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WKU center receives $297,000 grant extension for Durbin Project

The WKU Center for Environmental Education and Sustainability (CEES) has received a $297,000 grant extension over 18 months from the Kentucky Division of Water to support construction at the WKU-Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Durbin Project. The 14.3-acre site, located off Durbin Lane and West 12th Avenue directly across Glen Lily Road from the former L.C. […]

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42 WKU students earn national scholarships; Regents approve budget

WKU students continued to raise the bar in 2013-14 as a record 42 students earned recognition in national scholarship competitions. In a report Friday (June 27) to the University’s Board of Regents, Audra Jennings, Director of the Office of Scholar Development, said the awards had a combined value of more than $1 million and will […]

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Gatton Academy senior named 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar

Dimitri Leggas of Lexington, a senior at The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, was announced this week as a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “I am incredibly honored to receive this recognition,” Leggas said. “It makes me proud to represent The Gatton Academy’s class of 2015 […]

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#SkipperBob — Winter 2015

While Skipper Bob is still a campus hero this week with two announcements of WKU campus closings, we thought we’d share some of the tweets about him from Sunday night and Monday afternoon (Feb. 15-16). Remember, Skipper Comma Bob doesn’t make the decisions on when to close or open the WKU campus; he’s just the messenger. And, yes, […]

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11 Gatton Academy seniors named National Merit Finalists

Eleven Gatton Academy seniors learned Friday (Feb. 13) they were selected as National Merit Finalists. Since The Gatton Academy’s inception in 2007, 72 students have been named National Merit Semifinalists. Sixty-three Gatton Academy seniors took the PSAT®, meaning 17.5 percent of the students made the National Merit Finalist level. The 2014-2015 National Merit Finalists from […]

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Gatton Academy director attends Cooke Foundation summit

Dr. Lynette Breedlove, Director of The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, joined school leaders and experts from across the country last week at a two-day summit located outside of the nation’s capital to identify solutions to close the excellence gap—the troubling disparity in academic performance between lower income and higher […]

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Parking/traffic information for WKU football vs. UAB on Oct. 4

The WKU football team opens the home portion of its inaugural Conference USA schedule on Saturday (Oct. 4) against the UAB Blazers. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. The game will air on the C-USA Digital Network and and the Hilltopper IMG Radio Network. Read more about Saturday’s game. […]

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Getch named Executive Director of Clinical Education Complex

A veteran educator and advocate for persons with disabilities will be the new Executive Director of the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU. Dr. Yvette Getch, an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at the University of Georgia, will start at WKU on May 28. She will give strategic […]

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Kentucky Senate recognizes Gatton Academy for No. 1 Newsweek ranking

The Kentucky Senate formally recognized the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science on Monday (Aug. 13) for ranking as Newsweek magazine’s No. 1 school in the nation. Newsweek unveiled its ranking in May after scoring 1,000 schools from across the United States based on four-year, on-time graduation rate, college matriculation rate, average SAT/ACT […]

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Gatton Academy, AT&T announce gift for WKU speaker series

Students at The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU already enjoy unique opportunities for advanced study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  Thanks to a gift from AT&T Kentucky, these emerging leaders within STEM fields will have the chance to learn from today’s leaders. The AT&T Innovation and […]

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12 Gatton Academy seniors recognized as National Merit Semifinalists

One quarter of Gatton Academy seniors have been recognized as semifinalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program, an honor which potentially opens the door college scholarship opportunities. In all, 12 members of the Class of 2012 will go on to the next round of the competition. More than 1.5 million students in about 22,000 […]

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Brian Meredith named associate vice president for Enrollment Management

Brian W. Meredith, the director of admissions at the University of Memphis, will be the new associate vice president for Enrollment Management at WKU beginning July 18. “I am delighted to welcome Dr. Meredith to WKU,” Provost Gordon Emslie said. “He brings a strong background in various aspects of enrollment management to this key position […]

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