Coach Abu Ma’afala, Football Team Featured in Violence Prevention Video

Teaching young men to be better athletes and better men.

Hilltopper Special Teams

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Nov. 5, 2015 — Football is a game of hard hitters and aggression but it’s also a game of rules and teamwork. Hilltopper Football created a public service video recently to support teamwork of another sort — in families and relationships. “We were approached by Trish Flanigan at the YWCA to assist … Read More

Honors English Features Speakers including Mayor

by Media Relations Intern Natalya Muhametzyanova

Interim President Dr. John McCullough & Mayor Andy McKenzie 2015

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Nov. 3, 2015 — Wheeling Mayor Andy McKenzie visited campus recently to share his knowledge with Professor Stephen Criniti’s class. McKenzie spoke to the 18 students in the honors English course called Writing Wheeling. Mayor McKenzie, who is a WLU alumnus, explained about the development of Wheeling and changes that are now … Read More

Dr. Stephen Greiner Named President  

From left, President Dr. Stephen Greiner shakes hands with Interim President Dr. John McCullough.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 29, 2015 — West Liberty University Board of Governors named Dr. Stephen Greiner its next president at a 5 p.m. press conference today, held at Oglebay Resort. The Board spent most of the day in executive session prior to making the announcement. The selection of president was made and voted on … Read More

Two Science Students Tie for First Place at National Convention

WLU's chapter of science honorary voted most improved in 2015!

From left, Austin , and.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 28, 2015 — Two West Liberty University students tied for first place at a national science convention recently. Rebecca Barnes, a biology major from Wheeling, and McKensie Mason, a chemistry major from Pickerington, Ohio, presented their research at the Chi Beta Phi Conference and earned first place and a $100 prize. … Read More

Sharing Fitness, Fun with All Students

WLU's Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children hosts events throughout the year.

Playing with a parachute is a colorful way to learn teamwork and athletics.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 26, 2015 — Twice a year the West Liberty University Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children hosts a Fitness and Fun Day for area student with special needs. For this free event, local school students with all types of disabilities come to the West Liberty campus for a day of physical activities, … Read More

Green Key Business Wins Entrepreneur Pitch Contest

Shadyside, Ohio business creates new product for concrete contractors.


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 22, 2015 — The most recent winner of West Liberty University’s entrepreneurship pitch contest, Schaparr LLC, just patented their bright green telescoping form product and are ready for some serious marketing. “Our winning team, Chuck Kelly and Kevin Parr are ready to attend trade shows and to get their product more … Read More

Topper is Statewide Mascot Champ

The official Mascot Mania prize belt awarded to Topper today in Charleston, W.Va.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 21, 2015 — Topper (Corey Klug ’15) knows he can dance! After winning the WV Gear Up Mascot Mania dance-off, Topper returned to the Hilltop a champion today. He competed in Charleston, going up against Concord University’s Mountain Lion, Fairmont State University’s Fighting Falcon and Marshall University’s Bison. “I’m proud to … Read More

Three Join WLU Foundation Board of Directors


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 20, 2015 — West Liberty University Foundation recently announced the appointment of new board members Keely Camden, Linda Edwards and Thomas Tuttle. Dr. Camden is dean of the College of Education and resides in Wheeling. She has led WLU’s College of Education since 2009. Prior to that she was department chairwoman … Read More

Hughes Lecture Series Presents Musical Poet, Doug Van Gundy

Two chances to enjoy the musical poetry reading, Oct. 21 and 22.

Doug Van Gundy and his fiddle.

WEST LIBERTY, WV, Oct. 19, 2015 — The Hughes Lecture Series welcomes musician and poet Doug Van Gundy in a performance at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21. The event will be held in the Alumni Room of the College Union and is free and open to the public. “We are pleased to bring such a talented … Read More

Concerts Feature Honor Festival Choirs

Two chances to hear beautiful choral music this weekend!

WLU Singers are shown in the Interfaith Chapel on campus.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 14, 2015 — West Liberty University welcomes talented high school musicians to campus for its annual Oct. 15 – 17 Tri-State Select Honor Festival. Two free public concerts also are part of the Festival. The annual Prism Concert at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16 begins in College Hall and proceeds to … Read More