Comm Alumns Land Multi-Million Dollar Deal

In October of 2010 MMG (Mercenary Media Group) shot a twenty-five minute pilot for their first full length feature film Ronnie Hoffman: Limo Driver. Parties involved with the film include West Liberty University illuminists Mark “Adam” Leonard and Dustin “Scooter” Heavilin. Both graduated with Communication degrees (Leonard/Journalism) (Heavilin/Theatre). Heavilin will be the second lead role opposite Ronnie Hoffman, and also take on production duties. Leonard will also have a small role in the film and serve as the company’s PR Director. The film focuses around an overweight washed up collegiate athlete turned limo driver, and follows him for a night out on the town where chaos ensues. The lead role will be played by former West Liberty student Aaron Dietz, with other former student Chase DeFelice acting as Director of Cinematography. The film is in final stages of pre-production and shooting is estimated for early...

West Virginia Intercollegiate Forensic Association State Tournament

West Liberty University will host the West Virginia Intercollegiate Forensic Association State Tournament on February 25th and 26th, 2011 The WVIFA is a statewide organization that promotes intercollegiate speech and debate in West Virginia.  Students can qualify for the National Forensic Association’s National Tournament held in April. Schools competing here are Alderson Broaddus College, Fairmont State University, Marshall University, Shepherd University, West Liberty University, and WVU-Parkersburg. Forty-four students will be competing in public speaking and debate events. Additional information is available from Ryan McCullough, Director of Forensics at West Liberty University and Vice President of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Forensic Association.  He may be contacted...