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WKU becomes an official university

A 50 Year Milestone

On June 16, 1966 Western Kentucky State College achieved university status and officially became Western Kentucky University. Celebrate by taking a trip back in time to experience life on the Hill half a century ago.

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WKU has been recognized as one of the nation's most beautiful campuses. From historic structures and sculptures, to gardens and modern sustainable buildings, we invite you to come and find your place on the Hill.

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View from the Hill

View from the Hill

Run, Hide and Fight. Three words that could save your life in an active shooter situation. WKU has released a powerful new video demonstrating this technique. Amy Bingham has a preview of it in this week’s View from the Hill.

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High school students participate in Confucius Institute program in China https://t.co/8QUYoQYjtD

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