Business Focus New Edition Now Available

The second edition of the Gary E. West College of Business’ news magazine, Business Focus, is now available.

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Faculty/Staff Prepare for New Academic Year

The faculty and staff of the Gary E. West College of Business are looking ahead to a new semester with an eye toward enrollment growth, quality assessment, and program development.  Interim Dean Jean Bailey kicked off the first week with an Assessment Workshop on August 20, followed by the opening WCOB Faculty Meeting August 22.  […]

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WCOB Marketing Professor Provides Cuban Expertise to 60 Minutes, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Gary E. West College of Business Associate Professor of Marketing Joseph Scarpaci continues to be sought out as an expert on Cuba’s progress toward economic freedom and the growth of entrepreneurship in the island nation. Last week, Scarpaci gave two background interviews to the CBS News program 60 Minutes for a story on the changing […]

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Center for Entrepreneurship Announces 2013 Pitch Contest Winners

The second annual Entrepreneurs Pitch Contest was held September 26 at the WLU Center for Entrepreneurship’s  downtown Wheeling business incubator, Intellectual Capitol, located in the First State Capitol Building.  Entrepreneurs Vishesh Maskey and Tyler Jones tied for the top prize, each taking home $2,500 in funding for their new venture.   This year’s Pitch Contest was […]

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Center for Entrepreneurship Announces Activities

The Center for Entrepreneurship has announced a list of upcoming projects and events for Fall, 2013. In partnership with the WLU Foundation, the Center for Entrepreneurship has acquired space for a business incubator. The space is located in the First State Capitol Building in downtown Wheeling and will be called “Intellectual Capitol.”  The new space […]

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WCOB Tourism and Event Management Student to Serve on 2014 Italian Festival Board

Summersville native Elizabeth Hughes had never heard of the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival before becoming a student at West Liberty University, but now she’s one of the festival’s biggest fans — and the newest member of the 2014 board of directors. The senior tourism and event management major served as coordinator intern for […]

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WCOB Volunteer Effort Keeps Highway Clean

A stretch of highway leading to the WLU campus from points east is litter-free, thanks to the efforts of WCOB students and Professor Joseph Scarpaci.  Two cleanup days have been held since the West College of Business adopted the section of Pennsylvania Route 50. The most recent effort, on Wednesday May 1, was conducted by […]

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Fifteen Students Honored at Ninth Annual WCOB Honors Banquet

The Gary E. West College of Business held its ninth annual Honors Banquet April 30, 2013, celebrating the accomplishments of fifteen top students from various disciplines.  The event, held at the West Event Hall at Stratford Springs in Wheeling, welcomed students and their guests to a reception, dinner, and awards ceremony.  Awards were presented by […]

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Bonassi to Attend Entrepreneur’s Growth Conference

WCOB Consultant and Adjunct Professor John Bonassi is scheduled to attend the 15th Annual Entrepreneur’s Growth Conference on May 10, 2013 at Duquesne University in conjunction with their Small Business Development Center. The Small Business Development Center provides, at no cost, confidential consulting services and training workshops for small business and those thinking of starting […]

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NYTimes.com Article on Cuban Real Estate Quotes WCOB Professor

Gary E. West College of Business Professor Joseph L. Scarpaci was quoted in a recent Associated Press article featured on NYTimes.com.  The article, published April 30, 2013, discusses the unusual real estate market that has emerged since Cuban President Raul Castro legalized the sale of private homes on the island.  According to the article, while […]

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