Statement from President Robin C. Capehart on Death of Marshall University President Stephen J. Kopp

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 — WLU President Robin C. Capehart, released the following statement regarding the sudden passing of Dr. Stephen J. Kopp, President of Marshall University, last night. “President Kopp was a real leader in Higher Education and we will miss him. I was with him on Monday and am saddened … Read More

University Partners with Belmont College in New Internship Program

Signing the new internship agreement are President Robin C. Capehart and Dr. Paul Gasparro, standing in back are the student interns Ted Babcock and Brad Fisher.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Dec. 17, 2014 — West Liberty University signed an agreement with Belmont College today to offer internships to students enrolled in the Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) technology program at Belmont College. “This is a great example of Higher Education working together to assist the Wheeling community in retraining its workforce,” … Read More

Fall 2014 Commencement Includes Advice from Alumnus, Bank President Rich Lucas

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WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Dec. 13, 2014 — West Liberty University President Robin C. Capehart presided over the Fall Commencement exercises held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). Main Street Bank President and WLU alumnus Richard Lucas delivered the commencement address to the 169 students, their family, friends … Read More

Introducing the Fall Class of 2014

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West Liberty University held its Fall 2014 Commencement at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). Numbering 169 candidates, the Fall Class of 2014 included the following students: Students graduating summa cum laude (highest honors) are Korynn Alexandra Agnew of Washington, Pa.; Alexandria N. Barr of Vienna, W.Va.; Patricia … Read More

Christmas Wish Tree Tradition Continues

From left, Troy Salatino, Beth Salatino, Richard Blackwell, Sabion Johnson, Nick Nardone, Jamez Coles, Clay McDonald, Isaac Turner.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Dec. 11, 2014 — ‘Tis the giving season and West Liberty University faculty, staff and students continued its annual tradition of a Hilltopper Giving Tree, providing gifts for children in need. “We’ve sponsored an annual Christmas wish tree for the past 24 years. The tree gives students, faculty, staff and administrators a … Read More

Elbin Library Welcomes $29,000 Worth of Upgrades to Technology


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Dec. 10, 2014 — Thanks to an endowment from a former president, West Liberty University has upgraded its technology in the Paul N. Elbin Library. Some of the upgrades are easily seen like the strange looking egg chairs equipped with iPads and the white board tables topped by big screen computer monitors, … Read More

Students Selected for Prestigious Herndon Legislative Fellowships


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Dec. 9, 2014 — West Liberty University students Kristy Park and Arin Craft have been awarded the Judith A. Herndon Fellowship of the West Virginia Legislature for the 2015 session. Only 10 students state-wide receive the fellowships that offer the chance to work with elected officials during the upcoming legislative session. “I … Read More

Nutting Gallery’s Senior Exhibition Features Eight Talented Students

Sara Reed, New Manchester, W.Va. and Jaccob Trifonoff, Steubenville, Ohio, enjoy the Senior Art Exhibition in Nutting Gallery.

West Liberty University’s Senior Exhibition for Fall 2014 features eight talented student artists: Sydney Bennett, Lindsey Fair, Lucas Fauble, Abbie Merryman, Miranda Pellicano, Natalie Rees, Emma Romanowski and Shannon Yates. The art they created is varied and interesting, offering everything from a comic strip like artwork to interactive graphic design images with audio, video and … Read More

Bank CEO Richard Lucas Will Address Graduates at Fall Commencement


West Liberty, W.Va., Dec. 4, 2014 — Main Street Bank President Richard Lucas will deliver the commencement address at West Liberty University’s Fall 2014 Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). President Robin C. Capehart will preside at the ceremony and will present Lucas … Read More