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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 Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Kickoff time, Homecoming theme and other Homecoming Week details have yet to be announced. More: WKU Football, WKU Alumni Association Contact: Ginny Hensley at (270) 745-5314.

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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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WKU in the News: Feb. 11, 2014

Here’s a look at recent news items highlighting WKU faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs: WKU professor offers insights in report on Sochi Olympics: The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, are record-setting in an astounding number of ways, from the seaside town’s traditionally warm February temps to fact that the Olympic torch visited […]

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WKU Regents approve programs, football coach’s contract

The WKU Board of Regents Friday (Jan. 24) approved a new undergraduate programs and the contract for the new football coach. The Board approved a new bachelor of arts in criminology within the Sociology Department. The proposal cited a high demand for graduates and that WKU already offers a criminology minor and graduate program. Regents […]

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Brohm named WKU football coach

A native Kentuckian and one of the state’s most notable football products is now the head football coach at one of the three FBS programs in Kentucky as Hilltopper assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm has been elevated to the head coach’s chair, WKU Athletic Director Todd Stewart announced on Friday (Jan. 10). […]

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WKU confers degrees to nearly 1,400 at 174th Commencement

WKU conferred degrees and certificates, recognized honor graduates, awarded nine doctoral degrees, commissioned four ROTC officers and presented an honorary doctorate during Fall 2013 Commencement on Saturday (Dec. 14). “This may be the end of your collegiate career, but the requirement of commencement is that you must now commence,” WKU President Gary Ransdell told graduates […]

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Parking, traffic information for KHSAA Gridiron Bowl Dec. 6-7

Winter weather changes game schedule: After reviewing all of the available data/information and the most educated predictions, the KHSAA is making schedule adjustments for the rest of the weekend, and changes to a few of the event instructions to help with this weekend’s weather situation. Read more at http://khsaa.org/120613-changes-in-schedule-state-football-finals/ The revised schedule will be as follows (all […]

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Tailgating, parking information for WKU vs. Arkansas State Nov. 30

The WKU football team (7-4 overall, 3-3 Sun Belt Conference) wraps up the 2013 regular season at 3 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 30) against Arkansas State at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The game will air on ESPN3 and the Hilltopper IMG Radio Network. It will also be Senior Day on The Hill as WKU honors 20 […]

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