WLU Hosts Johns Hopkins University Sociologist Dr. Joyce Epstein for Hughes Lecture Series

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West Liberty University will host Johns Hopkins University Sociologist Dr. Joyce Epstein as this semester’s Hughes Lecturer. Epstein’s lecture, “A Base on Which to Build: Advances in Theory, Research, and Practical Programs of School, Family, and Community Partnerships,” will be held on Tuesday, October 5 at 4 p.m. in the Boyle Conference Center on WLU’s … Read More

Hilltoppers Set to Shine Under Thursday Night Lights on CBS College Sports National Telecast


The national television spotlight will turn its unblinking eye on the West Liberty University football team Thursday night as the Hilltoppers’ game at Fairmont State will be televised live to more than 30 million households from coast-to-coast. The CBS College Sports Network has selected this week’s West Liberty-Fairmont State game as part of its six-game … Read More

Four WLU Students Travel to Washington D.C. For Internships

Four West Liberty University students spent the summer gaining work experience in Washington D.C. while earning academic credit. Students Jennifer Cessna, Nicole Williamson, William Voegelin, and Mike Hewitt worked for both federal and public organizations. “These students spent 10 intensive weeks living and working in Washington, D.C. and experiencing all that our nation’s Capital has … Read More

University of Dayton History Professor to Speak at WLU Economics Luncheon

A University of Dayton history professor will address the next meeting for the Center for Economic Philosophy: A BB&T Program at West Liberty University. The event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Lunch will be served at 11:30am in the West Meeting Room at WesBanco Arena. Dr. Larry Schweikart received his Ph.D. in History … Read More

National Publication Lists WLU Among Best Schools in the Nation


U. S. News and World Report Ranks West Liberty as Tier One School West Liberty University has been ranked among the nation’s best by U. S. News and World Report in their annual “Best Colleges” guide. Out of more than 1,800 colleges and universities profiled, WLU ranked 49th in the South Region and was listed … Read More

WLU Forms International Education Alliance

West Liberty University has announced an alliance with Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU) in China, which will allow students from each school to study at the other. During the 2010-11 academic school year, WLU education majors will have the chance to travel to ZJNU for a two-week study tour of the local public schools. In addition, … Read More

WLU Admissions to Host Black & Gold Day on Sat., Sept. 25th

Black & Gold Day Saturday, September 25th, 2010 Registration: 9:30-10:00 am | Program: 10:00am-1:00pm Learn More – Click Here – Black & Gold Day Page Black & Gold Days are designed to give prospective students and their families an opportunity to learn more about West Liberty University while visiting our hilltop campus.  Listed below is a typical agenda that … Read More

WLU Student Jeremy Helms Dies

30-year-old West Liberty student Jeremy Helms died in an on campus apartment on Thursday, August 26th, 2010. West Liberty University Campus Police are now heading the investigation following efforts working with local law enforcement, including the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office.  Authorities have determined that no foul play is suspected. Helms was a senior business major … Read More

WLU Announces Fifth Consecutive Year of Enrollment Increase

West Liberty University officials have announced an increase in enrollment for the 2010 fall semester. Registrar and Executive Director of Enrollment Services Scott Cook reports 2,590 students were enrolled at WLU on the first day of classes.  This marks the fifth consecutive year of enrollment increase and a 4.5 percent increase from 2009. “Our continuing … Read More

New Faculty Investiture and Class of 2014 Matriculation and Convocation Opens Fall Semester at West Liberty University

Members of the Class of 2014 at West Liberty University prepare to sign the student roll as part of the annual Matriculation ceremony.

As part of West Liberty University’s preparation for a new academic year, WLU opened the fall semester with a New Faculty Investiture and Class of 2014 Matriculation and Convocation at 4:00 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, in the arena of the Academic Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). President Robin Capehart addressed the new faculty members … Read More