University Plans for Safety this Spring

West Liberty University is planning on keeping its students, staff and Hilltop community as safe as possible by following good planning techniques this spring. From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, the University will host major safety departments and first responders from three counties at Wilson Lodge, Oglebay Resort, as it brainstorms and … Read More

Black and Gold Opportunity Plan Promotes Access, Affordability & Success

Dean Thomas Michaud, President Robin C. Capehart and Dean of Students Scott Cook are shown at the press conference announcing the Black and Gold Opportunity Plan.

The West Liberty University Black and Gold Opportunity Plan offers students access, affordability and success. It is especially designed to assist underserved students — which includes first generation college students, older students, working adults, veterans and transfer students — in earning a degree. “Underserved students often encounter problems accessing higher education opportunities. West Liberty University … Read More

WV Poet Laureate Marc Harshman To Deliver 2014 Commencement Address

West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman

West Virginia’s Poet Laureate Marc Harshman will be the principal speaker and receive an honorary degree at West Liberty University’s 2014 Commencement exercises Saturday, May 10. The ceremonies begin at 11 a.m. and take place in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). “We are looking forward to hearing what Marc has to say to … Read More

International Students Begin Books For Nepal Outreach

International students gather to promote "Books for Nepal," taking place throughout April.

Imagine no bookstore, no Internet and no library. That is the stark reality in many regions of the world where young students must learn with limited resources. West Liberty University students hope to share their education with others through a community service project, Education Capacity Building in Rural Nepal. “Our students became aware of the … Read More

Undergraduate Student Research Competition Now in its 23rd Year


West Liberty University will host its annual Undergraduate Student Research Competition at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The oral competition will take place in Boyle Conference Center. The research competition is open to all students and includes two parts: a written paper and an oral presentation. The top three individuals producing written research papers … Read More

Great Gala Honors United States Veterans with Post War Theme

Ryan Ferns is shown with WLU student and United States Army Veteran Colby Matthews at the Ryan Ferns Healthplex, Benwood, W.Va.

West Liberty University’s 2014 Great Gala will take place at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at Glessner Auditorium, Oglebay, and is sponsored by Ryan Ferns Healthplex. “I would like to recognize Ryan Ferns for his continued support as title sponsor for the Great Gala. His third year commitment to this event means a great deal … Read More

MADFEST Welcomes Students to the World of Media Art and Design


MADFEST will welcome more than 300 area high school students from 20 different schools to the campus of West Liberty University from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, April 11. Most events take place in the WLU Media Arts Center. Students can take part in media art workshops, professional presentations and student competitions with prizes. … Read More