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20 WKU employees selected for 2017 Staff Leadership Institute

The WKU Staff Council’s Staff Leadership Institute (SLI) Committee has selected the SLI Class of 2017. Through a competitive process, the committee selected 20 WKU staff members to participate in the eight-month program, which develops leadership skills for a cohort of WKU staff who has demonstrated advancement potential. The SLI Class of 2017 participants are […]

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WKU Police Officer receives Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award

WKU Police Officer Dustin Lee was recently honored with the Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Award. Lee made 11 of the department’s 54 arrests for driving under the influence from Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016. “WKU Police Department would like to congratulate officer Dustin Lee for being recognized by the governor’s office,” Interim Chief […]

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WKU Winter Weather Advisory: Jan. 6, 2017

Here’s a WKU Winter Weather Advisory for Friday (Jan. 6): All WKU campuses — Bowling Green, Glasgow, Owensboro, Hardin County (Elizabethtown, EC3 and Fort Knox) — will open at 10 a.m. local time Friday (Jan. 6) to allow conditions to improve. Consider your local conditions and use caution if traveling. The Preston Health and Activities […]

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WKU Winter Weather Advisory: Jan. 5, 2017

Here’s a WKU Winter Weather Advisory for Thursday (Jan. 5): WKU Owensboro is closed Thursday (Jan. 5) because of winter weather. WKU Elizabethtown is closing at 2 p.m. (ET) Thursday (Jan. 5) at Elizabethtown and Fort Knox locations. All other WKU campuses are open on schedule at this time. Use caution if traveling. For the […]

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WKU SBDC consultants recognized at conference

WKU Small Business Development Center Director Miller Slaughter and management consultant Nathan Lee received the 2016 Kentucky Small Business Development Center’s Spirit Award. This award recognizes the center that demonstrated the SBDC spirit of service and accomplishment during the year. “I am so proud of the economic impact and contributions the WKU SBDC staff makes […]

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WKU Board of Regents to meet Jan. 8-9 in Nashville

WKU’s Board of Regents will meet Sunday and Monday (Jan. 8-9) in the Neely Room of the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, 2100 West End Ave., Nashville, Tennessee. The Board will meet in closed session both days beginning at noon on Sunday to discuss applicants for the position of university president. The agenda is available at http://www.wku.edu/regents/documents/2017/bor-presidential-search-meeting-agenda-jan-8-and-9-2017.pdf. […]

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View from the Hill – Admissions Tour Bus Driver

For the past eight years, WKU’s admissions tour bus driver has added his own brand of humor and Hilltopper devotion to prospective students.   Amy Bingham takes us along for the ride in this week’s View from the Hill.      

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View from the Hill – Presidential Search Update

The new year will mean a new president for Western Kentucky University.  Amy Bingham has an update on the Presidential Search in this week’s View from the Hill.  

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Sanford named 20th head football coach at WKU

Mike Sanford, one of college football’s brightest offensive minds and a former Hilltopper assistant, has been named the 20th head football coach at WKU, Director of Athletics Todd Stewart announced on Wednesday (Dec. 14). A press conference to introduce Sanford is slated for 3 p.m. today in the Jack and Jackie Harbaugh Club at Houchens-Smith […]

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Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council announce 2017 officers

WKU’s Panhellenic Council and Interfraternity Council have announced their officers for 2017. Panhellenic Council The following students have been elected or appointed as Panhellenic Council officers: President: Laryn Hilderbrandt, a Coxs Creek junior and member of Alpha Delta Pi 1st Vice President: Madison Bonzo, a Lexington sophomore and member of Alpha Omicron Pi 2nd Vice […]

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Crawford Hydrology Lab research presented at U.N. water conference in Africa

Crawford Hydrology Lab Director Chris Groves and WKU graduate student Autumn Turner returned from Dakar, Senegal, last week where they attended the International Conference on African Large River Basin Hydrology. The conference was organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) through its FRIEND (Flow Regimes for International Experimental and Network Data) […]

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Cumberland Trace students awarded Rzepka scholarships

The recipients of the Cumberland Trace Incentive-Matt Rzepka Memorial Scholarship Fund were announced Monday (Dec. 12) during the morning assembly at Cumberland Trace Elementary School. This year’s recipients are Carson Morgan, Mallory Renshaw, Blair Nix, Finley Johnson, Emma Ahmed, Callie Akin and Emma Baker. Each student will receive $2,000 toward his or her college education. […]

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