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GENDER DIVERSITY:  WVUP will host Dr. Cris Mayo from WVU to discuss gender diversity on Wednesday, January 25, at 2:00 p.m.  Her presentation will be delivered live in the College Theater and by video in Rm. 113 at JCC.  The presentation is free and open to the public.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WEEK: Students, faculty and staff are asked to donate non-perishable food items to the Riverhawk Nest food pantry in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. during the week of January 17-20.  The campus community is also invited to attend two events sponsored by the Social Justice Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 17–a film, “King—Man of Peace in a Time of War,” at noon in the theater and a birthday cake reception at 1:30 p.m. in the main campus student lounge and in the JCC lobby.  Quote of the week: Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ –Martin Luther King, Jr.

Employee of the Month for January is Dr. Cindy Gissy, Dean of Academic Affairs. (submitted 1/4/2017) cindy_gissy09a_entry[1]

The campus community extends its condolences to Kurt Klettner whose wife Rebecca “Becky” Ann Klettner passed away Dec. 31, 2016. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Parkersburg, with Mass celebrated by the Rev. Stephen Vallelonga. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday with Christian Wake Service at 7:45 p.m. at Leavitt Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Internment of cremated remains will be at a later date at Mount Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Matthew 25 Food Cupboard, the American Cancer Society and/or the Wood County Humane Society.

WELCOME.  Please welcome Monica James, our new Art Instructor.  She can be reached at ude.puvwnull@semaj.acinom, ext. 249, or in office 2300B. (1/3/17)

PROMOTION.  Please congratulate Angie Gandee, our new Administrative Associate in the STEM department.  She can be reached at ude.puvwnull@eednag.alegna, ext. 299, or in office 0128. (1/3/17)

Employee of the Month for December is Kathy Wince, Financial Aid Counselor. (submitted 12/01/2016) Kathy_Wince3web_entry

to Debbie Kafer on her transfer to Program Specialist in the Education Division. She can be reached at ude.puvwnull@refak.arbed or at ext. 610.

CONDOLENCES: The campus community would like to extend our condolences to Denise Honaker and her family for their recent loss. Denise lost her mother, Isodene Alkire on December 23. Her mother’s obituary can be found here.

 to the following new employees:
Debbie Harner, Student Services Specialist – Counseling Center & Disability Services – ude.puvwnull@renrah.arbed
Teressa Harper, Campus Service Worker – ude.puvwnull@reprah.asseret 
Missie McCownWED Program Coordinator – ude.puvwnull@nwoccm.eissim 
Brittany Shutts, Program Assistant II – Tutoring Center – ude.puvwnull@sttuhs.ynattirb, ext. 295 

WELCOME.  Please welcome Ryan Thorn, our new program coordinator for the Marketing and Communications Department.  He can be reached at ude.puvwnull@nroht.nayr or ext. 458.

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