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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 »


College Chorale performs May 21

The College Chorale of West Virginia University at Parkersburg will present its Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1001 Juliana Street, Parkersburg. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will include sacred works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Adrian...Read More »


Kid’s College begins June 17 at WVU Parkersburg

College isn’t just for adults anymore. This summer, children ages 8 – 12 can attend West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s inaugural Kid’s College program. Children can attend one or both weeks of classes from June 17 – 20 and June 24 – 27, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily. Topics...Read More »


Center for Early Learning opens

State and local officials gathered today at West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s main campus for the grand opening of the college’s new Center for Early Learning. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place at 10 a.m. to celebrate the new facility. The college anticipates that the center will officially be in...Read More »


Spring commencement takes place May 18

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s spring 2013 Commencement will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 18 in the College Activities Center. Commencement speaker will be Gregory K. Smith, retired president and CEO of Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield.

The class includes 361 graduates who will receive approximately...Read More »


New summer hours implemented to reduce utility costs

Beginning Monday, May 20, West Virginia University at Parkersburg will extend its daily public hours to 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Many offices such as the Student Welcome Center, financial aid, records and the non-traditional studies office will be open until 7 p.m. All college locations, including...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg business programs granted national accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has granted initial accreditation to West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The council is a specialized accrediting organization that reviews the quality and integrity of business degree programs. ACBSP accredits all business programs at all degree levels.

The ACBSP Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of...Read More »


Student Government Association elects new officers

Students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg have elected the new Student Government Association (SGA) officers for the 2013-2014 academic year. Tyler Ohrn of Davisville, W.Va. was elected president for the term, and he is already preparing for his time in office.

“I’m extremely excited to be elected SGA...Read More »


An evening of bluegrass with Johnny Staats and The Delivery Boys

Bluegrass fans can enjoy an evening of entertainment as West Virginia University at Parkersburg brings acclaimed bluegrass band Johnny Staats and The Delivery Boys to perform. The show takes place at the college’s amphitheater Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. This is part of a month-long celebration of West Virginia’s...Read More »


Celebrate Earth Day at WVU Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host an Earth Day celebration on Wednesday April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the College Activities Center. The event is sponsored by the college’s psychology club, with additional support from Professor Rebecca Phillips. It is free and open to the public.

The...Read More »


W.Va. historian laureate Dr. Ronald Lewis to present "The Revolution that Forged a State"

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s sesquicentennial celebration will present a lecture by Dr. Ronald L. Lewis, WVU professor of history emeritus and state historian laureate. The program is Tuesday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in the College Theatre. The presentation, “The Revolution that Forged a State,” is free and open...Read More »


W.Va. sesquicentennial celebration continues with evening of history

West Virginia University at Parkersburg continues its West Virginia sesquicentennial celebration on Thursday, April 18 with an evening of history. WVU Parkersburg professor emeritus Dr. Bernard Allen will present “Reflections on West Virginia’s Birth and the Years that Followed – Nearly 150 Years of History: An Interactive Lecture.” The program...Read More »


Gissy named regional ambassador for national teacher education association

The National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs (NACCTEP) has selected Dr. Cynthia Gissy of West Virginia University at Parkersburg to be its new ambassador for the Mid-Atlantic region. The NACCTEP Board implemented the ambassador program with the goal to provide guidance and assistance to all members who may...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg receives grant to expand surgical technology program

The Community and Technical College System of West Virginia has awarded WVU Parkersburg a $64,000 grant to help fund new personnel and purchase equipment. In efforts to improve the educational training to meet workforce expectations, WVU Parkersburg expanded its surgical technology certificate program to an associate in applied science degree...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg names new HR director and Workforce and Community Education VP

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has hired two new administrators. Scott Poe began as the human resources director in late December. In February, Dr. Tabitha Anderson joined as the vice president of the college’s Workforce and Community Education.

“We are very excited to have these talented individuals join our team,” said...Read More »


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