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

Lary Loew Golf Scramble Continues to Support Athletic Scholarships

Action shot with girl golfer

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., May 26, 2015 – The Lary Loew Hilltopper Golf Scramble is fast approaching and teams interested in supporting West Liberty University athletics can get involved by contacting the office of Institutional Advancement. Open to the public, both alumni and friends are encouraged to get involved. The golf scramble will take place at the … Read More

Physician Assistants Celebrate First Time Honor Society Inductees  

Front row from left, faculty member Jennifer Childers, WLU PA alumna Sarah Brammer, second year PA students Clint Shepard and Enza Tsouris and Director Dr. William Childers, back row, faculty David Blowers, Brittney Sobota and Dr. Derrick Latos.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., May 21, 2015 — As West Liberty University’s physician assistant master’s program participated in its second commencement ceremony this spring, it also celebrated its first group of students earning a place of honor in Pi Alpha, the national honor society for physician assistants. “We are pleased to be a part of the national honor society … Read More