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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

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WVU Parkersburg Board of Governors to meet Oct. 9

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Oct. 9. The meeting will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the theatre. View the complete agenda: http://www.wvup.edu/about/board-of-governors/agendas/ Action items include a proposed revision of policy F-60, Tobacco and Smoke-Free

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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

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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

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WVU Parkersburg ranked sixth for Military Times “Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges”

“Military Times” has announced the 2014 “Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges” list, and West Virginia University at Parkersburg is ranked sixth among 38 colleges. Approximately 80 career and technical colleges were evaluated for the list. According to “Military

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Patsy Bee of WVU Parkersburg honored by national Association of Community College Trustees

WVU Parkersburg is proud to announce that the Association of Community College Trustees has honored Patsy Bee with the 2013 Southern Region ACCT Professional Board Staff award. Bee will compete for national-level recognition next month at the 44th Annual ACCT

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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

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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

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Psychology Club presents film showing for Mental Illness Awareness Week

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Psychology Club, with support from Student Counseling Services, will host a special showing of “In the Shadow of the Reich: Nazi Medicine. The documentary will be shown Wednesday,

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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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