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ATTENTION. As of September 23, 2015 the Community Room will not be available for scheduling due to the construction for the one stop shop.  If anyone currently has anything scheduled they should contact Pat Harris, 304.424.8242 or ude.puvwnull@sirraH.aicirtaP to schedule an alternate location. (submitted 8/28/15)

PLEASE WELCOME BACK Lisa Straight, our interim Associate Professor of Nursing.  Lisa is located in Room 2310, and can be reached at ext. 306 or at ude.puvwnull@thgiarts.asil. (submitted 8/26/15)

YOU’RE INVITED.  The Humanities Speakers Series and the Office for Global Initiatives at WVU Parkersburg are co-hosting a special presentation: Fulbright Ambassador Dr. Elizabeth Collins (Professor Emerita of Ohio University) will speak about Fulbright opportunities abroad. Dr. Collins will share her Fulbright experiences and her enthusiasm for the benefits of engaging in a well-established international educational exchange program. This event will take place on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 11 a.m.,  in the College Theatre (Room 1305). All full-time and adjunct faculty are invited! For further information, please contact Dr. Nancy Nanney by phone (304-424-8361) or e-mail: ude.puvwnull@yennaN.ycnaN. (submitted 8/19/15)

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING. The WVU at Parkersburg Board of Governors is providing notice of a public comment period on the revision of Policy A-34, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination. This revision is to comply with a recent directive of the U.S. Department of Labor to consider gender identity, which also encompasses transgender status, as a distinct class of protection from discrimination.  This policy may be accessed under “Proposed Policies” at http://www.wvup.edu/about/board-of-governors/policy/proposed-policies/ or in the Office of the President at WVU Parkersburg.  Signed written comments pertaining to the proposed revision may be submitted by September 12, 2015, to: ude.puvwnull@sdrahciR.eibbeD, or Debbie Richards, Special Assistant to the President, West Virginia University at Parkersburg, 300 Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV  26104. (submitted 8/17/15)

FAREWELL. There will be a farewell reception for Amy Dennis on Tuesday, August 18th from 11:00 am to noon in the community room. (submitted 8/13/15)

PLEASE WELCOME Cathy Ferris, our new Education Instructor in the Education & Humanities Division.  Cathy is located in Room 1012, and can be reached at ext. 480 or at ude.puvwnull@sirref.yhtac.

PLEASE WELCOME Jeffrey Danner, our new Library Associate.  Jeffrey is located in the Library, Room 1332, and can be reached at ext. 260 or at ude.puvwnull@rennad.yerffej.

Employee of the Month for August is Dana Mader, Professional Technologist 2. (submitted 8/4/15) Photo of  Dana  Mader


PLEASE WELCOME Cheyanna Powell, our new Records Assistant III. Cheyanna is located in the Welcome Center, and can be reached at ext. 310, or at ude.puvwnull@llewop.annayehC. (submitted 8/3/15)

RELOCATION.  Debbie Richards, Special Assistant to the President for Policy and Social Justice, is now located in Room 1010.  She can still be reached at Ext. 201 or ude.puvwnull@sdrahciR.eibbeD. (submitted 7/29/15)

CONGRATULATIONS to Martha Lamp, who has accepted the position of Career & Cooperative Education Counselor, effective July 27. Martha will be located in Room 1013, and can be reached at ext. 380 or at ude.puvwnull@pmal.ahtram. (submitted 7/24/15)

SYMPATHY NOTE. The college community extends its sympathies to the friends and family of former adjunct faculty member and alumna Jill Bina. In lieu of a visitation and funeral there will be a celebration of her life at 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 8 at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Tia and Brian. Donations may be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society. (submitted 7/21/15)

Employee of the Month for July is Michelle Nabers, Office Administrator. (submitted 7/8/15) Photo of  Michelle  Nabers

to Cindy Rupert, our new 12 month Instructional Specialist for Workforce & Community Education. Cindy has previously been an adjunct instructor for WCE. Cindy is located in the WCE Building, and can be reached at ext. 466 or at ude.puvwnull@trepurc. (submitted 7/1/15)

CATALOG. The 2015-2016 course catalog is now online: http://www.wvup.edu/academics/course-catalog/2015-2016-catalog/ (submitted 6/30/15)

SYMPATHY NOTE. The college community extends its sympathies to the friends and family of retiree, Marybelle Sams. Marybelle worked as a welder during the World War II effort and was a custodian at Parkersburg Community College before her retirement. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com. (submitted 6/29/15)

SYMPATHY NOTE. The campus community is saddened to hear of the passing of Jeff Matheny’s father, Robert Matheny, and extends its deepest condolences to the family. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 22, at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Mineral Wells, W.Va. (submitted 6/22/15)

PLEASE WELCOME Kelly Campbell, our new Instructional Designer.  Kelly is located in the Center for Teaching & Technology, in Room 1003, and can be reached at ext. 431 or at ude.puvwnull@llebpmac.yllek. (submitted 6/15/15)

PLEASE WELCOME Carla Smith, our new Campus Service Worker.  Carla is located in Room 0104, and can be reached at ext. 333 or at ude.puvwnull@htims.alrac. (submitted 6/15/15)

CONGRATULATIONS to Elizabeth Godfrey, who is now the Alumni Specialist in the Foundation Office, Room 1107. Elizabeth can still be reached at ext. 395, or at ude.puvwnull@yerfdog.htebazile. (submitted 6/15/15)

DEMO IN LIBRARY. The WVU Parkersburg Library will offer a demo of the Foundation Center Online grant database on Friday, July  10 at 1 p.m. in the library and Saturday, July 11 at the Parkersburg and Wood County Public library at 10 a.m. Contact the WVU Parkersburg library staff at 304.424.8260 for additional information. (submitted 6/8/15)

CONGRATULATIONS to Tess Martin and Tim Kuehne, our new Admissions Counselors, who are both located in the Student Welcome Center, Room 1110.  Tim can be reached at ext. 310 or at ude.puvwnull@enheuk.mit, and Tess can be reached at ext. 328 or at ude.puvwnull@nitram.sset. (submitted 6/2/15)

PLEASE WELCOME. Anita Fischer, our new Administrative Associate in the Workforce & Community Education Division.  Anita can be reached at ext. 271 or at ude.puvwnull@rehcsif.atina. (submitted 6/2/15)

Employee of the Month for June is Pam Clevenger, Administrative Associate. (submitted 6/1/15) pam_clevenger1_entry[1]

Pete Orn, our new Program Coordinator in Institutional Advancement. Pete is located in Room 1204, and can be reached at ext. 458 or at ude.puvwnull@nro.retep. (submitted 5/25/15)

SYMPATHY NOTE. The college community extends its sympathies to the friends and family of former faculty member Dr. Jane Somerville who died April 25, 2015 in Pasadena, California. A poet, critic, and editor, she was for many years an English professor at West Virginia University-Parkersburg, where she edited Gambit Magazine, established poetry-writing programs for older people, and founded the Ohio Valley Literary Group. (5/20/15)

SYMPATHY NOTES. We are saddened to hear of the passing of a number of employee loved ones. The campus community would like to extend condolences to Dana Mader, whose father-in-law, David G. Mader, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, to Sandra Gekosky whose mother, Julia Gekosky, passed away over the weekend and to Scott Poe, whose mother, Kathy J. Ullman, passed away yesterday. (submitted 5/13/15)

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. If you have any questions, please contact moc.liamgnull@CLLrepsaW or Professor Rebecca Phillips, ude.puvwnull@spillihp.acceber. (submitted 2/27/15)

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)

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@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)