Archive | October, 2008

Outdoor recreation journal launched

The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE), the Wilderness Education Association (WEA), and the WKU Research Foundation (WKURF) launched the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership (JOREL) Oct. 31 in San Diego at the 22nd Annual AORE Conference on Outdoor Recreation and Education. The three organizations have teamed together to create and manage […]

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Homecoming: Football and friends

The Hilltoppers (2-6) face North Texas (0-8) Saturday afternoon (Nov. 1) as part of 2008 Homecoming activities on the Hill. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The football game, which will include the crowning of the 2008 Homecoming Queen, is one of numerous events and activities this weekend at WKU. […]

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2008-09 Hilltopper basketball parking

The 2008-09 WKU basketball season has arrived and that means parking and traffic flow will be affected. Here’s parking/traffic information and a map (provided by Parking & Transportation Services) for men’s games: The surface lots around Diddle Arena, Parking Structure 2, and the South Lawn lot are reserved parking areas for men’s games. Access to […]

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College of Health and Human Services unveils mural at residence hall

The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) unveiled a mural commissioned by Greenview Regional Hospital for the Living and Learning Community on the WKU campus on Oct. 29. The CHHS-LLC is unique in that its community partner, Greenview Regional Hospital, provides connections to professionals in the Health and Human Services arena. This mural is […]

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WKU wins ‘Chase Go Green’ prize

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Homecoming parade traffic advisory

The Citizens First Homecoming parade will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday (Oct. 31). The parade begins on College Heights Boulevard at Alumni Drive and ends at Avenue of Champions and University Boulevard. A list of changes to traffic patterns and street closings follows: Traffic patterns Parade floats and other participants will […]

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Annual British Debates set for Nov. 5

WKU’s forensics program will host the annual British Debates at 4 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium. The format is based on what one would see in the British Parliament. The public is invited. The British team will be represented by Ed James of Gloucestershire, England, and Derek Doyle of […]

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‘Be A Lifesaver!’ event Oct. 30

WKU’s Counseling and Testing Center and BRASS, Inc. (Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc.) are hosting “Be A Lifesaver!” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 30) at Downing University Center lobby. “October is domestic violence awareness month and often times, we don’t think of dating violence as domestic violence, but it is,” said […]

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Civil War exhibit open

The Kentucky Library & Museum opened its new Civil War exhibit entitled “A Star in Each Flag: Conflict in Kentucky” with a ribbon cutting on Oct. 24.

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Oct. 23 news conference video

WKU news conference from Oct. 23.

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Students questioned in fight released; president addresses media, parents

Five students who were detained for questioning following two fights at WKU on Wednesday have been released. The WKU students denied involvement in the fights and no weapons were found in their possession, according to WKU Police. The fights, along with reports of weapons being fired, prompted the university to activate its emergency notification system […]

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Dr. Ransdell’s message to parents

Dear Parents of WKU Students: As I am sure you are now aware, WKU officials initiated our Emergency Notification System yesterday to notify students, faculty, and staff that a dangerous situation existed on our campus between 11:25 a.m. and 3:07 p.m. We advised all individuals on campus to remain inside while law enforcement authorities brought […]

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