Social Work Speaker Offers Professional Insight to Students

As part of West Liberty University’s observance of Social Work Month, professional therapist Mark Willow, St. Clairsville, Ohio, will be the speaker for a special program, planned for 3 – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 25. This event is open to the public and will take place in the Alumni Room, inside the College Union building. […]

Great Gala Will Raise Funds for College of Education & Honor Post WWII USA

The following release was written by Media Relations intern Kacie Murray, Lumberport, W.Va., a public relations major. West Liberty University’s Office of Institutional Advancement is making preparations for its fourth annual Great Gala, sponsored by the Ryan Ferns Healthplex. The dinner-dance will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12 in Glessner Auditorium, Wilson Lodge, Oglebay Resort. This year […]

Department secures broadcasting grant

Jeffrey Pfister, instructor and director of WGLZ radio, recently announced that the department of journalism and communication studies secured a $2,500 grant from the West Virginia Broadcasters Educational Foundation (WVBEF). According to Pfister, the grant helps fund the “Vocalize” project and will “assist students in their development, enhancement, and mastering of oral storytelling through technical […]

USA TODAY Charitable Foundation awards department

USA TODAY awarded the journalism and communication studies department with 30 licenses for the electronic edition to their national newspaper. The grant allows students in media and journalism classes full access to the electronic edition, which is an exact replica of their daily print edition, through computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablet devices. Students are able […]

Professor Zach Loughman Selected for 40 Under 40 Honor

Dr. Zachary Loughman, assistant professor of biology at West Liberty University, was honored in Charleston recently when he was named a member of Generation Next by West Virginia State Journal. Generation Next: 40 Under 40, is an annual award designed to publicize stories of the incredible things professionals younger than 40 are doing throughout West Virginia. […]

West Liberty Flutes Perform Well at National Music Festival

West Liberty University music students performed in the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair recently. The weekend event took place Feb. 21 – 22, 2014 in Reston, Va. “After an intense Fall ’13 term of choosing repertoire, diving in to learn it, and submitting the necessary application, the West Liberty Flutes heard (on Christmas day) about their acceptance […]

Alumni Director Shane Stack Selected for Leadership West Virginia

West Liberty University Director of Alumni Relations Shane Stack ’10 was selected as a member of Leadership West Virginia recently. Stack joins 55 other leaders from across the state who have accepted invitations to participate in the 2014 Class of Leadership West Virginia. Candidates were selected from a list of nominations that was submitted to […]

Entrepreneur Pitch Contest Will Feature Coworking Speaker

Businesswoman Liz Elam has built her career on the tenet that working one’s way up from the bottom instills tenacity, creates resilience and develops excellence. That belief, blended with an innovative spirit and a competitive yet collaborative drive, has propelled her to the forefront of the “coworking” movement. Just what is coworking? It’s a style […]

U.S. Rep. Shelley Moore Capito To Visit Gary E. West College of Business

West Liberty University welcomes Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., to campus for the Gary E. West College of Business Executive Seminar Series, Monday, March 17. The seminar begins at 2 p.m., in College Hall and is open to students and staff only. “We’re honored to have Congresswoman Capito as our executive series speaker and I […]

Faculty Member Brenda Rinkes Named Social Worker of the Year

West Liberty University faculty member Brenda Rinkes has been named the 2014 Social Worker of the Year by the Ohio School Social Work Association (OSSWA). She was honored with a special presentation at the annual OSSWA conference held this past Friday, Feb. 28, in Columbus, Ohio. “I’m pleased and surprised to receive the award. And […]