Journalism Seniors Raise Awareness for Domestic Violence Shelters

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Feb. 12, ,2015 — This semester, three journalism majors, Tara Adamczyk, Nathan Johnson and Katie Ralbusky, are using their senior capstone projects as an opportunity to help raise awareness about domestic violence and to offer supplies to three area shelters. According to Professor Tammie Beagle who is teaching the capstone class, “As part of their senior project, the three will work together on a special issue of the Trumpet (student newspaper), including editorials, feature articles, and an investigative journalism story on domestic violence by applying what they learned from their minors in criminal justice, social work and writing to their majors in journalism.” Adamczyk’s minor is criminal justice and she plans to talk to sheriffs, prosecutors, victims and convicted criminals about what it’s like going through the court system with a charge of domestic violence. “I’m excited to do this project because domestic violence sometimes doesn’t seem to get as much publicity as cancer and other charities. This project is a good way to give back to the community,” Adamczyk said. A resident of Weirton, W.Va., she was accepted into the communication technology graduate program at Point Park University, where she will continue her education in the fall. Johnson, who also is from Weirton, plans on entering the field of journalism after graduation. He plans to seek work as a sports writer and his minor is social work. “I’m excited about producing our domestic violence newspaper issue. I’ve seen people who have gone through domestic violence issues and I want to be there for those people. This project is a good way to focus on the...

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...

Alumna Kim Nuzum-Lawrence Leads one of the State’s Top Ad Agencies

Alumna Kim Nuzum-Lawrence spent most of her professional career in educational public relations but is now partner and co-founder of one of West Virginia’s most respected and award-winning advertising and political consulting firms: Rainmaker, Inc. Formed in 2005, Rainmaker has captured dozens of state and national awards for its creative work in radio, television, print, politics and public affairs. Nuzum-Lawrence also serves as the executive director of Energize West Virginia, an organization that promotes the burgeoning natural gas industry and development of the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia. “I love the fact that I’m working on a second chapter in my professional life,” she said. “My work with Rainmaker has been so gratifying especially since we are a relatively small, new firm but have been able to emerge as the one of the top award-winning advertising/marketing agencies in the state. And the fact that we are considered the state’s premier political consulting firm is another great source of pride.” Prior to forming her own company, she served as director of communications for the West Virginia Department of Education where she was responsible for the agency’s entire communications effort and was chief speechwriter for the state superintendent of schools and the state board of education. Nuzum-Lawrence also spent 20 years traversing the country as an emcee for beauty pageants. A former Miss West Virginia-USA, she hosted shows in nearly every state for the Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss Teen All American and Mrs. America pageant systems. Originally from Wheeling, she has lived in Charleston since 1991 and she and her husband, Alex, are avid golfers and tennis players. AUGUST 5, 2013 BY MZAMBITO...

Student DJ’s Are On the Air

The long wait is finally over. Student DJs will return to the airwaves starting next week. Checkout our on air schedule to see when will will have DJs on the air. They will also be starting their blogs next week so make sure you checkout everyones page to see what is on their minds. As usual we are streaming 24/7 so tune in and turn it up! If you are interested in joining the WGLZ staff or receiving more information about the Communications program at WLU contact Jeff Pfister at...

Recruiting in Charleston, WV

Are you a sports nut? Considering a career in broadcasting? Join West Liberty Univesity sports broadcasting staff on Wednesday February 27 at the Charleston Civic Center as our WLU TV-14 student production crew broadcasts the WVIAC Basketball tournament. High school and community college students are encouraged to come out and meet current students & instructors. Learn about the opportunities in the Broadcasting Program and see how you can develop your talent for the future. For more information about the Charleston visit contact: Edward Mitchem at...

WLU RECEIVES $75,000 GIFT FROM BORDAS AND BORDAS

SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 BY MZAMBITO– Hundreds of West Liberty University students will benefit from a recent $75,000 gift from the Bordas and Bordas law firm of Wheeling. “We are grateful to Jamie Bordas and appreciate his willingness to support higher education at West Liberty University. This money will greatly enhance our journalism and communications department and give our students an edge as they prepare for their professional careers. The students are very excited to work with the new technology that this gift is funding,” said Jason Koegler, WLU vice president of institutional advancement. “We are pleased to partner with West Liberty University and to help students to develop their skills in broadcasting. Bordas and Bordas knows the value of college and the expense involved in providing students with up-to-date programs and technology and we want to support this work and the Ohio Valley community,” said Jamie Bordas, a partner in the firm, which has offices in both Wheeling and St. Clairsville, Ohio. The Bordas and Bordas gift has already provided West Liberty with two new high definition cameras that will be put to use for the first time, this Saturday during the 1 p.m. football game when WLU Hilltoppers take on Fairmont State University at Fairmont. The resulting film will air (tape delay) at 10 p.m., Saturday on WLU-TV14. “The ability to use these state-of-the-art cameras and gain hands-on work experience is invaluable to our broadcast students,” said Theresa Gretchen, executive director of WLU-TV14. The two high definition studio configured cameras offer real world experience. Bordas and Bordas also will host a 30-minute talk show, “Bordas and Bordas Legal Review,”...