West Liberty Grad Destined for the Silver Screen

Lights! Camera! Action!  For a recent West Lib graduate, Adam Leonard, Hollywood beckons. The Wheeling native, who majored in communications and journalism with a creative writing minor, was part of a group that took the top prize in the West Virginia Flash Animation Festival.  With university diploma in hand last December he and his festival … Read More

International Concert Performer to Appear at WLU

This Sunday, February 27th at 3:00 p.m. on the West Liberty University campus Kelly Theater Hall of Fine Arts marks the first time a marionette artist has been featured in the school’s concert series.  This performance is free and open to the public. “The Huber Marionettes make for a unique and exciting event,” said Gerald … Read More

Tori Hansen Named Academic All-American of the Year

TOWSON, Md. – West Liberty University senior guard Tori Hansen and University of Connecticut senior forward Maya Moore lead the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-America Women’s Basketball teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Hansen has been honored as the Academic All-America of the Year in the College Division, which … Read More


Modern day versions of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and a possible preview of the new wave of great orators may be found on the campus of West Liberty University as it hosts the West Virginia Intercollegiate Forensics Association’s (WVIFA) State Tournament on February 25th and 26th. The WVIFA is a statewide organization that promotes intercollegiate speech … Read More

WLU Students Study in Italy

In March, West Liberty students will travel to Italy for a study tour of the schools.  Students will focus on public, private and parochial schools.  The tour is being led by Dr. Ann Gaudino, Founder and Director of the International Center for Excellence in Education at WLU.  The goal of the center is to promote … Read More

Education Majors Make History at West Liberty University

The International Center for Excellence in Education (ICEE) at West Liberty University has established a partnership with The United States Department of Defense Schools.  Through this partnership, West Liberty education majors will have the opportunity to complete clinical practice in any of the Department of Defense schools worldwide. This semester, seniors Sara Jones, Adriana Orsini, … Read More

WLU Professors to Host Music Recital

West Liberty University professor of Music Dr. Christopher Barrick will be performing a faculty saxophone recital this Sunday, February 20 at College Hall on WLU’s main campus beginning at 7:30 PM. The recital will feature a variety of music written by American composers.  Barrick will be assisted by WLU faculty members including: Dr. Gerald Lee, … Read More

The Laramie Project Continues This Weekend

The West Liberty University Hilltop Players will continue their performance of The Laramie Project in the Kelly Theatre this weekend. Showtimes are Feb. 18 and 19 at 7:30pm and one showing on Feb. 20 at 3:00pm. The Laramie Project is based on the Oct. 1998 kidnapping of the 21 year-old University of Wyoming student, who was beaten … Read More

The International Club & Muslim Student Association to Make Campus Presentation

Imagine mediating alone for weeks on end in a cave near Mecca.  The experience leads to revelations inspired by an angel, followed by  mysterious seizures.  A religious movement is born from the experience, preaching chastity and rejecting love of wealth. Though this doctrine was dismissed by many, there were converts to  these prophetic beliefs. The International Club and Muslim … Read More

West Liberty University to Showcase Accomplished Concert Pianist

Classical music lovers are invited to see pianist Pauline Rovkah Thursday, February 17th at 7:30 p.m., in the Elbin Auditorium of College Hall on the campus of West Liberty University. This concert is free and open to the public. “Professor Rovkah will focus exclusively on the highly original and intriguing works of Hungarian composer Béla Bartók,” … Read More