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WKU Women's Basketball
3:32 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Michelle Clark-Heard Talks About Recruiting, Home Visits, and Great Women's Teams

Michelle Clark-Heard at her introductory WKU news conference in March

There's no such thing as an "off-season" for a college basketball coach. Michelle Clark-Heard is someone who knows this well. Clark-Heard is the head coach of the WKU women's basketball team. Since she was hired in late March, the Louisville native has been evaluating her roster, hiring assistant coaches, scouting potential recruits, and attending tournaments with traveling all-star teams.

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Education
3:16 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Physical Therapy Program at WKU Expected to Start in June of 2013

Officials at Western Kentucky University say they currently plan to open the WKU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in  about fourteen months.  The program has now received state approval from the Council on Postsecondary Education.

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Education
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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Sports
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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Education
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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Sports
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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Economy
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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