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WKU President Timothy C. Caboni

Dear Colleagues,

As I reflect on another semester of Hilltopper successes, I am grateful for your unwavering dedication to our students and to our university. The spirit of collaboration and innovation – a hallmark of WKU – has once again shone brightly in our classrooms, labs, administrative offices and beyond this year.

As students prepare for their final exams and complete their assignments this week, I want to remind you of the crucial role we play in supporting them during this time. The end of the semester presents particularly stressful challenges, and your guidance, encouragement and support make a significant difference in their academic performance and overall well-being. Our commitment to their success makes WKU a truly special place.

As a reminder, our College Recognition Ceremonies take place this Friday, December 8. Please plan to join me as we celebrate our Fall 2023 graduates. If you do not plan to attend these ceremonies, I ask that all supervisors implement flexible working arrangements to the extent possible that will allow offices to remain open and supported by minimal staff on campus, with the majority of staff working remotely. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us to ease campus congestion as we expect thousands of visitors to our Hill. You can find more information about the ceremonies here.

As we conclude the year, please remember to pause and celebrate our individual and shared accomplishments while also looking forward to the opportunities the future holds for WKU. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and commitment.

To show our appreciation for your extraordinary work and commitment to our university, every faculty and staff member will receive two free tickets to the following basketball games:

WKU Women’s Basketball vs. West Virginia State; 12/29 (6:30 p.m.)

WKU Men’s Basketball vs. Abilene Christian; 12/30 (2:00 p.m.)

Faculty and staff may also purchase additional tickets for only $10. You can claim your two free tickets at the Diddle Arena ticket office (M-F 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. prior to Winter Break) or on game day at the Gate 2 Ticket Booth once doors open. When you pick up your free tickets, you will also receive one drink coupon per game ticket, good for a free bottled water or soda. Please enjoy some time with your WKU Family cheering on our Tops!

I hope you have a restful and rejuvenating Winter Break. And to those who continue their work during the Winter Term, I extend a special thank you for supporting our students and our campus operations.

Happy Holidays and Go Tops!


Timothy C. Caboni

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