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Jackson County Center conducts disaster drill involving active shooter

Local law enforcement agencies, Jackson County Emergency Services and other first responders were on the scene Tuesday, June 24 as West Virginia University at Parkersburg conducted a disaster drill involving a school shooting. The drill ran from 10 a.m. until

Posted in General News, Safety

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

Posted in Academic Affairs, Business and Economics, Education and Humanities, General News, Health Sciences, Non-Traditional Programs, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Languages, Student Services, Workforce & Community Education

Spring 2014 President’s and Dean’s scholars announced

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is pleased to announce its President’s and Dean’s scholars for the spring 2014 semester. President’s List Students on the President’s List maintained a 4.0 grade point average while earning 12 or more hours of college

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Student Services

Board of Governors to meet June 18

West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, June 18. The meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the theatre Visit www.wvup.edu/about/board-of-governors to view the complete agenda. Action items include approval of presidential search consultant, program

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Social Justice, Student Services

Former president Eldon Miller bequeaths nearly $1 million for scholarships

One year after the passing of former West Virginia University at Parkersburg president, Eldon Miller, the college has learned of one final gift he left to continue his commitment to higher education. His trust, which has grown to nearly $1

Posted in Foundation, General News

Dr. Rhonda Tracy will be interim president

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors has selected Dr. Rhonda Tracy as interim president for the college beginning July 1. This selection comes after President Dr. Marie Foster Gnage’s March announcement of her plans to leave the

Posted in Academic Affairs, Foundation, General News, Workforce & Community Education

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.

Posted in Academic Affairs, Business and Economics, Education and Humanities, General News, Health Sciences, Non-Traditional Programs, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Languages, Student Services

Sixth annual Student Awards Ceremony recognizes, honors students

Student Services and the Student Government Association of WVU Parkersburg hosted the Sixth Annual West Virginia University at Parkersburg Student Awards Ceremony Friday, May 9. The Ceremony honored distinguished WVU Parkersburg students for going above and beyond course work, and

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Student Government Association, Student Services

Return to summer hours adds flexibility, reduces utility costs

Beginning Monday, May 19, West Virginia University at Parkersburg will return to the Summer Scheduling Program. The college will extend its daily public hours to 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Some offices, such as the non-traditional studies

Posted in Academic Affairs, Athletics, Campus Projects, General News, Social Justice, Student Activities, Student Government Association, Student Services, Sustainability, Workforce & Community Education

WVU Parkersburg receives Walmart Foundation grant in support of workforce training

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Workforce and Community Education (WCE) division has been named a recipient of a $150,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to support the Job Ready, Willing and Able (JRWA) initiative. Funding was made available through the

Posted in Academic Affairs, General News, Workforce & Community Education