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Wheeling Jesuit University

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Wheeling Jesuit University

316 Washington Avenue

Wheeling, WV 26003





CAMPUS AT A GLANCE (brief description)

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 Jssuit Colleges and Universities. Approximately 1,200 undergraduate students attend WJU.


The campus houses two prominent National Aeroautic and Space Administration buildings: Robert C. Byrd National Technology Transfer Center (NTTC) and  Emma Ora Byrd Center for Educational Technologies (CET). The CET building is the official home of NASA's Classroom of the Future.



Location:  Wheeling, West Virginia (just off Interstate 70).  The Admissions Office can help arrange a visit to campus. Contact Admissions at 1-800-624-6992 or admiss@wju.edu to set up an appointment.

Enrollment: 1,205

Other interesting tidbits:



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Number of Bonner Scholars/Leaders:

Active in Bonner AmeriCorps Ed Award: 12

Active in Other AmeriCorps Ed Award:

Active in Learn & Serve CBR:

Active in FIPSE Civic Ed Certficate/Minor:  



Bonner AmeriCorps Coordinators:  Christine Ohl-Gigliotti, Dean of Student Development

                                                  Nora Snyder, Executive Secretary

President:  J. Davitt McAteer

Director, Service for Social Action: Erin McDonald

Bonner Senior Intern(s): Christian Silvio Greco

Bonner Congress Representatives:


MORE ABOUT US (our partners, trips, structure, best or unique practices)

Spring Break Service Immersion Trips: This spring the SSAC will sponsor three service trips to Boston, MA, Camden, NJ and Southern WV.  Over 40 students, staff and faculty will participate in our spring break immersions, which are focused on three areas of interest.  The Boston, MA service immersion trip will focus on immigration and diversity issues, the Camden, NJ service immersion trip will focus on issues related to urban poverty, and lastly the Southern WV service immersion trip will focus on health related issues.  The trips for this year are full but if you're interested in learning more about our alternative break experiences please contact the SSAC.


New Orleans Trips. The SSAC has sponsored seven trips and hopes to sponsor its eigth hurricane relief trip to New Orleans, LA next school year '08-'09. We work in partnership with Catholic Charities of New Orleans and the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). We work with Catholic Charities to help the poor, elderly and disabled survivors of Hurricane Katrina who do not have the money or the means to rebuild on their own. If you're interested in joining us on the next trip please stop by the SSAC for more information. Spots on upcoming trips will go quickly so be sure to watch for flyers and upcoming annoucements.


Appalachian Outreach, Inc, located in Glen Dale, WV is looking for students that are interested in helping with website maintenance, research on poverty in WV, and students that are willing to help load trucks with donated goods that need transported to needy counties in southern, WV.

American Red Cross Blood Drive: This spring Wheeling Jesuit will be sponsoring a campus wide blood drive on March 25th from 12-6pm in Troy Theater. All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to donate or volunteer to help with the event.


Prison Ministry: Thursday evening's throughout the semester Wheeling Jesuit students run faith sharing and life skill groups with incarcerated youth at the Northern Regional Juvenile Detention Center.  If you're interested in participating in this meaningful service experience please contact the SSAC.


Special Olympics: Each year Wheeling Jesuit University hosts the Northern Panhandle Special Olympics on the last Saturday of April.  Wheeling Jesuit uses over 250 volunteers to make this event a great success.  Planning will begin shortly.  If you would like to get involved please contact the SSAC. 





Click here to complete the:

Wheeling Jesuit - Bonner AmeriCorps Program Report


Student Leadership Planning:

 Click here for Congress Leadership Plans:

Wheeling Jesuit Congress Action Planning



Serve 2.0

  • Staff Point Person for project:  name - email
  • Student Point Person for project:  name - email
  • Planning to submit mini-grant proposal:  yes - no
  • Bonner Program or Campus-Wide Wiki status:  created - not created; if yes, provide URL
  • Participating in Bonner Video Project:  yes - no
    • Student BVL (Bonner Video Liaison) contact info posted on link: Bonner Video Liaisons
    • Need a Flip Cam? (we can provide one per campus): yes - no
  • See useful links:  Serve 2.0 Resource Wiki   |   Mini-Grant RFP



  • Using BWBRS 3.0: yes - no - comment
  • Need for additional training:  yes - no - for whom
  • See useful links:  BWBRS 3.0 Help Guide


Bonner AmeriCorps

  • Please list the contact information of the staff and student interns who manage your AmeriCorps Paperwork:
    • Note:  due to the audit and the transition to BWBRS 3, all current AmeriCorps Managers will be scheduled for an AmeriCorps Management Training for 2009 within the first few weeks of the semester. Please schedule this phone call with your Foundation Program Associate as soon as possible.
  • Spring Enrollments 2009:  Please complete this survey right away: AmeriCorps Survey
  • Please note: This survey is for the Spring semester slots only. It does not matter if your campus had previously requested slots and have "left overs." Please fill out this survey to specify how many members your campus will enroll this semester. If you do not want slots, they should fill it in with zeroes. We will be sending out a Summer and Fall request as well, so this is only for this semester. 


Issue-Based Research

  • What issue(s) working group will your campus focus on (in preparation for SLI 2009)? 
    • general issue area
  • Specific topic for issue brief (see Research Guide for help to work with partner in defining):  
    • specific issue brief topic (define by February)
  • Lead contact people for project (staff and/or students, community partner agency):
    • names, titles, phone numbers, emails
  • See useful links:  PolicyOptions Wiki   |  Campus Implementation Guide



Feel free to upload photos, especially of events like Orientation, First Year Trip, Second Year Exchange, Congress Representatives and Senior Interns, Campus-Wide projects, or the Bonner community.  Provide brief captions if you can.


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