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There is no denying that Bowling Green is a college town. For three weeks, the College Heights Herald asked WKU students, faculty and staff to vote — either online or in our paper edition — for their local favorites in our second annual Best of the Hill contest. We had great success with the contest, with 1,200 WKU students, faculty and staff voting in 50 categories. We’ve tallied the votes

Congratulations to Melissa Foushee for being the lucky voter to win an iPad!

and are excited to announce the results. The Herald’s Best of the Hill special section recognizes those businesses, places and services the WKU community voted the best. Our goal is for this annual contest and special section to become the guide for WKU when it comes to shopping, dining and enjoying the Bowling Green community. -The Herald Staff

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ENTERTAINMENT

Best Sports Bar

Best Place to Bargain Shop

773 Bakersfield Way (270) 904-4430 www.overtimebg.com

Best Bar

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1806 US 31w Bypass (270) 746-2345

1265 College St. (270) 495-0891 www.hilligansbg.com

With four locations in Bowling Green, anyone is sure to find what they are "There Ain't Nothin Like It!" Their slogan describes the atmosphere of looking for. Whether is it an eclectic treasure, an article of clothing or a piece this Bowling Green hot spot perfectly. Overtime has 35 flat-screen HD of furniture, Goodwill provides reasonable prices and constantly rotating TVs and an 1800-square-foot covered patio with TVs and music. The inventory. Goodwill inspires hope and self-confidence, helping people from all backgrounds and walks of life to feel successful, valuable and dignified. Hilligan's is the ultimate sports bar where customers can enjoy great menu includes pre-game appetizers, the heavy hitters, oven-baked sandfood, watch sports on 13 high-definition TVs with NFL Sunday Ticket and wiches, wraps, pizza, salads and desserts. College Game Plan and play their favorite games, whether it's pool, darts Downing University Center, 3rd Floor or arcade games. Hilligan's has live music, a dance area and three out(270) 745-2466 (800) 444-5155 door patios. They are open until 2 a.m. seven nights a week. www.bookstore.wku.edu

Best Place for Happy Hour

Best Place to Buy WKU Gear

SHOPPING

Best Bookstore

The WKU Store was located on the third floor of Downing University Center on WKU's main campus. Additional store locations are on the WKU Glasgow Campus, WKU South Campus and WKU Owensboro Campus. The WKU Store is a full-service bookstore. They carry a wide range Barnes & Noble is the leader in the specialty retail category for customer of WKU sportswear and souvenirs, as well as new and used textbooks, satisfaction for the fourth year in a row, according to the 2010 Ameri- general course supplies, art supplies and computer software. f WKU' campus, Hilligan's Hilli ' caters to college stu- can Customer Satisfaction Index. The Bowling Green store is located two Only a short walk from WKU's dents with reasonable prices, daily specials and a fun environment. With blocks south of the intersection of Campbell Lane and Scottsville Road, an inviting front porch and free wireless internet, Hilligan's has a full across from Wal-Mart. Barnes & Noble in conjunction with AT&T Wi-Fi menu and serves lunch and dinner for dine-in, carryout and delivery. Greenwood Mall, 2625 Scottsville Road service offers no-fee, no-charge Wi-Fi at every store. 1265 College St. (270) 495-0891 www.hilligansbg.com

Campbell Lane Town Center 1680 Campbell Lane 270-746-9779

Best Place to Buy WKU Gear

Best Place for Karaoke

773 Bakersfield Way (270) 904-4430 www.overtimebg.com

Overtime regularly features karaoke every Tuesday and Thursday night from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. If you prefer not to sing, they also have cornhole daily, pool tables, dart boards, NTN BuzzTime trivia and Texas Hold 'Em. Overtime also has regular drink specials, daily happy hour and a full menu to order from.

Best Place for Live Music

522 Morris Alley (270) 793-9955

Best Clothing Store

Greenwood Mall 2625 Scottsville Road (270) 901-0191 www.forever21.com

Forever 21 is a chain of clothing retailers that offers fashion and accessories for young women and men. The Bowling Green location currently only sells women's clothing. The company's made-in-the-USA merchandise is one of its sales points. Forever 21’s merchandise does not have uniform specifications, patterns or even sizes. These details vary by supplier. However, in a sense, this creates a certain treasure-hunt type of enjoyment for shoppers.

Best Flower Shop

861 Fairview Ave. (270)843-4334 (800)333-6377 www.deemerfloral.com

(270) 901-1825 www.dunhamssports.com

The motto at Dunham's Sports is "Big Names…Low Prices." They strive to give customers a choice of the name brands they want at the lowest prices possible. Dunham's Sports offers hot deals and sport values at prices that may be too low to advertise. Customers who stop in for one of their lowpriced ad items may walk out with a couple of hot in-store deals as well.

RECREATION Best Bike Shop 1121 Wilkinson Trace (270) 842-6211 www.natsoutdoor.com

' premiere i venue ffor lilive music. It is located adjaTidball's is Bowling Green's cent to historic downtown Bowling Green near the square. They strive to bring in the best local bands and those who are just passing through town. They Deemer Floral Co. is family-owned and operated. They are committed to offering the over Kentucky, Tennessee and invite you to come check out live local music and their great drink specials! finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Nat's is a regional store with customers from all ov Indiana. Nat's is a part of several buying groups and organizations (including The professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is Grassroots Outdoors) which ensures competitive pricing. With Nat's experience why they always go the extra mile to make your floral gift exceed your expectations. and reputation, customers can be confident that their transaction will be smooth WWHR-FM and enjoyable. Nat's wants its customers to be a customer for life.

Best Radio Station

Revolution 91.7

Best Liquor Store

955 Fields Drive (270) 780-9420

Revolution 91.7 recognizes an intended audience of 18-34-year-old adults that attend WKU, as well as young professionals in Bowling Green and its surrounding areas. Their listeners enjoy an active lifestyle at the university and in the community. WWHR-FM delivers a commercial-free mix of progressive music that follows the national charts of the College Music Journal and then expands the rotation to address local tastes.

Shenanigans Wine & Spirits differs from any other liquor store. It offers a huge wine and spirits selection, as well as an excellent selection of macro, micro and imported beer. They are a favorite of WKU students with their competitive prices, upbeat atmosphere and friendly staff. They will also special-order anything not in stock and call when it comes in.

Best Golf Cou Course 9950 Village Way, Alvaton, Ky. (270) 393-4654 www.olde-stone.com

The 18-hole Club at Olde Stone course at the The Club At A Olde Stone facility in Alvaton features 7,324 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72 . Designed by Arthur Hills, ASGCA, the Club at Olde Stone golf course opened in 2006. Olde Stone is listed in the top 100 of the 2010 Golfweek's™ Best Modern Courses.


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Best Breakfast Place: 1- Judy’s Castle 2- IHOP 3- Waffle House Best Coffee House: 1- Spencer’s 2- Starbucks 3- Java City Best Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt Place: 1- Stakz 2- Sweet CeCe’s 3- Chaney’s Dairy Barn Best Late Night Meal Place: 1- Taco Bell 2- Steak n’ Shake 3- Waffle House Best Mexican Restaurant: 1- Puerto Vallarta 2- Guadalajara 3- El Mazatlan Best Pizza Place: 1- Mellow Mushroom 2- Lost River Pizza Co. 3- Firehouse/Papa John’s Best Place for Appetizers: 1- Cheddar’s 2- Mariah’s 3- Overtime Best Place for Dessert: 1- Stakz 2- Gigi’s 3- Sweet Cece’s Best Place to Eat Healthy: 1- Subway 2- Griff’s Deli 3- Panera Bread Best Restaurant: 1- Mariah’s 2- Cheddar’s 3- Shogun

Best Sandwich Place: 1- Griff’s Deli 2- Linzie’s 3- Jimmy John’s Best Sushi Place: 1- Shogun 2- Ichiban 3- Yuki

ENTERTAINMENT Best B B Bar: 1- Hilligans 2- The Twisted Tap 3- Overtime Best Place for Happy Hour: 1- Hilligans 2- Sonic 3- Overtime Best Place for Karaoke: 1- Overtime 2- Betty’s Bar 3- Dublin’s Irish Pub Best Place for Live Music: 1- Tidball’s 2- The Twisted Tap 3- Hilligans Best Radio Station: 1- Revolution 91.7 2- WUHU 107.1 3- Beaver 96.7 Best Sports Bar: 1- Overtime 2- Hilligans 3- Double Dogs

HEALTH & BEAUTY Bestt N B Nail il S Salon: l 1- Soho Nails and Salon 2- Super Nails 3- Luxury Nails

Best Place for a Haircut: 1- Tanglez Hair Studio 2- Great Cuts 3- Bella ME Salon Best Place to Workout: 1- Preston Center 2- BAC 3- Total Fitness Connection Best Tanning Salon: 1- Sun Tan City 2- Express Tan 3- No Lines Tanning

PLACES & SERVICES 1- US Bank 2- BB&T 3- Chase Best Car Wash: 1- Water Works 2- Regal Auto Wash 3- Soap My Ride Best Cell Phone Service: 1- AT&T 2- Verizon 3- Bluegrass Cellular Best Off-Campus Housing: 1- College Suites 2- Pointe at Gables 3- Campus Pointe Best Place for Worship: 1- Hillvue Heights Church 2- Living Hope Baptist Church 3- Crossland Community Church Best Place to be Spoiled by Your Parents: 1- Greenwood Mall 2- College Graffiti 3- Mariah’s

Best Place to Study: 1- Helm-Cravens Library 2- Spencer’s 3- Barnes & Noble Best Place to Take a Date: 1- Mariah’s 2- 440 Main 3- Shogun

SHOPPING 1- Barnes & Noble 2- The WKU Store 3- UTS Best Clothing Store: 1- Forever 21 2- Kohl’s 3- Apricot Lane Best Flower Shop: 1- Deemer’s Floral Co. 2- WKU Floral Shop 3- Broadway Florist Best Liquor Store: 1- Shenanigans 2- Chuck’s 3- Red Barn Best Place to Bargain Shop: 1- Goodwill 2- T.J. Maxx 3- Beverly Hills Boutique Best Place to Buy WKU Gear: 1- The WKU Store 2- Blue Cotton 3- Alumni Hall Best Sports Store: 1- Dunham’s Sports 2- Hibbett Sports 3- Nat’s Outdoor Sports


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RECREATION RECREATION Best Best Bike Bike Shop: Shop: 1- Nat’s 1- Nat’s Outdoor Outdoor Sports Sports 2- Howard’s 2- Howard’s Cycling Cycling & Fitness & Fitness 3- WKU 3- WKU BigBig RedRed Bikes Bikes Best Best Golf Golf Course: Course: 1- The 1- The Club Club at Olde at Olde Stone Stone 2- CrossWinds 2- CrossWinds 3- Paul 3- Paul Walker Walker Best Best Place Place for for Outdoor Outdoor Recreation: Recreation: 1- Kereiakes 1- Kereiakes Park Park 2- Preston 2- Preston Miller Miller Park Park 3- Lost 3- Lost River River Cave Cave & Valley & Valley

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Best B Best B tC Campus tC Campus O Organization O Organization i tii ti 1- SGA 1- SGA 2- FeelGood 2- FeelGood 3- BCM 3- BCM Best Best Fraternity: Fraternity: 1- Phi 1- Phi Gamma Gamma Delta Delta 2- Lambda 2- Lambda ChiChi Alpha Alpha 3- Sigma 3- Sigma ChiChi Best Best Major: Major: 1- Elementary 1- Elementary Education Education 2- Broadcasting 2- Broadcasting 3- Nursing 3- Nursing Best Best On-Campus On-Campus Event: Event: 1- Homecoming 1- Homecoming 2- Greek 2- Greek Week Week 3- Up 3- Up ‘til ‘til Dawn Dawn Best Best On-Campus On-Campus Housing: Housing: 1- Meredith 1- Meredith 2- Minton 2- Minton 3- Southwest 3- Southwest Best Best Place Place to Eat to Eat on on Campus: Campus: 1- Red 1- Red Zone Zone 2- Izzi’s 2- Izzi’s Southwest Southwest 3- The 3- The Fresh Fresh Food Food Company Company

Best Best Professor: Professor: 1- Wayne 1- Wayne Mason Mason 2- Kelley 2- Kelley Coppinger Coppinger 3- Allan 3- Allan Hall Hall Best Best Sorority: Sorority: 1- Alpha 1- Alpha Omicron Omicron Pi Pi 2- Kappa 2- Kappa Delta Delta 3- Alpha 3- Alpha Delta Delta Pi Pi Best Best WKU WKU Athletic Athletic Team: Team: 1- Men’s 1- Men’s Basketball Basketball 2- Football 2- Football 3- Baseball 3- Baseball Best Best WKU WKU Landmark: Landmark: 1- Guthrie 1- Guthrie BellBell Tower Tower 2- Henry 2- Henry Hardin Hardin Cherry Cherry Statue Statue 3- The 3- The Kissing Kissing Bridge Bridge


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Best Place for Outdoor Recreation

Kereiakes Park

1220 Fairview Ave.

The 53-acre park includes a disc golf course, six baseball fields, outdoor basketball cour ts, grills, picnic pavilions, picnic tables, playgrounds, soccer fields, tennis cour ts, walking and running trails, community garden spots and public restrooms, among other amenities.

FOOD Best Breakfast Place 11302 31-W By-Pass (270) 842-8736

Best Late Night Meal Place 1802 Russellville Rd (270) 846-9976 1162 U.S. 31-W By-Pass 2625 Scottsville Road, www.tacobell.com

Everybody's heard about "Thinking Outside the Bun." Taco Bell is the nation's leading Mexican-style quick-service restaurant chain. Taco Bell serves tacos, burritos, signature quesadillas, burritos, nachos and other specialty items such as the Crunchwrap Supreme, in addition to the Why Pay More Value Menu. With locations near campus open to 2 a.m., the drive-thru is often filled with WKU students.

Best Coffee House 915 College St. (270) 393-7060 www.foodcoffeelife.com

Spencer’s Coffeehouse is the only cafe in southcentral Kentucky offering 100 percent organic, 100 percent fair-trade coffees from around the globe, hand-roasted in nearby Nashville. Quality-driven, locally owned, eco-friendly. From handmade soups to signature sandwiches, Spencer’s offers a quick, delicious and affordable meal, using only the finest ingredients and recipes to ensure that every bite’s as good as the last.

Best Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt Place 1945 Scottsville Road, Unit 6 (270) 282-2410

littl or you can stack t "You can stack on a little, on a lot," Stakz owner Kathy Higgins said with a laugh. Stakz offers a selection of 12 flavors of frozen yogurt such as sorbet and tart. Every week, they swap out one of their flavors for a new one, Higgins said. The shop also provides 50 toppings and fresh fruits for the customer to stack on the yogurt.

Located in Downing University Center and Garrett Conference Center Multiple Bowling Green locations www.subway.com

The Subway brand is the world's largest sandwich chain with more than 34,000 locations around the world. It has become the leading choice for people seeking quick, nutritious meals that the whole family can enjoy. As Subway continues to grow, the company is guided by a passion for delighting customers by serving fresh, delicious, made-to-order sandwiches.

Best Restaurant

801 State St. (270) 842-6878 www.mariahs.com

Best Mexican Restaurant

1632 U.S. 31-W By-Pass (270) 796-3842 741 Campbell p Lane, 2800 Scottsville Road, 140 River Place Ave.

Located downtown in Bowling Green's oldest brick house and listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, Mariah's continues to offer casuAuthentic Mexican food, wine list, vegetarian combination, steak specialal dining and great food and beverages as it has for more than 25 years. ties, pork specialties and yes, margaritas. Lunch specials starting at Enjoy the specialty salads, hand-cut steaks and seafood, delicious pasta $3.39, fajitas, especialidades Puerto Vallarta, desserts and beer. It's dishes and many unique items prepared in their wood-fired brick oven. authentic Mexican food prepared fresh daily.

Best Pizza Place

As a longtime Bowling Green staple there is always "No Hassle At The Castle." From their famous breakfast special to their Friday night catfish, they serve the great home cooking that customers long for at reasonable prices.

Best Place to Eat Healthy

1035 Chestnut Street 270-393-1800 www.mellowmushroom.com/bowlinggreen

Best Sandwich Place

(270) 904-Griff (4743) ( 1640 Scottsville Road www.griffsdeli.com

Griff’s is a unique dining experience for patrons in and around the Bowling Green area. They serve fresh food made to order with only the freshest Mellow Mushroom is more than just pizza and beer. They strive to provide ingredients. Griff’s is sure to satisfy anyone’s appetite. They serves fresh, customers with an experience filled with colorful art, eclectic music and made-to-order deli sandwiches, paninis, salads and mega spuds. Many food that comforts their soul. recipes come right out of their kitchen and are surely soon to be famous!

Best Place for Appetizers

701 Campbell Lane (270) 846-3370 www.cheddars.com

Cheddar's is especially proud of its menu, including homemade favorites that are still prepared the same way, in-house and from scratch. The restaurant also take pride in its great team that takes care of the guests each and every day. At Cheddar’s, the goal is to live up to that original, simple idea: be a great restaurant that serves quality food fresh from the kitchen in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere at a fair price.

Best Place for Dessert

1945 Scottsville Road, Unit 6 (270) 282-2410

Best Sushi Place (270) 846-2600 761 Campbell Lane www.shogun-sushibar.com

Discover creative cuisine at the Bowling Green Shogun Bistro. In a time crunch? Run through the Shogun Express. Famous for their sushi, specialty Japanese entrées and desserts, each location provides a unique dining experience and contemporary atmosphere. Stop in for lunch, dinner, cocktails or desserts — just be sure to come hungry!

HEALTH & BEAUTY Best Nail Salon

1751 Scottsville Road Unit 7 (270) 746-0621

"You can stack on a little, or you can stack on a lot," Stakz owner Kathy Higgins said with a laugh. Stakz offers a selection of 12 flavors of frozen yogurt such as sorbet and tart. Every week, they swap out one of their flavors for a new one, Higgins said. The shop also provides 50 toppings and fresh fruits for the customer to stack on the yogurt.

SOHO Nails is known for doing a great job. Their quick customer service and chic, relaxing atmosphere makes them a local favorite. They are ahead of the trends in the industry and offer a variety of services at a reasonable price.


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Best Place for a Haircut 2530 Scottsville Road (270) 904-2620

Best Car Wash

Best Place to be Spoiled by Your Parents 763 Bakerfields Way (270) 393-9904

Tanglez Hair Studio's mission is to have a wonderful environment for everyone to enjoy being beautiful. Tanglez's stylists are known for really caring about what they do and their clients. They offer a variety of services WaterWorks Auto Wash & Detail specializes in quality car washes and from cuts to colors to manicures and pedicures. The fun and exciting detailing services. It is Bowling Green’s only touch-free wash, and atmosphere, along with reasonable prices, make Tanglez a local favorite. customers say, “They always take time to make sure that it is clean and neat even if it means running it through a second time.”

Best Place to Workout

Preston Center

(270) 745-6530

Best Cell Phone Service 1770 Campbell Ln. (270) 846-4611 www.att.com

The Preston Health & Activities Center offers students, faculty and staff a model physical fitness facility. It includes a weight room, fitness room, gymnasium, dance studio, racquetball courts, swimming pool, a proshop, the Outdoor Recreation & Adventure Center, a Health & Fitness Lab, separate locker rooms for faculty/staff and students, a lounge and vending area and a first-aid room. And it's free for students.

Best Tanning Salon 1680 Campbell Lane, Suite 108 (270) 781-1625

PLACES & SERVICES Best Bank or Credit Union 500 E Main St. (270) 745-7600 810 Lain Ave. (270) 783-7240 3240 Louisville Road (270) 783-7260 www.usbank.com w

Greenwood Mall offers one-stop shopping and a family-friendly environment with more than 100 specialty stores and four department stores including Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's and Sears. Greenwood Mall has a full-size antique carousel and a 600-seat food court featuring complimentary Wi-Fi.

Best Place to Study

Helm-Cravens Library

wku.edu/library (270) 745-6125

The Helm-Cravens Library is WKU's main campus library. Cravens Library has nine floors, with plenty of space to find the perfect hiding spot to study. Java City Cafe is located in Helm Library, and students stop by for not only a cup of coffee, but also to relax and listen to live music performances that AT&T is the largest wireless telecommunications provider in the U.S. take place periodically. The University Libraries collection includes more According to www.wku.edu/cellular, AT&T offers WKU employees a 15 than one half million books, 100,000 volumes of periodicals, 1.2 million percent discount and WKU students an 8 percent discount. microforms and one quarter million government documents.

Best Off-Campus Housing 2426 Thoroughbred Drive (270) 781-7033

Sun Tan City offers a modern, relaxing ambiance with four intensity levels of advanced sun tanning equipment. From the moment you walk in the door, you will immediately notice the considerations they have for cleanliness in all parts of the salon. Whether you want to be bronze and shimmering by next month, next week, or within the hour, it is Sun Tan City's priority to help their clients reach their tanning goals.

2625 Scottsville Road (270) 782-9047 greenwoodmall.com

College Suites is minutes away from campus and close to all of the conveniences residents need. It also provides shuttle service to and from campus. At College Suites, management believes in enhancing their residents' college experience by offering an unforgettable lifestyle! Your College Suites apartment is not just a place to sleep at night. It is an experience to remember forever.

Best Place to Take a Date 801 State St. (270) 842-6878 www.mariahs.com

Located downtown in Bowling Green's oldest brick house and listed on the National Register of Historic Homes, Mariah's continues to offer casual dining and great food and beverages as it has for more than 25 years. Enjoy the specialty salads, hand-cut steaks and seafood, delicious pasta dishes and many unique items prepared in their wood-fired brick oven.

Best Place for Worship

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Hillvue Heights Church

Best Campus Organization (non-Greek)

3219 Nashville Rd (270) 842-0012 www.hillvue.com

Hillvue Heights Church University Ministry exists to connect university age young adults to Jesus. They aim to help you become a maturing follower With 3,013 branches and 5,323 bilingual ATMs, U.S. Bank makes it convenient of Jesus, ready to serve Him the rest of your life. At Hillvue, you will get to take care of your banking business. With three locations in Bowling Green, to meet other students who are also striving to live lives of worship and it is easy to find a branch near campus to take care of all your financial needs. be challenged to share your faith with others, motivated by the desire to see God glorified in others when they experience His mercy and grace. U.S. Bank is the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States.

(270) 745.4354 www.wku.edu/sga

The Student Government Association of Western Kentucky University is an organization committed to the advocacy of every student that enters and subsequently exits WKU. SGA believes that each student has a vital opinion and voice, and the organization is fully committed to serving these students.


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Best On-Campus Housing

Fraternity 1311 College Street

Meredith Hall

Best Professor

1775 Normal St.

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Department of Biology (270) 745-6013 Ornithology (bird watching)

Biology Meredith Hall is a three-story residence hall built in 1992 and is arranged in suites where two rooms share a bathroom. Meredith houses 188 upper- Biology instructor Wayne Mason has a passion for his students. He believes The Chi Eta chapter of Phi Gamma Delta was founded May 1, 2010. The class sorority women and is located on the south end of campus. in all of them and they say "you can tell that from the minute you walk into his chapter exists to promote lifelong friendships, to reaffirm high ethical class." He is known for explaining the material in a way in which students unstandards and values and to foster personal development in the pursuit derstand and for giving clever tricks to remembering terms. Students across of excellence. Phi Gamma Delta is committed to providing opportunities Downing University Center campus say, "He is the BEST professor I have ever had, hands down!" to each brother to develop responsibility, leadership, scholarship and social skills to become a fully contributing member of society. Red Zone is WKU's sports-themed restaurant known for great food and sports. The menu is Gary Ransdell Hall loaded with dishes bearing the names of WKU athletic greats, and the decor A season filled with drama turned dramatic as the Hilltopper basketball (270) 745-5414 reflects historic moments and athletes in WKU sports. team ended the season with a new coach and a winning streak that won WKU's roots are in preparation of teachers and the tradition continues. the hearts of Topper basketball fans. The season ended with a Sun Belt The program prepares students to teach children in primary grades (inTournament Championship and an unexpected trip to the NCAA Tournament cluding kindergarten) through fifth grade. The students in the program 1775 Normal Street that ended with a loss to NCAA Champion Kentucky. will earn a bachelor of science degree in elementary education.

Best Place to Eat on Campus

Best WKU Athletic Team

Men's Basketball

Best Major

Elmentary Education

Best Sorority

Best On-Campus Event

Homecoming

Homecoming is the largest event at WKU as students, alumni and friends of the university gather on campus to celebrate and reminisce. Events begin on Monday and culminate with the football game on Saturday afternoon. A pep rally, concert, parade, campus organization events and campus-wide tailgating highlight the activities. The Homecoming Queen is crowned at halftime of the football game.

Best WKU Landmark

Alpha Omicron Pi is an international women's fraternity promoting friendship for a lifetime, inspiring academic excellence and lifelong learning and developing leadership skills through service to the fraternity and community. The Alpha Chi Chapter of AOII prides itself on the uniqueness of each individual member and their contribution to not only the university but the community as well. Founded in 1965 on the WKU campus, the chapter has continued to exceed the expectation, maintaining quota and participating in a number of other organizations' philanthropies as well as their own.

Guthrie Bell Tower

Located in the center of the campus, the 125-foot Guthrie Bell Tower and Plaza is a memorial to freedom and those who gave their lives defending it. The tower honors the memory of Lowell Guthrie's brother, Sgt. 1st Class Robert Guthrie, who was killed in the Korean War, and all those associated with WKU who lost their lives in service to this country. Guthrie Tower features a clock/bell surrounded by benches and a courtyard with a garden. The top of the tower was designed to have the same look as the dome of Cherry Hall.

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1-800-Deemers 843-4334 901 Lehman Avenue - Midtown Plaza Bowling Green Custom Floral Arrangements, Silk & Dried Flowers Blooming Plants & Green Plants, Weddings & Parties Balloons, Candles, Giftware www.deemerfloral.com


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