Rod Parker has won an official NASCAR
Pit Cap signed by Jeff Gordon and valued at over $25. Payroll
deductees have won over $900 in prizes during the past year. The
payroll deduction program is a great way to support the new Child
Development Center! Forms are available at the Foundation Office or
by calling 424-8340.
(Submitted by Jenny Keup 11/1/07)
The Distinguished Performance Series presents FiddleKicks, an
ensemble of dancers and musicians performing traditional Appalachian
clogging and other percussive dances to the rhythms and driving beat
of the banjo and fiddle, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in the
College Activities Center. Tickets are currently available in the
business office: Adults $10/Students $5. (WVU-P faculty and staff
may buy special advance tickets for themselves and one guest for $5
each). Put on your dancing shoes. FiddleKicks might invite you to
join in the fun! For more information visit
(Submitted by H.G. Young II 10/31/07)
Just a reminder that the 19th annual
American Sampler Craft Show will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, in the
Multi-Purpose Room from 8:30a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Also there will be a
bake sale, hot dog sale, and white elephant sale. Bake sale
items/workers need to see Patsy Bee (President's Office) and/or
Sandi Smith (Records Office); hot dog sales/donations/workers need
to see Drema Starkey (Advising Center),White Elephant donations see
Doris Tustin (Purchasing) and craft show inquires, please see Pat
Mollohan (Office 1012).
(Submitted by Pat Mollohan 10/31/07)
Kim Zaph, WVU wellness program manager, will conduct a wellness
workshop for WVU Parkersburg employees on Friday (Nov. 2)from 1
to 3 p.m. in the CCE building, Room A. Topics to be covered
include five health-related components of fitness; flexibility
activities that can be used at work; stress in general and
stress in the workplace; stress management; time management, and
weight management. Please contact
Margaret Bailey (ext.
214) if you will be attending. (Submitted
Please be aware that the GroupWise Client is down.
The Computer Center has been in contact with the OIT Helpdesk in
efforts to resolve this issue. Faculty and staff are able to access
their GroupWise accounts via web access. To gain access to your
account, go to
and scroll down the page until you see the Novell GroupWise icon
located on the bottom right. You will simply log in with your
normal username and password. If you have any questions or need
assistance in logging in, please contact Jessie Wass at x334. Thank
you for your patience while we work with OIT to reestablish our
connection. (Submitted by Jessie Wass
or Treat Reminder. Just a reminder that the children from
the Children's Room will be Trick or Treating on Wednesday, Oct.
31st, beginning at 11 am. We anticipate about 24 children will be
participating this year. We look forward to visiting your area! (Submitted by Linda Novak 10/29/07)
These classes are being held free of
charge to anyone interested. The first class will be Nov. 1 from 11
a.m. -12:15 p.m. in room 1317. Thereafter, classes will be every
Tuesday until the end of the semester from 11 a.m. -12:15 p.m., also
in room 1317. Please contact Allison in the Wellness Center to sign
(Submitted by Allison Sayre 10/29/07)
With the recent reports of staph or MRSA
( methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infection in the
state, a reminder that the best way to avoid becoming infected (and
preventing the spread of germs) is good personal hygiene, including
washing your hands frequently. More information is available
link. (Submitted 10/26/07)
Fine Free Fridays. Fridays in November are fine free at
the Library. On Fridays in November, return an overdue book and pay
no fines. Return a book that is more than 60 days overdue and pay
only half the fine. Also, a donation of a canned good item for the
Student Government food drive erases an outstanding fine or fee of
under $5. Please see any library staff member for details. (Submitted by Stephen Hupp 10/26/07)
This is a reminder of the
informational workshops on Oct. 30 on the new grievance procedure
for higher education employees. The first session will be 10 a.m.
until noon and a repeat session at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Corporate and Community Education Building, Room B. Jim
Morris and Bob Brak of the WVU Human Resources Employee Relations
Department will present an overview of the process, how to prepare
for a grievance, and how the use of good supervisory skills can
minimize the chance of a grievance.
(Submitted by Margaret Bailey 10/26/07)
WVU Parkersburg Theatre and the
University Players will present Robert Anderson's "I Never Sang For
My Father" on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 pm; Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7 pm, and
Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 pm, in the College Theatre. All
performances are free. For further information contact Jeff
Byrd, ext. 295. (Submitted by Jeff Byrd 10/25/07)
Current, former PEIA policyholders urged to place a `fraud alert’ on
PEIA has posted a letter to its website dealing with a fraud alert affecting
current and former PEIA members. The letter is being issued as a
result of an Oct. 16th incident involving a missing computer file
that contains over 200,000 names of past and current policyholders,
along with their dependents, with last known address and social
security numbers. The fraud alert service is free, and PEIA
officials are urging members to request that the alert be placed on
their credit file. There are three firms to choose from to make the
request: Experian: 1-888-397-3742; Equifax: 1-800-525-6285; and
TransUnion, 1-800-680-7289. To access this letter and other
information issued by PEIA, go to this
PEIA also has a toll-free line to assist members: 1-800-435-4351.
All current and former benefits-eligible employees who are PEIA
members should take appropriate steps to protect their personal
Remember that Daylight Saving Time is in
effect longer this year with the passage of the Energy Policy Act.
The Act extends Daylight Saving Time by four weeks from the second
Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November.
(Submitted by Debbie Richards 10/24/07)
Reception. The Business Office is hosting a retirement
reception for Jack Simpkin on Monday, October 29th at 2:00 p.m. in
the Business Office. Please stop by and offer your best wishes to
Jack and enjoy cake and punch.
(Submitted 10/24/07 by Dina Braniff)
Available. Tuesday night's public presentation by Jerry
Mitchell, Investigative Reporter with the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson,
Mississippi, was videotaped. It is available for viewing in the
(Submitted 10/24/07 by Debbie Richards)
The college will host a meeting of the Advisory
Council of Classified Employees on Thursday (Oct. 25), in Room B of
the Corporate and Community Education building from 9:30 a.m. to
4 p.m. The campus community is invited to meet ACCE representatives as well as attend the meeting. Also,
on Friday (Oct. 26), ACCE will make a presentation to the Council of
Community and Technical College Education in the Community Room.
Classified employees are invited to attend the presentation, which
will begin at approximately 9 a.m. (Submitted by Tim Beardsley 10/24/07)
Notice Regarding Missing PEIA Tape.
PEIA has announced a missing computer
tape which could compromise some state
workers' personal information. See
(Submitted 10/24/07 by Peggy Jameson)
Employee of the Month.
The Employee of the Month
is selected by Staff Council at its
monthly meeting. If you would like to
submit a nomination for a deserving
classified staff member to be so
recognized, please sent it by e-mail to
Additional information on the nomination
and selection criteria, is available on
the Staff Council
The dates for the Children's Room Book
Fair have been changed. Books will be
available beginning Tuesday, October
23rd through Friday, October 26th.
Please stop by and visit.
(Submitted by Linda Novak
Presentations. Award winning investigative reporter
Jerry Mitchell will speak at WVU Parkersburg on Tuesday, (Oct.
23). He will give a presentation to the campus community at
1 p.m. in the
Theatre. He will also
give a public presentation at 7
p.m. in the College
Activities Center. Faculty, staff and students
are encouraged to attend these free presentations.
Debbie Richards 10/22/07)
Winner. The WVU Parkersburg Relay for Life Team
congratulates Julie Heller for winning the Longaberger basket filled
with WVU items. We would like to thank everyone who made a donation
to this project. $273.00 was raised to benefit the American Cancer
(Submitted by Leslie Sims 10/19/07)
to Jim Perry who starts Oct. 22 as a
part-time Trades Specialist I in the
Physical Plant Department. Jim has
an associate's degree in Industrial
Maintenance, work experience with the
U.S. Navy and will report to Bob Cooper.
(Submitted by Peggy Jameson 10/16/07)
Children's Room will host a Book Fair in front of the center during
the week of Oct. 29th. Books will be available for purchase at that
time. Please stop by and browse between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 7
p.m., Monday - Thursday and until 3 p.m., Friday. Remember, books
make great gifts! (Submitted 10/16/07 by Linda
Viewing. The inauguration ceremony of WVU's 22nd President
Mike Garrison will be webcast on Friday, Oct. 19, and viewable in
the Community Room on campus, beginning at 1 p.m.
Off-campus access to the
Ebrary electronic book database has changed. In addition to using
the user name and password, you will also need to enter a WVU
Parkersburg library card number. This is the 15 digit number under
the barcode on the back of the card. If you need a card, please
contact a member of the library staff. Contact Stephen Hupp at 418
for additional information.
(Submitted 10/15/07 by Stephen Hupp)
The Children's Room will hold its annual
Trick or Treat of campus offices on Wednesday, Oct.31st. We
will leave the Children's Room at 11 a.m. to begin our rounds.
We will be staying on the main floor this year due to the young
age of many of our children. We regret missing the offices on
the upper and lower floors but would be very happy if you
wish to meet us in the student lounge area. Email
Linda Novak or
call the Children's Room at ext.311 if you would like a visit
from Spiderman, Dora, and assorted pirates and princesses.
by Linda Novak)
I would like to congratulate Gregg Busch and those involved in
Wednesday's successful Appalachian Heritage Day. As he stated at
the end of his posting, we do have a very active student body
this semester. I would like to remind teachers to please
encourage your students to attend the Engagement hour events on
Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:00. Over the weekend, I went to a
national conference in PA where they explained how important the
teacher/faculty/staff role was in a commuter-college. Our
students need to be persuaded to stay on campus so they connect
better in the classroom and with their peers. Much time and hard
work go into the events put on during engagement hour and we
need the students there to show the appreciation. Signs are
posted weekly to advertise the events. Thank you to the
professors who do talk about each day's events with your
(Submitted 10/11/07 by Jennifer Hitt)
Shows Oct. 17th. Mentalist Craig Karges will bring his
extraordinary blend of mystery, humor, psychology and intuition to
WVU Parkersburg on Wednesday (Oct. 17) with two shows.
MORE (Submitted 10/12/07)
History Week in West Virginia.
The third week of October is designated
by the State Legislature to be
Disability History Week in West
Virginia. In observance, the
Social Justice Awareness Film Series
will feature two short films to be shown
on Monday, Oct. 15. "A Little
History Worth Knowing" and "A Credo for
Support" will be shown from 11:30
a.m. to noon in the theatre.
Students, faculty and staff are invited
to attend. (Submitted 10/10/07
by Debbie Richards)
A heartfelt thank you to the campus community for
supporting the 5th Annual Appalachian Heritage Day. Special thanks
to those on campus who helped to make this year's event another
successful celebration including, but not limited to, Zach Orcutt,
Bubba Holt, Jeff Holland, Martha McGovern, the Education and Health
Sciences divisions, Ronnie Atkinson, JB Skidmore, Chuck Murray, Phil
and Denise McClung, Connie Dziagwa, Dennis Bell, Ellen Pope, AVI,
Debbie Richards, Mary Beth Busch, and, of course, our active student
(Submitted 10/11/07 by Gregg Busch)
The apple butter made at Wednesday's (Oct. 10) Appalachian
Heritage Day is for sale. The cost is $3
per pint. Contact Gregg
Busch (Room 1025).
(Submitted 10/11/07 by Gregg Busch)
note that email from the address "E-FYI"
is official WVU Parkersburg email used
to disseminate college information and
communications. E-FYI is a
college-generated email address.
Come join the "Walktober" campaign to "walk
across the country" without ever leaving campus. Use the
campus walking trail and log your progress toward your cross-country
goal. Stop by the Wellness Center to sign up and receive your
(Submitted 10/9/07 by Allison Sayre).
Jim Morris and Bob Brak of the WVU
Human Resources Employee Relations Department will conduct a
workshop here on campus for the purpose of providing information and
answering questions about the new grievance policy.
10/9/07 by Margaret Bailey)
The 19th annual American Sampler Craft
Show is Nov. 15 in the multi-purpose
room from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Spaces
are still available; see Pat Mollohan,
Office 1012 for details. As in previous
years, there will be a bake sale and the
ever popular White Elephant Sale with
Doris Tustin coordinating the sale.
If you have items for donation, please
see Doris (ext. 264). Volunteers for
baked goods, please see Patsy Bee (ext.
(Submitted by Pat Mollohan 10/9/07)
WVU Parkersburg employees are invited to a
retirement program presented by Toni Christian, WVU Director of
Benefits, on Oct.16th in the Community Room from 10 a.m.-Noon.
(Submitted by Peggy Jameson 10/8/07)
Auditions for the Theatre Department's
fully staged performance of "The Laramie
Project" are Oct. 10 from 3:30 to 5
p.m.; Oct. 11 from 7 to 9 p.m., and Oct.
15 from 2 to 5 p.m. Auditions
will be held in the College Theatre and
may also be scheduled by appointment by
contacting the director,
at 304-481-7098. Performance dates are
8 p.m., Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and 2 p.m.,
Dec. 2. The production is co-sponsored
by the Theatre Department and the Social
(Submitted by Debbie Richards 10/8/07)
The Mid-Ohio Valley
Health Department will be on campus Friday, Nov. 9, 2007 to
administer flu shots to faculty and staff. Please sign up in the the
Wellness Center, so as we know how many vaccines to order. Flu shots
can be received between 10 a.m. and noon in the Student Advising
Center. (Submitted 10/5/07 by Allison Sayre)
Night. Tickets are available for Casino Night, which
will be held Oct. 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. with an auction to follow.
Casino Night is a Staff Council fund raiser; proceeds benefit the
scholarship fund. For additional information about tickets,
contact Pat Mollohan in Office 1012.
Grant Writing Sessions.
The WVU Parkersburg Library
will hold free information sessions on the Foundation Center
Cooperative Collection at 7 p.m., Oct. 24 and 10 a.m., Oct. 27 in
the library. Open to the public, the sessions include a
demonstration of the Foundation Center Directory Online, a database
of 80,000 foundations and ˝ million grants. In addition,
representatives from the Bernard McDonough Foundation, the Ross
Foundation, and the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation will
attend the Oct. 24th session to discuss funding opportunities.
Contact Stephen Hupp,
424-8260, for details. (Submitted 10/3/07)
college's TV monitors' system is a
communication tool available to the campus community to provide information,
publicize or promote campus activities, opportunities or events.
monitors are available 24/7 and administered by Institutional Advancement.
A submit form is available in the left-hand column on this page
and also linked here.
For guidelines, click
Tickets. Staff Council is selling tickets to the Grand
Central Mall Magical Night of Giving. The event is Nov. 4th from 6
to 10 p.m. The mall stores will be offering added discounts,
incentives, door prizes, and entertainment during the event. Tickets
are $5 and are available from Linda Cutright, Library; Lauriel
Edwards, Business & Economics Division, or Karen Branham, Dean of
Students Office. All ticket proceeds benefit Staff Council.
(Submitted 10/3/07 by Karen Branham)
Celebrate Community ~ Honor Diversity
8-12 is "Celebrate Community ~ Honor
Diversity" week at WVU Parkersburg
sponsored by the Social Justice
Committee. Special activities and
events are scheduled each day. Most
events are open to the public. All
faculty, staff and students are
encouraged to attend as many activities
as possible. Tickets are available in
the Business Office for special evening
events to be held Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday; check out the schedule at
. (Submitted 10/2/07 by
Attention Student Worker
All student workers are strongly
encouraged to participate in sexual
harassment awareness training.
Workshops for students will be held
Thursday, Oct. 11, from 8 - 10 a.m. in
Room 1305 (Parkersburg campus), and from
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Room 107 at the
Jackson County Center. Workshop
presenter will be Charles Morris, WVU
President's Office for Social Justice.
If possible, please include this
training in your student worker's
scheduled work hours. A sign-in sheet
will be available to document student
participation. (Submitted 10/2/07 by
Norma Hoppie, a long-time staff member
in the Corporate and Community Education
Department, died Sept. 30, at Cleveland
Clinic after a short illness. She was
65. During her tenure at the college,
Norma coordinated a number of continuing
education activities, including the
college's Realtors Institute program.
Funeral services are to be held Oct. 5
in Parkersburg. (Submitted 10/2/07)
Sweet Honey in the Rock.
The Distinguished Performance Series is
pleased to present the Grammy-award
winning African-American a cappella
women’s ensemble Sweet Honey in the
Rock at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11,in
the College Activities Center. Tickets
are on sale in the business office.
Adults $10; students $5.
(Submitted 10/2/07 by H.G. Young)
TIAA Representative On Campus.
Connie Blaha will be on campus (dean's
conference room) for individual
appointments on Oct. 15 and 16. If you
are nearing retirement and want to speak
with her, please call Nancy Hindy at
Ext. 290 for an appointment. Times are
limited. The goal is to have a TIAA
representative on campus up to four
times per year. (Submitted 10/1/07 by
Removal of Bulletin Boards.
All bulletin boards located in the
hallway near the offices of Financial
Aid, Student Services, and Education and
Humanities divisions will be removed
Oct. 15 and replaced with glass-enclosed
bulletin boards. If you have materials
on any of the current bulletin boards in
that hallway, you are asked to remove
the materials by Oct. 15. (Submitted by
Dave White 10/1/07)