Human Trafficking Summit

By Tara Adamcyzk, Advertising Manager On April 8, 2015 Senator Shelley Moore Capito hosted a Summit on Human Trafficking on West Liberty’s campus. More »

Senior Capstone Collection A Huge Success

Tara Adamczyk, Advertising Manager   This semester, three senior WLU journalism students (Tara Adamczyk, Nathan Johnson, and Katie Ralbusky) focused their senior project on domestic violence. As part of the project, they did a More »

SGA meeting further discusses building closures on campus

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer and Jessica Broverman, Editor West Liberty’s SGA held a meeting on April 21 in the Alumni Room to discuss the closures of three buildings on campus: Shotwell More »

Social media helps build real relationships

Nicole Henry, Contributing Writer  Many may think we as a society are overusing social media and losing interaction with our real life family and friends. I would agree with this to an More »

WLU Biology Research Published by Scientific Journal

By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor On April 2, the research of WLU Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Evan Lau and his colleagues was published in a special issue of the peer-reviewed academic journal More »

 

Human Trafficking Summit

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By Tara Adamcyzk, Advertising Manager

On April 8, 2015 Senator Shelley Moore Capito hosted a Summit on Human Trafficking on West Liberty’s campus.

Senior Capstone Collection A Huge Success

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Tara Adamczyk, Advertising Manager
 
This semester, three senior WLU journalism students (Tara Adamczyk, Nathan Johnson, and Katie Ralbusky) focused their senior project on domestic violence. As part of the project, they did a service project where they collected personal care items for victims of domestic violence.

SGA meeting further discusses building closures on campus

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By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer and Jessica Broverman, Editor

West Liberty’s SGA held a meeting on April 21 in the Alumni Room to discuss the closures of three buildings on campus: Shotwell Hall, Annex, and College Hall. These buildings have been scheduled to close this fall.

National Poetry Month

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By Kyle Taylor, Contributing Writer

All people have read poetry at some point in their lives, from Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” to simple children’s poems. Not everyone may know that April is actually National Poetry Month. However, what some people may not understand is just how long poetry has existed.

WLU Presidential Search Committee Named

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By Maureen Zambito, WLU PR

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., April 15, 2015 — The names of those serving on the West Liberty University Presidential Search Committee were approved at a Board of Governors meeting held in historic Shaw Hall.

WLU celebrates third annual Environmental Education Day

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By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

Wed., April 22 is both Earth Day and the third annual Environmental Education Day at West Liberty. The event will take place in the ballroom of the College Union, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Social media helps build real relationships

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Nicole Henry, Contributing Writer 

Many may think we as a society are overusing social media and losing interaction with our real life family and friends. I would agree with this to an extent because I believe it adds to our personal relationships. I think our view on social media and how we use it is the reason why we think this way. We think that we will lose our ability to communicate in person because of all the time we spend online, but we actually gain more interaction with people in person because of social media.

What Comes After Graduation?

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By Kyle Taylor, Contributing Writer

On May 9th, many WLU seniors are going to graduate. They have plenty of work to do before hand, like attending commencement, graduation fee, attending the graduation fair, paying off any financial obligations, and of course, being sure that they’ve met all the requirements for their major. All this is necessary in order to graduate, but there’s just as much work after graduation for students. After that is when one must try to get a job using what they’ve learned at college, which can be just as daunting to those who are unprepared.

One thing that many employers will immediately look at is whether you’re an undergraduate or a graduate student. For those who don’t know, undergraduate programs lead to getting an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in their field. Graduate students are the ones trying to earn a master’s degree or doctorate. These different degrees will help sway people looking to hire for students, both for what they will have them do as well as if they should hire them on at all.

WLU Biology Research Published by Scientific Journal

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By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

On April 2, the research of WLU Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Evan Lau and his colleagues was published in a special issue of the peer-reviewed academic journal “Microorganisms,” an open-access journal by the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) on Microbial C1 metabolism.

The article, titled “High Throughput Sequencing to Detect Differences in Methanotrophic Methylococcaceae and Methylocystaceae in Surface Peat, Forest Soil, and Sphagnum Moss in Cranesville Swamp Preserve, West Virginia, USA,” was authored by Dr. Lau, WLU Academic Laboratory Instructor Edward J. Nolan, WLU biology students Zachary Dillard and Wendi Wentzell, and former students Ryan Dague and Amanda Semple. The open access article can be found here.

Professor Glysson to Start Community Choir

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By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer

This fall, the West Liberty Department of Music will start a community choir. The community choir is open to everyone to join.

“The real reason why I started a community choir is because the current choirs that we have are hard to recruit for because it is in the middle of the day,” said Director of Choral Activities choirs Scott Glysson. “We have two choirs here, the University choir and the Concert choir. The University choir should be for everyone on campus who are not music majors. I really wanted to recruit those kind of people, but we would run into labs and other classes throughout the middle of the day.