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PLEASE WELCOME John Caltrider, our new Campus Service Worker. John is located in Room 0104, and can be reached at ext. 333 or at ude.puvwnull@redirtlac.nhoj. (submitted 3/23/15)

CONGRATULATIONS to Belinda Reed, who has been promoted to the position of Campus Service Worker Lead. Belinda is located in Room 0104, and can be reached at ext. 333 or at ude.puvwnull@deer.adnileb. (submitted 3/23/15)

Distinguished Performance Series presents Comedy in Motion with Dan Kamin Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the College Activities Center. Dan Kamin trained Robert Downey Jr. for his Oscar-nominated performance in Chaplin and created Johnny Depp’s comedy moves for Benny and Joon. He performs worldwide in theatres and with symphony orchestras. Comedy in Motion Dan lampoons smarmy magicians, pompous divas, texting drivers and “other annoying people who try my patience and risk my life.” Come find out why Dan’s been called “demented, charming and brilliant.” Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. West Virginia University at Parkersburg students may purchase special advance tickets for themselves and one guest for $2 each in the business office (8 am – 4 pm). All tickets at the door will be regular price. For further information or to reserve tickets call (304) 424-8223. Click here to see Dan in action. (submitted 3/19/15)

KID’S CAKE DECORATING CLASS. Join us at WVU Parkersburg for our Children’s Cake Decorating Class, Saturday, April 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the College Activities Center. This fun 2 hour class will demonstrate basic techniques and assist while kids practice on their own 6 inch cake and a Witon Icing Fun Sampler Kit to use and take home. The program is for ages 6 to 11. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. The adult may participate with their child during the class. Cost is $20 per child. Contact J.B. Skidmore at ude.puvwnull@eromdiksbj or 304.424.8386 to register. (submitted 3/19/15)

WHY THEATRE MATTERS SERIES. The Humanities Speaker Series and the College Theater are co-hosting a special event series titled “Why Theatre Matters.” These are free and open to the public with two events scheduled for Monday, April 6. A panel discussion titled “Why Write Plays?” will feature Mickey Kessler, a playwright and faculty member at Washington State Community College, and Jason Halbleib, a playwright and faculty member at WVU Parkersburg. A question and answer session will follow the panelists’ presentations. This one-hour program takes place at 12:30 p.m. in the college theatre (Room 1305).

An evening event on April 6 will be a playwriting workshop on “The Creative Process” led by Halbleib, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 2209.

For more information about these two special programs, please contact Jason Halbleib at ude.puvwnull@bielblah.nosaj or 304-424-8480 or Dr. Nancy Nanney at ude.puvwnull@yennaN.ycnaN or 304-424-8361. (submitted 3/18/15)

SYMPATHY NOTE. The college campus is saddened to learn of the passing of retiree Doris Ann Tustin, who passed away on March 15. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18 at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 19 at the funeral home. (submitted 3/17/15)

Employee of the Month for March is Tess Martin, Program Assistant II. (submitted 3/2/15) Tess (2)

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. The service begins this Sunday, March 1. 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)

SYMPATHY NOTE. The campus community would like to extend condolences to WVU Parkersburg retiree Judy Higgs, whose stepson, David Jerome Higgs, passed away January 28. Visitation will be held at St. Margaret Mary Church, Parkersburg, WV on Wednesday, February 4 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. (submitted 2/3/15)

Employee of the Month for February is Kathy Wince, Financial Aid Counselor. (submitted 2/3/15) Kathy_Wince3web_entry

Tim Kuehne, our new Records Assistant III. Tim is located in the Welcome Center, and can be reached at ext. 310, or at ude.puvwnull@enheuk.mit. (submitted 2/2/15)

CONGRATULATIONS to Brent Dotson, who has accepted the position of Accounting Assistant I in the Business Office. Brent can be reached at ext. 223, or at ude.puvwnull@nostod.tnerb. (submitted 2/2/15)

SYMPATHY NOTE. The college campus extends its sympathies to faculty member Paul Cheng whose father George C. Cheng passed away Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at his residence. Online condolences can be made by visiting www.sunsetparkersburg.com. (submitted 2/2/15)

CONGRATULATIONS to Craig Giffin, who has accepted the Industrial Maintenance Instructional Specialist position. Craig is located in the ATC, and can be reached at ext. 202 or at ude.puvwnull@niffig.giarc. (1/28/15)


David Shutts, our new Records Assistant III in the Welcome Center. David can be reached at ext. 322, or at ude.puvwnull@sttuhs.divad. (submitted 1/28/15)

Sam Swearingen, our new Campus Service Worker. Sam is located in Room 0104, and can be reached at ext. 333, or at ude.puvwnull@negniraews.mas. (submitted 1/28/15)

MISSING EASEL An easel that belongs to Denise McClung that was in the faculty wing is now missing. If you find it, please let Vickie Yencha know at the information desk. (submitted 1/20/15)

SYMPATHY NOTE. The college campus extends its sympathies to staff member Bethel Peck whose mother Charlotte Eileen Brookover, 86, of the Winding Heights Community, passed away Jan. 14, 2015, at her home. The funeral service will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the Jefferson Baptist Temple. Pastors Jerry Caplinger, and Ronnie Hendershot will be speaking and burial will follow at Evergreen South Cemetery. The visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, at Kimes Funeral Home, and an hour prior to the service on Saturday, Jan. 17, at the church. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com. (submitted 1/15/15)

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)

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)