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Aviation History

We have had an eventful few days with Hilltopper supporter and Vietnam War veteran Dan Cherry. His story begins over 30 years ago when he was flying his F4 Phantom over Vietnam and engaged pilot Hong My in a dogfight in which My’s plane was shot down. Now, decades later, the two pilots have become friends and are embarking on a whirlwind tour throughout the US speaking of their friendship. First was the dedication of the Bowling Green/Warren County Aviation History Park on Thursday and a ceremonial tree planting here on campus yesterday.



Springtime at the FAC

Telling the WKU story

For the past couple of weeks (and I’m still not quite finished yet) I have been working with the Admissions Dept. producing some profile portraits of students and faculty at WKU to tell their story of why they chose to come to the Hill. It has always been fun and this round is no exception. These shots will be used in the travel material that admissions counselors use when visiting the hundreds of high schools across the county every year. I think they print 100,000 of the booklets and calendars!



Tuesday afternoons in the Art Dept. are hot… literally. For the rest of the semester, upper level art classes are working with molten bronze and other metals making sculptures and bronze casts of their artwork. To get the bronze liquified, they have to melt it in a special furnace that sounds like a jet engine and burns at 2000 degrees. The entire process is fascinating!