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WVU Parkersburg to host Earth Day Expo

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is holding its annual Earth Day Expo on Thursday, April 21 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the College Activities Center. This event features a variety of exhibitors, children’s crafts and other activities.

WVU Parkersburg’s Earth Day Expo celebrates West Virginia’s natural beauty while recognizing...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Apr. 21

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Thursday, April 21.
The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the President’s conference room (room 1101).
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April message from President Lamkin

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Career Fair features more than 50 employers

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is partnering with Workforce West Virginia to host its Spring 2016 Career Fair on Apr. 6 at 10 a.m. The annual career fair will be held at the WVU Parkersburg College Activities Center. The first hour is exclusively for students, and then the event will...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg participates in Sexual Assault Awareness Month

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is one of 17 college campuses in West Virginia partnering with nine rape crisis centers to host a pledge event to take a stand against sexual assault. Additionally, WVU Parkersburg’s Social Justice Committee is sponsoring a screening of the film

“It Was Rape,” and collecting adult...Read More »


Explorers Club offers career experiences for middle school students

West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently launched the Explorers Club, which is part of Learning for Life Corporation’s national Exploring program to provide real-world, hands-on career experiences and leadership training for middle school students. The next Explorers Club meeting is open to all middle school students (in grades 6-8) and...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg to host “Overview of Islam and Muslims” presentation

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Social Justice Committee, Internationalization Committee and Humanities Speakers Series is co-hosting “An Overview of Islam and Muslims in the World and the United States Before and After 9/11” by Dr. Alam Payind.

This presentation is open to the general public and takes place Monday, April 11...Read More »


March message from President Lamkin

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WVU Parkersburg honor society named Distinguished Chapter at regional convention

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Sigma Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society was named Distinguished Chapter at the 2016 Virginia/West Virginia Regional Convention this month. The convention took place March 4-6 at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va.

The WVU Parkersburg chapter was presented with the following...Read More »


New Center for Student Services prepares for official opening

On Thursday, March 11, WVU Parkersburg held a special ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the completion of its new Center for Student Services. This Center provides students with better access to advising, records, testing, financial assistance and more.

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WVU Parkersburg at the Mall

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Hopefully you were able to join us at the mall on March 5 as we showcased our academic programs and talked to prospective students about choosing WVU Parkersburg. Share your story about why you stayed home to attend WVU Parkersburg using #IStayedHomeBecause on your social media page for the chance...Read More »


College radio station WPKM “The Beet” now available online

WPKM 96.3 FM LP, the college radio station for West Virginia University at Parkersburg, can now be experienced on traditional radio, via the TuneIn Radio app or online.

Listeners in Wood and Washington County can turn the radio dial to The Beet at 96.3 FM. Anyone anywhere can experience the student...Read More »


Students named All-West Virginia Academic Team members

Two members of West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be formally recognized as Phi Theta Kappa All-West Virginia Academic Team members at the state capitol this year. William Bell and Evan Fordyce have been chosen to represent WVU Parkersburg on the team.

Bell and Fordyce will be recognized during a formal...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Mar. 9

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, March 9.
The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the President’s conference room (room 1101).
Complete agenda: 

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WVU Parkersburg named Readers’ Choice for Best in Higher Education

For the ninth consecutive year, the Mid-Ohio Valley voted West Virginia University at Parkersburg as The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Readers’ Choice for Best in Higher Education.

“We are proud to be the college of choice in the Valley,” said Dr. Fletcher Lamkin, WVU Parkersburg president. “This reinforces our vision statement...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg announces partnership with WVU for degree offerings

The Mid-Ohio Valley community can now get a convenient, affordable start on their four-year degrees from West Virginia University through a guaranteed admission agreement with WVU Parkersburg.

This partnership enables students to complete their initial one to two years at WVU Parkersburg before moving on to complete select four-year programs at...Read More »


Get a sneak peek at the new Center for Student Services

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RN-BSN Accreditation Site Visit Announcement

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host a site review for the initial accreditation of its RN-BSN program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 3:00...Read More »


High-energy musical trio De Temps Antan to perform at WVU Parkersburg Feb. 26

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Don’t miss French-Canadian Quebecois trio De Temps Antan as it performs at West Virginia University at Parkersburg on Friday, Feb. 26. The show takes place 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center as part of the Distinguished Performance Series.

Playing fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar and bouzouki, De Temps Antan...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg partners with W.Va. Dept. of Agriculture for Veterans to Agriculture project

West Virginia University at Parkersburg and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture have partnered to get veterans farming. On Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, WVU Parkersburg will host its first Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture workshop in the WVU Parkersburg Veterans Resource Center. The session is from 2 to...Read More »


Message from President Lamkin

A lot of exciting things are happening as we start a new semester at WVU Parkersburg! Watch this latest update from President Lamkin to hear all about it.

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Two new faculty begin spring semester at WVU Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is starting its spring semester with two new full-time faculty added to its roster. The new faculty members are Kaitlin Reddinger, mathematics instructor, and Bobbie Mendenhall, early childhood development instructor.

Reddinger earned her bachelor of arts and sciences in mathematics with a minor in creative writing...Read More »


Katherine Lutz Coppock establishes Oakland fund

Katherine Lutz Coppock, great great granddaughter of James McNeil Stephenson, has joined her brother John Lutz in helping to preserve and maintain their ancestral home. This week she met with members of the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation Board of Directors to announce her gift establishing the Oakland Fund.

In December John...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg announces student teachers for Spring 2016

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Education Division is pleased to announce its Spring 2016 student teachers.

“This is a new beginning for twenty-four individuals who are entering into their semester of student teaching,” said David Lancaster, Chairperson of the Education & Humanities Division at WVU Parkersburg. “The faculty believes all the students are ready...Read More »


Fall 2015 graduates announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees to December 2015 graduates during commencement exercises held Friday, December 11 in the College Activities Center.

Academic honors were awarded to those graduates who attained a 3.50 to 3.749 grade point average, cum laude; 3.75-3.99, magna cum laude, and 4.0,...Read More »


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