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...

Relay for Life Comes to Hilltop

Relay for Life comes to the Hilltop as West Liberty University’s sorority Beta Rho Epsilon (BPE) organizes its second annual Relay for Life from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday, April 9, 2016 in the Academic, Sports...

The Toppers Take Texas

The No. 5-ranked West Liberty University men's basketball team, playing in their fifth Elite Eight in six years, came up one basket short of advancing to their second NCAA Division II national championship game...

WJU #2, WLU #3

Ohio County is becoming NCAA Division II's Tobacco Road.   Wheeling Jesuit University and West Liberty University are not only battling for local bragging rights, but are now competing for pole position in the ...

WLU Wrestlers Reach Out to Young Fan

  West Liberty University head coach Mitch Smith and his Hilltopper wrestling team have reached out to embrace a young mat fan who is dealing with a difficult challenge. “Holdyn Keefer is a 4-year-ol...

Weelunk Weekender

So either you are tough, you don't give a damn or you already went to Kroger(s) to stock up for the 10% chance there might be a big snow event this weekend.  Whatever happens this weekend, Weelunkers will alway...

New WLU President Wants to Listen, Learn

West Liberty University’s new President, Dr. Stephen Greiner, took office this week and began his official duties as the leader of the oldest institution of higher learning in the Mountain State. “I’m please...

Thankful for Dr. John McCullough

He tucks himself away in a small office uncharacteristic of a university president, even if he is an interim; that’s because he refuses to use much of the presidential suite in the renovated Shaw Hall, one of t...

Don’t Miss The West Liberty Culture Fair Today

West Liberty University celebrates global diversity with its annual Culture Fair to be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14 in the College Union Ballroom. Free and open to the public, it is a perfect ...

Pitch Contest Fuels Downtown Businesses

The last two West Liberty University Entrepreneurs Pitch Contest winners have since opened Downtown Wheeling businesses.   Today, the two establishments are thriving and inspiring others to do the same. Sept...

Community University Kicks Off its New Class

West Liberty University’s Community University is ready to begin a new slate of classes for students ages 50 and over. The casual classes meet mostly at the Highlands Center campus and offer a variety of topics...

A Bit of Magic in Wheeling

Another New Business Opens in Downtown Wheeling A new store, Clutch Gaming, opened in downtown Wheeling recently and is the brainchild of recent West Liberty University graduate Devin Harrison of Valley Grov...