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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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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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WKU ROTC’s 5th annual Eric Yates Memorial 5K Run/Walk Sept. 17

The fifth annual Eric Yates Memorial 5K Run/Walk, organized by WKU Army ROTC, will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Chaney’s Dairy Barn, 9191 Nashville Road. Proceeds from the event benefit the 1LT Eric Yates Memorial Scholarship. Yates, a 2008 WKU graduate from Rineyville, was wounded Sept. 17, 2010, when an improvised explosive device […]

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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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"Curiosity Climbs: The Extended Mission to Mars" will be presented Aug. 26-Oct. 12 at WKU's Hardin Planetarium.

Hardin Planetarium to present ‘Curiosity Climbs’ Aug. 26-Oct. 12

Curiosity Climbs: The Extended Mission on Mars will be presented Aug. 26-Oct. 12 at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium. The rover Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory) touched down on the Martian surface on Aug. 6, 2012. Though its two-year anniversary is just past, June 24, 2014, was the official end of Curiosity’s prime mission, which lasted one Martian […]

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‘The Returned’ selected for SOKY Reads!; author Mott to visit Oct. 16

The Returned, written by New York Times bestselling author Jason Mott and the inspiration for the new television fantasy/drama series Resurrection, is this year’s choice by the Southern Kentucky Book Fest partners for SOKY Reads!, a communitywide reading project in Bowling Green and the surrounding region. Publishers Weekly says, “In his exceptional debut novel, poet […]

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WKU students, community groups prepare for Big Red’s Blitz

Thirty-four organizations and agencies will take part in the largest Big Red’s Blitz day of service on record, fitting for its 10th anniversary. The WKU ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships and Housing and Residence Life spent the last four months planning for this year’s Big Red’s Blitz. During that time, 400 WKU students registered to […]

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WKU Theatre & Dance announces 2014-2015 Mainstage season

The WKU Department of Theatre & Dance has announced the lineup for its 2014-2015 Mainstage season. The season begins Sept. 25-30 with a production of 6 Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello at the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center’s Russell H. Miller Theatre. Rehearsals for a (not very good) comedy are about […]

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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 introduces new deadline, process for Cherry Presidential Scholarship

WKU’s online admissions application for Fall 2015 has incorporated a new deadline and process in applying for the Cherry Presidential Scholarship. The new admission application deadline is Nov. 15, 2014, for the Cherry Presidential Scholarship ONLY.  The deadline for all other scholarships will continue to be Jan. 15, 2015. The Cherry Presidential Scholarship covers in-state […]

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