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Department of Modern Languages to present Russian Week Oct. 27-31

The campus and community are invited to learn about and celebrate Russian culture as WKU’s Department of Modern Languages hosts Russian Week Oct. 27-31. Faculty with expertise in Russian language, culture and history will present a variety of topics, including animation, film, music and folklore. All events are free and will begin at 7 p.m. […]

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Halloween traditions on display at Oct. 29 event

Halloween traditions from around the world will be on display Oct. 29 at the Knicely Conference Center as WKU students in Erin Greunke’s World Regional Geography course present a Halloween Expo. The World Regional Geography Halloween Expo will feature interactive, kid-friendly presentations and activities that highlight haunted locations and stories as well as how countries […]

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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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WKU’s International Year of Ecuador to present ‘Crude’ Nov. 17 in Elizabethtown

WKU’s International Year of Ecuador is coming to Elizabethtown in November with a film presentation and discussion about the extraction of oil from the Amazon. Crude: Exploring the Complexities of Oil Extraction — A Film and Dialogue Event will begin at 7 p.m. (EST) Nov. 17 at the Historic State Theater, 202 W. Dixie Ave., […]

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Visiting scholar to present lecture on Ecuador Oct. 22

As part of WKU’s International Year of Ecuador, Dr. Jeff Hoyer, visiting scholar from the University of Tennessee at Martin, will present Ecuador: Place of History, Mystery and Opportunity at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Downing Student Union, room 3024. Dr. Hoyer’s presentation and visuals will take the audience on a journey across Ecuador exploring […]

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Group travels to Spain for 10 days with The Center for Gifted Studies

Twenty-five travelers have returned home after a 10-day study abroad trip to Spain with Dr. Julia Roberts, Dr. Richard Roberts and Dr. Tracy Inman of The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU. The Center for Gifted Studies’ travel trips are meant for eighth grade and high school honors students, parents and interested adults. “When you […]

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WKU ROTC team finishes second in 30th Annual Army Ten-Miler

A team from WKU’s Army ROTC placed second Sunday (Oct. 12) in the ROTC division of the 30th Annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C. The Army Ten-Miler, sponsored by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, is the second largest 10-mile race in the United States. More than 26,000 runners finished this year’s race. WKU […]

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Wilcutt, photojournalists to discuss space shuttle program

Reception, roundtable discussion scheduled for Oct. 17 at WKU WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting and The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky will present a roundtable discussion Oct. 17 featuring former NASA astronaut Terry Wilcutt and a father and son team who documented the end of the space shuttle missions. Echoes in […]

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Confucius Institute at WKU celebrates 2014 ‘Confucius Day’

In September 2013, the Confucius Institute at WKU (CI at WKU) was selected by Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters as the site for the first Joint Meeting of U.S. Confucius Institutes. During the meeting, state Rep. Jody Richards, state Rep. Jim DeCesare, Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson and Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon proclaimed Sept. 28 as […]

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WKU graduate participates in 150-mile journey in Ethiopia

Peace Corps volunteer raises awareness about HIV/AIDS For seven days, Maggie Wilder, a WKU graduate from Berea, traveled 150 miles through Ethiopia to talk to locals about HIV/AIDS. To get from community to community, she ran. Wilder was one of 20 Peace Corps volunteers in Ethiopia to participate in the 242-kilometer journey through the country’s Tigray […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Sept. 22-27, 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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Fulbright Scholar to discuss skin-lightening trend Oct. 9 at WKU

Dr. Gitiara Nasreen, a 2014 Fulbright Scholar at Howard University and a professor at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, will present Whitewashing the Color Politics: The “Unfair” Construction of Beauty for the (Market) Beast at 4 p.m. Oct. 9 at WKU’s Faculty House. Dr. Nasreen will discuss the complex issues involved in skin-lightening products and […]

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