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.

WKU Lady Hilltoppers
12:51 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Former Player Returns to Hill to Lead Lady Hilltoppers

Coach Michelle Clark-Heard, with President Gary Ransdell to her right, and interim Athletics Director Todd Stewart to her left

WKU has a new women’s head basketball coach. Former WKU Player and University of Louisville assistant Michelle Clark-Heard was introduced Thursday afternoon as the new leader of the Lady Hilltoppers.

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The Search for WKU's Next AD
4:27 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

WKU President: Bjork's Departure Awkward, but Wishes Him the Best

WKU President Gary Ransdell speaks to media Wednesday

WKU President Gary Ransdell spoke to reporters Wednesday afternoon after if was announced that Ross Bjork  had become the new Athletics Director at the University of Mississippi. Ransdell says Bjork frist told him he was a finalist for the job at Ole Miss last Thursday, following WKU's loss to Kentucky in the NCAA tournament.

Dr. Ransdell admitted the timing was a bit awkward, but he complimented Bjork on his two-year tenure at WKU, and wished him nothing but the best moving forward. The WKU President said Ole Miss was getting a "great AD."

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Researchers Gather at Mammoth Cave
8:05 am
Sat March 17, 2012

Kentucky Heritage Council Archaeology Conference Underway at Mammoth Cave

Mammoth Cave
Vickie Carson

Professional archaeologists in Kentucky are sharing research and project updates this weekend at Mammoth Cave National Park. The conference, which runs through noon Sunday, is co-sponsored by the WKU Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology, the Kentucky Organization of Professional Archeologists, and the WKU Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

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Body Found on WKU Campus
4:50 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Man's Body Found Near WKU Parking Structure

The body of a man described by officials as "middle-aged" was found this afternoon inside an electrical substation at the WKU Parking Structure at the corner of University and College Heights Blvd.  Warren County Coroner Kevin Kirby told WKU Public Radio that foul play is not suspected in the man's death.

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New Scholarship for Summer School
12:13 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

New Summer Scholarship Program Established at WKU

The Administrative Council at Western Kentucky University has approved a scholarship program that is expected to help more than seven hundred students reduce their costs for summer school this year. The program applies to undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA or higher, who take at least six hours during Summer Sessions 2012.

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WKU Budget Cuts
10:20 am
Mon January 23, 2012

WKU Officials: No Hiring Freeze

WKU President Gary Ransdell

Officials at Western Kentucky University are facing a budget cut of about five million dollars in Governor Beshear's new budget. However, WKU President Gary Ransdell says a hiring freeze won't be used to help meet the cost reduction.  

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Public Achievement at WKU
8:52 am
Thu January 19, 2012

WKU Program Earns White House Recogntion

Paul Markham of the WKU Institute for Citizenship and Social Responsibility and WKU Senior Bianca Brown were honored at the White House last week. Their leadership is in the "Public Achievement" program which seeks to increase civic engagement among students in grades K thru 16. Dr. Markham says it's extremely important to reach students at an early age about the issue.

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WKU Basketball
4:21 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Ray Harper Introduced as Interim WKU Men's Basketball Coach

Bowling Green, Ky – WKU Athletics Director Ross Bjork Friday afternoon officially introduced Ray Harper as the Hilltopper's interim head coach. This comes after Ken McDonald was fired following a 5-11 start to the season. Bjork said a national search will get underway to identify the next full-time head coach. Bjork added Harper would be considered for the full-time job. Kevin Willis covered today's announcement and has this report.

US Civil War
4:36 pm
Wed September 14, 2011

At WKU, Contributions of Black Civil War Soldiers to be Remembered

Bowling Green, Ky – A Kentucky Civil War historian wants people to know about the contributions made by African-American soldiers. Robert Bell is with the US Colored Troops Living History Association, a group dedicated to the preservation of the history of African-Americans who served during the Civil War. A day of activities will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Kentucky Museum at WKU. Kevin Willis has this story.