Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cold chillin' with CyberDream.

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 will be cold chillin' day as we celebrate the end of the semester with CyberDream. CyberDream is an innovative mind and body relaxing event that incorporates mind and body virtual reality. The event will take place in the cafeteria/Activities Center area from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm and of course it is totally FREE.

Take advantage of this opportunity to do a little cold chillin' and prepare yourself for the upcoming Finals Week.

Sponsored by SEA.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


One of the most popular events SEA sponsors is back again as we will be sponsoring a Lazer Bowling Halloween party on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 9:00 pm - Midnight at Emerson Bowling Lanes. Prices for evening are; $2.00 for students + 1 guest, $4.00 for everyone else, price includes shoe rental, bowling, and 1 large pizza and pitcher of pop per lane (6 people per lane minimum). Prizes will be given throughout the evening with a $50.00 Applebees gift card for best costume. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance in the Student Activities office (Rm. 1407), for more info please call 304-424-8309.

The Great Pink Out.

SEA is proud to sponsor the Pink Out - a nationwide effort by the American Cancer Society to raise breast cancer awareness during the month of October. SEA will be giving out breast cancer info, pink cookies, and sponsoring a drawing with prizes - including a $50.00 Applebees card.

Above all, SEA would like everyone to WEAR PINK on Wednesday, Oct. 20 to show your support.

It's Tailgate Time

SEA is sponsoring a Tailgate Party this Thursday evening Oct. 14, 2010. WVU is hosting the South Florida Bulls in Big East action beginning at 7:30 pm. Join us in the Student Lounge around 7:00 pm. We'll be serving up hot dogs and chips w/salsa with soft drinks for anyone pulling for the Mountaineers.....if you're rooting for the Bulls......I guess you can come also.

Fall Fest

Join us for our annual FALL FEST. This is our 7th year for this annual event and it promises to be one of our best. This year we will be moving the fest to the Courtyard where we'll be serving up bratwurst, kielbasa & sauerkraut. Other activities include a pumpkin pie eating contest, a cornhole tourney, horseshoes and various other events. Join us from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm in the Courtyard, oh by the way IT'S FREEEEEEEEEE.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Golf anyone?

The Intramural office at WVU Parkersburg is hosting a 2-person scramble - golf tournament on Friday, Oct. 1 beginning at 1:00 pm at Woodridge Plantation golf course. Cost for the event is an amazing $10.00/18 holes & a cart for students, faculty and staff and $20.00/per for all guests.

For more information or to sign up please contact the Student Activities/Intramurals office in room 1407 or call 304-424-8309. Any day on the golf course has got to be better than ............

Riverhawk Volleyball

STUDENTS, here's your first chance to see the newly formed, hard-working, give-it-all-ya-got, "good lookin' uniforms" Volleyball team. That's right, after opening the season with 2 long road trips to the University of Cincinnati Clermont (a Final Four team last year) and to Ashland University in northern Ohio, our team will finally get to make the long trek to here. This Monday at 6:00 pm our ladies will take the home floor for the first time. Plan to stick around and check them out - they really play and work hard. See you at the game.

Merchant's Fair

SEA is pleased to present the annual Merchant's Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 10am - 1pm in the Multi-Purpose room. The event gives area merchant's the chance to display/discuss their merchandise/services with you the students. Obviously then, this event gives students the chance to visit with area merchant's and discover just what our surrounding area has to offer.
Stop in and check it out.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Any Native American Indians Out There?

Looking for others with Native American Indian heritage to form a group or club to exchange information, study the history and culture of the American Indian and share family histories with.

If you suspect American Indian heritage in your family this is a place to learn more information about the tribe or tribes your ancestors came from.

If interested, please reply to this post. I will have further information for you about setting a meeting place and time.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Career Fair

The Career Services Office is hosting a Career Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 22 in the Multi-Purpose room from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The fair will provide an excellent opportunity for students to practice their interview skills and to network with employers. For more information please contact Sandy Swisher at (304) 424-8304 or go to office 1407.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Club Fair.

SEA/SGA is pleased to present this year's Club Fair. Students can visit the Activities Center on Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and join, gather info about and just meet and greet new friends. All WVU Parkersburg clubs will have a table where you can get information or even join a new organization. SGA as an added bonus is providing Taco's-In-A-Bag to entice you to enter the room. This is the best deal you'll get all year - free food, new clubs, new friends and new ways to network. See you there.

Backdoor Comedy Club

SEA is proud to welcome back the ever popular Backdoor Comedy Club. The laughs will be nonstop beginning at 8:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 17, 2010. This semesters' club will feature; Adam Ace - who "combines phyical comedy, music, improvisation, props, stand up and audience interaction that takes crowds on a comedy adventure" and Michael Dean Ester - named one of the hottest comics of '09. Doors to the multi-purpose room in the College Activities Center open at 7:30 pm. Tickets prices are as follows; students, faculty and staff $3.00 per ticket or 2 for $5.00 in advance, general public tickets are $5.00 each and ALL tickets at the door will be $7.00 each. Soft drinks and light snacks are included in the price of the tickets. Laughs are guaranteed so don't miss this show.

The Backdoor Comedy Club is back. "We'll make you laugh till it hurts."

Friday, September 3, 2010

Troops Week.

SGA along with SEA is celebrating and honoring our men and women in the Armed Forces. We'll kick off the week with our annual cookout on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm behind the cafeteria. Come out, thank a vet, and have a burger or dog on us. On Thursday, Sept. 9, SEA is sponsoring a poster sale through Beyond the Wall poster sales. This will occur in the Activities Center from 10am - 6pm. Finally, on Friday, Sept. 10 we will host a tribute/memorial for 9/11. This event will begin at 9:00 am in front of the college - by the flag pole. Please plan to attend any and all of these events as we show our appreciation for those who provide us the freedom to do so.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Volleyball team set to kickoff season.

The new WVU Parkersburg Volleyball team is set to kickoff the 2010 season this Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 in a Tri at the University of Cincinnati Clermont, Ohio State University Mansfield is the third team participating. Our Ladyhawks will take the floor for their first game at high noon against UC Clermont. The tourney will take place on the UC campus in Batavia, Ohio. Our first chance to see the team will be Oct. 17 when they host Ashland University. For more information about the team please contact coach Dr. Phil McClung and be sure to check out the rest of their schedule on our

Matt James & The Progress Notes

SEA is proud to present, live in concert Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, Matt James & The Progress Notes. This concert is part of the Student Engagement hour programming. Showtime is 11:00 am and will take place in the Student Union (the cafeteria). Come on out and find out what all the excitement is about - their sound can best be described as 'punkoustic'. An energetic mix of folk, punk, jam, grunge and ...........

Friday, August 6, 2010

WVU vs. Marshall road trip.

This is your "Early Warning System" - reserve your ticket NOW for the WVU vs. Marshall football game scheduled for Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 at 7:00pm in Huntington. SEA is sponsoring a bus to the game. We will be leaving our campus around 4:00pm on the 10th to cheer on the Mountaineers. There are only 20 tickets available so you'd better act quickly.

Ticket prices are;
WVUP students $40.00/ticket (limit 2)
WVUP staff/faculty 50.00/ticket (limit 2)
All others 75.00
We also have 20 bus seats available $10.00
(for those who already have game tickets)
Prices include your game ticket and bus trip.

For more info or to reserve your tickets contact; Tom Yencha 304-424-8309 or stop by Rm. 1407.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Come and Support the WVU Parkersburg Riverhawks at the WV Interstate Fair

WVU Parkersburg student athletic clubs will be at this week’s West Virginia Interstate Fair in Mineral Wells (July 13 through 17), with the WVU Parkersburg “Buck Hut”; where everything is only $1.

Hot Dogs, Water, Soda and more offered at some of the lowest prices you’ll see at the fair.

Every dollar earned goes directly to support student athletes at WVU Parkersburg in the Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Basketball and Men’s Soccer programs.

Come on out and support your WVU Parkersburg Riverhawks!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Native American Heritage Club

A new student organization is being formed at West Virginia University at Parkersburg for those students, faculty and staff interested exploring their Native American heritage. Interested parties contact Tim Beardsley (Pathfinder) by calling 424-8387 or by stopping in the Admissions and New Student Advising Center. Tim is Wyandotte, Delaware and Cherokee by lineage and has been given the native name of Pathfinder.
The mission of this club is to share information and history on Native peoples of the Mid-Ohio Valley as well as Native tribes of Ohio and West Virginia. We will organize over the summer with a goal of becoming an official student organization Fall 2010.
Fall Semester is now upon us and it is time to organize. Stop in the Student Welcome Center if you are curious or for more information.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Congratulations grads!

Student Activities along with the Student Government Association would like to congratulate all of our graduates. The work and dedication each of you has shown deserves our heartfelt praise and hopes that you find work in your chosen fields.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Finale Finale & Cookout

Let's put a rap on the semester; "you know when I'm chillin', down with the sound when you get outta class, tilt ya head back" (Quad Five).....seriously though let's have a party, it's been a looooong semester. So Wednesday, April 28th we will have our biggest cookout of the year. Along with the cookout we will have a rematch of the women's Volleyball Team vs. the men's Basketball Team in some outdoor volleyball plus horseshoes, frisbee football and cornhole. Everything is FREE, FREE, FREE. Come on out to the field behind the cafeteria next Wednesday and enjoy some good food, friends and fun.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Hawk's in Action!

Wednesday evening will be your last chance to cheer on the WVU Parkersburg Riverhawk basketball team. Visiting for the last game of the season will be the Hawks from Hocking College, OH. Game time is 5:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose room. The game is free and open to the public.

Honor's Speakers Series

On Monday, April 5, 2010, there will be a talk given by Professor R. A. Oldaker called "The Topsey-Turvey World of Japanese Culture" from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Room 2211. The talk is sponsored by the Office for Global Studies, the WVUP Internationalization Committee and SEA. Everyone is invited, and admission is free.

Friday, March 26, 2010

File for the Student Government elections asap!

Elections for the Student Government Association of WVU Parkersburg will be held on April 19th and 20th on in Parkersburg and on April 21st at the Jackson County Center.

Open positions for the 2010-2011 academic year:

  • President
  • Vice President of Finance
  • Vice President of Communications
  • Vice President of the Jackson County Center
  • Director of Community Service
  • Director of Student Affairs
  • Director of Legislative Affairs
  • Director of Campus Facilities and Safety
  • Director of Student Services
  • Several Seats on the Student Senate

If you are interested, stop by the Student Activities Office at Main Building 1407 (just off the student lounge) to turn in your application.

In Ripley, see Violet Mosser in the Administration Building.

If you are serious about running for student office you are encouraged to stop by the SGA meeting on April 5, 2010 at 11:00 am in Room 1300 of the Main Building where possible candidates will be given assistance in their run for office, have questions answered and applications to run can be filed.

Presidential and Vice Presidential officers receive a full-time tuition stipend for the academic year of their term.

Good luck!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Concert - Eden's Edge

SEA is proud to present in concert Eden's Edge. Edens Edge is a music trio from Nashville, TN. They are today's country with wings and roots. Originally based out of AR, Hannah Blaylock, Cherrill Green, and Dean Berner followed the music to Nashville in 2007. Since moving there, they signed a management deal and have been writing and recording a new album. The band is planning a schedule of live performances to begin in the spring and we are on their agenda.

Don't miss this can't miss trio, before you know it we might not be able to afford to bring them here.
Showtime is 11:00 am in the cafeteria and of course, it's free.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Honor's Speakers Series

You and the World

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.

March is Music Month

We'll kick off the month with an Open Mic session during the Student Engagement hour on March 3. Next up will be the U.S. Air Force “Band of Flight” on Saturday March 6 at 7:00pm. This concert is free and open to the public although all the seats have been taken. Batting third in our line up will be Spring Fever - A Concert for the Bulgaria Project featuring; Don Baker, Still Crazy and Union Valley. This concert will take place on Sunday, March 7 beginning at 2:00pm. Hitting 4th will be the Irish Rock band – Ceann (pronounced keen). They will perform Wednesday, March 10during student engagement hour – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Be sure to catch their special brand of rock and humor. Wrapping up the month will be another performance during Student Engagement hour on March 24. This time the band Eden’s Edge will provide the music. This trio of musicians will remind you of the band Nickel Creek –kinda bluegrassy/country/pop. Don’t miss this fantastic lineup of musicians because; March is Music Month.


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.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

WVU Parkersburg Riverhawks Win in Dramatic Fashion

Rodney Shawyer

With four seconds left on the game clock, Rodney Shawyer made a foul shot to put the Riverhawks ahead of the Hocking Tech Hawks, 68 to 67, after connecting on a desperate three point shot to tie the game.

The Riverhawks hosted their second home game of a weather plagued schedule last night (February 24) in the Multipurpose Room of the College Activities Center.

After a first half that saw Hocking build an 11 point lead, the Riverhawks fought their way back to a 50 – 50 tie on the perimeter shooting of Shawyer and Alex Treadwell.

As the game came to a close the teams traded leads until Hocking took a 3 point advantage from a foul shot with just 18 seconds left to play. Despite being closely guarded Shawyer managed to bury a three, causing him to be mobbed by his team mates after the foul had been called and earning a roar of approval from the crowd.

The Riverhawks play next in Wheeling, WV on February 27 in the rescheduled Mason Dixon Tournament against West Virginia Northern and Eastern Gateway.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Phi Theta Kappa Food Drive

Jackson County Center, is holding a food drive for the local food banks in Ravenswood and Ripley. All non-perishable food items will be accepted. Drop boxes are located in the lobbies of both buildings. Will accept items through March 11.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Next Home Game: WVU Parkersburg vs. Hocking Tech

Now's your chance - to see the WVU Parkersburg Riverhawk basketball team in action. After several cancellations due to the weather our Riverhawks will be hosting a team from Hocking Technical College this Wednesday, Feb. 24. Game time is at 5:00 pm, admission is FREE.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Coffee House - Thursday Night Live

SEA's popular Coffe House series is getting a new look and a new name. It will now occur every-other-Thursday and be known as "Thursday Night Live." So.......

Next Thursday, the 18th of Feb., it's "Thursday Night Live" with guest musician Justin Johnson. ( Be sure to come on down, check out the music, enjoy some coffee and snacks and relax with friends.

Open Mic

SEA will be sponsoring it's second Open Mic event during Student Engagement hour on Wednesday, Feb. 17 beginning at 11:00 am. If you think you've got the talent, come on down and let's hear it. A limited number of Karaoke songs are also available, or bring your own if you just want to sing.

Either way, come on down and watch some homegrown, WVUP, talent.

See you there!

Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, the WVU Parkersburg Social Justice committee will be sponsoring this weeks Student Engagement hour event. "Simply Ira" will be playing on the stage in the new Student Union/cafeteria area. beginning at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Ira began playing music at an early age and was playing in bands by the time he was in high school. He has opened for such artists as The Edgar Winter Band and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Be sure to catch this one.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wake-Up JCC!

The JCC Campus Activities Board is sponsoring a Snowball Cookout on Wednesday, Feb. 10 beginning at 11:00am. So, wake-up JCC students and come out, enjoy some good food, build a snowman or two and maybe we'll even give away some prizes. Burgers and dogs will be served and of course everything is FREE, FREE, FREE.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Mason-Dixon Tourney here on campus.

The first annual Mason-Dixon Tournament will be held here at WVU Parkersburg on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010. The WVU Parkersburg Riverhawks will open action at 11:00 am against the Fighting Falcons of Fairmont. This game will be followed by action between WV Northern Community College and Fairmont with the final game of the day pitting WVU Parkersburg against WV Northern.

Come on out for all the fun and action and cheer your 'Hawks' on to victory. Admission is free and concessions will be sold.

Go 'Hawks'.

Honor's Speakers Series kicks-off.

A joint project with Phi Theta Kappa, the Office of International Studies and SEA is kicking off a new series entitled the Honor's Speakers Series. Total, this series will entail 6 different presentations; 3 live speakers featuring our esteemed faculty and 3 nationally known video-presented speakers.

To kick-off this series Professor Doug Weaver will present "Life in an African Village" on Monday, February 8 at 11:00 am in Room 2211.

SEA seeking new members.

We hate students that don't want to hear, see or talk about cool and great events happening on campus. But if you are someone who likes meeting celebrities, or getting exclusive freebies, or maybe working long hard hours or making friends and having the time of your life then have we the right organization for you. SEA, the Student Engagement and Activities programming board is seeking new members to finish programming for this semester as well as to begin programming for the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters. Contact the Student Activities office, room 1407 or call 304-424-8309 or simply attend our 1st meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 11:00 am - we'll probably even buy you lunch. As Nike says, "Just Do It!"

Tailgate Party!!!!!!

SEA is sponsoring the popular Tailgate Party on Wednesday, Feb. 3 beginning at 7pm in the Student Lounge as WVU takes on Pitt in a key Big East basketball matchup. Food and drinks will be provided and of course the admission is FREE although we will be taking donations in order to continue bringing you fine entertainment.


The American Red Cross is in dire need of blood as supplies are very low. Please give....on Wednesday, Feb. 3 SEA is hosting/sponsoring a blood drive. Donations will be accepted from 8am - 2pm. The event will occur in the College Activities Center. All donors will be entered into a drawing for various prizes ranging from WVUP t-shirts and sweatshirts to a $25.00 gas card.

If you plan of donating, please eat before you come and drink plenty of fluids, especially water.

Thank you and we'll see you there, being caught doing good.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Golden Dragon Acrobats.

The Golden Dragon Acrobats are coming to campus, Thursday, February 4, 2010 as part of the college's Distinguished Performance Series. This is a must see and WILL sell out - so get your tickets early. Showtime is 7pm in the College Activities Center. Tickets prices; $2.00 for WVU Parkersburg students (limit of 2), $5.00 for students and $10 for adults. Tickets are available in the College Business Office or by calling 304-424-8223.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Calling ALL Gamers!

IMPORTANT: Change of time - NOW Thursday, January 28 from 11am - 4pm.
Join the fun as SEA brings to campus, "The Ultimate Game Zone" game show. This travelling game show carries 4 - 100" screens with over 3000 watts of sound so that everyone can participate in the fun. Games will include, Guitar Hero, Halo, Madden, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Rock Band as well as others. The event will take place in the Student Lounge area from 11am - 4pm. Cost of the event is enormous, but you will pay NOTHING! Come on out and see if you stack up - Jan. 28, 11am - 4pm, Student Lounge.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Open call for all Performers.

Think you've got what it takes? Are you the next American Idol? SEA is looking for talented performers for their Open Mic and Coffee House series. Please contact any member of SEA or stop in the Student Activities office, room 1407 or call 304-424-8309, for more information.

Coffee House

Matt James & the Progress Notes will headline our first Coffe House of the year. New to this year's program will be the location, instead of being in the Student Lounge we will be in the new Student Union/cafeteria. Cost is free, good music is abundant and fun is avaibable to all. Coffee and cookies will also be available.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

MLK Jr. Day of Service

CHANGE OF PLANS In response to the horrific tragedy that befell Haiti we will now be working with the American Red Cross to raise money to benefit relief efforts. Our "Day On", will now be spent at the Grand Central Mall manning a booth taking donations. We will begin at 10 am and run three shifts, 10am - 1pm, 1pm - 5pm and 5pm - 9pm. Please try to join us for 1 or all of these shifts. We will meet at the food court at 9:45am on Monday.
For more info or to sign up to help, please contact the Student Activities office, rm. 1407 or call 304-424-8309.

Basketball Club home game.

The WVU Parkersburg basketball team will host their 1st ever game on Jan. 16, 2010. Tipoff is set for 2:00pm in the College Activities Center. Come on out and witness this historic event and cheer on your team, besides it's free. Go 'Hawks.

Welcome Back - Chili Cookoff

The SEA would like to welcome back all students and faculty with their annual Chili Cookoff. Students/faculty & staff can purchase a small bowl of chili for .25 with the hope they will try them all and vote for their favorites. The cookoff will begin in the entrance to the cafeteria at 11:00am and end around 12:30pm.