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PLEASE VISIT the library during Banned Books week, 22-26 September, and check out the display of graphic novels that have been challenged in schools and libraries. Contact any member of the library staff for additional information. (submitted 9/19/14)

CAREER FAIR. We are gearing up to make this year’s Fall Career Fair even bigger and better. Please save the date: Career Fair Fall 2014, Wednesday, October 29, College Activities Center, 10 am to 2 pm. Urge those planning to attend to dress in career appropriate attire and bring several copies of their resumes. If you are faculty and wish to extend the opportunity for extra credit to your students, we will be tracking those in attendance. We hope you will encourage the participation of the student body in order to make this event as successful as possible. Questions: call 304.424.8000 ext. 467 or email ude.puvwnull@secivresreerac. (9/19/14)

COLLEGE CENTRAL NETWORK. The Career Services office is pleased to announce the release of College Central Network. This is our new online job posting and resume database system. Once approved by the Career Services Office, employers can post jobs, search resumes and more. Students now have the ability to start searching for a wide variety of opportunities posted exclusively to WVU Parkersburg. They will also have access to search a national job board if they so wish. College Central also features over 1,000 career articles written by industry professionals, 10 career videos and over 50 career advice podcasts to help guide our students in their career exploration. Please encourage students to take advantage of this great new service. Visit the site at www.collegecentral.com/wvup. If you have any questions or would like to access this service, please contact Career Services at 304.424.8000 ext. 467 or ude.puvwnull@secivresreerac. (submitted 9/19/14)

SYMPATHY NOTE. Former staff member Nancy Hindy passed away Tuesday, September 9. Nancy will be greatly missed by the campus community whom she served for many years with a positive attitude and a smile. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Nancy Hindy please visit Vaughan Funeral Home & Crematory. (submitted 9/11/14)

DIRECTORY CORRECTIONS. There are a few errors in the printed directory. Please mark them in your copy. The online directory is always the most current. If you see something that needs corrected, please email ude.puvwnull@snoitacinummoc. (submitted 9/8/14)

Update: There is a link to all online directories to the right on this page. You can also find them under the About menu.

Dave Thompson: Room 1025B
Career Services and Cooperative Education: Room 1207, Ext. 467

BOARD MEETING West Virginia University at Parkersburg Board of Governors will meet Wednesday, Sept. 10. The meeting will take place at 3:15 p.m. in the College Theatre. Agenda: September 10, 2014 pdf

Gypsy girlsDISTINGUISHED PERFORMANCE SERIES opens the 2014-15 season on Saturday, September 20, with the Duquesne University Tamburitzans, at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center. For more than 75 years the Tamburitzans have dedicated themselves to preserving and perpetuating the cultural heritages of Eastern Europe through its performance of music, song and dance. This ensemble of incredibly versatile and elaborately costumed singers, dancers and instrumentalists has dazzled audiences far beyond its Pittsburgh home; including several international tours. For more information visit: www.duq.edu/life-at-duquesne/tamburitzans. Tickets for the performance are available in the business office. Join us for this family friendly cultural program!

Employee of the Month.The employee of the month for September is Tammy Williams, Program Assistant I. (submitted 9/2/14) Tamela_entry[1]

SYMPATHY NOTE. We are saddened to learn of the passing of David McKain, recent honorary degree recipient of WVU Parkersburg. He died at his home in Parkersburg, on Aug. 25, 2014.  Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Leavitt Funeral Home, 403 7th Street, Parkersburg. The memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at First Presbyterian Church, 1341 Juliana St., Parkersburg. Gifts in remembrance of McKain may be made to the Oil, Gas and Industrial Historical Association in Parkersburg. (submitted 8/28/14)

SYMPATHY NOTE. The campus community is saddened to hear of the passing of Sharon Smith’s brother, Wesley A. Mosher. Friends may call at the Hughes-Moquin Funeral Home Wednesday, August 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family for expenses. Online condolences may be sent to the family here.(submitted 8/20/14)


Joel Farkas, our new Biology Instructor. Joel is located in Room 3310, and can be reached at ext. 392 or at ude.puvwnull@sakraf.leoj.

Jason Halbleib, our new English instructor. Jason is located in Room 1012-A, and can be reached at ext. 480 or at ude.puvwnull@bielblah.nosaj.

Kyle Maston, our new Welding Instructor. Kyle is located the Applied Technology Center, and can be reached at ude.puvwnull@notsam.elyk.

Denise Sava, our new Nursing Instructor. Denise is located in Room 2331-F, and can be reached at ext. 397, or at ude.puvwnull@avas.esined.

Kristin Sloter, our new Technology Transformation Leader, who will be working in conjunction with Jeff Olson on the Bridging the Gap grant project. Kristin is located in Room 1005, and can be reached at ext. 437, or at ude.puvwnull@retols.nitsirk.

William “Andrew” Walker, our new Criminal Justice instructor. Andrew is located in Room 1017-A, and can be reached at ext. 429 or at ude.puvwnull@reklaw.mailliw.


Debra Barker, who is now our new Nursing Instructor. Debra is located in 2331-K, and can be reached at ext. 396 or at ude.puvwnull@rekrab.arbed.

Jacqueline Barron, who is now our new Criminal Justice Instructor. Jackie is located in Room 1017-B, and can be reached at ext. 497, or at ude.puvwnull@norrab.enileuqcaj.

Roy Caplinger, who is now our new HVAC Instructor. Roy is located in the Applied Technology Center, and can be reached at ude.puvwnull@regnilpac.yor.

Chad Crumbaker, who is now our new Legal Studies Coordinator. Chad is located in Room 1021-B and can be reached at ext. 287 or at ude.puvwnull@rekabmurc.dahc.

Doug Rhodes, who is now our new CIT Instructor. Doug is located in the Caperton Center, Room 223, and can be reached at ext. 330 or at ude.puvwnull@sedohr.guod.

Hans Straight, who is now our new Diversified Agriculture Instructor. Hans is located in the Caperton Center, and can be reached at ext. 218 or at ude.puvwnull@thgiarts.snah.

CONGRATULATIONS. WVU Parkersburg is pleased to announce the hiring of Doug Anthony as our new Chief Information Officer. Doug is a graduate of WVU Parkersburg with a Bachelor of Applied Technology. Since graduating, Doug has been employed here as a Professional Technologist and most recently as Interim CIO.

BOOKS. Randy Oldaker’s family donated his personal library to the college. The library’s staff has selected many items to add to the collection. Members of the college community are invited to go through those titles not added to the collection, and take those that are of interest. Please share this invitation with Randy’s former students. Contact Stephen Hupp, Library Director, for additional information. (submitted 8/6/14)

WALK4VETS is on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 7:30 a.m. to Noon at City Park. Show your support for the WVU Parkersburg Veterans Corps by becoming a volunteer. Contact Shawn Healy at ude.puvwnull@ylaeh.nwahs or 304.424.8337. Participants are also welcome; visit www.fight4vets.com to register (submitted 6/25/14).

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 WVUP for Employee of the Month, please submit nomination forms to Drema Starkey.  (submitted 3/19/13)

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)