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WLU’s Jerry Duncan named WVATA Athletic Trainer of the Year

WLU’s Jerry Duncan named WVATA Athletic Trainer of the Year

Katlyn  Roberts, Writer May 7, 2021

WLU has another great accomplishment as Jerry Duncan has been named WVATA Athletic Trainer of The Year. Duncan is WLU Athletic Healthcare Administer and also Head Athletic Trainer. He has been chosen for...

New concentrations coming for the communications department in fall 2021

New concentrations coming for the communications department in fall 2021

Annalise Murphy, Editor-in-chief May 7, 2021

WLU’s College of Arts and Communication is offering three new concentrations for students wanting a bachelor’s degree in media communications which begins fall 2021. The three new concentrations are...

Footage from The Trumpet documentary.  
Branson Sawinski, creative director (top row), Chana Diehl-Baker, 2000 graduate and Ronald Reynolds, 1994 graduate (second row), Jalyn  Bolyard, 2018 graduate; Gabrielle Blanchard, 2020 graduate; and Yijing Shen, 2019 graduate (third row); Maureen Golick, 2005 graduate and Dr. David Hanna, 1993 graduate.

Senior project includes documentary in honor of The Trumpet’s 100th year anniversary

Lizzy Griffith, Editor May 7, 2021

West Liberty University’s newspaper, The Trumpet, recently celebrated its 100th year of publication. In honor of this milestone, Branson Sawinski is creating a documentary for his senior project. Sawinski...

WLU’s Chief Information Officer, Joe Rodella, featured in Trade Magazine

WLU’s Chief Information Officer, Joe Rodella, featured in Trade Magazine

Haley Blakemore, Editor May 7, 2021

Joe Rodella talks about on-demand classes in a Trade Magazine. Joe Rodella, Chief Information Officer/Chief Operations Officer, gets a feature in Toggle written by Jason Pafundi. Toggle is a quarterly...

West Liberty alumni Andy Grindle writes about his first two years as a middle school music teacher in his new book which will be available for purchase on May 1, 2021.

Alumnus Andy Grindle writes about his teaching experience in his new book, Letters to a Future Teacher

Morgan Kafana, Graphic designer May 7, 2021

College students often wonder how their degree will prepare them for their future jobs. Alumnus Andy Grindle decided that in the summer of 2020 he wanted to write about his experiences as a public-school...

Athlete of the Week: Alex Easthom

The Hilltop’s Athlete of the Week

Anna Johnston, Sports editor May 7, 2021

The Hilltop’s Athlete of the Week Alex Easthom Men’s Golf Year: Junior Hometown: Ravenswood, West Virginia About Easthom: Easthom was named MEC PLayer of the year and earned MEC First...

Men’s Golf earns regional bid after impressive performance at MEC championship

Men’s Golf earns regional bid after impressive performance at MEC championship

Mark Donnelly, Writer May 7, 2021

West Liberty University men’s golf team earned second place and a host of individual honors at the Mountain East Conference Championship last weekend at Avalon Lakes Golf Course in Warren, Ohio. Although...

Womens Tennis

Women’s tennis secure spot in playoffs; Men’s tennis qualify despite tough loss

Mark Donnelly, Writer May 7, 2021

Women’s Tennis Secure Playoff Spot West Liberty’s women’s tennis team booked their place in the MEC Championships last weekend with a 7-0 win over rivals West Virginia Wesleyan College. This win...

Hilltopper softball continues to impress against Wheeling and Fairmont State

Hilltopper softball continues to impress against Wheeling and Fairmont State

Maxwell Fiedorczyk, Sports Writer May 7, 2021

The month of April has simply been extraordinary for the West Liberty University softball team, and their series against Wheeling University and Fairmont State University were absolutely not an exception....

WLU Baseball currently holds a 15-14 record

WLU Baseball currently holds a 15-14 record

Maxwell Fiedorczyk, Sports Writer May 7, 2021

It has been a middle of the road season so far for the West Liberty University baseball team. They currently hold a 15-14 record, just one game above the .500 mark. Although they have been quite stagnant...

Dr. Angela Rehbein comments on WLU’s first-ever virtual Hughes Lecture Series

Dr. Angela Rehbein comments on WLU’s first-ever virtual Hughes Lecture Series

Haley Blakemore, Editor May 7, 2021

In celebration of National Poetry month, Scott Hanna hosted the first virtual 2021 Hughes Lecture on Wednesday, April 21. Many long poems were spoken by W.Va. poet Laureate Marc Harshman, Ohio poet Laureate...

Learning and Student Development Center offers a guide for graduates

Learning and Student Development Center offers a guide for graduates

Creed Kidney, Online Editor May 7, 2021

On April 20, 2021, West Liberty University’s Learning & Student Development Center posted to their Twitter account (@WLU_LSDC) a resource from Inceptia, a website for students and schools alike aiming...

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