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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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The Chronicle wins top honors at the 2014 West Virginia Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s student newspaper The Chronicle recently won three awards in the West Virginia Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The annual competition honors the state’s top newspapers. Because the contest does not offer a collegiate category, students

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WVU Parkersburg receives accreditation reaffirmation from the Higher Learning Commission

West Virginia University at Parkersburg has received official notification of its accreditation reaffirmation. The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) took action on the college’s new status at its Aug. 12 meeting. “Throughout this long process, we

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WVU Parkersburg prepares to launch new health informatics program

To meet the needs of area employers, West Virginia University at Parkersburg is developing a health informatics program. This innovative program fuses healthcare, information technology and business administration to prepare students for careers in the various segments of the healthcare

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Spring 2014 graduates announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, associate and bachelor’s degrees to May 2014 graduates during commencement exercises held Saturday, May 17 in the College Activities Center. Academic honors were awarded those graduates who attained a 3.50 to 3.749 grade

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2014 Commencement live broadcast

For the first time ever, WVU Parkersburg will offer a live broadcast of the 2014 Commencement ceremony. Please use the embedded video below to view the ceremony.

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Fall 2013 graduates announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, and associate and bachelor’s degrees to December 2013 graduates during commencement exercises held Friday, Dec. 13 in the College Activities Center. Academic honors were awarded those graduates who attained a 3.50 to 3.749

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One-year Weekend College program for adults

Full-time working adults can now earn a business degree in 12 months with West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s new Weekend College program. Classes for the associate’s degree program begin Jan. 13. The college will offer an information session for those

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WVU Parkersburg public relations students to host Energy Efficiency Expo Dec. 7

Public relations students at West Virginia University Parkersburg are sponsoring a Bright Ideas Energy Efficiency Expo on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the College Activities Center. Exhibitors will showcase products and services for cutting home

Posted in Academic Affairs, Business and Economics, General News, Sustainability