Archive | August, 2012

Office of International Programs welcomes 18 exchange students

WKU’s Office of International Programs along with the Gordon Ford College of Business welcomed 18 new exchange students from seven partner institutions for the fall semester. Counting four exchange students continuing their studies from the spring 2012 semester, the WKU campus and community will play host to 22 exchange students during the fall 2012 semester. […]

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Gatton Academy student to perform with marching band at Macy’s parade

Duncan Wood, a senior at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU, has been selected to perform with the All-American Marching Band in 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Wood, the son of Stockton and Patricia Wood of Maysville, will be playing mellophone in the 86th annual Macy’s […]

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2012 Hilltopper Football Preview

WKU’s football season kicks off tomorrow and the Tops are more than ready to pick up where they left off last year. Find out more in this week’s View from the Hill.

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Football parking, traffic information

The 2012 WKU home football season opens Saturday (Sept. 1) when the Hilltoppers host Austin Peay at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. with tailgating festivities beginning at 11:30 a.m. (Check out a detailed tailgating map.) The season opener has been designated as the Live United White Out Game. Fans are encouraged […]

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Jana Fattic appointed to wastewater systems operators certification board

Gov. Steve Beshear has appointed Jana R. Fattic, interim director of WKU’s Center for Water Resource Studies, to the Kentucky Board of Certification of Wastewater Systems Operators to serve for the remainder of the unexpired term ending Aug. 31, 2013. Fattic represents faculty members of a college, university or a professional school whose major field […]

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Instruments of American Excellence opens Sept. 21 at Kentucky Museum

WKU, a leading American university with international reach, will open its Instruments of American Excellence Collection at the Kentucky Museum on Sept. 21.  The collection spotlights the ordinary means by which renowned Americans from all fields of study have achieved extraordinary things. As the only exhibit of its kind in the United States, this vast […]

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Lectures, performances highlight 2012-13 Cultural Enhancement Series

In its 16th season, WKU’s Cultural Enhancement Series presents audiences with speakers addressing diverse current social and political issues, along with performances that reflect distinct musical genres. The 2012-13 season will include lectures by authors Garrison Keillor and Jon Meacham and performances by The Birdland Big Band, Ailey II and Chanticleer. All events begin at […]

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Montana fly fishing trip ‘a great success’

Local anglers recently returned from a fly fishing trip to Missoula, Mont., through WKU Study Away’s American Traveler program, a noncredit enrichment travel program. Dr. Raymond Poff, associate professor of recreation administration in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport, led the inaugural fly fishing expedition. Poff, an avid fly fisherman, visited the area last […]

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Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue to speak at WKU’s Freshman Assembly

Members of WKU’s Class of 2016 will hear from Olympic gold medalist and former Hilltopper swimmer Claire Donahue at the annual Freshman Assembly on Sept. 4. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Diddle Arena. This year’s theme is “the best years of your life.” All freshmen are expected to attend unless they have […]

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4th CGA/PGAU Golf Expo Sept. 14

WKU will host its fourth annual CGA/PGAU Golf Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 on the South Lawn. The expo, part of a partnership between the Collegiate Golf Alliance and the PGA’s Play Golf America University Program to promote golf on college campuses, will include free mini lessons by PGA professionals, skills […]

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2012 fall semester begins

Students made their way up the Hill on WKU’s main campus as the 2012 fall semester began Aug. 27. More photos are available on the WKU Facebook page. (WKU photos by Clinton Lewis)

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John All leads summer research expedition to Cordillera Blanca of Peru

WKU geography faculty member John All led a summer research expedition to the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. Dr. All is the director of the American Climber Science Program and this ACSP expedition was supported by the American Alpine Club. Three WKU alumni accompanied the expedition and several WKU students along with Dr. Aaron Celestian,  WKU […]

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