Monthly Archives: November 2016

Social work student receives award for community service

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

Senior social work student Tara Loy was awarded a plaque for her work with the Wheeling SleepOut on Nov. 21 during her field practicum preparation class.

Part of her grade was volunteering 30 hours with an organization of her choice, and Loy chose Youth Services System, Inc. (YSS), which operates out of Wheeling and hosts the Wheeling SleepOut.

Phi Beta Lambda finds continued success in numbers

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

West Liberty University’s chapter of the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) business fraternity is steadily increasing its impact on the state and national level. As a facet of the Gary E. West College of Business, WLU is in the national “Big Ten” chapters with 31 members and counting.

Hilltop Players bring Scrooge to the Kelly Theatre in Dickens’ classic 

By Ian Beabout, Staff Writer 
The Hilltop Players have had an extremely unorthodox season. Starting with the epic “Ramayana – Past in Present” in the semester’s formative days and moving effortlessly into a chilling retelling of classic Poe lore, the Players have set the bar incredibly high for what’s to come. 
As luck would have it, the “Ghost of Theater Future” so happened to visit in a dream recently, and it is on good authority that the next performance to grace the hallowed halls of Kelly Theatre is the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol.”

New education major offers global opportunities 

By Molka BenHammouda, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University offers students a variety of opportunities and programs, and a new major was recently added to the College of Education. It is called “Teaching English and Global Education,” and it is now one of the seven majors offered within the Community Education Program. The major is offered in cooperation between the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts.

Student body pays it forward this holiday season 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
As the holiday season edges closer, the act of giving begins to fill the minds of many people. Frequently known as “paying it forward,” various groups and organizations from around the globe partake in fundraisers and drives that help the greater good. As of recently, many clubs and organizations on West Liberty University’s campus have been taking part in these festivities. 

Elbin Library takes part in book festival 

By Sean Kranske, CW 
From Oct. 31 to Nov. 12, the Upper Ohio Valley Festival of Books was held with various events taking place in the Ohio County Public Library, the Wheeling Heritage Artisan Center, the Marshall County Public Library, Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Cinema, and West Virginia Northern Community College.

Administrators release fall enrollment statistics

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

West Liberty University Registrar and Vice President of Student Services Scott Cook released the fall 2016 Enrollment Report last week. The report summarizes the university’s Oct. 15 early enrollment submission to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (WVHEPC).

Professor Wack named 2016 ‘Healthy School Hero’

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Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education Kathleen Wack was selected as a 2016 “Healthy School Hero” by Action for Health Kids, a large, national non-profit organization. Only 12 national heroes were selected.

“We are proud of Kathleen and pleased that a national health organization recognized her hard work and effort at increasing healthy activity for children in our schools,” said Dr. Stephen Greiner, WLU president.

FAFSA renewal now available; act fast for easier processing 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 
On Oct. 1, an enormous change happened for the students who receive federal financial aid; the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was made available for all students. However, this great news has seemed to be overshadowed by other things on campus. This is a big change that deserves more attention. 

Stop rushing: Don’t skip over Thanksgiving

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 
Everybody is singing Christmas tunes and getting festive, but I have a slight problem with that. Everyone needs to relax and take a step back. There’s an important holiday before we get to Christmas. I’m not sure if everybody has forgotten, but that holiday is Thanksgiving. 
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