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WKU President Timothy C. Caboni takes oath of office (July 28th, 2017)

With his wife Kacy holding a Bible belonging to Western Kentucky University’s first president, Dr. Henry Hardin Cherry, Timothy C. Caboni today took the oath of office as WKU’s 10th president during the Board of Regents’ quarterly meeting.

189 participate in 34th year of VAMPY program at WKU
189 participate in 34th year of VAMPY program at WKU (July 26th, 2017)

The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU hosted its 34th annual Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY) from June 25 to July 15.

WKU surpasses record with $36.3 million in private support during 2016-17
WKU surpasses record with $36.3 million in private support during 2016-17 (July 26th, 2017)

WKU has surpassed its previous record of private support in a fiscal year with a new high of $36.3 million gifted in 2016-17.

9 retiring members thanked for service to WKU Alumni Association Board
9 retiring members thanked for service to WKU Alumni Association Board (July 25th, 2017)

The WKU Alumni Association recently thanked nine volunteers who are retiring from the WKU Alumni Association National Board of Directors after their term of office.

Veterans Upward Bound at WKU accepting new students
Veterans Upward Bound at WKU accepting new students (July 25th, 2017)

Veterans Upward Bound at WKU is accepting new students.

Stuff the Bus continues to grow in impact through scholarships
Stuff the Bus continues to grow in impact through scholarships (July 25th, 2017)

STUFF THE BUS provides an annual opportunity for community members to fill school buses with donated school supplies, which are distributed to Family Resources Centers at schools throughout Southcentral Kentucky.

WKU PBS Pool Party, with Curious George, set for Aug. 6
WKU PBS Pool Party, with Curious George, set for Aug. 6 (July 24th, 2017)

Get ready for the end of summer WKU PBS Pool Party being held at the Russell Sims Aquatic Park on Sunday, Aug. 6, from noon to 5 p.m.

11 new members elected to WKU Alumni Association board
11 new members elected to WKU Alumni Association board (July 21st, 2017)

The WKU Alumni Association recently elected 11 new board members for 2017-2018.

WKU Regents to hold retreat, quarterly meeting July 27-28
WKU Regents to hold retreat, quarterly meeting July 27-28 (July 21st, 2017)

The WKU Board of Regents will hold its annual retreat and quarterly meeting July 27-28.

'There's No Place Like Home' theme for WKU Homecoming 2017 (July 20th, 2017)

WKU alumni and friends will celebrate "There’s No Place Like Home" for Homecoming 2017.

2017 Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange to visit Bowling Green/Cave Country area
2017 Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange to visit Bowling Green/Cave Country area (July 20th, 2017)

The Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange (RUX) will gather in Bowling Green July 28-30 for the second 2017 Rural-Urban Exchange Community Intensive.

WKU graduate nominated for Primetime Emmy Award
WKU graduate nominated for Primetime Emmy Award (July 18th, 2017)

Becky Ann Baker, a 1975 WKU graduate, is a first-time nominee for a Primetime Emmy Award for her work on the HBO series "Girls."

WKU PBS earns 7 Emmy nominations; Beckley receives Silver Circle Award
WKU PBS earns 7 Emmy nominations; Beckley receives Silver Circle Award (July 18th, 2017)

WKU PBS, WKU’s Public Television Service, has been nominated for seven awards in six categories for the 53rd Annual Ohio Valley Emmy Awards. Cheryl Beckley also is being recognized with the Silver Circle Award.

Bevin appoints George Nichols III as WKU Regent
Bevin appoints George Nichols III as WKU Regent (July 14th, 2017)

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed George Nichols III of Potomac, Maryland, to the WKU Board of Regents.

Cravens honored for playing in 60th straight WKU Faculty-Staff Golf Tournament
Cravens honored for playing in 60th straight WKU Faculty-Staff Golf Tournament (July 14th, 2017)

A special milestone was celebrated Friday morning as Dr. Raymond Cravens, retired WKU administrator and faculty member, was recognized for playing in the annual Faculty-Staff Golf Tournament for 60 consecutive years.

152 participate in 35th annual SCATS program at WKU
152 participate in 35th annual SCATS program at WKU (July 7th, 2017)

The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU hosted 152 campers for its 35th annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) from June 11 to 23.

2 WKU students recognized by Freeman-Asia scholarship program
2 WKU students recognized by Freeman-Asia scholarship program (July 5th, 2017)

Two WKU students were recognized by the Freeman Awards for Study in Asia scholarship program.

Gift to connect downtown Bowling Green, WKU business students
Gift to connect downtown Bowling Green, WKU business students (July 5th, 2017)

John and Carolyn Ridley and Top Best Ever, LLC are helping business students and faculty from WKU connect with downtown Bowling Green.

Timothy C. Caboni begins presidential tenure at WKU
Timothy C. Caboni begins presidential tenure at WKU (July 3rd, 2017)

Timothy C. Caboni has officially begun his role as the 10th president of WKU.

WKU to offer Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Fort Knox
WKU to offer Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Fort Knox (June 30th, 2017)

WKU will offer its Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Fort Knox with the first cohort of students scheduled to begin the Ed.D. program in January 2018.

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WKU President Timothy C. Caboni takes oath of office

With his wife Kacy holding a Bible belonging to Western Kentucky University’s first president, Dr. Henry Hardin Cherry, Timothy C. Caboni today took the oath of office as WKU’s 10th president during the Board of Regents’ quarterly meeting.

189 participate in 34th year of VAMPY program at WKU

The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU hosted its 34th annual Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY) from June 25 to July 15.

WKU surpasses record with $36.3 million in private support during 2016-17

WKU has surpassed its previous record of private support in a fiscal year with a new high of $36.3 million gifted in 2016-17.

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WKU PBS Pool Party, with Curious George, set for Aug. 6

Get ready for the end of summer WKU PBS Pool Party being held at the Russell Sims Aquatic Park on Sunday, Aug. 6, from noon to 5 p.m.

11 new members elected to WKU Alumni Association board

The WKU Alumni Association recently elected 11 new board members for 2017-2018.

'There's No Place Like Home' theme for WKU Homecoming 2017

WKU alumni and friends will celebrate "There’s No Place Like Home" for Homecoming 2017.

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