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The Western Kentucky University Board of Regents has approved a $402 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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WKU President Gary Ransdell announced at Friday's Board of Regents meeting in Elizabethtown that he is retiring effective June 30, 2017.

He says he wanted to give the school ample time to find a successor. He will have served as WKU President for 20 years by the time he leaves the post.

In an email to faculty and staff,  Ransdell said he believes he has fulfilled the commitment he made in 1997 to transform the university. 

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Western Kentucky University is filming a video aimed at helping students and employees handle active shooter situations.

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  A Lexington brewing and distilling company is setting up a beer production line in Bowling Green.

Alltech, which produces Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, delivered a production-level brewing system Wednesday to WKU’s Center for Research and Development. No date has been set as to when the production line will begin operating, though it could start sometime this fall.

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The pregame entertainment prior to WKU’s game with Army this weekend will come from above.

The U.S. Army Parachute team, known as the “Golden Knights” will be performing along with a special guest – WKU president Gary Ransdell. 

Ransdell is scheduled to do a tandem jump while holding on to the game ball.

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Mayfield students will get a day off this week to cheer on the football team. Mayfield Independent Schools will be closed this Friday, December 6th to allow faculty, staff and students to support the Mayfield Cardinal Football team at the state championship game.

The Kentucky Student Environmental Coalition is making its voice heard across the state on energy issues.

The activist group is planning to petition for a sustainable projects fund at Murray State tomorrow.

KSEC also plans a demonstration at the University of Kentucky basketball game in Lexington to protest the use of coal severance funds in the renovation of Rupp Arena.

The Murray State men’s basketball team racked up their fourth straight win on the road Saturday against the University of Evansville, 82 to 70.

Western Kentucky Enters NCAA Tournament

Mar 7, 2012

Western Kentucky University’s basketball team has made its way into the NCAA tournament, despite a losing season record. The 15 and 18 Hilltopppers clinched the invite last night with a win over North Texas to take the Sun Belt Conference championship. Western Kentucky last participated in theNCAA tournament in 2009.