Category Archives: News

WLU Foundation receives third-largest estate gift

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

The West Liberty Foundation has accepted an estate gift of over $800,000 from former professor Dr. Lawerence H. Talley’s estate. 

The estate gift will fund four-year, full-ride scholarships for incoming College of Sciences freshmen students majoring in either chemistry or biology. 

Final round of West Lib Idol ends with cheers

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer

Emilie Wesney was named the winner of the 2017 West Lib Idol tonight Wednesday, Feb. 22. The final round of the competition took place at 7 p.m. in the College Union Ballroom.

WLU utilizes new lost and found website

By Molka BenHammouda, Contributing Writer

The almost weekly e-mails students used to receive about some random found or lost object have decreased. Instead of focusing solely on emails, campus police have started working with a much easier and more efficient new system. Starting this semester, WLU is using a new online lost and found system.

Foundation offers many scholarships unknown to students 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
   
The cost of a college education is nothing to take lightly. With the cost of tuition, room and board, meal plans, and books and supplies, the price of a four-year education can be quite costly; however, it does not always have to be. 

Trumpet Solo: Bryce Kesling 

By Megan Jones Advertising Manager 

Campus involvement in SGA rises with N.Y. trip underway

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty University Student Government Association (SGA) is taking a new approach at event planning. Now, even students who do not have a chance to attend senate meetings can voice their opinions. SGA connected with the student body via Twitter to plan two big events for the spring: Spring Fling and a bus trip to New York City. 

Admissions office awaits student ambassador applications 

By Trevor Piccone, Contributing Writer
 
West Liberty University is very trusting in its students’ abilities. In fact, it trusts the students so much that they are used as a primary way to reach out to visiting families and schools. 
 
These students, known as student ambassadors, are representatives responsible for touring here at West Liberty, and they are what make the university stand apart from other schools. They are the faces of the campus that are able to reach out to prospective students on a personal level as they speak of their own experiences and display their knowledge of the school.

Toppers sweep regular season series against Wesleyan Bobcats

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

Tonight, on a chilly Thursday night two days after Valentine’s Day, the WLU men’s basketball team hosted the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats in their first MEC matchup of the week. Earlier in the season, the Toppers prevailed with a victory over the Bobcats in Buckhannon, W.Va., with a 97-76 victory. In their first home game after hitting the road for the last two games, the Toppers were trying to complete the season sweep against Wesleyan.

Photo Gallery: Nutting Gallery Ed Bisese and Ryder Henry exhibit

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager

The Nutting Gallery in the College of Arts and Communication opened a new exhibition yesterday evening. Ed Bisese and Ryder Henry are the talented artists featured in the exhibit. Bisese is known for his paintings and sculptures. Meanwhile, Henry focuses on customizable building sculptures from cardboard and murals.

‘Hope and Gravity’ coming soon to Kelly Theatre

By Greg Calinger, Contributing Writer and Daniel Morgan, Editor

Many theater-fans of West Liberty University are excited for the upcoming play “Hope and Gravity” to hit Kelly Theatre as the Hilltop Players’ first show of the season.