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Is This the Best WKU Halloween Costume Ever?

Is This the Best WKU Halloween Costume Ever?

Click the image above for the full photo…and a pleasant laugh. Ah, Facebook.  You let me creep on the interesting things other people are doing…and, in turn, share it with the world.  This photo comes to us courtesy of Beth Truax, who I don’t think I know.  Either way, she decided to tag President Ransdell […]

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Look at What Went Down on Saturday in DUC (NSFW Video)

The football team’s performance on the field Saturday was uninspired at best.  I think Coach Taggart’s call of the situation as an “embarrassment” is still a generous assessment of the events of the day. You know what’s also an embarrassment?  Apparently an intoxicated dude started picking a fight at the Subway in DUC.  From what […]

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All Dressed Up for WKU’s Homecoming

All Dressed Up for WKU’s Homecoming

Click the image above for the full photo. There’s nothing like Homecoming.  As Dr. Ransdell noted during the Hall of Distinguished Alumni luncheon on Friday, the concept of Homecoming is unique and quintessential to American higher education.  As mentioned earlier, Stephanie and I were fortunate enough to score a pair of tickets for the Topper […]

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RT @david_harten: Perfect analogy of #WKU ‘s victory today.

Of all the great tweets this evening associated with Western Kentucky University’s first football win since 2008, this one may be the best.  Coach Willie Taggart has likened the losing streak to King Kong more so than the typical monkey on their backs.  Based on the game’s score tonight, Jakes’ performance at QB, and the way that many […]

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The Big Red Tool is Not The Western™ Approved

The Big Red Tool is Not The Western™ Approved

I submitted to my Twitter readership today that The Big Red Tool is the finest resource for WKU satire, administrative disdain, and goat-related humor. I stand by that statement.  By the way, a word of thanks for the bureau chiefs for the kind words about my beard…though it’s really only a goatee. In case you’ve […]

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WKU Now Has Official Silly Bandz, Tween Enrollment Projected to Rise 1000%

WKU Now Has Official Silly Bandz, Tween Enrollment Projected to Rise 1000%

Never mind the fact that Silly Bandz are really targeted at the tween and below set, WKU is now offering offically liscneded versions of the product.  $6 will get you a pack of 15 bands in the shape of The Red Towel, Big Red, WKU, a Jordan-inspired basketball player, and football quarterback. Unfamiliar with the […]

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I’m a Sucker for a Good Logo

I’m a Sucker for a Good Logo

You’d think it would be fairly easy to maintain a local watering hole two blocks from a college campus, right? The little brick building has gone by many names in recent memory: Baker Boys, Froggy’s, and now Hilligans.  (Note: I would link to Hilligans but they have neither a website or social media. The best […]

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Apparently There’s a Guy Who Rides a Double-Decker Bicycle Around Campus

Apparently There’s a Guy Who Rides a Double-Decker Bicycle Around Campus

How have I missed this? Oh, that’s right.  I work in an office for 7.5 hours each day that doesn’t have a window. Today’s College Heights Herald features a charming profile of WKU‘s newest campus celebrity: Until Ben Rogers rolled up on his handmade, double-decker bike, a clown on stilts blowing balloon animals garnered the […]

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Do Barbies Dream of Plastic Sheep?

With the start of a new academic year comes the return of messages to the WKU Creative Writing list-serve.  This afternoon, Dr. Dale Rigby sends word that student Cameron Stringer had a piece published in the latest edition of Thoreau’s Rooster, a national undergraduate journal of creative nonfiction.  The work, titled “Do Barbies Dream of […]

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WKU’s Dynamic Duo

WKU’s Dynamic Duo

Click the image above to view the full photo. Based on a special someone checking up on my Facebook profile, I should be hesitant to post this… This morning’s “Wake Me Up” comes courtesy of the  Honors College at WKU Facebook page: Last night at Picnic with the President, President Gary Ransdell told the Honors […]