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Explorers Club offers career experiences for middle school students

West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently launched the Explorers Club, which is part of Learning for Life Corporation’s national Exploring program to provide real-world, hands-on career experiences and leadership training for middle school students. The next Explorers Club meeting is open to all middle school students (in grades 6-8) and...Read More »

WVU Parkersburg to host “Overview of Islam and Muslims” presentation

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Social Justice Committee, Internationalization Committee and Humanities Speakers Series is co-hosting “An Overview of Islam and Muslims in the World and the United States Before and After 9/11” by Dr. Alam Payind.

This presentation is open to the general public and takes place Monday, April 11...Read More »

March message from President Lamkin

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WVU Parkersburg honor society named Distinguished Chapter at regional convention

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Sigma Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society was named Distinguished Chapter at the 2016 Virginia/West Virginia Regional Convention this month. The convention took place March 4-6 at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va.

The WVU Parkersburg chapter was presented with the following...Read More »

New Center for Student Services prepares for official opening

On Thursday, March 11, WVU Parkersburg held a special ribbon cutting ceremony commemorating the completion of its new Center for Student Services. This Center provides students with better access to advising, records, testing, financial assistance and more.

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WVU Parkersburg at the Mall


Hopefully you were able to join us at the mall on March 5 as we showcased our academic programs and talked to prospective students about choosing WVU Parkersburg. Share your story about why you stayed home to attend WVU Parkersburg using #IStayedHomeBecause on your social media page for the chance...Read More »

College radio station WPKM “The Beet” now available online

WPKM 96.3 FM LP, the college radio station for West Virginia University at Parkersburg, can now be experienced on traditional radio, via the TuneIn Radio app or online.

Listeners in Wood and Washington County can turn the radio dial to The Beet at 96.3 FM. Anyone anywhere can experience the student...Read More »

Students named All-West Virginia Academic Team members

Two members of West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be formally recognized as Phi Theta Kappa All-West Virginia Academic Team members at the state capitol this year. William Bell and Evan Fordyce have been chosen to represent WVU Parkersburg on the team.

Bell and Fordyce will be recognized during a formal...Read More »

Board of Governors to meet Mar. 9

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, March 9.
The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the President’s conference room (room 1101).
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WVU Parkersburg named Readers’ Choice for Best in Higher Education

For the ninth consecutive year, the Mid-Ohio Valley voted West Virginia University at Parkersburg as The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Readers’ Choice for Best in Higher Education.

“We are proud to be the college of choice in the Valley,” said Dr. Fletcher Lamkin, WVU Parkersburg president. “This reinforces our vision statement...Read More »

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