Dr. Zac Loughman Named WV Professor of the Year

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CHARLESTON, W.Va., March 17, 2015 — West Liberty University’s Dr. Zachary J. Loughman was named the 2014 Professor of the Year by the Faculty Merit Foundation on today. The Foundation presented the award to Dr. Loughman during a banquet held in the Great Hall of the Culture Center in Charleston on Tuesday evening. “Dr. Zachary … Read More

Wind Ensemble Featured in Sanctuary Concert at St. Vincent de Paul Church  


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., March 17, 2015 — West Liberty University’s Department of Music and Theater will present a program entitled “Sanctuary” at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 2244 Marshall Ave., Wheeling, at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 22. The University’s Wind Ensemble will be featured in the program that will include musical works honoring “sacred space” … Read More

Sophomore Sabrina Jones Earns National Broadcasting Award

Sabrina Jones at work on her winning documentary.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., March 16, 2015 — Sabrina Jones, a sophomore from Glen Dale, W.Va., received second place in the national Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts, for her documentary entitled, “Hare in the Hills,” which runs just a little over nine minutes in length. Jones competed against more than 1,250 entries in 15 different divisions … Read More

WLU Approves Resignation & President’s Request for Repositioning

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., March 11, 2015 — The West Liberty University Board of Governors has approved a request by President Robin C. Capehart to resign his position as President of West Liberty University effective as of March 15, 2015, and to be repositioned as a Legislative Liaison and Consultant to the University through December 31, … Read More

College of Business Pitch Contest Moves to New Venue

Grand Vue Park Banquet Hall, Moundsville.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., March 10, 2015 — West Liberty University’s Fifth Entrepreneurs Pitch Contest will be held from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Thursday, March 26 at Grand Vue Park, located in Moundsville, W.Va. This is the first time that the business start-up event will take place outside Ohio County. Local entrepreneurs and small business owners are … Read More

Physical Education Students Welcome 180 Middle Schoolers

WLU/ student Zach Winland leads students in a human "Hungry Hungry Hippos" game.

Despite the bad weather and snow days experienced recently by Ohio County Schools, one local middle school made it up to the Hilltop campus for an active, educational field trip led by WLU Health and Physical Education students. “We welcomed 180 students from Wheeling Middle School who participated in a full day of physical activity … Read More

Ten $1,000 Scholarships To Be Awarded at Spring Open House  


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., March 6, 2015 — West Liberty University is planning an open house on Saturday, March 28. Much like all college open houses, there will be lots of information for both prospective students and their parents. But unlike other open house programs, 10 visiting students will walk away with $1,000 scholarships — just for … Read More

Krise Hall Lounge Redo Being Planned by WLU Students  

From left Trevor Hardesty chats with Charles Simon in Krise Hall student lounge, soon to be updated.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Feb. 27, 2015 — A new opportunity for students to design renovations to a student lounge in Krise Hall is in full swing at West Liberty University. Interested students attended question and answer sessions throughout February to take part in the design contest. The contest was open to all students and designs … Read More

Bayer Chemistry Scholarships Inspire Science for a Better Life  

From left, Michael Bates, Yauch join Bayer Plant Manager Dr. Jeffrey Bolton.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Feb. 24, 2015 — Three enthusiastic chemistry majors were honored as the first recipients of the Bayer Chemistry Scholarship at West Liberty University recently. Juniors Michael B. Bates of Spencer, W.Va. and McKensie L. Mason of Pickerington, Ohio, and sophomore Katelyn E. Yauch of Pittsburgh, Pa., were selected based on their scholarship … Read More