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West Liberty voted safest campus in the state

West Liberty voted safest campus in the state

Annalise Murphy

November 21, 2019

              West Liberty University has been voted the #1 safest campus in WV for the year 2020 according to niche.com. President Dr. Stephen Greiner quoted, “This is great news that we are pleased to share with the community. Our campus police maintain a high level of safety and awareness and inter-agency cooperation that results in a secure environment for our employees and ...

Athletic complex, practice facility nearing completion

Athletic complex, practice facility nearing completion

Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

March 11, 2019

Each new year brings about new projects here on campus, but the two noticeable acquisitions to the hilltop are the new West Family Athletic Complex and thePhoto Credit: Macy Santicola[/caption] “The new facility is a fantastic enhancement for our student-athletes,” said Barry Christmas, WLU Women...

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 »...

Elevator repair work set to begin in May 2019

November 20, 2018

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor   West Liberty University has secured funding to repair or replace elevators across campus. The upgrades were first announced in a Hilltopper Headlines email sent out on Oct. 24. Read More »...

Plans revealed for new apartments slated for fall

October 29, 2018

By Yijing Shen, Distribution Manager West Liberty University will open two new apartments to students in the fall of 2019 across the road on Van Meter Way, West Liberty, W.Va. The new apartment concept was introduced for the first time during the WLU Board of Governors meeting on Oct. 3 in order to solve the need o...

Small Business Incubator to provide innovation tools

Small Business Incubator to provide innovation tools

September 26, 2018

By Macy Santicola, Advertising Manager   Dr. Rickard Briggs, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, has developed and will run the first business incubator at West Liberty University. Read More »...

University remains accredited; strategic planning continues

September 11, 2018

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer During the 2017-18 academic year, West Liberty University underwent a comprehensive evaluation to maintain accreditation status from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). On Aug. 8, 2018, the HLC president confirmed West Liberty’s reaffirmation of accreditation in an ema...

Shotwell Hall reopens with a new purpose, new residents

September 10, 2018

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer   For the first time since the 2015-2016 school year, Shotwell Hall will be utilized again on campus. Starting this semester, the International Office and the study abroad program will be housed on the first floor. Read More »...

New housing options available for students next year

March 15, 2018

By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer When thinking of the typical college environment, most people would immediately think of dorms as the go to for students. West Liberty University, however, continues to move past those expectations, as new housing options continue to arise as the semester moves forward.  Read More &raqu...

New WLU on-campus track in the works

New WLU on-campus track in the works

February 26, 2017

By Emily McLean, Contributing Writer The West Liberty University Foundation Board met and unanimously voted on Friday, Jan. 27 to build a new track and soccer field on West Liberty’s campus. Read More »...

WLU-TV 14 continues broadcasts, adds new taping 

February 11, 2017

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer    For over ten years, Channel 14 on Comcast Cable in the Ohio Valley has been the home of West Liberty University Television. The cable access channel reaches over 100,000 viewers in the Ohio Valley area and reaches many more on their online stream. While WLU-T...

Dr. Greiner presents facilities improvement plan

Dr. Greiner presents facilities improvement plan

October 8, 2016

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer Many students, from new and old, to potential, may have noticed the fact that Rogers Hall and Boyd Hall are both closed. While the exact reason behind their closing wasn’t made clear, one thing is very clear: nobody knows what to do with either building. Howe...

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