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Education majors attend statewide conference

Pre-service teachers from West Virginia University at Parkersburg attended a conference this semester sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education. This is the first event of its kind in recent years. Education students had the opportunity to network with professionals in the field and gain tools to use in...Read More »


Chinese Lion Dance troupe and international students to celebrate cultural diversity

The Wong People Kung Fu School of Washington, D.C. will perform a Chinese Lion Dance demonstration at West Virginia University at Parkersburg on October 23. The educational, 45-minute program will be held in the College Theatre (Rm. 1305) at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg prepares for ethane cracker plant, hires economist to study industry needs

West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently hired Dr. Tom Witt, economist and managing director of Witt Economics, to identify the major industries and staffing needs associated with the proposed ethane cracker plant. He delivered his report on Oct. 8 at the WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors retreat.

In November 2013, the...Read More »


Board of Governors appreciative of interim president’s dedication

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Last week the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors announced 12 semi-finalists in its presidential search. Following the meeting, Chair Gerard El Chaar expressed the board’s appreciation of Dr. Rhonda Tracy for leading the college during this time of transition. Tracy, the college’s senior vice president for academic...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg announces semi-finalists in presidential search

The presidential search committee for West Virginia University at Parkersburg met Wednesday, Oct. 8 to narrow applicants down to 12 semi-finalists. The candidates will be asked to submit videos, which will be reviewed by the committee Nov. 1 – 11. The committee will then meet on Nov. 12 to select...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Oct. 8

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Oct. 8. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in room 2209.

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WVU Parkersburg receives grant to promote diversity and equality

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has been awarded an $8,870 “Diversity for Equity” grant to fund programs that increase cultural diversity on campus and promote equal access to higher education opportunities.

WVU Parkersburg’s grant funds will be used to fund three distinct initiatives: a guest speaker in observance of National Disability...Read More »


New career services portal to benefit employers, students, alumni

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering new and improved services to help students and alumni find jobs and assist employers in recruiting efforts. Recently, WVU Parkersburg launched College Central Network (CCN), a career services portal. Through the site, students and alumni can search listings, post a resume, apply for...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg celebrates National Surgical Technologist Week

It’s National Surgical Technologist Week, and West Virginia University at Parkersburg is taking advantage of the opportunity to promote the profession and recruit for its new associate degree in the field. On Monday, Sept. 22, faculty members demonstrated the college’s laparoscopic simulator for students and visitors on campus.

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WVU Parkersburg hires new 3-D modeling faculty, expands program to enhance simulations and meet market demands

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has hired Callix Miller to coordinate its 3-D modeling and simulation design program. Formerly an adjunct faculty member, Miller began his new role at the start of the fall semester and is planning to incorporate real-world experience into the program.

This two-year associate degree in 3-D...Read More »


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