The Biology Department is mourning the loss of its pet rattlesnake. Death came stealing in on Sunday night after Homecoming and claimed it for her own. Some seem to think that the rattler was so disappointed over Western’s loss to Murray that it felt that future life was not worth while, even if that life was to be devoted to science.
None of the other depart[ments] was affected, as no one but Death and the Biology Department would want a rattlesnake or care what became of it.
Yes, we are digitizing more College Heights Heralds. I do enjoy reading through them and coming across tidbits like the one above from the Nov. 10, 1933 issue. The October 27th issue had reported the 20 to 6 homecoming game rout. Apparently it was too much for a devoted Hilltopper rattle snake to take.
The latest issues to be digitized are 1933-1941, 2005 & 2006. Check them out in TopScholar – search by date.
Agriculture – bibliography
Beauty Queens – list and photos
College Heights Herald 10/9/1963
Edward Stout Papers – Ogden College student
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
Anna Fisher of McHenry, Kentucky attended WKU and graduated in the Class of 1932. This scrapbook includes unique items not found elsewhere in the University Archives collections including a homecoming poster for WKU vs University of Louisville football game and game program for WKU vs Cumberland College, 1928.
Anna Fisher went on to teach at Bunker Hill in Equality, Kentucky. A scrapbook she kept during those years “Memories of Bunker Hill School, 1929-1930” is also available in the Kentucky Library Call # SBK166. Ask to see it in the Harrison-Baird Reading Room of the Kentucky Building.
Check out this and similar student/alumni collections in TopScholar.