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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

Posted in Academic Affairs, Business and Economics, General News, Non-Traditional Programs

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

WVU Parkersburg announces new online RN-to-BSN program

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The Higher Learning Commission has given final approval for West Virginia University at Parkersburg to begin offering an online program for practicing registered nurses to complete a bachelor’s of science in nursing. WVU Parkersburg is the first community and technical

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Health Sciences

Students earn top honors at national forensic tournament

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Union for Speech and Debate competed at the College Forensic Association (CFA) fall tournament on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The tournament took place in Gastonia, N.C. Tyler Ohrn placed first in extemporaneous speaking and

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Social Sciences and Languages, Student Activities, Student Services

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

Posted in Academic Affairs, Education and Humanities, General News, Student Activities

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

Posted in Academic Affairs, Business and Economics, Education and Humanities, General News, Health Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Languages

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

Posted in Distinguished Performance Series, Education and Humanities, General News

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

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News

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

Posted in Academic Affairs, Distinguished Performance Series, Education and Humanities, General News, Student Activities

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

Posted in Academic Affairs, Social Justice, Student Activities, Student Government Association, Student Services