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WKU listed in ‘Open Doors’ report for study abroad participation

WKU is the only Kentucky public university to be included in the Open Doors 2014 report for its total number of study abroad participants. WKU ranked 23rd in the top 40 list of master’s institutions, up from 32nd in 2013 and 39th in 2012. Open Doors is an annual report of U.S. students studying abroad […]

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10 WKU faculty selected for spring program to South Africa

2nd annual ZSEIFS part of 2015-16 International Year Of… program Ten WKU faculty members have been selected to participate in the second annual Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar (ZSEIFS). Led by Biology Professor Mike Stokes, administered by the Office of International Programs (OIP), and made possible by the generous support of the participants’ academic […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Nov. 9-15, 2014

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

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Winners announced in 2014 Jim Wayne Miller writing contest

The winners and finalists of the 2014 Jim Wayne Miller Celebration of Writing Contest at WKU have been announced. Derek Ellis of Owenton received first place for John Lennon: A Day in the Rye. Bryna Sims of Louisville placed second with A Letter to Anorexia. Holli Frye of Bowling Green finished third with Star-Spangled Sex. […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Nov. 3-8, 2014

Here is the Homecoming Week 2014 installment of WKU Week in Photos by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs.

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WKU named to Military Friendly® Schools list for 6th straight year

For the sixth consecutive year, WKU has been named to the Military Friendly® Schools list by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds. The 2015 list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military students […]

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WKU German program to mark 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

Nov. 9 is the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event that marked a major point in modern history, symbolizing the dispersal of Western democratic ideals into Eastern Europe. Jarred Johnson of Somerset, a student in the German program in WKU’s Department of Modern Languages, has led the creation of an […]

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WKU Week in Photos: Oct. 27-31, 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 to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 17-21

WKU will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 17-21 with an array of events that complement this year’s theme: Get Out of Your Bubble. International Education Week is a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of State. Founded in 2000, its purpose is to acknowledge and highlight the value of […]

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WKU department head completes 8th around-the-world tour

Dr. David Keeling, Distinguished University Professor of Geography and head of WKU’s Department of Geography and Geology, returned recently from his eighth circumnavigation of the planet, completing a three-week around-the-world tour of the South Pacific, Asia, Africa and Europe, covering about 36,000 miles, representing the American Geographical Society as part of its geographic educational outreach […]

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Groves makes presentation at U.N. water conference in China

WKU University Distinguished Professor of Hydrogeology Chris Groves delivered a keynote talk this week in Guilin, China, at the International Conference on Sustainable Utilization of Water Resources in Developing Countries, sponsored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). About 80 participants attended the conference, mostly from Asia, Africa and Europe. The purposes […]

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WKU Regents approve honorary doctorate for Don Dizney

WKU’s Board of Regents on Friday (Oct. 31) approved an honorary doctorate of public service degree for Donald R. Dizney, founder and chairman of the board of the United Medical Corporation. The degree will be awarded at the Dec. 13 commencement. UMC has the responsibility for the development of a network of nursing homes in […]

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