Category Archives: Academics

Special topic courses offer unique learning opportunities

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer
 
West Liberty University offers 22 special topic courses in total for over 10 majors during its 2018 Spring semester. 
 
Special topic courses refer to any course with course number 278, 378 and 478. Course number stands for its curriculum level; the higher the number, the harder the class is.

‘Awesome Project’ returns to fund campus proposals

By Daniel Morgan, Staff Writer
 
Students in the Community Education program’s Fundraising and Grant Writing course are holding another “awesome” contest where individuals or groups can apply for a $1,000 mini-grant to fund a project that will benefit the West Liberty University campus community. 

WLU offers exciting study abroad programs for summer 2018

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager

Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It provides a cultural knowledge of the world that you can’t get anywhere else, and it also expands your experience beyond the classroom. West Liberty University has been offering study abroad programs for a few years. Although they can be a bit pricey, students are encouraged to take on the adventure.

Research, performance competition accepting entries

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
If you ever wrote a research paper thinking the sole purpose of it was to get a passing grade, think again because now that research can win you money. West Liberty University recently announced a call for submissions for the RECAP (Research, Creative Activity, Performance) symposium and competition.

LSDC tutors provide free help for WLU students

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
The end of the semester is always stressful, but there is a place that can prepare you for those scary finals you are dreading. The Learning and Student Development Center (LSDC) provides WLU students with a comfortable study space, student-tutors, free printing services and snacks. Located on the first floor of Main Hall, LSDC is a hub of students who want to learn and help others master different academic skills.

International competition reaches the hilltop

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University is partaking in the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for social good, for the first time ever this fall.

Entrepreneurship offers students opportunity for growth 

By Trevor Piccone, Contributing Writer
 
Dr. Rickard Briggs is one of the hilltop’s latest hires, and he has big plans for the entrepreneurship program and students alike here at WLU.

Writing Center open for students to utilize

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
West Liberty University offers various tutoring services through the student help services in Main Hall. However, WLU is now offering students additional services in the new Writing Center.

Community University gears up for another year

By Taylor Long, Contributing Writer

West Liberty offers the Community University for many learning opportunities to people 55 and older.

Graphic Design rebranded as Visual Communication Design

By Taylor Long, Contributing Writer 

The Graphic Design major has a brand new name. Instead of Graphic Design, it will now be known as Visual Communication Design.