Monthly Archives: April 2017

Peer mentoring, tutoring still available in LSDC

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer 
 
The Student and Learning Development Center (LSDC) has been a valuable resource for West Liberty University students since it opened, and it continues to grow. This semester, various labs have been offered for various subjects, as well as tutoring programs that many students have been able to take advantage of. Looking forward, West Liberty hopes to make the LSDC an even greater asset for students than it already is.
 

Professors named President, Editor of the West Virginia Academy of Science

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WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., April 12, 2017 — West Liberty University is now the workplace of both the president and editor of the West Virginia Academy of Science. Dr. Zachary Loughman was selected president and Dr. Joseph Horzempa is the new editor of the Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Sciences, the organization’s journal. Both are professors of biology in the College of Sciences.

Toppers head to Shepherd for MEC showdown 

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor 
 
This weekend, the baseball team will travel to take on the Shepherd University Rams in a battle between two of the top teams in the Mountain East Conference. Last weekend, West Liberty won three out of four games against Urbana University to get the series win and two of the wins came in a walk-off fashion. 

Seven seniors say goodbye to tennis on the Hilltop

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

This May, Hilltop Tennis will say goodbye to some of its brightest players as they graduate from WLU. This year, coach Heather Gallagher’s Lady Toppers ranked ninth in the NCAA II Atlantic Region rankings. Graduating Lady Toppers are Raquel Cabero and Andrea Puga.

The men’s team will see even bigger changes next season as five Toppers will be graduating this semester: Pablo Cimorra, Santiago Gutierrez, Baptiste Perrin, Andrew Ponder and Matt Tully. The men’s team received second place in the first NCAA II Atlantic Region rankings.

Top 5 different ways to stay fit on campus 

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor 
 
Sometimes it’s hard to get into a nice rhythm when it comes to exercise, especially in college. Here are some tips to get or stay in shape while on West Liberty University’s campus. 

California catcher finds his home here on the Hilltop

 By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
Finding the perfect fit as a hopeful college athlete is easier said than done. There are sometimes many colleges and universities to choose from, which makes the decisions so much harder to accomplish. This was a reality for senior catcher Alex Rojas

Campus highly anticipates 2017 New York City trip 

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
Spring break has been over, but West Liberty University students have another adventure coming. This semester, the Student Government Association is sponsoring a red eye bus trip to New York City. Students will depart from WLU’s campus on April 21 and return on April 23.  

Campus prepares for upcoming Environmental Education Day 

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
April reminds us about the environment and sustainability. Throughout the month, the world celebrates a number of events aimed to end what actor and an environmentalist Ian Somerhalder called “environmental apathy.” From the National Environmental Education Week to Earth Day, April is filled with opportunities to learn more about the environment and the ways to help our planet. 

Boden, Croasmun to lead WLU’s Student Government

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

Student Government Association elections have officially ended as newly-elected and returning members begin their terms for the 2017-2018 academic year. David “Reid” Boden takes the helm as SGA President for a second consecutive year, this time welcoming Adam Croasmun as his vice president. 

WLU fraternity raises $3,000 for ALS research, victims 

By Dustin Weekley, Contributing Writer
 
On Friday, March 24, West Liberty University’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity held an event to help raise money for the ALS Association and a local family affected by Lou Gehrig’s disease. The event was held at the G-Top with over 200 people attending their black tie event.