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WKU graduate named Kentucky Young Dietitian of the Year

The Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has named WKU graduate Kaitlin Harrison, RD, LD as the 2014 Kentucky Young Dietitian of the Year. Harrison, a native of Butler County, serves as the clinical dietitian and Director of Nutrition Services at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield. Harrison received a B.S in Nutrition and […]

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WKU Board of Regents approves several new academic programs

The WKU Board of Regents approved several new academic programs. The Board approved a new degree type – the associate of science in Nursing. This will align this program, previously referred to as an associate of science degree with a major in Nursing, with nationwide accreditation standards. At its meeting Friday (April 18), the Board […]

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WKU student, recent grads, honored by NSF fellowship

A current WKU student and four recent graduates were honored by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Sarah Schrader of Bowling Green, who is graduating in May, and 2013 graduates Elaine Flynn of De Mossville and Michael Powers of Bowling Green, were selected for the prestigious fellowship. Graduates Brittany Morgan (2012) of Franklin […]

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WKU Alumni Association to unveil statue of Big Red on April 19

WKU’s most beloved icon will become a permanent part of the Augenstein Alumni Center on Saturday (April 19) when the WKU Alumni Association unveils a life-size bronze statue of the Big Red mascot. According to Rick DuBose (’73), Executive Director of the WKU Alumni Association, the statue of Big Red was designed and crafted by […]

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2014 Homecoming set for Nov. 8

Mark your calendars: WKU’s 2014 Homecoming is scheduled for Nov. 8. The Hilltoppers will face UTEP in the Homecoming football game at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium. Kickoff time, Homecoming theme and other Homecoming Week details have yet to be announced. More: WKU Football, WKU Alumni Association Contact: Ginny Hensley at (270) 745-5314.

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WKU long term care students tour Barren River Adult Day Care

Twenty-seven students in long term care, a Health Care Administration course at WKU, were given an informational tour of Barren River Adult Day Care on Thursday (March 20) by two WKU alumni, Director Steve Creekmore and Recreation Therapist Brittney Childers. Owned and operated by Commonwealth Health Corporation, Barren River Adult Day Care provides help and […]

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WKU in the News: March 19, 2014

Here’s a look at recent news items highlighting WKU faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs: WKU fest celebrates coming of spring: If you wanted to find anyone ecstatic over the coming of spring on March 15, your best bet might have been WKU’s South Lawn, where the WKU Indian Student Association celebrated the Holi Festival. […]

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2013 Talisman wins Gold Crown

The 2013 Talisman, “Form,” won the Gold Crown Award from Columbia University at the College Media Association spring conference in New York City. This is the WKU yearbook’s sixth Gold Crown and its fourth in the past four years in the competition organized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Previous Gold Crowns were awarded to […]

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WKU honors international student teaching facilitator

A German teacher who lends her expertise to WKU’s international student teaching program is honored for her commitment.  Amy Bingham explains how WKU benefits from this unique partnership in this week’s View from the Hill. On Feb. 28, WKU President Gary Ransdell presented Heike Armbrust with a Kentucky Colonel recognition certificate and a resolution to […]

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WKU in the News: Feb. 26, 2014

Here’s a look at recent news items highlighting WKU faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs: Event to showcase innovation in Ky.: Filmmaking, entrepreneurship, space missions and bourbon will all meet at WKU on Friday (Feb. 28) for IdeaFestival Bowling Green. IdeaFestival is an all-day affair with 10 speaker presentations, stacked with professionalism and various levels […]

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WKU in the News: Feb. 19, 2014

Here’s a look at recent news items highlighting WKU faculty, staff, students, alumni and programs: NCAA Swimmer Develops Mental Skills That Carry Her Beyond Olympic Medal: WKU graduate Claire Donahue set many records as a collegiate swimmer. Today, she competes internationally as a member of the USA Swimming team and is an Olympic gold medalist. […]

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Upcoming presentations at WKU

Here’s a listing of some upcoming lectures and presentations at WKU: 2014 Wedge Scholar Presentations Rescheduled: Due to winter weather on the East Coast, the 2014 Wedge Scholar presentations by Dr. Jonathan Plucker have been rescheduled to March 19-20. Dr. Plucker, University of Connecticut Neag Endowed Professor of Educational Leadership and Professor of Educational Psychology, […]

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