Daily Archives: March 14, 2012

WKU Beauty Queens

Jean Amos, Military Queen

Jean Amos, Military Queen

As many know, the current Miss Kentucky Ann Blair Thornton is a WKU student.  What some may not know, she is not the first WKU alum to hold the title.  In addition, WKU coeds have been crowned queens of the Mountain Laurel Festival, Talisman Ball, Miss Black Western, Miss Western, WKU Military Ball, Basketball Ball, Valentine Ball, Homecoming Queen and possibly most interesting Mrs. Western Student Wife.

The WKU Archives is compiling a list of these beauty queens along with photographs.  Check out http://www.wku.edu/library/archive/19.php and help us complete our list.

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We’ve Been Everywhere: Where’s Wallace?


This month’s WKU Libraries’ “We’ve Been Everywhere” literary outreach program featured Dr. Charles Smith, science librarian at WKU, who gave a talk on his research trip to London, Britain and Brazil. His research focused on Alfred Russel Wallace, an early evolutionary biologist.

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