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CONGRATULATIONS to Craig Giffin, who has accepted the Industrial Maintenance Instructional Specialist position. Craig is located in the ATC, and can be reached at ext. 202 or at ude.puvwnull@niffig.giarc. (1/28/15)


David Shutts, our new Records Assistant III in the Welcome Center. David can be reached at ext. 322, or at ude.puvwnull@sttuhs.divad. (submitted 1/28/15)

Sam Swearingen, our new Campus Service Worker. Sam is located in Room 0104, and can be reached at ext. 333, or at ude.puvwnull@negniraews.mas. (submitted 1/28/15)

Steven Roberts, our new Professional Technologist II. Steven in located in Room 0103, and can be reached at ext. 639 or at ude.puvwnull@strebor.nevets. (submitted 1/20/15)

Sean Conger, our new Security Guard at the Jackson County Center. Sean can be reached at ext. 269 or at ude.puvwnull@regnoc.naes. (submitted 1/20/15)

MISSING EASEL An easel that belongs to Denise McClung that was in the faculty wing is now missing. If you find it, please let Vickie Yencha know at the information desk. (submitted 1/20/15)

Songs of the Civil Rights Movement.  West Virginia University at Parkersburg and DuPont Washington Works will co-sponsor an evening with Lea Morris, a Washington DC-based recording artist, who will present “Songs of the Civil Rights Movement” at 6 p.m., January 22, in the Student Activities Center of WVU Parkersburg.  Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. Table seating will be available on a first-come basis and attendees may purchase dinner from the adjacent dining service to enjoy with the live entertainment.  The event is free and open to the public. (submitted 1/16/15)

SYMPATHY NOTE. The college campus extends its sympathies to staff member Bethel Peck whose mother Charlotte Eileen Brookover, 86, of the Winding Heights Community, passed away Jan. 14, 2015, at her home. The funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Jefferson Baptist Temple. Pastors Jerry Caplinger, and Ronnie Hendershot will be speaking and burial will follow at Evergreen South Cemetery. The visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, at Kimes Funeral Home, and an hour prior to the service on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the church. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com. (submitted 1/15/15)

LIBRARY UPDATE. The Library plans to start the new Sierra catalog and circulation system during the week of Feb. 9. We will minimize disruptions to operations. For a period of time, the public catalog will be unavailable for use on and off campus. This transfer should not affect access to all other electronic resources. Please contact Stephen Hupp, Library Director, for additional information. (submitted 1/12/15)

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Larry Muller, who has been appointed as Interim Chairperson for the Business & Economics Division. Dr. Muller is located in Room 1018, and can be reached at ext. 229, or at ude.puvwnull@rellum.yrral.

CONGRATULATIONS to Linda Roberts, who is our new Security Guard. Linda will be located in Room 1405, and can be reached at ext. 376, or at ude.puvwnull@strebor.adnil.

PLEASE WELCOME Norman “Kent” Russell, our new Instructor of Mathematics at the Jackson County Center. Kent can be reached at ext. 696, or at ude.puvwnull@llessur.tnek.

PLEASE WELCOME William “Bill” Minear, our new Professional Technologist I. Bill is located in Room 0103, and can be reached at ext. 630, or at ude.puvwnull@raenimw. (submitted 1/9/15)

MYAPPS. To assure the readiness of all employees for implementation of wvOASIS, the statewide payroll system, we need your assistance. All employees MUST have a myAPPS account through the WV State Auditor’s website. This includes all adjunct instructors, student workers and work study students. Supervisors: please notify your student workers and assist them in compliance with this request. It is critical that all employees be prepared for payroll implementation by either registering for a myApps account, or testing their already existing myApps account by JANUARY 31, 2015. For full details, please check your email or view the instructions below. (submitted 1/7/15)  myAPPS Instructions pdf

Employee of the Month for January is Brad Wilson, Grants Resources Specialist. (submitted 1/5/15) brad

 The college campus would like to extend condolences to Bob Westbrook, whose father, Candler Westbrook, passed away on December 22. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, December 30, in Athens, GA. In lieu of flowers, they asked that contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. (submitted 1/5/15)

PLEASE WELCOME William Channell, our new Chemical & Polymer Operator Technology Instructional Specialist. Bill is located in the PAZ Building, and can be reached at (304) 422-1032, ext. 12, or at ude.puvwnull@llennahc.mailliw. (submitted 12/22/14)

SYMPATHY NOTE. The campus community extends its deepest sympathies to Shawn Healy, whose grandmother, Bessie Madeline Trembly, passed away December 16, at Parkersburg Care Center. Visitation is Thursday, December 18, from 6-8 p.m. at the Busch-Kimes Funeral Home. A memorial will be held at noon on Friday, Dec. 19, at the funeral home with interment to follow in New Home Methodist Church Cemetery, Mayberry. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. (submitted 12/18/14)

SYMPATHY NOTE. The WVU Parkersburg community is saddened at the passing of our friend and colleague, Drema Starkey. During her 35 years of service at the college, Drema contributed in many ways. In addition to her service in the Welcome Center, she went above and beyond through her activities on staff council and other committees. She was most recently chair of staff council and has led many fundraising events over the years. The family asks that you do not send flowers but rather make a donation to WVU at Parkersburg Foundation for the Drema Starkey Scholarship. (submitted 11/24/14)

RECORDS OFFICE. The Major/Advisor/Catalog Update Form has been revised and is now available from the Records Office. If you have old forms, please destroy them. (submitted 11/19/14) 

RECORDS OFFICE INFO. The Records Office will continue the current practice of transferring courses with “F” or “W” grades from other institution transcripts. This is an update to information provided in August 2014 in the “Need to Know Information from the Records Office” – which indicated that the process would change in November. Please contact the Records Office if further details are needed. (submitted 11/7/14)

COLLEGE CENTRAL NETWORK. The Career Services office is pleased to announce the release of College Central Network. This is our new online job posting and resume database system. Once approved by the Career Services Office, employers can post jobs, search resumes and more. Students now have the ability to start searching for a wide variety of opportunities posted exclusively to WVU Parkersburg. They will also have access to search a national job board if they so wish. College Central also features over 1,000 career articles written by industry professionals, 10 career videos and over 50 career advice podcasts to help guide our students in their career exploration. Please encourage students to take advantage of this great new service. Visit the site at www.collegecentral.com/wvup. If you have any questions or would like to access this service, please contact Career Services at 304.424.8000 ext. 467 or ude.puvwnull@secivresreerac. (submitted 9/19/14)

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. The Faculty/Staff Professional Development Training Portal is now ready. Visit the portal through our main website be going to Faculty & Staff – Links – Professional Development Portal. For any questions, please contact Tess Martin at 304.424.8328 or ude.puvwnull@nitram.sset. You can also view a quick informational guide here: Professional Development Portal info guide pdf (submitted 5/6/14)

SAFE ZONE. WVU Parkersburg’s Safe Zone members are allies who have participated in training and pledged their commitment to provide a safe and supportive environment for members of our LGBT community. Safe Zone members can be identified by this symbol currently displayed via lapel pin and/or desk sign. Information about how to become a Safe Zone member and the membership list is available here. ATTENTION: If you joined WVU’s Safe Zone several years ago and your name does not appear on WVU Parkersburg’s Safe Zone Membership list, please become a member of WVU Parkersburg’s Safe Zone! (submitted 10/9/13) safe-zone

EOM NOMINATIONS. If you would like to nominate an employee that works at WVU Parkersburg for Employee of the Month, please submit nomination forms to ude.puvwnull@nitraM.sseT.  (updated 12/17/14)

COMMUNITY ROOM REMINDER. As a reminder, please review the Guidelines for Using the Community Room. If you have questions on how to reserve the Community Room, please contact Tess Martin at ext. 328 in the President’s Office. (revised 1/24/13)