Archive for the ‘Spring 2014’ Category

  • Power in Numbers

    Mar 20, 14 • Sam W • Developement, Spring 2014Comments OffRead More »
    Brianne Young '03. Robert Taylor and Molly Taylor '13

    On the cover we’ve featured souvenirs that represent the 1964 Hilltopper baseball National Championship. That record-setting team was not led by one or two “superstars” but was powered by a group of hardworking individuals. Each brought unique talents to the game. Group giving may not be something you consider a team sport but it is something that has a long lasting impact on the University. Team giving can inspire new donors and launch a major gift that may not have otherwise been possible! Historically, groups that have joined together to

  • Men’s Basketball

    Mar 19, 14 • Sam W • Sports, Spring 2014Comments OffRead More »
    Dyer Scores

        The men’s basketball team found itself in a familiar place coming down the stretch of the regular season. After nine straight weeks as the nation’s No. 1-ranked team, Coach Jim Crutchfield’s Hilltoppers had already locked up the inaugural Mountain East Conference title and were looking ahead to the MEC Tournament and a shot at their fourth straight Atlantic Region crown. C.J. Hester and Shawn Dyer joined West Liberty’s 1,000-Point Club during the first semester and Preseason All-American Cedric Harris scored his 2,000th collegiate point in early February

  • Want to be a Community Educator? We’ve got a degree for that!

    Mar 18, 14 • Sam W • Academics, Spring 2014Comments OffRead More »
    Dr. Miriam Douglas advising Ramsay Core

    A degree aimed at individuals working in community education or seeking employment in non-formal education is now enrolling students at WLU. “Our Bachelor of Arts in Community Education degree is perfect for those who work with the public like camp directors, community outreach coordinators, parks and recreation leaders, grant writers, wellness specialists and so many others,” said Dr. Miriam Douglas, who is the new degree’s program director. Many employers need these types of degree-prepared employees, according to Douglas, who credits Dr. Keely Camden, dean of the College of Education, with

  • 1964- Shining Moment for the Diamond Sport

    Mar 17, 14 • Sam W • Forever Hilltopper, Sports, Spring 2014Comments OffRead More »

    It was the year that the Beatles made their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, the Vietnam War raged and color television made its way into our homes. For the Hilltoppers, it was THE year for baseball. Coach George Kovalick’s 1964 squad not only claimed the WVIAC championship, they went on to qualify for the NAIA World Series in St. Joseph, Mo. West Liberty fell into an early hole with a 16-inning loss to Wartburg, Iowa in the opening game of the double-elimination event but battled back with three straight

  • Time Traveling Toppers

    Mar 16, 14 • Sam W • Forever Hilltopper, Spring 2014Comments OffRead More »
    Forever Hilltopper Button

    As part of Homecoming this year a special ceremony will be held to seal a time capsule containing your favorite memories. “We want to encourage the preservation of Hilltopper Heritage in a fun way,” said Alumni Director Shane Stack. “Our Homecoming game versus Fairmont State will bring many alumni back to their ‘Home on the Hill’ to cheer on the Hilltoppers at the newly renovated football stadium. The completion of the stadium renovations will serve as the perfect opportunity to bring current and future alumni together to put our memories

  • Topper Spotlight

    Mar 15, 14 • Sam W • Spring 2014, Topper SpotlightComments OffRead More »

    Samantha Horacek Wilson ‘12 Bill Beatty ’66 Jane Atkins Sargent ’63 & ’13   SAMANTHA HORACEK WILSON ’12 Alumna Samantha Horacek Wilson, a native of Moundsville, W.Va., was recently hired by West Liberty University to assist with web design and graphic needs in the Department of Institutional Advancement at West Liberty University. “I am grateful for the opportunity to return to my alma mater and work in the creative field of web and graphic design,” Wilson said. She is a 2012 graduate of WLU, earning her Bachelor of Science degree

  • Early Admissions Programs in Dentistry & Medicine

    Mar 9, 14 • Sam W • Academics, Spring 2014Comments OffRead More »

       Students now have two early acceptance programs open to them in the health sciences. Students interested in the professional field of dentistry can apply for early admittance into West Virginia University’s School of Dentistry in Morgantown. Those interested in medicine will find the Pre-Osteopathic Medicine Track program offers early admission for qualified applicants into the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. The Dental Early Admission Program (DEAP) allows a student to apply as early as the end of freshman year if requirements are met. “This program is

  • Save the Date

    Mar 9, 14 • Sam W • Save the Date, Spring 2014No CommentsRead More »
    Forever Hilltopper Button

    October 11, 2014 Homecoming WLU vs Fairmont State 1pm kick-off

  • Young Attorney Lizz Kuhn ’00 Builds Her Case for Success

    Mar 8, 14 • Sam W • Special, Spring 2014Comments OffRead More »

       When Elizabeth “Lizz” Kuhn was a teenager she had no expectations of college. Her mom was in the military and her family moved often during her childhood. As a senior in high school, she was happy to have a part time job at Denny’s restaurant and enjoyed playing alto saxophone in the Moon Township, Pa. high school band. But her boss could see she was a hard worker and introduced her to Dr. Mark Williams, WLU music professor, who then interviewed her and showed her the Hilltop campus. Just

  • Winter Sports Wrapup – Wrestling

    Mar 7, 14 • Sam W • Sports, Spring 2014Comments OffRead More »

    Coach Brian Davis’s wrestling team had to fight through a number of injuries but still provided plenty of highlights as they prepared for regional action. The Hilltopper grapplers finished second in the inaugural West Virginia Open, which brought every college wrestling program in the state to the ASRC. Another bright spot was a 29-11 rout of Wheeling Jesuit in the first-ever dual match between the Ohio County rivals

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