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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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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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Faculty member’s ballet selected for Chicago company’s repertory

A work choreographed by Eric Rivera, Assistant Professor of Dance at WKU, has been selected for the company repertory of Inaside Dance Company. The ballet called Contratiempo, which uses passionate Spanish guitar and strong Japanese drums, was originally created for the WKU Evening of Dance in spring of 2013. In the summer, the ballet was […]

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WKU honors 49 students from 4 Glasgow area high schools

WKU honored 49 students from four Glasgow area high schools for their academic achievements. This year’s group has an average ACT composite score of 28.1 and grade-point average of 3.87 and included 18 Kentucky Governor’s Scholars and two National Merit Semifinalists. The following students were honored at a luncheon Oct. 21 at the T.J. Health […]

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WKU student participating in White House Internship Program

WKU junior Chelsea Cornett, a political science major from Bowling Green, is part of the fall internship class at the White House. The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding […]

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WKU Engineering hosting 15th annual robotics event Nov. 8

WKU’s Department of Engineering will conduct the 15th annual Kentucky Bluegrass Robotics Competition on Nov. 8. The competition, which is the department’s primary high school outreach effort, provides secondary school students with a challenging engineering design experience and secondary school teachers with guidance in teaching engineering topics. Approximately 15 teams from about a dozen schools, […]

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New issue of Outdoor Recreation Journal

The WKU Research Foundation, the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education and the Wilderness Education Association announce the publication of Volume 6, Issue 2, of the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership. The Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership publishes quality manuscripts to disseminate the latest knowledge related to outdoor recreation, education, and […]

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