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Here is a selection of recent news stories about WKU:

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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