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Visits to community colleges help WKU spread transfer message

WKU is making it easier for community college students to transfer and President Gary Ransdell is helping spread the word. Dr. Ransdell and other WKU administrators recently visited seven campuses within the Kentucky Community and Technical College System that have Joint Admissions agreements with WKU to meet with students and administrators. His message: WKU wants […]

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WKU group attends Kentucky’s annual GIS conference

Students, faculty and alumni from WKU met this week (Sept. 15-17) in Louisville at the Galt House to share thoughts on new developments and best practices in geographic information systems (GIS). Each year, GIS professionals and users from across the Commonwealth gather at the annual Kentucky Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Conference. This conference brings together […]

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WKU plans Leadership Symposium Oct. 22 for Glasgow region

WKU is making leadership development available to the Glasgow region on Oct. 22. Dr. Cecile Garmon, a Glasgow resident and Director of the Center for Leadership Excellence in the Gordon Ford College of Business at WKU, announced the Center’s initiative to provide leadership development activities for local individuals within the region with a regional symposium. […]

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NASA T-38 Talon flown by Wilcutt moving to Aviation Heritage Park

WKU President Gary Ransdell among riders during Sept. 21 trip Aviation Heritage Park has announced that Sunday (Sept. 21) will be “Moving Day” for its newest acquisition, a fully restored NASA T-38 Talon flown by WKU graduate and U.S. Marine Col. Terry Wilcutt. The aircraft will be towed from the Bowling Green/Warren County Regional Airport […]

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WKU alumni groups planning Homecoming Tower Climb Nov. 1

Here’s one trip for Hilltoppers that will be uphill all the way – a race up about 375 steps to the top of WKU’s 27-story Pearce-Ford Tower. The inaugural Homecoming Tower Climb will kick off 2014’s Homecoming Week on Nov. 1. The race, sponsored by the Student Alumni Association and the Young Alumni Council, will […]

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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 WKU. 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 the use […]

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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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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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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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