CONCERT. The College Chorale and other Parkersburg singers will join the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra again this year for the popular “Home for the Holidays” concerts at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston on Saturday, December 5, at 8 pm, and at Blennerhassett School in Parkersburg on Sunday, December 6, at 3 pm. Tickets for the Charleston performance are available at the Clay Center box office or WV Symphony website (www.wvso.org). Tickets for the Parkersburg concert are available from the West Virginia Symphony-Parkersburg website: www.wvsop.org. (This website is only for Parkersburg performances by the orchestra). Join us for this family-friendly holiday event.
|Employee of the Month for November is Janice McCue, Program Coordinator. (submitted 10/30/15)|
CONGRATULATIONS to Stan Coberly who’s Italian Sausage Lasagna Cups appetizer won first place in the News & Sentinel’s Cookbook Contest. (submitted 10/28/15)
SYMPATHY NOTE. We have lost another member of the WVU Parkersburg family with the passing of Jodie Christian. Jodie helped established the Pharmacy Technician Certification Program at WVU Parkersburg and worked at the college for 7 years. Her family, loved ones and past students are in our thoughts. (submitted 10/26/15)
POSTPONED. The “Spend The Day With The President” raffle has been postponed. It will be revisited at a later date.
CRAFT SHOW. WVU Parkersburg will hold the 27th annual American Sampler Craft Show on November 18 in the College Activities Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will be a bake/hot dog sale, white elephant and raffle! Proceeds go to the staff council activities fund. To donate to the white elephant sale, contact Michael Caplinger (304.424.8233 or ude.puvwnull@regnilpaC.leahciM) For interested parties, contact Pat Mollohan (304.424.8208 or Pat. ude.puvwnull@naholloM)
UPCOMING EVENT. On October 30, there will be a Haunted House at the Jackson County Center. The Haunted House will be from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Tickets are $2.50 for anyone under 13 and $5 for anyone 14 and above. This is a fundraiser for Relay For Life and is hosted by JCC/SGA.
|Employee of the Month for October is Travers Robideaux, Painter. (submitted 10/1/15)|
YOUR GETTING STARTED MODULE. A Getting Started Module serves as the orientation to an online course, and is very similar to the events that can occur the first night of a face-to-face class. The purpose of this module is to help students learn the course routine, expectations, and organization as well as ensure that students are familiar with LearningStudio and have all of the hardware/software required for the course. Providing this online orientation supports learners by helping students become familiar with your course, and can reduce the number of questions you receive regarding course routine, expectations and organization. Seating is limited!! Email Chris Fahey at ude.puvwnull@yehafc to register.
This series will be offered in two parts at the following dates and times. Faculty should feel free to bring a bag lunch to the discussion:
Part One – 12 Noon on Wednesday, October 28, in the Online Learning Center
-Syllabus Scavenger Hunts
-Icebreakers & Acquaintance Exercises.
Part Two – 12 Noon on Monday, November 16, in the Online Learning Center
-Sharing Your Course Structure
ONLINE LEARNING CENTER TRAINING. This fall the Online Learning Center will be offering scheduled, facilitated training opportunities in Learning Studio. Faculty will be able to participate in these one to two day led courses in an asynchronous manner. Topics will be of benefit to online, blended, and traditional course faculty and will include online communication, feedback/grading, differentiated learning, and online classroom design. Whether you’ve never taught online, are teaching online, or want to teach online, these easy short term courses will benefit you! This chart shows the fall online training opportunities.
Email Kelly Campbell at ude.puvwnull@4ebpmack to register and earn a completion certificate for one or all of the attached scheduled courses.
CAUGHT YOU DOING GOOD. Here is the list of individuals “caught” doing great things for our students and our college community. Each nominee is receiving a free ticket to see Ensemble Espanola Spanish Dance Theater, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. in the college Activities Center.
- Holly Martin: “Holly took a student and helped advise them, even though the student was in the process of changing degree programs. She was very busy on the first day of class but took the time necessary!” – Jeff Olson
- Pat Harris: “Thank you Pat for going the extra five miles on the committee revisions.” – Jane Milley
- Missy Spivey: “Missy arrived at work at 9 a.m. to help on a placement project. She advised the entire day within our division. Finally she finished with a night class. I believe that would be a 13 hour day. She is wonderful!” – David Lancaster
- Michelle Nabers: “Michelle left such a good impression with a student that thestudent posted a great compliment on their personal Facebook page about Michelle.” – Pete Orn
- Cindy Rupert: “A student came to WDCTCE Division very upset about course schedule. Cindy had the student smiling by the time they left. She was very helpful.” – Michele Wilson
- Ashley Boggs: “Ashley is a student who was observed helping her cooperative teacher at Neale Elementary. Ashley is always willing to help others.” – David Lancaster
- Joe and Alicia Ann Hoff: ”This great couple helped a student who is 62 and finishing his degree. His car broke down and they provided a rental until it could be fixed so that he did not miss classes or his work on their farm.” – Robin Ambrozy
|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)|
SYMPATHY NOTE: The campus community is saddened to learn of the passing of long-time adjunct instructor Danny N. Hylbert of Parkersburg. Danny taught classes for both the STEM and WCE divisions for more than 20 years, last working in 2013. His obituary can be viewed here (submitted 9/10/15)
SPEAKER SERIES. The Humanities Speakers Series and the Internationalization Committee are co-hosting a special talk by guest speaker Ms. Sandy Swisher, “A Summer Visit to Zambia and South Africa,” on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. in The College Theatre (Room 1305). (submitted 9/3/15)
|Employee of the Month for September is David Shutts, Records Assistant III. (submitted 9/1/15)|
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 email@example.com. (submitted 8/26/15)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
|Employee of the Month for August is Dana Mader, Professional Technologist 2. (submitted 8/4/15)|
CATALOG. The 2015-2016 course catalog is now online: http://www.wvup.edu/academics/course-catalog/2015-2016-catalog/ (submitted 6/30/15)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. (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 email@example.com. You can also view a quick informational guide here: Professional Development Portal info guide (submitted 5/6/14)
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgM. (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.