New Student Orientation Gives Incoming Class Chance to get Comfortable

Nine new student programs offered over the summer.

Bryce Coleman and Dominic Vagnier, both incoming freshman, are members of the Hilltopper wrestling team.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., June 26, 2015 — New Student Orientation and Registration Sessions are held at West Liberty University throughout the summer and offer incoming students, their parents or guardians, a chance to get comfortable with college. Designated by college major, the daylong event includes everything from campus tours to lunch. But the most important … Read More

Lary Loew Golf Scramble Draws 28 Teams

Funds raised support football scholarships

From left, Loew sisters Sharon Saseen and Brenda Thomas, Lary's companion Colleen Blon and Alumni Director Ron Witt pose with the life-size cardboard cutout of Lary.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., June 24, 2015 – The Lary Loew Hilltopper Golf Scramble brought alumni and community supporters of West Liberty University together and resulted in increased support for athletic scholarships on the Hilltop. Held at the Arnold Palmer Golf Course, Oglebay Resort, this past Monday, 28 teams of four participated in the scramble named … Read More

Student Emily Unnone Caters to Stars at Greenbrier Classic

Paid internship at PGA Tour event is perfect career builder for senior!

Emily Unnone @ Greenbriar

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., June 22, 2015 — It’s every golf fanatic’s dream, the Greenbrier Classic. Taking place this summer from June 29 – July 5, the PGA Tour FedEx Cup event attracts golfers and their fans from all over the world and features a purse of $6,700,000 and more than 1,400 volunteers. West Liberty University … Read More

Music Department Well Represented at Heinz Memorial Chapel Reopening

Professor Linda Cowan, alumnus Ryan Keeling perform.

Heinz Chapel reopening program

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., June 19, 2015 — West Liberty University Professor of Music Linda Cowan performed at the June 18, 2015 Grand Reopening Celebration of Pittsburgh’s Heinz Memorial Chapel. She is a member of Pittsburgh-based OvreArts resident ensemble of Heinz Chapel and WLU’s chair of the Department of Music and Theater. Additionally the music director … Read More

New Foundation Board Members Announced

Emeritus status awarded to R. Clark Morton, G. Randolph Worls

Donna and Bruce Berlage

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., June 17, 2015 — West Liberty University Foundation recently announced the appointment of new board members Bruce and Donna Berlage and Gregory Stewart. Alumna Donna Waugh Berlage earned an associate degree in dental hygiene and a Bachelor of Science in Education at West Liberty. She worked as a Registered Dental Hygienist for … Read More

Physician Assistant Program Earns Highest Accreditation Possible

PA program passes rigorous site visit with flying colors!

From left, Interim President Dr. John P. McCullough, PA Program Director Dr. Bill Childers and Dean of the College of Sciences Dr. Robert Kreisberg.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., June 15, 2015 — West Liberty University’s Physician Assistant (PA) Studies Program recently earned the nation’s highest accreditation rating possible. The PA program was notified in March that it earned full accreditation from the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant. This “accreditation-complete” status is for seven years, which is … Read More

Staged Reading Gives Students Creative Summer Experience

Ramayana: Past in Present, a Sanskrit epic turned modern musical!

Soprano Kacie Craig and tenor John Heiserman played the roles of Princess Sita and Prince Ram.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., June 11, 2015 — West Liberty University music and theater majors presented a staged reading of Ramayana, an Indian epic turned modern-day musical recently at Towngate Theater in Wheeling. The reading offered the students a chance to explore the age-old classic in Eastern Literature in a modern way, according to WLU student J.H. … Read More

Keeping Students on Track

Web-Based Advising — new tool for students!


West Liberty University has a new tool in its kit for ensuring student success. The University is now using Ellucian Degree-Works to keep students on track to graduation. The web-based academic advising and degree audit tool offers a convenient and comprehensive way for today’s students and their advisors to negotiate graduation requirements.  “DegreeWorks creates clear goals and can do the the basic … Read More

WLU’s Tuition, Fee Increase Second Lowest in State

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., June 4, 2015 — West Liberty University’s tuition and fee increase for 2015 – 2016 reflects a 4.5 percent increase and is the second lowest among four-year public institutions in the state, according to Interim President John P. McCullough, who recently bartered for a 12-percent decrease in pay for himself for the … Read More

West Liberty University Honors Retirees

From left,Ed Stewart, Bo McCounnaghy, Bev Burke, Edie Milvet, John Giesmann and Dr. John McCullough enjoy the Retiree Reception.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., June 3, 2015 — West Liberty University recently honored its long serving staff and faculty as eight members of the campus community retire at the end of the fiscal year. Beverly Burke, Peggy Ferguson, John Giesmann, Donna Howard, Robert “Bo” McConnaughy, Edith “Edie” Milvet, J. Edward Stewart and Ray Tredway were honored … Read More