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Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month with a special performance

As part of American Indian Heritage Month, West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host a special performance with the Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers. The show of American Indian dance, drum and song takes place in the College Theatre on Wednesday, Nov.13, from 11 a.m. to noon. Group leader,...Read More »


Big Read project concludes with events in Ripley and Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will conclude its “Big Read” of Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” with lectures by Bradbury scholar Dr. Robert Woods, Great Books professor at Faulkner University in Alabama. Dr. Woods will speak at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m....Read More »


WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors to meet Oct. 9

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Oct. 9. The meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the theatre.

View the complete agenda: http://www.wvup.edu/about/board-of-governors/agendas/

Action items include a proposed revision of policy F-60, Tobacco and Smoke-Free Environment; an online fee for WVU Parkersburg Courses; and...Read More »


13 new faculty begin fall semester at WVU Parkersburg, 13 faculty seek doctoral degrees

West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently added 13 new full-time faculty to its roster. In addition, 13 full-time faculty members are working toward their doctoral degrees. A luncheon was held last week at the college’s culinary academy to celebrate and welcome the added faculty members.

New faculty members include:

Aquila Theatre brings “Fahrenheit 451” to life on stage at WVU Parkersburg Oct. 1

The Distinguished Performance Series of West Virginia University at Parkersburg opens its 2013-14 season on Tuesday, Oct. 1 with the Aquila Theatre company presenting Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center.

Ray Bradbury’s tale of a bleak future where literature and knowledge are on the edge...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg ranked sixth for Military Times “Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges”

“Military Times” has announced the 2014 “Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges” list, and West Virginia University at Parkersburg is ranked sixth among 38 colleges. Approximately 80 career and technical colleges were evaluated for the list.

According to “Military Times,” the list allows veterans to see which schools have put...Read More »


Patsy Bee of WVU Parkersburg honored by national Association of Community College Trustees

WVU Parkersburg is proud to announce that the Association of Community College Trustees has honored Patsy Bee with the 2013 Southern Region ACCT Professional Board Staff award. Bee will compete for national-level recognition next month at the 44th Annual ACCT Leadership Congress. WVU Parkersburg Board Chairman Gerard El Chaar nominated...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg partners with Pearson to grow its online learning programs

Community colleges in West Virginia recently experienced 7.5 percent budget cuts across the state. In an effort to reduce costs, maintain accreditation and increase access, West Virginia University at Parkersburg has partnered with Pearson to transition all of its online degree programs onto OpenClass™, a free, cloud-based learning environment. In...Read More »


Big Read project kicks off with events on Sept. 13, 16

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to host a “Big Read” project throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. The event kicks off Friday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Wood County Public Library and Monday, Sept....Read More »


Record number of international students welcomed to WVU Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg welcomed 34 international students for the fall 2013 semester with a special reception today at the main campus. This is the highest number of international students to attend the college at one time.

“We’ve found that students from other countries come here for our affordability and...Read More »


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