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WVU Parkersburg announces new online RN-to-BSN program

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The Higher Learning Commission has given final approval for West Virginia University at Parkersburg to begin offering an online program for practicing registered nurses to complete a bachelor’s of science in nursing. WVU Parkersburg is the first community and technical college in the state to offer this program. The college...Read More »


Students earn top honors at national forensic tournament

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Union for Speech and Debate competed at the College Forensic Association (CFA) fall tournament on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The tournament took place in Gastonia, N.C. Tyler Ohrn placed first in extemporaneous speaking and was the first place parliamentary debate speaker. The college placed...Read More »


Samuel Winans, Karen Facemyer appointed to Board of Governors

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed Samuel Winans, Vienna, and Karen Facemyer, Ripley, to the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors. They fill seats left vacant by Cindy Bullock and Steve Chancey.

Bullock resigned from the Board in April after five years of service, and Chancey resigned in August...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg Veterans Corps to hold Troops Week events and fundraisers

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Veterans Corps is raising funds for its “My Freedom Wish” project Monday, Nov. 4 through Wednesday, Nov. 13. The group will be collecting donations and selling t-shirts and raffle tickets. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Veterans Corps will also hold a luncheon fundraiser. The event...Read More »


Bob Cooper named WVU Parkersburg’s outstanding contributor at 2013 WVCCA WVADE awards

Bob Cooper, physical plant manager for West Virginia University at Parkersburg, was recognized as an Outstanding Contributor to Community College Education. Cooper received the award during the 2013 join annual conference of the West Virginia Community College Association and the West Virginia Association for Development Education held Oct. 23 –...Read More »


Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month with a special performance

As part of American Indian Heritage Month, West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host a special performance with the Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers. The show of American Indian dance, drum and song takes place in the College Theatre on Wednesday, Nov.13, from 11 a.m. to noon. Group leader,...Read More »


Big Read project concludes with events in Ripley and Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will conclude its “Big Read” of Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” with lectures by Bradbury scholar Dr. Robert Woods, Great Books professor at Faulkner University in Alabama. Dr. Woods will speak at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m....Read More »


WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors to meet Oct. 9

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Oct. 9. The meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the theatre.

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

Action items include a proposed revision of policy F-60, Tobacco and Smoke-Free Environment; an online fee for WVU Parkersburg Courses; and...Read More »


13 new faculty begin fall semester at WVU Parkersburg, 13 faculty seek doctoral degrees

West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently added 13 new full-time faculty to its roster. In addition, 13 full-time faculty members are working toward their doctoral degrees. A luncheon was held last week at the college’s culinary academy to celebrate and welcome the added faculty members.

New faculty members include:

Aquila Theatre brings “Fahrenheit 451” to life on stage at WVU Parkersburg Oct. 1

The Distinguished Performance Series of West Virginia University at Parkersburg opens its 2013-14 season on Tuesday, Oct. 1 with the Aquila Theatre company presenting Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center.

Ray Bradbury’s tale of a bleak future where literature and knowledge are on the edge...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg ranked sixth for Military Times “Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges”

“Military Times” has announced the 2014 “Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges” list, and West Virginia University at Parkersburg is ranked sixth among 38 colleges. Approximately 80 career and technical colleges were evaluated for the list.

According to “Military Times,” the list allows veterans to see which schools have put...Read More »


Patsy Bee of WVU Parkersburg honored by national Association of Community College Trustees

WVU Parkersburg is proud to announce that the Association of Community College Trustees has honored Patsy Bee with the 2013 Southern Region ACCT Professional Board Staff award. Bee will compete for national-level recognition next month at the 44th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress. WVU Parkersburg Board Chairman Gerard El Chaar nominated...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg partners with Pearson to grow its online learning programs

Community colleges in West Virginia recently experienced 7.5 percent budget cuts across the state. In an effort to reduce costs, maintain accreditation and increase access, West Virginia University at Parkersburg has partnered with Pearson to transition all of its online degree programs onto OpenClass™, a free, cloud-based learning environment. In...Read More »


Big Read project kicks off with events on Sept. 13, 16

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host a “Big Read” project throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. The event kicks off Friday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Wood County Public Library and Monday, Sept....Read More »


Record number of international students welcomed to WVU Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg welcomed 34 international students for the fall 2013 semester with a special reception today at the main campus. This is the highest number of international students to attend the college at one time.

“We’ve found that students from other countries come here for our affordability and...Read More »


Psychology Club presents film showing for Mental Illness Awareness Week

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Psychology Club, with support from Student Counseling Services, will host a special showing of “In the Shadow of the Reich: Nazi Medicine. The documentary will be shown Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. in the college theatre. The...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg ranked sixth in the U.S. for bachelor program affordability

Federal officials recently released online lists showing the higher education institutions with the highest and lowest tuition costs. West Virginia University at Parkersburg was listed as the sixth most affordable public college offering bachelor’s degree programs.

WVU Parkersburg was also the only college in the state that was listed...Read More »


Education program announces fall 2013 student teachers

West Virginia University at Parkersburg announces its fall 2013 student teachers for Wood, Jackson and Pleasants counties. WVU Parkersburg’s teacher preparation program emphasizes the practical model. The model focuses on the theoretical, development, and technological aspects of the knowledge base that are prerequisites to the daily demands required to be a...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg to hold remembrance ceremony for former president Dr. Eldon Miller

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will hold a remembrance ceremony for former president Dr. Eldon Miller on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the College Activities Center. The event is open to the public. Members of the community are encouraged to write and bring memories of Miller...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg criminal justice program hosts youth academy

Individuals ages 14 to 18 are participating in West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Youth Criminal Justice Academy this week at the Wood County 4-H grounds. The program is a weeklong residential academy designed to build leadership and teamwork skills necessary for a career in criminal justice. The week...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg ranks high among four-year W.Va. public colleges for completion

Despite having the second-highest percentage of students with Pell grants, West Virginia University at Parkersburg has the third highest completion rate among the 12 state colleges offering four-year degrees. This is according to a College Completion website released by “The Chronicle of Higher Education.” The data is from 2010. WVU...Read More »


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society earns Five Star Chapter status

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for community colleges, recently named West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Sigma Omega chapter a Five Star Chapter. WVU Parkersburg PTK students and advisors were recognized at this month’s regional convention in Virginia.

Phi Theta Kappa chapters have five levels of engagement that progress...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg announces spring 2013 graduates

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, and associate and bachelor’s degrees to May 2013 graduates during commencement exercises held Saturday, May 18.

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, summa cum laude. The WVU...Read More »


NCATE awards continuing accreditation to WVU Parkersburg education program

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education has awarded continuing accreditation to West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s education program. In a letter to President Dr. Marie Foster Gnage, NCATE President James G. Cibulka stated, “This accreditation decision indicates that the unit and its programs meet rigorous standards set forth...Read More »


West Virginia University holds poverty simulation event for employees

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will hold an event tomorrow called “Life On The Edge: A Poverty Simulation.” The program, presented by WVU Extension specialist Richard Fleisher, will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the College Activities Center. The poverty simulation provides an opportunity to understand better the...Read More »


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