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Downing Student Union dedication

WKU celebrated the grand opening of the Dero Downing Student Union with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting on Aug. 29. The ceremony included remarks from WKU President Gary Ransdell; Howard Bailey, vice president of Student Affairs; Nicki Seay, Student Government Association president; and Alex Downing, president of Franklin Bank & Trust and son of former […]

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Stephen Ritz to present WKU’s 2014 Mary E. Hensley Lecture Sept. 9

The Mary E. Hensley Lecture Series and the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at WKU will present Farming for the Future: Investing in Your Community to Change the World by Stephen Ritz on Sept. 9. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. at WKU’s Van Meter Hall. Admission is free and open to the […]

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WKU faculty member receives grant to support research in East Africa

Dr. Nahid Gani, assistant professor in WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been awarded the prestigious and nationally competitive American Chemical Society-Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-PRF) Grant to support her research in East Africa. This grant will integrate novel approaches of apatite (U-Th)/He and 4He/3He thermochronometry to resolve the timing of incision of the Ethiopian […]

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Bibbs named Assistant Director of Distance Learning

WKU Distance Learning has selected Tanja Bibbs to fill the Assistant Director of Distance Learning position. Bibbs has worked in WKU Distance Learning (DL) since 2009, serving as Distance Learning Coordinator for over two years. Bibbs will now oversee WKU On Demand and DL Testing Centers, managing operations and staff within the two offices within […]

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WKU, UPIKE collaborate on health programs

A partnership between the University of Pikeville and WKU will make three health-related master’s degree programs available to students in eastern Kentucky and provide access to WKU students in UPIKE’s College of Optometry. UPIKE President James L. Hurley and WKU President Gary A. Ransdell made the announcement Thursday (Aug. 28) at the Pikeville campus. “Dr. […]

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Gatton Academy named top high school in the US for third consecutive year

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has been named the number one high school in the nation by The Daily Beast for the third consecutive year. The Gatton Academy, which is located on the campus of Western Kentucky University, ranked number one in 2012 and 2013 on the Newsweek/The Daily […]

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WKU celebrating grand opening of renovated Downing Student Union

Student event held Aug. 26; community dedication, ribbon cutting Aug. 29 WKU is celebrating the reopening of the Dero Downing Student Union this week. A celebration for students was held Tuesday morning (Aug. 26) with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for the community planned for 4:30 p.m. Friday (Aug. 29). “Students, this is your […]

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Village Manor receives Age-friendly Awareness Award

Village Manor, a Christian Care Community, received the second annual Age-friendly Awareness Award for its efforts to enhance the age-friendliness of services to its residents and to the Bowling Green-Warren County community as a whole. Village Manor was among several nominees for this prestigious award and was chosen by an independent committee of judges including […]

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WKU vs. MTSU Blood Battle returns Sept. 8-10 at Preston Center

Hilltopper fans will have the chance to compete to save lives Sept. 8-10 during the American Red Cross blood drive competition against MTSU. The WKU vs. MTSU Blood Battle will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Aug. 18-22, 2014

Here is the latest installment of WKU Week in Photos by Bryan Lemon and Clinton Lewis of WKU Public Affairs.    

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Spirit of WKU, other awards presented at 2014 Convocation

WKU President Gary Ransdell presented the annual Spirit of WKU, diversity and sustainability awards Friday morning (Aug. 22) at the opening convocation at Van Meter Hall. 13th annual Spirit of WKU Award Dr. Bruce Kessler, head of WKU’s Department of Mathematics, received the 13th Spirit of WKU Award, which recognizes an individual who represents enthusiasm […]

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WKU must change, adapt to meet students’ needs, Dr. Ransdell says

President Gary Ransdell reminded faculty and staff Friday morning that while WKU must continue to adapt and change to achieve a lasting transformation, “our traditions have remained constant, our ideals have remained strong and our commitment to students continues to drive us.” Dr. Ransdell said he remains convinced that “our best days are ahead as […]

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