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WLU students showcase work in research symposium

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

The first ever WLU RECAP (Research, Creative Activity and Performance) student research symposium took place last Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

WLU celebrates 200 years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

Once a risky story of a young scientist and his monster, Frankenstein celebrates its 200th birthday as a literary legend. It seems time only helped Mary Shelley’s masterpiece.

For such a meaningful anniversary for the literary community, WLU organized an interdisciplinary symposium on Frankenstein which will take place from from 10 a.m. – noon, Tuesday, April 3 in the ASRC Boyle Room. The symposium will feature lectures from associate professor of biology Matthew Zdilla, assistant professor of philosophy Aaron Harper and associate professor of English Angela Rehbein.

Mark your calendars for the symposium and read on to find out little-known facts about Frankenstein.   

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 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. 

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.”

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. 

Trumpet Solo: Dr. Meleesa Wohleber

Compiled by Corey Riner, Contributing Writer
 
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training Dr. Meleesa Wohleber recently shared her study on physical characteristics in Special Operations Forces in Melbourne, Australia at the 4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance.