Student Film Festival Ready to Roll

Students have just 48 hours to complete a 6-10 minute film, then compete for prizes.

Students work in a digital design class in the Media Arts Center.

WEST LIBERTY, WV, Sept. 1, 2015 — Plans are underway for the first West Liberty University 48-Hour Film Festival to be held September 18 – 20 and ending with a screening and awards ceremony at Marquee Cinemas, located at the Highlands Shopping Complex. All currently enrolled students from West Liberty University are eligible to participate. … Read More

Concert Artist Series Opens with C-Street Brass

Performances are free and open to the public.

C-Street Brass

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept. 1, 2015 — The 52nd Season of great entertainment begins on Sept. 9 at West Liberty University with its Concert Artist Series. The best part is that all performances are free and open to the public. C-Street Brass Quintet, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015, Elbin Auditorium, College Hall. C Street Brass, … Read More

Dr. Zachary Loughman’s Research Featured in Science magazine

Loughman and his students have sampled crayfish in 13 states and more than 3,000 streams.

Zach Loughman w:Crayfish lab

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 31, 2015 — West Liberty University’s Dr. Zachary Loughman and his crayfish research was recently featured in Science, in an article entitled: The Missing Mudbug. The article focuses on global threats to crayfishes, and follows Loughman and West Liberty University students while they search for one of the planet’s rarest mudbugs, the Guyandotte River … Read More

University Honors Faculty, Staff at Opening Convocation

State of the University is strong

From left, Interim President Dr. John McCullough congratulates Keith Kaczor, Keith Bell, Karen Kettler, Matthew Zdilla.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 26, 2015 – West Liberty University Interim President Dr. John P. McCullough presided at the annual Opening Convocation and general faculty meeting held at noon today in Kelly Theatre. McCullough began with a state of the University summary. “The state of the University is stable and resting upon a strong foundation,” … Read More

Commuter Lounge Adds to Student Amenities

Located in College Union, open 10 am - 6 pm, Monday - Friday.

Student Sarah Suava prepares for class in the Commuter Lounge.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 25, 2015 — There’s a new lounge open on the Hilltop campus, one designed specifically for commuters. It was unveiled at an open house from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. today. “This is our first designated space for commuters and it features resources to help our students who don’t reside here … Read More

Graphic Design Class Steps Up to Assist Non-Profits

Need design requests by Sept. 10.

From left (back row) Darius Lusk, Moundsville; Cory Voll, Marietta; Peyton Miller, Dresden; Hannah Judkins, Pittsburgh; Caleb Kissiah, Aikins, N.C.; Mario Yacoviello, Weirton; Eileen Thompson, Canton; Josh Verhovec, Rayland; (front row)

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 24, 2015 — Senior graphic design majors at West Liberty University are once again offering their skills as a service to non-profit groups and startup companies in the Ohio Valley. “We’ve done this for the past 17 years and over the years have assisted several hundred non-profits and start ups with … Read More

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Offered at Highlands Center

Designed for teachers, police officers and other safety professionals.

Highlands Center full view

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 21, 2015 — West Liberty University Campus Police is coordinating a training program for law enforcement, teachers and other safety professionals to teach risk factors and warning signs of mental health challenges common among adolescents. The Youth Mental Health First Aid training will be offered from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., … Read More

Rick West Picked as American Swimming Coaches Association Fellow

Rick West, professor best

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 19, 2015 — West Liberty University faculty member Rick West was selected as a Fellow of the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) this week. The class includes representatives from all over the country. “I’m honored to be selected and look forward to participating in the World Clinic to be held in … Read More

Back to the Books for West Liberty University Students

Classes start Aug. 22 on Highlands Campus, Aug. 24 on Main Campus.

Graduate student Luke Takosik and senior Hannah Walters are ready to greet students.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 18, 2015 – West Liberty University will welcome students to campus with activities designed to make it a smooth transition from home to Hilltop. New students move-in on Friday, Aug. 21, and all other students return on Sunday, Aug. 23. “The University wants every student to be successful and we are … Read More

Three Join Board of Governors

Faculty, Classified Staff and Student Government Association representatives attend first official meeting.

From left, Professor Jim Haizlett, Allyson Ashworth, Admissions Counselor Rhonda Tysk, are congratulated by BOG Chairman George Couch.

WEST LIBERTY, Aug. 17, 2015 — West Liberty University Board of Governors welcomed three new members at its recent meeting. Officially joining the Board are Classified Staff Representative Rhonda Tysk, Faculty Representative Professor Jim Haizlett and Student Government Association President Allyson Ashworth. Board of Governors Chairman George Couch administered the oaths of office and greeted the … Read More