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

Presidential Finalists Narrowed to Two

Finalists will meet with entire Board of Governors on Oct. 29


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 14, 2015 — After a national search and months of interviewing and vetting, the West Liberty University Presidential Search Committee has named two final candidates for the next president of West Liberty University, Dr. Ron Dempsey and Dr. Stephen Greiner. Presidential Search Committee Chairman Les DeFelice presented the names to the … Read More

Hilltop Players Open with Steve Martin’s Off-Broadway Hit

by Media Relations Intern Emily Unnone

From left, Jed Shook,

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 14, 2015 — West Liberty University Hilltop Players present the absurdist comedy, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” to open their season this month. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m., Oct 22, 23, 29, 30, 31 and 3 p.m., Nov. 1 in Kelly Theatre. “The play dramatizes the chance meeting of Pablo Picasso … Read More

Culture Fair Gives Students Global Glimpse

by Media Relations Intern Natalya Muhametzyanova

Arij Ben M'barek and Oussema Bouaicha represent Tunisia
at last year's Culture Fair.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 12, 2015 – West Liberty University celebrates global diversity with its annual Culture Fair to be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14 in the College Union Ballroom. Free and open to the public it is a perfect way to expand international knowledge. WLU international students from a variety … Read More

Homecoming King, Queen Crowned at West Family Stadium

Beautiful weather, football, alumni, the Marching Hilltoppers and our students made it a perfect day!

King Justin Earl and Queen Mollie Phillis were crowned Oct. 10, 2015.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 10, 2015 — West Liberty University students selected Justin Earl, Martinsburg, W.Va. and Mollie Phillis, Salem, Ohio, as Homecoming King and Queen 2015 on a beautiful fall day at West Family Stadium. The crowning ceremony took place at halftime during the 1 p.m., Oct. 10 football game against the University of … Read More

Foreign Exchange Programs Add Diversity to Student Experience

Media Relations Intern Natalya Muhametzyanova prepared the following press release.

From left, Hamza Guizani (Tunisia), Firas Jerbi (Tunisia), Laraib Abdul Rehman, Syed Saleem, Syed Bilal Quasim (Pakistan).

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 9, 2015 — West Liberty University welcomed seven new international students on campus this fall as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan) and the IREX Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program. “Foreign exchange programs provide a unique opportunity for our community to meet students … Read More

Nursing Program Deemed One of America’s Best

Ranked 124 out of 1,189 schools by

Nursing students Victoria Humphrey (senior), Nicole Adams (junior) and Caitlyn Yost (junior) practice their skills in the nursing departments sim lab.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 6, 2015 — West Liberty University was notified recently of its status as one of America’s Best Nursing Schools in the Eastern Region as defined by “This is very gratifying and we are proud of our nursing faculty and staff that made this recognition possible,” said Director of Nursing Dr. … Read More

Professor Brings Back International Experience to Share with her Students


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 5, 2015 — Music students in the College of Arts and Communication are gaining insight into the international world of musical academics thanks to the recent experience of Dr. Anna Stephan-Robinson, associate professor of music. Stephan-Robinson was selected to participate in the prestigious College Music Society’s 2015 International Conference held in Stockholm … Read More

Homecoming Features New Festival Theme, Honors Special Alumni

Festival starts at 10 a.m. in ASRC parking lot, kickoff is at 1 p.m. at West Family Stadium.


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 1, 2015 — West Liberty University’s Homecoming 2015 includes a new Harvest Festival Theme along with the tradition of welcoming alumni, families and friends to the Hilltop. Alumni events take place on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 and 10. Student activities get started even earlier with candidates campaigning for Homecoming King and … Read More

Animal Cruelty Research is Well-Received at Regional Conference

Hannah Walters performs well against field of mostly-graduate students.

Hannah Walters and Dr. Keith Bell are shown in Main Hall.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept. 30, 2015 — West Liberty University senior Hannah Walters, Williamstown, W.Va., was one of just 20 students selected to present her research at the regional Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference (SCJA), held in Charleston, S.C. recently. Her poster and research dealt with the topic of animal cruelty and was entitled, “One Piece … Read More