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WKU alumni groups planning Homecoming Tower Climb Nov. 1

Here’s one trip for Hilltoppers that will be uphill all the way – a race up about 375 steps to the top of WKU’s 27-story Pearce-Ford Tower. The inaugural Homecoming Tower Climb will kick off 2014’s Homecoming Week on Nov. 1. The race, sponsored by the Student Alumni Association and the Young Alumni Council, will […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 9-13, 2014

Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.  

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WKU student develops The Ebola Project app to track virus

A WKU graduate student has developed a smartphone app that uses Twitter data to track the outbreak of the Ebola virus and could predict the spread of the virus. Armin Smailhodzic of Bowling Green began working on The Ebola Project app as part of his master’s thesis in the Homeland Security program in WKU’s Department […]

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WKU vs. MTSU blood drive this week

WKU fans have the chance to compete to save lives this week during the American Red Cross blood drive competition against MTSU. The WKU vs. MTSU Blood Battle began Monday and continues Tuesday (Sept. 9) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday (Sept. 10) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at WKU’s Preston Health […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 2-6, 2014

Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.  

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Kentucky Live! begins Sept. 11 with Purple Toad Winery owner

Allen Dossey, owner of The Purple Toad Winery and a WKU alum, will be the featured speaker for the kickoff of the 12th season of Kentucky Live! speaker series organized by WKU Libraries. The program, free and open to the public, is scheduled 7 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 11) at Barnes & Noble on Campbell Lane. […]

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Fans cheered the Toppers during their 59-31 win over Bowling Green State on Aug. 29.

WKU Week in Photos: Aug. 25-29, 2014

Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs. (More photo galleries: Football season opener; Downing Student Union dedication; first day of classes.)

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2014 football season opener

WKU opened the 2014 football season Aug. 29 with a 59-31 win over Bowling Green. Pregame festivities included tailgating and a visit by the Budweiser Clydesdales. For more about the Toppers’ victory, visit WKUSports.com (WKU photos by Bryan Lemon and Clinton Lewis)

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A ribbon cutting for the Downing Student Union was held Aug. 29.

Downing Student Union dedication

WKU celebrated the grand opening of the Dero Downing Student Union with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting on Aug. 29. The ceremony included remarks from WKU President Gary Ransdell; Howard Bailey, vice president of Student Affairs; Nicki Seay, Student Government Association president; and Alex Downing, president of Franklin Bank & Trust and son of former […]

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Bibbs named Assistant Director of Distance Learning

WKU Distance Learning has selected Tanja Bibbs to fill the Assistant Director of Distance Learning position. Bibbs has worked in WKU Distance Learning (DL) since 2009, serving as Distance Learning Coordinator for over two years. Bibbs will now oversee WKU On Demand and DL Testing Centers, managing operations and staff within the two offices within […]

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Parking/traffic information for WKU vs. Bowling Green Aug. 29

The WKU football team opens the 2014 season Friday night (Aug. 29) against Bowling Green State University. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The game will air on the CBS Sports Network and the Hilltopper IMG Radio Network. In addition to kicking off its first season in Conference USA, WKU […]

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WKU celebrating grand opening of renovated Downing Student Union

Student event held Aug. 26; community dedication, ribbon cutting Aug. 29 WKU is celebrating the reopening of the Dero Downing Student Union this week. A celebration for students was held Tuesday morning (Aug. 26) with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for the community planned for 4:30 p.m. Friday (Aug. 29). “Students, this is your […]

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