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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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Grant supports WKU researcher’s project on epigenetics, obesity

A WKU researcher will use a grant from the Kentucky Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (KBRIN) Investigator Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under grant number 5P20GM103436-13 to develop a better understanding of the metabolic dysregulation evident in complex metabolic diseases like severe obesity. […]

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WKU Spring 2014 Graduates List

The WKU Spring 2014 Graduates List is available online. The list includes names and hometowns as listed by the students and the degree received. Bowling Green/Warren County students Other Kentucky students; U.S. students; international students Within each category, students are listed in ZIP Code order. To view the lists, visit http://www.wku.edu/mediarelations/gradlist.php

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WKU hosting inaugural GEAR UP Kentucky Summer Academy

WKU has partnered with the GEAR UP Kentucky program to host a summer academy for 20 rising sophomores from high schools throughout the state. This is the university’s first time partnering with GEAR UP on this inaugural project with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business and health. The Academy at WKU was created […]

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Gatton Academy students Kelly Lynch of Glasgow (right) and Josh Stewart of Crestwood presented research at the 6th annual SEA-PHAGES scientific symposium.

Gatton Academy students present research at HHMI symposium

Kelly Lynch of Glasgow and Josh Stewart of Crestwood, both rising seniors at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, represented the 2013-14 WKU Genome Discovery and Exploration class at the 6th Annual SEA-PHAGES (Science Education Alliance–Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Lynch […]

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