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View from the Hill – White Oak Basket Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Kentucky Museum pays tribute to the time honored tradition of basket making.   In this week’s View from the Hill, Amy Bingham talks to one basket maker who is about to receive national recognition for her talent.   Next week Waddell will be in Washington D.C. to receive the National Heritage […]

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WKU’s Presidential Search Committee to meet Sept. 30

WKU’s Presidential Search Committee will meet at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Martin Regents Room, Mass Media & Technology Hall. The agenda for the meeting can be found at http://www.wku.edu/presidentialsearch/documents/psc-meeting-agenda-09-30-2016.pdf Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295

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‘Duncan the Story Dragon’ wins 10th Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award

WKU Libraries has selected Duncan the Story Dragon, written and illustrated by Amanda Driscoll, as the winner of the 10th Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award. The national award was created to honor the memory of former WKU librarian Evelyn Thurman, who made significant contributions to children’s librarianship and literacy during her 25 years of […]

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Samsung senior vice president to visit WKU Sept. 28-29

Dr. Dochul Choi, Samsung’s senior vice president for Technology, and a team of Samsung representatives will visit WKU’s Department of Engineering and its Energy Systems Lab as well as WKU’s Center for Research and Development on Sept. 29. Also as a part of WKU’s International Year of South Korea, Dr. Choi will be making the […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month event Sept. 26 at WKU

October is designated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. On Monday (Sept. 26), President Gary A. Ransdell, joined by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, will proclaim October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month at WKU. The proclamation signing will take place at 2 p.m. on the first floor of Downing Student Union. Plan to attend this […]

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Gameday information for WKU vs. Vanderbilt on Sept. 24

WKU (2-1) hosts its first-ever Southeastern Conference opponent in Bowling Green on Saturday (Sept. 24) when Vanderbilt (1-2) visits Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m.; the game will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network with radio broadcast on the Hilltopper/IMG Sports Network. More: WKU Game Notes; Vanderbilt Game Notes Due […]

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WKU hosts international landscape conference

Cultural Geographer Dr. Peggy Gripshover, associate professor in WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, led a walking tour of downtown Bowling Green as part of the International Society for Landscape, Place, and Material Culture’s (ISLPMC) annual conference, held Sept. 14-17 at WKU. The conference was organized by Dr. Katie Algeo, WKU geography professor, who also […]

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Eezy.com hosting Meetup session Sept. 27 on Facebook marketing

Eezy.com, a leader in premium Photoshop brushes, vector illustrations and video footage and a tenant in the WKU Small Business Accelerator, will host a Meetup session on the topic of Facebook marketing for small business owners and marketers. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Eezy’s office in Suite 119 of […]

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WKU Forensics Team opens 2016-17 season as tournament host

The WKU Forensics Team kicked off its competitive season by hosting the Fall Forensic Tournament on WKU’s campus the weekend of Sept. 16-18. Combining four tournaments in one weekend, the event offered competition in debate and individual events over three days, hosting 22 schools from California to Pennsylvania, including the University of Alabama, University of […]

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WKU Regents to hold committee meetings Sept. 23

The WKU Board of Regents will hold committee meetings on Sept. 23. The meetings begin at 9 a.m. in the Great Hall of The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, Florence Schneider Hall. The agenda is available at http://www.wku.edu/regents/documents/2016/bor_committee_meeting_agenda_09-23-16.pdf. Contact: Bob Skipper, (270) 745-4295

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View from the Hill – Steve Forbes Lecture at WKU

Multi-millionaire Steve Forbes makes his case on capitalism in front of a standing room only crowd at Western Kentucky University.  Amy Bingham sat down with him after his speech and has more in this week’s View from the Hill.

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Record number of Gatton Academy seniors named National Merit semifinalists

18 recognized in 2016 scholarship program Eighteen seniors from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been recognized as semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program, marking the most students recognized in one school year in the school’s history. Since The Gatton Academy’s inception in 2007, 97 students have been named […]

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