Students Go Global while Earning College Credits

From left, Allyson Ashworth and Rachel Wurster traveled a long way from WLU this summer as they studied abroad in China.

Nothing expands a college student’s education like study abroad. Global experiences offer an understanding of the world beyond the classroom in a hands-on way, according to Beverly Burke, senior administrative assistant in the provost office, who coordinates the trips. Recent WLU global experiences include China and Australia. “We encourage our students to take advantage of … Read More

Yoga Instructor Wins Pitch Contest

Lindsay Schooler

West Liberty University’s Fourth Pitch Contest drew six hard working entrepreneurs who presented their ideas to a crowded room filled with interested university and community members. The winning idea was presented by Lindsay Schooler of Wheeling, who is the owner of Happy Goat Yoga. “It was an enormous honor and big surprise to win the … Read More

Choirs Plan Musical Time Travel

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Music lovers will have a chance to time travel with the West Liberty University choir during a 7 p.m., Oct. 19 concert to be held at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 1300 Eoff St. “Our concert will feature choral music by various composers spanning nearly 400 years! Beautiful music by Palestrina, Mozart, Haydn, Vaughan Williams, … Read More

Highlands Campus Offers Open House

West Liberty University Highlands Center campus is planning an open house from 5 – 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2. Information for undergraduate and graduate programs and courses will be available. “This is a great chance for curious adults and prospective students to explore the educational options available at our Highlands Center,” said Dean Thomas Michaud, … Read More

WLU Awarded Military Friendly Schools Status

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West Liberty University has been named a 2015 Military Friendly Schools ® by Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The military friendly designation honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, … Read More

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