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WVU Parkersburg places first in Easter parade float contest

West Virginia University at Parkersburg welcomed spring on Saturday by participating in sixth annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade. Dr. Fletcher Lamkin, WVU Parkersburg president, and his wife Cindy served as grand marshals. They led the parade which featured more than 100 businesses and organizations. The college’s float, took first prize...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg hosts “Why Theatre Matters” series

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s  Humanities Speaker Series and the College Theatre are co-hosting a special event series titled “Why Theatre Matters.” These are free and open to the public with two events scheduled for Monday, April 6.

A panel discussion titled “Why Write Plays?” will feature Mickey Kessler, a playwright...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg presents Comedy in Motion

Comedy in Motion

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Distinguished Performance Series presents Dan Kamin’s “Comedy in Motion” on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center.

In this evening of satirical fun, Kamin will take you on “a cheap tour of the expensive performing arts.” Using incredible physical and verbal skills,...Read More »


Win Textbooks for a Semester from WVUP President

President Fletcher Lamkin is challenging the student body to pick the best NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship bracket. Any student can play! All winners will be entered into a drawing for a textbook voucher for the Fall 2015 semester. Interested students must completely fill out their bracket and...Read More »


Fast track aluminum welding course comes to WVU Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering a new 10-week course in aluminum welding. The specialized course offers hands-on training suitable for experienced welders and beginners.

While the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected welding jobs to increase 6 percent nationwide, the American Welding Society recently estimated growth to be at least...Read More »


Sigma Omega Chapter recognized at regional Phi Theta Kappa convention

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Sigma Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recently brought home numerous awards and recognitions.

The chapter attended the 2015 Virginia/West Virginia Regional Convention held March 6-8 at Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Virginia where they were presented with the following recognition and awards:

WVU Parkersburg to host event for elementary education alumni

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is celebrating March 2015 as “Architects of the Future” Month to commemorate 25 years of teaching excellence through its elementary education program. The celebration begins with a reception for education program alumni on March 13 at 6 p.m. at the college’s Downtown Center.

“We’re proud that...Read More »


Apply for surgical technology today

surgtech

The surgical technology program  is currently accepting applications for fall admission. Applications can be obtained in the Health Sciences office or by visiting www.wvup.edu/surgtech. The first Psychological Services Bureau (PSB) entrance exam will be this Friday, March 13, starting at 9 a.m. Students may sign up for the...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet March 11

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday March 11. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the College Activities Center.

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Why Theatre Matters series begins March 9

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will play host to a series of events that focus on different aspects of the theatrical arts. The first event in the “Why Theatre Matters” series begins Monday, March 9 at 12:30 p.m. in the College Theatre, room 1305, with guest presenter Jeffrey Cordell.

Cordell, a...Read More »


Let’s Talk Religion March 4

Back by popular demand, the WVU Parkersburg Social Justice Committee will host a “Let’s Talk Religion” panel discussion at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, in the Theater.

This year’s panelists will include speakers representing the Yazidi religion, Judaism and Unitarian Universalism. Each of the panelists and will address questions about...Read More »


3-D modeling students combine technology and entrepreneurship

Students enrolled in West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s associate of applied science in 3-D modeling and simulation design program are learning valuable entrepreneurship skills along with their course content. For Valentine’s Day, students are selling 3-D printed roses on Thursday, Feb. 12 until 2 p.m. near the college’s activities center...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg presents ‘No Place for Hate’ program on Feb. 18

Professional musicians and race relations experts Daryl Davis and Arno Michaelis will present “No Place for Hate: A Conversation in Black and White” at West Virginia University at Parkersburg on Wednesday, February 18 at 11 a.m. in the College Activities Center.

Davis and Michaelis once held profoundly opposing views. Michaelis served...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Feb. 18

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday Feb. 18. The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the college theater.
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So Percussion brings unique blend of music to WVU Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Distinguished Performance Series presents Brooklyn-based percussion quartet, So Percussion, on Thursday, February 19 at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center.

The internationally acclaimed group presents original and innovative pieces the Village Voice called “a sensation in the music world.” So Percussion has redefined...Read More »


College Chorale students selected for state collegiate honor choir

Three West Virginia University at Parkersburg students have been selected to participate in the West Virginia American Choral Directors Association’s (WVACDA) 2015 Collegiate Honor Choir. The performance is Saturday, January 31 at 1 p.m. in the Charleston Municipal Auditorium.

College Chorale members Juliane Beckett, multidisciplinary studies major, Alex Cumpston, accounting major,...Read More »


President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll names WVU Parkersburg among service leaders

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll last month. West Virginia University at Parkersburg was honored for the fifth year for its support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

More than 10,000 hours of community service were documented by WVU...Read More »


Fall 2014 President’s and Dean’s scholars announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is pleased to announce its President’s and Dean’s scholars for the fall 2014 semester.

President’s Scholar
Students on the President’s List maintained a 4.0 grade point average while earning 12 or more hours of college credit. The scholars include:

CABELL COUNTYHuntington: Richard Maack;

CALHOUN COUNTY –...Read More »


Fall 2014 graduates announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees to December 2014 graduates during commencement exercises held Friday, December 12 in the College Activities Center.

Academic honors were awarded 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 »


WVU Parkersburg, DuPont Washington Works to present “Songs of the Civil Rights Movement”

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., West Virginia University at Parkersburg and DuPont Washington Works will co-sponsor an evening with “Lea,” a Washington DC-based recording artist. She will present “Songs of the Civil Rights Movement” Thursday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. in the WVU Parkersburg College Activities Center.

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WVU Parkersburg receives $355,658 in grants for new broadcasting, health informatics programs

The Community and Technical College System (CTCS) of West Virginia has awarded West Virginia University at Parkersburg two grants totaling $355,658. The funds were approved at the CTCS Dec. 18 meeting and will be used for the college’s new certificate and associate programs in broadcasting and health informatics. An additional...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Jan. 14

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Jan. 14. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the college theatre.

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Workforce Investment Board, WVU Parkersburg partner to help residents become job ready

Mid-Ohio Valley job seekers visiting the Workforce Investment Board location at the Lakeview Center in Parkersburg can now use an interactive kiosk to learn more about education and training opportunities available through West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The sleek, touch-screen kiosk allows individuals to submit an enrollment application with the...Read More »


Training for Intervention Procedures course to be offered January 27

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will offer the Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) course starting Tuesday, January 27. The course is $45 per participant; special group discounts may apply.

TIPS teaches intervention skills used to prevent alcohol related problems. The 5-hour training is ideal for servers and sellers of alcohol, as...Read More »


Veterans group headed to national competition

The student Veterans Corps at West Virginia University at Parkersburg has been selected to participate in a business plan competition at the Student Veterans of America’s (SVA) seventh annual national conference in San Antonio, Texas. The group is also up for SVA chapter of the year after being...Read More »


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