Daily Archives: March 3, 2016

West Liberty University Singers to Perform in Ireland

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WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., March 1, 2016 — West Liberty University’s Singers, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Scott Glysson, will travel to Ireland to perform concerts and enjoy a special educational tour this March. The group leaves Pittsburgh on Friday, March 4 and returns on Saturday, March 12.

“This is a great opportunity for our students. To sing in these wonderful places offers a unique educational advantage and outreach. The cathedrals are historical sites known all over the world,” said Glysson, who has led the WLU choral program since fall 2015.

There is no perfect way to issue grades

By Daniel Morgan, Advertising Manager

One of the most talked about subjects in higher education, and all education for that matter, is grades. A gradebook is essentially a student’s best friend throughout his or her academic career. However, the availability of grades has been a controversial topic between students, faculty, and administration in recent years at West Liberty University.

An unofficial policy that requires instructors to issue midterm grades to each student, regardless of his or her letter grade, was effective beginning in the fall 2014 semester per the request of the Student Government Association (SGA). Prior to this method, only students who had attained a “D” or “F” standing in a course received those midterm grades.

WLU’s MADfest to return to the hilltop this spring

By Emily Dawson, contributing writer

On April 8, West Liberty will hold its sixteenth annual MADfest. The festival will include participants from the University and from high schools in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Attendance is open to everyone, and admission is free.

MADfest is a Media Arts and Design Festival that gives West Liberty students and high school students an opportunity to attend art workshops and to enter their own creative works to compete for prizes. Events are held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will include professional presentations, and a student media arts awards competition and ceremony.