30 8 / 2014

WKU opened the 2014 football season Aug. 29 with a 59-31 win over Bowling Green. Pregame festivities included tailgating and a visit by the Budweiser Clydesdales. For more about the Toppers’ victory, visit WKUSports.com (WKU photos by Bryan Lemon and Clinton Lewis)

Check out photos from pregame festivities and more from WKU’s 2014 football season opener on WKU News at #GoTops WKU opened the 2014 football season Aug. 29 with a 59-31 win over Bowling Green. Pregame festivities included tailgating and a visit by the Budweiser Clydesdales.

30 8 / 2014

WKU celebrated the grand opening of the Dero Downing Student Union with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting on Aug. 29. The ceremony included remarks from WKU President Gary Ransdell; Howard Bailey, vice president of Student Affairs; Nicki Seay, Student Government Association president; and Alex Downing, president of Franklin Bank & Trust and son of former WKU President Dero Downing. Harriet Downing and other members of the Downing family attended the ceremony and participated in the ribbon cutting. The Downing Student Union has undergone a two-year, $58 million transformation. (WKU photos by Clinton Lewis)

WKU dedicated the Dero Downing Student Union on Friday. View photos from the ceremony on WKU News at WKU celebrated the grand opening of the Dero Downing Student Union with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting on Aug.

30 8 / 2014

Eli Young Band to headline 2014 Homecoming Concert; tickets on sale Sept. 2. Read more on WKU News at

The Eli Young Band will headline WKU’s 2014 Homecoming Concert, sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 at Diddle Arena.

The concert will feature special guests Frankie Ballard and WKU alum Will Hoge. Tickets go on sale Tuesday (Sept. 2) at the WKU Ticket Office at Diddle Arena, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-5BIGRED.

Student tickets start at $24 and…

View On WordPress

29 8 / 2014

Crowds tour the Downing Student Union on Friday following the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies. #GoTops (at Downing Student Union)

Crowds tour the Downing Student Union on Friday following the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremonies. #GoTops (at Downing Student Union)

29 8 / 2014

WKU planning events for September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. Read more on WKU News at

WKU will mark the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance with a full day of events hosted by the Student Activities office, Military Student Services, Military Science and Veterans Upward Bound.

Throughout the day, starting at 8 a.m. on the South Lawn next to Guthrie Bell Tower, students will be able to leave a message of appreciation to an aircraft carrier that was in service…

View On WordPress

29 8 / 2014

Stephen Ritz to present WKU’s 2014 Mary E. Hensley Lecture on Sept. 9. Read more on WKU News at

The Mary E. Hensley Lecture Series and the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at WKU will present Farming for the Future: Investing in Your Community to Change the World by Stephen Ritz on Sept. 9.

Stephen Ritz will present Farming for the Future: Investing in Your Community to Change the World at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at WKU's Van Meter Hall.

Stephen Ritz will present Farming for the Future: Investing in Your Community to Change the World at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at WKU’s Van Meter Hall.

The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at WKU’s Van…

View On WordPress

28 8 / 2014

WKU geology faculty member receives ACS-PRF Grant to support research in East Africa. Read more on WKU News at

Dr. Nahid Gani, assistant professor in WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been awarded the prestigious and nationally competitive American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF) Grant to support her research in East Africa.

Dr. Nahid Gani

Dr. Nahid Gani

This grant will integrate novel approaches of apatite (U-Th)/He and 4He/3He thermochronometry to resolve the timing of incision of the…

View On WordPress

28 8 / 2014

WKU Study Away office relocates to Tate Page Hall, room 104. Read more on WKU News at

The WKU Office of Study Away has relocated to Tate Page Hall, room 104, on the WKU campus to accommodate a growing staff.

Study Away Coordinator Rebecca Schwartz and Faculty-Led Study Abroad Coordinator Erin Greunke will continue to support Study Away Director Jerry Barnaby to develop partnerships and develop programs for students to expand their learning beyond campus.

Study Away has also become…

View On WordPress

28 8 / 2014

Tanja Bibbs named Assistant Director of Distance Learning. Read more on WKU News at

WKU Distance Learning has selected Tanja Bibbs to fill the Assistant Director of Distance Learning position. Bibbs has worked in WKU Distance Learning (DL) since 2009, serving as Distance Learning Coordinator for over two years.

Tanja Bibbs

Tanja Bibbs

Bibbs will now oversee WKU On Demand and DL Testing Centers, managing operations and staff within the two offices within the Division of Extended Learning &…

View On WordPress

28 8 / 2014

WKU, UPIKE announce partnership on health-related programs. Read more on WKU News at

A partnership between the University of Pikeville and WKU will make three health-related master’s degree programs available to students in eastern Kentucky and provide access to WKU students in UPIKE’s College of Optometry.

UPIKE President James L. Hurley and WKU President Gary A. Ransdell made the announcement Thursday (Aug. 28) at the Pikeville campus.

“Dr. Hurley and I began conversations a…

View On WordPress