Combined Campaign. The campus WV State
Employees Combined Campaign is complete. Thank you to all who
contributed to the many health and social service agencies through
your pledges. The campus total is $2,568. Thanks for caring.
(Submitted 12/14/06; Revised 1/4/07)
The Curriculum Committee Agenda for
January 2 has been posted on the Curriculum Committee website at
http://www.wvup.edu/currcomm/cchomepage.htm (Submitted by Kim Fluharty 12/19/06)
Room Change. The In-Service workshop on
Grant Writing has been moved from Room 1330 to the Library.
(Submitted by Kim Fluharty 12/15/06)
Posting of Temporary Position.
As many of you know, Human Resources has posted a temporary
in the Dean's Office of
Academic Affairs. This position is needed to cover a short-term
leave. Current employees are welcome to express interest in
this position or make referrals of qualified applicants. Please
see Nancy Hindy in Human Resources with your question. (Submitted by Peggy Jameson 12/13/06)
The library will be open 8 AM-4
PM Monday, Dec. 18 - Friday, Dec. 22. (Submitted
by Stephen Hupp 12/13/06)
Spring Semester In-Service agenda is available on the
(Submitted by Kim Fluharty 12/11/06)
The Mountain Stage radio show
recorded at WVU Parkersburg on Oct. 1st is scheduled for broadcast
stations nationwide during the week after Dec. 15.
Check local listings. Performers
included David Hildalgo and Louis Perez of Los Lobos, Rodrigo y
Gabriela, Jeff Lang, Matt Keating and Emily Spray, and Cracker. (Submitted by Connie D.
Payroll Deduction Drawing.
McCue is the first winner of a drawing initiated and sponsored by
the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation. Those participating in the
Foundation's new payroll deduction plan are automatically entered
prize drawing. (Submitted by Jenny Keup
Just a reminder that if you can,
please get me the centerpieces for the Christmas lunch by next week.
In the past, each division has been asked to donate a center piece
for table settings. At the end of the lunch they are given away as
door prizes. To date, I only have one division's donation. Thanks
for your assistance in this matter. Have a great finals week and
look forward to seeing you at the luncheon. (Submitted
by Pat Mollohan 12/8/06)
- Pat M
Holiday Break Paycheck.
The Business Office will be open
on December 29th from 10:00 am until noon. You may pick up your
paycheck then. If you do not pick it up at that time, it will be
handled on January 2nd as usual.......delivered to your office,
Division Office (for adjuncts), etc. If your check or direct
deposit stub is normally mailed, it will be mailed on December 29th.
If you have any questions, please contact Melody Mercer at (304)
424-8331. (Submitted by Melody Mercer,
The performances of "A
Company of Wayward Saints" have been canceled.
(Submitted by Carson Soelberg, 12/7/06)
The College Chorale will join the West Virginia
Symphony Orchestra and other local singers this weekend for its
"Home for the Holidays" Concert. Performances will be at the Clay
Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston at 8 PM on Friday and
Saturday nights (Dec. 8 and 9) and at Blennerhassett School in
Parkersburg at 3 PM on Sunday (Dec. 10).
This always popular concert will feature a wide variety of holiday
music. For tickets, call (304) 561-3570
(Charleston), (304) 485-4200 (Parkersburg), or order online at
www.wvsymphony.org. Join the
College Chorale and celebrate the season. (Submitted by H.G. Young,
The Library is serving free coffee, tea and cocoa
during the last week of classes and finals week. Please stop by and
enjoy. Good luck on finals and happy holidays. (Submitted by
Stephen Hupp, 12/4/06)
Honors College Reception.
You are cordially invited to
join in the Celebration of Success of our Honor Students next
Thursday, Dec. 7 from 6-7pm in the Community Room. The reception is
in recognition of the achievements of our honor students and the
continued commitment to excellence demonstrated by the Honors
Faculty and Honors Council. Light refreshments will be served and
everyone is encouraged to stay from 7-8pm for the Honors Seminar
featuring Dr. Marie Foster Gnage as our guest speaker.
Honor students poster demonstrations and projects will be on
display, having been open to the public from 10-2 earlier in the
day. Many of the honor students will be on hand to discuss their
projects and research and you are encouraged to visit with them and
learn more about their special interests.
Remember, all honor students wishing to earn honors credit must have
attended at least one honors seminar. We are strongly encouraging
students to attend Dr. Gnage's presentation.
Please encourage your students (especially honor students) to attend
the open exhibition from 10-2 and I thank you again for helping me
get messages to the students until the new email system is in place
for me contact them directly.
I look forward to celebrating a great semester with you next
Director, WVU Parkersburg Honors College (Submitted by Gregg
of the Month.
Al Collins, Campus Police Officer, who has been selected as Employee
of the Month for December. Al began working for West Virginia
University at Parkersburg in 1985, and has worked in campus
security, student activities, and maintenance for 21 years. He
earned his associate's degree from Parkersburg Community College.
Al has served as Staff
Council President as well as many other campus wide committees. He
is currently serving on the Safety Committee and the Christmas
Luncheon Committee. Al lives on the south side of Parkersburg with
Kelly, his wife of 18 years, and his two daughters, Tara (a senior
at South) and Kyla (a sophomore). Al and his wife Kelly are
active members of Bethel Baptist Church in Lubeck. They are in
charge of the AWANA and the Sunday School teachers programs. They
are leaders in the Fairview 4H Club, and are very active as
community volunteers. They received an award from President Bush
last year for having volunteered over 3,000 hours as a family. Al &
Kelly also enjoy watching their daughters compete in several
expressed his gratitude for being selected Employee of the Month by
saying “I would like to thank the staff at WVUP for over 20 years of
support as part of the WVUP family and let them know that I am
looking forward to the next 20 years working with them.”
Following are excerpts from the nominations that served as the basis
for Al’s selection as Employee of the Month.
“I would like to nominate
Al Collins for employee of the month. He is just an awesome example
of a dedicated employee. He always lends a (big) helping hand to
Employee of the Month program is sponsored by the WVUP Staff
Council. Nominations may be submitted to Karen Branham in
accordance with the
guidelines established by Staff Council. (Submitted by
Karen Branham 12/01/06)
Used Textbook Project.
Phi Theta Kappa is presently
collecting used text books for a project called Better World Books,
Books for Africa, Book Drives for Better Lives. Text books that the
bookstore does not buy back can be donated to this cause. (rather
than throwing them away). Phi Theta Kappa will receive fifty
cents (.50) for every text book that can be used and a school in
Africa gets the benefit of the text book. It is a win/win situation
Any text book that is less than five years old will probably
qualify. (No workbooks that have been written in please) There will
be boxes for drop off on both campuses. See Lisa Flowers-Clements or
Violet Mosser on the main campus and Dianne Davis at Jackson County
for more details. (Submitted by Dianne Davis,