Category Archives: Education

‘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. 

Global initiative promotes physical activity at WLU

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor
 
West Liberty University became a part of the global initiative Exercise is Medicine this January. According to 
exerciseismedicine.org, “Exercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) is a program calling upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health.”

German ties foster unique learning opportunities

By Daniel Morgan, Editor
 
West Liberty University is furthering its outreach by forging a new partnership with Julius-Maximilians University in Würzburg, Germany. 

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.

Community education aims to revitalize Ohio Valley

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
Have you ever felt that college is supposed to be something more than 50-minute lectures and online quizzes? Going to school in the Ohio Valley, it is hard not to think about ways to help the local community, and to do something that would matter here and now. One of the newest programs at West Liberty University, Community Education, might help one do just that. 

WLU enrollment increases for fall semester

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
Enrollment at West Liberty University is up as we head into fall semester. According to Vice President of Student Services/Registrar Scott Cook, as of Aug. 22, the overall enrollment was up by seven percent. However, that’s not all. 

Camden steps down, continues ‘being an advocate’

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

After eight years of service in West Liberty University’s College of Education (COE), Dr. Keely Camden will be resigning as the dean to continue her ever-aspiring journey as an advocate for education. She recently accepted a faculty chair position at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, where she will spend more time in the classroom doing what she loves. 

Senior show is a success in Nutting Gallery

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager
 
Each semester, graduating seniors at West Liberty University participate in the show in order to complete their degree in Graphic Design or Art Education. This semester, five artists are featured in the exhibit: Jenny Ball, Jessica Bethel, Alyssa Culp, Emily Jessee and Courtney Moore. The highly anticipated and successful Senior Exhibition is on display now through May 11 in the Nutting Gallery in the Fine Arts Building.

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.