Flute Choir Performs in Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall

Photo snapped by Jackie Herbein to show the entire flute choir in Heinz Hall.

Adjunct Music Professor Wendy Webb Kumer, and the WLU flute choir enjoyed an opportunity to play at the historic Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, recently. “The Heinz Hall Grand Lobby concert was amazing! All six WLU flute choir members participated in the 140-member flute orchestra. We played a 35-minute program featuring three world … Read More

WLU-TV 14 Video Featured on CNBC’s Squawk Alley

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 27, 2014 — CNBC’s Squawk Alley featured a video produced by West Liberty University Television on their TechCrowd segment today. The CNBC segment profiled the SecureSelfies™ project on Kickstarter which can be seen at: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102124831. SecureSelfies is the consumer products division of West Virginia-based start-up Confirmix™, a company that develops enterprise and … Read More

Science and Education = Project Crawdad

Dr. Zac Loughman, WLU students Luke and XX, and Dr. Karen Kettler prepare for Project Craydad.

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 22, 2014 — West Liberty University Professors Dr. Zachary Loughman and Dr. Karen Kettler recently received a $10,000 grant from the Sprout Fund of Pittsburgh to strengthen science skills in elementary school age children. The first time grant pairs two local elementary schools with WLU students majoring in environmental stewardship and … Read More

Classroom Named for Health Care Professional Ryan Ferns


West Liberty University students majoring in the health sciences enjoy up-to-date classrooms with all the technological features currently available to higher education in the new Campbell Hall of Health Sciences. An Oct. 21, 2014 announcement revealed the naming of one of the classrooms to honor donor Ryan Ferns, a West Virginia health care professional and … Read More

Assistant Professor Tammie Beagle to Serve on International Board

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West Liberty University Assistant Professor of Journalism Tammie Beagle has been named a charter member of an international editorial and advisory board. The International Interdisciplinary Editorial and Advisory Board (IIEAB) is based at the University of Canberra in Australia.  “I am profoundly honored that Dr. Vaidya would ask me to serve on this board. His … Read More

Alumnus Matthew J. Smith to Address WV College English Teachers


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Oct. 14, 2014 — Wheeling native and West Liberty University alumnus, Dr. Matthew J. Smith, will be giving the keynote address at the Annual Conference of the West Virginia Association of College English Teachers this fall at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 24. The two-day conference, will take place at the Highlands Center … Read More

Homecoming 2014 Royalty Selected

King Stewart and Queen Jillian Laslo

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. — Homecoming turned out to be an ideal day as the weather cooperated and fans enjoyed perfect fall sunshine, Coach Roger Waialae’s Hilltoppers came away victorious and the new West Family Stadium was formally dedicated. Quarterback Dakota Conwell passed for 252 yards and 3 touchdowns and ran for another score Saturday afternoon as the WLU football team celebrated Homecoming … Read More

Hughes Lecture Brings Appalachian Author to Campus

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Appalachian author Richard Hague will be visiting West Liberty University campus on Oct. 14 and 15 for a lecture and poetry reading that is part of the Hughes Lecture series. Both the lecture and reading are open to the public. “I’m excited to have Mr. Hague, whom I met at last year’s Appalachian Studies Conference, … Read More