Tag Archives: Kate Billings

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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.

Kate Billings adds Title IX Coordinator to her resume

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, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.”

Staff and students combating ‘suitcase campus’

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.

Campus community recognizes ‘SAAM’ with several events

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.

CAB planning; upcoming campus-wide events

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. 

Topper’s Den cheers on student athletes

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.

West Lib Closet brings repurposing opportunity for students

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

A recent sales opportunity has opened up at West Liberty University that many students jumped on. Sophomore Zahir Hicks has created West Lib Closet, an event he hopes will become an annual one.

The purpose of the West Lib Closet is to allow students to sell gently used items, such as clothes, that they do not need anymore, or even hand crafted items such as jewelry or needlepoint work. The event will be held tomorrow Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Union Ballroom.

Spring semester brings new and returning activities to campus

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

As winter break comes to an end, not all students may be excited to head back to classes. Yet some of the greatest aspects of West Liberty University are all of the events and activities offered to students.

Campus Activities Coordinator Kate Billings gives the lowdown on what students can expect during the spring semester.

Haunted Halls returns to campus

By Jessica Broverman, Contributing Writer

For the last four years, spooky events have been a tradition on West Liberty’s campus. This year, the Haunted Halls experience will be located in Rogers Hall and will take place on every floor of the building.

This year’s Haunted Halls experience will be held on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 from 7-10 p.m. 

Intramurals are in full swing

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager

Last year, Housing and Student Life took control of Intramural Sports along with fitness classes and open gym hours. Each month, there is a weekly event planned along with one or two stand-alone event nights. This October, Housing and Student Life will be holding flag football at The West Family Stadium on Mondays and Wednesdays, and a pool tournament on Oct. 6.