Archive for the ‘Academics’ Category

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 […]

Turning the midterm grades around

By Olivia Morgan, Online Editor With Spring Break quickly coming to an end, only eight weeks remain in the Spring 2014 semester. Now that midterms are over, most students know where they are currently standing grade-wise. Some may be satisfied with their academic performance so far, but some may not be so satisfied with that […]

Campbell Hall ready to open after Spring Break

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By Hannah Mason, Contributing Writer The wait for Campbell Hall is almost over. Originally scheduled to be completed for the beginning of the spring 2014 semester, Campbell Hall of Health Sciences will finally open for classes on Monday, March 17, the Monday after Spring Break, according to Dean of the WLU College of Sciences Dr. […]

Graduation deadlines approach


By Elizabeth Knott, Staff Writer The May 10 graduation date is rapidly approaching, and graduating seniors need to be aware of some significant deadlines and upcoming events. First, the final date to apply for graduation is March 7. Seniors that are expecting to graduate need to fill out either a paper application located in Shaw […]

WLU offers valuable resources for students


By Molly MacGhee, Contributing Writer All universities have resources that students can use to help them succeed in their college careers. West Liberty University is no exception. There are plenty of resources on campus that can help students succeed. As midterms approach, students may want to take advantage of one or more of these resources […]

Sakai is a helpful tool, just give it a chance


By Katie Ralbusky, Contribtuing Writer Sakai. We have all used it at some point in our academic careers. While it is not a particularly unique tool (many schools use a similar tool called Blackboard), it is very helpful, and I believe it is a great educational tool. Some students at WLU seem to really like […]

WLU offers summer study abroad opportunity


By Hannah Mason and Mary Ward, Contributing Writers Normally, West Liberty University classes meet on campus and sometimes at the Highlands campus. But during summer 2014, four groups of students will be furthering their college education beyond the Hilltop as they travel abroad to the United Kingdom, Iceland, Costa Rica, or the Florida Keys for […]

WLU hosts prospective students at Hilltopper Day

By Kim Rippeth, Editor  On Monday, Feb. 17, West Liberty University hosted 22 high school students and their families for a “Hilltopper Day.” Hilltopper Day is an admissions event that is very similar to the “Black & Gold Days” that are hosted throughout the semester. The difference between the two events is that Hilltopper Days […]

Dean of Students explains cancellation process

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By Jessica Safreed, Contributing Writer From the moment the first snowflake lands on the Quad, West Liberty students wait for that text announcing a cancellation or delay. Unfortunately, that text doesn’t usually come until the early hours of the morning, after campus officials have been monitoring the situation and determining if road conditions are too […]

‘Ampersand’ prepares for 2014 publication


By Hannah Mason, Contributing Writer Now that the deadline for submissions has passed, the editorial board for West Liberty University’s literary publication “Ampersand” begins the selection, design, and editing processes. According to “Ampersand” advisor Nicole Naegele, “‘Ampersand’ is a student literary publication that publishes poems, short stories, and artwork, such as photos and drawings.” It […]