Two New Restaurants Open at WLU

The ribbon cutting and grand opening of the new Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Express restaurants at West Liberty University were celebrated in the College Union on Monday, Aug. 22. University officials and representatives of the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce took part in the festivities. The new eateries occupy the space formerly used by … Read More

Gary E. West 2011 Light of the Valley

West Liberty University alumnus and benefactor Gary E. West has been named “Light of the Valley” for 2011 by the Wheeling YMCA. He is the fifth recipient of this prestigious award, which is given annually to a local resident who provides outstanding examples of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – the key values exhibited by … Read More

West Liberty Student Named Ms. Wheelchair USA

West Liberty University sophomore Sara Keedy recently was crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA at a pageant in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Her platform as contestant was accessibility and awareness of disability issues on college campuses.  She explained that while she had encountered some difficulties getting around campus, “The good news is that as West Liberty now has … Read More

WLU Business Students Use Skills to Benefit Local Companies

West Liberty University students are putting their classroom lessons to practical use in service to the local business community.  Students in retail marketing and marketing research methods classes taught by Professor Joseph L. Scarpaci, associate professor of marketing in the Gary E. West College of Business, this semester will be conducting small research projects for … Read More

Topper-2-Topper and Financial Planning Seminar Events Set at Highlands Center

A Topper-2-Topper networking events will be held in conjunction with WLU’s ongoing series of financial planning seminars. At 7 p.m. on Aug. 11, the final program of this year’s series will feature Bob Kennen, broker with Kennen & Kennen Realtors of Wheeling, discussing, “Buying, Selling and Leasing Property in Today’s Marketplace.”  A Topper 2 Topper … Read More

Economist and Legal Scholar to Speak at WLU Economics Club Event

The West Liberty University Economics Club Center for Economic Philosophy will welcome noted economist Alexander “Sasha” Volokh as the next speaker in its series of discussions on the significant business issues of the day.   The program will be held at noon on Aug. 18 at the Fort Henry Club, 1324 Chapline St., Wheeling.  The … Read More

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