• The Center for Early Learning will be trick-or-treating on the main campus on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 10 a.m. There will be approximately 50 children ranging from 13 months – 5 years in age. Please do not treat with hard candy. If you would like to participate this year, please contact Angie Davis at angela.davis@wvup.edu or call the Center at 304.424.8311.

• The Spring and Summer 2020 course schedules are now available to view online at wvup.edu/course-schedules. When advising students, please encourage them to take 15 credit hours so they can save money on tuition and stay on track to graduate.

• During the month of October, graphic novels and Manga are buy two, get one free at the WVU Parkersburg Bookstore! Also, select gaming and role play titles are 20% off. Not to mention, between now and Oct. 16, students may enter a raffle at the Bookstore to win a pair of Happy Plugs deluxe edition earbuds.

• Application Deadline for December 2019 graduation is: Friday, October 18, 2019

• WVU Parkersburg has a trial subscription to the Kanopy video streaming service. Kanopy is a video streaming platform for many universities with a broad collection of over 30,000 films from 1000 top producers such as Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation, The Great Courses, New Day Films, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, PBS, First Run Features and more. Use the following to access Kanopy:

Trial Link: wvup.kanopy.com

Username: wvup

Password: access

Please contact Library Director Stephen Hupp at stephen.hupp@wvup.edu or ext. 418 for additional information.

• Do you want Ricky the Riverhawk to make an appearance for your special event or meeting? If so, please complete the Ricky Request Form, which can be found at www.wvup.edu/forms or by clicking here. Please direct any questions to communications@wvup.edu or ext. 247.


• WVU Parkersburg will host a screening of the feature documentary “No Small Matter” on Nov. 4, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Room 102 at the Caperton Center. This film explores the power of high quality child care to change the world for children, their families and the economic future of our community. A conversation looking at the state of child care in the nation as well as the Mid-Ohio Valley will follow. Contact christi.calvert@wvup.edu for more information.

• The Surgical Technology program is hosting a basket raffle fundraiser on Oct. 29 and 30, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., across from the Veterans Resource Center. Tickets can also be purchased in the Nursing & Health Sciences Division. All proceeds help the Surgical Technology students attend the National Conference in Atlanta, GA in May 2020. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Amy West at amy.west@wvup.edu.

• The Surgical Technology program is selling Pete’s Pizza pepperoni rolls from now until Oct. 25 for $3.50 each. Orders will be delivered on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Pepperoni rolls will also be sold on Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. across from the Veteran’s Resource Center. To place an order, email Amy West at amy.west@wvup.edu.

• Are you ready to slay dragons, become the next superhero, or survive in a world on the brink of destruction? If so, the WVU Parkersburg Bookstore invites you to participate in its annual College Con on Oct. 16, from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. This includes a Magic the Gathering Tournament for students. Participants must sign-up by emailing Maria Shaffer at mshaffe9@wvup.edu or by submitting a form at the Bookstore. The tournament winner will walk away with Magic the Gathering trading cards. Not to mention, a Cosplay Contest will take place for students, faculty and staff. Judging begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Bookstore, and the winner will receive a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card.

• WVU Parkersburg will observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a presentation by Emily Larkins, Parkersburg Family Crisis Intervention Center executive director. The Criminal Justice student organization will also host the local Clothesline Project display and will collect hygiene products for the Parkersburg Family Crisis Intervention Center. The presentation, “Domestic Violence: A Community Approach,” will take place Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 12:15-1:00 p.m, in the college theater. The Clothesline Project will be on display Oct. 21-24, from 12-1 p.m., in the Criminal Justice Simulation Lab (room 0404) on main campus. Contact Andrew Walker at wwalker1@wvup.edu for more information.

• On Oct. 21, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in the Theater, there will be a presentation of “The Defamation Experience.” A courtroom where an African-American owner of a small business sues a Jewsish real estate developer for defamation after she is accused of stealing his family heirloom. The twist…the audience is the jury. Come join us for this interesting and interactive experience. Contact kurt.klettner@wvup.edu for more information.

• The WVU Parkersburg Veterans Corps will host an American Red Cross Workshop on Thursday, Oct. 24, beginning at 6 p.m., designed to help attendees understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy stress levels and the physical and mental consequences of allowing stress to build. Participants will also learn to recognize and manage stressors in their lives, particularly those related to transition and change. Not to mention, attendees will walk away with effective methods to help them address stress. For more information, contact darren.shearlock@wvup.edu

• Join us for Trunk or Treat on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5:30-7 p.m., on the lower parking lot near WVU Parkersburg’s Center for Early Learning. The event is free and open to the community. Trunk or Treat is sponsored by the WVU Parkersburg Media and Communication Club. For more information, contact Brooke Buchanan at bbuchan1@wvup.edu.

• Join WVU Parkersburg for the 31st Annual American Sampler Craft Show on Wednesday, Nov. 20! From wood crafts and candles to primitives and hand-made jewelry, you will find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. There will also be a hot dog and bake sale and raffle. Proceeds from the sale will benefit theWVU Parkersburg Staff Council Activities Fund. Contact Pat Mollohan at pat.mollohan@wvup.edu or 304-424-8208 for more information.


• Breakthrough Campus Ministries will host Bible study meetings on the first and third Thursday of every month during the fall semester. Meetings will begin at 7:30 p.m. in room 2537 on main campus. Dates: Sept. 5 and 19; Oct. 3 and 17; Nov. 7 and 21; and Dec. 5. Contact Faith Atkinson at fatkinso@wvup.edu for more information.

• WVU Parkersburg’s Veterans Corps is a student organization that provides support and advocacy for all Veterans’ rights, benefits and services affiliated with the institution. Meetings will take place the first and third Tuesday of every month the fall semester, and will begin at 2 p.m. in the Veterans Resource Center (Room 1532). This group is open to the entire campus Veteran community, including former and current members of the United States Armed Forces and their dependents who are also WVU Parkersburg students, faculty or staff. Dates: Sept. 3 and 17; Oct. 1 and 15; Nov. 5 and 19; and Dec. 3 and 17. Contact Veterans Advocate Darren Shearlock at darren.shearlock@wvup.edu for more information.

• The WVU Parkersburg Ecohawks work to promote awareness of environmental issues such as conservation and preservation, with focus on educating the college community. Anyone can become a member! Meeting dates: Sept. 11 and 25; Oct. 9 and 23; and Nov. 6 and 20. Contact Valerie Keinath at vkeinath@wvup.edu for more information.


WELCOME to Vanessa Chilcote, our new Purchasing Assistant III. She can be reached at vanessa.chilcote@wvup.edu, ext. 264, or in office 1116.

WELCOME to Ralph Grubbs, our new Campus Service Worker. He can be reached at ralph.grubbs@wvup.edu, ext. 333, or in office 0104.

CONGRATULATIONS to Sean Conger, our new Trades Specialist I. He can be reached at sean.conger@wvup.edu, ext. 333, or in office 0104.

WELCOME to Melissa Fox, our new Records Assistant III. She can be reached at melissa.fox@wvup.edu, ext. 310, or in office 1107.

WELCOME John Payne, our new Maintenance Worker I. He can be reached at john.payne@wvup.edu, ext. 333, or in office 0104.

WELCOME Amy Strong, our new Criminal Justice Instructor. She can be reached at amy.strong@wvup.edu, ext. 652, or in office 1021-A.

Employee of the Month – October

April Crone

Program Coordinator

Since her employment, April has taken on more and more responsibilities and has handled them with outstanding performance. She actively assists all operations at WED and takes on tasks that are vital to ensuring that everyone else in our division has everything they need and all small details are being looked after. She is detail-oriented and because of her dedication, we never have to worry about anything “falling through the cracks.”