Campus E-Bulletin BoardArchive 2008
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Jeff Biggers, award-winning author of "The United States of Appalachia," who will appear on campus at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, for a free public presentation in the Caperton Center Auditorium. Copies of his books are available in our campus Bookstore and will be available for purchase at a book signing following his presentation. A sign-in roster will document event attendance for our records. Faculty and staff will receive Certificates of Professional Development and faculty will be notified of students who sign-in for class credit. (Submitted by Debbie Richards 10/1/08
Women & Money Conference.A free "Women & Money" conference will be held Oct. 17 at the Grand Pointe Conference Center. The 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Parkersburg session is sponsored by the WV State Treasurer's office. Speaker will be Dee Lee, a nationally known financial speaker and author. The session includes free continental breakfast and buffet lunch. To register or for more information, call 1-800-422-7498 or visit here. (Submitted 9/16/08) Arts Fest. WVU Parkersburg's Theatre Department performed at ARTS FEST sponsored by ACEnet and Art of Ohio, in Athens Sept. 27. The University Players performed several short features s well as participated in some of the events. A booth was set up to display student's handiwork from past productions. Students involved included Valarie Brilliant, Katie Grandick, Jared Van Fossen, Kurtis Decker, Courtney Windom, Brand Neogra, Lita Simms and Megan Jett Also in attendance were faculty members Andrew Clovis and Jeff Byrd. (Submitted by Jeff Byrd 9/29/08) Thanks!SGA would like to express its appreciation to the campus for its support of Troops Week. The donations were more than we had expected, and we now have over 25 troop care packages to ship overseas! We are now asking for sponsors to help ship the boxes. The boxes cost $10.95 to ship; sponsors will have the option to pack an unsealed letter in the box they sponsor. If you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a care package sponsor, please contact the SGA office (424-8308) to leave contact information. Thanks in advance for your support. (Submitted by Kevin Kieffer 9/24/08) Gambit Call.Submissions are being accepted for GAMBIT Literary Magazine through Nov.15, 2008. Submissions may include, but not be limited to, short stories, plays, poetry, prose, black and white photography, charcoal drawings, and pen and ink drawings. Submissions may be sent by email or hard copy to any of committee members: Parkersburg Campus - Dr. Patricia Gaston, Anthony Betonte, and Pat Mollohan or Jackson County Center - Scott Luter. (Submitted by Pat Mollohan 9/24/08 Casino Night 2008. Staff Council will host its annual Casino Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, in the multi-purpose room. An auction will follow. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Advanced tickets are available now. Contact Pat Mollohan (room 1012) for ticket information. Submitted 9/24/08)Art Center Tablescapes 2008. The Parkersburg Art Center will host "Tablescapes 2008" at 6 p.m., Sept. 25. Area designers will prepare "feasts for the eyes" that will be displayed and auctioned to benefit the Art Center. Learn more at this link. (Submitted 9/16/08) Vendor Days.Area businesses and service providers have been invited to participate in the college's Vendor Days on Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept. 23-24) on the Parkersburg campus (multi-purpose room) and Jackson County Center (lobby). Stop by between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn what they have to offer. (Submitted 9/23/08) TIAA-CREF Retirement Questions. If you have questions about your retirement account with TIAA-CREF, visit thewebsite or call 800 TIAA-CREF or 800 842-2733. The Telephone Counseling Center is staffed to assist with allocation questions. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-10pm and Saturday, 9am-6pm. (Submitted by Peggy Jameson 9/18/08) New higher education web site.The U.S. Department of Education has launched a new higher education web site: college.gov . The site is designed as a go-to source for information and resources about planning, preparing and paying for postsecondary education (such as 2- or 4-year colleges and universities, and vocational or career schools). (Submitted 9/18/08) Phone Directory Update. Revisions to the campus phone directory include: Debra Baker, ext. 352; Barbara Murray, 335; Rebecca Phillips, Room 1026; Joan Rogers, ext. 313; Mikhail Styrt, ext. 607 and Room 113E; Tamela Williams, ext. 450. Retirement Information Session.A retirement information session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 23, in the Community Room. Toni Christian of WVU Benefit Department will present an overview of the retirement programs. Please let Nancy Hindy know if you'd like to attend; call 424-8290 or email her. (Submitted by Peggy Jameson 9/18/08) Constitution Essay Contest.Winners have been selected in the college's Constitution Day Essay Contest. First prize was awarded to Maureen Rogers, second prize to Holly West, and third prize to Cathy Workman. Maureen's winning essay is available here. (Submitted by Rob Anderson 9/17/08) Change of Address or Emergency Contact Information.If you have had a change of address, telephone number(s), or change in emergency contact information, please take a minute to complete the change of address form and forward to Human Resources. (Submitted by Peggy Jameson 9/15/08 Reminder. A memory book has been created in remembrance of Janet Ogilvie, former staff member in Student Services. Please stop by the Information Desk to sign and write your memories. The book will be presented to Janet's family at the memorial service at 11 a.m. Sept. 20, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. (Submitted by Michelle Bissell 9/15/08) Update - Ralph Stanley Concert. As of this morning, tickets for tonight's Ralph Stanley concert (Thursday, Sept. 18) are still available in the business office but may sell out before the end of the day. (Submitted by H.G. Young 9/18/08) DP Season to Open. The 2008-2009 season of the Distinguished Performance Series opens with Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept.18 in the College Activities Center. One of the last living founders of traditional American bluegrass, Stanley has been performing since 1946. MORE Employee of the Month. Employee of the Month for September is Vickie Yencha. (MORE) Welcome. Deborah McGinnis of the Children's Room will assume the duties of the Information Assistant on Sept. 18th. Also, Jessie Wass has been appointed to fulfill the ECampus and Technology Training duties for Academic Affairs and Worforce and Community Education. (Submitted by Peggy Jameson 10/11/08) Reminder.Faculty , staff and students are encouraged to attend a guest lecture titled, “Appreciating the Hispanic Experience in the United States,” by Richard Fleisher, WVU associate professor for Global Education and Social Justice, at 11a.m., Wednesday (Sept. 17) in the theatre. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Social Justice Committee and Center for Global Initiatives in observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month. (Submitted by Debbie Richards 9/15/08) Bluegrass Lecture Presentation. A free lecture on "Bluegrass Music and the Contributions of Ralph Stanley" will be presented at 7 p.m., Monday (Sept. 15). MORE (Submitted 9/10/08) Note: Representatives from Gideons International will be on the campus grounds Monday (Sept. 15).
Pancake Breakfast. The WVU Parkersburg Relay for Life team invites the campus community to breakfast at Applebee’s in Vienna on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 7:30 to 9:30 am. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee. Tickets are available from Relay members: Sharon Smith, Sandi Smith, Leslie Sims, Vickie Yencha, Tom Yencha, Debi Kafer, Dennis Bell, Cheryl Robinson, and Amy Richards. Enjoy a great breakfast for a worthwhile cause. (Submitted by Vickie Yencha 9/3/08)
NOTE: 2008-2009 spiral-bound college catalogs are available for full-time staff and faculty in the Institutional Advancement and Graphic Services offices. Support Our Troops Week. The Student Government Association is sponsoring "Support Our Troops Week, Monday-Friday, with a variety of special activities. MORE WVU Parkersburg campus to remember 9/11. An observance of the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedy will be held at 9 a.m., Thursday (Sept. 11). MORE (Submitted 9/09/08) Interdisciplinary Conversations. Martha McGovern and Sandra Kolankiewicz are organizing and facilitating a new Engagement Hour initiative: monthly Interdisciplinary Conversations. MORE (Submitted by Sandra Kolankiewicz) (updated 9/3/08)