2014 Athletic Hall of Fame Honorees

Bryan Bunch

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. – The 34th annual induction ceremony for the West Liberty University Athletic Hall of Fame is set for Saturday at the university’s Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex. This year’s class includes Bryan Bunch (wrestling), Gregg DeSantis (baseball), Herb Minch (coaching) and Alan Saunders (track/cross country). The group will be guests of honor … Read More

International Students from 22 Countries Join WLU

International students

West Liberty University welcomed dozens of international students this fall who are discovering a new way of life in the United States. “We’re excited to welcome a very diverse group of international students. For many of them, it is the first time that they’ve visited the United States or is their first time studying in … Read More

New Master’s Program Offers Quality, Affordability, Opportunity  

Located in the a busy shopping complex, WLU's Highlands Center offers a convenient location for students.

After three years of planning and perfecting the curriculum, West Liberty University is now offering a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree. “We believe the 30-credit hour program will fill a void in our curriculum that many professionals and our own recent graduates will welcome,” said Provost Brian Crawford. Approved by the Higher Learning Commission … Read More

Family Weekend Gives Students Chance to Share with Siblings & Parents

Kate Billings and Jim Compston chat with students on the Hoge Quadrangle, the site of Family Weekend.

Family Weekend will be reestablished at West Liberty University this fall with a two-day event, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19 -20. Hosted by West Liberty University’s Learning and Development Center along with the Office of Housing and Student Life, the weekend includes a variety of activities. “Family weekend hasn’t been offered for a few years … Read More

Senior Jenna St. Clair Selected for ADA Foundation Award

From left, Dental Hygiene Program Director Margie Six congratulates Jenna St. Clair.

The West Liberty University Sarah Whitaker Glass School of Dental Hygiene was established in 1938 and graduated its first class in 1940. Jenna St. Clair is one of its current students and will graduate this spring. St. Clair was pleased to learn that she was selected to receive an American Dental Association Foundation scholarship for … Read More

Clay, Metal Cans & Firewood Sculpture Opens in Nutting Gallery

Sculpture by Jamey Biggs

West Liberty University’s Nutting Gallery is pleased to announce its first exhibition of the 2014 – 2015 year, Clay, Metal Cans, and Firewood: Sculpture by Jamey Biggs. The opening reception will take place from 5:30 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3 and the exhibition will remain open to the public through Sept. 25. Biggs is … Read More

WLU Honors Faculty & Staff at Opening Convocation

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West Liberty University Provost Brian Crawford introduced new faculty and presented employee awards at the annual Opening Convocation and general faculty meeting held at noon today in College Hall. Crawford also updated campus on the status of the university. “As West Liberty University begins this, our 178th year, we find ourselves faced with some challenges. … Read More

Graphic Design Students Reach Out to Community

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Practice makes perfect and senior graphic design majors at West Liberty University are ready to practice their skills and offer their talents to non-profit groups and startup companies in the Ohio Valley. “This as an outreach to the community that we’ve offered in the past, helping organizations with limited budgets receive the services of our … Read More

New Programs Address Title IX Safety Issues & Protect Students

Student Government leaders Evan Newman and Jeffrey Tice join Administrators Marcella Snyder and Bridgett Dawson on the steps of Main Hall as they discuss the positive role of new safety programs.

West Liberty University is considered one of the safest campus environments in the region. To further ensure the safety of its students and in order to make sure that students understand the nature of sexual assault, several new programs are being offered to all students. “These new programs are designed to offer our students the … Read More

WLU Welcomes New Faculty

From left (first row): James Rohal, Tifani Fletcher, Brandon Bolduc; (middle row): Nicole Davis, Ronny Warrington, LeeAnn Thill, Bill Childers; (back row): Chad Kuhns, Ryan Koenig, Scott Glysson. Not pictured: Jennifer Childers and Theresa Kowcheck.


West Liberty University welcomed 10 new professionals to its faculty for fall 2014 – 2015. An additional two were added this past January 2014, bringing the total number of full-time faculty to 142 full-time instructors. Opening convocation and the first general faculty meeting for the 2014 – 2015 academic year is scheduled for noon, Wednesday, … Read More