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West Virginian, writer of song “Some Kind of Wonderful,” to visit WVU Parkersburg

Musician and native West Virginian John Ellison will perform and share his inspirational story at West Virginia University at Parkersburg Monday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the College Activities Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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WVU Parkersburg to help students, families at College Goal Sunday

West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be hosting College Goal Sunday on Feb. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Caperton Center in room C223. College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for students and families to get FREE help

Posted in General News, Student Activities, Student Services, Workforce & Community Education

Imago Theatre’s menagerie of comedic whimsy FROGZ! comes to WVU Parkersburg

The award winning and critically acclaimed Imago Theatre production FROGZ! comes to the West Virginia University at Parkersburg stage as part of the college’s Distinguished Performance Series. The performance takes place Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the 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

Posted in Student Activities, Student Services

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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