LET'S TALK RELIGION. The Social Justice Committee invites everyone to a Let’s Talk Religion panel discussion at 11 am on Wednesday, March 28 in the theatre. Panel members will represent three different religious communities
-Islam, Baha’i and Anabaptist. The discussion will be structured to allow an opportunity for questions and answers.
DEADLINE EXTENDED. The tour bus has been confirmed for the April 20 trip to Cincinnati to tour the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The deadline to register is being extended on a space available, non-refundable basis. To register, go to the Social Justice web page at
www.wvup.edu/socialjustice/ where you will find the itinerary and registration link at the top of the page.
CERAMIC/BAKE SALE. The Art department is having spring Ceramic / Bake sale that will take place outside of the library Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27, 9 am - 5 pm.
LIBRARY ADDITION. The Library has added Education in Video to
its database collection. This contains over 1000 streaming videos presenting
teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries, and primary-source footage of
students and teachers in actual classrooms. Education in Video is available on
and off campus. Please contact Stephen Hupp for login instructions and
PTK FUNDRAISER. Phi Theta Kappa is holding a fundraiser to take students to the 94th International Convention in Nashville, Tenn. in April.
The organization is selling gift cards for BELK department store's big spring sale, which takes place April 21 from 6 to 10 am.
The cards are $5, which the buyer receives back with the first purchase that morning.
Gift cards are available from any Phi Theta Kappa member or contact Dianne Davis
(ext. 693) for a card or further information. (submitted
Vincent Who? On Tuesday evening, March 20, at 7 pm in the college theatre, WVU at Parkersburg will host Curtis Chin, producer and director of the film
"Vincent Who?" for the film’s premier screening in West Virginia.
The event is free and open to the public.
DON'T MISS THE PHANTOM. Franc D'Ambrosio, "the world's longest running Phantom," will present
"Broadway's Songs of the Great White Way,"
(including selections from "The Phantom of the Opera," on Friday, March 23 at 8 pm in the College Activities Center.
Tickets are on sale in the Business Office. For more information visit:
INFORMATION SESSON ON PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT. March 23, 30 and April 13, 10 am - noon, Room
1322. WVU Parkersburg ismoving toward a
pay-for-performance process for classified employees. Find out what this
means for you. Register by calling Nancy Hindy at 304. 424.8290.
Seats are still available for the April 20 bus trip to Cincinnati to tour
the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The deadline to register
and pay the nominal $20 fee is Monday, March 19. To
register, go to the Social Justice web page at
www.wvup.edu/socialjustice/ where you will
find the itinerary and registration link at the top of the page.(submitted 3/8/12)
DAISY DAYS. Camden Clark Foundation,
with the support of our local American Cancer Society, is proud to
continue "Daisy Days." With your $10 donation, you receive a fresh-cut daisy
bouquet in a keepsake flexi-vase. The daisy represents "new beginnings" and the
miracles in bloom each day at the Comprehensive Cancer Center. All proceeds
benefit Camden Clark’s Cancer Center, which provides clinical trials, modern
equipment, patient navigator services, and the Cancer Outreach Center – a
conference center and educational outlet supported by the American Cancer
Society. Please see Leslie Sims (Room 1208) to order and pay (by Tuesday, March
13). Delivery date of orders will be March 19 & 20.
SYMPATHY NOTE. Faculty member Steve Freshour's mother,
Monica R. Freshour of Parkersburg, passed away March 3, at her residence.
The campus extends its sympathy. Condolences may be sent to
STUDENT NEWSLETTER. The student e-newsletter is now available on the
bulletin board. Check weekly for the latest news on deadlines, upcoming events
and important dates.
DRIVER TRAINING. Per new WV State Travel Regulations, any employee
wishing to drive a state-owned or rental vehicle, and/or file for personal
mileage reimbursement must first complete a mandatory, state-approved Defensive
Click here for more
information. Also, if you did not receive the email about this that went to all
faculty and staff, please let the IT department know.
PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS. Nominations are now being accepted for
the 2012 U.S. Professors of the Year awards, sponsored by CASE and the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The program is open to educators at
2– and 4-year institutions in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam,
Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. National and state award winners will
be honored in November. The deadline is April 16. Contact: Deanna D’Errico at
WIZARD OF OZ LUNCHEON. The WVU at Parkersburg Foundation invites you to:
the Yellow Brick Road: A Wizard of Oz Luncheon" on Saturday, March 24 from
11 am - 2:30 pm. Enjoy a picnic-style lunch, children's activities, short
theatrical production and gift bags for children. All proceeds support the new
Childhood Development Center. Tickets are $15 for adults, alumni, student and
employees and $6 for children, special silent auction for adults.
HISTORY HERO. Bob Cordell, retired professor of social sciences, will be
honored for being chosen 2012 WV History Hero on Saturday, March 3, from 2 - 4
pm at the Vienna Public Library. The Blennerhassett Chapter DAR will host this
reception and cordially invite you to join as we celebrate Bob's recognition!
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH. Employee of the Month for
March is Tammy Harper, Press Operator I.
library information session. The library will hold
information sessions on the Foundation Center Online database. Foundation Center
Online allows users to search for grants for organizations and individuals. The
sessions are on Wednesday 7 March at 7PM and Friday 9 March at 1PM. Please
contact Stephen Hupp for additional information.
SYMPATHY NOTE. Former employee Kendall L. Hall died at home
Feb. 2. Kendall was Associate Professor Emeritus of engineering. The campus
community extends sympathy to his family.
NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING. At its
meeting on February 8, 2012, the WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors approved a
proposed amendment to its existing Sabbatical Leave Policy, B-29, and hereby
issues notice of a 30-day public comment period in accordance with its
rulemaking policy. This revision serves only to clarify that application for
sabbatical leave is intended for tenured faculty because of the expectation for
continuing service as provided in W.Va. Code § 18B-8-3. This clarification was
unnecessary when the policy language originated because today’s categories of
non-tenured faculty were nonexistent. (Opportunities for professional
development of non-tenured faculty remain available during the terms of their
appointments. This policy revision may be accessed under
or in the Office of the President.Written comments pertaining to this policy
revision may be submitted by March 12, 2012, to:
Debbie.Richards@mail.wvu.edu, or Debbie Richards, Special Assistant to the
President, West Virginia University at Parkersburg, 300 Campus Drive,
Parkersburg, WV 26104.(Submitted 2/8/12)
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH. Employee of the Month for
February is Amy Dennis, Admissions Counselor.(Submitted
Nominations for Employee of the
Month are being accepted and should be submitted to
Drema Starkey. The
nomination form is available in the "Campus Links" drop-down menu on this page.
Here is a link to the
There is an excellent
opportunity for professional development for all faculty and staff at
For the username and password,
WELCOME TO NEW
EMPLOYEES. Steve Morgan, new Business, Economics and Mathematics Chair, ext.
229, and Rachel King, Accounting Assistant 1, Business Office, ext. 223.
APP FOR IPADS.
Ebrary has issued an app
for ipads and Android devices, and Ebscohost has an app for ipads. Instruction
sheets for installing the apps are available at the library. Users need to know
their library card numbers to use the ebrary app. Please contact the Circulation
desk at x260 to obtain your card number. Please contact Stephen Hupp for
additional information about
ALUMNI FACEBOOK PAGE.
Help us get the word
out! Connect with former classmates, students and colleagues at our new WVU
Parkersburg Alumni Facebook page at
Please "like" this page and share with others.
Staff Council is selling
tickets for free Wendy's Frosty's to raise for money for its scholarship funds.
Tickets are $2 each and are available from Drema Starkey (ext.
310) and Patsy Bee (ext.
200). Proceeds benefit the Classified Staff Scholarship Fund, Children of
Classified Staff Scholarship Fund and the Memory Garden Fund, which provides
funds to support the purchase of bricks in honor of our retirees and helps
provide scholarships for our students.
SYNC PASSWORDS. Sync your MyID passwords for
MyAccess, Groupwise, eCampus and the services and systems available via MasterID
You will experience no change to the process you follow to access your accounts.
Documentation for activating accounts, changing your password and how to reset
your password is listed at
For additional assistance, call 304.293.4444 or email
QUEBEC 2012. The
Higher Education Policy Commission is again sponsoring an eight-day study abroad
opportunity at Laval University in Quebec City. Students from West Virginia
colleges will travel together on a bus, stay in Laval residence halls and
experience one of the oldest cities in North America. The $650 cost includes
most expenses. Registration is now open.
Click here for details
or contact Rebecca
Phillips (ext. 282).