Purple for a Cause

Faculty, staff, and students showed their support for those who lost their lives to bullying by wearing purple on October 20, 2010.People around the country are wearing purple today (10/20) to show their support for the eight teenagers who recently took their lives due to gay bullying. A message on the Spirit Day 2010 Facebook page (which shows more than 45,000 people “attending” the event) explains the enormity of the...

Faculty Member works on Abduction Movie Set

Communication faculty member, Brianne Bayer Mitchell, had the opportunity to be on set of the new Lion’s Gate major motion picture, Abduction. While the film crew was located in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, Brianne was able to work alongside of movie star Taylor Lautner who is most notably recognized as Jacob Black from the Twilight Saga. During her time on set Brianne was able produce communicative media which was published...

Broadcast students work with ESPN crew in Morgantown

Lights, cameras, action! Sounds like a movie shoot on location. The location was Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, WV. The action was the ESPN Thursday night television production crew setting up for the prime time football match-up between University of South Florida and WVU. The West Liberty Media Arts students were able to get in on a little of the action! Chuck Scatterday, professor in the Media Arts Program and 17-year veteran of ESPN, escorted his students on a field trip to Mountaineer Stadium for a look inside a live sports network production set-up. The all-access, behind-the-scenes, two-hour tour left the 15 students hungry for more “sports TV productions” at West Liberty University. Daniel Benson, Justin Long and others asked, “can’t we just get one of these trucks to do WLU games?” Alexa Perko, Logan Smith and Zach Cochran loved the high angle for cameras, and Louis Griffith was especially fond of the 100-foot towers for the sky cam. Danielle Zacheri, Brittni Lindgren and Amber Williams took note of the massive scale of content that ESPN produces for just one game. The tape room time with Aladdin the ISO producer and the B-unit (a truck devoted specifically to graphics) was exciting and informative. Brandon Humphreys, a student from Dr. Matthew Harder’s class also participated in the trip. Brandon was ready to sign on to work with the audio crew for the game! Todd Ullom, Tony Viola, Elizabeth Pemberton and Alex King all commented on how it was interesting to see all of the pieces come together during the pre-production. Exposing WLU students to real-life experiences such as a live sports...

WLU THEATRE PRESENTS THORNTON WILDER’S “OUR TOWN’

Performance Dates: 10/14-15 and 21-23 at 7:30pm 10/24 at 3:00pm The story follows the small town of Grover’s Corners through three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage,” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, audiences follow the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually—in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre—die. Thornton Wilder’s final word on how he wanted his play performed is an invaluable addition to the American stage and to the libraries of theatre lovers internationally. “While all of Wilder’s work is intelligent, non-synthetic and often moving, as well as funny, it is Our Town that makes the difference. It is probably the finest play ever written by an American.” —Edward Albee “Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece…An immortal tale of small town morality [and]…a classic of soft spoken theater.” —The New York Times TICKETS: $10 – GENERAL ADMISSION, $7 – SENIOR, $5 – WLU STUDENT FOR RESERVATIONS CALL: 304.336.8277 FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:...