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Wheeling Jesuit University

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Established 1954
Type Private, Liberal Arts
President Rev. Julio Giulietti, S.J.[1]
Undergraduates 1,200
Location Wheeling, West Virginia, USA
Campus Small Town
Colors Red and Black
Mascot Cardinals
Athletics NCAA Division II West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Affiliations Society of Jesus
Website www.wju.edu

Wheeling Jesuit University is a private, co-educational 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 (known as the Jesuits). Today, Wheeling Jesuit University is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Approximately 1,200 undergraduate students attend WJU.[2] The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Nickname: The Friendly City Location in Ohio County in the State of West Virginia Coordinates: Settled 1769 Established 1806 Incorporated 1836  - Mayor Nick Sparachane  - City Manager Robert Herron  - Chief of Police Kevin Gessler, Sr. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... A street in Ynysybwl, Wales, relatively stereotypical of a small town A town is usually an urban area which is not considered to rank as a city. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) is a college athletic conference which operates entirely within the U.S. state of West Virginia. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Nickname: The Friendly City Location in Ohio County in the State of West Virginia Coordinates: Settled 1769 Established 1806 Incorporated 1836  - Mayor Nick Sparachane  - City Manager Robert Herron  - Chief of Police Kevin Gessler, Sr. ... Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities or AJCU is an American voluntary service organization based in Washington, D.C. whose mission is to serve its member institutions, the 28 colleges and universities in the United States administered by the Society of Jesus. ...


The campus houses two prominent National Aeronautic and Space Administration buildings: Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC) and Erma Ora Byrd Center for Educational Technologies (CET). The CET building is the official home of NASA's Classroom of the Future. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States government, responsible for the nations public space program. ...


Wheeling Jesuit University competes in Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association as a member of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC). The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) is a college athletic conference which operates entirely within the U.S. state of West Virginia. ...


The motto of Wheeling Jesuit University is Luceat Lux Vestra, which means "Let your light shine."

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Academics

Wheeling Jesuit is highly rated for its Academics. There is a strong core curriculum that all students must complete. This core, a noted component of Jesuit Universities, is designed to produce a well-rounded person well trained in humanistic pursuits and the liberal arts. Many faculty are published experts in their field, and are consistently well-rated by students. In 1997, WJU was named as the fourth best educational value in the southeast, and the 15th best college in the region.[3] In addition, the school is ranked 21st best Masters school in the south by U.S. News & World Report.[4] The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...


Athletics

Wheeling Jesuit University's compete's in the NCAA's Division II, competing in the WVIAC. Wheeling Jesuit has amassed 47 WVIAC titles and 40 Academic All-Americans, which is proof of WJU's success. Currently, WJU supports 18 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, lacrosse, softball, and baseball, which was started during the 2005-2006 Academic School year. There is also a running joke that Wheeling Jesuit is still undefeated in football (not soccer); in fact, the campus bookstore sells tee shirts that says precisely this. However, WJU have never had a football team. Division II (or DII) is an intermediate-level division of competition in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. ...


Jesuits

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.


Notable Alumni

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Notes

  1. ^ http://www.wju.edu/about/adm_news_story.asp?iNewsID=2320&strBack=%2FDefault%2Easp
  2. ^ http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/directory/brief/drglance_3831_brief.php
  3. ^ http://www.wju.edu/about/history/1990s.asp#1997
  4. ^ http://www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/rankings/brief/t1univmas_s_brief.php
  5. ^ http://www.senate.state.oh.us/senators/bios/sd_30.html

External links

  • Wheeling Jesuit University's Website
  • Wheeling Jesuit Athletics
  • Classroom of the Future
  • US News.com Wheeling Jesuit Quick Facts

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Wheeling Jesuit University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (481 words)
Wheeling Jesuit University is a private, co-educational 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 (known as the Jesuits).
Wheeling Jesuit University competes in Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association as a member of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC).
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