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Natural Sciences experience Costa Rican conservation

Natural Sciences experience Costa Rican conservation

April 22, 2020

Over spring break, several students from the natural sciences department at West Liberty travelled to Costa Rica as part of a conservation program. The project, headed by Dr. Zachary Loughman, gave the students a practical, hands-on, educational experience that is difficult to achieve anywhere else in th...

Elbin Library staff prepare for database changes

Elbin Library staff prepare for database changes

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February 17, 2020

Katy Zane, West Liberty’s librarian and head of Learning Resources, announced that the library database will be undergoing trials to introduce a variety of new databases for students, but some sources may no longer be accessible once the trials conclude. Any information from the database must be saved...

AEP donates $25,000 to benefit STEM education

December 2, 2018

Story Provided by Media Relations   On Nov. 14, West Liberty University Foundation received a gift of $25,000 from American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation that will strengthen STEM education for its students.  Read More »...

Horzempa named repeat W.Va. Prof. of the Year finalist

Horzempa named repeat W.Va. Prof. of the Year finalist

February 13, 2018

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer West Liberty University Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Joseph Horzempa has been chosen as one of five finalists for the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia’s Professor of the Year award two years in a row, as announced on Jan. 17, 2018.  Read More ...

Nursing students recognized with white coat ceremony

October 17, 2017

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager   On Sept. 21, West Liberty’s nursing program held the annual white coat ceremony marking the third-year and BA-BS to BSN students’ transition into the professional field.    This year, 25 junior nursing students donned their white coats as well as 10 stud...

WLU Honors Convocation acknowledges student achievement

WLU Honors Convocation acknowledges student achievement

May 5, 2017

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer Yesterday evening, on behalf of West Liberty University, faculty and department heads gathered in Kelly Theater in the Fine Arts Building to hold the annual Honors Convocation to recognize students who have shown outstanding academic achievement. The evening began with ope...

Students represent at Undergraduate Research Day

Students represent at Undergraduate Research Day

March 12, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor    Several students from West Liberty University had the chance to attend Undergraduate Research Day at the West Virginia State Capitol Rotunda on Feb. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. From psychology and media design to science, many aspects of WLU were represented at the Capito...

WLU Foundation receives third-largest estate gift

WLU Foundation receives third-largest estate gift

February 23, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor The West Liberty Foundation has accepted an estate gift of over $800,000 from former professor Dr. Lawerence H. Talley’s estate.  The estate gift will fund four-year, full-ride scholarships for incoming College of Sciences freshmen students majoring in either ...

Science majors will benefit from new lab equipment upgrades

Science majors will benefit from new lab equipment upgrades

February 5, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor In December, WLU received a $19,300 grant to purchase devices that will greatly benefit the Anatomy and Physiology labs. Assistant professor of biology Dr. Natalia Omelchenko worked hard and applied for WVEPSCoR’s (West Virginia Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive...

Chi Beta Phi students shine at national conference 

November 15, 2016

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor   On Oct. 1, West Liberty science students shined at the 69th National Conference of Chi Beta Phi at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, W.Va. The WLU chapter was awarded the Most Outstanding Chapter and two student presenters, Katelyn “Katie” Yauch and Taylor Rogerson...

Loughman and students finish Texas crayfish research

April 12, 2016

By Hannah Mason, Assistant EditorIn March, Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Zachary Loughman and his team of four West Liberty University students concluded an almost two-year-long crayfish biology project that took them all the way to east Texas. Not only did they get to travel much farther than t...

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