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#PeopleofWKU: Dr. William Mkanta

Dr. William Mkanta, Interim Head for the WKU Department of Public Health, is celebrating 10 years at WKU! This week, he’s being recognized for #PeopleofWKU for his commitment to connecting culture to education. Dr. Mkanta organizes trips to Tanzania and Zanzibar each year to give students a unique learning experience. “When I travel, I get […]

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View from the Hill – Three Generations – WKU Recreation

      A family with strong WKU ties continues making a difference in the lives of people with special needs.  Amy Bingham shows us how in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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#PeopleofWKU: Dr. Dawn Bolton

“I work with great people,” said Dr. Dawn Bolton, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Mattie Newman Ford Professor and Associate Professor in Management. “I am not alone in this. There are lots of great people in my Center, my department, in my college and in this university.” Whenever Bolton discusses her work […]

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#ThrowbackWKU: Dr. Frank T. Etscorn III

We’re teaming up with WKU Alumni Association for this #ThrowbackWKU to remember one of our great alums! Dr. Frank T. Etscorn III (’71, ’73) is the first patent holder for the nicotine patch to help cigarette smokers break the smoking habit. Etscorn, a retired Dean and behavioral psychologist at New Mexico Tech, specialized in studying […]

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View from the Hill – SOKY Film Commission

Hollywood seems to have found a new home in Horse Cave with three movies shot in less than a year right here in South Central Kentucky. WKU students are taking full advantage of the opportunity as Amy Bingham reports in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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#PeopleofWKU: Dr. Steven Wininger

Dr. Steven Wininger has been with WKU for 16 years. He serves as the co-department head and professor of Psychology at WKU. Dr. Wininger is being recognized for #PeopleofWKU for his inventive approach to running an academic department with co-department head, Dr. Pitt Derryberry. “We both love to teach and we both love to do […]

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View from the Hill – Hilltopper Creamery

        A cheese lab that’s been in the works at WKU for more than four years is now  up and running.  Amy Bingham takes us inside the facility in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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View from the Hill – WKU Weather Camp

Students from all over the country are at WKU this week honing their meteorology skills.  It’s the fifth annual youth weather camp and for some of these kids it’s like a reunion as Amy Bingham explains in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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View from the Hill – Bike4Alz trip winding down

  On Sunday, seven young men from WKU who have been biking across the country in the name of alzheimer’s research will cross the finish line.  Amy Bingham catches up with this year’s Bike4Alz team in this week’s View from the Hill.      

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View from the Hill – Camp Big Red going strong after 23 years

     It’s a summer tradition that started at WKU  way back in 1994 .   We’re talking about Camp Big Red and it’s as popular as ever as Amy Bingham shows us in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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View from the Hill – Plans for Solar Eclipse

   In less than two months WKU is planning to host the biggest science lesson ever inside Houchens Smith Stadium.   Amy Bingham has more on plans surrounding the August 21st solar eclipse in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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View from the Hill – Ransdell ready to lead Semester at Sea

      As Gary Ransdell wraps up his final days as president of  Western Kentucky University, he¹s also preparing to set sail on a whole new academic adventure.  Amy Bingham talks to him about his next role as President and CEO of] Semester at Sea in this week¹s View from the Hill.  

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