West Liberty University Student Laptop Program in its Fourth Year, Offering Unique Tool for Education, Research


One of West Liberty University President Robin C. Capehart’s first initiatives upon taking office in 2007 was to put mobile technology in the hands of every incoming freshman.  Now in its fourth year, the student laptop program has proven to be a success. Jim Clark, WLU’s chief technology officer for information technology services, explained that WLU … Read More

West Liberty University Boosts Campus-wide Internet Connectivity

West Liberty University’s internet connection has improved significantly, thanks to a campus-wide upgrade overseen by Chief Technology Officer Jim Clark. The improvements will be readily apparent to students returning this fall semester.   “We’ve made a major improvement in our data highway,” Clark said. “It’s part of a continuous improvement project as we grow from … Read More

Seahawks Sign West Liberty All-American

SEATTLE, Wash. – Only a few hours after National Football League teams were permitted to begin signing rookie free agent prospects, West Liberty All-American tight end Ryan Travis was packing his bags. Travis, who caught more passes than any college football player in the nation last fall, was one of 19 undrafted free agents signed … Read More

Financial Planning Seminar, “Use of Trusts in Financial Planning” to be Held July 28

West Liberty University’s 2011 Financial Planning Seminar Series will feature Robert T. Cupp Jr, a Senior Vice President with WesBanco Bank. Cupp will deliver the free seminar, “Use of Trusts in Financial Planning” on Thursday, July 28, at 7:00 p.m. at the WLU Highlands location. “Robert will bring a strong financial management background to this session. … Read More


Classes are forming for students interested in completing their bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Administration (BLA) from West Liberty University.  The priority application deadline for the 18-month program is Aug. 5 and classes will start Sept. 17.   The BLA program is designed for those who seek a bachelor’s degree to enhance opportunities for … Read More

Stephen Moore, July 25th Economics Club Featured Speaker

The Center for Economic Philosophy at West Liberty University has announced that  Stephen Moore will address the audience at River City Ale Works in Wheeling beginning at noon on Monday, July 25. Moore, a senior economics writer for The Wall Street Journal, focuses on economic issues, including budget, tax and monetary policy. He founded and formerly served … Read More

West Liberty University Graduate to Serve on Board of Major Industry Association

A West Liberty University alumnus has been selected to represent his company on the board of directors of a leading industry association promoting advanced technologies in North American homes and buildings in North America. The Continental Automated Buildings Association named Diebold, Inc., a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery, security and energy management systems … Read More

Crutchfield Featured on Nation’s Top Coaches List

According to an article on CollegeInsider.com, WLU’s Jim Crutchfield has been included on the list of the nation’s Top 25 non-Division I men’s basketball head coaches. The article by Jason Belzer on the national basketball website, used a picture of Crutchfield coaching at last season’s NCAA Division II Elite Eight championship tournament in Springfield, Mass. as the … Read More

“Investing in Uncertain Times” Tonight’s Financial Planning Topic Begins at 7pm

West Liberty University’s 2011 Financial Planning Seminar Series will feature Russell Dunkin and Mike Winesburg both of McKinley Carter Wealth Services in Wheeling. Dunkin and Winesburg will deliver the free seminar, “Investing in Uncertain Times” on Thursday, July 21th, at 7:00 p.m. at the WLU Highlands location. Dunkin, a Certified Financial Planner® and wealth advisor … Read More

Acting Gov. Tomblin Names Two to WLU Board of Governors

West Liberty University will welcome two newly appointed members to the Board of Governors at its Aug. 17 meeting. Acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has named George Couch of Wheeling and Dr. E. Robert Marks of Wellsburg to WLU’s governing body. Couch is president and chief executive officer of Ohio Valley Health Services and Education … Read More