Archive | August, 2011

Kentucky Museum helping community mark 150th anniversary of Civil War

The Kentucky Museum at WKU is participating in Remembering the Civil War, a community-wide commemoration of the Civil War’s Sesquicentennial (150th) Anniversary from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 17. The event will include several Civil War-related activities for families along with period dancing, soldier demonstrations and a 30-minute film viewing of A Call to […]

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Freshëns, WKU celebrate grand opening of redesigned store, addition of crepes

Freshëns, the nation’s largest frozen yogurt and smoothie company, is changing the face of healthy food and treats on college campuses with the launch of its newly redesigned store and addition of handcrafted crepes at the Downing University Center at WKU. WKU is the first college in the nation to unveil Freshëns’ new handcrafted crêpe […]

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DELO restructures to create Office of Academic Outreach

WKU’s Division of Extended Learning and Outreach (DELO) announces a realignment to create the Office of Academic Outreach. The Office of Academic Outreach is home to the division’s credit programming: Dual Credit, Cohort Programs, Online Program Services and Summer Sessions/Winter Term. In fiscal year 2011, there were 48,144 enrollments in courses administered by these units. […]

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Former dean, longtime agriculture faculty member ‘makes us all better’

Dr. Elmer Gray retired as WKU’s dean of Graduate Studies five years ago, but that doesn’t mean the agriculture teacher and researcher has slowed down. During the summer, you could find Dr. Gray at the WKU Farm where he’s working with students on numerous research projects to improve vegetable production or to provide alternatives to […]

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Foster selected as president-elect of state climatologists’ organization

Dr. Stuart Foster recently accepted a nomination and was voted president-elect of the American Association of State Climatologists (AASC). Dr. Foster is the state climatologist for Kentucky, director of the Kentucky Mesonet and the Kentucky Climate Center, and professor of geography at WKU. After serving in this position for one year, Dr. Foster will begin […]

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Chinese language classes offered

The Confucius Institute at WKU will be conducting the following Chinese language classes, which begin the week of Sept. 18 and continue through the week of Dec. 1 in Helm Library, room 100: Adult Chinese Language Afternoon Classes: Every Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. Cost is $120 per pupil, and lunch will […]

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Confucius Institute participates in Owensboro Dragon Boat Festival

The Confucius Institute at WKU, in partnership with Owensboro Dragon Boat Festival, participated as Team Rowers for the Golden Dragons in Owensboro’s inaugural Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday (Aug. 27). Although handily winning the first two heats, the Golden Dragons were not destined to win the overall trophy. However, the Confucius Institute has vowed to […]

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WKU vs. UK on Thursday night

The Hilltoppers open the 2011 football season against Kentucky at 8:15 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 1) at L.P. Field in Nashville, Tenn. Tickets are available online at or at L.P. Field. All WKU students will be admitted free but must bring their WKU student ID. WKU Athletics, Housing & Residence Life and other groups are […]

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Photos: 2011 fall semester begins

WKU students made their way to class Monday morning (Aug. 29) on the main campus as the 2011 fall semester began. Additional photos are available on the WKU Facebook page. (WKU photos by Clinton Lewis)

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Freshman Assembly set for Sept. 6

WKU’s Class of 2015 will gather for the annual Freshman Assembly at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at Diddle Arena. “The Value of Education” is the theme of this year’s event. Speakers will include President Gary Ransdell, Student Government Association President Billy Stephens and other students. To signify the start of their college experience, every freshman […]

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View from the Hill – Class of 2015 Facebook

The Class of 2015 has not only taken over the campus of Western Kentucky University, but has set a social media record! Here’s a look at how Facebook brought this freshmen class together long before they moved in.

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Nashville filmmaker producing trailer for English professor’s third novel

James Weems, a filmmaker from Nashville who worked on the films Hannah Montana: The Movie and Neil Young: Heart of Gold, will be making a short film with several WKU students and alums for local author and WKU English professor David Bell in Bowling Green on Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 27-28). The short film will […]

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