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EVENT. West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host the first in a series of annual programs on religious freedom on Thursday, March 28, at 6 p.m. in the college theater (room 1305). This year’s program, “Religious Freedom: Exploring Diversity within the Christian Faith,” will feature a panel of local clergy from various Christian denominations. The program is free and open to the public. While the first religious freedom panel will focus on Christianity, future panels will represent a variety of religions. Topics of discussion will include defining characteristics of various denominations and their doctrine, individual principles and practices, commonalities among denominations and more. Contact Debbie Richards at ude.puvwnull@sdrahciR.eibbeD or (304) 424-8201 for more information.

EVENT. The Legal Studies Program and Legal Studies Society will host a Legal Scholars Research Day event on Thursday, April 11 from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. in the student lounge. This event provides students in the Legal Studies Capstone and Criminal Procedures Course the opportunity to share their research through a poster presentation and casual conversation with the campus community. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this event to view the posters and interact with the student researchers to learn more about their topics. For more information, contact Scott Turner at 304.424.8499 or ude.puvwnull@5renruts.

EVENT. West Virginia University at Parkersburg will host author and mental health advocate David Finnegan-Hosey on Wednesday, April 3 at 12:15 p.m. in the college theater (room 1305). His presentation, “Viewing Mental Health and Spirituality,” is free and open to the public. During “Viewing Mental Health and Spirituality,” Finnegan-Hosey will discuss the stigma surrounding mental illness as well as reflect on Christian ministries within the mental health field. He will also share his story of being diagnosed with bipolar disorder after a series of psychiatric hospitalizations. Contact Pamela Santer at ude.puvwnull@retnaS.maP for more information.

SYMPATHY NOTICE. The campus community would like to extend its condolences to the family of Sarah Medley, who served as the Chief Procurement Officer for WVU Parkersburg. OBITUARY

SYMPATHY NOTICE. The campus community would like to extend its condolences to the family of Bill Andrews, who retired from WVU Parkersburg after 25 years of service. OBITUARY

EVENT. Career Services will host a Career Conversations event on Tuesday, March 26 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge. Dominion Energy, North Central Regional Jail and WorkforceWV will be available to speak to all campus members about current job openings and opportunities. Contact Career Services at ude.puvwnull@secivresreerac or call 304.424.8246 for more information.

EVENT. Join the WVU Parkersburg Social Justice Committee on Tuesday, March 26 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the college theater (room 1305) for “The Climb,” an afternoon panel discussion with local women in media and government and the women of WVU Parkersburg as they tell their stories of contribution and equality. The event is free and open to the public. Contact WVU Parkersburg Director of Special Events and Projects David Creel at ude.puvwnull@leerC.divaD for more information.

NOTICE. The WVU Parkersburg Student Surgical Technology Association (SSTA) will host a Taco in a Bag fundraiser on Wednesday, April 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the hallway by the library. All proceeds will help send SSTA participants to the Association of Surgical Technologists 50th National Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

NOTICE. The Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department will be offering a Hepatitis A Clinic on Thursday, March 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the WVU Parkersburg Aerobics Room (Room 1535). Hepatitis A vaccinations are FREE for AT-RISK individuals without insurance. If you have PEIA, HealthPlan, BC/BS, Medicaid (HMO’s), Unicare, Coventry, or United Health Care, the MOV Health Department will provide the vaccine and bill your insurance. Private cost is $105. If you have any questions regarding insurance, call (304) 485-7374 ext. 118. Contact WVU Parkersburg Wellness Coordinator Pamela Santer at ude.puvwnull@retnaS.maP for more information about the clinic.

NOTICE. WVU Parkersburg’s Community Education classes are fun and affordable learning opportunities provided by Workforce & Economic Development. Many are suitable for all ages, offered on evening and weekends, and you do not have to be a WVU Parkersburg student to register. April’s education courses include Calligraphy, Garage Welding, Basic Life Support and more! For more information, call 304.424.8383.

NOTICE. The West Virginia University at Parkersburg English department is accepting submissions to the new literary review, The Poorhouse Rag, now until April 1. Submissions are open to the WVU Parkersburg campus community including students, faculty, staff and alumni, and must explore the themes of poverty, mental illness, resilience, survival and overcoming adversity in the form of prose, poetry, children’s literature or original artwork. Visit wvup.edu/PoorHouseRag for submission guidelines. Email ude.puvwnull@gaResuohrooPehT for more information or to submit your entry.

NOTICE. Do you want Ricky the Riverhawk to make an appearance for your special event or meeting? If so, please complete the Ricky Request Form, which can be found at www.wvup.edu/forms or by clicking here Please direct any questions to Michelle Nabers at ude.puvwnull@srebanm or ext. 209.



WELCOME Kayla Sacconi, our new Accounting Assistant II. She can be reached at kayla.​sacconni@​wvup.​edu, ext. 233, or in office 1112.

WELCOME to Andy George, our new Campus Service Worker. He can be reached at ude.puvwnull@egroeg.ydna, ext. 333, or in office 0104.

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH. The employee of the Month for March is Rodney Parker, Trades Specialist

WELCOME. Justina Morris is a new Records Assistant III in the Center for Student Services. She can be reached at ude.puvwnull@sirrom.anitsuj, ext. 310 or in office 1107.

WELCOME. Nick Townsend is a new Records Assistant III in the Center for Student Services. He can be reached at ude.puvwnull@dnesnwot.kcin, ext. 310 or in office 1107.



VETERANS CORPS. The WVU Parkersburg Veterans Corps will host meetings on March 13, April 3 & 17 and May 1 & 15 from 2 – 2:45 p.m. in the Veterans Resource Center (room 1532). The meetings are open to former and current members of the United States Armed Forces on WVU Parkersburg’s campuses. Veterans Corps meetings are intended to provide support and advocacy for all veterans rights, benefits, and services affiliated with the WVU Parkersburg Veterans Resource Center. Contact Darren Shearlock at ude.puvwnull@olraehsd for more information.

ECOHAWKS. The WVU Parkersburg Ecohawks will have club meetings on March 13 and April 3 and 17  at 12:15 p.m. in Room 0144. The EcoHawks work to promote awareness of environmental issues such as conservation and preservation, with a focus on educating the college community. Anyone can become a member! Contact Valerie Keinath at ude.puvwnull@traniekv for more information.

BREAKTHROUGH CAMPUS MINISTRIES. Breakthrough Campus Ministries is a student group that will meet the first and third Thursday each month throughout the semester at 7:30 p.m. in room 2537. Refreshments will be provided, and all campus community members are welcome to attend. Contact Faith Atkinson at ude.puvwnull@osniktaf for more information.

SAFE ZONE. WVU Parkersburg’s Safe Zone members are allies who have participated in training and pledged their commitment to providing a safe and supportive environment for members of our LGBTQIA 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. (submitted 9/10/15) safe-zone