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President Evans with Wheeling City Councilwoman Rosemnary Ketchum

President Evans continues to make his home in the Ohio Valley

Creed Kidney, Online Editor June 3, 2021

In the fall semester of 2020, WLU welcomed its 37th president to the Hilltop – Dr. W. Franklin Evans. Entering the role during the midst of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, Evans newfound duties and...

$12.4M to be invested into the West Virginia substance abuse and mental health services

$12.4M to be invested into the West Virginia substance abuse and mental health services

Lizzy Griffith, Editor June 3, 2021

According to an article by the Wheeling Intelligencer, West Virginia received two federal grants equaling 12.4 million dollars to be invested in the state’s substance abuse and mental health programs...

West Virginia Nursing Scholarship open for students in the 2021-2022 academic year

West Virginia Nursing Scholarship open for students in the 2021-2022 academic year

Lizzy Griffith, Editor May 24, 2021

On April 15, the West Virginia Nursing Scholarship applications opened for students for the 2021-2022 academic year. The scholarship is open for any WLU student in the nursing program that is currently...

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...

West Liberty celebrated Constitution Day with a debate between faculty members

West Liberty celebrated Constitution Day with a debate between faculty members

Anna Johnston, Sports editor May 7, 2021

On April 21, West Liberty University celebrated Constitution Day. Political Science Professor, Dr. Brian Fitzpatrick, moderated a debate between faculty members about a proposed resolution to the restriction...

Boston, MA protest following Floyd's death

Ex-Officer Derek Chauvin found guilty in George Floyd case

Emma Beatty, Writer May 3, 2021

On April 20, 2021, Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all accounts for his role in causing the death of George Floyd. The charges include second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree...

MADFEST 2021 concludes with virtual ceremony announcing winners

MADFEST 2021 concludes with virtual ceremony announcing winners

Annalise Murphy, Editor-in-chief May 1, 2021

WLU’s annual Media Art and Design Festival and Competition (MADFest) concluded last Friday, April 23, 2021 with a virtual awards ceremony video announcing all the winners for each category. President...

Up To Us pledge example

West Liberty takes part in Up to Us

Emma Beatty, Writer April 27, 2021

Up to Us is the only nationwide, campus-based campaign that is focused on the engagement and empowerment of students to build a sustainable economic and fiscal future. According to the Net Impact Chapter...

3rd Annual RECAP Awards Ceremony held via Zoom.

WLU announces RECAP winners for the 2021 competition during a virtual ceremony

Annalise Murphy, Editor-in-chief April 24, 2021

WLU announced the winners and runner ups for the third annual Research, Creative, Activity, and Performance (RECAP) symposium and competition via Topper Station on April 14, 2021. President Evans provided...

Erikka Storch: Where she is and how she made it there

Erikka Storch: Where she is and how she made it there

Haley Blakemore, Editor April 24, 2021

Errika Storch, President of the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce and member of the West Virginia Legislature representing District 3, talked about how she made it to where she is now and how business...

Physician Assistant program presents first-year students with white coats

Physician Assistant program presents first-year students with white coats

Anna Johnston, Sports editor April 24, 2021

West Liberty University’s first-year physician assistant (PA) program students were presented with their white coats in a socially distanced ceremony last Friday. The ceremony had been delayed until...

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