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SYMPATHY NOTICE. The campus community would like to extend its condolences to Leslie Sims and her family. Leslie’s father-in-law Earl Cleo Peters passed away on December 8. READ OBITUARY

CONGRATULATIONS. to Billie Shutts on her new position as Executive Secretary to the President. Billie Shutts will assume her new duties in the Office of the President on Monday, December 17.

EVENT (12/10 – 12/14). Join us in winding down the semester with Finals Week activities from Dec. 10 – 14. This week will include fun activities for all campus members to enjoy, including Pet to De-Stress on Monday, Dec. 10 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Student Lounge; Free STUDENT Massages on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Aerobics Room; the Coffee Cart every morning until 11 a.m. outside of the Library; and De-Stress and Relaxation Stations all day, every day in the Aerobics Room and Student Lounge. Contact Samantha Suggs at ude.puvwnull@sgguS.ahtnamaS for more information.

EVENT (12/14). WVU Parkersburg will host a veteran-specific, mental health first-aid training on Friday, Dec. 14 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. in room 1318. Provided by Westbrook Health Services, the training will help teach military members, veterans and their families how to notice and respond to signs of mental health and addiction challenges. For more information or to register, contact Chriss Sturgeon at moc.htlaehkoorbtsewnull@noegruts or 304.485.1721 (ext. 110).

NOTICE. Intramural Basketball is back, and WVU Parkersburg students, faculty and staff may register from now until Jan. 24 for the Spring 2019 season! Visit Student Activities Coordinator Samantha Suggs in room 1535 to sign up, or email ude.puvwnull@sgguS.ahtnamaS for more information.

EVENT (12/8 & 12/9). The WVU Parkersburg College Chorale will join the West Virginia Symphony for two “Sounds of the Season” concerts. “Sounds of the Season” will feature traditional carols, music from seasonal movies and other holiday favorites under the conduction of Michelle Merrill. The first performance will be Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clay Center, and the second on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. in the Blennerhassett School auditorium. Tickets for the Parkersburg performance may be purchased online at www.wvsop.org. Tickets for the Charleston performance may be purchased online at www.wvsymphony.org. Contact Dr. H.G. Young at  ude.puvwnull@gnuoY.GH or ext. 248 for more information.

WELCOME. to Tessa Storey, our new Child Care Assistant II in the Center for Early Learning. She can be reached at ude.puvwnull@yerots.asset or at ext. 311.

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. December’s education courses include Heartsaver BLS & CPR, LEGO Robotics, 3D Printing Basics and Building a Gingerbread House and more. For more information, call 304.424.8383.

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.

EVENT. Join us in “wrapping up” the semester with Wrap Week from Dec. 3 – Dec. 6. This week will include fun activities for all campus members to enjoy, including a Jingle Bell Walk on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Student Lounge; Tacky Christmas Sweater Party on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Student Lounge; and Karaoke with Chris: Holiday Edition on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 12:15 – 1 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Candy Grams will be sold all week in the hall by the library for $1 a piece (all proceeds will benefit the Ohio Valley Humane Society). Contact Samantha Suggs at ude.puvwnull@sgguS.ahtnamaS for more information.

EVENT (12/8). WVU Parkersburg and the Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s Guild Builders will present Ken Ludwig’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 8 in the college theater. There will be a performance at noon and 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 per person, and available only at the door.

Employee of the Month for November is Debbie Kafer, Program Specialist, Education Division

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