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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 »


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 »


WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors to meet Feb. 6

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Parkersburg, W.Va. 2/4/13 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Feb. 6. The meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the theatre.

Visit www.wvup.edu/board_of_governors to view the complete agenda.

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WVU Parkersburg students to perform as part of state Collegiate Honor Choir

Parkersburg, W.Va. 1/30/13 – Six WVU Parkersburg students were chosen to participate in the 2013 West Virginia American Choral Directors Association’s (ACDA) Collegiate Honor Choir Concert. The concert will take place Saturday Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. at the Clay Center in Charleston.

WVU Parkersburg, students Allison Butcher, Rachael Butcher, Alex...Read More »


Fall 2012 WVU Parkersburg graduates announced

Parkersburg, W.Va. 1/29/13 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, and associate and bachelor’s degrees to December 2012 graduates during commencement exercises held Friday, Dec. 14. 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,...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg announces fall 2012 President’s and Dean’s scholars

Parkersburg, W.Va. 1/28/13 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg is pleased to announce its President’s and Dean’s scholars for the fall 2012 semester. President’s List 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:

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WVU Parkersburg hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new Culinary Academy

Parkersburg, W.Va. 1/24/13 – West Virginia Community and Technical College System (CTCS) chancellor James Skidmore joined West Virginia University at Parkersburg president Marie Foster Gnage, Ph.D., and other officials for the grand opening of the college’s new Culinary Academy. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 10...Read More »


Student teachers for spring 2013 announced

Parkersburg, W.Va. 1/24/13 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg education majors who are student teaching in Jackson, Wirt and Wood counties this spring

Pleasants County – Supervisor – Bobby Adair, Daniel S. Pitts Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackson County – Jason Gump, Hope Sharps, Daphne Tanner, Donna Surface, Steve Titus

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WVU Parkersburg prepares to launch new Culinary Academy

Parkersburg, W.Va. 12/19/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg is accepting applications for its new culinary arts program, which will begin in January 2013. The applicant interview process will begin next week.

WVU Parkersburg’s Culinary Academy will open in the college’s newly renovated downtown center on Market Street. The program will...Read More »


Sen. Donna Boley to speak at WVU Parkersburg fall commencement

Parkersburg, W.Va. 12/12/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Fall 2012 Commencement will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14 in the College Activities Center. Commencement speaker will be state Senator Donna Boley.

A WVU Parkersburg alumna, Boley was recently elected to her eight term in the state Senate. She...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg advises local residents of possible door-to-door scams

Parkersburg, W.Va. 12/7/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently received multiple complaints from local city residents regarding students soliciting donations. College officials have looked into the incidents and determined that the solicitations are not WVU Parkersburg related.

According to complaints, two females have knocked on doors, usually after dark, and...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors to meet Dec. 5

Parkersburg, W.Va. 11/30/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Dec. 5. The meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the theatre. Visit http://www.wvup.edu/about/board-of-governors/agendas/ to view the complete agenda.

 

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Phi Theta Kappa honor society at WVU Parkersburg inducts new members

Parkersburg, W.Va. 11/29/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Sigma Omega chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society conducted its fall 2012 induction ceremony Sunday, Nov. 11. During the ceremony, WVU Parkersburg president Marie Foster Gnage, Ph.D., was inducted as an honorary member of the college’s chapter. “I...Read More »


Office for Global Initiatives at WVU Parkersburg hosts International Education Week

Parkersburg, W.Va. 11/5/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Office for Global Initiatives will host International Education Week beginning Monday, Nov. 12. The series of three events are free and open to the public.

The schedule includes:

  • “Comparing Educational Systems in the U.S. and Abroad: Panel 1,” Monday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m.,...Read More »

Celebrate Veterans Day with a week-long series of events at WVU Parkersburg

Parkersburg, W.Va. 11/1/12 – Celebrate Veterans Day with a week of honor, recognition and entertainment at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. Beginning Monday, Nov. 5, the college will hold a series of events in support of military, veterans and their families.

On Monday, Nov. 5, community organizations, students, faculty and staff...Read More »


George Crumb concert added to WVU Parkersburg Distinguished Performance Series

Parkersburg, W.Va. 10/30/12 – The Distinguished Performance Series of West Virginia University at Parkersburg will present the music of Pulitzer Prize-winning West Virginia composer George Crumb on Thursday, November 8, at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Members of Philadelphia’s Orchestra...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg names new interim dean of academic affairs

Parkersburg, W.Va. 10/26/12 – Dr. Waltrina Dufor began at WVU Parkersburg as the interim dean of academic affairs in August. She was formerly the program lead and assistant professor of higher education at Argosy University Atlanta.

Dufor received her B.A. from Pennsylvania State University, an M.S. degree from Misericordia University and...Read More »


West Virginia University at Parkersburg wins inaugural Green Genome award

Parkersburg, W.Va. 10/26/12 – As part of an expanding national effort to support “green” practices, programs and training at the nation’s more than 1,100 community colleges, West Virginia University at Parkersburg was one of five exemplary community colleges to be presented with a Green Genome Award this month at a...Read More »


First cohort of WVU Parkersburg's Learn and Earn students prepare to graduate

First cohort of WVU Parkersburg’s Learn and Earn students prepare to graduate

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Parkersburg, W.Va. 10/25/12 – The first cohort of students in West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Learn and Earn program has completed the initial rounds of classroom and on-the-job experience at DuPont Washington Works and is on par...Read More »


New diversified agriculture program coordinator starts at WVU Parkersburg

Parkersburg, W.Va. 10/25/12 – Dr. Rosa Guedes is WVU Parkersburg’s new diversified agriculture program coordinator. The new program will begin in the spring of 2013. However, Guedes began developing curriculum for the program in August.

The new program is intended to train students in skills to meet the demand for locally...Read More »


Daedalus Quartet to take stage in WVU Parkersburg’s Distinguished Performance Series

Parkersburg, W.Va. 10/17/12 – Classical group the Daedalus Quartet will perform at West Virginia University at Parkersburg on Thursday, Oct. 25 as part of its Distinguished Performance Series. The show begins at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center.

The program will include masterworks by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg features “Focus on Language: Social and Creative Perspectives” series

Parkersburg, W.Va. 10/15/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Office for Global Initiatives and the Humanities Speaker Series will co-host two literary programs in October. The schedule of events for the “Focus on Language: Social and Creative Perspectives” series includes:

“New Voices in Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry,” Thursday, Oct. 18, 7...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg hosts "Issues Facing Higher Education" program with Bruce Flack, Ph.D.

Parkersburg, W.Va. 9/24/12 – Former Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC) vice chancellor Dr. Bruce Flack will speak at West Virginia University at Parkersburg on Saturday, Sept. 29. His presentation, “Issues Facing Higher Education in the 21st Century,” begins at 9 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

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WVU Parkersburg awarded grant to train baby boomers for new jobs

Parkersburg, W.Va. 9/17/12 – The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) recently awarded West Virginia University at Parkersburg $15,000 to participate in the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program. This national initiative is designed to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in healthcare, education and social services.

The college will assist...Read More »


Kenya Safari Acrobats tumble, launch and limbo onto WVU Parkersburg stage

Parkersburg, W.Va. 9/13/12 – Bring the whole family for an evening of spectacular events as Kenya Safari Acrobats performs as part of West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Distinguished Performance Series. The show will be Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. in the college activities center.

Hailing from the heart of Africa,...Read More »


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