After a slow start, Iron Man 3 turned out to be a really solid action movie. The great action sequences and humorous moments make this movie a huge step up from the previous film, but it is does not surpass the first one.
West Liberty University is now operating on a new Cisco router that greatly increases its broadband service, thanks to a $27,000 opportunity with the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP).
Funding for the router was part of a nationwide effort to expand broadband service across the United States.
“This means a more efficient level of bandwidth is now operating on campus,” said Chief Technology Officer James Clark. “It also means that our students and staff will enjoy faster translation of data from searches to results.”
Olivia Morgan, Contributing Writer
Everyone loves having the glow of a good summer suntan, especially with shorts and tank top season right around the corner. Although some students may use artificial tanning throughout the winter months, giving them that “California girl” look all year round, many let their tans fade away as summer fades into fall.
Since Topper Nation is located in an area where many students do not get much natural sun throughout the winter, students have a higher risk of getting a sun burn during the first couple days of being outdoors during summer vacation.
Jordan Connor, Assistant Editor
The Business Office of West Liberty University will begin offering a direct deposit option for financial aid refunds beginning in the fall 2013 Semester.
This shift in the financial aid refund process will affect every West Liberty student. The Business Office has partnered with United Bank, and will be outsourcing all aspects of student refunds to United Bank.
As the school year winds down, there is a unique group of students marking the end of their first year in college, the students enrolled in the Advanced Academy of West Virginia.
“West Liberty University’s initiative to provide ambitious and academically motivated high school juniors and seniors a chance to accelerate their education is now ending the first year of its pilot program. This inaugural class has worked hard and has proven the initiative a success,” said President Robin C. Capehart.
By Hannah Courtney, Assistant Editor
When The Trumpet last checked in with the construction of Campbell Hall in February, the construction crews were battling winter weather conditions as they worked to complete the process of laying concrete and predicted an increase of work pace once the weather broke. Now, with the weather seeing better days, the outlook is good for the return from summer break.
“It was a long winter, but we kept going. We’re getting there, we’re picking up speed,” project manager Larry Skrzypek said.
By Francesca Miller, Staff Writer
On Saturday May 11, 337 students will graduate from West Liberty University. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. in the gymnasium of the ASRC, and the building will open for seating at 9:30 a.m.
Although tickets are not required for attendance, student’s families are urged to arrive early for seating. Graduates must report by 10:15 a.m. to their designated line up location in the ASRC.
The 337 graduates make up the largest graduating class that WLU has seen since the early 1980s.
By Caitlyn Johnson, Contributing Writer
West Virginia State Senator Rocky Fitzsimmons of West Virginia Senate District One recently discussed his thoughts on the importance of the arts, education, and the economy at a state level.
The efforts of West Liberty University’s College of Education and College of Arts and Communication to integrate the arts into the classroom through the Center for Arts and Education have not been unnoticed by Fitzsimmons.
The 2013 West Virginia Media Arts and Design (MAD) Festival was hosted by West Liberty University on April 19. This year the festival’s judges viewed over 130 WLU entries in the competition.
The winners are as followed: In College Animation Bryan Gasaway received first place for “NikeID” and Aleece Abell received runner up for “Peej.”
In College Digital Imaging Lucas Fauble received first place for “The Fountainhead” and Kali Davis received runner up for “Attack of the Reinfish!” Caleb Kissiah earned honorable mention twice in College Digital Imaging for “Clarity” and “Phantom.” DJ Tirpak also received honorable mention in College Digital Imaging for “Logos & Banners.”
By Anna Patrick, Editor
West’s very generous donation totaled to $1.5 million, according to WLU’s Chief Financial Officer Jack Wright. “The College of Business was given $500,000 a year by Gary E. West, a major donor, for three years,” Wright said.
As a result, the College of Business chose to honor its donor by renaming it the Gary E. West College of Business.
Fast forward to three years later and the college finds itself on the final share of West’s donation. So what happens next?