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MADFEST Welcomes Students to the World of Media Art and Design

MADFEST will welcome more than 300 area high school students from 20 different schools to the campus of West Liberty University from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, April 11. Most events take place in the WLU Media Arts Center. Students can take part in media art workshops, professional presentations and student competitions with prizes. […]

Campus Police Sponsor Gang Investigation In-Service

West Liberty University Campus Police Department will be hosting In-Service Training for Law Enforcement at the West Liberty Highlands Center from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 10. The topic of the class will be Advance Gang Investigation. “We were happy to arrange and coordinate this in-service session,” said Lt. Thomas Hostutler, WLU […]

Midsummer Night’s Dream Performed by Hilltop Players

The Hilltop Players will end its 2014 season of theater with a classic farce by William Shakespeare, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Curtain is at 7:30 p.m, Friday – Saturday, April 10, 11, 12 and 3 p.m., Sunday, April 13 at Kelly Theatre. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream plays with the universal theme of love, and its […]

International Students Offer Campus Taste of Global Culture

West Liberty University’s International Food Festival is a perfect way to get a taste of different cultures and countries, their food and dietary habits. It will take place from 4-7 p.m., Monday, April 7 in the College Union Ballroom and is open to the public. There will be 24 different dishes served representing 14 different […]

NCAA DII Championship Results in Unparalleled Support for University

Though the West Liberty University men’s basketball team came up a few minutes shy of hoisting its first national championship trophy this past Saturday at the NCAA DII Championship Game, the Hilltop enjoyed an entire season of winning support from fans, alumni, students and staff. Beginning with the first game back on Nov. 11, 2013 and […]

Pitch Contest Draws Full House, Winner is COB Student

There was standing room only for the third Pitch Contest, sponsored by West Liberty University’s Gary E. West College of Business and its Center for Entrepreneurship. It took place March 26, 2014 at WLU’s downtown incubator, the Intellectual Capitol, located at 1413 Eoff Street, in the historic First State Capitol Building. Speaker Liz Elam began the […]

WV Broadcasters Foundation Gives Check to College of Arts & Communication

West Virginia Broadcasters Educational Foundation presented a $2,500 check to West Liberty University’s College of Arts and Communication recently. “We are very grateful for the support of the broadcasters of West Virginia. This gift will be used for purchasing equipment to create audio content, providing more opportunities for media students to become better storytellers,” said […]

Author Kelcey Parker Shares Creative Writing Skills in Hughes Lecture

The following press release was written by Media Relations Intern Kacie Murray, a junior public relations major from Lumberport, W.Va.  The Hughes Lecture Series welcomes author Kelcey Parker, for two public events this March on the Hilltop campus.  Hughes Lecture, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27, “Haunted Houses: The Architecture of Stories” in R. Emmett Boyle Conference […]

Annual Civics Challenge Draws Eight Area High Schools

The following press release was written by Media Relations Intern Richard Tyler, a junior broadcast journalism/public relations major from St. Clairsville, Ohio. West Liberty University is hosting the fifth annual High School Civics Challenge, an original quiz-based, televised competition between area high schools. The civics challenge showcases talented students from local schools, gives them a […]

2014 Science & Engineering Fair Winners Announced

Winners were announced recently in the 2014 Regional Science & Engineering Fair at West Liberty University, sponsored by the J. B. Chambers Foundation and the Wheeling Civitan Club. The fair took place March 7 – 8, 2014. Senior Division, Miriam Demasi, Engineering. Wheeling Park High School Junior Division, Grand Prize Winner, Daniel O’Leary, Botany, St. Michael’s […]