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Friday, March 26, 2010

New Leadership Positions with the Student Government Association

The Student Government Association of WVU Parkersburg approved extensive revisions to its constitution, increasing the opportunities for representation and participation, which will take effect with the 2010 – 2011 SGA Administration.

The constitution has several major changes that include having three vice president (for Jackson County Center, Finance, and Communications) and five student directors’ positions that have their own area of responsibility, in which they will represent the interests of the student body. The Directors’ positions are as follows:

  • Director of Community Service
  • Director of Student Affairs
  • Director of Legislative Affairs
  • Director of Campus Facilities and Safety
  • Director of Student Services

Also, every recognized student organization will now have one voting seat available in Student Government.

Those elected to the office of President or one of the three Vice Presidents positions do receive a full-time tuition stipend for the academic year of their term.

We hope that the new constitution allows the Student Government Association the ability to better serve the student body and allow far more student leaders to participate.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Faculty and Staff Tuition Waiver Application Due by May 1, 2010

The Division of Student Services is now accepting applications for Faculty and Staff Tuition Waivers for the Fall 2010 semester.

Subject to a new Board of Governors policy (B-55) eligible faculty, staff, spouses and dependants may be granted tuition waiver in the pursuit of a degree at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

The deadline for applying for a waiver for the Fall 2010 semester is May 1, 2010.

Download application here.

Review policy and eligibility here.

Apply for admission here.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ceremony Participation Forms Due

Ceremony Participation Forms for the May 2010 Commencement are due by March 26, 2010. Failure to return the form to the Records Office by March 26th will prohibit you from participating in the graduation ceremony.

Summer and Fall 2010 Registration Information

Students may now view their time ticket information for pre-registration for the Summer and Fall 2010 semesters. To view this information, log in to your OLSIS account. Once logged in, select "Student Records", then "Registration", then "Registration Status". The date you may begin online pre-registration will be visible, as well as information that may prohibit you from registering (such as holds and academic standing).

If the following message appears, you will not be eligible to register until April 5, 2010:

You require re-admission prior to registration.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wellness Works

Do you want to loose weight, stop smoking, get started on an exercise program or work toward a healthier lifestyle? The Wellness Center is offering you a healthy lifestyle program that will give you all the tools for success. "Wellness Works" is a free six week program that will be offered in the theater on Mondays beginning March 22nd. Two sessions will be held -11:15-11:45 and 11:45-12:15 - choose the time that works best for you. Class size is limited, so make your reservations by contacting Pamela Santer (pam.santer@mail.wvu.edu) at 304-424-8205 office 1535. Stop procrastinating, learn how the smallest change or step can lead to a healthier lifestyle so you can live the best life you can beginning with that first step. Remember: "Nothing is impossible; the word itself says, I'm possible" -Audrey Hepburn.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Looking for Talented Faculty and Staff

The Student Engagement and Activities Organization will be sponsoring the first ever WVU Parkersburg’s Got Talent.

This fun-filled event will exhibit the talent of WVU Parkersburg’s own students, faculty and staff.

Student Activities is currently seeking talent to present for this performance. There will be prizes, and other incentives given away to participants and grand prizes for the winners. This performance will be presented in the Multipurpose Room here at the college on April 22, 2010.
Contestants will be reviewed by a panel of special guest judges.

This is not just a singing competition! All talents are welcome, so come on down to the Student Activities office located in room 1407 or call ext.309 for more information or to sign-up.

The deadline to sign up for this event will be April 1st.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ceann Concert

SEA and SGA are sponsoring a concert during Student Engagement hour on Wednesday, March 10 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm in the multi-purpose room. The band Ceann (pronounced keen) will entertain us with their unique blend of Irish rock mixed with more than just a little humor. Don't miss these guys or you won't know how to do the "Pirate Dance." The concert is free of charge and is open to everyone.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Honor's Speakers Series

Travel Abroad - for FREE, find out how.

If you’ve ever thought about studying abroad, attend “You and the World: Study Abroad Opportunities and Funding” on Monday, March 8 at 11:00 in Room 2211. Office for Global Initiatives coordinator Rebecca Phillips will share information about how to search for programs that catch your interest and, perhaps more importantly, how to locate funding for study abroad. She will also have information about a new WVU Parkersburg program starting May 2011—a month in Bulgaria, including time at a world-famous beach resort.

Open Mic a Success

The experimental Open Mic has been deemed a success. SEA chairwoman, Shayna Mills, says "we've had the same musicians for a couple of the Open Mics and would like to see a few others, but we've also had Poetry readers, a few joke tellers and a couple of karaoke singers." The next Open Mic is not scheduled until Monday, March 29th, plan on participating, we'll give you a share of your 15 minutes of stage and spotlight.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Summer Internships for Students

Faculty, please share this information with your students soon because the deadline is March 13, 2010.
Mountain State Blue Cross Blue Shield (MSBCBS) is now accepting resumes’ for Summer Internships. For additional information about this opportunity and how to apply, please go to http://www.wvup.edu/student_services/jobs/.