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Grad programs in Dental Hygiene, Psychology announced

By Emily Salvatori, Editor
Two new master’s programs will be available at West Liberty University. A Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene are now taking applications for fall of 2019. The two programs have been approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). With the addition of these two programs, West Liberty University now has eight master degree programs.

Writing Center reopens for the fall semester

By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer
West Liberty University’s E. Kent & Barbara Culler Robinson Writing Center is once again open to aid students this semester.

Joe Rodella takes over as West Lib’s IT director

By Tyler Huggins, Contributing Writer
Joe Rodella was selected as the new director of Information Technology at West Liberty University back in April. He brings 25 years of experience in the fields of entrepreneurship and technology business to the IT Department.

Sodexo introduces new dining options this fall

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
West Liberty University’s food service, Sodexo, went through a number of changes this summer, bringing new dining options to students. The biggest change came in a form of a new restaurant, American Grill and Wingery WOW Cafe, that replaced The Grille located in the College Union. This surprising addition offers a variety of burgers, wings and sandwiches and serves nearly 1,000 people a day, according to Sodexo general manager Doug Orr.

Trumpet Solo: Dr. Jeremy Larance

Compiled by Macy Santicola, Advertising Manager

Dr. Jeremy Larance is an English professor and has been with West Liberty since 2005. This year, Larance was named Assistant Provost for Innovation and Strategic Planning, and has already begun his duties under the new title.

University remains accredited; strategic planning continues

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer

During the 2017-18 academic year, West Liberty University underwent a comprehensive evaluation to maintain accreditation status from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). On Aug. 8, 2018, the HLC president confirmed West Liberty’s reaffirmation of accreditation in an email to university president Dr. Stephen Greiner.

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.

New sheriff substation on campus boosts safety

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Assistant Editor

After a year-long trial period, to increase safety for the town of West Liberty as well as West Liberty University’s campus, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department has entered a unique partnership with West Liberty University: a new sheriff substation. This allows officers to have better resources to work both on and off campus.

Topperfest 2018 welcomes students back to campus

By Emily Salvatori, Editor 

As the beginning of the new school year draws closer, it is time to start getting ready to return to campus. Classes start at 8 a.m. on Aug. 27, but there is much more going on activity wise for students to keep in mind.

Take a study break with these upcoming video games this fall

By Macy Santicola, Advertising Manager

As the “Back to School” products line the shelves of nearly every store, we’re reminded that classes are right around the corner. With classes come assignments, studying and exams. If you’re looking ahead for a well-needed distraction, 2018 holds a promising lineup of video games releasing across multiple platforms.