Archive for the ‘Academics’ Category

Preparation tips for graduate school testing

By Tara Adamczyk, Staff Writer Summer break is the perfect time to take all the standardized tests that students may need to take in order to get into graduate school. Although every test is different depending on what career path one is following, the test preparation is almost identical. Below are 5 tips that may […]

Don’t forget self education

By Katie Ralbusky What do you plan on doing this summer? Finding jobs, possibly taking summer courses, and relaxing in general are probably at the top of your list. But what about educating yourself? I know the last thing you want to do is be bombarded with stressful work and topics when all you hope […]

WLU prepares for spring 2014 commencement


By Elizabeth Knott Staff Writer On Saturday, May 10, 2014, West Liberty University will graduate 352 students at its spring commencement ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the ASRC.  The doors of the ASRC will open for seating at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are not required to attend, so seating will run on […]

PA program takes first place at academic challenge bowl

Challenge Bowl-2014 Winners-2

By Kim Rippeth, Editor On April 12, 2014, the West Liberty University Physician Assistant students won first place in the West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants (WVAPA) Academic Challenge Bowl at Oglebay. This is the second year that the PA students have participated in this event, and they won first place, beating out teams from […]

Committee to address course evaluation concerns

By Kacie Murray, Staff Writer On April 4, 2014, the Office of the Provost created a committee to address growing concerns regarding the course evaluation process at West Liberty University. At the conclusion of each course, an evaluation sheet is handed out to every student in every class. The evaluation asks students to rate their […]

LSDC offers graduate school preparation tips

By Kacie Murray, Staff Writer After four stressful years of homework and studies at West Liberty University, WLU’s Spring 2014 graduates will be faced with the tough decision of either diving blindly into the real world or continuing their education in graduate school. “Graduate school will put me in a stronger position to get the […]

Graphic Design majors prepare for senior exhibition

By Jordan Connor, Assistant Editor All over West Liberty University many students, faculty, and staff are preparing for upcoming May graduation. Likewise, graphic design seniors are literally putting the final touches on their senior art projects that will be presented during the Senior Exhibition on Apr. 23, 2014 in the Nutting Gallery at WLU. This […]

Questioning core classes

By Jessica Broverman, Contributing Writer Colleges all across the country have their own unique ways of organizing classes for their students. In fact, colleges all around the world are unalike in several ways. One of those factors is the requirement of core classes. Core classes, usually involving basic math, English, science and history, are not […]

Job market looks promising for 2014 graduates

By Olivia Morgan, Online Editor On May 10, the Spring 2014 graduates will walk across the stage and receive their college diplomas. All of these students, at some point in their lives, decided to dedicate themselves to pursuing a higher education. Getting a college degree was probably a main motivation for them, but presumably, the […]

WLU student awarded research fellowship


By Hannah Mason, Contributing Writer WLU Junior Biology student Leanne Mazzella has recently been awarded a “Bucks for Brains” fellowship to continue her research with the bacterium Francisella tularensis. Mazzella was awarded the fellowship in February and it will fund her research starting this summer and continuing through the 2014-2015 academic year.