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Wheeling Jesuit University
Wheeling Jesuit University's Seal
Latin: Universitas Jesuita Vhelingensis
Motto Luceat Lux Vestra (Latin)
Motto in English Let your light shine
Established 1954
Type Private Nonprofit
Research Coeducational
Religious affiliation Jesuit (Roman Catholic)
Endowment US $19.7 million[1]
President James J. Fleming, SJ, Ph.D.
Academic staff 118
Students 1,563
Undergraduates 1,173
Postgraduates 390
Location Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
Campus 65 acres (26.3 ha)
Former names Wheeling College (1955-1987)
Wheeling Jesuit College (1987–1996)
Newspaper Cardinal Connection
Colors Red Black Gold
     --      --     
Athletics NCAA Division II - MEC
Sports 21 varsity sports teams[2]
(11 men's and 10 women's)
Nickname Cardinals
Mascot Iggy the Cardinal
Affiliations AJCU
ACCU
NAICU
CIC
Website www.wju.edu
New Wheeling Jesuit logo.jpg

Wheeling Jesuit University is a private, coeducational Roman Catholic university in the United States. Located in Wheeling, West Virginia, it was founded as Wheeling College in 1954 by the Society of Jesus (also known as the Jesuits). Today, Wheeling Jesuit University is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Approximately 1,173 undergraduate students attend WJU.[3]

Wheeling Jesuit University competes in Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association as a member of the Mountain East Conference (MEC).

History[edit]

The seeds of WJU's founding were planted as early as the 19th century. Bishop Richard Whelan, leader of the Diocese of Wheeling, lobbied the Society of Jesus to establish a university in the burgeoning city. Over a century later, Whelan's original vision came to fruition. After a donor, Sara Tracy, left her estate to the diocese, it was able to purchase land from the neighboring Mt. De Chantal Visitation Academy.[4]

Wheeling Jesuit University, then Wheeling College, was founded through a partnership of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston with the Maryland Society of Jesus. Ground was broken on November 24, 1953, and the college was officially incorporated on September 25, 1954, but didn't open to students for another year on September 26, 1955. The establishment of the college required $2.75 million in start-up costs.[5] Overcoming the difficulties of temporary facilities and a faculty of just twelve Jesuit priests and four lay professors, the school grew considerably.

For the 1987–1988 school year, the university became Wheeling Jesuit College, and in 1996, gained university status.[6]

In March 2013, the university announced the selection of Fr. James Fleming as its tenth president. Fleming took office effective July 1, 2013.[7]

List of Wheeling Jesuit University Presidents[edit]

  • Rev. Lawrence R. McHugh, S.J., September 26, 1954 – July 31, 1959
  • Rev. William Francis Troy, S.J., July 31, 1959 – July 1966
  • Rev. Frank R. Haig, S.J., July 15, 1966 – August 21, 1972
  • Rev. Charles L. Currie Jr., S.J., August 1972– June 15, 1982
  • Rev. Thomas S. Acker, S.J., July 5, 1982 – July 31, 2000
  • Rev. George F. Lundy, S.J., July 31, 2000– July 31, 2003
  • Rev. Joseph R. Hacala, S.J., July 31, 2003 – September 16, 2006
  • James F. Birge, Ph.D. (interim) September 16, 2006– August 12, 2007[8]
  • Rev. Julio Giulietti, S.J., August 13, 2007 – August 5, 2009[9][10]
  • J. Davitt McAteer (interim), August 5, 2009 – February 8, 2010[10]
  • Sr. Francis Marie Thrailkill (interim) – February 8, 2010 – December 31, 2010[10][11]
  • Richard A. Beyer – January 1, 2011 – June 30, 2013
  • Rev. James J. Fleming, S.J., July 1, 2013—present[12]

Jesuits[edit]

The Jesuit community is active in the process of education. In addition, the Jesuits are involved in many other academic works, such as the Appalachian Institute on Campus.[13] Members of Wheeling's Jesuit Community reside at Whelan Hall, dedicated in 1955.[14] The Jesuit community and tradition for critical thinking are reflected in the school's curriculum and mission.[15]

Admissions and rankings[edit]

According to the WJU's page on the U-CAN Network,[16] the average high school GPA of the freshman class is a 3.5[17] The school is given a selectivity score of 81 out of 100 by the Princeton Review. In 1997, WJU was named as the fourth best educational value in the southeast, and the 15th best college in the region.[18] In addition, the school is ranked as the 18th best masters university in the south by U.S. News and World Report.[19] The most recent Forbes Magazine rankings placed WJU 180 out of 600 colleges,[20] a marked improvement from their No. 437 rank in 2008.[21] Forbes also ranked the university as the 79th best value in America.[22] The university is ranked among the John Templeton Foundation's Colleges that Encourage Character Development.[23] According to the foundation, such universities "inspire students to lead ethical and civic-minded lives".

Academics[edit]

In honor of former WJU professor Fr. Stephen J. Laut, S.J., the university offers the Laut Honors Program. Throughout each school year, members of the program meet to discuss and study material related to that year's theme. At the conclusion of a student's sophomore year, students who have successfully completed the Laut program are invited to join the Ignatian Honors Seminar, a more rigorous program for which only six juniors and six seniors are selected.[24]

Wheeling Jesuit encourages all students to become actively involved in research in their desired fields. In many fields, seniors are required to complete a thesis or capstone project. In addition, students are actively encouraged to participate in the annual Student Research and Scholarship Symposium, in which students present research done over the past academic year.[25]

To aid students in their studies, the university offers extensive tutoring services through its Academic Resource Center ("the ARC"). The center, located in Ignatius Hall, offers tutoring for most classes, and provides writing tutors as well.[26]

Graduate Programs[edit]

WJU's Center for Professional and Graduate Studies offers five graduate programs, a Master of Business Administration; Master of Accountancy; Master of Science in Nursing; Master of Science in Organizational Leadership; and a Doctor of Physical Therapy.[27]

The Center for Professional and Graduate Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Development (BOLD) and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (MSOL). These are adult education programs that meet once a week in the evening.

<-- and the university's Charleston Center.[28] According to incoming president Richard A. Beyer, expanding the Charleston Center is one of the university's goals.[29]-->

Clifford M. Lewis, S.J. Appalachian Institute[edit]

The Appalachian Institute at Wheeling Jesuit University describes its mission as, "to serve as a center of research and analysis, education and action attuned always to the struggles and dreams of the Appalachian people."[30] The institute focuses on issues such as Appalachian health, hope, education, economic development, and coal impoundment, and has conducted research and produced exhibits regarding this issues.

In 2010, the university hosted the Ignatian Solidarity Network Spring Teach-In, which focused on issues of environmental sustainability and stewardship.[31] In September 2010, the Appalachian Institute held its second annual Appalachian Film Festival.[32]

The Institute for the Study of Capitalism and Morality[edit]

As a result of a donation from BB&T, WJU in 2006 became home to the Institute for the Study of Capitalism and Morality. According to its website, the Institute desires to study the roles of capitalism in a free society. The institute also promotes research and essay competitions, forums and debates, and a lecture series. Lecturers for the 2007–2008 school year included Thomas Woods and Doug Bandow.[33] In 2011, the ISCM welcomed former BB&T CEO John A. Allison IV to campus.[34]

Academic Facilities[edit]

WJU's Donahue Hall

Acker Science Center[edit]

Named for the school's former president Thomas Acker S.J., the center was built in 2002. It is home to classrooms and labs.

Donahue Hall[edit]

The oldest academic building on campus, Donahue Hall was constructed in 1955 and was renovated in 1988.[35] Donahue holds faculty offices, labs, and classrooms.[36] The hall is connected to the Acker Science Center via the "Acker bridge."

Expansion[edit]

The former adjacent girl's academy, Mount De Chantal Visitation Academy ceased operations in August 2010 and the Sisters of the Visitation who ran the school since its inception moved to the monastery at Georgetown Visitation Academy in Washington DC.[37] Wishing to see the Mount's legacy continued, the sisters gifted a large sum of money to establish and fund a Conservatory of Music at WJU.[38]

In July 2013, renovation began on the first floor of the CET building to create this Conservatory which "will feature an elegant recital hall, practice rooms, a parlor for students and performance-goers, and classroom and office space. A highlight will be the Sisters of the Visitation Gallery, a museum-like room displaying art, antiques and archival materials from Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy." Each year, one incoming female freshman will receive a $10,000 Mount de Chantal Scholarship, renewable annually, through the Mount de Chantal Fine Arts Education Fund.[39]

In the 2011–2012 school year, the university began the expansion of its fine arts programs. The university partners with River City Brass to offer instruction for its pep and symphonic bands. This music program also includes the establishment of a music major.[40]

In the Fall of 2013, Wheeling Jesuit University expanded its physical therapy doctoral program into downtown Wheeling, WV where it plans to "provide a free physical therapy clinic."[41]

Athletics[edit]

Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals
Logo
University Wheeling Jesuit University
Conferences Mountain East Conference
NCAA Division II
Athletic director Cameron Perry
Location Wheeling, WV
Varsity teams 20
Basketball arena McDonough Center
Baseball stadium J.B. Chambers Baseball/Softball Complex
Soccer stadium WJU Outdoor Athletic Complex
Mascot Iggy the Cardinal
Nickname Cardinals
Colors
     Red       Gold  Black
Homepage athletics.wju.edu
The Van Horne Grandstands, part of WJU's outdoor athletic complex.

Wheeling Jesuit University competes in NCAA Division II as part of the MEC. It had been a member of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) from 1957 to 2013, but in June 2012, the nine football-playing schools in the WVIAC announced their intention to break away and form a new conference, which eventually became the MEC.[42] Although WJU was initially left out of the split, it would soon receive an invitation to become a charter member of the new conference, which was officially unveiled on August 20, 2012 with competition to begin in the 2013–14 school year. WJU is the only non-football school in the MEC.[42]

WJU amassed 47 WVIAC titles during its tenure in that conference, and also boasts 40 Academic All-Americans. On Feb 28, 2009, WJU was televised nationally on CBS Sports against West Liberty University in a conference basketball match.

Currently, WJU supports 19 sports, including: Men's and women's soccer, men's and women's golf, men's and women's cross-country, men's and women's track (indoor and outdoor), men's and women's swimming, men's and women's basketball, volleyball, men's and women's lacrosse, softball, and baseball. Women's lacrosse, was announced on August 26, 2010, and the team began play in 2012.[43]

The university's home indoor athletic events are held in WJU's state of the art McDonough Center.[44] The university also offers a variety of intramural sports such as dodge-ball in the fall, basketball in the winter, and volleyball in the spring.

Rugby[edit]

Rugby, formerly offered as a club sport from 1967–1994, was restarted after an 18 year hiatus in December 2011. The university restarted its rugby program in part because the increasing popularity of rugby in Jesuit high schools meant that offering college rugby would be one way to attract more students.[45] The rugby team is a full varsity men's sport and provides scholarships for athletes.[46] The team is coached by Eric Jerpe, who has previously held various leadership positions, including with the Pittsburgh Harlequins, as manager of the US U-17 national team, and as a member of the USA Rugby board of directors.[47]

Wheeling played its first rugby sevens tournament in September 2012, where Wheeling finished fourth in the MAC Sevens despite fielding a team composed entirely of freshmen.[48] Wheeling notched its first win in fifteens on September 8, 2012, when Wheeling defeated the West Virginia Mountaineers 10–6 at home in front of a large crowd at James Larosa Stadium.[49]

Hockey[edit]

The university also has a club hockey team, which was restarted during the 2010–2011 school year. The team plays in tournaments at the Iceoplex at Southpointe and plays home games at WesBanco Arena.[50] The hockey team is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Hockey.[51]

Wrestling[edit]

In January 2013, athletic director Danny Sancomb announced that Wheeling Jesuit would be adding wrestling at the school's 20th intercollegiate sport.[52] Wheeling native and Cornell graduate, Sean Doyle was hired to build the program to compete in the fall of 2013.[53] All-American wrestler JD Ramsey was hired as a Graduate Assistant, while Matt Littleton and BJ Hedger were hired to serve as volunteer assistants in the first year. The first recruiting class of 29, includes wrestlers from 7 different states and the team will compete as an NCAA Division II program immediately.[54]

The university has designed a new wrestling facility, which will be ready for use in the fall of 2013. With athletic aid available, the program is positioned to become competitive in a short period of time.[55]

Campus life[edit]

Wheeling Jesuit University's campus features fifteen buildings,[56] six of which are residence halls.[57]

Residence life[edit]

Looking toward Campion and McHugh Residence Halls on WJU's campus

The university has seven residence halls under its jurisdiction.

  • Campion – Housing for male freshman and upperclassmen students with 1 floor for female students
  • McHugh – Housing for male freshman students
  • Ignatius – Upgraded co-ed housing for upperclass students, featuring an "Ace Floor" for approved, academically achieved students with around-the-clock quiet hours
  • Kirby – Upgraded housing for female students, occasionally freshmen
  • Sara Tracy – Housing for female freshman students
  • Thomas More – Co-ed housing for upperclass students in the format of quads
  • Steenrod – Apartment housing for graduate students, off the main campus but on University-owned property across Washington Avenue

Campion/McHugh Halls[edit]

Campion and McHugh Halls host most of the male students on campus. Campion is adjacent to McHugh and connected via a common stairwell. The halls share a common lounge, kitchenette, and study area. Rooms in each measure 15'5" W by 10'10" L.[58] Despite these similarities, the halls can be differentiated by the fact that Campion is air conditioned, while McHugh is not.[59] In addition, McHugh is three years older than Campion, having been dedicated in 1959,[60] while Campion was dedicated in 1962.[61]

Ignatius Hall[edit]

Ignatius Hall, dedicated in 1993,[62] is a co-educational residence hall for Upperclass students. Rooms are air-conditioned, and have private bathrooms. Each residence floor has laundry facilities and TV lounges, and each room is 12'8" W by 25' L.[63] The hall is named after St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.

Kirby Hall/Sara Tracy Hall[edit]

Dedicated in 2000, Kirby hall is one of the most recently built Halls on campus. The Hall houses 64 female students in 32 rooms. Each room has a bathroom, and the hall itself has a kitchen, laundry room, and lounge.[64]

Sara Tracy Hall, dedicated in 1959,[65] is a residence hall for female freshmen. The hall is divided into smaller hallways, all of which share common laundry facilities. The hall provides quick access to facilities, such as the Chapel of Mary and Joseph, the Mailroom, and the cafeteria.[66]

Thomas More[edit]

Opened in April, 1968. Thomas More houses upperclass students. Thomas More is a themed housing co-ed residential facility. Each quad is responsible for one social event a year that relates to the quad's theme. Rooms are divided into "quads." Each quad houses four, six, or eight students, and has three bedrooms, a lounge, and one bathroom. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own bathrooms. Inspections are done doing various university breaks.

A typical floor has four quads, and a community lounge. Laundry rooms are located on the first, second, third, and fourth floors. Telephone and Cable TV is provided. Thomas More resident assistants work to create a sense of community on their floor and in the building.[67]

Commitment to Social Justice[edit]

As part of the Jesuit philosophy, Wheeling Jesuit University prides itself on its commitment to community involvement and social justice. The Service for Social Action Center (SSAC) coordinates such programs. Arrupe Scholars (named for Pedro Arrupe) receive additional financial aid for completing at least 66 hours of community service a year.[68] Students are also afforded the option of living at Mother Jones house, a house in downtown Wheeling for students especially motivated for community work. The school is also home to other clubs and organizations promoting this message.[69] In addition, the university also works to promote mine safety, and in the aftermath of the Sago Mine disaster sponsors a yearly Mine Safety symposium.[70]

Student Organizations and Publications[edit]

Student Government[edit]

WJU's Student Government Association offices are located in Swint Hall. The Student Government Association is the elected voice of WJU students. The Wheeling Jesuit SGA consists of two branches: the Executive Board ("E-Board") and the Student Senate. The E-Board consists of a President and Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Student Advocate, Social Affairs Representative, Academic Affairs Representative, and Academic Affairs Representative.[71] The Student Senate is composed of at-large representatives, class officers, and a commuter representative.[72]

Organizations[edit]

Wheeling Jesuit University students are given an array of opportunities for campus involvement. Student Government and the Campus Activities Board plan activities each year, in addition to those already put on by clubs. While many of the clubs are service-oriented in nature, there are also political, artistic, and major-related organizations.[73]

  • Adventure Society
  • Appalachian Experience Club
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Circle K International
  • Commuter Club
  • Computer Club
  • Criminal Justice Club
  • French Club
  • HESS (Help Enrich Someone Special) Mentoring
  • History Club
  • International Student Club
  • JAPOT (Justice and Peace in Our Times)
  • Mendel Club
  • Music Ministry
  • OASIS (Open and Aware Students Helping Other Students)
  • Philosophy Club
  • Political Science Club
  • Psychology Club/Psi Chi
  • Society for Women
  • Spanish Club
  • Students for Life
  • SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise)
  • Student Leaders Across Campus
  • Student Nurses Association
  • Theatre Guild
  • WJU Chamber Singers

Media[edit]

Campus Traditions[edit]

Culture Fest[edit]

Each spring Wheeling Jesuit's International Student club sponsors a festival celebrating the cultural diversity of WJU. The activities included samples of ethnic food as well as music and demonstrations from students' native countries.[74]

Last Blast[edit]

"Last Blast" is held at the end of every school year. The events include a concert, a formal dance, a carnival held outside of Donahue Hall, and a raft race down Wheeling Creek.[75] Some of the artists at past Last Blast concerts include Andy Grammer, Punchline, and Colbie Caillat.

Jesuit Idol[edit]

Jesuit Idol is an annual talent competition modeled after American Idol and held every spring semester. Contestants sing before a live audience and a panel of judges, and are eliminated in a series of themed rounds. The winner is awarded a cash prize. The event is streamed online.[76]

People[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Faculty and Staff[edit]

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Center for Educational Technologies[edit]

The Center for Educational Technologies (CET) refers both to a set of externally-funded projects[99] and to a building on the WJU campus in which these projects were originally housed. In December 2012 the CET projects and staff moved to a different building on campus - the NTTC - where development and research continue. The CET building itself now houses administrative offices and classrooms, as well as the Challenger Learning Center.[100] The CET projects include online and interactive learning development as well as mine safety training.

Challenger Learning Center[edit]

The Challenger Learning Center [101] at WJU is one of 48 such centers worldwide. It offers several educational programs to middle and high school students. One of the more notable is a Space Shuttle simulation where "participants serve on one of eight teams in mission control or on the space station. Merging the power of imagination with the excitement of discovery, students become engineers and scientists as they simulate a space mission. The experience provides students along with teachers and adult learners with simulations that emphasize teamwork, problem-solving, decision-making and communication skills."[102]

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center[edit]

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at Wheeling Jesuit University was established in 2010. Located in the National Technology Transfer Center, the IEC's goal is to "deliver a range of business training, mentoring and incubation programs designed to help local entrepreneurs – engineers, scientists, researchers, and technology developers – transition ideas and concepts to commercial products and ventures."[103] The IEC provides business training and incubation, in addition to holding professional workshops.[104][105]

Controversies[edit]

Federal investigation[edit]

On April 14, 2012, the Associated Press reported that a federal affidavit had been filed against Wheeling Jesuit University and its vice president in charge of Sponsored Programs, former MSHA head, J. Davitt McAteer. The criminal investigation is focused on alleged misappropriated federal grant money via fraudulent billing practices between 2005 and 2011. The expenses in question included McAteer's salary, which had nearly doubled from $130,300 to $230,659 between 2006 and 2008, as well as cell phones, computers, and the salary for a staff member in McAteer's private law office in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.[106]

Four days later, the University released an official statement on the school's web site stating that the Board of Trustees gave authorization to release an independent report from 2008 on the University's cost-allocation methods to the United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia. Rick Beyer, president at the time, was quoted as stating "The University has always been, and always will be, completely transparent with regards to its cost-allocation methods of its technology centers."[107]

McAteer retired from his position at Wheeling Jesuit University when his contract expired on June 30, 2012.

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