West Liberty University Physician Assistant Program Receives Provisional Accreditation

West Liberty University President Robin C. Capehart announced that the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc., has granted provisional accreditation to the physician assistant program sponsored by the university.   Provisional accreditation is an accreditation status. The granting of provisional accreditation indicates that the plans and resource allocation for the proposed … Read More

West Liberty Graduates Apply Classroom Education in the Workplace

In tough economic times, university students may worry about the value of their undergraduate degrees in the “real world,” but graduates of West Liberty University’s communications program credit their WLU education for the success they’ve found in their chosen field.   “West Liberty definitely prepared me for what I’m doing,” Jason Bernardi said.  A 2003 … Read More

West Liberty Professor Helps Build Trails in National Park

For one West Liberty University professor, summer vacation was backbreaking, exhausting – and truly memorable.  Christian H. Lee, associate professor of communications, spent four weeks with his son Mason and other Boy Scouts building a trail in a national recreational area in southern West Virginia. Lee is an Eagle Scout and currently is an assistant … Read More

Accredited Fraud Investigator Certification May Open Career Doors

WLU’s Gary E. West College of Business to Sponsor Course in Wheeling Area – Bob Rufus is passionate about forensics – but you probably won’t find him in the morgue, CSI-style.  Rufus hunts data and his passion is teaching business professionals to find and prevent fraud.  It’s the hot new field of forensic accounting, fueled … Read More

Sporting News Ranks West Liberty Men No. 3 in Preseason

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Coming off its first-ever Atlantic Region championship and NCAA Division II Elite Eight berth, Coach Jim Crutchfield’s West Liberty University men’s basketball team is ranked No. 3 in the NCAA Division II section of the 2011-12 Sporting News College Basketball Preview magazine.   Hilltopper sophomore guard Cedric Harris was selected as an … Read More

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