• If you have not received an emergency desktop guide, please contact campus security at ext. 235 or 304-834-7383. The guides should be kept on your desktop or workstation for quick access. For additional information, contact J.B. Skidmore at ext. 386.

• The Academic Calendar for the 2023-24 school year is now available here.

• Summer Graduation deadline is July 5th, 2023. Apply through OLSIS. For questions regarding the application, please contact records@wvup.edu or call 304-424-8310.

•  Every home in the United States is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. These tests are rapid anti-gen at-home tests that give results within 30 minutes and require no lab drop-off. Orders usually ship in 7-12 days. Visit COVIDtests.gov for more information and to order your 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests.

• Need institutional data for a project or report? Visit https://helpdesk.wvup.edu/open.php?topicId=54 to submit a request.

• The Riverhawk Food Pantry is continuing to provide supplemental food assistance each week. Arrangements will be made for pick-up at the main campus or Jackson County Center. Case-by-case delivery options for those lacking transportation will be evaluated. Contact 304.588.0142 or kurt.klettner@wvup.edu if you need assistance.

• Help304 is an online crisis counseling resource available to individuals who want social, emotional, and supportive counseling via call, text, and chat. Visit help304.com/contact to receive immediate help. Crisis counselors are available seven days a week.

• The Ebscohost username and password has recently changed. Please contact wvuplibrary@wvup.edu for the updated credentials.

• Kurzweil Education is offering a text-to-speech for web content tool for students who need reading support. This tool will help students who use systems like Blackboard, Moodle and Canvas. Add the Read the Web extension (available for Chrome or Firefox) to your browser to have web content such as tweets or articles read aloud in 30 natural text-to-speech voices that read aloud in 17 languages and dialects. To download this extension, go to https://www.kurzweiledu.com/products/software-updates.html and look for the Chrome or Firefox Extension for Read the Web. For questions or help with accessing this tool, please contact the Center for Student Support Services at 304.424.8378 or deborah.berg@wvup.edu.

• Do you want Ricky the Riverhawk to make an appearance for your special event or meeting? If so, please email communications@wvup.edu or call ext. 291.

 Are you or is someone you love struggling with a substance use disorder? Even if you aren’t certain, a confidential conversation with our campus Counselor, Kurt Klettner, can help. To make an appointment, call 3044248378 or stop by Room 1019 on the Parkersburg main campus. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

• Quitting to smoke can be hard, but we are here to help . The WVU Parkersburg Center for Student Support Services is here to offer support through your time at college. Make an appointment for a confidential conversation with campus counselor Kurt Klettner, by calling 3044248378 or by coming to Room 1019 on the Parkersburg campus. Office hours are from 8:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

• Do you suspect a loved one is experiencing problems with alcohol or other substances? Do you suspect that you might have a problem? The Center for Student Support Services at WVU Parkersburg can help. To make an appointment for a confidential chat with campus counselor Kurt Klettner, call 304-424-8378 or stop by Room 1019 in the Parkersburg campus main building. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

• The WVU Parkersburg bookstore will be operating on summer hours, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., from May 22 to July 29.

Here are the updated summer operating hours for our Fitness Center, so you can plan your workouts accordingly. The Fitness Center will be open during the following schedule:

Monday to Thursday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Feel free to utilize the Fitness Center’s facilities, including the locker rooms, to conveniently store your belongings while you exercise.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact J.B. Skidmore at 304-424-8386 or JB.Skidmore@wvup.edu.

Let’s keep campus clean! Help Phi Theta Kappa pick up trash along the roadways surrounding the main college campus. The clean-up will be 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, July 22. We’ll meet outside the cafeteria doors.


• You’re invited to a Retirement Reception for Jenny Dawkins on Wednesday, May 10. The event will take place from 1 – 2 p.m., in the Proud Room, on the main campus. We will serve cake, chips and drinks.

• Workforce and Economic Development is hosting an Introduction to Welding for Industry course Monday – Thursday, May 14 – June 8, and July 10 – Aug. 3, 2023 from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the WVU Parkersburg Applied Technology Center with instructors Joe Hunt and Kyle Maston. For more information, click here.

• Do you have a young one interested in learning? WVU Parkersburg will be holding their 2023 Kids College from June 13th through the 30th. For each week, children between 8 and 12 years old may attend classes on WVU Parkersburg’s campus. Deadline for registration must be received by June 2nd, with a payment of $150 for each week attended.   For more information, please contact Abby Campbell at abby.campbell@wvup.edu.

• Are you interested in law enforcement, criminal investigating and what it takes to solve real life crimes? In the CSI Teen Academy offered by WVU Parkersburg’s Workforce and Economic Development division, students will learn from WVU Parkersburg’s own Criminal Justice professors and leading area experts in a truly immersive, hands-on experience. A form will need to be filled out  and the cost will be $150 for each student attending. Apply now at wvup.edu/teen-csi .

• West Virginia University at Parkersburg Veterans Corps will host a Memorial Day program on May 25, 2023 at 12 p.m. in the WVUP Theater. Join us as we honor the men and women who gave their lives serving in the US military. The event is open to the public.

• WVU Parkersburg’s 2023 Teen Medical Explorer’s Academy will be July 10-13 this summer. Learn more and get the application here.

• WVU Parkersburg Staff Council is hosting a Designer Purse Bingo, 3-6 p.m. on June 3 in the Multi-Purpose Room.

• You are invited to attend a free webinar showcasing Legal Aid of WV’s services conducted by the Legal Unit, Behavioral Health Advocacy Unit, and the Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs! The webinar is at 1:30 p.m. on June 1. Click here to register. The webinar ID is 987-907-907. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar and a reminder the day before the event. Please log in 5 minutes early, as the presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. exactly.


• A Student Led Group Bible Study will begin meeting every Tuesday night, at 7 p.m., in the Student Lounge. All are welcome to join. Meetings go throughout the Spring 2023 semester. For more information, contact J.B. Skidmore at jb.skidmore@wvup.edu.

• The WVUP Computer Club is looking for members. If you’re interested or have students interested, in joining, visit their discord channel at https://discord.gg/RsQXWw6WG7 or email computerclub@wvup.edu for more information.

• The Psychology Club and Psi Beta are looked for new members. If you want to learn about psychology and help reduce the stigma surrounding mental heath while working with like-minded people, these clubs are for you! For more information of an application, email faculty advisor Felicia Kademian-Saini at fkademia@wvup.edu.

• A new club is starting on campus! Faith Builders wants to help others, with plans to donate and provide people in need with canned food and other items. Meetings will begin on Dec. 6 from 12:15-1:15 in room 1330, and continue every other Tuesday. For more information, contact Nicole Shutts at nicole.shutts@wvup.edu.

• The WVUP Student Government Association is holding an election for various positions in student government. Positions being elected for are President, Vice President, Vice President of Communications, Vice President of Finance, Vice President of the Jackson County Center, Senior Senators, Junior Senators, Sophomore Senators, freshman Senators.  Applications for positions and campaigns will be encouraged from now until April 21st. Voting will be held April 24th-May 5th and ballots can be placed through OLSIS. If any of these positions interest you, please submit your application form to the Student Government Association at sga@wvup.edu. If you have any questions about SGA, contact Student Government President L.V. Hissem at lhissem@wvup.edu for more information.


Please join us in welcoming:

Robin Alawat, Surgical Technology Instructor

Adam LaCava, Farm Operations Assistant

Hannah Knotts, Agriculture Outreach Specialist

Autumn Bender, Supervisor, Food Service Worker

Darren Pettus, Trades Specialist I

Please join us in congratulating these WVUP employees to their new roles:

Katie Finnerty, Advisor in the Nursing and Health Sciences Division

Melissa Graham, Academic Advisor

Tom Kelly, Campus Service Worker

Tess Martin, Director of Alumni Relations

Kim McFee, Director of RBA/BOG

Lindsay Morgan, Educational Outreach Counselor

Curtis Shriver, Director

John Payne, Trades Specialist I

Employee of the Month – May

Sami Kincaid

Records Assistant III