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Fall 2013 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 fall 2013 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

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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

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WVU Parkersburg Veterans Corps to hold Troops Week events and fundraisers

West Virginia University at Parkersburg’s Veterans Corps is raising funds for its “My Freedom Wish” project Monday, Nov. 4 through Wednesday, Nov. 13. The group will be collecting donations and selling t-shirts and raffle tickets. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the

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Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month with a special performance

As part of American Indian Heritage Month, West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host a special performance with the Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers. The show of American Indian dance, drum and song takes place in the College Theatre

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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 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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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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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

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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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