Q&A with President Stephen G. Greiner
Dec21

Q&A with President Stephen G. Greiner

West Liberty University Board of Governors named Dr. Stephen Greiner our 36th President a little over a year ago and assumed the daily duties of president in January 2016. Since then he’s spent countless hours talking with students, alumni, staff, faculty and supporters, as he listens to concerns and shares his vision with the Hilltop.    Dr. Greiner brought with him an outstanding record of 14 years as a college president and 27...

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Interning at WLU: Behind the Scenes
Dec21

Interning at WLU: Behind the Scenes

    West Liberty University contributed $50.2 million to the state in 2014, according to an economic impact report that drew media attention this past August. But sometimes it’s what’s behind the headlines that matter. Take for instance Wheeling’s East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) team, the Nailers.     “Our Arts and Communication students are a major part of Nailers television broadcast. Students run...

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Community Choir: Not Just for Music Majors
Dec21

Community Choir: Not Just for Music Majors

At West Liberty University, choir is not just for music majors — or even students!     “Our College Community Chorus is open to everyone who likes to sing. This spring we’ll perform one of the world’s top choral works, Mozart’s Requiem, so it’s a great year to be involved,” said Dr. Scott Glysson, assistant professor of music, now in his third year as choral director.     Attracting WLU students, area...

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Embracing New Leadership
Dec20

Embracing New Leadership

West Liberty University’s student body has seen several changes over the past year, and aside from a very active president, none have had quite the immediate impact as the newly-appointed Student Government Association executive board.      SGA members are responsible for many of the student activities and programs that happen throughout the year, with Homecoming as their top priority.   ...

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WLU: Agent of Change in Wheeling
Dec20

WLU: Agent of Change in Wheeling

    For the past several decades, the Ohio Valley, with Wheeling serving as its metro hub, has suffered population loss and economic downturn. Wheeling’s population, once in the top 20 in the United States, is now just over 27,000.       However, things are changing. A new wave of younger professionals, preservationists, artists and students are partnering with Wheeling-ites who have been trying to...

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Living the Dream
Dec20

Living the Dream

New Martinsville native Ashlea Bland-Minch, principal of Woodsdale Elementary School in Wheeling, is a proud alumna. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2004. While she was an excellent student, Minch is best-known for her acclaimed collegiate basketball career.     During Minch’s four varsity seasons from 2001-2004, the Lady Hilltoppers saw four consecutive 20-win seasons and NCAA Division II...

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