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WKU professor’s report published by IBM Center

The IBM Center for The Business of Government published a new report on participatory budgeting prepared by Dr. Victoria Gordon of Western Kentucky University. Dr. Gordon’s report, Participatory Budgeting: Ten Actions to Engage Citizens via Social Media, offers an overview of the state of participatory budgeting in the U.S., and the potential value of integrating […]

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WKU to present ‘6 Characters in Search of an Author’ Sept. 25-30

The WKU Department of Theatre & Dance opens its 2014 Mainstage season Sept. 25-30 with the play 6 Characters in Search of an Author at the Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center’s Russell Miller Theatre. The play by Luigi Pirandello has been adapted by director Scott Stroot with a modern sensibility. Rehearsals for a (not very […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 9-13, 2014

Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.  

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WKU student develops The Ebola Project app to track virus

A WKU graduate student has developed a smartphone app that uses Twitter data to track the outbreak of the Ebola virus and could predict the spread of the virus. Armin Smailhodzic of Bowling Green began working on The Ebola Project app as part of his master’s thesis in the Homeland Security program in WKU’s Department […]

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Institute for Rural Health receives Allen County grant

For the 10th year in a row, the Institute for Rural Health at WKU has received an $8,000 grant through a partnership with the Allen County Health Department to continue dental services in Allen County. With these funds, the IRH will purchase various dental supplies to be used in the Dental Sealant Program at Allen […]

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WKU Aging helps collect food for seniors in need in BRADD region

WKU Aging is participating in the 2014 Can-Do Food Drive organized by the Bowling Green-Warren County Chapter of AARP and the Barren River Area Development District. Too many seniors in the BRADD region face the risk of hunger every day, but community members and organizations can help restock the shelves of seniors in need by […]

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11 Gatton Academy seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

Eleven seniors from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been recognized as semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Since The Gatton Academy’s inception in 2007, 72 students have been named National Merit Semifinalists. Sixty-three Gatton Academy seniors took the PSAT, meaning 17.5 percent of the students made the National […]

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WKU Distance Learning to offer second MOOC on sports in America

WKU will offer its second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) opportunity in September. A MOOC is a free online course available to an unlimited number of participants. They are free, open to everyone and have unlimited enrollment. They also encourage interaction between students and professors. The course, “Origins and Progression of Sports in America,” studies […]

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Chinese Language Flagship Program selects 22 new students

In addition to 2014 cohort, program welcomes Dr. Yufen Chang and Xiao Zhu The Chinese Language Flagship Program at WKU has selected 22 students for the 2014 cohort. Sponsored by The Language Flagship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, WKU is one of only 12 universities in the United States with a grant […]

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Outlander series creator to headline 2015 SOKY Book Fest

New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon will headline the 17th annual Southern Kentucky Book Fest scheduled for April 18 at the Knicely Conference Center. Gabaldon is best known for the Outlander series with more than 26 million copies in print worldwide. “We are thrilled to have Diana headlining SOKY Book Fest this year,” said […]

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WKU vs. MTSU blood drive this week

WKU fans have the chance to compete to save lives this week during the American Red Cross blood drive competition against MTSU. The WKU vs. MTSU Blood Battle began Monday and continues Tuesday (Sept. 9) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday (Sept. 10) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at WKU’s Preston Health […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 2-6, 2014

Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.  

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