WKU announces vaccination incentive contest


Jack Dobbs

According to the lawsuit, Brinkley told Wilkins he was informed by Caboni to “withdraw the position offer from the female employee.” According to Brinkley, Caboni informed him the employee could not transfer to another WKU position because she was under a “Plan of Improvement” regarding her performance at her current job, and that “WKU policy doesn’t allow an employee to transfer to another position.” When Brinkley asked Wilkins if this was true, Wilkins informed him there was no policy to this effect and that the employee in question was not under a Plan of Improvement.

Genesis Malone, Staff Reporter

WKU’s Environmental Health & Safety office announced on Friday a COVID-19 vaccination contest for the faculty and students of Western Kentucky University. 

According to David Oliver, director of Environmental Health & Safety, prizes include full time in-state tuition scholarships totaling to $5,496, $500 book scholarships and 11” iPad Pros. 

Students must be enrolled full-time for the Fall 2021 semester to be eligible to win the scholarship. Individuals who have already paid for the Fall 2021 semester will have the amount credited to their student account.  

Although WKU is not requiring campus-wide vaccination, all individuals who are vaccinated against COVID-19 are eligible and must complete the Vaccination Status Reporting Form before the week of Aug. 30 when the drawing begins. 

The contest will continue for five weeks, with a winner picked on Fridays until Oct. 1. 

Contestants may still be awarded a prize even if the second dose of the vaccine has not been completed but those who skip the second dose of the vaccine will not be eligible. Members of the Council of Academic Deans, President’s Cabinet and the WKU COVID-19 task force will not be eligible to win.  

Staff Reporter Genesis Malone can be reached at [email protected].