ICYMI: Five things you missed this summer

Five Things You Missed This Summer

Herald Staff

Each summer brings a respite from the doldrums of classes and the stresses of late nights holed up in the library. Campus isn’t quite so lucky, however, as the Hill was abuzz with activity for the past few months. From big administrative decisions to new course offerings, here are five quick hits to catch you up on what you missed while you were away. Click each headline to read the original Herald story. 

1. Salaries

WKU faculty and staff have received no significant salary increases since 2007. With the hiring of a new baseball coach coming in with a notably higher salary than his predecessor’s, some faculty and staff grew skeptical of the university’s priorities. 

2. Gordon Ford Building

The Board of Regents received a sneak peak of the plans for the new Gordon Ford College of Business building. The project holds the top priority on the university’s six-year capital plan.

3. Dr. Davis

Dr. Bill Davis was honored as Professor Emeritus of Economics. Davis has been with the university for around 40 years. He will have officially completed his transition into retirement this fall semester. 

4. Brewing

The Ogden College of Science & Engineering and the Potter College of Arts & Letters teamed up to implement a brewing-based major and minor program that is putting WKU at the forefront of brewing education.

5. Green Ribbon Award

WKU was recognized for its sustainability efforts over the summer by winning a 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Postsecondary Sustainability Award.