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WKU offices hosting Majors and Minors & Study Abroad Fair Sept. 16

WKU’s Academic Advising & Retention Center and Study Abroad and Global Learning will host the 2014 Majors and Minors & Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities Center. This partnership will give students the opportunity to explore WKU majors and expand their education […]

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Keeling visits London for journal’s editorial board meeting

University Distinguished Professor of Geography Dr. David Keeling visited London, England, last week to attend the annual meeting of the Royal Geographical Society and to participate in the annual board meeting of editors of the Journal of Transport Geography (JTRG). As associate editor for the Americas and one of six regional editors, Dr. Keeling manages […]

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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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WKU Study Away office relocates

The WKU Office of Study Away has relocated to Tate Page Hall, room 104, on the WKU campus to accommodate a growing staff. Study Away Coordinator Rebecca Schwartz and Faculty-Led Study Abroad Coordinator Erin Greunke will continue to support Study Away Director Jerry Barnaby to develop partnerships and develop programs for students to expand their […]

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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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First day of fall 2014 semester

Welcome back WKU students! Classes for the fall 2014 semester began Aug. 25. Here are some first day photos from WKU’s main campus by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon 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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WKU Week in Photos: Aug. 12-18, 2014

Activity is picking up on the WKU campus as the fall 2014 semester approaches. Here are some photographs by Clinton Lewis and Bryan Lemon of WKU Public Affairs from various events, activities and meetings held Aug. 12-18.

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WKU featured in NY Times report

WKU’s role in Bowling Green’s downtown redevelopment was featured Aug. 12 in a report by Keith Schneider of The New York Times headlined “A University’s Partnership Reshapes Bowling Green, Ky.” When Gary A. Ransdell, the president of Western Kentucky University, invites alumni to view this city’s redeveloping downtown from his university’s hilltop campus, the response is […]

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WKU group meets president of Tanzania during summer program

WKU students and faculty participating in the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) Tanzania Program had an opportunity to meet with the President of Tanzania, His Excellency Dr. Jakaya Kikwete, during the program’s 2014 summer session. In the meeting on June 22, President Kikwete held a brief discussion with the group about its activities and […]

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Confucius Institute at WKU completes successful summer

The Confucius Institute at WKU successfully completed five summer programs in China as the programming took a more focused approach in 2014. First, the CI at WKU partnered with Gordon Ford College of Business and the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program for a two-week trip to China focused on “Corporate Leadership.” The trip was organized by […]

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