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WVU Parkersburg ranked sixth in the U.S. for bachelor program affordability

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

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Education program announces fall 2013 student teachers

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

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WVU Parkersburg criminal justice program hosts youth academy

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

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WVU Parkersburg ranks high among four-year W.Va. public colleges for completion

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

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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society earns Five Star Chapter status

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.

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WVU Parkersburg announces spring 2013 graduates

West Virginia University at Parkersburg awarded certificates, and associate and bachelor’s degrees to May 2013 graduates during commencement exercises held Saturday, May 18. Academic honors were awarded those graduates who attained a 3.50 to 3.749 grade point average, cum laude;

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NCATE awards continuing accreditation to WVU Parkersburg education program

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education has awarded continuing accreditation to West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s education program. In a letter to President Dr. Marie Foster Gnage, NCATE President James G. Cibulka stated, “This accreditation decision indicates that

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College Chorale performs May 21

The College Chorale of West Virginia University at Parkersburg will present its Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1001 Juliana Street, Parkersburg. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Center for Early Learning opens

State and local officials gathered today at West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s main campus for the grand opening of the college’s new Center for Early Learning. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place at 10 a.m. to celebrate the new facility.

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Spring commencement takes place May 18

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s spring 2013 Commencement will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 18 in the College Activities Center. Commencement speaker will be Gregory K. Smith, retired president and CEO of Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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