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Finalists announced in presidential search

The presidential search committee for West Virginia University at Parkersburg met Wednesday, Nov. 12 to narrow applicants down from 12 semi-finalists to five finalists. The Board of Governors voted to bring all five finalists to campus for interviews. The Board will vote to appoint the new president for WVU Parkersburg...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg offers college credit to SMHS juniors and seniors

Juniors and seniors at St. Mary’s High School can now earn up to 13 college credits through West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Early Admissions program. Currently, 43 students are enrolled in at least one of the courses offered, which include English 101, Communications 111, Psychology 101 and Chemistry 115. Similar...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Nov. 12

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Nov. 12. The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the college theatre.

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Applications now being accepted for Learn and Earn diversified agriculture program

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WVU Parkersburg and Bob’s Market are partnering to offer a new cooperative education program where students will be paid while they earn a 30-hour degree certificate in diversified agriculture.
This program links classroom theories and instruction with practical work experience. Students divide their time between the college site...Read More »


Cantus vocal ensemble to perform at WVU Parkersburg October 30

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Minnesota-based vocal ensemble Cantus will perform at West Virginia University at Parkersburg on Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center as part of the Distinguished Performance Series.

The acclaimed group, cited by many as “the premiere men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), is one of...Read More »


Education majors attend statewide conference

Pre-service teachers from West Virginia University at Parkersburg attended a conference this semester sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education. This is the first event of its kind in recent years. Education students had the opportunity to network with professionals in the field and gain tools to use in...Read More »


Chinese Lion Dance troupe and international students to celebrate cultural diversity

The Wong People Kung Fu School of Washington, D.C. will perform a Chinese Lion Dance demonstration at West Virginia University at Parkersburg on October 23. The educational, 45-minute program will be held in the College Theatre (Rm. 1305) at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg prepares for ethane cracker plant, hires economist to study industry needs

West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently hired Dr. Tom Witt, economist and managing director of Witt Economics, to identify the major industries and staffing needs associated with the proposed ethane cracker plant. He delivered his report on Oct. 8 at the WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors retreat.

In November 2013, the...Read More »


Board of Governors appreciative of interim president’s dedication

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Last week the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors announced 12 semi-finalists in its presidential search. Following the meeting, Chair Gerard El Chaar expressed the board’s appreciation of Dr. Rhonda Tracy for leading the college during this time of transition. Tracy, the college’s senior vice president for academic...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg announces semi-finalists in presidential search

The presidential search committee for West Virginia University at Parkersburg met Wednesday, Oct. 8 to narrow applicants down to 12 semi-finalists. The candidates will be asked to submit videos, which will be reviewed by the committee Nov. 1 – 11. The committee will then meet on Nov. 12 to select...Read More »


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