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SYMPATHY NOTE. The college community extends its sympathies to the friends and family of former faculty member Dr. Jane Somerville who died April 25, 2015 in Pasadena, California. A poet, critic, and editor, she was for many years an English professor at West Virginia University-Parkersburg, where she edited Gambit Magazine, established poetry-writing programs for older people, and founded the Ohio Valley Literary Group. (5/20/15)

SYMPATHY NOTES. We are saddened to hear of the passing of a number of employee loved ones. The campus community would like to exend condolences to Dana Mader, whose father-in-law, David G. Mader, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, to Sandra Gekosky whose mother, Julia Gekosky, passed away over the weekend and to Scott Poe, whose mother, Kathy J. Ullman, passed away yesterday. (submitted 5/13/15)

RELAY FOR LIFE is Saturday, May 16 from noon to midnight at Parkersburg City Park with the opening ceremony at 11 a.m. The lighting of the Luminary will be at 9:30 p.m. Join the WVU-P Riverhawk Relay For Life team today. Visit http://goo.gl/n3CaHW to register. All faculty, staff, students, families, and friends are invited to participate. (submitted 5/1/15)

Employee of the Month for May is Tammy Harper, Records Assistant III. (submitted 5/1/15) Photo of  Tammy  Harper

CONTRIBUTIONS. HR staff member Martha Lamp’s husband, Steve, was seriously injured last Thursday in a motorcycle accident and is currently hospitalized in Charleston. We will be taking up a collection to help out with expenses; if you’d like to make a donation, please see Tess Martin in the President’s Office. If you’d like to send a card or flowers, the address is: CAMC General, Room 604, 501 Morris Street, Charleston, WV 25301 (submitted 4/13/15)

Children’s picture books, created by the English 403 class, are on display in the library. The books may not be checked out, but feel free to browse this collection of works by our talented students. (submitted 4/13/15)

WASPER is now bringing its recycling services to WVU Parkersburg on a regular basis. On the first Sunday and Monday of every month, the Wasper​ truck will be accepting household recyclables, including electronics, at the theatre loading dock from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact moc.liamgnull@CLLrepsaW or Professor Rebecca Phillips, ude.puvwnull@spillihp.acceber. (submitted 2/27/15)

PICKLEBALL OPEN PLAY starts March 1. Games run every Sunday (except May 17 & 24) through June 21 in the College Activities Center. Cost is $5 per day, $3 per day Senior Rate (55+), $35 for a Regular Season Pass or $25 for a Senior Rate Season Pass. There are 3 courts available each week. Use of campus Fitness Center, Locker rooms and free Wi-Fi are included at no extra charge. Contact J.B. Skidmore at 304.424.8386 or ude.puvwnull@eromdikS.bJ for more information. (submitted 2/13/15)

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)

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)