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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 »


Board of Governors to meet Oct. 8

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Oct. 8. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in room 2209.

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WVU Parkersburg receives grant to promote diversity and equality

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has been awarded an $8,870 “Diversity for Equity” grant to fund programs that increase cultural diversity on campus and promote equal access to higher education opportunities.

WVU Parkersburg’s grant funds will be used to fund three distinct initiatives: a guest speaker in observance of National Disability...Read More »


New career services portal to benefit employers, students, alumni

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering new and improved services to help students and alumni find jobs and assist employers in recruiting efforts. Recently, WVU Parkersburg launched College Central Network (CCN), a career services portal. Through the site, students and alumni can search listings, post a resume, apply for...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg celebrates National Surgical Technologist Week

It’s National Surgical Technologist Week, and West Virginia University at Parkersburg is taking advantage of the opportunity to promote the profession and recruit for its new associate degree in the field. On Monday, Sept. 22, faculty members demonstrated the college’s laparoscopic simulator for students and visitors on campus.

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WVU Parkersburg hires new 3-D modeling faculty, expands program to enhance simulations and meet market demands

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has hired Callix Miller to coordinate its 3-D modeling and simulation design program. Formerly an adjunct faculty member, Miller began his new role at the start of the fall semester and is planning to incorporate real-world experience into the program.

This two-year associate degree in 3-D...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg, Blue Ridge CTC sign articulation agreement

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has entered into an articulation agreement with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College to provide a pathway from an associate to bachelor degree.

Blue Ridge students who have completed an associate of applied science degree in information technology or computer network engineering will be eligible to...Read More »


Duquesne University Tamburitzans coming to WVU Parkersburg

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The Distinguished Performance Series of West Virginia University at Parkersburg opens its 2014-15 season on Saturday, Sept. 20, with the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center.

For more than 75 years the Tamburitzans have dedicated themselves to preserving and perpetuating the cultural heritages...Read More »


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