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SYMPATHY NOTE. The campus community extends its deepest sympathies to Shawn Healy, whose grandmother, Bessie Madeline Trembly, passed away December 16, at Parkersburg Care Center. Visitation is Thursday, December 18, from 6-8 p.m. at the Busch-Kimes Funeral Home. A memorial will be held at noon on Friday, Dec. 19, at the funeral home with interment to follow in New Home Methodist Church Cemetery, Mayberry. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.hardingfamilygroup.com. (submitted 12/18/14)

Employee of the Month for December is Cody Irick, Purchasing Assistant II. (submitted 12/17/14) Cody_Irick

LIBRARY HOURS for Holiday break: December 15 – January 9 (submitted 12/12/14)

Monday, December 15 – Friday, December 19
Monday, December 22 – Tuesday, December 23
Wednesday, December 24 – Friday, December 26
Monday, December 28 – Wednesday, December 31
Thursday, January 1 – Friday, January 2
Monday, January 5 – Friday, January 9
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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8 a.m. – 4 p.m

DIRECTORY CORRECTION. Jennifer Randolph’s telephone extension has been changed from 467 to 380. (submitted 12/2/14)

SYMPATHY NOTE. The WVU Parkersburg community is saddened at the passing of our friend and colleague, Drema Starkey. During her 35 years of service at the college, Drema contributed in many ways. In addition to her service in the Welcome Center, she went above and beyond through her activities on staff council and other committees. She was most recently chair of staff council and has led many fundraising events over the years. The family asks that you do not send flowers but rather make a donation to WVU at Parkersburg Foundation for the Drema Starkey Scholarship.

CONGRATULATIONS to:

Dr. Christine Guns, who is now our new Developmental Education Coordinator;

 Chris Furr, who is now our new Technical Programs Coordinator;

Terry Frame, who is now our new Transitions Coordinator for Developmental Education;

Beth Wood, who has joined the Security Office as our new Security Guard; and

Michael Caplinger, who will be joining the Business Office as an Accounting Assistant I.

PLEASE WELCOME Kia Hoops, our new Career & Cooperative Education Counselor. Kia is currently located in Room 1207, and can be reached at ext. 467, or at ude.puvwnull@spooh.aik.

PLEASE WELCOME Katlin Somerville and Andrea McCullough, our two new part-time Child Care Assistants in the Center for Early Learning. Katlin can be reached at ext. 311 or at ude.puvwnull@ellivremos.niltak, and Andrea can be reached at ext. 311 or at ude.puvwnull@hguolluccm.aerdna. (submitted 11/21/14)

EBOOK DATABASE. Do you (or your students) need a brief introduction to a new discipline? Have a look at the Oxford Very Short Introductions eBook database. These 400 titles offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from climate to consciousness, game theory to ancient warfare, privacy to Islamic history, and economics to literary theory. The database is available on and off campus. For remote access, log in using the credentials for your network accounts. Please contact Stephen Hupp, Library Director, for more information. (submitted 11/20/14)

AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE OPEN ENROLLMENT on Thursday, November 20 10 am – 6 pm College Activities Center. Four assisters will be available for help. Open to the Public and Campus Community. (submitted 11/20/14)

SYMPATHY NOTE. The college campus would like to extend condolences to WVU Parkersburg retiree Les Bennett whose wife, Penny Sue Bennett, passed away. Visitation is today, Wednesday, November 19, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Leavitt Funeral Home. (submitted 11/19/14)

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)

DIRECTORY CORRECTION. Alumni Relations is at  ext. 395, and is located in room 1116. (submitted 10/30/14)

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)

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)