Archive for the ‘Academics’ Category

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.

SGA to elect new officers for 2014-15

Ballot Box

By Tara Adamczyk, Staff Writer On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, SGA will hold elections from 9 am to 4 pm to fill the offices of president and vice president as well as 11 at-large senate seats for the 2014-15 school year. Following the success of last semester’s online voting, students will once again vote online […]

Take control: Prepare for advising season


By Jessica Broverman, Contributing Writer Every semester during pre-registration time, students line up to make their appointments to meet with their advisers. It is clear why we have advisers, and, for the most part they provide us with good advice on how we should plan out our schedule for the year. A lot of the […]

Consider summer classes

By Katie Ralbusky, Contributing Writer It might feel like the dead of winter, but summer will be on us before we know it. Scheduling for 2014 fall semester and summer classes is closing in. Students have many choices pertaining to the classes they take, and I recommend that you take a summer course here at […]

Enjoy the fleeting newness of Campbell Hall

By Tara Adamczyk, Staff Writer The wait is over. Students can finally see the long awaited building behind Rogers Hall: Campbell Hall is official open! Personally, I just had to see what I was paying for, so I took the time and walked the entire building in an attempt to catch every detail I could. […]

West Liberty celebrates Social Work Month

social work club

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer On Feb. 24, 2014, WLU President Robin C. Capehart proclaimed the month of March as Social Work Month at West Liberty University. In order to celebrate this month, the WLU Social Work Club has been busy with various events. Social Work Club President Melanie McFadden said, “We had mayor Mckenzie […]

Five tips for students with undecided majors


By Hannah Mason, Contributing Writer For some students, the question “What do you want to do with the rest of your life?” elicits an immediate answer, with a corresponding major to go with it. But for many others, the response is just a panicked expression and a shoulder shrug. Not every student comes into college […]