Category Archives: News

Greek life organizations await revival on campus

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor 

When it comes to opportunities to join organizations on campus, many students turn to West Liberty University’s Greek Life. With five sororities and four fraternities, there are many options if a student wishes to “Go Greek.” However, come spring 2017, there will be a new fraternity opportunity as Theta Xi Fraternity makes its way to campus. 

Volleyball’s record season comes to an end

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

If the last season for the West Liberty volleyball team was historic, then this season is “unprecedented.” 
The Lady Toppers found themselves in the record books once again; they finished with an overall record of 23-14, 11-6 in conference. It was historic when the Lady Toppers broke even in conference play last season. Now, the team’s never looked better and it seems that there’s no stopping this team on the way up.

Hilltoppers prepare for fall 2016 commencement 

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer 
West Liberty University will hold its Fall 2016 commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). 
“One hundred and thirty-eight students are expected to complete graduation requirements during the fall semester,” said vice-president of student services Scott Cook. The complete list of summer and fall 2016 graduates participating in the ceremony is on page 4 of the print edition of The Trumpet. 

New education major offers global opportunities 

By Molka BenHammouda, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University offers students a variety of opportunities and programs, and a new major was recently added to the College of Education. It is called “Teaching English and Global Education,” and it is now one of the seven majors offered within the Community Education Program. The major is offered in cooperation between the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts.

Elbin Library takes part in book festival 

By Sean Kranske, CW 
From Oct. 31 to Nov. 12, the Upper Ohio Valley Festival of Books was held with various events taking place in the Ohio County Public Library, the Wheeling Heritage Artisan Center, the Marshall County Public Library, Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Cinema, and West Virginia Northern Community College.

Administrators release fall enrollment statistics

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

West Liberty University Registrar and Vice President of Student Services Scott Cook released the fall 2016 Enrollment Report last week. The report summarizes the university’s Oct. 15 early enrollment submission to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC).

Professor Wack named 2016 ‘Healthy School Hero’

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Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education Kathleen Wack was selected as a 2016 “Healthy School Hero” by Action for Health Kids, a large, national non-profit organization. Only 12 national heroes were selected.

“We are proud of Kathleen and pleased that a national health organization recognized her hard work and effort at increasing healthy activity for children in our schools,” said Dr. Stephen Greiner, WLU president.

FAFSA renewal now available; act fast for easier processing 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 
On Oct. 1, an enormous change happened for the students who receive federal financial aid; the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was made available for all students. However, this great news has seemed to be overshadowed by other things on campus. This is a big change that deserves more attention. 

WLU officials hoping numbers mean higher enrollment 

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer

This semester, 2,317 students are enrolled at West Liberty University. While this number is slightly lower (1.5 percent) than last year’s enrollment numbers, there is still in increase in the amount of new students who began attending West Liberty this semester. 

Chi Beta Phi students shine at national conference 

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
On Oct. 1, West Liberty science students shined at the 69th National Conference of Chi Beta Phi at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, W.Va. The WLU chapter was awarded the Most Outstanding Chapter and two student presenters, Katelyn “Katie” Yauch and Taylor Rogerson, earned second and third place, respectively, for their research.