Fabulous 50 s at Wku

B. Sparks and Manuel Wilkerson Waiting — a part of college life in the 50s. juntain Laurel Queen Alice Chumbly, '58. 13.

Author: Turner Publishing

Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780938021476

Category: History

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History and pictures of the alumni during the 1950s at Western Kentucky University.
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Fabulous 50 s at Wku

History and pictures of the alumni during the 1950s at Western Kentucky University.

Author: Turner Publishing

Publisher: Turner

ISBN: 168162236X

Category: History

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History and pictures of the alumni during the 1950s at Western Kentucky University.
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History and Families Anderson County Kentucky

Dave Turner reviewing a county book in the office complex at 412 Broadway, Paducah. ... Bank of Benton Centennial History, The Fabulous Fifties at WKU, ...

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Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781563110078

Category: History

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(From the foreword) This Family History of Anderson County preserves the proud heritage of our county and communities as well as many of our churches, businesses, organizations and families. Our intent is to record a picture of the people, organizations and activities for future generations.
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105021781450

Category: American literature

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Western Kentucky University

the school until 1931 when one was constructed on the campus above the ... Much of the delegation of authority came after 1920 when he reached his mid-50s.

Author: Lowell H. Harrison

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813189710

Category: Education

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Most Hilltoppers believe that Western Kentucky University is unique. They take pride in its lovely campus, its friendly spirit, the loyalty of its alumni, and its academic and athletic achievements. But Western's development also illustrates a major trend in American higher education during the past century. Scores of other institutions have followed the Western pattern, growing from private normal school to state normal school, to teachers college, to general college, finally emerging as an important state university. Historian Lowell Harrison traces the Western story from the school's origin in 1875 to the January 1986 election of its seventh president. For much of its history, Western has been led by paternalistic presidents whose major battles have been with other state schools and parsimonious legislatures. In recent years the presidents have been challenged by students and faculty who have demanded more active roles in university governance, and by a Board of Regents and the Council on Higher Education, which have raised challenging new issues. Harrison's account of the institution's development is laced with anecdotes and vignettes of some of the school's interesting personalities: President Henry Hardin Cherry, whose chapel talks convinced countless students that "the Spirit Makes the Master"; "Uncle Ed" Diddle, whose flying towel and winning teams earned national basketball fame; "Daddy" Bur-ton who could catch flies while lecturing; Miss Gabie Robertson, who held students into the next class period; the lone Japanese student who was on campus during World War II. Harrison also recalls steamboat excursions, the Great Depression and the Second World War, the astounding boom in enrollment and buildings in the 1960s, the period of student unrest, and the numerous fiscal crises that have beset the school. This is the story of an institution proud of its past and seeking to chart its course into the twenty-first century.
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Hydrologic Problems in Karst Regions

The breaks in the top of the shallowest bedrock rarely are all in generally ... This approach was first used at the end of the “ fabulous 50's ” .

Author: Ronald R. Dilamarter

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105031838027

Category: Groundwater

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Bowling Green

This book concentrates on the period from 1900 to 1950 in which Bowling Green was ... Bowling Green needed ways for people to find this wonderful city as it ...

Author: Jonathan Jeffrey

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073851568X

Category: History

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Nestled in a natural bowl created by surrounding foothills, Bowling Green has become the commercial, educational, medical, and retail hub of south-central Kentucky. Although Bowling Green claims itself as the home of such American icons as Duncan Hines and the Corvette, it is anything but a stereotypical place. As the state's fifth-largest city, Bowling Green boasts the second-largest number of restaurants per capita in the country, the Commonwealth's fastest-growing university, and the most ethnically diverse population in the state. Since its founding in 1798, Bowling Green has continued to accumulate a fascinating history and cultivate a promising future. Images of America: Bowling Green highlights and celebrates this dynamic city's development from an agricultural trading center to a city of culture, education, and prosperity. Featuring images of Lost River Cave, Beech Bend, Fountain Square Park, and the 1937 flood, readers are taken on a journey through Bowling Green's history and its beloved landmarks and citizens.
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A Football Story

Roach, now in his late fifties, was a long-time resident of Gardnerville. ... As a young man, his attendance at WKU was highlighted by three seasons as an ...

Author: Peter F. Lester

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781984560704

Category: Fiction

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A Football Story examines the journey of Mike Wolf from the gridiron at Western Kansas University, where he was a student and an outstanding football player, to the college lectern at that university, where he reinvents himself as a talented assistant professor in computer engineering. Despite academic demands, he is drawn back into football as a member of the university athletics board. Only a few months into his appointment, a serious cheating episode carried out by members of the football team drives Mike to find a way to right the wrongs that contaminate the sport. The journey is complex. His personal experiences go beyond intellectual challenges to violent attacks protesting his efforts to clean up football. Even he couldn’t have anticipated the final impact of his efforts.
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Brass Quarterly

As far as this reviewer is concerned , it is really valuable only as a sort of social document , revealing the tastes of trumpeters in the fabulous fifties ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3279065

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Includes music.
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Movies in American History

Selected Filmography Pocketful of Miracles (1961); A Hole in the Head ... Groom (1951); Riding High (1950); State of the Union (1948); It's a Wonderful Life ...

Author: Philip C. DiMare

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598842968

Category: Performing Arts

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This provocative three-volume encyclopedia is a valuable resource for readers seeking an understanding of how movies have both reflected and helped engender America's political, economic, and social history. * Provides 450 A–Z entries that comprehensively cover the historical significance of subjects, people, and films of the American cinema * Contains contributions from 150 distinguished interdisciplinary scholars offering their analysis on the role of movies in American history * Includes reference materials and suggestions for further reading with every entry
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The Five Year Party

How Colleges Have Given Up on Educating Your Child and What You Can Do about It Craig ... and didn't pay attention in class, scored only in the 40s and 50s, ...

Author: Craig Brandon

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 9781935251804

Category: Education

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ForeWord Book of the Year Award winner "The Five-Year Party provides the most vivid portrait of college life since Tom Wolfe's 2004 novel, I Am Charlotte Simmons. The difference is that it isn't fiction. The alcohol-soaked, sex-saturated, drug-infested campuses that Mr. Brandon writes about are real. His book is a roadmap for parents on how to steer clear of the worst of them…. The Five-Year Party is a useful handbook for parents to pack when they take their teenager on a college tour, and its list of suggested questions is smart. My favorite: How many of the school's professors send their own children there?” —The Wall Street Journal “High costs and debt, insufficient instruction, dangerous campuses, and poor job prospects: for too many students, a five-year college party often turns into a lifelong nightmare. The Five-Year Party is packed with illuminating stories and details about this crisis situation, and helps readers to avoid the dangers and get the most for their money.” —Marc Scheer, author, No Sucker Left Behind: Avoiding the Great College Rip-Off "In one dismaying and maddening episode and circumstance after another, Craig Brandon's survey of college campuses sounds a vital warning for parents: 'The institutions and administrators you trust to foster and guide your children's formation are more interested in their pocketbooks than their intellects. Buyer beware!'" —Mark Bauerlein, author of The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future “After reading only a few pages of The Five-Year Party, I immediately started telling people about its important message. This crucial book exposes the consumer mentality now all too prevalent on college campuses, detailing how higher education has given students what they want at the expense of giving them what they need to compete in the global marketplace. Even better, the book tells parents and educators how this nefarious trend can be circumvented. Any parent who wants their college-bound teen to actually learn something for their heaps of tuition money should read this book.” —Jean M. Twenge, author of Generation Me and co-author of The Narcissism Epidemic "With broad, unforgiving strokes, Craig Brandon paints a dark picture of residential college life that will give every parent pause before sending a child off to any of his 'Party Schools.'" —Barrett Seaman, author of Binge: Campus Life in an Age of Disconnection and Excess Colleges look much the same as they did five or ten years ago, but a lot has changed behind the scenes. While some mixture of study and play has always been part of college life, an increasing number of schools have completely abandoned the idea that students need to learn or demonstrate that they've learned. Financial pressures have made college administrations increasingly reluctant to flunk anyone out, regardless of performance, although the average length of time to get a degree is now five years, and for many students it's six or more. Student evaluations of professors—often linked to promotion and tenure decisions—have made professors realize that applying tough standards, or any standards, only hurts their own career progress. For many professors, it's become easier and more rewarding to focus on giving entertaining lectures and to give everyone reasonably good grades. The worst of these schools are the "subprime" colleges, where performance standards and accountability have been completely abandoned. Students enjoy a five year party with minimal responsibilities while their parents pay the bills. These schools' investment decisions (first-class gyms and dining centers) are all geared to attracting students that want to have a good time, and their brochures all emphasize the fun aspects of the college experience—there are very few pictures of students actually studying or in class. And after graduation, former students are frequently unable to find work in their chosen fields, thanks to their school’s reputation with employers, and unable to afford the payments on sizable student loans. The subprime colleges, which "teach" a significant percentage of college students, are only the tip of the iceberg. All colleges, even the most elite, have moved in this direction to some extent. If you are a parent sending your child to college, "The Five-Year Party" will give you critical information you need about what is really happening at your child's college, and what you can do to ensure help your child gets a real education.
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Johana Harris

Her schedule was outlined in a newspaper article that began, ... to her pupils at Peabody College, one afternoon to teaching at Western Kentucky University, ...

Author: Ethel Paquin

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810877603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Johana Harris: A Biography brings to light the life of an unheralded musical genius, as well as providing new information on her husband, composer Roy Harris, about whom very little is known. This revealing look at the lives of two important musicians—who were referred to in the middle years of the last century as "Mr. and Mrs. American Music"—is the first book published about these two people.
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The University of Kentucky Basketball Encyclopedia

Finished on a high note, scoring a career-best 28 points in an NCAA tourney loss to ... Named MVP of the Sun Belt Conference tourney as a sophomore at WKU.

Author: Tom Wallace

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781613214794

Category: Sports & Recreation

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The Kentucky Wildcats are the winningest program ever in the history of college basketball, and The University of Kentucky Basketball Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive book ever assembled on the history of the team. Written in a unique, easy-to-read style that brings to life the exploits of Wildcat teams and players, the book includes details about “The Fabulous Five,” “The Fiddlin’ Five,” “Rupp’s Runts,” “The Unforgettables,” Jamal Mashburn, Rex Chapman, Melvin Turpin, Kenny Walker, John Wall, and more. Coaching greats Adolph Rupp, Joe B. Hall, Eddie Sutton, Rick Pitino, Tubby Smith, and John Calipari are also featured, as are each of their seven NCAA championships. This is a must read for all Kentucky basketball fans.
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Gene Keady

For me, it was a wonderful climax to more than 20 years of USA Basketball ... Sports Festival in 1979 when I was the head coach at Western Kentucky.

Author: Gene Keady

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9781596701083

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Respected for getting the most from his hard-working players, Gene Keady possesses a fiercely competitive drive which he learned from his father, Lloyd, while growing up in Larned, Kan. For the past 25 seasons, Keady's Purdue Boilermakers were among the Big Ten Conference's most difficult opponents, winning 512 of 772 games, including six Big Ten championships and a pair of trips to the NCAA tournament's Elite Eight. While many know Keady for his fiery sideline demeanor and classic fist pump in a moment of athletic passion, this former national coach of the year has a softer side, which includes an honest respect for the media and a terrific sense of humor. Within the pages of The Truth and Nothing But the Truth, the recently retired Purdue coach talks about everything from his relationship with Texas Tech coach Bob Knight, who was Keady's rival for 20 seasons at Indiana, to how the Boilermakers were able to successfully recruit 1994 National Player of the Year Glenn Robinson out of Gary Roosevelt High School in Lake County, Ind.Keady, 68, explains details how his father?a boxer turned wholesale florist?instilled a deep-seeded love for athletics, which Keady parlayed into a successful playing career at Larned High School, Garden City (Kan.) Junior College and then Kansas State University. Keady was signed by the National Football League's Pittsburgh Steelers in the summer of 1958, but a knee injury cut his pro football career short. He returned to Kansas, accepting a teaching/coaching position at Beloit High School, where basketball?not football?was the only coaching post available. The rest is history. In April, 1980, Keady accepted then-Purdue athletic director George King's offer to replace Lee Rose, who left West Lafayette for a South Florida job. Keady rolled up his sleeves and put Purdue on the college basketball map in a state where Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers were the high-profile targets. It took Keady only four seasons to win his first Big Ten title. From there, he became one of college basketball's icons, while never losing the common touch he learned from his hardworking father in western Kansas.
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015915916

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Kentucky

Portrait in Paradox, 1900-1950 James C. Klotter ... A historian of one high school wrote , “ A wonderful team at Mayfield ... had to be wasted due to a ...

Author: James C. Klotter

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0916968243

Category: History

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The first comprehensive history of Kentucky during the first half of the twentieth century, presenting a sweeping view of these crucial years when the forces of continuity and change competed for primacy in the state.
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The National Invitation Tournament

The University of Kentucky's “ Fabulous Five ” won in 1946. ... The Dons used that experience to emerge as one of the dominant clubs of the 1950s .

Author: Ray Floriani

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073853904X

Category: History

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It is the nation's oldest postseason college basketball tournament. For decades the National Invitation Tournament has been a prestigious event that schools have pointed to and proudly played in. What began with a six-team field in 1938 is now a forty-team event. The NIT has become a proving ground for emerging teams on the verge of making a run for the NCAA national championship. Teams fortunate enough to earn the championship and cut down the nets in Madison Square Garden revel in their accomplishment and treasure it for years to come. The National Invitation Tournament, a pictorial essay, is a tribute to the coaches, players, and fans of this respected event.
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Dictionary of American Classical Composers

Verrall was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1947 and a D. H Lawrence ... of the department of music at Western Kentucky State College, Bowling Green.

Author: Neil Butterworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136790249

Category: Music

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The Dictionary of American Classical Composers covers over 650 composers active from the 18th century to today. Covering all classical styles, it offers the most comprehensive overview of key composers in the United States available. Entries include basic biographical information and critical analysis of each composer's key works and ideas. Entries also include worklists and bibliographic information. Whenever possible, the entries will have been checked by the composers themselves to assure greatest possible accuracy. This new edition, completely updated and expanded from the 1984 edition, also includes over 200 historic photographs.
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Ronald Reagan s Journey

In Ronald Reagan's Journey , Edward M. Yager answers those questions in a ... is associate professor of political science at Western Kentucky University .

Author: Edward M. Yager

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742544214

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In this new work, Edward Yager examines Ronald Reagan's political development from New Deal liberal to conservative Republican. Yager argues that Reagan's presidency cannot be fully understood and evaluated without significant attribution to the spiritual, political, and economic beliefs that he formed during his journey from Democrat to Republican.
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Charleston Conference Proceedings 2005

We recently had an exhibit on the “The Hilltoppers,” a 1950s vocal group that ... In this way, WKU Libraries could become a model for this ap- proach to ...

Author: Katina P. Strauch

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1591584752

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Charleston Conference Proceedings 2005, documents what is arguably the most influential and highly thought of conferences in the U.S. library world. Always well attended and managed, the Conference attracts the leading figures of both the library world and the businesses that service libraries, including publishers--both paper and electronic--jobbers and aggregators. Its focus is collection management, but the topic is misleading now that traditional collection management has been expanded to include electronic publications of all sorts. Each year the speakers and topics are outstanding and 2004 was no exception. Indeed, the Conference seems to get better each year.
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