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California college adopts WVU Parkersburg’s model for infusing math into technical courses

Parkersburg, W.Va. 8/2/12 – Sierra College of Rocklin, Calif., has adopted West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s IGNITE model (infusing general education into technical education). The Sierra team chose to infuse basic math skills into its welding curriculum based on WVU

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New culinary program at WVU Parkersburg recommended for ARC funding

Parkersburg, W.Va. 7/31/12 – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today recommended eight projects, totaling more than $4.7 million, to receive the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Investment Program grants. West Virginia University at Parkersburg was the only higher education institution project to

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WVU Parkersburg sponsors solar energy training event

Parkersburg, W.Va. 5/30/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg recently completed a solar energy “Train the Trainer” event to help develop adjunct instructors for its energy programs and increase knowledge and awareness of solar technology in the Mid-Ohio Valley. Midwest

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GEMS students to learn about technical fields and nursing during WVU Parkersburg visit

Parkersburg, W.Va. 4/11/12 – GEMS (Girls Enriched by Mentoring and Shadowing) students from area middle schools will visit West Virginia University at Parkersburg on Friday to experience demonstrations from faculty members in the college’s 3-D modeling, criminal justice and nursing

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WVU Parkersburg receives $440,000 to launch two new programs

Parkersburg, W.Va. 1/27/12 – West Virginia University at Parkersburg is the recipient of two grants totaling $440,000 from the Community and Technical College System of West Virginia (CTCS). With funding approved, the college will introduce associate of applied science degree

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DuPont Washington Works, WVU Parkersburg sign “Learn and Earn” Agreement

Parkersburg, W.Va. 1/27/12 – DuPont Washington Works and West Virginia University at Parkersburg signed a cooperative agreement today that will provide students an opportunity to receive chemical operator training while gaining work experience at DuPont. This agreement is the first

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