Category Archives: News

Trumpet Solo: Kate Billings

Compiled by Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer
Kate Billings is the Director of Student Activities and the Title IX Coordinator. Billings has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Consulting/Leadership degree from Binghamton University (N.Y.). She is originally from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Prior to joining the staff at West Liberty University, she worked in sports management and merchandising.

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.

WLU celebrates International Education Month

By Dakota Knotts, Contributing Writer
During the first few weeks of November, West Liberty University will be celebrating International Education Month. The event is hosted by SPICES, the campus international club

MBA adds healthcare management concentration

By Emily Salvatori, Editor
The Master of Business Administration added a new concentration in healthcare management. It was approved in September, and will be available for students in the fall of 2019.

Printmaking class exchanges art with Muhlenberg College

By Macy Santicola, Advertising Manager
West Liberty University students of Printmaking I, taught by Assistant Professor of Art Martyna Matusiak, participated in a portfolio exchange with students from Muhlenberg College’s Printmaking I class taught by Professor Emily Orzech

WLU, WVNCC sign guaranteed admission agreement 

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
West Liberty University and West Virginia Northern Community College signed an admission agreement on Monday, Oct. 22. With the new agreement, WVNCC students are guaranteed admission to WLU after they complete their associate degree. 

Trumpet Solo: Alexis Montes

Compiled by Mimi Albon, Contributing Writer
Alexis Montes, the Athletic Advancement Coordinator, is a West Liberty University alumna. She received her bachelor’s in education with a concentration in athletic administration, and went to Marshall University for a master’s degree in sports administration.

Explore interests, switch up routine with electives

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer
Taking 15 credit hours a semester with a blend of general studies and major-specific classes is the formula to graduate in four years’ time. 120 credit hours are required for graduation, and it is understandable for students to want to meet that criterion, get a degree and move on. But, taking extra courses in different subject areas outside of one’s major provides opportunities for exploration and enjoyment.

Counseling makes college life easier in many ways

By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer
The trials and difficulties that college students face on a daily basis, which can range anywhere from hardly noticeable to absolutely frightening, make up a long list of examples including:  financial troubles, relationship problems, and academic performance.

Enrollment up again at WLU for fall 2018 semester

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer
During the fall 2018 semester, West Liberty University has had an tremendous increase in enrollment. West Liberty University reports an enrollment increase of 3.2 percent this fall, with a total of 2,525 students.