Studying Biodiversity in Costa Rica

From left, (front) Marie du Toit, Heather Kalb, Makayla Smith, Fernando Perez Fonseca (guide). Standing, Theunis van Aardt, Audrey Sykes, Katie Scott, Zac Dillard, Nicki Mihalik, Krista Emch, Kelsey Robertson, Mackenzie Davis, Jillian Laslo, Taylor Rogerson Wendi Cuc and Kristin Fijalkowski.

A first time biology trip for West Liberty University students offered a close look at biodiversity and the Republic of Costa Rica. “This was the first international trip for the natural sciences and mathematics department. Students were very pleased with the experience and learned so much. We hope to do it again in the next … Read More

Graphic Design Seniors Impress Audience

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Every fall, West Liberty University College of Arts and Communication graphic design seniors have a chance to experience the challenge of presenting their work to a discriminating audience. The design presentation took place in the Boyle Conference Room from noon until 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17. During the competition, student teams present their own team … Read More

50th Anniversary Season Opens with Soprano

Colleen Gray

50th Anniversary Season! WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept 16, 2014 — West Liberty University opens its Concert Artist Series 2014 with a performance by soprano Colleen Gray, accompanied by Nanette Solomon on the piano. The concert begins at 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28 in Elbin Auditorium, College Hall and is free and open to the public. … Read More

Entrepreneur Pitch Contest Gives Students Experience

Wheeling Brewing Company owner Chad Hill is a previous

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept. 9, 2014 — West Liberty University’s Fourth Entrepreneurs Pitch Contest will be held from 6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 in the soon-to-open Wheeling Brewing Company, located at 2247 Market St. in the historic Centre Market neighborhood of Wheeling. Entrepreneurs interested in submitting a new business idea or invention for … Read More

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