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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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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 http://www.ticketmaster.com 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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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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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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University of Pikeville, WKU to announce public-private partnership

WHO: Dr. James L. Hurley, University of Pikeville President, and Dr. Gary A. Ransdell, Western Kentucky University President Hon. Greg Stumbo, Kentucky House of Representatives Hon. Leslie Combs, Kentucky House of Representatives Hon. Ray Jones, Kentucky State Senate   WHAT: Dr. Hurley and Dr. Ransdell will announce a new public-private partnership that will increase academic […]

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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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