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 »
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 »
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 »
In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Psychology Club, with support from Student Counseling Services, will host a special showing of “In the Shadow of the Reich: Nazi Medicine. The documentary will be shown Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. in the college theatre. The...Read More »
Federal officials recently released online lists showing the higher education institutions with the highest and lowest tuition costs. West Virginia University at Parkersburg was listed as the sixth most affordable public college offering bachelor’s degree programs.
WVU Parkersburg was also the only college in the state that was listed...Read More »
West Virginia University at Parkersburg announces its fall 2013 student teachers for Wood, Jackson and Pleasants counties. WVU Parkersburg’s teacher preparation program emphasizes the practical model. The model focuses on the theoretical, development, and technological aspects of the knowledge base that are prerequisites to the daily demands required to be a...Read More »
West Virginia University at Parkersburg will hold a remembrance ceremony for former president Dr. Eldon Miller on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the College Activities Center. The event is open to the public. Members of the community are encouraged to write and bring memories of Miller...Read More »
Individuals ages 14 to 18 are participating in West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Youth Criminal Justice Academy this week at the Wood County 4-H grounds. The program is a weeklong residential academy designed to build leadership and teamwork skills necessary for a career in criminal justice. The week...Read More »
Despite having the second-highest percentage of students with Pell grants, West Virginia University at Parkersburg has the third highest completion rate among the 12 state colleges offering four-year degrees. This is according to a College Completion website released by “The Chronicle of Higher Education.” The data is from 2010. WVU...Read More »
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Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for community colleges, recently named West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Sigma Omega chapter a Five Star Chapter. WVU Parkersburg PTK students and advisors were recognized at this month’s regional convention in Virginia.
Phi Theta Kappa chapters have five levels of engagement that progress...Read More »