Music Series Opens with Percussionist Joseph Gramley

Joseph Gramley, percussionist

POSTED:  Sept. 11, 2012 – Multi-percussionist Joseph Gramley will begin the West Liberty University concert season with his distinctive multi-percussion sound at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 in Elbin Auditorium, located in College Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. “Joseph Gramley gave his debut performance at West Liberty during the … Read More

New Faculty Members Join the Hilltop

New Faculty

POSTED:  Sept. 7, 2012 – West Liberty University welcomed 18 new faculty members to campus for the 2012 academic year. The new instructors join a veteran group of WLU educators that totals 142 full-time faculty. Associate Professor of Nursing Margaret “Margy” Bowman: Bowman joins WLU after a 32-year teaching career at Wheeling Jesuit University and … Read More

State of the University is Strong, Vibrant & Focused on the Future

Margaret Six, President Capehart

POSTED: Sept. 5, 2012 – West Liberty University President Robin C. Capehart revealed his strategy for continued growth and educational excellence in his annual State of the University address today. The speech was part of the opening convocation and general faculty meeting held in Kelly Theatre at noon. “Over the past few years, change on … Read More

Former Financial Leader, Alumnus L.A. “Libby” Orsini ’49 Passes Away

L.A. "Libby" Orsini

POSTED:  Sept. 4, 2012 – West Liberty University lost a longtime former employee and alumnus on Monday, Sept. 3, when Liberatore A. “Libby” Orsini, 87, of Follansbee, W.Va., passed away in Trinity West Hospital. Orsini was the director of finance and an assistant professor of business for 39 years. “West Liberty University mourns the passing of … Read More

WLU Announces 2012 Hall of Fame Class

Steve Gilson

POSTED:  Sept. 4, 2012 – The West Liberty University Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its 32nd annual induction ceremony on Sept. 15 at the University’s Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex. This year’s class includes Steve Gilson (track and field), Branden Hinkle (wrestling/men’s tennis), Mark Schwertfeger (baseball), Mike Young (men’s tennis/coaching) and the 1977 national … Read More

Tennis Standout Tyler McCullough ’12 Honored with National Award

David Dinkins presents award to Tyler McCullough

POSTED:  Aug. 30, 2012 – Former West Liberty University tennis standout Tyler McCullough ’12 was honored as one of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s major national award winners during the annual ITA Awards Luncheon, hosted by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) in conjunction with the U.S. Open. The presentations took place in the President’s Suite Dining Room … Read More

Bloomberg Businessweek Ranks WLU High for Return on Investment


POSTED:  Aug. 28, 2012 – West Liberty University scored well in a recent ranking, “What’s Your College Degree Worth?” published by Bloomberg Businessweek. The study ranks colleges for return on investment (ROI) and is based on salary information of graduates versus cost of degrees. “Despite the current economic hardships faced by parents and students, West … Read More

Students Welcomed Back with Topperfest; Laptops

Hughes Hall move in day

POSTED:  Aug. 24, 2012 – West Liberty University welcomes students back to campus on the weekend of Aug. 24-26. First year students move in on Friday, Aug. 24 and returning students rejoin the Hilltopper Campus on Sunday, Aug. 26. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 27 and the last day to enroll or add a class is … Read More