Faculty Member Brenda Rinkes Named Social Worker of the Year

West Liberty University faculty member Brenda Rinkes has been named the 2014 Social Worker of the Year by the Ohio School Social Work Association (OSSWA). She was honored with a special presentation at the annual OSSWA conference held this past Friday, Feb. 28, in Columbus, Ohio. “I’m pleased and surprised to receive the award. And […]

President Capehart Designates March Social Work Month

West Liberty University students were pleased to join President Robin C. Capehart for the official signing of a proclamation declaring Social Work Month on the Hilltop campus recently. “All People Matter” is the theme selected by social workers across the nation for the 2014 Social Work Month, observed annually during March. “Social workers are in […]

Regional Science & Engineering Fair is Largest in Region

West Liberty University will hold its annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Friday and Saturday, March 7 – 8, 2014. Open to grades 6 – 12, it is held in Arnett Hall. “The West Liberty science fair is the largest in the region and attracts hundreds of young students excited about scientific discovery,” said Dr. […]

University Receives $25,000 from AEP Foundation for Campbell Hall of Health Sciences

The American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation presented a check for $25,000 to West Liberty University President Robin C. Capehart today to support the construction of Campbell Hall of Health Sciences. “This gift will impact the health care of our entire region and state,” said President Robin C. Capehart. “We are grateful to the AEP Foundation […]

University Announces Early Admission Programs in Dentistry and Medicine

President Robin C. Capehart announced today at a press conference, that students at West Liberty University now have two early acceptance programs open to them in the health sciences. Students interested in the professional field of dentistry can apply for early admittance into West Virginia University’s School of Dentistry in Morgantown. Those interested in medicine […]

Dr. Serkan Catma Completes Economic Impact Study on Prescription Requirement

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire — On Feb. 19, 2014, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) released the following statement regarding a new economic impact study conducted by Dr. Serkan Catma of West Liberty University. The study, which was supported by a grant from CHPA, examined the potential costs associated with a proposed prescription requirement for […]

MADFEST Call for Entries

The West Virginia MADFEST energizes the campus of West Liberty University every spring as it offers media art workshops, professional presentations and student competition with prizes. This year it will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, April 11 in the WLU Media Arts Center. Student entries are being accepted through March 20, 2014. […]

University Hosts HEPC Sponsored Global WV Training

West Liberty University will welcome higher education representatives from across the state for a live videoconference from Mexico City on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The videoconference will address recruiting opportunities in Mexico and is part of the GlobalWV Networking and Training Event.  “After a period of recent decline in the wake of the global financial crisis, […]

Student-Directed “Almost, Maine” Offers Whimsical Look at Love

“A whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts. Almost, Maine explores the thunderclap of love and the scorched earth that sometimes follows.” The New York Times, Jan. 2006 West Liberty University Hilltop Players next production “Almost, Maine” will be directed by theater majors, Maura Reiff, Martinsburg, W.Va. […]

‘Threads That Bind’ Exhibition Opens at Nutting Gallery

The Nutting Gallery at West Liberty University presents the exhibition, Threads that Bind, from Feb. 20 – March 20, 2014. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will feature a public reception from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20. “This exhibition is a related group of sculptures and wall pieces, many […]