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WVU Parkersburg offers first downhill pipe welding certificate in the region

To meet the demands of the growing oil and gas industry in the region, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering a new downhill welding course for welders looking to enhance their skills. The fast track, six-week course begins Dec. 4 and provides API 1104 certification in downhill pipe welding.

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Students to raise funds for food pantry through “Can Hunger” event

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Public relations campaign management students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg will present “Can Hunger,” a can sculpturing fundraiser to benefit the college’s new food pantry. The event takes place Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the College Activities Center.

Each fall semester, the campaign management class...Read More »


Chorale, piano concert to be held at St. Paul's Nov. 15

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s music department will present “An Evening of Poetry and the Piano” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 15 in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Admission is free and open to the public.

The College Chorale and Alumni will perform movements from Randall...Read More »


Finalists announced in presidential search

The presidential search committee for West Virginia University at Parkersburg met Wednesday, Nov. 12 to narrow applicants down from 12 semi-finalists to five finalists. The Board of Governors voted to bring all five finalists to campus for interviews. The Board will vote to appoint the new president for WVU Parkersburg...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg offers college credit to SMHS juniors and seniors

Juniors and seniors at St. Mary’s High School can now earn up to 13 college credits through West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Early Admissions program. Currently, 43 students are enrolled in at least one of the courses offered, which include English 101, Communications 111, Psychology 101 and Chemistry 115. Similar...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Nov. 12

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Nov. 12. The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the college theatre.

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Applications now being accepted for Learn and Earn diversified agriculture program

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WVU Parkersburg and Bob’s Market are partnering to offer a new cooperative education program where students will be paid while they earn a 30-hour degree certificate in diversified agriculture.
This program links classroom theories and instruction with practical work experience. Students divide their time between the college site...Read More »


Cantus vocal ensemble to perform at WVU Parkersburg October 30

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Minnesota-based vocal ensemble Cantus will perform at West Virginia University at Parkersburg on Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center as part of the Distinguished Performance Series.

The acclaimed group, cited by many as “the premiere men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), is one of...Read More »


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 »


WVU Parkersburg, Blue Ridge CTC sign articulation agreement

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has entered into an articulation agreement with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College to provide a pathway from an associate to bachelor degree.

Blue Ridge students who have completed an associate of applied science degree in information technology or computer network engineering will be eligible to...Read More »


Duquesne University Tamburitzans coming to WVU Parkersburg

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The Distinguished Performance Series of West Virginia University at Parkersburg opens its 2014-15 season on Saturday, Sept. 20, with the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center.

For more than 75 years the Tamburitzans have dedicated themselves to preserving and perpetuating the cultural heritages...Read More »


The Chronicle wins top honors at the 2014 West Virginia Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s student newspaper The Chronicle recently won three awards in the West Virginia Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The annual competition honors the state’s top newspapers.

Because the contest does not offer a collegiate category, students must compete against professional journalists. WVU Parkersburg and WVU were the...Read More »


CMT and country star Dustin Lynch to partner with WVU Parkersburg in CMT Empowering Education campaign

Country Music Television (CMT) and country music star Dustin Lynch are teaming up with West Virginia University at Parkersburg to encourage area residents to go back to school as part of the cable network’s CMT Empowering Education initiative.

There are 4.7 million jobs open right now in the U.S. according to...Read More »


New employees hired to implement federal Bridging the Gap grant

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has hired its first two employees to implement its portion of funding from the Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program. Last year, the state’s Community and Technical College System (CTCS) was awarded $25 million to encourage West Virginians...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Sept. 10

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Sept. 10. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the College Theatre.

Visit http://www.wvup.edu/about/board-of-governors/agendas/ to view the complete agenda.

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Learn and Earn program gives student new lease on life

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Learn and Earn partnership with DuPont Washington Works continues to provide a successful means to meet the area’s growing demand for qualified manufacturing workers. The training and experience received during the one-year degree certificate program enabled graduate John Wilson to make a vital career...Read More »


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