Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Voices of Triumph

The Voices of Triumph Gospel Community Choir (Voices) of the Mid Ohio Valley in partnership with WVU Parkersburg is sponsoring a workshop entitled "Removing the Confusion of Gospel Music". The workshop will be held Saturday Nov. 14, 2009 from 9 am - 12 pm at the college.

The workshop is open to anyone interested in the actual history of gospel music, diction, articulation, intonation, range, dynamics and a call and response selection. It will also help to nuture your spirituality.

Donnie Gresby, a retired educator and musician from Charleston will facilitate. There is a registration fee of $7.00, which will be used to cover the cost of materials. All are welcome.

For more information or to register, call the Voices at (304) 834-2107.

Dodgeball Tournament

The WVU Parkersburg Intramural Association is sponsoring a Dodgeball Tourney. The tournament will take place on Nov. 5, 2009 beginning at 1pm in the Multi-Purpose room. It is open to all students, faculty and staff. Sign up your team today or come on down and join a team. Remember "if you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball." For more info, please contact the Student Activities/Intramural office, rm. 1407 or call 304-424-8309.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Lazer Bowling Party.

WVU Parkersburg Student Activities is sponsoring a Lazer Bowling Party on Wednesday Oct. 21, from 9:00 pm - Midnight at Emerson Bowling Lanes. Cost for the evening is $2.00 per student/faculty/staff (limit 2 tickets per person) and $5.00 per person for non-students. Cost includes your bowling, shoe rental, a pitcher of soda and a pizza per lane. For more information please contact the Student Activities office, 1407 or call 304-424-8309.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Invisible Children

The WVU at Parkersburg Student Government Association is proud to present "The Invisible Children", a documentary film and event on the ravages of war in Northern Uganda. This event will occur on November 3, 2009 beginning at 7:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose room. The event is free and open to the public and of course ALL students, faculty and staff are welcome. For more info please read the following.

In the spring of 2003, three young filmmakers traveled to Africa in search of a story. What started out as a filmmaking adventure transformed into much more when these boys from Southern California discovered a tragedy that disgusted and inspired them, a tragedy where children are both the weapons and the victims.
After returning to the States, they created the documentary "Invisible Children: Rough Cut," a film that exposes the tragic realities of northern Uganda.s night commuters and child soldiers.
The film was originally shown to friends and family, but has now been seen by millions of people. The overwhelming response has been, "How can I help?" To answer this question, the non-profit Invisible Children, Inc. was created, giving compassionate individuals an effective way to respond to the situation.

Who We Are
We are storytellers. We are visionaries, humanitarians, artists, and entrepreneurs. We are individuals part of a generation eager for change and willing to pursue it.
As a non-profit we work to transform apathy into activism. By documenting the lives of those living in regions of conflict and injustice, we hope to educate and inspire individuals in the Western world to use their unique voice for change. Our media creates an opportunity for people to become part of a grassroots movement that intelligently responds to what.s happening in the world.
But our work extends beyond our borders. In war-affected regions we focus on long-term development, working directly with individuals and institutions that are eager to realize their full potential. Through education and innovative economic opportunities, we partner with affected communities and strive to improve the quality of life for individuals living in conflict and post-conflict regions.

How We Make a Difference
Our approach to humanitarian work is founded in the strength and intelligence of the Ugandan community. We learned early on it was not only important but essential to heed the wisdom of people that had not only lived in the war, but were surviving it. People who would know better than anyone what the greatest needs were and the best ways to meet them. What we came to find is that while there have been many efforts to address the issues that stem from living and fighting in such a long-lasting war, the people of Uganda are asking for a future beyond the conflict.
Their pleas have become our development strategy.
All of our programming is a partnership between those of us at Invisible Children and those in the Ugandan community. We focus on long-term goals that enable children to take responsibility for their future and the future of their country. Our programs are carefully researched and developed initiatives that address the need for quality education, mentorships, the redevelopment of schools, resettlement from the camps, and financial stability.

The Black Hare Renaissance Fair

The Black Hare Renaissance FaireThe Black Hare Renaissance Faire is a first year faire located in Jackson County, West Virginia. It is being sponsored by Carbon 12, a local 4-H group dedicated to promoting theatrical arts. The masterminds behind the fair are a group of like-minded individuals that include Carbon12 , faculty and students of West Virginia University at Parkersburg, staff from local public schools, and regional branches of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The scholars associated with this project will be drawn from the aforementioned groups, as well as incorporating expert craftsman and artisans. This is our second year for the faire. Our events will span one day again this year but interest is growing. However this one day will have a continuous stream of activity. We plan to have multiple events going on simultaneously in order for our attendees to have various options in what they wish to experience. We have finalized several events in the categories of live entertainment, combat, food, artisans, historical reenactments, and children’s activities.
Offerings at the FaireHeavy Weapons, Archery, Thrown Weapons, Period Food, Living Chess Match, Children’s Area and Activities, fire breathing, juggling and much more. (A complete list and schedule will soon follow as the event draws near).
The Important DetailsLocation: Jackson County Junior Fair Grounds Date: October 24 Directions: Info here. Email Us:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Money Tree Game Show

Join the fun Wednesday Oct. 14, 2009 as The Money Tree Game Show comes to campus.

This is the game show where time is money and money is time! Some student could win up to $500.00 cash. Again it will be Wed., Oct. 14 from 11:00 am - 12:15 pm in the cafeteria.

Sponsored by SEA.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Intramural Basketball sign-ups.

Intramural Basketball sign-ups are currently underway. Season play will begin Tuesday October 13, but a few pickup games will be played Tuesday Oct. 6 and Thursday Oct. 8 beginning at 1pm. To sign up go to the Student Activities/Intramurals office, rm. 1407 or call 304-424-8309. Plans are also now underway to play some intercollegiate club games beginning next semester - the first game is scheduled for Jan. 16 when WV Northern will visit our campus for a 2:00 pm game. For more info about Club Basketball please contact Tom Yencha at the above number and office.

Health Fair & Bloodmobile

The offices of Student Activities and Student Wellness are pleased to announce a joint effort for next Wednesday's Student Engagement. A Health Fair with many area agencies, including several potential employers will occur in the Multi-Purpose room from 9am - 1pm. In conjunction with this event the Student Government Association will be hosting a Bloodmobile from 8am - 2pm. Please give. Hope to see you there.