University Announces Enrollment Increase for Sixth Consecutive Year

West Liberty University President Robin C. Capehart delivered an encouraging evaluation of the state of the university at this week’s opening convocation. He told the assembled faculty, staff and students that the institution’s transition from “good college to great university” is well on its way. The university has added a number of academic programs and … Read More

West Liberty University Honors Employees for Excellence

West Liberty University employees have been honored at two recent campus events for their job performance and years of service.   At the classified staff picnic in August, Ray Tredway, lead landscape worker in the maintenance department, received the Harry and Constance Hine Classified Staff Recognition Award. That award and a $1,000 savings bond go to … Read More

West Liberty Students Offer Design Services to the Community

Graphic design students at West Liberty University are offering their artistic skills to area not-for-profit organizations. Under the direction of Associate Professor James Haizlett, senior graphic design majors at WLU for the past 12 years have offered their skills and talents as a service to the Upper Ohio Valley. Past projects have included creating logos, … Read More

Hansen Makes Top 30 in NCAA Woman of the Year Field

West Liberty University women’s basketball standout Tori Hansen has been selected as one of the Top 30 nominees for the 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. Hansen and the rest of the Top 30 women will be guests of honor at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis on Oct. 16 when the NCAA recognizes … Read More

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