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Name W Club (WKU)
Details The W-Club was founded in 1928 as a gathering point of Western Kentucky athletes from all sports and evolved in the early 1930's into two related entities, the W-Club of current athletes and the (Alumni) W-Club, a rallying point for former athletes.

In 1939, Coach Ted Hornback, Head of the Department of Physical Education & Athletics as well as an assistant basketball coach, organized a dinner meeting for alumni letter winners at the Helm Hotel on the corner of State and Main Street in Bowling Green following the Homecoming football game. Those dinners became annual events following the afternoon homecoming games which gave former student-athletes and letter winners an opportunity to revisit the Hill.

Mr. Hornback was elected secretary/treasurer of the Alumni W-Club at its first meetings. He served continuously as secretary/treasurer until he was succeeded in 1971 by Mr. Lawrence (Butch) Gilbert. The annual meeting of the membership was moved to the E.A. Diddle Arena Lobby and E.B. Stansbury Concourse after the opening of that facility in 1963. At that time the dinner meeting was changed to a brunch.

The governance and business of the Club changed to a Board of Directors format that was implemented in 1978 during Col. Mickey Rigg's Term as W-Club President. Today, the W-Club is active in various projects which support both current student-athletes and former Topper athletes as well as the University's mission. [http://alumni.wku.edu/s/808/index.aspx?sid=808&gid=1&pgid=1116]
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Associated Records

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Film, video dvds and audiotapes created by and about the Athletics Department. Files are arranged in the following sub-series: 1. Athletic Music 2. Athletics 3. Basketball, Mens 4. Basketball, Womens 5. Cheerleading 6. Coaches 7. Football 8. Golf 9. Halftime Shows 10. PSA's 11. Press Conferences 12. Sportsline

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Records of created by and about the W Club. The records are arranged in the following series: Meeting Minutes/Correspondence Newsletters Athletic Hall of Fame Treasurer's Reports

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College Heights Herald, Vol. 29, No. 3-Z245 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2862/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2862/</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Birds I View Looking Backward Hilltopics Mind Your Manners Kentucky Building News Alumni News Book Marks Society Page Faculty Notes Training School Notes Club News Articles in this issue: Eastern Maroons Invade the Hill Next Saturday Appointments Announced for Army ROTC Homecoming Festivities to Begin With Student Parade Flash Fire Fatal to Child - Edward Griffis, Veterans Village

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College Heights Herald, Vol. 29, No. 8-Z246 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2857/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2857/</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Birds I View Looking Backward Hilltopics Mind Your Manners Kentucky Building News Alumni News Book Marks Society Page Faculty Notes Club News Musical Notes Articles in this issue: Toppers Invited to Play in National Invitation Elizabeth McWhorter Takes Speech Contest Honors Down in the Valley to be Presented on March 5 Ohio Valley Conference Tilt to Begin Thursday February 26 Verno

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College Heights Herald, Vol. 29, No. 12-Z246 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2882/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2882/</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Birds I View Looking Backward Hilltopics Mind Your Manners Kentucky Building News Alumni News Book Marks Society Page Faculty Notes Club News Musical Notes Articles in this issue: '53 Talisman Ball Reigns Tonight Dr. Harvey Gardiner Will Speak at History Club Dinner May 6 Over 400 Attend Kentucky Education Association Breakfast Western to Welcome State Music Festival Students Alic

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College Heights Herald, Vol. 30, No. 2-Z247 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2877/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2877/</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Birds I View Looking Backward Hilltopics Mind Your Manners Kentucky Building News Alumni News Book Marks Faculty Notes Musical Notes Weddings & Engagements Articles in this issue: 24th Homecoming October 24 Homecoming Queen to Reign Over Activities Robert Pate Appointed to Command ROTC Unit Intercollegiate Debate Team to Open Season Dr. Gordon Wilson Elected Editor of Ornithologists

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College Heights Herald, Vol. 31, No. 2-Z247 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2896/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2896/</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Birds I View Looking Backward Hilltopics Mind Your Manners Kentucky Building News Alumni News Book Marks Faculty Notes Musical Notes Weddings & Engagements Articles in this issue: Plans are Being Made for Homecoming Nov. 6 Classes Elected Year's Officers Last Week Nominations for Queen Next Week Ralph Posey Appointed AFROTC Group Commander Debate Grows Hot as Students Campaign Fall

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College Heights Herald, Vol. 31, No. 15-Z247 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2907/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2907/</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Looking Backward Hilltopics Kentucky Building News Alumni News Library Notes Faculty Notes Musical Notes Weddings & Engagements Religious News Articles in this issue: Western Opens 49th Year Sept. 15 Construction Begins in Near Future on Two New Dormitories for Men - East Hall, North Hall July 15 is Date of Conference Fish Fry Vesper Services Begin July 10 Lt. Col. A.E. Calhoun Will

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College Heights Herald, Vol. 32, No. 5-Z284 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2902/">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/2902/</a>. WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Looking Backward Hilltopics Kentucky Building News Alumni News Library Notes Faculty Notes Musical Notes Weddings & Engagements Religious News Articles in this issue: Work on Two New Dormitories to Begin Next Week – East Hall, North Hall Paul Terrell Speaks at Forty-First Teachers Meet Western Wins First in Debate Tournament W.C. Lawton Will Receive Ph.D. Twenty-Nine Chosen for Who’s

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College Heights Herald, Vol. X, No. 3 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3707">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3707</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Chapel Calendar Class & Club Editorials Exchange Tidbits Personals Society Training School Notes Trype This issue contains articles: Annual Homecoming Features Reunions, Traditional Chapel W.L. Matthews Speaks Chester Travelstead Attends N. Y. U. Mary McChesney Is Ill "W" Club Alumni Reassemble Here Homecoming Day Orchestra Appears at Chapel Players'

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College Heights Herald, Vol. X, No. 16 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3725">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3725</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Class & Club Personals Society Trype This issue contains articles: Over 2000 Students and Faculty Members Go to State Capital on May 21 Cook, Thomas. Faculty Members Secure Noted Site - Sally's Rock Orchestra Gives Chapel Program Distribution of 1934 Talisman Began Tuesday Joe Ward Sentenced by Jury to Support Dearly Loved Wife - Congress Debating Club Frosh Have Picnic - Class of

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College Heights Herald, Vol. XII, No. 13 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3754">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3754</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Athletics Class News Club News Personals Society This issue contains articles: Senior Day Attracts 4,000 Visitors Rehearsals of Spring Play Are Well under Way - To the Ladies Faculty Members, Students Judge Academic Meet Charlie Kramer Killed in Plane Crash Monday Debaters End Season with State Tour All Sections Are Represented Here in Student-Body Festival Mass by

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College Heights Herald, Vol. XII, No. 14 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3753">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3753</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Athletics Personals Society The Sporting Light Throbbing Hearts This issue contains articles: Music Festival Slated Here Tomorrow Harvey Gardiner Goes to Interstate Speech Trials College High Latin Club Gives Playlet Western's Kentucky Education Association Breakfast Is Colorful, Spirited Affair New Regents Named April 18 Four County Broadcasts to Be Given during Ma

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College Heights Herald, Vol. XIII, No. 5 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3761">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3761</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Athletics Class & Club Personals Society Sport-Shots This issue contains articles: Presidents of County Delegations Are Elected Olga Randolph in Cast of "Holiday" President Henry Cherry Reveals Calendar of Summer School Social Studies Council Holds Meet Recently Peace Menaced, Organizer Says - William Ackerman, Emergency Peace Campaign Cantata to Be Presented by Cho

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College Heights Herald, Vol. XIV, No. 8 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3788">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3788</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Editorials Personals Society Sports-Shorts This issue contains articles: 1500 Enrolled After First 3 Days' Registration 13 Complete Degree Work Ten Recent Grads Accept Positions Edwin Crabill to Succeed John Robenson as Head of College Reserve Officer Unit - ROTC Tuberculosis Test to Be Given New Students Feb. 21 Instructor of Voice Arrives - Charles Massenger George

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College Heights Herald, Vol. XV, No. 9 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3807">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3807</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni News Athletics Club Notes Decade Ago on College Heights Musical Morsels Payoff with Pay Personals Society This issue contains articles: Western's Concert Band to Present Program over WSM. March 31st English Teachers to Meet Here Next Week Faculty Reception Held in Gym Friday Night Kentucky Building Continues; Finish Seen for Summer Today's Books - We Suggest . . . S

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College Heights Herald, Vol. 17, No. 3 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3835">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/3835</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Alumni Flashes Athletics Blow Blarney Bluff Club - Notes Engagements - Weddings Faculty Notes Hilltopics Looking Backward Society - Personals Sports Spotlight This issue contains articles: Rally, Chapel, Dances, Game Tell Homecoming 'Best Sellers' Attract Students Kentucky Building Visitors Number 30,000 for Year Ann Lamb Selected - Pershing Rifles Frosh Picture Deadline

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College Heights Herald, Vol. 23, No. 14 issue misnumbered available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4543">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4543</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Veterans Views Alumni Flashes Faculty Notes Society Page Kentucky Building News Spikes, Cleats & Sneakers To the W Club Sound Off! - ROTC Book Marks This issue contains articles: First Post-War Homecoming Here Today and Tomorrow Whitaker, David. Topper-Bronco Game High-Lights Weekend Not One, But Two Sets of Twins Lead Cheers for the 1946-47 Hillto

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College Heights Herald, Vol. 23, No. 3 available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4548">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4548</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Veterans Views Alumni Flashes Faculty Notes Society Page Kentucky Building News Spikes, Cleats & Sneakers To the W Club Sound Off! - ROTC Book Marks This issue contains articles: Alumni Flock to Hill Once More Vets Wives Believe Adage About the Way to a Man's Heart Education Week Begins Monday Western Senior Places Second - Matilda Price Concert Drive Ends Tomorro

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College Heights Herald, Vol. 24, No. 12, misnumbered available online at: <a href="http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4552">http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/dlsc_ua_records/4552</a> WKU campus newspaper reporting campus, athletic and Bowling Green, Kentucky news. Regular features include: Society Page Faculty Notes Personals Kentucky Building News Spikes, Cleats & Sneakers Alumni Flashes Birds I View Your Manners are Showing This issue contains articles: Talisman Ball Set for April 11 Howes Meade Conducts Survey of Vets Problems Tuesday Westerners Cast in Leading Roles in Guild Comedy Here Tuesday Night Churches Hold Services Today Emph