Tag Archives: Community Education

Students represent WLU at Undergraduate Research Day 

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
Several West Liberty University students attended Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on Friday, Feb. 16 in Charleston, W.Va. 

‘Awesome Project’ returns to fund campus proposals

By Daniel Morgan, Staff Writer
Students in the Community Education program’s Fundraising and Grant Writing course are holding another “awesome” contest where individuals or groups can apply for a $1,000 mini-grant to fund a project that will benefit the West Liberty University campus community. 

Global initiative promotes physical activity at WLU

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor
West Liberty University became a part of the global initiative Exercise is Medicine this January. According to 
exerciseismedicine.org, “Exercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) is a program calling upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health.”

Community education aims to revitalize Ohio Valley

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
Have you ever felt that college is supposed to be something more than 50-minute lectures and online quizzes? Going to school in the Ohio Valley, it is hard not to think about ways to help the local community, and to do something that would matter here and now. One of the newest programs at West Liberty University, Community Education, might help one do just that. 

Community University gearing for fall 2016 session

By Jalyn Bolyard, Distribution Manager

Community University has been a staple at West Liberty University since 2012, and it is gearing up for the fall 2016 session.

Community University is an educational program geared towards those who are 50 years old or older. Presentations are for sheer enjoyment and not for academic credit. They also offer tours around the local area.

First group of Community Education students graduate from WLU

By Daniel Morgan, Advertising Manager

May 7th’s commencement ceremony will include the first group of graduating students from the Community Education program. The seven students are Ramsay Core, Michael Hensley, Christian Rice, Teracyn Rich, Morgan Wagner, Mary Ward, and Brady Lytton, who is doing an interdisciplinary study with focus on Community Education and Graphic Design.

Community Education officially became a major in the fall 2014 semester, though it had been in development since 2012 by Dean of the College of Education Dr. Keely Camden, Director of Community Education Dr. Miriam Roth-Douglas, and Director of the Center of Arts and Education Lou Karas. The program focuses on non-formal educational practices that are not limited to the traditional classroom setting, including emphasis on non-profit organizations, community outreach, and program and fundraising development.