Story Provided by Media Relations On Nov. 14, West Liberty University Foundation received a gift of $25,000 from American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation that will strengthen STEM education for its students.
By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer West Liberty University Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Joseph Horzempa has been chosen as one of five finalists for the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia’s Professor of the Year award two years in a row, as announced on Jan. 17, 2018.
By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager On Sept. 21, West Liberty’s nursing program held the annual white coat ceremony marking the third-year and BA-BS to BSN students’ transition into the professional field. This year, 25 junior nursing students donned their white coats as well as 10 students in the initial BA-BS to BSN program.
By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer Yesterday evening, on behalf of West Liberty University, faculty and department heads gathered in Kelly Theater in the Fine Arts Building to hold the annual Honors Convocation to recognize students who have shown outstanding academic achievement. The evening began with opening remarks from Vice President of Student Services Scott Cook and WLU President Dr. Stephen…
By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor Several students from West Liberty University had the chance to attend Undergraduate Research Day at the West Virginia State Capitol Rotunda on Feb. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. From psychology and media design to science, many aspects of WLU were represented at the Capitol.
By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor The West Liberty Foundation has accepted an estate gift of over $800,000 from former professor Dr. Lawerence H. Talley’s estate. The estate gift will fund four-year, full-ride scholarships for incoming College of Sciences freshmen students majoring in either chemistry or biology.
By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor In December, WLU received a $19,300 grant to purchase devices that will greatly benefit the Anatomy and Physiology labs. Assistant professor of biology Dr. Natalia Omelchenko worked hard and applied for WVEPSCoR’s (West Virginia Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant, which is sponsored through the National Science Foundation, in October.
By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor On Oct. 1, West Liberty science students shined at the 69th National Conference of Chi Beta Phi at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, W.Va. The WLU chapter was awarded the Most Outstanding Chapter and two student presenters, Katelyn “Katie” Yauch and Taylor Rogerson, earned second and third place, respectively, for their research.
By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor On Saturday, April 9, three West Liberty biology students earned awards for their oral presentations at this year’s West Virginia Academy of Science (WVAS) Meeting at Marshall University. Junior Austin Cusick won first place overall for undergraduate oral presentations, and Luke Sadecky and Devin Sindeldecker received honorable mentions for their oral presentations. Cusick is a…