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Western Kentucky University (WKU)

Motto: The Spirit Makes the Master
Life More Life
Established 1906
Type: Public
Endowment: $102 million (based on WKU Spirit)
President: Dr. Gary A. Ransdell
Faculty: 1,109 (Fall 2006)[1]
Staff: 1,903 (Fall 2006)[1]
Students: 19,215 (Fall 2007)[2]
Undergraduates: 15,234 (Fall 2006)[1]
Postgraduates: 2,584 (Fall 2006)[1]
Location Bowling Green, KY, USA
Campus: 200 acres (.81 km²) and expanding
Athletics: NCAA Division I; 18 varsity teams
Colors: Red and White            
Nickname: Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers
Mascot: Big Red
Affiliations: Sun Belt Conference, Missouri Valley Conference
Website: Official WKU Website

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Contents

History

The roots of WKU go back to 1875 and the founding of the privately owned Glasgow Normal School. This institution moved to Bowling Green in 1884 and became the Southern Normal School and Business College. Glasgow is a city located in Barren County, Kentucky. ... A normal school or teachers college is an educational institution for training teachers. ...


The student body and building were transferred to the Western Kentucky State Normal School, when it was created by an act of the Kentucky General Assembly in 1906. The owner of the Southern Normal School, Henry Hardin Cherry, became the first president of the new school. Classes began on January 22, 1907. The Kentucky State Capitol Building in Frankfort, KY The Kentucky General Assembly, also called the Kentucky Legislature, is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


The school moved to its present location in 1911. The property had been purchased in 1909 when the Pleasant J. Potter College closed.


In 1922, the school was authorized by the state to grant four-year degrees and was renamed as Western Kentucky State Normal School and Teachers College. The first four-year degrees were awarded in 1924. In 1927, it merged with Odgen College, which occupied an adjacent campus.


The name changed again in 1930 to Western Kentucky State Teachers College. It was authorized to offer the Master of Arts degree in 1931. Another name change took place in 1948, when the school became more simply Western Kentucky State College. A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ...


WKSC merged with the Bowling Green College of Commerce, formerly the Bowling Green Business University, in 1963. Bowling Green Business University had originally been a part of the Southern Normal School and had been sold off by Henry Hardin Cherry when Southern Normal School was transferred to the state.


The structure of the institution changed at this time, dividing into separate colleges. Bowling Green College of Commerce maintained its identity in this way. The Graduate School also became a constituent college. In 1965, three additional colleges were created.


In 1966, Western Kentucky State College became Western Kentucky University.


Lowell H. Harrison, professor emeritus, serves as official University Historian. Lowell Hayes Harrison is an American Historian specializing in Kentucky. ...

Pearce Ford Tower, the largest dormitory at Western Kentucky University, and the tallest college residence hall in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2032x1524, 1097 KB) Pearce Ford Tower, a dormitory that is the tallest structure on the campus of Western Kentucky University. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2032x1524, 1097 KB) Pearce Ford Tower, a dormitory that is the tallest structure on the campus of Western Kentucky University. ...

Academics

WKU is divided into six undergraduate colleges:

  • The Bowling Green Community College of Western Kentucky University
  • The College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
  • The Gordon Ford College of Business
  • Ogden College of Science And Engineering
  • Potter College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Health and Human Services

An academic range of eighty majors and seventy minors are offered, toward the following degrees: A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ...

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Bachelor of General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Music

WKU also offers seventeen associate degree programs and five certificate programs. An associates degree is the degree awarded by community colleges in Canada and the United States upon completion of a course of study equivalent to the first two years in a four-year college or university. ...


The Graduate School is now the Office of Graduate Studies and Research, which offers:

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts in Education
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Public Health

WKU's Nursing[citation needed], Journalism[citation needed] and Photojournalism[citation needed] programs rank among the best in the country. The photojournalism department has won numerous awards, and a number of its alumni have won the Pulitzer Prize.[citation needed] The school's twice-weekly newspaper, the College Heights Herald, regularly wins awards placing it among the top college newspapers in the nation, and even competes against commercial newspapers in the state's Associated Press competition.[citation needed] Assault landing One of the first waves at Omaha Beach as photographed by Robert F. Sargent. ... The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical composition. ... The College Heights Herald is the student newspaper of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ...


WKU is also home to the largest American master's degree program in folklore; it is contained within the Department of Folk Studies and Anthropology[citation needed]


A cooperative doctoral degree program is offered with the University of Louisville. The University of Louisville (also known as U of L) is a public, state-supported university located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. ...

View from the middle of the campus.

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WKU's Forensic (Speech and Debate) Team won its fourth American Forensic Association National Individual Events Tournament in five years, sixth NFA National Tournament championship in debate as well as its fourth NFA championship in individual events, its eighth International Forensic Association title, the National Parliamentary Debate Association National Tournament and its 17th consecutive Kentucky Forensic Association State championship.


Extended campuses are operated in Glasgow, Elizabethtown/Fort Knox and Owensboro. Glasgow is a city located in Barren County, Kentucky. ... Elizabethtown is a city in Hardin County, Kentucky, United States. ... This article is about United States Army post. ... Owensboro is the third largest city in Kentucky and the county seat of Daviess County. ...

Guthrie Tower, on the common of Western Kentucky University.
Guthrie Tower, on the common of Western Kentucky University.

Western Kentucky University offers Distance Learning Degrees:[1] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2032x1524, 575 KB) The Guthrie Bell Tower, dedicated in 2002, is one of the newest landmarks on the campus of Western Kentucky University. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2032x1524, 575 KB) The Guthrie Bell Tower, dedicated in 2002, is one of the newest landmarks on the campus of Western Kentucky University. ...


The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky opened in the Fall of 2007. The project is based on the University of North Texas's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science. The school will be accepting 60 juniors and 60 seniors for the first class. As an incoming junior, one will be given the opportunity to earn 60 college credits during one's stint at the school. Schneider Hall, the dorm where all Academy students will be housed, is now complete. One can track the progress of this by visiting their official website. [2] “UNT” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tams (disambiguation). ...


The Gatton Academy will have a curriculum of university courses. Students are required to take certain science and mathematics courses, such as biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, and humanities courses. Students will be able to access many Western Kentucky University courses for elective credit. Gatton Academy students will take WKU courses taught by professors, and many will be open to other students on campus.


The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky also will offer research opportunities to students during the year and during the summer.


The Gatton Academy will provide an environment designed for academically talented adolescent students and will support extracurricular activities that reflect the interests of Academy students.


All Gatton Academy students are required to live in the residence hall even if their homes are within commuting distance. Gatton Academy students will be housed in Schneider Hall. Approximately one weekend each month, students will go home to be with their families. Schneider Hall will have state-of-the-art technology.


Athletics

In most sports, WKU has been a member of the Sun Belt Conference since 1982. During the years 1948-82, it was a member of the Ohio Valley Conference. The men's soccer program competes in the Missouri Valley Conference, as the Sun Belt does not sponsor that sport for men. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAAs Division I since 1976. ... The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern and southeastern United States. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Former Missouri Valley Conference logo The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ...


The men's basketball program, led by former Hilltopper guard Darrin Horn, has the 16th most victories in the history of the NCAA. The school has made one appearance in the NCAA Final Four, in 1971. WKU also made three appearances in the NIT Final Four while it was the premier post-season tournament. It is very competitive in the Sun Belt Conference, usually finishing near the top of the conference and regularly competing for the conference championship. In Fact in Street & Smith's publications, "100 Greatest Programs", WKU ranked #31. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ...


The women's basketball team, coached by former player Mary Taylor Cowles, is a storied program with a bright future ahead. The team has made three NCAA Final Four appearances. In 1992, coach Paul Sanderford's Lady Toppers advanced to the national championship game before bowing out to Stanford. The Lady Toppers are known for their postseason prowess, appearing in a postseason tournament in 19 of the last 20 seasons. Their last NCAA Tournament appearance was in 2003, Cowles' first season as head coach. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


The Hilltopper football team belonged to the Gateway Football Conference and, in 2002, they won the NCAA Division I-AA, now known as Division I FCS, National Football championship. In 2002, they renewed their annual rivalry game against cross-state rival Eastern Kentucky University. David Elson is the head football coach. The Gateway Football Conference is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern United States. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

E.A. Diddle Arena, home to the Men's and Women's Basketball teams at WKU.
E.A. Diddle Arena, home to the Men's and Women's Basketball teams at WKU.

On November 2, 2006, the WKU Board of Regents voted to approve a proposal by the school's president, Gary A. Ransdell, to move the football program to Division I FBS, formerly known as Division I-A, in the Sun Belt Conference. The Hilltoppers began Division I FBS play as a reclassifying Independent school, joining Army, Navy, and Notre Dame in that respect, in the 2007 season. They will be eligible for post-season play in 2009.[3] One of the major reasons for the move is, ironically, to meet Title IX requirements. At the time of the Regents vote, WKU was one of the few schools in the nation out of Title IX compliance because it offered too few scholarships for men's sports.[4] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2032x1524, 538 KB) E.A. Diddle Arena, a multi-purpose use arena located on the campus of Western Kentucky University. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2032x1524, 538 KB) E.A. Diddle Arena, a multi-purpose use arena located on the campus of Western Kentucky University. ... E.A. Diddle Arena is a 7,500-seat multi-purpose arena in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, now known as the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in honor of its principal author, but more commonly known simply as Title IX, is a 76-word United States law enacted on June 23, 1972 that states: No person... An athletic scholarship is a form of scholarship to attend a college or university awarded to an individual based predominantly on their ability to play in a sport. ...


The Western Kentucky swim team consistently places in the top 5 in the Mid-Major National Rankings. In 2006 their men were undefeated in dual meets and were Sun Belt Conference Champions. The women won five consecutive championships from 2001-2005. In 2005, after 37 years as head coach, Coach Bill Powell became the assistant coach, and holds record for being the second winningest coach in men's swimming in NCAA dual meet history.


The men's athletic teams are known as the Hilltoppers and the women's teams as the Lady Toppers. Their mascot is an amorphous red blob known as Big Red. Western Kentucky Universitys mascot, Big Red Big Red is the name given to Western Kentucky Universitys mascot, a red, furry, amorphous blob created by WKU student Ralph Carey in 1979. ...

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Sports teams based in Kentucky
Baseball IL: Louisville Bats, SAL: Lexington Legends, FL: Florence Freedom
Basketball CBA: East Kentucky Miners
Football af2: Lexington HorsemenLouisville Fire, MCFL: Louisville Bulls, Northern Kentucky Xtreme, Hardin County Wolverines, NWFA: Kentucky Karma
NASCAR Busch: Baker-Curb Racing
Australian rules football USAFL: Louisville Kings
College athletics
(NCAA Division I)
Eastern Kentucky UniversityUniversity of KentuckyUniversity of LouisvilleMorehead State UniversityMurray State UniversityWestern Kentucky UniversityBellarmine University (lacrosse only)

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Morehead State University is a public, co-educational university located in Morehead, Kentucky. ... Murray State University, located in the town of Murray in Kentuckys far-western Jackson Purchase in the United States, is an approximately 10,000-student, four-year public university. ... Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a public university in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... Bellarmine University is a Roman Catholic liberal arts university located in Louisville, Kentucky. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ...

Student Body Profile

WKU had a total enrollment in the Fall Semester of 2007 of 19,215[2] students. Out of Fall 2006's enrollment figure of 17,818[1] Out of this total, 12,984[1] were full-time and 15,234[1] were undergraduates. WKU now has the second largest undergraduate population in the commonwealth of Kentucky, behind the University of Kentucky. Ethnic and racial minority enrollment was 16%[1] at 1,920[1] students. This is a 21%[1] increase since 2002. The ratio of male to female students is 3:5[1].


Non-traditional students (undergraduates aged 25 and older) make up 19.2%[1] of the undergraduate student body.


The average high school grade point average for entering freshmen in 2006 was 3.15[1] and 24.6%[1] had an ACT score of 24 or above. A grade in education can mean either a teachers evaluation of a students work or a students level of educational progress, usually one grade per year (often denoted by an ordinal number, such as the 3rd Grade or the 12th Grade). This article is about evaluation of... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... The ACT® test is a standardized achievement examination for college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc. ...


Greek Life

Fraternities


Sororities Phi Mu Alpha (ΦΜΑ) Sinfonia is a collegiate social fraternity for men of musicianly character. ... Delta Tau Delta (ΔΤΔ, DTD, or Delts) is a U.S.-based international college fraternity. ... Phi Beta Sigma (ΦΒΣ) Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C. on January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. ... Alpha Phi Alpha (ΑΦΑ) is the first intercollegiate fraternity established by African Americans. ... Kappa Alpha Psi (KAΨ) is the second-oldest collegiate Greek-letter fraternity with a predominantly African American membership and the first black intercollegiate fraternity incorporated as a national body. ... Omega Psi Phi (ΩΨΦ) is a national fraternity, and was the first black national fraternal organization to be founded at a historically black college. ... The Brotherhood of Iota Phi Theta was a local service fraternity at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, from 1973 to 2001. ... FarmHouse Fraternity is an all-male international social fraternity founded at the University of Missouri in 1905. ... Alpha Gamma Rho (ΑΓΡ) is a social-professional fraternity in the United States, with over 65 university chapters. ... |- | align=center colspan=2 | The Coat of Arms |- | Founded: || December 21, 1865 ) at Washington College Lexington, VA |- | Founding Fathers: || James Ward Wood | Practical Founder: || Samuel Zenas Ammen |- | Spiritual Founder:[1] || Robert E. Lee |- | Knight Commander || Mike Duncan |- | Executive Director || Larry S. Wiese |- | National Philanthropy || Muscular Dystrophy Association |- | No. ... ΚΣ (Kappa Sigma) is an international fraternity with currently 234 chapters and 42 colonies in North America. ... Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters at more than 300 universities. ... Phi Delta Theta (ΦΔΘ) is an international fraternity founded in 1848 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... Sigma Chi (ΣΧ) is one of the largest and oldest all-male, college, Greek-letter social fraternities. ... Sigma Alpha Epsilon (ΣΑΕ) is a secret letter, social college fraternity. ... ΣΝ (Sigma Nu) is an undergraduate college fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or S-P-E, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ... Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity (ΠΚΑ) is an international, secret, social, Greek-letter, college fraternity. ... Delta Omicron was founded to create and foster fellowship, to develop character and to arouse and encourage the appreciation of good music and performance among musicians during their student days so that the highest degree of musicianship might be attained individually. ...

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alpha Delta Pi (ΑΔΠ) was founded May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia making it the first female fraternal organization. ... Phi Mu (ΦΜ) is the second oldest secret organization for women in the United States. ... Kappa Delta (ΚΔ) is a sorority founded at the State Female Normal School, now Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ... Chi Omega (ΧΩ) is the largest womens fraternal organization in the National Panhellenic Conference. ... Alpha Gamma Delta (ΑΓΔ) Founded in 1904, Alpha Gamma Delta is an international fraternity for women dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development, high ideals and sisterhood. ... Alpha Kappa Alpha (ΑΚΑ) Sorority, Incorporated, is the first Greek-letter organization established and incorporated by African-American college women. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sigma Gamma Rho (ΣΓΡ) was founded on November 12, 1922, by seven educators in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Zeta Phi Beta (ΖΦΒ) Sorority, Inc. ... Gamma Sigma Sigma (ΓΣΣ) is a national service sorority. ... Omega Phi Alpha (OPA, O-Phi-A, or ΩΦΑ) is an American national service sorority. ...

Student Government Association

The Official Logo of the Student Government Association at Western Kentucky University
The Official Logo of the Student Government Association at Western Kentucky University

The Student Government Association (SGA) is made up of three branches, the Executive Cabinet, the Senate, and the Judicial Council. The SGA is governed by its Constitution and By-Laws. All members of the student body are members of the Student Government Association and have the right to vote in SGA elections. Image File history File links SGALOGO1. ...


The Executive Cabinet is composed of a President (who serves as Student Regent to the WKU Board of Regents, and serves as Student Body President), Executive Vice President (Who serves on the Student Life Foundation, and serves as Student Body Vice President), Administrative Vice President, Chief of Staff, Director of Academic and Student Affairs, Director of Public Relations, and the Director of Information Technology. The President, Executive Vice President, and Administrative Vice President are elected by the student body each spring; the other positions are chosen by the President after his or her election. The Speaker of the Senate, who is the leader of the Senate, serves as an ex officio member of the Executive Cabinet.


The Student Senate is composed of student senators, the Secretary of the Senate, the parliamentarian, the sergeant at arms, and its leader, the Speaker of the Senate. The Senate meets weekly and discusses legislation in the forms of bills and resolutions in the standing and ad hoc committees. There are five standing committees, which each have a chairman, vice chairman, and secretary. Those committees are Academic Affairs, Campus Improvements, Legislative Research, Public Relations, and Student Affairs. Each committee meets weekly to discuss and create legislation.


The Judicial Council is made up of four associate justices and one Chief Justice. Their major role is to interpret SGA's governing documents.


Student Government Association celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2006.


Media and Publications

  • College Heights Herald, Since 1924,WKU's student-run newspaper, routinely named one of the best in the nation
  • Talisman, WKU's award-winning yearbook
  • WWHR, Revolution 91.7 - WKU's College Radio Station
  • WKU SPIRIT, WKU's Alumni Magazine, published three times each year
  • Rise Over Run Magazine, WKU's online magazine

The College Heights Herald is the student newspaper of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. ... WWHR-FM is the student run radio station of Western Kentucky University. ...

Notable alumni

Business

  • Craig Dezern, vice president for global public relations, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
  • Julian Goodman, former president of NBC
  • Richard W. Wolfe, Health Care Executive, Businessman of the Year, National Congressional Advisory Commt. and National Leadership Award 2003 - NRCC He thinks he's SOOO important.

Craig Dezern (born Stanley Craig Dezern) is vice president of global public relations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, the division of The Walt Disney Company that operates 11 theme parks at five sites around the world (California, Florida, Japan, France and China). ... Julian Goodman is a former chairman of the board and chief executive officer for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). ... This article is about the television network. ...

History

Matthew H. Gore is a British historian, popular culturist, and educator residing in Memphis, Tennessee. ... Lowell Hayes Harrison is an American Historian specializing in Kentucky. ...

Journalism

  • Todd Buchanan, photojournalist
  • Neil Budde, online news pioneer
  • Chuck Clark, journalist
  • Rick Loomis, photojournalist
  • Kige Ramsey, Video reporting pioneer

Movies and television

K.C. Armstrong Kyle Casey (K.C.) Armstrong (born July 17, 1975) is an actor, amateur bodybuilder, model, and comedian. ... For other persons named John Carpenter, see John Carpenter (disambiguation). ... Clint Ford (born January 27, 1976 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a American actor and voice-over artist. ... Madisonville is a city in Hopkins County, Kentucky of the Western Coal Field region. ... The Apprentice is a reality television show that originated in the United States on NBC. Billed as The Ultimate Job Interview, the show stars 16-18 businessmen and businesswomen competing in an elimination-style competition for a one-year, $250,000 starting contract of running one of host and executive... Matt Long (born May 18, 1980) is an American actor. ... Jack McCallister is a fictional character played in his youth by Matt Long on the television drama Jack & Bobby. ... Jack & Bobby was a short-lived American television series that aired on the WB Network. ... Charles Napier in Miami Blues Charles Napier (born April 12, 1936 in Scottsville, Kentucky, USA) is an American character actor, known for his portrayals of square-jawed tough guys and military types. ... Michael Owen Rosenbaum (born July 11, 1972) is an American actor. ... David Schramm (born August 14, 1946) is an American actor. ... The word wing or wings has more than one use: In aeronautics a wing is an apparatus used to create lift. ... Jay Wilkison, in a still from One Life to Live. ... Look up Riley in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... One Life to Live (OLTL) is an American soap opera which has been broadcast on the ABC television network since July 15, 1968. ...

Music

Michael Card (born April 11, 1957 in Madison, Tennessee) is a Contemporary Christian music (CCM) artist who couples folk-style melodies and instrumentation with lyrics that stem from intensive study of the Bible. ... Steve Gorman (born 17 August, 1965, Muskegon, Michigan) is a musician best known as the drummer of the American hard rock band The Black Crowes. ... The Black Crowes are a blues-oriented hard rock jam band who have sold over 19 million albums[1] and were hailed by Melody Maker as The Most Rock n Roll Rock n Roll Band in the World.[2] The band has toured with acts such as Aerosmith, ZZ Top... Larnelle Harris is a Gospel singer, songwiter and recording artist. ... The Hilltoppers were a popular singing group. ... Billy Vaughn (April 12, 1919-September 26, 1991) was a singer, pianist, and orchestra leader. ... Radney Foster was born in Del Rio, TX in 1959. ... The Muckrakers This article is about the band The Muckrakers. For other meanings, see Muckraker (disambiguation) It has been suggested that Muckrakers be merged into this article or section. ... Nappy Roots are an American hip hop sextet that originated in Kentucky in 1995, best known for their hit 2002 single Awnaw. Their music can be categorized as alternative Southern rap. ...

Politics

Cordell Hull (October 2, 1871–July 23, 1955) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), often referred to as FDR, was the 32nd (1933–1945) President of the United States. ... Lester B. Pearson after accepting the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ... William Huston Natcher (1909 - 1994) was a U.S. political figure. ...

Sports

Joe Bugel is the current assistant head coach-offense for the Washington Redskins. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... Romeo Crennel (born June 18, 1947 in Lynchburg, Virginia) has been the head coach of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League since February 8, 2005. ... Browns redirects here. ... Edgar A. Diddle (March 12, 1895 in Gradyville, Kentucky - January 2, 1970) was a college mens basketball coach. ... Darryl Drake is the current wide receivers coach of the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... Clarence Glover (born November 1, 1947 in Horse Cave, Kentucky) is a retired American NBA basketball player from 1971-1973. ... Clem Smith Haskins (born July 11, 1943 in Campbellsville, Kentucky) is a former professional basketball player who later served 13 years (1986-1999) as head coach of the University of Minnesotas mens basketball team. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ... Bengals running back Jeremi Johnson. ... James Ronald McDaniels (born April 2, 1948 in Scottsville, Kentucky) is an American former professional basketball player. ... For the league that began in 1999, see American Basketball Association (2000-). The American Basketball Association (ABA) was a professional basketball league founded in 1967, and eventually merged, in part, with the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... NBA redirects here. ... Hector Ortiz, Héctor Ortíz, or variants may refer to: Héctor Ortiz (baseball), Major League baseball player Héctor Ortíz (referee), Paraguayan football referee Héctor Ortiz Ortiz, Mexican politician Hector Ortiz (track), track star and cross-country coach, see Western Kentucky University#Notable alumni Héctor... Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tarrant, Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City 298. ... The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) is a college athletic conference which operates in the midwestern and southeastern United States. ... Kenny Perry (born August 10, 1960 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky) is an American professional golfer. ... Robert Lee Sippio, Jr. ... Rod Smart Torrold D. Rod Smart (born January 9, 1977, Lakeland, Florida) is an American football player who played for the Super Bowl XXXVIII runner-up Carolina Panthers as a kick return man/running back. ... He hate me is the phrase American football player Rod Smart chose to place on the back of his jersey during the one and only season of the XFL. Though most sports organizations allow only a surname or first initial and surname to be placed there, XFL rules permitted players... Christopher Wan Turner (born March 23, 1969, in Bowling Green, Kentucky) was a Major League Baseball catcher. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ...

Other notables

Duncan Hines (March 26, 1880–March 15, 1959) was a U.S. pioneer of restaurant ratings for travelers. ... Terrence Wade Wilcutt (born 31 October 1949) is an American astronaut and a veteran of four space shuttle missions. ... Larry Elmore is a fantasy artist; he was hired by TSR to do much of its artwork during the 1980s. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n 2007 WKU Factbook. Western Kentucky University (2007).
  2. ^ a b WKU Passes 19,000 Mark In Enrollment, Sets Record. Western Kentucky University (2007).
  3. ^ WKU Regents Approve Move To Division 1-A (sic) Football. Western Kentucky University (2006-11-02). Retrieved on 2006-11-03.
  4. ^ Bailey, Rick (2006-10-05). State College Notebook: Toppers' switch to I-A probable. Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved on 2006-11-03.
  5. ^ Western Kentucky University Athletics Hall of Fame - Class of 1999. Western Kentucky University. Retrieved on 2006-12-18.

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 5th October (Serbia). ... The Lexington Herald-Leader is a newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company and based in the U.S. city of Lexington, Kentucky. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Other Sources

  • Western Kentucky University by Lowell H. Harrison. University Press of Kentucky, 1987. ISBN: 0813116201

Lowell Hayes Harrison is an American Historian specializing in Kentucky. ...

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WKU draws most of its students from within the state, with 17% of undergraduates and 23% of graduate students normally resident outside of Kentucky.
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Western's undergraduate division provides four-year programs leading to the bachelor of arts, the bachelor of fine arts, the bachelor of general studies, the bachelor of science, the bachelor of science in nursing and the bachelor of music degrees.
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