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New Gatton Academy Director

There’s a new person in charge of the Gatton Academy, a high school geared toward gifted and talented students.  Amy Bingham introduces us to Lynette Breedlove in this week’s View from the Hill.

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2013-14 annual report highlights WKU’s international reach

WKU’s Offices of International Programs (OIP) and Study Abroad and Global Learning (SAGL) have released their 2013-14 annual report. The annual report features data on education abroad participation, individual education abroad student profiles, overviews of key campus internationalization initiatives such as the Diversity Abroad Grant and the new “International Year of…” series, and highlights of […]

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500 students attend WKU’s annual Journalism Scholars Day

Journalism Scholars Day, a 42-year tradition at WKU, attracted 500 Kentucky high school journalism students and more than 20 media advisers from 18 schools across the state to campus on Oct. 24. The four-hour conference included a scholarship writing contest and the Mark of Excellence yearbook awards ceremony as well as breakout sessions with topics […]

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NIRSA honors WKU’s director of Intramural-Recreational Sports

Steve Rey, Director of Intramural-Recreational Sports at WKU, has been recognized by the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) for his work in collegiate recreation. At the 2014 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition, Rey was recognized for serving as the Region II Representative and Chair of the NIRSA Member Network. The NIRSA Member […]

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Winter Term celebrating 10 years; program ‘a resounding success’

WKU Winter Term is celebrating 10 years in January. Winter Term began offering the three-week courses in January 2006. Since then, WKU Winter Term has offered nearly 600 courses, serving more than 18,000 students. Dr. Beth Laves, Associate Vice President Extended Learning & Outreach, played a key role in developing the Winter Term, and she […]

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Statewide ‘Sustainability Roadshow’ Nov. 14-16 at WKU

WKU will host the 2014 Campus Community Partnerships for Sustainability (CCPS) conference Nov. 14-16 with the theme “Sustainability Roadshow” and the intent to showcase the “best of the best” sustainability practices in Kentucky higher education. The conference began in 2006 at Berea College and has been an annual gathering of sustainability minded students, faculty and […]

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Guest artist working with WKU dance students Oct. 29-Nov. 1

Guest artist Victor Alexander, director of the Ruth Page School of Dance and co-director of the Ruth Page Civic Ballet, will be working with WKU dance students Wednesday-Saturday (Oct. 29-Nov. 1). Alexander joined the artistic and administrative team of Chicago’s Ruth Page Center for the Arts in the summer of 2013 and is continuing a […]

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24 students are candidates for 2014 Homecoming queen at WKU

Twenty-four students are candidates for 2014 Homecoming queen at WKU. The queen will be crowned at halftime of WKU’s Homecoming game against UTEP on Nov. 8. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Candidates will participate in numerous activities during Homecoming Week including a fall social on Nov. 2, an interview […]

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WKU forensics team wins at events in West Virginia & Nebraska

WKU forensics team members traveled to West Virginia and Nebraska the weekend of Oct. 25-26 to take part in two tournaments. In Huntington, West Virginia, the WKU team won the combined team sweepstakes award for debate and individual events, and also received the Quality Award. This award ranks teams according to a team’s combined success, […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Oct. 20-24, 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’s annual United Way campaign continues through Oct. 31

WKU’s annual United Way campaign will continue through Friday (Oct. 31) as coordinators continue to work hard to solicit donations from WKU faculty and staff for the local United Way of Southern Kentucky’s funded programs. In 2013, 457 WKU employees donated $58,212 to help those in Southern Kentucky who need help most. An additional $1,579 […]

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View from the Hill – Downing Museum Reopens

One of Bowling Green’s best kept secrets is now open to the public for everyone to enjoy.  Amy Bingham has more on just what the Baker Arboretum and Downing Museum has to offer.

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