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1961

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WKU Archives

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1961

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January -

  • Adult Education courses first offered
  • Western Players perform Five Days

February - Kelly Thompson named Kentuckian of the Year

March -

  • Ted Urban wins Ogden Oratorical Contest
  • Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra plays at the Talisman Ball
  • Carolyn Turner is Mountain Laurel candidate

April - Pershing Rifles take 1st place in the Third Regimental Area contest

May -

  • Rock House team wins intramural basketball
  • Tennis team wins Ohio Valley Conference
  • WKU considered for educational television

June -

  • Phi Delta Kappa educational fraternity organized
  • Faculty Research Committee formed
  • WKU creates counseling program for war orphans and disabled veterans

August -

  • College Heights Herald becomes a weekly publication
  • Fraternity / Sorority system approved
  • Virginia Garrett, wife of former president Paul Garrett dies
September - Harold Helm donates $25,000 to create the Rodes-Helm Lecture Series

December -

  • Owen Lawson named director of Building & Grounds
  • Dero Downing named first dean of Admissions

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Western Kentucky University

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