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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 »


WVU Parkersburg to remember 9/11 tragedy with memorial program Tuesday

Parkersburg, W.Va. 9/10/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg will remember the Sept. 11 tragedy with a campus ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. in front of the college’s main building. The observance is open to the public.

The campus community will gather to remember those who lost their...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg announces student teachers for fall 2012

Parkersburg, W.Va. 8/28/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg education majors who are student teaching in Jackson, Wirt and Wood counties this fall.

Jackson County: Tim Young, Melinda Humphreys, Tabitha Donohew, Susan Curry and Kayla Poling.

Wirt County: Lindsey Holliday, Rachel Stepp and Tessa Cox.

Wood County: Front – Delores Bragg, Heather Burrell...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors to meet Aug. 22

Parkersburg, W.Va. 8/16/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 5:45 p.m. The meeting will take place in the college theatre, room 1305 and is open to the public. Visit www.wvup.edu/board_of_governors to view the complete agenda.

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Dominion Foundation grants WVU Parkersburg $50,000 to support welding simulation program

Parkersburg, W.Va. Parkersburg, W.Va. 8/16/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg and West Virginia Northern Community College have each received $50,000 from the Dominion Foundation to provide more training associated with the development of Marcellus Shale resources. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, Robert Orndorff of Dominion Power and Community and Technical...Read More »


California college adopts WVU Parkersburg's model for infusing math into technical courses

Parkersburg, W.Va. 8/2/12 – Sierra College of Rocklin, Calif., has adopted West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s IGNITE model (infusing general education into technical education). The Sierra team chose to infuse basic math skills into its welding curriculum based on WVU Parkersburg’s pilot of infused mathematics.

WVU Parkersburg began the IGNITE program...Read More »


New culinary program at WVU Parkersburg recommended for ARC funding

Parkersburg, W.Va. 7/31/12 – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today recommended eight projects, totaling more than $4.7 million, to receive the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Investment Program grants. West Virginia University at Parkersburg was the only higher education institution project to receive a recommendation.

The $150,000 for WVU Parkersburg’s project will provide...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors to hold special meeting July 18

Parkersburg, W.Va. 7/11/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, July 18 at the college. The 3 p.m. meeting will take place in room 1101 via conference call and is open to the public. Visit www.wvup.edu/board_of_governors to view the complete agenda.

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Riverhawk Athletic Club Banquet postponed to a later date

Parkersburg, W.Va. 7/11/12 – Due to the recent devastating storm in the Mid-Ohio Valley and throughout the state, the Riverhawk Athletic Club Banquet featuring Oliver Luck is being postponed.

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Oliver Luck will speak at WVU Parkersburg’s Riverhawk Athletic Club Banquet

Parkersburg, W.Va. 6/22/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host the first-ever Riverhawk Athletic Club Banquet featuring guest speaker WVU athletic director Oliver Luck. The fundraiser will take place Friday, July 13 at 6 p.m. in the college activities center.

Luck’s athletic and professional career has been the epitome of...Read More »


Summer Bridge Program at WVU Parkersburg will help students bypass developmental courses

Parkersburg, W.Va. 6/12/12 – West Virginia University will offer a new Summer Bridge Program designed to help high school graduates overcome challenges in reading, writing and/or math and prepare them for college-level coursework. The three-week program will run Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 27, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....Read More »


WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors to meet June 13

Parkersburg, W.Va. 6/7/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, June 13 at the college. The 3 p.m. meeting will take place in room 1101 via conference call and is open to the public. Visit www.wvup.edu/board_of_governors to view the complete agenda.

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Summer Apps Academy offered at WVU Parkersburg

Parkersburg, W.Va. 6/5/12 – Need an app for that? Learn how to develop and use relevant applications on iPads for educational and business use with a three-day Apps Academy West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering June 18 – 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily.

In this intensive workshop, participants...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg recognizes PROMISE Scholars

Parkersburg, W.Va. 5/31/12 – Forty PROMISE Scholarship recipients will begin their first year at West Virginia University at Parkersburg this fall. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the PROMISE scholarship program. The award covers tuition and fees up to $4,750 at approved two-year and four-year colleges and universities in...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg sponsors solar energy training event

Parkersburg, W.Va. 5/30/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently completed a solar energy “Train the Trainer” event to help develop adjunct instructors for its energy programs and increase knowledge and awareness of solar technology in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) of Wisconsin and the Northern Mid...Read More »


Second annual golf tournament will benefit WVU Parkersburg Riverhawks athletic clubs

Parkersburg, W.Va. 5/21/12 – The WVU at Parkersburg Foundation and the Riverhawk Athletic Club will hold the second annual Riverhawk Classic golf tournament on Saturday, June 16 at Woodridge Golf Club. Tee off is at 8:30 a.m. First-, second- and third-place winners will take home cash prizes of $500, $400...Read More »


Two married couples complete degrees at WVU Parkersburg

Parkersburg, W.Va., 5/18/12 – Providing accessible, life-changing educational opportunities in a supportive environment is a mission in which West Virginia University at Parkersburg prides itself. Two married couples discovered just how life-changing the experience would be as they embarked on a journey to complete their education. On Saturday, May 12,...Read More »


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

Parkersburg, W.Va., 5/18/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg is pleased to announce its President’s and Dean’s scholars for the spring 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:

BERKELEY COUNTY – Bunker Hill:...Read More »


Spring graduates announced

Parkersburg, W.Va., 5/18/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, and associate and bachelor’s degrees to 2012 May graduates during Commencement exercises held May 12. 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...Read More »


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