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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 (WKU photos by Bryan Lemon and Clinton Lewis)

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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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Eli Young Band to headline 2014 Homecoming Concert; tickets on sale Sept. 2

The Eli Young Band will headline WKU’s 2014 Homecoming Concert, sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at Diddle Arena. The concert will feature special guests Frankie Ballard and WKU alum Will Hoge. Tickets go on sale Tuesday (Sept. 2) at the WKU Ticket Office at Diddle Arena, online at or […]

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WKU planning events for Sept. 11 Day of Service & Remembrance

WKU will mark the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance with a full day of events hosted by the Student Activities office, Military Student Services, Military Science and Veterans Upward Bound. Throughout the day, starting at 8 a.m. on the South Lawn next to Guthrie Bell Tower, students will be able to leave […]

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Stephen Ritz to present WKU’s 2014 Mary E. Hensley Lecture Sept. 9

The Mary E. Hensley Lecture Series and the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at WKU will present Farming for the Future: Investing in Your Community to Change the World by Stephen Ritz on Sept. 9. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at WKU’s Van Meter Hall. Admission is free and open to the […]

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WKU faculty member receives grant to support research in East Africa

Dr. Nahid Gani, assistant professor in WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been awarded the prestigious and nationally competitive American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF) Grant to support her research in East Africa. This grant will integrate novel approaches of apatite (U-Th)/He and 4He/3He thermochronometry to resolve the timing of incision of the Ethiopian […]

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WKU Study Away office relocates

The WKU Office of Study Away has relocated to Tate Page Hall, room 104, on the WKU campus to accommodate a growing staff. Study Away Coordinator Rebecca Schwartz and Faculty-Led Study Abroad Coordinator Erin Greunke will continue to support Study Away Director Jerry Barnaby to develop partnerships and develop programs for students to expand their […]

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WKU, UPIKE collaborate on health programs

A partnership between the University of Pikeville and WKU will make three health-related master’s degree programs available to students in eastern Kentucky and provide access to WKU students in UPIKE’s College of Optometry. UPIKE President James L. Hurley and WKU President Gary A. Ransdell made the announcement Thursday (Aug. 28) at the Pikeville campus. “Dr. […]

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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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Gatton Academy named top high school in the US for third consecutive year

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has been named the number one high school in the nation by The Daily Beast for the third consecutive year. The Gatton Academy, which is located on the campus of Western Kentucky University, ranked number one in 2012 and 2013 on the Newsweek/The Daily […]

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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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Village Manor receives Age-friendly Awareness Award

Village Manor, a Christian Care Community, received the second annual Age-friendly Awareness Award for its efforts to enhance the age-friendliness of services to its residents and to the Bowling Green-Warren County community as a whole. Village Manor was among several nominees for this prestigious award and was chosen by an independent committee of judges including […]

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