WKU Centennial Celebration

By: Tamara Evans
By: Tamara Evans

An exhibit chronicling student life on Western Kentucky University's campus was unveiled at the Kentucky Musuem on Sunday.

"Our Western 100 exhibit is a timeline and several exhibits to celebrate our first 100 years. This is an important part of our Centennial," says WKU President Gary Ransdell.

This year marks the 100th year since the university was built.

The timeline that was unveiled showed the changes that have occurred at WKU over the years.

"This exhibit will have a great deal of meaning for alot of people and former students who remember their time at Western with great appreciation and devotion to the university," says former WKU President Dero Downing.

Betty Jo Gibson is one of the former students who was at the unveiling of the timeline. She cheered at WKU from 1944 to 1948 with her twin sister, and a photograph of them was included in the exhibit.

"This place is deep within me and I can't wait to go home and call my twin sister and tell her," says Gibson.

There are dozens of photos, several murals, and historic uniforms and trophies in the exhibit. It will be open for you to see throughout the year-long Centennial celebration.

For more information you can call 270-745-5083 or visit the Kentucky Museum website at www.wku.edu/Library/kylm


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