Tag Archives: History

World AIDS Day educates, raises awareness

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Assistant Editor
How much do you know about your sexual health? How often are you tested? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that about 1 in 7 people have HIV and don’t realize it as the disease could take up to three months to show up after infection. For some, it even takes up to ten years for symptoms to show up. For this reason, the CDC encourages that every person between ages 15-64 should be tested at least once. 

Nelle M. Krise Rare Book Room houses hidden treasures

By Emily Salvatori, Editor
Priceless might not be the word you think of when you picture the Elbin library, but maybe it should be. When the library was built in 1970, West Liberty gained much more than just a new building. On the top floor of the of the library tucked away, hidden in plain sight, are precious artifacts — some of which are thousands of years old.

Got electives? Here are five possibilities

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer

It’s pre-registration season, and students are claiming their spots in general studies sections and major-specific courses for the spring 2019 semester. There are a variety of classes being offered, many of which may interest students across various majors. If you need additional credit hours to keep a scholarship or are simply looking for an elective, here is a small sample of the classes you can consider.

‘Frankenstein at 200’ celebration continues in October

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
West Liberty University’s College of Liberal Arts will be hosting events all month long to celebrate 200 years of the literary classic “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.

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.

Photo Gallery: Hangzhou, China

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer

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?

WLU History Club provides incomparable opportunities

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
The West Liberty University History Club is a club focused on the past, present and future while having fun and experiencing unique, historical  opportunities along the way. 

Five summer movies to watch out for

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

Today marks the first official day of summer! Although there are plenty of summertime activities, some of the best movies are released during summer as well. We’ve already had Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Alien: Covenant and other favorites since classes ended. However, there are still more to look forward to in the next couple of months!

Trumpet Solo: Sandra Czernek

Compiled by Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

History instructor Sandra Czernek was selected to present her research for the National Council for History Education’s annual conference. The event was held in Atlanta, Ga. from March 30 to April 1. Her program was about Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation, titled “Faith Alone, Grace Alone: Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation.”

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