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WVU Parkersburg Criminal Justice students participate in Mock Prison Riot

West Virginia University at Parkersburg students in the Criminal Justice program recently traveled to Moundsville, West Virginia to participate in the annual Mock Prison Riot at the decommissioned West Virginia State Penitentiary. The event was hosted by the West Virginia Division of Corrections and the West Virginia Corrections Training Foundation.

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Spring 2016 president’s and dean’s list scholars announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is pleased to announce its President’s and Dean’s scholars for spring 2016.

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:

BERKELEY COUNTY– Martinsburg: Mary Higgins;

CABELL COUNTY– Culloden: Britany Carpenter;

CALHOUNCOUNTY– Grantsville: Samantha...Read More »


Bookkeeping and medical office specialist certification programs start this summer in Wood and Jackson counties

This summer, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering short-term programs to those interested in becoming a certified bookkeeper, downhill pipe welder or medical office specialist. Financial assistance is available to West Virginia residents. The complete list of programs includes:

Certified Bookkeeper: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 7 – Oct. 26, 6...Read More »


Outstanding students honored at WVU Parkersburg ceremony

West Virginia University at Parkersburg recognized 61 students and six faculty and staff members at its Student Honors Ceremony on Friday, April 29 in the College Activities Center. This is the eighth year WVU Parkersburg has had an Honors Ceremony for its students.

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Applied Technologies Center Virtual Tour

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Spring 2016 WVU Parkersburg graduates announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees to spring 2016 graduates at its commencement ceremony on May 7, 2016.

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, summa cum laude.  The...Read More »


President Lamkin's latest message

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WVU Parkersburg holds spring 2016 commencement, presents alumnus of the year award

West Virginia University at Parkersburg held its 45th annual spring 2016 commencement ceremony. More than 151 students participated in the commencement ceremony Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. The college has 328 students who are candidates for graduation pending final grades.

“Commencement is the proudest moment in our academic community,” said...Read More »


Watch the Spring 2016 commencement live

Click here to watch WVU Parkersburg’s Spring 2016 commencement live.

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WVU Parkersburg’s Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Sigma Omega chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society welcomed 13 new members for spring 2016. All members participated in a formal induction ceremony.

Students took the official oath of membership to uphold Phi Theta Kappa’s four hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship in...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet May 11

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, May 11.
The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the Jackson County Center Student Lounge.
Complete agenda: 

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WVU Parkersburg offers community classes in photography, boating safety and more

Beginning this month, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering community members the chance to gain knowledge and skills in a variety of subjects. Non-credit classes are available in boating safety, basic computer skills, digital photography, and Facebook.

These affordable community education classes offer greater flexibility to accommodate busy schedules with...Read More »


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 »


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