Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mental Health Walk.

WVU Parkersburg students and local advocate group to sponsor Mental Health Awareness Walk

A walk to raise awareness regarding mental illness will be held Saturday (Nov. 1) at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
Registration for the Mental Health Awareness Walk will take place at 9 a.m. at the campus health and wellness walking trail with the walk beginning at 10 a.m. Light refreshments and live music featuring Dr. Gary Norum, local psychologist, will take place in the campus amphitheatre following the walk.
The day’s activities are being sponsored by Psi Beta Psychology Honorary Society, the campus Psychology Club, Student Government Association and NAMI Mid-Ohio Valley Affiliate Group. The walk is being featured in support of the West Virginia National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and will serve as host to its numerous state affiliate groups. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.
Participants are encouraged, but not required, to raise funds on their own in participating in the walk. T-shirts will be available. Proceeds benefit the WV NAMI Association which oversees NAMI activities throughout the state.
Additional information is available by contacting Denise McClung, chair of WVU Parkersburg's Social Sciences Division, 304-424-8253; Phil McClung, WVU Parkersburg professor of psychology, 304-424-8268 or Marie Butler, chair of the local NAMI Mid-Ohio Valley affiliate group at (304) 481-0105,

Monday, October 27, 2008

Coldwater Creek Lecture series

The latest installment of the Coldwater Creek Lecture series will be held Nov. 5, 2008 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the college's Theatre. The event will include a presentation on the turbulent economic times and will be led by a panel of financial and economic experts plus a question and answer session to follow. This event is being sponsored by the WVU Parkersburg Business and Economics division. It is free and open to the public. For more information please contact the Business/Economics division office at 424 - 8289.

Kathy Mattea Presentation

The Distinguished Performance Series will present WV's own Kathy Mattea discussing her new album "Coal," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the College Activities Center. The free program (not a musical performance) is open to the public but advance tickets (limited to four per person) are being distributed in the business office beginning Monday, Oct. 20. Tickets holders must be seated before 7:15 p.m. on the evening of the program; any unclaimed seats will then be available to non-ticket holders. Kathy Mattea will present a public concert at the Smoot Theatre on Friday, Nov. 7. For tickets call 424-PLAY.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Diversity Week 2008

For a full listing of all events for Diversity Week 2008, please check this out.


The Human Race Machine

The Human Race Machine
Nov. 10 - 15 Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Main Student Lounge
"There is only one race, the human race. There is NO gene for race."

Visit the Human Race Machine during Diversity Week!

Have you ever wondered what you would look like if you were a different race? If you were 25 years older? What your offspring with another person might look like? The Human Race Machine is a unique, interactive presentation of art and computer technology that allows participants to challenge their perception of race, age and other outward human features.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Intramural Golf

Woodridge Plantation. Golf every Friday for $10, 18 and a cart, as long as the weather holds out.
For more info please contact Tom Yencha in Office 1206 or call 424-8309.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Halloween Party

Children's Halloween Party

Thursday October 23

6 - 7:30 pm

Multi-Purpose room

Students, faculty and staff bring your children, little brothers/sisters
join in the fun. There will be food, games, prizes for best costumes and more.

Join us for some howling good fun.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Auburn vs. WVU Tailgate Party

Tailgate Party. Thursday October 23

7:00 - 11:00pm Student Lounge.

Join your friends and fellow Mountaineers as we cheer on WVU to a victory.

BIG screen TV, free food and soft drinks.