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WKU to receive Safe Communities designation

The director of the National Safety Council’s Safe Communities Program will present the official Safe Communities designation to WKU on Wednesday (July 30). WKU President Gary Ransdell will accept the designation at 1:30 p.m. in the Robertson Ballroom of the Augenstein Alumni Center. WKU becomes the 25th community in the U.S. and the fourth university […]

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Regents OK funds to continue science campus project

Board also appoints Siegrist as University Distinguished Professor WKU’s Board of Regents today (July 25) approved the use of up to $2.4 million in reserve funds to move forward with the Ogden Science Campus renovation project. The funds, which will be replaced by the state once General Fund bonds are issued, will be used to […]

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The Center for Gifted Studies hosted more than 870 students and teachers for camps or workshops this summer.

Gifted Studies hosts students, teachers for summer programs

More than 870 students and teachers participated in 2014 summer camps or workshops hosted by The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU. SCATS: The Center hosted 165 campers from 10 states, the District of Columbia and Saudi Arabia for the 32nd annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) from June 8 to […]

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WKU student Patrick Portman and other recipients of a scholarship from TD Ameritrade Institutional rang the closing bell July 21 at the New York Stock Exchange.

WKU student receives scholarship from TD Ameritrade Institutional

Patrick Portman, a WKU student from Coxs Creek, is one of 10 recipients of the NextGen Scholarship from TD Ameritrade Institutional. Portman, a senior financial planning major, and the other recipients of the $5,000 scholarship celebrated their achievement by going to New York City as guests of TD Ameritrade Institutional for a visit to Wall […]

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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 Aging to facilitate second ‘Gathering’ of age-friendly groups

WKU Aging, AARP Kentucky, the Barren River Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living and the City of Bowling Green are hosting the second annual “Gathering,” a networking opportunity for organizations and businesses that have undertaken age-friendly initiatives. The Gathering will take place from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12 at WKU’s Augenstein Alumni […]

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Hutton scholar working with WKU mentor

Kerrick Moore has been chosen as one of 27 students to participate in the 2014 Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program, an innovative education program sponsored by the American Fisheries Society (AFS). Moore, a home school student from Bowling Green who has just completed his junior year, is working with Dr. Philip Lienesch of WKU’s Department […]

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WKU faculty members discuss traumatic brain injury

WKU faculty members Drs. Jo Shackelford and Amy Cappiccie lead a panel presentation on the experience of veterans returning from conflict, information on incidence of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) in wounded veterans, and common signs of TBI at the 2014 Kentucky Lifesavers Conference at The Galt House in Louisville in June. The conference was […]

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Roederer awarded Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Anna Roederer, a WKU student from Crestwood, has been awarded a Study Abroad Grant worth $1,000 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi—the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Roederer is one of 50 students nationwide to receive the award. The senior majoring in English for Secondary Teachers […]

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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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Sport Management faculty member invited to lecture in China

Dr. Bruce Larson, Associate Professor of Sport Management in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport (KRS), has been invited to participate in the “Summer Lectures of Foreign Professors” program July 7-14 at Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) in China. The invitation is part of a collaborative effort between Dr. Larson and Dr. Sun […]

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