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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).
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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.

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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 »


Fall 2015 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 fall 2015.

President’s Scholars

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

CALHOUN COUNTY– Grantsville: Monica Heiney; Maria Klingshirn; Millstone: Jeanne Nottingham;

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY –...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Jan. 13

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, January 13.
The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the President’s conference room (room 1101).
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Lutz family gifts Oakland property to WVU at Parkersburg Foundation

The WVU at Parkersburg Foundation is pleased to accept one of West Virginia’s most historic sites. Oakland, the mansion built by James McNeil Stephenson in 1832, was gifted to the Foundation by Stephenson’s great, great grandson John Lutz and his wife Pamela Lutz. The gift includes the home’s furniture, much...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg shares Fall 2015 commencement photos

Congratulations to our Fall 2015 graduates! Commencement took place on Friday, Dec. 11. There were 342 graduates, including August 2015 graduates, and 126 of those participated in the graduation ceremony. West Virginia Senator Donna Boley was the keynote speaker. Check back for a complete listing of graduates, and scroll down...Read More »


A special message from WVU Parkersburg

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Happy holidays from President and Mrs. Lamkin!

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Center for Early Learning Virtual Tour

Did you know that WVU Parkersburg offers a fully-licensed childcare center for children ages 13 months to 6 years? The Center for Early Learning is open to the general public as well as students and employees of WVU Parkersburg.

Financial assistance is also available for WVU...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg Board honors campus police officer Al Collins

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At its December meeting, the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors recognized the college’s campus police officer, Al Collins, for his work to ensure safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Board awarded Collins with a certificate and a check for $50.

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WVU Parkersburg’s College Chorale to perform with West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s College Chorale will perform with West Virginia Symphony Orchestra (WVSO) in Charleston and Parkersburg as part of WVSO’s “Home For The Holidays” performance. The Charleston performance will take place at the Clay Center on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 p.m., and the Parkersburg show will...Read More »


Board approves sales of Downtown Center properties

At its Dec. 2 meeting, the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors voted to sell the college’s Downtown Center properties located at 707 and 709 Market Street. Parkersburg Brewing Company, a small locally owned micro brewing company, provided the sole proposal to purchase 707 Market Street for a...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Dec. 2

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Dec. 2. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the President’s conference room (room 1101).
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