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Hefner family provides scholarship funding for WVU Parkersburg students

The WVU at Parkersburg Foundation is pleased to accept a gift from John and Kris Hefner for the Hefner Educational Fund. The fund, titled “Paying It Forward,” was created in 2012 to assist area high school graduates. This month, the Hefner family gifted the Foundation with enough funding for three...Read More »


College Chorale to present spring concert

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s College Chorale student organization performed its spring concert on Saturday, April 29 in the College Theatre.

The concert included psalm setting from several traditions, a setting of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence, traditional spirituals, and will feature graduating senior sopranos Juliane Beckett and Yiyi Ocasio-Kaftanic. Other...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg offers summer programs for children

Parents looking for fun learning experiences for their preschoolers and children ages 8 to 12 can take advantage of West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Summer Camps and Kids College programs. Both programs cover a variety of topics and begin in June at WVU Parkersburg’s main campus. Class sizes are limited,...Read More »


Phi Theta Kappa honor society inducts new members

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Sigma Omega chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society welcomed 11 new members during the Spring 2017 semester. A formal induction ceremony was held at the campus on Friday, March 31.

Students took the official oath of membership to uphold PTK’s four hallmarks of...Read More »


Education honor society students host professional development event

This month, West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) honor society hosted a professional development fair for education students. Attendees were able to learn from professionals about such topics as nutrition education, integrating technology in the classroom, and special education. The event took place Saturday, April 1 on...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg hosts Earth Day Expo

West Virginia University at Parkersburg held its 2017 Earth Day Expo on Wednesday, April 19, in the College Activities Center. This annual event showcases local “green” resources and organizations and seeks to educate the community on problems and opportunities in our area.

Exhibitors included the Appalachian Renewable Energy Citizens Cooperative, Keep...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet April 12

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, April 12. The meeting will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the President’s board room (room 1101).

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U.S. Senator Manchin to visit campus

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin will meet with the public at West Virginia University at Parkersburg on Wednesday, April 12. This town hall meeting will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the College Activities Center. Manchin is traveling around West Virginia to meet with local residents, community and business leaders,...Read More »


Chad Crumbaker named interim vice president for academic affairs

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has named faculty member Chad Crumbaker interim vice president for academic affairs. He began his new role on Monday, April 3.

Crumbaker earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of South Carolina and a juris doctor degree from Capital University Law School. He...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg students to perform vocal recitals

Two students are performing vocal recitals as part of the Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies program at WVU Parkersburg. Sopranos Yehieli Ocasio-Kaftanic and Juliane Beckett will each perform Monday, April 10 in the Nina Phares Music Performance Room at WVU Parkersburg at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. respectively.

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Clothesline Project to raise domestic violence, sexual assault awareness

In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), West Virginia University at Parkersburg is hosting the local Clothesline Project, a visual display that bears witness to violence against women. The local Clothesline Project includes displays for survivors and victims of both domestic violence and sexual assault. Both displays will be...Read More »


CIT students gain experience through Learn and Earn program

West Virginia University at Parkersburg now offers students the opportunity to gain work experience while completing their Computer Information Technology (CIT) associate degree. Currently, three students enrolled in the CIT program work at Chemours and Woodcraft while completing their studies through a state-funded program called Learn and Earn.

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WVU Parkersburg presents “Women in Literature” speaker as part of Women’s History Month

In celebration of Women’s History Month, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is hosting “Images of Women in Literature – Past and Present.” This guest presentation by WVU Associate Professor Ethel Morgan Smith takes place Wednesday, March 29 from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the College Theatre (room 1305). It is...Read More »


Student teachers attend Marshall educator event

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s spring 2017 student teachers attended Marshall University’s Career Services Educator Expo. The event took place March 8 with 26 school systems from five states available to connect with future educators. The event is required for student teaching at WVU Parkersburg.

“I find this a valuable opportunity...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg launches online tool to help students graduate on time

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has launched a new web-based tool to empower students to stay on track for graduation. The tool, MyDegree, allows students to monitor grades, evaluate progress toward degree completion, and determine what classes are needed to graduate.

MyDegree is available to all currently enrolled students who first...Read More »


President Lamkin's March Message

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March Madness Bracket Challenge

Fill out your bracket today for a chance to win free books for a semester!

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WVU Parkersburg named Military Friendly Silver Award recipient

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has been named a 2017 Silver-level Military Friendly School Award recipient. This is the second consecutive year WVU Parkersburg has received the “Military Friendly School” designation by Victory Media, publisher of “G.I. Jobs.”

The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg elementary education program earns high accreditation marks

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s elementary education program has received national recognition status using the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) standards.

Participating in the ACEI process validates WVU Parkersburg’s Bachelor of Arts in elementary education is maintaining a quality program.

“We are very excited that our program has received national recognition...Read More »


WVU Parkersburg celebrates Women’s History Month with Eleanor Roosevelt presentation

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is celebrating Women’s History Month with a portrayal of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt on Monday, March 6 at 2 p.m. in the college theater on the main campus. Patty Cooper of Parkersburg will portray Roosevelt as part of the West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive!...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Mar. 8

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Mar. 8. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the President’s board room (room 1101).

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WVU Parkersburg to host faculty recruitment and screening events

Individuals interested in teaching college courses are invited to attend one of West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s upcoming faculty recruitment events. The events take place Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the main campus in Parkersburg and Wednesday, March 1 at the Jackson County Center in Ripley, W.Va.

Both events begin at 6...Read More »


Board of Governors to meet Feb. 8

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Feb. 8. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the President’s board room (room 1101).

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Gender Diversity speaker comes to WVU Parkersburg

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is hosting a guest presentation on gender diversity with speaker Dr. Cris Mayo, distinguished scholar in the field of gender studies. The event takes place Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. in the College Theatre by video at the Jackson County Center in Ripley.

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President Lamkin's January Message

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