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Welcome to your one stop for high quality communication solutions at WVSU! Some solutions involve photography, some require design and publications, or social media exposure. Often multiple solutions will be recommended to meet your communication or publicity objectives.

It's always best to contact us early in the planning stages of your project or initiative. Preferably, we will meet to determine your audience, objective, challenges, budget, deadlines and other key criteria. Our team will make every effort to accommodate your projects, however, at times priority is given to communications for external audiences, which could impact our ability to meet your desired deadline.

Everyone at WVSU has a role in helping to brand the University by ensuring that all published materials adhere to the WVSU Brand and Graphic Identity. WVSU logos must be included on University materials. The only official University logos are the word mark, the spirit mark, the yellow jacket and the University seal.

We look forward to working with you and invite you to contact the leadership below with your requests for communication services.
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowPrinting Services
The Office of Printing Services supports the educational objectives of West Virginia State University by enhancing the institutional image through quality Offset Printing, 4/4 color printing, digital color and digital black and white copying.
Advanced computerized equipment makes possible the production of superior quality products, such as: brochures, booklets, University Course Packs, and much more. The printing of magazines and books are a routine publication request.

Course Packs
What to Include
Creating a course pack is a wide-open proposition – giving you the flexibility to tailor an anthology which contains the material you wish to teach, unconstrained by the limits of a textbook.
You may wish to include And the following items, which are usually copyrighted*
  • Your original material
  • Lab exercises
  • Problem sets
  • Class notes and handouts
  • Course syllabi
  • Study guides and old tests
  • Works in the public domain, such as governmental publications, and works with expired copyrights
  • Journal, magazine, or newsletter articles
  • Excerpts from traditional textbooks
  • Chapters from a novel, anthology or poetry collection
  • Out-of-print texts
  • Diagrams and maps
  • Transparencies
  • Case Studies

Your chosen combination of materials can help foster a unique learning experience for your students. If you have something you wish to include that is not on this list, give us a call, and we’ll work together to help make it happen!
*Written permission from the copyright holder must be obtained for every copyrighted work, every semester.
Please know that this process can take from 6 to 8 weeks. Plan accordingly to help us meet our joint goal of
having your course pack on the shelf by the fi rst day of class.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a course pack?
A course pack is a collection of required course readings that have been duplicated, bound, and made
available for sale. It may or may not include all required readings for the course.
Who decides whether or not a course pack is created for a given course?
Each faculty member decides whether or not to create a course pack.
How does the faculty member know how to go about having a course pack prepared?
Approximately three months prior to each semester, Printing Services sends each faculty member a memo describing the procedure to follow if he/she would like to have a course pack prepared and made available for sale to the students in his/her class.
Who creates and sells the course packs?
Printing Services is responsible for obtaining written permission to reproduce articles that have a copyright. Printing Services also print, bind and ship completed course packs to WVSU Bookstore for sale and distribution.
Why are there so few course packs at WVSU?
  • Copyright laws. West Virginia State University has been informed that adherence to copyright law in
    connection with the production of course packs is mandatory. Many readings (e.g., entire books or
    portions of books exceeding 10%) are not eligible for inclusion in a course pack.
  • Time constraints. Because the process of requesting copyright permission is labor- intensive, a legallycreated
    course pack requires the faculty member to submit a complete list of readings at least 8 weeks
    before classes start.
  • Cost to students. Because of royalty fees and the costs of labor for securing copyright permission and
    making copies, the fi nal cost of a legally-produced course pack is typically 15 to 20 cents per page. The
    greater the number of copyright permissions needed, the greater the cost per page. Also, the smaller the
    class, the greater the total cost of the course pack, since royalty fees are divided evenly among all the
Course Packs Are Easily Customized
You decide what to include in your course pack (articles, chapters, notes...)! Customize your couse pack every semester!
The Process:
  • Obtain the original (when possible) books, journals, etc. If the originals are not available please include the
    title and copyright page with the copy of the article.
  • Complete the Printings Services Order Form. This form is required to generate a
    course pack order. We will not be responsible for verbal orders. If your order form is faxed or mailed or
    emailed please call and confirm that we have received it.
  • The attached Bibliography Form must be completely filled out for all copyrighted materials. willajt@wvstateu.edu
  • When your order is complete bring it to Printing Services.
Points to Remember:
  • The quality of your course pack depends on you. Bring us the original books, journals, etc. containing
    your selections.
  • We will obtain all copyright permissions so please give the publishers 8 weeks to process.
  • Permissions to reprint are granted for one semester only.
  • When ordering a previously used couse pack, SAVE YOURSELF TIME! Call in advance and we will gladly provide you with a printout of the old bibliography.

Printed Course Packs
image-up-arrowimage-down-arrowWVSU Brand and Graphic Identity
WVSU Brand Standards Guide

One State. One Brand.

Everyone at West Virginia State University can take part in helping to strengthen the University brand, which in turn will help to clarify and reinforce messages to our external audiences. You can help by being intentional about using the official University logos on all of your printed or published products. Official logos include the yellow jacket, University seal, spirit mark and word mark.
All University publications and printed or published collateral must include a WVSU logo. Files and types can be obtained from the Communications Production Specialist.
The WVSU Brand and Graphic Identity booklet provides specific guidelines for the uses of the University marks. Please contact the Communications Production Specialist if you have any questions about usage after consulting the booklet.

Our Team

Jack Bailey
Director for Public Relations
(304) 766-4109
Todd  Griffith
Director for Photographic Services
(304) 766-3211
Matthew  Browning
Director for Communications
(304) 204-4002
Jim  Hale
Director for Printing Services
(304) 766-5741
Michael  Adams
Graphic Production Specialist
(304) 766-4196
Mark Fuller
Communications Production Specialist
(304) 204-4034
Stacy  Herrick
Communications Specialist
(304) 204-4008
Megan  Sheets
Digital Marketing Specialist
(304) 766-4288
University Publications

103 Jones Hall
P.O. Box 1000
West Virginia State University
Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000
(304) 766-3215 
Fax: (304) 766-4193 

Fall and Spring Semester Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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