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RETIREMENT RECEPTION. There will be a retirement reception for Dr. Marshall Griffin this Thursday (April 28th) from 2-4 pm in room 2209. We hope you will join us in wishing Dr. Griffin a happy retirement.

PURSE BINGO. We are pleased to announce that purse bingo was a huge success! On behalf of Staff Council, Tess Martin would like to thank everyone who helped make this possible.

Total profit: $11,112.50

  • ½ of the proceeds ($5,556.25) will go to the Classified Staff Activity Fund.
  • ½ of the proceeds ($5,556.25) will go to the Drema Starkey Memorial Scholarship Fund. Drema established the Purse Bingo and it was her creation. We followed her lead as to how this should be accomplished; she would have been very proud.

Thank you all!

THANK YOU. Melody Mercer would like to the following message: “I would like to thank everyone for their thoughts & prayers, cards and visits to the funeral home during this difficult time.  I truly appreciate my WVUP family.”

PEPPERONI ROLL SALE– Thursday, April 28, there will be a pepperoni roll sale in the Caperton Center to benefit students going to competition for Skills USA. DiCarlos pepperoni rolls will be $2.50 each. You can pickup at 10:30 am or 12:30 pm. Call Judy McCullough at extension 365 before 3 pm on April 27 to reserve yours.

MIRACLES IN BLOOM 2016– Interested in receiving a fresh cut daffodil bouquet or a 4-inch pot of daffodils the week of April 25th?  With your $10 donation, you will receive your choice of a fresh-cut bouquet or potted daffodils.  This is a project of the Camden Clark Foundation, with all proceeds benefiting Camden Clark Cancer Services.  Leslie Sims is coordinating orders/delivery for those interested.  Please contact Leslie for additional details or to place your order.  The deadline to order is Noon on Monday, April 18th.

SYMPATHY NOTES. The campus extends its deepest condolences to staff member Melody Mercer for the loss of her brother Dave Trembly. He passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Apr. 2, 2016.  Visitation will be Wednesday, Apr. 6, 5 – 8 pm at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Belpre. Online condolences may be sent here.

THANK YOU. Judy McCullough would like to give her sincere thanks for all the those who came to the funeral home, sent flowers and cards during the loss of her mother.  Judy said: “The flowers from WVUP, the STEM Division and Caperton Staff were beautiful and very much appreciated,  and thanks to Dina for the flowers when I came back today.  Your kindness is appreciated.”

PLEASE WELCOME Dr. Hank Dunn, who is our new Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Dr. Dunn is temporarily located in Room 1026, and can be reached at ext. 351, or at ude.puvwnull@nnud.knah.

Employee of the Month for April is Lauriel Edwards, Administrative Associate. (submitted 4/1/2016) lauriel_edwards07_entry

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. On April 5th college campuses around the State will collectively take a stand against sexual violence. Join us on April 5th to take the pledge to help end sexual violence! #ItsOnUs #ItsOnUsWV

IT WAS RAPE. The one-hour film “It Was Rape” by Jennifer Baumbardner will be shown in the WVUP Theater (Room 1305) at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. It will be shown at the same time at Jackson County Center in Room 206. The film is sponsored by the WVUP Social Justice Committee in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and in conjunction with the April 5 “Day of Action.”

SYMPATHY NOTES. The campus extends its deepest condolences to staff member Judy McCullough for the loss of her mother Elsie Davis. She passed away Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016.  Services will be Tuesday, Mar. 29, 1:00 pm at the Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Visitation will be Monday, Mar. 28 at 2-4 & 6-8 pm.

The campus extends its condolences to the Alita Sellers for the loss of her sister, Carolyn Edwards who passed away on Mar. 20, 2016, at the age of 74.

The campus extends its condolences to the Rebecca Phillips for the loss of her sister, Kathy Jo Yost who passed away on Mar. 15, 2016, at the age of 58.

We also extend our sympathies to the friends and family of Maxine Perkins, a former Professor of Nursing who passed away Mar. 26, 2016.

PLEASE WELCOME BACK Martha Lamp, who has returned as our Human Resources Assistant III.  Martha is located in Room 1008, and can be reached at ext. 398 or at ude.puvwnull@pmal.ahtram.

PURSE BINGO. WVU Parkersburg Staff Council presents Purse Bingo. Saturday, April 16 at 6 p.m. in the College Activities Center. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Must be 18 or older to play.

For more information or to prepay for tickets, please call Tess Martin at 304.424.8328. Reserve seating for six or more is available.

Employee of the Month for March is Amy Richards, Program Assistant III. (submitted 3/3/2016) amy_richards_entry[1]

The campus extends its deepest condolences to faculty member Chad Crumbaker for the loss of his father on Feb. 13, 2016, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

FUNDRAISER CANCELED. Due to weather and cancellation, the pepperoni roll fundraiser for CCAT Students for Skills USA has been postponed.

ALLIES SUPPORTING AUTISM SPECTRUM DIVERSITY.  The WVUP Social Justice Committee invites the campus community to attend a special educational program about Autism Spectrum Disorder from 2-3:15 p.m., Thursday, February 18, 2016.  Speakers from the WV Autism Training Center will deliver the program live on the Parkersburg campus in the Theater (Rm. 1305) and by video transmission to the Jackson County Center, Room 113.

DISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE SERIES. The Distinguished Performance Series of West Virginia University at Parkersburg will present the French Canadian folk ensemble De Temps Antan, on Friday, February 26, at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center.

The Quebecois folk music trio De Temps Antan, using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, and bouzouki, blends boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found in traditional French-Canadian music. Their sound, anchored by the “tac-tic-a-tac” of les pieds (a form of seated clogging found only in French Canada), explores time-honored melodies from Quebec’s musical past informed as much by their world travels as by their fieldwork and family ties. De Temps Antan has performed at numerous international folk festivals in North America and Europe, including the Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada), Tonder Festival (Denmark), Sani Festival (Greece), and Festival International of Louisiana (U.S).

Tickets are currently on sale in the college business office (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) or by calling (304) 424-8223. Adults $15, Students $10.

SYMPATHY NOTE. The campus extends its deepest condolences to faculty member Tom Yencha for the loss of his brother James Mark “Jim” Yencha. He passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. The funeral will by February 6 at 11 AM at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Ravenswood.

CONGRATUATIONS to Debi Lockhart, who has been promoted to a dual role: serving as Program Coordinator for the Workforce Development, Corporate Training & Community Education Division, and also serving as Program Specialist for the EDGE, Early Admissions & Transitions to College programs.  Debi can still be reached at ext. 271 or at ude.puvwnull@trahkcol.harobed.

SYMPATHY NOTE. The campus extends its deepest condolences to faculty member Chad Crumbaker for the loss of his brother Jeremy Lucas Lipscomb, age 37, of Vienna, W.Va. He passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at his residence.

Employee of the Month for February is Debbie Kafer, Program Coordinator. (submitted 2/1/2016) debbie_kafer10_entry[1] (2)

CONGRATULATIONS! Three West Virginia University at Parkersburg students have been selected to be part of the 2016 West Virginia American Choral Directors Collegiate Honor Choir. College Chorale  members Juliane Beckett, Austin Fields, and Benjamin Houghton will join singers from colleges and universities across the state for this annual event in Charleston, culminating with a festival concert on Saturday, January 30. Dr. Gregory Fuller, professor of music at the University of Southern Mississippi, will be the guest conductor.

PLEASE WELCOME. Jeremy Harrison, our new Radio Station Manager (Program Coordinator AP). Jeremy is located in Room 2210, and can be reached at ext. 257 or at ude.puvwnull@nosirrah.ymerej.

PLEASE WELCOME BACK. Bobbie Mendenhall, our new Education Instructor. Bobbie is located in Room 1012-A, and can be reached at ext. 451, or at ude.puvwnull@llahnednem.eibbob.

PLEASE WELCOME. Kaitlin Reddinger, our new Mathematics Instructor. Kaitlin is located in Room 0102-C, and can be reached at ext. 255 or at ude.puvwnull@regnidder.niltiak.

Employee of the Month for January is Linda Dotson, Administrative Associate. (submitted 1/4/2016) linda_dotson1_entry[1]

SYMPATHY NOTE. The campus extends its condolences to the loved ones of retired faculty member Barbara Kolb Beittel who passed away on Dec. 2, 2015, at the age of 89. We also extend our sympathies to the friends and family of Patricia Ann McGinnis, a former staff member who passed away Dec. 7, 2015.

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. (submitted 9/10/15) safe-zone

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) 

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)

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@regnilpac.leahciM.  (updated 7/24/15)

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 Brady Whipkey at ext. 200 in the President’s Office.

 (revised 5/27/2015)