On Jan. 30, the Pittsburgh Playful Collaborative (PPC) announced that West Liberty University was among the 8 applicants that had been awarded the $7,500 Play for Change Grant.
By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer As people begin to embrace the new year, there are most likely many thoughts running through their heads, such as resolutions that they have made or the general hope that this year will be better than the last, but others may have more frightening concerns to deal with.
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.
By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor It’s time once again to advocate as it is officially Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Throughout the month of April, many events surrounding education and awareness of sexual assault will be held on campus.
By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager As of Jan. 2, Campus Activities Coordinator Kate Billings overtook the position of Title IX Coordinator. “Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex and gender in education programs, including athletic programs or activities that receive federal funding,” Billings explained. “Under Title IX, schools must ensure that all students have equal access to education,…
By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer Here at West Liberty University, there is occasional complications on finding activities that will make students want to stay over the weekend instead of commuting back home, ultimately leaving the hilltop a ghost town for the most part. However, staff members are implementing new ideas to improve on campus involvement.
By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor Throughout the month of April, WLU partnered with various groups to host multiple events to raise awareness for sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), but the awareness does not have to stop after the month is over.
By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor Spring break is over and gone, and it’s now time to focus on the second half of the semester. Don’t stress out, though! WLU’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) has some awesome events and plans coming up in the next few months.
By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer The Topper’s Den, a new and improved student section in the ASRC, made its appearance at West Liberty in November and provides a fun way for students to come together to support and cheer on their fellow Hilltoppers.