Van Meter Hall

Van Meter Hall was the first building erected on WKU's campus, was dedicated on May 5, 1911. This building was named for Captain Charles J. Van Meter, who, in addition to developing the Green and Barren Rivers for commerce as a riverboat captain, was elected Chancellor of the Western State Normal School and helped develop the Bowling Green Business University. It is located at the northwest end of campus at the crest of College Hill. It was renovated in 1968, 1969, and 1971. Originally an administration building and auditorium, it has become a performance hall for musical and theatrical events. It houses the following departments:

  • Correspondence Study
  • Telephone Communications
  • Women's Studies
Last Modified: April 24, 1997; Bob Jones
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