Western Kentucky University http://wfpl.org en Where Would Increased K-12 Education Funding Leave Kentucky's State Universities? http://wfpl.org/post/where-would-increased-k-12-education-funding-leave-kentuckys-state-universities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the University of Louisville's student government president,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Carrie&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mattingly's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;job is to be the voice of her peers—and she said tuition increases hurt student wallets.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But so do other costs associated with college.</span></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:03:02 +0000 Devin Katayama 8399 at http://wfpl.org Where Would Increased K-12 Education Funding Leave Kentucky's State Universities? A Year Later, Louisville Woman's Murder Remains Unsolved, Unexplained http://wfpl.org/post/year-later-louisville-womans-murder-remains-unsolved-unexplained <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It took one, very long sleepless night to complete that crystal-encrusted costume.</span></p><p class="c0"><span>“Jesus,” Terrance Williams says. “We stayed up all night putting diamonds on that black shirt.” </span></p><p class="c0"><span>Williams’ best friend, Cheryl Williamson, was competing in the 2011 Miss Omega Pageant at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, and she demanded perfection before she’d take the stage.</span></p><p class="c0">“I always go to that video and watch it,” he says. “We all do, actually. It’s pretty funny.”</p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 12:47:09 +0000 Tessa Duvall 7879 at http://wfpl.org A Year Later, Louisville Woman's Murder Remains Unsolved, Unexplained Find Out How UofL, UK and Others Spend on Athletics, Academics With New Knight Database http://wfpl.org/post/find-out-how-uofl-uk-and-others-spend-athletics-academics-new-knight-database <p>The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics has gone live with a massive database on college athletics and academic spending.&nbsp;</p><p>The database includes information on all the larger schools &nbsp;in the region, including the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:11:06 +0000 Joseph Lord 7771 at http://wfpl.org Find Out How UofL, UK and Others Spend on Athletics, Academics With New Knight Database WKU President Gary Ransdell: UPike Addition to Kentucky System Would Be Costly http://wfpl.org/post/wku-president-gary-ransdell-upike-addition-kentucky-system-would-be-costly <p>The president of Kentucky's third largest university said adding Pikeville University to the state system would be financially cumbersome for the state, although House Speaker Greg Stumbo <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/stumbo-no-extra-higher-education-funding-until-upike-becomes-state-university">says he won't personally support new funding for higher education</a> until UPike is admitted.</p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 14:10:42 +0000 Joseph Lord 3172 at http://wfpl.org WKU President Gary Ransdell: UPike Addition to Kentucky System Would Be Costly WKU Loses in Little Caesars Bowl, 24-21 http://wfpl.org/post/wku-loses-little-caesars-bowl-24-21 <p>In college football, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers fell to Central Michigan 24-21 in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl&nbsp;Wednesday night in Detroit.</p><p>With less than a minute left in the fourth quarter, WKU passed up an opportunity for a game-tying field goal on fourth down, instead attempting a pass play deep in Central Michigan territory. But the Chippewas broke up the play to secure the victory.</p><p>Western Kentucky finishes the season with a 7-6 record. The Hilltoppers were led by interim coach Lance Guidry , who took over when Willie Taggart left for South Florida.</p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 04:27:40 +0000 Rick Howlett 3132 at http://wfpl.org WKU Loses in Little Caesars Bowl, 24-21 Ten Years After I-AA National Title, WKU President Pleased to Step Up in Class http://wfpl.org/post/ten-years-after-i-aa-national-title-wku-president-pleased-step-class <p>Outwardly, the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers' 34-14 victory over McNeese State was a cause for big-time celebration for WKU President Gary Ransdell.</p><p>The Toppers won the 2002 Division I-AA national championship.</p><p>Inwardly, the championship stirred another reaction. The playoffs for the I-AA division -- now known as the Football Championship Subdivision -- had cost WKU money. The first-round playoff game drew just 3,300 people to Bowling Green's Smith Stadium. The title game had no payout.</p> Sun, 23 Dec 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 3096 at http://wfpl.org Ten Years After I-AA National Title, WKU President Pleased to Step Up in Class Petrino Introduced As New Coach of the WKU Hilltoppers http://wfpl.org/post/petrino-introduced-new-coach-wku-hilltoppers <p>Western Kentucky University has introduced <a href="http://www.wkusports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=28825&amp;SPID=2242&amp;DB_LANG=C&amp;ATCLID=205823129&amp;DB_OEM_ID=5400">Bobby Petrino </a>as the school’s 18th football coach.</p> <p>Petrino returns to the college game eight months after his firing from Arkansas for lying about an extramarital affair he had with a woman on his staff.</p> <p>"I'm honored to sit in front of you as the head coach of Western Kentucky University," Petrino said at a late afternoon news conference.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 22:14:12 +0000 Rick Howlett 2903 at http://wfpl.org Petrino Introduced As New Coach of the WKU Hilltoppers College Football: Western Kentucky to Play Central Michigan in Little Caesars Pizza Bowl http://wfpl.org/post/college-football-western-kentucky-play-central-michigan-little-caesars-pizza-bowl <p>The signals were mixed going into this weekend for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers' bowl hopes. Some media bowl &nbsp;projections picked the 7-5 Hilltoppers&nbsp;to play in a bowl game; others didn't.</p><p>The former were right.</p><p>Western Kentucky&nbsp;will play Central Michigan &nbsp;on Dec. 26 in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, the Hilltoppers' first bowl game since joining college football's top division in 2008, the<a href="http://twitter.com/LCPizzaBowl/status/275416657034354688"> bowl announced Sunday evening.</a></p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 02:31:11 +0000 Joseph Lord 2761 at http://wfpl.org College Football: Western Kentucky to Play Central Michigan in Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Family Foundation Criticizes U of L Administration Over Chick-Fil-A Comments http://wfpl.org/post/family-foundation-criticizes-u-l-administration-over-chick-fil-comments <p>The Family Foundation of Kentucky is criticizing members of the University of Louisville administration for their response to a controversy surrounding Chick-Fil-A.</p><p>For weeks, criticism has been leveled at Chick-Fil-A because it&rsquo;s CEO, Dan Cathy, said recently he believes marriage should only be between a man and a woman. Cathy and his company are well-known for their Christian beliefs. Notably, Chick-Fil-A restaurants are closed on Sundays.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:42:38 +0000 Kenny Colston 1159 at http://wfpl.org Family Foundation Criticizes U of L Administration Over Chick-Fil-A Comments