WLU Researchers Identify New Species of Crayfish Unique to West Virginia

A team of researchers headed by West Liberty University biology instructor Zachary Loughman has reported the discovery of a new species of crayfish.   The findings were published in the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington journal. Loughman’s co-authors were West Virginia University wildlife and fisheries professor Stuart Welsh and Thomas Simon, senior research … Read More

Renaissance Fair and Medieval History Symposium to be Held at WLU

Medieval history will come alive on Oct. 1 on the West Liberty University campus as the WLU History Club joins with historians, librarians, literature and theater scholars to host the inaugural Wheeling Regional Pre-Modern Symposium and Renaissance Fair. The day’s activities will include academic lectures and workshops as well as medieval games, fencing tournaments and … Read More

International Students Arrive at West Liberty University

The campus of West Liberty University has an international feel this fall as 12 new international exchange students have arrived to study and to learn about American culture through an innovative exchange program .   The students are part of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) in Pakistan; Eurasia and Central … Read More

West Liberty University Television Announces Expansion on Comcast

West Liberty University Television has expanded its programming through Comcast Cable to a larger audience in the Upper Ohio Valley.  WLU-TV, which can be seen on Comcast channel 14, now reaches all subscribers in Brooke County, West Virginia, and in Jefferson County, Ohio, including Steubenville and the surrounding area. Available on Comcast since 2007, WLU-TV … Read More

Edinboro Pre-Game Gathering

Hilltopper fans are invited to a pre-game gathering starting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at Charlie’s Pub and Eatery located at 606 Erie Street in Edinboro, PA – less than 2 miles from Sox Harrison Stadium at Edinboro University. They offer great food in a relaxed family atmosphere.  There will be a … Read More

West Liberty University Receives BB&T Foundation Grant

Students at West Liberty University have the opportunity to study and analyze the foundations of capitalism and the free market economy thanks to a $350,000 grant from the BB&T Foundation.   “The class examines all perspectives of capitalism, pro and con,” said Erik S. Root, assistant professor of political science. “A number of large universities … Read More

University Announces Enrollment Increase for Sixth Consecutive Year

West Liberty University President Robin C. Capehart delivered an encouraging evaluation of the state of the university at this week’s opening convocation. He told the assembled faculty, staff and students that the institution’s transition from “good college to great university” is well on its way. The university has added a number of academic programs and … Read More

West Liberty University Honors Employees for Excellence

West Liberty University employees have been honored at two recent campus events for their job performance and years of service.   At the classified staff picnic in August, Ray Tredway, lead landscape worker in the maintenance department, received the Harry and Constance Hine Classified Staff Recognition Award. That award and a $1,000 savings bond go to … Read More

West Liberty Students Offer Design Services to the Community

Graphic design students at West Liberty University are offering their artistic skills to area not-for-profit organizations. Under the direction of Associate Professor James Haizlett, senior graphic design majors at WLU for the past 12 years have offered their skills and talents as a service to the Upper Ohio Valley. Past projects have included creating logos, … Read More

Hansen Makes Top 30 in NCAA Woman of the Year Field

West Liberty University women’s basketball standout Tori Hansen has been selected as one of the Top 30 nominees for the 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Hansen and the rest of the Top 30 women will be guests of honor at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis on Oct. 16 when the NCAA recognizes … Read More