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Mallory Vaughn reacts after being named 2016 Homecoming queen on Oct. 22. She was escorted by Jack Roller. (WKU photo by Bryan Lemon)

Mallory Vaughn crowned WKU’s 2016 Homecoming queen

Mallory Vaughn of Bowling Green was crowned WKU’s 2016 Homecoming queen on Saturday night (Oct. 22). Vaughn, the daughter of Dean and Vanessa Vaughn, is Biochemistry major and was sponsored by Chi Omega and Sigma Phi Epsilon. First runner-up was Lindsay Ratliff of Frankfort, the daughter of Sharla Six, Charles Edwards and Eric Ratliff. She […]

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WKU honors 91 students from Lexington & Louisville areas

WKU continued its 2016 series of scholars luncheons this week by honoring 91 outstanding students from high schools in the Lexington and Louisville areas. 26 students recognized at Lexington luncheon During the Lexington Area Honors Luncheon on Oct. 18, WKU recognized 26 students from eight high schools for their academic achievements. The group of students […]

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WKU’s top volunteers, alumni recognized at Summit Awards

WKU recognized its top volunteers, alumni and alumni chapters Thursday night (Oct. 20) at the annual Summit Awards. Distinguished Service Medals to recognize the service of the University’s top volunteers were presented to Melissa Dennison of Glasgow, Julie Ransdell of Bowling Green and Carol Wedge of Bowling Green. Zach Wedding of Louisville was named the […]

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WKU Board of Regents to hold meetings on Oct. 27 & Oct. 28

The WKU Board of Regents will hold meetings on Oct. 27 and 28. Regents will participate in a training session presented by Carol A. Cartwight, senior consultant with the Association of Governing Boards, on Oct. 27. That special-called meeting will begin at noon in the Guillaume Executive Board Room in the Augenstein Alumni Center. The […]

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View from the Hill – Dr. Ransdell’s last Homecoming as WKU President

 It’s a bittersweet Homecoming week on the hill as this marks the last one for Gary and Julie Ransdell during his time as President.  But they are embracing every moment as Amy Bingham shows us in this week’s View from the Hill.   (Don’t miss the vintage footage of Gary Ransdell working the 1975 homecoming parade […]

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Deeb named local host for ‘All Things Considered’ on WKU Public Radio

Miller becomes full-time reporter for station Longtime WKU PBS host Barbara Deeb is returning to her radio roots as she becomes the new local host of All Things Considered on WKU Public Radio (WKYU-FM). Rhonda Miller, who joined the station in 2015, will move into a full-time reporter’s role in the newsroom, covering various issues […]

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Carol Martin "Bill" Gatton delivered remarks at a celebration of The Gatton Academy's expansion. (WKU photo by Clinton Lewis)

The Gatton Academy completes expansion with celebration

Carol Martin “Bill” Gatton honored as WKU’s Philanthropist of Year After a 15-month hiatus from Florence Schneider Hall, The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has returned to its former home following the expansion and renovation of the building. While the 160 students currently attending The Gatton Academy and both the […]

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Gameday information for WKU vs. Old Dominion on Oct. 22

WKU (4-3, 2-1 Conference USA) hosts Old Dominion (4-2, 2-0) at 6 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 22) at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium as part of Homecoming 2016. The first 1,500 fans into the stadium on Saturday will receive a free, limited edition Feix Field towel. Fans are encouraged to match the team and wear RED for […]

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Children’s Theatre Series continues with ‘Cinderella Confidential’ Oct. 21-23

In the midst of a Dr. Seuss-themed Homecoming filled with interesting characters, fairy tales will be coming to life Oct. 21-23 on the top of the Hill. Join the WKU Department of Theatre & Dance for the second show in its Children’s Theatre Series, Cinderella Confidential by Eric Coble, directed by Allie Thomas, a senior […]

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Lesser long-nosed bats are endangered species that pollinate agave and southwestern columnar cacti. (Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services)

Public invited to help scientists study bat behavior

Arizona BatWatch project created by education coordinator of Mammoth Cave International Center for Science and Learning Bats play an important role in the ecosystem. Yet, scientists know relatively little about their behaviors in the wild. Arizona BatWatch is a new, National Science Foundation-funded, citizen science project designed to help scientists study bat behaviors around a […]

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The Homecoming Parade was held Nov. 6.

Traffic/parking information for Homecoming parade Oct. 21

The 2016 Homecoming parade, sponsored by Midtown by Brookside, will begin at 5 p.m. Friday (Oct. 21) near the Downing Student Union and will make its way up College Heights Boulevard then down State Street to Fountain Square Park in downtown Bowling Green. WKU Parking and Transportation Services announces the following changes to traffic patterns […]

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Montell’s ‘Tales of Kentucky Ghosts’ available in paperback just in time for Halloween

Tales of the supernatural have pervaded every culture across the globe, because as humans, we have a fascination with the mysteries of death and what lies beyond. Though the supernatural is often met with skepticism, a good ghost story still causes you to take an extra look around the corner or get a little nervous […]

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