Monthly Archives: March 2018

Mixed media exhibit opens in Nutting Gallery 

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
On March 21, a new exhibit opened in the Nutting Gallery here at WLU. The exhibit is called “Lucent Findings” and features work from Michael Mikula and Judith Brandon. Mikula had unique glass sculptures on display while Brandon had pieces on paper that included mediums such as pastels, charcoal, and colored pencils. 

Scholarship winner creates pop-up exhibition

By Emily Salvatori, Editor
 
On March 27, the pop-up exhibition, “FTM POV: Exploration of a Transgender Perspective,” by Lucas Shaver opened in Room 100 of the Media Arts Center. Shaver is the first recipient of the Robert Villamagna Jr. Memorial Scholarship

WLU softball prepares for busy Easter weekend

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer
 
The Hilltopper softball team will have plenty of game time on the field as they will be taking on Shepherd University and Fairmont State University this upcoming weekend. The softball team’s record currently stands at nine wins and nine losses as of March 26. They are hoping to boost their win count with the consecutive games being played this weekend. 

WLU students lend a helping hand with flood relief

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

During the end of February, several student organizations from different aspects of WLU helped with flood relief efforts around the town of West Liberty.

Resources on campus help students prepare for future

By Emily Salvatori, Editor

We’ve officially made it past midterm, and whether you think the semester is dragging or flying by, it is time to start preparing for not only the end of this semester, but for the future, too.  West Liberty University offers many resources to help you finish the semester strong, get ready for next semester and prepare for life after graduation.

Greco named director of percussion, world music

By Emily Salvatori, Editor
 
Mitchell Greco arrived at West Liberty University in the fall, bringing with him knowledge of world music. Originally from Rochester, N.Y., Greco did his schooling in Buffalo, N.Y., Cleveland, Ohio and Western, N.C. before coming to West Virginia five years ago.  
 
Recently, he was named director of percussion and world music at WLU, and soon he will direct the drum line when the marching band returns this fall.

WLU-TV14 airs new weekly cooking competition

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
You might like cooking, but do you like it enough to compete on live television? WLU broadcasting students started a new competition for those who like cooking. The show, College Cooking  Challenge, is a Channel 14 spring special that airs at 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday. It aired its first episode produced by junior broadcasting major, Chad Richards, on March 7. 

Men’s basketball season ends at NCAA tournament

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
After the surprise announcement at the end of last season that the legendary head coach Jim Crutchfield would not be returning to West Liberty for the 2017-18 season and that his assistant and former player Ben Howlett was set to take over, people had doubts about the program. Could West Liberty still be the basketball powerhouse it had been without the guidance of Crutchfield? 

Campus initiatives reward, educate involved students

By Ana Berbel, Assistant Editor
 
This spring semester has brought new beginnings to West Liberty University with a wide variety of campus initiatives that encourage students to be healthy, sustainable and to get more involved with the campus community. Whether students take up these new opportunities or not, the fact that they are being offered is something that the university should be congratulated on.

N.Y. Times bestselling author speaks tonight

By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer
 
Today, March 22, West Liberty University’s Hughes Lecture Series will proudly welcome its newest guest:  New York Times bestselling author, Jeannette Walls.  Throughout the lecture, Walls will discuss the many messages and teachings that came out of her own personal life story, chronicled in the bestselling 2005 memoir, “The Glass Castle.”