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WKU Owensboro, other groups plan events to commemorate 100th anniversary of First World War

WKU Owensboro is partnering with the Daviess County Public Library and Owensboro Community & Technical College to create a series of events this fall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. “To the Lost: Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the First World War” will begin Aug. 5 (first day of […]

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WKU employees win national golf championship

Two Western Kentucky University employees captured the 2014 National Collegiate Golf Alliance Championship last week in Las Vegas. Matt Morrison and Adam Whitt, both employees in WKU Athletics, won the faculty and staff division and the overall national championship with a record team score of 10 under par 62, besting 97 teams from across the […]

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3 to join Hall of Distinguished Alumni during 2014 Homecoming

A musical composer, performer and teacher, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, and a decorated military veteran and former commander of the WKU ROTC will join WKU’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni this fall. Dr. David “Doc” Livingston, Rick Loomis and Retired Col. Gary “Mickey” Riggs will be inducted during WKU’s 2014 Homecoming celebration. The 23rd class of […]

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WKU Spring 2014 Graduates List

The WKU Spring 2014 Graduates List is available online. The list includes names and hometowns as listed by the students and the degree received. Bowling Green/Warren County students Other Kentucky students; U.S. students; international students Within each category, students are listed in ZIP Code order. To view the lists, visit

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Lux named WKU’s Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Dr. Jace Lux has been named WKU’s Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Chief Enrollment and Graduation Officer Brian Meredith announced Tuesday. Dr. Lux has served as director of WKU’s award-winning forensics team since July 2010. He will assume his new role on Aug. 11. “I welcome Dr. Jace Lux as our new Director of Recruitment […]

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WKU student wins Hearst’s 2014 national photojournalism title

WKU student Jabin Botsford won the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s 2014 National Photojournalism Championship this week in Washington, D.C. Botsford, a May graduate from Knoxville, Tenn., finished first in the June 2-5 national competition and received a $5,000 award. Botsford also received a $1,000 award for best single photograph and a $1,000 award for best […]

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Wilcutt, 2 other astronauts guests of honor at Hangar Party

A trio of distinguished astronauts will be the guests of honor at the 2014 Aviation Heritage Park Hangar Party, which will launch on June 14 at the Bowling Green/Warren County Regional Airport. The event will honor Russellville native and 1974 WKU graduate Terry Wilcutt, who will be joined by fellow astronauts Robert L. “Hoot” Gibson […]

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VUB instructor honored at Veterans Memorial Courtyard

On Friday (May 30), Veterans Upward Bound Instructor David Angle was one of eight veterans who had a brick laid in his honor at the Veterans Memorial Courtyard outside the Warren County courthouse. Both David and his brother Dennis had bricks donated by their stepmother, Elizabeth. The brothers’ bricks were laid right next to their […]

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Veterans Upward Bound at WKU has prepared more than 2,500 for college

Veterans Upward Bound has helped more than 2,500 student veterans go to college since its inception at WKU in 1992. Teresa Jameson of Adolphus is one of those students. Jameson, 48, graduated from WKU last December with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She majored in history and social studies. Jameson graduated with magna cum laude […]

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Wilson named Veterans Upward Bound ‘Alumnus of the Year’

When Bob Wilson was admitted to the Veterans Upward Bound program at WKU as a student in 2009, he never imagined that he would be named as the project’s “Alumnus of the Year” in 2014. Yet, that’s exactly what happened. Wilson, who lives in Morgantown, received the coveted honor at VUB’s most recent annual awards […]

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7 students, most in WKU’s history, honored by Fulbright program

Seven WKU students have been honored by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the most in WKU’s history. Five students received grants: Chad Coomer of Louisville; Jon Hendrie of Elizabethtown; Wesley Bromm of Russellville; Allison Feikes of La Porte, Ind.; and Angelika Masero of Radcliff. Two students were named alternates: Amy Correll and Clarice Esch, both […]

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WKU’s 175th Commencement concludes with 3 ceremonies

WKU conferred degrees to its largest spring baccalaureate graduating class ever on Saturday as three undergraduate ceremonies wrapped up the University’s 175th Commencement. In morning, afternoon and evening ceremonies, WKU conferred 1,545 baccalaureate degrees, 120 associate degrees and 33 undergraduate certificates. On Friday night, WKU conferred nearly 450 doctoral, master’s and specialist degrees and about […]

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