 2013 ...

Student Spotlights for Annual Giving Campaign

Wednesday, December 05, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University's annual giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," will feature different students over the next several months in a spotlight series. The students will have the opportunity to discuss why they chose to attend ...

WJU launches annual giving campaign

Tuesday, December 04, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University has officially launched its Annual Giving campaign, "1,151 Reasons to Give," for 2018-19. The student body is what makes Wheeling Jesuit an institution unlike any other, which is why the Office of ...

WJU wrestling set to host Pitt-Johnstown in first home match

Friday, November 09, 2018 — The fifth-ranked Wheeling Jesuit University wrestling team is looking to set more than one record this weekend. The Cardinals will face sixth-ranked Pitt-Johnstown (UPJ) in the first home match of the season on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 4 p.m. in the ...

WJU students and staff travel to D.C. for social justice gathering

Tuesday, November 06, 2018 — This past weekend, 18 students and employees from Wheeling Jesuit University traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the 21st annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) gathering. This annual Catholic social justice gathering is ...

WJU recognized by West Virginia's Department of Education

Monday, October 29, 2018 — The West Virginia Department of Education's Office of Diversion and Transition Programs recognized Wheeling Jesuit University for the partnership between the Education Department and the Ronald C. Mulholland Juvenile Correctional Center (RMJC) in ...

WJU students take part in Day of Service

Friday, October 26, 2018 — WJU students take part in Day of ServiceMore than 80 Wheeling Jesuit students spent a few hours on Thursday giving back to different community organizations throughout Wheeling.The university has partnered with the Gabriel Project for the last 21 ...

WJU set to celebrate the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit

Friday, September 14, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University will celebrate its annual Mass of the Holy Spirit next Friday, Sept. 21, at 3:30 p.m. in the performance gym of the Alma Grace McDonough Center. The Mass is open to everyone – students, employees, and the ...

Faith life at WJU this Fall

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 — Fall classes are now fully underway and Campus Ministry is set to provide a number of diverse faith life programs beginning in September and running until the end of the semester. From formal and casual liturgy to off campus retreats or small ...

Wheeling Jesuit University mentoring program blasts off for another year

Friday, September 07, 2018 — Next week will mark the start of the 15th year for Wheeling Jesuit University’s H.E.S.S. Mentoring Program. The H.E.S.S. Program (Help Enrich Someone Special) brings middle and high school students from Wheeling area schools to WJU and ...

Wheeling Jesuit named best ‘Hidden Gem’ in West Virginia for fourth straight year

Tuesday, September 04, 2018 — Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) has been named the best Hidden Gem institution in West Virginia by College Raptor. WJU was also chosen by the college ranking service as a Hidden Northeast Gem this year. This marks the fourth year Wheeling ...

WJU students continue annual service tradition

Friday, August 24, 2018 — This past Saturday, Aug. 18, over 300 incoming students participated in Wheeling Jesuit University’s annual Make a Difference Day, which has been a tradition for more than 20 years.  Make a Difference Day introduces ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 Student Nurses Warm Up Christmas for Wheeling Hospital Patients

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 — Nursing students at Wheeling Jesuit University are making sure patients in Wheeling Hospital’s Center for Pediatrics have a sense of warmth and comfort this holiday season. Eight WJU students made and distributed blankets to youngsters ...

Wheeling Jesuit Lacrosse Team Helping Others this Christmas Season

Thursday, December 07, 2017 — Members of Wheeling Jesuit’s men’s lacrosse team are helping make the Christmas season brighter for children in Wheeling and Pittsburgh. For the fifth straight year, the team as a whole purchased toys for children that will ...

Wheeling Jesuit Book Club Providing Student Teachers an Opportunity to Learn

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit's Book Club has become a learning opportunity for WJU students and those they serve at the Ronald C. Mulholland Juvenile Center.  The club started as a way for the young people of the Juvenile Center to receive books to ...

Wheeling Jesuit Partners with Community Groups to Take Back the Night Oct.26

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit University has been selected by the Take Back the Night (TBTN) foundation to be one of the “10 Points of Light,” an annual campaign held around the world to bring awareness to sexual assault and domestic ...

Caring for Creation is a Privilege for Wheeling Jesuit Employee

Monday, September 25, 2017 — People of all ages and walks of life have the opportunity to dedicate themselves to care for a part of creation that is around them and Wheeling Jesuit’s Kathy Tagg has been providing care to 104 Monarch butterflies this ...

Nine Members of Wheeling Jesuit Class of 2017 Commit to a Year of Serving Others

Monday, August 21, 2017 — Nine members of the Wheeling Jesuit class of 2017 – the largest group in WJU history – are living out the university’s mission by performing full time service with agencies throughout the world. According to Colleen ...

Two WJU Students See the Impact Two Gardens Are Making in the Local Community

Wednesday, August 02, 2017 — Two Wheeling Jesuit students are seeing that their hard work in two local gardens is impacting the lives of many around the Wheeling area.WJU seniors Kailee Latocha and Halli Richards have spent the summer planting, caring for and harvesting ...

WJU's Appalachian Institute to 'Celebrate Appalachia' April 11-19

Monday, April 03, 2017 — Each year, Wheeling Jesuit University's Clifford M. Lewis, SJ Appalachian Institute sets aside time to 'Celebrate Appalachia' through a series of events to educate young and old about the region.The 7th annual Celebrate Appalachia Series is set ...

Wheeling Jesuit PT Students/Faculty Serve Children in Merida, Mexico

Thursday, March 23, 2017 — Wheeling Jesuit's physical therapy faculty and students gave the gift of mobility to 10 children in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico when they made their annual service trip earlier this year.In January, WJU physical therapy faculty and students, ...

WJU MEDLIFE Club to Host 5K Race to Benefit Service Projects

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 — A new student club at Wheeling Jesuit University will host a 5K race in April to raise funds for two service projects they are sponsoring in Peru.The WJU MEDLIFE Club is a local chapter of MEDLIFE, which stands for Medicine, Education and ...

WJU Science Students Perform Chemistry Experiments Along Side Elementary Students

Monday, February 06, 2017 — Fifth graders at Steenrod Elementary School in Wheeling learned how to conduct experiments and mix chemicals thanks to an ongoing program with Wheeling Jesuit University's (WJU) chemistry department.Once again this year, science students from WJU ...

WJU's Appalachian Institute Forum to Examine the Trump Presidency

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 — With the presidential election over and the inauguration approaching, Wheeling Jesuit University's Appalachian Institute will host a forum to discuss what comes next with a Trump presidency.“'What Now?' is a student and faculty-led ...

Wheeling Jesuit University Makes Christmas Brighter for Area Residents

Monday, January 02, 2017 — In this season of giving, Wheeling Jesuit University employees and students will make the lives of many a little brighter this Christmas.Thanks to the work of students, employees and athletes, the university's Service for Social Action Office ...

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