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Phi Theta Kappa welcomes new members

WVU Parkersburg’s Sigma Omega chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society welcomed 29 new members during the spring 2015 enrollment period. Twenty-six of these members participated in a formal induction ceremony held on April 26.

Students took the official oath of membership to uphold Phi Theta...Read More »

WVU Parkersburg holds Literacy Alive! event at local Boys & Girls Club

Members of Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), an international education honor society, and the Literacy Association at West Virginia University at Parkersburg hosted Lego Literacy Alive! on April 18 at the Boys & Girls Club of Parkersburg. Literacy Alive! is part of a national KDP community service initiative.

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Jane Milley named interim senior vice president of academic affairs

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has named Jane E. Milley, Ph.D. as the new interim senior vice president of academic affairs. She officially began her new role last Monday, April 20.

With more than 40 years of experience in public and private institutions of higher education, Milley brings a...Read More »

Veterans advocate Shawn Healy appointed to Senator Manchin's advisory group

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Veterans Advocate, Shawn Healy, has been appointed to serve on the Veterans Advisory Group for Senator Manchin. The committee is responsible for addressing issues faced by the state’s 167,000 veterans.

Nearly 40 veterans attended the advisory group’s closed door session on earlier this month...Read More »

Environmental Action Group hosts annual Earth Day Expo

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Environmental Action Group will host the college’s annual Earth Day Expo on Wednesday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be a celebration of the state’s natural beauty and a recognition of some of the environmental threats facing the world.

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Social Justice Committee hosts Ironhand

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Social Justice Committee is hosting, Ironhand, a Native American presentation. Ironhand’s presentation will be both educational and entertaining as he shares Indian customs, traditions, dress, drums and dance. By birthright and vote of the people, Ironhand is the chief of his village and also chief...Read More »

PR students and Veterans Resource Center host Can Hunger Games: Obstacle Course Event

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s public relations writing and case studies class in conjunction with the Veterans Resource Center will host a Can Hunger Games obstacle course event. This event is to raise awareness and donations for The Riverhawk Nest, the campus food pantry. The event will be during student...Read More »

Employees awarded for outstanding service to WVU Parkersburg

A group of employees were recognized at West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday, April 8 for their work to create the college’s Easter parade float. Committee leader Tammy Harper, records assistant, was presented with a certificate and check for $25, and the committee received a...Read More »

Board recognizes past chairman Gerard El Chaar for years of service

At its regular meeting Wednesday, the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors presented past chair Gerard El Chaar with a bell in recognition of his years of service to the college.

Appointed to the college’s Board of Advisors in November 2007 when the college was a regional campus of...Read More »

Board of Governors to meet April 8

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, April 8. The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Caperton Center on the main campus.

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Applications open for 2015 Jan Dils Walk4Vets Scholarship at WVU Parkersburg

Applications are now open for the 2015 Jan Dils Walk4Vets Scholarship, sponsored by the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation and the Veterans Corps. The scholarship provides area veterans with the funds and resources needed to better their careers through an education at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

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WVU Parkersburg student named West Virginia’s 2015 New Century Scholar

West Virginia University at Parkersburg student Sarah Stewart has been named West Virginia’s 2015 Coca-Cola New Century Scholar after posting the state’s top application score among nominees to the All-USA Community College Academic Team.

Stewart is one of only 50 recipients from across the United States and American Samoa...Read More »

Get ready to compete for high-paying jobs

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will hold the second ‘Day at the Mall’ event this Saturday, March 28 from noon to 4 p.m. Learn about and experience how WVU Parkersburg can help you compete for promotions and new job opportunities.

High-paying jobs are coming to the region. Get...Read More »

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


The surgical technology program  is currently accepting applications for fall admission. Applications can be obtained in the Health Sciences office or by visiting 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 »

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