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WKU Hilltopper Heritage

WKU Traditions & Memories

WKU Hilltopper Heritage is a set of links to sources regarding the history of the university including biographies of faculty, staff and alumni, photographs and departmental histories. Some of the sites are maintained by other departments on campus and may not provide a link back to this site. In that event, use the BACK button on your browser, if you wish to return to this site.

For more information regarding the history of Western Kentucky University please contact the WKU Archives.

Administration Faculty & Staff
Alumni Photographs 
Athletics Special Events
Buildings & Grounds Student Organizations
Collection Inventories WKU Traditions & Memories

Share your memories with us -

1988 Hail Storm

College High / University High


Favorite Professors   
Glasgow Normal School 

Greek Life

Hilltoppers Nicknames
Hilltoppers Quartet

Kissing Bridge
Letter Sweaters
Logos & Symbols

Marching Band



Ogden College

Oral Histories / Interviews

Pershing Rifles



Red Towel --  E.A. Diddle & the Red Towel
Scrapbooks / Autograph Books


Southern Normal School 

Stansbury, Edgar

Symbols - 

Training School

Vietnam Protests
WKU Founders Day
WKU Spirit

A college is not its campus, its walks, its buildings. A college is an ideal, a spirit, a long tradition, a zeal for more life and more knowledge. It is more than its president, more than its board of control, more than its faculty and students of a single year. A college represents the friendships and the achievements of all the known and unknown people who have made it possible, who have given it a distinct stamp, who have extended it material and moral support, who have interpreted its spirit into useful lives.

~Henry Cherry


Big Red


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 Last Modified 11/27/17