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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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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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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 vs. MTSU Blood Battle returns Sept. 8-10 at Preston Center

Hilltopper fans will have the chance to compete to save lives Sept. 8-10 during the American Red Cross blood drive competition against MTSU. The WKU vs. MTSU Blood Battle will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at […]

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WKU preparing for fall 2014 semester; classes begin Aug. 25

Classes for the fall 2014 semester at WKU begin Aug. 25. Here are some key events and reminders: Class of 2018 arrives Aug. 16-17 for M.A.S.T.E.R. Plan First-year students will begin arriving Aug. 16-17 for M.A.S.T.E.R. (Making Academic and Social Transitions Educationally Rewarding) Plan activities. (Check out the list of move-in times for residence halls.) […]

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WKU employees win national golf championship

Two Western Kentucky University employees captured the 2014 National Collegiate Golf Alliance Championship last week in Las Vegas. Matt Morrison and Adam Whitt, both employees in WKU Athletics, won the faculty and staff division and the overall national championship with a record team score of 10 under par 62, besting 97 teams from across the […]

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‘The New Tops on the Block’ theme for WKU’s 2014 Homecoming events

The New Tops on the Block has been selected as the theme for WKU’s 2014 Homecoming activities. “The theme of The New Tops on the Block was chosen by a Homecoming committee of alumni, staff and students, including President Gary Ransdell,” said Ginny Hensley, director of Alumni Programming. “Our Homecoming theme will likely bring back […]

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WKU Alumni Association to unveil statue of Big Red on April 19

WKU’s most beloved icon will become a permanent part of the Augenstein Alumni Center on Saturday (April 19) when the WKU Alumni Association unveils a life-size bronze statue of the Big Red mascot. According to Rick DuBose (’73), Executive Director of the WKU Alumni Association, the statue of Big Red was designed and crafted by […]

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2014 Homecoming set for Nov. 8

Mark your calendars: WKU’s 2014 Homecoming is scheduled for Nov. 8. The Hilltoppers will face UTEP in the Homecoming football game at 3 p.m. at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The New Tops on the Block has been selected as the theme for WKU’s 2014 Homecoming activities. More: WKU Football, WKU Alumni Association; Homecoming concert lineup […]

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2014 Girls’ Sweet 16 tournament March 12-16 at WKU’s Diddle Arena

WKU’s Diddle Arena is the site of the 2014 Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament March 12-16. Wednesday, March 12: First-round results – Ashland Blazer 56, Henderson County 48; Danville 52, Shelby Valley 48; Butler 54, Newport Central Catholic 52; Lafayette 61, Glasgow 47. Thursday, March 13: First-round results – Marshall County 54, […]

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WKU in the News: Feb. 19, 2014

Here’s a look at recent news items highlighting WKU faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs: NCAA Swimmer Develops Mental Skills That Carry Her Beyond Olympic Medal: WKU graduate Claire Donahue set many records as a collegiate swimmer. Today, she competes internationally as a member of the USA Swimming team and is an Olympic gold medalist. […]

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