BPE Raises Money for Cancer Patients with Relay for Life

Cancer Awareness uses a purple ribbon as its symbol.

Editor’s Note: The goal of $2,000 was exceeded making the final dollars raised just over $4,700, according to WLU senior Camille Bernabei.  WEST LIBERTY April 8, 2015 — West Liberty University’s sorority Beta Rho Epsilon (BPE) will host a Relay For Life fundraiser Saturday, April 11, 2015 in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). “Cancer has touched so … Read More

International Students Cook Up Tasty Way to Share Cultures


Editor’s Note: Media Relations Intern Richard Tyler, a public relations major from St. Clairsville, Ohio, prepared this press release. WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., April 7, 2015 — West Liberty University’s International Food Festival is a perfect way to get a taste of different cultures and countries, their food and dietary habits. It will take place from 4-7 … Read More

West Virginia Academy of Science Meets at WLU


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., April 4, 2015 — The West Virginia Academy of Science will meet at West Liberty University on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Both oral and poster presentations will be part of the meeting that will take place in the Hall of Fine Arts, Kelly Theatre, College Union and Campbell Hall of Health Sciences. … Read More

Mmm…Popcorn Wins Pitch Contest

From left, Dr. Carrie White, Betsy, Dave and Emma McFarland.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., April 1, 2015 — Local popcorn start-up, Mmm…Popcorn is the winner of the recent West Liberty University Pitch Contest that was held on Thursday, March 26 at Grand Vue Park, Moundsville. Five local entrepreneurs submitted ideas and gave presentations to enter the contest that resulted in a $2,500 award for the winner. … Read More

Students Make their Mark at Alpha Chi National Convention

First row: Samantha Knowlton, Carrie George, Rachel Wurster
Second: Linda Cowan, Melinda Kreisberg, Leanne Mazzella, Jesse Hall

WEST LIBERTY, MARCH 31, 2015 — West Liberty University students Carrie George, Jesse Hall, Samantha Knowlton, Leanne Mazzella and Rachel Wurster attended the Alpha Chi National Convention in Chicago, from March 19 to March 22, 2015. All five students participated in major-specific presentation categories and all five students brought home awards. Senior Carrie George presented … Read More

Capstone Project #trackingtopper is Social Media Success


WEST LIBERTY, March 30, 2015 – West Liberty University public relations students engaged the campus this spring with a social media contest that served as their senior capstone project. WLU’s new student-run public relations and advertising agency, Integrated Communications Collaborative (ICC), invited students and staff to participate in the contest dubbed, “Selfies with Topper” from … Read More

Scholarship Drawing Gives New Spin to Open House

From left, (standing)

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., March 28, 2015 — Spring Open House offered incoming students a new spin as scholarship awards were offered as an additional incentive to joining the Hilltop. West Liberty University Interim President John McCullough drew the names of six incoming students who received $1,000 scholarships each at the open house, held Saturday, March … Read More

15th Annual MAD FEST Draws Nearly 400 Students

College Hall,during MAD FEST 2014 competition.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., March 27, 2015 — West Liberty University’s MAD FEST, a Media Arts Design festival, celebrates its 15th anniversary, Friday, April 10. The academic event begins at 8:30 a.m. and continues through 4 p.m. and draws high school students from West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, along with WLU’s media arts design students. Twenty-six different … Read More

Puppet World Opens at the Nutting Gallery


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., March 25, 2015 — Puppets can be used for social commentary as well as entertainment and Pittsburgh artist Tom Sarver is an expert at creating puppets with a message. His work can be seen at the new exhibit on display now through April 17, 2015 at the Nutting Gallery, West Liberty University. … Read More