International Education Month Strengthens Global Insights

International students

November is International Education Month at West Liberty University and the campus has been enjoying presentations from international students and faculty all month long. “The International Education Month activities here on campus are organized by the Campus Internationalization Committee, the International Student Club and the International Student Office,” said Vishakha Maskey, chair of the committee.  … Read More

BB&T Grant Continues to Support University Economics Club Program

BB&T check presentation

West Liberty University received a grant from BB&T recently that will allow it to continue to offer programs through its University Economics Club. The next luncheon lecture in the ongoing series of educational programs is planned for noon, Wednesday, Nov. 21, when Wheeling native and Fox News Host Chris Stirewalt returns to town to present … Read More

Bucks for Brains Fellowships Awarded to Two Science Students

Biology major Raquel Fagundo

West Liberty University Seniors Raquel Fagundo and Leah Starkey were informed recently that they were selected as new Bucks for Brains Fellows. The initiative is funded by a grant from West Virginia EPSCoR and private donations. Fagundo is using her grant to study the taxonomic relationships of two West Virginia crayfishes that she collected last … Read More

Wheeling Soup Kitchen is Grateful for Student Service Project

Food donation, with students.

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling received a significant donation of food from West Liberty University first year students. The donation was a result of a canned food drive that was part of the Freshman Olympic Games, held in October. “Our First Year Experience class gets involved in … Read More

Enrollment is Largest Since 1973

Fall Campus View

West Liberty University continues to enjoy enrollment growth and has reported a total student number of 2,804 for the 2012 fall term. This number is the largest fall enrollment since 1973 and the seventh year in a row for an increase, according to Dean of Enrollment Scott Cook. The official enrollment report was presented to … Read More

Are You Ready for the Upcoming Tax Bomb?

Capitol Theatre, Wheeling

The Center for Entrepreneurship at West Liberty University is hosting a program entitled, “The Upcoming Tax Bomb,” to be held at the Capitol Theatre ballroom from 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8. Sponsored by the Gary E. West College of Business, the program is free and open to the public. The panel discussion will … Read More

Piano Concert Offers Classic Entertainment on the Hilltop

Dr. Gerald Lee at piano

West Liberty University’s Department of Music will present a piano concert featuring Dr. Gerald Lee at 3 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4. The concert is free and open to the public and takes place in Elbin Auditorium in College Hall. “This recital program features pieces dear to my heart. Franz Schubert’s final and sublime piano sonata … Read More

Professor Joseph Horzempa Awarded Half a Million in Grants to Study Vaccines

Dr. Joseph Horzempa

West Liberty University Biology Professor Dr. Joseph Horzempa has received half a million dollars in grants to continue his studies on a unique bacterium as a vaccine host. Horzempa received $250,000 from the National Institutes of Health and an additional $250,000 from WV-INBRE (Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence). “The grants will allow me and my … Read More

Hilltoppers Ranked No. 1 in Basketball Times

Men's Basketball Team 2012-13

MATTHEWS, N.C. – The West Liberty University men’s basketball team was ranked No. 1 in the nation and two Hilltopper standouts were named Preseason All-Americans on Tuesday when the annual Basketball Times College Preview edition hit the newsstands. With 2011 Basketball Times NCAA Division II Coach of the Year Jim Crutchfield now leading all NCAA … Read More