WLU Sending Students to Europe and Asia to Study Abroad

Eight West Liberty University students will study abroad in France, two in China and one in England under a grant from the school, President Robin Capehart announced today. WLU’s Campus Internationalization Committee chose the winners based on their scholarship and performance in an interview process conducted by school administrators and faculty. “These students have earned … Read More

Piano Recital Canceled Due to Weather

The piano recital, featuring guest Benjamin Mortiz,  scheduled for Feb. 1st, 7:30 p.m. (College Hall) has been canceled due to the weather. Information on a new date and time will be announced once plans are finalized.

WLU Partners with West Virginia Northern Community College to Offer Bachelor’s Degree to Students

West Liberty University (WLU) and West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) have forged a partnership to enable WNCC graduates to seamlessly transfer to WLU to earn a Bachelor’s Degree. The official announcement will take place at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at the WVNCC B&O Building auditorium in downtown Wheeling. WVNCC students completing the general … Read More

West Liberty University on Boil Water Notice

The Ohio County Health Department has issued a ‘Boil Water Notice’ in the West Liberty Area. A 12″ water main broke due to weather conditions on Route 88 adjacent to the campus of West Liberty University, effected areas in West Liberty are from Faculty Drive to Harvey Road, as well as West Liberty University. Conditions … Read More

HEPC Presentation at the Highlands Center Canceled

Due to continuing snowfall and worsening road conditions, today’s presentation from the HEPC at the WLU Highlands Center has been postponed. A new date has not yet been scheduled.

WLU Professor Returns From Kuwait

Dr. Erik Root Evaluates Political Science Program at American Univeristy in Kuwait City West Liberty University political science professor Dr. Erik Root is back on campus after an overseas assignment to determine accredidation standards at the American University in Kuwait City.  Dr. Root was selelcted by the  American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE) to assess … Read More

Rock, Paper, Scissors Art Show Opens Today


Rock, Paper, Scissors opens today, Jan. 19th at  5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Nutting Art Gallery. The theme this year was voted on by WLU Art faculty and each piece in the exhibition reflects on that theme. Associate Professor of Art Brian Fencl approached the theme this way, “Rock, Paper, Scissors, is a … Read More

Unbeaten Hilltoppers Still Nation’s No. 1 Team

West Liberty University men’s basketball team is the No. 1-ranked NCAA Division II team in the nation for the second straight week. Coach Jim Crutchfield’s Hilltoppers received all 8 first-place votes Tuesday afternoon when the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) released its weekly NCAA Division II national Top 25 coaches’ poll. Visit www.hilltoppersports.com for … Read More

WLU College of Education Receives $228,000 Grant

The West Liberty University College of Education has received a $228,000 grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to create two elementary lab schools in Ohio County. “The grant will be used to create two elementary lab schools in our College of Education, one with a private school and one with a public school,” explained … Read More

2009 WLU Grad, Cali Young Competes for Miss America Title


Saturday, Jan.15 at 9:00 PM EST on ABC Miss West Virginia and 2009 West Liberty University graduate, Cali Young, will compete with 52 other contestants for the title of “Miss America.” We invite you to tune-in and support Cali in her achievement. For those in the Tri-State area, The Station Grille on Route 2 at … Read More