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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.

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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 »


Dr. Gnage selected as Parkersburg Elks Citizen of the Year

Parkersburg Elks Lodge 198 has selected Dr. Marie Foster Gnage, president of West Virginia University at Parkersburg, as its 2012 Citizen of the Year. A banquet celebrating Gnage’s leadership will be held Saturday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church on 1341 Juliana Street, Parkersburg.

According to a list...Read More »


Gov. Tomblin appoints Jeff Matheny to WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors

Governor Early Ray Tomblin has appointed Parkersburg resident Jeffrey Matheny to the Board of Governors of West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Matheny fills the seat left vacant by Gregory K. Smith, retired president and CEO of Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Smith resigned from the Board last month after 10...Read More »


Local chapter of International Honor Society in Education holds Literacy Alive! event

The Sigma Omega Chapter of West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education hosted “Integrating the Arts” on March 23 at the Boys & Girls Club. The project was part of the students’ national community service initiative, “Literacy Alive!”

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) members planned a...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors to meet April 10

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, April 10. The meeting will take place at 5:15 p.m. in the theatre.

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W.Va. sesquicentennial celebration at WVU Parkersburg kicks off with Gandydancer band

Parkersburg, W.Va. 4/2/13 – In celebration of West Virginia’s 150 years of statehood, West Virginia University at Parkersburg presents premier mountain string band Gandydancer. The band will perform at in the College Activities Center Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. as part of the college’s Distinguished Performance Series.

Featuring five respected...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg wins top honors engaged campus, educators

Parkersburg, W.Va. 3/28/13 – West Virginia Campus Compact honored West Virginia University at Parkersburg with multiple awards at its annual statewide conference. West Virginia Campus Compact is a coalition of 28 college and universities that encourages and supports community engagement in higher education.

WVU Parkersburg took home campus-wide honors as the...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg presents program on challenges facing Arab/Muslim youth

Parkersburg, W.Va. 3/25/13 – West Virginia University Parkersburg’s Office for Global Initiatives will host “Challenges Facing Today’s Youth Subculture in Arab/Muslim Socieities” with Dr. Aleya Said. The event takes place Tuesday, April 9 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the college theatre, room 1305.

Originally from Alexandria, Egypt, Said holds a...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors awards employees outstanding service awards

Parkersburg, W.Va. 2/13/13 – The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors now recognizes college employees for outstanding service. Since October, Board chair Jamie Six has presented awards to three employees.

Financial aid director Heather Skidmore was recognized at the Oct. 3, 2012 Board meeting for her exceptional service during...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg earns place on national honor roll for community service

Parkersburg, W.Va. 3/8/13 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg was recently named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

WVU Parkersburg received this award for the various...Read More »


Debra Conner presents historical portrayal of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker

In celebration of Women’s History Month, West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host Debra Conner as she presents a historical portrayal of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919).

The event takes place at the following locations:
Main campus, Monday, March 18 at 11 a.m. in the college theatre, room 1305
Jackson County...Read More »


Jackson County Center helps local Army reservists prepare for deployment

Parkersburg, W.Va. 3/6/13 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Jackson County Center (JCC) recently provided use of its computer lab to Army reservists preparing for deployment. The 21 personnel will deploy in April to Kandahar, Afghanistan.

The reservists only have three computers at their Millwood location and needed to complete online...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg students earn top honors at national forensic tournament

Parkersburg, W.Va. 3/6/13 – WVU Parkersburg’s Union for Speech and Debate took home top honors from the Collegiate Forensic Association (CFA) at the Beach tournament in Ocean City, Md. on March 1. Tyler Ohrn, Matt Roberts, Scott Richardson, Jason Ross, Alicia Ford, Nichole Milliren, Morgan Bryant and Theresa Overby comprised...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg hosts Forensic Association State Championship Tournament

Parkersburg, W.Va. 2/21/13 – The West Virginia Intercollegiate Forensic Association State Championship Tournament will take place Friday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at West Virginia University Parkersburg. Participating colleges include Alderson Broaddus, West Liberty, Marshall University, Fairmont...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg, DuPont co-sponsor Fannie Lou Hamer theatrical presentation

Parkersburg, W.Va. 2/5/13 – In observance of Black History Month, West Virginia University at Parkersburg and DuPont Washington Works will co-sponsor a special event with Billie Jean Young. This actress, activist, poet and educator will present a moving performance of her one-woman play, “Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light.” The...Read More »


Pulizer Prize-winning tale "Of Mice and Men" comes to life on WVU Parkersburg stage

Parkersburg, W.Va. 2/6/13 – Critically acclaimed group The Acting Company brings John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” to the WVU Parkersburg stage as part of the college’s Distinguished Performance Series. The performance takes place Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center.

“Of Mice and Men” tells the...Read More »


Celebrate 50 years of the Beatles in America as the WannaBeatles perform at WVU Parkersburg

Parkersburg, W.Va. 2/12/13 – Don’t miss a high-energy show as tribute band The WannaBeatles performs at West Virginia University at Parkersburg Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. The concert takes place in the College Activities Center and is sponsored by the college’s Student Engagement and Activities organization.

Playing to standing ovations,...Read More »


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