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Here is a selection of recent news stories about WKU:

June 16-29, 2020

WKU Public Radio

Daily News

  • WKU regents approve budget with $27M in cuts: Bracing for financial fallout amid the coronavirus pandemic, Western Kentucky University will make more than $27 million in spending cuts in its looming fiscal year budget, including faculty and staff salary reductions.
  • Bell book release has a COVID twist: While releasing a new book is old hat for Bowling Green’s David Bell, the launch of his latest novel comes with a plot twist as it has not been spared from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Bell is an associate professor of English at Western Kentucky University and director of the Master of Fine Arts program. He’s also the author of 10 best-selling novels, including “The Request,” published by Berkley Hardcover, slated to be released Tuesday.
  • Robertson is a legend in BG, very thankful to him: Longtime Bowling Green resident Lee Robertson has lived an extraordinary life that many of us should embody ourselves to live.
  • Daniels joins board at BGMU: Terry Daniels has been appointed to the board of directors of Bowling Green Municipal Utilities. Daniels is a native of Bowling Green and a graduate of Warren Central High School and Western Kentucky University, where he studied psychology and business administration.

WBKO-TV

  • WKU graduate creates a scholarship in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement: Juan Dozier has decided that he wants to help the future leaders on the Hill. The 2020 graduate has established the Juan H. D. Dozier II Scholarship in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement. The scholarship will support a diverse WKU freshman or sophomore who is enrolled full time, has been involved in leadership roles in high school or college and aspires to be a leader at WKU.
  • Happy Birthday to Mr. Western: The community came together on Tuesday to celebrate a very special birthday, Lee Robertson’s or Mr. Western, who is a staple in the WKU community. Loved ones and community members came out to celebrate his 98th birthday with a wave parade.

WNKY-TV

  • Alumnus establishes scholarship in honor of Black Lives Matter: Juan Dozier (’19, ’20) recently made a gift to WKU to establish the Juan H. D. Dozier II Scholarship in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement. The scholarship will support a diverse WKU freshman or sophomore who is enrolled full time, has been involved in leadership roles in high school or college and aspires to be a leader at WKU.
  • Past and present students celebrate mascot: When traveling around Bowling Green, it’s hard not to come across the mascot of Western Kentucky University, Big Red.

Glasgow Daily Times

  • WKU updates Big Red Restart plan for fall: Western Kentucky University has posted an update to the Big Red Restart plan for the fall semester. WKU President Timothy C. Caboni issued the communication to faculty, staff and students outlining the major changes and clarifications.

Owensboro Times

  • Kentucky roots drive Owensboro native to success: Born and raised in Owensboro, Jed Conklin’s works in photography has taken him to the far ends of the world. While his camera eventually landed him in Spokane, Wash., his “go-getter” attitude encouraged him to channel his inner entrepreneur. Degrees in print and photojournalism from Western Kentucky University propelled him to stints in Wyoming, New England, Colorado and eventually Washington.
  • DCPS, WKU to partner for social work program: The Daviess County Public Schools district and the Western Kentucky University social work program have developed a partnership that will allow WKU students to gain practical experience while also supporting the work of DCPS Family Resource and Youth Service Centers.

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

  • DCPS hires McAdams for new district literacy intervention coach position: As the new Daviess County Public Schools literacy intervention coach, Shiryl McAdams said her goal is the impact students’ literacy journeys in a meaningful way. McAdams, who has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Western Kentucky University and a master’s degree in literacy from Capella University, has been teaching for 17 years.

Kentucky Living

  • Navigating Roads Together: Kentucky communities have stories—like this one—to tell. For 44 years, the Mountain Workshops have been telling them. Each year since 1976, the photojournalism program at Western Kentucky University has brought storytellers together to highlight communities throughout the state.

Lane Report

  • WKU first in Ky. to offer degree in film production: Western Kentucky University will offer Kentucky’s first bachelor of fine arts in film production starting in the fall of 2020. The new major is an immersive pre-professional degree for students pursuing a career in the film and television industry.

Russellville News Democrat & Leader

  • Holder appointed to Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services: John Holder, of Auburn, was recently appointed to the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services (KBEMS) by Governor Andy Beshear. Holder is originally from Adairville. He graduated from Logan County High School in 2002 and from Western Kentucky University in 2007.

Spectrum 1 News

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

  • Local student awarded Boren Scholarship: A local student was among five Western Kentucky University students who were awarded $20,000 David L. Boren Scholarships to fund intensive language study in the U.S. and abroad during the 2020-21 academic year. All five are students in the Chinese Flagship Program.

Corbin Times-Tribune

June 5-15, 2020

Associated Press

  • Amid virus, US students look to colleges closer to home: As students make college plans for the fall, some U.S. universities are seeing surging interest from in-state residents who are looking to stay closer to home amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the University of Texas at Arlington, commitments from state residents are up 26% over last year. Ohio State and Western Kentucky universities are both up about 20%.

Daily News

WNKY-TV

  • Throwback Thursday – Bowling Green Business University: Bowling Green Business University was once a rival collegiate experience of Western Kentucky University. Established in 1874, the business university spent nearly 100 years being absorbed into WKU and evolving into the College of Commerce and modern College of Business.
  • Sunrise Spotlight – Diversity at WKU: We spoke with Molly Beth Kerby, Co-Chief Diversity Officer for Academic Affairs at WKU, to discuss diversity on campus.

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

  • E’town superintendent named: Kelli Bush, 49, assistant superintendent for student learning at Elizabethtown Independent Schools, was named the new superintendent of the district. Bush thanked the board, Ballard and her family after the vote. She is married to Matt Bush, and has two children, Austin, 24, and Meredith, 21, who both study at Western Kentucky University.
  • Career, life challenges are not new for Kelli Bush: Bush transferred to Western Kentucky University and studied there for two and a half years. She did student teaching Morningside Elementary School during her senior year.

Spectrum News 1

  • Talking to Teens About the Protests: A professor at Western Kentucky University and mother, Lacretia Dye and her husband have tried to create an open and free space for their children to express themselves, but in a way that is both productive and efficient.

Lane Report

  • Automotive customization shop expands in Bowling Green: Bowden relocated Spartan 4×4 to Bowling Green when he enrolled as a student at Western Kentucky University and later added two students as employees. While in the university’s Student Business Accelerator program, Bowden and his team expanded their network in the Southern Kentucky automotive community.

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

  • Ohio County's Storm named new Newton Parrish principal: Alicia Storm has been named the new principal of Newton Parrish Elementary School, as she was unanimously approved to fill the position Tuesday by the school’s site-based decision-making council in a virtual meeting. Storm holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish teaching from the University of Southern Indiana and her master’s in education administration and Rank I from Western Kentucky University.

Pensacola (FL) News Journal

  • How a future Blue Angel survived the Battle of Midway: A native of the Bluegrass State and graduate of Western Kentucky State Teachers College (now Western Kentucky University), Magda received his wings in Pensacola in 1941. He received assignment to fly F4F Wildcats with Fighting Squadron (VF) 8 on board USS Hornet (CV 8).

Atlanta Journal Constitution

  • Opinion: Bringing you the news in troubled times: Let me introduce you to Alyssa Pointer. She’s a visual journalist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and you’ve likely seen her stunning photography during the past few weeks. She grew up in Clayton County – Jonesboro, to be exact. A graduate of Sandy Creek High School in Fayette County, she went on to study photojournalism at Western Kentucky University.

Johnson City (TN) Press

  • Educator was inspired by his teachers from childhood: Jamie Freeman, who graduated from David Crockett High School in 1994, is completing his 18th year as a teacher. The Army veteran earned his bachelor’s degree in history and secondary education at Western Kentucky University, where he met his future wife, Mollie.

Kiplinger

  • How to Find a Financial Planner You Trust: Planners who fail to comply with the fiduciary rule risk losing their CFP designation, which is overseen by the CFP Board of Standards. The requirement is “a very strong fiduciary standard,” says Ron Rhoades, director of the personal finance program at Western Kentucky University. “Basically, you have to make decisions without considering your own personal interests or those of your firm, and that truly means putting the best interest of the client first.”
May 12-June 4, 2020

Daily News

WKU Public Radio

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

  • Washington retires after decades in education: Washington earned a Bachelor of Science degree, a Masters of Arts and a Rank I from WKU.
  • Wyatt named to permanent role in Hardin County Schools Central Office: Debbie Wyatt, who has served as Hardin County Schools’ interim director of federal programs and leadership development, has been named to permanently fill the role. She obtained her master’s degree and Rank I from WKU.
  • Two local Gatton students earn federal scholarships: Two local students out of a total nine at The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at WKU have received nationally competitive National Security Language Initiative for Youth Scholar­ships for immersive, critical language study this summer and next academic year, according to a news release. The winners include Cat Appelman of Elizabethtown High School and Jada Hunter-Hays of LaRue County High School.
  • Workforce board pilots expungement program: Timi-Michelle Tolhurst had a background check ran last week and it came back clean for the first time in 10 years. Tolhurst, an employee at Hardin Memorial Health’s CareFirst Urgent Care Center in Radcliff, is the first participant to complete the expungement process from start to finish in Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board Workforce Crisis Task Force’s Expungement Benefit Program. “Anything we can do to make the journey to gainful employment easier benefits both employers and job seekers,” said Dr. Donielle Lovell, Removing Obstacles Subcommittee co-chairwoman and director of regional programming and associate professor of sociology at WKU.

Glasgow Daily Times

  • One Step Closer: Lynch lands job with NASA: While still a Glasgow High School student, Lynch went on to study at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at WKU. By the time she graduated from the Gatton Academy, she had more than 70 college credit hours.

WDRB-TV, Louisville

WAVE-TV, Louisville

  • Expungement Benefit Program helps former felons move on with their lives: Changing lives- one criminal record at a time. The first person to complete the Lincoln Trail Workforce Development Board’s Expungement Benefit Program spoke to WAVE 3 News. Timi-Michlle Tolhurst is a mother of two, a WKU graduate and an employee at Hardin Memorial Health’s Urgent Care Center in Radcliff.

Northern Kentucky Tribune

WKDZ-FM, Cadiz

Corbin Times Tribune

  • WKU student from Williamsburg awarded $20,000 scholarship: Five WKU students, including a student from Williamsburg, have been awarded $20,000 David L. Boren Scholarships to fund intensive language study in the US and abroad during the 2020-2021 academic year. All five are students in the Chinese Flagship Program.

Ky Forward

Sidney (OH) Daily News

Portland (TN) Sun

  • Creek retiring from PHS after more than four decades: Portland High School (PHS) librarian Susan Hinton Creek retired at the end of the school year after 41 years teaching. She began her college career at WKU, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education in 1979.

SmileyPete.com

  • A Moment In Time: The Kentucky Folklife Program began in 1989 as an interagency partnership between the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Arts Council. The program was relocated to its current home at WKU in 2012, where it’s overseen by the Department of Folk Life and Anthropology.

Syracuse.com

April 24-May 11, 2020

WKU Public Radio

Daily News

  • Local students selected for 2020 Governor's School for Entrepreneurs: Running a business is nothing new for Morgan Burk, one of two local high school students recently selected to participate in this year’s Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs. Burk, a junior at WKU’s Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, oversees business operations at Morgan’s Fresh Cut Tree Lot on Nashville Road, a popular Christmas-time destination for families in search of the perfect fir, spruce, pine or cedar tree for hanging ornaments at home.
  • Friends recall how Cora Jane Spiller touched many lives: For a few years, Cindy Hines had tangible evidence of how generous Cora Jane Spiller could be.
  • Perspective: WKU's President Cherry and the 1918 flu pandemic: Complying with the Board of Health directive, Western Kentucky State Normal School closed Oct. 7 and remained closed until Nov. 10. “This is the first time in the history of the Normal School that this has ever been necessary,” Henry Hardin Cherry wrote, but Bowling Green was in the midst of “the worst siege of sickness this community has ever had.”
  • Amid pandemic, WKU eyes $27 million in cuts: Amid ongoing economic uncertainty stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, WKU will aim to cut $27 million from its fiscal year 2021 budget, which is projected to total $370 million.
  • WKU names inaugural Distinguished Educator winners: WKU kicked off Teacher Appreciation Week on Tuesday by revealing the inaugural winners of its College of Education and Behavioral Sciences’ Distinguished Educator Awards.
  • What ever happened to Chris Marcus?: When the world stopped trying to squeeze Chris Marcus into the box he would never fit in, the gentle giant finally wrote his own story.

WBKO-TV

WNKY-TV

Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

DuBois County (IN) Herald

  • Jasper native patrols Big Apple as NYPD rookie: The 2 1/2-year process of joining the NYPD actually began during Caleb’s senior year at WKU (he graduated in 2017) when he took the department’s written exam. The NYPD had contacted him about the hiring process while he was doing the Ripken traveling clinics.

Hickory (NC) Daily Record

  • Frye Regional Medical Center announces CEO: Frye Regional Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint Hospital, announced that Rod Harkleroad, RN has been named its new chief executive officer, effective June 8. Harkleroad earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from WKU.

WDRB-TV, Louisville

Columbia Magazine

Maysville Ledger-Independent

  • Mason, St. Pat students headed to Gatton: The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 102 Kentucky sophomores for the Class of 2022. Two Mason County residents are among them.

Morehead News

April 9-23, 2020

Daily News

  • WKU will plan September commencement for spring 2020 grads: WKU’s graduating seniors won’t have commencement ceremonies next month because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the school said it is aiming for a makeup date this fall.
  • Caboni, administrators take pay cut amid virus fallout: WKU President Timothy Caboni announced Friday that he will take a pay cut and forego his performance bonuses amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the money going to benefit WKU’s need-based Opportunity Fund for students.
  • Health workers with local ties on front lines of virus fight: For more than a week, third-year medical school student Meredith Doughty has been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. Doughty, a Bowling Green native who attended Greenwood High School and WKU’s Gatton Academy, is among a group of four medical student volunteers defending a Lyon County retirement community under siege by the coronavirus.
  • Dishman-McGinnis Elementary names Perkins new principal: Perkins is a graduate of WKU and the University of the Cumberlands, with certifications in elementary education, teacher leader endorsement and educational administration, according to the district’s news release.
  • Facebook group uses 3D printers to make face shields: Harmon, a WKU employee who has been working from home since the statewide social distancing mandates were put in place, was happy to join the group.

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Edmonson Voice

Murray Ledger & Times

WPSD-TV, Paducah

Kentucky New Era

  • Local students picked for Gatton Academy: The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 102 Kentucky sophomores for the Class of 2022, including two students from Christian and Todd counties.

WDRB-TV, Louisville

  • Kentucky universities developing plans for refunds, graduation in response to COVID-19: WKU spokesperson Bob Skipper said WKU is refunding students for housing, dining and parking that was already paid for. In terms of graduation, WKU has announced plans to have a commencement celebration during its annual Parent and Family Weekend on Sept. 19. However, Skipper said the university is allowing students to participate in December 2020 or May 2021 commencement if they so choose.

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

Frankfort State-Journal

  • Negron racking up honors at Gatton: Lukas Negron has had plenty of academic accomplishments, and he’s added two more in recent weeks. Negron, a senior at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at WKU, was recently named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

  • Howard named new OHS dean of instruction: Tara Howard, the current principal at McLean County High School, has been named the new Owensboro High School dean of instruction, a position she will assume July 1. Howard earned a bachelor of science in middle grades education with an emphasis in math and social studies from WKU.

Seymour (IN) Tribune

  • Seymour radio station changing hands: Life has come full circle for Becky Schepman. The Seymour native did a summer internship at 92.7 WQKC in her hometown and worked for the campus radio station while attending WKU.

WCLU-FM, Glasgow

Time

March 21-April 8, 2020

Daily News

WBKO-TV

WNKY-TV

  • Program pairs high-risk residents with low-risk volunteers to help them: Modeled after similar volunteer match programs in Louisville and in Elizabethtown, an online COVID-19 Community Action Center for Bowling Green and Warren County launched Thursday. Using geographic information systems (GIS) to help find and arrange matches between elder or high-risk residents requesting assistance and low-risk volunteers who can help, this project is a collaboration between WKU geography staff and students, the City of Bowling Green, Warren County government and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Annual Dance Big Red generates $34,000 for Norton Children’s Hospital: The annual Dance Big Red event generated $34,000 for Norton Children’s Hospital.

WKDZ-FM, Cadiz

  • J.B. Morse Named a Presidential Scholar Candidate: A Hopkinsville High School student that attends the Gatton Academy is a candidate for the 2020 United States Presidential Scholar program. Jerry “J.B.” Morse is one of seven Gatton Academy students who are candidates for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Program, which was created in 1964 to recognize and honor the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

Terre Haute (IN) Tribune-Star

  • New Dean of ISU's Scott College of Business: Terry Daugherty has been selected as the new dean of Indiana State University’s Scott College of Business. Daugherty earned his bachelor's degree at WKU, his master's degree at the University of Alabama and his doctorate at Michigan State University.

Washington Post

WBGO-FM, Newark, NJ

February 29-March 20, 2020

Hartselle (AL) Enquirer

Ashland Daily Independent

  • Longtime Kentucky journalist, Glasgow native Ronnie Ellis dies: Ronnie Ellis, a longtime state reporter for CNHI, LLC, died early Monday morning at T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow from complications with COPD and heart failure. Ellis began his journalism career in 1974 when he worked at The Edmonson County News while still a student at WKU.

Daily News

WKU Public Radio

WBKO-TV

WNKY-TV

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

Clarksville Now

  • Trump presents Medal of Freedom to retired four-star general: Retired four-star Gen. Jack Keane received the nation’s highest civilian honor Tuesday at a White House ceremony hosted by President Donald Trump, who called the Army veteran a “visionary,” a “brilliant strategist” and a “fearless patriot.”

Franklin Favorite

Fox News

  • Gen. Jack Keane on receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom: 'This was really off the charts': Fox News senior strategic analyst Jack Keane, a retired four-star Army general, told "Bill Hemmer Reports" Wednesday that receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump was "overwhelming" and "emotionally gripping." Born in New York City, Keane graduated from Fordham University and receive a master's degree from WKU.

Spectrum News

Lane Report

Northern Kentucky Tribune

Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel

  • Friends and co-workers remember Thom Gregory, a longtime Gannett employee: Thomas "Thom" Gregory, 56, unexpectedly died of a heart attack early Sunday morning in Knoxville, where he lived with his wife, Lisa. Gregory was a USA TODAY Network regional director and general manager of the Knoxville News Sentinel's printing operation. He went to college at WKU and earned a degree in mathematics with a minor in physics.

Williamson County (TN) Herald

  • FiftyForward adds staff members in Williamson County: Lorie Owen joined FiftyForward in late February where she will serve as program coordinator supporting FiftyForward Martin Center and FiftyForward College Grove. A volunteer with FiftyForward Martin Center since August 2019, Owen has a degree in Business and Recreation Management from WKU.
February 14-28, 2020

WKU Public Radio

Daily News

  • Beamer Laser Marking Systems opens: The new office is managed by Brian Upchurch, who holds a bachelor's degree in management from WKU.
  • Gorman shares story of life with The Black Crowes: A crowd gathered Tuesday for a book signing at the Bob Kirby Branch of the Warren County Public Library to hear Gorman – who has Bowling Green connections as a WKU alumnus and through playing with bands in the area – share stories of his career with the band, including brothers Chris and Rich Robinson.
  • 10 questions with ... Kelley Coppinger: Current job title: Professional in residence (full-time faculty) in advertising program, Department of Communication, WKU.
  • WKU faculty clear way for new paid leave policy: WKU’s Faculty Senate approved a paid parental leave policy for the second time Thursday, clearing the way for WKU to become the first public university in Kentucky to offer its faculty members one semester off work when they welcome newborns or adopted children into their families.
  • WKU begins drafting new campus facilities plan: WKU is gearing up this month for development of a new campus master plan that will help shape the next decade of construction, land use, transportation, sustainability efforts and a whole lot more on the Hill.

WBKO-TV

WNKY-TV

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

  • Davis speaks her truth: Previously a student at North Har­din High School, Davis was accepted into Gatton Academy during her sopho­more year.

Spectrum News1

  • An Unlikely Student Getting Her Degree at 51: 51-year-old  Karen Russell is currently on both sides of the classroom. Russell is currently obtaining her Teacher Education degree from WKU, while student teaching at David T. Wilson Elementary School.

Tennessean

WKDZ-FM, Cadiz

February 7-13, 2020

WKU Public Radio

Owensboro Times

  • WKU-O launches engineering tech management program: With the start of the spring semester, WKU-Owensboro launched an Engineering Tech Management Program. The four-year degree opportunity falls under the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, or SEAS, making it one of the first engineering degrees to be offered in Owensboro.

Daily News

  • WKU students gain insight into Warren County Drug Task Force: After serving in the military and earning a graduate degree from WKU, Tod Young decided that statistics were not his calling. Instead, working to change those statistics was.
  • 10 questions with Ryan Dearbone: Current job title: Assistant director of college advancement at WKU.
  • WKU shows how girls can run the world: The Kentucky Museum hosted an event Saturday that allowed girls a glimpse into a bright future. Aimed at girls in grades 1-8, Herstory@WKU was meant to empower young girls and show them a path to achieving their career goals and following their interests.
  • City eyes scooter regulations, adding mobility options: The city of Bowling Green is looking at ways it can – and can’t – regulate shared scooter services in the city. At the same time, the city is open to considering an expansion of efforts such as shared bicycle services in the city, even as it was announced Friday that WKU’s two-year-old bike sharing service is ending.
  • WKU Career Studio helps guide students’ futures: To aid students in their career planning, the Career Studio initiative that started in September at WKU has gained traction.

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Glasgow Daily Times

  • Ellis to be inducted into Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame: Glasgow native Ronnie Ellis will be among those to be inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in March. Ellis began his journalism career in 1974 when he worked at The Edmonson County News while still a student at WKU.

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

  • Williams earns scholarship: Langley Williams, a 2019 graduate of Central Hardin High School, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Jeff and Mary Key Scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year.
  • Home, passion, career unite students: Eden Tharpe started volunteering at the Elizabethtown Animal Hospital when she was 16 and then began a co-op there her senior year of high school. Tharpe would continue to work there even when she was working on her pre-veterinary med­icine degree at WKU, but finished when she started at Auburn.

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

January 31-February 6, 2020

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Daily News

Spectrum News1

  • WKU Awarded Grant to Help with Special Education: WKU recently received a 1.1 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education. The grant was given in response to the national and statewide shortage of educators certified to help K-12 students with high-intensity disabilities.
  • WKU Upgrades University Restaurant to Be More Green: WKU was recently awarded Green Restaurant Certification from the Green Restaurant Association for its dining facility Fresh Food Company.

Glasgow Daily Times

  • WKU professor appointed for Dugas Community Park: Sean Ward, WKU Instructor of Communication, has been appointed as the Dugas Family Visiting Professor for 2020-21 as part of the educational partnership associated with Dugas Community Park located in Allen County.
January 25-30, 2020

WNKY-TV

  • New WKU art exhibit showcases work from alumni: From all the way back to the late 70s to today, a new exhibit called the Alumni Exhibition at the Ivan Wilson Center for Fine Arts features works of art and sculptures from previous Hilltoppers.
  • Throwback Thursday – Spaceship Earth at Hardin Planetarium: The start of a new year, especially a new decade, can sometimes prompt questions of reflection and purpose. A Bowling Green educational venue with more than 50 years of history is helping put things into perspective. The Hardin Planetarium’s current show tells more about our Earth’s place in this universe.

Daily News

WKU Public Radio

  • Beshear Calls For Ending Cuts, More Revenue In Budget Address: Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear has unveiled his proposal for how the state should spend its money over the next two years, laying out a plan to provide raises to state workers and put more funding towards education by raising about $1.5 billion in new revenue.

USAgNet

January 18-24, 2020

Daily News

WBKO-TV

WNKY-TV

Glasgow Daily Times

  • WKU receives grant: The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has awarded a $246,863 grant to WKU Public Broadcasting to develop and expand its workforce development training program for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
January 8-17, 2020

Daily News

WDRB-TV Louisville

WKU Public Radio

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

  • MLK Day events planned around county: Davis attends Gatton Academy in Bowl­ing Green, a residential school for gifted and talented students in STEM studies at WKU. She is president of the Youth Council of the NAACP with “an ambition to serve those who are voiceless in a world sometimes deprived of justice and liberty for all,” according to the release.

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Daily Nurse

City Beat

Portland (TN) Sun

MSN

  • WKU awarded $1.1 million federal grant for special education: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education has awarded Western Kentucky University a $1.1 million grant to address the ongoing national, state, and regional shortage of personnel certified to serve K-12 students with high-intensity needs.
December 14, 2019-January 7, 2020

Daily News

WBKO-TV

WNKY-TV

SOKY Happenings

WFIE-TV Evansville

Lane Report

Courier Journal

Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville

Spectrum News One

KyForward

December 7-13, 2019

WKU Public Radio

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

Daily News

  • New workforce grant aims to keep college grads in town: Students of WKU and Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College already provide a boost to the Bowling Green economy and serve as a good source of seasonal employees. Now, local workforce development professionals aim to ensure more of those students remain part of the region’s workforce long after their final exam.
  • WKU professor’s show nominated for regional award: WKU theater professor Julie Lyn Barber’s show “Christmas Through the Ages” has been nominated for Best Original Work in the Broadway World 2019 Indianapolis Awards.

Glasgow Daily Times

WBKO-TV

WNKY-TV

  • Throwback Thursday – College High: Just over 100 years ago, a new type of education came to the campus of Western Kentucky Normal School. Operating for nearly 50 years, the Training School, or College High, was established for students age kindergarten thru high school who aspired to be teachers.
  • Emerging Leader – Morgan Burk: This week’s Emerging Leader is 15-year-old Morgan Burk, a student at the Gatton Academy and the face of her family’s Christmas tree business: Morgan’s Fresh Cut Trees.
  • “Career 270 initiative” gives Bowling Green college grads an edge: College grads in Bowling Green are receiving career help in the form of a grant.
  • The Kentucky Museum celebrates Christmas in Kentucky: With just a few more weeks to go before Christmas, children and their parents spent part of Saturday taking advantage of the opportunity to learn about Christmas traditions such as decorations and the all-important toys at The Kentucky Museum.

WCLU-FM Glasgow

November 27-December 6, 2019

Daily News

WNKY-TV

KY Forward

November 16-26, 2019

Daily News

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

Edmonson Voice

  • McReynolds Physical Therapy Celebrates Brownsville Ribbon Cutting: Dr. Lauren McReynolds, who received both her undergraduate degree in chemistry and doctorate of physical therapy at WKU, owns and runs the facility. She is a graduate of ECHS, where she was a softball standout and was inducted into the KY Softball Hall of Fame.

KyForward

Kentucky Today

November 8-15, 2019

Lane Report

Daily News

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

KyForward

Campus Technology

  • Large-Scale Esports Series Launches in Partnership with College Bookstores: The pilot tournament will take place on Nov. 23, with a large-scale tournament series to follow in spring 2020. The participating schools for the pilot are Kennesaw State University, North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University, University of California Los Angeles, University of California San Diego, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Maine, University of Minnesota, University of Pittsburgh and WKU.

Maysville Ledger-Independent

  • Twins reflect on military service: Earl and Eddie Bush were born in Cynthiana, but were raised in Gertrude. They graduated from Bracken County High School in 1967 before attending WKU, where they both majored in engineering technology.
October 25-November 7, 2019

Daily News

  • Puppetmaster: Kemp creates career out of whole cloth: The mastermind behind this down-the-rabbit-hole world is Kemp, a 27-year-old WKU graduate who has taken his lifelong love of puppets, cartoon characters and television programs and turned it into a successful career as a puppeteer and puppet maker.
  • Experts: Karst watersheds unprotected under WOTUS rule: For people living in karst terrains, this replacement will not sufficiently protect their drinking water source, according to Jason Polk, an associate professor of geoscience at WKU and director of the HydroAnalytical Lab.
  • Kentucky Mesonet moves into WKU's Center for Research and Development: The Kentucky Mesonet, an expanding network of weather stations that spans Kentucky, has moved into a new space at WKU’s Center for Research and Development.
  • WKU touts progress with 10-year strategic plan: One year into implementation of a sweeping 10-year plan to boost diversity on campus, transform students’ experiences and raise millions for student aid, among many other goals, WKU is celebrating some early success.
  • WKU student, dean swap places for a day: Coming from out of state this summer to take a job as the new dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business at WKU, Chris Shook wanted to get to know students and walk in their shoes.

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

WKU Public Radio

WCLU Radio

Courier Journal

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

  • Even in retirement, Cox shows dedication to education: She later went on to earn a Master of Arts in Secondary Math Education in 1993 from WKU and completed her Rank I and certificate for Principalship in 2005 from WKU.
  • WKU to observe Veterans Day: WKU will observe Veterans Day at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Guthrie Bell Tower followed by the ROTC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Cynthiana Democrat

  • Welcome Mountain Workshops: Cynthiana and Harrison County welcomes a veritable horde of students and other young professionals this week, as select residents and businesses of the city and county will be documented through the eyes of outsiders.

DuBois County (Ind.) Herald

  • Blessing box a lasting resource for community: Heritage Hills High School 2018 graduate Savannah McCutchan and her grandfather, Gene Silcox, built the box in the spring of 2018 as McCutchan’s final Girl Scout project before she left for college at WKU. Nearly two years later, McCutchan said she’s happy to know it’s still up and being used.

KyForward

WalletHub

  • Ask the Experts: Doris Sikora, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Family Studies, WKU
October 19-24, 2019

Daily News

  • WKU breaks ground on new residential program for adults with autism: Speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for a new, two-year residential program designed to help young adults with autism join the workforce, WKU President Timothy Caboni described the need it is expected to meet.
  • Slaughter joins Acme Advisors: Miller Slaughter, former director of the WKU Small Business Development Center, has joined Acme Advisors and Brokers, a team of exit planning strategists and business brokers with headquarters in Bowling Green.
  • Fast-growing Rustic Nail to get exposure on HGTV program: A 2002 Greenwood High School graduate, Cochran studied architecture and engineering at WKU and then went to work for Scotty’s Contracting in Bowling Green.
  • WKU scientist honored by Chinese Geological Survey: While attending an international gathering of geologists in China three weeks ago, Chris Groves didn’t know he would need a tie.
  • WKU grad opens Legin's seafood restaurant: Deadrick Dunlap ate more than a few meals in Bowling Green while working on a business administration degree at WKU. Now, as majority owner and manager of the new Legin’s House of Seafood in Fairview Plaza Shopping Center, he’s serving them.
  • Visiting author to WKU finds empathy through fiction: Ask award-winning author Katy Yocom what writing is for, and she’ll tell you it’s time travel, telepathy, immortality and “the world’s greatest magic trick.”
  • Victim advocate begins work at KSP: After 27 years shaping young minds as an educator, Shannon Pickett has moved into a new line of work, and she hopes the skills acquired as a teacher and administrator can transfer to her new job.

WNKY-TV

WKU Public Radio

WBKO-TV

KyForward

Lane Report

  • WKU Summit of Excellence honors volunteerism and philanthropy: Belle Lady Hunt (’73, ’77) of Bowling Green was recognized as the 2019 Philanthropist of the Year at the inaugural Summit of Excellence held Thursday, Oct. 17 at the WKU Augenstein Alumni Center to honor and recognize outstanding contributions of WKU alumni, faculty, staff, friends and students.

Bristol (VA) Herald Courier

October 12-18, 2019

Daily News

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WHNT-TV Huntsville

October 3-11, 2019

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Daily News

  • WKU scholarship program change is bold, aggressive: In September, I announced aggressive changes to WKU’s scholarship program, which will nearly double the percentage of our incoming freshman class receiving some type of institutional award.
  • Hammer-In story is Un-FORGE-ttable: Charles Hurst, president of the Kentucky Forge Council, will tell you that the craft of blacksmithing has a rich history that connects people with the distant past.

Johnson City (TN) Press

Spectrum News 1

Courier Journal

Lexington Herald-Leader

Glasgow Daily Times

Franklin Favorite

  • WKU continues to offer scholarship opportunities: In September I announced aggressive changes to WKU's scholarship program, which will nearly double the percentage of our incoming freshman class receiving some type of institutional award.
September 25-October 2, 2019

Daily News

WBKO-TV

WNKY-TV

WKU Public Radio

Glasgow Daily Times

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

Ky Forward

Owensboro Times

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

Courier Journal

Northern Kentucky Tribune

Lane Report

UTSA Today

MassLive

September 19-24, 2019

Daily News

  • FAFSA application season kicks off Oct. 1: From securing a work-study job on campus to qualifying for college-level scholarships, many students don’t realize all the ways the Free Application for Federal Student Aid can affect their lives.
  • WKU ROTC cadets depart for training in Black Hawk helicopter: As a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter hovered overhead and then landed Friday morning on WKU’s Intramural Fields, a group of 11 Army ROTC cadets loaded up for a flight to Fort Knox for training this weekend.
  • WKU students organizing climate strike Thursday: Climate activism is sweeping the world next week. Millions of people in more than 150 countries are predicted to step outdoors and demand the end of fossil fuels during the Global Climate Strike.
  • WKU hosts national drought forum during local drought: Droughts impact everything from wildfires and agricultural yields to energy bills and air pollution. Hotter, drier conditions are increasing throughout much of the planet along with the need for improved drought monitoring and mitigation efforts.

WNKY-TV

WKU Public Radio

Owensboro Times

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

Kentucky Today

Columbia Magazine

  • Music Folklife Program at WKU Receives NEA Grant: The Kentucky Folklife Program, housed in the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology at WKU, has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a traveling exhibit and associated programming centered on the musical heritage and culture of south central Kentucky.

The Kennesaw Sentinel

WKDZ-FM Cadiz

September 13-18, 2019

Daily News

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

WKU Public Radio

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

  • Enrollment increases at area colleges, universities: More than 6,000 students have opted to pursue higher education at the institutions in or around Owensboro and Daviess County for the 2019-20 school year, with most of the schools reporting increases in enrollment.
September 5-12, 2019

Daily News

  • After stakeholder input, state's 5-star rating system takes shape: “Some people will want to look at these star ratings as some sort of summative or definitive evaluation of the quality of a school,” but that would be a mistake, said Gary Houchens, a WKU professor and state board of education member who served on the panel.
  • City celebrates 192 newly naturalized citizens: Michael Trivizadakis, a leadership consultant, instructor at WKU and a new citizen, grew up without electricity in a small village in Greece.
  • Bowling Green pilot to be inducted into state Aviation Hall of Fame: “He was one of the very few flying aces from Kentucky,” said Dr. Jonathan Jeffrey, department head for the Department of Library Special Collections and the Manuscripts and Folklife Archives coordinator at WKU, as well as a contributing author to “That Perfect Feeling in the Air,” a book about Strahm’s life and career.
  • Demolition begins on aging Bemis Lawrence Hall: Staring up at a towering excavator outfitted with a claw, Anthony Maldonado watched as it took bites out of Bemis Lawrence Hall, sending debris falling to the ground below.

WKU Public Radio

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Spectrum News 1

  • WKU Hosts Autumn Star Exhibit: The constellations above have been around for generations and have names that vary though different cultures. However, at WKU's Hardin Planetarium you get the chance to give the constellations your own unique name.

Lane Report

Owensboro Times

  • Hayden Home opens in Owensboro: While working on his Recreation Administration degree at WKU, the Apollo High School graduate began working with the local Boys and Girls Club. When he returned to Owensboro, he continued working with children and youth.

Robertson County (TN) Connection

  • Cross Plains native receives prestigious scholarship: That leap of faith led to China studies, and a mastery of the Chinese language, while at WKU. There she also met a liaison with the U.S. State Department. He encouraged her to apply for State Department scholarships. It took several tries, a process that involved interviews, applications, and a lot of preparation. Finally, this summer, she received notice that she had been accepted.
August 30-September 4, 2019

WNKY-TV

  • Bingocize, developed here, expands to Tennessee: A program at WKU is helping to improve the health and quality of life for the elderly, and it involves Bingo. The program is called Bingocize and it was developed by a team at WKU’s Center for Applied Science in Health and Aging.
  • WKU introduces Fill it Forward to cut down on disposable plastic: We can’t live without water, and we also can’t live without our Earth. The over abundance of disposable plastic bottles and other plastics wreak havoc on the environment. That’s where Fill It Forward comes in.

WKU Public Radio

WBKO-TV

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

Lexington Herald-Leader

KY Forward

Maysville Ledger Independent

  • Fort Ancient historical marker unveiled: Dr. Gwynn Henderson, the education director for Kentucky Archaeological Survey at WKU, and Dr. David Pollack, director of Kentucky Archaeological Survey, also spoke during the dedication.

Seymour (IN) Tribune

  • JCB announces new promotions: Julie Kloote has been promoted to AVP, senior commercial analyst. She began her JCB career in July 2012 as a commercial analyst and in 2016 was promoted to officer. She is a graduate of WKU and Leadership Jackson County.

North Texas e-News

August 22-29, 2019

Daily News

  • 10 Questions with ... Martha Sales: Current job title: Executive director or the George and Cynthia Nichols Intercultural Student Engagement Center & WKU TRIO programs.
  • Spartan 4x4 expands to bigger quarters: Spartan 4x4, the automotive customization shop created last year by a trio of WKU students and housed originally in WKU's Small Business Accelerator on Nashville Road, has expanded its business and its footprint in Bowling Green.

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

  • Teachers wanted: Wedding knew she wanted to work more with kids, so she decided to take an alternative route and go back to school. She received her master's degree in special education for kindergarten through 12th grade from WKU.

Glasgow Daily Times

  • Biz expo speaker provides fan-building tips: The WKU graduate said that in the past three weeks he's been in Texas, Indiana and North Dakota and when his year ends after a trip to New Mexico, he will have spoken in 26 cities the past year.

WLKY-TV Louisville

WKDZ-FM Cadiz

  • Cumberland Hall Names New CEO: Melear holds two degrees from WKU. Hospital officials say Melear and his wife are happy to return to the area after leaving Kentucky in 2005.

University Business

  • Colleges pushing freshman orientation in new directions: Meanwhile, many incoming students of color and first-generation college students at WKU participated in the Cynthia & George Nichols III ISEC Academy, which works to guide students in personal development, academia and campus involvement, reports NBC television station WNKY.

The Kentucky 100

August 14-21, 2019

Daily News

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WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

The Record

  • Pioneer cathedral celebrates bicentennial: The congregation joined in singing “Built to Serve,” a new hymn composed for the occasion by Catherine Wilson, an assistant professor of music education at WKU.

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

Nashville Business Journal

Columbia Magazine

Owensboro Times

Houston Chronicle

International Business Times

WVXU-FM Cincinnati

KY Forward

Kentucky Today

August 7-13, 2019

Daily News

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Glasgow Daily Times

August 1-6, 2019

WKU Public Radio

Kentucky Monthly

Daily News

WBKO-TV

Spectrum News 1

  • WKU to Host National Drought Forum: The National Weather Service is teaming up with WKU and the Kentucky Division of Water to host the biennial U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) forum in the Bluegrass State next month.

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

  • Leading in industry, happy to help in his hometown: Waters, 35, works as a partner at financial advice and strategy business ARGI Financial Group in Elizabethtown, serving as vice president of the Personal Planning Division. A 2002 graduate of Central Hardin High School, Waters went on to earn a degree in finance from WKU in 2006.
  • Newer teachers share motivations, experiences: Hindle, who graduated from WKU and is a 2015 graduate of Elizabethtown High School, said she originally wanted to be a high school special education teacher but decided to teach younger children while she was student teaching.

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

The Horse

  • Reduced Pasture Size Can Help Your Horse Lose Weight: While pasture is vital to a horse’s gastrointestinal health, calorie intake, and ability to exercise and socialize, too much can lead to obesity. Ways to limit horses’ pasture intake include grazing muzzles and reduced time spent on grass. But for horses that live outside 24 hours a day, can reducing the amount of pasture space alone affect weight? Beverly Gartland, graduate student at WKU, aimed to find out. She presented her findings at the 2019 Equine Science Society Symposium, held June 3-6 in Asheville, North Carolina.

Courier Journal

WCLU-FM Glasgow

July 25-31, 2019

Daily News

WNKY-TV

  • Throwback Thursday – Downing Student Union at WKU: The heart of WKU’s main campus is the student center. Built almost 50 years ago, Downing Student Union is the home of all things student life. First open in 1970, this week we’re telling its 49-year history.
  • Day of Caring brings out hundreds of volunteers: Over 1,000 volunteers in seven counties participated in the United Way Eleventh annual Day of Caring. At WKU, U.S. Bank came to create a fun environment for the kids at summer camps, where the kids learned more about airplanes and hot air balloons.

WBKO-TV

Hays (KS) Post

  • High Plains expands psychiatric services in northwest Kansas: Cheryl Gore is a nationally certified APRN specializing in psychiatry. She completed her bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and then earned her Master of Science in nursing at WKU.

Chillicothe (OH) Gazette

Morning Ag Clips

July 18-24, 2019

Daily News

  • Planetarium celebrates 50th anniversary of moon landing: The Apollo Lunar Module Eagle landed on the moon at 20:17 Coordinated Universal Time on July 20, 1969. At that exact time 50 years later – 3:17 p.m. CDT – a Moon Landing Celebration at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium honored the moment when Neil Armstrong said, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”
  • WKU basketry conference, exhibition weaves traditions together: Working with bandaged fingers, Jane Sloop spread river cane stalks across a table at WKU on Thursday, enduring a few cuts in hopes of learning about the most traditional form of Cherokee basket making.
  • WKU to begin replacement of two residence halls next month: Next month, WKU will take its first major step to transform housing on the south end of campus by developing a “first-year village,” complete with two new residence halls with recording studios and other draws.
  • City continuously monitoring rivers, karst watersheds: Just off U.S. 31-W By-Pass, two young scientists climb across jagged rocks into what has been dubbed “Bypass Cave.” Nick Lawhon, an environmental scientist for the city of Bowling Green, more or less crawls just far enough to reach a small pool of cool water. He’s followed by J.T. Troxell, a WKU graduate student and city intern, who’s lugging a bag of clear vials labeled with hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid and other chemical compounds.

ESPN

  • Ex-Rays prospect pivots to Supreme Court clerk: Having experienced the culture of kangaroo court, Matt Rice is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The former Tampa Bay Rays outfield prospect was among the clerks hired by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for the 2019-20 term. Now 30, Rice was selected by the New York Yankees with the 1,525th and final pick on the 50th round of the 2010 amateur draft but did not sign. He stayed at WKU, where he became a summa cum laude graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering.

WBKO-TV

WNKY-TV

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

London Sentinel-Echo

  • Elijah Butler prepares to release his debut album: Ahead of the release of his debut album, Elijah Butler, 20, is set on making his dreams a reality, as his eight-track long LP is proof of his proactive and dedicated work-ethic. Butler, a London-native who will be starting his senior year at WKU in the fall, has already accumulated nearly 250,000 streams from just a handful of songs on Spotify.

KY Forward

Radio INK

  • Radio Talent Institute Underway in Kentucky: The KBA WKU Radio Talent Institute is underway on the WKU campus. Taking on the opening session was Chris Lytle of Instant Sales Training and the best-selling author of The Accidental Salesperson and The Accidental Sales Manager.

Glasgow Daily Times

  • WKU Libraries unveils exhibit on photography: The Department of Library Special Collections (DLSC) opened a new exhibit on July 1 in the Kentucky Building’s Jackson Gallery titled “Picture Perfect: The Wedding Photography of Thomas W. Hughes.” The exhibit is built around 13 enlarged photographs that were taken by Bowling Green professional photographer Tommy W. Hughes.
July 9-17, 2019

Daily News

  • New high-tech microscope will enhance Gatton Academy, WKU students' research: For years, biology professor Ajay Srivastava has toiled to secure grant funding for a new, high-tech microscope that would give his students at WKU a new window into studying cancer at the molecular level.
  • Warren Elementary School names new principal: Teachers and parents rose to their feet and broke into cheers and applause Monday as they welcomed Warren Elementary School’s new principal. Jennifer Jenkins, who has served as the school’s assistant principal for three years, was selected by Warren Elementary’s site-based decision-making council with a unanimous vote. Jenkins is a graduate of WKU. She holds bachelor’s degrees in elementary and music education and a master’s degree in education, she said. She is a national board certified teacher.
  • Bosnians remember genocide with fifth annual walk: In addition to Bosnian participants, the event also featured opening remarks from Brent Björkman, director of the Kentucky Museum and Kentucky Folklife Program.
  • Minton honored by Legal Aid program: The leader of the state’s judicial branch began his legal journey at the University of Kentucky College of Law after graduating from WKU with an undergraduate degree in history.
  • WKU’s Alumni Association board welcomes 11 new members: WKU's Alumni Association announced Monday it elected nine new board members for 2019-20 and recognized two others who will serve one-year appointments.

Glasgow Daily Times

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

WBKO-TV

WNKY-TV

WDBJ-TV Roanoke, VA

WSLS-TV Blacksburg, VA

Spectrum News 1

Somerset Commonwealth-Journal

Henderson Gleaner

Murfreesboro Post

  • Scott joins SmartBank as VP: Scott is a WKU graduate and he currently serves on several non-profit and community boards of directors, including the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, American Heart Association, Discovery Center and Murfreesboro City School Foundation.

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

Hotel Executive

July 2-8, 2019

Daily News

WHAS-TV Louisville

WYMT-TV Hazard

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

  • Rest from their journeys: Members of WKU’s Phi Gamma Delta, or Fiji, fraternity on a fundraising trip stopped Friday for a meal at Impellizzeri’s in Elizabethtown. 
  • Love of dance brings Bennett home: An Elizabethtown native, Bennett graduated from Eliza­bethtown High School in 2003 and earned a degree in dance from WKU in 2007.

Georgetown News-Graphic

WNKY-TV

Spectrum News 1

Courier Journal

Glasgow Daily Times

Owensboro Times

Lane Report

Northern Kentucky Tribune

June 18-July 1, 2019

Daily News

WNKY-TV

  • Bowling Green fire department training heads to the hill: To make sure the fire department is always prepared to save lives, the training is a constant. Tuesday, the focus was high rise training, which involved maneuvering through a multi-story building. While the fire department has experienced this before, a generous offer to use Bemis Lawrence Hall on the campus of WKU as training grounds provided a realistic experience.

WBKO-TV

WKU Public Radio

Glasgow Daily Times

  • WKU Hardin Planetarium to celebrate first moon landing: A free outdoor festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing will be hosted at WKU’s Hardin Planetarium from 1-10 p.m. July 20. The event features dozens of interactive exhibits, challenges and activities for all ages.
  • Colonel alum: Crain named new principal of Caverna High School: Crain graduated from Caverna and earned a bachelor’s degree in middle grades education from WKU, later adding a master’s degree in secondary school counseling and a Rank I principal certification for grades K-12.
  • Local student to study in Morocco: Abrar Rahman, of Cave City, and a rising senior at Glasgow High School, as well as the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at WKU, will study Arabic in Morocco for the summer through a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship. NSLI-Y is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
  • Glasgow artist's work featured at Downing Museum: A life-sized replica of a locomotive, pieced together with paper mache and appearing to be surrounded by weeds and field flowers, catches the eye upon entering the latest exhibit at the Downing Museum.

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

Owensboro Times

  • Local pharmacy technician recognized with state award: Luke Shockley graduated from WKU in biological anthropology four years ago with the idea that he would be like a character on “Bones,” the popular television series that was based on forensic anthropology and archaeology.

WCLU-FM Glasgow

Kentucky Standard, Bardstown

Williamsburg News Journal

Kansas Ag Connection

June 12-17, 2019

Daily News

WNKY-TV

Columbia Magazine

  • Stephens wins Dept. of Defense scholarship: Graham Stephens, a 2019 graduate of the Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky and Monroe County High School, has been awarded the US Department of Defense's (DoD) Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship.

The Epoch Times

  • A Green Beret Shares His Story of Service and Healing: At age 17, Smith joined the National Guard in 2000. Between his junior and senior year of high school he completed his basic training. While he was in college at WKU, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 happened.

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

  • WKU rescues effort to preserve history: When staff members for Kentucky Archaeological Survey found out the University of Kentucky was cutting the program in March, they thought their jobs were lost. However, WKU announced Thursday that it will provide KAS with a new home where the agency can serve the state, according to a WKU press release.

Lexington Herald-Leader

KY Forward

Owensboro Times

Somerset Commonwealth-Journal

Spectrum News 1

June 5-11, 2019

Daily News

  • Kentucky Mesonet weather station moves to Ephram White Park: Visitors to Ephram White Park might notice a new feature – a Kentucky Mesonet weather station has been relocated to the park from its previous location near the General Motors Corvette plant.
  • BGJHS students, Leadership Bowling Green working to revamp counseling center: Each year, the program seeks out local projects to support. This year’s participants include local business and nonprofit leaders, manufacturers and WKU representatives. So far, the group has visited schools and local farms in an effort to learn more about Bowling Green and Warren County.
  • WKU receives $283K grant for composting: The Kentucky Division of Waste Management awarded the WKU Research Foundation a $283,825 grant – the second-highest grant amount this year – to improve composting efforts.
  • WKU kicks off commemoration of 19th Amendment: As she stood with fellow elected officials Tuesday commemorating the 100th anniversary of Congress’ passage of the 19th Amendment, Bowling Green City Commissioner Dana Beasley-Brown shared an experience she said she will never forget.

Madisonville Messenger

  • WKU's Caboni visits Madisonville: The man wearing the bow tie from WKU made his way through Madisonville on Wednesday as part of a tour of counties in the far-western part of the commonwealth.

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Spectrum News

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

  • Local student awarded NSLI-Y Scholarship: JaMaur Lyons, North Hardin High School, was among 12 students at The Gatton Academy of Mathe­matics and Science in Kentucky at WKU to receive a nationally-competitive National Security Language Initiative for Youth Scholarships for immersive, critical language study this summer.
  • Bowman looks toward future in federal service: Bowman, an upcoming senior at WKU, is on the right track to reach her career goal. She now is taking part in a summer internship with the Missile Defense Agency in Huntsville, Alabama, which began May 28 and continues through Aug. 3.

Glasgow Daily Times

  • Note-worthy graduates: GHS musicians to play, sing at the next level: Fudge, who plays the trumpet and will be attending WKU, said he is very excited to grow as a musician and learn how to play other instruments.
  • Gatton Academy students engage in summer learning: Students from The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky are beginning summer learning at WKU, around the Commonwealth, and around the globe.

Beech Tree News

The Horse

  • ESS Symposium: Horse Management Take-Homes: Hoof boots effectively help reduce concussion and prevent hoof damage in barefoot trail riding horses. Gabriella Lynn, of WKU, measured pressure distribution as horses walked over Fujifilm Low Prescale Film barefoot and when wearing Cavallo Trek boots, on asphalt and over crushed stone. The boots reduced average pressure on the feet when horses walked over both surfaces.
May 22-June 4, 2019

Daily News

Beech Tree Network

Owensboro Times

Surf KY News

Middlesboro Daily News

  • Lockhart named new principal at JFWA: Lockhart earned his Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from WKU in 1999 and his EdS in Educational Leadership from LMU in 2017.

Williamson Source

  • WCS Names New Executive Directors: Oakley earned his Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from WKU and his Master’s in Educational Leadership and Administration from Middle Tennessee State University.

Tennessean

Brookings (SD) Register

  • Doerner named dean at Alaska Fairbanks: Before arriving at South Dakota State, Doerner spent 16 years at WKU, initially as an assistant professor of biology before working his way to the rank of full professor in 2010. He was also the associate dean of graduate studies and research from 2010-12.
May 11-21, 2019

Daily News

WBKO-TV

WNKY-TV

Spectrum News

  • Riding the Storm Out: It started ten years ago and Dr. Josh Durkee never thought it would blow up. We're talking about WKU's Field Methods in Weather Analysis and Forecasting course, also called the Storm Chase class.

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

Glasgow Daily Times

Courier Journal

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

Nelson County Gazette

Bluegrass Today

  • Sam Bush accepts honorary doctorate at WKU: Sam Bush received another of many career achievements on Saturday in Bowling Green, Kentucky, when he accepted an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from WKU during their spring commencement ceremony.

Murray Ledger and Times

May 3-10, 2019

Spectrum News

Daily News

WKU Public Radio

WNKY-TV

  • WKU Film Festival: Students in the film program at WKU get the opportunity to have their projects shown on the big screen at Jody Richards Hall in front of family, friends and peers.
  • OnlineDegrees.com: Bowling Green a top small city for new graduates: The city of Bowling Green was just ranked as one of the best small cities in America for new college graduates in 2019.
  • WKU eSports: E-sports – also known as electronic-sports – gives video gamers an opportunity to competitively show off their skills.

WBKO-TV

  • Middle School students send "marshmallow astronaut" into space: Through the National STEM Scholars Program offered in conjunction with The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU, SKyTeach, and The National Stem Cell Foundation, the Mallownaut and the suit were launched into space on a suborbital flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft.

KyForward

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

  • Purcell has heart for local youth: Though Purcell initially planned on being a stay-at-home mother, she said she felt called upon to pursue children’s ministry. She said she earned a degree in elementary education from WKU in 2007.
  • WKU marks milestone with graduand ceremony: Wearing black graduation gowns and caps, several WKU students who attend the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox branch filed into the seats Wednesday night to celebrate their years of scholarly work as part of a spring graduand ceremony.

Kentucky New Era, Hopkinsville

  • Southern Exposure celebrates 30 years: The college is actually what brought the Kirves to town in 1985. Carol, a native of Hopkinsville, landed a part-time job at HCC shortly after the couple graduated with photojournalism degrees from WKU.

Bluegrass Today

Outside

  • The Indiana Jones of Climate Science: One spring morning in 2014, before breakfast or even coffee, John All, 49, a Mount Everest climber and then a professor at WKU, was walking near his tent on a remote Himalayan peak in Nepal called Himlung when he broke through a thin layer of snow and clattered 70 feet down a crevasse.

WAVE-TV Louisville

  • Scholarship to keep John Asher’s legacy going: He was the face and the voice of the Kentucky Derby. The beloved John Asher who passed away from a heart attack in August at age 62. Countless tributes have been made for John, but one in particular will honor his legacy for decades to come.
April 26-May 2, 2019

Daily News

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Glasgow Daily Times

  • GHS student awarded scholarship: Twelve students at The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU have received nationally-competitive National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) Scholarships for immersive, critical language study this summer.
  • WKU selects student ambassadors: WKU students have been selected as Spirit Masters, the official student ambassadors of WKU, for the 2019-20 year.

WHAS-TV Louisville

WDRB-TV Louisville

WFIE-TV Evansville

Lane Report

  • Mercer names new Kentucky office leader: Mercer recently appointed Kelley Bright as the Kentucky office leader, based in Mercer’s Louisville office. She is a magna cum laude graduate of WKU with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

SCNow

  • Flannagan named distinguished professor for 2018-2019 at Francis Marion University: Rebecca Flannagan, chair of the Francis Marion University Department of English, was named FMU’s J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor for the 2018-19 academic year at the school’s faculty awards dinner on April 18. Flannagan holds a bachelor of arts degree in history and English education and a master of arts degree in English from WKU, along with a Ph.D. in American literature from Southern Illinois University.
April 19-25, 2019

Daily News

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

Glasgow Daily Times

Clinton County News

Kentucky Standard, Bardstown

  • Three accepted to The Gatton Academy: Two Bardstown High School students and one Bethlehem High School student will be heading off to “college” a little early as the three teens were recently accepted to The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science.

Lane Report

Whitley County News Journal

April 12-18, 2019

WKU Public Radio

Daily News

WNKY-TV

  • CAPE recommendations approved by WKU Academic Affairs Committee: At a committee meeting among members of the WKU Board of Regents, the recommendations for WKU’s Comprehensive Academic Program Evaluation (CAPE) were voted on and approved, pushing them forward to a final vote of approval that will be held by the full board in May.

Glasgow Daily Times

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

WDRB-TV Louisville

Columbia Magazine

  • Adair native Dwain Harris named CEO of National AHEC: Adair County native Dwain Harris began a new leadership position as chief executive officer of the National AHEC (Area Health Education Center) Organization as the year began, bringing more than 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership and communications to the role. He has a bachelor's in print journalism and master's in health administration from WKU.
  • Robert Penn Warren Circle screening April 25 at WKU: The annual meeting of the Robert Penn Warren Circle will begin April 25 at WKU with a screening of the documentary film Robert Penn Warren: A Vision.

West Kentucky Star

Murray Ledger & Times

  • Local student inducted into WKU Honor Society: Katherine Adams of Murray was inducted into WKU’s chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society as part of the Spring 2019 Induction Ceremony.
  • Local student selected for The Gatton Academy: The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 96 Kentucky sophomores for the Class of 2021 and Isaac Anderson of Calloway County High School is one of the students selected. He is the son of Marty and Charity Anderson of Dexter.
March 30-April 11, 2019

Daily News

WBKO-TV

WNKY-TV

  • VIP – Melissa Whitley, ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’: Melissa Whitley discusses the success of the 9th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event at WKU.
  • WKU looking to suspend 101 academic programs: In an email sent by acting WKU Provost Cheryl Stevens to university faculty and staff, the former Ogden College dean announced the recommendations for various programs to be suspended on the Hill.
  • WKU holds 9th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event: For the ninth straight year, students from WKU’s Interfraternity Council joined together with other members of the Greek community to organize and host “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.”
  • Dance Big Red prepares to change lives: The night many have been waiting for is finally here. Different WKU campus organizations came out to the Preston Center to make sure all was ready for Dance Big Red, a dance-a-thon from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. to benefit Norton Children’s Hospital and its sister organizations in Louisville.

WKU Public Radio

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

  • WKU fraternity brothers ride for Alzheimer’s research: Members of WKU’s Phi Gamma Delta, or Fiji, fraternity departed Saturday morning from Round Top Baptist Church in Eliza­beth­town by bicycle, traveling roughly 70 miles back to Bowling Green in the name of Alzhei­mer’s research.
  • Local students selected for Gatton Academy: The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science has selected 96 Kentucky sophomores for the Class of 2021, including four area students, according to a news release from the school.

Glasgow Daily Times

  • WKU regional campuses prepare for fall registration: WKU 2019 fall registration began on April 1 and academic advisors are meeting with students across the region to prepare. Fall semester begins on Aug. 26 and courses will be offered at the regional campus locations, as well as on main campus in Bowling Green.

Kentucky Teacher

  • Digging deeper to unearth gifted students: KDE partnered with the University of Louisville, WKU and Jefferson County schools in the project, which utilized the Young Scholars Model developed by the Fairfax County, Va., schools at five elementary schools.

Lane Report

KyForward

Frankfort State Journal

Edmonson Voice

Columbia Magazine

SOKY Happenings

March 20-29, 2019

Daily News

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

WKU Public Radio

Broadway World

  • Collegiate Theatrics: WKU's Hilarie Spangler: Never one to let any moss grow under her feet, WKU's Hilarie Spangler is crazy-busy leading up to her college graduation in a couple of months, with the near-future mapped out for the young woman who started her theater career as a youngster in community productions in Middleboro, Kentucky.

Glasgow Daily Times

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

  • Crossing the generations: The moderate-severe disabilities class at T.K. Stone Middle School partnered with students from the elementary education program at WKU on a leadership project. It’s goal: Make Elizabethtown more inclusive and accessible.

LaPorte County (IN) Life

Dubois County (IN) Herald

Owensboro Times

  • Diocese announces new superintendent of Catholic Schools: Kessler received his Bachelor of Science in business education and marketing from WKU; his Masters of Education, with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction from Indiana Wesleyan University; and his Master of Arts in Instructional Leadership-Principal from the University of the Cumberlands.

KyForward

Lane Report

March 15-19, 2019

Daily News

  • WKU student honored as Fulbright Scholar: Growing up in public housing in Bowling Green, the eldest of three sons to a single mother, Deven Richardson had to learn many lessons early in life.
  • Bowling Green residents tackle trash: About 75 volunteers in neon green vests marched along Bowling Green roads and greenways Saturday to pick up trash – piece by painstaking piece – during Operation P.R.I.D.E.’s inaugural “Clean the Green.”
  • Pulitzer-winning journalists to speak at WKU: Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists will be at WKU this week to discuss their reporting on the impact heroin has had on their community.
  • Soccer, friendship connects Bowling Green to Nairobi: Odero regularly travels between Bowling Green and Nairobi, Kenya. After one of his three children – his only daughter – began studying mathematics at WKU, Odero visited about 3 1/2 ago and enjoyed Kentucky enough to stick around for a while.
  • City purchases recycling trailer to boost public participation: About two years ago, two WKU student interns evaluated the city’s waste stream and identified two things: the city needed more internal recycling – as employees were tossing out cardboard, paper and other recyclables – and the city needed to apply for grants to increase recycling.

Frankfort State Journal

WNKY-TV

Beech Tree News

Glasgow Daily Times

  • WKU schedules annual conference: More than 340 students will present at WKI’s 49th Annual Student Research Conference on March 23 at Downing Student Union.

KyForward

Spectrum News

March 9-14, 2019

National Geographic

  • 6 surprisingly lucky animals around the world: In Cambodia, where fish are associated with “health, well-being, and good fortune,” a species called the try kantrop is particularly lucky, says Barry Kaufkins, a folklorist at WKU.

Daily News

  • WKU helping districts with teacher recruitment needs: With openings for math, science, special education and other teaching positions across the state, WKU is doing what it can to get young people interested in becoming educators.
  • Plan for regional public transit depends on grants: FTA grants provide the bulk of the funding now for CASK’s GO bg Transit bus service that operates in the city of Bowling Green. That service has seen slumping ridership in the past and is currently part of a study being done by consultant Michael Baker International that could recommend merging GO bg Transit with WKU’s Topper Transit service.
  • Earnhart's latest brand: Homegrown Werkshop merges with NYC agency: After nearly two decades of helping local clients like Minit Mart, Stewart Richey Construction and WKU athletics achieve their goals, Tim Earnhart has achieved one of his own.
  • Concert kicks off campaign for the Salvation Army: The Gaither Vocal Band boasts five singers, including Bill Gaither. Larnelle Harris, who started with the band and studied at WKU, will also perform during the concert.
  • Workforce board looking for investors in KY hirED: KY hirED is the successor to WKU’s Learn and Earn program that placed WKU students in part-time jobs with local employers and offered the opportunity for those students to earn scholarship money.

WNKY-TV

WKU Public Radio

Courier-Journal

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

  • Morningside selects Mudd as principal: Tim Mudd has an extensive background with Elizabeth­town Independent Schools. He is an Elizabethtown High School graduate and has a physical education degree from WKU.

Owensboro Times

Arkansas Democrat Gazette

  • UA folklorist aims to keep Arkansas' folk art from fading: Virginia Siegel, a folklorist previously working in Kentucky, will lead a statewide effort based at the University of Arkansas to support folk art traditions. An Ohio native, Siegel earned a master's degree in folk studies from WKU.
March 2-8, 2019

Daily News

WKU Public Radio

  • Percussion in Cuban Music: A Crash Course from the WKU Department of Music: A centerpiece of Cuban music is the percussion section. In conjunction with WKU's International Year of Cuba, Professor Mark Berry's percussion studio in the Department of Music spent part of its fall semester studying percussion in Cuban music and prepared some short audio features to give listeners a crash course in Cuban music.

WNKY-TV

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

  • Master Gardener Association to host guest lecturer: The Green River Area Extension Master Gardener Association will welcome Dr. Martin Stone, Ph.D., associate professor of horticulture at WKU, for the “Glass Houses: The History of Greenhouses in the World the Past Two Thousand Years” program at 1 p.m. Monday at the Daviess County Cooperative Extension Service Office, 4800A New Hartford Road.

Wayne County Outlook

February 22-March 1, 2019

WKU Public Radio

New York Times

Daily News

  • Trailblazers Program honors six: A bank officer, WKU’s top law enforcement official and the head of maintenance and engineering at The Medical Center were among those honored Sunday by the Bowling Green Trailblazers Organizing Committee for their professional excellence and pioneering work.

KyForward

February 15-21, 2019

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

  • Bike4Alz: David Weafer has never ridden his bicycle more than five miles in one day. But that will change soon. Weafer, a 20-year-old psychology major at WKU, plans to ride his bicycle 3,600 miles from San Francisco, California, to Virginia Beach, Virginia, this summer in an effort to create awareness and raise money for Alzheimer's research.

Daily News

WBKO-TV

WNKY-TV

The Owensboro Times

February 2-14, 2019

Daily News

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

WKU Public Radio

Owensboro Times

  • Mother, son find ‘The Tassel is Worth the Hassle’: On the surface, Triston and Kerrie Druen appear to be typical college students. They are both doing their best to balance life with their course load and are concerned about the questions on an assignment that is due in their next class.
January 26-February 1, 2019

WKU Public Radio

Daily News

WBKO-TV

  • Climbing to Greater Heights at WKU: WKU President Timothy C. Caboni spoke at the Bowling Green Rotary Club meeting Wednesday afternoon to discuss the university's 10-year strategic plan called "Climbing to Greater Heights."

WNKY-TV

Madisonville Messenger

  • Black History Month celebration Saturday:For the second year, Zion Temple A.M.E. Zion Church will kick off Black History Month with a program Saturday featuring a guest speaker, music and more. The guest speaker will be Martha J. Sales, executive director of the WKU Intercultural Student Engagement Center.

The Owensboro Times

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

KyForward

January 15-25, 2019

Daily News

WNKY-TV

  • Local businesses impacted by students returning: WKU students are returning for another semester on the hill, and local businesses are already ringing up more sales as the students make their way back.
  • Campus Beat – Mental health resources on campus: Mental health awareness has become much more prevalent in recent years, especially at colleges and universities across the country. Betsy Pierce, who works in the Counseling Center at WKU, discusses the resources available to WKU students, and what you can do to help someone you may know who is dealing with a mental health issue.
  • Kentucky Museum receives grant that will fund new exhibit: The Kentucky Museum has received yet another grant, this one known as the Kentucky Local Trust Fund, which will be used to create a new exhibit that will be introduced next year.

Fox 56, Lexington

  • Couple transforms rundown motel into luxury inn and café: There's new life in an old motel just outside Beattyville. The former eyesore in now eye-catching. You can get fresh-roasted coffee here, delicious danishes and chocolates made from the bean. In late 2017, WKU graduate Dustin Cornett opened The Chocolat Inn and Cafe, providing luxury accommodations in an area known for campgrounds and cabins.

Henderson Gleaner

WBKO-TV

January 3-14, 2019

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

  • E’town woman vies for Miss Kentucky title: Tara Curry, 22, a full-time student at WKU who hasn’t competed in a pageant since she was 6 years old, will represent Elizabethtown on Jan. 26 in Miss Kentucky USA in Lexington.

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

  • Badges of Honor: OHS principal overcame many obstacles to become a role model: While some people try to hide the past, John DeLacey looks for opportunities to share his with students and staff at Owensboro High School, where he works as principal. As a kid, his road to success was paved with obstacles -- just like the ones many OHS students face. While in college, he worked up to 50 hours a week during summers to pay for tuition and books. During the academic year, he worked two jobs and drove from Owensboro to WKU three days a week because he couldn't afford to live on campus.
  • Embry retires, Gaynor gets promoted at Independence Bank in Hancock County: Rick Embry retired as president of Independence Bank's Hancock County operations at the end of December. And Wade Gaynor has been named to the post, the bank said in a news release. He received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from WKU.

Daily News

  • 'Innovative' approach helps upstart Eezy make its mark: Eezy, winner last year of a Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Business Innovation Award, has been making Google happy since its launch by Shawn Rubel three years ago in a tiny office in the WKU Small Business Accelerator.

USA Today

  • Older workers are driving job growth as boomers remain in workforce longer: Baby boomers should be hanging it up and kicking back. Instead, they’re still driving U.S. job growth. “Many seniors are having a hard time making ends meet and find they have to work when they had not planned to,” says Dean Baker, cofounder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. That wasn’t the issue for Gregory Siegelman, 61, who was laid off from his job as a marketing vice president in 2014. Although he couldn’t land another marketing position, he realized he had lost his passion for the field and could afford to retire. But he was bored. “I knew I had more juice left in me,” he says, and so he sought a job teaching marketing at area colleges. He was repeatedly turned down until he finally snared a full-time job teaching marketing at WKU that began in fall 2017.
December 13, 2018-January 2, 2019

Daily News

WKU Public Radio

The Owensboro Times

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

Glasgow Daily Times

Lane Report

December 7-12, 2018

WKU Public Radio

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Daily News

Glasgow Daily Times

Ky Forward

December 1-6, 2018

Daily News

WBKO-TV

WNKY-TV

KY Forward

November 16-30, 2018

Daily News

WKU Public Radio

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Lane Report

Ky Forward

Insider Louisville

  • Vinyl revival boosts Crosley Brands revenue: When Bo LeMastus joined Crosley in 1983, he did not plan to stick around. He wanted to merely fulfill an internship requirement for his business degree from WKU, where he had enrolled two years earlier.
November 10-15, 2018

Daily News

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

  • Calhoun couple create WKU scholarship for area students: Hugh Wilhite has always wanted to do something for WKU because of how much the school gave to him, so the retired Calhoun doctor and his wife, Debby, have established a scholarship for students earning health care-related degrees.

Glasgow Daily Times

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

WKU Public Radio

November 2-9, 2018

WNKY-TV

WKU Public Radio

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

  • FAKH finds ideal candidate: Jamie Sizemore has been selected as the new executive director of Feeding America, Ken­tucky’s Heartland. An Eliza­beth­town resident, Edmon­son County native and graduate of WKU, she begins her latest leadership role Dec. 3 in preparation for the Jan. 2 retirement of Gary Miles as the hunger relief and support organization’s current leader.
October 27-November 1, 2018

Daily News

WKU Public Radio

WNKY-TV

Glasgow Daily Times

October 20-26, 2018

Science Friday

  • Welcome To The Bone Room: Even before its death, this yellow stingray was like a ghost. The ocean dweller haunting the waters of North Carolina down to Florida and the Bahamas and Caribbean, would glide across the seafloor or vanish into the sand with its mottled tan skin—sneaking up on nearby prey. But its disappearing act also works on humans. When a swimmer wading in shallow waters accidentally steps on a hidden yellow stingray, the creature defensively swings a venomous barb, or spine, on the top of its tail and stings the leg. It’s an intricate movement—one that WKU biology faculty member Steve Huskey goes all the way to the bone to understand.

Lane Report

Daily News

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

WKU Public Radio

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

  • Whitesville Solar company starting to grow: When the Kentucky House of Representatives began debating House Bill 227 last winter, it spurred demand for solar energy. And that let Clint Merritt quit his job at a Beaver Dam automotive plant and devote full time to his Driven Solar company. A Whitesville native, Merritt graduated from WKU with a degree in electrical engineering.
October 12-19, 2018

Lane Report

WNKY-TV

Daily News

WBKO-TV

WKU Public Radio

Entertainment Cheat Sheet

Omaha.com

Glasgow Daily Times

  • Ellis to be part of panel discussing role of journalism in democracy: Kentucky Humanities will present Democracy & the Informed Citizen, the fifth and final in a series of statewide community discussions on the importance of journalism in maintaining democracy, on Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Jody Richards Hall on the campus of WKU.
October 6-11, 2018

Daily News

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

WKU Public Radio

WDRB-TV Louisville

Elizabethtown News-Enterprise

Esquire

New York Times

September 28-October 5, 2018

Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer

Glasgow Daily Times

  • GWC, WKU participate in federal partnership program: A partnership between Glasgow Water Co. and WKU is the first in Kentucky to be part of a program implemented by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 to help communities connect with certain kinds of resources.

WBKO-TV

Daily News

  • Hardin Planetarium fundraising amid cuts: In October 1967, the Hardin Planetarium was state of the art. Today, it is not, according to Richard Gelderman, director of the planetarium and professor of astronomy and physics at WKU. That’s why he’s initiating a journey toward a fundraising goal of $150,000 this weekend with a benefit event for the planetarium.
  • BRIGHT Coalition seeks input for 2-year community health plan: Once the feedback has been gathered, BRIGHT will work together with WKU to determine the largest issues based on the the surveys so the coalition knows what to address in its 2019-20 health plan.
  • WKU to host blacksmiths with Hammer-In: Some of Kentucky’s best knife makers, gunsmiths and metalworkers will come together at WKU this weekend for its third annual Hammer-In.
  • WKU gears up for bike share program: WKU is gearing up to launch a bike share program next month that will allow students to glide down the Hill on bikes branded with WKU logos and colors.

WNKY-TV

September 19-27, 2018

Daily News

WDRB-TV Louisville

Tennessean

WHAS-TV Louisville

WNKY-TV

Glasgow Daily Times

September 14-18, 2018

Daily News

WBKO-TV

WNKY-TV

September 8-13, 2018

WKU Public Radio

Courier-Journal

Daily News

US News & World Report

WNKY-TV

WBKO-TV

Glasgow Daily Times

KY Forward

The Morehead News

  • Commentary: The story of Rowan told in pictures: Last October, 48 photojournalism students from around the world converged on our county with the prestigious WKU Mountain Workshops to visually document what we are and what we do. Those 48 were just the tip of the iceberg. When we add faculty and coaches of award-winning photography departments, experienced writers and designers the number topped 120.

DuBois (PA) Courier Express

September 5-7, 2018

Daily News

WNKY-TV

WEHT-TV Evansville

  • Miss Kentucky to serve as spokesperson for Kentucky Proud: Daviess County native and Miss Kentucky 2018, Katie Bouchard, is heading to the Miss America competition with a new job. Bouchard will serve as the official spokesperson for Kentucky Proud, as part of a decades-long partnership between the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and the Miss Kentucky Organization. She’s the daughter of Michael and Amy Bouchard and a graduate of WKU.
August 24-September 4, 2018

Daily News

WNKY-TV

WKU Public Radio

WBKO-TV



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