MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia University is looking for input on how it can become a prominent research school and benefit the larger community.
The Center for Democracy and Citizenship Education is hosting a discussion at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Erickson Alumni Center.
The "Mission of the Land Grant University in the 21st Century" discussion is part of a day-long program focused on steering WVU in a direction consistent with its 2020 Strategic Plan for the Future.
Among the speakers is A.G. Rud of Washington State University. Rud calls land-grant universities a backbone of the economy because they focus on practical education and applied research.
That makes them valuable resources in challenging economic and political times.
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