Category Archives: News

‘Seussical’ rhymes itself into Kelly Theater next week

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 
 
Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? Unless you’re the Grinch, you’ll love The Hilltop Players’ performance of the upbeat, whimsical musical “Seussical.” The production will come alive in Kelly Theater April 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and April 30 at 3 p.m. 

WLU remains hopeful despite looming budget cuts 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 

As the state prepares for the new fiscal year, proposing a new budget is the top priority. The House and Senate recently passed the West Virginia state budget, and it was on its way for approval by Gov. Jim Justice. In the proposed budget, cuts affected the Department of Health and Human Resources and Medicaid; however, WLU and universities across the state will also be affected with cuts from higher education.  

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.

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. 

MADfest 2017 impresses students 

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager
 
West Liberty University’s Media Arts and Design Festival (MADfest) kicked off bright and early on Friday, April 10. High school students from all over the valley came up to campus for a day filled with the arts and a chance to show off their own talents. 

West Liberty hosts 25th annual Undergrad English Symposium 

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

On Saturday, March 25, West Liberty University held the 25th Annual West Virginia Undergraduate English Symposium. The English Symposium gives students in West Virginia an opportunity to present literary scholarship. Any student from colleges across the state can submit literary scholarship. This is the second time West Liberty has hosted the English Symposium.