Homecoming Features New Festival Theme, Honors Special Alumni

Festival starts at 10 a.m. in ASRC parking lot, kickoff is at 1 p.m. at West Family Stadium.


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 1, 2015 — West Liberty University’s Homecoming 2015 includes a new Harvest Festival Theme along with the tradition of welcoming alumni, families and friends to the Hilltop. Alumni events take place on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 and 10. Student activities get started even earlier with candidates campaigning for Homecoming King and … Read More

Animal Cruelty Research is Well-Received at Regional Conference

Hannah Walters performs well against field of mostly-graduate students.

Hannah Walters and Dr. Keith Bell are shown in Main Hall.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept. 30, 2015 — West Liberty University senior Hannah Walters, Williamstown, W.Va., was one of just 20 students selected to present her research at the regional Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference (SCJA), held in Charleston, S.C. recently. Her poster and research dealt with the topic of animal cruelty and was entitled, “One Piece … Read More

Employee Walks Hundreds of Miles, Raises $35,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness

Since its inception in 2003, the 3-Day has raised more than $810 million.

Mary Ann Edwards waling by Shaw Hall & gate

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept. 28, 2015 — West Liberty University employee Mary Ann Edwards will soon complete her ninth “Susan G. Komen 3-Day” fundraiser walk, sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for breast cancer awareness. Edwards, who is executive secretary in the president’s office, will leave on Thursday, Oct. 1 and fly to … Read More

Vagabond Chef Kicks Off Community University


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept. 24, 2015 — West Liberty University’s Community University is ready to begin a new slate of classes for students, age 50 and over. The casual classes meet mostly at the Highlands Center campus and offer a variety of topics for self-improvement, knowledge and entertainment. The kick-off will take place from 5 … Read More

Good Ideas Compete for Funding at Pitch Contest

Submit your business idea by October 1 to get in on the competition!


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept. 24, 2015 — West Liberty University’s sixth Entrepreneurs Pitch Contest will be held from 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the future Children’s Museum, located in the Centre Market neighborhood at 2112 Market Street, Wheeling. “We have a great keynote speaker Jesse Lear, a young entrepreneur from Columbus, Ohio, … Read More

Hilltoppers Taking Part in ‘Coach to Cure MD’

Donate at coachtocuremd.org or by texting the word CURE to 90999!

Honoree JT Scandinaro

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. – The West Liberty University football team and coaching staff will be participating in the Coach to Cure MD project during Thursday night’s game against Urbana at West Family Stadium. “Coach to Cure MD” is a partnership between the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), a professional organization for over 10,000 college football coaches and … Read More

Brett Kern Sculpture Opens at Nutting Gallery

Looks like ET? Brett Kern's sculpture features many pop culture images.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept. 23, 2015 — Sculpture is next on the public art agenda at the Nutting Gallery as Brett Kern’s work transforms the gallery space into a ceramics playground. The public opening will take place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30. “Our next exhibition is called, ‘30 Going On 13’ and … Read More

Poet, Writer, Teacher George Ella Lyon Visits

Kentucky Poet Laureate will share her skills with students during visit.

Photo courtesy of Centre College, Danville, Ky. website.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept. 21, 2015 — West Liberty University welcomes Kentucky’s Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon to campus at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29. Lyon will read from her works and talk about her background as an Appalachian writer during the special presentation, which will take place in the Alumni Room of the College … Read More

Guest Recital Features Piano, Strings Instructor

College Hall spring

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept. 18, 2015 — West Liberty University presents John Morrison in a solo piano concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25. The concert is free and open to the public and will take place in Elbin Auditorium, College Hall. “Please join me for an evening of exciting and colorful piano performances. Professor … Read More

WV Education Officials Host Meeting on Campus

One of a series of public meetings taking part across the state.

Boyle Conference Center is located on the left inside the ASRC, shown here.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Sept. 18, 2015 — West Liberty University will host the West Virginia Department of Education for a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22. The public meeting will be held in the R. Emmett Boyle Conference Center, located in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). WLU Dean of the College … Read More