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MAD Festival returns to the hilltop for the 19th year

February 6, 2019

By Yijing Shen, Distribution Manager The West Liberty University’s annual MAD Festival will take place on WLU campus on Friday, April 12, 2019. The competition is open for submissions between Jan. 14 and March 1, 2019. Read More »...

AIGA returns to West Liberty after two-year hiatus

October 14, 2018

By Dakota Knotts, Contributing Writer   The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) returned to West Liberty University after a two years hiatus.   AIGA is a professional organization for graphic designers, media designers and other fields of visual communication that offers individuals the opportunity...

MAD Festival returns to WLU for 18th year

March 8, 2018

By Mimi Albon, Contributing Writer   You might have noticed the posters about MAD Festival around campus, especially if you are in the Fine Arts Building. MAD Festival stands for Media Arts and Design and is an event that is held once a year in the spring at West Liberty University. This year, it will...

Senior show is a success in Nutting Gallery

April 28, 2017

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager   Each semester, graduating seniors at West Liberty University participate in the show in order to complete their degree in Graphic Design or Art Education. This semester, five artists are featured in the exhibit: Jenny Ball, Jessica Bethel, Alyssa Culp, Emily Jessee and Courtney Moore. The highly anticipated and succe...

MADfest 2017 impresses students 

April 15, 2017

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager   West Liberty University’s Media Arts and Design Festival (MADfest) kicked off bright and early on Friday, April 10. High school students from all over the valley came up to campus for a day filled with the arts and a chance to show off their own talents.  ...

Excitement builds for MADfest 2017

April 5, 2017

By Daniel Morgan, Editor    The West Liberty University community is ready to welcome over 350 high school students for the 17th annual MADfest this Friday, April 7.   Competition entries were submitted up until March 11, and MADfest director and West Liberty Professor Jim Haizlett is pleased with the...

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...

MADfest returns, boasting popularity in numbers 

MADfest returns, boasting popularity in numbers 

February 27, 2017

By Daniel Morgan, Editor   The ever-popular West Virginia Media Arts and Design Festival (MADfest) is approaching its 17th year at West Liberty University with much anticipation for April 7, 2017. The maximum 325 high school student spots filled up in less than a week of pre-registration, and acco...

Adam Basanta Brings Sound and Sculpture to Nutting Gallery

April 7, 2016

By Ian Beabout, Online EditorWednesday, March 30th saw the opening of one of the most intriguing exhibits to be presented in West Liberty’s Nutting Gallery. The gallery is typically host to incredible works of visual art, including professional shows, faculty shows, and my personal favorite, student...

Hilltopper Happenings!

September 15, 2015

By Gabriella Pozell, Staff WriterThere’s no excuse to ever be bored at WLU! Here are some exciting things happening on the Hilltop over the next couple weeks ... Read More »...

A Look into the 15th Annual MADfest

April 8, 2015

By Ian BeaboutFriday, April 10th, 2015 marked the 15th annual Media Arts and Design festival (MADfest), which was held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will took place on campus and involved 26 workshop sessions, presentations from professionals in the field of media design, and a student awards ceremony held in College Hall.The award...

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