Assistant Professor Tammie Beagle to Serve on International Board

Tammie Beagle

West Liberty University Assistant Professor of Journalism Tammie Beagle has been named a charter member of an international editorial and advisory board. The International Interdisciplinary Editorial and Advisory Board (IIEAB) is based at the University of Canberra in Australia.  “I am profoundly honored that Dr. Vaidya would ask me to serve on this board. His … Read More

Alumnus Matthew J. Smith to Address WV College English Teachers


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 14, 2014 — Wheeling native and West Liberty University alumnus, Dr. Matthew J. Smith, will be giving the keynote address at the Annual Conference of the West Virginia Association of College English Teachers this fall at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24. The two-day conference, will take place at the Highlands Center … Read More

Homecoming 2014 Royalty Selected

King Stewart and Queen Jillian Laslo

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. — Homecoming turned out to be an ideal day as the weather cooperated and fans enjoyed perfect fall sunshine, Coach Roger Waialae’s Hilltoppers came away victorious and the new West Family Stadium was formally dedicated. Quarterback Dakota Conwell passed for 252 yards and 3 touchdowns and ran for another score Saturday afternoon as the WLU football team celebrated Homecoming … Read More

Hughes Lecture Brings Appalachian Author to Campus

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Appalachian author Richard Hague will be visiting West Liberty University campus on Oct. 14 and 15 for a lecture and poetry reading that is part of the Hughes Lecture series. Both the lecture and reading are open to the public. “I’m excited to have Mr. Hague, whom I met at last year’s Appalachian Studies Conference, … Read More

Six Honored for Professional Accomplishments During Homecoming

Robert Schramm '58

West Liberty University will honor two groups of alumni for professional accomplishments this weekend during Homecoming festivities. At noon Friday, Oct. 10 an inaugural group of science alumni will be honored during a luncheon held at Campbell Hall of Health Sciences. A second group of alumni will be honored at a 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. … Read More

PAs Celebrate #PAWeek

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West Liberty University’s Physician Assistant Studies (PA) graduate program is marking National Physician Assistant Week, Oct. 6 – 11 with several events including a photo contest. Under the direction of Dr. William A. Childers, the PA program is part of the College of Science. Sierra Moore, Zanesville, Ohio, is a member of the class of … Read More

Student Fundraiser is an Icy Success

Evan Newman gets iced!

Curtis Hall Resident Assistant staff and the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity helped out the ALS Association in their now-famous Ice Bucket Challenge with a successful team program. “We were thrilled to send a $315 check to the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the ALS Association on behalf of Phi Delta Theta and Curtis Hall. We look … Read More

University Celebrates Homecoming with Stadium Dedication  

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It’s Homecoming time and West Liberty University is pleased to welcome alumni, friends and family back to the Hilltop. Student activities take place from Oct. 6 – 11 and kickoff is 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11. This year, the football game takes on special significance, as the newly renovated West Family Stadium will be officially … Read More

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