Posts Tagged ‘Elizabeth Knott’

Educational opportunities link WLU and community

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By Elizabeth Knott, Staff Writer In Spring 2012, West Liberty University created a Community University under the direction of Vice President for Community Engagement Jeff Knierim and Dean of the School of Professional Studies Tom Michaud. WLU’s Community University is an organization that allows volunteer presenters to offer learning opportunities to people ages 50 and […]

WL theater graduates find success in NYC

Spring Awakening

By Elizabeth Knott, Staff Writer The future is something that is frequently on college students’ minds. Will I get a good job after school? What happens next? For West Liberty University graduate Cassie Hackbart, her dreams have become a reality after graduating last fall. Hackbart, who was a music and theater interdisciplinary major at WLU, […]

Graduation deadlines approach

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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 […]

Cold and flu season peaks on the Hilltop

Flu Season

By Elizabeth Knott, Staff Writer Tis’ the season for runny noses, body aches and fevers. Director of Health Services Christy Bennington, estimates seeing almost 300 students with upper respiratory issues since the fall semester. According to Bennington, that is generally a sign of the cold or the flu. Since the fall and winter months are […]

WLU caffeine education

Beverage Color

By Elizabeth Knott, Staff Writer There is one thing that virtually all college students have in common. When class work piles up high, deadlines approach, and professors all seem to schedule their exams on the same day, the one thing that a majority of college students will turn to is caffeine. Caffeine. The wonderful miracle […]

‘Insanity’ just insane enough

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By Elizabeth Knott, Staff Writer At the beginning of every New Year, people tend to make a number of resolutions to abide by for the year. These resolutions vary from our commitment to better organization skills, spending more time with family, or living a healthier lifestyle. Somewhere between the deadlines, activities, and rush of everyday […]

Top Five Failed New Year’s Resolutions

Top Five Failed New Year's Resolutions

By Elizabeth Knott, Staff Writer  In 2007, Richard Wiseman from the University of Bristol released findings on a study of 3,000 people who set New Year’s resolutions. In his study, he found that 88 percent of those who set resolutions at the beginning of the year failed; despite the fact that 52 percent of the […]

Three distinguished alumni added to Wall of Honor

Three distinguished alumni added to Wall of Honor

By Elizabeth Knott, Staff Writer Three distinguished alumni were added to the Wall of Honor for their post-graduation achievements in an induction ceremony on Oct.19 during the Homecoming festivities. The three alumni are Charlie Annett, Donald Bruno and JoAnne Monfradi Dunn. According to Director of Alumni Relations Shane Stack, the Alumni Wall of Honor is […]

Snyder’s ‘Portals’ invigorates and refreshes

Snyder’s ‘Portals’ invigorates and refreshes

By Elizabeth Knott, Staff Writer When observing a piece of abstract art, everyone can obtain a different interpretation and meaning. This also applies to Kara Ruth Snyder’s paintings, which she calls “Portals.” Her abstract paintings are inspired by her process of meditation. “My art process is a challenge to lose the ego by manipulating the […]

WLU introduces new art therapy major

WLU introduces new art therapy major

By Elizabeth Knott – Staff Writer According to arttherapy.org, Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy involving the encouragement of free self-expression through painting, drawing, or modeling, used as a remedial activity or an aid to diagnosis. The primary focus of art therapy is the process of creating art through the individual’s form of expression. […]