12:00 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

WKU Officials to Recommend 4.8 % Tuition Increase

At the conclusion of this morning's WKU Board of Regents Meeting, University President Dr. Gary Ransdell said University officials will recommend a tuition increase of less than five percent for in-state, undergraduate students. The Council on Postsecondary Education recently put a cap of 5 percent on tuition increases at WKU for next fall.

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10:20 am
Wed April 25, 2012

WKU Women Add All-State Basketball Player to Signing Class

Western Kentucky University women’s basketball coach Michelle Clark-Heard added a third signee during the spring period with the addition of Perry County Central guard Kendall Noble. Coach Heard says signing Noble was at the top of her to-do list.

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Agricultural Research
2:25 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

WKU and USDA Ag Research Service Strengthen Partnership

Dedication Ceremony
Clinton Lewis/WKU

Officials at Western Kentucky University say the opening of a new greenhouse/headhouse facility on the WKU farm will add to a strong partnership between the University and the Agricultural Research Service. The new facility will conduct research on several topics, including ways to reduce odors from livestock production.

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Campus Security
3:49 pm
Sat April 21, 2012

WKU Police to Increase Patrols

Weatherby Administration Building

Officials at WKU say the Western Kentucky University Police will increase patrols,starting today, in response to recent incidents on and around campus. The University Relations staff at WKU issued a news release regarding the issue.

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3:26 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

CPE Approves Tuition Hikes

CPE President Bob King

The Council on Post Secondary Education has approved a tuition increase of up to six percent for students attending the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville this fall. Board members also approved a tuition hike of up to five percent for students attending WKU and other comprehensive universities in the bluegrass state.

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6:27 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Two WKU Football Players Wounded in Sunday Shooting

Two WKU football players are recovering after being wounded by gunshots outside a bar. A statement from the school's athletic department says defensive lineman Tevin Holliman and defensive back Ricardo Singh were each hit once. their wounds are not considered life threatening. 

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6:45 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Retirement Savings Week Program Coming to WKU

Weatherby Administration Building

Many people facing retirement are finding that its difficult to predict how much money they will need to cover rising costs for food and gasoline after they retire. The WKU Human Resources Department has scheduled a series of meetings next week to help employees plan ahead for the future.  We hear from  Kari Aikins of the WKU Human Resources Department..........

2012 Presidential Race
3:38 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Lasley: Get Ready for a Nasty Campaign this Fall

A WKU political analyst says voters should brace themselves for a rough general election battle this fall. Political Science Professor Scott Lasley says with Rick Santorum out of the Republican primary, Mitt Romney and President Obama can focus on something they had already started to do—blaming the other person’s ideology for the current condition of the economy.

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4:18 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Gordon To Leave Hilltoppers

WKU guard Derrick Gordon says he's transferring from the school after leading the mens' basketball team in scoring and rebounding on their way to the NCAA tournament this season. Gordon says he wants to move closer to his family in New Jersey but not say what other schools he's considering. Gordon led WKU with 11.8 points and 6.7 rebounds a game.

Hilltoppers at the Pro Level
8:30 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Carter and Rice to Play for Hot Rods This Season

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Two  former  WKU Hilltopper baseball players will be in uniform for the Bowling Green Hot Rods this season. The single a minor league affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays has announced that  Kes Carter and  Matt Rice are on the 2012 Hot Rods roster.

Carter is a left handed hitting outfielder from Brentwood, Tennessee  and Rice is a catcher who also

earned academic honors at WKU.  Opening Day for the Hot Rods this season is set for Thursday, April 5th.