The College Chorale will join other area
singers and the WV Symphony Orchestra for the popular "Home for
the Holidays" concerts on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7-8, at 8
p.m. at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston
and on Sunday, Dec. 9 at Blennerhassett School in Parkersburg at
3 p.m. For tickets for the Charleston performances, call (304) 561-3570. For the Parkersburg performance, call
(304) 485-4200. Celebrate the season with wonderful music!
(Submitted by H.G. Young III, 11/30/07)
The Library has a trial of the
Webfeat search software. Webfeat allows for searching across
multiple databases. We ask for assistance in evaluating the
software. To access Webfeat, click on the "Trial Offers" link on
the Library's homepage. Then click on the "Webfeat" link to go
to the search engine. Please contact Stephen Hupp with
by Stephen Hupp 11/29/07)
December 31st Paychecks.
The following is
information regarding the disbursement of end-of-the-year
paychecks. All Dec. 31st paychecks and direct deposit
stubs will be mailed from Charleston on Dec. 28th. If you
prefer not to have your check mailed, you may sign up for direct
deposit by Dec. 7th for the funds to be electronically
transferred on Dec. 31st. These forms are available in the
Human Resources Office and the Business Office. (Submitted by
Melody Mercer 11/30/07)
W-2 Mailing Address.
Please verify your mailing
address on your check. This will also ensure that
your 2007 W-2s are mailed to the correct address. To
change your address, go to WVU Parkersburg's
site. Click on Human Resources
in the left hand column. On the HR page, in the left
hand column under "WVU
Parkersburg HR Links," click on forms. Print
and complete the Change of Address Form and return to
Nancy Hindy (ext. 290) in Human Resources or Melody
Mercer (ext. 331) in the Business Office
(Submitted by Melody Mercer 11/30/07)
of Information on Benefits.
Human Resources suggests
that all employees complete the
Release of Information form
so in times of emergency, HR can provide information about the
benefit plans to designated family members.
(Submitted by HR 11/29/07)
Welcome, Bethel Peck. Bethel started full-time employment on
November 28th as a Campus Service Worker. She previously worked
as a Mountaineer Temporary Worker.
(Submitted by HR 11/28/07)
The college library is open 12PM-4PM on Sunday
2 December and Sunday 9 December.
(Submitted by Stephen Hupp 11/26/07)
Deadline to contribute to the campus' State Employees Combined Campaign is Friday (Nov. 30).
Brochures/forms are available in the Institutional Advancement
Office (#1102). This is an opportunity to support the work of
charitable organizations in your community which help others as
well as to ensure services will be available in times of need.
Payroll deduction is available. Call ext. 203 with
The college's Theatre
Department will present "The Laramie Project," this weekend
(Nov. 30-Dec. 2).
The library has ordered a Kindle, the newest
electronic book reader. Once it arrives, it will be made available
to the campus community for evaluation purposes. Contact
Stephen Hupp for details.
The college's Art Department is conducting
a ceramic and bake sale featuring student ceramic creations.
The sale is taking place in the hallway outside the library from 9
a.m. to 8 p.m., Nov. 26-28. Proceeds
will benefit the art department.
the Child Development Center.
Bob Evans is sponsoring a
Community Fund Night in support of the college's new Child
Development Center. On Nov. 28 between 5 and 9 p.m., the 7th
Street Bob Evans in Parkersburg will donate 20% of any check
paid by those with the special Child Development Center flyer.
The evening's proceeds will benefit the center's building fund.
Flyers are available in the Education Division office.
(Submitted by Cindy Kelley 11/15/07)
Welcome to Donna Uhl. Donna comes to WVU Parkersburg from the
Parkersburg Wood County Library and began work as a Library
Technical Assistant I as of Nov 19th.
(Submitted by HR 11/21/07)
Ellen Pope, the evening and weekend librarian,
suggested the following:
As most of you
know, David Sindledecker, a former theater professor here,
passed away 11/12/07. He really loved the theater, plays and
costuming. In lieu of flowers, I think a fitting tribute to him
would be to donate either books on those subjects or money for the
books in his memory to the WVU Parkersburg Library. I am working on
a book of children's plays that he had written and Headline Books, a
local WV publishing company, will publish it. He knew that this was
in the works and was happy that it would really happen. I know that
he would be happy to have the theater collection built up in the
library for future students and staff to use. For additional
information, contact either Stephen Hupp or Ellen Pope, at 424-8260. (Submitted 11/17/07)
web site has been redesigned and
additional content added. New to the site are forms for students to
request tutoring or to volunteer as a tutor. Links are also
posted for special tutoring programs and specific subject area
Users of the aerobics room are asked not to remove electrical
outlet covers in the aerobics room. If it is necessary to
remove them, please re-cover the outlet after use. Uncovered
outlets create a safety hazard, particularly for the children
that use the room.
(Submitted 11/15/07 by Linda Novak.)
Days of Christmas. Sign up in the Wellness Center for an easy
program during the holiday season aimed at keeping you healthy and
happy. All participants that complete the program will receive a
free gift and their names will be entered into a drawing for the
grand prize which will be announced at the Christmas Luncheon. Call
Allison with questions (ext 205).
(Submitted 11/14/07 by Allison Sayre)
Prepared at Home for Emergencies. Let the Red Cross
provide you with some valuable
(Submitted by HR 11/14/07)
Art Sale / Bake Sale.
The Art Department will sponsor a
ceramic art sale and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 26-27
outside the library. "Come and buy something not made in
China!" Help support the 3-D/Ceramic Studio.
(Submitted by Zach Orcutt 11/13/07)
Great American Smoke
Out. Come try
your luck at Tobacco Style Fear Factor this Thursday in the
Theater. A grand prize will go to the winner of the event! Join
us between 11am-1pm for prizes, free snacks and information on
tobacco cessation. Contact Allison in the Wellness Center (ext.
205) with any questions. (Submitted by Allison Sayre 11/13/07)
former Theatre Department coordinator, passed away 11/12/07
after a long illness. (Submitted 11/13/07 by Jeffrey Byrd)
Awareness Week. President
Bush has proclaimed Nov. 11-17, as National Veteran's Awareness
Week. In observance, the film, "Vietnam Veteran: Then & Now,"
will be shown in the college theatre on Wednesday, Nov.14, from
11:00 to 11:55 a.m. This film is being shown as part of the
Social Justice Awareness Film Series and is free to WVU at
Parkersburg students. Please encourage students to attend this
engagement period activity. Faculty and staff are also invited
to attend. You may bring your lunch if you do not leave the
evidence behind! A sign-in sheet will be available to document
attendance. The film is not rated, but does include graphic
material and strong language. To read the Presidential
Proclamation or to check out the film description, visit the
Social Justice web
(Submitted by Debbie Richards 11/12/07)
Welcome to Karen Sprout.
Karen has been working as a Mountaineer Temporary in the
Children's Room. She will start working Nov. 12th as a part-time
Child Care Assistant II. (Submitted by HR 11/12/07)
Autumn Concert. The
College Chorale will present its Autumn Concert: "And the Night
Shall be Filled with Music," on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 PM at
the First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th Street. The performance
will include sacred selections, several pieces with an Autumn
theme, and a cappella songs recorded by Sweet Honey in the Rock
and Anuna. The concert is FREE and open to the public.
(Submitted by H.G. Young III, 11/10/07)
Phi Theta Kappa Seminar # 4 will be held in Room
2212 on Tuesday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. The seminar is free to
all but because of limited space, reservations should be made with
Linda Dotson at 424-8253, Social Sciences Division. The Topic
is: "American Theocracy: Politics, Radical Religion, Oil, and
Borrowed Money in the 21st Century." Visit this
link for details about the
satellite seminar. For further information contact
Tickets are still available for Tuesday's high
energy performance of Appalachian clogging and other percussive
dances by FiddleKicks. The performance begins at 7 PM in the
Multi-purpose Room. Remember that WVU Parkersburg faculty and staff
may purchase special advance tickets for themselves and one guest
for $5 each in the business office. Tickets at the door are regular
price. For more information visit:
(Submitted by H.G. Young III, 11/10/07)
Notes. A list of
recently purchased library materials is
available on the library's web site.
Click on the "New Materials" link in the
low left hand corner. ... To mark the
passing of author Norman Mailer, the
library has set up a display of his
(Submitted by Stephen Hupp 11/10/07)
WEIGHT WATCHERS AT WORK is coming to
campus!Meetings will be held on Mondays from noon until 1 pm. The
session costs $136 and will run for 12 weeks (this is only
$1.62/day). A start date will be set after 10 participants
have signed up....so, contact Allison in the Wellness Center ASAP
for this exciting opportunity!
(Submitted by Allison Sayre 11/9/07)
Coldwater Creek Lecture
faculty and staff are invited to the second installment of the
Coldwater Creek Lecture Series on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 3 pm in the
college theatre. Business and Honors College students are
especially encouraged to attend this leadership-focused lecture.
Guest lecturer is David Edwards, IT Department Head of Coldwater
Creek, who is responsible for support of international logistics and
distribution operations. He has been an adjunct faculty member at
WVU Parkersburg and is an active community leader. His talk will
focus on the importance of leadership in times of transition. The
Business and Economics Division is responsible for hosting this
second lecture in a continuing series made possible by Coldwater
Creek. (Submitted by Alice Ondrusek 11/9/07)
Spring 2008 Graduate Tuition Waivers.
The WVU Office of Student Accounts is
now accepting graduate tuition waivers
for Spring 2008. The necessary forms are
available through WVU Parkersburg's
Human Resources. Information may also be
obtained at the HR website (FAQ's).
Please call Ext. 212 with questions
and/or return completed forms to Human
Resources by Nov. 15. (Submitted by HR
WVU Parkersburg will receive sealed bids
on several items that are in inventory
surplus on Nov. 14. Please check the
Purchasing bid board outside the
Business Office for more information.
(Submitted 11/7/07 by Kevin Offenberger)
Format. The American Psychological Association has
published its APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources. The Library
has added a link to this guide on its web site in the Guides for
Footnotes and Endnotes sections. Faculty and students who use the
APA format should be aware that the APA has made significant changes
in citation format. The new formats appear in this guide. Please
contact Stephen Hupp at the library for additional information.
(Submitted 11/7/07 by Stephen Hupp)
by students in the Drawing 1 classes are
currently on display in the library. The
works represent a variety of media and
techniques introduced during the first
semester of drawing. "While the creation
of art is messy, the result can be
hope you enjoy the result. (Submitted
by Beth Sears Cox 11/6/07)
The Dean of Students' office is now
located in Room 1209 and the Executive
Dean of Academic Affairs' office is in
Hours. Library hours for Thanksgiving break are:
Saturday 17 November 8AM-4PM; Sunday 18 November Closed;
Monday 19 November - Wednesday 21 November 8AM-4PM; Thursday
22 November -Sunday 25 November Closed. Also, we will be open
Sunday 2 December and Sunday 8 December 12PM-4PM for the end of the
term and finals. Contact Stephen Hupp for additional information.
(Submitted by Stephen Hupp 11/05/07)