Homecoming 2014 Royalty Selected

King Stewart and Queen Jillian Laslo

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. — Homecoming turned out to be an ideal day as the weather cooperated and fans enjoyed perfect fall sunshine, Coach Roger Waialae’s Hilltoppers came away victorious and the new West Family Stadium was formally dedicated. Quarterback Dakota Conwell passed for 252 yards and 3 touchdowns and ran for another score Saturday afternoon as the WLU football team celebrated Homecoming … Read More

Hughes Lecture Brings Appalachian Author to Campus

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Appalachian author Richard Hague will be visiting West Liberty University campus on Oct. 14 and 15 for a lecture and poetry reading that is part of the Hughes Lecture series. Both the lecture and reading are open to the public. “I’m excited to have Mr. Hague, whom I met at last year’s Appalachian Studies Conference, … Read More

Six Honored for Professional Accomplishments During Homecoming

Robert Schramm '58

West Liberty University will honor two groups of alumni for professional accomplishments this weekend during Homecoming festivities. At noon Friday, Oct. 10 an inaugural group of science alumni will be honored during a luncheon held at Campbell Hall of Health Sciences. A second group of alumni will be honored at a 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. … Read More

PAs Celebrate #PAWeek

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West Liberty University’s Physician Assistant Studies (PA) graduate program is marking National Physician Assistant Week, Oct. 6 – 11 with several events including a photo contest. Under the direction of Dr. William A. Childers, the PA program is part of the College of Science. Sierra Moore, Zanesville, Ohio, is a member of the class of … Read More

Student Fundraiser is an Icy Success

Evan Newman gets iced!

Curtis Hall Resident Assistant staff and the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity helped out the ALS Association in their now-famous Ice Bucket Challenge with a successful team program. “We were thrilled to send a $315 check to the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the ALS Association on behalf of Phi Delta Theta and Curtis Hall. We look … Read More

University Celebrates Homecoming with Stadium Dedication  

From left, front, Rebecca McDowell, Maur

It’s Homecoming time and West Liberty University is pleased to welcome alumni, friends and family back to the Hilltop. Student activities take place from Oct. 6 – 11 and kickoff is 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11. This year, the football game takes on special significance, as the newly renovated West Family Stadium will be officially … Read More

Students Go Global while Earning College Credits

From left, Allyson Ashworth and Rachel Wurster traveled a long way from WLU this summer as they studied abroad in China.

Nothing expands a college student’s education like study abroad. Global experiences offer an understanding of the world beyond the classroom in a hands-on way, according to Beverly Burke, senior administrative assistant in the provost office, who coordinates the trips. Recent WLU global experiences include China and Australia. “We encourage our students to take advantage of … Read More

Yoga Instructor Wins Pitch Contest

Lindsay Schooler

West Liberty University’s Fourth Pitch Contest drew six hard working entrepreneurs who presented their ideas to a crowded room filled with interested university and community members. The winning idea was presented by Lindsay Schooler of Wheeling, who is the owner of Happy Goat Yoga. “It was an enormous honor and big surprise to win the … Read More

Choirs Plan Musical Time Travel

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Music lovers will have a chance to time travel with the West Liberty University choir during a 7 p.m., Oct. 19 concert to be held at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 1300 Eoff St. “Our concert will feature choral music by various composers spanning nearly 400 years! Beautiful music by Palestrina, Mozart, Haydn, Vaughan Williams, … Read More

Highlands Campus Offers Open House

West Liberty University Highlands Center campus is planning an open house from 5 – 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2. Information for undergraduate and graduate programs and courses will be available. “This is a great chance for curious adults and prospective students to explore the educational options available at our Highlands Center,” said Dean Thomas Michaud, … Read More