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WVU Parkersburg offers first downhill pipe welding certificate in the region

To meet the demands of the growing oil and gas industry in the region, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is offering a new downhill welding course for welders looking to enhance their skills. The fast track, six-week course begins Dec.

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Students to raise funds for food pantry through “Can Hunger” event

Public relations campaign management students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg will present “Can Hunger,” a can sculpturing fundraiser to benefit the college’s new food pantry. The event takes place Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in

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Chorale, piano concert to be held at St. Paul’s Nov. 15

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s music department will present “An Evening of Poetry and the Piano” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 15 in St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Admission is free and open to the public. The College Chorale

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WVU Parkersburg offers college credit to SMHS juniors and seniors

Juniors and seniors at St. Mary’s High School can now earn up to 13 college credits through West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Early Admissions program. Currently, 43 students are enrolled in at least one of the courses offered, which include

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Applications now being accepted for Learn and Earn diversified agriculture program

WVU Parkersburg and Bob’s Market are partnering to offer a new cooperative education program where students will be paid while they earn a 30-hour degree certificate in diversified agriculture. This program links classroom theories and instruction with practical work experience.

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Cantus vocal ensemble to perform at WVU Parkersburg October 30

Minnesota-based vocal ensemble Cantus will perform at West Virginia University at Parkersburg on Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center as part of the Distinguished Performance Series. The acclaimed group, cited by many as “the premiere

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Education majors attend statewide conference

Pre-service teachers from West Virginia University at Parkersburg attended a conference this semester sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education. This is the first event of its kind in recent years. Education students had the opportunity to network with

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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

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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

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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

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