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Alumni Kelly Quigley joins financial aid staff

Alumni Kelly Quigley joins financial aid staff

Morgan Kafana, Graphic designer June 3, 2021

Students and staff in the financial aid office may have noticed a familiar face this year. Kelly Quigley returned to West Liberty University in the fall of 2020 as a financial aid counselor. “I love...

Director of Purchasing Patrick Kelly, MBA is shown at his desk on the third floor of Shaw Hall.

Patrick Kelly joins West Liberty as Director of Purchasing

Morgan Kafana, Graphic designer June 3, 2021

Patrick Kelly joined the West Liberty University business office as the director of purchasing this year. In this position, Kelly is responsible for managing contracts, vendor relationships and payments,...

Dr. Matthew Wood makes his home as a part of WLU’s special education program

Dr. Matthew Wood makes his home as a part of WLU’s special education program

Morgan Kafana, Graphic designer June 3, 2021

Students on the Hilltop might have noticed a new face in the special education department this past fall as Dr. Matthew Wood joined the special education program! Wood holds his undergraduate degree...

West Liberty alumnus Nicole Garrison returned to Hilltop and joined the biology

West Liberty alumnus Nicole Garrison returned to Hilltop and joined the biology

Morgan Kafana, Graphic designer June 3, 2021

In the fall of 2020, Dr. Nicole Garrison returned to her roots and joined West Liberty University’s biology department. Garrison chose to return to West Liberty because of her fondness of the learning...

Hayley Arceneaux

Female astronaut to be 1 of 4 on first SpaceX private flight

Emma Beatty, Writer June 3, 2021

Hayley Arceneaux is set to be one of four people manning the first private SpaceX flight (SpaceX Inspiration4) to the Earth’s orbit. While there have been humans in Earth’s orbit before, this is the...

Looking for work? The Hilltop could be just the place.

Looking for work? The Hilltop could be just the place.

Katlyn  Roberts, Writer June 3, 2021

It’s that time again for summer jobs here at the Hilltop! Summer jobs are now open for applications, and there are many different options to choose from. A lot of the options here at West Liberty pay...

The Oglebay Institute Mansion Museum.

WLU & Oglebay Partnership

Katlyn  Roberts, Writer May 22, 2021

West Liberty University and Oglebay Institute are working together to set up an electronic music workshop. This will be the first time the electronic music workshop (EMW) has ever been offered. The EMW...

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...

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...

Recent research concludes caffeinated beverages could do more harm than good

Phillip White, Contributing Writer May 7, 2021

Many people drink coffee and energy drinks in an effort to feel more alert and awake. Many individuals do not realize that caffeine is actually a drug. In fact, it is a stimulant, and it affects everyone...

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