Category Archives: Maintenance

Elevator repair work set to begin in May 2019

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
West Liberty University has secured funding to repair or replace elevators across campus. The upgrades were first announced in a Hilltopper Headlines email sent out on Oct. 24.

Shotwell Hall reopens with a new purpose, new residents

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer
 
For the first time since the 2015-2016 school year, Shotwell Hall will be utilized again on campus. Starting this semester, the International Office and the study abroad program will be housed on the first floor.

Myers maintains campus for many years

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer

Walking around campus, you see buildings named after Shaw, Krise, Campbell and several other important West Liberty benefactors. Every building has a unique story. One building can be generally overlooked. Located behind the ASRC, the Myers Maintenance Building is filled with history. Just who was Myers and why did we name a building after him?

West Liberty seeks to uphold ADA guidelines

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
In recent years, West Liberty University has made ADA accommodations a priority when designing or renovating facilities on campus. 

Campus looks forward to future construction projects

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
Over the past year, West Liberty University has finished multiple projects that improved campus. Last semester, students saw the renovation and reopening of Boyd and Rogers Hall, as well as the construction of a new firepit on the quad. This semester, West Liberty has begun constructing a new soccer and track facility and has already begun making plans for summer projects.

Boyd Hall renovations nearing completion

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

Nearly three years ago, West Liberty University and the Office of Housing and Residence Life decided to close a popular student dormitory, Boyd Hall. This summer, however, the Maintenance Department has been vigorously working to renovate the vacant dorm, as it will be reopening in the fall. Those renovations will soon be finished.

New WLU on-campus track in the works

By Emily McLean, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty University Foundation Board met and unanimously voted on Friday, Jan. 27 to build a new track and soccer field on West Liberty’s campus.

Alumni Park to be replaced by new project in breezeway

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

Those mysterious-looking black granite pyramids located just outside of Main Hall on the Hoge Quadrangle will soon be a memory. This summer, demolition will take place, and the pyramids will be removed, making way for a new project in its place. Some people have jokingly referred to the pyramids as “tombs,” according to Executive Director of Alumni and Community Relations Ron Witt.

Dorm buildings participate in recycling competition

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer

Since the spring semester of 2015, West Liberty University has gone to great lengths to encourage recycling. Blue bins can be found in every building scattered throughout hallways and classrooms. This semester, WLU is taking this a step further by introducing a new program that involves placing recycling bins in each student dorm room as well.

Dr. Greiner presents facilities improvement plan

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
Many students, from new and old, to potential, may have noticed the fact that Rogers Hall and Boyd Hall are both closed. While the exact reason behind their closing wasn’t made clear, one thing is very clear: nobody knows what to do with either building. However, that was the focus of a recent Student Government Association meeting, along with many other items of improvement as President Stephen Greiner presented the Master Facilities Improvement Plan to the student body for comment.

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