Daily Archives: April 17, 2016

Percussion Ensemble performs with special guests

By Marissa Wetterau, Sports Editor

On Saturday, April 17th, The West Liberty University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Brian Baldauff, performed their concert ‘Plus’ One’. The was concert was titled such, as it featured special guests Dr. Neerja Mehta and Dr. Linda Cowan, in addition to student soloists. The performance was streamed live in it’s entirety which is a first for the music department.

It has been at least a year or since I’ve seen any sort of performance given by the music department, so I was excited to go. The concert, set to start at 3 p.m., started a couple minutes late but the crowd of maybe about 60, including myself, did not mind at all.

How to give back to local animal shelters

By Nicole Henry, Distribution Manager

Giving back to your local animal shelters can be as simple as spending time with the animals there. For those animal lovers, you can give back by adopting an animal or finding someone that will.  If you can’t adopt, you can give back in other ways, such as donating money and goods. You can even help advertise your local shelters and what they are about.  

According to the website Dosomething.org, only one out of 10 dogs find a permanent home.  This website also writes that, “Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.” It is impossible for one person to adopt 3.9 million dogs and 3.4 million cats, but there are ways that you can help reduce this number. This number includes the animals that have gone astray in the communities near you.