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Health Clinic Reports

It’s flu season again.  Regardless of the time of year the WKU Clinic sees patients all year round.  In January 1964 the Western Clinic administered the following:

  • 51 allergy immunizations
  • 50 doses of insulin
  • 92 respiratory system treatments
  • 19 gastro-intestinal treatments
  • 7 nervous system treatments
  • 9 bones, joints & muscle treatments
  • 49 accidents
  • 15 eye, ear, nose, etc. treatments
  • 17 wounds dressed
  • 39 consultations
  • 1 case of scarlet fever
  • 3 cases of red measles
  • 18 infirmary patients
  • 36 students advised to see a physician

The entire year’s reports are available to researchers online at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/1852/

Stay warm and healthy!

Pig in Class

Forsythe & Pig

Belmont Forsythe
with Socrates-Kruger

During the school break between the summer and fall semester of 1939 I obtained Socrates-Kruger from my father’s farm in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. He was six weeks old. He became well trained and responded very obediently while on hiis pig’s leash. Socrates-Kruger soon became a campus celebrity as he accompanied me to class and around the campus (he was always fastened to the outside doorknob of the classrooms. I was firing a coal fed furnace at a boarding house on State Street, Socrates-Kruger stayed with me in my basement room which ws located next to the coal bin. He continued to get into the coal bin, and therefore needed a bath everyday. After six weeks of enjoying his celebrity status he was returned to my father’s farm when in 2 years he joined his ancestors, Socrates & Kruger. He is pictured here in front of H.H. Cherry Hall. Belmont Forsythe, AB ’40.

Socrates-Kruger was named for the Greek philosopher and General Paul Kruger of South Africa.

Check out KenCat for more images of WKU students and alumni.

December Out of the Box

Athletic Media Relations Photos collection inventory

BUWKY Dec. 1942

BUWKY Dec. 1942

BUWKY, December 1942

Christmas – lots of information regarding Christmas celebrations at WKU

College Heights Herald, January 1929

Diddle Arena Dedication Program 50 years ago

John Minton Swearing In listen to the audiotape and read along

Registrar’s Degree File collection inventory

Schneider Hall building history with links to documents and photos

Snow read about and see images of snow covered WKU campus through the years

Thomas Meredith WKU’s eighth president 1988-1997

October – Out of the Box

Elevator

Agriculture – bibliography

Beauty Queens – list and photos

College Heights Herald 10/9/1963

Edward Stout Papers – Ogden College student

Elevator 10/1913

Franz Strahm Papers – former music professor

Gary Ransdell Oral History – Read and listen to President Ransdell discuss his vision for WKU

Homecoming – bibliography

Margie Helm Papers – former librarian’s personal papers

Smith Stadium – building history

The Voice – WKU Diversity Program newsletter

September Cool Stuff

Athletic Village – article by Kelly Thompson

Beulah Collins Ellis Autograph Book

Autograph Album

Autograph Album

BUWKY 9/1938 – Bowling Green Business University student publication

Glasgow Normal School – collection inventory

Personnel File – September 1988 issue WKU newsletter

Rodes-Helm Lecture Series – posters & programs

Sophomores – links to images and information regarding Sophomore classes

Southern Normal Scrapbook Index

Van Meter Hall – building history

Wetherby Hall – building history

Zacharias Hall – building history

August Cool Stuff

Class of 1913 – class list and links to images

Class of 1913

Unidentified member of the WKU Class of 1913

Class of 1963 – class officers and Talisman

Fashion Show Programs – 1981-1990

Freshmen – documents and photos regarding freshmen

Gilbert Hall – building history and documentation

Keen Hall – building history and documentation

Nursing Class of 1988 – photo board showing members of the 1988 nursing class

Pearce-Ford Tower – building history and documentation

Poland Hall – building history and documentation

Teachers College Heights 7/1/1938 – photo spreads of campus

July Cool Stuff

Baseball Media GuideBaseball – Objects, photographs and documents related to WKU and College High baseball teams.

Board of Regents Special Meeting 11/7/1938 – 75 years ago – construction of the Kentucky Building

Cardinal Yearbook – Ogden College yearbook is 100 years old

College Heights Herald 7/22/1968 – summer theater, ETV Network & Shaker pageant

Eleavator 7/1913 – WKU’s bimonthly publication

Fanlight, 1988 – Kentucky Museum happenings from 25 years ago

Forensic Story – transcript of audiotape regarding the establishment of the William Biven Forensic Society

John Minton – 5th president of WKU

Marion Humphrey – alumni papers

Recitation Hall – building history and documentation

Resolution 88-10-S – Unicorn Pizza & Theater open on weekends

Southern Normal School – collection inventory