WLU Graduates 368 in Class of 2018

West Liberty University held its spring 2018 commencement on Saturday, May 12 in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Center (ASRC).  A total of 403 degrees were conferred to the 368 graduates, with 35 of those ...

WVNCC to hold Commencement

West Virginia Northern Community College will celebrate the success of its students during the 46th commencement at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11, at WesBanco Arena. Three hundred and seventy-one students are eligible ...

Six Students Selected for Honors Music Recital

West Liberty University’s Division of Music will hold its annual Honors Recital, at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 6, in Elbin Auditorium, College Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. “The annual Honors Re...

Two Chances to Enjoy WLU Choirs

Springtime brings two chances to enjoy beautiful music as West Liberty University’s College of Arts and Communications presents choral concerts for the public to enjoy. The first concert, Let Music Fill the ...

Elementary Science Fair Thursday at WLU

West Liberty University’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will sponsor the first annual Elementary Science Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 12. Ohio County Public Schools were...

Fashion Ideas for the Great Gala

West Liberty University's annual fundraiser, The Great Gala, celebrates its eighth installment with a "British Invasion" theme at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Held in Oglebay Resort’s Glessner Auditorium, the ...

WLU Lights Up Blue for Autism

On Tuesday, April 3, Alpha Xi Delta sorority will hold a Light Up Blue night in support of Autism Speaks, the national autism awareness organization. “Our sorority helps to spread the message about autism an...

Nuts and Bolts of Frankenstein To Be Discussed

West Liberty University’s College of Liberal Arts is celebrating the birth of “Frankenstein” (the novel) throughout 2018, beginning with an interdisciplinary symposium from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 3. ...

PHYLosophy: The Upside of ‘Crumby’

“Daddy, it’s the moon and stars.” That’s what my 3-1/4-year-old granddaughter Norah told my son-in-law when she noticed half of a yellow sugar cookie and its crumbs on the kitchen table. It’s a broken coo...

Spring Events Have Sprung

Spring has sprung — believe it or not! While the temperatures are still on the chilly side, we can expect lots of sunshine for the next few days, so there’s no excuse not to explore the upcoming events! S...

Glass Castles, Demons and Jeannette Walls

“Magical.” In a word, that’s what Jeannette Walls calls her childhood. Surprised? If you have read her memoir, “The Glass Castle,” or have seen the movie based on the book, you might be. Walls will spe...

WLU Student Leads Radio Station

The original transmitter back in the early 1990s appeared to be from the 1970s, actually, but that’s what Chris Lee had to settle for when optimizing his TV and radio budget at West Liberty University. On th...

The James Wodarcyk Podcast: Jeremy Larance

James joins Jeremy Larance on the campus of West Liberty University to discuss what may be the only English department to offer a degree in comics and graphic novels. A curious man has conversations with...

WLU 48 Hour Film Fest Set for Next Week

Plans are underway for the annual West Liberty University 48-Hour Film Festival presented by The Highlands to be held Sept. 15 – 17 and ending with a screening and awards ceremony at Marquee Cinemas, locate...

Job Opportunity: Downtown Wheeling

Weelunk hears from a lot of "ex-pats" who follow our stories. Some express an interest in moving back, but "no job opportunities" is always the deciding factor in staying put. So we are trying something new. Ju...

A Light in our Valley

Dr. Dan Joseph receives the Dr. Lee Jones Patron of Youth award at the annual J.B. Chambers YMCA Light of the Valley luncheon set for noon, today at Wheeling Park's White Palace. Daniel Irwin Joseph has been a...

WLU Biology Professor Digs New Species

Summer can be a busy time for faculty as they dig into research and dig in is exactly what Dr. Zachary Loughman is known for. Selected as West Virginia’s 2014 Professor of the Year by the Faculty Merit Found...

Hear Mozart’s Requiem Today!

West Liberty University Singers will join the College Community Choir to present the classic choral work, Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for the public’s enjoyment this May. Under the direction of WLU As...

MadFest is April 7

West Liberty University’s Media Arts and Design Festival (MADFest) continues its job of inspiring creative high school students this spring with a chance to participate in a variety of media arts activities on ...

WLU’s Great Gala: A Night in Hawaii

West Liberty University and its title sponsor, WesBanco, invite guests to enjoy a Night in Hawaii this April as the Great Gala takes on a tropical theme.   Discussing plans for the Great...

Meet the Clay Ninja

“I remember watching him create a few clay pieces on the wheel. He made it look so easy, so effortless, and within minutes he would turn this clump of clay into a mug, a bowl, or a teapot. It was as if he was a...

Changing Course: A WLU Retirement

When David J. Thomas, originally from Burgettstown, PA, first came to West Liberty State College (WLSC) in 1970, he was a sophomore at Weirton Madonna High School (MHS). His early entry into WLSC was due to his...

Scrooge and Marley

  Charles Dickens’ beloved 1843 Christmas story will come alive this December as the West Liberty University Theatre Department presents “A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley.” Curtain time is 7:30 ...

WLU Makes a Move Downtown

West Liberty University is bringing the Hilltop to Wheeling as it seeks to assist in the downtown renaissance presently taking place. “We are pleased to support the efforts of the City of Wheeling and its le...

just another Warwood brat

just another Warwood brat, son of Clyde and Vera, running the streets with Moe, Rudy, Mario, Bill, and Ray near North 20th pacing the courts at the YMCA under his dad’s skeptical eye lettering in three...

You Once Saw a Bird

you once saw a bird flying overhead you remarked on her beauty but she flew away instead you once heard a bird singing her sweet song you didn't know the words but you sang right along you once felt...

From Turkmenistan with Love

Why would a young woman from Central Asia go through the trouble of learning English, getting a passport, saving her money, and traveling to a country more than 6,000 miles away to attend West Liberty Universit...

Stories From 2016’s Graduating Class

This is a compilation of stories submitted by some of this year's local graduating class.  We look forward to hearing more from these talented young adults in the future and we look forward to receiving stories...

Capes and Tiaras Wins Pitch Contest

West Liberty University’s seventh Entrepreneur Pitch Contest resulted in a winning new business, Capes and Tiaras, taking home a prize of $2,500. Capes and Tiaras was pitched by Tricia Goode and Jod...