College Radio Day

Join WGLZ for comedy night with two special College Radio Day performances in the College Union on Thursday, October 2nd. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Bring a canned food item or donate $2 for your chance to a win WGLZ College Radio Day t-shirt or gift certificate. Increase your chance of winning by bringing multiple canned food items. All proceeds and canned goods will be donated to the Wheeling YWCA. The evening kicks off at 7:40 with one of West Liberty University’s own, Tyler Brown. A junior, Health and PE major from New Cumberland, WV, Tyler describes himself as a comedian, magician, and all around entertainer with a deep passion for Twisters. Many Hilltoppers will recognize Tyler from his performances at open mic nights. At 8:00 p.m. Matt Stanton will take the stage. This lanky Matt Stanton unforgettable graduate from Northern Kentucky, has been featured in movies and nation-wide on radio stations including The Bob & Tom Show, ESPNRADIO.com, and Yahoo!News. Not to mention, he has performed at a variety of clubs, colleges, and festivals across western Pennsylvania. College Radio Day is the day when college and university stations from across the world promote their unique voice and station programming. In 2013, over 700 student stations in 43 different countries came together to raise awareness of the freedom and power of college radio. Last year’s CRD received recognition from President Obama, Vice-President Biden, and special content from Wyclef Jean, Moby and Andrew WK. Posted on September 30, 2014 by jpfister...

Communication students present senior project

The Department of Journalism and Communication Studies held a senior capstone colloquium on Monday, May 5 in the Alumni Room of the College Union. The capstone presentations included research and practicums from seniors in the communication studies, journalism, and public relations majors. Jordan Conner and Caitlyn Johnson (public relations), Kyle Lutz (journalism), and Olivia Turner (communication studies) presented their research projects in their specific field of study. Connor, from Wheeling, W.Va., and Johnson, from Moundsville, W.Va., both public relations majors, created an awareness campaign for a gallery show opening for senior graphic design students. Using a mix of social media platforms and traditional media communication channels, Connor and Johnson led in the development of the campaign in coordination with Integrated Communications Collaborative, a campus student- led PR/AD agency, and measured the campaign’s impact on awareness of the gallery and event. Lutz, a journalism major from Louisville, Ohio presented research on the use of the agenda setting theory in media. Using past and current examples in modern media, Lutz will determine “if journalists are still doing a good job in covering stories using the agenda setting theory.” Turner, a communications studies student from Arrington, Va., presented her experience planning and hosting “Girls Night Inn: A Young Lady’s Worth.” Turner will present how she demonstrated her knowledge in communication skills when she budgeted, advertised, recruited, trained, researched, communicated, planned, and hosted the event. “Our seniors have put in a lot of hard work and are rightfully proud of their accomplishments,” said Tammie Beagle, assistant professor in the department of journalism and communication studies. “I invite all of you to come see and hear the culmination of four years of...

Communication Department Annouces New Concentration

The College of Arts and Communication is pleased to announce that they have added Communication Studies as a new degree concentration. Communication Studies is being added in addition to the department’s current concentrations of Broadcast and Journalism. The Non-Comprehensive degree concentration will no longer be offered, although the students currently enrolled in this program may choose to graduate within this concentration or transfer into the Communication Studies program. Communication Studies is the perfect concentration for students with multiple interests and diverse talents because the discipline provides theory, tools, and techniques for analyzing, managing and improving communication in every arena of professional and personal interaction. All students seeking a degree in Communication will, at the end of their course of studies, earn a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a concentration in (either) Broadcast, Journalism, or Communication Studies. For more information, please click on “Programs” and from the drop-down menu, click on “Communication Studies”. Click here to be taken directly to the Communication Studies page! You can also email us for more information: William Baronak, Dean of the College of Arts and Communication [email protected] Brian Fencl, Department Chair [email protected] Brianne Bayer Mitchell, Communication Faculty [email protected] Ryan McCullough, Communication Faculty [email protected] All departmental contact information is listed under the “Contact”...

The Hillywood Show

An Interview with The Hillywood Show CLICK HERE TO WATCH INTERVIEW The Hillywood Show® is the brainchild of internet celebrities and comedy sister duo Hilly & Hannah Hindi. Each parody features satire sketches, character impersonations, song and dance parodies, and spoofs of big box office films such as Twilight and The Dark Knight. Their incredible costumes and makeup would impress even the most seasoned Saturday Night Live cast member! With nearly 5,000,000 viewers The Hillywood Show® continues to grow! Two sisters creating everything with just one camera! Faculty member Brianne Bayer Mitchell had the opportunity to talk with Hilly and Hannah Hindi, of The Hillywood Show, at a recent Twilight Convention in Arlington, VA. Viewing The Hillywood Show’s creations through the eyes of a communication professor, I could not have been more impressed. These two young women create wonderfully creative and exceptionally professional productions. No wonder they’ve become celebrities! Hilly and Hannah are kind, gracious, and fun ladies. It was a pleasure to work with them....

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...

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...